Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bulbaderp - Derpemon

Each pokemon is unique, like a snowflake. Some are just more ... special than others.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Magical Birthday

My buddy Marcus came back from Korea and I hadn't seen him in forever. It was really great to see him, I missed him a lot - it really had been a very long time, hyperbole aside.

Marcus, Ryan, & I made some cards for another friend, Sueann. It was super awesome to all make cards together, as well as map envelopes. I passed on my knowledge of envelope making to my friends (seriously it isn't that hard haha, and takes barely any time.)

Three envelopes made from maps for a friend.
All Three Envelopes! Marcus, Ryan, and Mine (From Left to Right)

Thanks to Sueann for this picture! Three handmade birthday cards on a table!
All The Cards! Thanks to Sueann for the picture!
Ryan's (Bottom Left), Mine (Top Middle), and Marcus's (Bottom Right)

 This was a card I made for a her birthday. She likes witches :) and so do I! This was super fun - I need to remember to draw witches more often than just around Halloween. They are both artists so check out their stuff! Ryan also has a place he is throwing up his awesome comics! (Links on all their names!)

A handmade birthday card with a crow and a witch who is yelling "Happy Birthday Sueann!" made by Chelsea Loren Edwards (that's me!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Angler Mermaid

Look, she found a friend! Is that you rattling around there, friend?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Walking Allergen


I love having cats, but I am allergic to them. Luckily I take lots of allergy medication and keep my house clean! :3 Love mah babies.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Little Sister

Be a good girl!  All good girls gather.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Humble Bundle and FTL

Ryan and I have been going to Humble Bundle for some of our videogames ever since we discovered it. To me it's really cool that you can support awesome charities by buying games, comic books, and even classes. Recently Ryan got some awesome classes from Humble Bundle for Udemy. If you haven't tried Humble Bundle, I can't suggest it enough. It's a "pay-what-you-want" type deal, and you can split up the contributions as you please. The time limit on each bundle is typically two weeks long I believe so they change it up quite a bit. Ryan and I don't really buy games EVERY weekly bundle , but I like to go look. One of my first purchases included FTL: Faster Than Light. Really great game. I just wanted to make you all aware of Humble Bundle :] So much awesome stuff on the interenet!

Like I said at the beginning of the year, I am going to be telling some adventures about games that I love. This doesn't mean I am not doing art. I actually have always been playing video games so this is nothing new, other than now I'm talking about it. I like to do a lot of different things, I just don't fan-girl out over a lot of stuff in public. Since I brought it up, FTL is the first one I will talk about to get the ball rolling.

I love playing this game, and frequently I play with Ryan, nervously yelling behind me to shut doors or go send a character in to battle an enemy. I wouldn't have it any other way ♥ *sigh* Okay so maybe frantic yelling is not so great.

Title screen of FTL featuring the enemies!
Opening Title Page
After briefly replaying the game, Ryan and I discovered some things have changed though. And we forgot how INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT it was.

Well, there was my friend's voice in the back of my head saying, "You will die over and over again~" ... but I had chosen to ignore it. What could go wrong?
A menu to choose your ship, ship layout, ship name, and crew names. It also displays the weapons, a section for "drones" which are robots in the game, or options to make the game harder or easier (currently the game is in "Normal"), and any augmentations.
Choose Your Ship!
A lot.

When you start FTL, you get to choose an awesome ship. I chose one of the ships Ryan and I had unlocked a while back. On the screen, they offer you the chance to name your ship (which we just left as is because jellyfish are awesome), other ship layouts if you have unlocked them, and they even let you customize your lovely slug people's names (or whatever you have). ♥ Ah yes, slug-people. With each different ship you actually get a different crew that can vary in size and race. There are some pretty fun ones on there, but I like the slugs a lot because they are telepathic so they can actually see where the enemies are on enemy ships. Each race has their own "talent." Also, the slug-people have "Slug Repair Gel" which makes it so that if there is a breach in your hull, it repairs over time. Slugs are magic.

Two drawings of slugs, displaying their shininess, big ol' telepathic brains, and awesome slug repair gel.


Ryan and I are about to enter a pirate ship battle and simultaneously kick and get some pirate booty!
Ah, a pirate!
In the game, right away you get thrown in and you just move around through the void of space. Take note of what you have in your UI before moving forward and don't pull a Chelsea and say "I'm just going to go for it." You will save yourself some pain.

In the top UI, you see how much life your Hull has (as well as how quickly it goes away), your Shields,  a money-form (looks like a gear), fuel (looks like an atom), missiles (gosh I wonder ...), drone parts to repair your drones if you have any (looks kind of like a radio), and your crew! Hello Valeriya and Bloch. I am so sorry I am your captain.

The bottom UI is where you can see your power distribution, which you can toggle by left-clicking them "on" or right-clicking them "off." As you will see, Ryan and I forgot this. >.>;

So after playing for a bit, Ryan and I quickly ran into our own set of issues. We like to fight everything and had forgotten how the game exactly worked. And when you get into a fight with an enemy ship, you aren't exactly thinking clearly. A conversation went like this:
Ryan: Press twice to put your Autofire on.
Chelsea: *left clicks twice* I pressed, it deselects. I'm just gonna click every time. I don' need no Autofire.
Ryan: Hmm ... right click?
Chelsea: *right click* :< Now my weapons are turned off! *left click* Guh I don't want to mess it up.
Ryan: But ...  Autofire ;-;
Chelsea: NO. I am clicking things. *click click click*
*both oblivious to the Autofire button*

A drawing of Ryan popping up multiple times around me, while I click away rapidly.

Yep. That's us! We still won that battle, even with our "What's going on?!" confusion, but that's not saying much. Most of the early battles are pretty easy, even in "Normal."


A screen that shows the map within a sector and the destinations you may choose to go. In this particular map, the enemy fleet is nearby and the map is warning that.
The Rebels Approach!
A map for us to choose which sector to go to next.
A Sector Map.
The map is a series of blank space, stars, asteroid fields, and planets. Some of them have stores, distress beacons, and each map has one "EXIT" location. In the map I posted up you can see the rebels are coming and they want to kill you! Did I forget to mention YOU ARE AT WAR. Yeah, kind of scary. Whatever you do, DO NOT let them catch up to you. You will die, almost instantly. Not that it matters, you will probably die soon in FTL anyway.

After you hit "NEXT SECTOR" you can go to this little map that gives you a decision of where to go. Really though, it's a matter of "do you want to play the game a little or die instantaneously?"

Ryan and I chose the Engi Controlled sector and chose to play it safe. Spoiler allert: we die in the first Nebula section. (That's okay though because this game is awesome and I want to share it with all of you!)

A slug is fixing the door system in the ship so that I can open and close doors. This helps with fires or getting oxygen to other rooms!
Our beautiful ship~!
When you are looking at your ship, you can move your creatures around to repair it. I have one of mine fixing the Door System, while the other mans the Pilot System. They can benefit the Engine, Weapons System, Shield, and Pilot System. Each character gets better over time at the tasks you set them too. It's so rewarding to see your babies grow up! ;-; They just grow up so fast.

And then quickly proceed to die. Yeah so eventually you may have what happened to us where you run out of fuel and have to put on a "distress beacon" to hopefully have someone come along and help you before the Rebels arrive. We got the droid ship that was OP and blew us up in two seconds.

A game over screen that shows our low, low score of 1107 and the ship blown up in the background.
Game over, man! Game over!

Even though you will die a lot in this game (we sure do!) this is still a really fun game. It's easy to get started again and each time everything is randomly generated so you don't know what your sectors will look like or who you will be battling next. Ryan and I have beaten the game once, maybe twice, and I recall it being very difficult, but rewarding.

If you would like to know more about the game, I would love to tell you more about it! I really enjoy talking to people about video games since it is something I am passionate about. Recently I have been playing a lot of Starbound so I want to make an entry about that as well. I have a lot more to say about Starbound because since it is a multi-player game, it makes it easy for me to play with Ryan. He loves to play video games too, and is in fact the one that normally plays scary games for me.

Also, another announcement of sorts: one of my friends, Sam Whalen wants to make video game videos with his brother, Ryan, and myself from time to time. You may see streaming of our video game sessions from time to time and find out how weird we really are. If you haven't figured that out already that is. I will let you know when that happens. With Sam, we will probably be playing Minecraft most of the time, but I will try and toss in some videos of Don't Starve or other awesome games. I am not 100% positive when that will be happening, but I will let you all know as soon as it happens. Let me know what you like to play or give me some suggestions of what you would like me to play!

♥ Chelsea ♥

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cards

I was feeling crafty lately and made some awesome envelopes from scrapbook paper and maps for handmade cards. I love making cards, but I have a hard time finding just envelopes for them unless I want to buy a bunch offline. Thanks to an awesome blog post from Oh Really Becky Forever I got inspired to do this. But I have a bone folder :>



My Mom's Mother's Day Card

My Grandma's Mother's Day Card

Ry's Grandmother's Mother's Day Card

Ry's Mom's Mother's Day Card

My Dad's Father's Day Card

My Step-Dad's Father's Day Card

Ry's Dad's Father's Day Card

My Papa Pauls's Father's Day Card

My Dad's Birthday Card
Now I can make awesome handmade envelopes for my handmade cards. Even better - now I know what I am going to do for my wedding invitations. Ryan already designed me my very own envelope. So exciting!

♥ Chelsea ♥

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Chestnut Roasting By An Open Fire~

Chestnut and Flame! Their love is scalding hot. They better watch out or someone is going to get burned~!

Yeah I am a weirdo. Every year I start singing Christmas songs in July, but this year they have been starting sooner. About now.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Plane Drawings



Some sketches from around Christmas time when I was in the airplane with Ry-guy ... That guy next to him was really tired haha.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scifi suits


I had this bizarre dream where there were these strange suits that were used to protect people from zombies. But still the zombies were able to break in to the outfits. So strange. I made some designs off of what the outfit looked like. The feature I remember the best was that there was a glass helmet and it was actually really tall.


More figure drawings from the park - I found a better location! :D I can stand over people and they don't really notice me so much haha. The hardest part about drawing people is when they notice me and they get flustered. For the most part, people move a lot any way so these are all really quick studies ranging from a few seconds to a couple minutes. Kids move the most, so each one is mostly from memory of that child. And they do weird things. The girl at the bottom was waking around with her head pushed down and a stiff upper body - she reminded me of the youngest girl in Mama, Lilly.

So part of the reason I have been posting up these photos from Instagram rather than scanning them in and making them all clean is because it is just faster to get them to all of you for viewing whether you follow me mainly on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook! Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't have a link up to Instagram, but I still post up these photos here!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Be Mine, Valentine~

Fox Studies!


Some studies I did from the park again, day before yesterday .. yeah I went back! :]

Yesterday I was very focused on Valentine's Day stuff and Ry and I celebrated part of yesterday and we will be celebrating the rest of the way tonight. I made a scavenger hunt of love for him :] It was really fun to put together. I gave him this card first:



Which had the middle piece in it so he had it with him all along. With each hint he found he got a gift and a puzzle piece that was wrapped so he couldn't tell what it was. Then when he found all of the eight other pieces, he opened them up and put the puzzle together. The last piece of course was the one he had first and it was him! My missing puzzle piece~ 



Sometimes I feel like life is going so fast, we don't take time to really enjoy what we have. I am so happy to have Ryan in my life and I don't know what I would do without him. I wanted to celebrate that with him and so I took time to put this all together. When you do something like this deliberately, it really pays off. Try putting something together that only you could have done. It will mean the world to that other person. Seeing Ryan fill up with love and happiness made me the happiest person alive.

If you were too busy this Valentine's day or didn't have someone to share it with, look at all the love in your life and realize that you have a lot. Take time on another day. Valentine's day is just one day. It's almost like a reminder of "look, remember that there is love in all places and that you are loved" but it is not the only day you can celebrate. If you aren't feeling loved or that there will never be love for you, know that there is always someone out there who loves you, even when you don't think there is. I am sending my love to you and I hope all of you have the greatest Valentine's Day!

Chelsea

P.S. If you would like, I will send you a custom Valentine! Send me an email letting me know if you would like one!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sketch It Out



Black Beard, you have so much hair to work with~!
Been rewatching Sailor Moon~! So much nostalgia.
Faux sailor scout, "Halley's Comet"

Little ink drawing of Jessica Rabbit sleeping.




Recently has been a time of SKETCHING~! Mighty sketching. LOTS of sketching. More sketching than seen here. The top drawings are all ink, but the bottom three are some study pages of goats, rabbits, and people. I got to go to the park yesterday with one of my friends and even though we ended up talking more than drawing, it was awesome to draw with someone else.

I am thinking I may go back to the park again today.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Zelda Fan - Malon's Girl


Navi is probably following behind her saying “HEY! HEY!! LISTEN!! That milk could be bad …” or “WATCHOUT! There’s a twig on the path.”

So lately I have been working on a lot of things at once haha, but it's very enjoyable work at least. :] One of the many things I have been making is a series of kids from Zelda. This is Malon & Link's little girl, if they were to have kids. I have plans for other combinations too so it's been fun to work on. Mostly I just wanted to paint some of the things I loved from my childhood, but I like to add a twist to my fan art.

I have always loved the Legend of Zelda series. My brother and I were really lucky my dad bought the system, and so we got to enjoy early titles like Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Zelda, and so many more older games that really set the bar for the time. Eventually we got the Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time for the N64. My mom had to convince us that the game would still be there when we got back from playing outside. As the games would come out I got to play Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess .... all very good and all making me into the gamer I am today.

I don't think I have mentioned just how much I love games. I LOVE games. I think they are a great medium with which you can tell a story, bond over, and learn with. My family is a gaming family and that's anything from card games and board games, to console and computer games. I feel very fortunate that I got to have the experience of playing a multitude of games in my lifetime, and still do.

This could become an EXTREMELY long post with how many games I have played ._.; so I won't do that ... for now~. What I will say is this: If you ever have questions about what games I play, hit me up with an email or message! I play a LOT of games and they can range from Tetris to Skyrim. I don't even think that is really a good explanation of my range of gameplay, but we will go with that.


Here is the sketch that made this piece happen! More to come~!

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Back Problems


Recently threw out my back because I am so out of shape, getting out of bed was enough to do it.
Now I am walking and stretching EVERY DAY and eating more vegetables & fruits, as well as drinking more water. HAH! Take that body! :9

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Adventure~


A dear friend of mine is off traveling the world and I made this quick table sketch at her going away gathering. I really miss her~


Every once in a while I get to talk to her on my chat, and she mentioned that she needed to get up and going. So of course, like the weirdo I am, I drew her butt moving! Why not? >.>;

Hope she is having fun, adventuring!

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