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MidoriNoHonoo
Michael Stevens
Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
Hi there folks', I'm Mike, but most folks know me as Midori, call me whatever!

About me:

I'm just yer' regular guy... Pfft--- Couldn't type that with a straight face...

First things first I'm nearly blind, I'm completely blind in my right eye and have heavily impaired vision in my left, thankfully my sexy glasses are a big help!
I'm also Dyspraxic, so have terrible co-ordination, both these things make drawing difficult, but it's not gonna stop me trying, I may not be the best artist, but I enjoy giving it my all. ^_^

I'm quite shy also, but I'm always hopeful to make new friends, so if you want to spark up a conversation, or just simply comment on my artwork, please, feel free, I love the chance to interact with people, and will try my very best to respond as soon as possible! I also greatly appreciate all feedback on my artwork!

Anyhow, why am I here?
I once got told that I'd never be able to draw because of my eyes, so I said, Hey, you want a bet? And that's what brought me here to DeviantArt, my home at (and occasionally away from) home! I wish I actually put MONEY down on that bet... ^^;

What do I like?

First things first, I LOVE STAR WARS. :stare:
Like, an absurd amount, as such I've created my own OCs, and an AU that run's parallel to the old canon/Expanded Universe, most of my artwork currently will be dedicated to that story and it's characters, I hope very much that you'll enjoy it! My AU also crosses over with other folk's AUs, and I'm a proud member of the group: A-Galaxy-of-Our-Own , my artwork/AU can be found in the "Memoirs" folder! :heart:

:icona-galaxy-of-our-own:
Please check it out, all of it's contributors are excellent artists, and great folks too!

By the way, if you couldn't tell, I love Manga and Anime, Especially cute Yuri fluff! :heart:
I love tons of different music, from J-pop to Rock to Heavy Metal, and I worship Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters almost religiously...
I also LOVE stand-up comedy, especially British stand-up, my favourite comedians are Dara O'Briain, and John Bishop.
I have MAAAAANY FANDOMS. Anime/manga wise, there are far too many to list...
None anime/manga, my main fandoms are generally mostly Sci-fi. XD

My artistic goals?
My long term goal is to publish some Manga comics, and maybe eventually self-publish! Hopefully in a few years time I'll be good enough! ^w^

I'd love to create some Yuri-themed comics in particular.

I'd also love to create some Star Wars fan-comics (mostly focusing on fan-characters), and enjoy collaborating with friends on our AUs! ^_^

Other useless info.
I occasionally do crazy stuff to raise money for charity, mainly Marie Curie Cancer Care
www.mariecurie.org.uk/
Here is a video of me skydiving to raise money for them: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXV7D…

I have a Glasses Fetish that borders on the unhealthy...

My anime Hero is Vash the Stampede from Trigun.

Also, I'm actually a smuggler from Corellia, so, like... Don''t ever tell me the odds, we Corellians hate that.

I guess that's really it...? Anyway, thank you for visiting my page, I really appreciate it, feel free to say hi and leave feedback, really, don't be shy!

Peace and Love!
~Midori

P.S.!
Icon by the amazing maybelletea, her artwork is fantastic, check it out! :heart:
Webcam image was part of a Commission, it was drawn by the wonderful ram-jam, go show this awesome guy some love! :heart:
Interests
(Language Warning, f-bomb dropped below, because I am very happy XD)

Hey folks! Quick journal, excuse the jokey title, it's just that my faith in humanity has grown hugely today thanks to the beautiful folks over in the States and some amazing news, incase you're unaware the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in all States, which is pretty fucking amazing, and definitely not something I expected to happen perhaps even in this decade... I mean, this doesn't even effect me, I live in the UK, and to the best of my knowledge I'm straight (and demisexual, though not ruling anything out because I'm not freaking psychic XD), but it's just such a wonderful thing to happen, I have to show my support, to my American friends, watchers, viewers, etc, congrats on this monumental victory in the name of both equality and love! :heart:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Beatles
Hey folks, how're ya'll doing? 

I'm doing okay, though I'm begrudgingly stepping into the modern century, and moaning about it like the old man I am... Well okay, that's an overstatement created for entertainment purposes, but you get the picture. 

As a fair few of my friends know I'm not massively into social media... To Twitter I say "Flock off feather-face", and to Facebook I just keep killing it, again and again, possibly for good this time. So what in the name of all that is Holey possessed me to take the leap back into social media you ask? Well it's not so much a leap, more a Tumbl... And yes, I did use that same joke in the title, repetition is a big thing in comedy, and it comes in three's so look out.

Aaaanywho enough nonsense, after much consideration (consideration being that damn well near every other artist has one) I've decided to set up a Tumblr account. =_=;;;  
My account info is at the very bottom of this part of the journal, but first let me explain something...
What does this mean for myself here on DeviantArt, you might ask? 

I'm leaving. Goodbye DeviantArt.
Orchid Pixel Emote - Shock by MidoriNoHonoo
"G-goodbye..."































Quinn Pixel Emote - pouting (scar) by MidoriNoHonoo
"That was another joke."  

It actually means nothing, zero, zilch, nada, sweet eff ay. 
Nothings gonna change, I'll upload everything here as I normally would, the Tumblr is just a side thing, an experiment where I'll post blog-y stuff, like works in progress, unfinished stuff, photos of junk ranging from art to stuff I like, and whatever the hell else people use Tumblr for, I honestly haven't a clue, I'm jumping into the deep end here. I'll be running it mostly through a mobile platform so expect stuff to be short and sweet, and art to be just photos, I don't plan on uploading scanned work to Tumblr, for the most part that's purely for here on DeviantArt. I also vastly prefer interacting with folks through DeviantArt, so ironically I'll likely be more social here than on Tumblr. (At least for the foreseeable future.) 
 
DeviantArt = Main platform = Mostly finished, scanned work + easier interaction

Tumblr = Secondary platform = Mostly raw un-scanned, unfinished + Possible other random blog stuff

Anyway, if you so wish to take a Tumbl you can follow me at:

midorinohonoo.tumblr.com/

Heheh, I was even able to get the same account name as here so it ain't so confusing for me!
There ain't anything on there yet mind you, buuuut I'm sure I'll remember to update it. Probably.
Anyway yeah, that's that, you win internet, we'll see how long this lasts. XD 
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Anyway, onto something awesome! 

The amazing maybelletea, who's a wonderful friend and all around amazing artist drew this beautiful gift for me the other day!! ;w;
oh by gosh by golly- by maybelletea 

Agh, they're so adorable! My happily married Winter themed lesbian OC couple, Holly and Mistletoe Evergreen!
I absolutely love the way Tori draws, her style is gorgeous, the characters look so full of life, I can't help but smile! So go show her some love for this kindness!!!
Thank you so very much Tori! 
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And finally I'm gonna throw this here at the end because I LITERALLY ONLY JUST found out about this as I'm finishing typing this...

THERE'S A NEW MONSTER HUNTER IN THE WORKS!!!



I AM HYYYYYPE!!!!!!! 
(Another game I want coming out in a year or two... :stare: )
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Anyway, I'm MidoriNoHonoo, on DeviantArt AND Tumblr, Peace out! 
  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Listening to: Miracle of Sound (aka Gavin Dunne)
  • Reading: Inque
  • Watching: That Monster Hunter X (cross) trailer
  • Playing: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
Hey folks! How're ya'll doing? I'm doing okay, but I AM currently eating a cookie dough "Pizza", so it's hard not to feel good... XD I mean, look at this tasty bastard!
Image by MidoriNoHonoo

Popcorn, Malteasers, Crunchie honeycomb, brownies, mini marshmallows, etc, all on a cookie-dough base... I found heaven and it is edible! :heart:
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A-anyhow Journal time! 
I've updated my profile somewhat, bits and pieces here and there, and a new profile picture, as my hair is getting pretty long. (I want to dye it some silly colours, something bright, like Sabine's armor in Rebels, pink and orange, I dig them colours. XD)
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Now, for Star Wars OC news, I'm currently at a crossroads with something regarding Orchid... I'm on the fence as to what colour her Lightsaber blade should be, I was originally gonna have it be bright blue, but now I'm actually leaning towards bright purple, I think purple suits her really well, as her eyes are red and her skin is blue, and red + blue = purple. I think the colour also suits her personality better than straight up blue, y'know? Also the exact name of the shade of purple I'm thinking of using is "Orchid"... XD Sooo... Yeah, I think she'll have a purple blade... I also have yet to design the hilt, I'm thinking it'll likely be a minimalist design, simple like Quinn's, y'know?

Here's a little teaser at something I'm working on, featuring Orchid ready to be a hero! :meow:

Image by MidoriNoHonoo

She won't be alone however, my main gal Quinn, as well as regular companion Jaeriel (belonging to SlingBlade87  and rayn44, hope you'll both like what I have planned! ;w; ) will show up in epic fashion! :D
I plan to put their abilities to the test... ;P

By the way, the next page of Meeting Destiny will be up really soon, sorry for the delay, I need to re-scan it for some reason... ^^;
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Since we're mentioning other fellow Deviants I'd like to take this time to promote a book written by a good friend, speedracerdude511.

The story is called "Inque", and it is dedicated by it's author, Joshua Erskine, to it's co-author, Taye Nakamura-Koyama, who tragically took her own life... Inque was a creation formed of both their ideas, and is a beautiful way to both pay tribute to, and keep a friend's memory alive. 
(I hope you don't mind me showing you or your friend's names here, I just really want to help promote this.)
Image by MidoriNoHonoo

"Claire is a writer in a world that is plagued with disease and ignorance. On the day a small black book enters her life everything as she knows it changes. She is thrust into an incredible world of magic and fantasy and becomes the one person who can save its inhabitants. She must ally with a King and his entourage if she ever hopes to save the world and get back to her family in one piece."

I bought a physical copy from Amazon, and it arrived today, I've read the first chapter and so far it's really good, I'm very much looking forward to reading more, and I ask anyone able to also show support for it to please give it a look, it's also available in an ebook format, for those who like ebooks. 

www.amazon.com/Inque-Joshua-Er…

It should also be said that 10% of all funds generated by Inque's sales go to an organization dedicated to suicide prevention, not only is it a tribute to a friend, ensuring their creativity is remembered, but it also supports a great cause, even if you can't spare the money to pick up a copy please spread the word. ^_^

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Last but not least, I promised a Q&A when I reached 30'000 page views, I'm now at 32'700+... My bad... ^^;

So yeah, I'm open to questions by everyone and anyone, since this milestone is based on the amount of pageviews and not watchers this will be open to everyone, watchers and none-watchers alike, so if you have any questions for me feel free to post them in the comments below, I'm going to limit them to... three questions per person (per Q&A, if you asked questions in the previous Q&A feel free to ask more here!), and I'll leave it open until I think I've got enough... So who knows, it might be open for a little while, or it might be open for no time at all, depending on how many questions I get. Like last time I intend to answer them all via video vlog format! For those interested in the previous Q&A you can check out that beautiful disaster here: Midori's disaster-rrific 'Q and or A' Vlog! 

Questions can be about anything really, my art, my characters and stories, my fandoms, even my life, just as long as they're not too personal... Y'know, like:



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Anyhow, this has been another long journal, and if you read it all then you're a trooper, and I thank you. :salute:

May the Force be with ya'll! :heart:
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Miracle of Sound (aka Gavin Dunne)
  • Reading: Inque
  • Watching: Day9
  • Playing: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :)
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
You're most welcome, keep up the great work! ^_^
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StereoscopeComics Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for Watching!  I shall do my best to entertain you! Juggle

I hope you'll also check out my other DevArt page :iconindustrialcomics: That's where I hide all the SFW stuff. ;) (Wink)

Here, take this llama. Llama...an important part of life  When the time comes, it will know what to do.
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Manasurge Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :heart:
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MadHearts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave ad watch! 
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KSapphire8989 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey how's the reading going so far? XD
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm really liking the story so far, I'm not far in yet (It takes me a while to read, with my autism), about to go into chapter three, so far I can really relate to Claire, and her sense of wanting to blend in as opposed to stand out. I also used to dye my hair a lot too... XD
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Awesome thanks so much I'm glad you can relate :D
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MidoriNoHonoo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Heh, well I kind of was her back in highschool, I wanted to be different, but I also wanted to blend in, which is an impossibility so very relatable. ^_^
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