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Something political today: A Parliamentary Civil Initiative to the Austrian parliament demanding marriage equality in our beautiful Alpine Republic is finally online!

So if you are an Austrian citizen, or if you know Austrian citizens who support this cause, please make use of your right to vote and sign it (or let those Austrian friends of yours know that they can sign it)

HERE: goo.gl/ccm2pa

Don't forget to click the link in the confirmation e-mail you receive after signing, and spread the informaltion!

Let's make our parliament make marriage possible for all loving couples! :D
Volunteering by akabeko
Volunteering
In May this year, Austria hosted the 60th Eurovision Song Contest after fabulous Conchita had won last year’s competition in Copenhagen, and the Austrian national broadcaster ORF ‘employed’  800 volunteers to help stage the event.

I couldn’t miss such a great opportunity to experience up-close the “behind the scenes” of such a huge event, so I signed up and after a lengthy casting process involving interviews and English tests and translating French texts directly from the sheet, I was able to grab a spot among the lucky 800 and was assigned at the Press Center.

There, we had to assist the 2.000 accredited journalists, tell them where to find stuff/people, hand them their mail and promotion goodies, assign them time slots for interviews with the artists, pass the microphone during press conferences… it was extremely fun and exciting and I learned a lot about how television works, and we were even able to attend one of the shows (in my case, second semi finale) for free.

I cannot recommend volunteering enough – if you ever get the chance to be part of a event like the ESC, grab it with both hands, it’s amazing!!

…and as for this picture, I decided to draw a manga (or rather, collection of four-panel strips) about all the crazy stuff that happened at the Press Center during those two weeks, and this is the cover illustration~
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Solidarity Forever by akabeko
Solidarity Forever
Aw shucks, I probably shouldn't have tackeld such an ambitious fanart as I'm barely just recovering from my persistent art block, but I've been wanting to draw something in honour of the wonderful British comedy "Pride" ever since I've seen it for the first time back in October last year (and four more times since then, every time dragging different unsuspecting friends with me to the cinema~)

The film is based on a true story, and nearly all characters on real people, and tells the story of how in 1984, a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists decided to collect money and support a mining community in South Wales which was at the time on strike after PM Margaret Thatchers government decided to close down a majority of mining pits, leaving tens of thousands of miners jobless. The two very different groups clash at first, but over time... oh, just look at the trailer, here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZfFvs…

Doesn't it make you watch it, like, immediately? But in Austria, the DVD won't be out till march, MARCH!!! :cries:

Anyway, as it's a fun and positive film, a coloured fanart would have fit much better, however that attempt turned out rather disastrous (desu.de/fa_2459204), so I stuck to what I know, which is crosshatch - you can never go too wrong with that :D


PS: Oooh, this is my 100th deviation!!
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GO - Listening to the radio by akabeko
GO - Listening to the radio
The news that BBC4 will be airing an audio play version of my beloved "Good Omens" this December - featuring, among others, Colin Morgan as Newt and Louise Brealey as... we don't know yet, Anathema maybe? That would brilliant! :heart: - got me so excited that I managed to draw my first fanart in months, starring the GO cast listening to the broadcast.

Of course, I realised later that since the audio play will be airing in December, they should all be wearing winter clothes and there should be snow and whatnot, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer this year yet, so there. :>

EDIT: To those who know my earlier Good Omens fanart, yes, I've changed my character designs of Adam, Pepper and Brian a bit. For Pepper and Brian there was spontaneous, but Adam actually is described in the book as looking like a little cherub, so I figured he must have curly blonde hair.
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Hanamatsuri chibis - and Conchita by akabeko
Hanamatsuri chibis - and Conchita
I'm still suffering from my artist's block which prevents me from drawing proper fanart, but I haven't uploaded anything in a while so I thought I'd at least post a few chibis I've drawn again for the Viennese cosplay ball "Hana Matsuri" (the mascots wear different flower themed clothes in a different colour scheme each year) and a Conchita Wurst chibi I had drawn on the morning of her win - which I had been sure of even then - and posted on FB and my weblog in order to influence my German friends to vote for her in the evening :XD: 

Chibis are about the only thing I can still draw... ;____;
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akabeko
hates her Artist's Block :(
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Austria
Current Residence: Vienna
Favourite genre of music: J-pop, OSTs, classic, musicals
Favourite style of art: pencil, biro, copic marker
Personal Quote: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away... But if the Doctor is cute, bugger the fruit!"
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Something political today: A Parliamentary Civil Initiative to the Austrian parliament demanding marriage equality in our beautiful Alpine Republic is finally online!

So if you are an Austrian citizen, or if you know Austrian citizens who support this cause, please make use of your right to vote and sign it (or let those Austrian friends of yours know that they can sign it)

HERE: goo.gl/ccm2pa

Don't forget to click the link in the confirmation e-mail you receive after signing, and spread the informaltion!

Let's make our parliament make marriage possible for all loving couples! :D

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Teanster1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello. I love your art, it's so beautiful. :D
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Drakmanka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving my little fluffball! :aww:
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akabeko Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
No problem, the picture is just absolutely adorable!! <3
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bkworm5 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Birthday cake  icon MenInASuitcase
And happy (early) holidays too!:Holidays: 
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