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Escribo esta breve entrada para mis watchers españoles que vayan a asistir al Saló de Barcelona en una semana. Voy a estar bastante rato en el stand del fanzine yaoi "En la mente de una fangirl" y me haría ilusión que os pasarais y le echarais un vistazo al fanzine: cubre muchos fandoms de todo tipo y yo participo con un comic de X-men del que estoy bastante contenta ;) 

Además, como extra, cuando esté en el stand estaré disponible para mini commissions, en plan bocetos de cualquier cosa que me pidais si os pasais por ahí. 

Nos veremos pronto por el Salón!


  • Listening to: David Bowie - Heathen
  • Eating: Spicy chicken
Edit 2: Hello again! I am still working on those commissions, I haven't dropped them, but as i told you before I'm coursing my last year at animation school and getting ready for possible internships. However I really need money and I will be giving a big push to all the pieces I have pending.

After a talk with somebody in the illustration industry I realized my commission prices are way below the average, so when I'm done with what I have in my hands I will be raising the prices! HOWEVER I still have 2 slots left in the list. If somebody wants to jump in and get a commission before I change the prices THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! 

Sorry for the wait, I hope the results compensate the long delay!

Stay amazing <3

Edit: Hello there! I'm still working on the commissions, even if I have been quite silent about them. My final school year started a month ago and it's been quite crazy since then. People who have commissioned me, remember that if you want to ask me anything, you can send me an e-mail to talia.bordallo.mico(at) if that gives you any peace of mind. Hopefully I will be able to either finish the pictures I'm almost done with or continue their development in a couple of weeks.

thank you for your patience!


Hello guys!

After a while of thinking about it, I'm opening commissions and will stay open until I feel I have no more time to work on them.

I am planning a trip for late October and I'm going to need the cash, so I think it's time to move my butt and work on something for you lovely people :)

I have uploaded a guide for the kind of commissions I will do and I will keep it as my ID so people can find it quick and easy. 

* Things I'm drawing: Characters and scenes, divided in the cathegories of BUSTS (portrait kind of thing), FULL or PARTIAL BODY (character standing or moving) and SCENES (two characters interacting, will require a short "bg story" for reference).

* Things I'm not drawing: Real-people portraits (only of publically known people) or guro (pornographic gore). No exceptions.

*I accept: OCs if there are pre-existing images. Porn (will discuss with client for conditions and details). Mecas (depending on complexity I might charge more).


1. Once you send me a note with the base idea and you are given a slot in the list, we will talk via e-mail, my address is talia.bordallo.mico(at)gmail(dot)com. Send your message with the subject "Commission".
2. We will discuss details and I will ask anything I consider I need for the piece, like references.
3. I will send you a few sketches until one idea is chosen (only in more complex works)
4. Once the piece is finished, I will send you a small, low-res copy, then you send the FULL payment.
5. When the money arrives, I will send you the hi-res version and post it on my gallery or blog.

Conditions: The piece is yours the moment you receive it, however you cannot use it for commercial purposes (prints to sell, mouse pads, etc.). You can do with it whatever you want, just don't sell it, please :)

1. SimonLMoore
2. kshbvaxd
3. Deamboatdreamer70
4. Kit

If you have any questions, please post them here or send them via note here!

Thank you for your time!
  • Listening to: Janelle Monae
  • Reading: Bowie in Berlin by Thomas Jerome Seabrook
  • Drinking: coffee

So, uh, it's summer and despite having some storyboarding work to do I feel like I would like to try making some simple commissions during the holidays.

Please leave a comment if you are interested, and depending on the people responding I will make a list of prices.

Also, I am aware I owe Robo (from the TF2 tegaki rp) a commishion that I never finished (I am horrible). That is also in my "to do" list.


  • Reading: Uncanny X-force
  • Watching: Apocalyptica meets Wagner
  • Eating: icecream
So, it's still under construction, and there is a obvious lack of content, but here I link you the tumblr that will contain sketches, commentary and reflections on my collaboration with :iconsniggyfrumps: in our upcoming webcomic: Brotherswing! :)

There will be sketches very soon, so stay tunned my friends!

  • Reading: 3D Maya notes
  • Watching: 'Brows held high' reviews
Ok so, apparently DA allows you to change your username. Sweet, because I created this years ago when I was too your to realize what a good username could be... and even if I love steampunk, I practically have nothing related to that style in my gallery (despite the two pictures of Donna and Ardette in steam garnments... by the way I should continue that series) so I do feel a little bit guilty from stealing this name for future steampunk fangirls.

But I have no premium membership, and apparently you have to pay something extra after having the premium membership? what?

I don't know, I really don't like my name, though I don't use DA as much as to be terribly annoyed by it, besides people know me by "Steam" already.

So, you guys, especially the Tf2rp people who follow me here, in the case I should change my name, which username should I use? I've used Strampunk in several forums, but idk if you think it's nice enough to use here.

Cheers! thanks for your time!
  • Reading: assigment papers
  • Watching: Lupin III - That woman named Fujiko Mine
  • Drinking: chai tea
Hello there!

I've been incredibly absent for... oh my god for months! All with finishing my degree and starting my education at the Animation Workshop (Yes, I forgot to post it here, they accepted me and started the course the 30th of August!)

In very few words, I'll say that this is one of the best experiences I've had in my life. Harder times are coming, with bigger projects and sleepless nights working on them. But I don't care how hard it gets, because I've realized I can work as long as it's needed and I don't get tired of what I do. The teachers so far have been amazing (we had Mike Polvani for 4 weeks, and he' s been like, new levels of AWESOMENESS) and I'm surrounded by talented people all the time, who are a constant source of inspiration. One of them, :iconsniggyfrumps:, has helped me to move around Viborg and we meet almost every day to draw together over tea and cupcakes (she also taught me the basics of cooking, so I don't starve to death in this place XD) She's the sweetest person ever, go and visit her gallery!

So, as a conclusion I should say the previous friday was a revelation to me. We had screening of our assigments and everybody managed to deliever on time. Then Mike and his wife went with all the class to town and had icecream with us, and then to Sniggy's place for dinner and drawing session. And I've realized... I feel terribly, terribly happy. This is the happiest I've been in years, and nothing can shake away that feeling, even if it rains most of the time and I catch a cold every week.

So, before leaving, here's the link of a new blog I started for class, there you'll see mostly doodles and animations of the class assigments, so be sure to check it out! I'm currently working on the layout and headder, lets see how it turns out. www.taliabordallomico.blogspot…

Stay cool! <3

P.D. I just discovered a group called Caravan Palace. They play Electro Swing music and they're AWESOME! And on the same note, a classmate is trying to start a Lindy Hop workshop, and I'm so going to be her first pupil, hnng <3
  • Listening to: Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
  • Reading: The Illusion of Life, chapter 3
  • Watching: Malviviendo, Season 2
  • Eating: (I should be cooking lunch :T)
Hi people,

so, hum, in order to distract myself of studying the last exam before Christmas, I'm going to ask for something really, really random.

So, yes, usually, when I draw a fictional character, I tend to look up real faces that somehow resemble the facial structure I'm looking for. Usually I go through actors, but I can take people from sports, music, etc...

But here's the problem: most of you know my two OCs, Eberhardt and Jaume. Well, I've never taken any references from existing people and that bugs me... well, Jaume has features from both my brother and father BUT they don't look like him "wholly". So I'm proposing you to look for REAL look-alikes of my characters, just to have so fun and hey, maybe find some good reference stuff.

So far, what I've thought of:
Dr Eberhardt… not bad but hmmm not yet… c'me on... he's Terminator

Jaume… ok no, j/k

Let the search begin!

(btw I'm still working on commissions, I swear!)
  • Listening to: Odno I to Zhe - Rammstein + T.a.t.u.
  • Reading: Class notes
  • Watching: Class notes
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
YES, yes, I know I'm the slowest person on Earth. Yes I'm still doing these.

Pencil/ink sketches

Alls slots are taken!!!
1. :iconisoldehawk: 10%
2. :iconboudicca-keltoi: 20%
3. :iconrobo-craig: 40%
4. :iconovergrownbat: 100%!
5. :iconbluebyza: (must start hnnng)

First, comment on this journal, then send me your petition via Deviantart note, with “Commission” as title. If you lack a DA account, send me a message to my hotmail ( drsideburns_mrclaws(at) )

Way of Payment: Through Paypal, my address talia(dot)bordallo(dot)mico(at)

What I'm currently doing

Characters (maximum of 2 for the moment)

Ink/Pencil  5€  (6$)
(Right now, I’m just doing character sketches. Portrait/ “Bust”… or full body shot…  )

Plus grayscale +3€ (4$)
(Example… Basically a drawing with an added solid, grayscale body)

Plus extra character +4€ (5$)


1.- You basically know what fandoms I like by looking at my gallery. This is just a small list of what I usually draw nonetheless:
Team Fortress 2 (and the Tegakie rp)
Master and Commander
Comics: X-men/Wolverine (or Marvel in general) ,Hellboy, etc.
Film stuff in general.
Anime/manga: Saint Seiya, APH, Hellsing, Lupin III, FMA

2.- I do draw real people too, like actors/actresses, singers, artists, etc. I don’t do personal portraits or pets, not yet at least, sorry. I’ll let you know when I go for that :)

3.- I can draw stuff from other fandoms, of course. We can negotiate if I haven’t seen what you ask me for, as I’ll ask all the info that I need to complete what you want (for example, I haven’t seen the whole Supernatural series, but I’ve had  a personal request, so I’m informing myself about the series)

4.- If you know me , you may know this, but I’m leaving it here: I wont do stuff from Twilight, or Pokemon. Sorry, I just wont =P

5.- (Temporary) the only OCs I’ll draw are those from the TF2 RP I’m from, or if I know you and your OC for a bit (or if you happen to know me outside DA). It’s not that I dislike OCs, but right now I don’t have much time and I’d like to get to know a character a bit before drawing it.

6.- Yes, I can draw porn. Nothing hardcore or way too explicit (you have real porn for that, or 4chan, lol). We can talk about what you want and get to an agreement. Also, I can reach high levels of sadism, but I wont do guro, or gore porn. I’m sorry. Ew.

7.- I can illustrate scenes from a particular film, book or fanfic (the later must be a one shot or a very specific scene, due to my lack of free time) if I can apply what I’ve said: Maximum 2 characters and no background.


A. You tell me what you want, classifying it in the categories above.
B. As these are just going to be “sketches” (unless it’s something more complicated) I will send you directly the finished image, instead of small previews.
C. Once I finish, I’ll send you an email, so you have your payment ready. I’ll wait for your answer before sending your commission.
D. I’ll send you a small, low-res preview. And then you send me the payment to my Paypal account.
E. It usually takes 2-3 days to arrive. When it does, I’ll send you a high-res copy of the image in the format you prefer.
F. If it doesn’t break the DA laws, I’ll upload a medium-res sized copy of your commission with a watermark over it on my gallery, to serve as an example of what I do. (Unless you request not to be shown, of course)

Note: If anyone wants to make avatars/banners with a commission, ask the owner, now the picture is his/hers :)

(Si alguien quiere la info en español, que me lo comente y traduzco el journal =P )
  • Listening to: Heart of Stone - The Raveonettes
  • Reading: Planning to re-read &quot;On the Road&quot;
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
  • Listening to: Alabama 3 - Woke up this morning
  • Reading: &quot;Storm of swords&quot; R.R.G. Martin
  • Watching: Hetalia amvs
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nuuthing
  • Drinking: chai tea?
Sooo hallo there.

Just so you know, I'm still on that Steampunk project I commented on my previous journal. Only classes are very time-comsuming and it's taking me a while to get stuff finished. But it's getting done, people, I swear. You may have two new characters by the end of this week.

Ok business now.

I'm thinking of earning some cash for some travelling I want to do in the future, and I'm considering to do some comissions. Although my previous experiences in this could be tagged as FAIL (Basically because I decided to open comissions in my first year in college and I ended fucking up deadlines because I couldn't do both things at the same time), I'm thinking about giving it a try again.

Although this time I've learnt the lesson and wont promisse to open slots during my lective year. This would be more a summer task for me, to kick myself and start working with certain deadlines when I don't have class stuff to bother me. This journal is to test the ambience then.

So, who would be up to ask me some comissions? (starting in June) :)


(and thanks for all the faves, watches and nice comments, as always! Even if I don't always answer back be sure I read them all and fill me with joy :D )
  • Listening to: Suilen - Magnolia
  • Reading: &quot;Song of Ica and Fire&quot; R.R.G. Martin
  • Watching: Rammstein's new promos, wtf
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: chewing gum
  • Drinking: wasserrrr?
... but I'm going to do it anyways. I'm not going to jump in the bandwaggon and follow the 10 sketches meme yet, but I may be doing something similar.
As you may already know, I'm a great fan of Steampunk theemed stuff: illustration, jewellry, costumes, etc. But as you can see, I don't have much of that kind of things in my gallery. I don't know why, I simply don't.
I want to change that. So I just had a look at this site (…) and DA's images for inspiration, and I'm starting a little project. I'll be choosing some characters from the Team Fortress 2 RP at TegakiE and turning them into steampunkified versions.( :iconrjbritton: already did that with her character, Clark) so, yeah...


I don't know how long is going to take me or at which rate I'm going to post them here, but it's something I want to do, and I'll start with 10 characters. Also if I like the ressult, I'm going to include the pictures in my future portafolio for animation school.

So, yessss, oil the gears and feed the firebox, "it's the revolution, baby!"

Cheers! ;)

(Again, thank youuuuuu for all the faves and awesome comments, they fill me with joy! :heart: )
  • Listening to: Nino Rota
  • Reading: tutorials
  • Watching: the Godfather
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: damn I want pasta now
  • Drinking: damn I want red wine now
After several years of struggling and frustration, I made it.

I've finally seen "The Godfather", from start to end without interruption. And I loved it.

Now on with the sequel and the rest of cinema masterpieces I have never seen, lol.

Cheers ;)
  • Listening to: Apocalyptica - Helden
  • Reading: homework
  • Watching: the laptop screen :P
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: lime and mint chewing gum
  • Drinking: nada
And the Oscar goes to...
Okay, I'll stop being stupid, lol.

The Kiriban goes to :iconnicolasflame:!!!! :party: :dance: Congratulations, dear!!! :D
Now you have to send me a note with the picture of your coice, and I'll try to have it done asap ;)

And thank you to all the people who participated, now I see that having a contest (though so simple) is not really difficult, so be sure this wont be the last one I'll make. Stay tunned for more in the future :D

And, as always, thanks who everybody who faves and comments my stuff, I'm really flattered :love:
  • Listening to: Rammstein - Stirb nicht vor mir
  • Reading: homework
  • Watching: the laptop screen :P
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: nada

Wow! I already reached 49.000 pageviews in such a short time! I thought this would take more time, enough to make  a little contest :P but guess things gotta speed up a bit...
Ok, "kiriban" contest now!
These are the rules (inspired by :iconboudicca-keltoi:'s rules):
* You have to be one of my watchers.
* Take a screencap if you're the visitor 50.005! Yes, number 50.005, folks! (Yet, if no-one takes a screencap on 50.005, but you take one of 50.006, for example, you win ;) )
*Send me a note with your screencap :)

A free picture of your choice :) I prefer fandom-related stuff from books, comics, movies, etc.You already know what I usually draw =P I also accept OCs, yet I have to warn you, if you ask for an OC, you'll have to make me a little introduction about him/her, and will take more time than a regular picture with normal characters.
Maximun of 2 characters, simple coloring (you can as for a pencil/ink drawing if you wish), no full background. Due to my lack of free time in these late months, the winner's picture will take some time to be finished, sorry :P.

So, let the contest begin! :D

Wow! Ya me he pasado la marca de 49.000 pageviews en tan poco tiempo! Pensaba que iba a tardar más, lo suficiente como para organizar un concurso bien hecho. Bueno :P supongo que hay que empezar a meter caña al personal...
¡Venga, concurso "kiriban"!
Aquí están las reglas (inspiradas en las que hizo :iconboudicca-keltoi: ) :
* Tienes que tenerme en tu lista de watchs.
* Haz una captura de pantalla si eres la viista 50.005! Sí, el número 50.005, gente! (Aún así, si nadie toma una captura de la visita 50.005, pero pillas la 50.006, por ejemplo, ganas ;) )
* Mándame una nota con tu screencap :)

Un dibujo de lo que quieras :) Mejor que sean cosas pertenecientes a un fandom, como libros, comics, pelis, etc. Ya sabeis lo que suelo dibujar =P También acepto OCs, pero aviso,  si me pides que dibuje a tu OC, me vas a tener que escribir una pequeña introducción sobre él/ella para que lo conozca, y lo más seguro es que me lleve más tiempo que un dibujo sobre personajes de un fandom.
Máximo 2 personajes, coloreado sencillo (también valen dibujos a lápiz o tinta ), y con un fondo plano. Tengo muy poco tiempo libre en estos últimos meses antes de Navidades, así que me va a llevar un tiempo tenerlo hecho, sorry :P .

¡Así que ... que empiece el concurso! :D

Thanks for all the favourites and the nice comments, people :love: :hug: You're truly awesome ;)
  • Listening to: System of a Down - Forest
  • Reading: homework
  • Watching: the laptop screen :P
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: nada
I've just been banned from the Team Fortress 2 Chan site, by Dr Tanner...
Seriously, dudes, what did I do wrong? Anyone that's on that site and in DA at the same time, please explain, I'm really lost.
Aw man, I'm like, two weeks in a fandom and they kick me out of the main fanart site, that surely is strange :(
Link to my "thread" at the TF2 chan…

Seems I wasn't baned in the end. Or at least I can still post in the forum. I'll take this as a warning, but I'll see if I post anything there in the near future. Things need to cool down a bit. Also I have work to do.
Also, my scanner is not working propely, and wont be able to fix it till Christmas holydays, meh.
  • Listening to: Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
  • Reading: 5 University books
  • Watching: the laptop screen :P
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: nada
DA has changed so much :P
I'm having problems with uploading stuff. I cannot upload scraps anymore, why? I don't know where that category has gone now :P Help anyone?

P.D. Fixed :D Thank you very much for the help :)
  • Listening to: Rammstein - Spring
  • Reading: The Hundred Days - Patrick O'Brian
  • Watching: the laptop screen :P
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: nada
Hi there :)

Just posting a quick entry to thank you all people, for the recent huge, fat, LOAD of favourites and comments on "Evil Tango". Really, people, 90 favourites in 3 days? You're crazy XD I had no idea this picture would be so succesful, specially after this looooong silence on my gallery (University doesn't leave much free time, does it? :( ) which has costed me to loose 2 of my 4 comissioners on LJ.
I haven't had time to thank you all , one by one, for all the favourites on my last deviation and the rest of the gallery. I promise that, some day, I'll find time to update my gallery (or actually draw something to update with :P ) I have loads of Master and Commander ideas, and Saint Seiya and Lupin III skecthes, and some original ideas I want to show you. But alas, second year is even busier than last year =P

Thank you, again :)

  • Listening to: Lupin III Jazz (YujiOhno) - Manhattan Joke
  • Reading: My Spanish test notes
  • Watching: Some Buster Keaton videos
  • Playing: with my sanity
  • Eating: grandma's cookies
  • Drinking: Egyptian red tea
I am the boy who never finished high school, because I got called a fag everyday

I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

I am the man who fears that I will never be able to be myself, to be free of this secret because I won't risk loosing my family and friends.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the woman who died when the EMTs stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didnt have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

I am the person ashamed to tell my own friends im a lesbian, because they constantly make fun of them.

I am the boy tied to a fence, beaten to a bloody pulp and left to die because two straight men wanted to "teach me a lesson"


Taken from :iconfroda-stoney:
Damn, that actually made me teary in the end.

IN other news, I'm looking for this Italian short Lupin III film called "Basette", which seems to be as awesome as unfindable. You Lupin III fans around here, do you know anything about where to find it?
  • Listening to: The Never Feast - Hook (OST)
  • Reading: &amp;quot;Clarisa Oakes&amp;quot; Patrick O'Brian
  • Watching: &amp;quot;The Wedding&amp;quot;Kurofai in Youtube
  • Playing: with my watercolours ^^
  • Eating: Starbucks' caramel waffles, mmmm
  • Drinking: Juiced Blackberry tea (Starbucks too, hmm)
Ok, I'm taking these too on LJ, but I'm masochistic and wanted a :iconkoenta: sketch so badly >.<
1. You can request a free sketch from me (one per person only), but you have to do 10 free sketch thing in return too. Unless you've done it already.

(By the way, don't be afraid of asking another fandom that's not "Master and Commander". If I know the characters, I'll do my best to please you ^^)

So, the requestesers are:
:iconlllaria: Aubrey ridding Testudo Aubreii XD (done)
:iconkoenta: Stephen eating O.o Lol!
:iconfishandman: Maturin and Dillion
:iconmagdaleina: Young James Hook
:iconsamuraicat1019: Jekyll/Skinner
:icontobiassilverstreak: Dr.Jekyll and  Dr.Stephen Maturin (Doctor galore! XD)
:iconatomykticktock: Doc (Back to the Future) and Carrie (Original Character)
:iconscurvypeach: Maturin squeeing over something natural XD
:icontora-kat: Stephen Maturin and music
:iconotherwise: Dr.Jekyll (and his formula XD)

Lol, Maturin was quite succesful XD

And, OMG, I got my request! EEEE!:…
Thank you, :iconkoenta:
Just a quick note to tell you that I wont have access to a PC for about a month starting July 9th . Going to do some art courses ^^.
Oh, I nearly forgot it, the rumours about a sequel for Master and Commander strike back! and all thanks to Billy Boyd's big mouth :D I'll post the link of the interview as soon as I find it again ;)
Take care! :hug:
I've recently landed on the Master and commander fandom ( specifically, on the slasher's section ^^ ) and I have som basic questions:

*What does HMS means? It heads the name of many ship, does it mean something like ''His/Her Majesty...''?

* Which is the Article XXIX that every slasher speaks of? does it have to see with sexual behaviour between men at sea? O__o

Hope anybdy can clear this questions , they're driving me mad :/
More ranting later, gotta stuff to do ;)
  • Watching: Master and Commander: the far side of the world