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I'm Kao Ninjaratzu, the creator of Starmaninja! I've been developing the world of Starmaninja almost ever since I was born and only recently is it really starting to take shape. Everything I draw and upload to this gallery is a Starmaninjian. I do hope you enjoy the art I produce and feel free to talk to me if you ever want to learn more.

As stated in my journal, I'm never uploading to this website anymore due to admin abuse, but I still come here to check my messages.

I do have other sites where I upload my artwork:
FurAffinity: www.furaffinity.net/user/kaoni… (may contain Adult Art)
Inkbunny: inkbunny.net/KaoNinjaratzu (Still uploading old art)

If you'd ever like to talk to me, my Skype is: Kao Ninjaratzu

Skype is the best way to contact me as I'm almost always online and can respond immediately.

Anyway, Enjoy! Remember, all Starmaninjian related ideas are copyright to Kao Ninjaratzu
Okay so my old journal mentioned me getting a house. I'm not going to get a house now. I've changed my mind.

So the house that was being sold for really cheap ended up going south after the seller proved to be unreasonable. The other houses are really expensive, just within my budget, but I also have this student loan I must finish paying off that's making it harder to afford the house. So I've decided that I'm not going to get the house now. Instead I'm going to just pay off my loan over the course of this year and get out of debt. I can also save up some money to make it easier to pay downpayments and have comfort money.

This does enable me to do something though. Since I'm going to stay with my parents for another year, I can use my money to buy the upgraded digital tablet sooner, as when I buy the house will be arbitrary and the student loan I won't be paying off all at once anyway, leaving me some spare cash (I don't want to go below $4000 JUST in case worst case scenario happens, but it's unlikely given the way things are going). So yeah.

Don't worry, I'm not upset. Sometimes, fate has a way of telling you when the road you're trying to travel isn't the best road to take. Every time I listen to my gut and decide "Maybe I shouldn't do this" I always end up in a much better situation than if I jump right in. I'm stable and safe currently. I have a plan to get to my job location that doesn't waste extra money unnecessarily, so it'll work out.
  • Listening to: Kingdom Hearts music
  • Reading: AngularJS code
  • Watching: 3D modeling tutorials (keeps me inspired)
  • Playing: Whatever's on my phone
  • Eating: Some pasta dish
  • Drinking: sugary water

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Polara 3D Animation Practice
NOTE: Yes I know the breast motion is far from natural. I didn't really try to make the motions realistic, but I did move them more than I should've. Next time I'll make them better. For now, you'll have to pretend her open hand is just magically making them jiggle.

So the reason I haven't done 3D in forever is partially because I needed to figure out why every time I rendered an image, it would cause my computer to crash (it wouldn't shut down, just Blender would stop working). I figured out that it was because it was trying to use ALL my cores and CPU to the max to get the renders out faster. Well it was overloading the system badly and taking priority over all my software. Meaning I'd have to render it and then leave the computer alone until it was done.

So I finally found out that I needed to reduce the number of cores Blender was allowed to use and reduce the priority so that other software that needed CPU to work would take priority over Blender (which will always max out). Doing both did increase the time it takes to render (from about 30 seconds to 1 minute), but I can now render stuff in the background while doing ANYTHING else (the other software doesn't use any CPU at all, Firefox barely uses any when I'm watching videos). Allowing me to finally make this.

This animation lasts 5 seconds at 24 FPS. It took 2 hours (no fluids this time, but given the animation of Starlight took 3 hours for 3 seconds because of that, I don't know how much time it would add). It's just a simple thing of Polara shaking her breasts and wiggling her toes. I would've spent more time making her motions more accurate and natural looking, but I just kind of wanted to throw something quick out there. It took 10 minutes to keyframe this animation and that's because I didn't want any body parts to eeriely not be moving at all.

Anyway, since this works, I can go back to doing some cool 3D stuff. I still need to finish redoing the head (which I'm pretty much done with anyway, I have an idea for how I'll handle eyes, but for now, I'll just keep the pupils as separate objects, though that's pretty much my solution). Then after remaking the body using better human models, fixing the geometry of the feet (not that I have to, but it'll help with rigging), and such, I should have some solid animations coming.

Enjoy! Polara Ratzu is copyright to Kao Ninjaratzu

Ah and I removed her dress cause it didn't match with the legs movement. That's why my models are usually completely nude. The clothes don't move perfectly with the body so I have to figure that out. The heels kind of, but you'll have to excuse how bendy they are. They are meant to be flexible though.
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A Digital Experiment - digital WIP
I was inspired by a friend of mine who gave me the idea of trying physical inking to get smooth solid lines like I usually make in digital art. It has it's pros and cons though.

Pros:
-A lot faster. 20 minutes versus usually an hour or so.
-If I feel like I need to make a change, I can see the whole image and make the change accordingly.
-Pen and paper are always easily accessed.
-Easier to look out for gaps and keep lines solid

Cons:
-Without being able to zoom in, I can't do fine lines. The lines end up several pixels wider than the roughly 2 pixels I do line art with.
-I'm restricted to the size of the paper
-I can't do fine details very easily if at all.
-Wastes more paper, since I'd use a second sheet to trace the image just in case. (and paper has to be lined up)

Ultimately, the speed really makes up for the fact that I can't do fine details without doing some cleaning up, there are ways I can combine the two methods without using my drawing tablet, where I draw the outline except for the fine details, then scan both the sketch and the line work then use the path tool to do the fine lines.  The reason why it takes a lot less time though is because when I do the line art digitally, I usually zoom in and do sections at a time, then I have to move the view around and do more, and keep doing that. So it only really helps around the face where I want the lines fine (especially around the eyes and the mouth, I had to use an eraser to clean up those areas), but outside of that, you can see that the lines are about as good as when I do it digitally.

I'll probably put this in scraps because it's not complete and just an experiment. I'd like to shade it and all that stuff before I upload it officially, but I want to do some more testing first.

Anyway, this is Neutrina, she's copyright to Kao Ninjaratzu. I've been wanting to draw Neutrina more since I kind of felt like drawing my massive two headed dragon goddess and her long necks really make it easier to position her heads. In the sketch Starlight is pointing to a galaxy she made and playing a guessing game. Darkstar snarks at her, claiming she knows the answer cause both heads are still intellectually linked, before lamenting about trying to sleep. Usually one head sleeps while the other is alert, but just as often, both heads are awake at the same time.

This is Neutrina's page: www.starmaninja.com/general_in…

and yes, she has three breasts due to her fusion status.
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Okay so my old journal mentioned me getting a house. I'm not going to get a house now. I've changed my mind.

So the house that was being sold for really cheap ended up going south after the seller proved to be unreasonable. The other houses are really expensive, just within my budget, but I also have this student loan I must finish paying off that's making it harder to afford the house. So I've decided that I'm not going to get the house now. Instead I'm going to just pay off my loan over the course of this year and get out of debt. I can also save up some money to make it easier to pay downpayments and have comfort money.

This does enable me to do something though. Since I'm going to stay with my parents for another year, I can use my money to buy the upgraded digital tablet sooner, as when I buy the house will be arbitrary and the student loan I won't be paying off all at once anyway, leaving me some spare cash (I don't want to go below $4000 JUST in case worst case scenario happens, but it's unlikely given the way things are going). So yeah.

Don't worry, I'm not upset. Sometimes, fate has a way of telling you when the road you're trying to travel isn't the best road to take. Every time I listen to my gut and decide "Maybe I shouldn't do this" I always end up in a much better situation than if I jump right in. I'm stable and safe currently. I have a plan to get to my job location that doesn't waste extra money unnecessarily, so it'll work out.
  • Listening to: Kingdom Hearts music
  • Reading: AngularJS code
  • Watching: 3D modeling tutorials (keeps me inspired)
  • Playing: Whatever's on my phone
  • Eating: Some pasta dish
  • Drinking: sugary water

Hello everyone, I figured I should post an update on what's going on with me since some huge things are happening:

1. You may have noticed that i've been posting a TON of sketches, but no color. My colored pencil sharpeners keep breaking on me for some reason (the blade is misaligned) so I can't really sharpen the pencils. I finally bought another one so hopefully this will work. If not, I'll probably look into getting a more expensive electric sharpener that has a plug. I really don't want to deal with batteries if I can avoid it. But this gets into #2.

2. I haven't been doing digital stuff at all lately because frankly, I don't really like my old drawing tablet anymore. I've had it for 5 years and it still works PERFECTLY, but....because it's old, the screen doesn't have a good tilt range for viewing, making all the colors look badly washed out. I often have to check my art on my main monitors to make sure the colors are right, and that defeats the purpose of having a screened tablet, so I'm going to buy a new one. I was considering selling my old one since it's still in good condition at a discount for what it'd normally sell for, but I'm not sure if anyone's willing to buy it. The price of the tablet was originally $550, so I'd be willing to part with it for half that. $225. If no one wants it, it's no big deal, but if anyone wants a screened drawing tablet, I'll be happy to sell it to them. I'm going to buy a bigger newer one for $900. (The same tablet model I have actually is sold today for $550, but I want a physically bigger one so I can start drawing out my plans easier). But that gets into the third point.

3. I've signed the paper for the contract and got it sent. Hopefully by the end of the month, I will finally own my own house. I found the perfect place for me and it's very affordable as well, so I'm really happy for that, but there's still a few things i have to hope for, like the bid I put on it pulls through and I win the contract. I should be able to get it for what I put in, but it'll be a lot of money down once it's sold to me. However, then I'll have the most expensive thing I currently want, and I'll be set for the rest of my life hopefully. I'm not looking for anything fancy anyway, just something I can call my own for now.

So yes, that's what's up with me. Buying a new house, going to buy a new tablet soon (Gotta see how much money I have left, I don't want to go broke dropping $1000 if I don't have any spare cash after doing so, Plus I want it delivered to my new house, not my old one. Less packing to deal with), and after that, I'll be getting back to work on digital stuff and larger projects. My job is going amazing and everyone is super awesome there, so I'm set on that front.

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Update on my website: I've added more character pages and did some behind the scenes stuff to make it easier for me to update character data. I've also finally fixed the Literature page so the stories load properly. The images you see in the stories are mostly place holders for now, but I will draw new images for the chapters and tales. It'll be another medium I can use to share some stories of the way the Starmaninjians are and you can get a better idea of their personalities and interactions.

That's all there is to report for now.

  • Listening to: Kingdom Hearts music
  • Reading: AngularJS code
  • Watching: 3D modeling tutorials (keeps me inspired)
  • Playing: Whatever's on my phone
  • Eating: Some pasta dish
  • Drinking: sugary water
An exotic form of Energy - Sketch
This is Exotica Plasmenergy, The elemental Master of Plasma, the second hardest element to master (the hardest being Cosmic, which currently has no master, Starky is the best at it). To indicate what it takes to master this element, Exotica is 7500 years old, and the oldest Elemental master in the universe, with Candle Nightbat being roughly the same age and the elemental Master of Spectral, the third hardest element.

This is her profile page: www.starmaninja.com/general_in…

Before I get into it, Plasma is the element of pure energy. It enables the user to manipulate energy around them to form any kind of object or even manipulate their own energy levels. At the weakest form, it merely can be used to heat up or cool down objects, like a weaker version of Fire/Ice/Electricity, but a master will be able to literally generate objects from nothing by manipluating the energy in the air to form anything they wish. She used this energy to change the look of her wings to appear more cybernetic, and has near limitless energy herself on top of the natural energy she already has. That is why Plasma is so difficult to master.

Exotica herself lives reclusively in the northern most part of the Dragon continent, which is just opposite of Starninja. If you were to go north beyond the Ancient Valley, you'll reach the Exotica Caverns where she makes her home. Exotica is friendly and pretty outgoing despite often living on her own. She really loves greeting new people and learning new things whenever she can and she loves to teach anyone she meets about the powers of Plasma. She doesn't speak much, mostly using body language to get her point across, but she is one of the earliest Starmaninjians to exist in Siberia's universe, practically descended from Drane, she's considered one of the ancients. She is also the adoptive mother of Fang Violette. While not actually giving birth to her, Exotica took care of Fang before Fang was old enough to live in Nocturatzu forest. Siberia set it up this way to really integrate the Dranan species into Starmaninja, as Dranans were literally created for Starmaninja, just as Talzas were (who have Selyra to help establish them as a strong part of the universe).

Exotica Plasmenergy is copyright to Kao Ninjaratzu

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Coolfruits Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.^^
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KaoNinjaratzu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Thank you so much!
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday to you, pal! :D
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Thank you so much!
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You're welcome as always! :D
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Hehe That's really neat!
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Thanks for the Llama.
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Happy yuletide!
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