Sabin Duvert's Gaia Page
Who am I? My name is Sabin Duvert. I moved to Barton well over a two years ago now after having left my home in a place called "Earth" when I thought I had found a portal to the fey realm.... my mistake. I've been stuck in Gaia ever since, though I've made the best of it. I have a nice house in Durem, some great friends, and a wonderful girlfriend/fiancee, Kamiki.
**If you would like to know more about me, please check out my (Sabin's) Online PROFILE **
*~Visit my homepage~*
*Awesome animated gif thanks to Kitsune!* *Glomps Kitsune*
Sabin's Events and Participation in Gaia
First off, check MY GAIA JOURNAL for lots of relevant information!
Firstly, and primarily, I am a collector of original art of
myself( Sabin )and
All of my close characters can be found HERE.
* I am also a proud member of the Official Gaian Art Whore Guild.
*Thanks to Kamiki's arm twisting, I participated in the first ever Mr. Gaia contest and came away with 4th place overall and the winner of the Evening Wear category. (And received the highest marks of the introduction round)! Don't believe me or want to see how I participated? Take a look at the Mr. Gaia page. ;)
*clears throat* I ALSO participated in the 2nd Mrs. Gaia contest.... and won "Miss" Congeniality.... ^^; - and won the higest marks in the swimwear section 0,o
I have an always-open art request thread HERE:
BEYOND that, I have run several successful art contests in the past, resulting in beautiful artwork, meeting great new people, and a good time had by all :)
Sabin and Kamiki'sMONDO Joint Art Contest (Aka Sabin's Art Contest #5)
The thread was
The Entries are HERE.
This was an AMAZING contest, with entries that SMASHED all kinds of records - I believe we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 Entries when it was all said and done 0.0
Sabin and TPA's Shadow-Bishi Art Contest (Aka Sabin's Art Contest #4)
A good friend of mine, The Poison Arrow, also has an original
character who happens to be possessed by a shadow demon. We've spoken in
the past on several occasions, finding the similarities amusing, and both of us
are HUGE fans of art commissions. So the idea struck him to have a most
excellent contest, joining the forces of two of the few male Gaian art whores.
And thus, this contest was born. It is my currently running contest :) -
until Valentine's day of 2005. Grand prize is a NOVEMBER 2004
The submissions page is HERE.
Werewolf Transformation Art Contest (Aka Sabin's Art Contest #3)
My most recent contest - a
werewolf transformation contest - the subject: drawings, etc of my original
character Ambrose shifting to his werewolf form ^_^. Grand prize was an
OCTOBER letter. This contest also turned out some phenomenal entries!
The entries can be found here
Sabin's Great Art Contest Part 2
My 2nd Great Art contest has now come to a close with MINDBOGGLING success! I had nearly 200 entries, all of them amazing - judging was incredibly difficult. In the end, I ended up giving away over 1 MILLION gold, according to the GEN Minimum value - at that time! (by now, having given away an August letter as first prize alone would send the value through the roof). :heart: The contest ran until February 16, 2003. Who knows, maybe one day I'll hold one again ^_~
The Submissions page is HERE
Sabin's Art Contest #1
**As a sucker for original art, I held a Draw my Avatar contest - which ran until October 3rd, 2002. This was my original, smaller contest, and had some decent turn out all things considered ^_^ Ahh, memories - back when I gave away 2 August 2003 letters .... Check it out at the Draw My Avatar Contest Post ** (which has since been deleted)
ADDITIONALLY, ALL of the Submissions are posted HERE. (near the bottom of the page)
STORES and SHOPS I run/co-run
The most awesome shop EVER, IMHO ^_^. Based loosely
after the original novel, Moreau's great grandson in a setting very close to
modern earth has started up an experiment - only instead of modifying animals,
he has "acquired" a set of individuals to begin (wiling or not) transforming
into anthropomorphic animals. Great RP, great artwork, and a great
community! I'm one of the shop artists, and IRL friends with the owner,
able to really do a lot with it ^_^.
The Thread is here.
I am a colorist for the Awesome Soquili! Owned by Sirenz :3 A native-American-based horse pet :)
- A stock lineart shop that I used to run! I had been
wanting to try my hand at one for a while, not to mention this is the first shop
that I am running by myself. I came up with the idea to base it after
Japanese mythology, putting that Anthropology with a focus in Asian studies and
folklore to "good" use ^^;. It was fun, but I felt that someone else could
manage it better with more enthusiasm. I am still really proud of the pets
HOWEVER! Recently the shop has been reopened, now being run by White Arsenic ^_^. The link above now leads to the new shop :)
Along with Kamiki, I used to co-run the Kymaera center, a fantastic breedables centre where you can breed any 2 Kymaera together to result in varied and amazing offspring. Each lineart is unique, and hand drawn and colored in PS by Kamiki and I ^_^. This store, however, due to real-life commitments and the overwhelming amount of effort required to keep up with this shop (and relatively little return ^^; ), has been on hold. The Store itself is here.
I also used to be an assistant colorist at Zahra's Terrapard Sanctuary ^_^
Some of my Favorite Outfits
|My base Avatar.||BEST Victorian outfit I can get! This is Sabin's DEFAULT style - and the closest to the "canon" I can get||And on the side, I'm a university professor.||This outfit won me the award for the best eveningwear in the first Mr. Gaia contest. WAY back in early 2003.||On April fool's day 2004, they had exploding blue boxes that left your face covered in ink - unlike a lot of other Gaians who bitched for some reason, I had fun and made a raccoon costume :3 (before they had a tail for it)|
|Most spiffiness - I finally saved up for a Nightmare headband - I've now got the full set of Nitemare things... that I can wear..||And here's me wearing my nitemare stuff.... well... minus the chibiwings, as they can't be worn at the same time as the big headband.||I love my dorky professor outfit ^_^.
And it's a Satchel! Not A purse ^_~
||Oh dear.... I don't know if
it's a glitch... or a new coming feature... but it's frikking hilarious!
(It was a glitch, but a fun one)
|And of course... it had to
be done ^^;
My Brief Stint as a "Female"
Thanks to a new rule on Gaia allowing a gender change twice - I spent a bit of time as a female (well... story being Sabin used a potion to make a superficial (though not... complete) genderchange - just in time to be a surprise late entry for the Miss Gaia pageant ^_~
|And.... Thanks to the INTERESTING timing of both the 2nd ever Miss Gaia pageant in conjunction with the allowances for gender changes, I participated in the Miss Gaia pageant - and here is my casual round.||And... I made it to the second round too.... Swimwear... where I somehow managed to earn the highest scored points of the round! 0.0||And I somehow even made it all the way to the final formal round! I kept my Red/Black theme all the way through.||And here is the little outfit that I compiled through borrowing and my unisex outfits after the competition was complete. I unfortunately had already passed the top to my swimsuit back to Kamiki, its lender.||Aaannnd... the aftermath I won Miss Congeniality! thanks to Fyre for this trophy *heart*|
Here are some selections of the Sabin Avatar portrait images that I've had done for me:
Sabin Drawings from Go-Gaia
- also includes art from my First, much smaller, art contest.
For More Images of Sabin:
Victorian Legends Art
Tavis's Victorian Legends Art
~ Tavis's Sketches and OLD Sabin Campain Art
Anya's Victorian Legends Art
Gift Art and Art Trades
Art from Go-Gaia.com ^____^
Sabin's Art Contest - Sabin and Ambrose pictures entry page
Sabin and Poisey's Joint Art Contest
Sabin and Kamiki's BIG Joint Art Contest!!
Miscellaneous Unfinished Sketches - that I don't think will be any time soon ^^;
PETS and Special Items
Well, if you know anything about me, you know that I am
obsessed with magical creatures and monsters, and thus where would I be
without pets of my own to keep me company and for me to gaze upon in wonder
^_^. My favorites include those that I can breed with one another
- such as the pards, griffins, and verlashi ^^. I have always been
interested in breeding and genetics, so this is a wonderful mix of my interests!
This is Gavin, Kamiki's and my baby Boy, courtesy
maternity ward ^__^. He's got my curiousity and fascination for
magical things, Kamiki's ears and tail - that fade to shadow at the ends,
and one red eye, one purple eye.
*My PARDS Page*
*My Griffin Page*
*My VERLASHI Page*
*My Kymaera Page*
Pets and special Items*
This little fellow, a very SPECIAL "pet" that I got from Tavis's Faery Shop deserves a special place on my signature page. This is a mimic fae, that hatched from this Cocoon, after looking like this Muddy Fae. They imprint on a person (or fae or creature!) as the muddy fae, and then go into the cocoon an emerge as a caricature physically and personality-wise of their owner. I even had to go through a lot to rescue the poor little guy from Daisuke's mouth when he first emerged. Pic1 Pic2
Guilds and Fun Things
|*blushes madly* Made for me by Kamiki... in reference to a very special night with Daisuke... in French ^^; See the Relationship PENTAGON that this created ;) And... then... after Kamiki got her halo (and Daisuke's big donation... This happened.||XD||I participated in the first Naked Thursday on gaia... in fact, I think I may have been the first to strip ^_^|