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Hello world, aka the .6 readers of this blog. I’m back from my first semester of Medical school, a little older, a little wiser, and itching to draw now that I’ve been reunited with my art supplies. So expect at least a couple of updates this week.

The above is a panel from a guest comic I did for my friend Brett over at Weird Green Cat. He has moved on to other projects, but the Weird Green Cat lives inside us all. Or maybe it’s just a parasite I’ve learned about called Toxoplasma gondii. One can never tell with these things, I suppose.

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I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know anything about Halo. Most attempts to play it end up with me holding the controller upside down. But when my friend Sarah asked me to draw her friend Eric as Master Chief, I happily obliged. He owns the armor in real life. So it’s like art imitating life imitating art. With a bunny.

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I’m so serious about that updating thing. See! Here I am! Posting things! These were done in August. They are characters from George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. I was probably reading Storm of Swords or Clash of Kings at that point. I mix up the book titles a heck of a lot, for someone who has actually read them. Shh, don’t tell.

Lord Snow. I wish I got Ghost in, but I kind of just wanted to see how I’d draw his face. Next time! This one was done with Photoshop in about an hour or so.

Daenerys Targaryen. Giving a total bitchface, but hey, she’s Khaleesi, gosh darn it, and she has to suspect your motives if she wants to ~survive~. It is known, yo. Next time I draw her there will be more braids and a dragon. Sketched in Painter.

And just as a silly thing, here’s a doll maker I was playing around with — rather than make my own Princess I made Dany for fun. Beware, for you too may spend the rest of your day on that website making them.

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I mean it. I’m going to update it every day for a week. A WEEK! STARTING TODAY! With stuff I’ve drawn since my last update, which was painfully long ago.

Here’s the first one. I drew my friend Ronnie in April. He’s immensely talented and kept leaving fun songs on our friends’ facebook walls for their birthdays, so I figured I’d make him something using my own “skills” (ha). I bet he can rock a skinny tie in real life, too.

It's Ronnie, y'all.

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HEY. So, I’ve been quite bad and haven’t updated in ages. The reason is that I’ve been working on big, full color commissions this season. I’d like to share the pieces I’ve been working on since October.

Rapunzel! I kind of like her braided more than with her hair all willy-nilly.

Sleeping Beauty. Click for a slightly larger version, as my layout isn’t really friendly to wide images. The hardest part of this and Rapunzel was getting the hair, but I have learned much about blonde hair as a result. (I am a brunette.)

This one’s supposed to be a Dark Fairy; I think she came out a little more mischievous than dark, but I guess it could go either way. She’s up to something, anyhow.

Evil Witch. This one is my favorite. I quite like how her color scheme and outfit came out, as well as her nasty expression. Those eyebrows are ferocious! Heh.

I’ve definitely learned a lot about color and texture while completing these. I’ve also gotten to like Photoshop a lot more than Painter when it comes to coloring – maybe it’s because I have better swatches on Photoshop and understand the brush mechanics a little better. Who knows! All I know is that I’m going to be sketching a lot more now that these are done – I miss working with good old pencil and paper.

xo

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This is Malahide from a book called Dragonsoul. Or Dragon Soul. Something. She possesses a glorious nose in more ways than one. She’s bloody fabulous and I kind of want to be her. The end!

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I’m very shy to do this but I’m going to share some original character art. They’re from my Senior Project at school which was a fantasy novel (with illustrations). Illustration, especially for characters you know because they’re denizens of your own insane mental universe, is a difficult thing to do, because the people you dream up are ever changing. But here we are!

They were completed (in their current state, at least) from left to right, top to bottom. I learned a LOT about photoshop in the process of making these. A LOT. How to erase the white from pencil line art, the mask tool, opacity and flow, using the pen pressure tool and not going overboard with different brushes…lessons I needed to learn! The most important lesson, and one that still hasn’t been drilled into me enough, is to not be afraid to use references, especially for light sources. *whistles* If you want to know more about them contact me, but I’m just going to let these pieces speak for themselves.

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Voila, an illustration I promised my friend Jae many a month ago, featuring Heero Yuy. It had been at least four or five years since I’d drawn Heero. The obsessive Gundam Wing fangirl within could never forget that hair, though, so I pretty much worked from memory and all was good. This is one version with a little bit of a dreamy blur going on just because I felt like using filters. Jae, you’re welcome to share all the versions I sent you wherever you choose :) .

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A very silly thing I made Nagler for his birthday. Michael gave me the idea. I kinda sorta went with it. Woo!

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Another piece colored from David’s sketch. His original looked like Kristen Bell; my coloring made her look like Diane Kruger. Uh, I don’t know. Done mostly in Photoshop, with blending done in Painter. (Photoshop is really poor for blending, unless I’m mistaken?)

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