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2014-05-05 01:07 am

Incremental success

What, me draw fanart without putting shipping in? OHOHO YOU KNOW THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Dynamism! Dutch angles! Perspecti--uh-oh. )

Help how do I learn to put eyes properly on a face without relying on complete accident ._.
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2014-04-23 03:05 am
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Default subject.

God it's been a BAZILLION YEARS since I've art. Doodled a bit to get back in the groove, feels like it's promising enough to keep going.

Nothing original here )

AFTER THIS I WILL GO WORK ON THE BIG PROJECTS HOPEFULLY.
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2014-01-06 04:12 pm
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Selling out

I did a free commission for my cousin & his fiance. :>



It was surprisingly easy, so I'm thinking of doing more of these for fun and profit. Anyone interested in being my guinea pigs I mean portfolio samples? You get a big discount depending on how close of a friend you are ;)

Rules: )

This is all very experimental so I wanted to see how smoothly the process goes before I advertise more publicly. Lemme know if you are at all interested, even if you want to negotiate about the details :>
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2013-10-07 10:06 pm
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As close as I get to plein-air painting

Went to Yosemite last week (escaped just before it got govt-shutdowned) and I took my sweet new 3DS XL with me, Art Academy in tow. It's a good program for making relatively-quick live sketches! (I also bought Colors 3D which is more Photoshop-like in its versatility, but I didn't try it out because I felt it would've taken longer to get going. Will have to give it a go next time.)

These all look worse on the computer screen than they did on the 3DS... )
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2013-08-21 11:14 am
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I lied; there may be more.

And here's that other one I mentioned.

Dodongo dislikes smoke. )

It's kind of fun how this tool makes me more spontaneous. Usually I don't start a painting until I have an idea in mind, but I've found that approaching the Wii U with something like intent doesn't work out due to my terrible layout skills, and instead it's much better to just pick a paper and start doodling.
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2013-08-20 02:19 pm
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Art Academy: Sketchpad

Got this thing on Wii U. It's no Photoshop or Painter or even SAI, buuuut can't help showing off on Miiverse having fun.

Pastels all the way. )

I've got one more pic I'm working on, then I should... probably go work in a more productive medium until they come out with oil paints for this thing.
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2013-03-10 02:48 pm
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Must... stop... playing iPhone games...

Gotta step it up oh god. I finished these faces, but not full bodies (or even hair) yet except for Venus. These are at 75% zoom and they won't look as purty at display size :X

Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter )

Days until Fanime: 75 (AAAAAGH.)
nendil: (tablet)
2012-12-27 02:30 am
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HP Tarot card progress - Justice

Barging on ahead. Hopefully this looks sufficiently 1) like Neville, 2) like a Justice card and not King of Swords or something.

11. Justice (values sketch) )
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2012-11-30 10:52 pm

HP Tarot card - Wheel of Fortune

Wow, long time. I have quite a few past-due journal entries to write/post, but I set myself a deadline for this one and barely made it so here it is, first.

10. Wheel of Fortune (final) )
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2012-08-24 12:45 pm
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What? Expressions?

Guys this is hard. Is her face looking okay? )

Well, I said I wouldn't prioritize this thing but that doesn't mean I don't still want to work on it. :P
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2012-08-08 07:10 pm
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That WAS easy!



Okay well if you say so.

lllllllladies
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2012-06-05 04:22 am
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The last time I draw that crystal EVER

(Nintendo E3 conference in a few hours so I better get this chunk done already!)

I was excited to get to her at last :) But it was pretty hard. Doesn't help that I started on a sketch with terrible proportions so I was constantly having to adjust and fix things.

Moon )

Those earrings look so cute :D I want them :D

Days until APE: 130
Characters complete: 9/31
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2012-05-11 04:57 pm
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Better than expected

This one went faster because well, I didn't have to paint 90% of a body. But still didn't make up any time.

Earth )

Days until APE: 155
Characters complete: 8/31
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2012-05-05 06:04 am
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Poofy :3

Hopelessly behind. Too much to do, too tired. I'll just slowly plug away and deadlines be damned.

Juno, Chibimoon )

Days until APE: 161
Characters complete: 7/31
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2012-04-06 10:14 am
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Word of the day

Got bored of painting teenage girls, thought I'd doodle something more manly.

Batter up )

But then I thought, that's not really all that manly. What's really manly is...

Hey catch )

So back to teenage girls, I guess. But MANLY. :D
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2012-04-04 03:27 pm
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I wish my outfit matched my hair color perfectly. Oh wait, that'd just be black.

Cutting it close~ It was seriously dead at work yesterday and today, otherwise I would've fallen behind already. And this isn't so much "finished" as it is "sufficiently refined", but I go back and touch up stuff in "finished" parts when I look at them days later anyway so this'll be enough progress for now.

Ceres )

Days until APE: 192
Characters complete: 5/31


HAIR LOOPIES.
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2012-03-28 04:14 am
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How do those things stay on your head

So I did the math and if I were to get this done by APE, I'd basically have to finish one character per week (with a tiny bit of leeway but let's not talk about that). Fortunately, so far my new job's been pretty accommodating ;) so it's just my own laziness sleepiness holding me back!

Vesta, Pallas )

Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with the schedule, which means you should look forward to weekly updates here. FINGERS CROSSED/KNOCK ON WOOD/AND ALL THAT.

(And I feel bad for all the other projects I'll have to leave by the wayside for like half a year. Gotta have goals, though...)

Days until APE: 199
Characters complete: 4/31
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2012-03-07 04:20 pm
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Mystery Project #5

A year ago I was lamenting how I'd never pull off something like that epic Zelda fanart in a million years. Well, much like every other prediction I make about my art, disregard that.

Oh god it's huge! But not as huge as the final version will be! )

Today is the 20th anniversary of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon's first episode airing in Japan. I had wanted to finish this tribute by then, but there was no way that was going to happen, so I figured I might as well give you guys a glimpse. At least I can aim to get it done within this year! :)

Close-ups from the most finished part: )

(Yup, all those portraits in the past few months were warm-ups for this. And also they were fun :3)
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2012-02-14 12:00 pm

Mystery Project #4

It always turns out that I'm like "Oh, I'm okay with not having drawn anything for Valentine's Day." and then I see all the stuff other people have done and regret it. So hey, here's something I've had sitting around and won't get to for a while.

Still lots to do. )

The intended context of this scene is somewhat of a game spoiler, but it's okay as long as I don't tell you. :)
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2012-02-02 11:49 pm
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Mystery Project #2

As some of you know, I took a week-long bus tour around Grand Circle during Christmas time - Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, all that good stuff. My camera couldn't do those places enough justice because 1) it's an 18X SUPERZOOM which means it's no good for wide-angle landscape shots, and 2) Panasonic's weak with reds and out there... it's ALL RED.

So I captured the scenery the best way I could. )