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*waves* Hey all! September was a bit rough, but October looks like it will be pretty awesome!

There were several days that my daily drawing was just a few minutes of gesture sketching because I felt like I couldn't do much else. :S

But I'm on a 5 month streak!


Cash recommended a 10 day trial to the New Masters Academy, a very disorganized but incredibly vast video library of various art lectures. :wub:

I tried to make the most of the trial, so I learned about.....


Basic facial structure (September 4th)!

I've been trying to draw faces all year, but I learned more in the first 10 minutes of the video than I could have ever learned on my own!!!



Practiced 4 different types of drawing materials (September 9th). Charcoal pencils were cool, conte crayons were pretty fun, the markers were AMAZING - even though I was missing 2 grays from the set! - and then of course, pen. These were difficult. :zombie:



And tried drapery (September 15th)! I had the intention of blending in all my lines so it seemed softer, but the instructor was purposefully leaving lines in for contrast and other stuff I so I just ???. And then my trial ended before I got to the end of the video.




September 25th.

League of Legends announced some additions to their "Star Guardians" lineup, which is inspired by Sailor Moon. A lot of my cosplay friends were really excited, so I drew several different characters how I imagined they would look as a Star Guardian. Sivir on the far right is my favorite one and my bestie is so excited to cosplay her one day. ^_^


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So this is Nidalee in her Halloween skin for League of Legends. I've wanted to cosplay her since she came out!

(copied text from my FB post below)

More progress! Here's a quick test fitting of what I have so far. ::):
Boots, petticoat, and tights are mine. I sewed the shirt, vest, and skirt!
I have a hat on order, gotta fix some ribbons, cut some ribbon for my boots, etc etc... I was gonna wear my coyote teeth earrings but they are way too small! So I'll sculpt some bigger earrings instead. The broom would be fun but I doubt I'll find a nice one for it, it's a really pretty one in game...
Also this is why I'm dying for Kev White's line of Fairies Wear Boots. <3 I got so excited when I saw the first one. I can't wait to get it one day! Excluding work days, that's basically daily attire for me. :lol:



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How cow! 6 months streak of daily drawing! Eeeeeee! ^_^ October has always been pretty good to me!

Photos are huge, my apologies.... Imgur is acting up again.


October 1st.

The 2 on the right were good people doodles. 
The chick on the left turned into a sea snake, with krait bands. I can't portray swimming "fast" very well. Her whip is made from the vertebrae of many, many dead fish. Or maybe a really big one, if I extended the spines. :O I dunno. I do weird stuff when left unattended.



October 4th.
I managed to cover all three October art prompts in one! "Hungry," "Tentacle Tuesday," and "Garden Witch."
If I drew this in color, it would be a bit more obvious - a gentle sea witch in a koi dress, feeding a little squid in her coral garden. c:

I want to color this one day! The October prompts were really good at making me create an entire piece, rather than just a body or face.



October 10th.

Another day of gesture sketching from references. I was pretty happy with this one. ^_^



October 22nd.
The dragon head bits are from the melt table, I think they will be fun sculpting practice!
The first one will be watery. I was trying to think of regal, spiky fish and NightyKnight was like, "what about a lionfish?" PERFECT. So he got frilly lizard lionfish spikes.
I flipped the second one around because I think it looks snazzy. I forgot to draw the eye though.
Also now I want to make Haku from Spirited Away and a dragon with curly goat horns....



October 25th.
This is Nerali Fendyn, my snarky battlemage babe! And I mean that literally - if she gets bored with spellcasting she'll just knock you in the head with her staff. 1f609.png
She also has a kagouti mount (Elder Scrolls world), which are basically walking stomachs with teeth. She doesn't listen very well. So Nerali calls her Netch Fart.
Netch are giant jellyfish in the ES world. Do they actually fart? We'll never know....
Yes, I have character creation addiction! I love making stories about them! But I want to finish sculpting her! I made her face in class last weekend.


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Here we are, 7 months later on a drawing streak! My best stuff this month was only during the first week. The first week was great. But man the rest of November was rough.


November 3rd.

Drawing practice from a New Masters Academy video. I covered both the male and female nipples; I don't discriminate. :;):



November 4th and 5th! 
Dragon is from Flight Rising. I think I'll call her Fikki.
Tree is from.... outside. Where the trees live. 
Dryad and Morihalda were done with leaves and campfire charcoal.
Teenage Sombra is from Overwatch.



November 6th.
Anatomy of the Head and Neck with Rey Bustos. He's AMAZING. <3



November 11th.
Gingerbread ornaments! I was really excited about these and wanted to make them out of clay. But then the rest of November hit me. S: I could try to start sculpting them but I'm not sure I'd get any decent ones by Christmas.


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All of your sketches have this wonderful motion and life to them; I'm jealous ^_^ .



Thank you! ^_^ I've been enjoying finding a "base" photograph to work from. It's easier for me to have a closer starting point and moving the body parts to how I picture it in my head, than starting with the static 8 circles tall proportion thing.

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I had a fun post here but lost it. :C


Edit: I'm also 100% done with Imgur, this is not the first time it hasn't saved my photo resizing.


December 8th. 

I joined Flight Rising last month, which is a website with lots of dragons, and apparently drawing your dragons as people is a Thing.




December 9th.

The Thing again.




December 13th.

I see a pattern....



The rest of December was dedicate to anatomy! I'll be continuing this into the new year. ::):


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On 1/26/2017 at 1:06 AM, 4tonmantis said:

Your art reminds me of a Ian McCaig/Miyazaki love child. Thanks for sharing!


(I just saw this, sorry)

Thank you so much, that's so kind of you! I know Miyazaki, but I looked up Ian McCaig's and I am in love. Serious art goals!! Thanks for adding more inspiration. ::D: 


Just wow!!!




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