Here is one drawing from each month this year, starting with January!
December 18th is the day both of my brothers were born, three years apart.
I drew my second brother a picture of his band, 4 Player Co-op, as Chrono Trigger characters beating up a robot dragon. Because that's what he requested.
I haven't finished my oldest brother's giftart yet, but I'll be sure to post it when I do!
I also made this--
--for a Yankee Swap at a Christmas party. It's a mixed media on corrugated cardboard with watercolour and pastel! It's my first real attempt at using pastels, and I definitely plan to keep messing around with them (:
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Liz Jackson & I are currently part of a D&D campaign that involves my young druid becoming her elf's new pet. I drew the line work of this picture for her, and I was shocked to see her beautiful coloring job! I look forward to doing more collaborations with my friends in the future, because I love to ink but my colors are so weak. This seriously blew me away!
I draw a lot of ponies, but nobody can forget Spike. He's a true bro to the FiM community. And of course, my crayon obsession continues.
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Yay for signs! Here are some more cell phone photos(sorryIdon'townacamera) of some recent signs I've done for the comic store:
(These are similar because each is for a different location:)
I made some of these Halloween Cards with Han Solo and Yoda on them, colored with Crayons! Each one had a different Star Wars character drawn on the back with a message to the receiver.
I was actually slightly unsatisfied with the outcome of the cards, so I made these small TF2 cards for everyone as well - everyone got a different one, so I guess you could say they're all part of a set :D
I drew this to add to my roommate's Girl Power art I've provided him - Classic Supergirl beating up the new one for her poor choice in outfit change (done in ballpoint pen!):
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I keep thinking I should start drawing some more DC stuff because I've been reading so much of it lately.
But I can't. I can't stop drawing ponies! They're just so....cuuuute :D
One thing I've noticed with my recent crayon obsession is I find myself more comfortable with them. I don't feel pressured when using them, or like I need to be super precise. And when I scan them I feel no need to spend an hour trying to do any touching up in Photoshop. Crayons are crayons and I'm having immense amounts of fun with them. I hope to start practicing with some pastels once I start feeling more daring.
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...makes for lots of doodling!
It has been a little awkward doodling in class when I sit in the front. But it honestly DOES help me concentrate...most of the time. (:
I decided to make a color version of today's doodle...
...but it's been a while since I've painted. I'm not too satisfied with this one, but it's encouraged me to start getting back into it.
My current crayon obsession is still going strong! I bought another comic box for storage and decided to decorate it with my favorite FiM pony (:
And in case you were wondering, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a great show. It's nothing like the original series in terms of tone. It's fun and adorable, and Lauren Faust is awesome. Watch iiiiitttt
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Last year, I spent November doodling one bro every day. This year, that is not likely to happen due to time constraints. But I figured maybe even just one quick picture might be nice, so everyone could witness my appreciation for all the bros out there.
And all the other boys, of course. (;
And all the other boys, of course. (;
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[More] marker and crayon fanart for my roommate!
We came up with Batgirl, Inc when we were talking about DC's New 52. I haven't read much of Stephanie Brown as Batgirl, but I hope she sticks around once Barbara takes over again. Also, the Powerpuff Girls rule your school, hence:
I need more friends that like comics. Preferably more of the stuff I don't read as often, so I have an excuse to draw more varieties of fanart (:
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Yeah okay, I REALLY need to post more, I know. But I have things to do, you know?
It turns out I won't be able to enroll at the Maine College of Art this year. Total letdown. The reason I can't go is because, despite a HUGE scholarship and tons of grants/loans, I couldn't get a co-signer for a private loan to pay the $4k/year leftover difference. A measly four or five grand out of 30k a year. It's very depressing and has really done a number on me emotionally. My disappointment, along with a few other personal hurdles, has made my summer a bit gloomy.
I still aim to go next year. It just means I have plenty of time to apply for more scholarship money and perhaps build credit so I don't even need a co-signer!
In the meantime, it's workworkwork for me, with some time for drawing once in a while!
Of course I continue to draw lots of Hellboy...
& Valve's Portal 2 fanart.
One of my favorite NES games is Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers. It competes with Mega Man 2 for my #1. I always enjoyed the show, but I'm not sure how much I'd like it now. With all the recent Netflix re-discoveries of old cartoons, I have only watched a few that I still find amusing.
My roommate Mick likes Zatanna. Unfortunately, with DC's New 52 next month, she no longer has her own title. I drew him a picture to comfort him.
Also, I love Catwoman.
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Lately I feel like I do more drawing for signs at work than in my free time. This wouldn't at all be a bad thing...if I made a lot more signs! I really have trouble sitting down and getting art done when I work every day. Most of my free time is taken up by my desire to relax. And eat. I eat a lot of food.
Here are some signs I've made lately for the comic store!
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