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A Bulk Update

Sorry for going missing for so long! Sometimes I let scanning and editing my images for the site get way behind. But yesterday, I met someone, and was very inspired to get my act in order! These are all from months ago, but they might be new to you, depending on if you've seen my actual sketchbook or not. So enjoy!

Colleen in a Swimsuit: Except for that one hand, I love how this came out. Need to practice my digits. Still, fun!Colleen in a Swimsuit: Except for that one hand, I love how this came out. Need to practice my digits. Still, fun!

 

Colleen at the Airport: Colleen at the Airport. Not my favorite, but working with a slightly smaller, full page character.Colleen at the Airport: Colleen at the Airport. Not my favorite, but working with a slightly smaller, full page character.

 

Roxanne in the Wind: Roxanne in the Wind. I think this came out wonderfully!Roxanne in the Wind: Roxanne in the Wind. I think this came out wonderfully!

 

Border Collie A #1: Working on new characters. Poor girl, she doesn't even have a name yet! But she does have a pretty dress...  This came out quite well, I think. And today I learned this version of Drupal can't support the # sign in file names. Lovely. Well, actually, I guess that does make sense, when you think about it, what with HTML and all. But sanity checking the inputs, anyone? Protect me from myself, damnit!Border Collie A #1: Working on new characters. Poor girl, she doesn't even have a name yet! But she does have a pretty dress... This came out quite well, I think. And today I learned this version of Drupal can't support the # sign in file names. Lovely. Well, actually, I guess that does make sense, when you think about it, what with HTML and all. But sanity checking the inputs, anyone? Protect me from myself, damnit!

 

Border Collie A #2: Border Collie A again. She's gotten very... fluffy in this take. I kinda like it. Still tweaking.Border Collie A #2: Border Collie A again. She's gotten very... fluffy in this take. I kinda like it. Still tweaking.

 

Sarah Playing Videogames: Sarah in her natural habitat.  Now this is what I'm talking about.  Got her mousy characteristics down!  And her nerdy ones, too, I hope ;).  The pose is good, too.Sarah Playing Videogames: Sarah in her natural habitat. Now this is what I'm talking about. Got her mousy characteristics down! And her nerdy ones, too, I hope ;). The pose is good, too.

 

A Dolphin for Dawn: A request/gift for my friend Dawn. I've never drawn a dolphin before, but I think it came out pretty well. Dolphins are funny looking when you look at them closely... but then again, I tend to say that about almost every animal I draw for the first time ;)  I know, dolphins don't have eyelashes or, for that matter, tail rings. But this one does. So deal with it! ::laughs:: I will say, this was fun to do!A Dolphin for Dawn: A request/gift for my friend Dawn. I've never drawn a dolphin before, but I think it came out pretty well. Dolphins are funny looking when you look at them closely... but then again, I tend to say that about almost every animal I draw for the first time ;) I know, dolphins don't have eyelashes or, for that matter, tail rings. But this one does. So deal with it! ::laughs:: I will say, this was fun to do!

 


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Roxanne against Wall

Roxanne against Wall

Another picture that's not my favourite, although it's better than the previous one. I was going through a difficult drawing period; kind of like writer's block.

There is a famous adage that goes, "Only the pure of heart can make great soup." I kind of feel the same way about drawing; if my mind can't focus on the work, if I get antsy, impatient, overly distracted, or my mind is just in a different mood, the whole thing just doesn't really work.

That said, this didn't come out terribly or anything, just not my favourite. I liked the idea of this one, however.


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Roxanne at Table

Roxanne at Table

Ooooh boy. I think I'm gonna need a new category for this one... "least favourites?" Something like that. But I do like to share the images that don't come out all that well as well as those that do so... here we are!

I guess that's not entirely fair. I actually had given up on this drawing very early on for being unsalvagable (it was still in blue lines at that point). The angle seemed wrong... everything seemed wrong. But with some encouragement I came back to it and finished it off. It's funny, it's the eyes more than anything else that came out wrong. Still, practice, live, and learn.


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Sloane on a Laptop

Sloane on a Laptop

Sloane, on a laptop.

I have to say, at first I didn't like this drawing; felt weak technically and also a tad out of character for Sloane. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. Certainly it's in character, if a moment out of nowhere. Could've used less rushing towards the end. ::slaps hand:: Bad fox! Take your time drawing! Sharpen your pencils!


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Colleen with Beer

Colleen with Beer

Colleen, sitting in a restaurant. Waiting... for you?

I like the headband look. I'll have to come back to it some time.


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Sarah blushing

Sarah blushing

Sarah, blushing and looking at the floor.

I think this picture captures her personality well, too, and also fleshes out her fur pattern and the fact that, yeah, she's a mouse and all that. Still not perfect, but working on it. The only thing that really bothers me about this picture is her eyes... kinda feels like I caught her mid-blink. Wanted her to be looking at the ground shyly. ::kicks in frustration:: Welp, that's learning, can't always be perfect!


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Sarah, looking shy

Sarah, looking shy

Another new character! Oh, my! Meet Sarah, the nerdy but friendly mouse!

Having fun coming up with new personas to draw. If I have to admit it, I find this drawing kinda "eh;" it's partly that I haven't drawn a rodent in way to long! I still think it captures her personality well. More of her to come, too!

BTW, if you haven't already, check out her necklace. I have to get me one of those!


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Sloane, sitting back

Sloane, sitting back

Sloane, sitting back. This was probably even *more* fun to draw then my first Sloane drawing!

Fleshing out the character a little, in small details. Came out really well, with one exception. I didn't notice this until the day after I drew her, but I gave her a Collie tail! ::slaps forehead:: Yikes! It does look good on her, and I wasn't super convinced by my earlier wolf tail, but I don't know... we'll have to see. Still kinda embarrassing ;-)


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Sloane is (nearly) Indecent

Sloane is (nearly) Indecent

It's time for a new character! I present to you... Sloane! The slutty, goth wolf!

No slut-shaming inteaded, it's just how I imagined her when coming up with her... ::blushes:: Very self confident, distinctive style, and, um... large... More of her to come!

Quite happy how this came out, especially for a first attempt at a character. I know her species (beyond "some kind of dog") is a little vague, but coloration would help. You know, if I could ever be bothered. I must admit, this drawing was probably way too much fun...

Also, /s/really/nearly in the title, if you'd prefer...


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Colleen on Laptop

Colleen on Laptop

Colleen, browsing the web.

This came out really well, I think! Still playing with her hair.


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