A Return? Hopefully

So according to the last time stamp on this blog, my last post was made in December 2013

It’s now January 2015 so I feel that it’s rather overdue for an update

As a general update on myself? I’m doing pretty well, I’m in the second year of my HND Animal Science program, and during the summer of 2014 I picked up a bit more volunteering work and I’m posted in a Lemur Walkthrough enclosure at a local zoo and it’s been pretty fun. Also funnily enough as part of ‘enrichment’ work on my course we get to do practical work at the same zoo so that’s been interesting. I even got to get up close to a snow leopard.

Drawing wise? I seem to be getting back, slowly. Around the end of December for some reason my urge to draw did come back and more specifically working on drawing with my tablet rather than sketching and scanning. And so the following are a few bits I’ve draw up.

This, had quite a long time before it was finished, I started it September and finished it up in December, this is something for a really cool and talented person I know from Tumblr known as ‘karanan‘ online  from the SWTOR fandom (seriously go look at her stuff) the character on the left is a ‘second gen’ swtor character, Axi Revel, a smuggler/sometimes pirate depending on whose definition you’re going on the kid of my Sith Inquisitor, Lyee and the in game ‘Love Interest’ Andronikos Revel, and Nan’s character on the right is one Roscoe Siscovin his Imperial Agent character, and these two have been causing some chaos together fpr a little while and have been having a great time doing so.

Lira, a ‘second generation’ SWTOR character of mine that is the daughter of my smuggler Fira and the in game ‘love interest’ Corso Riggs, who grows up to become a doctor

The one, the only, Hellboy

A little something I drew for a good friend of mine I know through the swtor community on Tumblr. The green guy on the left is my Miralian Jedi Knight, Sylarvi and on the right is my friend’s Human Jedi Knight, Karuki

So hopefully, 2015 continues to be a return to my ‘old self’ when it comes to drawing, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Sketchapalooza

Got some more sketches, been somewhat productive as of late. And I really am running out of titles for these sketchdump posts.
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Pen doodle of a not very impressed looking female dwarf
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Playing around with the idea my Zabrak Trooper, Tirese on SWTOR has more than just the face tattoos, this is supposed to incoporate the galatic republic logo
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More SWTOR stuff, the zabrack (left) is Yavara, the Twi’lek (right) is Sharo. Yavara is the aunt of my trooper, she fell in with Sharo who at the time was a cantina dancer for a minor crime boss, Sharo decided she had enough so with Yavara’s help she left. They are now a part of the crew of Sharo’s brother, Rylev.
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Concept/sketch of one of the characters from the project I’m working on. This is Willow ‘Will’ Marcks. She’s a revamp of an older, not used much character of mine. Will helps out Asilia during the story as she is the more ‘streetwise’ one. What she is waring is fairly typical lower class clothing. As I mentioned women wearing trousers isn’t that out of the ordinary for ‘lower class’ citizens. As it’s a practicality issue.
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And to cap it off (well it is nearly Valentine’s Day I can get away with drawing this sort of stuff) some fluff of Torian Cadera with my Chiss bounty hunter Zanearo. Referenced from an image I saved ages ago but can’t find a source for, it is orginally from Tumblr though.

Start of the Year

Okay so start of the new year, let’s hope this one continues being productive.

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Ponies to start. G4 Diamond Rose. I brought her recently and though she was quite pretty. According to her backcard she likes to ‘shop on holiday’ so maybe she’s enjoying a trip to Manehatten?
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The new Hobbit film brought this character back to my mind. She was one I played in a rather short lived LOTR rp. Her name is Arabella or ‘Ella’ for short. She’s an adventerous young Hobbit and she wants to explore. She’s also a really good baker, cakes are her speciality.

Also, I have some avatars I owe people from a DA contest sketched so those should be up soon.
Still waiting to hear back from work, I really hope I’m not left hanging too long.

Something New

There’s something very important in this post…
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New art, not ‘stuff from a while ago’ or ‘something I’m still working on’ actual new stuff.
I’m sending out some candy to a friend online in exchange for some art work, it’s for her boyfriend who loves chocolate so she was asking if people could send her stuff so he could get something different that they don’t have where she is. She asked me if I could find a Dr Who postcard, no such luck so I drew one instead.
The TARDIS is suprinsgly hard to draw despite the fact it’s a box
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The one sketch I did during the ‘work academy’, some random short haired scarred up warrior, I need to learn how to draw armour and whenver I draw blades they come out wonky. :/
And yes as you may have noticed, I changed my watermark. My old one was well showing its age and actually isn’t always idea as it’s kind of big, this one is hopefully more compact, I decided against my deviantart url on it as my art ends up in more places now
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Trade: Sunset

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Finished it, the trade I was doing with Sunset on the MLPArena. This is her half

I had fun with this, shading was a PITA though for some reason, tried out using ‘Linear Burn’ rather than multiply, didn’t use grey and reduced the layer opacity. Textures were added as I felt the background did look rather plain, I like the look kind of reminds me of a vintage postcard.

Now just to keep moving and motivating myself and we should be good.

Sundae Stripes

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Sundae Stripes
Oh look a pony.
Well, this is for a contest running on the arena, someone used a pony generator to make up six ponies and we had to pick two and design their foal.
This is Sundae Stripes, or Sunny for short. She likes to wear scarves, can make magical bubbles and likes to eat icecream.
This was also a good break from my second Celidah picture, I redrew it in the end pose wise and now thats causing problems as somehow part of it came out crooked so I’m trying to fix that and it was getting to the point I was annoyed at the screen.

Anyway Sunny was fun to draw and colour, gave me a chance to play with some colours I don’t usually seem to use. Especially yellow that never seems to factor into my work much.

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way…

So I managed to get myself to my scanner and then to my desk. Here’s quick explantion of where I was sitting

So yeah, not the easiest place to negociate into.
But anyway, here’s the art.
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Sketch of ‘Flame Princess’ from Adventure Time, I’m still not sure quite what I think of the show, but it’s pretty cool and the latest episode with her was rather cute
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Whilst I was out and about, I met this adorable puppy who decided that she wanted a feather, hence this
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Random doodling of Clipper, idea is that she’s someone who likes to daydream hence this.
And two WIPs
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Started one of my Ceilidah pieces. I’ve found I can now pretty much just about ‘draw’ free hand with the tablet, this picture needed a lot of tweaks mainly with hands and adding in creases.
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Okay, so this is a sketch I showed earlier, I’ve been wanting to work on this image for a while, but knew I needed to make some adjustments to it, turned out to be a few extra, but this will have to wait until the two Celidah pieces are done.

I have the sketches of my ‘revists’ done but they’ll have their own post. 😉

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