Always wanted to do this because of funsies (and free art for you!!):
Give me a piece of your old character art and I’ll redraw it in my style.
— I won’t include backgrounds, just the pose!
— art from my end may be BW only
— dragons/draconic beasts preferred due to quick turnaround when I sit down to art
I don’t know if I’ll be able to get to any today, but at least I could get a head start on your requests by gathering them all. I usually do this to my own old art when I undergo an art block, but I’d rather open the option to you all!
Watch Dog’s ‘realistic’ mode is easy-pants. :v
Except cop chases. -hiss-
Whatre your thoughts on wolves and canines in general?
Overrated, honestly. But then again I’m someone far more oriented towards avians and reptiles than mammals. I’m very, very biased in this regard.
Human feet are the ugliest, but this bares the question - what feet are the prettiest?
::Edit: theropod and maniraptoran feets! End edit:: Avian and saurian digits are by far hands down my favorite. I don’t necessarily have a pinpoint favorite out of such a wide context, but I think it narrows it down all the same. :)
It’s super early in the morning and I’m wide awake. So here’s two little pet peeves/things I highly dislike (note: my opinions) that I’m going to share with you all! Feel free to message asking for more - I’m in a ‘poke the bear’ kind of mood. ;)
1 - human feet are perhaps one of the ugliest appendages on the planet.
2 - I will roll my eyes in utter disgust whenever I see a female dragon drawn with boobs (feral or anthro). Unless the dragon utilizes those mammary glands to suckle her young it’s a no bueno for me. There are plenty of alternative ways to portray femininity on a draconic/dinosaur/avian/reptilian character without over-sexualizing them. Don’t put boobs on birds. It’s. No. It’s so stupid. And weird. Ew.
Ask is open. I’m happy to hold private convos for those who don’t want public commentary. Poke the bear if you wish. ;D
Jotting this down before I forget! I had another dream FILLED to the brim with dream aspects!! :D (no wonder I woke up at 1400, I didn’t want to wake up)
Igneous - her body resembled a chunkier version of one of my aetherians (complete with no eyes), but she was covered in plated segments that resembled a cooled lava flow with a smooth gunmetal finish. These segments could widen/open and exert an intense blast of heat as a defense mechanism. She was very quick to aid others, which seemed the theme of the dream - I was trying to track down a criminal that was burning people alive; I had to use all four forms due to their offensive and defensive properties. This particular dream aspect protected me from heat and flame as I searched burning buildings.
'Mantis' - next up I would transform into this lovely green and white aspect. She was the fastest one yet! I know she was insectoid from the parts I could make out. She had a bit of a plant design to her as well, she had a 'vine whip' thing going on, haha! She reminded me of an Ivysaur crossed with a Scyther. She was the aspect I'd use to tear shit down and get to people under wreckage, but she was also very quick to dole out the pain when confronting the criminal. A very vengeful aspect, almost completely bloodthirsty.
'Watcher' - this aspect was mostly used for aerial surveillance and travel. Think of a great sky-blue tiger with varying shades of deep blue stripes having the wings of a great eagle, and the midnight-mane of a lion complete with a noble mixture of lion and eagle visages. I don't recall having any emotional attachments to this aspect, she was incredibly stoic but her vision and movement detection was downright godly.
Dreamer made a return in this dream as the fourth! She turned into the huntress that she is and stalked the criminal for a long while. When he began to corner his final batch of victims she pounced down from her high perch to announce her presence (well, that was silent but her sudden guttural crowing vocals behind him set him aback and unnerved) — and then switched into Mantis. You can figure the rest!
So lots of aspects to draw! Too bad about Mantis being mostly a blur, though. Maybe I’ll see her again in a future dream. :)
To-Do in the future:
- Illustrated Lesser Aeryx workout sheet
— Sardi doing squats is the cutest thing
- several OC ref sheets that need updating
- several new ref sheets
- species sheets
- finish commissions
- Sardiryx ‘age timeline’ illustration
- Aeris World Map
- Regional detail maps
I never thought I wouldn’t be able to sleep from being too sore. What is happening. Definitely a first.
It was leg day yesterday.
- straight arm/leg bear crawls (two passes)
- pipe squats
- high knees
The Workout - 5 sets each (no breaks AT ALL)
- 25 full-bend squats
- 25 full-bend lunges
- 26 jump-squats (full-bend)
- 26 jump-lunges (full-bend)
- 400 meter sprints
And my SNCO was going EASY on us. He’s a beast.
It’s amazing how something so simple will have you begging, absolute begging, to be done. Try it! Unless you have knee injuries/issues. Then stay far away from this workout.
It’s been a few hours since PT and I still can’t stand up with ease. Or relax. Hnng, I stretched out so well too, whyyyy.
Tonight was a great success! 8V
Man, I can really tell that I’m super rusty though — simple things like tonal muscle bunching and certain angles made me flip the canvas horizontally multiple times because it’s just.. been that long since I’ve drawn. Period.
So far one character in the painting has been mostly fleshed out! Sempor - I’ll send a WIP your way once I’ve started refining the second. C:
Super excited, you guys!
I just stored about… 70+ images on my DeviantArt — but don’t fret! I haven’t deleted anything from my FA account. So if you want to see all of the images that I cross-posted (which is most of them) you can still find them there. C:
And with THAT I am about to sit down and start working on one of my big full illustration commissions (which is turning out really well!). Cx
Might stream, it depends entirely on whether or not my internet connection doesn’t fart out after a skype call.
Note to self for morning arts:
His name is Adolvogos.
/rubs hands together
Finally threw the new limited edition Rooster Teeth screened print onto the wall! :D
To my awesome surprise it turns out I nabbed no. 10/250!! Seriously, I was the tenth person to order??
It now resides next to my all time favorite lithograph — Mass Effect 2’s ‘Afterlife’ litho numbered at 39/200 and signed by the original concept artist (Derek Watts? I forget).
I need to put all of these in better frames. Things to do!
Though the judge stayed his ruling pending appeal, we celebrate this huge step forward. Equality FTW.
Too great of news not to share! My home state!
Just has to see past the stay/appeals, but all in all what a great push forward. :)