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Mistakes January 21, 2017

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I have a problem with perfectionism. Not with other people’s work, just my own. It causes a lot of stress and impedes my work, and it impacts everything I do. Chopping vegetables. Parking the car. Doing my daughter’s hair. And, of course, it greatly impacts my creative endeavours.

So, in an effort to fight my perfectionism, I challenged myself this week to do some art entirely in pen – no underlying pencil sketch, thumbnailing, studies, or other preparatory work allowed. And in an additional effort to embrace those mistakes, I’m sharing what I drew this week just as it is, no image manipulation involved.

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An autumnal interlude October 16, 2016

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Pictures taken 10 October 2016 in Huntsville, Ontario. The third image is the only one with any post-processing done to it (and I’m still not that happy with it, but I am only using my tablet’s built-in image editing).

Playtime March 29, 2016

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Up until last weekend, I hadn’t been picking up my camera much this year. Which is incredibly unfortunate, as late last year I was given an external flash and my indoor photography quality has skyrocketed as a result, though I am still learning how to use it.

However, yesterday I did an impromptu photo session and took a few (dozen) shots while my cat was feeling playful, so here are the best ones. I hope you enjoy them.

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2015 art update September 3, 2015

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In short, I still haven’t done much of it. However, in my typical way, I have done a bit of dabbling, and at times perhaps I have been doing more drawing than much of the time over the past few years, even if it is just sketches. The beginning of the year, in particular, saw me picking up the sketchbook a little more frequently:

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 I have also done some character designs on my tablet:

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More recently, after having the materials for upwards of a couple years, I finally tried my hand at some proper wire wrapping:

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And finally, earlier this year I upgraded to a proper DSLR camera, with which I am very pleased:

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New art: November May 12, 2011

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Playing with markers.  November from the catgirl calendars I used to do.

Also, I’ve gotten some more wonderful fan art for Aurius:

 

Sketch backlog the third March 23, 2010

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It’s not much of a backlog anymore, nor is it necessarily all sketches, but I have a streak going.  Why not keep it up?  (I’ll post some writing soon.  I swear.)

Walking home last week, I saw someone in our neighbourhood walking a dog with really pretty markings that reminded me a bit of African wild dogs, and I wanted to draw it.

Our cat Tux, drawn from life last September.

Concept sketch for a larger piece.  I have a very vivid picture in my mind of how this one’s going to look, but alas, I don’t think I’ll have the chance to work on it for some time, so I threw down some quick colour a few minutes ago to try to keep the image fresh.  Unfortunately, it’s only making me want to work on the final version of it more.  C’est la vie.

Obviously not a sketch, this is a progress image of a picture I worked on this weekend.  The sketch was done about three years ago, though I couldn’t work myself up to painting it until now.  I have about three hours’ more work on this one done now, but I do have priority art I should really work on first, so I’m not sure when it’ll be finished.  It will be, though, undoubtedly, and hopefully before too long.

2010 catgirl calendar! December 2, 2009

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New art:

Cover image for the catgirl calendar, featuring November, August, April, and January/February (depending when the Chinese new year begins).

The 2010 catgirl calendar is now on sale!  Visit the website to order your copy today!  Remember, this is the LAST catgirl calendar I will be making, so if you want to get one, now’s your last chance!

Pining for summer October 3, 2009

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New art:

June image for the 2010 catgirl calendar, and that means that all calendar months are now complete!  Stay tuned for the cover image, when the calendar will go on sale.

All dressed up September 20, 2009

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New art:

At last, the next image for the 2010 catgirl calendar, January.

Big stretch July 10, 2009

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New art:

The finished bookmark for my mother-in-law.  The real thing was my first try using clear contact paper to laminate art and it worked out really well.  I just may have to make some bookmarks for Fan Expo in Toronto next month.