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So I've never submitted a journal on this account. That's okay; I created this account to re-submit my art from my old account which I removed in a fit of "fire dragon-itis." I get frustrated by my progress, or lack thereof, and sometimes just quitting feels better than acknowledging you've done nothing.

When I was in high school (early 90s) I used to draw every single day, without fail. On some days, I would produce upwards of two drawings. They were, in my estimation, very high school in terms of quality. I was, and remain, an amateur artist with hopes of one day producing a decent piece of art that matches what's in my head. This continued into my twenties, but slowed to a crawl when I hit my thirties. Part of this was an unfortunate divorce, but also I found it difficult to focus my head and mind to get art done. Essentially, I hit a rut, and instead of finding out why I was in the rut, I just floored the pedal and tried to drive straight out of the mud.

It didn't work. 

So here I am, looking at my art and realizing a few things.

  1. It feels good to draw again. Even if I'm not happy with my drawing, its damned good to just be drawing again.
  2. I probably should have bought a slightly bigger Wacom tablet. Ah well.
  3. I'm not entirely happy with GIMP as a drawing program, but I think I can make it work for now. Long term I should probably get a real program (I know my friend, :icondjake: will disagree, but a few demos I've watched of proper programs really impressed me).
  4. I really want a proper drawing dummy. Those BodyKuns are ideal - my old wooden dude just really doesn't cut the mustard.
  5. If feels really, really good to draw again.
I've also seen a lot of excellent stuff being produced by poser programs (I'm going to shout out :icontinythea:, who is doing a magnificent series at present). That would be fun to explore, but I have a feeling neither my MacBook Air nor my aging desktop computer will really handle the load those programs put on the PC.

Anyways, for anyone still reading, here is your No Prize. And if you're old enough to get that joke, welcome to the club.
April Oniel Teen Wolf
A picture of the illustrious April O'Neil from TMNT, drawn as a kind of "sexy Teen Wolf" vibe. Requested by :iconwerekatt: ; I'm not typically keen on doing requests, but I needed a kick in the pants to get my drawing going again. Thanks for the kick WereKatt.

I tried to do her a bit pinup style meets TMNT cell shading. As a personal note, April O'Neil was not one of my childhood crushes in terms of fictional characters. 

Now, this is what I would consider about basic sketch quality, and was 100% a learning piece for me. Even though I've had my Wacom tablet for 2 years, I've barely used it due to work/life imbalances. Now that the balance is on the road to correction, I hope to get my art moving again.

Wacom Tablet in GIMP on a MacBook Air.
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So I've never submitted a journal on this account. That's okay; I created this account to re-submit my art from my old account which I removed in a fit of "fire dragon-itis." I get frustrated by my progress, or lack thereof, and sometimes just quitting feels better than acknowledging you've done nothing.

When I was in high school (early 90s) I used to draw every single day, without fail. On some days, I would produce upwards of two drawings. They were, in my estimation, very high school in terms of quality. I was, and remain, an amateur artist with hopes of one day producing a decent piece of art that matches what's in my head. This continued into my twenties, but slowed to a crawl when I hit my thirties. Part of this was an unfortunate divorce, but also I found it difficult to focus my head and mind to get art done. Essentially, I hit a rut, and instead of finding out why I was in the rut, I just floored the pedal and tried to drive straight out of the mud.

It didn't work. 

So here I am, looking at my art and realizing a few things.

  1. It feels good to draw again. Even if I'm not happy with my drawing, its damned good to just be drawing again.
  2. I probably should have bought a slightly bigger Wacom tablet. Ah well.
  3. I'm not entirely happy with GIMP as a drawing program, but I think I can make it work for now. Long term I should probably get a real program (I know my friend, :icondjake: will disagree, but a few demos I've watched of proper programs really impressed me).
  4. I really want a proper drawing dummy. Those BodyKuns are ideal - my old wooden dude just really doesn't cut the mustard.
  5. If feels really, really good to draw again.
I've also seen a lot of excellent stuff being produced by poser programs (I'm going to shout out :icontinythea:, who is doing a magnificent series at present). That would be fun to explore, but I have a feeling neither my MacBook Air nor my aging desktop computer will really handle the load those programs put on the PC.

Anyways, for anyone still reading, here is your No Prize. And if you're old enough to get that joke, welcome to the club.

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Ian Fletcher
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WereKatt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
Happy birthday!!!
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Aedicina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks WereKatt!
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WereKatt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Thanks for watching me :)
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TheFelineAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the watch :3
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:iconking-of-monster-gods:
amazing style!
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Aedicina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you enjoy it - hopefully I can get some time soon to actually do some more drawings.
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:iconking-of-monster-gods:
It's a pleasure magical inspired magician! :D  
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