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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Dec 4
  • United States
  • Deviant for 6 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I'm a Japan-o-phile, craft-o-holic, and I always have a project brewing.

Places you can find me:… (though I don't create many tweets)

My comic - Bane of the Shadow

Dirk Gable - a fun comic that I color for Marckette.

Note to those asking for points: I won't respond. Seriously.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO FAVORITE MY WORK! If I don't give a personal thank you I hope you'll forgive me. I'm trying to buckle down and create more work you'll hopefully like too. :)

No need to thank me for giving faves, etc. Save your time instead and keep making great art! :)

Favourite Visual Artist
MC Escher, Sparth, Jon Lock, AlectorFencer, Phobs, TeaKitsune, ZestyDoesThings
Favourite Movies
Charade, Thor, Pacific Rim, Star Trek (all), Tron (all), Hobbit
Favourite TV Shows
Person of Interest
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Anberlin, Woven War, Celldweller, Echoing Green, Tyr, Abney Park, Eisenfunk, Lindsey Stirling, Lunasa, Bastille, Zedd
Favourite Books
Discworld (all), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Children's Story, The Hobbit,
Favourite Writers
Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Judson Roberts, Tolkien
Favourite Games
Starfarers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Robo Rally
Favourite Gaming Platform
Board Games, and RPG (in person)
Tools of the Trade
Yarn!, loom, nalbinding needles, drawing pencils, PC and tablet
Other Interests
Japanese, nalbinding, spinning, weaving, archery, drawing, Viking age, trying contact juggling

Yay for Drawtober!

Yay for Drawtober!

Drawtober was placed just perfectly in my calendar this year. Right in between commitments. So hopefully I'll be able to draw quite a bit again this year. While I enjoy my other hobbies and teaching, it was lovely to just sit and draw.

I'm Inking a Panel!

I'm Inking a Panel!

For most people this isn't all that exciting.  But for me, this is huge - since it's taken me forever to get the page going.  I've had to go over it several times, fix tons of things, figure out if I want to shade or not, how I think I want my line art to be, etc. SOOOOO, so much to learn!   To see the first comic panel page start to become something real is just awesome! This week, I finished reading the DC Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics this week.  Pretty good, though it seems a tad dated on the RBG vs CMYK issue.  Still got alot out of it, though. Started reading Unnatural Talent and the DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics (more

3D Posable Models, Comic Podcasts, Etc.

3D Posable Models, Comic Podcasts, Etc.

I've been using the Mara 3d modeling apps on the android platform to help with shading in coloring and drawing. Today I found Pose Tool and Manga Pose Tool in google play for android.  Wow they are cool! You can move the models around and pose them (even the fingers). Then you can rotate them around and move the light sources.  Sweet! Took me about 5 minutes to figure it out. (I downloaded Daz3d too, but it looks much more complicated  - so I haven't played with it yet.) While I try to draw and color each day, I've been listening to comic podcasts. In addition to the ones I mentioned here. I've been listening to Comics Are Great, Palle Schmi

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JaimeBuckleyProfessional General Artist

Found you. Goodness this platform changed since I was on last!! Guess I better update stuff soon, eh?

HoshiBlue21Student General Artist
How are you?
I know is kind of early, but: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
have a great day!
Thank you so much for the :+fav:s on "flower #7" & "Pretty killer" :D
SKILLZ001Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
serge-fiedosProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav !
Eve-CProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for fav!
wildman9211Professional Filmographer
Thank u so much for +fav :happybounce: