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Published: May 13, 2020
Location  Home Office
© 2020 erosarts
Felt like doing this.

I grabbed the template from LeLumy's link to somebody named Olivine on Twitter (I took off the part that says "Just like it used to be on DeviantArt" because I'm still here):

Fun facts: That is my second attempt at a self-portrait for this meme.  The first one is more realistic, and way more depressing.  The background colors are the actual colors of the room my office exists in these days; a couple of years ago we moved my daughter to the upstairs so she'd have more space and privacy, and now I use her "baby" room, which we never repainted.  It has alternating pink and green stripes and a white chair rail.
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Oh, you got that Excelsior-look! I like it, true believer!
"Lon"...that's a short form of Alfonse, yeah? "Noble and ready"! It's a royal name!

I also lean more toward original works rather than fan-art! It will forever exile me to the lonesome, dank corners of the internet, but at least I'll be doing what I love!
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

Name history suggests that Lon is short for Alfonse, but I don't think that's what my mother had in mind, because she said she got it from the old silent film actor (and his son) Lon Chaney; that she just heard the name, and thought it sounded "neat." Although she probably would've used some word besides neat -- like "beautiful" or some such, and I don't really think of Lon as a "beautiful" or "pretty" name. It is kind of cool to be named after the guys who first brought the characters of the Wolfman and the Phantom of the Opera to the screen, though; and he was even on Scooby Doo once.

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Nice one! I like it! :-)
Out of curiosity, where is the original, more depressing version? :laughing:
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

The drawing is on a piece of scratch paper on the back of some comic notes, somewhere. It'll probably make its way to the trash sooner or later. It's not like I need it for anything.

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FreihaHobbyist Digital Artist

I must say: It's pretty accurate (judging from what I know :D )

Love your self-portrait. I'd never imagined you had a mustache and blond hair :giggle: I always pictured you with brown hair. Don't know why. :D

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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

Are you referring to the parts about girls, architecture and landscapes? Because I hope it's not evident how much I hate drawing buildings and landscapes, given how often I actually draw them. I put a lot of effort in on them, too; they just wind up reminding me a lot more of "work" than the rest of the things I could be drawing. :)

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FreihaHobbyist Digital Artist

Don't worry :D I thought your backgrounds are pretty cool. In fact, I thought you liked doing backgrounds cause the one in the Nicola and Flora artwork is pretty good :)

I'm on the same page with you, though. I like doing backgrounds but it's so much more exhausting than drawing characters :lol:

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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

I was experimenting with the background I produced for that picture. I've done a LOT of experimenting with backgrounds. Ideally, they suggest place and atmosphere and take almost no time to produce, but I have not managed that feat very often.

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FreihaHobbyist Digital Artist

I feel that, too.

All of it xD I usually spent waaaay too much time on the backgrounds. If you treat them like characters they are less annoying. But still annoying :lol:

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jerrie46Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah, the artist behind the great work!!!:)
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

I'm not really so much an artist, as a collection of human cells behind a pen. :)

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LeLumyHobbyist General Artist
Whaaaaa amazing! Ow ow right you did comics for works! Ha so cool!Happy 
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

Come on, now. It certainly isn't "amazing!" ;)

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Sure is!Hamtaro Hamster Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] 
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Note to self. Go easy on landscapes and architecture in future scripts. ;)

Don't worry. I have a pink room that I didn't repaint as well. It was the previous owners' baby room for their little girl. Now it's my comic storage and catch-all room.
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

Your work is pretty much NEVER about the landscapes and buildings. Every time those drawings appeared in your comics, it's because I took it upon myself to include them, I think. :)

(Fisherman's Wharf; the Transamerica Pyramid)

Even then, the drawings weren't about those places. Those places just needed to be something a person could recognize. It's not like you ever tortured me the way I did myself with the "Magical Girl Over Kansas City" drawing.

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That was a cool drawing of good ol' KC though!
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Very interesting! Fun to see your tastes. A bit surprised to see you prefer the group pictures over the solos! 

Hopefully some of my comms have been "unexpectedly weird" for you to draw ;)

Will certainly keep this all in mind for the future!
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erosartsProfessional Traditional Artist

I don't know that I "prefer" pictures of groups, but I feel like my comics have a lot of group-shots in them, and I think stories benefit from having a lot of interactions pictured. So... I think it's a strength. Maybe I'm wrong.

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