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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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Super Llama: Llamas are awesome! (22)
My Bio
A life more ordinary.

Tools of the Trade
pencils, pens, and colored pencils, mostly.
Other Interests
drawing, writing, reading, bookcrossing, exploring, markeroni, swap-bot

Basic Drawing

Basic Drawing

I recently attended a nine-week Basic Drawing course at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia.  I posted entries after each session in my blog, including photos of my work.  I uploaded my favorites here to dA but this is everything.  Feel free to check it out, make comments, give suggestions.  Or just check out the entire set sans commentary.
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New Pursuits

New Pursuits

I've recently gotten into mailart, specifically handmade postcards.  I'm not sure what attracts me to it, but I can't seem to stop.  Maybe it's the "instant gratification" aspect - I can finish a postcard in an hour or two. When I make a postcard, I go through the following process: sketch with pencil on blank postcard, photocopy, ink, photocopy, color with colored pencils and/or pen, cut to size, affix to another blank postcard (with gluestick and scotch tape - I'm an amatuer), and send.  The first photocopy is in case I mess up the inking; the second to save me time if I (a) mess up the coloring, or (b) want to use the same base design mul
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First Post Yay

First Post Yay

I won't be updating this much, but I figure I might as well introduce myself.  I'm 26 years old (what's that, about 63 in internet years?), and work as an enginerd near Washington, DC, USA. I am a novice.  There is no denying that.  I have been drawing for most of my life, but only recently decided I wanted to learn how to draw well.  I joined dA with the hope of improving my skills, even if I get nothing more out of it than motivation to practice more. I draw with pencil.  That's it.  I've never learned to paint, use charcoals, or do amazing things with Photoshop.  I am also far too dependent on my eraser to attempt ink just yet.  Give me
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Hey there! Thanks for the watch. We hope you like the comic as it progresses!
Thanks for the :llama:! :hug:
AmbarJulietaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the llama ;)
JellyneauHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving 'Lords of Time' and Granddad Wilfred Mott'!!! :D
<3<3 Thank you for the Llama badge and the watch! It was nice meeting you at Katsucon and I hope to see you at more cons in the future!
FreeRangeKittensProfessional General Artist
thanks for the watch! :D
BelliunProfessional General Artist
Thanks for watching! Katsu was great!