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Desert Transport Concept 1
My sister and I were listening to a fair amount of concept art talks on youtube and we challenged each other to make some concept art together! She made some and I made my own, then we compared and figured out which would fit best for the story intended. This one was not a winner, but I had a lot of fun making it and doing the research necessary to create a believable desert transport animal ^^

I sketched this in my sketchbook with a mechanical pencil and then scanned it. 
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Cat Study
I found an image a while ago of this cute cat jumping through snow and had to draw it ^^ I unfortunately can't find the reference image; I did this drawing about two years ago. I just remember I found the image on Pinterest xP

I drew this in my sketchbook, then scanned and traced over it in Adobe Photoshop. (I made the mistake of drawing using marker on the other side of the paper, then the marker showed through to the cat drawing... ugh...so that's why I redid it in photoshop)
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Lichenstein Style Self Portrait

Project 3 of Computer Applications: Self Portrait in Lichenstein style.

It was nice making something comic like again ^^ Not a huge fan of Lichenstein, but it was nice to try something different. I enjoyed making the feathers, I love texture ^^

We were required to trace over a photo of ourselves in adobe illustrator, add color, then use the original image to create color halftones on photoshop to provide the dotty shading effect that Lichenstein used. 

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Dnd Clown Illustrator Version
Our second Computer Apps class project was to create an anime styled character using Adobe Illustrator... with only the pen tool.

I swear there was so much rage in that class room about using only the pen tool that students openly defied the teacher and used the brush tool instead. You do not tell animators to draw using the pen tool.

I just found an old character I made a while ago that would be easier to trace with the pen tool. It's easier when you don't have to think about colors, everything is just black and white. The professor specifically wanted us to use the pen tool so we would get more familiar with it (which I did need more practice with), so I complied. It is now a lot easier to use after all that practice.

Still wouldn't ever suggest using illustrator for painting anime characters. I totally like photoshop better... but maybe that's only because the pen tool isn't the right tool. There might be a better tool on that program that I haven't figured out yet. And I'm more of a painterly person than graphic design, which illustrator is geared towards, so I might be biased too.  
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Hairy Unicorns Growth Stages
More hairy unicorns, this time with concepts of various ages of the species. These concepts are intended for the use of my manga, A Heart of Diamond.
Yes, they have goatees xD

These were all drawn in a sketchbook with a mechanical pencil. 
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GUESS WHO JUST PUBLISHED A BEGINNER'S INTRO TO MANGA FANART CLASS!!!!!!! ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehe ok I'm super stoked, I've been working like crazy on this (my family can all testify, hehe) and I finally got it finished! Now who's ready to learn how to draw manga?! Click the link below and begin the class! It's a project based class and you can take this class at your own pace since all the lessons are pre-recorded. I'll show you how to draw by showing you the process of how I make manga through the project format of the class and then you'll get your chance after you watch the class to make your own project to show that you've practiced and mastered the skill. Then you'll post the project into the project gallery, and as always, you're all welcome to ask questions if you have any. For those that enroll in this class, I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed preparing this class ^^
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Rachel
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Hello! I'm Platyadmirer, a fellow digital artist. I like to make art. A lot.
I usually make art based on these three categories: Fantasy(usually with dragons), Manga/Anime, and Visual Storytelling.
My style varies, but a mix of illustration and manga/anime would best describe what I like to create in my art.
I stream on Twitch when I can. I also make manga! My manga is called A Heart of Diamond and I'm the happiest little clam when I'm making it ^^ However, it is on hiatus at the moment and probably will be for a while.
I use Adobe Photoshop CC for all my digital art and have taught workshops on it. I'm very familiar with the program and am starting to use it to build my art portfolio. Since I've gotten the hang of it, it's time to start making the art that I want to be making a living off of ^^ I just wish I had more time to paint on photoshop... but then again, that might mean I'd be glued to a screen all day everyday if so xD
If anyone has any questions about photoshop or how I make/do things, you're all welcome to ask ^^ I love helping people, and photoshop is hard so there's no shame in wanting to know more about how to work technology (it took me forever to learn how to use it T.T )
Anyway, why am I here typing this up when I can be making art?! zooms on over to photoshop
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Photoshop is sooooo cool :D
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I picked the best name ever, no one else has it ^^
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Vesenia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Here is the link to my manga we talked about so you don't have to search for it :D
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Platyadmirer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Lol I went looking for it anyways xD I found the facebook page, but couldn't find the manga. then I remembered that you said you'd link the manga to me xD 
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Vesenia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha its okay that is something I would do too!
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Platyadmirer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Is chapter two on your deviantart too? 
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Vesenia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello its me from the stream!
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Platyadmirer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! ^~^ Keep up the good work!
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Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
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Platyadmirer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :happybounce: 
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Estheryu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!Love
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