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2012 Summary of Art

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Oh gosh I sense a long description ahead. That's because there's stuff in here I've never posted anywhere!!! ;o;

Most of this stuff you've seen, but I've kept a crap-ton of sketches carefully tucked away on my hard drive because they all relate to my original story, with my astronauts who go to Mars. I'll kinda take you month-by-month here really quick to explain the stuff you haven't seen!

I posted all the art from January here. I was still doing mainly fan art (that only really phased out for a couple months), and I try to manage a picture of Rowan at least once a year for his birthday. Let's see if I still follow through with that come January 7 this coming week :V

The two people you see in February are two of my astronauts, Sara and Altair. I believe you might have already met Altair quite a few years ago, but he's changed a LOT since then. This was the year that I was finally able to nail down a solid design for him, as well as the rest of my Mars crew. I kinda found his real-life counterpart, Mark Pontius, drummer for Foster The People, so I reference photos of him quite often when I draw Altair. I threw in a sketch and also a finished portrait of both here.

March has a couple more sketches from my original story: Altair's wife Trysha, with one of their two sons, Tobin. Another one of my astronauts, a Japanese astronaut named Daryll. A little sliver of my first full crew picture (since the crew's redesign), only showing the commander, Kyle, with Altair.

April, I drew Foster The People, which I posted. The second sketch is of Pierre, suited up in a Gemini-style suit, screaming at the top of his lungs for dear life. It's a long story. :XD: A full portrait of Altair's family - his wife Trysha and their two boys Tobin and Ethan. Also a better sketch of Tobin there. (I do draw Ethan too, I swear.)

May has a couple things I've posted, including that sketch of Hiccup and the painting of Sam Bell from Moon. I also drew former NASA Flight Director, Gene Kranz, and started on another Moon-related drawing (far right) that I never finished because I got overwhelmed with the lighting.

The first sketch in June is of my last two astronauts, Toby and Sam, working on some kind of payload. That last sketch of Alfredo was never published because I hated it.

You've seen everything from July through to November, so I'll just skip there.

The last two sketches here are works-in-progress that I hope to finish. The first one on the right is of Horst's parents, Daisie and Mallory. I really wanted to have that finished by December 21 (Horst's birthday), but you can see I never followed through. The last sketch is of Mabel, in her war gear, based loosely off some great WWII-era Resistance photos I found.

I squeezed four out of six of my astronauts in that third slot in December (it was the only way it would fit), from the picture I was telling you about in my last journal. Top to bottom, left to right, Toby, Sam, Altair, and Kyle. Absent are Sara and Daryll. You can see how much they've changed from the first times I drew them again earlier this year! The full image is on my alternate tumblr, if you want to see it. I probably won't be posting it here.

So yeah!!! Sorry if I bored you here. :V I am SUPER proud of myself for all the progress I made this year. I remember making a promise to myself at the end of 2011 that I was going to make up for all the art I didn't draw last year, and I believe I made up for it - probably two times as much as I thought I would! ;u;

I only hope I have as much drive to draw as much, if not more, this coming year. Thanks again for all of your continued support, even when I post stuff that you don't really care about. Y'all are awesome and super supportive anyway!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :heart: :hug:

~VinDeamer

All non-copyrighted characters shown here belong to me, and are expressly mine! They are NOT to be used in any way without my permission!!
Other copyrights go to Pixar, DreamWorks, and Valve... and whatever company produced Moon. I can't remember. :V
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MU-Cheer-GirlHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! These are all so amazing. I love all your work; it has improved so much!

I might consider using this template for my art summary. It gives me the option of showing multiple works from one month! This even gives me the opportunity to post some of my book pages from Graphic Design!
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That's kind of why I picked this template this year, because I did so much art!! You should definitely do it, too! I'd love to see more of the work you did for Graphic Design!

Thank you very much, I'm really excited about all the improvement!! ;u; Have a very happy New Year! God bless!! :hug:

~VinDeamer
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You're very welcome, and God bless you too! =D
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gizmo01Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy New Year :D
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SaraPlutonium Digital Artist
thank you!! and to you, too!

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've got some awesome work! i love it, and hope you continue! keep it up!!! :heart:
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SaraPlutonium Digital Artist
eeee thank you so very much!! I will certainly try to this coming year!! :hug:

~VinDeamer
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whos-the-lemon-now-4Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!! :D
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:) You've done some truly wonderful art this past year, Vin.
And I sure hope you can continue with your work next year! :huggle:

:hmm: But why do you hate that Alfredo sketch you made last June? Looks pretty fine to me.
And who's the blond kid wearing glasses you did in the same month?
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thanks! I hope so, too. I'm hoping I don't get into an art slump now that the year has ended, because that tends to happen, and I haven't been sketching as much as I was toward the latter part of the year. :V

Oh that was a silly sketch of a humanized Wheatley that I drew a while back, I drew three of them. I posted it here. and idk, just something about Alfredo's face in that sketch annoys me. I'm so particular about drawing him. :XD: everything has to look just right or it doesn't look like him to me, idk. I'm a perfectionist and I'm weird :V

~VinDeamer
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Now that I think about it, that human Wheatley looks kinda cute :giggle:
You've done a good job drawing him!

Well, I also hope you can keep doing more Alfredo drawings next year, so that you can improve on drawing his face each time, and because I really like this guy :XD:
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aww haha thanks, it was actually based on *Bonka-chan's design for a human Wheatley. =P

I will probably be drawing Alfredo for the rest of my life. :XD: okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but after one of my original characters (the astronaut Altair, in fact!), Alfredo is probably THE most-drawn character out of all the things I draw. ;o; I just love him and his face to pieces and he's so fun to draw. :heart:

~VinDeamer
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=D I'm just glad that you like (well, love, in your case =P ) him as much as I do, then!
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