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Raina
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My Bio
Current Residence: Michigan, USA
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Sandisk - small, cheap, works well! Just don't put it through the washing machine.
Shell of choice: Turtle shell?
Wallpaper of choice: Nothing floral or paisley.
Skin of choice: My own.
Favourite cartoon character: Uncle Iroh

Favourite Visual Artist
Lots
Favourite Games
Final Fantasy VI, D&D, C:TL, C:TD, V:TM (WoD games)
Favourite Gaming Platform
The computer, a table, or maybe the floor.
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, random scraps of paper, Photoshop, Wacom Tablet
Other Interests
Art, RPGs, Animation

Updated Site and Things

Updated Site and Things

I've recently updated my website with a new layout. It's still in process, but it's come a long way. In other news, for ease of selling commissions I put together an Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/illustrationsbyraina To sum it up: I do character commissions. Single figure colored images run $40 Color/Painted busts/portraits run $30 Pencil drawings run $25-30 depending on what you want. Anything else, message and talk to me!

Improvement

Improvement

I made the mistake of looking at old art. Wow, even if I am nowhere near where I want to be? I've definitely made improvements.

Practice

Practice

In order to force improvement upon myself – kicking and screaming if necessary – I try to make a point to do a daily practice sketch. What I do is this: 1) Find a nice figure drawing. I like The Satorialist for this, and DeviantArt has some awesome stock art photographers for this purpose. I make the image big on my monitor, clear away  my keyboard, get out some printer paper, and then try to do a loose but accurate figure sketch. 2) When the sketch is complete as I'm going to get it, I'll scan that thing and bring it up in Photoshop, then open a copy of the original photo. I drag the sketch over the image, resize it, then adjust

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Null-EntityHobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
I was going to leave creeptastic comment, but I figured this would be creeptastic enough.
BaconetteHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+Watch: !!!

I love your art though!! hopefully you enjoy mine!
Howdy! Gosh your art is awesome. I noticed that many of your pieces are D&D related. Would you be interested in checking out # Dndeviants ? It's a D&D themed Deviant Art Group that's quite new and looking for members. Thanks!
shingworksProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the watch!
ScionofApoloHobbyist General Artist
Hey I was thinking Holly for the three of swords, what do you think?
I love your Tarot Card set, fav-ed them all. Great works :)