I was away from home but took a my sketchbook with me and managed to be extremely self indulgent when it came to drawing!
It was really nice to be able to give a bit of love to my own characters for once – I’ve actually been falling in love with my own art style recently; because I feel like I have been putting a lot of hard work into drawing lately and pushing my drawing in the direction I’d like to take it.
I know what I need to work on as well, which is always something worth knowing.
It feel really good to finally feel settled in what I am doing when it comes to artwork.
So here we have;
Amnion Bust – Amnion is a character I adopted aaaaaages ago from Boltbunny on Furaffinity. I don’t even have the original images of him anymore (sadface) and I’ve only recently remembered about him. He was a lot of fun to draw
Demitri – I’ve been thinking up an Alternative Universe for some of my characters which is set in the mental hospital PillsBrooke Hospital and all the characters there are seen through the eyes of Devon (Who is pictured next) and Demitri is the GP there, but seeing as Devon hates him, she sees him more of a vintage Dr/Sawbones.
Devon – All Glamfur’d and everything. I’ll write another post in a little bit about Glamfur~
I Zombie – I don’t remember when I last drew I Zombie; probably last time I saw Circus of Horrors. I was wondering how I could get him into the same AU mentioned above, what I could do to change him and honestly, the answer is nothing!! Story wise, I think he’s Devons psychologist and cause she thinks he is amazing, she sees him the way he has always been to me.
Jenn – Here she is with her old Jenntula look. Honestly, I just wanted to draw her hair that way again.
Jenn, in the worlds most hideous dress, a redraw from 2003
Jenn, on a date with Felix, who belongs to DrPStripes
Kronch Bust – An OC of mine, I adopted from Thiccs on dA
And a Bust of Mandy, also belonging to DrPStripes on dA
In other DeviantArt related news, I have been really pushing to try and get my 10K pageviews on there. I feel a bit bad that I deactivated my old/most used account on there which was near the 100k pageviews marks and I am desperately trying to play ‘catch-up’ with myself. So, if you have a spare minute and are inclined to help someone out, please pay my page a visit?
As always, commnts on here are greatly appreciated too~
This character came about purely due to DeviantArt’s llama badge thing it has going on!
I left a forum post, asking people to trade llamas, and one of my friends on dA, left an amusing comment about giving me a ‘slime covered llama.’ If you’re not aware, they’re into tentacles and that sort of thing; they’re an awesome person and I found it rather humorous, so I replied saying that I should make a character based upon the comment left.
So, they gave be a bit more description to go upon.
So, here we go, the start of sharing my anthro artwork with the ‘wider world’ as mentioned/promised in my previous post.
Also, a quick shout out to the person who commented on that post. Your worlds meant a lot to me and I’ve been thinking about them a lot. Sorry I can’t thank you in person, because I have no idea who you are from the name that was left! It’s got me scratching my head – but thank you regardless.
So, on with the pictures.
I’ve been doing a few ‘Redraws’ lately – where I take one of my older pictures and draw them again; using the same character – there have been some modifications to designs where some of the characters have changed over the years though.
They have been a lot of fun to do; because I was once told ‘You’ll never improve as an artist if all you do is copy other people.’ At the time I took the words to heart, because I was rather new on the anthro art scene and the person who told me was really popular at the time; I don’t think they understood the word influence! All I have really done with my anthro art since I started was copy poses from magazines and use “fashion” blogs/boards/pictures as inspiration for outfits.
So, here we are~
Hopefully, you can tell the original from the redraw!!
Looks like Photovember fizzled out for me; but I lasted longer than I thought I would.
It wasn’t for lack of enjoyment of taking photographs again, but more for the fact that it seemed so.. pointless. The aim was to introduce people to the world that I live in, but all I discovered that was I don’t stray much further than a 2 mile radius from my house. I go to toddler groups (where I wouldn’t take the camera anyway) and the local park; which, as wonderful as it is, I don’t think would make for great viewing for a whole month.
The other thing I realised was that I put more time and effort into drawing than anything else. It’s something that I rarely even think about posting up on here; unless I’ve not posted for several days/months and I really feel like I should post something. Anything!
Maybe I should change that, make the blog a hub for my characters and drawings as much as my deviantart account is?
I’ll schedule some stuff up and see how we get along.
I think there is some sort of ‘fear’ about opening myself up with my usual sort of art. It’s safe over on devArt, because I’ve been there so long and it’s what I know and the people I am friends with over there know me through my anthro/furry art. Here, it’s like opening up to the world; combining my ‘lives’ all together, but I think it’s time for me to do so.
Especially after realising that photography isn’t in me like it used to be – I draw this sort of thing very day, (more or less) and have done since 2003; so I really shouldn’t feel so concerned with opening up a bit more about it now. Who knows, putting it on my website might open up a few more doors for me.
For a quick introduction, Photovember is a challenge that has been put out on various social media platforms by Chris Frosin; a very talented photographer from the UK, who is one of the most cheerful and enthusiastic people ever. So when they presented the Photovember challenge (to take a photograph of your world everyday in November) I couldn’t resist the idea.
Though, looking back on it now, I feel a bit of a fraud. I’ve not picked any of my cameras in months and I think the last assessment I had of my photography hobby didn’t go down to well.
For the most part, I feel like photography is something that I need to ‘let go’ but something keeps drawing me back in, so I think this challenge will really help me sort out my thoughts on the hobby if nothing else.
So, photograph number 1
A theme I always enjoyed (and was heavily discouraged at Uni) was macro photography, getting in really close to something to see how light and shadows play on them. I also wanted to take something a bit symbolic for my first photovember picture – a lock and chain – to show how I feel about photography these days. A little trapped and locked in?
This was taken with my Sony Cybershot – a decent enough compact camera, but I really prefer my Canon Eos d20 (even if it is old now) as I prefer photographing through the lens rather than on a screen; but beggars can’t be choosers!
I’ll try my best with the challenge and see if I can find a ‘style’ that suits me again or maybe just enjoy the challenge for what it is.
Either way, I hope you join in and have some fun with it all.