Droplets

I’m slowly trying to introduce photography back in my life in one way or another – I am finding the juggling between being  an Illustrator/Artist, Mummy and Photographer a bit tricky; finding places to go where I can take the camera and my son is a challenge in itself, so I am always looking for little exercises we can do at home together with the camera.

Being a member of Bury Photographic Society has helped me feel better about things, because even if I don’t manage to get out with the camera myself, I still feel connected. Last week there was a pile of DVD/CD’s from Practical Photographer being given away and I grabbed a few that looked like they might be good fun or have interesting tips in them.

This was one of the techniques

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 Focal length: 55.0 mm
Exposure: 1/100
 ISO: 3600

Using droplets of water on a piece of glass (In our case plastic to make it toddler friendly) and photographing droplets in focus, keeping the backdrop blurred so the droplets show whats underneath (sweets!)

For a full, well explained tutorial on how to do this please go here

It was a fun little exercise and I’d like to go back over this image and do a few edits – take out some dirty spots that I have seen.

I think my son also enjoyed doing this, especially playing with the water and trying to steal the sweets! I’d like to give this another try with some stones/pebbles and see if the effect works just as well!

If anyone has any other tricks and exercises like this then please let me know? Things that can be made within a few minutes and with a youngster in tow!

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Nihilius Tybalt Portrait

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I wanted to make a quick portrait of my Dark Heresy Psyker – it’s been a while since we played any Dark Heresy, but it’s the one resource on my blog that keeps the punters coming back, so I thought I should do a little something for it.

That and the whiff on the air for our weekly RP group is that we’ll be picking it up again soon.

That and Witch Hunter, so I’ll have to draw my character for that sometime soon.

 

Darth Maul – Fan Art

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Oh my word!
Honestly, I really should do more full illustrations like this! They looks so much more… more!

I really like Darth Maul as a character and have done for the *longest* time!
I figured though that he is such a popular character, the last thing people wanted to see was my shitty rendition.
Then my art got a bit better, to the point I figured it was worth a shot at him.

That and drawing more dynamic poses is always going to be a win.
And backgrounds!

Yay
Practise~

Anyway, some rare fan art – which I really should do more of as well – of Darth Maul; the best thing to some out of The Phantom Menace and Star Wars impressive poster boy!
Zabrak tattoos are a bitch

Christina

 

I had this idea of making up some side characters for Carnivale Macabre: Nocturne – the main universe in which my characters live – and this is one of them.

Her name is Christina, she is a cleaner there and apparently a fan of Fallout!

It was fun coming up with a character that’s a bit different to the usual look for alligators – so many of them are just plain and green.

As for her name, I wanted something that was a bit more normal; she is just a side character and I don’t suspect I’ll be drawing a lot of her; she was great to come up with though~

Darth Maul

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I’ve wanted to do something with Darth Maul since the beginning of time; I only ever drew him one other time and that was way back in 2012 for a fund-raiser I did on facebook for Motor Neurone Disease. darth_maul_by_jennrushby-d5ebvgl
It was great too finally get to draw the best thing to come out of The Phantom Menace and it not be a complete botch!

I’ve been wanting to try doing more dynamic posing – which is really hard as I am somewhat stuck in a comfort zone currently; also facial expressions are still a bit tricky, but I’m working through both problems.

I’m going to have a bit of a play with this some more when I get the chance to get on the PC and draw – but I wanted to share this sketch on here especially because it is relevant too the whole ‘Fangirl’ aspect of the title.

I really should do more fan art of the objects of my fangirlly-obsessions as they actually feel pretty few and far between these days.

Cosplay Series #3: Emma Frost

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How ironic, youtube is playing me the song that always reminds me of Jenn x Wolverine. Hah.

Third picture in the Cosplay Series, this time Jenn as Emma Frost from X-Men.
I loved Emma, her sass was always wonderful to read~

I’ve not kept up with X-Men in more recent years, but I always loved this outfit on her, so I had to draw Jenn up in it~
I’m sure Emma has now been brought into the politically correct era and toned down her outfit from the ones she used to wear.

Enjoy~

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Cosplay Series #2: ???

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The second in the cosplay series that I am doing with my main OC; Jenn.
Although, I don’y actually know who or what she is cosplaying as here.
I was sent this picture by aikon359 via discord: 41532105 317920728787614 876240832384991232 O by TragicFangirl and thought it was really cool so went ahead with it!
Credit goes here, For the dress concept.
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I also wanted to try and capture the ‘Yandere’ look with her here~
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As another note, the lines for this one are traditional so aren’t quite as clean as my usual ones.
I hope you like it all regardless.