Horrid Complications

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“Don’t fret so, my dear Torquemada, I’ve not forgotten you.”
The words came as fleeting comfort for the Cenobite, he’d heard the words countless times afore. He knew what they meant and they caused him to toy subconsciously with the stitches that cut into his flesh. The reconfiguration of his flesh was long over due and despite the concern that was etched on his face, he felt a flutter of excitement for the change that was due to commence.

I’m not sure about the blue background here, it looks a little vibrant for the character in question.

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I kind of want to start

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Jenn – sitting pretty.

using my blog as a place to upload sketches and artsy works. I am honestly starting to feel less and less inclined to share my artwork on more community based places – mostly due to the constant feeling of self entitled idiots!

I recently did another Art Trade, my first one in a while after some sour feelings, and they post their half first. I am pleased, leave a nice positive comment – which was returned with someone asking for a specific pose and details for their half. I’d be fine with this, if that’s what I had given them, but they’d drawn my character flirting with one of their characters – which is already spoken for by another of their own characters. I know it’s all very silly and a minor thing, but I’m not about to have something that I find fun dictated to me like that. That’s called a commission; besides, I already got most of it done.

I’m all for giving like for like in trades.

I don’t know, I just feel all very negative about the whole art trading and being a part of a bigger community with art at the moment and while I know I could use a Tumblr or a twitter account to share everything with, I feel it’ll also give my blog a bit of a direction as well – which it has been lacking lately. It’s a shame really, because other than trades going sour I’ve been really enjoying drawing again. It’s been great to be able to reconnect with people and share doodles and sketches with them. (And even better to see theirs too.)

I will undoubtably miss a lot of having a wider community though, the nice feedback, the feeling of being a part of something bigger and the seeing what other people do. I feel like it’s a big decision right now and I am feeling somewhat unprepared in making it. Maybe a bit of a break will just do me some good?

Knight Sketches – 2

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Some more sketches for today, I’m really trying to be able to get a bit more packed into my day. Everyone in the house had a good snooze this morning so I actually fit in a few more sketches.

I’ve always enjoyed making up suits of armour on guys and looked to nordic influence for this particular dude.

It’s good fun.

And have a couple of Space Marine sketches.

These guys… they look so strange to me in my particular big head character style. Mostly because of their shoulder pads their heads look a bit more normal sized? Also… same face syndrome hit me here, but there we are… beggars can’t be choosers.

Sorry for the shorter post, although everyone was snoozing earlier I am now sat between a son who is screaming and shaking his toy keys at me and a dog that is cry whining at me because his leg hurts after having a nasty accident that involved him needing stitches.

Knight Sketches

I managed to get a bit of quick sketching done today.

 

It’s been some time since I did any character art, so it felt only right that I try my hand at drawing some armoured dudes again – it’s been even longer since I was rather self indulgent with characters as well.

I’ve always enjoyed some fantasy/historical stuff and designing armour has always been a big hit as well.

I hope you like them and I also hope that I get to draw some more Knight related stuff soon. I actually feel a lot happier today just for having been able to draw these two simple pictures, art really is life.

I might even try scanning them in and maybe throwing some colour on them at some point. As always I’ll have to see what time I can wrangle.

Prompt – Survival

Another prompt title from The Daily Post

Lately, I have been doing a bit more engaging with the Resident Evil fandom over on DeviantArt. This is mostly due to a couple of friends on the website opening up a Resident Evil Original Characters Jam – A collection of people drawing, writing and generally being creative with and for others in the Jam.

It started a bit before I gave birth and as such I wasn’t really in the mood to contribute; mostly due to feeling like a beached whale. Since settling into Motherhood and knowing what sort of time I do have available to me after various daily tasks I am happy to say I still have time to get some drawing done. As such, I can give back to my fellow zombie outbreak survivors in the form of a few headshots of characters involved with the Jam.

(Burke, ORLY, Blanky, Kiz, Kilgore and Shakahnna – For various people over on dA)

Its just been damned nice to be able to find my stride with drawing for others and (selfishly) myself again. I was worried about not having the time or the inclination to do any drawing once my child was here, and I am over the moon that I am able to get a few artsy things done. Especially for those friends that I rather neglected in the weeks before and after giving birth.
Actually, I am rather honoured to have some of these people as friends, as they’ve always been the understanding sort. Whenever I have needed a break from the internet they’ve been encouraging and supportive of that fact – which is great to know. It means they’ve always been there waiting with open arms when I’ve returned.
It’s an absolute pleasure to know people like that. Relaxed enough to understand that life happens beyond this here internet, but close enough to be friendly.

It’s people like that, that make life that little bit more survivable.

Seeing as I have more time, I shall try and update the blog more often. I have a couple of things I would like to say already.
Yay~

Caro

She survived!!
It was touch and go for a while.
Somehow a box of sweets on my shelf above her head melted and leaked over the lines I had just finished at the time.
It was one of those cases of… how does that even happen?
I was rather distraught at the idea that I had lost the lined version, but thankfully the leak was contained and no damage to the actual picture was done – only on the paper; which could be cut away. Phew.
Will be having a sketch dump in the next day or so, so keep an eye out.
Also; what do people think about buying prints? Is this something that people do online?