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    Sketchery Etc. - Back from the Void!

    Hello!

    I am Jefita (he-fee-tuh), Maker of Things varied and wonderful. I spend my time being an artist/illustrator person and sewing tons of tiny creatures.

    I started this thread long ago in the misguided hope that it would encourage me to practice my drawing skills more regularly. It turns out I'm just as lazy with or without it, but I do occasionally come back to tend it. I worry that it gets lonely. I assume it's okay to res your own threads. Keep scrolling for updates.

    Feedback is appreciated of course, and I will return the favor.

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    A bunch of unfinished Chow sketches and miscellaneous older stuff

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    My initial sketch for this week's Chow, which is the "Green Fairy" or absinthe fairy. I want a sort of wild unbalanced look, and hopefully more motion that my pictures normally have.

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    More progress on the green fairy. I'm trying to go largely line-less this time. Also trying to make sure that the different materials look like what they are...if that makes sense. Colors are pretty unsatisfying to me so far. Hopefully I finish it today.

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    Finished up my Green Fairy for Chow, and made myself sit down and do a study. I feel like I need to get better at seeing colors.

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    Hi Amy, I'm pleased I found your sketchbook

    Really nice character work, heaps of life in them all!
    Cool winged and horned chick at the top, and real creepy BabaYaga faces too!

    Red Sonja got the best rendering so far I think, but some of the anatomy seems off around her leg

    And then we have absinthe... This ones my fav.
    Really love her pose and energy. Heaps of fun but still slightly drunk... Great work!
    and awesome how her hair (or absinthe) flows in to the glass, great rendering on this one too, you have my vote

    And thanks very much for you help and crits on my Green Fairy, really appreciated!

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    yesterday, God came to me in a dream and told me that if I don't become a comic book artist, he has decreed that I shall instead be a burlesque dancer.
    And I said, "But God, nice panties are so expensive!"
    And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."


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    JailHouseRock2 - Thanks for all the comments. The anatomy definitely is a little off in the Red Sonja picture, but at a certain point I was done messing with it. I liked how the colors turned out though. I was really pleased with the Green Fairy. That's the hardest I've pushed myself in a while. Glad I could help with your fairy!

    Now, since I realized I can put plush work in here too, here is some of my recent work. The first two pics were commissions, the next two are some of my tiny plushes, and the last is some piggies I'm currently working on. The piggies will eventually get wings.

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    I absolutely adore your plushies!

    One thing I'm noticing in your pictures is really good energy & colours. Very vibrant. I can't really offer anything in the way of crits, but I look forward to seeing more!

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    Don't think I'll actually get around to doing Chow this week, but I thought doing studies of old man faces would be cool. Might do something more with the half figure later.

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    Good rendering, and really cute plush toys! As a little crit, I would say that some times (on the female knight, for example) the lightsoure is quite unclear. I'd suggest studying the plane change on the faces, some of them look a bit flat.

    Anyway, great work so far! Keep posting, that's a great sketchbook!

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    Abrodos - Thanks for the crits. I've realized this is a problem I run into fairly often. One of the reasons I started this is to get me to do more studies and to work on these sort of problems.

    For a change of pace, here's a rough creature design I'm working on. I will probably turn him into a plush eventually. I'm also going to use his face as a sort of logo for the tags of my other plushes.

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    This latest post is adorable -- it's the bottom-right pose that really sold it for me. How cute! Pleasing colour combinations.

    I like the old face studies, too. The bottom left really leaps out at me because you gave it real depth even though it's a side profile (which tends to flatten faces).

    Nothing to offer for crits so far! Keep it up.

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    wow, your drawings are great... you are really in the zone i also dont know anybody who is actually making these plushy creatures... its awsome i especially like the first one (dino creature) and the last sketches are really nice... i know u will but i say it anyway - keep workin! i will come back later...

    My first sketchbook... wanna improve!
    I also wanna rock! ROCK! tuptuptudum...tudumtuptudum...tudumtuptudum... I - want - to - rock!
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    kuni-bob - I was very pleased with the profile one. I rarely draw people in profile, so they often turn out poorly.

    quackart - Thanks, the rhinocrobe was the most complicated plushie I've taken on.

    Ugh, I've wanted to update this daily, but just haven't managed it. Anyways, I've been working on more studies of male faces to help me with a series of small paintings I plan on making.

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    Did some acrylic painting today. It's the first of a series of nine little paintings all 4x4". Also thinking about doing ChoW this week so I did a quick sketch.

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    The zombie slayer progresses. Finished cowboy to go with zombie...2/9 complete. Not quite as pleased with the cowboy.

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    Ahh! Your Erica looks awesome! lovin' it, but please change the nomber on the door to 666!

    Great plush work too!

    Keep at it!
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    Matt: Thanks! Wish I'd gotten a chance to finish it.

    Here's my sketch for this weeks Chow. It is supposed to be a characterization of my hometown.

    Also, a couple of sketches for my next two little paintings.

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    Progress from the above post. Finished up the two paintings. Still working on the Chow.

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    I love your style...and the green Faerie especially- so full of energy!

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    Psychotrope - Thanks. I don't manage to capture that very well.

    Some random sketches and update on my Chow pic. I'm getting closer!

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    Nice update Amy,

    The CHOW looking great and love the pants, how big are these btw? - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1244134403 ?

    Cool stuff, thanks again for the visit to my thread, appreciate it,
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    JailHouseRock2 - Oh yeah, maybe I forgot to say. They are all 4x4". I have a set of nine of them that will be displayed all together when finished.

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    I guess it's been a few days. Here are some "caricatures" I did for an art exchange with friends, and my final version of my Chow entry.

    Just so you know the Chow is supposed to be a little weird. I was going for "wholesome, but not quite right".

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    Loving your plushies! I really like how the background turned out on your latest chow, you improved it from the sketches a lot. The hair on the woman looks like you where a bit undecided about the lightsource tho, since there are equal highlights all over.

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    Omg that big green guy is sooooooo cute!! i love him/her/it

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    Woooooo! Back from the void to share my sketchery goodness. I am a terrible, neglectful person. Here is a chicken to hold you over until I find some other stuff to post.

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    And finally some new sketches!

    Working on the Rangda, demon queen CHOW.

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    I really liked your chow this week, she's cute! I was just looking around your website too, I love all the little plushies and stuff Hope you have a good week!

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