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    My Journey to Illustration

    Umm, Hello there! My name is Heather, and I have always kept art as a hobby, until now. I have done some studies in the past, but I don't feel I have ever worked at my full potential... I what to try and step up my art so I can have the confidence to get my art, along with my stories, out there! My characters and stories are my life and my happiness, and art allows me to actually show them to others. I decided to join and commit to doing studies and work on my tendency toward laziness. My greatest goal is to bring them to life for others, not just myself!

    For now I'll start with my thumbnail, and post my first actual sketchbook post tomorrow after I get some sleep! I look forward to posting here and looking though all the beautiful sketchbooks others have posted! :)

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    This is actually a background that I did for a picture I'm still working on. I have started thinking about how my character would fit in to backgrounds, rather then simply slapping in a random background like I used to do.. I thought the background was nice on it's own so I figured I would post it.
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    Some pose studies. I need to learn to loosen up a bit, I start focusing on details too early.
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    Quick Doodle of my character Gabriel.
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    Now I'm going to go and make a list of things I need to work on. A long list!

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    Doing some basic perspective studies because it's definitely something I need to work on! I'll try some more complicated stuff after I feel I have a clear idea of the basics.
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    Noisy neighbors can be a pain, but at least it meant I got in some drawing last night before bed thanks to no being able to sleep! Just some doodles and random poses from books I had on my shelf.
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    My character Kiran, It was fun trying to draw an older character of mine.
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    More perspective practice! I feel like I'm getting 1 and two point, but three point perspective is really hard once you add in more then just a box. I'll have to try more different shapes next time too.
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    Speedpaint of my griffin-like character Aaron. Need to practice getting basic forms down quickly, among many other things!
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    Going to start Composition 1.1 tomorrow, I think that could really help! :)

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    Oh, I'm happy to see we can post on ConceptArt again! :)
    I've done quite a few things I can add here so I'll add them slowly over the next few days along with what I do on those days.

    First, I finished the image I was working on that I mentioned in my first post! I still have a long way to go, but I'm happy with the result, especially since I'm not used to drawing Anthro type characters. I still have the tendency to make heads rather big, so I'll have to work on that.
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    This is just a rough background I did.
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    I'll leave it at that for today and gather my studies I have done so I can start posting them tomorrow or the next day. I'm glad to be able to post here again, it really helps to motivate me! :D

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    My first attempt at that composition challenge... I think next time I'll do a portrait, as I'm more used to painting humans and work my way up to doing the scenery and more complicated images. I can't seem to keep track of the values, placement, or depth right now.
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    A random painting I did yesterday. Wanted to do something a little less happy then I normally do.
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