So as you guys know, I've been doing a lot of ATC swaps lately. I've been posting here and on my twitter fairly regularly as well. I've been getting a decent amount of views on here, too. But the best thing is, my friends have been seeing me stuff! A particular friend of mine, ImmortalPanda, is a fabulous artist AND a very popupony Custom MLP artist/designer wanted to do a trade with me, and who am I to say no? She's also one of my oldest friends, ha! We met waaaaaaay back* in the DeviantArt days when I trolled the forums :B And it's been love ever since!
But I'm just rambling so Hope has to read further before she can see the ATC ;D
This actually makes sense. Last time I drew her pony, she was farting. This is less offensive!
And Tepig :D! Copics, Gel and Embossing pen, little bit of paint for highlights. Nice and shiny!
I really hope you like how it came out, cupcake :D!
So you guys know I'm primarily an artist. I do the whole hand-drawn bs, right? Tonight, I ventured into crafting, and making an ATC that isn't drawn has given me a whole new respect for the people who do them all the time. These bitches are hard to compose, harder to cut right, and waiting for glue to dry for every layer is the most annoying part of all D:
But the ending result isn't -too- shabby!
Pre-cut ATC blank for the backing, followed by a pink floral mat stack for the background. Tree leaves are glitter cardstock, bark is patterned paper. Munchlax was cut out of a pokemon card. I broke my CutterBee trying to cut through the fucking card. A bit of sticky lace that I tattered to serve as grass, and accents with glitter gel pen. Ta-daa!
Well...maybe I'll make them from time to time. I did enjoy it, even though I trashed the office making it >.>
I love love love digital swaps! I haven't done one since I hosted MSPaint my Kink last month, I really ought to host some more. Anyways, I joined The Draw me! Intl swap (which was also how I found out about www.crappyfreeportraits.com) and doodled mine up today as a refreshing break from the monotony of drawing all that lace in my last post. And now I'm rambling.
Crappy quick coloring so I could make an icon out of it ;D First time dedicating myself to digital inking. About 6 hours in so far. Haven't even started detailing person #2's clothes, or started inking the third/fourth person and the background. Gonna take a while :D
Anyone can email and ask for a doodle be drawn, and you can also become a regular artist on the site! I did a trial run, and it got posted a couple days ago here. As you can see, it was just a quick doodle. I think I spent 3-4 minutes total including crayoning some colors on. It was nice to just draw, without ridiculous expectations or even me worry about how well it will come out. I think I shall do more!
I'm trying to get back into swapping after the fiasco that was moving into a house!
Dick and titties. Titties and Dick.
The first one is for the swap I'm hosting, An Ode to the Penis, and the second is for the Anita Blake:CotD ATC swap. On the Dick ATC, I'm going to take some of my dog's shaved fur, and paste some pubes on! For the Anita Blake swap, I chose to draw Melanie the Lamia, Whom looks shockingly like a good friend of mine, at least in my head pants and drools
Finished up all my homework from Indyfurcon, now I just need to get it all shipped out @_@ Yay!
Yesterday, Tiberius/Jennifer came over yesterday! We've been friends since 2005-6, and reconnected at IFC this year, where we found out she only lived an hour away from us!
Impact shot! Face, meet other face.
A lot of things happened yesterday, the most profound being that Olive finally had nose to nose interaction with another dog, and they both survived! Olive was a bit barky and stand-offish at first, but they turned out to be BFF's. As did, Jen, Chris and I :D!
Now as you see above, Jen's another artist. A fantastic artist, depressingly better than I am ;D So naturally I did a good bit of doodling yesterday.
Commemorating Olive and Whisper being awesome!
Jen brought Mortal Combat so Chris broke out his joystick and it just got Gayer and Gayer from then on.
It was a fantastic day/evening! Poor Jen was subjected to us for about 12 hours, though to be fair, we did feed and water her. And she didn't piddle on the floor!