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Descriptions written 6/13/2022
Created 6/1/2018. This was at a point where I was
trying to develop my style. I wanted to try out
something cartoony. In the past I was way harder
on this one than I needed to be. I have trouble
situating features on rounder and more cartoonish
faces but the porportions here aren't half as
bad as I remember thinking they were! I don't
remember what I originally drew this for, I think
maybe my old toyhouse account or something.
Sidenote- I began drawing in January 2017 but I will not be showing any
art from that year. It's simply too old!
Created 6/7/2018. I later did a redraw of this in 2018.
I wanted to try a lineless style. I struggled significantly
with profiles at this point and defining form through
color instead of lines. At this point I was still drawing
with black lines without going back and recoloring them to
better fit in with the rest of the image. Despite the
anatomy and color issues, I do like this and I executed my goal with it
which was to make it feel more like paper cutouts with texture
instead of something too flat.
Created 9/17/2018. Eris is an OC that has developed pretty
significantly since I originally created them. They were
originally designed as an elven bard but slowly became a
tiefling sorcerer. Still charasmatic, but more in an
intimidating way. I don't have any current art of them.
There's some standard beginner artist issues here.
Trouble with anatomy and porportions, colors, the usual stuff.
Still, I think the pose of this came out fairly natural compared
to the far more stiff poses I tended to draw at the time. Stiffness
is still something I struggle with, though it's improved.
Created 10/25/2018. This was my first real attempt at painting
something. I didn't have a good grasp on color and form at this point.
You can see that in particular with the hair. Obviously I knew hair
wasn't just big chunks, but it wasn't something I had the capability
to express yet. You can also tell I had the early artist habit
of hiding hands.
This was actually supposed to be a bit more expansive and show
her from other angles, the contents of her coat, basically a full
character sheet, but I didn't really have that kind of knowledge or
dedication at the time!
Created 11/11/2018. This is one of the first attempts I made
at drawing a background instead of having characters just sort of
float in a void. This is Marianne's initial design. She's from the
same universe as Aster. I have a lot of lore on their world, much of
which she relates to more heavily than him. Despite that, there's not
really a plot. Characters exist but this world to me exists more in
visuals and concepts than a concrete plot, at least for now.
I still have a soft spot for this drawing despite its many flaws.
It came out to the best of my abilities at the time and the atmosphere
and ideas I tried to capture here still appeal to me. It'd be worth
trying to redo it sometime.