2014: Sailor Moon Inner Senshi

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I did the sketch for this one on paper, which was pretty rare for me back then. I remember it being one of the first things I ever posted to my Tumblr account.

Back then, the only senshi I actually liked in this image were Venus & Jupiter. In 2021, they’re still the only two I like. Also, this drawing suffers from the same problem I mentioned in the Draw Every Day in June post: too much contrast between the midtones, highlights, & shadows.

Maybe I’ll redraw this sometime. It would be a good way to see how much my skills have evolved over the years.

2015-06: Draw Every Day in June

Back in June 2015, I decided that I was going to draw at least one thing every day. I ended up with a lot of doodles that I ultimately didn’t like, but I did produce a couple of pieces that are pretty nice.

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I did this one without any kind of reference – and this isn’t an easy pose! I may have looked at my own hands as a reference for the hand here, but reference photos? I didn’t use any.

I wouldn’t recommend this method of drawing, by the way. References are great and reduce a lot of frustration when you can’t get a pose quite right.

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The shadows in this piece are definitely too dark, but I have always been pretty obsessed with that kind of chiaroscuro effect. It was most obvious in my 2014-2015 art.

Sailor Pluto’s Garnet Rod always looked really complicated for me to draw, but surprisingly, that wasn’t the case. It was genuinely not difficult.

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I actually did use a reference for this one – from AdorkaStock – and as a result it turned out pretty well! Well…except for the chair/throne thing.  That’s definitely too geometrical.

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The contrasts here are even higher than in the Sailor Pluto Image, and that’s because I decided to shade with BLACK. It’s super dramatic and I love it. I love this kind of contrast!

2006-02-26: Light in the Dark

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This is one of the earliest pieces of digital art that I actually have a date for: February 26, 2006. I think the original image was drawn in paint, and then it was animated in GIMP, but I may have actually done the whole thing in GIMP.

Here is a scaled-up version of the image so you can actually see what’s happening:

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2015 Fractal Art

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Sometime in 2015 I came back to Apophysis to make more fractals. All of these had been exported – onto a transparent background as a png – but had never been “finished”. All that means is that I never put them onto black backgrounds.

I created more fractals in 2015 than the 12 listed here, but these are the ones I think are best.

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I think it’s obvious by now that I like these bubbly, balloon-y ones.

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Okay, this one is basically the same as one in the previous post. The stripes remind me of the light of the setting sun coming through blinds.

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This one has circles AND squares.

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The God of Algae, or something like that.

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I really don’t have any words for this one.

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It occurred to me that this actually looks like the effects of gravitational lensing…inside a bubble.

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Is this what raves look like?2015_fractal08

Pretty messy, but I do like pretty much every single one of these that ended up with stripy lights.

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Some kind of album cover.

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I don’t know what’s going on here, or how to describe it. Sure does look cool, though.

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This one is so yellow that it actually reminds me of the color/art style of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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A swirl inside a bubble, with a bunch of other swirls.

2012 Fractal Art (part 3)

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I remember being pretty proud of this when I made it. I never managed to do anything like it again.

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This one really just looks like two different light sources, which isn’t too impressive. But, for some reason, I like it a lot.

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Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit with the first fractal on this post. I clearly did manage to do something similar, even though it’s not in a straight line.

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This one would probably be a cool logo. Or design for a T-shirt.

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I see a smiley face here.

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Another soft one.

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This one is not nearly as “smooth” as the others, but wings! I made wings! A triangular tower of wings!


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