Originally this was a notebook sketch dating back to 2009, so I apologize for the quality of the art style.
To make a very long story short, I ran across a lady in school, but she was quite empty-headed and lazy to put it mildly. The breaking straw was that she had asked me to help her get a school assignment off of a library database, but it turned out that she was expecting me to do the entire thing, not just give her directions on how to retrieve it herself. I started to distance myself from her and stick to more of my online friends even more.
My feelings towards the situation was summed up in this picture; intelligent, well-read women confronting said woman and squaring off against her. I had stopped drawing people I had met in real life by then, but this was a special exception.
And moreso when I brought it to life in 2011, even getting to use my sibling’s Mac and my Bamboo tablet. Why digitally color it so many years later? It turns out she started going to ETSU too, and was starting to try to pull the same shenanigans again. While this time around I had real people to get support from, the initial sentiment still held true.
EDIT 2013: Years later, I related this story to a fellow classmate our final week of class. He laughed and told me “Raine and Sheena have to go save their world! They don’t have time to be your personal mafia.” As such I find his description very fitting, and am renaming the post to reflect it.
See? Your input makes a difference sometimes.
This was a piece that was drawn for me back in 2008 by the talented Amy Clark, but I had only tried to recolor with my new Photoshop skills. Came out a bit better and was glad that one of my favorite deviantART artist captured my OC, bringing her to life so realistically.
Sketch by Amy Clark. Coloring by me.
One day my cousin and I were walking together on the ETSU campus, and we ran across this…interesting setup of stickers. I wasn’t quite aware of who Demon Waffle was, but Medhavin definitely knew and had a big kick out of this. Honestly if it wasn’t for him laughing so much I wouldn’t have snapped this.
Okay, so this needs a little bit of explaining.
Back when I was taking Color Theory, we had to watch a movie called Exit Through the Gift Shop. While I’m not super artsy, it was actually an interesting documentary and I felt that it was quite compelling into showing the state of some pop art culture.
In the first part, a part was shown about a guy called Shepard Fairey, who made this campaign called Obey Giant. More or less it’s a simplified version of the face of Andre the Giant, often paired with the word “OBEY”. This was plastered around numerous places, even up to today. I spied my first variant of this icon in New York City on a billboard in Queens. I definitely felt “educated”, heh.
Well, lo and behold to my surprise when I saw this out in the wild at ETSU! This was little 2-inch square sticker, near their regular history museum on that path that ran near Gilbreath. It made me feel warm and fuzzy that someone was keeping up to date with the art trends.
A couple years back, I was trying to get a story project going, based on some friends I had known at the time. I had even roped said friends into doing a cosplay with me, which turned out okay I think. I kind of made OC’s based on them and had started to put a faint storyline together.
Unfortunately it kind of bombed and I just swept it under the rug for a bit, but I recently decided to try to bring it back to life and reinvent it. While I successfully remade it with different characters, one character that still stuck with me that I wanted to keep, and that was based on Pri, the Steampunk mechanic.
Amy Clark was doing commissions at the time, so we both happily worked out a commission showing her character in a new, better style. I was real happy with it, and was able to successfully reinvent this new version into someone I had thought of.
Lineart by Amy Clark. Character’s namesake based off of Pri. Coloring by me.
For my birthday, my wonderful friend Sachiho Iba did this lineart of Jennifer for me. It was a commission rather than a gift, but it was worth it, I think. Coloring was all me; though I’m pretty sure as I get closer to graduation date and more experienced, I’ll revisit it sometime in the future. Either way, it’s cool to finally see Jennifer in an anime style.
Lineart courtesy Sachiho Iba
This fantastic piece was originally a sketch done by awesome dA artist MGilhang; took a few months for it to get done, but it was worth the wait. By then I had gotten a whole lot better with Photoshop in terms of coloring, so when I took to this piece it had a different level of quality over the pieces I’d usually do.
I couldn’t have asked for a better, sexier version of Britney from anyone, and don’t think anyone would be matching up to that for awhile. This is exactly how I saw her in my head and am thankful to see someone do her justice.
This was a fun bit that happened. A semi-buddy I follow on deviantART did this request of Yurika and Twilight Princess Zelda swapping their clothes, much to each other’s humor. Her art program was screwed up to digitze it, so I decided to go color it myself with my newly-acquired coloring skills. Thanks, DIGM.
Original sketch by Dialirvi. Coloring by me.
This was a request that deviant user Deer-Moss did for me during this summer. She was grateful and skilled enough to portray my concept of an alien crab that I doodled one day. The watercolor adds a really nice effect to it, making it look like it came out of a nature book. Also some other people were quite impressed with it, apparently.
Watercolor on paper.
I drummed this up last night, thanks to IveeSparrow (NoraSR13) for producing two Dawnstar sprites for me! I think this is generally what I’m thinking for with the layout of the game. Definitely have a very long way to go with the art, but I hope I improve as I go through ETSU. Hey, big goals, right?