Draw Yourself Challenge – 3

Here is the third drawing prompt for the Draw Yourself Challenge. I unintentionally used complementary colors for my superhero-self and my villain-self. Villain Myla would be cocky, selfish, and just all around unpleasant. And I added in deadly burps because why not?
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Draw Yourself Challenge – 2

Wow look at me already posting another drawing from the Draw Yourself Challenge. *pats self on back*

I quickly spit this one out so we can just ignore the crap coloring job, haha. If I were a superhero I’d definitely want cat-like abilities and I know flying doesn’t really fit but who wouldn’t want to be able to fly??

I really have no explanation for my outfit, I just kept drawing lines and that happened.
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Looking Back Through Old Sketchbooks

A couple of weeks ago I randomly decided to find some of my old sketchbooks and *shudders* look through them. It actually ended up being a lot of fun for me, it made me nostalgic for how much I used to just draw and doodle. I was really into Sharpies and collage which is why the sides of the sketchbooks are very colorful and bulging. These are from 2010-2011 when I was 17-18…so no judging. Well, you can judge a little it’s okay.

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Some projects so far…

I’m now in my third week of classes and things are going pretty well so far. I’m managing to keep up with all of my classes, all FIVE of them. I usually only take 4 classes per semester because I can only handle so much, but I somehow managed to pull 5 off last Spring. I’ve had a number of small projects in my studio classes and I just wanted to show you guys what I’ve been up to.

In my typography class we have to take a typeface and redesign it with 5 letters: a, e, g, n, and o. I took a type class last semester and was disappointed when I didn’t get to do something like this but NOW I CAN AND I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. The font I chose was “Mrs Eaves”, which is a really nice looking serif font, very classic in appearance. Here are some photos of my progress:

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DIY: Hobbit Door Cards

Originally posted on Middle-earth News.

I’ve always loved working with paper, whether it was for school projects, scrapbooking, or cards for friends and family. So of course I would eventually incorporate my love for paper craft with my greatest love, The Lord of the Rings! I made hobbit door cards for the Middle-earth News team last Christmas and was happy to find that it was a fairly easy and relaxing task. I recently thought about making them again, but this time without the standard red and green color scheme of the holiday season. Art tutorials have helped me over the years, and I thought I would try and do one for my cards. I hope you find it helpful!

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Bismi “Bisminda” of the Lonely Mountain

Last week some of the Middle-earth News ladies and I made toons on the Nimrodel server in LOTRO. It was decided that we make a small family of female dwarves who are sisters. I was pretty excited because I only have one other dwarf toon in LOTRO (Miliori on Landroval), and I have been meaning to make a famle dwarf! So far the family consists of Bismi (me), Brandolfina (Britta), Bartolina (Amanda), and Brib (Alice).yo

This is what Bismi looks like:

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Learning new programs.

I’m FINALLY taking graphic art classes which means that I’m learning how to use programs I’ve never used before like Illustrator and InDesign. I really enjoyed using Illustrator, I’ve never worked with vector shapes before. Still can’t get over how it doesn’t get pixelated… IT’S GREAT but weird because layers work differently in Illustrator than Photoshop. Each shape is its own layer but it’s still part of a layer??

Anyway, during my winter course we had to do a self portrait with this program and you know what? I think I did a pretty good job, considering I’ve never used Illustrator before. I wish I had more time to work on it so I can fix up the colors and shapes but it’s okay.

Moving on to InDesign…THIS IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO. Formatting, text, layout, I love love love doing that kind of stuff. I’m using InDesign a lot in my courses this year and I hope I’ll be able to learn it inside and out.

Sorry for making you look at my face. Even if it is a vector version.