My art: Chibi Birth of Venus WIP

My art: Chibi Birth of Venus WIP

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I swear I posted my original sketch of my chibi Birth of Venus from at least two years ago, but I can’t find it. Oh well!

I am using the vector art program Inkscape to make this. I thought I’d try making the basic line art as vector and so far I am loving it. One of my most time-consuming tasks when painting digitally is just matching my own pencil lines with the paintbrush. With vector – and a high “smooth” setting – I can bust out these lines and then adjust them as needed.

My art: Spirit userpic WIP

My art: Spirit userpic WIP

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I’m working on a new user picture. I may make a series of similar images based on the five elements – if I do so, this one would be called “Spirit” because it has violet tones.

My art: 3 Graces almost done

My art: 3 Graces almost done

Making progress almost every day! I’m very happy with how it’s coming along.

Watercolor galaxy WIP

Watercolor galaxy WIP

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I’m working on a project with a night sky background. I tried something before this but it didn’t look too good, so I went to YouTube to see if any speed-paintings could help me out, and I found this one – Watercolor Galaxy Process. It helped out a lot!!

What really makes it work (and makes it fun to do) is letting go of control. This is hard for me to do because I’m used to the control I get from graphite and colored pencil, but you can’t argue with these cool results.

My art: 3 Graces still a WIP

My art: 3 Graces still a WIP

It’s been quite some time since I touched my 3 Graces work, but it is still on my radar. Once I finish the lineart I’m going to fill it in… although that may happen next year, who knows!

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My art: Watercolor gradients with mehndi patterns WIP 3

My art: Watercolor gradients with mehndi patterns WIP 3

Making very slow progress on my trio of watercolor mehndi project. I am using Sakura Micron pens and a Sakura brush pen, by the way.

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My art: Watercolor gradients with mehndi patterns WIP 2

My art: Watercolor gradients with mehndi patterns WIP 2

I completed the middle section of this trio. I didn’t realize how much I was packing in there – it looks like a jungle.

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