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Void buddies.

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A friend's birthday is coming up, and I was having trouble thinking of something to get for him. So I decided...why not draw two League of Legends champions that he likes to play? If you know anything about the lore, Vel'koz is from the Void and Fizz...is not, but he has a skin that's void-themed! It kind of works out.

This gave me good practice with drawing and using colored pencils as well. I'm pretty pleased with how the sketch came out; the coloring...could've been done better, but I didn't realize that the purple colored pencils have such weird texture and blending properties. I definitely still need work on those. Yellow is easy to work with, though; it blends so well without much effort. Lessons learned.

“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.”

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Drawing by Amy Sol, colored with Prismacolors by me.
I have this little artbook full of little drawings by various artists that I made at the Oakland Museum of California when it had the Super Awesome and Giant Robot exhibit. I wanted to practice using my colored pencils because I've had these Prismacolors for probably close to 10 years, and most of them I haven't even used. Plus, I'm so bad at colored pencils, so why not practice?
Anyway, while looking through this artbook, I discovered a new artist whose art I really like: Amy Sol. This outline was done by her, and I felt like coloring it in to practice. I like the colors used on the main subject, but I think I did get a little lazy on the thing next to the girl. But, it's practice, and I like the direction I'm going. It's refreshing to see different art styles, and I hope that one day I can develop my own.

In the name of the moon...I will punish you!

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Pencil sketch with ink overlay.
Erased the pencil lines. I need to work on my inking.
Colored with Prismacolors.
My roommate loves Sailor Moon, so it only makes sense that I would draw her a Sailor Moon card. I didn't take a picture of the final card (with the happy birthday message and stuff, but eh, that's just extra, right?), but you can see the step-by-step process. I wanted to try out my Prismacolors again, though I have no idea how to color with colored pencils so...yeah, the final product looks kind of...meh. It's the thought that counts, though, right?
I'm glad I gave it a shot though; I still want to master colored pencils and watercolors, among other media. I brought all my paints and my canvases and easel back from home to my apartment, so hopefully I'll get a lot more art done. Requests gladly taken!

I also signed up for adult education art classes in the city. Six weeks, three hours each...teaching me the basics of drawing. I hope that this will at least…