Monday Evening Post

Hey guys! Bea here! Hope everyone had a good weekend πŸ™‚

So, last time I posted I intended to share the last character sketch on Thursday, but then I realized,Thursday was the holiday…and somehow in a mix of eating food and cake and downloading games like Goat Simulator, iiiit just didn’t happen >_<.Β  So I’m doubling up in this post, which means two arts will be shared!

Starting first with one of my Inktober drawings, this one being of me, Bea, all gussied up for Halloween!

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As some of you may know, it wasn’t an official costume, but I did my hair to make it look like I had kitty ears, wore dark eyeliner and lipstick, painted my nails, wore extra jewelry and went out in a gray dress and boots with mah pea coat!Β  An unofficial costume that turned out well, if I do say so myself πŸ™‚

I have to be honest though– this is not my exact likeness. Like the other Inktober sketch, it’s small so my pen doesn’t allow me to get all the detail I wanted. More or less, it looks like a cartoon version of me.

Since I’m sharing this though, thought I might add some references photos of…well…, me >_<. I’m very camera shy so it’s hard to get any pics out of me. Like, I literally only do about one selfie session a year, and it’s usually because one of my friends edged me on lol. SO PREPARE TO SEE GOTHIC BEA!

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These were all taken last year, while my best friend and I were getting ready for the Halloween party Zy and I hosted on hallows eve.Β  Funny story, we got carried away– and covered ourselves in more makeup, with fake blood and everything. Ironically my mom decided to bring her guy-friend over and instead of just greeting her at the door looking utterly crazy, we greeted them both….and the guy was kinda freaked out lol.

As a bonus, even my dog dressed up in one of many costumes she owns–

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Anyway, it’s always weird drawing myself, trying to make sure it looks like me, and for some reason, drawing my hair is really hard for me. But, this ink drawing didn’t turn out too bad πŸ™‚


 

Now for the second part of this post– The final character sketch in Seth’s Commission- the Skorrin

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The Skorrin is a ghoulish race– but, look more unfriendly than they actually are. Kind of a situation where you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. Of all of them, I think I like Skorrin the most because I feel like they’re the underdog.

In terms of his design, I intentionally left the sketch very sketchy, to make him look more ominous and rugged.

So there you have it!

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Now all that’s left to do is share the other Inktober sketches– in due time πŸ˜€ That said, hope you enjoyed this post, and till next time, Enjoy!

 

Monday Evening Post

Hey Guys! Bea here, without the second to last character sketch from Seth’s Commission πŸ˜€

The Kron

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This one was pretty simple, in that Seth had a clear vision of what the Kron was to look like. 10 ft tall, which is why he’s towering over most everyone else in the spread, stronger lower jaw with tusk like teeth, longer arms which they use to walk in a gorilla like fashion, and a flat head.

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I’ve never done a body type like this before, so it required a few tries and some study of references before settling upon a final sketch. Again, minimal clothing. I figure a guy this big, it would be hard to dress anyway lol.

Another key feature about the Kron is that they have skin that has a stony appearance, and mossy like fur on it’s back. Seth gave me the choice of doing male or female with this one, and I decided to stick with male πŸ™‚

Now there’s just one character sketch left to share before I get into sharing the Inktober sketches, so, stay tuned!

And as always, till next time, Enjoy!

 

Commision Update

Hey Guys! Bea here, continuing the posts for Seth’s character sketch commission!

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And this time, in our lineup, we have the Human!

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The human, just like the Snow Leopard lady were among the only two I had the most flexibility with, in terms of design.

The goal was still to go with minimal clothing, or at the very least, form fitting clothing, which would have been an awesome excuse to make near-non existent armor that you usually find in most fantasy warrior women.Β  While I enjoy drawing women in provocative clothing from time to time, and the case can be argued that running around in an armored bikini with free flying lady humps is a calculated form of distraction, I can’t help but be practical when it comes to certain designs >_<;

I wasn’t thinking it then, but I guess you could say she is a more-clothed version of Xena. Xena is, after all, one of the few characters who can pull off fighting in a skirt and corset, really really well πŸ˜€

Of course, here’s a little animation showing the different layers!

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Two more characters in the lineup to go! Hope you liked this post,and as always, till next time, Enjoy!

 

 

Monday Evening Post

Hey Guys! Bea here, and waddoya know– It’s my WordPress Anniversary πŸ˜€ and the new format looks weird, so it’s taking some getting used too >_<.

Anywho, I has arts to share!

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This isn’t the complete image– In fact, the original completed illustration is a lot fuller, but I decided to add more to it a little late in the game that I wish to finish before posting the full thing. I can, however tell you a bit of what the story is behind this one.

These characters were designed for Gaia Online’s Monthly Collectable for November, whose names are Flora and Autumn, and they are both the physical embodiment’s of what their names imply. She’s a flower, who’s life is fleeting, and he is fall. The tragedy is, they fell in love.

A little caption that was written for both-

Flora’s Last Waltz: Dancing with Autumn one last time, Flora takes a steady breath and holds him close before letting go, leaving with the last breeze of the harvest season.

Autumn’s Serenade: He holds her one last time, then plays a song for her as she goes, one final dance as she disappears with the wind.

 

On a side note, SDCC both burned me out and left me inspired. Weird combination, I tell you!Β  But one of the things that I’ve been trying to do, since that experience, is be more creative in how I imagine the theme’s I’m working with, character designs, expressiveness, and composition, while still being practical with my designs. These are things that I’m trying to apply to my work, as a whole.

In a way, challenging myself like this, though it’s subtle, is like learning how to do basic things all over again. It can be a bit frustrating, but exciting when the results show progress. Still working on the progress part, but it’s getting there, and I have Inktober to thank for that!

Speaking of which, because I have quite a few works to share, I will be spreading them out– and sharing them throughout the week, leading into next week. This will give me some time to write something special about each piece, and tell you guys about some of the exciting transitions I’ve been going through, with my career:)

Also, sorry about this post is coming a bit late at night– since my browsers or WordPress, or whichever are not without their issues “still” I had a bit of trouble. Even so, I’m just glad to be able to share this post with you all!

Hope you liked what I had to share, and as always, till next time, Enjoy!

 

I’ve Returned!

Maybe it’s just me, but for some inexplicable reason– maybe friggen solar flares or whatever is probable, almost all my electronics, computer, phone, internet, applications I work on, at home and at my job — and the systems my service providers work on, have been wonky as hell!

So it’s been about two weeks since my last post. Typically, when I know I wont be around to post during my designated posting days, I give forewarning, but unfortunately the string failery associated with everything mentioned above, I was unable to do that. In fact, I could barely even check my email due to browser failures and the internet being wonky. Everything is in a working, manageable order now, but as a result, I’ve been doing damage control, sifting through email, responding to people that I couldn’t among other things.

I do have arts to share of course, that being the remaining character sketches, my inktober sketches and a few other works that were in progress, but I need some time to get everything back in order. That said, I will be continuing the posts I had originally planned, starting Monday, onward.

In the meantime, even though it might be like “whatever” for some, I just want you guys to know that I take my blog very seriously– and even if it is a bit of extra work in my schedule, it is not something that I do halfheartedly. I started this blog, with the intent of being consistent, and more than anything I don’t want to disappoint myself by not following through. Don’t get me wrong though– I love it– I do it because I enjoy it, through the good times and the bad! It just means a lot to me, so this post needed to be made.

So, Thank you for reading, I will be returning with more arts to share with you all on Monday! Till next time, Enjoy πŸ™‚

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