Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

Sometimes, it feels like I'm stuck in a rut - drawing the same type of pictures over and over or editing the same scenes over and over, without any forward momentum at all.  You know the feeling?  There's nothing wrong with perfecting a technique,  of course, or with polishing a scene until it gleams, but … Continue reading Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

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Pink Dance

Pink Dance by River on Strike A Spark

❤ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤ I hope you have a wonderful day with the people you love. While I don't have a Valentine's-specific artwork, I thought today was the perfect day to post this sketch I did for the Colour Collective challenge on Twitter.  This week's color is Boto Pink, a sort of dusky, mid-tone … Continue reading Pink Dance

Rondo of the Rising Sun Costume Designs Batch #1 (Plotober #9)

Plotober graphic. Made by River using photo resource from Mark Levin.

Dear Plotters, It might be a bit of a stretch to call this a part of Plotober, as costume designs are purely aesthetic and will likely change over time, but nevertheless!  Today I'm happy to share with you Ruby, Lazuli, Tiria, and Luna's outfit designs! (Click to enlarge) I've focused on these the past week … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Costume Designs Batch #1 (Plotober #9)

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #4: Luna (Plotober #6)

Inktober 6: Luna from Rondo of the Rising Sun

Dear Plotters, Today we round out the first (?) batch of character profiles with Luna, the reserved & mysterious girl who is Lazuli's friend! Luna Age: Early teens The quiet, reserved type She often hides inside her cloak She can sneak past people without even trying to, but it's not a skill she enjoys - … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #4: Luna (Plotober #6)

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profile #3: Tiria (Plotober #5)

Inktober 5: Tiria from Rondo of the Rising Sun

Dear Plotters, Character profiles continue with quest leader Tiria! With Tiria at the helm, all of the Rondo's quests are sure to go well~! Tiria Age: Early 20s Quest leader of the Rondo The energetic & reliable type Her primary weapon is a spear, because it looks cool Approaches everything she does with determination and … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profile #3: Tiria (Plotober #5)

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #2: Lazuli (Plotober #4)

Inktober 4 Lazuli (Rondo of the Rising Sun)

Dear Plotters, Time for another character profile! Today, it's Lazuli, the "mascot" of the Rondo of the Rising Sun! Lazuli Age: Early teens Family: Ruby (older sister), Onyx (older brother) The "mascot" of the Rondo, the optimistic little-sister type Uses a short-sword for melee fighting Through her optimism and gentle manner, she supports everyone in … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #2: Lazuli (Plotober #4)

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #1: Ruby (Plotober #3)

Inktober 3 Ruby (Rondo of the Rising Sun)

Dear Plotters, This week for Inktober, I'm drawing larger portraits of the main characters of Rondo of the Rising Sun. So I'll be sharing each girl's character profile with you as I finish their portraits. :3  First up, we have the Rondo's guild leader, Ruby! Ruby Age: Early 20s Family: Lazuli (younger sister), Onyx (younger … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #1: Ruby (Plotober #3)