Draw Everything June: Week 2 Round Up!

Archer by River.

It's already halfway through the Draw Everything June challenge.  Whew, this week went by quickly! Featuring a (currently unnamed) side character from Rondo of the Rising Sun.I was at a slight disadvantage this week as I was still two poses behind.  It's better to not worry too much about things like that, though, so I … Continue reading Draw Everything June: Week 2 Round Up!

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It’s Almost Time: Draw Everything June 3 Starts Soon!

DEJ2 Day 5 Determination - small version

Yep, it's almost time! In just a few days, SenshiStock's Draw Everything June 3 pose improvement challenge will begin! The host of the challenge, SenshiStock, is a free stock / reference provider for artists.  She posts helpful references frequently - almost daily - and there are hundreds of poses in her gallery.  Draw Everything June … Continue reading It’s Almost Time: Draw Everything June 3 Starts Soon!

Draw Everything June 2: Final Week

DEJ2 Day 19 Catch Me

Welcome back!  This week ws the final week of Draw Everything June II. Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday.  You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition. I'm very pleased with the progress I made over … Continue reading Draw Everything June 2: Final Week

Draw Everything June: Week 3

DEJ2 Day 16: Goodbye

 Aaannnd we've finished the fourth week of Draw Everything June!  Can you believe there's only one week left? O.O  Time really flew! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday.  You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition.  … Continue reading Draw Everything June: Week 3

Gemstone Challenge, Day 14: Onyx and Sardonyx

A sketch of a mysterious cloaked woman. By River.

The final theme of the Gemstone Streak Challenge was Onyx.  Before yesterday, I thought that all onyx was black, but apparently onyx comes in many colors! And it also has streaks, like tiger eyes. Besides the standard black, the variety of onyx that caught my eye was sardonyx, or red onyx.  So this piece was … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 14: Onyx and Sardonyx

Gemstone Challenge, Day 13: Tiger Eye

A digital painting of a woman modeling a tiger-eye pendant. Made with GIMP 2 by River.

Day 13's theme is Tiger Eye.  I intended to stop after doing the sketch, but I was having so much fun that I kept going until I finished the flats!  I had fun painting the tiger eye pendant and trying to capture the way the colored bands seem to glow within the gem. Tools GIMP … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 13: Tiger Eye

Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet

A pencil sketch of a child wearing a protective turquoise amulet and bracelet.

The birthstone of December, turquoise has also been known for its protective qualities.  I imagine that it's the perfect gem to create an amulet for those you love, so today's sketch is of a child wearing a turquoise amulet and bracelet.  They were given to her by her parents and grandparents to protect her when … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet