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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 25, 2016, 12:51 AM
I haven't been around much, so I wanted to give you an update. Things are going mostly well... The inaugural sketchcrawl was kind of a flop; two people showed up, but part of it was that it was literally the hottest day of the year, with like 90% humidity, and all sorts of radio and TV and newspaper warnings to not be outside any more than was absolutely necessary, so I have a giant feeling that was responsible for the low turnout. Several people said they wished they could go, and several more have already told me they are going to attend the fall foliage sketchcrawl at the arboretum, so I'm hoping for a better turnout then!

I'm plugging away at my last two commissions. I've been having a lot of anatomy/perspective issues, which usually means I've gone out of practice (like a guitar, you have to fine tune your artistic senses every now and then), so I've gotten a couple of anatomy books and have been practicing and using some art trades to take a break (if I stare at a commission too long, it drives me mad; I just see all the mistakes and feel like the work is worthless) and to practice, as you may have noticed over the past couple of days.

I'm also ankle-deep (meaning I haven't started too much because I want to finish the commissions first) in a historical costume project and looking forward to working on that.

Additionally, every other Monday is teen drawing hour, which I'm volunteering to host at my local library, since my comics class was so popular; however, participation has so far been low (again, summer -- people want to be outside and I don't blame them) and Monday nights are drawing night at the new Spark Makerspace, so I've been going to those as often as I can because it's good practice. And learning Krita, a new paint program that I really like a lot (it's so intuitive!). Check it out, it's free!

Let's see, what else? Work is going well! No word yet on the cartoon I submitted to the New Yorker; I'll be entering a poster contest in September; the seagull I rescued was improving under the rehabilitator's care (I need to call for another update). I'm looking forward to the fall.

How have you all been?

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Stuff that I've found inspiring lately:

Hope by wlop
Love Bugs by AngelaRizza Illst - Alverdale - Blinding The Jackal by Sleyf
Azuma reference sheet round 2 by thereina Genie de la garde by Griffonetfourmis1793
Sand and stars by Aztec8T
Daydream by deepgrounduk Snake Dryad by Ou-ren
Jewelry from polymer clay by polyflowers
Biomechanical body paint by straewefin The Two Sides of a Cancer Patient by eitruo

Css and Coding done by bunnydesuuu Journal Commission Info
Art by TheBrassGlass
For TheBrassGlass only
  • Listening to: Corelli (baroque music)
  • Reading: "Founding Gardeners" by Andrea Wulf
  • Watching: summer wane
  • Playing: at juggling everything
  • Eating: homemade banana pudding
  • Drinking: water

When you create worlds, do you have the most difficulty... 

17 deviants said with creating believable cultures/religions/societies
13 deviants said with the architecture and infrastructure
10 deviants said (comment if it's more than one of the above or something not listed)
7 deviants said with the geography


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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you so much for the favorites, the watch, and the art trade!
deepgrounduk Featured By Owner 6 days ago
hello, and thank you for faving Daydream, really appreciated :D
Ou-ren Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!
arsonistcandle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching! :D 
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks from the Cap'n by CapnDeek373
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