Oh Mickey

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Ian & Mickey

Finished catching up on Season 7 of Shameless, damn good show BTW. I absolutely adore these two together, not the healthiest of relationships, but I can’t help it guys! They’re so pure… *sigh* Mickeys, they break your heart don’t they?

Anyway I had to stop my doodle challenge due to my drawing tablet breaking down. So all my doodles will have to be hand made now. Sweeeet.

But hey my birthday is coming up, anyone want to just give me a super awesome cintiq 2 tablet? No? Just thought I’d ask haha

Happy Friday y’all!

P.Val

Style Meme

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For fun, I did the Style Meme on Tumblr. It’s a simple exercise were you pick famous illustration styles, as well as your own and you draw the same character in all the different ways to compare. On an interesting note, even though I was trying to emulate all these styles they still look like my own. You can still see my hand in all these, and that’s pretty cool, I think. We all have our own creative voice and I’m getting more confident in my voice as an artist the more I practice. Look at that perky ChiChi (DB), MY version. Also, how distinctively different she is… Yup, I’m getting there… not quite there, but close! 😉

Thank Goku It’s Friday, ammirite?

P.Val

One More Challenge

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I’m doing another 30-something challenge, this time for the month of March; I’m creating a quick, yet fully realized line-art drawing for each day of the month. I’m using my muse ChiChi, from Dragon Ball because I feel it will be more enjoyable this way. I’m hoping to learn how to improve my speed while drawing and I also think it’s great practice for coming up with a concept while on a time-crunch. I feel as though I’ve already learned a lot in just 4 days, I can’t wait to see the end results.

I won’t be posting these on my Instagram, I think it’s best if I make an Instagram specific to post my art because I’m getting a lot of random weirdos sending me messages on my personal account. Eek!

In the meantime, I will post these on here (in batches of 4) and also on my Dragon Ball fandom pages. Because, what kind of fangirl would I be if I didn’t share this with fellow Dragon Ball lovers?

Happy Sunday!

P. VAL

More FEELS comin’ right up!

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Working with panels now,  I’m not going to lie it made me question myself as an artist. I had a profound artistic existential crisis in the middle of attempting to do these panels… But I am very happy with the outcome. Super proud of myself, *pats back*, also I have a new MASSIVE appreciation for comic book artists (and manga of course) who make beautiful, intricate, cohesive stories fit into tiny little squares that make sense.

Cheers! To all the badass mangakas and comic book artists out there! Ya’ll make it look hella fucking easy, and let me tell you… it’s anything but.

Cheers!

P.Val

Prioritizing Composition

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Alright so I’m still in fangirl mode (I don’t think it’s going away). I’m trying to get better at composition. I feel that’s something I could use improvement on, so I’m going to use this insatiable surge of inspiration to my favor and work on my compositions.

This is Goku in his Yardrat outfit, poor guy spent 3 years away from his wife and misses her dearly. It’s inspired by a doujin I read when I was young about the two of them missing each other, I believe the artist was Hitomin. Hopefully I did managed to show the “feels” in this one. My  other (actually my #1) priority is getting better at showing emotion in my illustrations.

So, how do you guys think I did? Yay or Nay?

P.Val