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2016 - Year of Art!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 11, 2016, 7:39 AM


This journal is mostly for my benefit and reflection.  I don't think I have too many active watchers, but to those that are active and to any new visitors: hi!  Most of my art "career" has been spent dabbling.  I do not and have not ever considered myself to be particularly great at the craft, nor have I really striven to push myself from my comfort zone.  I have certainly improved from where I started over the years, but I have never really reached a point where I have been truly satisfied with the things I create.  When Shan (GypsyCorset) suggested art improvement as our collective (with Jazzery) New Year's Resolution of sorts, it really resonated with me in a way that stuck.  Onwards and upwards from here--to progress!

To keep me motivated:
Ellody Side-by-Side by KeLou Art Over the Years: Flute Edition by KeLou Wren Progression by KeLou

Pose references used in my art, if used at all, can be found here.

Week 1: 01/01/2016-01/07/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 2: 01/08/2016-01/14/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 3: 01/15/2016-01/21/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 4: 01/22/2016-01/28/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- Week 4 was a bit of a challenge.  Towards the end I got a bit sick, so I didn't draw a whole lot, but I persevered!

Week 5: 01/29/2016-02/04/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 6: 02/05/2016-02/11/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- I am pretty proud of this week!  While there is still quite a ways for me to go, I can definitely see the improvement which is a huge deal for me.

Week 7: 02/12/2016-02/18/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- This week I drew a male twice!  Tipped my toes in the water and it wasn't entirely terrible.  Progress!

Week 8: 02/19/2016-02/25/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 9: 02/26/2016-03/03/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 10: 03/04/2016-03/10/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- Sketched a character for eccentrickal, hopefully I'll get a chance to color it!

Week 11: 03/11/2016-03/17/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 12: 03/18/2016-03/24/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- Moderately obsessed with Jordanna this week, but I suppose that isn't an entirely new thing.

Week 13: 03/25/2016-03/31/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- Tried some things, drew a bunch.

Week 14: 04/01/2016-04/07/2016  > Compilation: Here (NSFW).
- Lots and lots and lots of practice this week.

Week 15: 04/08/2016-04/14/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).  Too lazy to crop.

Week 16: 04/15/2016-04/21/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 17: 04/22/2016-04/28/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 18: 04/29/2016-05/05/2016 > Compilation: Here (NSFW).

Week 19: 05/06/2016-05/12/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 20: 05/13/2016-05/19/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 21: 05/20/2016-05/26/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 22: 05/27/2016-06/02/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 23: 06/03/2016-06/09/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 24: 06/10/2016-06/16/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 25: 06/17/2016-06/23/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 26: 06/24/2016-06/30/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 27: 07/01/2016-07/07/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 28: 07/08/2016-07/14/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 29: 07/15/2016-07/21/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Week 30: 07/22/2016-07/28/2016 - In Progress > Compilation:

Also, there's a fairly good chance that I will need characters to draw in the future once I exhaust all of my characters and those of my friends.  If you're not opposed to having your characters used for practice (girls only for now--guys are a whole other can of worms for me right now, unless they're effeminate!), then please fill out the following as detailed as possible below:

Note/Disclaimer/What-have-you: Visual references are especially helpful, especially when used in unison with written.  Failure to provide and describe accurate references MAY result in inaccurate results.  Since these images will be free for you and practice for me, edits will be minor or nonexistent unless I am not happy with how something turned out.  Filling out the form below does not guarantee that you will get art.  I also reserve the right to decide whether or not it is just a sketch, flat colors, or full colors.  You must provide the pose--I will not choose a character that does not come with a pose already chosen.  Complaining (other than helpful critique) about the final result will get you blacklisted.  You can post as many different characters as you like.  I will choose based on what inspires me at the time.

  * Character Name:
  * Species:
  * Eye Color:
  * Hair Color/Length:
  * Hair Style:

  * Body Shape: Visual references preferred for this, but you're more than welcome to describe it so long as you're detailed!
  * Skin/Fur Color: Color swatches help a great deal here.
  * Markings/Color: If applicable.  Refers to markings or scarring.
  * Ears: For example, if elven: how long/pointed are they?  If anthro, are they pointed/rounded/floppy, etc.?
  * Accessories:
  * References:
However many accurate references you feel best capture your character.
  * Pose: Very important!  One of the requirements to be considered is that you include a pose reference of your choosing.  The pose CANNOT be another artist's artwork, it must be a photograph.  SenshiStock has great poses, but I'm sure there are other deviants with stock poses for you to choose from as well.


Dumbledore's MagicalSpankDance by Zani-Loki

Art I'm waiting on:
- Not buying any more new art until ~August 2016.



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Bostongirl7519 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Dearest  "Lou"

Thank you for the Llama.

However he smelled terribly.  But
we washed him with Rose petals.
I love using them. When he came
out he smelled so good, I had to
kiss him.  I so wish you could see
how happy he became.

Herr Llama Emperor 3D Llama Badge Herr Llama Emperor    
Numbsoul Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Lou, thank you so much by watching me, I really appreciate it!!!
Numbsoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama by Numbsoul
Kyatia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016   Digital Artist
meant to do this earlier, thank you so much for the watch <3
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