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I've heard a few queries as to whether I want to paintings again.

Short answer: Busy upgrading my sound equipment so you can actually hear me speak.

Long answer: Toss your Art Livestream preferences my way using this poll!

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So in case anyone was unclear on why I was studying random disembodied parts of -real- humans, it's to get better at painting -imaginary- humans

Pretty pleased with progress so far, but there's still so much left to learn!

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I did a small series on borked fantasy tropes at one point. Here is the first one.

"The reverse mermaid tries to warn sailors away from dangerous rocky shores, but alas, the sailors are compelled to sail closer by the reverse mermaid's supple legs"

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Here is day 3: Poison.

Margo the barn swallow, and some medieval antidotes.

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Now I'm practicing mouths! In particular I'll be looking at how teeth align vs. lips.

Actual twitter account: www.twitter.com/ProtomonPoke
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Sorry for typo!

So grateful to be included in an art collab based on the Beta Gold/Silver sprites! www.twitter.com/ProtomonProtodex

Submission art requirement: "Pokemon MUST be facing the viewer"

Me: But...it's Girafarig... Which end?! BOTH??

This is closer to the kind of style I think I'd like to eventually capture, and I don't think I'll be incorporating as much pores (but they're fine for practice)

On the current professional graphic design practice of pixel-perfecting:

1. Not everything NEEDS to be iconography, guys...

2. It leads to blocky, mathematical aesthetic that's frankly nothing special

3. Why are we acting like we're enslaved to the tech that displays pixels, it should be the other way around!

I'm so excited to reveal that I'm rebranding! This logo represents a break away from visual artwork being enslaved to 'pixel perfecting'

A little bit of the ol' Monday schnozz

Just kidding! This is clearly Tuesday schnozz

Chexis the skydancer for Dragoneisha on Flight Rising. Her hobby is 'poisons'. :)

This man was also wearing some heavily caked-on facepaint, which was fun to render

I loved the soft, low-contrast underlighting on this one!

Have to keep remembering to embellish texture on the soft shadow layers in the future, really happy with this result