I saw a post of an artist recreating his old drawings from when he was in high school and it inspired me to do the same! Here’s a piece from 1997, reimagined with my current skills, to prove I’m just as nerdy now as when I was 14.

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Getting the itch again to make a little video game, so I sketched out a few visual ideas during my commute.

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Just discovered a high school sketchbook that I thought had been destroyed when our basement flooded! I’m a little surprised at how good some of these pieces still look. Which makes me proud of my past self but a little annoyed at my current self for not improving more in nearly 20 years 😛

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Finished my science fantasy dragon piece! Spent a lot of time hemming and hawing over how much atmospheric haze and glare to suggest. I find that I almost always pull back from my initial instincts there by about 75%. The subject was definitely inspired by Dragonriders of Pern.

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Just finished a great YA fantasy read, Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. I was inspired to do a little animated fan art, so here’s Aru and Mini getting the hang of their celestial weapons before doing battle with the Sleeper!

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A little science fantasy piece. Debating whether I want to stick with digital or use this as a study for a traditional painting. Ultimately it will depend on how lazy I am 😛

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Finally finished a comic (a whopping two pages!) that I started like four months ago. Now I can move on to my next of a million unfinished things 😅 Enjoy!

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Ooh, I played with some photo filters and this actually looks a lot more striking! Did I waste my time with all that color? 😛

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Here’s the final rendition of this lady mage who may or may not be about to set something on fire. Shoutout to @LensaMoon for the helpful feedback!

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Feedback request! Anyone have any thoughts on this work in progress? It’s pretty close to done but it’s not quite working yet.

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Just learned that this thing I really like to do where I put a figure in the foreground looking out at a landscape has a name—Rückenfigur—and a whole tradition behind it!

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This piece perfectly demonstrated how much easier it is for me to draw a face in profile than head-on. I spent forever getting the blonde woman’s face to look right and I’m still not totally happy with it. I feel pretty good about the lighting and color, at least.

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Lessa meets Ramoth. Just getting into Dragonriders of Pern for the first time 🐉

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Got out my watercolors again for this sketch, but I couldn’t resist some digital retouching. I always feel vaguely guilty about that, even though it’s probably silly. Which version do you prefer?

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