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Finished up this little guy for ArtOrder's Tiny Dragons call for art. Tried hard to keep the value structure strong and intact this time around. 8x8", created with my usual mess of colored pencil, ink, watercolor, and a little bit of gouache on hotpress watercolor paper

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And WOW HELLO, loads of new folks here since the last time I checked in! I'm Katie/Rowkey, hopping around the US and trying to find my place in the illustration world- currently doing a mixed bag of freelance work and convention dealing. Around here you'll probably see me yelling about mushrooms, cemeteries, orcs, and fountain pen inks. 👍

Time to make a few catch-up posts, with actual art in 'em! Inktober lasted about ten days for me (as usual ✌️ ), but here are two of my favorites: "Hornbill Merchant" and "Civet Sailor"

-emerges from hours of NDA work coupled with rando family emergencies (we good)- h-hello

"fall" in the context of art/fandom/community as a whole moving away from them, I mean.

re: Tumbles, I'm having such hilarious Livejournal flashbacks, this is bonkers. It's been so strange to watch both of those sites fall.

Explored an art supply shop in Colorado with @Weavrr and found strange little water soluble pencils called Derwent Graphitints. I'm gonna do some DAMAGE with these. 8) (pardon the buckling!)

I've been blessed by the sleep gods (or something) for the past few weeks and my mood has been somewhat stable, my work output has increased a bit. Dearly hoping I can continue this trend.

I'm in a town at 6,800 ft in Colorado for a bit and elevation sickness/fatigue is kicking my Missourian ass (bit it's really pretty!). Here's a muley going shopping:

Today I'm rather haphazardly making ink out of some black walnut hulls I chucked into the back of my car and forgot about. Here's hopin' it turns out!

Been applying to all sorts of jobs in hope that I'll stumble n fall into one. Exciting Times

Out in the woods with a pal, got a painting done! Returning to Missouri tomorrow for...strangely comparable chilly weather

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And some New Hampshire for good measure! So, so pretty out here.

Have been in the mountains, and the phone has hated that very much. Wifi for a second, so here's a few photos! Adirondacks

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... don't make day 1 of the first time you try rendering a jackfruit

Here's a hornbill merchant! :D

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I'll be travelling quite a bit for the first half of October, so we'll see how long I can keep up the pace. Perhaps mid-month I'll use ballpoint instead of liquid ink, something like that.

Speaking of ! Made myself a spreadsheet-based prompt generator and figured I’d share. :D

Go to File>Make a Copy to use the (not quite functional) randomizer and customize the lists, if you like. The list of animals is biased toward smaller critters and birds, but I tried to cover as much ground as possible. Have fun!

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AGhhh wow, hello all! One day I'll crack the code of how to be busy -and- maintain an internet presence, promise. I'm trying to compile some info about the art fair I took part in and get some info about that up over the next few days (...I made panels too big for my moderately-sized car, for one thing). Inktober starts tomorrow. Wowwow

Should mention I tend to use Evernote as more of a filing cabinet than for true note-taking. Eg, 'this particular business receipt with these tags go here' and 'this wikipedia entry I ganked for no reason goes here'

What kind of digital note-taking systems do you all use nowadays? I've been using a combo of Keep and Evernote for a bit, but I keep hearing whispers of OneNote being 'the best'.

Next step: trip to the hardware store to gather supplies for PANEL CONSTRUCTION! If the process goes well I'll share some photos with everyone. :'D

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