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Hey there, I'm Jess!

I'm mainly a traditional artist who dabbles in digital art. I love watercolour and coloured pencils but I'll use pretty much any art supply because new things are fun.

I also dabble in comic art and hope to get back to it properly someday!

While not arting I mostly play video games. You'll see a lot of ESO fanart here because it's my main MMO!

I've been stuck in Crafty Mode lately rather than arty-mode! Here's a couple of books I've made recently using Real Leather - offcuts from a sofa factory :P The burgundy one was an experiment in sewing smaller bits together, really pleased with how it turned out!

my friend who teaches kids, just schooled me on tentacles vs arms

A couple of things with oil pastel! One fully oil pastel the other just the background because I felt like splooping around with them.

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Picked up a little limited palette of cheap-ish gouache from Scrawlrbox and played around painting Sad Boys with it

crawls from the abyss to place this lil centaur here. We started a new campaign today with the crew and I made a horserer (horse sorcerer). her name is Sophie (:

Breaking out the acrylics to paint a sketchbook cover! There's a really pretty 'sketchbook' I've been mooning over for ages with a Klimt artwork cover but I know the paper isn't really suited to my purposes. So I decided to have a go at making my own Klimt-inspired one instead. As ever, gold paint really doesn't scan well but be assured: it is VERY shiny.

Who wants some eye candy from me playing with masking fluid? Unfortunately I discovered that the textured paper does NOT work with it and it got all ripped up but that was the point of the exercise so it's fine 😅

"So you are the last dragon?" the knight asked.
"There is a last of everything."
"But was there no mate, or-"
"Mate?" The dragon laughed. "You think we mate? No. Dragons are born from cats."
"Cats?"
"If a cat is ambitious enough, and works very hard, it is reborn a dragon."
"Oh."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

This paper is definitely something of an adventure to use but I also sort of like how it makes me work.

From what I can see the Jacksons paper is going to settle down to be SLIGHTLY less wayward looking due to the way I flatten my sketchbooks while working in them. I started using the middle size of these and quite heavily saturate the paper with water on the base later before flattening it under some books to dry - the first page is a lot flatter as a result. It's VERY textured and quite challenging compared to what I'm used to but I'm enjoying playing around with it!

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Here's the other thing I've been up to lately - bound a few sketchbooks, the two larger ones filled with Jackons Eco watercolour paper and the smaller with Arches. The cover of the largest one is repurposed from an old A4 spiralbound notebook, middle one covered with old wrapping paper and the smallest is a Paperblanks notebook I'd already filled so I replaced the textblock. All very recycley!

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