Guess who hasn't been on SOTF in general for ages
but then decides to update their art thread out of the blue because they feel guilty and also want to share all the stuff they've been doing lately. It's me. You don't actually get to guess.
Let me tell you the story of a little artist who started drawing every day and has been doing so since July 28th. There is a show called Steven Universe. This little artist liked that show very much. Too much, some might say, to which they would reply at first with scorn and then with eventual acceptance. This show inspired great love in the artist, to the point where the desire to draw fanart became too strong for them to bear, and they let loose the floodgates. They drew and drew, to the point where the sketch pages started filling up and the files started running out of good names. The artist watched their craft improve slowly in front of their very eyes, until finally, they just had to share it.
So here's the result of that, in chronological order! Fair warning, these are all HUGE
. I apologize, but resizing every one of these canvases would be so much work that I'm just not up to. I'd recommend opening the image in a new tab if you can't see it. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!
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It started with some simple sketch pages like these. Just trying to figure out simple characters, complete with light drawing and bad scan quality.
It progressed to me getting back into digital art. This piece was hilarious, albeit a trial since I did it in the most inefficient way poosible.
This wasn't originally a screenshot redraw, but it turned into one and boy was it fun.
I eventually made a gemsona (a gem OC basically) for myself! This is Azurite. She's big and has an axe and loves to smile. She'll always carry through with her orders though, so no favors even if she likes you (she's basically lawful neutral with an emphasis on the lawful).
Behold, the one image that is not Steven Universe related! When messing around with brushes, this sprang into being. I'm not sure why, but it looks nice, so there you go.
Garnet is such an important character to me, so I made this absolutely precious icon of her for myself.
I should try painting more. This was a fun one to do.
Tumblr lets you have a banner for your blog, so I thought this screenshot redraw was a very appropriate one for myself.
Okay, I lied, these aren't entirely in chronological order. There's one I took out because it needed to be on its own.
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This took at least four days and threatened to give me carpal tunnel the whole time, but my GOD was it worth it. This particular piece was so much fun and looks so good! I'm incredibly proud of it, and I like to think of it as a real hallmark of my improvement.
Bonus original sketch: