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It's been about 4 months since I've started my 365 challenge.  I haven't reviewed my body of submissions yet again, but I'm getting weird feelings.  I've been focusing on drawing guys so much, I feel like I'm starting to forget how to draw women.  My goals included being able to draw dudes without making them feminine.  Staring at male torsos, musculature, youtubes until my brain hurts.  I'm at the point where I want to draw arms, but they're always in the way and I just want to draw torsos.    Remembering how the base musculature of a male is more angular vs females who tend to take on softer shapes.  My brain.  My braaaiin.  

Since getting this tablet,  my color has stopped, and I've been trying to clean up my sketches more.  This is the first time in my life I've drawn with any real level of intentional accuracy digitally and I'm hoping my sketches are reflecting improvement.  If I can lineart for myself, that would be like :la:.  I still cringe thinking of what I called lineart 10 years ago when I had not a real clue what I was doing.  

Also found myself getting into the dmmd fandom- I'll probably keep most of that stuff on tumblr since it's nsfw and I'm kind of tired of filtering it on da.  I'll continue to filter my OC submissions though.  Not quite ready to broadcast them to the world and have them open for viewing. 
That's it for now.  Just a lot of funk-  I feel like a pokemon that is evolving from all this acting strange.

not like I was doing a lot of uploading traditional art lately- I was trying to print some shipping labels for some things I sold and it died.  $300 printer go bye bye.  So now that I have nothing BUT my tablet to show online, this will be interesting ><


Did not realize this would be such a transition.  The last time I even looked at a tablet nearly this size was about 10 years ago. and that was in a computer lab -_- and the tech back then is suck compared to now, so this is like ungodly awesome.   But it means my stuff is going to look derpier than usual until I get the hang of it, so hang tight!


I've been putting it off, but I think I'm going to settle for an Intuos 4 5 is actually pro I'm retarded pro medium.  The on market graphic tablets that are not cintiq are too questionable, and the cintiq is out of my price range.  I desperately feel that I need a tablet that lets me feel like I am drawing on paper and allows me to look down to see what I am doing.  From what I read this pro series is a step down from the cintiq and can interpret pen tilt and sensitivity.  I have a really difficult time using my bamboo 4x5 and my piano playing hands aren't exactly small (big and all female) so it's kind of been a trying experience to digital art in general.    The 365 arting has made me realize that it's time to upgrade, for the sake of my hand(s).  Progress with the digital tablet?  I don't know.  Maybe someone can review my progress and tell me if I'm improving or regressing in terms of technique and execution in my submissions.  I don't feel right doing the assessment myself honestly...  I'm also going to wait to do my collab work until I get this new tablet-  I really am at my wits end with my wacom bamboo right now and I've tried for the last several months to deal.


I'll be in Gaia online doing my art practice thing for a bit.  Finally got back into it and getting the hang of things.  There, drawing art makes you game bling and I'm kind of flossing/ ice cold with it right about now :3  If you Gaia let me know- maybe I'll see you there!


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I am like dying right now because my shyness is trying to take hold, 

but I would like to collab with someone.  I normally just sketch and color my own scribbles for entertainment, but I color random linearts I pull from DA and Gaia from time to time.  I color mostly humans/humanoids, but I'm up for a challenge as  I am teaching myself to color and render different things.  I am looking to collab with someone of the same skill level or so and someone who has a general grasp of rendering shapes, form and how color will impact their linework.  I spend quite a bit of time picking linework that I finally color, so please have the same discernment with me when assessing my capability Homura Bowing Icon 

I guess it's time for the samples x_x  Hibiya Amamiya-01 (Shy Blush) [V2]  (I never do this...)

My color on other people's lines.  I try to custom my color to the mood and style of the linework, though sometimes I kind of just go buck wild experimenting xD
Yosh124 of Gaia colored lines by pho3nixdown kenshjnpark's Chun Li Cammy lines my color by pho3nixdown Pop Girl Lineart colored by pho3nixdown

Color on my dirty sketches of OCs from my 365 daily ><
(These are default tagged mature to avoid views and locked out, sorry if you cannot view)

Alexandr, younger? by pho3nixdown   Happy to see me? by pho3nixdown Women do strange things to show affection by pho3nixdown 

I hide most everything else in my tumblr and my old stuff in my scraps if you are so inclined.  I like playing with concept art and coloring these kinds of things,  please let me know if you would like to collab :3
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Phoenix Down
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Favourite style of art: Mixed variations :3
Tools: Bamboo tablet (;-; I think i need an upgrade) / Open Canvas 5.5, old PS CS2, various pencils pens, basic water color, acrylic and paper if I stop being lazy and scan in
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Personal Quote: "If one person understands, then it was worth the trouble"


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Kawaii-Ash Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thank you so much for everything again! And also - thank you for the llama!
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Maisteru Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey you. Don't stop being awesome >:0
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