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Illustration/Book Arts/Printmaking Student. Likes making books and writing stories with questionable content. This blog is 95% original content with the occasional reblog or text post thrown in.
marblemartin:

Hi guys! I’m in my last two weeks of school here and about to graduate with my BFA in Printmaking. I had to stop working at my part time job in order to focus on my thesis show and I’m sloooowly losing money - but also hoping to make part of my living as an artist now!

I have a GUMROAD  -where I have PDFs of all my little minicomics and and artists book for a buck or pay-what-you-want
I have a SOCIETY6   -where you can get fine art prints of a lot of my nice prints from my time in school!

I appreciate all the income I get from making art, since this is the pursuit I love! Expect to see many more comics soon, now that I’ll have graduated….

marblemartin:

Hi guys! I’m in my last two weeks of school here and about to graduate with my BFA in Printmaking. I had to stop working at my part time job in order to focus on my thesis show and I’m sloooowly losing money - but also hoping to make part of my living as an artist now!

I have a GUMROAD  -where I have PDFs of all my little minicomics and and artists book for a buck or pay-what-you-want

I have a SOCIETY6   -where you can get fine art prints of a lot of my nice prints from my time in school!

I appreciate all the income I get from making art, since this is the pursuit I love! Expect to see many more comics soon, now that I’ll have graduated….

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Quick photos of the ‘finished’ (for critique at least) pieces. Critique went well and more positive than I anticipated so feeling pretty good! Looking forward to revisiting these once I get them back from grading.

My poor coloring skills come to bite me again… The colours need more work but my bed calls to me. Decisions, decisions.

My poor coloring skills come to bite me again… The colours need more work but my bed calls to me. Decisions, decisions.

Work in progress concept art! I’m about 110% mentally done with this assignment, but dang I like how these look all inked up. Hopefully my poor coloring skills don’t muck ‘em up.

Work in progress concept art! I’m about 110% mentally done with this assignment, but dang I like how these look all inked up. Hopefully my poor coloring skills don’t muck ‘em up.

armeleia:

Quickie Giveaway!
For some reason, the pic post of the bigger Khoshehk sketch is going around again… and I’m getting a lot of asks about him.  He’s still not for sale, sorry.  The kittens still aren’t for sale either, as Commonplace Books still prohibits fan merchandise sales.  They’re giveaway only.
However, I will give away one of my last remaining kittens.  This one is a really stunning translucent green resin with blue pearl powder, which gives it the appearance similar to labradorite.  He had an unfortunate accident where I dropped him right on his little head and broke one of his horns, but it has been securely superglued and he’s in good spirits (not biting or hissing anymore).
Anyway, for a chance to win him, just reblog this post from the source (so I can see your response without having to go to your blog) and tell me what you would name him.
I’ll pick a winner on 4/1.  I’m not sure if it’ll be random or if I’ll pick based on names I like; I guess it’ll depend on what kind of day it is. 

I’d name him ádhúil, which means ‘lucky’ in Gaelic. Mostly cause he looks like a lucky kinda kitty.

armeleia:

Quickie Giveaway!

For some reason, the pic post of the bigger Khoshehk sketch is going around again… and I’m getting a lot of asks about him.  He’s still not for sale, sorry.  The kittens still aren’t for sale either, as Commonplace Books still prohibits fan merchandise sales.  They’re giveaway only.

However, I will give away one of my last remaining kittens.  This one is a really stunning translucent green resin with blue pearl powder, which gives it the appearance similar to labradorite.  He had an unfortunate accident where I dropped him right on his little head and broke one of his horns, but it has been securely superglued and he’s in good spirits (not biting or hissing anymore).

Anyway, for a chance to win him, just reblog this post from the source (so I can see your response without having to go to your blog) and tell me what you would name him.

I’ll pick a winner on 4/1.  I’m not sure if it’ll be random or if I’ll pick based on names I like; I guess it’ll depend on what kind of day it is. 

I’d name him ádhúil, which means ‘lucky’ in Gaelic. Mostly cause he looks like a lucky kinda kitty.

Artist asks GO!
1:Take a picture of your workspace.
2:Show your pencil case and what's inside.
3:Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
4:Lineart or coloring?
5:Who/what inspires you?
6:Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
7:Do you have any OCs?
8:Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
9:Favorite thing to draw?
10:Least favorite thing to draw?
11:Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
12. Any weird artist behavior you admit doing?
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I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and there is no turning back. 

I regret nothing.

I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and there is no turning back. 

I regret nothing.

Hey look more colour sketches from class! I love having an Illustration class again; I get 2.5 hours of just pure drawing and painting and whatever I want and it’s more than I’ve had in so long. My teacher said in not-so-many words that my last colour scheme was plain and predictable and, since I’m making my own world here, I decided to take that critique to heart and explore a different palette. I’m feeling pretty good about these and am looking forward to working on the finals. 

Also hot damn it feels good to work in coloured inkwashes. It’s so fast and I can explore a lot more and I colour things so rarely that seeing things I do in colour is exciting to me haha. I need to do more of this. 

Results of my Workspace Wednesday today and planning in class for my next assignment. We have to do 2 ‘scene sketches’ to portray the atmosphere of our story. This is my first time doing little colour sketches in my sketchbook in this manner and I really like it! I have to push the colours a lot more but it’s a good place to start.

My first inking with my new dip pen supplies! Which I got forever ago but just now got around to using shhhh

This is a guy I’ve taken to called the ‘White Prince’, aka ‘The Prince of Textures’ haha. He’s one of 2 main characters in a script I’m writing and working with for my Concept Art & Illustration class. 

P.S. I’m totally in love with dip pens I keep my same ‘style’ of inking but it takes 1/4 of the time it’s like fucking magic. 

My first inking with my new dip pen supplies! Which I got forever ago but just now got around to using shhhh

This is a guy I’ve taken to called the ‘White Prince’, aka ‘The Prince of Textures’ haha. He’s one of 2 main characters in a script I’m writing and working with for my Concept Art & Illustration class. 

P.S. I’m totally in love with dip pens I keep my same ‘style’ of inking but it takes 1/4 of the time it’s like fucking magic. 

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