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2012-11-21 05:56 pm
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Vriska, wip, 2

I didn't get to work on my vriska painting at all yesterday, but I got back to it today. I have a scan of what I did the other day after my last post, but I'll just show where it is now, since the differences aren't hugely significant, I think.

Original art I am copying, see previous entry for more background.
under cut )

Day 3 (two days ago), I spent about 35 minutes working with a pale green I mixed up that was a little lighter than the blue underpainting. Mostly evidenced in the webs.

Day 4 (today), I mixed up a nice purple that seemed to match that in the image. I also had to mix up an almost-black to use in her hair and wrestling that gradient in her hair. Its not quite right but it's a good start, I think. I also used a little more of the paint from yesterday (I've been using damp paper towels as palettes, and can fold the remaining paint inside and put it in a ziploc to save it for a couple days) mixed with more white to bring out the spider eyes more.

I enjoyed the crits and suggestions on the last post, please keep it up! =3
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2012-11-19 09:19 am
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oh, hi.

Hello Journals, it's me, Seth.

I want to get back in the habit of posting more. In that spirit, I want to share a project that may not get past one image, or, if as I hope, it continues to be fun and rewarding for me, may become a full tarot deck.

Some of you may know that Homestuck recently had a kickstarter. Among the reward tiers was a Tarot deck full of some really amazing fan art. Needless to say I am a bit broke and couldn't contribute the requisite 150$. However, I do have lowish-res jpgs of all of the cards, and a search turned up a list of all the artists, many of which have higher-res copies of their cards available.

A side note: I've been wanting to learn how to paint for quite a while, and while I struggled with acrylics basically every other time I've tried them, I've come to the conclusion that if I could just do a whole bunch of little paintings for practice, without having to worry about my own art, I could definitely get pretty good.

Perhaps you see where this is going.

I picked a card at random to start with. Being a Scorpio (and a Gemini, I <3 Sollux... and Mituna, too), I have a soft spot for Vriska, even though she can be a cold-hearted *****.

The 8 of Swords, by Kristin aka Kaymurph

WIP under the cut )

Let me know what you think! I'd love to keep posting my WIPs.

ONCE AGAIN, I am not the original artist, I'm just doing a 'master copy' to learn how to paint (and to possibly one day have my own personalized version of the Homestuck tarot... but that's a ways off...)
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2012-07-04 12:35 am
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La Luna (wip)

Wip for my boyfriend's birthday today (the fourth). It's at a fairly pretty spot right now, so I went ahead and showed it to him around midnight.

Needless to say, he loves it so far. =]