21 Jul 14
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1 week ago

If you will forgive this slightly self indulgent post, I drew a thing! Then I got that thing tattooed on me! Wow-wee, elbows hurt a lot.

The fish is an arowana, and I got this done at Red Handed Tattoo Parlor (Shreveport has a good tattoo place, who’d a thunk it)

DO NOT replicate this design for yourself. It’s for me. Poohead.

19 Jul 14
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1 week ago

A lil gift I made for my best friend’s wedding! She moved to Iceland with a wonderful Icelandic game designing gent. Iceland looks like one giant Windows XP background and I love it.

Pyrography is fun! And dangerous!

1 Jul 14
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3 weeks ago

Oh hey tumblr, sorry I dropped off the map. I got hit by a perfect storm of commissions, moving into a house, going on vacations, adopting a new cat, hitting the gym real hard, and lending my tablet to a friend, so I’ve really only had time for random sketchbook stuff. So here are some sketches to show I’m not dead yet.

If you want to keep track of all my whereabouts like a creep, you can find me making semi regular TWEETS and REBLOGS when I don’t have time to draw tons of stuff. 

Going to Iceland next week, so I can’t imagine I’ll be super productive again anytime soon, BUT THAT’S OKAY :>

7 May 14
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2 months ago
Oh shucks I forgot I painted something for Light Grey Art Lab’s ANIMYSTICS show, and here’s the final piece! My spirit animal is a bigass red-gold fish (arowana or koi, I chose to paint an arowana though) that lives in a sunken forest. I saw it with my brain eyes.
Do you know what’s hard to use? GOLD LEAF.

Oh shucks I forgot I painted something for Light Grey Art Lab’s ANIMYSTICS show, and here’s the final piece! My spirit animal is a bigass red-gold fish (arowana or koi, I chose to paint an arowana though) that lives in a sunken forest. I saw it with my brain eyes.

Do you know what’s hard to use? GOLD LEAF.

23 Apr 14
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3 months ago
#sketchbook drawing of the #barbarian boys of our #DnD campaign

#sketchbook drawing of the #barbarian boys of our #DnD campaign

22 Apr 14
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3 months ago
I wanted to draw something for fun and cool times in my sketchbook last night but I think I just made Drogon look like the Mortal Kombat logo. Uhhh…maybe next time!!?

I wanted to draw something for fun and cool times in my sketchbook last night but I think I just made Drogon look like the Mortal Kombat logo. Uhhh…maybe next time!!?

17 Apr 14
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moonbotstudios:

Moonbot Studios is a multi-platform storytelling studio specializing in feature-quality animation, traditional publishing and mobile app development. Moonbot employs a select group of animators, digital artists, programmers and developers who produce award-winning films, books and digital media….

Anybody good at/know somebody who is good at storyboarding? Pass it on!

15 Apr 14
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3 months ago
"I’m going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room." 

"I’m going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room." 

13 Apr 14
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3 months ago
Preview of my piece that I submitted to Light Grey Art Lab’s ANIMYSTICS show! 
I ended up adding gold leaf to the final piece, but you will just have to WAIT AND SEE! 

Preview of my piece that I submitted to Light Grey Art Lab’s ANIMYSTICS show! 

I ended up adding gold leaf to the final piece, but you will just have to WAIT AND SEE! 

3 Apr 14
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3 months ago

New podcast recommendation (well new as in I just started listening to it but it’s been running for over a year): DRUNKS AND DRAGONS

If you like D&D or just listening to some goofy friends roleplaying hilarious/weird scenarios please do yourself a favor and listen to it. I’m already 63 episodes deep after a week and a half… So I scribbled out some fanart during some free time! (Or time I should have spent doing more productive things whoops)

Pictured are Titus Harper the insanely over-the-top angsty sorcerer, Aludra the asskicking ladydwarf, and Thom the quantumsexual dragonborn. Seriously, just go listen. 

1 Apr 14
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3 months ago
Hi there! Loved the Spy Fox trailer. I was wondering wether you would have any tips for beginners at Maya and 3D animation? (:
Anonymous

Thanks a lot! This is a pretty daunting question to answer because Maya is a HUGE program and it’s easy for beginners to get lost in the hideous seas of Lambert 1. I also learned pretty much all the basics thanks to the help of teachers and colleagues on a curriculum that eased me into it…because it’s incredibly overwhelming. (I cried a lot when I was learning Maya for the first time at school true story VERY STRESS)

I’d recommend looking into Digital Tutors and Lynda.com if you really want to get into it. Their tutorials are really thorough and I don’t think a lot of their practices are too far off “industry standard” though I don’t really use them terribly often. Youtube has a ton of tutorials of course, but their quality of instruction can vary quite a bit. Start with simple modeling projects to get familiar with the interface before anything else!

1 Apr 14
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3 months ago
Greetings! I have stupid and quick questions. a) for your sketchbooks, what red/black pencils/inks (idk I'm so new to all of this kjfadha) do you use? b) how do you get such good, dynamic poses and such? (and, of course, lovely art as always!)
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Answering these together because they’re pretty related — you can scope out all my usual drawing supplies HERE! I also carry a Moleskine sketchbook currently, but I pretty much always switch to a different brand every time I buy a new book. I like the texture of Moleskin but it scans really ugly. But, I am of the opinion that it doesn’t really matter what materials you’re using, it’s all a matter of personal preference and how you choose to use them. Try different things and find what you like! 

For my digital sketches, I almost exclusively use Kyle T. Webster’s brushes. The 2B pencil and 25 px charcoal pencil are my favorites for sketching. They’re not free, but they’re well worth it I think. 

As far as these “good, dynamic poses” you speak of…HUH. I’m (relatively) fresh out of college with an animation degree, so I had to think a lot about characters in motion and how to make strong poses. Check out some sites about line of action and gesture drawing. There are a lot of resources for this on animation sites by people who are much more qualified than I am. It’s something that comes with practice! I still think I have a ton of learning to do idk I just try to draw with a certain amount of tension and movement and not bore myself too much but it probably all ends up being the same poses anyway! 

1 Apr 14
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3 months ago

I’m not dead! But I AM occupied with a few other large projects right now, so I’m trying to focus more on those instead of lots of smaller drawings. 

The first few are from my very first DnD game I’m learning to play AAAAAAAAAA don’t even talk to me about centaurs not being a playable race in 4e because I will cut you up. (I used a satyr to build him though.)

That’s my beautiful unicorn centaur bard Blueberry, who disguises himself as a pretty human lady among mortals. The model is obviously a very creepy WIP, but I rarely model in my free time, so I thought it’d be fun to share it so you can see how gloriously far he comes by the time I’m done posing, texturing and grooming (I hope???)

And then other misc sketches and a WIP of a PAINTING I CAN HOLD IN MY HANDS FOR ONCE ♥___♥

8 Mar 14
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kendra-p:

IT’S KENDRA-P’S 5000 FOLLOWER DRAWING GIVEAWAY BONANZA
I had a recent explosion of followers that put me over 5000, so it’s time for a lil giveaway to celebrate how cool you all are. 
How do you participate?
Reblog this post! As many times as you want, I don’t care.
You do not need to be my follower, but it would be totally cool if you were.
Likes do not count as an entry.
PRIZES? You know it.
A digital colored sketch, similar to this drawing. Basically just a character or 2, solid colored background, and some basic shading. 
I will draw your original characters or anything from whatever fandom you dig OR WHATEVER YOU WANT (as long as it doesn’t make me horribly uncomfortable.) 
YOU MUST HAVE AN ASK BOX so I can contact the winner and ask whatchoo want, foo
I will decide a random winner next Sunday (March 9). If you don’t respond to my ask within 3 days, I’ll pick someone else.
Thanks everyone!

YOOOO only one day left before I pick a winner! Reblog now if you want to get in on the hot action bebe

kendra-p:

IT’S KENDRA-P’S 5000 FOLLOWER DRAWING GIVEAWAY BONANZA

I had a recent explosion of followers that put me over 5000, so it’s time for a lil giveaway to celebrate how cool you all are. 

How do you participate?

  • Reblog this post! As many times as you want, I don’t care.
  • You do not need to be my follower, but it would be totally cool if you were.
  • Likes do not count as an entry.

PRIZES? You know it.

  • A digital colored sketch, similar to this drawing. Basically just a character or 2, solid colored background, and some basic shading. 
  • I will draw your original characters or anything from whatever fandom you dig OR WHATEVER YOU WANT (as long as it doesn’t make me horribly uncomfortable.) 
  • YOU MUST HAVE AN ASK BOX so I can contact the winner and ask whatchoo want, foo

I will decide a random winner next Sunday (March 9). If you don’t respond to my ask within 3 days, I’ll pick someone else.

Thanks everyone!

YOOOO only one day left before I pick a winner! Reblog now if you want to get in on the hot action bebe

7 Mar 14
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4 months ago

Thanks for the asks guys! I got some repeat questions, so these few I screencapped covered everything. I addressed a few above, here are the rest as text:

ARTIST ASKS

4. Lineart definitely, I actually have no confidence in my color/painting abilities, I still have TONS to learn and no real technique I feel well practiced in… (Admittedly I do love lazily coloring in my scribbly sketches.)

8. I am a lazy music listener, I let Pandora DJ it all for me. I only listen to music at home, and it’s usually one of two stations.

At work, I am a HUGE podcast junkie. I listen to a lot of MaximumFun Shows like My Brother My Brother and Me, Oh No Ross and Carrie!, Throwing Shade, Sawbones, Stuff You Should Know, This American Life, and Radiolab regularly. On occasion, TED radio hour, RISK!, The Nerdist, and…a zillion others. (Before you ask YES I listened to Nightvale, but the fandom community really ruined it for me, thanks internet. Also, I am an asshole.) I also listen to NPR’s Morning Edition every day and let their 24 hour program stream drone all day when I run out of podcasts. I’m pretty much 100 years old, and I would definitely win on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

9. Literally every time I don’t know what to draw I default to drawing lions/tigers/snarling big cats lunging at things, so probably that. I guess you’d never really know that looking at my dumb blog huh

(For someone who almost never remembers to draw in her sketchbook, my pencil case is basically stocked for the apocalypse.)

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