Weekly Drawing Prompt Thread

Very true. I'll work on that! Thanks!

Here's Page 5:

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Only four left! I can do this!

Took a break from coloring The Foxhunt yesterday to do a couple of quick drawings that I'll use as title pages for the stories in the anthology:

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Just a relatively simple drawing from me this week:

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Love it!

Here's a couple more drawings for the title pages I did after dinner last night:

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I really like the bottom pic of the creature coming out of the water.

It was SO MUCH FUN to draw!

And a couple more from yesterday:

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Only one left!

And the seventh one is done!

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Now back to coloring The Foxhunt! Only four pages left!

Gah! I have so many maps to finish!

But here's one I made earlier, which i can post now...

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I really like it!

Page 4 of The Foxhunt is colored:

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Changed a couple of things...

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pyxistyx wrote:

Gah! I have so many maps to finish!

But here's one I made earlier, which i can post now...

Beautiful as always, Pyxistyx. I'm curious, as maps appear to be a significant portion of your illustration work, do you consider yourself now a professional fictional cartographer?

Mario_Alba wrote:

Changed a couple of things...

And you seem to be having fun creating a neon lightscape for your chase scenes!

Meanwhile, I've created another entry in my "characters with wings that could break a man's arm" series:

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Ravanon wrote:

Beautiful as always, Pyxistyx. I'm curious, as maps appear to be a significant portion of your illustration work, do you consider yourself now a professional fictional cartographer?

It's certainly how I am currently branded, though I balk at calling myself anything like an actual Cartographer because I have NO idea about, like, ACTUAL Cartography! But yeah, that's how I market myself on the social medias and what 95% of my commissions are for. I'm contracted as a freelancer to a couple of fairly big-ish name companies for the occasional map now as well, R Talsorian Games (Cyberpunk Red) and Pinnacle Entertainment Group (makers of Savage Worlds, Deadlands, etc).

I just discovered the subreddit for Wonderdraft, the fictional map making tool. Seems pretty interesting.

Ravanon wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

Changed a couple of things...

And you seem to be having fun creating a neon lightscape for your chase scenes!

I am having SO MUCH fun!

Also, your drawing is awesome, as usual, Ravanon.

Also, I was very productive today:

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Only two pages left!

This Thanksgiving break was exactly what I needed to get things done!

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One page left!

And Page 1 is done!

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I can't believe how productive I've been over the past few days! Nothing like not having to go to work to really get some work done.

I also changed some colors on Page 3 to preserve chromatic continuity, but you'll have to wait to see that until the whole anthology comes out.

Now, I just have to do the cover. I can't believe how close I am to being done with this project!

We are going to have to rename you, wait for it...
WonderMario... no.
BatMario... no.
Marioman... no.
The Mario... no.

Hmmm, Super Mario? ;P

That made me laugh out loud.

I just spent the past couple of hours drawing the cover. I thought I would have to work in stages around multiple interruptions (as I usually do), but my dogs surprised me by allowing me a blissfully uninterrupted stretch of time to draw today. (Samira jumped on my arm exactly after I finished inking --it was almost as if she was keeping track of my progress!) And, lucky for you, I took some pictures of the process:

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Now I just need to color it! Will it happen today? I guess we'll see...