Drawlloween Days 5 – 11

I got very behind on Drawlloween. So this afternoon I spent some time sketching in an attempt to catch up. Currently I’m not planning to finish these drawings. I suppose that’s fine since the whole exercise is for my own pleasure anyway.

Drawing by hand is still much easier than drawing on the computer, despite my lack of practice!

Drawlloween Days 5-11 sketch page

Found on the page above:

  • a surprised ghost emerging from an Erlenmeyer flask
  • a mysterious amulet (the laziest possible example of a haunted object, I admit)
  • a cartoonish but definitely hungry mikoshi nyūdō
  • a femme spider (she’s probably also hungry)
  • three curious tentacles reaching into a canoe
  • a royal bat with huge ears and fancy bangles

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Drawlloween Day 3: Cryptid

ICYMI, here’s the explanation of Drawlloween.

The third prompt was to draw a cryptid. I stitched together two free bases, by DeviantArt users bardokks and dergenn. My creation is… the dreaded mouse raptor! A beastie who terrorizes nearby villages and the like. You know, typical cryptid activities.

The mouse raptor, created using bases by DeviantArt users bardokks and dergenn

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Drawlloween 2018: Intro + First Entry

Visual art is not my forte, but occasionally I get the itch to create some. This year the itch coincides with Inktober and Drawlloween.

The aim of both challenges is to make a spooky artwork on every single day of October. I’m using a set of Drawlloween prompts compiled by Mab Graves:

Mab Graves Drawlloween prompts

For my purposes, “draw” will be defined loosely. I rolled the first two days into one digital collage:

Drawlloween Day & 2, witches and black cats

Source images:

Tools used:

I’m not thrilled with the look of the finished piece, but that’s okay. My goal with Drawlloween is to get the juices flowing and have fun. I don’t need to achieve aesthetic perfection!

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My Collection of Furson(y)as

Rabbits have been my symbol for years, and I used to identify strongly with rabbit psychology. (I’m more assertive now, so I only weakly identify with rabbit psychology.) I even have a bunny tattoo:

In the style of Beatrix Potter, drawn and tattooed by Stevie Varin.
In the style of Beatrix Potter, drawn and tattooed by Stevie Varin.
In the style of Beatrix Potter, drawn and tattooed by Stevie Varin.
The artist is @stevielichous on Instagram.

I wouldn’t call myself a “real” furry, but I do enjoy having various drawings of myself as a cute bunny. My default avatar is a bunny designed by Polyducks, and since then I’ve accrued several more. For a while I’ve been meaning to share all of them in a blog post, roughly chronologically. Without any further ado…

Designed by Polyducks.
Designed by Polyducks.
Rabbit based on Polyducks' color scheme, created by my Twitter friend @userlint.
A rabbit based on Polyducks’ color scheme, created by my Twitter friend @userlint.
"OK, this is my sonic-the-hedgehog-fanart-level attempt at Sonya as the Daicon IV mascot" — Twitter friend @enkiv2.
“OK, this is my sonic-the-hedgehog-fanart-level attempt at Sonya as the Daicon IV mascot” — Twitter friend @enkiv2.
Illustration commissioned from Jay Holloway.
Femme bun commissioned from Jay Holloway / @bonesnail. I looove this one. She’s so pretty.
Shaman rabbit created by Twitter friend @DukeOfVenezuela.
Rabbit shaman (druid priestess?) created by Twitter friend @DukeOfVenezuela.
Hacker bun designed by Jade Lejeck, @pixeljadeart.
Hacker bun commissioned from Jade Lejeck / @pixeljadeart.
Hacker bun remixed by @pastellbits (warning, a lot of her art is NSFW).
Hacker bun remixed by @pastellbits (warning, a lot of her art is NSFW). The artist is also on Instagram as @pastelbits.

I’ll add to this post once I have more bun-selves to share! Hopefully soon, muahahhaahaha!


Update on 9/19/2018:

Sonya Mann's rabbit fursona by purple-pies from DeviantArt
Another remix of Jade Lejeck’s hacker bun design, this time by purple-pies from DeviantArt.

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