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I'll be listing the valentine critters in my etsy shop tomorrow night (Monday) about 6pm California time. I'll add a few more pics to the gallery tomorrow that will also be available.

I can only guarantee these by Valentine's day in the states at this point. Sorry I didn't get more made sooner. I just got so involved with plushie experimentation ^^;

It's nice to be back to sculpting. I know some people were concerned I'd just dropped it entirely and moved to plushies, so don't worry about that. Sculpting will always be my greatest artistic passion! It's just good to try something new now and then. I've even started messing with colored pencils and acrylic painting as well. I actually signed up for a couple art classes. They're not exactly expert level classes, just community ones, but I'm surprised at how much I'm actually learning, or rather re-learning what I have long forgotten from college. I'll be sitting there thinking, "Yeah I know that. And that. Aaaand that....whoa wait what? Go back and explain that again!" :XD:

In traditional drawing/ painting I have always been terrible with lighting and shadows, so that is what I'm trying to focus on improving in my colored pencil class. The teacher had the brilliant idea that I sculpt a grey dragon and then bring it to class to draw. Basically, it's dragon still-life! Genius! I very much enjoy that class :D

I'm also taking acrylic painting, because I am awful at landscapes. I think that is because I much prefer to just make the character and get incredibly bored having to give them a setting. I'm trying it out anyway and it's not too bad. Though, I just ITCH to paint a big freaking dragon in the middle of it all. It takes all my willpower to focus on just painting the landscape. I'm honestly a bit bored with the class, so it may just not be my thing O_o

I think I will definitely try to do the occasional dragon drawing/ painting. They're a fun break from sculpting when I need it. And I forgot just how much I freaking LOVE colored pencils :love:



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RarityGal Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You have my greatest support!! Can't wait till you start commissioning again
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Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
can you make more? i just found these and i am thinkin of buying them
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will next year! xD

I make things like this throughout the year, just not valentines based
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Brambleshadow12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks! when do you think they will be on a online shop?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just posted some but they are all sold out. Watch the journals, I will post a journal when I sell them
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LunaVolt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Do you think you could do some more tutorial videos on critters, dragons and techniques? That would be great :D
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I might post more videos in the future
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I think it is good that you do many mediums. Concentrating on one thing must be boring sometimes. Like wanting to stretch, and not being able to.
I would love to see a dragon painting. You once made a small dragon laying on a pile of gold. It be be so cool to paint that with a inside castle kind of background. :D
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MotoKitty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
i keeping watch on esty, because i thought you were putting them up at 6pm in california.
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MotoKitty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
so when today your time?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was last night sorry. :(
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MotoKitty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
is there no more? :<
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No sorry. They sell out pretty much immediately so you have to be right on time to get one. Sorry :(
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Nara-Fay Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to bad you sold them at 3 in the morning in european time :( like i thought all gone real fast
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SoniaCarreras Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gone in less than two hours ;_; ... Damn how I hate living in a different timezone. Well next time I'll have to set my alarm clock sooner...
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Casey-Bemis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if your teacher suggested this, but you may want to make your dragon with a matte finish (or make both gloss and matte finish ones). If you are having trouble with shadows/lighting, a matte finish will be easier for you to learn from . . . then you can move onto the glossy one :)

When I started drawing I had troubles as well, so I took a mannequin (it was a figure drawing class) and painted it a neutral matte gray . . . it helped me to get the basics before I moved onto the live models :)
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The one I am working from is actually a matte gray color :)
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Casey-Bemis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Kaletic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yayz!! >W<

do u have a youtube?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes :) [link]
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Mitsukismirror Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! I glad to hear you'll be doing more drawings! :heart:
I have the same exact problem with unicorns and fairies, I always got in trouble for including them in everything. haha!
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PsychoKay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Now I see your love for dragons! It's good to try new things. I'm glad you're having so much fun!
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LupaAkarii Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
now everyone's going to be waiting for 6pm on the dot and everything will go POOF! XD lol
ive been wanting to take some classes too :3
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CraftedKansas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
When doing "traditional" art, colored pencil has always been my strength, though I also seemed to have a knack for watercolor. I just haven't had the time for it lately, and crochet pays better. x_X
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jayfeather2 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yay
Valentine stuff!
Omg
When I was younger I went to art classes too!
It's not like when they teach you how to be good (cause I powned every one there) but when you go there to have fun.
I'm so happy thinking that you are ping something like that too!
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Enike91 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back ^^ and have fun with Drawing and painting :D good luck :heart:
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep your mind active by continually trying new or different things. It is, however, nice to have you back where you belong.
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you keep wanting to put a dragon in your landscapes....:icongrin--plz:
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre the reason im attempting to sew for the first time XD

cant wait to see what you do with these classes :)
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Sepla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm glad you're enjoying your classes and having fun diving into other forms of art! =D
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