Auro-Cyanide

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auro-cyanide:

Finished painting of Bartimaeus and a GIF of the process. I think I need to do more experimentation with colours, I haven’t been happy with them recently.

Anyway, I’ve been re-reading the trilogy recently and man I have so many feelings over these books. They still remain in my favourites. I’ve never really been sure what to do with his hair when he is in this form? I usually don’t imagine very clearly when I read that’s for sure.

Not at all how I imagined Ptolemy’s face, and I always thought Bartimaeus wore the same clothes as Ptolemy when he was in this form. But hey, Bartimaeus fanart!

Yeah, he does wear the wrap skirt most of the time but I’m pretty sure in this particular scene and in the ones where he is getting bailed up by Kitty’s group he is wearing modern warm clothing to blend in (though he isn’t throwing a fire ball in this scene either, I just wanted to draw something a bit more dynamic >_>). As for the face… I’m not sure if this is how I imagined him either. In all honestly I don’t think I imagined much detail at all, which is strange. Unless it’s described (and sometimes even if it is) I will remain very vague about details. Kind of like a dream I guess. You see all the action and everything, but if you want to zoom in on an actual detail your brain just kind of shrugs and goes ‘Whatever’.

I kind of just pieced together the bits of description like 125BC, Egyptian, 14, good looking, skinny???? I’ll never be an illustrator for books hahaha

overbringer:

ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.

The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”

You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.

(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

If you feel like you need it, you know?

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stayinbedmedia said: At first, I thought it was Peter Grant from Rivers of London… now I HAVE to read Bartimeus Trilogy because of you ^_^ Great Job !

Oh I haven’t heard of that series before :O Looking at it I might have to check it out! They seem to share common elements. The Bartimaeus Trilogy is also set in London and it’s main character is a magician/magician apprentice. I really recommend it as it’s very funny, has great characters, interesting story technique and some very fascinating morally grey themes and characters.

Finished painting of Bartimaeus and a GIF of the process. I think I need to do more experimentation with colours, I haven’t been happy with them recently.

Anyway, I’ve been re-reading the trilogy recently and man I have so many feelings over these books. They still remain in my favourites. I’ve never really been sure what to do with his hair when he is in this form? I usually don’t imagine very clearly when I read that’s for sure.

Sketch I did over breakfast (of Bartimaeus, a djinni in human guise). I think I made him look a tad too old, and there are a number of other things to fix. I want to try that paint under/paint over thing again to test it our and I think that works best with slightly detailed/shaded sketches so I want to add a bit more of that in too.
But later. I have so much housework to do it’s not even funny *sigh*

Sketch I did over breakfast (of Bartimaeus, a djinni in human guise). I think I made him look a tad too old, and there are a number of other things to fix. I want to try that paint under/paint over thing again to test it our and I think that works best with slightly detailed/shaded sketches so I want to add a bit more of that in too.

But later. I have so much housework to do it’s not even funny *sigh*

louvette:

planet-rain:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Australian Photoset #17

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Canadian Photoset #16

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louvette
you’re an Aussie?! I’m a Kiwi!

G’day! Or rather, Kia Ora :D

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blatentidiocy:

Just Breathe Dress - Ever After

Beautiful dress

Man 15 year old me was all about that dress.

25 year old me is still all about that dress.

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Some character concepts I’m doing for someone at the moment. None are fully confirmed. I need food now. And to play DA.