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I have an embarassing backlog of artwork to release this month! Horrah! It's a marvelous problem to have, especially when I think a lot of people need some art to distract them from what a turdstorm this year has been. Look for something (nearly) every day.

First, this one:

This is up at Portrait Adoption now and was part of #inktober! It was also prompted at a Sketch Fest, "shooting star". http://portraitadoption.com/portrait.php?id=2773

I also have skeleton ornaments available on Etsy now: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478402448/festive-dinosaur-dragon-unicorn-or

I've also been writing appallingly terrible poetry for the Scavenger Hunt - https://www.facebook.com/events/201805243563410/ You don't have to join the Facebook event, and it's not a race. The hunt will remain up through the weekend (which is a Sketch Fest weekend, btw!) and you can do some of the bonus things to get extra prizes! Everyone who puts the puzzle together can get the primary prize, which is a coloring and coupon book from over a dozen amazing artists. I will be available online during the event time (noon to four on Tuesday, Alaska time) to give hints and solve any problems, but you can jump in at your own speed and time.


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Nov. 22nd, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
Hi Ellen, do you mind if I over some small critique on this piece? As an archer, it's been bugging me for a while now ...
The character itself looks lovely, I really like the little braids (that's an hairdo I give many of my characters, and everyone who has to draw them curses me for it!) and the outfit. However, the way she holds the bow is very wrong - the arrow is on the wrong side of the bow, something a lot of non-archer seem to get wrong! It needs to be on the side of the hand holding the bow so that the arrow passes over the back of the hand when it's released. Have a look at this site for how it's supposed to look: Archery stances (sorry it's a German site, it was just easier for me to find what I've been looking for that way, and I hope the pictures are helpful enough ^^') - the one with the dark leather bracer halfway down would be the most relevant for you, I think.

Again, the picture as a whole is really nice but I hope you don't mind getting some tips on how to get the details right, too :).
Nov. 22nd, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC)
I appreciate it greatly! The arrow on the wrong side of the bow is a big of a facepalm. :P I will probably not change this (ink!) but will definitely keep it in mind for the next time. (And possibly run a sketch by you just for accuracy next time I do an archer!)
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