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Drawing 30 Expressions for Crispin and Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts

As my artistic endeavors continue, I often find myself failing to improve because I’m too “afraid” to practice things I’m not particularly good at.  Of course, that’s exactly what I should be focusing on if I want to get better, and one area in which I need a helping hand is facial expressions.  I found this sheet of 30 expressions on Deviant Art, which seemed like the perfect method in which to force myself to practice faces I would have otherwise avoided or simply not thought about.

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1-Month Core Membership on DA from Ry-Spirit

A few days ago, Ry-Spirit, one of the artists on Deviant Art that I watch, posted a journal entry asking people to post their best work in the comments, with the possibility of receiving a Diamond Badge in return.  I posted one of my most recent pictures, some fan art I drew of Crispin Whytehead from Psychonauts.  I was rather proud of the background, which features Lake Oblongata.  I ended up receiving a Diamond Badge, which also includes a 1-Month Core Membership!  So special thanks to Ry-Spirit for his kindness!

Crispin Whytehead on Thorney Tower’s muddy shores

Little Nightmares Color Palettes for October 2021

I always like to do something special for October, so this year, I decided to create a set of four Little Nightmares pictures.  In a fashion similar to my Haunted Mansion pictures from last year, these new drawings were colored using the color palettes that you can find at this link.  While I’ve been slowly posting these pictures to my Deviant Art account, my dear readers get an early look at my fourth and final picture, which I plan to post to DA on Halloween.

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Little Nightmares Face Practice

Every October, I try to draw something special for the spookiest time of the year.  Last year was a set of Haunted Mansion color palette pictures.  This year, I’m doing the same thing, except the theme is going to be Little Nightmares instead.  As I prepared, I practiced drawing a bunch of characters from the series (excluding Very Little Nightmares, which I’ve never played) using screenshots, concept art, and reference sheets created by TheCreatorsEye on Deviant Art (who has been working for the last few years on an excellent Little Nightmares comic that is updated on Tuesdays, by the way).

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Drawing Razoff 9 Years Later

G’day, folks, today we are comparing two pictures I drew of Razoff from Rayman 3, a rather…eccentric hunter who dwells in the Bog of Murk and who seems to dream of one day owning a “Rayman-skin rug”.  My older picture is from 2012, in which I was inspired by Razoff’s many portraits.  (Yes, the guy’s mansion is decorated quite profusely with pictures and statues of himself.  Suffice it to say, he’s got an unhealthy obsession with his own mug.)  My newest picture was done quite recently and includes one of my very rare backgrounds.  I thought Razoff’s mansion would be a great place to practice some lighting and shading because the place is lit by all manner of fireplaces and candle-bearing chandeliers.

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Drawing Midna 11 Years Later

When I redraw a character years later, it can be fun to compare them and see how much I’ve improved.  It can also be…a bit painful, to be honest.  One of my most recent pictures was of Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  I’ve been meaning to draw her again for a while, but I didn’t get around to it until 11 years later!  That’s right, I haven’t drawn Midna since 2010, and my first reaction upon seeing this old picture was…what the heck even is this monstrosity?

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I just updated my phone’s wallpaper for the first time in years using a recent picture I drew of the Miser Brothers. Now I see Heat Miser on my lock screen and Snow Miser on my home screen. And yes, this status update is largely an excuse to post this picture. I mean, like I need an excuse to do things on my own blog…

Snow Miser and Heat Miser AKA “Drippy Snowman” and “Hotcakes”