Ava Jensen (Amoux, Rafaelle)
- The second stage of one of my scrawlings, Scribble. The first and third (final) stages are Sketch and Doodle. Ashen is actually colored with various colors that are representative of fire, but I like to plan my images in shades of gray before moving on to the real work.
- Amoux flies up to give Auri a hand and dispense an oh-so-helpful suggestion having something to do with gripping migratory coconuts by the husk. This is also what happens to 'yotes that use 'phyns and 'phons as featherdusters. :> Sorry that the file is a bit larger than usual (119k).
- I was asked to draw four of the blackbelt women who train and teach at my dojo and, as I rarely draw humans other than myself, this is the result--felids. Their species were determined by the way I perceive them through both appearance and personality.
- A quickly-colorized sketch of myself that I did in order to practice the blending of human and non-human features, this time more towards the humanoid side. Barring the animalistic attributes, this is pretty much what I look like. You can wipe that digusted look off of your face now. =P
- After rearing up on his hind legs to scan the distant horizon encircling him, a male desert sag goes back to making his way across the deserted desert. =P I'm not as happy with this as I expected to be, but I will note that at least the number of footprints and the lack of shading on the figure are not mistakes.
- Something I drew two promotions ago; a mongrel canid (myself) ranked at High Blue, nervous about her upcoming test for the rank of the Dragon. The style involved is International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu, of which I happen to be a co-founder. Yay, me. ;P Anyways, this is a digital revisitation of something I doodled at the dojo.
- An older image of a canid/draconid hybrid of my creation (not that it's all that original, but still). Drawn with a Pigma Micron and colored with Prismacolor pencils.
- "Yes, indeed--where ARE all of the sardine spirits, past-life weevils, and wereclams?" Just trying my hand at drawing things I've never drawn before as quickly as possible, which forces one to pay attention to form rather than line. No still life just yet, Mr. Ruggels, but it's a start.
- I've been baptized in flames and I LIKE it. ;P
- An oriental-type dragon I doodle with a permanent marker and rollerball pen out of sheer boredom while in pre-IB Art two years ago. As much as I hate to say this, I didn't learn a thing from that class and seriously resented being forced to draw the same old still life display over and over again. I wouldn't have minded if I could do it the teacher's way one day, my way the next, and imitate Van Gogh the third, but we were never allowed such freedom. *shrug* As a result, I earned myself the title of "the dragon-girl who doesn't listen". ;P
- Um, unfinished scribble of a wounded burd named Amoux made to look slightly more finished through the use of two filters (yes, I suck--I'm sorry). I'm going away tomorrow, so farewell.
- Not really new, but I never did upload it, so I suppose it's new to you.... A depiction of Amoux, drawn before I decided that she should have raptorine forelimbs. It's rather scribbly, but I like scribbly sometimes.
- My avatar's non-humanoid--and preferred--form, a wolphyn (raptor/canid chimaera of the griffonic type) of rather mixed lineage, ponders the credibility of terming actions gone awry as "mistakes".
- Oh. My. God.
- Now for some ancient history. My half of an art trade with Nami Jarrett, who's so good that I could cry a river if I'm not careful to avoid looking at my own "art" directly after perusing hers. She probably laughed when she saw my attempt at depicting her character, too. ;> Naw, she's actually an incredibly nice person. It's rare when you meet someone who has earned the right to bear an insufferable ego and yet chooses not to.
- This is who/what I was before I decided back in December that a change was in order. Oddly, whatever unhappiness I suffer seems to build up in my alter-egos, so when I can't stand it anymore, I take on a new one. I will always have my burdens to carry, of course, but creating a new persona creates, for me, the illusion of a clean slate.
- A failed attempt at a splash-page featuring a Latin quote and a star-spangled sag (wingless griffon, natuurlijk). Speaking of which, I'm trying to create a FAQ file so now's your chance to annoy me with as many questions as you can possibly think up. Please do. :>
- A li'l doodle of an eastern dragon that I found in one of my scribblebooks and decided to 'finish'.
- My version of Cerberus, collectively named Kerberos. Each head has its own name, but I can't seem to recall them at the moment....
- It's a simplistic wolfy running through a simplistic background. I hope the pose looks convincing enough, as I refuse to simply swipe one from a photograph.
- My half of a pic trade suggested by the incredible Stephanie Hahn here at Yerf. I hope this is at least somewhat satisfactory.... That's the trouble with doing art trades with your betters--you always feel guilty about not being able to draw as well as they can. ;>
- Even for anthropomorphic creatures, I tend to prefer non-human builds such as an elongated torso and digitigrade hindlimbs. This is a skraeling (Viking term for the Native American 'savages') weasel of some sort, clad in a loincloth and carrying a big, ol' spear. How about that? Drawn with a Pigma Micron and one of my last real-media scrawlings (I've become far too attached to "Undo" and "Save" functions).
- A boxer sag (wingless gryphon) that I scribbled with red and black overhead-projector pens while watching the sparring class at the dojo. It ended up looking somewhat muddy, so I opted to increase the contrast and brighten the red.
- Dhole and panda things. Sometimes everything is wrong, and sometimes... all you really need to be saved from is yourself.
Ava Jensen (Amoux, Rafaelle)