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Girl and Golem – Development and Roughs

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Awwwww dang this is probably one of the longest pics I’ve posted!

As of late I’ve been working on developing and getting some story ideas off the ground so I don’t have much for ‘finished’ work. What I DO have is buttloads of sketches and roughs trying to flesh out the multitude of little people running around in my head, so I figure I should share a bit of what I’m doing.

This pertains to the painting I posted before, the girl and the golem sitting on the lovely hill looking at the clouds. Their story involves a world with industrialized magic and more recently the creation of artificial life and the interesting effects it would have on such a world. I will keep working on it and soon (ha ha, ‘soon’) I will be able to start to make something with it! Probably comics cuz I love comics.

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Animal Peeps – 2 – Toni, Walking Garborator

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Some may recognize this guy, I have him pop up periodically in my sketchbook and other work. Considering he’s a big character in a planned comic/animation story I’ve been working on for years, even have made a couple test comics! No you can’t see them.

Toni, a metal worker in the city, is also hired to disappear people by eating them whole but hates fufilling the cliche profile of a predatory monster that the whole city has towards carnivores. He would stop if he could, but you know life, things are hardly under our own control.

Just some good old fashion pencil drawing here!

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Animal Peeps – 1 – Ungulate on Over Here

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DANG THEY’RE ALL SO FAB

These are some studies for some lovely animal people that will most likely make an appearance in a story project of mine that’s been a long time in the making. All of these characters are of the ‘ungulate’ animals category, or hoofed as pretty much everybody else says since ‘ungulate’ is kind of a weird word.

Basic idea is that rather than humans, many many other species involved to have advanced intelligence, and now all the animals, cold blooded, warm blooded, carnivore and herbivore are attempting to live together, though we all know that that wouldn’t be too easy. Especially considering all the trouble us humans have getting along when something as trivial as a different shade of skin color is enough for us to start wars. I was looking to have fun with all the different types of faces you find with hoofed animals, as well as their crazy ass huge/interesting/pointy horns.

Here I have only drawn lovely hoof bearing people, but I have plans to draw some more characters as I keep developing the world. Will you see the comic/animation one day? I sure hope so.

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Real Life Studies – 1

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Life studies, oh boy! Drawing from life is something that every artist should do regularly, its one of the best ways to increase your skills and understanding of drawing as it makes you pay attention to the worlds details. With that said, maaaaaan is it difficult sometimes! It’s like exercise, it’s hard to start and might not be very fun, but once you’re doing it you feel better and the end result is always worth it.

This is *pretty* much all black ballpoint pen, though two of these drawings have some pencil shading in them.

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All Sorts of Faces 5

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Look at all these interesting folks! All these people were at the big mall next to the place I just moved into, food courts are one of the best places to sit and draw. I had a challenge of a very limited selection of pencil crayon colors that I had limited myself to which results in some of these unwitting models looking really cold. All of these were colored with pencil crayons and a mix of dark pencil and thin markers to outline. Also apologies if you can’t read what they’re saying, my writing is a wee bit atrocious.

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My Book of Artstuff, Portfolio Book

The cumilation of my years at ACAD and my own personal work over the last four years, here is my portfolio book! Here I have put up each spread for your viewing pleasure. I have also put up the PDF of my book under this text here if you prefer to browse that way, although it is one page at a time. If you would like to download it feel free, be sure not to claim its yours or anything sleazy like that.

Michelle Longpre Portfolio Book