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Here is my response for 12/1 for this meme. The prompt is from [personal profile] cassiopeia7, who asked me "What is your absolute favorite art tool, the one thing you cannot live without?"

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I want to re-boost the Fandom Aid offer I made. One, I adjusted the donation requirements to be a bit more in line with what others were offering for art. Two, for those of you who follow me here, please feel free to request fandoms/subjects you think I'd be able to handle to your liking.

‘BUY IT NOW’ OFFER | Art
QUANTITY | 1
FANDOMS |Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Bleach, Supernatural. Willing to consider other fandoms. Will also do a portrait of your pet or any other animal of your choice.
MINIMUM ‘BUY IT NOW’ DONATION REQUIREMENT | $5 for 9 x12 pencil sketch, $10 for a 9 x 12 inked sketch, $20 for 9 x 12 inked and colored piece, (colored pencil and watercolor), $50 for 9 x 12 oil painting on panel
ANY OTHER INFORMATION | I will ship the original piece to you - international is okay! Rating of piece must be R or lower. You can see a meager sampling of my art here. I most likely won't be able to send art until around New Year's due to other commitments.
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I managed to pick up three Big Bangs to work on this year, and the first one went up Monday! I had the privilege of working on a story by [personal profile] twisted_slinky for the Supernatural crossover Big Bang.

She wrote a wonderful SPN/TW crossover. It's a solid case fic that blends the two series wonderfully. It's set after the S2 finale of TW and in S8 of SPN.

Fic is here: Of Wolf and Man

My art post is here, or if you want to jump straight to the art, it's beneath the cut.

Cut to spare friends' lists. )
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I just finished my first actual oil painting. It was quite a change from my usual pen-and-ink and/or pastel, and I'm very happy with how the final product turned out.

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I did this from a photo my BFF took while we were on vacation up on Martha's Vineyard. I did a few alterations to the photo (removing some buckets and some ropes that looked like they were placed there by Escher).

If you want to see the start-to-finish on this thing, I put a selection of in-process photos behind the cut.

From start to end - cut to spare friends lists )
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I participated in the first Supernatural Artist Swap, in which participants submitted a rough sketch that was then assigned randomly to another participant. Each artist then had a week to do a picture based on (in one fashion or another) the original sketch.

This round's theme was "road trip," and I love the range of interpretations of the theme.

It was a huge amount of fun, even though I'm feeling a bit self-conscious about throwing my hat into such a ring of talent.

Here is my final sketch:

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The picture was done with Sakura Microns and pan pastels on rough-textured paper.

My initial sketch was extremely rough, as I was mostly blocking out composition/value/color and not a lot of detail. The final sketch that was done based on it is utterly amazing, though.
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RL - including work stuff and house stuff - got in the way of me working on these, but I finally had a chance to sit down and finish the next card.

Card #2 - The High Priestess )
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I haven't posted a whole lot of art lately, partly because work ate my brain throughout much of November and December. Also, I spent most of my art time working on a portrait of my mom's dog for her as a Christmas present.

Getting it framed was a bit of a pain, as I had to have spacers put between the frame and the picture so the inevitable shedding didn't cause a little pileup of pastel dust on the bottom edge of the frame. Fixative can only do so much.

Dog 1, stuffed lobster 0 )

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