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I finished the new line-work I was working on yesterday. Unfortunately, it seems I got my dates muddled and now I have to go work on something else instead of colouring this! Might not get back to it for a while. :/

I finished the new line-work I was working on yesterday. Unfortunately, it seems I got my dates muddled and now I have to go work on something else instead of colouring this! Might not get back to it for a while. :/

— 1 day ago with 1 note

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Started working on a new illustration today. This is a work-in-progress of the first of three figures. :3

Started working on a new illustration today. This is a work-in-progress of the first of three figures. :3

— 2 days ago with 1 note

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People who can't draw:Drawing is fucking hard
People who don't try at all:Drawing is fucking hard
Teachers:Drawing is fucking hard
Beginning artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Pro artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Famous artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Extremely famous artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Long gone, passed away artists who went down in history:Drawing is fucking hard
People who are upset an artist won't draw for them for free:Drawing is easy!
— 4 days ago with 81526 notes

I’ve been messing around making some editorial sample pieces recently. The second one I posted before but have adapted to feature the layout of the one version and the colours of the other. The first one is one I just finished up yesterday and might still tweak a bit. It’s about a robot in development, which can display a persons face on it’s screen. It can also hold conversations in 20 different languages and mimic emotions with it’s own projected face. I thought it was a bit creepy actually!

— 5 days ago with 3 notes

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I’m doing some practice editorial pieces because I’ve not done any in a while. I might just use one half of this but for the moment I can’t pick so here we go.
This was inspired by something I read about current research applying ‘invisibility’ tech to fabric. 

I’m doing some practice editorial pieces because I’ve not done any in a while. I might just use one half of this but for the moment I can’t pick so here we go.

This was inspired by something I read about current research applying ‘invisibility’ tech to fabric. 

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

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Some more of my sketches from the Faculty of  Classics Museum this week. I’ve spent so much time just doing solid black line drawings that I’m really enjoying taking a break each week to work in pencil or brush pens and look at tone. :3

— 1 week ago with 2 notes

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Some of my drawings from my visit to the Faculty of Classics Museum on Wednesday. I’m hoping this will become a weekly thing again.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

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Some drawings from my trip to the Faculty of Classics Museum last week. Hoping to go again tomorrow. There was some beautiful lighting last time.

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes

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I finished my Centaur illustration! :D That means I’m officially half way there on the Bestiary Project series! :)

I finished my Centaur illustration! :D 
That means I’m officially half way there on the Bestiary Project series! :)

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes

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I’m enjoying doing stuff with pens and paper at the moment as a nice break from all the intense photoshopping. Here’s the drawing and envelope for my Mother’s day card this year. :3

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes

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I swear this is the last time I ‘fix’ my Medusa illustration! I’m not even sure I like it anymore…but then I seem to be having one of those ‘I’m not happy with any of my work, it all sucks’ days! :/

I swear this is the last time I ‘fix’ my Medusa illustration! I’m not even sure I like it anymore…but then I seem to be having one of those ‘I’m not happy with any of my work, it all sucks’ days! :/

— 1 month ago with 4 notes

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I forgot for a while that I’d been sent these! They’re photos from the workshop I planned and ran at the Museum of Cambridge last month: some of the kids with their creatures, made by cutting up and collaging the shapes of dinner table objects from the museum. It was great fun! :)

— 1 month ago

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After finishing my horse drawings yesterday I spent the afternoon drawing facial expressions from this handy book of faces I’ve got as some much needed practice. Here are two rather unhappy looking ladies faces. :3

After finishing my horse drawings yesterday I spent the afternoon drawing facial expressions from this handy book of faces I’ve got as some much needed practice. Here are two rather unhappy looking ladies faces. :3

— 1 month ago

#illustration  #drawing  #digital art  #portrait  #abi stevens  #artists on tumblr  #people  #faces  #emotions  #sad  #upset  #women  #ladies  #sketches  #practice