Still Life Practice – Skull

Skull - Front

Didn’t know what to draw, so decided to pull up a random still life image and draw it. This is a rendition of a skull I found on google. Its not as good as I wanted it to be, but it’s alright for a first attempt.

Art, Videos

Inkscape Speedpaint

I was messing around with Inkscape, and made some nice icons. If anyone is interested, I’m happy to open commissions.


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KickinSakura Desktop

Vector Wallpaper


In hindsight, I should have recorded myself drawing this, oh well.

I was messing around with Inkscape, and made both my icon, and this sweet desktop wallpaper. If you want the wallpaper, check out the link to my deviantart above.

Yeah, I’m now using this icon, since it better represents me. Plus i think it looks elegant.

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Ephemeral ( without blood)
Without blood. Looks like a nice, if very dark end card)
Ephemeral (blood)
With blood, it gets darker in atmosphere

So this isn’t quite what I had in mind for a new banner for social media, but I think it’s worked out quite well regardless. I’ll still be working on the other version of Phoenix too, since that one is going quite well. Looking at this, I wonder if Ephemeral was the right name.

Here’s the video too. 4.3 + 5.1 = A whopping 9hrs 40 mins spent. And it really does look like I put that time to good use.

Yes, I’m late, but it was worth it for the end result.

TL:DR of my long analysis below the tag. There is also a details shot too. I love this picture, and am going to keep it as my banner. Also this was quite the learning curve.

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Crow Master

Since I only uploaded this on my tumblr and deviantArt, figured I may as well post this everywhere else. I made her while I was listening to Critical Role on Geek and Sundry (Go check it out, its really fun)

The Crow Master isn’t supposed to be anyone in particular, or any character in particular. She looks cool either way.

Credit to the crow image I used as reference
Edwin Butter | ShutterStock

Crow Master (Complete)

“The Crow Master is a mythical woman around these parts. It is said that getting lost in the forest is a quick way to meet your end at her pets’ hands.”

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I’ll call in finished for now. I wanted to draw the Phoenix, but honestly I just want this picture finished. I may go back to it later. It does look… ~okay~ with its shading, but my computer cannot handle the bigger changes, and has shut down on me twice; so this is all I can do for now. I’m not risking it not saving a third time.Phoenix1.png

So, this is what I will look like drawn, It’s an artist persona, not quite what I look like, but she looks pretty cool. Fire is sort of a cool motif, and there would have been my pet phoenix in it, but oh well. I just wanted to reassure myself that I can improve, it just takes some time. Heck, compare this picture to my original redesign picture,

KickinSakura Artist Persona(I forgot about the headband, whoops)

(And I’ve added a gold band. I dont really think it fits in this picture, and kind of regret it now.)

You can still see a vast amount of improvement, even if it does show I have a long way to go before I stop being a novice. I may make a process gif of how I did it, or perhaps just show my process. I’ve managed to make the picture a little less washed out, but you can only do so much. Plus, the fire isn’t making her skin glow in certain places, which it should be, but then again I wasn’t planning on the fire staying until after I’d shaded it, so it looks odd because the shading doesn’t match. Unfortunately, also because I am using soft light to colour my images, it showed the image as very washed out. Not a good look. I’ve managed something that looks less washed out, but now it just seems over saturated. I’ve kind of hated how the face turned out too, especially with feedback from a friend. It looks alright, or at least, not a total disaster. Its the kind of picture that went mostly right, but is still flawed enough that I just want to redo it again already. I do think it looks better than the original redesign, although that redesign was a piece of concept art and not an illustration.