I thought the colored pencil stuff cloudruler was doing last week was super cool-lookin’ and I have some similar paper, so I’ve been playing around with that some!Gah brown paper makes everythinnnn look naice. More Terias ‘cause he’s just fun.Probably gonna offer a commission special on this sort of thing once I get another example or so!

I thought the colored pencil stuff cloudruler was doing last week was super cool-lookin’ and I have some similar paper, so I’ve been playing around with that some!

Gah brown paper makes everythinnnn look naice. More Terias ‘cause he’s just fun.

Probably gonna offer a commission special on this sort of thing once I get another example or so!


supaslim:

I just finished reading cael-illus's nano project and it's wonderful and I can't wait for more

feathery mesoamerican dragons, guys

omg you honor me Slim, gosh!

Thanks so much for the words of praise! I’m really thrilled you like it. I’m definitely going to do it again for Nano this year so you only have to sit on that cliffhanger-ish ending for another 7 months or so, huh? :D

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A (brightened up) crop from a painting I was working on back in… 2009? So much has changed and yet so much hasn’t- looking at old artwork is always strange. I’ve wanted to explore more of this sort of imagery since then (the detail on the zoom is actually way more than I remember), but the demands of school pushed me into other ‘career’ heavy zones and I’ve never gotten a chance to really develop this work further.I’m finally finding my way back to this sort of work, though; I feel myself back in that sort of a zone mentally and I’m eager to sink into what’s been coming out of my sketching recently and just see where it goes. Very soon I’ll have the time and space to do just that.

A (brightened up) crop from a painting I was working on back in… 2009? 

So much has changed and yet so much hasn’t- looking at old artwork is always strange. I’ve wanted to explore more of this sort of imagery since then (the detail on the zoom is actually way more than I remember), but the demands of school pushed me into other ‘career’ heavy zones and I’ve never gotten a chance to really develop this work further.

I’m finally finding my way back to this sort of work, though; I feel myself back in that sort of a zone mentally and I’m eager to sink into what’s been coming out of my sketching recently and just see where it goes. Very soon I’ll have the time and space to do just that.

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cael-illus:

One of these days I’ll actually make some thought through and polished art of this stuff I keep messing around with

Reblarggin’ for the evening crowd, since this was my favorite thing from this mornings’ sketchings.

cael-illus:

One of these days I’ll actually make some thought through and polished art of this stuff I keep messing around with

Reblarggin’ for the evening crowd, since this was my favorite thing from this mornings’ sketchings.


supaslim replied to your post “Okay, enough procrastination- tonight I am gonna do a little pruning…”

!! This is exciting!

Ha, glad you are excited! (Seriously, to have anyone interested in my story stuff just sends me over the moon.)

Yeah, I wanted to clean it up some and add some content to bridge gaps— ‘polish our turds’ as I think you said— but I’ve realized that’s just not going to happen right now with all the other stuff I wanna get done before next fall. SO I decided I’m just gonna send it off as-is with a heavy ‘this is just a sketch’ warning to apologize for the roughness, and get what direction I can out of feedback as to the current state.

Still, even with that I’m really looking foward to what people think. I need feedback as to my strengths just as much as I do my weaknesses, I’m sure!


Okay, enough procrastination- tonight I am gonna do a little pruning on my Nanowrimo ‘13 draft and then send it out to my beta readers.

IF you are not already a beta and would like to be, please send me an email at cael.illus@gmail.com! Presently I have two people on my list- if you are not Slim or Hyenadon, you’ll need to contact me to be included. I’m happy to have more input but don’t feel obligated if you don’t have the time to read 50k words!

This is for the rough draft I did last November, which is roughly 1/3 of what I estimate the final book will be. It’s choppy and rough and verbose- but it’s a start and I’m eager for some early input to provide direction. Again, my infinite thanks to all who helped me last fall!

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Cutie sleepy floofloaf Thearen.

Cutie sleepy floofloaf Thearen.

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Taking a picture of this before I add a big messy element and potentially screw it up! I’m really out of practice with watercolor… Going to take some re-learning.

Taking a picture of this before I add a big messy element and potentially screw it up! I’m really out of practice with watercolor… Going to take some re-learning.

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More weird symbolic Firebloods sketching.

Rapidly learning this paper/marker/pen combination does not make a good match eughhh super beady and scratchy!

More weird symbolic Firebloods sketching.

Rapidly learning this paper/marker/pen combination does not make a good match eughhh super beady and scratchy!

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One of these days I’ll actually make some thought through and polished art of this stuff I keep messing around with

One of these days I’ll actually make some thought through and polished art of this stuff I keep messing around with

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A couple sketches from last night while waiting a resturaunt. Drawing at a table is an inevitable route to fascination by wait staff.
Still getting used to some new pens!

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A commission for Solknots on FR, a human version of one of their dragons- a character with spiritual power who defends her rainforest lands and people, along with her baku.
I love getting interesting subjects like this- finding a pose for them was fun.

A commission for Solknots on FR, a human version of one of their dragons- a character with spiritual power who defends her rainforest lands and people, along with her baku.

I love getting interesting subjects like this- finding a pose for them was fun.

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It’s really nice out here but somehow so bright that I need sunglasses to draw even in the shade??

Which just makes me feel silly

It’s really nice out here but somehow so bright that I need sunglasses to draw even in the shade??

Which just makes me feel silly

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I know a thumbnail is going well when it erupts from the confines of the original boundary lines and lays claim to neighboring territories.

I know a thumbnail is going well when it erupts from the confines of the original boundary lines and lays claim to neighboring territories.

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Suicune from my collaboration with Cooley of the three Legendary Dogs. They did the great stylization and lineart and I did the painting.If you’re not familiar with Cooley’s work you should definitely check it out!

Suicune from my collaboration with Cooley of the three Legendary Dogs. They did the great stylization and lineart and I did the painting.

If you’re not familiar with Cooley’s work you should definitely check it out!

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