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Uhhh….a while ago I participated in a Dragon Age…fan..event? Idk what to call this in english, but all participants basically created a number of Dragon Age themed ACEO/ATC cards (2.5 x 3.5 inch - to those who are not familiar with these). Here are the ones I drew :’DD I am in LOVE with Dragon Age II and Fenris and…EVERYONE.
Uh…well…that’s about it :’) Sorry about the crappy cell phone quality ;A;/

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Sorry I’ve been like hella absent but I’m moving like 2 states away and my computer is in a box somewhere so have some real life terrible scenery pictures from the drive so far! I kept classifying scenery as a sims 3 “EA World” or “Custom world” LOL driving is boring bye now

I was tagged by @william-shakespeare-jr (twice), @nymphetaminedame, @dragon-on-the-sea and @ourlivinglies for *vaguely motions to face* (thanks guys <3)

So here. It is I, the shitty cell phone quality frenchy fry.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I tag @vivablasphemia @scarsoftheshatteredsky @mykola3 @solrift @poisonivybelladonna @thewolfclan @ethereal-valkyrie @nebraskan-metalhead @sinkingintothevoid @hobbitsmind @gabibakos @ohschistitsageologist @coasttocoastlikebutteredtoast @thecolombianviking @gipsyspirits and @transilvanian-hvnger (or whoever wants to, just say I tagged you <3)

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After a solid three years of contemplation, I finally, FINALLY decided to costest Fox. It’s not accurate at all (maybe it can swing as an academy-era Fox) and honestly leans more towards a James McCloud cosplay but? fuck it you only live once? 
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obligatory sorry-for-cell-phone-quality and very-inaccurate-apartment-environment comments

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I wanted to share some work in progress shots from one of my paintings (sorry for terrible cell phone quality). This is  ‘View from the High Line - 26th Street’, completed late last year. 

The painting is based on photos I took from the High Line park, which is a repurposed elevated railroad track that runs through parts of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea on the west side of Manhattan. I love the High Line because it is covered in lots of interesting plants, but the views are pretty great as well. From this vantage point, you can see the Hudson River and Jersey City at the end of the street in the far distance. The large building at the end of the street with the horizontal bands of windows is the Starrett-Lehigh Building. Built 1930-31, it is an interesting early example of International-Style Modern architecture in an industrial building. This was historically a very industrial area, but it is now the heart of the Chelsea gallery district. The buildings on the left and right foreground, along with most of this block, are home to several high-end galleries. 

For the painting, I worked on Arches Hot Press 300lb watercolor paper. The size of the art is roughly 18 x 26 inches. I start with a detailed perspective drawing of the entire scene in pencil. As you can see from the progress photos, I worked from left to right, nearly finishing each section of the painting as I go - but always going back and polishing previous sections as needed. This strategy of moving across the painting helps me keep track of how much progress I have made, but i do not focus in on each little section and mechanically copy inch by inch from the photo. As with all watercolor, the painting generally starts light and the darkest colors and finest details are added last by necessity. I use a mix of watercolor tubes, most of which are Winsor Newton brand. I didn’t use any gouache or opaque white. I usually use a small amount of masking fluid and masking tape but I don’t think I needed much for this painting.   From start of the drawing to finish, this painting took about one month to complete - working on average a few hours a day.

I approach the overall process of a painting like this as if it were a traditional landscape painting. I am most concerned with balancing lights and darks, color vibrancy, warm/cool, etc. throughout the whole painting so that the final product is harmonious and compostionally pleasing. Balance was incredibly important in a composition like this one, which is so dramatically split down the middle. 

Sorry for rambling on, hopefully someone finds this interesting!

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Tony Goldwyn on Periscope for Vidiots Foundation 11.15.15