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Star by AmaranthMB
Star
This cute little dog belonged to the parents of a friend of my cousin, and passed away about a year ago. This only took about a week to do; I've just been sluggish about getting it scanned. First drawing commissioned by someone who isn't a member of my family :)
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...doesn't mean I can't do some of it.

So, fall of 2015. It's looking more and more like that's when NW is going to be on tour again. They are confirmed to play L.A. in May, at least. Even if I'd kept to my schedule this whole time, I still don't think I'd be able to do every song before then. Especially considering I like the idea of breaking up the epics into their respective pieces. That adds images.

However, it occurred to me that there's no reason I can't break this project up into albums. Instead of one massive book of drawings, I could create seven separate books. Have a few done by the next tour, and a few more for the next, and so on. Imaginaerum and Once are mostly done, aside from the two epics. Wishmaster...eh, there's a slight chance I could fit that one in before mid 2015. Maybe. Depends on how this portrait drawing business pans out.

Right now what I think I'm going to do is concentrate on Ghost Love Score and on redoing Song of Myself. Song of Myself is easy, because it's already in pieces: From a Dusty Bookshelf, All That Great Heart Lying Still, Piano Black, and Love. Ghost Love Score is trickier because as far as I know, lyrically, it's all one big long song...which means I have to break it up per my own interpretation. I can see it having four images, same as Song of Myself. Not as long as Poet, which will have five, and longer than Beauty of the Beast, which has three. (I'm keeping FantasMic as it is, two panels, because I like what I have).

Once I have those eight images finished, I can start piecing the books together. The more I think about it, the more I like doing it this way. Means I can spend more time with each album, really tie it all together. It also means I'll always have something to give them when I see them. (I know that sounds arrogant, but I really do need that kind of motivation.)
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Wonderfields~ Imaginaerum
Dixie Dawg by AmaranthMB
Dixie Dawg
Another practice one...this is my mom's dog. I've discovered that short hair is more challenging than long hair, because you have to be more precise.
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Jackson by AmaranthMB
Jackson
My first official portrait!

This is my cousin's dog, and he was very fun to do. Lots of fluffy furriness. I'm not entirely happy with the background, but it is what it is. I'll get better.
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Comfy Cat by AmaranthMB
Comfy Cat
Well, I've decided to start a portrait drawing business...mostly pets, but some people if I get requests.

I've discovered that 1. I'm slow as molasses when I'm drawing for myself, and fast when I'm drawing for other people...or for contests and such. (Actually, I think that's why the speed at which my NW drawings get done varies so much...depends on whether I'm in the mindset of "I'm doing this for them" or "I'm doing this because I want to"). So I thought, hey I'm quick, I'm really liking the marker medium and it's not a common medium for portraits, and I actually enjoy drawing animals...maybe I can make something of this.

My mom's cat, TL, was the first one I did, just as practice. She's an old, sometimes grouchy girl with a bob tail, and luckily I still get to see her when I visit my mom.
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AmaranthMB
Ashley Mariah
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Both writer and artist...a little divided between two worlds.

I do commissioned portraits of pets and people on the side...contact me if you're interested! Or you can check out my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/MockingbirdI…
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...doesn't mean I can't do some of it.

So, fall of 2015. It's looking more and more like that's when NW is going to be on tour again. They are confirmed to play L.A. in May, at least. Even if I'd kept to my schedule this whole time, I still don't think I'd be able to do every song before then. Especially considering I like the idea of breaking up the epics into their respective pieces. That adds images.

However, it occurred to me that there's no reason I can't break this project up into albums. Instead of one massive book of drawings, I could create seven separate books. Have a few done by the next tour, and a few more for the next, and so on. Imaginaerum and Once are mostly done, aside from the two epics. Wishmaster...eh, there's a slight chance I could fit that one in before mid 2015. Maybe. Depends on how this portrait drawing business pans out.

Right now what I think I'm going to do is concentrate on Ghost Love Score and on redoing Song of Myself. Song of Myself is easy, because it's already in pieces: From a Dusty Bookshelf, All That Great Heart Lying Still, Piano Black, and Love. Ghost Love Score is trickier because as far as I know, lyrically, it's all one big long song...which means I have to break it up per my own interpretation. I can see it having four images, same as Song of Myself. Not as long as Poet, which will have five, and longer than Beauty of the Beast, which has three. (I'm keeping FantasMic as it is, two panels, because I like what I have).

Once I have those eight images finished, I can start piecing the books together. The more I think about it, the more I like doing it this way. Means I can spend more time with each album, really tie it all together. It also means I'll always have something to give them when I see them. (I know that sounds arrogant, but I really do need that kind of motivation.)
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Wonderfields~ Imaginaerum

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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Shi-no-tamashii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-day!!!! :hug:
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite.
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falkyno Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey Thanks a ton for favoriting my picture, if you don't mind check out my  website and spread the word I'd really appreciate it. thanks again for taking the time.
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Asyllis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is really, really amazing ! :iconpyongiluplz: 
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AmaranthMB Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you 😊
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Asyllis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome ! :D
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oscART05 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiyas! I mentioned you in %The-Stock-Directory's blog here: fav.me/d6t2sa2 :D
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