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I was gone for 10 years, give or take a bit of browsing/commenting and a fucking stupid quiz. I still made art occasionally during that time, but no longer felt the passion to post it. For the last two years or so, I'd basically forsaken all artistic endeavors. About a month ago, while listening to the commentaries on The Legend of Korra blu-rays (can't recommend that show highly enough), I, for the first time in about two years, felt the desire to draw; and it was like a dead limb suddenly coming to life. I drew lots of stuff (by my standards), some physical, most digital. I suddenly felt, perhaps for the first time in my whole life, a desire to actually get better at it, to deliberately work on improving skills that I'd previously let lay fallow. The "high" of those few weeks of drawing again, that's gone now; but the desire to improve remains. So I'm going to be actually forcing myself -- which is perhaps too strong a phrase... obligating myself, let's say -- to keep drawing.

A big gateway to improving those untended skills will be fan art, which is a thing that I've only tried to make probably less than 10 times in my life. I never liked drawing from reference, and I could never really make anything look remotely accurate or good just from memory, so the whole endeavor was pointless for me. But now I find I don't mind working from reference, so now I can start doing these things I never did before. Now I'm doing better. And I intend to do better still.

Okay, enough. Go me, rah rah sis-boom-bah. B-E aggressive, in terms of your things what you draw. Thanks for reading. If you're in the future, look at my gallery to see if I followed through on any of this.
  • Listening to: X3: Reunion soundtrack
  • Watching: 30 Rock
  • Playing: Nothing. Previously: Final Fantasy X-2 Remastered
Mmmmmmm, Maaaaaarge by vakthoth
Mmmmmmm, Maaaaaarge
More practice. First time I've ever managed to pull off the Simpsons style. Decided to make things more interesting for myself by seeing if I could make Marge look sexy without compromising the style too much (which is inherently very unsexy to me, especially on Marge, with that hair). Got closer than I thought I would. Just noticed I forgot her necklace. Oh well.
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Estranged sisters by vakthoth
Estranged sisters
More practice fan art. Lin & Su Beifong, two of my favorite characters from The Legend Of Korra, which I love a lot. I've got a couple more Korra pieces in progress that should be finished soon. If you think I didn't know what to do with the wall behind them, you are correct.
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Rick profile by vakthoth
Rick profile
More tablet practice, with significantly less time put into it. Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty. Obviously I didn't put a lot of effort into the background of this one, but I'm nevertheless extremely pleased with how it came out.
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Harmongang in suits by vakthoth
Harmongang in suits
I've been trying to get better at using my tablet, and better at drawing people from reference; so I've finally started doing fan art, which for some reason never really appealed to me before now. Here's the gang from my favorite podcast, Harmontown.
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Andrew P. Stewart-Ebert
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United States
My bio used to be insufferably cute and faux-witty. Now it's just plain dull. I'm a very boring guy and a terrible conversationalist, which is basically the entire reason why I grew up to be a decent artist. But I'm also lazy and unambitious, which is why I'm not a great artist. But at the moment I do intend to try and get significantly better than I currently am.
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I was gone for 10 years, give or take a bit of browsing/commenting and a fucking stupid quiz. I still made art occasionally during that time, but no longer felt the passion to post it. For the last two years or so, I'd basically forsaken all artistic endeavors. About a month ago, while listening to the commentaries on The Legend of Korra blu-rays (can't recommend that show highly enough), I, for the first time in about two years, felt the desire to draw; and it was like a dead limb suddenly coming to life. I drew lots of stuff (by my standards), some physical, most digital. I suddenly felt, perhaps for the first time in my whole life, a desire to actually get better at it, to deliberately work on improving skills that I'd previously let lay fallow. The "high" of those few weeks of drawing again, that's gone now; but the desire to improve remains. So I'm going to be actually forcing myself -- which is perhaps too strong a phrase... obligating myself, let's say -- to keep drawing.

A big gateway to improving those untended skills will be fan art, which is a thing that I've only tried to make probably less than 10 times in my life. I never liked drawing from reference, and I could never really make anything look remotely accurate or good just from memory, so the whole endeavor was pointless for me. But now I find I don't mind working from reference, so now I can start doing these things I never did before. Now I'm doing better. And I intend to do better still.

Okay, enough. Go me, rah rah sis-boom-bah. B-E aggressive, in terms of your things what you draw. Thanks for reading. If you're in the future, look at my gallery to see if I followed through on any of this.
  • Listening to: X3: Reunion soundtrack
  • Watching: 30 Rock
  • Playing: Nothing. Previously: Final Fantasy X-2 Remastered

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:iconraysheaf:
raysheaf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the watch and sorry for adding you a bit late, was very busy!!!
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vakthoth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, don't be sorry -- it's nice of you to watch me at all.
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TsunamiMaxwell Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student
Hi, I've begun a new DA account and if you'd still like to watch me, then add this new account. TsunamiMaxwell will be deactivated today.

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Popotito Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007   Writer
Hey. Long time no visit here. Btw, I've taken up a little photography, too, you know. :D
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IHMPCYPAWB Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Thanks for the watch, bro. :)
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Alexandrielle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Thanks for the :+fav::D
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tinkilla Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
Vakkymon i demand your return to the world of light!
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furnunculus Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
vak quack
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furnunculus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
who knows.
why arent you online at allllll these days?
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djh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Missed ya man
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