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My gallery is a weird hodgepodge characters and fandoms, from surly plantdragons to odd half-insectoid monstrosities. When it comes to fanart, I tend to stray from topic to topic in hopes that I don't bore people with random obsessions.

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My Room is Now Box Hell

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:18 PM

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my moving situation.

The good news is that I'm now pretty much moved in. Every last one of my things is now either in the apartment or in a storage unit, so I'm pretty set.

The bad news is that now like 80% of my personal belongings is still in a box and I'm in the strenuous process of carving a new living space out of the box and bag labyrinth that is my bedroom right now. So it's going to take a couple days before everything is back to normal.

But with my scanner, it's safe to say that art should start up again soon. Thanks for being patient with me, guys. I'm glad no one's snapped at me for my lack of activity as of late...probably because this problem was a thing all year and my activity reflected that. Hah.


To Do List

-:iconthegreatallie: Book Cover Illustration. PAID! Brainstorming.


Other To-Do

-Klungo for the Rare Replay Art Jam
-World of Warcraft fanart
-Original Characters besides Ben
-An attempt at drawing in the Majora's Mask style
-More revamps for some of my characters

Skin by SimplySilent
  • Listening to: Fantasia soundtrack
  • Watching: Help! I'm a Fish
  • Playing: Final Fantasy III
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew

It's the annual "Which series would you like to see more fanart from me?" poll! Please comment with opinions/characters/etc. 

8 deviants said Crash Bandicoot
3 deviants said Spyro the Dragon
2 deviants said Darkwing Duck/Disney Afternoon shows
2 deviants said The Legend of Zelda
2 deviants said Rareware (Donkey Kong, Conker, Banjo-Kazooie)
2 deviants said Disney (like Wreck-it Ralph or other movies)
1 deviant said Other Nintendo like Super Mario Bros. or Kirby
No deviants said LittleBigPlanet
No deviants said Neopets
No deviants said Other (PLEASE comment if you pick this one!)


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I'm a bird of some sort
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Currently getting a BFA in Animation.

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Crash Bandicoot Stamp Animate by link-black-worldClassic Spyro Stamp by RadSpyroDarkwing Duck Stamp by kaorinyaplzStamp: Bravestarr by Gatekati love majora mask stamp by crazysistahsDynamite Headdy Stamp by StampPKUBanjo Tooie stamp by 5-3-10-4Never Too Old for Neopets by Lightspeed-SuzukaTMNT Ninja Turtle Logo Stamp 1 by dA--bogeymanBeauty And The Beast by RuthlessDreamsPaper Mario Logo Stamp by Teeter-Echidnawreck-it ralph stamp by Pharaoh-InkGames - Rayman 2: the Great Escape by necromantress-stampsFelix The Cat: The Movie: The Stamp by TheGreatAllieBatman Animated Series stamp by Bourbons3fantasia stamp one by sixthkidfromthestarzMST3K Stamp by Teela-B by mst3kWorld of warcraft by Thrash-WaltzEternal Wings + the Lost Ocean by kukurahFinal Fantasy IX by darkdisciple-stampsDiscworld Stamp by kjthemightyDragon Quest Stamp by Knightmare-MoonStamp: LittleBIGPlanet by hyperkingAll Dogs Go To Heaven Stamp by NyxitySpirit Tracks Stamp by Allendra3

King Candybug Stamp by risaXrisa




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mastergray Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello! thanks a lot for the fav!! means heaps! :iconcryforeverplz:
What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hey Turquoisephoenix, I've been wondering - as someone who's really good with drawing cartoon/game/movie kind of drawings, how did you improve? Like, just by practice or did you have lessons?
Just asking X) 
Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well, I got a BFA in animation so yeah, it was 50% practice and 50% college courses (there is a huge jump in quality in my art in the last year of college even), but I still have several ways can help you improve!

1. Good old-fashioned practice is one, of course. Just keep drawing, you're only going to get better. Try not to draw too much of the same thing, but also don't be frightened to draw what you love. Get critiques, seek improvement, figure out what is and what isn't working in your artwork.

2. Gather a bunch of artists you like (be it professional artists or just someone you see on tumblr or deviantart or whatever) and study them, see what works in their artwork and what doesn't. Don't copy them, but reference is always a good thing to see just how you too can improve. I have a whole bookmarks folder of artists I admire just so I can get like lineart, shading, or color inspiration. Just don't try to ape someone too much because you could end up losing your own voice.

3. Taking art classes really helped me, but especially life drawing (anatomy is always important; always) , basic animation, character design, watercolor, and color theory courses. I took these as college courses so I'm not sure how much of this is a help. Maybe finding some online courses could work?

4. I love cartoons so I watch a lot of cartoons. The best of the best cartoons have the most fluid animation and seeing how they bend the rules of anatomy. Again, you have to know how to do anatomy before you break the rules.

Hope this helps! If you need any more tips, feel free to ask.
What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Thanks ^^ I tried some recent Art classes, but they didn't turn out so well. I was paying good money to go in and paint things I could have done at home - the advert said we'd be learning anatomy, figure drawing, ect, but really I could have done what we were doing at home without paying. So legitimate college courses may be the answer.
I'll keep practicing, and thanks ^^' I improved a lot through practice but lately it seems I've gotten stuck in a rut. 
Keaur Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta say, I love all of the polls you put up. Every time I see them, I'm inclined to answer them. 
They also provoke some form of thinking or creativity. 

Please continue to do them. :)
Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
Goodness, thank you! It's excellent hearing this sort of feedback because I'm genuinely not sure what people think when I shoot the polls out into the wilderness.

I try to at least make them a little better than "what number am I thinking of" or "what's your favorite color", hee hee.
milkmindart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the +fav on Evil Blastoise
Appreciate it! ^^
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Artist
Heya, thought our annual art contest on :icongame-art-hq: could interest you. Its all about crossover ideas, ends in the first January 2016 week and I fund it with $50 for 3 winners that will be chosen by 10 group members that are artists since years.

Please check it out, greets Reinhold
pink-ninja Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Thanks for the fave! :D
Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
You're quite welcome! Your Avalon pictures are simply to die for, you get all the characters in the LBP universe so perfectly! It's hard to explain but it feels like you really get these guys.

Plus I have a huge soft spot for Higginbotham even if he barely did a thing in the games.
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