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Oh yeah, I'm still quite all here. I must confess though that college applications, portfolio demands, senior year, and overall real life issues has depleted my free time completely. In fact, the intention of this post is really just to get feedback on current portfolio work. My apologies; I miss you folks (and my fandoms!) as much as you miss me (or not miss me). ♥

A warning beforehand. There's a total of 11 images, all rather large, under the cut. Dial-up users or anyone with a slow connection should beware. Oh, and here be nudes. Meanwhiles, feedback is greatly appreciated. :D

The following images are currently from my intended admissions portfolio for USC's Animation and Digital Arts program. This isn't the entire shiskabob, as I'm lacking the means to scan some specific articles in, but it is the majority of said portfolio.

Life drawings first. I've only recently started getting the hang of these (started attending those life drawing open sessions rather late, so I'm a bit lacking in this portion).

Same man from the portrait above. Full body.

Another portrait.

Same woman from above, only much harder to tell. Some strange chalk pastels.

This woman was astonishingly well-bodied for someone her age (I'm assuming she's in her late 50's to early 60's?). She had a wonderful classic flair, which I unfortunately did not catch quite well in any of the drafts I did of her. This one was just better than most.

Boobs are funky in this one, but I like the overall feel and expression of the figure.

End of life drawings. Pencil beast from uh, last year, that I'm still planning to put in anyway? Ahahaha... I simply thought this might be a nice piece for an animation-oriented portfolio, seeing as it's got a bit of character design and style.

This was intended as a self-portrait, but I felt like doing something related to ovaries. Apparently I'm seriously stuck on the idea of fertility in the human female. I mean, aren't pregnant women just beautiful? Especially in the right glow? Seriously.

Work from over the summer. The theme was supposed to be "Time", and I took the liberty to interpret that through seasons. However, I'm uncertain as to whether if I've portrayed that concept blatantly enough. Ho hum. I absolutely hate that doe.

THIS is is the one piece that I truly truly like out of everything here. Another summer project, this time based on the idea of "Dreams". To clarify a bit, a common occurrence in my dreams revolve around the concept of flight. When I have the ability to fly in my dreams, rather than wings sprouting out of my shoulder blades, I quite literally have to physically flap my arms to get off the ground (whether actual feathers appear varies now and then, more often than not they're simply not there). However, even with ability to fly, there's only up to a certain height I can get off the ground (around the distance between the street and a lightpole) regardless of how hard I "flap". It's quite frustrating, and I suspect that this restriction of sorts sprouts from the underlying attachment my mind still has to reality. It knows that realistically I can't fly and attempts to express that through said "restriction". Thus the reason as to girl's hair ties her to the ground; the chains are only things she envisions to tie her, but the truth to her imprisonment lies right under her very nose.

Last piece. I simply had to incorporate a bag, or container of sorts, a hat, and a glove into a piece. Somehow I pulled a fish-headed girl out of that. >_>;

The fishgirl and the jellyfish (not really a jellyfish, but a Man O' War; look them up, they're terrifyingly beautiful) actually have a backstory of sorts that I've cultivated over time ever since I worked on this piece, but I'll avoid elaborating to keep from boring you good folks. :)

And... that's a wrap! I apologize for the watermarks; I'm a bit paranoid that someone might steal something off for whatever reason while I'm still preparing to use these in a portfolio. If there are those who'd like a version (of any particular piece) without the watermark for personal viewing, I'll be happy to supply that as soon as I've done and sent everything off.

Again, feedback is greatly appreciated! :D

I so desperately want to do fanart. Original work is wonderful, but my fingers are itching to scrawl out the old faces again now that I've progressed along a bit. As soon as everything's done, I'll be demanding fanart requests. GRAH!

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Date: 2007-11-22 10:45 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] raihu.livejournal.com
I am so glad that you are existing and producing and achieving out there. :D I've been really, really bad with focus over the last three months, but you've been coming to mind consistently, here and there briefly: hope Rinka's doing okay right now.

AND IT WOULD APPEAR THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING BETTER THAN OKAY. As a general note, I think this is a beautiful portfolio; good showing of different media, a range of subjects, referenced sketches, conceptual sketches. You run a good length of the gambit there, which is a definite plus.

Like the life drawings, though they seem stiff compared to your other works. Your art has a distinct flair to it, that inherent fantasy element I mentioned all that time ago; the whole concept of a life drawing tends to squash the more fantastical qualities of sketching, true, but your style itself seems stunted in that area. You've already noted that, though, and I'm positive that it's just because you haven't had the time to loosen up and develop a casual technique. Once you do, holy; please be posting the results, okay. ♥♥♥

The two in coloured pencil are really clean, the figures beautifully sculpted. I love that whiplet wyrm, unf. And the concept behind the "portrait" drawing is amazing.

And. I love your digital stuff. I just. I can't even. YOU KNOW HOW I AM ABOUT YOUR DIGIDOODLES, so maybe I'm a little biased. But I think they showcase a lot of talent and technical ability and, most importantly, a really vivid, intelligent species of imaginative design.

Incidentally, the rationale behind nocanfly.jpg? Whatwhat, incredible. The way you chose to execute it? A:SKF:FJKFjkdjsfa, even better and I wouldn't have believed it possible if I couldn't see it for myself. My Communication Design prof in particular would love yoooooou.

I'm just sort of gushing at this point, which doesn't help overmuch. But, like ... it is fun. Oh man. And, like I say, I am SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE AROUND EVEN FOR JUST A MINUTE. ♥ Good luck with all of this, though I'm not sure you'll need that extra push. All of this looks great.


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Date: 2007-12-22 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rinkatink.livejournal.com
YOU. You have no idea how my miserable excuse for a heart has missed you.


Eyah! Thank you so much for all your praise. However, uh, none of these pieces are/were digital pieces - they've all been done through traditional mediums. I think the reason they just look so clean is the fact that I spruced them up a bit after I scanned them in at Kinko's.


Again, thank you ever so much for all your praise. I've got a nice dose of time off portfolio crap thanks to Winter Break, so I'll be lurking around the GODAWESOME holiness that is you for a good while. Boohah!


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Date: 2007-11-23 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misssilk.livejournal.com
I really don't know where to start my gushing on your lovely arting. I love the nocanfly.jpg one, especially now that I know more about the underlying concept. And TIME! I've already gushed about the lesbian angel kissage but yeah. Lovely stuff, that. As per usual, I am in awe at you grasp on anatomy. And no matter how you deny it, that deer is cute and I loves it. FISHGIRL IS ALL GROWED UP! I love her and her scary man o' war friend. But now that I've seen this you know what you need to send me. >:3 (I wanna hear the backstory, too!) The life drawing pic of that one woman definitely did catch the "classic flair" vibe. That very term crossed my mind before I even read your comments on it.

I. Miss. You. I think my icon sufficiently illustrates what will occur once you are free again: mad spazzings of joy and spinning.

[you UPDATED!]

Date: 2007-11-24 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayame69rin.livejournal.com
Oh. My. GOD. (heehee oh emm gee!) Alice, you are a goddess. Word cannot begin to express how completely gorgeous your art is (and my jealousy towards the fact.) I LOVE your pencil-dragon; I am still in awe at your patience and attention to detail (in that one, and the fertility one, "Dreams" and "Time" and...Fishhead Girl?) And (paraphrasing missErika up there) your knowledge of the human form is incredible. Oh, dearie me, I sound ridiculous now. TO sum ot all up: YOU KICK SERIOUS ASSSSSSSSSSSS in EVERYTHING you do!!!

You've seen me before...Just where?

Date: 2008-04-15 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] l-a-r-x.livejournal.com
Wow, these are amazing! The 8th and last ones are my favorite.


Date: 2008-04-15 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] l-a-r-x.livejournal.com
I was trying to be creepy...But i forgot to go anon. Phail.


Date: 2008-04-15 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rinkatink.livejournal.com
You are beautiful! ♥



Date: 2008-04-15 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] l-a-r-x.livejournal.com
Pssht no you are for requesting it. It's at about a page right now :D.

My journal is F-O...One sided stalkage is difficult at best O_O. Yet, so is yours so I think this can be done. *devotes ungenius powers* HGGGGGGGGGGGNH


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