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The Next Day - Coda

Here I am, not quite dyingMy body left to rot in a hollow treeIts branches throwing shadows on the gallows for meAnd the next day, and the next, and another day David Bowie, The Next Day

Yep, it’s the last word from me on this tumblr blog. I’m migrating over to GabeDoesOtherStuffToo as of today for any leftover DWMD reblogs, new art from me, the Original 6 Train Tour, and whatever other creative endeavours I get up to from here on out.
Less frequently posted, but there will be content.
If you’re still interested in seeing artwork on a daily basis, please follow Raevynn! She was so inspired by her Draw With Me December work that she’s picked up the torch and will complete a draw-something-every-day project of her own. I’m looking forward to good things from here, especially with a one-month head start.
Hope to see you over there!

The Next Day - Coda

Here I am, not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day, and the next, and another day David Bowie, The Next Day

Yep, it’s the last word from me on this tumblr blog. I’m migrating over to GabeDoesOtherStuffToo as of today for any leftover DWMD reblogs, new art from me, the Original 6 Train Tour, and whatever other creative endeavours I get up to from here on out.

Less frequently posted, but there will be content.

If you’re still interested in seeing artwork on a daily basis, please follow Raevynn! She was so inspired by her Draw With Me December work that she’s picked up the torch and will complete a draw-something-every-day project of her own. I’m looking forward to good things from here, especially with a one-month head start.

Hope to see you over there!

jaymierosen:

December 31st- Closure
As 2013 comes to a close, 2014 is about to begin…

Jaymie with her Day 31 entry a calendar year late. ;)If I remember correctly, she said she’d be filling in any blanks. That was either Girz or her, anyway.

jaymierosen:

December 31st- Closure

As 2013 comes to a close, 2014 is about to begin…

Jaymie with her Day 31 entry a calendar year late. ;)
If I remember correctly, she said she’d be filling in any blanks. That was either Girz or her, anyway.

Worth mentioning

If anyone currently doing Draw With Me December wants to fill in any gaps in their 31 drawings, please do so. I’ll still reblog them here or on GabeDoesOtherStuffToo.

cuppycakegoddess:


Draw With Me December: Day 31 Closure
This is my first self-portrait.  I thought it fitting to end the year with some introspection, and a hard-learned truth. I’m going to spend the coming year manifesting that truth. Be well, everyone.

Nancy crosses the finish line with her Day 31 entry. Powerful message, too - everyone is imperfect and worthy of belonging and being loved.

cuppycakegoddess:

Draw With Me December: Day 31
Closure

This is my first self-portrait.  I thought it fitting to end the year with some introspection, and a hard-learned truth. I’m going to spend the coming year manifesting that truth. Be well, everyone.

Nancy crosses the finish line with her Day 31 entry. Powerful message, too - everyone is imperfect and worthy of belonging and being loved.

Day 365 - Closure

Nice guy? I don’t give a sh**. Good father? F*** you — go home and play with your kids! You wanna work here? CLOSE!! Mr. Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross

That quote was the basis for an article which played a part in the creation of this whole project. Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person, by David Wong. It’s uncouth, and I don’t agree with some of the points the author makes, but what was impressive was the personal growth inspired by the post as evidenced in the Cracked.com forums. People took the message to heart, and made themselves better.
I made a point to give Day 365 the theme of “Closure” instead of something related to endings, because this won’t be the end. I may not draw every day, but I’m still going to continue drawing and continue improving. I said in an earlier text post that this is the biggest creative project I’ve started…and now it’s far and away the largest I’ve completed.Trust me, my brain and filing cabinet are filled with started-but-not-done ideas and comics. This is a big change for me.
I decided to reference my very first drawing for this one - now closing the sketchbook instead of opening it, and surrounded by the original characters I plan on keeping. There are others, true - the rock band, Whimsy, Jonox, blandman and more - but they all reside in an existing canon or universe. Merg, Geef, and Hathnath are flexible enough to go wherever I need them to. As for Lenovorg, he’s in because my old Acer isn’t mine anymore.
I’m thrilled with how this came out. The tweaks I made to Geef’s design were minor, but worked for the best. Just in time, I finally got the handle on how my glasses frames actually look. Naturally, I finish the project with one of my best pieces.
I mean, take a look at Day 1 again. Now look at this drawing, Day 365. Skills developed, creativity surged, and happiness spread. THIS IS WHAT PRACTICE DOES.
Look for the rest of the DWMD reblogs, then one final update from me on this tumblr before I move over to my alternate account, gabedoesotherstufftoo.

Day 365 - Closure

Nice guy? I don’t give a sh**. Good father? F*** you — go home and play with your kids! You wanna work here? CLOSE!! Mr. Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross

That quote was the basis for an article which played a part in the creation of this whole project. Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person, by David Wong. It’s uncouth, and I don’t agree with some of the points the author makes, but what was impressive was the personal growth inspired by the post as evidenced in the Cracked.com forums. People took the message to heart, and made themselves better.

I made a point to give Day 365 the theme of “Closure” instead of something related to endings, because this won’t be the end. I may not draw every day, but I’m still going to continue drawing and continue improving. I said in an earlier text post that this is the biggest creative project I’ve started…and now it’s far and away the largest I’ve completed.
Trust me, my brain and filing cabinet are filled with started-but-not-done ideas and comics. This is a big change for me.

I decided to reference my very first drawing for this one - now closing the sketchbook instead of opening it, and surrounded by the original characters I plan on keeping. There are others, true - the rock band, Whimsy, Jonox, blandman and more - but they all reside in an existing canon or universe. Merg, Geef, and Hathnath are flexible enough to go wherever I need them to. As for Lenovorg, he’s in because my old Acer isn’t mine anymore.

I’m thrilled with how this came out. The tweaks I made to Geef’s design were minor, but worked for the best. Just in time, I finally got the handle on how my glasses frames actually look. Naturally, I finish the project with one of my best pieces.

I mean, take a look at Day 1 again. Now look at this drawing, Day 365. Skills developed, creativity surged, and happiness spread. THIS IS WHAT PRACTICE DOES.

Look for the rest of the DWMD reblogs, then one final update from me on this tumblr before I move over to my alternate account, gabedoesotherstufftoo.

raevynnsdark:

Dwmd 31 - closure
My dolphins in my new new style. Not happy with the colouring as I tried markers… but the drawing itself I am pleased with.

Raevynn is the first of the group to finish the Draw With Me December challenge with her Day 31 entry! Tip o’ the cap and kudos for keeping up with it!

raevynnsdark:

Dwmd 31 - closure

My dolphins in my new new style. Not happy with the colouring as I tried markers… but the drawing itself I am pleased with.

Raevynn is the first of the group to finish the Draw With Me December challenge with her Day 31 entry! Tip o’ the cap and kudos for keeping up with it!

raevynnsdark:

Dwmd 30 - I dub thee
Yeah… So most of you won’t get why this is funny to me.. but I’m good with that.

Here’s Raevynn’s Day 30 entry. I knew someone was going to do a dubstep/electronic music reference…and I think this is one?

raevynnsdark:

Dwmd 30 - I dub thee

Yeah… So most of you won’t get why this is funny to me.. but I’m good with that.

Here’s Raevynn’s Day 30 entry. I knew someone was going to do a dubstep/electronic music reference…and I think this is one?

girzgirz:

Draw With Me December #30 - I dub thee

"Every Knight remembers (his dubbing) as the finest (day) of his existence…"
- George Duby

“My task is set before me, girl
My mission clear and true
There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl
But I will always come for you…”
- Emme Rollins

Still very sick, so I literally just typed “knight” into google images and scribbled down the first thing that looked cool. In retrospect I’m not sure if he’s a true knight or a crusader. Despite the cheery greeting he seems pretty srs business. I think I’m gonna call him Sir Killsmere.

Also still pretty sick. Oh well.

Girz musters enough strength to put together a serious Day 30 entry. Hoping she’s not contagious, since I’ve seen her almost every day over the past week.

Day 364 - I Dub Thee…

A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me. King George III, apparently serious

Oh hey, you guys remember the fallen priest, Gianluigi Bendetti from OC Week? This is evidence that you won’t be seeing more of him in the future.
I had the idea of flipping a knighting on its head. I mean, you are giving royalty a particularly sharp sword and asking them to not-lightly tap it on a squire’s shoulders. Perfect opportunity to finally put an end to the trouble that corrupted holy man’s been making in your kingdom, no?
I leaned heavily on the Edmund Blair Leighton painting Accolade for the staging and some design elements. Just had to change the perspective a bit, hide the extra characters, alter the queen’s grip on the sword…
And voila! No more poorly-thought-out D&D character!
Tomorrow marks the closure of this project. Wowzers.

Day 364 - I Dub Thee…

A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me. King George III, apparently serious

Oh hey, you guys remember the fallen priest, Gianluigi Bendetti from OC Week? This is evidence that you won’t be seeing more of him in the future.

I had the idea of flipping a knighting on its head. I mean, you are giving royalty a particularly sharp sword and asking them to not-lightly tap it on a squire’s shoulders. Perfect opportunity to finally put an end to the trouble that corrupted holy man’s been making in your kingdom, no?

I leaned heavily on the Edmund Blair Leighton painting Accolade for the staging and some design elements. Just had to change the perspective a bit, hide the extra characters, alter the queen’s grip on the sword…

And voila! No more poorly-thought-out D&D character!

Tomorrow marks the closure of this project. Wowzers.

cuppycakegoddess:


Draw With Me December: Day 29 Destination
Wonderland!  “We’re all mad here” - the Cheshire Cat.

Nancy just posted this before mine, so here’s the reblog of her Day 29 entry. Any time you see a glowing smile hovering in the darkness, go back the way you came immediately. THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS.

cuppycakegoddess:

Draw With Me December: Day 29
Destination

Wonderland!
“We’re all mad here” - the Cheshire Cat.

Nancy just posted this before mine, so here’s the reblog of her Day 29 entry. Any time you see a glowing smile hovering in the darkness, go back the way you came immediately. THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS.