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Emily September 2014 by RavenousDrake
Emily September 2014
This is a birthday gift for my niece, who turned 12 this year.  Of all the recent portraits I've done, this one is my favorite.

Hard to believe it's only been a year since my first serious attempt at a portrait:
Emily by RavenousDrake
Quite the improvement, I think, and a sign that I should pursure digital art rather than traditional.  It just seems to work better for me.

Drawn in Paint Tool SAI.
Triple Strike by RavenousDrake
Triple Strike
It's been forever since I took a good lightning shot.  In fact, it's been forever since I've even tried.  But the conditions were, shall we say favorable, one night, and now here we are.

I have very little to say about this.  It's a picture of lightning.  You've seen one, you've seen 'em all, especially in my neighborhood.
Girl10-8-2014 by RavenousDrake
I started this way back in April, and learned a new technique between the time I started it and the time I finished.  So I incorporated the new technique about halfway through, and ended up re-doing a lot of work.  Overall I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out, even though I couldn't find the patience to draw the necklace.  Eventually I just got fed up with working on it and decided I was done.  So for better or worse, here's another portrait in my gallery.  :dummy:

Based on this:
Frostblommor 3 by Kechake-stock

Don't nail me to the wall too hard- I openly admit to not putting my very best effort into this.  At least I finished it.  Usually if I lose patience with something, I'll scrap it altogether.
2014 Self Portrait by RavenousDrake
2014 Self Portrait
This is officially my first ever self portrait.  I knew it was a good idea to wait until I had some working knowledge of art before I attempted this.  Unlike the other black-and-white portraits I've done recently, I tried what's called a modified digital dry brush technique.   I used the airbrush in Paint Tool SAI with extremely low density (or Flow, as it's known in Photoshop) and just brushed in the general values before going into the finer details.  It was a lot of fun and I managed to complete the whole thing start-to-finish in about 4 hours.

In addition to learning a new technique, I learned a lot about my face that I just don't get by looking in the mirror.  You may notice I'm a bit crooked.  My nose is actually broken, so it pulls the center of my lips to one side, and that's why the right side of my mouth looks longer than the other side.  The top of my right eye also droops, and features a very prominent vein (so prominent that I didn't feel right about leaving it out).  In short, my face has a lot of character.
I made a new PMV called "Since I Met You."  It's on Youtube now:…

It's set to a DC Talk song of the same name.  I had a lot of fun with it, but admittedly spent too much time on it.  Now to get to work on things that actually matter...
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Adagio in D Minor
  • Reading: A Feast for Crows
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Ragnar Drayke
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I am a professional writer. Currently I'm working on my first book, which I hope to finish and publish soon.

I also like to draw. But liking to draw isn't good enough for me- I want to know how. So I've been learning, slowly but surely; with each completed piece I learn something new, and I am on the steady road of improvement. Mostly I just draw whatever pops into my head at any given time.

Current Residence: Tecumseh, Kansas, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Classic Rock, Celtic
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes
Personal Quote: Don't be stupid so you don't have to be sorry.

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Shouting in a box, cause I'm a bad ass
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SonicTheCaptain Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I loved your Rarity's smile really nice & I loved it ^^
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you. :)
SonicTheCaptain Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Do you have bigger version of Smiling Rarity? Thank You :)
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Writer
I sure don't, sorry.  ^^;  The original sketch (if it's the one I'm thinking of) was actually by my brother.  I just colored it.  You should check out his stuff, though.  He's got some awesome paintings. --> :iconthe-wizard-of-art:
Keyotea Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the mention.
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Writer
ZetaRarity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year! :D
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you! And a happy new year to you as well. :)
grandmoonma Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will be checking out your brother's site, but first
you're pretty good yourself
looking forward to seeing more
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! :) Well, since I've started my 2nd level of writing classes, I won't have as much time to draw as I have before. But I'll post whatever I can whenever I can. I'm glad you like my stuff. :aww:
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