Monday, April 30, 2012

Sketchblog Edition 131: Achievement Unlocked!

I completed all 30 character illustrations,
one a day for the month of April's Character A Day Challenge,
without fail!
Here are the final illustrations:

Harriet Cooper from "Plague Doctors" (working title)
a space pirate captain from a yet unnamed story

the so far unnamed character from my story "Godly"
the Feminist pirate captain from a yet unnamed story
the witch and her werepug from "Witch-for-Hire"

Elia from "Witnesses"

Aya (and several other aliases) from "Harbinger"

And here it is...
the final version of the wallpaper,
which will soon be available for free download on my website in four different sizes through the month of May,
if you want it:

It was so much fun and such a wonderful growth experience working on this challenge!
I'm happy I could share all my efforts with you!

During May I will be pretty inactive due to work on finishing my thesis,
so soon after that I promise you there will be plenty of uploads!

In the meantime,
thank you, as always, for reading,
and have a wonderful day!

Love you all!

Emily J Sampson

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sketchblog Edition 130: Joyful, Free, and Happy

Man, I meant to update this on the 20th,
but I got so busy with other things I just didn't have the time.
Fortunately for all you wonderful people who keep coming back for more from me,
I had today off, so I decided to keep the April Character A Day Challenge updates going!
I've only got one more week left,
so at the end I'll show you the last seven as well as the compiled version,
which I will put up on my website for free download!

Here we go!

Add-on Character for the 14th:
Eridanus, from the unnamed Magical Girl story

Eridanus and Celica together

Koko from RavenCrest
The half-way point!
A taste of what the final image might look like!

Torishou, "The Bird King" from RavenCrest
Sheriff "Mahogany" Jane Walker from DAWGs

Aida, "The Seamstress" from StitchCraft!
Ralph from Crazy Eye-Deer

Dio from Big Top University
Virginia Dare from OmegaMart (title subject to change)

Emma Evans from
The Adventures of Chester K. Fingkelbottom
Chester K. Fingkelbottom from
The Adventures of Chester K. Fingkelbottom

Emma and Chester together!

That's it for today!
Man, all my other sketches keep piling up....
It'll be an immense upload when I finally get around to scanning them all,
so consider yourself warned.

On a side note,
guess who's almost done with her thesiiiiiiiis!!!

Thanks, as always, for reading!

Love you all,
and goodnight!

Emily J Sampson

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketchblog Edition 129: April Character-A-Day Challenge Part 2

Next batch of the Character-A-Day Challenges!
It's gonna go by quick.
Here we go!
Crazy Emily from Paint Chips!
Haita from Special Delivery

Imiru from WorldWide Collapse

Annie from Pandora's Box

Captain Enta from an unnamed Pirate story

Moshi from Dream Easy

Yurei from Dream Easy
Aiba Ravenhair from Karasukami

Jani from See You In The Rain

Kensington "Ken" Harris from Confetti Summer
Celica "Cel" Montgomery from an unnamed Magical Girl story

More updates to come!
Be on the lookout for some really fun sketches and an update of nothing but fanart! :D

Thanks for reading!
Love you all,
and have a great day!
Emily J Sampson

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sketchblog Edition 128: April Character-A-Day Challenge Part 1

Here are the first three characters in my Character-A-Day Challenge!

The first two I struggled with on the proportions, mainly because I was designing them from scratch while I was drawing them (I had only drawn each of them once before, so it was extremely difficult to get a dynamic and interesting image while designing the character at the same time!), so I hope you'll forgive the wonkiness.

April 1:  Lisa Campbell, from the very first story I ever wrote.
She has the ability to transform into any combination of any number of creatures.

April 2:  Lady Falcon, from the story I wrote in my undergrad days, Randomia.
She is the Queen of the prosperous and peaceful country of Randomia.

April 3:  Tzipporah, who used to be named Tsubasa Minezawa,
from another undergrad story formerly called "Tsubasa No Negai."
She uses the power of something called the Solomon Stone,
which allows her to fight against demons.

That's all for today!
Thanks for reading, and be on the lookout for more sketches in the not-too-distant future!
Love you all, and have a good night!

Emily J Sampson