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Abte Portrait New
Been a while since I felt creative at all. It seems I get fired up to work on stuff in Jan and Feb every year though, and I started this one last year with the others but finally was able to finish it now. Abte, one of the main protagonists of our perpetual novel in progress (now outlined nicely so that it's actually a trilogy or something, but oh well. Means that there's a book almost finished instead of one-third done, hah!).
She's evolved quite a bit and I think I finally have her image down just as I see it. As with everything there's already stuff I hate about it, but the design I had from like 15 years ago was not really one of them, so I kept it. Happier with the proportions though! I hope I can keep it up and draw some of the characters who haven't had designs yet, or only ancient ones. Seems to help with the writing!
Well, the verdict is official - my hard drive is unrecoverable. As nice as it is not to have to spend the money for it, I was really looking forward to having back the old art I was working on when it died. Oh much as I don't want to, I'll be redrawing my old comic pages (with proper comics shadows now!) one last time, cuz I'm not giving up on the dream of a printed copy! :)
CotK banner figures
Did some character art to finally make a banner for my comic...I didn't think they would fit too easily on a banner, but I was surprised at how little actually did fit. I guess it doesn't help when never-gonna-hit-five-feet-tall M'reena has to stand next to six-foot Kiyaa ;) So I figured I'd put the whole thing up here, yay. oblig :P
CotK Chapter 04 Cover
Still working on the comic. Pretty much just only that lately, too. Posting the pages weekly so I have a chance to color the ones I did after the drive died, and I've finally reached Chapter Four! May as well share the cover here ahead of time for ye few who might care :) This chapter is going to end up pretty hard to draw, I think...

Comic's at
Oh, look. Another year gone (almost).

Lots of stuff has happened, of course - finally getting a full-time job and back into the office was one of them. Great for being able to afford food again, but it contributed to the death of my creativity.

Until just recently I haven't done much of anything drawing-wise since I lost my files (though I did finally finish some writing!). But now I have gotten Manga Studio - and oh man. That program does what I have been using 4 programs to do! It makes so much difference to be using a modern program instead of the 10+ year old ones I was using (and it's not likely to crash and eat my work like the ancient Painter did). Talk about suddenly bashing through the creative block! I also learned that when I am feeling creative, I really cannot get to sleep. Having gone nearly a year being able to sleep well, it is kind of a shock...

Well, the drive is still dead, but I have one thing left to try, short of paying hundreds of dollars for a restoration, which I still can't afford. If it doesn't work, I am resolved to use my low-quality JPG backups and get back to work on the comic by redrawing over them to make it colorable again. A pain in the butt, to be sure, but much better than having lost everything completely. Also pondering just making it grayscale, but color is kind of important for it, so I dunno. On Monday, I shall see :) In the meantime, it's time to get back to drawing!
  • Listening to: Black Veil Brides
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Toriko
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee


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United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Rock (classic and modern), "progressive metal", gothic/electronic and medieval
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Personal Quote: Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave, and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat.



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hadesgoddess Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
You wouldn't happen to be THE Amanda Swiftgold, as in the Ronin Warriors site owner/creator?!
swiftgold Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yep, that's me. It's been a while since it was up...
hadesgoddess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016

Well that explains why I can't find it anymore :P

I miss it! It was one of my go to sites, haha.

Not many sites from then are still up though, so I guess it's par for the course.
swiftgold Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could have afforded to keep it up...a lot of people seem to miss it!
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SeeBeyondTS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Uhh, hey, sorry to bother you. I just wanted to say that I really liked your drawings. Your original take on the old Dragoons in particular.. simply amazing :)
swiftgold Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that's nice to hear! I have a few in progress left in me yet :)
SeeBeyondTS Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
I will be looking forward to seeing them :floating: 
I'm actually working with some other people on getting a Legend of Dragoon prequel game on track (centered around the Dragon Campaign). Seeing your drawings has made my job of writing character profiles for each of the main protagonists quite a lot easier. What with Kanzas playing around with Damia, Belzac having Shirley's back, and the team looking absolutely awesome together.. it just makes me smile.
swiftgold Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always thought it would make a good game. Probably the reason I haven't stopped writing my fic on it either (though it's taken *forever*) - you know what happens from LoD but not the details, so you can do a ton of stuff with them, and I love that...
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silver2004 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best wishes for your birthday next week! ^_^
Draw-ze-Drawing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the FAV!!!+fav
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