February Art Challenge: Abstract From Nature and Photo Edit

While on my mini-nerdcation to Gallifrey One, I had the opportunity to spend a day checking out the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. Canals, the beach, shops, pier…saw it all. I also walked 12+ miles because I was determined to stick with a plan that didn’t pan out quite like I thought.
But I digress….
The following are my attempts at completing two parts of the EE February Art Challenge. The first image is my photograph of something in nature that looked abstract to me.

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The light was coming through a fence around a golf course and the leaf seemed like a nice break in the lines.

My edited photo comes courtesy of the canals around Venice Beach.

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I only used editing tools available on my phone. I liked how it turned out and wouldn’t be opposed to working more with the editing tools.

Character sketch

So, I google “how to write a character sketch” to kind of help me with this project. I liked the way that Staci set up her character and her story with a little opening rather than a point by point description, so I thought I would run with it! I did do an outline in my sketchbook before I created this opening. I know it’s short, but I didn’t want to focus on the story line as much as I wanted to create what my character was like. Like I said, I have been incredibly inspired by comics! Enjoy!

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As I waited, I thought about how this all got started. Maybe chasing down a purse snatcher, scaring away muggers, keeping the backs of my community. Eventually I got the mask, dulled my feminine features so people were thrown off, and didn’t think to trace these acts back to me. I hid in the shadows, and I waited.
I read the comics. of course I daydreamed of kicking some evil ass. But I used to also spend my days selling art and knitting. I’m quiet and shy, and goofy! Excersizing was just a thing i did to keep healthy. Now it’s literally a tool. If I don’t stay in shape, I lose.
I need a snack…ooh that local comic con is in a couple of weeks…focus!
There they are…