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    JaNanamation is a shared art blog between cousins Janielyn and Christina! While both have varying tastes in art, they share a keen interest in the world of animation.
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Inktober 2018

I started Inktober with a drawing of Ness because at the time I was in the middle of playing Earthbound (wow what a great game, I wish I had played it sooner!). Next came some Animal Crossing doodles, in light of certain Animal Crossing game announcements (Isabelle in Smash! AC 2019!), so by Day 5 I decided to keep with the theme and draw video game characters for the whole month. I tried to include as wide a variety as possible by including characters from some of my earliest gaming influences as well as favorites from more current indie titles. And then I ended up drawing a lot more Earthbound and Mother 3 (also a great game! Add me to the list of people that wants to see it localized!) 😛

I used Sakura brand Micron pens (sizes 01 and 03) for the lineart and Sharpie pens for the colors. Most of the Sharpies were fine tip, so it took a lot of patience to color those larger areas.

Overall, I’m pleased with how these turned out. My favorite is probably the drawing of Mr. Hat!

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Bye guys I’m going to Alola 😛

In other news, next livestream will be this Friday! Might do multiple short sessions over the course of the day, but there will definitely be one around 9 PM PST!

Design a Character // Day 1

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A few months ago, I wrote down this idea for a comic:

Girl reluctantly gets job at a pet shop. She’s not a fan of animals (for one thing she’s allergic) but she needs the money and doesn’t have any other employment options at the moment. Work is boring, so she amuses herself by observing the regular customers that come into the shop and imagining what kind of lives they lead.

LOL. What was I even thinking? Anyway, I’m using this challenge to flesh out that main character. I still haven’t decided on her final appearance, but I know that I want her to have red hair and freckles. I’m also trying to work with a square-ish jawline because I’m trying to draw characters with more variation.

She doesn’t have a name yet. As for personality, she’s pragmatic and kind of cynical. Most of the time she has an “I’m-so-done-with-everyone-else’s-shenanigans” expression.

Design A Theme Park // Day 7

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Did you know that a giraffe’s front legs are longer than its back legs? In order to bend down far enough to reach water to drink, a giraffe has to stand with its front legs far apart.

Perfect for a water slide at a theme park 😉

Well there you have it, 7 days of theme park related sketches! I’m done with this challenge, but anyone is welcome to try it themselves at any time! You can find the prompts here. I’ll be posting the next set of prompts sometime in the future, so keep an eye out for those 😉

Design A Theme Park // Day 6

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Some things that might light up my theme park at night 🙂 I didn’t draw the whole park because a) I still haven’t planned out the park as a whole; b) I’m lazy 😛 ; and c) it didn’t seem practical to draw a night scene with just a ballpoint pen (not that it’s impossible but…see “b”).

One more day to go!

Design A Theme Park // Day 5

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Forget the theme park, let’s just open a giraffe-themed restaurant! In which everything is giraffe-shaped (and probably impossible to make LOL).

The waffle cone ice cream looked more like a giraffe in my head ”OTL

Design A Theme Park // Days 2, 3, & 4

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Hah! I bet you all thought I was slacking off! NOPE, I’ve actually been drawing these on time! (Bear with me, sometimes you have to celebrate the little victories because life is hard XD) This is more of a layout plan than a map of the park. I still don’t quite have a grasp on what the park looks like, so I just marked where things should go.

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Part of the reason I stuck with giraffes for my theme park is because it would be easy to design the rollercoaster XD

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This one was fun to design! I can’t draw anything in perspective though XD

Am I supposed to be naming these rides?

On a technical note, I switched to a different pen to draw; I like the ink flow of the one I used for Day 1, but I was in constant fear that I am going to smudge everything (I’m a lefty). So from now on I’m using a more standard ballpoint pen 😀

Design A Theme Park // Day 1

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So it turns out I’m not that great at coming up with theme park ideas XD I started out by doodling things I like. I’m not sure which (if any) of these I’m going to stick with for the rest of the challenge…the giraffe theme park logo is the most fun to work with because I like seeing how many letters I can turn into giraffes 😀 Plus, a giraffe-themed rollercoaster would be great XD

Art and books are pretty generic, but think of the gift shops!!! They’d just be art/book/stationery stores!! Wait never mind, they’d all be way overpriced

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After a while I found an amusement park name generator and tried making logos for some of the names that came up. Nothing very original, but a good exercise 🙂

Might work on these more tomorrow before moving on to the next prompt.

BCW: Drawing Prompts — Tam Team Updates

Taking a short break from screencap redraws! My art’s been feeling a bit stale lately so let’s play a game to help get my creative juices flowing! Pick a number and a character (or characters) from Tam Team Adventures and I’ll draw it! Any character that has ever been featured on the site is fair game, […]

via BCW: Drawing Prompts — Tam Team Updates

Pick a number, any number 😀 I need to get back to drawing things other than comics~~

Art Trades, Requests and Doodles

(Actually, there’s only one of each.)

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First, my half of an art trade with Strawberry! This is her OC Rosko, who–well, actually I don’t know anything about this character 😛 He strikes me as a bit of a trickster though– pulling pranks and bounding away while shouting something like, “Catch me if you can, losers!” You know, just like what real cats do.

I’m trying to get back to a more painterly style. It’s just more comfortable and feels more intuitive to me, which makes the process a bit faster.

Oh! And make sure you check out Strawberry’s half of the trade! She drew a really cool picture of P4 from Tam Team Adventures!

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Next is a drawing of Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening that I did for my brother. I’m not particularly pleased with how it turned out, so I may give it another go sometime in the future :/

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And finally, a doodle of Drs. Neil Watts and Eva Rosalene from the game To the Moon! If you like story-rich games, I definitely recommend this one 🙂 To the Moon is about two doctors who are hired to help a man fulfill his dying wish to go to the moon. It’s an artificial process, in which the doctors must alter the man’s memories in order to make him believe that he lived to accomplish his life goal.

The story is well told and at times very thought-provoking and emotional. And funny. I think I’d have cried through it if I wasn’t laughing so hard at the doctors’ sarcastic and ill-timed jokes.

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That’s all for now, I think. I’m trying to push myself to draw more so I can post more often 😉

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