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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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2016 Redraw

It’s about that time for one of my art redraws!


…Okay, this one’s a little embarrassing to share. I was looking for an older sketchbook that still had some blank pages in it (because I can’t bring myself to use any of the newer blank sketchbooks I have) and found a bunch of really old drawings. Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Powerpuff Girls, Neopets…a pretty good representation of what I was interested in as a kid/preteen. I did quite a few crossover drawings, like this “Tuxedo Ash” (which, BTW, I’m pretty certain is not an original idea of mine).

I also drew comics back then, but let’s not talk about those! >\\\\<

SO. This drawing. 15 years (!!) has sure made a difference, especially with proportion and composition. I’m still struggling with color and backgrounds….and I still have no idea how capes (fabric in general, for that matter) work.

2016 was another slow drawing year for me, apart from Tam Team Adventures. Oh well. Just gotta keep doing what I can 🙂




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!

Hello Dusty Blog!

Sorry about the lack of activity lately! I’m…having a slow drawing year. The majority of my artistic efforts are going toward Tam Team Adventures in order to keep it running consistently (which I am still barely doing).

I do have a couple drawings/doodles to share though!


It’s still a while until Downton Abbey (the last season!! SOB) starts up again, at least here in the US (UK gets it much sooner, yes?). Until then, painting characters/scenes from the show is good practice and keeps me occupied 😉 I have a thing for minor/less important characters. While Lavinia had a significant role on the show, she was only in Season 2. I get the feeling that she wasn’t a popular character because she was an obstacle to Mary and Matthew’s relationship, but I would have been totally okay if Lavinia ended up being the one Matthew had married. I like Lavinia. She was nice.


Here’s a WIP of Evelyn Napier, another “lesser” character of Downton Abbey. Even though the show has made it abundantly clear since Season 1 that he has ZERO chance with Lady Mary, I am still rooting for him XD I’m hoping that he’ll make an appearance next season, and, in the biggest plot twist ever, be the one that Mary picks when she remarries.

And if that seems much too unlikely to ever happen, I’m just going to hope that he doesn’t get killed off like all of the other characters I liked.


Switching gears! Jan and I recently came across Pokemon Pets, a Pokemon MMO. It’s…not that amazing to be honest, haha. I mean, it’s not a bad concept and the game mechanics are okay, but I think the site would benefit greatly from better design. It’s cluttered and hard to navigate…and not pretty. If it were more visually appealing it would be easier to find things.

But! I’m still playing, at least for now 🙂 I think the big draw for me was the fact that players can pick from a number of trainer sprites to use in the game. I went through several of them before finally settling on this one, which I doodled above.

Pokemon 118 and 119

I am actually having fun playing with line thickness and training my eye to see more subtle color variances within each pokemon now haha

Pokemon 115 – 117

I literally took months trying to finish Kangaskhan. I went to it a few times and just put down a line then was over it. It was strange, as soon as I finished up 115 (Kangaskhan)… Mega Kangaskhan, Horsea and Seadra were all finished within about 7hrs. Finallllly things are back on track  😀

Pokemon 114

Tangela – all by its lonesome because it took me forever to get things properly placed haha

Pokemon 111 – 113

Pokemon 109 – 110

Why did it evolve from happy to sad? I think I saw that with another evolution too haha

Pokemon 106 – 108

Pokemon 102 – 105

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