SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

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from Upstate New York (NOT the city!!)

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    • Day 19 Project 2, Amazing Aliens is FINISHED

      1 day ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      After today's writer's group meeting I made a few touch ups and then did the lettering. After that I removed the tape used for the edges. There are a lot of rough spots but I am happy with it for what it is. Since I am emulating a pulp magazine I tried to convey that in the way the portraits are painted. 


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      And as promised here is a gif showing the process from start to finish. 


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      So, now onto the next project. 

    • Day 18 Progress

      2 days ago

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      I got the rest of the faces finished (one was a REAL pain) and started on the lettering. I should be able to finish it tomorrow so it will be nice and dry for delivery on Friday.  


      With this project nearly done, it's time to think about what my next project will be. I got a new animation program for Christmas and I'd like to do something with that. Sounds like more youtube tutorials are in my future!

    • Day 17 Progress

      3 days ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      I got a lot done today. I finished four of the nine faces. Using the computer screen for references really helped. I still need to do five other faces and a bunch of lettering before it's finished. I don't have a frame big enough so it will just have to be nailed to the wall somehow. 

    • Day 16 Progress

      4 days ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      I continue working on the painting. I've realized I need more than just the small printout I made for reference so I had to transfer some files to a flash drive so I can use them on my studio laptop (an old really crappy pc from the long ago)


      I am taking in-progress pictures while I work on the piece and will post them after I  the finished work goes up. Then you can let me know if you would prefer to see them as I go or at the end. 

    • Day 15 Progress

      4 days ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      Oops, wrote an entry several hours ago and forgot to post it!


      Today was just a "continue to work on the Amazing Aliens painting" day.  I've identified at least two people who are going to be tricky to complete. I need to have this done by Thursday so I can deliver it on Friday.  

    • Day 14 progress

      6 days ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      After walking with my sister this morning I spent some time in the studio on the painting. I filled in the sky and started color blocking in some of the faces. I'm actually using medium vice water to extend my paint since I'm basically painting on paper and don't want it to warp. Then I spent some time working on an item in the background. 


      I had to actually force myself to stop working and remind myself that not only do I not have to finish it today but I am not supposed to finish it in one sitting. 


      It is important to put the brush down and walk away from a piece for a while and then come back to it. 

    • We played Munchkin tonight

      6 days ago

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      And this my sister's very smug avatar in the winning position. 

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      I made my brother (the actual recipient of the board) go into another room while I was setting it up after dinner. My sister kept going "holy cow" and "what is THAT?" while I was shushing her. She made my brother close his eyes until he was right in front of the table so he would see the whole thing all at once. 


      The expression on his face was priceless. All he could say was, "why don't I have my camera" and "have you shown this to Steve Jackson games yet??". 


      Actual game play is just a little bit awkward as it is now too far to reach across to get cards so we have to pass them to each other but we all had a lot of fun interacting with all the elements of the game board


      We decided that if you are on a space with a container you can roll a die; if you get a 1 you get the object inside other wise you have to discard a card. My sister tried 3 times but failed each try.  So, we will try again on Sunday. 



    • Day 13: Next Project

      1 week ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      As I finished project 1 yesterday it is time to get back to project 2, "Amazing Aliens". As this is a painting I will not be posting in-progress photos  although I'll try to take as many pics as possible to post later. 


      After trying multiple locations in the house I ended up back in the kitchen with my led projector. There are nine people in this piece so I am definitely doing a placement trace!  Then since I couldn't get the projection as large as I needed,  I had to find something other than the canvas I was going to use. Luckily I had something suitable. 


      Then I had to remove all my paintings from the wall to tack up the paper. It took me about 45 mins to make the loose trace; I had to keep going back over to the laptop to get the screen saver off.

       

      I haven't worked on a piece this large in a while and I am NOT taking over the kitchen table again! This meant rearranging, clearing a space and unburying my large easel in the studio. 


      As I am hosting dinner at my house tonight that's all I'm going to be able to do today. It's also game night after dessert and the Munchkin Gameboard will be making its debut. Hopefully it will be a hit. 

    • Day 12 Progress Report-I finally finished!

      1 week ago

      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      I FINALLY FINISHED.


      I had to do some final fine painting, add some flourishes to the castle, do some gluing  and take a lot of pictures, which required moving the whole setup TWICE.  I needed to take a lot of shots to get decent ones. 

      So without further ado, here is the complete version of the Munchkin game board. 


      Here’s the entrance side of the castle.  If you were actually the character this is what you would see.  Entrance is through the big door.

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      You can't go in that window without the bars because there's not only a crevasse but poisonous brambles growing around the window. 

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      You already know once through the door the player ends up in the pit. 

      Here's the player's eye view of the entire set up: 


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      There are dangerous creatures roaming the lower dungeons. 

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      And lurking in the stairwells of the castle

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      If you can make it to these stairs...

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      Treasure awaits!

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      But don't get too excited and lose your head, you still have to make your way out!

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    • Bug Report-Live Chat feature does not work

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      SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      I am a First member and tried to contact first via the first drop down member for assistance in getting an RTX ticket code which I did not receive.  On the "still need more help page" there is a prominently displayed livechat option with no active link. I was attempting to access during the stated hours of operation. 


      Either the link needs activating or the live chat option needs to be removed from the page. 

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  • Comments (228)

    • Greenie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Aristoctopus

      1 month ago

      I got my painting in the mail today! Thank you so much. 

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 month ago

        You're welcome!!

    • PandaM66

      2 months ago

      How have you been?! I've missed connecting with you a lot!  I still have your painting on my wall, it means so much to me!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 months ago

        I've missed you too!. I'm so glad you still like your painting.


        I took this year off but I'm already planning for next year's project to get me back into the studio.  I had so much fun painting everyone in costumes last year. 

    • LaughingLefou FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Hello there from a fellow Upstate NY RWBY fan! Thought I was the only one! 

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        4 months ago

        Yay there's TWO of us!!! Are you near Syracuse? 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      4 months ago

      Happy FU day!  

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        4 months ago

        Thank you!

    • IndiaRT28

      4 months ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        4 months ago

        Thanks!

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      4 months ago

      Happy FU!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        4 months ago

        Thanks!

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      11 months ago

      Hello!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        11 months ago

        Hi! How's it going? 'Sup?

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        11 months ago

        Not much, jus' sitting here procrastinating and not doing homework for my classes tomorrow. How about you?

    • Red_Uncle

      11 months ago

      HOW WAS THIS NOT A THING ALREADY?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        11 months ago

        I DON'T KNOW!!!

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      1 year ago

      Can people use your art for phone backgrounds? The colors are so pretty

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Sure!...just credit me if anyone asks whose artwork it is please.

      • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

        1 year ago

        Absolutely doll! <3

    • OsageOrange

      1 year ago

      Have you seen Pat's front page? Think it'd be worth your time.

    • SpiderWolve

      1 year ago

      You should paint the entire RT staff and send the studio the portraits.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Good idea! I've been in the process of doing that for the last two years.

    • brittcyo

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with this community and your wonderful self. It's such a joy watching you, even if we don't talk much at all! I hope we can change that!

      - Britt smiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you!! I'm glad you like the artwork!

    • JessVP

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentines Day!! smiley9.gif
      Thanks for being an amazing person and room lead! You are seriously such a creative and talented person! I really hope I'll see you in Austin again next summer!

      Post edited 2/14/15 2:51PM

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I can't wait until RTX!!

    • bystanders FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cool Bean

      1 year ago

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      Hey! Happy Warm and Fuzzies day! It was awesome meeting you at RTX, and you're paintings are extraordinary! I hope to see you again at RTX this year, and hope you have an awesome day! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I hope your day is awesomer!

    • KistyNocturn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaming Cat Girl

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, loving your artwork, it becomes a highlight of my day when I see it in my feed. *hugs* Hopefully I will be able to give you another real hug some day. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • KistyNocturn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaming Cat Girl

        1 year ago

        thank you

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you-I love your cat ears!!

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! You are an incredible artist. I love seeing your new works pop up on my feed. Keep on being an amazing person!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I enjoy doing them and I also look forward to seeing everyone's artwork!

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      1 year ago

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      Thank you for all the amazing art you produce for this community. Your pieces are truly amazing and inspirational. They always bring a smile to my face and kick my creativity circuits to push myself! You're an amazing person. Stay awesome! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Alright, an RVB themed card!!!!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you!

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

      You are incredibly talented and also rock a lot!
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I've been posting them in various and sundry places!

    • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

      1 year ago

      Your paintings are always a joy to see pop up in my news feed. I still have the one that you painted for me on my book self. It is still so freaking awesome to look at every time! Hope that you have an awesome Valentines Day! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

      • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

        1 year ago

        You are very much welcome! Hope your day was great! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.

        You have a great day too!

    • pennypanda

      1 year ago

      You are an amazing artist and you are so amazing! Have a very warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day!
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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! (LOVE the minions!!!)

    • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

      1 year ago

      Loving these pieces of art that you are doing! 10/10

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I'm glad you like them.

    • Joel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thank you!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        You're welcome!

    • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

      2 years ago

      What's this "signed up 2 years ago"....
      Did you really?

      • yelnocp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TNETENNBA

        2 years ago

        I thought as much.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        My active account is from 2 years ago but I originally signed up in April of 2006, which would be ummm 8 1/2 years ago?

    • LillyBugLove

      2 years ago

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    • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Howdy how are things going so far?

      is that the Halloween painting?
      kinda reminds me of the ghost thing from house on haunted hill... the new one, not the original with Mr. Price

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Understandably

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Well this sucks

      • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        yeah... about that....were sending more troops BACK...
        1st Inf Div HQ just went back, and you can bet more are going...

        cant win a war without ground troops, everyone knows this (except Washington..), you need ground troops to occupy what you take to deny it from the enemy, kinda like punching a bucket of water, the air strikes scatter ISIS (the water) but when we stop or pullback they are fluid and just fill back in, we need forces to hold what we punch so that there is less and less for them to stand on.yeah... about that....were sending more troops BACK...
        1st Inf Div HQ just went back, and you can bet more are going...



        Post edited 11/10/14 5:45PM

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        I thought we were OUT of Iraq?!

      • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        well its really cool definitely

        things are going ok, the Company that was shipping my car from Germany lost my car.... so... yeah....

        and with the step up to go back to Iraq, just waiting my turn again.

        kinda just sketching a bit to now.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        They are going well, thanks! I hope things are good for you as well.

        Haha, yes I put this up for Halloween and now I've gotten used to it!

    • JohnCasey35

      2 years ago

      Out if curiosity how much woulod it cost for you to send me the painting you did of me smiley10.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        It's a 12x12 so $35 plus postage should do it.

    • edwin

      2 years ago

      Holy shit, we share a birthday!

      • edwin

        2 years ago

        And Daniel Tosh!

        Who seems much lesser compared to those three, but still true!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Along with JFK , Bob Hope and Patrick Henry!

    • DCLaxer06

      2 years ago

      Aww you liked my Ice bucket challenge :3 thank you

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

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      Finally got around to packing a picture of your amazing jewelry smiley13.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Just realized I never thanked you for this-plus you look amazing!
        So glad you like the jewelry!

    • keyhole

      2 years ago

      I really cannot emphasize how much I admire you as an artist. Your style very clearly stands out in the sea of artwork that is uploaded on this site and is just amazingly flawless and your dedication to the community cannot be overlooked and just kudos to you!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! It's nice to be appreciated!!!

    • Dane FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thanks for painting me! It looks great! Would you mind if I re-posted it (crediting you of course) so I can make it my profile picture for awhile?

      • Dane FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Pshhh, no worries at all! You had your trip to go to, definitely worth it!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Sure! Sorry it took so long. I'm glad you like it.

    • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thanks for putting me on to Seventh Son, finally got around to reading it, and I'm 1/3 through the first one and can't put it down!

      • StryfeRyder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        If anyone asks -- I totally didn't lock myself in my office and read it for 2 more hours after lunch.0= )

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        It's a good read, isn't it? Now you've got me in the mood to re-read it!

    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      You're going to be on the community artists panel? That's awesome
      Can't wait for it smiley0.gif

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you! I'm very excited about it myself. I'm looking forward to it.

    • Neptunium FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Wolf

      2 years ago

      All your art is awesome! Great work :)

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      2 years ago

      What exactly goes into your style? What form do you use to get your works to look like they do?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Thanks! Yes, they're all physical with the exception of a couple of digital ones of RT staff.

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        2 years ago

        All those portraits are physical media? Wow, impressive work I must say.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Hi, thanks for the question!

        I work almost entirely in physical media, especially for portraits (although I do some digital for non-portraits)

        I start by preparing a support. Lately I've been using mat-board. Preparation consists of doing random stuff to it. I might use paint spritzers, collage, layer multiple stencils, smear leftover paint or anything else I feel like doing including combinations of all of the above. Sometimes I have a color scheme I want to use.

        When it comes time to paint a portrait I go through the already prepared supports and pick one or prepare a new one specifically for that portrait if none of them appeal to me on that particular day.

        Right now I'm using acrylic paint or other water media although I also work in oils.

    • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

      2 years ago

      Hey pretty lady! I'm helping out a new person to the site and she has questions about the art forums that I can't answer. Would you be able to help her? She's LucyRogers on the site.

    • NealMcNeal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Real Deal

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day! I hope you have a fantastic day! smiley1.gifsmiley12.gif
      You are one freaking awesome artist, keep on kicking ass! smiley13.gif

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    • drew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Duckster

      2 years ago

      you and your art are both pretty badass so...
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    • bystanders FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cool Bean

      2 years ago

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      You are one of the most talented artists I've ever met, keep up the great work! I look forward to each piece, and Happy Valentines Day! smiley12.gif

    • Audrey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

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      Your art always really speaks to me, and I am still incredibly flattered that you decided to make me the subject of one of your pieces. I can't wait to see what amazing work you'll be putting out in the future!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day love!

      I'm so lucky to have such a lovely, beautiful and talented friend! I hope you have a fantastic day! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy valentines day

      v_day_sailergirl_by_nnn4462-d76c9xs.jpg

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        2 years ago

        Aww..THANK YOU!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      3 years ago

      Ever figure out who your Secret Santa was?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Cool! That would have been really neat!!

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        3 years ago

        Hmm... I guess you weren't mine.

        I would have sent you a customized, interstellar-themed Christmas card with a cat-meowing cover of the Star Trek theme

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        cats, science fiction and music

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        3 years ago

        D: Well, what were your likes?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        No, because I still haven't received a Secret Santa gift!

    • BuckeyeDon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpottist

      3 years ago

      Well, it's been a day short of a year since you've started your 'artwork-a-day'.

      Are we going to get a journalization (it is so a word!) of the year in review?

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thanks! I'm still rather dazed that I managed to do it!

      • BuckeyeDon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpottist

        3 years ago

        You deserve a day off after keeping up with your artwork-a-day-athon.

        Congratulations on sticking with it.

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Yes, but not today! nor tomorrow (I'm taking the day OFF!)

        No later than the end of the week for sure though.

    • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Honestly waiting for the Santa Painting lol

      just thinking its gonna happen

      • SsgSpectre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        hmmm.... damn... I missed it...
        gonna have to go back and check

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      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Ho ho ho---Didn't I do him already? Twice?

    • cdlr4v1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lost in the Wasteland

      3 years ago

      Great Gifts!
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm1gtJmd2mU

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thanks! I had fun making/selecting them!

    • Joel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thank you! Really very nice of you, will have a hard time drinking my way through that!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Not if this week's RWBY is any indicator!

    • Cointoss250 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heads or Tails

      3 years ago

      Hellooo there smiley1.gif

      Post edited 9/21/13 7:29PM

    • keyhole

      3 years ago

      Just thought I'd tell you that your artwork is fantastic!

      • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • BryceWilber

      3 years ago

      good job for being the FU yesterday

  • Questions answered by SailorGirl81

    Draw everyday. Draw quickly. Don't expect every drawing to be a masterpiece, most of them will be awful. Learn from what doesn't work. Draw anything and everything.

    I think by foot and by watercraft as there are a lot more waterways than there are rail road tracks. That would allow me access to more places without have to walk so far. But if I wanted to only travel from city to city I'd definitely go by train and by foot.

    Totally didn't see the question so sorry for the very late response.

    Man, so many memories it's hard to pick a favorite one....maybe sitting on the flight deck at the front of the carrier with my legs dangling over the bow as we finished transiting the Suez Canal north and re-entered the Med after a very long, hot time in the Persian Gulf.

    Well my profile picture is a little different. It's a digital combination of two paintings I did. One is an abstract (the orange and purple bits) and one an un-self portrait of me in a burnoose. I call it a un-self portrait because the instructor made me do a self portrait and I didn't want to so I took my glasses off, wrapped my head and face in the burnoose and looked in a mirror and painted away blurry vision and all. It actually came out pretty good.

    Unless your'e asking about the holiday one in which case Christmas!

    It's still Red Vs Blue.


    I'm enjoying RWBY (although I'm not as emotionally invested in it as some people). I like the Let's Plays in Achievement Hunter (GTA and Minecraft particularly). Oh, and RTAA, I LOVE what Jordan does with deceptively "simple" animation.

    Good question! I definitely plan the more complicated paintings and think about how I'm going to go about the process and how I want the finished piece to look. For one person portraits I'm more spontaneous and open to happy accidents.