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Virgo

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Virgo.  Virgo.  Virgo.  I think Virgo was the hardest zodiac in the series to complete.  As the “virgin maiden” she has no props or accoutrements that would help identify her immediately; still, I think she’s pretty maiden-y, and I’m pleased with how she turned out — especially in the series at large.

So, now with Virgo, we’ve made it half way through the zodiac.  Six down; six to go.

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Leo

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Continuing with the celestial cuties that comprise the zodiac, here’s Leo.  She wound up being one of the more challenging pieces to complete since I knew there was going to be a lot of yellow and light colors in general.  Of course since I was most worried about getting this piece right, it wound up being one of my favorites in the end.

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Cancer

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I’ll be setting up at the Rose City Comic Con in roughly six hours — which means I’ll be dealing with the public in about eight — and I’m still up working on stuff, but that’s normal, yeah?

Until next time take a gander at the celestial beauty of Cancer.

-Valentine

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Slow and Steady

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The days are slipping away towards Rose City Comic Con a lot faster than I’m getting things done; there are just never enough hours in the day.  I don’t think I’m going to be able to get all the work done that I wanted to, but I think as long as I get this one handled I’ll be alright.

So enjoy this sneak peek, and hopefully I’ll have something more resolved to show you soon.  (Well, not too soon, you might have to come see me at the Rose City con if you want to see it.)

-Valentine

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Good bye, Sanity!

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There are thirty-seven days left until the Rose City Comic Con, and last week I was concerned that I wasn’t going to have enough to show.

My original plan was to spend the last two weeks in July drawing and then spend all of August coloring what I had done.  However, in those two weeks I managed to do twenty-four new drawings (pictured here) ; if that wasn’t enough to keep me busy there are about forty-three drawings from my sketchbook I’d like to do — and another seventeen or so that a friend suggested.

Needless to say, I won’t be able to color eighty-four drawings in thirty-seven days, but it will be interesting to see how many I can get done.  So much for feeling like I didn’t have enough work to show.

-Valentine

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Taurus

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As more and more projects jockey for my attention, I managed to let my poor blog become neglected.  Poor, poor blog.

Next up in the Zodiac is Taurus.  Doesn’t she just look stubborn as all get out?

Con update:  Original 4″ x 6″ drawings are coming along at a rate of about two per day, I have about a half-dozen larger projects drawn, and a long list of one-offs I want to do between now and September.  I’m going to be a busy little bee, but I think I’ll have a good showing.  Fingers crossed.

-Valentine

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We’re All Mad Here

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I’m down to the last three pieces for my show and I have twelve days left.  I’ll have plenty of time to finish them, over-criticize them, make adjustments, print them, mount them, design and make title cards, write and mount an artist statement, and design and print take-aways.  Yep, plenty of time.

To keep me motivated, Ms. Cheshire here is ready to help keep a smile on my face.  Maybe she’ll make you smile too?

-Valentine

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Yeyj

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This is a  revisited character from the past.  The original this drawing is based on is a decade old and while I tweaked some things here and there, I mostly left it alone.  Sometimes simple is oh so sweet.

-Valentine