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Furiosa by tragicrabbit07
Because the internet needs more Furiosa fanart [/sarcasm] 

This started off as a warmup sketch using one of :iconsenshistock:'s pose references.  Then I really liked the pose (I NEVER draw characters from behind) and randomly turned it into Furiosa.  Then once I got my computer rebuilt I needed to test out photoshop on my new system specs, so this seemed like the perfect lineart to play with.  I've been trying to switch it up for faster workflow by hand inking my sketches then cleaning up/coloring in photoshop.  As much as I love digital lines, this way saves me a good 2 hours.

Anyway for something done essentially as a meaningless practice I'm happy with it.  As per usual there are things I love about it, and things I hate.  I do feel like I'm getting better at backgrounds but we will have to see how things progress from here.

As per usual constructive criticism is welcome :)
Broken Heart, Welded Shut by tragicrabbit07
Broken Heart, Welded Shut
I made this piece a while ago, and since then it has seen several remakes and incarnations.  This picture is of one of my favorite versions, semi-realistic with a bit of a cartoon roundness to it.  My main inspiration behind this was the staggering amount of steampunk things flooding the market that...honestly don't seem very "steampunk" to me.  We all know the adage "glue some gears on it and call it steampunk", so my goal was to make something that didn't involve gears, cameos, of glass vials, but was still recognizably steampunk.   I've also made one in silver that I dubbed "The Tinman's Heart" but that one didn't turn out as well :p
I feel like Tinkerbell sometimes, only replace "clap to keep her alive" with "comment on my tweets and posts".  
Snow White by tragicrabbit07
Snow White
Recently I've been re-watching all of the old Disney movies in order, and I wanted to do a series of character drawings to go with them.  I never liked snow white as a kid, but watching it again as an adult it's not terrible.  It's the first one so obviously they are still learning what they are doing and it's a touch rough in spots.

As for the drawing,  the puff sleeves were a lot of fun to draw, and it was nice using a different color pallet than I usually go for.  My tablet skills are still too rusty to do the line art digitally, so I have been hand inking and then scanning, cleaning up and coloring.  The lines ended up a bit thicker than I generally like but part of that was using a cheap paper that caused some bleed.  Now I know better for next time :)
Stone Lady Hand Painted Cameo by tragicrabbit07
Stone Lady Hand Painted Cameo
I started making these about 6 months ago and finally have a good standardized way of doing it.  The cameo is made from polymer clay, then painted with acrylics.  This lady has about 8 layers of paint on her, building up from a stone grey color to not-quite-white.  Painting it this way, I end up with a weathered look and the image really pops.  Funny enough I learned this painting technique painting about 200 tiny goblins for my old Warhammer tabletop army.  This one was the first I did that I was really happy with.

She’s also for sale at my Etsy store, so ya know.


Shelby Francis
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm a 25 year old Artist living in Chicago and doodling to pass the time between real paid work. I also make jewelry! Wanna know more about me? Ask! Or you can follow me on tumblr at… or check out my Etsy shop!

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Fario-P Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
cuteandviolentchibi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wondering when are you going to reopen your etsy store??
ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
From my :community: family to yours, I came by here with excitement :boogie: to wish you birthday greetings :handshake:
:party: leaving a present :teddy: for you.

Lastly it is my sincere hope and prayer that this special day of yours be ALL that you wanted :D

Happy Happy Birthday to you
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You’re good to go
So count your candles and blow
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To you
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From Big Mama :granny:
SaraNekoChan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Hi! :floating:

:bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletpink: Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :bulletpink: :bulletpurple: :bulletblue:

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YoshiBros2333 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist
did you know Portal 2 wasent going to have Portals ?
kafik Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
nightlink Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
7,500 Pageviews!
tragicrabbit07 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
holy cow i didnt even notice!

FreakingArG Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Digital Artist
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