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I took a SmArt School online class with Dan Dos Santos, February-May 2016.  It was fantastic!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Dan's an amazing teacher.

SmArt School Website

The first assignment was a portrait of some kind. 

Sketch of a sort of winter queen elf... (yeah, it needs a lot more thought! like can we have something a bit more detailled?  story and personality -wise?) 

Digital (Photoshop and Wacom Intuos)



Dan suggested maybe more of a headdress...  I couldn't make it work, snow-queen-wise... My wintery designs were crap.  So I went in another direction... Went for a more desert-like style and changed her to an antelope girl, and made her face 3/4 instead of profile...

Worked up digitally.



Put some texture around the doorway around her, cleaned up outfit--



More work tightening things up--jewelry, hair; put in a door so cast shadow falls across it--

Progress so far.  I need to define the arm a bit more...



  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: a gazillion books, as always
  • Watching: monitor, at the moment
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: whoppers
  • Drinking: arnold palmers
I will be in the IlluxCon Showcase.  October 19-23 (Showcase Friday/Saturday Nights).  Reading, PA.  

www.illuxcon.com/
  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: a gazillion books, as always
  • Watching: monitor, at the moment
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: whoppers
  • Drinking: coke floats
I took a SmArt School online class with Dan Dos Santos, February-May 2016.  It was fantastic!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Dan's an amazing teacher.

SmArt School Website

The first assignment was a portrait of some kind. 

Sketch of a sort of winter queen elf... (yeah, it needs a lot more thought! like can we have something a bit more detailled?  story and personality -wise?) 

Digital (Photoshop and Wacom Intuos)



Dan suggested maybe more of a headdress...  I couldn't make it work, snow-queen-wise... My wintery designs were crap.  So I went in another direction... Went for a more desert-like style and changed her to an antelope girl, and made her face 3/4 instead of profile...

Worked up digitally.



Put some texture around the doorway around her, cleaned up outfit--



More work tightening things up--jewelry, hair; put in a door so cast shadow falls across it--

Progress so far.  I need to define the arm a bit more...



  • Listening to: tv
  • Reading: a gazillion books, as always
  • Watching: monitor, at the moment
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: whoppers
  • Drinking: arnold palmers

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aprillee
April Lee
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Freelance Illustrator (traditional and digital)
Computer Game Artist (3D, 2D, modeling, textures, animation, concept)

Graduate:
Art Center College of Design, BFA in Illustration
Oxford University, BA/MA in History
Mount Holyoke College, BA in English Lit.

Born & raised in S. California.
Interests

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ParadoxFriendly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Hi April! My group of friends are doing an L5r CCG tournament in a few months and we are coming up with some prized for the winners and participators. You are one of our favorite artists for L5R by far!

Is there a place I can purchase some of you prints so we can use them for prizes?

Thank you and have a wonderful Holiday!
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terekjet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Hi April, Im Hector Herrera, l5r illustrator too =)

Nice to see you here

I enjoy your work a lot, may you assist to the world championship in Lyon this november?

best regards! take care!
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aprillee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there! :D

I wish I were going to Lyon this November...! Unfortunately, it is quite far from California. :(
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terekjet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Well, hope to meet you someday in some event !!! keep it up, love your work!
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camiguin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful artwork! It's artists like you making awesome card art a bonus in playing L5R! :thanks:
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! And players who enjoy the artwork is a total bonus for me.
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CenariusCrypt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch! Your work is stunning :love:
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I admire your dolls and your photography so much!
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Tetsutako Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Great work! I really enjoy your paintings. Hope to see more!
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I hope to do more... but I am So Very Slooooowwww...!
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