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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.
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Doc-Paterson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Just wanted to say that I've always been a huge fan of your L5R work!

I hope you continue the awesomeness...

:)
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! I hope to keep going, too. I can't believe it's been 15 years!!!
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Adalgisas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Hello,today I see your Saint Seiya fanart pictures here and very love them,they are so splendid!So could I apply to reprint your pictures to other site,like [link],www.ssmyth.com and [link],etc.?I guarantee I will not use them in commercial way.
Thank you :)
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No re-printing, sorry. They are copyrighted to other companies, mostly, and cannot be reprinted without permission from them. (I have permission to post them because I am the artist.)
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egher Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, you have fantastic gallery...
Awesome my friend :)
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aprillee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Kataxenna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL everyone should see this ... it's HILARIOUS just Click here
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Kataxenna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey. this person wrote something about you in their blog.. CLICK HERE
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ValestyCross Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well hello I have been looking at the new art for the L5R game it looks good although i was wondering on the Imperial Mrrige card is the person in the middle the empriss or just some guy?
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aprillee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's just some guy. Of course, the writers can change that if they wish. Or the players, to some extent...!
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