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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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Cryllia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
Wahhh! yeay! another of my favorite l5r artists on dA Huzzah! :w00t!: *stalks by adding you to her watch list. :ninja:
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aprillee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, =Cryllia! Glad to see an L5R player, here. I don't really post much L5R stuff here... I'm mostly just goofing around, putting up some digital pieces and BJD stuff, just for fun... And not posting stuff too often, either! 'Hope you don't mind! :)
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Cryllia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Hee! Thats okay, I like to see what some of my favorite artists do when they aren't working for AEG *grin* Just glad to see you here!
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rdl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Yes welcome, Wow you are an amazing artist...I've just finished :+fav: 'ing all you work and added you to my watch list. Great work, I can't wait to see more:D
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emperial Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to dA! I'm so glad I found your gallery early. :)
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LupusAmicus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
I'm very amazed by you drawings, and I hope you wouldn't mind that I'll watch you? :)
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ssdEternity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to DA :wave: lovelly works you have!
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aprillee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've been meaning to put up some art here for ages, but have been too busy before now. Some friends have been talking about Deviant Art, so I thought it was about time to DO something about it!!!
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