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So after a really long time (this has probably always been there and I was too blind to notice) I finally figured out how to organize my gallery efficiently, and did so. While moving artwork around, said artwork decided to play shenanigans; specifically Asmodeus (of course). His was the only piece of artwork I was having issues with. I'm playing merry-go-round with the positions of artwork in my featured folder, and suddenly there's two copies of the big Asmodeus headshot artwork. Okay, I say to myself, and delete one of them. Return to the first page of my gallery and suddenly Asmodeus has appeared there; thinking it's another copy, I go and delete it. Check the back page. Apparently I deleted ALL the copies of that piece of artwork. Uh. Sorry to anyone who favorited or commented on it, it has vanished, I'm not sure where or if it will ever return. Fortunately I still have said piece of art, so a future reupload may be in the works.

UPDATE: Aha, I found it! And now it is back in my gallery where you can see it.

Anyway, here's how my gallery is now organized (all alphabetical except for the last one because reasons):

--Auran Comic and Sketches (any and all concept art or pages related to the character and world of my planned Auran comic goes in here.)
--Demonic Stories (all of the writing related to my Seven Deadly Sins characterizations; they're vaguely satirical.)
--Dragons
--Fantasy (dragons aren't copied in to this folder, it's just for other fantasy creatures like griffins, phoenixes, etc.)
--Other Writing (short stories, etc.)
--Poetry
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One folder that is more for me than anyone else:
--Crap Old Stuff

All miscellaneous photography, crafts, etc. are staying in the featured folder, but at the front I showcase recent work as well as some of my best pieces for your convenience. Currently in the process of playing merry-go-round with the other folders so that the best pieces are at the front of each folder. All done, everything's organized!

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Skyleap

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Hello, everyone. I'm Skyleap. I tend to draw a lot of dragons; mainly traditional art but you'll notice that I try a wide range of art genres and styles.

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--general fandomness: www.palucifer.tumblr.com
--writing: scrolloftheancients.tumblr.com
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Sketchdump 1 by Skyleap
Sketchdump 1
Crap ton of crap I spat out these past couple days. Say hello to a couple new characters (Nympha, Conozco, Aken, and Xia) along with some more sketches of Auran. First part is all about Nympha, the Ghost Dragon. If you can't read the long paragraph underneath her bust, it says:

Faith: Kyiercism -- Particular to Ghost Dragons only. Members of this faith believe they are servants of the goddess Kyier, meant to carry the prayers of living beasts with them into the afterlife. They wear collars with a small lamp (to find their way after death) and two slips of blank paper. Upon death, these papers will be filled with the prayers of one male and one female believer.

They're a bit like a dragon version of Noah's Ark. Except not really. Looking forward to creating more aspects of the dragons' culture for this story, so expect some art for that eventually.

Second part is a crappy first try at an outdoor library. The city Auran lives in is a weird mixture of high-tech and nature-oriented. The dragons are technologically advanced, but still prefer to be strongly connected to the natural world, so many "buildings" are open-air.

Third part is a bunch of Auran sketches; at this point I'm just trying to get into the repetitive motion of drawing him and his surroundings so that they will continue to refine and improve.

Fourth part has some quick studies of the different animals I base my dragon heads off of, with the dragon (or cat in one case) head drawn over it in pen. Horse, deer, panther, and Komodo dragon. Conozco (the one with the glasses and honestly the best picture on that page) is based on a deer head, Auran on a horse, Nympha on a panther. Aken is the cat-thing with the weird markings. I have a nice picture of him which I will be uploading at some point.

Fifth part is some perspective and scenery practice crap. I don't understand why I can apparently draw a CURVED BRIDGE in perspective better than I can design buildings.

Anyway. Plop goes the sketchdump.
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So, to all you people out there who make a lot of backgrounds and scenery artwork, what's your process? Do you write a description of what the setting or building looks like, do you make a bunch of sketchy thumbnails, or do you just go in with an idea in mind? What's your process as you build up the streets of a city or a mountain range?

Asking because background is one area of art I really want/need to improve in, and though I know basic perspective, I have trouble designing any kind of building other than the skyscraper box and drawing it in perspective.
So after a really long time (this has probably always been there and I was too blind to notice) I finally figured out how to organize my gallery efficiently, and did so. While moving artwork around, said artwork decided to play shenanigans; specifically Asmodeus (of course). His was the only piece of artwork I was having issues with. I'm playing merry-go-round with the positions of artwork in my featured folder, and suddenly there's two copies of the big Asmodeus headshot artwork. Okay, I say to myself, and delete one of them. Return to the first page of my gallery and suddenly Asmodeus has appeared there; thinking it's another copy, I go and delete it. Check the back page. Apparently I deleted ALL the copies of that piece of artwork. Uh. Sorry to anyone who favorited or commented on it, it has vanished, I'm not sure where or if it will ever return. Fortunately I still have said piece of art, so a future reupload may be in the works.

UPDATE: Aha, I found it! And now it is back in my gallery where you can see it.

Anyway, here's how my gallery is now organized (all alphabetical except for the last one because reasons):

--Auran Comic and Sketches (any and all concept art or pages related to the character and world of my planned Auran comic goes in here.)
--Demonic Stories (all of the writing related to my Seven Deadly Sins characterizations; they're vaguely satirical.)
--Dragons
--Fantasy (dragons aren't copied in to this folder, it's just for other fantasy creatures like griffins, phoenixes, etc.)
--Other Writing (short stories, etc.)
--Poetry
-------------------
One folder that is more for me than anyone else:
--Crap Old Stuff

All miscellaneous photography, crafts, etc. are staying in the featured folder, but at the front I showcase recent work as well as some of my best pieces for your convenience. Currently in the process of playing merry-go-round with the other folders so that the best pieces are at the front of each folder. All done, everything's organized!

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EmmieBeeCreations Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the fave! Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery, if you like. And here, have a llama. :D 
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Skyleap Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you! And I will!
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EmmieBeeCreations Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!
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3Ravens98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave!
Explode la plz 
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Skyleap Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday dear :hug: 
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VisionCrow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Interface Designer
:huggle:
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Alkasay Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Skyleap! :la:

I just wanted to come over and thank you personally for your watch! :D
I am very very happy to see that you like my art so much and I hope I will not disspoint you and come up with tons of more interesting stuff for you in the future. :la:  Every kind of support - a watch, a fave, or a comment means very much to me and I want you to know that I am very thankfull for it.

I hope to see you soon again walking over my gallery but until that I wish you a very nice and peacefull weekend and hope you are okay so far :)

Greetings, Alkasay~
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Skyleap Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very much welcome! I will.
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Mistovermoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
XD Thanks so much for watching me! For some reason I hadn't scoured the internet for your DA profile, but thank you for reminding me to watch you as well! (Because I'm a stalker like that XD)
AHHH your black & white dragon line-arts are AMAZING
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