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Journal Entry: Sun May 18, 2014, 8:06 AM



... latest in all the SADCAT news ...



So, few things to comment on!

First off, I had an awesome time at the Ottawa Comiccon. I know a few people I've met online stopped by, so if you watch me here--IT WAS GREAT MEETING YOU! It was packed for a relatively new convention, and I saw some amazing cosplays and stunning artwork (which I spent probably too much of my con earnings on but this is to be expected). I've booked my table for next year and am excited to do it again!

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Next on the agenda... DO YOU LOVE MONSTERS? I KNOW YOU MUST LOVE MONSTERS TO SOME DEGREE IF YOU WATCH ME. I've tried in the past to throw together a creature-y art group here on DA, but kept digging myself into holes I couldn't get out of when I made the infrastructure 100% based on me doing absolutely everything and then I would keel over from exhaustion-related death after a week. So I've been thinking about how to make it work for aaaages (stalking a few popular RP and design groups to see how they survived) and have now tried again!

:iconthe-monster-makers:

Basically it's an RP-style OC creation group. Make monsters, train monsters, upgrade monsters! Eventually breed and evolve monsters. There's also the option to refine your own Keeper OC. All set inside a fantasy world. And as the designing is up to the members (because honestly that's just more fun anyway), all I really have to do is roll out challenges and update the member list (but I'll definitely be participating with my own OCs).

It's got that fresh-group smell, but I'd love feedback to make it better. I'm also open to adding a couple experienced mods/co-founders to help shape this thing and make it super crazy awesome.

In the meantime, check it out! If it tickles your design fancy, I'd be delighted to have you join.

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AND FINALLY, The Awakened. Yup, I'm still at it. Con prep had me in its clutches for a few weeks there, as well as my studio starting onto its very first feature film (SO EXCITING AHHH), but I'll be devoting some of this Victoria Day long weekend to the next page and should hopefully have it up soon.

STAY AWESOME, PEOPLE!


Cheers,
~ Sarah Anne Davis :heart:







... commissions / trades / requests ...


::: COMMISSION STATUS: Open :::
(prices range: $10 for clean full-body sketches, $20 for full-body inks, $30 and up for coloured pieces--note me for a proper

estimate)

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2. Empty.
3. Empty.


::: TRADE STATUS: Closed :::


::: REQUEST STATUS: Tentatively Open :::
(note me with requests--I reserve the right to choose what piques my interest)




... featured artworks ...



  The Baggins that showed real spirit by onone-chan Grab your friends! by Jalbhenn
  Vermithrax by Carlo-Arellano A special plea by Novere


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SADCAT
Sarah Anne Davis
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Canada
Creator of The Awakened Online Comic (www.theawakenedcomic.com/), BAA in animation, and currently working as an animator of children's cartoon shows.

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It's con-prepping time again! What fandom would you be most excited to see? 

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23 deviants said Pokemon
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21 deviants said Game of Thrones
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21 deviants said Adventure Time
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19 deviants said Sherlock
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15 deviants said Doctor Who
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13 deviants said My Little Pony
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10 deviants said Marvel
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8 deviants said Sleepy Hollow
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jillamos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
Hello! I absolutely adore all of your artwork and your appealing style!

I have to ask though: How do get such clean lines in your work? (I mean the digital, not traditional) Are those actual pencils lines you color in? Is there a special Photoshop brush you use, or do you use the Basic Brushes?
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SADCAT Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Hey! Thanks very much. ^^

I use a few different brushes for lineart, depending on the feel I'm going for. For really smooth lines I use a brush set I bought yeeeears ago (unfortunately I can't find the website now), but it's not hugely different from the inking brushes in Kyle's Ultimate Megapack (gumroad.com/l/HKgA), which are the brushes I use for most everything else (when I'm going for a more pencil-y look, like this: fav.me/d7oznyc I use his Gouache a Go Go brush). A lot of the smoothness comes from working at a high DPI (never less than 400), being very quick with my movements, and rotating the canvas a LOT as I go so my hand is always moving at the angle of least resistance. Wearing some soft fingerless gloves can also improve the smoothness of your hand movements on a tablet, and for extra long lines the pen tool is your best friend. ;D

Hope that's somewhat helpful!
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jillamos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Filmographer
That was very helpful, and informative! Thank you so much! :)
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Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, just popping in out of curiosity - any news on when the cupcake scene of Awakened will be continuing?
Dying to see how Monty's wake goes :)
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SADCAT Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
With luck--this Monday. The feature film our studio's been working on is starting to wrap up, and I managed to put a bit of a dent into the next page last weekend. I'm desperately hoping I can just put my apartment on lockdown this weekend and do nothing but COMIC. ;P
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Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! No pressure of course- I look forward to the page whenever it appears :)
Can't wait!
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CapinSpiral Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!~ uvu
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:iconsadcat:
SADCAT Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
No prob! Likewise! :D
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Uldron Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It was really nice to meet you at Ottawa comicon this weekend! Great stuff. 
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SADCAT Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hey, thanks again! Really rad con all around. ^^
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