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Yenomi MYO Contest Entry - Puehr :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 109 13 Trade - Loganhen for Leemo626 :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 228 16 Commission - Caladors II :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 223 16 Commission - Caladors :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 516 26 Sketch Commission - Pestilent Angel :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 97 7 Sketch Commission - Prodigal gamer :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 129 8 Sketch Commission - Prodigal Gamer :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 99 4 Kalra V'tirev for PestilenceAngel :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 252 23 Commission for PestilentAngel - Kalra Expressions :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 188 13 Horsies :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 103 9
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Challenge 1 - draw your character naked :iconlassiecrumby:LassieCrumby 128 12
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Resting deer :iconevelmiina:evelmiina 143 6 Aerial :iconmaciejkuciara:maciejkuciara 2,023 48 Mipha :iconwlop:wlop 8,097 213 Mononoke fan art 2 :iconenriquefernandez:EnriqueFernandez 299 12 Mononoke fan art 1 :iconenriquefernandez:EnriqueFernandez 378 21 Tingle :iconmichaelfirman:michaelfirman 105 3 Zelda from Breath of the Wild :iconmichaelfirman:michaelfirman 276 5 one of them new botw zoras :iconperfriff:Perfriff 40 19 Hero :iconyuboid:yuboid 189 14 Flicker :iconmieze018:mieze018 641 15 Book #001 :iconmieze018:mieze018 292 10 hi-z :iconmieze018:mieze018 804 18 Bubbline :icongyehu:gyehu 760 28 Xiao he (Lotus) :iconiiiislee:iiiislee 438 16 winter song :iconiiiislee:iiiislee 365 7 Itchy - 01 :icongunnmgally:gunnmgally 2,998 89


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Lacey Crombie
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
From BC, Canada.
Hello deviantart; my Fine Arts program is finally all done, and so I am back to a regular schedule. This is just a sort of recap journal, with no real point to it, so read at your own discretion. 
    First off: How did I like the program? It was a very interesting experience for me. It was very humbling as well... I learned a lot of stuff I had never really thought about, so that's always good. There were a lot of assignments that I thought were kind of silly at first... Lots of stuff about "developing your negative space"...really working your picture plane, and it took me a while to adjust to that, because if you look at my gallery right now, you will see that it's almost entirely just drawings of people/figures and either a white plain background, or a very simple shape or colour. Doing those assignments and studying actual painters made me far more conscious of how picture planes are set up, ie. dominant form, subdominant form, and subordinate form.
    Art history was amazing. Mostly what stands out to me is the painters and artists that I liked when I first went into the program compared to what I liked when I was finished. It was a completely different set of artists and styles. (For example, I absolutely hated the work of Egon Schiele when it began, and now I adore him:… )
    The drawing and painting courses were really nice - As well as learning about the aforementioned picture plane awareness, I also learned about typical compositional structures (basically where the horizon movement is located, and what other movements accompany the horizon. So a "high horizon vertical movement" image is something like this:… ... Other composition structures would be things like "Triangular," "Strata," "Horizontal movement", things like that. Very interesting stuff, especially because the exact same fundamentals generally governed representational art and abstract art in the same way. I have an entirely new appreciation for abstract art now. I am pretty sure that I want to continue with hobby painting in the future. I don't think I could dedicate myself to it full time, but who knows... It is just such an interesting medium. We all worked with acrylic paint, and so now I'm dying to try oil paint, which I've never dallied in.
       Digital art class was interesting. I mean, I've only really done my art digitally for so many years I thought that it would be a cinch, but we studied Illustrator for a while, which was new and challenging, and also I have never once used photoshop CC. Last time I used photoshop was CS 01, so it was very different and quite challenging. We had to do a photomanipulation project, which was extremely difficult for me. I'm so used to just drawing what I want, the idea of having to find photos that will do what you want is just crazy. We set up a student Behance account for digital art class, and I fully intend to add my drawing and painting projects once I'm able to take some good pictures of them, so take a look if you'd like:

All in all, I really enjoyed it. It was INCREDIBLY stressful at times trying to get stuff done within deadlines, but that's to be said about any course I think. The workload was nothing to scoff at though... I think students in more 'academic' types of courses might actually have an easier time of it, since a lot of stuff is more memorizing facts, and then just writing down your ideas in an efficient way. Trying to come up with good artistic ideas and then execute them, all the while completely out of your comfort zone, is one of the hardest things I've done. So...totally worth it. 
I would recommend taking some kind of fine arts course for anyone who takes art seriously. Getting away from the world of online drawings, fan art, commissions, was really really good for me, and opened my eyes to possibilities I didn't know existed. Of course I still enjoy digital art and fan art and all that, but I have new perspective and appreciation for things that I wouldn't have looked twice at before. 

That being said, I'm not positive what I'll be doing with this account in the near future, but I know that I will NOT be taking commissions through deviantart anymore... I'm just done with it. The cash I earned was very helpful, and I know that I learned a lot about professionalism and working with clients...and now I am done with it. 
I'm thinking of closing this account and either leaving deviantart in favor of perhaps a blogspot page or twitter or something for my fan art and doodles, and then going to Behance for more personal and serious projects. If I do stay on deviantart, I think I will close this account and open a new one, just to start
fresh...But I won't do that until I choose a username I'm very fond of. 

I'm sorry to those of you that follow me for Mass Effect/Sci fi drawings, but... I don't think you'll be seeing any of those from my anymore... or at least not for a very long time. I'm so done with sci fi right now... It's one of those things where I oversaturated myself and now I can't stomach it. I thought Andromeda might get me back into it, but it was such a disappointing piece of crap that I think it ended up being the final push away from Sci fi.  
Instead, I just got through playing the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and I LOVED it. Plus I just re-read all of the Chronicles of Narnia, and watched some classic 80's fantasy flicks, and just in general I'm really loving the classic fantasy genre again, so it's safe to say you may expect fan art of that flavor from myself before too long. 

And...That's it for now. I would love to discuss Art School/Art program things with anyone who's either thinking of taking post-secondary education in that field, or who has done it already...Just compare experiences or impressions, that kind of thing. Or if anybody has questions or wants to talk about anything in general... I love conversation, so please comment if you like.

Thanks very much for reading this far~ 



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Sarspax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Artist
Really enjoying your alien and creature design work! I can see the depth in your thought process and whatever you end up working on when you come back from your hiatus I'm sure others will come to enjoy just as much as your previous work. I know I will. Good luck in your classes, and make sure you sleep even when you don't feel you have time to. Artschool is rough but worth it. :) 
LassieCrumby Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mang. I'm almost back... I have my last portfolio review next week and then it's all done. I'm trying to weasel in a few weeks of nothing at all between school ending and going back to my job XD. 
I'm very happy to hear that you like my design work. I'm very curious as to how the things I focused on in school will affect my future designs...Well, it was first-year fine arts, so there really wasn't a lot of design...rather, a huge amount of working on composition and negative space awareness, which has been a very neat learning experience. Now I think I will not be having so many plain backgrounds behind my characters XD, but we will see. 
*crosses fingers* I hope portfolio review goes well.
Stickaroo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How're your classes going babes? You enjoying them? x
LassieCrumby Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost done XD. I just have to crunch out the last few projects for the final portfolio review next week... then I am finito. 
I enjoyed it a LOT. I think the biggest thing I learned was new perspective (mostly from art history class) and composition/layout techniques, as well as a lot of learning about negative space and how to treat it. I think it was well worth it, but it was a heavy heavy load of work... I'm just taking a break right now to finally check my DA for the first time in...months? I think it's been months lol. 
Thanks for checking up on me! I appreciate that a lot 8D
Stickaroo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah good, glad to see you enjoyed it~ You planning on uploading any project/portfolio work? I'd love to see it
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