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AER Cameo: AussieNinja

@aussieninja actually requested a self-insert cameo some years back and I think he was also the first person to do so.¬†While I cheerfully made Ninjaroo for him, I was much less confident doing people as characters back then and as I’m better at 3d than drawing I decided to just jump straight to 3d for that one. More recently I’ve been a lot more comfortable drawing people as characters (the terror of the person not liking the result is constant though) and inspired by one of his posts that included getting surprised by a dog on a run:

Crowd Cameo: mousey smallsteps

@tarazkp requested a cameo of young @smallsteps as a mouse (because she loves being a mouse). I don’t have child proportioned bases yet so there was an entertaining round of contorting an adult sized base and then after sketching over in Krita, the transform tool got a good workout. My butterfly (companion of the upgoat) made a cameo (with different shaped wings). Back to using my favourite sketch shading brush (it’s working how I remember it working again now, guess more changes and improvements have been made to the brush engine), and I’m probably going to use the impasto brush for more backgrounds too, it was a lot of fun.

AER Cameo: Beard

That was literally what @holoz0r asked for. I’m terrible at facial hair so… I made a bearded dragon x_x I think it evolved the crazy tail for prey trapping purposes. Also tried out using the tilted pencil brush as @veryspider apparently liked using it quite a lot. I can kind of see why but unlike some people I can’t draw. I gave the bearded dragon to cameo holo who is a dropbear (casual observer won’t be able to tell unless he shows his teeth or they annoy him) with a beard.

AER Cameo: Sea Shepherd for @ammonite

I swear I did not forget about the crowd cameos I still have (there’s now two left on my list), I’ve been waiting for @ammonite to get back to me as I tend to do them in the order I get them and then I realised a lot of time had passed x_x So I decided that he was going to be a Selkie sea shepherd of some description (he’s working with some dolphins here, I guess they herd fish or something, so I guess he’d technically be a fisherd?

Blue Tanager

I think I did the apple slightly too big, even if it is a little person. This one is for elviento, who didn’t ask for one but did post some adorable pictures of blue tanagers which I didn’t even know existed. I cowarded out and did a front shot (because I figured the underside of the wings will be plainer than the top because that’s usually how these things seem to roll) because I won’t be able to get the colours of the wings with a sketchy.


Running super late with these cameos just like with everything else, I AM SO SORRY x_x @artwatch requested a black kitten/otter hybrid that was more kitten than otter. I immediately dubbed it “kittotten” and did a couple of initial sketchies, erased them all, started on another, and got distracted for literal months. Yesterday I finally got back to it (I’ve lost track of days since soft lockdown first started and basically only know when it’s a weekday or a weekend, I am trying to remember to check more often x_x) and after a couple more fails which got scrubbed suddenly ended up with something I could work with.

AER crowd character: Galen

Galen was totally going to be a bounty hunter or special forces sniper or something to that effect. I even did the sketchy for it. It wasn’t happy though, and it was late at night so I deleted everything and stormed off to bed. This Galen is a prepper who lives a simple peaceful life on the edge of town and is one of those guys you want to take on your long range hunting trips because he has a keen eye.

Meditation not mediation

Pineapple posted his first acapella song in the deep-shit channel for our listening pleasure. I + Everything ¬∑ Sun Shone Blue It sounded pretty contemplative so I had this idea of Cinvent’s Forest Fish and Pineapple’s Pineapple Angel meditating to it. Which was all well and good except Pineapple Angel looks like he’s about to burst into song…or singing this one, which I guess is fitting? XD Did this super quickly to take a break (but not too long a break unlike the other break) from the scales which are still managing to be painful in different ways, and posting this now instead of tomorrow so I can do a bit more prog for the progblog XP

Mohawk party

You only need one other person for a party right? XD I’d settled down to work on poor f3nix’s avatar (poor because they’ve been waiting ages for it! I’m so sorry!) but there was something wrong with my hand. Lineart was excessively slow and shaky, I kept having to redo lines constantly and despite drawing over both a sketch and having the base available (though it was broken as I had a set of bases that just wouldn’t render correctly for some reason) I could not for the life of me get my hand to cooperate or certain bits to look right.

AER crowd character: LordHyena

Hyenas tend to be punks or warriors or punk warriors and I was pretty tempted but nope because it’s LORD Nigel, that called for a civil, classy hyena. He may end up with ear piercings down the line. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License