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damian-frozen.jpg
damian-frozen.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Joke picture. This is Damian, star of my latest novel Enduring Chaos, which was released last fall. She is a young woman with a strange and unique power which she cannot control, exacerbated when she is upset, and for which she is shunned by others. Hence, a little wardrobe change for kicks.

Not gonna lie, I want to do more sparkly art. Also, holy smokes, I actually did a drawing from start to finish in three days.
Additional Credits: Costume design courtesy Disney.
Joke picture. This is Damian, star of my latest novel Enduring Chaos, which was released last fall. ...
trapped.jpg
Trapped — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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The dangers of hooking up with people you meet on the Internet clearly illustrated.

This one's been a while in coming. Originally sketched back in 2011 or 2010, then updated, inked, and started colouring last summer.
Additional Credits: Backdrop from http://fav.me/d73mo0l
enduring-chaos.jpg
Enduring Chaos — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Photoshop, completed November 2013.

Final front cover art for my latest novel Enduring Chaos.
enduring-chaos-characters.jpg
enduring-chaos-characters.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Photoshop, completed July 2013.

The characters on the cover of my latest novel Enduring Chaos, before effects, background, and some final tweaks made in the combined image.
enduring-chaos-back.jpg
enduring-chaos-back.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Photoshop, completed November...ish 2013.

The complete wrap-around background for the cover of my latest novel, Enduring Chaos. Painted over a photograph I took a few years ago.
ffvi-quilt-square.jpg
ffvi-quilt-square.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Game · Classification: Finished Piece
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Fabric and fabric markers, completed 27 March 2013. (Yes, I am a little behind in posting this...)

At a friend's wedding reception, the mother of the bride put out squares of cloth and fabric markers for guests to write messages to the newlyweds, which she planned to piece together into a quilt for the couple. Sadly, I missed the wedding, but the mother of the bride shipped me a square so that I could contribute to the quilt. I decided to draw my friend's favourite pairing from one of her favourite video games, Sabin and Terra from Final Fantasy VI.
Additional Credits: Characters belong to Square-Enix.
Referenced Source: Final Fantasy VI
Fabric and fabric markers, completed 27 March 2013. (Yes, I am a little behind in posting this...) ...
draw-something-04-13.png
draw-something-04-13.png — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
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So I'm still not doing much art these days. But I am playing a lot of Draw Something. And occasionally, I get the urge to draw something a little more advanced than my usual stick figures. So, here's a compilation of some turns I've played in Draw Something recently.
Additional Credits: X-Men, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy VII, World of Warcraft, Horton Hears a Who, Star Wars, and Harry Potter all belong to their creators.
halcyon-heads-2.jpg
halcyon-heads-2.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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More head shots of characters from my novel Halcyon. Shad, Deadeye, Gerod, Solace, Sinclair and Squirrel.
halcyon-heads.jpg
halcyon-heads.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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I wouldn't normally post something this... well, sketchy, but seeing as this is the first real drawing I've done in a year, it's kind of a big thing for me.

Characters from my novel Halcyon, which is being published by Brain Lag and will be released this summer at Gen Con Indianapolis: Zander, Elya, Galina, Amélie, Chen and Dwayne.
ps-111119.jpg
ps-111119.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Another practice sketch.
Additional Credits: Photo reference used for the horse part.
ps-hawkeye.jpg
ps-hawkeye.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Well, hi there! Despite the lengthy absence, I am still around, just haven't done much drawing this year between moving, having a baby, and editing my next novel for publication.

But that's neither here nor there. After reading some excellent art reference books recently, I've been inspired to really try to improve my art. So, I decided to start doing some practice sketches to work on those things I'm not so good with.

My main goals are to work on my values and put more life into my lineart. Adding some movement was a key goal for this drawing, so I left the lines and shading loose, though that's also partially to do with my intention to be quick with these drawings. This one took 30-40 minutes total, and I'm hoping I can cut that down as I continue.

Of course, that all depends if I manage to do any more drawings like this. (The advantage is if I can keep up the speed, I can do them during those brief daytime naps.)
Additional Credits: Hawkeye belongs to Squaresoft.
Referenced Source: Seiken Densetsu 3
Well, hi there! Despite the lengthy absence, I am still around, just haven't done much drawing this...
StegaShirt.jpg
StegaShirt — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Animals · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 85.27 Kb · Dimensions: 470 x 374 · Uploaded: 01 Jun 2011 - 10:05 ET

I wouldn't normally post something like this, but I had so much fun making this that I couldn't resist. A onesie I decorated with glitter glue at a friend's baby shower last weekend.
Additional Credits: Thanks to D. Podolsky for hosting the event and providing the materials and A. Podolsky for the photo and title!
carousel.jpg
carousel.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 307.47 Kb · Dimensions: 787 x 990 · Uploaded: 28 May 2011 - 08:53 ET
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When I first saw this picture just over two years ago, I liked it so much that I wanted to draw my own carousel horse. Yes, it took me this long to finally finish it.

Dedicated to K. Healey of Letraset for his excellent customer service.
Additional Credits: Style elements inspired from above linked picture, Heritage House "Yesterday" musical carousel horse, and classic My Little Pony art.
nov-cat-sketch.jpg
nov-cat-sketch.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 123.92 Kb · Dimensions: 435 x 470 · Uploaded: 12 May 2011 - 21:58 ET
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Playing with markers. The genesis of this drawing was quite simply, 'hey, that colour would work for blue-black hair. I'll give it a try.' November from the catgirl calendars I used to.
cardinal.jpg
cardinal.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Animals · Classification: Finished Piece
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Acrylics on canvas, painted from a photo I took at Pedernales Falls state park in central Texas. What better way to spend a six-hour building-wide blackout?
easter-11.jpg
easter-11.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Rating: E · Category: Animals · Classification: Finished Piece
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Just a little something I did for Easter on Thursday with oil pastels.
elf-kiss.jpg
At Long Last — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Originally drawn two years ago, though it's one of my more recent works in progress. Yes, I'm slow at finishing art.
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Kina Ukiel, Treasure Hunter — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Close-up of the character in the previous image.
Additional Credits: Again, Obsidian Dawn for flame and dirt brushes.
kina-cover-full.jpg
Ruins of Change — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Cover art for the next novel to be published by Brain Lag. Good heavens, this took me a month of solid work...

Close-up of the character here.
Additional Credits: Obsidian Dawn for flame and dirt brushes, various sources for other textures.
gr-sketches.jpg
gr-sketches.jpg — By Catherine Fitzsimmons (Jinx)
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Concept sketches from my novel Ghost's Reflection. For anyone curious, they are: a more fantasy version of Garrick's armour; Damian in a formal gown for no reason; design idea for Nephrita; and Caleb, a side character who has unfortunately been phased out of the latest draft.