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And they danced... — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I had to be self indulgent. Not in the way I was originally intending, but, hey. (That one later.)

This is also kind of a redraw. In 1999 and then in 2000, I drew a couple of my characters dancing. The first one was pretty somber. The second was... honestly one of the best images I had ever drawn 20 years ago.

Original ones:
1999
2000

The "Dance" line turned into the "Bring Me to Life" series, and I wasn't in the mood to do another of those...

But, since it'd been quite a while since an actual Dance image and the way the rough sketch was going, I decided to pull up the 2000 version, and use it as inspiration. So, this is the 2020 version!

I'll be posting the full size and the time lapse to Patreon when I do the monthly update. Also, you have just a little bit left to get in on the Patreon special!

https://www.patreon.com/damantru

I'm doing headshot/bust sketches of OCs/pets for any new, existing, and upgrading patrons! Tiers are $1 and $5. ... And I might be closing the $1 tier soon, just limiting it to the people already signed up on it. So, get in on that!
Artwork © 2020 Ashley Venable
I had to be self indulgent. Not in the way I was originally intending, but, hey. (That one later.) ...
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Mirrored Promise - Chapter 6 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Choosing which image to use as a preview from this one was so hard! There are so many I love. I also get to do a lot of self-indulgent art now, because these two have now officially met and it makes me so. dang. happy.

Check out the comic over on Webtoon Canvas!
http://bit.ly/mirroredpromise

Please be sure to comment, subscribe, and favorite/rate!
Artwork © 2020 Ashley Venable
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Mirrored Promise - Chapter 5 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I had... so many panels I loved from this one. But the 2nd to last one where she's first seen/locked eyes with Adian gets to be the promo. ... I kinda went overboard in the panel with the sparkles, but it's not full-on shoujo, so I really held back. (Also, yay, I get to draw Adian regularly for this! lol)

Mirrored Promise is currently running on Webtoon Canvas. You can access it via this bit.ly link! http://bit.ly/mirroredpromise

The update schedule is currently every 3 weeks, though if I can get the help, I'll try to reduce that. It'll be live sometimes around this scheduled post... or as soon as I wake up to click the post button.

My franken-PC is up and running!

And so is my Patreon special! New, current, and upgrading Patreon members will have the ability to get a bust/shoulders-up sketch of their (non-humanoid) OC or pet! My tiers start at $1/month, and you get to see the larger versions of panels like this, as well as process versions (when I remember to save them). The post for this episode will be a bigger than usual one. Check out Patreon for more info!
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Mirrored Promise - Chapter 4 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Chapter 4 is live, so here's one of my favorite panels!

http://bit.ly/mirroredpromise

You can always keep up with the comic's progress on Trello
http://bit.ly/mp-trello
Artwork © 2019 Ashley Venable
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Mirrored Promise - Chapter 3 Final Panel — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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"He looks like a pr*ck." Cue the cat next to her having a heart attack. You just... don't do that!? Can she do that?!

She did. And Chapter 3 is now viewable on Webtoon! Click the link below!

Background assisted by using Second Life screenshots.

Read the comic! http://bit.ly/mirroredpromise
Mirrored Promise Trello: http://bit.ly/mp-trello

You can see full sizes and WIPs on my Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/damantru
Artwork © 2019 Ashley Venable
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Mirrored Promise - Species Intro - Avizon/Feln — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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A combined picture for the feln and avizon. The two species get along quite well, the best of any of them. They are the least populous of the species encountered, with the feln having been the original targets of the slavers (an overwhelming majority lupino), and the avizon just not from this area of the continent.

Neither of these are actual characters, though the feln is a maybe a little bit based on my fried Gravecat.

This and the other two are posted in full size on Patreon and SubscribeStar.
https://www.patreon.com/damantru
https://subscribestar.adult/whispered-promises

Read the world building and soon the story on Webtoon! Story begins on October 20!
http://bit.ly/mirroredpromise
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Mirrored Promise - Kieran — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Put a shirt on. Get your paws off the couch.

My original plan for the character introductions was individually, as so, all sitting on a chair or couch in some inappropriate manner. Every character in this story is some flavor of queer, and this was going to be "too gay to sit straight" series.

That didn't work out for various reasons. Time was the biggest one, strain on my hand/wrist for another was the next. But it works out for Kier, because the character he would have been with is a spoiler.

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Mirrored Promise - Sinisusi Family — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Left to right!
Janus, Ulmer, Adian.

I imagine Ulmer and Janus are both being that kind of classy yet crude jack ass, and Adian is just like "... Yeah, I'm over it."

Soon, buddy. Soon.

Missing Promise updates approximately ever 3 weeks, on Sunday. This is dependent on when I am able to get said chapter finished.

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Timelapse!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6_Fds77js
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Mirrored Promise - Snowhawk & Helaine — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I somehow missed that I hadn't been uploading here. I've been using PostyBirb for all the art galleries. >__>

ANYWAY!
Left Snowhawk, right Helaine (formerly known as Nytehawk)

Snowhawk is like, "Yeah, you're about to get rekt." ... Just don't mess with Helaine. lol

I think this is the first time in... a long time that Snowhawk hasn't been
a. In a dress/cheongsam
b. Naked
c. "wearing" some piece of fabric that isn't actually clothing.

Comic posts are every 3rd Sunday (every other if I can get it done)!

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Timelapse!
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Silk-Bound — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Is she actually? Gonna take the chance? Her gaze isn't off, it's your way, and she mad. She's pretty close to the wall, could be hiding a tie point, and be bound to that... Or she might just be holding her arms behind her. Could be rope or chain typing her... or she's just holding it to try and kill you if you get to close.

I was doing some world building, and, after again changing some ages because I creeped myself out again, I finally settled on the reason why Snowhawk would have finally been sold from her first owner. See, she'd been dumped into the breeding program. This has been long established. But I never figured out why she was sold, especially for so little.

The last attempted breeding. She's been in the program for over 6 years at this point. Never a pleasant mare to deal with. She's gone after a few stallions, most of her handlers, and generally is just... you get the idea. This last time... They'd tried to pair her with this particular stallion before, but she wasn't having it again. She attempted to kill him. So, the decision was made to not risk it again, and to take her to be sold.

This particular image... is not that. But it's inspired by such, and maybe something I toss into the story later. You can easily tell that it's not because she does have the scar on her neck, which post-dates that incident by more than 9 years.

Unless it gets nuked (for nip nops/copyrighted music), there's an (age-restricted) timelapse here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0iOYUZiD4U
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Novel Character - Snowhawk — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I’ve been feeling very not confident in my art lately. It’s preventing me from finishing part of a remaining commission (the other is I haven’t gotten the last ref/infos from the commissioner…)

After I touched up Snowhawk’s ref sheet for her novel version, I decided it just… doodle. And I had the foresight to open up OBS and record/stream. So, little under 6 hours later, we have this.

I’m surprised it was that short of time. However… I took some shortcuts for coloring. The biggest one was greatly simplifying my shading/highlighting technique. No blending/blurring/smudging, except with my watercolor brush on the layer I was working on.

The downside… This looks like trash at fullsize. However, when scaled down, it’s fine. Which was a thing I needed to work on, because I tend to obsess over the teeny, tiny uncolored pixels that literally no one knows are there but me. So I settled for “good enough”

… I had the feeling, while sketching, that I was again channeling like… 2003 me. Which I’m glad. She was a lot more confident with art than I am.

This was intended to be a doodle. No actual background, just basid shading… Then @banrai reminded me that, during that time, I used to do some nice stonework so… she got a background.

I extended the canvas down as I was working, since I needed a bit more room for her hooves… then I liked the offset and just left it.

If you’ve followed my art for a long time, you might recall a piece from 2001 of a younger Snowhawk in a similar-ish pose. Most of you, however, I would guess don’t know what I’m talking about. For those that do not, take a look at this link: https://i.imgur.com/549BBlj.png

Timelapse here (this file was short enough to actually be able to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7DiLOqaqNQ
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Bring Me To Life (v3) — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Full description here: http://damantru.tumblr.com/post/138696916157/its-done-i-had-to-sleep-before-i-could-get-it
Artwork © 2016 Ashley Venable
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Past Secrets; Chapter 5 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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Finally getting back to this.

This page won't go up for a few days on most of my comic sites, but you can catch up in the mean time be looking here: http://pastsecrets.thecomicseries.com/
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Past Secrets; Chapter 4 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/61/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
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Past Secrets; Chapter 3 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/38/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Chapter 2 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/22/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Chapter 1 — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/11/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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Past Secrets; Prologue — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the first page of each chapter.

This is an on-going project based on my 13+ year old novel, Past Secrets.

You can view the comic, starting from this chapter, here: http://pastsecrets.cfw.me/comics/1/
Artwork © 2014 Ashley Venable
I don't have the room (or will power) to upload EVERY page of this comic, so I'll be uploading the f...
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"Bring Me to Life" (Version 2) — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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This is a redraw of a 10+ year old image in this gallery.

See that here: http://www.side7.com/image.cgim?image_id=272231&image_portfolio_id=3441&art_trade_mode=give

About 24 hours of work over 4 days or so in SAI, so it took twice as long as the original to do. But, I haven't done anything lineless in about 8 years.

Prints available upon request.
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Trade - Skippy and Gideon — By Ashley Venable (snowhawk)
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For FaeSeiren and KillerFang over on FA, of their characters Skippy and Gideon.
Artwork © 2013 Ashley Venable
Additional Credits: Characters are the Intellectual Property of their owners.