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I'm keen to extend the membership Toonartist gave me at Christmas, so I've decided to modify this donation pool to see if I can get the points necessary to do so.

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Back to Reality + OC Trade...?

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 8, 2014, 2:57 PM
And so, after weeks of preparation, anticipation and a little hint of disbelief (at least until I actually arrived in Boston) my vacation has sadly come to an end. All in all, it was a great trip; it was long enough to feel like I did everything I could and wanted without getting bored or feeling like I overstayed but at the same time I wouldn't have said no to an extra couple of days. Boston is one of the numerious places I lived in and where some of my earliest childhood memories came from and after my father's death became a place where my mum and I would visit as a coping mechanic as we tried to understand and live with what had happened. I ate a lot (and will need to spend some time in the gym once I've shaken off a small bug I picked up), walked on average 7 - 8 miles per day, bought a lot of stuff, namely the Funko Pop Vinyl figures and some art supplies and felt like a lot of the stress, frustration and fatigue from the last few months have just melted away leaving my in an almost zen like state of calm.

In many ways, going back to Boston felt like closing a chapter. When I last went, 2008, I was still living with my mum, hadn't confronted or realised I had any form of anxiety and lacked any real friends or a social life. Sure, I was involved in a relationship but I was basically the bit on the side for someone I knew due to a bizarre arrangement she had with her (now ex) boyfriend. While I may be single at this moment in time and have been for a while, I've also lived so much more in the six years since my last visit, especially after I moved out of my mum's place and started making friends, both old and new, as well as building a new life for myself and finally confronting some of the demons I have to live with and battle. Looking at who I am now vs who I was all those years back felt very bizarre but interesting and it makes me wondering what I'll be like and where I am in my life when I next go back.

Creativity wise, while I did try and sketch on a few of the evenings, I did find myself extremely tired most of the days. I did get an idea for a revised version of the Athena picture for my long overdue trade for Cytoscourge and while I did sketch down the basic pose I've yet to take it further. I've also toyed with making a new character, dubbed "The Green Haired Woman" for pictures that I don't feel would fit with my OCs, namely nudes and anatomy studies. I'm also hoping to get back to work on the Winter Walk and Waiting for the Sun pictures, as well as  Mewrah sketch that I showed to CMBaggs just before my holiday.

Finally, during my time away I saw an interesting post on tumblr about something called an "OC Trade". The general basis of what I saw involved two artists trading their characters for a month to do with in whatever fashion they so desire, i.e. come up with new looks, abilities, backstories, personalty traits etc. However you are unable to draw the character you traded during this period and when it is over, it's up to you whether you adopt or reject any of the additions. As someone who enjoys lending out his characters to others so they can do their own spin, offering ideas, suggestions etc. this certainly appeals to me but I also appreciate as someone who's struggled to get many ideas off the ground over these last few months, let alone complete a single picture in the span of a month, it would be difficult for me to keep to this time frame. At the moment I'm more trying to extend a few feelers to see who may be interested and if so, which characters they'd like to work with, but it may be a few months before I do anything with the ideas.

I will also be looking to reply to notes, comments and replies over these next few days, as well as catching up with other people's art but in the mean time, how are you and how's your December gone so far?


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Peter
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I am an beginner/amateur artist looking to improve his skills and develop his own cartoony style. I tend to focus more on original characters than anything else but may branch out when my skills are better.
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Do you find you get a "Creative Backlog" if you don't produce anything after a while? If so, what kind? 

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Amazing Art By Amazing People

A collection of SFW gifts, trades and commissions of my OCs from some of my friends on DA :D

Snow Theora
Snow Theora - BIG File by HeroPill: Snow Theora : Cryokinetic Avatar : by CMBaggsSnow Theora by EnresPawcanada's Snow by korymisunSnow Theora by toonartistArt trade - Snow Theora by ZAKKIDOCommission 4 PawCanada by DeeRazzy


Norika Olivian (formerly Noir Odonic)
Trade: Noir by BigDead93Noir Odonic by toonartistNoir - You Called? by CytoscourgeNoir Working Out by CytoscourgeCommission 4 PawCanada 3 by DeeRazzyQueen Bee by StaciNadia


Mewrah Weapon
The Aeroblade (Line Art) by PactMakerMewrah Weapon - The Aeroblade by PactMakerMewrah by toonartistMewrah Weapon by Reliusmax


Janine Odonic
Janine Theora by MariusLorca


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Shinken Orange by toonartistGreen Lantern Silrun by toonartistGokai Violet Ranger by toonartist

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:iconkoimii:
Koimii Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for being so patient with me. I hope it was worth the wait (: ♥

 shower time
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pawcanada Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D. It looks amazing :)
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CMBaggs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
So... when you going to create more art? ;)
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soon I hope :). These last few days have been a lot busier than planned, with either a lot going on in the evenings or just flat out been tired. To be honest my vacation can't come fast enough as if nothing else, I could do with re-charging my batteries :faint:
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CMBaggs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
You're almost there, buddy.
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D. I'm really looking forward to it. I was thinking earlier and realised, bar taking two days off for the anniversary of my dad's death and one day for getting my internet sorted, I've not had any real time off since my birthday week back in June...
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M-a-v-e-r-i-c-k Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thank's for the faves :D
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :).
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ClassySecretAgent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watching! Also, I am interested in drawing some of your characters if you don't mind.
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :D. I've yet to have a proper look at your gallery but it's very good from what I have seen.

And sure. I'd be interested in seeing what you have in mind, so drop me a note so we can discuss this further.
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