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I got a lot on my plate again (surprise, surprise?) and want to try to get most of it done for the big event of the year!, Hal-Con. I'm hoping I can get most of it, if not all of it, done. Mainly the comic I am working on with friends. Which should be done by the end of August and published for October!

Second, this summer I want to get some dresses and leggings done up with some new patterns I'm currently working on. One is going to be based on some things that Halifax people will enjoy (I hope). And of course, it'll all be super cute! Cause what else would I do? Once I'm done with the patterns, I will be open for pre-orders of the dresses and leggings. I can't afford to buy in bulk, which is why it's pre-orders only (for now).

Another thing I would like to get done is a series I've been thinking about for the past year. It's fanart based, and won't be announcing what it is until Hal-Con. Cause sometimes people like taking other peoples ideas (though I'm sure others have done similar things like this, but whatever. I just want to be the only one there with something like it, it's a small city, okay!?). I'm hoping to have about 6 different illustrations done for it, max 10! ahah, I don't want to go too crazy over it, because I have more things I would like to do!

And one more thing. ANOTHER series! I want to do some of my own original monster girls, so I think that will be pretty fun and chill to do. Prob like 5 girls or so. I'm not in a crazy rush to get them done. But if I can get a few drawings done by the time Hal-Con comes, I'll be pretty happy.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get it all done this summer. I have a ton of things I'm doing outside of work and freelance work, and my own personal work. Like hanging out with family and friends (lucky me no weddings this year!), going on mini day/weekend trips with the bf (going to try to hit up all of the new breweries in the province!) and my big vacation! My bf and I will be heading across the pond to London and Paris for a week and a bit! Ahhhhh!! I'm so excited! I have no idea what I want to do or see, there's just so much, and so little time! But I'm sure we'll figure it all out soon! We're leaving August 30th, so tons of time to still plan ahead. ahahaha...... I'm sure we'll be fine. It's going to be my first ever big trip! Super excited! *and a tiny bit nervous*. :D


Bee and Puppycat by aprilmdesigns
Bee and Puppycat
After months of my old drawing bugging the ever hell out of me, I decided to redo this illustration. The first time around, I just rushed through it, trying to get as many drawings done for a local convention to sell at. Which is why it's so sloppy and just awful! I also sketched it on the computer, which I am awful at. 

This time around, I took my time, I sketched it out in my book, had a reference photo of a side view portrait, and actually put some care into it. I'm reallllly happy how it finally turned out. 

So ya, no more rushing through drawings! Quality is better than quantity!

Will be for sale as prints at upcoming events in the Maritimes! 

Old image: Bee and Puppycat by aprilmdesigns
Bee Compairison by aprilmdesigns
Bee Compairison
This is what not rushing to get pictures done looks like. Top is what I did in a rush back in October 2014. I wanted to produce so many new illustrations for Hal-Con, that I just did sloppy work. Sorry to anyone who bought a print of the top! Bottom pic is what I am currently working on. I will probably finish her after the weekend. Freelance work comes first! Or this would have been done tonight. Anyways, just wanted to do a comparison!
Queen and King by aprilmdesigns
Queen and King
This will probably be one of the last Sailor Moon pieces I do for a while. I need to branch out and draw new things! 

Ref pose: Pure Love
Meme Before and After Sour Candy by aprilmdesigns
Meme Before and After Sour Candy
Before was an acrylic painting I did in 2012. I always liked it, but find that my style has changed and wanted to do it up a bit different. 

Ref pose: Ruby 1
Sweet and Sour by aprilmdesigns
Sweet and Sour
I'm trying my hardest to get a few new illustrations done once a month, and I'm cutting it close with this one! This is a redraw of an old painting I did a few years ago. I am much happier with this! I still like the old one, but ya, I think this is better. :) 

Ref image: Ruby 1


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SaimGraphics Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lot to see, enjoy & learn!
FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you so much for the Watch and Faves :hug:
aprilmdesigns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome! You have some nice stock photos! Great for reference. 
miggea Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I put on my pin for christmas shopping today and realized I hadn't seen anything from you and then double realized that I FORGOT TO ADD YOU!! MADNESS!
aprilmdesigns Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh!!<3 Don't fret though, I haven't posted anything new since then. aha... 
shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

For joining we will have a blast :)
darcat1530 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
April, you look 17.   Happy Birthday!! :happybounce: :happybounce: Airborne Airborne Airborne 
aprilmdesigns Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahah, thanks!! :D 
darcat1530 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Welcome!! :) (Smile) 
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