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Double Vision by Jasika Double Vision :iconjasika:Jasika 1 0 Sketchbook study by Jasika Sketchbook study :iconjasika:Jasika 2 0 Flair for the dramatic by Jasika Flair for the dramatic :iconjasika:Jasika 4 0 thumbnail studies #1 by Jasika thumbnail studies #1 :iconjasika:Jasika 2 0 Horizon by Jasika Horizon :iconjasika:Jasika 2 0 Character portrait by Jasika Character portrait :iconjasika:Jasika 0 0 Monsters and stuff by Jasika Monsters and stuff :iconjasika:Jasika 4 8 Hide and seek, gremlin style. by Jasika Hide and seek, gremlin style. :iconjasika:Jasika 2 4 Soggy Alice by Jasika Soggy Alice :iconjasika:Jasika 6 4 Granny- Coming at ya like a... by Jasika Granny- Coming at ya like a... :iconjasika:Jasika 2 8 Ink doodles2- sep09 by Jasika Ink doodles2- sep09 :iconjasika:Jasika 2 2 Ink doodles- September-ish 09 by Jasika Ink doodles- September-ish 09 :iconjasika:Jasika 4 6 My brother made me do it. WIP by Jasika My brother made me do it. WIP :iconjasika:Jasika 2 0 He looks really hungry.. by Jasika He looks really hungry.. :iconjasika:Jasika 5 17 Not She-Hulk, but slightly is. by Jasika Not She-Hulk, but slightly is. :iconjasika:Jasika 3 8 Too much veg... by Jasika Too much veg... :iconjasika:Jasika 1 23


Double Vision
Occasionally normal rules of composition don't apply and drawings will just happen wherever there is free space. Or will somehow get woven into other drawings. I like to pretend it's a 'stream of conciousness' process.. Let's go with that.
Sketchbook study
Mechanical pencil on cartridge paper.
A quick 15minute sketch from a few months ago.
Human faces feature a lot in my drawings; I try to include the many subtle nuances in expression and lighting. Mechanical pencil isn't the best medium for this but it forces me to pull back on over-rendering what I'm putting down on paper.
So somehow, I lost track of whatever it is that made me want to do the things I love, mainly creating art. I've called it disillusionment, laziness, weariness from working long hours in a job I don't enjoy and not having the energy for any creative efforts. But mostly trying to figure out where I've going with all of this post-uni.

Recently I found a stack of sketchbooks I used to keep with me at all times, little pocket-sized things that form a kind of visual journal. They include snippets of what I saw and experienced both at university and in day to day life, using a wide range of media such as ink, watercolours, graphite and bits of different paper I found on my travels.
While I still occasionally use a sketchbook, it was jarring to see just far I've veered away from where I was back then.
..And how much I've been clinging to what's easy and familiar (the most recent sketchbook is filled with mechanical-pencil sketches of faces, using the same kind of angles and features and very little variation in medium and technical skill).

Needless to say, it's been long overdue but I'm happy to be in the right kind of mindset for getting back on track.

Hello again DeviantArt, it's nice to be back!
thumbnail studies #1
A double-page entry in ony of my pocket sketchbooks. This was a warmup exercise designed to make me consider the overall composition as well as the individual thumbnail drawing. I spent about a maximum of a minute or so on each one.

Drawing got put on the backburner for a while. Finding my old sketchbooks gave the kick up the jacksie I needed to remember why I used to love drawing. (And, y'know, spent four years at uni incurring a mountain of debt...)


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Still trying to get out of being a grownup. Making and discovering art helps distract from the inevitability. As do Spotify and Netflix.

It's been a while, DeviantArt. Nice to be back!


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ozgurkerembulur Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nunofrias Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite;)
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the favourites! :la:
I am so sorry that this is so late!
Jasika Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha no worries, I'm still replying to messages over three months old!
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student General Artist
:D yah, i hope you get on well with them ^^
WillRipamonti Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks soooo much for the fav, It means a lot when it comes from the sexiest girl of the whole united kingdom who loves CareBear slaughters! :hug:
pan-fiction Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
thanx for the watch!
WillRipamonti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Tagged here...because if somebody drags me to hell I feel the need to drag somebody with me!:evillaugh: [link]
lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Hello just asking only.I got some new arts in the gallery got any interest you to like visit and if you like it how about :+fav: it or drop by a comment. =D

:star: Most important is you should not miss this twp Poker Night and Modern Daphne and Desiree.


Trigon: Did Arella told you what happen to your father?

Raven: She told me enough. She told me you kill him.

Trigon: No, I am your father.

Raven: NO!!!
itsLanique Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
thanks for the fave attack :D
9ine-Grey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Filmographer
O_O Thanks for the fav spree jas, but I've moved account and may possibly be deleting this account in a month or two.

See signature for link to the new account, if you want to keep watching my ramblings and art crap that is. =p
Jasika Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey Nick, you're welcome :D
...Aaand *click*. Your new account is on my watchlist, woot!

Haha ramblings and art crap keep me sane, especially with all these bastard deadlines tormenting me.. about 2 months left until the epic end >__<

(Scusey while I go wallow in panic for a while...)

Loving the new logo btw ^__^
9ine-Grey Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks jas! Hope everything goes well for ya. Deadlines suck, but their even worse when ur working for some agency >.< So think of the stress as training =d
DamonVonBohn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, sexy!
Jasika Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha you're very welcome ^_^
Really sorry about your brother, hope he pulls through. Sounds like he's making good progress though, considering his friends are complete mooks.

Hope everything turns out well :hug:
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