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I've been posting pages of "The Veligent" regularly for a couple years now, and I still don't have a clean,  logical, straightforward  way of working. I thought I would learn to be more efficient and "professional" as I gained experience, but no.  I still scribble stuff down ,(not nice drawings but messes), then I often do time consuming, elaborate art that doesn't fit anywhere, start over, change everything,  and schmarm something together at the last minute of my self imposed dead line.
 It reminds me of my first swimming lessons, when I was about 6. I learned to swim properly, and did it gracefully in the shallow end, but for the final test, we were supposed to swim across the deep end. I splashed and floundered my way across in a panic of dog paddling and every thing I could think of. Not clean and efficient, but I made it.
 That is how I get a page together
The story is the  deep end and I am paddling frantically to get through it.
 If I haven't gotten better at it by now, I probably wont .
Do you turn out comic pages on a regular schedule? How the heck do you do it?
  • Mood: Love
  • Playing: nothing . I am supposed to be working


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Melody Pena
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a sculptor, but only when I am not working full time painting editions of stuff for Windstone Editions.
I am a perpetual art student. I am learning every day!
I also have a comic, "The Veligent" I have been diligently working on:…

Current Residence: Oregon
Favourite genre of music: Anything but Frank Sinatra
Favourite photographer: Griffin Alberti
Favourite style of art: graphic novels, Golden age illustration, Pre-Raphaelite, Da-da, and conceptual
Operating System: I prefer minimally invasive.

Shell of choice: Nautilus, no, wait. everybody makes this joke..
Wallpaper of choice: Ones with koi
Skin of choice: Arctic fox
Favourite cartoon character: Zonker Harris, Pfirsich Rommel, Jaeger Ayers, Deacon mushrat
Personal Quote: Poor taste need not be poor quality.

Journal History

how many cats do you have? 

175 deviants said 1
158 deviants said 2
60 deviants said 3
48 deviants said half a cat ( one cat that you share with someone)
41 deviants said 4
28 deviants said indeterminate amount ( it keeps changing)
21 deviants said 5
5 deviants said 20
4 deviants said 30




i waste my time on everything & sometimes idc about things sometime eaither
Sun Feb 1, 2015, 10:52 PM
I love the SK's! One of my goals is to own one :)
Mon Aug 20, 2012, 5:56 PM
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 3:34 PM
You're amazing!
Wed Jun 27, 2012, 9:36 AM
You and your work are such a trip, young lady
Mon Mar 26, 2012, 3:04 PM


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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D My llama army of doom is almost complete!^^
ms-rya Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
thanks for the llama
The-Toy-Chest Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Thank you for the watch on my toy gallery!  :juggle:
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Wrona-Czarna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Thanks for llama (: :iconllamatruckplz:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the llama, master!
I can't look at your gallery and not became inspired. 
Looks like I need to pick up some clay and start sculpting!
But then I remember I work with cold porcelain, and it is not at all the best material to sculpt! >< But I am struggling to find something I like more than it. Not so many options on Brazil.
Rhank you so much for sharing your art and make the world a happiest place!
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uncle-bilbo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I should probably admit that I borrowed one of your characters in a meme that I had been tagged to complete…. I had posted it at the last minute before I had to leave for the Reservation for the Spring Ceremonies and never had a chance to send this message until I got back.
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Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
SirFrijoles Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for llama, I appreciate it! =)
cottonmonster Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
thanks for the llama! I am a big fan of your work
ScraNo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
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