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Pupil by NalaFontaine
Sleepy Commish by NalaFontaine
From character design to colouring, pencil and digital paint, my greatest strengths are in anthropomorphics and expression. My style can vary according to need and can extend to a semi-realism to manga oriented style.


Where to begin. There is a large amount of work put into this picture with much detail accounted for. The background does well and has ...

I'm sure you will pick up on the methods of drawing with the tablet in openCanvas after a bit you'll need to adjust your start pressure...

This photograph brings out the contrast in colours very well. The play with the diagonal is put to excellent use. There is some nice li...

I quite like the layout and the colour work here, you've done a fantastic paint job on it. I would worry a bit about the lighting, I kn...



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I am only limited by the size of my drill. (working out plans for a puppet armature)
Fri Jan 31, 2014, 4:53 AM
negative space contour drawing.... yeah no please.
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 7:59 PM
My career is not going to be animation. My career is going to be my career :)
Sat Apr 20, 2013, 8:09 AM
I'm not aiming to be liked by everyone and I don't expect for everyone to like me. :shrug: I can live with that.
Mon Mar 25, 2013, 4:06 PM
some more writing to do for tuesday... I just don't get it
Sun Mar 3, 2013, 8:15 PM



Stop Motion 2014

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 30, 2014, 5:14 AM
In recent news

My previous semester at school have gone just fine, asides from the light frustration I was getting from my drawing class. I passed my electives in psychology just fine, it was a fascinating class. The drawing class continues this semester, but in addition to that, I am also taking animation elective in Stop Motion animation.

The Current Project

My stop motion teacher Erik turned out to be one of those awesome teachers who is bursting with eagerness, energy and enthusiasm, which suits me great. As I was sitting at my desk here just one week ago, after an odd night's rest that left me with a kink in my neck and not being able to turn my head left without it hurting, my brain had been buzzing over armature methods that we had just gone over in class the previous day. It was 9am, I was sitting at my desk, a kink in my neck, -25 Celsius in the blasting cold outside, me mumbling to myself "I gotta go to Canadian Tire". . . repeatedly.

I got dressed, all warm and such, clinging to an aching neck and minding not to move it much, waddled over in the bleak cold for the 15 minute walking distance to my nearest hardware store with the purpose of scouting the possible material I could use to make a puppet armature with. As I was having to browse the store, up and down, side to side, the kink in my neck had could not stop the determination of this drive to craft a good armature. I mean it, a good armature. I was not satisfied with the typical ball/socket armature that was presented to us. I felt it was a little unnecessarily chunky for certain parts.

All week, I had been fiddling with concepts, going over my anatomy book, trying to work out how to get a well articulated armature, crafting prototypes out of paper and foam-core, constantly sketching in a couple dozen pages in my notepad as I was mulling it all over again and again.

Hopefully if my concept is successful, I could even make puppets of these guys, which is my awesome goal.
Cricket: pin up style by NalaFontaineHero? by NalaFontaine
jan 30th
Feb 24th

Well I'll be focusing on just Cricket and I'll be making the ball & socket armature. I'm about to head out to the metal shop to make the pieces. I am so nervous.

I will be supplying snaps of the casting exercise I have to do too. Let me just get this stuff underway


Nala Fontaine
Artist | Student | Varied
:bulletpurple:I'm a Furry, so feel free to ask any questions regarding this. Not all Anthro Artists are furries of course.
:bulletpink:I'm an Aspie (diagnosed 2009). This means that I'm rather a nerd who does faux-pas (which I learn from, being on the spectrum is not an excuse)
:bulletred:I'm Married (since 2006)
:bulletgreen:And I've been a deviant since 2004

:bulletblue:#IamAnthro is my main chatroom
:bulletyellow:This is my Livestream for tutorials, works during progress and commentaries
:bulletorange:I don't support tracing as I find that it hinders the learning process of drawing.


Personal Quote: Murz?? why the hell do people try to fill in every every useless question in this section??


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Elizia-TheIllegalGod Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey ~
Just popping by to say that your art is truly beautiful, keep at it :heart:
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
David31 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday. :party:.
Stygma Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bonne fête! :party: :cake: :dance:
WithoutAVoice Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz: HAPPY SUPER DUPER BIRTHDAY, NALA!! :iconpartycannonplz:
BondoFox Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NalaFontaine Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
yay :la:
BondoFox Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, kitten!
PixlPhantasy Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you're having a wonderful birthday Nala!
NalaFontaine Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
having a quiet little party with close friends today, gonna cook curry and have triple chocolate cake!
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