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Lemiscus Book - Out of Misery by sketchykraft Lemiscus Book - Out of Misery by sketchykraft
(Art ©2015 Sarah René Kraft (Straub). Do not copy or use without my permission.)
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8/11/15 - 8"x12" - Prismacolor colored pencil and Derwent Inktense pencils with water pen on white sketch paper.
Illustration for my upcoming, ribbon and mask themed art book "Lemiscus."

"I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again." --Anne Frank
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orinocou Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are on an artistic roll, girl. Very nice work.
Hey, I also wanted to thank you for your input about comics for kids. We were talking about that Swamp Thing comic that inspired you as a kid. I never got back to responding to your comment. But next time I'm in the library/bookstore I need to look up an anthology of Swamp Thing or something.
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sketchykraft Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional
Thanks! The images are crowding my head faster than I can get them on the paper.

I've only read random issues of Swamp Thing here and there, but I actually just ordered the first two anthology volumes along with my DVD of "Over The Garden Wall!"
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orinocou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love how you are churning them out, each more beautiful and powerful than the last.

Can you talk about your choice of title for your upcoming book? I'm not familiar with the word "lemiscus".
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sketchykraft Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional
Thank you!

"Lemiscus" is Latin for "ribbon." :)
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orinocou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty word. Thanks.
Hey, Sarah, I've been wondering. How do you find out about comics anthologies? I know your work has been included in a few. I would love to contribute to an anthology/group showing of art but don't know where to start. Any thoughts?
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sketchykraft Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional
I think the most important thing is to network and make yourself visible in your community. And by networking, I don't mean trading business cards and showing your portfolio. Basically just meet people, be cool, and hang out with your art peers. If you want people to be interested in what you do, you need to be interested in what others are doing. Join local groups, if you can find any. I sometimes go to Drink and Draw (a bunch of artists meet at a local pub and draw). I also try and hang out at some art nights and writing nights put on by my favorite comic shop. I meet creative people at local conventions and art shows and make friends. I'm on a few unofficial Facebook message threads where we send out a group message invite if we're going to be drawing somewhere in the area. As an artist, I enjoy spending time with other artists. Therefore, most of my friends are other creatives. As you build your circle, making a point to have fun and be genuine, people will think of you when opportunities arise. All of the opportunities I have stumbled across came about from just being chill and meeting people. And I've got to say, I am such a big fan of so many many people in my community. I'm lucky that I live in a city with such a high number of inspiring creators. It makes me only want to push myself harder and keep putting myself out there.
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orinocou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic advice, and something that I have forgotten in the move. (You know, you could do a comic about that!) Rochester, sadly, does not have drink and draws. The art scene is different from Portland. But I have not made enough of an effort to connect with my local "tribe". Thanks for the reminder, I'm going to see what I can do about that.
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So very beautiful! How has no one said anything! The details are spectacular!
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sketchykraft Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional
Thank you very much. You are too kind. I am very glad you enjoy it. :)
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so welcomes! :D
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