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Saltlick by AndrewJJaspersen Saltlick :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Nightmare Moon practice by AndrewJJaspersen Nightmare Moon practice :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 8 0 Evan organizing old junk by AndrewJJaspersen Evan organizing old junk :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 4 0 Partied out by AndrewJJaspersen Partied out :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Study for a painting by AndrewJJaspersen Study for a painting :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 3 0 Quick Evan Sketch by AndrewJJaspersen Quick Evan Sketch :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 4 0 Evan through the window by AndrewJJaspersen Evan through the window :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 0 0 Evan Sketch by AndrewJJaspersen Evan Sketch :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Evan and Meesha by AndrewJJaspersen Evan and Meesha :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 2 0 Evan ink sketch by AndrewJJaspersen Evan ink sketch :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 5 0 Ian David Olsen by AndrewJJaspersen Ian David Olsen :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Meesha Tulpa by AndrewJJaspersen Meesha Tulpa :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Anthony J. Warren by AndrewJJaspersen Anthony J. Warren :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Andrea Lilian Jaspesin by AndrewJJaspersen Andrea Lilian Jaspesin :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 1 0 Tom Oogie by AndrewJJaspersen Tom Oogie :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 2 0 Boris Karloff Frankenstein's monster study by AndrewJJaspersen Boris Karloff Frankenstein's monster study :iconandrewjjaspersen:AndrewJJaspersen 2 0

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Crystal Portrait by Ruhje Crystal Portrait :iconruhje:Ruhje 516 13 tigers by Fukari tigers :iconfukari:Fukari 5,044 200 dolphin- aquaman by nebezial dolphin- aquaman :iconnebezial:nebezial 3,312 117 Speed Paint- Vi SKIRMISH card side 2 by Dreamkeepers Speed Paint- Vi SKIRMISH card side 2 :icondreamkeepers:Dreamkeepers 21 5 Into a land of enchantment by luminaura Into a land of enchantment :iconluminaura:luminaura 500 23 VIRGO MAXIMA by atomcyber
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VIRGO MAXIMA :iconatomcyber:atomcyber 21 2
Spyro Custom Plush by Nazegoreng Spyro Custom Plush :iconnazegoreng:Nazegoreng 864 56 Chums by Nyanamo Chums :iconnyanamo:Nyanamo 19 3 My Last Hope by SanguineWinds My Last Hope :iconsanguinewinds:SanguineWinds 128 35 Ashi by Themrock Ashi :iconthemrock:Themrock 306 10 Nazar by CanisAlbus Nazar :iconcanisalbus:CanisAlbus 1,634 23 A Bird in the Hoof by Dilarus A Bird in the Hoof :icondilarus:Dilarus 444 44 Darling I'm hoooome! by ZombiDJ Darling I'm hoooome! :iconzombidj:ZombiDJ 381 25 BABSCon 2017 29 Md by moronsonofboron BABSCon 2017 29 Md :iconmoronsonofboron:moronsonofboron 17 1 Sonic by Nerkin Sonic :iconnerkin:Nerkin 167 26

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Saltlick
Ok so part of my job with the Crystal Mountain Pony Con is to create character sheets for the 3 mascots of the convention. The first one I was practicing is this one: her name is Saltlick. She was the original mascot from the beginning and they’ve added 2 more over the years. This pose was from a pamphlet from the first CMPC back in 2013 it just had no outlines so I used it as reference for this drawing; it's my final practice drawing before cracking down on the final drawings. The next pony will be Saltflats the other female mascot and the other is the male one that I have the least amount of information on. Let me know what you think.
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Nightmare Moon practice
Alright here’s a sketch of Nightmare Moon, I drew this as part of an exercise to get used to drawing ponies in the canon style and not my own. I’m going to be doing work for the Crystal Mountain Pony Con in Salt Lake City this year, and I may have a booth as well, I’ll give you all more info as I get it. Thanks for sticking around.
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      Okay so here's what's happening; I'm working on updating my copyright of Evan and Interim so I'm going to hold off posting about her and the project for a little while as I get it all organized and ready to go. I'm going into this project full force while I'm jobless, and I'll hopefully have something awesome to show for it. I am creating this story and world for my character Evangelyne Olsen; and it is a lot of work. I'm going to be changing a couple different things to some of the cast including Evan herself. Don't worry, for Evan it's mostly just a slight palette change, just to help differentiate her from other yellow catlike characters out there, don't worry nothing too big. She will still be the Evan you love. Right now I'm working on writing the script for the story and developing a towns worth of characters as they come along. Developing backstories and slightly altering others, it has been really fun so far and I'm looking forward to continuing.
      I've been reading books to help me hone my writing skills, books like "Stan Lee's: how to write comics" and Wizard's "How to draw: storytelling" for the basics among other books and essays about writing. I am also reading actual novels, some anthologies, bestsellers and classics to see what a great story is like and hopefully apply what I learn from them to writing Evan's story. For character development I'm dissecting each character down to the bone to see how they move and function as well as character model sheets and expression sheets, color charts, scar maps and other detail sheets as well as questionnaires for each new character, to help me learn what makes them the way they are.
   THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WILL STOP POSTING ART. I am going to use my off time from this project to start painting "serious" traditional art as well as start practicing digital art again. There is an awesome book I'm going to be using as a reference for my traditional work, it is called "Media Experimentation" by Wade Huntsman.
 The author is an amazing artist and an awesome person as well as a great teacher. I studied under him at BYUI in a couple different classes one of which has the same title as the book. This book is technically a college textbook so it's a bit pricey; $150 USD for the physical copy but only $50 USD for a digital copy; but to me it was worth every penny, especially since I got it as a Christmas present. Wade Huntsman worked on a couple of great but under appreciated animated films, specifically The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and I believe a couple others. He was a scenery/background painter for these movies, I was able to hold and look at some of these large paintings up close and they are mind blowing. I'll be posting the results from my experiments back into painting and drawing as well as some studies of classical painters and golden age illustrators.
     Anyway sorry for the long post I just wanted to let you know why my posts might become more infrequent. Just know I'm alive and safe and working to hopefully bring you something great. Also if you made it this far let me know if you think I should start a patreon account and/or a 'go fund me' thing so you all can help support me and my work. I'm always happy to hear from you, just let me know what you think. Thanks for reading and for all of your support.
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Evan organizing old junk
Hey everyone I’ve been working on my ‘Interim’ project which is the work Evan is from, I have some news about that that I will put in a journal entry, so read that if you want to hear what’s up. The short of it is that I’m going to hold off on posting images of her for a little bit while I update my copyright. Anyway this image was done with my usual prismacolor pencils. It is about finding and going through old junk and cleaning up. Enjoy
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Partied out
So first sketch of the year and I decided to draw Evan after she fell asleep on the recliner whipped out after the celebrations yesterday. I'v been pretty good these past 2 week and I’m feeling good about the coming months. I also got an awesome Christmas present and I got my first ever fan art of Evan from an awesome guy on furaffinity and that made my year. Thank you all that have stuck with me you guys are awesome and I hope we all have a great year. Thank you.
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      Okay so here's what's happening; I'm working on updating my copyright of Evan and Interim so I'm going to hold off posting about her and the project for a little while as I get it all organized and ready to go. I'm going into this project full force while I'm jobless, and I'll hopefully have something awesome to show for it. I am creating this story and world for my character Evangelyne Olsen; and it is a lot of work. I'm going to be changing a couple different things to some of the cast including Evan herself. Don't worry, for Evan it's mostly just a slight palette change, just to help differentiate her from other yellow catlike characters out there, don't worry nothing too big. She will still be the Evan you love. Right now I'm working on writing the script for the story and developing a towns worth of characters as they come along. Developing backstories and slightly altering others, it has been really fun so far and I'm looking forward to continuing.
      I've been reading books to help me hone my writing skills, books like "Stan Lee's: how to write comics" and Wizard's "How to draw: storytelling" for the basics among other books and essays about writing. I am also reading actual novels, some anthologies, bestsellers and classics to see what a great story is like and hopefully apply what I learn from them to writing Evan's story. For character development I'm dissecting each character down to the bone to see how they move and function as well as character model sheets and expression sheets, color charts, scar maps and other detail sheets as well as questionnaires for each new character, to help me learn what makes them the way they are.
   THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WILL STOP POSTING ART. I am going to use my off time from this project to start painting "serious" traditional art as well as start practicing digital art again. There is an awesome book I'm going to be using as a reference for my traditional work, it is called "Media Experimentation" by Wade Huntsman.
 The author is an amazing artist and an awesome person as well as a great teacher. I studied under him at BYUI in a couple different classes one of which has the same title as the book. This book is technically a college textbook so it's a bit pricey; $150 USD for the physical copy but only $50 USD for a digital copy; but to me it was worth every penny, especially since I got it as a Christmas present. Wade Huntsman worked on a couple of great but under appreciated animated films, specifically The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and I believe a couple others. He was a scenery/background painter for these movies, I was able to hold and look at some of these large paintings up close and they are mind blowing. I'll be posting the results from my experiments back into painting and drawing as well as some studies of classical painters and golden age illustrators.
     Anyway sorry for the long post I just wanted to let you know why my posts might become more infrequent. Just know I'm alive and safe and working to hopefully bring you something great. Also if you made it this far let me know if you think I should start a patreon account and/or a 'go fund me' thing so you all can help support me and my work. I'm always happy to hear from you, just let me know what you think. Thanks for reading and for all of your support.
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AndrewJJaspersen
Andrew J. Jaspersen
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
I was born and raised in a small town in the state of Idaho, I really knew that I wanted to do art seriously after high school before then I wanted to build custom cars then I realized that I liked drawing designs for the cars and painting them better. After that I have gone to 2 different universities to study art, the fist one shut down most of their art program and the most resent one is telling me that I wont be able to graduate with the degree that I am now $30,000 in debt for, so now I have to switch universities again. I guess I'm just playing what some call the "long game". No matter what comes I am still looking forward to what the future brings.
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KnightFlyte96 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the fav support;)
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AndrewJJaspersen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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You're welcome
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AndrewJJaspersen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you my friend!
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AndrewJJaspersen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
HOLY CRAP! I'ts been a while thanks buddy!
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