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roveillustration:

Hello tumblr friends~As I really just want to draw more people, and community motivation is always great, I’m going to be posting a random character prompt here every Friday! Anyone who would like to participate for that week can submit an image by the following Thursday and I’ll post it up here with a link to your blog/site.Send me, doodles, sketches, illustrations, whatever you’d like. It doesn’t need to be 100% finished or perfect, but just think of it as an exercise to get you thinking. :D—-
This week’s prompt: A cheerful, bearded old man riding a Vespa.

roveillustration:

Hello tumblr friends~

As I really just want to draw more people, and community motivation is always great, I’m going to be posting a random character prompt here every Friday! Anyone who would like to participate for that week can submit an image by the following Thursday and I’ll post it up here with a link to your blog/site.

Send me, doodles, sketches, illustrations, whatever you’d like. It doesn’t need to be 100% finished or perfect, but just think of it as an exercise to get you thinking. :D
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This week’s prompt: A cheerful, bearded old man riding a Vespa.

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roveillustration:

Last Saturday a small group of us went to the Raptor Center at the U of M campus and saw some fabulous birds. All of the critters there are injured or otherwise can’t be released back into the wild.

The volunteers were beyond great and let us sit in their back room to draw and also gave us a tour free of charge. I ended up giving them the top sketch as a thank you.
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They are celebrating their 40th anniversary, so if you’d like to visit the Raptor Center or learn more, you can find out more info here

Though I would recommend waiting to visit after the state fair is over because the traffic is a bit bad.

You can also keep up to date on our Sketch-a-Way events around the Twin Cities here

Please check out Rachael’s tumblr over yonder and follow her for lots of watercolor awesomeness.

Seriously, the volunteers at the U of M raptor center are fabulous people!

Make sure to take a look at all of Miss Kim’s delightful work before you go!

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I’m in the home stretch now, just a few weeks left until the big deadline for the latest book (sneak peaks still to come!). But finally I have been able to whip up a quick painting doodle to share! Hoorah!As some of you know, I have a small clan of rats living with me, and I am happy to announce the newest addition to the family: a werewolf guinea pig by the name of Rufus. Werewolf - or skinny - pigs are nearly completely hairless guinea pigs, it’s an uncommon genetic variety, and the hair tends to be rougher and curly. I’m still getting to know Rufus, but he distracts me enough with his wonderfully strange looking self that he was the topic of my doodle this afternoon.
(ps - For anyone who may be wondering: No, the rats and guinea pig do not live in the same cage. They get their own homes. Rather like neighbors really)

I’m in the home stretch now, just a few weeks left until the big deadline for the latest book (sneak peaks still to come!). But finally I have been able to whip up a quick painting doodle to share! Hoorah!
As some of you know, I have a small clan of rats living with me, and I am happy to announce the newest addition to the family: a werewolf guinea pig by the name of Rufus. Werewolf - or skinny - pigs are nearly completely hairless guinea pigs, it’s an uncommon genetic variety, and the hair tends to be rougher and curly. I’m still getting to know Rufus, but he distracts me enough with his wonderfully strange looking self that he was the topic of my doodle this afternoon.

(ps - For anyone who may be wondering: No, the rats and guinea pig do not live in the same cage. They get their own homes. Rather like neighbors really)

Filed under rachael balsaitis illustration watercolor doodle guinea pig werewolf guinea pig skinny pig animal cute pet

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larapaulussen:

So, I decided to do a little giveaway.

Whats there to win?

One copy of my bachelor thesis book.It’s a picture book about different regions in Germany and their specific flora & fauna. 21x21 cm,42 pages.texts are in german(and I have to admit that the binding is not perfect,you can see me rant about it here )

Rules and Conditions

-runs from 10th July - 11th August 2014

-like and reblog to enter

-I’ll ship international(and will also pay the postage)

-You should have your askbox open so I can contact you

-winner is picked with a random number generator(if I find one until then ;) )

-(I will probably also sell a few copies,I’ll post more about this next week,when I have more time)