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Hello, I'm Heather, aka. Rheall. I'm an artist of sorts, and of :masto_comic: ComicsCamp.Club πŸ•οΈ

πŸ’š Portfolio: rheall.me
πŸ’™ A maker and lover of webcomics
πŸ’œ Owner of :squishygecko: @Squishy and :ailapup: @Aila
πŸ’š Simblr: rheallsim.tumblr.com :plumbob4:
πŸ’™ One of those weirdos who actually LIKES drawing horses 🐎✍️
πŸ’œ 🍁, polite and non-confrontational to a fault
πŸ’š White ace cis woman, family from Yorkshire, England

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So I finally did it. 🐴 ✍️

Click here to check out my Horse Drawing Workshop Notes and References booklet:

:gumroad: gum.co/Zspaz

Ever needed to draw horses but had no idea where to start? Does the thought of drawing an equine terrify you? Want to learn more tools to help grow your horse drawing skills? Then this .PDF is for you!

Designed to be as approachable as possible without getting technical.

:boost_ok:

Thank you so much for your support! :da_cuddle:

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Just thought I'd mention again:

I have a FREE or Pay What You Want .pdf copy of my Snowflakes Colouring Book available here:

:gumroad: gumroad.com/l/hTdbD

They're easy to print out and colour to your heart's content!

I've never knit anything this complicated before; I've already had to frog it six times. I seem to be on a good kick with it this time around, though!

It's also my first time doing a double knit fabric stitch (newstitchaday.com/double-knit-), which is interesting! I like how thick and sponge-y it is. Such a nice, comfy texture. ^^

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Getting started on a new knitting project…

We'll see how far I get on this one. X) It's the Modern Mocs pattern from BekahKnits.com (bekahknits.com/modern-mocs.htm) with KnitPick's Wool of the Andes bulky yarn.

:knitting:

Anyway, the Mission Folk Music Festival is one of the most important and formative recurring events in my life. I love it so much. And as we sit here listening to the music, online for the second year in a row instead of out there at the park, I remember how thankful I am to have it in my life.

Feel free to tune in and listen tomorrow and Sunday if you like: missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/

You can watch online for free! ^^ (But do donate if you can! <3)

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Me: *hasn't touched her knitting supplies for months now*

Also me: *places another KnitPicks order*

:ohno: :knitting:

Anyway, both of these artworks gave me a lot of confidence at the time. The thought that I could sit down and just… create something like these was so amazing to me. And they weren't just pencil scribbles, they had form, light, colour, and 3-dimensions. It felt so good to be able to make something like them.

Anyway. I'm *still* proud of them. Thanks for making them, 16-year old me. πŸ₯°

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2) "To Escape the Rain": This was a (rather moody) painting of my character, Creature. This was another full-fledged "painting" I made in 2005, and I thought the idea was so deep… that one could dive under the water to escape the rain. πŸ˜…

Still, I love Creature, and even though this was rather simple, it turned out just how I wanted it, with the light coming from below, the composition, the bubbles, the water droplets on the surface of the water… I was so proud of myself. πŸ₯°

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As for me, here are two that were extremely important to me:

1) "Forest Unicorn"; the first real digital "painting" I made when I got my first working, saving, version of Photoshop back in 2005 to go with my tablet. I was 16, and I was so proud of it. I used only a round hard brush with various opacities to paint it, which felt super "professional". X) This little unicorn was my avatar on DeviantART for a long time. 😊

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What's an old artwork, poem, song, textile, any kind of creative work, that you made closer to the beginning of your practice that was a turning point for you? Whether it was something you were incredibly proud of, or something that triggered a whole new avenue of learning that you're still exploring today?

I've recently started trying to drink tea in the mornings, and so far my favourite is to have both an Earl Grey tea bag and a Lemon & Ginger teabag steep together in the same mug.

Super tasty; you get the caffeine from the Earl Grey, but the really lovely sharp, spicy ginger taste that makes it super refreshing.

10/10, would recommend. ^^ :chick_tea:

15 Years later. I honestly haven't touched DA for years, hence why it's all unfinished with these new profile designs. X)

Throwback to May 31, 2006 when I was jazzed at having 10,000 pageviews on DeviantART. XD

Just some lovely evening light on my flower boxes. I'm so happy my snapdragons are flowering!! 😍 My sweet peas, too! They smell lovely. 😊

I just couldn't let this day go uncelebrated ✨

Happy Mass Effect Legendary Edition Release Day to all the other N7 nerds out there!! πŸ₯°

(You can see more of my cringy sims stuff here: rheallsim.tumblr.com)

I am having lots of fun with the New PokΓ©mon Snap game. :D

It's giving me the same joy I used to feel playing the original. There's so much to discover! I've been very slow to unlock new courses because I keep playing the old ones again and again trying to find all the neat little secrets. X)

Has anyone else picked it up? What do you think? I haven't heard many people talk about it. ^^; (Please no spoilers!)

It doesn't matter how big, how silly, how quick, how technically proficient, how easy, how derivative it is, just making something, anything at all, however you can, whenever you can, even if it's once a day, one a week, once a year, once a decade…

It's all amazing. You're amazing. Even if you never share it, keep it for yourself forever, or destroy it as soon as it's done. Even if you never finish. Thank you for making it. You're making the world a better place. :bob_ross: :hearthands:

Whenever I feel stressed or anxious I find myself retreating more and more into the Sims 4 and micromanaging my CC, mods, lots, families, neighbourhoods, stories, etc.… it's something I have complete control over that I can get working exactly how I want it to. It's oddly comforting.

(I have a Simblr here if anyone's interested in checking it out: :plumbob4: rheallsim.tumblr.com )

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