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Parkour by SentWest
Study with color.  First a figure sketch in PS, then shaded with color. 

From a photograph.  I can't find the photographer.
Dia de los Muertos by JPedro-Santos
This is super cute and I love her face and hair flowers. There are some distracting proportions with her arms though.

As she's turned toward her right, her left shoulder and arm are closest to the viewer, but her right arm and hand are much bigger than the left.

If her left hand is coming toward the viewer, the hand should be bigger than the right. In this pose there shouldn't be a lot of foreshortening though.

Also, her right forearm is bigger than her right bicep, which is odd in someone with very thin arms.

Here's an illustration:…
Bells in the Sea by SentWest
Bells in the Sea
{This comes with a story...}

Thursday evening, fishing boats returned to harbor with stories and cell phone footage of lights underwater, out beyond the kelp beds.  Local news ran two three minute pieces with the least jittery video, unanimously declared the phenomena to be evidence an algae bloom, and advised residents to avoid ingesting sea water. 

One transient man serving as a temporary hand insisted he heard bells on the ocean, ringing in time with the lights.  The local reporter nodded and pretended to take a note.

Friday morning one Miss Rosalie Turner failed to appear to teach her elementary school class.  A small piece of flowered stationary was handed to the office staff, complaining of a sudden death in her remotely located family.  Miss Rosie, at that time, was standing outside a slumped trailer handing the keys of her car to a youth she knew to procure substances for the high school kids, and several teachers.  She declined compensation and walked the seven miles home.

Late Friday evening the tsunami evacuation sirens began to wail, and the emergency broadcast station was activated.  Fire and police from surrounding areas arrived to direct traffic from the area.  Residents were advised to take their pets, just what they could carry, and shut off their water and breakers.  They were reassured that this was likely just a precaution.  Better safe than sorry.  Miss Rosie heard the sirens, but did not turn on her television.  She watched the headlights of escaping families from the dark behind her living room curtains.

At one o’clock on Saturday morning, she went to her small backyard greenhouse, and began to pry up the wood plank floor.  She had dug several feet by the time the police knocked on her door.  As there were no lights, and her car was gone, they marked their sheet accordingly and left her crouching silent in the yard, watching them.  Her car was found weeks later in a city where she would have had no reasonable business, as she intended.

The box under the greenhouse was plain.  It could have come from any antique store that littered the coast.  There was no lock and no clasp, but Miss Rosie did not open it.  She had seen the contents once before, when she was a child peering through the staircase railing rather than being asleep in bed.  Sometimes she would try to recall what exactly it was, but could only clearly remember her father and uncle’s faces, set and still looking down onto the table.  They looked like her family, but there was nothing at all in their eyes.

At ten o’clock Saturday morning the last representation of authority removed themselves to higher ground.  They noticed no malfunction with their communication system, but failed to receive a number of calls from the PTWC in Hawaii.  Their staff could not find any evidence of a potential tsunami threat, and had no schedule for a drill in that area. 

At ten thirteen Miss Rosie rose from the kitchen table and picked up her box.  She left her house unlocked and the door ajar.  It took only moments to walk to the park overlooking the sea. 

All there was to do then was wait. 


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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Enjoyed your gallery
FunkyTrumpet1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
cheers for the fave buddy
escume Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :aww:
Synn-M Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
strick9672 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Hey thanx for the watch:hug:
AeyviAllenPoe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I know not why thee was sent west, sai. You seem to remember the face of your father very well.

thanks for the fave.
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Thanks for the :+fav: Erica
PsychicOtaku182 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Please support our rights to self defence!
Please sign and pass it along!
DemonSpawn78 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Congrats, 5000 pageviews!
SentWest Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
You caught the 5000th view - Does this mean I have to paint you something? :)
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