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Brittany Jackson
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
You know that weird person that tends to stand around and stare into space? That's me! But I’m not just staring into nowhere– My thoughts are a wonderland, full of ideas, stories, and things that inspire me. I am an illustrator, after all. It’s my job to dream, and imagine and bring ideas to life, mine and those of others. I hope you enjoy my work!

Personal Quote: A sketch is a living thing. It has a start as fine as a point, and a pulse that carries it through the course of its life. What’s left behind when the line goes flat is up to you :)
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WIP- Strike
Original Post- beagifted.com/2015/05/19/monda…

I wont say much of what it’s for, because that’s kinda confidential at the moment until it’s officially released, but it is a portfolio piece, and a first attempt practice piece at doing animated illustrations. Introducing, my first animated sketch!

Two new works in progress-- check out the link if you'd like to follow along!
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Vengeful Selkie by BeaGifted
Vengeful Selkie
Original post- beagifted.com/2015/05/16/new-s…

Introducing, the Maliciously Vengeful Selkie, and the Curious Myth Hunter!
Both creations for May’s Monthly Collectable for Gaiaonline.com

So the story goes– a myth hunter goes in search for a scorned selkie, bent on vengeance, that lurks near the shore, leading sailors and adventurers to their death, and well….he finds out the myth is true! Some people say he’s doomed >_< but, that could be debatable o.o!

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WIP-AllCatz by BeaGifted
WIP-AllCatz
Update-All cats have been draw, though still sketches, to be updated again when finalized :)
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So I'm starting a new project, working with the creator of katzenworld.co.uk/ by creating artwork to be featured on his site-- and to be used on his merchandise. Since he knows that I'm trying to share more details about my drawing process-- he's given me the okay to share my works in progress-- and provide intimate details about the exchange, how it goes down, the creative process-- all that jaz!

I'd also just like to state-- that I do have a few on-going projects  that I've shared works in progress for. Some of these are personal projects, which take longer to complete because it's always last on my to do list-- commission and client based jobs are my priority. Some work  that you see, involves commissions that I've given for free, or for charity that don't have hard deadlines. Because of this, you may find me showing works in progress for various things I'm working on, that are completed according to priority.

This project is one of charity, which I agreed to, to help a friend cover the medical costs for her cat's surgery. Instead of being paid per illustration or per hour, I agreed to accept a percentage of the sales of the merch my art is featured on-- which I will then direct 100% of to her GoFundMe. www.gofundme.com/KittenKane. I have no idea how well the merch will sell--but it's a cause I consider worth my time-- so you'll be seeing more art from this project as I go through the different stages to completion :)

From the original post on my blog at beagifted.com/ --
I’m working with Marc-André to produce art featuring the cats of Katzenworld– which include Snowball, Mao, Oliver, Nubia, Zelda, Catto and Angel. Cats are still challenging for me to draw– especially since I’m so used to drawing humans, but I’ve been taking my time to find a way to best approach this project.

One thing I like to do when I start a project like this, is focus on setting the tone that will be consistent throughout the series. I do this by producing an unrefined sketch, like this one, which simply gives an idea of the direction I’m going to take. This is my first draft, so, it is subject to change if Marc requests it.

Prior to creating the sketch, I had to consider how I would approach drawing each cat. Since I had already drawn Oliver and Nubia before to Marc’s Liking, I decided to do the same– which was to try to draw the cats in a way that expressed their character. To do this, I asked Marc to tell me little bit about each cat and their personality.

Here’s what I learned about Snowball! He is, cuddly, rowdy and they usually dub him “Boss cat” because he is always out and about looking for trouble. He’s also number 1 on Katzenworld’s current banner.

Knowing that about Snowball, I decided to stay true to the original banner– by featuring him outside, being out and about, only this time showing him in action, curiously stalking in the grass.

Going forward, I’ll be posting a sketch like this, of each cat in my Evening Posts, in addition to Marc’s description of them, until all cats are drawn before proceeding to completion– so, look forward to those!

Till next time, Enjoy!

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Old Works- Sailor Sketch by BeaGifted
Old Works- Sailor Sketch
Original Post with additional works- beagifted.com/?p=701&preview=t…

’ll be honest, I’m not the neatest person in the world. As much as I try to stay organized, things always get a bit chaotic, eventually. To my friends who know me, yeah my room gets junky sometimes but I knows where everything is!!

The same can be said for the many, many, art folders I have stored all over my computer. Like, I accumulate more stuff on my computer than I know what to do with sometimes, and it gets to a point where I have to spend a day trying to sort everything out to bring order back to my humble workspace. While this is annoying to me, even though I have no one to blame but myself,  it’s always interesting when I dig up art that I’ve done and completely forgot about–especially when some of it has never really seen the light of day.

This post is dedicated to some of those. And there’s one thing that all of these have in common. FAN ART!

Now in addition to my first confession in this post, I’m also the sort of person who likes to hide my “failures”  For example, if I’m cooking dinner, and I burn it– You’ll never know, because it’ll be in the trash before you suspect anything, and I’ll be asking for dinner out!

Same goes with my art.  Artists are truly their own worst critics– me especially. If something doesn’t come out the way I want it too, even if I’ve put in a ton of hours on it, it often joins it’s predecessors in the graveyard called the trash box. Because of this, I’ve spent years not showing any work at all, even though I’ve been drawing, simply because I’m unsatisfied with it.  This is not a habit I want to keep, so when I started this blog, I accepted the fact that I’ve got a lot of growing, and a lot of learning to do, and committed to the idea of sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

With that said, lets start with the first drawing, where Sailor Moon meets Star Trek!

I love love love looooove Sailor Moon- Sailor Jupiter being my favorite!  and I love love looooove Star Trek.   For some reason, I decided to try and combine the two? This was a sketch on it’s way to a full illustration but unfortunately never made it beyond that due to some issues I had with anatomy. It’s been about two years since I started this and I doubt I’ll have the time to ever bring this idea into full fruition, but I really had a lot of fun trying to imagine the sailor scouts in a different way.

Onto our next entry– Post Apocalyptic Scooby Doo Crew!

Continues~ beagifted.com/?p=701&preview=t…

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Brook by BeaGifted
Brook
Original Post, with more images- beagifted.com/2015/04/23/thurs…
Process Animation- beagifted.files.wordpress.com/…

I'd like to introduce you to a special someone of mine-- Please meet Brook, aka, Boodah!


My chihwuwu, in human form :D!

Contrary to popular belief, my chiwuwu is anything but loud. In fact-- she's a very quiet, an incredibly timid doggie, that's easily frightened, especially by thunder and rain, which would explain why her ears were back in this photo >_<. She is however vocal when she's excited, greeting you with doggie whimpers and squeelz that make you ponder if she's trying to conjure up human words.

I love her! She's mah baby, and a proud member of the household, so as a challenge to myself, I wanted to draw her portrait, but with her as a human!

This is something I actually wanted to do for quite some time, but only until recently was I able to commit to it

There were a few things that I knew for sure I wanted to do when I drew Brook. I wanted to show her personality and I wanted her eyes to be big. Brooks eyes are truly her best feature-- big and brown and full of emotion. all things considered, it was only natural I drew her like an anime character, lol!

Overall, I had fun painting Brook! and I look forward to doing similar portraits to other furry beasts that are near and dear to my heart :D
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kennuhs Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist
All of your gallery is absolutely marvelous!!
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ProjectHarmony Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome style. Consider yourself watched o.o
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave of Conan The Barbarian.
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Freeport Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav of Terminator Phase Two: Termintatrix 04 by Freeport  and Terminator Phase Three: Confrontation 01 by Freeport !
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
YW-- these are lovely-- Great stock photos :D
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Freeport Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks. They are not meant as stock, but if you like you can use them. 😉 Stock rules here: fav.me/d3qgil5
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Granamir30 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Great gallery very compliments! ;)
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Marmaladica Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!  Your art is so wonderful! Heart  /cries/
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