Fan Art Up! (25) – Random art and Works in Progress

October 2, 2014 Art it Up! 29

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Fan Art Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Fan Art and doodles inspired by entertainment media, whether it’s Books, Movies, Anime, Comics, etc. Or even your random self inspired art! Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art was inspired by

Nothing really – I’ve been a major booky slacker – but Next week’s might be BLEACH!

So instead I just have more random doodles and crochet pictures for you. Though I DO have a work in progress fan art yarn painting in the works for the anime show BLEACH that I love. Here’s a snippet of my favorite irate stuffed toy that the painting is based on!




Here’s another random page from my sketchbook. I really love this one!

You can see lots more of my daily doodles over on my instagram! Remember if you decide to participate via Twitter or Instagram please use #FanArtUp so we can all checkout your doodles!


This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!

 No real aggravation this week – but here are the end results of last week’s aggravation. I was able to figure out how to make a knitted sweater for one of my mini crochet dolls. I’m rather happy with the outcome. Now the only aggravation is why I can’t seem to stick to one project and actually finish something already!!

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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29 Responses to “Fan Art Up! (25) – Random art and Works in Progress”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Nah I’m sure you don’t suck! You just haven’t found the one for you yet perhaps. I know I have this desire to be immediately good at every art or craft I try and its just not realistic. I think thats also part of why I jump around from so many. Painting seems to be the hardest for me so far. I really want to be good but its so difficult I’m just not naturally good at it – something you have to practice at.

      Luckily with knitting and crochet you mostly just follow a pattern after you learn the types of stitches to do.
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    • Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

      Pish posh! all of my body bits are sitting in a pile ready to be sewn together! I just need to decide if I can figure out how to do some wings and I think I’ve got the spike/scale things figured out which will be last after the bodies been sewn together. This bad boy will be done this weekend. I just hates sewing body parts together – I freaking might as well have made a damn pony!
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    • Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

      Knitting is definitely much harder then crochet. So many darn needles to use if you want to make toys (which is pretty much all I like to make). My sister tried it once as well and had such a bad time at it that now she refuses to try crochet which is amazingly easy! Anya at Starships and Dragonwings has learned in less then two weeks heck probably more like in 4 days. You just learn a few stitches at a time on each new pattern and you’re set.

      I taught myself how to do both via youtube videos. Crochet being the easier one (now I mostly just crochet)
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    • Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

      HAHA!Yeah that little green and blue guy is my freehand monster I’m making for Thuy at Nite Lite Book Reviews – but shhhh she probably won’t even notice he’s in the picture unless she stumbles on this post…and this specific comment. *cackles madly* now what the heck to do about his body…..short fat and stubby I’m thinking…with striped horns maybe, oh yes yes.

      The sweater!? In a MEDIUM? yeah….maybe if you’re 12 inches tall I could totally do that. LOL Life size oh Helllllll no never. Can you imagine how long it would take to make a peice of clothing life size? I don’t have the attention span for that – hell I can barely finish my miniature project lol. The only reason that sweater got finished was because it was a challenge I hadn’t done before. Just wait the rest of the dolls unfinished body might wait forever…ok except for the fact that my mom is going to hold my doll she’s making me hostage until she gets hers in return.
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      • Danya @ Fine Print

        Whoops! Hopefully she’ll skip over reading the comments on this post like you said. And striped horns would be perfect!

        Hahaha, you’re right it would take FOREVER!! My mum’s a big knitter/crochet lady and she always works on her big projects while watching Netflix…usually takes about a season to finish a blanket. Something complicated like a sweater would be double that, probably! Your mum’s got your number Tabitha (go figure!) – excellent strategy. Hostage situations are necessary in times like these!!
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  1. Alise

    I’ve never seen Bleach because the sheer number of episodes terrify me but it does seem humorous, which I love in any anime 🙂 Seriously love your knit stuff, it looks so great. I remember my mom tried to get me into crotchet and knitting sometime around my eighteenth birthday and I was amazed at how fast you can pick it up, it’s challenging but I love seeing the progress, you know? I wish I had stuck with it!
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