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Sketch 10 04 12_Manatee-Dragon by Vaelyane Sketch 10 04 12_Manatee-Dragon by Vaelyane
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A little excerpt from my current sketchbook, which is soon to be filled.
It doesn't really look like a manatee, but here's why I decided to call it that way:
- the derpy face
- the aquatic theme
- the flippers

Un petit extrait de mon carnet de croquis actuel, qui sera bientôt rempli.
Ca ne ressemble pas beaucoup à un lamantin, mais voilà mes raisons pour le choix de ce nom :
- la trogne un peu bébête
- le thème aquatique
- les nageoires
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he's adorable! He's like a beluga whale almost and I find those too cute to endure lol, his little fingerlings are also far too cute. This sketch has such fluid motion (pun not intended!)
Vaelyane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016   General Artist
Oh you're right, I never noticed! Also, thanks %D
Stuff like this sketch make me miss sketchbook doodles. I rarely ever do that anymore...
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes him cuter, he can probably blow bubbles like them too…
Oh my gosh, I'm sorry, they're adorable
How come? Not even a daily doodle when you're bored? Or a weekly sketch dump?
Vaelyane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016   General Artist
Ok, that bubble trick is AWESOME?
Well, about sketchbooks... I spend so long on finished drawings (with several initial sketches and all) that I don't really have the energy! Also, college sketchbook trauma. XD
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way they look so concentrated before they do it
Ah I see so it's more about timing (and then recovering after an arduous artwork hee hee)
:lmao: it was that bad? I still have my GCSE art sketchbooks, they were sooo awful and filled with total junk
Vaelyane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016   General Artist
Well, there was that one sketchbook I worked hard on, for classes, and when I gave it in at the end of the semester the teacher didn't really look at it and just said "oh you didn't draw enough I'm giving you a mediocre grade."
I was so shocked that I had a panic attack in front of EVERYONE while trying to explain that I drew as much what she asked and more. So, yeah, sketchbook trauma. ^^

But it's ok! I've collected plenty of old or used (or super crappy) paper over the years, and I'd rather doodle/sketch on that instead of buying new sketchbooks. It doesn't go to waste, this way !
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that is a horror story, sorry to hear about that, I can't even imagine something like that happening, especially as sketchbooks are a heavy portion of most grades - that's very unfair (I have witnessed a panic attack happening and it startled mostly everyone there, so I can imagine it would leave a huge mar on your sketchbook memory :D)
Vaelyane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   General Artist
Thankfully, we didn't have that many classes requiring to maintain a sketchbook! And how they impacted the grade mostly depended on the teacher. (But I can only speak for the one public French university I studied at, I truly have no idea how it works elsewhere... )

It wasn't so bad, in the end! It didn't mess up my grade too much. My only regret: I wasn't yet aware that these fits were panic attacks, at the time, so I couldn't really explain what was happening to me.
Bah! Water under the bridge. ^^
DARGON1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! I find more of a saddened perhaps distraught look on it's face than that of a "Derpy" one that you mentioned.
It has a feel of loneliness....abandonment, perhaps that of a loss? I find the emotion in this is Very high and can somehow relate to this.
Perhaps it's in the way the chin is drawn up or perhaps because of the eye's being covered....or maybe it's just in the pose.....etherway, there is a very strong emotional value here and I like it!:)
Vaelyane Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   General Artist
I was really confused upon first reading your comment, but I can see why you feel this way, now. I always believed it looked derpy because what you perceived as its nostrils were actually his eyes, in my mind. This, of course, made it look incredibly ridiculous to me.
And then, I saw it the way you did.
I had no idea!

Thank you for making me see this in another light!
DARGON1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....Hmmm, I see what you are saying now. Indeed looking at it in "That" light it does look a bit Derpy.
But I prefer the way I see it best.:) Indeed it would appear there are Two ways to interpret this work......Very nice!
Pendalune Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student
hé hééééé ! chouette design !
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