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You guys are frikkin' awesome :>

Just saying :>


No need for another long journal about life and stuff. I have to make some changes here and there about the frequency of my submissions and what I do submit, because there are projects and such I really want to do outside of Poképeeps. I really appreciate knowing that you all are able to be patient with me :> I wish things were easier XD; Buuuut y'know. It's not 9_9

But thanks for your support, I really appreciate it :heart:


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8> Hi.
I'm Katja Hammond. MagpieFreak. Magpie. Whatever you like.
I want to draw comics :>

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Peach Sisters by MagpieFreak
Peach Sisters
:star: Howdy peeps! I'll be checking out the London MCM Comic Con this Saturday. My Cross#atch friends Asia Alfasi and Elena Vitagliano  have a stand in the Artist Alley, so I'll probably hanging around there a lot, if any of you wanna meet up :> :star:

And what is this picture? Earlier this year I took part in The Tea Book project with a load of other UK artists. The book is a collection of various tea flavours interpreted into the human form - and I went for Peach Tea, because after my Hungarian experience, Peach is the new Pink B> The book is probably available in the MCM this weekend - it's scattered around various stalls I think, because there were so many artists. I've not checked with anybody yet so I'm not certain how much and where they will be on sale, just look out for this and you'll be ok :>
 The Tea Book by MagpieFreak 


This piece was unbelievably fun to work on XD I started out with just one character (the girl at the top), but there were so many aspects about peaches that I loved, I had to open it up to embrace more characters :> I have a little sketch dump of the girls somewhere, I should post it up some time :> I really enjoyed designing brand new characters and giving them new personalities and dynamics, it all felt so fresh, and an awesome break from what I was working on at the time. I'd love to see them again in a future project XD Honestly there's so much about this picture, I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just descibe the characters who are here :>

On a mission to discover the secrets of Nature’s fuzzy gem, three avid peach fans trundle through the terrains in their stylish caravan. The erudite scholar leads the way; what she doesn’t know about peaches isn’t worth knowing, but that won’t stop her from learning them anyway. Navigating the route is the culinary experimenter who can whip up a flurry of recipes and pharmaceutical benefits from the edible wonders in a flash. And atop the travelling exhibit of eccentricities snaps away the third fanatic, the audacious photographer, with her marvellous viewing gadget recording and chronicling all of the scrumptious sights discovered on the journey.
By the power of friendship, little fluffy sheep things, and their undying love for the prunus persica, the vibrant trio will bring the joys of peaches to the rest of the world!


I hope you like this piece :> It's nice to post something that isn't a Poképeep once in a while, hehe XD I'd love to have more time to work on some more art like this in the future :>

Art & characters © Katja Hammond

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You guys are frikkin' awesome :>

Just saying :>


No need for another long journal about life and stuff. I have to make some changes here and there about the frequency of my submissions and what I do submit, because there are projects and such I really want to do outside of Poképeeps. I really appreciate knowing that you all are able to be patient with me :> I wish things were easier XD; Buuuut y'know. It's not 9_9

But thanks for your support, I really appreciate it :heart:


Katja
#028 Sandslash by MagpieFreak
#028 Sandslash
Howdy peeps! Today's a Saturday! Which means it's a Poképeep Day! And today's Poképeep is #028Sandslash!

Mainly inspired by 'Mountain Man' by Crash Kings . Being a Ground-type, I thought that a ... sort of hiker would match Sandslash quite well :> The song feels sunny, and vast, and had an atmosphere that she might enjoy listening to while travelling. I don't know if I should go through the whole thought process for interpreting the spikes; I added dreadlocks and a backpack because they felt like heavy weights that she was quite happy to carry, and she felt it suited her image I guess :B 

As for the nails. Hm. I can't stand having anything longer than incredibly clipped nails (I was a musician for some time; they needed to be short), so I just ... can't imagine any kind of practical use long nails could have, especially for hiking XD; Then again, Sandslash heavily relies on its deadly sharp claws to attack, and if this Poképeep is anything like Warden Walker from Holes, you don't want to be anywhere near those digits on her bad day. The move Poison Jab would be ... all too justified XD;


I do apologise for the delay of this piece, I was trying hard to get it finished for Wednesday, however life is now .... iiiincredibly busy. I actually have little free time at all. If I'm going to go ahead with commissions, and any comics that I want to do, or - heck - even dare to relax and play games, I will have to pause the Poképeeps in order to get this done, because with the time I have, and the speed I work at, it is actually impossible to do more than one project at a time Q_Q MagpieFreak has too many eggs to fit in one nest. I really need to give a long hard think about how I'm going to tackle all this.

The next Poképeeps in line are the Nidoran family and, while my current situation is happening, the next Poképeep day will be next Saturday; I don't think I will have enough time to post anything for Wednesday. Stay tuned! :>

More Poképeeps are available here!

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Okay absolutely official good Poképeep news folks :> Sandslash is ready for showing tomorrow \o/
Testing out this 'Watchfeed' thing (no idea how this notifies you guys, but oh well)
Today's Poképeeps Day is unfortunately going to have to be postponed, sorry about that :c  I've been trying to make time for Sandslash, but it's been quite a struggle. However I don't think I'm far off from finishing the piece, so Poképeeps will DEFINITELY be back on Saturday! Stay tuned! :>

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:iconthosewhositinsilence:
ThoseWhoSitInSilence Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I found you because of Sandslash, which is AMAZING and translated to 'follow me now and give me 75 llamas' but i can only give one but we can all pretend its 75 right? Yeah, sh, that's exactly what happened. 

But yes, your art is amazing!

I immediately began looking for Flygon then noticed you seem to be going in order. I will wait 3000 years don't even test me.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks XD The  llamas are much appreciated XD :heart: I'm really glad you like my art XD

And yes, I'm doing the Poképeeps in the order of the NationalDex because it kinda makes things a bit easier for me XD Sometimes if a particular design sticks out, like Lv.62 Old Man Zagoon or Lord Helix, I might deviate from the path for that exception because I am compelled to draw it XD But otherwise it might take a while to get to a particular Poképeep XD Sorry about that, but I hope it will be worth the wait :>

Thank you again XD :heart:
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ThoseWhoSitInSilence Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
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Dragonuv10 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude

nice.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks :>
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FREETZO Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok, your stuff is too amazing NOT to watch,lol, I must see what other gold you come up with!!!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awww thank you :> Well I hope you will enjoy what's to come \o/
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FREETZO Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
X3
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griffin123321 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you taking commissions? 
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LAWilliams671 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
awesome style! i would be honored if u looked at my page and possibly give me some critiques thanks in advance!
lawilliams671.deviantart.com/
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JoshClarkeDraws Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I stumbled onto you completely by accident, I was actually checking out Kill La Kill stuff and your Sailor Moon pic popped up somehow.  But whatever, am I glad I found you!  Your art rocks.  AND you live in the UK!  

If it's not too much trouble, can you "Like" me on Facebook so we can talk over there? I have LUCRATIVE OFFERINGS to discuss with someone with talent like yours! fb.com/JoshClarkeDraws
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Nyamsuren Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, I was kind of flabbergasted when I found out that you actually watched me. You're one of my top favorite artists and it's a great honor. Thank you very much, it made my day!:love:
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AWw XD you're welcome :> You're coming up with some interesting things, I'd like to see more :D
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Nyamsuren Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I'm glad ur interested. I'm really busting my a to develop my story and characters. I can't wait to share more stuff about it. And I hope I don't disappoint lol. 
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure you'll do fine :> Keep it up!
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do you have commission info? 
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah hello :> Unfortunately I don't have any commission info up right now. My schedule has been all over the place recently, and I'm waiting for things to settle down so I know exactly how much time I can allocate to commissions. I think things will be clearing up in about a week, so hopefully I can post something up then :>
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, depending my budget and prices we'll see what happens but I'll be sure to check back up in a week :)
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kigamonsta Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love your style, and his style... any tutorials?XD
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks :> ... his style? You mean Endling? If yes, then yeah I love his style too :heart:, and if not, totally check his stuff out anyway cos you're gonna love it  :> As for tutorials, I did throw together a sort of loose-tutorial about making comics/projects two years ago magpiefreak.deviantart.com/art… Lots of peeps responded saying that it helped them out loads, so I hope it helps you out too :>
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kigamonsta Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes, "Him", the man who's name shall not be spoken...u.u haha
Anyway I was hoping u can share some insights on the shapes...:) But I guess it's something we gain by practicing..XD
Do you have any facebook art page I can follow?:)
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh ok :> 

Unfortunately I don't have any tutorials about shapes and how to actually draw. Personally I aim for expression and movement, so I like to look at body language, figuring out movement lines, and seeing how much I can say in my art without actually saying anything. It's something to be gained not only by practicing, but observing stuff like ... ehh... I don't actually watch much anime. Instead I like looking at dances, theatre, pictures with extreme poses, and I like to figure out just what makes each pose so interesting really. Shapes come into play a lot with these kinds of things, though I'm not sure how to explain it XD; Anything's inspiration really, I just like theatrical stuff XD

I do have a facebook art page, though it's pretty inactive. I have a habit of forgetting it exists XD; www.facebook.com/pages/Katja-M…
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griffin123321 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Are you taking commissions?
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :> Right now I'm not taking commissions, but I'm aiming to open up some soon, so stay tuned :D
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Brownie-art64 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
take your watch
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