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List of Monthly Drawing Challenges for WHOLE Year

Update 01-04-2018: I did it! I uploaded for Inktober 2017! Well, I'm still uploading for it. But that's because I want to hit my go...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019 at 12:54AM


They call me jelly belly 😆 #wip #jellyfish #mermaid #jellypink #tentacles #jelly #scales #copics #copicmarkers #markers via Instagram http://bit.ly/2IlVWJL

Friday, February 1, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

New! Threadless Artist Shop now open

https://meredithstudio.threadless.com/

I'm still adding and updating work but I did it! I made a little shop for myself, finally! I'll post a longer follow up later with more details as to why I chose Threadless for now and what I think of it so far. But for now, go check it out and let me know what you think.

with love - M

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober Day 5 Chicken - Rooster dude


I'm unfortuantely not a huge fan of how the inked version of this came out. The flaws of the pose became more apparent. Ah well. Good practice.

Watch me ink this handsome dude on youtube!
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with love - M

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober prep day 5 Chicken - Rooster dude


I just love this sketch. Not cuz of technique or growth or anything like that... but just cuz he looks like a fun time. Like, I'd hang out with this guy.

with love - M

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober Day 4 Spell - sleepover gone wrong


Had an inkblot accident on this one. And also can't spell?! haha get it... I can't spell a spell... I'll see myself out.

Watch me draw this craziness on youtube!
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with love - M

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober prep - day 4 Spell - sleepover gone wrong

This sketch was tons of fun and happened really quickly. I didn't do a mockup or thumbnail before hand, just went for it (hence the wonky perspective going on). I just knew I wanted a monster coming out of a closet or something with some girls trying to hold it back. That was a thing that happened at sleepovers, right? Slumber parties, whatever you wanna call them. Everyone would sit around and tell spooky stories after dark and try to scare each other. Inevitably, someone would get dared to do the 'Bloody Mary' thing in the bathroom, alone, in the dark. And sometimes, you'd get lucky and get a screamer that would freak themselves out so much, their parents would have to come pick them up and take them home at 1am. Definitely not speaking from experience. #imisssleepovers

with love - M

January 08, 2019 at 12:07AM


Inking panels... Took almost an hour... For 2... Must go faster lol. #venomfanart #comic #ink #slowprogress #drawing #digitalsketch via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SCNkiG

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober Day 3 Roasted - cute demons around a campfire


Aren't they just the cutest! I think this turned out considerably better than I thought it would. I was really expecting it to go sour, especially when I started doing the background. But I managed to pull it together in the end, I think. And isn't the pop of red fun! Idk why I did that. I just have all this colored inks and I wanted to make use of them. I maybe shouldn't have done the moon and stars in red... oh well. Still like it.

Watch me draw these cuties on youtube!
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with love - M

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober prep - Day 3 Roasted - cute demons around a campfire


I have no clue where this idea came from. The prompt for the day was Roasted and I immediately thought FOOD lol. The rest of the little scene followed from there. Though I ended up having them roasting veggies, originally I was thinking about roasted meats. The perspective practice here was good for me, not that I executed it very well, but well enough to get the point across I think. And look! Another background?! What's the world coming to?!

with love - M

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober Day 2 - Tranquil - mermaids relaxing on a beach


Surprise! I did some more mermaids for Inktober. When you're trying to work quickly and under a tight timeline, it's much less stressful to go with things that feel good or come easily to you. For me, it's definitely mermaids and female bodies lol. I have mixed feelings about this drawing, though, cuz while I like the mermaid on the right, the one on the left feels so wonky to me (especially the hair and tail). But her hands came out well so there's that. Also, hey look at me! I drew a background! Time to party!

Watch me ink these cuties on youtube!
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with love - M

Friday, January 4, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober day 1 - Poisonous - mermaid lounging on a jellyfish


I kinda love how this came out. I'm excited to eventually color it in and play with the transparencies of the jelly.

Watch me ink her on youtube:
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with love - M

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sketch Diary: Inktober prep - day 1 Poisonous - mermaid lounging on a jellyfish


This was my first sketch specifically for Inktober 2018. I went a little overboard with the details but hey, it was fun. 

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with love - M

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sketch Diary: Joi inspired portrait


This was inspired by Joi from Bladerunner 2049. There's so much going on in that movie that inspires me as an artist. I could probably do the equivalent of an art thesis all about that film. This sketch started out as me just trying to loosen up my subconcious and clearly, I had Joi on my mind some where in there. It's so cool to have those little chats with your self via drawing.

with love - M

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sketch Diary: Portrait quick studies



I used quickposes.com for these but didn't use the timer function (or used a very long timer). I wanted to focus on flushing out the lines a bit more and I like how they turned out. Doing fast, 60 sec portraits seems way harder to me than normal  figure gesture sketches.

with love - M

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sketch Diary: Curvy gestures


Cramming as many gestures as possible onto a single page is so satisfying. Then plucking one pose that felt like it had some potential and expanding on it in a longer drawing, I can't recommend the process enough. You get all nice and warmed up doing the 10-15 mins of poses and then spend like 30-45 mins enjoying your fav pose from the set.

Watch me draw this amalgamation here:
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with love - M

Monday, December 24, 2018

December 24, 2018 at 07:56PM


Hohoho errybody! May your eggnog be hard AF and may your lights be auto programmed to Master of Puppets. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EN6SNr

Sketch Diary: Orange hair portrait in color




Ugh I gotta figure out how to properly scan/ get marker drawings digital without mucking up my hard work with all the blending! And the colors get all weird. Anyway, she was fun to color! Had to split it into 2 sessions though cuz it took so long - one for skin and one for the rest of her. I immediately regretted using such a dark red at the top of her hair at the time but now I've made my peace with it. She can stay.

with love - M


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sketch Diary: Mermaids lounging on a beach


This was an inktober prep drawing. A little too elaborate to sketch and then ink back to back so I had to do it over two nights. As you may have seen, I did some way too detailed drawings for the first half of inktober this year and then burned out and couldn't catch up. I learned my lesson! It was definitely great progress though and I had a ton of fun. I just got too excited about doing the prompts and pushing my drawings to have some kind of background if possible. No regrets. But next year, I'll be saving up drawings the month before and then only do the inking during inktober.

Also, I think I'll do some freehand inkings in between the planned out drawings. Cuz those take way less time over all. More chance to get weird and go wrong lol but that's what practice is for, right?!

with love - M

Friday, December 21, 2018

Sketch Diary: Relaxed mohawk portrait - in color



This was my first adventure back into Copic markers in a good long while so there was alot of just playing around going on. Mainly, I just wanted to focus on skin blending and shading. I just wish I had put more color variations into the highlights and shadows of the hair. Had to do the skin in one session and the hair in another cuz it was taking so long. I forgot how long it can take to lay down color and blend everything over and over again. I definitely overworked some areas of the page. Just don't look too closely lol. Also, why can't I get my scanner to not be weird about scanning marker?? You can see in the second photo how much smoother and richer the colors are but the scanner... I guess I need to mess with the settings more. Or else marker pieces will just have to be photographed only, no scanning.

Watch me draw this here:
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with love - M


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Sketch Diary: Cutie patootie girl - ink

I don't always draw cute little anime-esque girls/women... but when I do, they're disproportionate and adorable. Enjoy.

Watch me ink this cutie here:
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With love - M

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sketch Diary: The wine mermaid ink


I forget if there was a real reason as to why she's sitting in a goblet/glass thing. I think I just liked the idea of a mermaid in a bath or something but then I wanted it to be see through and as I sketched it out, it started to look like a wine glass... so here we are. My made up lore is as follows: don't leave your wine glass sitting out or else the wine mermaid will take a bath in your glass! Presumably, the lore is to encourage people to not waste wine. Or maybe to keep children from getting a hold of wine and making a mess? I don't know man, I just work here.

Watch me draw this mermaid here:
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with love - M

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sketch Diary: Hunky pose practice


Ah my hunk. Thank you to whoever was involved with the original reference photo on quickposes.com. Super fun to sketch. The most beautiful knees I've ever drawn. And now I understand some of the thigh muscles better. Thanks dude.

Watch me draw this hunk here:
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with love - M

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sketch Diary: Speedy face studies


Usually, when I sit down to do realistic faces (usually using a reference), it takes a while. Like I sit down and don't get up again for at least 45 mins even if it's just a sketch. Mainly I think that's because I don't lay down solid gesture lines for the face. But every face has those important features, those few lines that really make it. So practicing this quick faces (usually 30-60 seconds) forces me to really focus on what's most important. Cuz otherwise I just get lost in the details way too early on in the drawing process.

with love - M

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sketch Diary: Mo gestures, mo betta


Just some gesture practice. I'll keep saying it - you wanna get better at drawing ANYTHING? Practice gestures. It's like jumping in the fast lane. In 10 minutes, you can get what feels like 10 hours of muscle memory and eye to hand connection practice: quickposes.com and no, they don't pay me to plug them.

with love - M