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ThatGirlThatDraws
Abby Harding
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi there!! I'm ThatGirlThatDraws! I'm also GlassJellyfish on a lot of other sites. My real name is Abby, so call me what you'd like! :)

I don't know what I really want to do in the future, but I know art will be a part of it. Right now I'm working on a graphic design degree, but I've also helped do concept art for the game development club at my school, illustrated stories for friends, worked on comics, took an animation class, resulting in me joining the animation club, and, finally, have dabbled in 3D modeling in maya. I mostly just post doodles on my page since most of my time goes to school, but I do like to post my art projects for feed back and to keep my DA friends posted.

Thank you for your support, guys! I really appreciate every favorite, comment, watch, and llama!! I hope you enjoy my page! :iconsnugplz:
  • Listening to: The Beginning - One Ok Rock
  • Reading: Princess Jellyfish manga
  • Watching: Music Videos (Mostly Backstreet Boys lol)
  • Playing: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
  • Eating: Oranges
  • Drinking: Water
Hey Everybody!

    I'm sorry for not keeping up with you! This semester has been the most tedious semester in my whole college experience. I'm taking typography, web design, 2d design, and drawing 3! As you can image, I've been super busy! haha BUT! My semester is almost done, and my summer break is almost here! I'm very excited to be able to draw what I want and take what I learned this semester and apply it to my personal work!

    I'm thinking of doing a summer project! Maybe a series, but I really don't know what! I was thinking maybe turning animals into personas, like I did for a contest a few years ago with these pieces: 

Nature's Twins Contestx2 by ThatGirlThatDrawsNature's Twins Contest by ThatGirlThatDrawsNature's Twins Contest x3 by ThatGirlThatDraws

    Back then, my coloring technique was completely different then it is today, so I'm wondering what I'd come up with. I was also thinking I doing a mermaid series where I would take different fish and turn them into a mermaid, kinda like:

Mandarin Dragonet Merperson by ThatGirlThatDraws

    I also was doing a project for my drawing class where I made my own animal by mixing animals. I think that might be a fun series to do as well! but I still have some time to figure it. :)

    Also, During this semester, I made it into 2 art shows! The first, I was Nominated to be in the Women of Art show at my school. I put three screen prints in it! I was very excited, I'd never been nominated for anything art related before, so it was a wonderful first for me.

Jellyfish Drip by ThatGirlThatDraws Jellyfish Screen Print by ThatGirlThatDraws Leafy Sea Dragon by ThatGirlThatDraws

    And for the second, I made it into the Juried Student Art Show at my school as well. I work at my school as an Art Gallery Assistant, so I actually got to help the jury go through the work. (Not help pick, but move the art around for them as they picked what got accepted and rejected) The Jury I feel were so critical of everyone's art. I felt like they rejected people's work that really should of made it in. So when they chose one of my pieces to be in, I felt honored! It was one of my digital pieces. 

Forest Lights by ThatGirlThatDraws

    It meant a lot to me that one of my digital pieces made it in, since it is my primary medium. Lately I've been really torn about my art, because my teachers say I have a talent for drawing realistically. I have an eye for design, they say, and they want me to do bigger drawings in different mediums like screen prints charcoal, painting, ect.  There are so many paths for art, I was wondering if I was in the wrong one, since I usually was told my drawing from my mind were a bit childish for my age. So, in a way, I feel some validation in the direction my art is going and it makes me very happy!

    So, there is my update guys! I hope you didn't mind the read. I really appreciate your support. It really does mean a lot to me and in some cases keeps me going. Sometimes it's really hard to find motivation to keep going, but with the smiles you, my friends, put on my face, it's so much easier to keep up with my daily stresses and focus on my work. Thank you so, so much. 

-TGTDs

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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding A small study in body language to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
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ThatGirlThatDraws Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really liked your little reasonings for why you chose each pose. That's a great quality when developing a character and understanding body language. :) Keep up the good work!
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JohnDoeHanibari Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Abby! i hope you had a wonderful birthday!! 
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ThatGirlThatDraws Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, John! Sorry for the late reply! School and work just started back up for me, so I've been running around like a mad women! Cx I hope you had a wonderful Birthday as well!! Sorry I'm super late!!! :0 
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Kenjisama Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday lady
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