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Design Mess 2 by CherokeeGal1975
Design Mess 2
Just another work in progress.  I am correcting and enhancing this drawing with MS Paint.  As a consequence, I realize that my gallery might become a bit repetitive for a while.  I will do my best to remedy this eventually.  I am also considering doing a very short animation by hand using my own skill and only using the computer to scan and get my drawing "moving".  I do not know when I will be able to do this, but the idea is there and I have been doing a bit of research on the subject on YouTube.  Turns out that YouTube is not perfect, but it does contain a lot of useful information on all manner of subjects.  But, I do not want to try to focus my attention in too many directions at once.  This one is actually my second attempt at doing a digital fix on this design mess.  My first attempt was a lot of trial and error, getting to know MS Paint and really beginning to understand how to use the program.  I also found out that MS Paint does not do whorl patterns very easily.  One of those whorls can take well over an hour or more, sometimes days depending on how much time I have. 
Also, If anyone is interested, I am a published author.  Eden Symbiotic is available for sale on
Pegasus Toy with MS Paint Fix by CherokeeGal1975
Pegasus Toy with MS Paint Fix
Just as the title says.  I drew this by hand, discovered that the hind legs were a bit wrong and used MS Paint to fix them and then used the grass to copy and paste.  Looks better when I just draw it.  But it was a worth while experiment.
Clutching Dragon Sketch with MS Paint by CherokeeGal1975
Clutching Dragon Sketch with MS Paint
Still a work in progress, very slow work with digital paint.  I also have to stop and go a lot and I am juggling another project involving animation with two of my cartoonish characters.  I drew this originally by hand and I am experimenting with MS Paint to color it.  I was trying to make a gold dragon and it sort of turned out yellow.  I figured out how to fix that, but too late, if I try doing that now, I will ruin the composition and have to start all over again.  So, she is a yellow color that could be interpreted as a golden depending on how one chooses to perceive her.  Oh well.  You can see the original sketch in my gallery.  Even see what she looked like as I started out coloring her head.  No idea how much longer it will take to finish her.  With the modifications and is trying even my patients a bit.  I will keep at it and eventually finish the coloring job.  Should be interesting, I am learning with lots of trial and error.  Just like traditional drawings, this is going to take a while.  Sometimes my drawings by hand can take up to a month or more to complete depending on what sort of time I have.  This same will likely be true for this as well.  This is my very first attempt at coloring with MS Paint.  I suppose mistakes are bound to happen because this is my first try.  I hope to improve as I continue to practice with this medium. 
Cell 1 by CherokeeGal1975
Cell 1
A work in progress.  I have no idea how long it will take to finish this animation.  It took me nearly two weeks to get this far and this is only the first cell.  I am keeping the background simple on purpose.  For the sake of practicality I picked something that doesn't change much even if it is a bit sterile.  I will however fully color the characters and make the most out of my background.  No stick figures here and I will do my best to make sure the movements are as smooth as possible.  I thought I was not going to try this again.  But the idea wouldn't let go.  I thought of walk, run, jump cycles, but that had been done already by other people.  So, I am doing this.  At least it is uniquely mine.  Be patient, it might take me a year to get it done, but I will do my best to make it worth the wait.  This is being done with MS Paint and Windows Movie Maker.  Your guess is as good as mine as to how well I will do with this medium.  I am not revealing the plot, it will be a simple one because this is my first time trying to animate anything.  There will be no sound effects, so don't bother turning up your volume, I don't have such fancy things.  The mini movie will be silent, but I will do my best to make it interesting and expressive.
I am making another attempt at computer animation with MS Paint.  I had thought of doing it by hand, but at 12 to 24 frames per second of "film" I decided that another attempt on the computer was more practical.  Worth a shot anyway, all of them will be silent, can't help that.  I will do my best.  Been practicing with just coloring, didn't turn out the way I wanted it, but for my first try, not to bad.  You will see eventually.  Working with MS Paint is a trial of patients, even for me.  Worth doing though.
      Celestial Wind Whorl by CherokeeGal1975… 
This is the new cover of my book Eden Symbiotic.  I recently changed it by adding my own art and added a cover page with the title and the design you see here under it.  I checked the story itself for flaws I missed and fixed them all, did not change the plot.  I also typed in that my book is copy righted by the US Copyright the wrong spot I realize, but I could not figure out how to do it the right way around without changing the page count.  The price is $10.00 for the book and $2.99 for the Kindle version. 
Here is a copy of the description of my novel...
Molly Langley willingly shares her life and body with a symbiotic life form on a distant planet called Eden. Her world is discovered one seemingly ordinary morning by a ship of explorers from Earth that mistakenly believe that they had discovered a lost human colony. This chance meeting leads to a revealing of Earth’s hidden history and strange connection to Molly’s home world and creates an open alliance between Earth and Eden. This same chance encounter also exposes Molly, her family and her world to an unexpected danger from a failing company that is exploiting another alien race called the Ozbeen who had inadvertently created Shining Ones a few thousand years ago. Molly and three others of her family, all of which are willing hosts to the juvenile larvae of the Shining Ones, are captured and taken to a planet of unknown name and location to extract the DNA of their symbionts. In order for them to be able to return home, Molly and her family must join forces with a group of escaped prisoners, spies and rebels and find a way to bring down the shield that is trapping on the planet, telepath home to let their people know where they are so her people can bring down the company once and for all.


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Meriah Smith
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United States
Hello! I am a quarter Cherokee who likes to write stories, draw and admire other people's art as well. I like also to communicate with all kinds of people, so please don't be shy, type away! I will answer in kind as soon as possible! I aspire to one day be a published writer, until then I content myself with posting my works here. Who knows? Maybe by next year you will see my name in the book stands!

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EveVictus Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :llama:
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Leiika Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
advertising on other's pages is rude. Oh, and check my art!!!
CherokeeGal1975 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
After being so rude to me, I think not.
lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<i.Hi Meriah & Thank you forjoining this Super Group Of Artists :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super group Often:) Thank you xoxoLexxiiCutieShots
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