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Big Girl Skates!

Journal Entry: Fri May 8, 2015, 8:39 AM


So It's been nearly 6 months since I started Roller Derby (from scratch without even the ability to stand upright on skates without falling on my arse!)

I've been skating on some entry level skates since December but a few days ago I finally received my big girl derby skates! Aren't they fabulous!? They skate like magic in comparison to my entry skates, as they should of course!

I'm only about 4 skills off getting my Minimum Skills test pass, and I've been scrimmaging with my team for just over a month now, so I'll very soon be eligible to play for B team bouts, which is terrifying and exciting all at once. (Though my new skates have totally destroyed my ability to stop! Need to relearn that ASAP!)

I have a derby name and a team number and shockingly actually have some leg muscles! (Fiona Bruce is a british ex newsreader and current antiques roadshow presenter for those who miss the pun cos you're not british...)

Though I have been a little artistically absent lately but I have been sketching a lot more just finishing a lot less personal work (you can find me posting a lot of sketches on tumblr or instagram) as it's been a learning curve to balance sport and art where previously there was just art because I was a bit of a couch lump! I'm hoping to get some new stuff done soon however (turn those sketches into something productive!).

It's been a crazy but exciting 6 months and I think I've seen more of the North of the UK following the A team about than I have ever seen before! (see the above photo at South Shields Beach) So here's to the next 6 months!

I hope you're all fabulous too and that you've been up to fun and productive things in the past 6 months too!

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Tutorial - The MAGIC SketchBox by FionaCreates
Tutorial - The MAGIC SketchBox
So I was sketching and as always marveled at how much of a different putting a box around a design makes to the picture, and then I wondered if other people might benefit from this magical not-so-secret.

It might be something you already know, but if you don't have fun putting boxes round your sketches!

And it's also not a bad thing if you decide to go ahead with your floating figure! There's no right answer to art after all!

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Canthearmyeyes Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is very beautiful .:blush:. I Love You Emote 
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello! :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
Sinju-Stormbringer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for giving me more lovely Abhorsen art to favorite, Fiona! It's all fantastic.
SteamMouse Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, fellow Fiona! o v o
Have a llama!
AnnaBorealis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the lama)) and for your wonderful works Hug 
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama!:) (Smile) 
FionaCreates Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Watch :D
angermuffin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style and color choices! :D
FionaCreates Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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