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Rachel Joy
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Hello! I'm Rachel (or Rats if you like) and I like to draw, make and design things. I'm 23 and am studying graphic design and illustration in Adelaide, South Australia. Find my Tumblr, Youtube and Instagram above! I plan to become more active online in the coming months hopefully.

At the moment I am working on my basic drawing skills by doing tonal study exercises in graphite. I like a lot of different mediums and am experimenting and improving every day. Recently I cleaned out my gallery and put a lot of old work into storage - namely the stuff I did in the Pokemon and species communities. If you are looking for anything specific, feel free to ask.

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Be sure to check out my group LineAndTone to join a community of
artists whose aim is to nurture the very basics skills of drawing!
EDIT: closed ty! I'll be doing them over the weekend c:
EDIT: 13/08/16 requests finished so far
EDIT: 16/08/16 all requests finished! See them below.
 Vie [request] by gentleratsGinger [request] by gentleratsNovember Stars [request] by gentlerats
Rory [request] by gentleratsHorizon [request] by gentleratsJackson [request] by gentlerats

Comment with an animal, feral or species character that is not humanoid in form. The more similar to real animals the better! I want to sketch some creatures in graphite, perhaps ink I'm not sure. Will keep this open until I feel I have enough.

Sorry I don't have any examples but just think;;; pencil sketch
oh also!! they will be realistic styled i guess. I'll be using a butt ton of photo refs

Watchers only please!

Hey guys so I made a group asdfghljk I'm so excited this thing is my child. I know the icon is crappy atm but asdgaflkhff come check it !!

It is a group dedicated to line and tonal drawings!! Like the stuff I've been doing these past months. Anyway the point is that line and tone are two really fundamental things to practice in drawing and I wanted to make a community space where we can all draw and practice these skills together! The group is open to everyone and I hope to make it an active place with lots of little activities and fun shiz get on it

Because no matter what your style, everybody sketches/interprets the world in lines/tone in some way and it is something you will literally be doing forever so why not have fun while you practice yeh you feel

It's a chill group and you can be any skill level, there's no minimum participation and you can get your drawings out there! your precious doodles!!

I would also totally appreciate if anyone would spread the word about this group if you like what you see!

ALSO I am really very open to critique, help, ideas and opinion about the group set up, clarity of the journals etc.

TBH I'm really scared that nothing makes sense and my coding doesn't work omg //wheezegimmeshelter


Chocolate Muffin [sotw] by gentlerats
Chocolate Muffin [sotw]
Another submission for :iconlineandtone: Subject of the Week. This week's subject is bakery! So I drew a muffin.
Just to point out, you don't have to draw realistically to do sotw, you can literally draw any style/medium, as long as it's linework or monochrome tone. And you can draw literally anything related to the subject. I'm just doing realism because it's what I'm practicing atm tbh

Experimented with using only 6Bs for this as my friend told me that's all that they use. It was pretty messy and I think I'll drop it down to 4B next time. Also did some weird photoshop editing idek I'll slowly get better I guess eh ;;; can u even see this ;;;;;;

critique is much appreciated!

photo referenced:…
art fight:
I might use this to experiment with different styles and mediums. team magic *~*~*
Arctic Tern [sotw] by gentlerats
Arctic Tern [sotw]
for :iconlineandtone:'s Subject of the Week. I can't win but I thought I'd join in to get it a little bit active!

This week's subject is Antarctica, so I drew an arctic tern. This bird makes a migration from the artic all the way down to the Antarctic each breeding season. Insane!

I also filmed a timelapse of this sketch which you can watch over on my youtube channel:…
Jackson [request] by gentlerats
Jackson [request]
Last but not least request from this batch ... Jackson, who belongs to :iconprincessdogdragon:
For whom I referenced general pictures of ragamuffin cats
Hope you like! <3
Horizon [request] by gentlerats
Horizon [request]
Another kitty sketch request - this time it's :iconleafeonmadness:'s Horizon…
Hope you like! <3

Referenced this photo of an abyssinian cat…

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