:D Why draw my characters when other people can do it better for me?
Mintyburps posted this gorgeous colored sketch commission, so I asked to get one of Willow. I just love the sunlit colors and the shapes made by her dress. The spiraling silhouette is so beautiful, and the pattern just continues through the whole drawing form her hair to her designs. Thank you so much! *o*
Coping with depression by buying more art. ORZ…
This one is from nogutsnoglory who has such an awesome style, so I was totally excited to jump on this chance, since she’s been so busy and doesn’t take commissions much anymore. I asked for Rivek with someone, and she picked Sorian (lol…). I really love how she does faces, and she has a great anatomy sense. Her coloring is just so subtle, and I love the
For the past few months, I’ve been pretty depressed. Work has sapped any desire I have to draw - so I’ve been buying art of my OCs instead (retail therapy, yay!).
Check out this wonderful piece I got from peachymints of Bohren and Rivek being amazing derps. She’s just so cute at drawing character interaction! I think she’s too swamped with school right now to take more, but you should check it out in the summer. She also loves Free! Haha…
Haha okay, the teacher I have for YA Lit is amazing. I had her for Sci-Fi Fiction before. But the thing is she was given this class five days before it started since she’s taking over for another teacher.
So her syllabus starts out normal, right? Like…
By the time it hits mid March…
Really excited about this class, man.
I am re-blogging this because I don’t want jovaline to delete it. This is the educational crux to my future career as a YA writer.
Finally got my next giveaway info up! If ya want a drawing like this from me, reblog this post! (Character can be from any time period, btw!) You can reblog as many times as ya want, but tumblr only registers one reblog per tumblr account; reblogging more than once just repositions your name in the number order. Anyways, just wanted to say thanks to everybody who follows me for your support and the kind words you always have for me. Means so much to me; thank you~
Wow, so, like, I don’t usually re-blog giveaways, but this is way too tempting. *drools*
I’ve loved firstfruit’s art forever - since we were both in Private Exchange (days long gone, omg…)
Hey, I know a lot of you have been coming here from my process tutorial and my hands tutorial.
I haven’t been drawing that much lately, so I finally uploaded all the video tutorials I made with my buddy Evan (who runs an awesome Japan tour company which I’ll be going on!). Enjoy!
You can also see my fugly face, ahaha…. back when my hair was still a normal color.
Sherlock is back! *screams*
hi! long time fan here - i was hoping to gain some advice. i recently left an undergrad in engineering to go into design (specifically industrial or crafts and i'm looking into visual arts as well) and was wondering for any tips on developing my portfolio + things to do and avoid + perhaps if you're willing to share what your portfolio contained. thanks for your help!!
I think, because you’re just entering the visual field, you should try a lot of aspects. Especially in school, there’s plenty of time to experiment. Cover the basics (perspective, anatomy, color, composition, etc), but find some part you’re really passionate about (character design, prop design, storyboarding, etc).
In the end, your portfolio should showcase your specialty and give a clear idea of what you want to do. Try for an 80%/20% split.
If you’re curious, here is my web portfolio and my print portfolio. The print one is more targeted, so I show that off first and people go to the website to see more.
Borrowed Fictograph’s always lovely Willow. Don’t worry Rivek, Fasis and her are just having a polite chat while Willow rests from dancing and Fasis retreats from the livelier parts of the party.
:D Awww! Thank you so much! They look absolutely lovely. And Fasis seems like such a gentleman (a large improvement over a certain bird brain). I wonder what they’re talking about…
:D Again, thank you so much!
Quinn is all ready too!
he just can’t help but showing off, I swear *shakes head*
Rivek is around serving drinks, he looked so nice, I had to try drawing him :} Hope I did him justice Fictograph <3
Aaaah! I didn’t see this earlier! Thank you so much! Wow, your character is just adorable! I love his pose.
Rivek’s jelly - he wishes he were that flexible.
Hi, I was just wondering whether you had a schedule of conventions you will be attending this spring I looked but couldn't find one.
Ah, since I’m working again, it won’t be many. The only ones on the slate are Kawaiikon (Honolulu, HI) and Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA).
There are three I’ll attempt to get into: Fanime (San Jose, CA), Otakon (Baltimore, MD), and NDK (Denver, CO).
We're you at Otakon this past summer? Because I bought that katniss print (the one where her dress is on fire) there & I was wondering if it was actually you?
:) Yes, I was. I always sell my prints in-person, and I was at Otakon last year sharing a table with teaat2am. I love Otakon. I’ll try to go again this year.
Happy New Year! Here are some Harry Potter pieces, a string of obsessive fanart started by the Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood I did for Ladies of Literature. I intend on making this a series of bookmarks for the upcoming con season.
I believe it was you who owned this. What is that thing you wear on your hand and wrist to support your wrist and also not smudge your artwork? I'm in need of one
Yes, I wear a brace when drawing to prevent RSI. Different people like different styles, but since mine’s preventative, I use this minimal one. There are more on the company website, though.
I got it at a local drugstore. At least in the United States, this brand is widely available over the counter, but I’m sure there are many options in most pharmacies.
Willow and Rivek: the epitome of their relationship.
Facinating… It has taken on a life of its own by the look of things. Googled the names, and found references back in 2006, then this fictograph website where she appears to be developing the characters? Intriguing!
Uh, lol…. I’m the OP. Just to clear things up, this is artwork I drew featuring characters I’m developing - have been developing since 2003 under various screennames. They’re not linked to any published media.
Thanks for re-blogging from source and leaving my comment in. :)