drew a bunch of homestuck bust doodles for astro bc she is cute?? i guess!!!!! good night astro lmfao me sleep now
Hey guys!!!! Ill be selling at AWA this weekend!!! Ill be sharing the table with the lovely Amanda!! Please stop buy and say hello! We will be located in island A!
Yesss!!! Please stop by A13!!!
August 18th - September 18th, 2014
So, this is the reason why I have been pretty quiet lately. I wanted to challenge myself on one of my artistic weaknesses. Landscapes. A good friend of mine told me to do 2-hour speed paints, every other day, in a span of a month. And that’s what i did! I’m sure it’s easy to see some pieces where I didn’t understand how to approach the painting than others.
I want to keep on improving my art. I plan to do more month long dedications on different themes. No matter how boring or difficult they are to me. I finally have a small spark of the persistence that I need and I intend to ride it as long as I can. Also, thank you for those who have stayed and continue to watch me grow. It’s more than I can ever ask for, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart. <3
New pens to experiment with! Hopefully I will be able to show some new sketches with them soon.
2 hour speed paints i did this week. i did one tonight too, but i felt like it was extremely unpolished compared to these two.
i’m definitely working on my weaknesses, so that feels pretty good!
refs that i’m using are found on pintrest, google, and deviantart.
So… Unexpected hiatus because my laptop had finally kicked the bucket, I think. :( And I don’t think I can afford a new one. Till then, take care everyone!
nvm, my comp seems to be hanging on…
hello ! i’ll be at otakon in baltimore, md this weekend at table n03 with my tablemate, astro and hanging out with my moirail, jan. if you’re at the convention, you should stop by! we’ll have prints, buttons, pencil pouches, sticker sets and will be taking sketch commissions~
see you there~! : )
ahhh stop by if you can! :D
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.