A couple WIPs of some paintings I’m working on! I always get so excited to show you all what I’m doing, I can never just not post art… troubling, really…
foolbackwards asked: Hi! I'm trying to make myself draw and practice more. to make that feeling of anxiety and shame go away when i draw. (drawing used to be fun in middle school and high school!) I'm looking for some fun groups to jump into on tumblr maybe? Or any site really. (heard bad things about deviantart but im willing to try anything!) Do you have any tips or recommendations? I'm hoping jumping into a group and making friends will make it easier for me to draw. Thanks for reading! C:
Ohhhh man, drawing used to be way more fun for me in high school too. Once I settled on trying to make it my career it became a lot more difficult. It takes a lot of work and persistence and practice to get good, and even then sometimes it won’t feel worth it— but I think it always is.
dA is nice, but it’s hard to gain a following unless you draw lots of fanart, at least in my experience. Tumblr is a nice place to start an art blog because people track tags a lot, and you can advertise to your existing followers to follow (who will then reblog your art to their followers, which could mean they reblog to their followers) and so on. I’ve made a lot of artist friends through following my favorite artists on Twitter and participating in Twitter drawing events like #SketchDailies and #OC_60min! I highly recommend Twitter for artist interactions.
There are some really nice blogs on Tumblr about helping people draw, such as the appropriately named helpyoudraw, and tons of blogs when you search #reference or #tutorial. I also recommend the website quickposes for gesture drawings! They have all kinds of customizable options for doing warmups or just figure drawing. This is a pretty great alternative to live classes when you can’t leave the house or afford figure drawing lessons.
If you’re open to using Reddit, there are SCORES of places where you can get critique AND practice! My personal favorite Reddit art community is Reddit Gets Drawn, where Reddit users submit photos of themselves and people draw them in their own style. Its sister subreddit, Artist Lounge is a great place to find other artists and look at sketchbooks and get tips. Make sure to check the respective sidebars for more info, there is some great stuff in there.
Above all, remember, that you are always learning. Be proud of yourself when you make some nice stuff, but don’t ever think you can’t top yourself! Don’t be stagnant. Always keep moving forward.
Hope that helps!
A bit of cheeky Spidey fan art based on the new spider-woman variant cover :o) look at that booty.
went too fuckin hard
mi-chikorita asked: What program do you use in your artworks? I reeeeaaally love your art btw. ☺️
Photoshop CS6! And thank you so much, my friend!
fantastic-sam-is-not-my-name asked: Hmmm I wanna say your line work feels unique, I mean when looking at your art blog that is something that stand out. Idk, I just work here.
Whoa. Thanks, my friend. That’s a cool thing to think about.
Two cool outfits I wore this past month! \o/
the past 9 months have been simultaneously stressful and busy, and drudgingly and maddeningly boring. luckily i’ve had my two roommates to keep me feeling comforted and safe.
Back to the old url for important business reasons. Why not?