Look, we could tell each other all about our stories and philosophies and splatter words in journals and scream-shout the lyrics to our favorite songs and shatter the hell out of all the dishes and glass bottles in the house but even then there would still be
You are so amazing. Why do you hate the things you do? I mean everyone loves it, i swear there must be millions of people who love it! Seriously, i swear on myself, your art is amazing, i stopped drawing a year and a half back, and now i see myself drawing ONLY ONLY ONLY because of you. Thank you so much. But seriously, you should love your art. Its amazingly breathtakinly beautiful.
Man someone taking up art again because of little ‘ol me? Dang. Jeez. Dang. Thank YOU so much. Jeez dude, I’m so glad you’re drawing again- those are melodic words to my ears. Show me some of your art some time.
And what’s up with the influx of super kind messages and words lately it ain’t even the holidays yet you guys
In love with books and comics and the wax and wane of a night and passing strangers and the potential energy of simply living living living and trivial moments I could caress in my palms forever if I could and ideas! So many ideas! And friends and shared laughs paired with stupid, really stupid jokes and you guys and overcast days and overwhelming kindness and the general benevolence of most people
But a single person? A single soul person human bean thing? I mean, no, then. Nah.
You are actually my inspiration and my goal in life is to be a great artist like you. I love you style, and I actually did an in-the-style-of project for my highschool art class on you. Have a great day!
Hey how do you make those ink blotches in your comics? :)
It’s a pretty simple process
Before anything else I put water on the paper with a flat watercolor brush and use the form of that water to sort of create the shape I want when I put in the ink (?? is this making sense??). It’s nothing too structured since working with ink or watercolors for that matter is such an organic and unrefined process.
Anyways, after that I plop in the ink wherever I want really and let it diffuse however it pleases
Just let the pigment do its thing man! It has a will of its own
Does everything you draw come straight from your mind? Or do you specifically need to look at something so you can imitate the skeleton of the photo/sketch and then afterwards add your own technique? Sorry if that was sketchy (lol punny), but that's what I do. I can't really draw straight from my mind and I've always found it hard. I've practiced recently though but it's just hard to shake my own creativity or envisioning onto paper Ps. Your comics are stunning
I do a good mix of both
It depends on the difficulty/level of abstractness of what I happen to be drawing I guess
For some human poses I use reference photos and sometimes film stills (animated films too), especially for difficult ones. I don’t usually copy straight from the photo- I just get a general idea of the body’s gesture and then work from there on my own
Like for this comic, I looked up stills of Princess Mononoke and Hero so I could get the general idea of how bodies move when they’re in action/fighting, ya dig?
When I draw hands I use my own to model out the form too so the hand doesn’t turn out like some demented octopus with 5 legs
This comic on the other hand didn’t really necessitate any reference photos because it was mainly abstract and idle images in the panels
Do a good teeter tottering of both and it’ll help you exercise your drawing muscle a lot lot lot
To the anon w/ the boy who said her art was mediocre, I dated a guy once who I felt scared to share my music with. I play guitar and write songs. I had finally felt comfortable enough to share one with him and he told me to scrap it & that it sounded like garbage. I want you to know that this guy who criticized your art has no right to & please don't stop drawing because of his dumb opinion. I still feel bad when writing music because of him. Don't live like that! Keep doing what you love :)
Also is it wrong I secretly hope you punched the dude in his stupid dick
there was this guy, and i met up with him after my art class, and i didnt want to show him my sketchbook .. he kept asking , bu t i showed it to him and he didnt say much. a week later while texting me i guess i insulted him and he came back and told me my art is "mediocre" .
That’s so lame
There’s nothing constructive/mature at all about telling someone their art is mediocre and nothing else, especially as an uncreative comeback
Don’t let some bum demoralize you ever, okay? Nothing gets buttheads angrier than seeing someone being happy doing their own thing, working hard, and always improving
i am really insecure about my drawings, i wanted to make a tumblr but i haven't found the guts to do it yet. where you ever scared of posting your drawings online?
Of course man
There’s an admittedly self-indulgent need for validation when it comes to posting/sharing your art online, and there was a point when I thought people thought my art was totally stupid and mediocre and just didn’t feel like drawing or posting anymore
I’ll just say this though— art is better shared than kept to yourself.
The fact that you want to create and share is meaningful in itself
Yes, you will create bad drawings/art, and you’ll be embarrassed and insecure, but your growth as an artist and a person in general is deeply rooted in the process of sharing it with others
So keep making drawings, stay hungry to better your skills and strengthen your creative drive, show your art to your friends or whoever else, make a blog/Tumblr, etc.
The way you draw hair is amazing! I love it! Do you have any tips on how to draw hair? You should totally do a tutorial one day, if you'd be willing to. Except if there's some sort of video that inspired you to draw like it that way? Much love from Germany, keep up the good work! x
I have a video here of me doodling hair from a few months ago (it’s not the best/in-depth demonstration but…I mean it’s there)
Strand by strand and patience, ‘sall I gotta say!
Think of hair as more of an organic texture with variation in lights and darks rather than a overwhelmingly concentrated mass of thin strands
In your faq, about your training, you mentioned "youtube videos (which are great for helping you understand some crucial concepts in human anatomy, painting, etc.)" could you please share some of it with us? Thanks. :3 x
My main go-to source in high school for learning different concepts in art was Sycra’s channel, ESPECIALLY for human proportions: http://www.youtube.com/user/Sycra (the dude’s amazing)