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kennoarkkan:

shadyfolk:

amaipetisu:

A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.

THIIIIS.

All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

daftalchemist:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

Guys, this is the truest thing. If you think negatively about your stuff, other people will start to think negatively about it too. Furthermore, if you make yourself think positively about your stuff, eventually you will be positive about it without that positivity needing to be forced.
Treat your art like it’s the best art in the world and chances are no one will notice the mistakes that are so obvious to you.
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daftalchemist:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

Guys, this is the truest thing. If you think negatively about your stuff, other people will start to think negatively about it too. Furthermore, if you make yourself think positively about your stuff, eventually you will be positive about it without that positivity needing to be forced.

Treat your art like it’s the best art in the world and chances are no one will notice the mistakes that are so obvious to you.

thneedhime:

My friend had these really rad artist trading cards, so I drew a Groot for her uvu

thneedhime:

My friend had these really rad artist trading cards, so I drew a Groot for her uvu

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So I have a headcanon that the Fazbear crew have their own cartoon show outside of the entertainment center - Which is to say I wanted an excuse to draw a cute Foxy where he could have stupid pirate adventures. Will I draw the rest of the gang? Not even I know the answer.
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So I have a headcanon that the Fazbear crew have their own cartoon show outside of the entertainment center - Which is to say I wanted an excuse to draw a cute Foxy where he could have stupid pirate adventures. Will I draw the rest of the gang? Not even I know the answer.

heliosdayspring:

me: *looks at ocs i made 4 years ago*

me: we can rebuild them. we have the technology

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Hm, and here I was hoping this iteration was avoiding “clone” characters.

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Did a sketch page while I was out today, but this is the only one that really stuck at all. Took another go at Wheeler’s brother Tyler, who I haven’t drawn in four years. Tried to make sense of his nonsensical anime hair while keeping the general idea - I actually completely forgot about his bangs but that might work better for him this time around. Gonna play around with him a little more since there’s no real hurry on his design.
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Did a sketch page while I was out today, but this is the only one that really stuck at all. Took another go at Wheeler’s brother Tyler, who I haven’t drawn in four years. Tried to make sense of his nonsensical anime hair while keeping the general idea - I actually completely forgot about his bangs but that might work better for him this time around. Gonna play around with him a little more since there’s no real hurry on his design.

Artist Asks!

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

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thneedhime:

So this amazing artist/teacher, Will Terrell, popped up on my dash the other day and I’ve been steadily watching through his Youtube playlist. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so simultaneously comforted and inspired at the same time. If you have time, I HIGHLY recommend giving a couple of his vids a watch, especially if you’re an aspiring artist. If you don’t have time, please make time. Seriously.

Here are a few I’ve found especially helpful: 

How To Deal With Stress

Overcoming Fear

How To Get Inspired