acyart asked: Teach me how to art?
Step 01 : Shut up and draw.
- Don’t whine about other artists being better, more popular, etc etc. Don’t whine about not being good enough. Don’t worry about popularity or money or any of that shit. They’re awesome, but wont help you draw any better. (If you enjoy what you’re drawing and do it well odds are good they’ll happen on their own.) Don’t fall victim to distractions and “easy outs” or “I don’t feel it” moods. Take a break, walk around, stretch, get a drink, clear your head, then shut up and draw.
Step 02 : Never stop. Ever.
- Do it every day. Practice constantly. Make it your obsession. Draw what you see, what you know, what you like. Try new techniques. Look at how artists you like do things, emulate it, then twist it into your own version. Make sure your style is yours and not a carbon copy of someone else. Carry a sketchbook with you to work, school, everywhere. Draw when you wake up. Draw when you’re tired. Draw when you’re bored. Want to play a video games? Draw instead. Draw when you should be doing something else. Draw. Draw. Draw. Never stop. Ever.
Do that for a few years and you’re golden. There is no trick or magic spell that can make you draw exactly like you want right now. Artists are like Saiyans, every fight makes them stronger. Every picture makes us better.
Basically those who just started. I love to see they’re art style, and as the months pass, begin to grow envious of how much they have improved with time. It really makes me wonder why they aren’t admired as well as blogs who have been doing this for years. Seeing a newbie making art and even admitting they have no talent makes me feel like a big sister of sorts. Even if I have only been drawing for a little longer, it’s like watching a baby take they’re first steps, that’s an experience you don’t want to miss. The tools they use, and the way they draw anatomy is just so off, it seems so right.
So if your new out there, don’t feel so self conscious. Even if you have been drawing for weeks, and still have not improved; Your on your way to being great!
-Submitted by ask-eensy
Mod Note: Both images from the same ask-blog; before on the left and after on the right! ;)
Oh gosh this is embarrassing!
But I can also agree with this. It’s awesome to see people improve! I actually like creeping on new artists to see how they grow.
I mean look how much I changed from December 2011 to fall 2013.
spidey-pony asked: What drawings you have planned to do?
I have a lot of stuff in progress at the moment.
My to-do list is extensive.
arkhivez said: Give Mona a smartass big brother or a smoking hot chipmunk boyfriend or something like that :3 XD Or something completely new, that works too…
She has two siblings. (Of the same litter) Older sister and younger brother (by a few minutes) however she hasn’t been in contact with them since she was a kid.
arkhivez asked: Apologies if you've been asked this already: Say there was a cartoon that featured Mona, what would it be? (Nick Cartoon, Tragic Anime, Something DBZ-esque, etc.); And: Who would voice Mona...? :D
Hmmm. As much as I’d like it to be anime style, I think I’d want it to be Western just because I’d want Uma Thurman to voice Mona like Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction.
Mona should just have a visual novel or something. I think that would work better for her story than an animation anyway.