Two more doge sketches
Drawn on Galaxy Note 10.1” + Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
Let’s make brushes! A basic brush building tutorial
A lot of people ask me where to get my brushes and while it’s really cool it’s even better if you don’t have to rely on other people’s resources. This tutorial shows how to make your own grungy basic brushes for yourself! It’s really easy and fun. I do it a lot if I’m feeling uninspired, because sometimes a certain brush will make you go “oh this would be amazing for texturing a rock or a hill” and there you go, inspiration.
Let sleeping doges lie (◡‿◡✿) Otherwise they give you grumpy dogeface
Drawn from life on my galaxy note. Obviously this was more important than sleeping. I would have continued these further but the model likes to stretch and move all the time
Hi guys. I’ve been sitting on a comic project for some months now, and although it’s too early to really share anything, I’d like to point you to the direction of my Unfair development diary. I hope the tumblr can serve as a scrapbook for the development process and I can share some character art, ideas (that I maybe have discarded) and other plans. I don’t know yet! Maybe it will never happen, and I want to keep the plans open, but at least the process is something I can share and learn while doing it.
Q:I just wanted to thank you for sharing the text you did earlier today about how to face hardships in drawing. You truly put words to a situation that is extremely frustrating for artists - and almost seem taboo to bring up. You humanize it and make it seem ok to struggle and even fail at times. Thank you for being so god damn awesome and also for being a wonderful artist!
You’re most welcome. I really understand what you mean by ‘almost too taboo’. I try to bring this up whenever I have the chance to be interviewed or asked about making art as a career. I see the art communities and in general the ‘athmosphere’ that surrounds art on the internet as extremely demanding and in a way a superhero culture, in the spirit of survival of the fittest. New, super-talented kids or new stars pop up out of nowhere at a fast pace and there is a pressure to always do more, faster and be more amazing than the next one. It feels like there is also a pressure to have a certain mindset; you mustn’t ever give up, you must always excel, you must draw every day and if someone does better than you, you must experience it as a motivator to work harder and not get upset! This world is full of demands and it easy for a person to feel very flawed and human when comparing themselves to all those artists who keep up the appearance of being closer to cybernetically enhanced half-machines. Most likely this isn’t the case, those tireless machines are humans as well, but they often keep up a very polished image and don’t talk about hardships. Maybe it is that some are born that way, but one size does not fit all. Through my own struggle to come to terms with this - that I in fact am very much a human with more flaws than I can count - has helped me get some insight on how to live with this fact and be happier as an artist, and as a person.
Be happy and don’t always do amazing stuff! Fail, do crap art, do art for fun, make incomprehensible messes on paper! You are human so don’t expect perfection. IT’S OKAY TO SUCK!
(Many thanks for your message and I hope you don’t mind me posting this publicly.)
The referred post: http://ani-what.tumblr.com/post/86783044096/the-hardest-things-about-drawing
2 tips & tricks from today’s stream:
1. Quick brush size change: When you have Brush (B) selected, hold alt and drag with right mouse button (depending on what settings you have on your wacom pen, too). Dragging vertically allows you to change opacity (less opacity upwards, more opacity downwards). Dragging horizontally allows you to change brush size (left smaller, right larger).
2. Quick RGB color selection: Press alt + shift and then drag right mouse button to get access to the color pallette without clicking on the menu! Requires a bit of getting used to.