HEY YOOOO ANI-R I TOLD YOU I WOULD DO IT HERE IT IS HUE HA HA eha ha heeee
I hardly ever reblog but this is too precious not to. Velvettodraws’s Skyrim character Koussikka (the dunmer with pointy ears, you can read about and look at his amazing adventures on velvetto’s tumblr) and my Skyrim character Kiisseli (the dashing nord with a classy bloody handprint, an accidental vampire and a general failure) in… bridal dresses. And dangly jewelry. Why did I ever mention this.
Q:could you show us your process when designing an environment?
Hi! You can see some of it on my twitch account (recorded livestreams). My process is honestly quite haphazard. While it has been recommended for artists to sketch, do thumbnails, color studies and plan compositions etc. beforehand, I just dash at it and see what happens and most of the process takes place when the drawing happens. I long for the patience to adapt to some of these more disciplined approaches to making art some day.
Q:God your art is so beautiful. I wish I could hug you lol but any who, does it take you long to finish most of them?)
Hi. I accidentally apparently followed you on my main blog. I followed you because of your Tekken posts. I’ll add you on my other account too. There really is no set time, I usually write down the time on the post, sometimes it’s just 30 minutes or max 2 hours because I have difficulty focusing, I hardly ever return to work on a picture I don’t finish in one sitting, normally never leaving the desk other than to have water or go to the bathroom. Thus, I’ve managed to take the shortcuts to make them (paintings) doable in one sitting. It’s a different thing though if I work for a client, then of course revisions and changes need to be done and a piece can take 5-20 hours (but I don’t normally post them here because of NDA contracts.) I want to improve and move on to be able to do more realistic concepts that obviously require work continued over several days, so I have to take a different attitude and be determined to overcome those obstacles to be able to work on those. Thank you for this ask.
Fan art and money, where to draw the line?
This may be a firestarter but this has been pissing me off lately, by which I mean a few years.
Creating fan art in itself may or may not be illegal depending on the laws of the area you reside in (bear in mind you are using something someone else created), although mostly fan art falls under the category of derivative art; enough changes in the original product and idea have been changed so the criteria for creating a new independent work has been fulfilled. Of course good-spirited fan art is largely embraced and encouraged. However… going commercial with it is another story entirely. A good example of this are sites where artists publicly promote their prints of fan art of characters (they do not own the rights to) and make money off of it. Let’s take Society6 for example. A Section of their rules;
You represent and warrant that:
you own all intellectual property rights in your Content or that you have obtained all copyrights, trademark rights, rights of publicity and other rights required for you to make your Content available through the Society6 Services, to manufacture, distribute and sell Products that include your Content and to grant Society6 the rights granted to it in these Terms;
your Content and the manufacture, distribution and sale of Products that include your Content does not and will not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity, including without limitation any copyright, moral rights, trademark, patent, right of publicity or right of privacy;
Then there are fan art commissions. This, like the previous matter, can look very different depending on how you look at it. Are you giving to the world something that the original copyright holder would never do? (rough example, pornographic art depicting Pokemon x Devil May Cry characters ). In that sense, you’re not diverting any potential cash flow from the original creator and in theory, no harm is done. However, a character is always copyrighted to someone or a corporation. This means you are taking something someone else owns and doing something to it. Are you giving back to the fan community and supporting the fandom around the franchise (beneficial to everyone, even the original copyright holder) or doing something you shouldn’t?
Food for thought. Drawing the line can be hard.
Some more links to read.
Hello, it’s time for the new brush set people keep asking for. It can be downloaded from dA or my site superani.co/extras. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS6, compatibility with earlier versions not guaranteed. Preview here. Most of these have been made from scratch by me but a few are Photoshop defaults.
Before you go playing with these, I have a little speech to give about brushes; I made the ‘mistake’ of including some readymade objects ie. tree branches and such in my previous brush sets. What this leads to is people mashing together pre-drawn shapes to make a picture, and while it’s all cool and stuff, you’re not learning anything. Go and draw that branch yourself, you won’t need my shape brushes then! It’s good for you! Thing is, we see a lot of ready-made shapes such as trees, bits of rocks etc. in brush sets made by digital artists, and this is all because while making a picture you sometimes need to replicate lots of shapes and the quickest way is to make a brush of a single shape and then splash it around, it simply makes your work faster. But the idea here is to make those shapes yourself, so that they’re shortcuts for you made by you. If not, you’re just borrowing bits and pieces of other people’s art. This of course, doesn’t apply as strongly for regular painting brushes and things meant for texturing, but sometimes it also happens that when not used very originally, they together make up something so personal to you (the one who made the brushes) that it looks like you’re looking at a picture made by you but that is not yours, in an uncanny way! Haha.
All that said, let’s end this on a happy note; thank you for your continued support and all those reblogs. They really make me happy.