i need to make prints of things people will actually want to buy
"heat in microwave for 5 minutes at 50% power" i think u mean 2 minutes at full power
ohh well thats cool! always happy to inspire new people and make new friends! you’re a real catch anon thanks
dang thank you so much! i have so many nice asks to respond to its a little overwhelming… anyway, dont sweat the small stuff! you’ll get there. we all started somewhere and honestly im still getting “there”
goodluck and thank you so much!
things i’d really like to see: lesbians/masculinity-expressing female characters that aren’t super thin and/or inherently already have masculine features (and/or no more lesbian/homosexual relationships in which one character is more feminine and one is more masculine therefore projecting heteronormative ideals)
this is a really nice ask and i really appreciate the compliments! thank you so much! but, if i tell you to do something like go to /tagged/tutorial for most questions its usually for a reason. you can find multiple brush settings there.
also i say this everytime i get this question: i really do not being asked what my brush settings are. not because i want to horde that information or whatever, but because its REALLY hard to answer. my brush settings are always changing! painting isn’t just a one step process. theres no “easy” button. not that i think this is what you are going for, but for some reason i always get the feeling people think that somehow theres a way to emulate a painting style if you get a certain brush or brush setting. thats not really how it works!
learn your program. build your skills. the program isn’t making the drawings, the skill comes from knowing how to use it. play around with all those sliders, sai is literally half the number of buttons photoshop is. anyway, thank you again you are very nice i’m sure! but if you are looking to emulate my style unfortunately you wont find it just by using the brush settings i might have happened to save during a drawing because i’m constantly changing them. a traditional painter doesn’t use one brush or one consistency, digital painters are no different.
i’ve seen artists here on tumblr that are just so. not encouraging to young artists at all
there’s a difference between telling someone to practice and telling someone they need to carry a sketchbook around every single waking moment and be drawing constantly or else they should just fucking give up
like what kind of embittered shit is that to say to a teenager who looks up to you and asks for advice
if i had been told that growing up i probably wouldn’t even be drawing now
Really? Cause if I remember correctly that routine of drawing 24/7 actually works. Well, at least in the industry. I mean maybe the people asking don’t know the answer to success is hard work, but sometimes that’s a bit tiring to answer several times over.
I never said it didn’t work, and I never said that success shouldn’t be worked for. That’s a no-brainer.
But telling someone that they either need to “DRAW ALL THE TIME 24/7 FOREVER OR QUIT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT AN ARTIST”? That’s fucked up. If you are able to do that, then I’m very happy that you’re financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally secure enough in your life to where you can do that. Not all of us are blessed with the gift of unlimited time, energy, and resources. And sometimes hard work just isn’t enough. You can try and try and try and still get nowhere and feel like a complete failure, like you’re not a “real artist”, all because some embittered fuck wants to measure YOUR success by their own personal metric. “Do this and this and this and if you DON’T DO IT EXACTLY RIGHT THEN YOU FAIL”
I’m not signing up for that mess. And if that makes me “not a real artist” who will “never make it in the industry”, then whatever. I’ve already pretty much resigned myself to that a while ago.
there’s this strange pedestal society put’s artists on that says if you aren’t sacrificing 99% of your time to being an artist that you somehow fail. that if you aren’t at your desk making art, skipping meals at your desk making art, ignoring time with family and friends to make art, that you somehow aren’t a real artist and you’re not any good or you won’t be any good.
there’s more to being an artist than just what you produce, a lot more. it’s about how you interpret the world and then how you chose to spit it back out. you’re only doing half the battle if you spend all of your time with your nose in your sketchbook. i have loads of images saved to my phone of random junk ive taken photos of for reference later and even then i know for a fact i wont get to half of it. maybe i’m wrong. maybe i’m only like that. but my opinion still stands.
i think a lot of it loans itself to the fact that artists are seen as somehow burdened with all this pent up mental turmoil, that artists are these tattered creatures victims of their own anguish. that if you aren’t sacrificing yourself to your inner demons all of the time then you must not be making real meaningful art. that we are supposed to be constantly pushing ourselves to the brink beyond our own health. oh, the agony.
(don’t get me wrong. i have my fair share of woes, mental disorders and inner demons and art is a great, fantastic avenue for venting that kind of thing, but the idea that artists are somehow more “deep” than anyone else is kind of a load of garbage.)
i went off on a bit of a tangent there but the fact is: you can still be a wonderful artist and not slave over every piece of art you make. likewise, if you want to slave, then be my guest. but don’t guilt yourself and don’t guilt other people if they decide to take a break for whatever reason— health or otherwise. its perfectly fine to take a break for yourself and do your own thing for a while, you’ll reach your goal all the same.
a lot of it might also have to do with the cut throat industry in general. these companies TREAT us like we’re their personal servants with no time of our own, so thats how we begin to think we should treat ourselves.
1 blanket, 2 pillows. i always need a blanket to sleep even if its a million degrees out otherwise monSTERS WILL GET ME