Maybe one day, MAYBE ONE DAY
I really felt like drawing animals & cute clothes and so I drew an anthro stoat, yeh UvU♥
It’s so hard to ink when you need to sneeze & blow your nose every two minutes. I don’t even know what I’m doing jdhsknsk
6 days ago on March 04, 2014 at 09:21pm
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I was bound to draw neopets again at some point UvU He’s my tapdancer krawk! (the claws make the front of the shoe heheh)
GOD. GOOOD D D DD D DDDDD I went through 3 different ideas for my new art resume look and sketches before I settled down with one. The others didn’t focus on the skill I wanted to showcase the most (too much bg, surprisingly!), and even when I thought I had the right one… I only had a really vague idea.
And then it’s a week later, and this morning I woke up in a panic because I had found it. It wasn’t a REVOLUTIONARY idea, but it would be perfect for my resume! I found out what the poster’s design would be like! Granted I still had a LOT of work to do to make all my info fit in there, but I’m ridiculously glad I took all day to finish this. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ﾉ
I’m sorry I only post a small version, but I’d honestly rather not have my full resume float about tumblr. You can still make bits and pieces out though!
And now, writing!
Who knows if I’ll ever actually finish this, so let me just hit you up with a WIP!
Currently watching Jem and the Holograms uou I kinda want all the merch now…
2 weeks ago on February 22, 2014 at 12:07am
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I will join you once again very soon, my blood brothers and sisters, into the land of impractical armor
see you in… MMORPGs
Xena is so nostalgic to me, I used to want to be like her so much when I was a kid hdfjks
I also needed some practice both drawing her and drawing from references, so I drew a couple based on screenshots! All of those are easy to find on google, if need be (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
bittersweet-nightmares asked: do you have any pointers on how to draw cute animals like your cat?
Hi! Sorry it took a while for me to reply, I just… forget to reply after I read them, most of the time ;v; It took me a moment to think of how I could give any tips on how to draw cute, because… drawing cute animals means you understand the concept how to make anything cute, and what makes a thing cute!
**Also, please note these are based on my own experience, and so how I would go about teaching this. It doesn’t mean it’s the absolute truth, nor that it’s the only way to draw cute! Just my own way.**
- #1 Basic shapes!
Simple shapes are very attracting to the eye because they’re easy to understand and linear. While detail can hold your attention and eye longer, it’s not necessarily for the best reasons; it’s really easy, as an artist, to get lost in detail, and it’s really easy, as a viewer, to get confused by superfluous detail. That being said, cute things are usually made of very simple shapes! it makes cute things relaxing to look at. When it starts being creepy is when you assume that cute = big eyes. A lot of people do it, a lot of companies do it, while putting extra detail in them or in the rest of the body—this is when it gets weird for some people.
That’s also why certain people don’t think pugs are cute: they have a round head(simple shape) and a stocky (simple shape) body, but their face is extra wrinkly (detail). It makes is visually weird for a lot of people, and they usually slap “ugly” on it for lack of better term.
Save your detail-hungry hand for bigger projects, and work on smaller scale to help you if you’re prone to putting too much detail on pictures!
- # 2 Weight!
We often associate squishy things with cute (plushies are soft and huggable, and if something we can’t touch seems squeezable and soft, we’ll most likely want to touch it). So work that gravity, work it good.
Since we’re working with simple shapes first, the gravity thing is easier—we have more chances of knowing what a squished down ball looks like than we do of a squished cat, right? (I hope so, eek) So exaggerate it, stretch it, make it work the way you want it to work!
The eyes, muzzle, ears, fur, are purely arbitrary. When you know how to apply the basics of anatomy and the basics of how to stylize fur, it comes more naturally to you! I couldn’t possibly explain where to put those or how to draw those without making two separate tutorials about each (and there are plenty of those on the web if you want to look!)
I hope this helped a bit!♥