I WAS TRYING SO HARD NOT TO IMPLY THAT, KICKS THE AIR, THATS NOT WHERE I WAS GOING WHEN I SAID PARALIX I JUST LIKE PARALIXES LAUGHS AND LAUGHS
LAUGHS REALLY LOUDLY
I KNOW YOU TRIED, I COULD FEEL IT. I WAS POKING FUN AT YOU HAHAH sweet bb. omg I might just… do my own version of them? like, and slightly more eastern dragon, but since paralixes kinda look like they’re mixed with canines… I could ass a bit of fu dog in there? oh my gosh yes
psssshhh do a hella eastern dragon then (i am not on a huge eastern dragon kick right now of course not)
i can’t hear you, all i hear is "draw jack instead"
which i’m about to give in to UvU
DRAW A PARALIX AAAAAALLLLL STRETCHED OUT LIKE A BIG KITTY CAT
omg a paralix
IT’S BEEN SO LONG WOW. I SHOULD. I TOTALLY SHOULD.
Omg I followed your ref blog a while ago and forgot it was run by you and I just COULD NEVER WORK IT OUT BUT NOW I KNOW
NOW YOU KNOW YESS. I keep forgetting to put a link back to my main blog on the side bar, I think maybe I should go to it now! Thank you for reminding meeee!! *v* And I’m really sorry for the confusion hahaa, sobs..
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!♥
Anonymous asked: Hello! I'm currently an art student. I hope I word this well... What's your opinion on having fanart in a portfolio? And what opinions have you heard from other's about it? Is there an acceptable ratio or does it just depend on who's going to be looking at your portfolio?
My own personal opinion, I think, differs from most of what I’ve seen other tumblr artists say, but I’ll try to be coherent and concise about it!
It will depend on the job you apply for, but as a general rule, I will encourage you to put fanart in your portfolio in small quantity. A lot of artists find it preposterous that you would dare put fanart in your professional portfolio, but from my experience, employers like seeing things they are familiar with occasionally. Of course, they’ll be looking at your original art before anything else, but no one should hunt you down if your put create a category dedicated to fanart work. Au contraire, most producers and art directors I talked with enjoyed seeing a stylized rendition of The Hulk or Wicked's Elphaba.
That being said, I cannot stress “in small quantity” enough. Fanart is great, because it’s still your art, but it’s important to remember it’s not your concept. If you want to be a conceptual artist, a character designer or anything that involves designing things (illustrators sometimes get to do that, too!), fanart should play a very, very minor role in your professional presentation. You need to show up front that your designing skills are more important to you.
As a matter of fact, your portfolio should already reflect exactly the job you want to attain. If you wish to be an animator, you not only need animations, but you need to show discipline, easiness to adapt (that can mean adapting to new styles perfectly) and most important of all, in my opinion, consistency. Concept artists should show they are both able to think outside of the box, but also show they are able work wonders within a given box. Storyboard artists need to show the understanding of storytelling, eye direction, as well as coherence withing and between plans/scenes/sequence.
I don’t think giving you a ratio would be the wise thing to do, and I know telling you “go with your gut feeling” seems very dismissive. I also know how stressful putting a portfolio together can be, and sadly, no artist has a holy rulebook for it (if there’s one, no one ever bothered to tell me about it!), and that’s kind of what everyone does; go with their gut feeling. You can be given pointers, but in the end, you decide what your portfolio will reflect. If you want your stuff to scream “look, I can draw in any style and I will adapt to yours in a jippy”, fanart might help you a bit! It really depends on what your intention is.
I’ve seen a lot of people here being outraged at the idea of fanart in a portfolio, but in all honesty, I really don’t see what the fuss is about. The only problem I see is if your portfolio mostly consists of it, because that says a lot about your creative ability.
Oh my gosh, that was quite wordy! I’m sorry that took so long haha ;v; I hope it helps!
my dashboard is just goat s GOATS GOATTSSSS
GOATS ALL DAY ERRYDAY
goat by day, goat by night, this is our pledge
They’re GORGEOUS but I’m having the BIGGEST DEBATE as to if I should change one of my already existing goat babes to one (Probably the Whispling or Night Phantom!) or just CREATE A WHOLE NEW ONE…. I’m so torn I can’t breathe oh my god why am I even taking this game seriously
WHAT’S GOING ON
cucumberstone asked: hey! Love your art, its awesome!! I was wondering, what program do you use to animate?
Hello there! :D Thank you so much for dropping by, and for the lovely compliment! I actually have been trained to animate traditionally (on animation paper, with all that pegging and scanning stuff), but lately I’ve been using Adobe Flash. Animate Pro is my program of choice, but it’s very, very expensive, and not super accessible for everyone. I’v also animated in Photoshop like… once. But I’m definitely not a fan of it at all.
And honestly, if you can master Flash, you’re already better than I am, because I don’t understand it at all!
glasmond asked: Ohgooood I just found you because of your Rarity picture (I'm from my little humans tumblr) and I am so in awe and love. Thank you SO much for producing those artworks! I love how you portray the gals and how much love you put into it. I'm going through your portfolio now and I'm so glad I found you. You are very skilled, bright and positive, and I want the world to see more of your work! Are you taking jobs right now...? Because maybe I would have a little idea you might like.
Aw, gosh! Thank you so much for this ask, it makes me really happy that people like my Rarity ;v; And wow, the fact you like my other headcanons means a lot to me as well, especially RD for some reason (I saw my-little-humans reblog that one too hehe).
I’m so glad YOU found me, I’m so ridiculously HAPPY to know people like you follow me, it makes me so giddy! I also hope I can show MORE of the world my artwork, as well, and I thank you for your encouragement!
As for taking jobs, I’m currently looking for one, so by all means feel free to drop me an ask so I can give you my e-mail! (Or just look it up on my portfolio website ‘w’!) We can chat all we want there!♥♥