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June 25 2015

Reminders to myself (and any other artsy people who follow me i guess)

stardustmote:

-You don’t get better at drawing by avoiding drawing until you are better at drawing.

- You don’t have to make a new masterpiece every day it’s okay if all you drew is a doodle of a bug. You are now +1 bug doodle better at doodling bugs. 

- Also it’s okay if the thing you drew didn’t turn out very good. Everything you draw makes you one step closer to being able to draw good. You are still +1 step better at drawing whatever you drew no take backsies.

- You are the only person who knows if your art didn’t turn out as good as you wanted it to. You are the only person who can see the things in your art that weren’t what you imagined in your head. No one else will know unless you tell them.

- Comparing yourself to other artists just isn’t fair. You get to see all of your art, the best stuff and the worst stuff. You usually only get to see the best stuff other artists make. You don’t get to see that half drawn badly propotioned face they drew at 2 am and immediately scrapped. So don’t compare your badly drawn 2 am face to their best work.

- Just keep making art. The only way you can really fail is if you give up. 

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June 20 2015

wamscoastsmoker asked: Hey! Love your art soooo much! I was wondering,what drawing program do you use? ^_^ ❤️

maddox-rider:

I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly!
I use Photoshop CC/C6 most of the time!
I like to draw my line arts on Clip Studio Paint (trial)~
Recently ivatimsee​ introduced to me Mischief (free!) which is a very good program to just chill and doodle endlessly with the infinity canvas :)

I just received another ask, asking if I draw on the iPad?
Yes I do! So I thought why not show/recommend for some of you guys who are on the go and wants to doodle up with your fingers instead :D!

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Paper 53 is super cool!! It has such amazing brushes!!
You can check out the website for the tutorial and read up more about it there
SketchBookX is another freaking cool app (available on iPad & computer!) but I think its more professional looking compared to Paper 53.
The rest don’t have as many functions and are more limited but if you would like to just doodle for fun~ those apps are great too!
(Penultimate always crashes for old gen iPads)

If you guys are curious on what I use to draw on~
My tablet is an intuos pro medium and my mom’s iPad first gen.
(throws a mini patrick stump for you guys!!)

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June 06 2015

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oweeo:

some things I need to remind myself daily tbh

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May 31 2015

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erikaschnellert:

I don’t know what happened after that…

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May 19 2015

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myoo89:

My final animation is finally done. Go check it out, leave a comment and a like. Thank you for your support

Guys, please check out my buddy’s animation right here!
I know it’s kinda stiff, but it’s cuz it’s animated in a comic-like manner, and I really love the concept of entering a blank canvas and creating lineart & then painting your creation as they come to life.

It’s also a revamp of her previous Typewriter animation

May 10 2015

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April 18 2015

artist tips

rileyav:

don’t save as jpeg

suchirolle:

as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further

if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well

BUT

please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER use png. it makes the quality of the image pretty shitty. use jpeg or pdf instead. and always set your work at 300dpi to get a better printing quality - this means, the images are crisper and sharper and theres no slight blurriness. i had a talk with my friend who is currently taking design, and pdf is much better to use when youre working with a bigger publishing company because it still has the layers intact, but if youre only planning on printing your stuff at staples or at some small publishing store, the jpeg is the way to go.

this has been a public service announcement

onecarefulowner:

I’ve replied to this once before but I see it’s doing the rounds again.

This is all utter bullshit.

I’m sorry but if your qualification is working on the school yearbook, you have no qualifications. Do not pretend otherwise. As a former professional photo manipulator for advertising brochures, I can say that you’re not comparing apples to oranges here - if anything, you’re comparing fruit to farmyard machinery:

  • JPEG is a lossy format. It is suitable for web imagery because it sacrifices detail for reduced file sizes, but in doing so it introduces artifacts that weren’t in the original; if you load a JPEG for editing, then save it as a different JPEG, then you’re adding more artifacts formed from those first artifacts. Do this often enough and you end up with a horrid glitchy mess that looks like a puddle’s reflection after a stone’s been thrown in. You’ve seen those memes that have 3 or 4 different “found at” tags along the bottom, that look like fingerpainted copies of the original? That’s why.
  • PNG is a lossless format that comes in two primary flavours, PNG-8 and PNG-24, which use 8 and 24 bit colour respectively. 8-bit colour is what you have in GIFs, a limit of just 256 different colours in a predetermined palette, usually automatically chosen by your software when saving. These files will look the same as GIFs, potentially with large patches of solid colour instead of the usual gradual shading seen in 24-bit imagery. This is usually better for small banners or pixel art, as it can yield smaller filesizes than GIF format. (There is an animated version called MNG but it has very little web support, hence the continued use of GIFs.)
  • PNG-24 is great for larger images where detail is as important as colour depth, as well as printable RGB images and (if supported by the client) full colour images with gradient transparencies. It most certainly does not make “the quality of the image pretty shitty,” as it preserves every nuance. File sizes can be smaller than JPEG for small images, or significantly larger for large images.
  • PDF is a container file, whatever you put into it will be pretty much preserved as it was, so you gain nothing but lose nothing.
  • TIFF is what you need to be using for archival or print-quality imagery. It has support for multiple layers, multiple colour channels (RGB as well as CMYK, which is essential for accurate print rendering), and everything is preserved exactly as it was seen on-screen when being composed. There are compressed versions available, they use similar methods to PNG in order to maintain detail without sacrifice; next to whatever your graphics program uses natively, this is the most interchangeable format available for professional use.
  • DPI is important only when used in combination with image dimensions; in and of itself it serves no purpose. If you make a brilliantly detailed 640x480 image & set it to 300dpi, you’ll receive a brilliantly detailed 2 inch x 1.6 inch print. This is great if you want to make a postage stamp, but not if you’re creating an A4 flyer! Determine the image’s dimension then set the DPI accordingly; 72dpi isn’t hideous especially for text-heavy work (it’s ~3 pixels per millimeter), and 150dpi can be suitable for many images. Unless you’re interested in photo realism, 300dpi is usually overkill - for our hypothetical A4 flyer, you’d need a file of 2490x3510 pixels for edge to edge printing, with a correspondingly high memory requirement and filesize even if using a compressed format.
  • Keeping the layers intact is utterly unimportant for print work unless you want to use a separated colour print method that requires multiple passes to lay down each ink. If you send a file with all the layers, masks, etc. off for printing you’re liable to get it sent back unactioned, as they won’t want to take responsibility for choosing the wrong elements for printing. Save your work with everything intact, then save a flattened copy especially for printing purposes - this is one of the reasons Save Copy As… is a common option in graphics manipulation software.

This has been a Public Service Rebuttal.

(via herrsassyfras)

February 05 2015

February 04 2015

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yungterra:

Ok am I the only person who gets this bullshit or what

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daronnefcy:

My life everyday in highschool.  

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January 15 2015

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angelrin89:

gwin-stich:

thelastsworld:

yeah. I got those moments

Artists in a nutshell.

Writers in a nutshell

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January 10 2015

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pokeviruses:

asleepii:

artbymoga:

Inspired by a recent experience I had with someone stealing my art and cropping out my URL.
Dedicated to every artist who has had their art work stolen.

This is around the third comic I’ve seen with the same exact premise and comparisons and everything.

Good. It’s an important problem. I want this comic to be made 500,000 times until people stop fucking reposting and intentionally editing people’s work to take away credit.

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November 14 2014

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November 05 2014

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loves4free:

Car Model: Nissan R33 Skyline GTR

Who knew a Sharpie could be durable enough for drawing on the outside body of an automobile? This artist show us her creative chops and skill, and also shows her husband a new decorative version of his, R33 Skyline GTR. See more pictures at A Guy Let His Wife Go Crazy with a Sharpie on his Car… The Results are Unbelievable

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November 04 2014

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gallowhill:

Keith Haring painting a wall at the Pavilion of the 17th Biennial of São Paulo, 1983

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October 27 2014

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Zen Pencils - KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist…

This hit me hard and I'm kinda put off by the last epilogue/scene. I definitely prefer the happy ending.

And thank god my parents are the encouraging type. They always appreciate their kids' artworks :)
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October 19 2014

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Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter

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