Your art of Laia is gorgeous!! tho I can't help but feel that looking at the photos of the doll's head on the website, Laia has this expression that looks like she's absolutely disgusted with everything. xD That, or she's got a stuffy nose (might be the faceup on her tho)
Thank you so much!! Yeah the site faceup has a really mean looking faceup, which I don’t dislike but I wanted something different to that. What I do which I strongly recommend is to look for other faceups people make on the same doll you like. I look on flickr a lot, so you know the “potential” for the sculpt. Because depending on the sculpt the face changes so much, just as makeup does on a person =)
reminder that no one is required to love their parentsbecause a lot of people do have genuinely shitty parents and if you invalidate people’s feelings about their toxic parents i’ll probably punch you in the throat
This is very true.
Sometimes people that are the closest can do the most damage.
You just get up and move on with your life and make your own decisions and choices.
We don’t choose our parents, good or bad, but we can choose a family.
Whats your favorite part of the drawing process, like sketching, lining, or coloring.
I would say sketching. I’ve times I don’t wanna ink at all or color at all but I never not like sketching when I feel like drawing, it’s a happy messy process =) I do love the part when I make research and start creating a new character, specially if I’m not used to draw it and I feel I’m nailing it haha
My favorite color of all is scarlet red! I also really like bright orange and hydrangea blue. <3
Hydrangea blue is so pretty!!!!!!! I love all the reds but there was this time I used it a lot and pink and it kinda screw my senses on how to use green. It was a nightmare at first but i surpass it by drawing a lot of nature backgrounds unwillingly for work xD
How do you do that like, 80's tv video effect on your banner? Do you have any tips on improving line art? And have you ever had an embarrassing phase in your artwork?
-For the GUN part I used this tutorial for about halfway (I wanted it to be more metallic) and I did it on photoshop and a lot of stuff were handmade and then I went with what I knew and the poster refs and font refs I found. The GUN part is that font on the tutorial a bit modded and the kiss part is handwritten. I used to work doing stuff like this often but it still took me some hours to complete it.
-For what digital lineart concerns, what has worked for me in order to improve lineart is the following:
Having a tablet that I can work with, mine is an ol’ intuos 2, while using a mouse seems to be something to brag about it’s really harmful to your hand. Good tablets are not cheap but there are cheap variants for you to start with and you can invest more as you see this is the thing for you.
Using Open Canvas before and now for some years Paint tool SAI has definitely helped
Don’t rely so much on vectors for inking, while on technical digital drawing is a must, in order to improve, by hand is unavoidable and a must.
Find a way that inking works for you and is fun, inking for me is tedious sometimes so I try to mod the line to make it more fun to work it, and I like that thick-thin look, I’m not a big fan of thin line SAI vector work, but it depends what you want your art to rely on. I mod the line less when I’m gonna heavily color because semi realistic coloring over thick lineart is not something I like for my work, it works. hence, find your way =)
Working on higher resolutions helps to practice, it’s also harder, but once you have the hang of it you can produce good lineart on smaller resolutions as well and a lot of hours inking, even stuff you wont finish, or partial inking practices.
Inking without a good sketch base is basically just inking. I make sure that I like the sketch I’m inking and that it has as lil mistakes as possible and as many details resolved for when I ink, it speeds the process and it makes your final piece less dull. The same with colors, something can be greatly colored and be just boring or full of mistakes.
This is not a must but I do like that my lineart looks clean at 100% zoom, this helped me to keep things very neat and clean and also if you give the liens for someone else to color, for work or fun, they would appreciate a clean, and closed lines art, unless your style doesn’t match that at all of course.
The 3 Pees xD….Practice, practice, practice.
On traditional inking, I would say all the same, I haven’t heavily inked stuff since the sketchcards but finding your tools of trade and practice apply pretty well
-I don’t think I feel embarrased about my past works, there are a lot old work of mine I don’t like much now that I see it far, but at the time I had a lot of fun doing them and liked them. You can say we all regret our most weaboo times but it was good while we were there =P
Sorry for such lenghty post, I hope it had cleared your doubts and thank you for asking me!
Today I’m gonna work on a new layout and customizing a theme for my tumblr site so if my frontpage gets weird at some point, then you know why xD I’m gonna test stuff on another junk blog I’ve so this one doesn’t fall into pieces. But it was about time to change the layout, this one has gotten too buggy and I need one that hyperlinks and re size the image without jumping to a new page, is more practical that way
Hello!! Your art is absolutely amazing! You have such a beautiful style and always when it shows up on my dash, I know who's it from without even looking at the source. When I first discovered your blog, I looked through your whole art tag! Also, how do you draw your sketches? Do you draw them on paper and then scan it or with a tablet? Thank you!! (Sorry for my english, it's not my native language) :^)
Thank you so much!, that’s really nice of you to say!!! Thank you for looking trough my whole art tag!
I generally draw digitally, for practical reasons. If they are traditional I make sure to tag them as that for the curious =)
I’ve times I like to sketch on paper because it has a certain charm to it, it just feels good to do it and it also means getting away from the computer which is a good thing =P. There are certain things I cant get used to draw digitally or I like doing better traditionally like drawing the thumbs of a comic. Traditional art is important to me.
I guess the best idea is do it the way it seems more natural and comfortable for one self =)
Don’t worry about your English, it is both certainly good and I’m not native English speaker either. I understood everything you said! What’s your first language?
Hei Camila! I was wondering how long do you take to make an entire pin-up character. It's just i'm struggling to take less and less time on my own drawings so if you could share this it would give me some perspective to look into... Thanks!!
Well, it really depends on the complexity of the picture and of course the style you’ve or decide to use but to give you some more precise timing, it can go from 5 to 20 hours on average. Of course it takes way more if there’s a background or extra details like drawing a character under detailed armor, or epoch dress, or a complex pose, something like that.
I think the most important thing is not to lower the time in which you complete a pic just to have a “better timing”, while working faster seems like the “ideal” and “praised” way, I don’t think it’s friends with overall improvement.
Improving timing is a must if you’re intending or already working in art, specially on projects like comics and games that have some tight schedule. If you’re working for someone else, it rarely ever take your best out, which means, it will take you less time as well. Sometimes timing that is hard. I learned to do it for the sake of not stressing out, really.
One tend to rush it when the goal is finishing it quick, some people focus a lot in finishing just to post it, which works for some people but my personal experience says otherwise, I haven’t written this on stone or anything, but it’s what I think. If your main goal is improving to feel proud of what you create and be able to portray what you imagine more accurately then I would advice you to finish less pieces. This has helped me A LOT. Having a method to make sketchs that look somewhat clean because it downs the time of finished pieces and you’ve a lot more time to try new things and learn a lot from it.
I hope this helps, sorry for the over expansion on the subject, I thought it was worth the talk =)