[[it feels good to draw again]]

elmovildeenjolras  asked:

Your pirate AU is everything I live for.

Thank you so much! I love drawing pirates so much, I wish I did it more. As I’ve mentioned before drawing pirates was really what brought me out of my 2009-2011 depressive period of time that I didn’t draw at all and I owe a lot of my recovery to just chilling out and drawing (and writing) piratey things for an entire year while I relearned how to draw like myself again.

So when I draw Les Mis pirates now I get like a good blast of like nostalgic warm feelings. I never do too much of one AU because I don’t really know what people like/want to see from me but I would like to do more pirates. My rp partner and I were talking last night about the story of this AU and I am very much liking the idea of stowaway Grantaire greeted by Captain Enjolras with sword to throat being like excuse me who are you and what are you doing on my boat.. then eventually he becomes part of the crew and then the first mate if you know what i meannnnnnnnnnnn I’ll see myself out.

I’ve been working on a slightly different style recently so I decided to try it out on Ivan and damn it looks good! I don’t think I’m going to answer asks in this style because its very time consuming but I might use it every now and again, I’m not sure. As I mentioned before, Grigori Rasputin is, quite amusingly, an almost perfect face claim for my Ivan and this was drawn using his face as a reference. This is pretty much what my Vanya would look like if I drew him as a person so feel free to used this as a reference if you ever wanted to draw him~

fluxlight  asked:

I'm so sorry if you've already answered this a thousand times, I didn't see a FAQ - But I really struggle with coloring in my drawings and I love yours, I honestly think they're amazing! What program/brushes do you use, and do you have any advice?

I’ve been back and forth on this for a few days now and I keep rewriting my answer for it. >_>; Normally I’m working in photoshop, occasionally in manga studio and I generally use a generic round brush with opacity=pressure turned on, or a custom brush that’s triangular instead of a circle instead.

As for advice– I can give you some very broad advice and links but it’s a big question to answer without knowing anything more specific. If you have more specific questions about coloring I can try and help with that, but for the broad question, I’ll leave you with links to some of my fav resources that might teach you more than I could:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh12RA3ha0U from Ahmed Aldoori

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc5NZ1-zmyc a 4 part series from Borodante

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0EWfmtuCLg from Kienan Lafferty

I would definitely recommend poking around the rest of the artists’ channels since they all have useful things to look at!

As for me, my general process kinda changes with each piece because I still haven’t decided on a specific method I like best. But in general I’ll mask out the figure first and fill in the base colors before adding shadows and some lighting.

These are kinda old since I haven’t recorded any new ones, but here are a few time lapsed vids of my stuff
http://sihdiel.tumblr.com/post/116064500357/i-forgot-that-i-have-my-streams-set-to // nsfw for nudity

(The third one got deleted? Oops. So have one from @kiikiibee instead–)
(here’s a link with more of her videos)

And @junejenssen has posted lots of awesome process videos!

“You’re our hero, Stanley.”

Hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the GF finale… Couldn’t resist to draw the ultimate heartbreaking moment of the show. What really gets me in this scene is the contrast between visual and emotional mood: the sunny, peaceful landscape makes the sorrow of the Pines family even more tangible.


Them boys and their girl~ *:・゚✧


My rendition of this fic by @destieldrabblesdaily.

You should also definitely click to have better quality.


i get a lot of ideas shared in my inbox, and this was one i had to make real as soon as physically possible! 

i’m feeling like this is a universe where bridgette and felix never meet out of costume, and then keep hoping to find each other once their miraculous duties are over and their powers are gone. they finally meet on the stairs of montmartre, all because bri kept those ribbons in her hair just like ladybug…