inder50000  asked:

Hi I'm sorta new to art I started drawing about two years ago and I can see improvements and my hand has gotten way steadier when I ink. But I don't have an art style I really like your art style but I can't come up with one on my own do you have any tips on how to come up with my own thanks and have a great day

Hello! Sorry for the late response, I’ve been suuper busy. Thank you for your patience!

To me, style is essentially just how you draw. It’s nothing fancy. You’ve already got a style, and it’s however you draw when you put a pen to paper. As you practice more and look at more art, you’ll see how other artists influence your own work over time. You might not see it right away, but your art will change. An artist’s style is naturally an amalgam of all the artwork and inspiration they’ve looked at over time, so it’s alright if your work doesn’t feel “unique” enough. In reality your style is already solely your own (as long as you’re not straight-up copying/tracing someone else’s style), and you’ll see it evolve over time. 

Now you can proactively change your style if you want! If you see another artist do something you like, like perhaps how they draw noses or mouths, you can try and test it out in your style and see how it fits. It may work or it may not, but if it does eventually you’ll develop your own personal interpretation of it, and then it becomes yours. Besides, being able to mimic other people’s styles is crucial for becoming a professional in the animation industry, as you’ll probably be working on other peoples’ projects in their style.

Since you’ve only been drawing for two years, you’ve still got plenty of time to grow and have lots of experience to gain. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, so I’ve had a lot of time to develop my work to where it is now, and I’m still seeing it change as I learn. It may not happen right away, but in a few years I’m sure you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come! I wish you the best of luck!

anonymous asked:

Hello, um, I started an art account and I don't think my art suits the Haikyuu's fandom tastes and I just dunno what to do, do ya have any advices ? U are so... So... I don't even a word, please help

Yeah that can get pretty sucky. You can either 1) keep drawing and developing your current art style, or 2) take this as a good opportunity to experiment a bit. 

1) You probably have a unique art style in your fandom, which I think is really cool. Not many people might view your posts initially if you just started an account, but if you keep at it I promise there will be people who admire your art style for what it is. 

2) But from personal experience, being in a certain fandom can expose you to new art styles. It could be a chance for you to try different things and grow as an artist!! 

But at the end of the day, don’t try to change your art style solely to fit the fandom’s tastes! Fandoms come and go, but being holed into a specific style that does not suit you will just limit your development. 

Went to Walnut Creek today for the TOMS Style Your Sole event at Nordstrom. That experience was really fun, taking requests from customers and just going all out with my art. I loved every minute of it, because if you think about it, this is also helping the cause. Nordstrom made a lot of sales on selling TOMS today and you know what that means :) “One for One” I’m ready for the next event! And this time I’ll come more prepared with supplies (haha thanks Allen :) and thank you to my “Personal Assistant” Dylan lol <3

The TOMS Style Your Sole Event was fun!

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the shoes I drew on. X/ But the stuff I drew included turtles, flowers, swirls, tree branches, ladybugs, penguins, a giraffe… I wish I had pictures!

Oh well, I’ll definitely remember next time. ;)


A few weeks ago my friend Lisa asked me to paint a custom pair of autumn leaf TOMS she’d give as a pre-wedding gift to her friend Kara, the future Mrs. Haney. I’m getting married this fall as well, so I was extra excited to customize TOMS for a fellow autumn bride!

Usually when I paint dark colored TOMS, I first paint the design in white as a primer so all other colors remain as bright as they would on natural or white TOMS. Here I wanted the leaves to be a little more transparent, but still bright, so it look a lot of layers of paint! After getting the base colors of the leaves down, I added details with paint and paint pens, and finally the “Mrs. Haney” script in metallic gold. 

As fun as these are to paint, the best part of the custom TOMS process is seeing how perfect the TOMS are for their recipient, and that’s obvious with this pair! Just check out Kara in the first photo, holding up her new TOMS next to her beautiful leaf tattoo! Congrats to Kara and her fiance!!

these are my 2nd fave.
on the left foot is texas with a heart over fort worth and it says “from texas” under it and it says “for I know the plans I have for you says the Lord… jer. 29:11” on the back of the top and the front of the top says “always follow” with arrows around it and the side says phillipians 4:13

the right shoe has Africa on it with a heart over Uganda and under it says “to Uganda” and the from says “your dreams” with arrows around it…completing always follow yoru dreams and the verse on the back of the top says “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain” phil. 1:21 and the verse on teh side is matthew 28:19-20

TOMS X University of the Arts, London Design Contest
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We recently ran a design competition at the University of the Arts London Freshers Fair (freshman orientation week), where students were invited to design their own pair of TOMS Classics. With the help of Dilys Williams, the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, we are proud to introduce our winner, Liseth Amaya! Liseth’s intricate detail and inspiration was simply moving.

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TOMS 'Style Your Sole' Event - Schuh 30th Birthday

TOMS is a very respectable, environmental and innovative brand, with very forward thinking values. I was invited a ‘Style Your Sole’ event at Schuh, one of their major retailers in the UK to customize shoes for customers. For every shoe that is bought, a pair is given to a child in need - not even that, but literally PUT ONTO the foot of the child. How cool is that?

I call that tone he 'Electro Tempest’. We were only given roughly ten minutes per shoe, which included drying time (acrylic paint and paint pens), so I went for a graphic look.