alright off to draw more characters

Alright so there are a lot of transphobic artists and so on so here's a list of ones I know about

@redkatherinee (disgusting art of an oc boiling trans people alive and also art where it implies- no, it flat out says that trans men are girls)

@poehav-shy (art of drinking trans kids’ blood)

@marshmallowfury

Has (had) a secret sideblog where they were essentially being a gross TERF while simultaneously making money off drawing trans characters (ew)

Feel free to add any more or whatever, stay safe.

~Mod Quinn

Alright so, I asked people to send me two Overwatch characters so that I could swap their outfits, and I got more than one reply. Which means THERE WILL BE MORE. And trust me, this one is cute but the rest are gonna be horrendous (for various reasons). I’m so excited. 


This lovely match-up brought to you by @miss-april-ego-radio . Thanks babe. 

THE WILBUR EFFECT (aka, why you should never give up on drawing ever)

Hey everybody! Jessica here, once again starting a text post with a wonky, odd title.  But it serves a purpose this time, honest!

So recently, I’ve seen a lot of people getting really discouraged about their art, both online and in real life.  On an unrelated note, I’ve also gotten a couple of requests to post some of my old art to show my progress.  So I decided I’d blend the two.

And to make things even more interesting, I’m not just going to pull out some old piece that’s semi-presentable but still flawed. No, I’m going to show you guys the oldest, most embarrassing, first-thing-I’d-ever-drawn-on-a-tablet-before disgrace:

…This is Wilbur. Whom my old roommate has since nicknamed “Urineface.”

I drew this originally in 2012 with literally no clue what I was doing.  As you can see, I got so frustrated with the piece that I never actually finished it—the lines were stiff, the colors were unnatural, and that poor kid’s hair is so jagged it’s about to gouge his eyes out.

As I cringe behind my computer with shame, I realize that one thing’s for sure: He came from a frustrated, embarrassed, and still-learning artist.  At the time, all of my best friends were astonishing visual artists, and, well, I was…kinda not. There were so many times during this period where I just wanted to give up, to stop drawing.  Heck, there were times when I’d actually cry myself to sleep over the fact that I’d never be a good artist.  I’m sure some of you have been in the same boat, and here’s what I have to say to you:

DON’T! YOU DARE! GIVE UP!

Need more proof? Alright, embarrassing drawing number two.  You guys are killing me here.

These were some characters from an animated film I wrote in 2012.  I am…not sure why the guys are giants compared to the girl, nor why half the sketch lines look like these people got electrocuted.  Also, everybody’s face seems…really stretched?  Their mouths are kind of melting off of their chins, that doesn’t sound safe.

I revisited the film for a college project in 2016, and:

I’d like to think these three look a little better.

Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking. “2012? Alright, buddy, it’s 2016 now, of course you’re going to improve in like, 4 years—who wants to wait that long?” But rest assured, while improvement doesn’t come overnight, it doesn’t always take four years, too!

In all honesty, I know that creating art can feel really hopeless and discouraging at times.  We find ourselves comparing our work to other people’s, feeling obligated to work at a rapid-fire pace, or just plain giving up for whatever reason. But I’m here to tell you that you can do this, no matter how inexperienced you feel.  Even if you’re just picking up that tablet pen for the very first time: do not be afraid to keep going.

I’m far from perfect as an artist, and I still have a lot to learn. Maybe four years down the road I’ll be looking back at my 2016 art and having a cringe-fest. But that would just prove that I’d improved, and that things could only move forward from there!

Art is tricky, okay? Nobody expects you to master it in one night, or one month, or even one year.  But that doesn’t mean you won’t reach it someday!  Save a bunch of tutorials for reference.  Watch speedpaints.  Try the occasional drawing challenge. Even if you don’t get it right, at least you’re learning what to do and what not to do!  And in time, you’ll be looking back and going, “Wow…my younger self would be so astonished right now.”  That, my friend, is a magnificent feeling.

So, to end this behemoth of a post, I decided to redraw Wilbur again…for old times’ sake. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that time made things a whole lot better. In the end, all you have to do is be patient:

It really does pay off.

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Hey!!! I’m opening up commisions!!! For dirt cheap too!
My family and I have been through some pretty rough shit, and we don’t have a single penny in any of our wallets right now. We struggle to get clothes or even a meal for dinner pretty much every day. If I can get even a 5 dollar commission, I could get my own meal from McDonalds man. These would really help. I get food on my plate, and you get a sick ass work of art for under 6 bucks!
Here’s how everything’s gonna work-
Everything is THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY!! I have absolutely no other way to get money through lol.
Chibis: $1
From the shoulders up: $3
From the waist up: $4
From the knees up: $5
Full body: $6

I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT DRAW:
NSFW
Furries (I have nothing against em I just can’t draw them)
Heavy gore (Guts, heavy blood, that shit)
Nudity
Animals/anything animal like (Like I said, can’t draw em)

I WILL DRAW -
Minor gore (tiny cuts, bruises, scars)
Neko/Half human half animal (Like you want a character but with dog ears and a tail?? Alright man :0)

Please message me through kik (@vocaloidlover05100), or tumblr if you don’t have a kik. Kik is highly recommended though, because I’m on there alot more.

I’ll send my PayPal when you message me, and of course, I want the money before the drawing. I can’t afford rip offs atm.

Thank you for reading!! Please consider helping me with a commission or two!!

therandomjet submitted: A bit of Criticism On this please?


Lineart: We can’t tell if it’s very zoomed or if the brush is like that, but either way, the crayon effect looks a bit off.

Coloring: It’s alright!

Composition: Is that face on the left your watermark? It is not necessary to make it so big, it can result as very invasive to the viewer, and won’t prevent art theft more than a smaller watermark would. Other than that, no issues with the composition!

Anatomy: The character seems to be falling to the right, the torso is very long. If you’d like to keep the proportions like this, making the legs a bit longer, would work better. Edit by Mod Tofu:

Keep drawing!

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I really like Dew Gayl and Nebula Violette’s designs. The other NDGO members are alright too, but I haven’t looked at them enough to form a better opinion :’D

Dew Gayl reminds me a bit of a gladiator, with the scale-like armour, the spear, and such. Tbh I think she’s my favourite design-wise out of the bunch [not including aura/skills and such, this is just visual appeal] :’D
Nebula’s hair gave me a hard time e__e

I like drawing headshots like this. Should get into them more since it lets me sketch characters and get their faces down before attempting a full-body OTL

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The elsen will consent out of loneliness.

Based off the the comic Joker (I recommend reading this first if you haven’t), here’s the last elsen after given the position of zone one guardian.

Basically, after years of rebuilding the zone that the batter p much wiped clean, becoming a guardian has drastically altered his physiology, (he grew absurdly tall and 200% tougher than your average elsen.) Being so much larger than a normal elsen, he vents much more smoke, so it constantly leaks from his eyes and the corners of his mouth.. which is starting to eat away at his cheeks. Like any elsen though, if pushed enough he’ll burn into a horrific ‘melting candle’ like burnt.

He’s an alright guardian, but his isolation and near death experience at the end of OFF left him scarred. He’s extremely protective of his zone’s elsen, as he fears loosing them.

Affectionately known as Lel, or Leland

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more character design homework! we had to design someone who likes to show off something about themselves. all i could think of was someone who likes to glamorously flip their hair around idk

i dont think the teacher expects us to color any of these assignments?? and im not sure if the color makes it better or not. :O (thoughts?)

i kinda liked how the drawing turned out though, so alright!