alright off to draw more characters

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:


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.

anonymous asked:

alright, so you've more than justified your reasoning for drawing Ezra a darker skin-tone than he is, so what's your justification for drawing Kanan as the lightest character? it's kind of obvious that he's the darkest, he's as dark as Rex and Senator Organa. sorry if i come off as rude, i've just been eager ask this. i really enjoy your art, but when people draw characters a different skin-tone too dark or too light, i get kind of annoyed, it's a pet-peeve that i've been dealing with.

Honestly if I was spending more time drawing Kanan I would probably end up drawing him having a dark tone too. I have like 4 drawing about him on this blog all of them are shitty drawings where I didn’t pay much attention on skin tones. (and even in Ezra’s case he was gradually became darker too. I didn’t draw him this tanned when I first started shitting out SWR fanart) Sorry if I made you thought that, he is obviously tanned as fuck.

oh look it’s cranberry from magical girl raising project.

personally one of my favorite characters, even with the way she turned out in the end.

i’ve been working on this art piece ever since i first watched the anime series, maybe around the beginning of april?  it’s one of the first times i’ve used ibis paint x, really good app btw.  

i’m not too big of a fan of how the neck down came out, but that’s alright since i was mainly focusing on the hair+eyes.  also i can’t draw mouths right so i leave them off [better than a crappy mouth tbh]

i might do more art in the future?  i just don’t have any inspirations/ideas at the moment lol so i guess leave me a suggestion somewhere [probably twitter]

and plz critique i need advice lol



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


Alright, six more characters I can check off of my to-draw list ^_^  Kjersti was the funnest to draw out of these ones.  I still have eighteen characters left on my list (and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some).

Previous Monster High pen doodle posts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.


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

Another humanized FNAF anamatronic fanart ;w;  this one is Mayadile’s Chuckles the Hyena

He’s a cutie.  I went off a picture i saw of a human Chuckles.  I hope I did alright ( ; v ; )/)
 (I woulda coloured it but I wasn’t sure of what the colours would be) Sorry the head to shoulder ratio is super off im sorry i goofed
(I’m also blaming all of these wonderful OC’s for my recent obsession with Five Nights at Freddy’s and I do hope to draw more)


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!