and photoshop is back and yay

A couple of Dannys before I call it a night

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After that it was like “Okay! i’m on tour like when do you need it done, How can we going to make this happen” and uh… we you make things happen When you really wanna do them, So we really figured it out. - Carrie Underwood Behind The Scenes Of “The FighterMusic Video. ⭐️

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C a n n o n s !

“Thank God for people that remain kind even when the world is not kind with them” - unknown // Made this while on a 12 hour turbulent flight home using my trackpad (lol, what’s new hahah). The background photo was taken at the Queen Elizabeth park in Vancouver.

(Hello!!!! I’m alive and back home! That means that I FINALLY HAVE TIME TO ART AGAIN, YAY! Watch out for new things!)

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but what he never expected was that the memes would fight back

Commission Sheet OPEN!

Alrighty!! Now that I have Photoshop back (YAY!) as promised my Portrait Commission Sheet is now OPEN!! The Portraits will be colored busts and with a simple background.
Like the one above and below:

One character per slot, one slot $25.
Payment through PayPal (s0alaina@gmail.com).
Email me at s0alaina@gmail.com to fill your slot (with reference photos (portraits of real people from photos, favorite characters) or a detailed description of your Original Character)

Slots left: 11/20

Took the plunge and downloaded OpenToonz tonight– because, free animation software that Studio Ghibli uses? Yes. All kinds of yes. Used old walk cycle frames I still had on my computer to play with the brush settings and see how things rolled. I’m oldschool, so I love that you can actually SKETCH in this program with raster levels for rough animation (with the option to go vector for inking if you want) without the computer auto-correcting your lines and all that mess. Also love that there are layers, so you can work in a gradual way from rough sketch or tracing frames drawn elsewhere, to inking, to color.

Will have to play with it A LOT more when I have the time (I’m currently working on print projects for autumn) and see what its limits are, but right now I really like it. It definitely beats the clunky back-and-forth setup I was using in Photoshop Elements’ gif window and Toonboom Harmony’s nearly $400 pricetag. I’ve been wanting to re-do these old Gotham walk cycles, so using them to learn OT at night while painting other stuff by day sounds like a good plan :) Then on to more complicated stuff like full scenes with backgrounds! Yay! :D

Animation timez are ON.

My pc is back! :D

Aaaaand… looks like there WAS some more crap that needed to be removed, after all. Some malware that was very well hidden, to the point that neither my antivirus nor Malwarebytes could find it. Yay -___-

Thankfully, there was no need for a complete reset, so I still have all my crap on here. Except for the fact that my Photoshop license has expired in the meantime and I have yet to pay to renew it, so I guess I’m *still* left without Photoshop until tomorrow at least ò___ò Also, looks like my Wacom drivers have decided to stop working all of a sudden for some reason (I doubt that has/had anything to do with the virus, tho). Guess I’m having to update them to see if they work. I don’t think I’ve EVER installed a Wacom driver update in my entire life D: wish me luck ;___;

/ yuss im bck from my college excursion lol so some updates!! i made the move back to photoshop so my art may look a little different for the time being while i experiment w all my precious new brushies yay but THAT being said this blog is on track to hit a really really really big milestone and im in awe?? thank u for keeping up with my art and ideas and emo-ness