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Simple pixel art tutorial

Hello! For a while now, people have been asking me to create a tutorial on how I create my art, so I thought I would! This is a really simple piece but it will outline my techniques pretty well. This is the piece I made for the tutorial:

And you can check out the tutorial here: http://8pxl.tumblr.com/tutorial

anonymous asked:

hi can you give me some tips on how to build a bigger fanbase?? I would really love to do commissions but I have a relatively small amount of followers and only very slowly gain more. ty

Hey anon! I think it’s a slow process honestly. I am in the same boat as you for my main art blog. For some reason, this one is exploding, and I think it’s because a few of my posts went viral somehow.

Though I do think it’s partly luck, you do a lot to optimize the chances of being seen,

1. Post on a schedule and disperse your posts with the queue function (if on tumblr, at least. If you use other services, there are also queue functions and 3rd party solutions. Just let me know and I will update this!)

2. Keyword relevant tags with a mix of popular and less popular ones. Less popular tags will not be flooded so quickly, so there’s a greater chance of your post being seen. 

3. Pick a good time to post (& set your queue!). For tumblr, late evening to night is very good. Or when you think everyone has a lunch break and will be on their phones. I post around 6-11pm and seem to have decent exposure. However, if you’re raring to go, just post it! It’s not all about the views/ optimization. Make sure you have fun with it too! 

4.Make sure your stuff looks high quality. This means a nice scan/photo if traditional, or a high quality digital art file. Even if it’s a sketch, which many people love seeing, it’s good to have a good amount of legibility, you feel me?

5. Follow/like/comment on blogs/posts you’re interested in! Be genuine and do not spam, though. Try to build your community and network naturally and gently. 

6. Watermark your pictures, subtly. Not everyone’s a fan of this, but it’s better than having no credit when it goes viral from an art thief. 

7. Try to post semi regularly without being spammy. 

8. Enjoy making art! The views will come eventually if you put 100% effort. 

9. I haven’t done this that much, but fanart is helpful for establishing a base before your own work will be seen. Unfortunate, but can be true in some cases.


Hopefully that helped! Have a great day! Thanks for the good question, Anon. 


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evolution-incarnate  asked:

Looked through your stuff and saw nobody really asked, how does the internal anatomy of some of your dragons work? Like, skeletal and muscular anatomy How does the shoulder joint work in tandem with the wings? How do your dragons produce a breath weapon?

DISCLAIMER: i have 0 idea how anatomy works and biologists are probably going to want to beat me to death but here we go i guess

Ok so to start breath weapons. Most of my fire breathing dragons have an organ in their bodies (usually close to the heart) that synthesizes their respective weapon chemicals and stores them in liquid form, and on a few of the dragons on gaseous form. When they want to breathe them out they can just pump it up their throat and the chemicals should react with the air and produce fire or smth



Rivier, while not a fire dragon, has a similar mechanic, except she needs to eat a certain type of rocks (nonexistent irl) that have the chemicals necessary for her to do her thing
Alex doesnt have this, instead he’s able to break down atoms and produce energy (usually from metals). He breaks them down to hydrogen and then usually breaks the hydrogen down into energy as well. I know physics dont work this way but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The fire he breathes out is just a secondary result to this process

Ok now for the skeletons (oooh spooky bc i dont knwo what the fuck im doing)
Ok so i put up two different dragons to show differences mostly because as shown Cherokee’s wings are in the front and his arms are behind them, and c’s wings are behind her arms instead

Another disclaimer thing: this change for cher is fairly recent bc something about his design was bothering me before and now im just trying out different things

Anyways. Cher’s wings dont have shoulder blades apparently bc i looked it up and birds dont have them + they would probably bump into his arm ones? idk.

c’s however DO have shoulderblades bc her ‘wings’ can act as arms as well when she’s not using them to fly, while cherokee’s wings as they are could only serve as a bit of ground support if he needed it 

wow more eyeburning ¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯
so yeah i have no idea whats going on here to be honest but it looks like it makes the tiniest bit of sense visually (maybe not practically) so 

same here just some generic looking muscles, and the wings would have similar anatomy as an.. arm maybe,,,..

so yeah the truth come out, does windy is an idiot? yes. i have no idea what im doing

catyuffie  asked:

What is your favorite character from overwatch? : 3 my fav character is Zenyatta and Junkrat ♡♡♡♡

And this asks MVP goes too *drum roll* Soldier 76 AKA Daddy. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. <3

Thanks for the ask~

I’ll have to maybe draw you some Junkrat and Zenyatta sometime. ;3

(I know I’m a sinner just leave me be. xb)

anonymous asked:

Could you imagine Zarc going berserk?? I mean he had the red eyes at one point but was that looked more like he was really into it, then that he was really mad?? I wonder how those eyes would look on him.

Maybe like this…? I bet the show would make it cooler but I gave it my best shot haha

You decide what made him so mad

hobisparkles  asked:

namseok + lost in a museum(/art gallery since hobi's such an art ho) au! (that'd be cute)

“This is the third time we’ve seen this sculpture, babe,” Namjoon says, a laugh chasing his words.

“Because I like it,” Hoseok insists. He wants to check the map. He refuses to check the map. Because if he pulls out the map then he’s going to have to hear Namjoon’s mouth and god he just does not need that right now. “I want to make sure you understand the intricacies–”

“How lost are we?”

“…No one asked you.” Hoseok rolls his eyes as Namjoon gives a silent, shoulder-shaking chuckle. “We’re not lost. You can’t get lost in these places, you just follow the natural flow.”

“We’ve followed this flow for forty minutes,” Namjoon says.

“Well. You’re distracting me,” Hoseok says. He sighs, then stops walking and runs a hand through his hair. A quick check of the time says they still have 4 hours before the museum closes, which is good; they won’t get accidentally locked in if he can’t figure out how to get back toward the exit. “Let’s just…sit. And look at things.”

“You can just look at the map,” Namjoon says, squeezing Hoseok’s hand. Hoseok grunts and pulls Namjoon toward a bench to take a seat. “I promise I won’t make fun of you.”

“You will,” Hoseok says. “I don’t need the map.”

“Okay.” Namjoon puts an arm around Hoseok, and Hoseok leans against him with a sigh. “So. Tell me about this one.”

Hoseok follows Namjoon’s pointing, though it’s sort of unnecessary considering the sculpture in front of them can’t exactly be missed. He smiles a little.

“Well it’s Italian,” Hoseok says. “Perseus holding the head of Medusa. 19th century…? If I’m not confusing it with something else. I’m pretty sure it’s Canova.  Not too far from here is my favorite of his. Cupid and Psyche.”

“I’m sure we’ll circle around and see it three times,” Namjoon teases.

“I hate you so much.”

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anonymous asked:

I want to ask does thee do commissions?

Originally posted by todorokihs

Ahh!! I’ve been thinking about opening them next month actually!!! Since I’ll actually be able to draw next month ehehe/// Commish info is ready (yet needs a bit of revision), but I have to get commish examples ready since my other ones are outdated. 

Look forward to it anon!<33 ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ (Will probably have a new sideblog up and running for all my art as well haha/// My blog is a mess of random fandom things lmao)

Forced myself to draw that eventhought I have a major art block hitting me, because @thecolorsofbleu asked for a picture of Rosalie as child.

i am sorry if it is in a worse quality than usual. It just seems like nothing turns out the way i want it at the moment and my anatomy is just off to hell and back =v=“ sorry.

Other than that a small fact: Those clothes are actually ones i wore as a child and once were my sisters. they are from Russia.

Can I just say that I am RoadRat trash? I can’t even explain why I love that ship so much, but it’s just so…perfect. 👌👌👌 Forget Reaper76 & McHanzo, RoadRat is the REAL OTP.

(just to be clear, I don’t mind those other ships, but I just LOVE RoadRat SO MUCH MORE)

PS: If you draw RoadRat art, please drop me an ask & I will TOTALLY follow you.