Am I psychic or something? Because I literally had a dream about someone jumping back on the “you’re copying tearzah train”
okay my friend, if you’re new here and haven’t read what I told other people in the past then I will say it again. Did I look up to tearzah, admired their style and drew inspiration from it? Yes. Did I use similar brush settings in the past? Yes. Was I accused of copying them before? Yes. Was I actively copying them? Yes, in the past I admit it I did. There’s no denying. Did it feel good ripping someone’s style off? Nope. Has my art style changed over time? Yes, and it continues to change. Do I have more than just one artist as source of inspiration? YES, A LOT.
Am I still copying tearzah? Nope. Did I find my love for pastel/cute art and am I simply continueing on drawing in that art genre/art style? Yes.
hope ya have a nice day pal, I’ll be here drawing 👋
Is it okay if I use your art as an illustration for a story and post it on here? I would credit it to you of course. I would also really like to know how you make the reflected light look soooooo shiny. Thanks!
Go right ahead man! About the reflected light, use really high values (close to white rather than black) combined with a hue shift. Here’s a visual:
4. Show us at least one picture you drew or sketched recently that you did not put on a public site.
This is not recent, but it might be more coherent and amusing! I did this short comic last October, accidentally got water on it (you can still see the rippled parts…) so I left it pressed in a book, and forgot about it until I found it again recently:
It’s about the cow costume from Niall’s skit with James Corden! Thought it would fit with Farmer Harry. Once upon a time I would have seen this cartoon to polished digital completion, but I think the optimal posting date on this one has long passed…so I will just show it as it is. (All my drawings start out on paper like this, actually. I have this arbitrary habit of folding a printed page in half, and drawing only on that half for any particular project…the other half is sort of a brainstorming a ‘test page’ lol)
As for recent drawings…I did this sketch I did on a whim (Beware! Super messy!):
It’s ot5 cosplaying Team Rocket, yeah yeah? :D Pink topknot Zayn as Jessie, with Liam as Jessie’s pokemon Arbok, and lavender cinnamon-roll hair Louis as James, with Harry as James’ pokemon Weezing. And of course, Niall as Meowth.
It’s in a very early drawing stage, so that’s why it looks so haphazard like that. (There are some key decisions I have not yet made: for example, whether I should make Zayn faithfully sport Jessie’s miniskirt-and-thigh-high-boots combo or should I just give him pants lol) I guess there is a gigantic difference between how my sketches look and how my final art looks….I see it as my way of bringing a blurry idea into focus gradually, you know? It is crystal clear in my mind, but my hand takes several approximations to get it right, and I don’t bother to erase much in the meantime.
I’m not sure if I should finish this drawing…when I started it was just a self-indulgent thing, I don’t know if anybody else might be interested in this. It was fun in my mind though. Zouis as Team Rocket just feels so right to me, haha!
10. Who is your favorite artist? Who/What inspires you?
Truthfully, when I first started drawing 1D in early 2015 my drawings were SO embarrassing, and all the 1D artists I encountered awed and inspired me. I guarantee you that most of the skills I learned since then, was acquired from observing techniques of this fandom’s pantheon of fantastic artists.
It’s the kind of green I have in the background of my icon! It’s a soothing color to me. My favorite types of palette to work with is that very kind of bluish-green, paired with diluted muted yellows, dark blues, and contrasted with a reddish-orange. Although, for someone who typically doesn’t do much coloring, I probably should just say black is my favorite color 😂
Hi vetyr 💓 my question is where did you get your source of knowledge when doing studies regarding; colors, shape, value and lightning etc? Can you recommend some books or specific tutorials? 😶
Hey! I’m actually not that knowledgeable in lighting, but I got a lot of my experience in colors and shape by looking at the art of people I admire and by experimenting with them on my own in Photoshop (it’s not as fun to do it traditionally, namely because erasing/undoing in Photoshop is SO easy). As for value, much of that was brute forcing through pencil sketches for 3 years or so- that part wasn’t always fabulous, but I enjoyed it more and more as I got better. Unfortunately, I can’t recall reading any books or referencing many tutorials, except for a single pinup tutorial by babelab that helped me a surprising amount with faces. If I were to recommend any books, I suppose they’d be artbooks by your favorite artist(s) to keep you inspired.