but im a shitty artist

  • Alfor: (to the royal artist) hey uh can u draw an official portrait of my robot OC his name is voltron
  • Artist: sorry i don't do commissions of furries/anthros or mecha :/

anonymous asked:

Hey scotch, could a 20 year old who have shaky hands and isn't that great of a drawer still have a chance to be a great of an artist like you? or is it too late for lil old me?

i myself am a 20 yr old who have shaky hands and isnt that great of a drawer, so u definitely stand a pretty good chance


For the anon who asked me to do a coloring tutorial :) If anyone wants me to do any more tutorials, feel free to send me an ask and I’ll try and get to it as soon as possible!

Everything I know about picking colors comes from THIS SYCRA VIDEO. The first eight minutes are really all you need to understand what I’m saying. I don’t do exactly what he does every single time, but I always keep it in the back of my head.

Some other things to note, I guess:

When I’m drawing from reference, I don’t use the eyedropper tool and sample colors directly from the photo. It feels kinda boring and lazy to me, because if I’m gonna have all the same colors as the photo, what’s even the point of drawing from a photo if the photo already exists? So I guess it’s an issue of style for me…

I change the colors of the lines before I do the overpaint bit just because it helps me when I’m blending. It’s easier to blend a skin colored outline into a face than a dark blue outline into a face.

…That’s pretty much all I gotta say about coloring. Hope this helps someone…

ik theres a million posts like this out there but like @new artists: dont let this hypercritical ‘cringe’ culture internet bullshit discourage you from pursuing and making art. do not be ashamed to draw, write, or make art bc you worry others will make fun. your art is yours only and we all start somewhere. 

you dont have to write out a full novel at first, you can practice and work up! 

youre allowed to not be perfect! youre allowed to make mistakes! and that shouldnt keep you from sharing things youre proud of. 

and when it comes to content? as long as you arent hurting anyone, make what you want to !!! want to write a 20 chapter self insert piece about that show youre into? do it !! want to draw yourself kissing your fav character? do it !!!! fan fiction and art are great for when youre starting out ! 

trust me, i used to write the most embarrassing ‘scene girl oc dating some emo band member’ fan fiction constantly but you know what? i dont regret it! because even though my writing wasnt great back then, through writing things i enjoyed to, my writing drastically improved super quick !!! 

and when i wrote those things, i had a huge amount of loving people reading along and complimenting my chapters, giving me advice, and encouraging me to keep going! and that helped me so much, and if i didnt have that, who knows where my writing would be today?

basically dont be ashamed of your art, do your best, practice, and show off what youre proud of ! and if anyone tries to put you down for it, block them ! delete their responses if you can ! push away that negativity and try to remember that you are growing, you are improving, and your art is yours, and that makes it a masterpiece in its own !!!



(AGAIN) (for day 7 of @omgericzimmermann​‘s 13 days of halloween!)

read under the cut for way too many witchy headcanons that influenced these drawings:

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