have my background skills improved at all


Hi everyone!!

I’m still alive!

Sorry for not posting anything for such a long time!
Its just that right now I’m moving to a new home and at the same time I’m finishing illustrating a new book, so a have so much to do!!

I miss so much posting my own drawings. But soon I will have time for me again! I check my tumblr today and realized I reach 17,000 followers!!!

Thanks so much for all the support guys! I will continue practicing and improving my drawing skills, thanks again!! Now I have to go back to work but I promise I will return soon!

Oh, and the illustration is for my zine I’m making!!!! It’s about how Japan inspired me with the trip I did there last spring! The background is a real photo of my travel! Is in Kinosaki Onsen! It’s a beautiful place!!

Hope you like it!! and thanks again!!!


czxw  asked:

Do you have any new art techniques or preferences you've developed in the last year? Find yourself using a certain color palette more? Shade hair differently? Etc?

hmmm~~~ I guess I did have improve my drawing skill but you guys probably didn’t notice. lol   I can finish a proper coloring artwork by drawing mainly on one layer without separating them into many layers now. I don’t know if this is an improvement. (́◉◞౪◟◉‵)

like this one~  except the blood-like thing, lighting, shading and the background. they are all done in a layer.  (this probably is nothing to others tho but it’s a new try for me. :D ) 

anonymous asked:

can i ask you for some advise? i really want to go to school for animation, or character animation, idk something like that. but, school is so so expensive. i feel like i don't have what it takes to get into a good school, and god knows i don't have the money for 40k a year for tuition. i'm scared that i'll never get to do what i want to in life if i don't take a chance, but if that chance never works out, it could ruin my future. do you ever feel like this? how do you deal with it?

I actually did feel this way during the time I was applying for colleges. It shouldn’t be how to deal with it- that there’s no chance for you to attend, but more like what can you do to get the same results or even paying it off if possible (with scholarships/financial aid) because I think going to an art school is a fantastic opportunity. I have not gone to an art college, but currently attending a state university that I feel I’m still heading a good direction for my career! My school is not teaching me art related skills just yet, but I’m working hard in my own personal projects and drawing all times of the day to improve. My mentality in attending college is not for a degree, but to surround myself with people in all types of backgrounds and majors, which uni is great for.

For this industry, it all really depends on how hard/smart a person works and having a strong motivation to get better at what they love to do. Networking is important too! Get your work out there, inspire others with your enthusiasm to create, and make friends- then opportunities will find you. Also, please don’t be scared that you’ll never get to do what you want in life/don’t have what it takes, cause’ that just means you have doubts which are stopping you from achieving this! There is no such thing as a ruined future, just a terrible mindset, especially when looking back at what you could have done. Remember that art school is not the only thing that will get people to places. All artists have achieved their form of success in unexpected ways.

Other than these terrible advices (that I’m not sure if it answered your question), I actually don’t know a lot about art school and their environment. Just that I payed $150 to apply to one, then decide it’s probably best not to attend because of finances and other issues. And if you are still afraid on what to do, ask an artist that did go to an art college! There’s not much I can offer in information but I hope this helped!!

final grade is in and i got an A in my writing class! 


Welp, time to clean off the cobwebs on commissions. This is a commission special that you’ve all been waiting for so here’s the run down:

  • This is specifically for Fire Emblem Awakening characters ONLY. If you requested a commission of Robin, but with different hair colors, builds, etc…, that’s fine as well since they’re technically in the game. c:
  • I’ll only do 3 at a time. If one commission is finish then the net in line reserves the available spot. I’ll add a reserve spots on my commission info page soon.
  • This will last one month from July 15th to August 15th so y’all have more chances to get a spot.
  • If this works out okay then I’ll make more commission specials in the future.
  • Don’t even ask for a complex background because that’ll take too long, and my skills are still improving so yeah. Just either simple, designed/pattern or no background is fine for now.
  • PayPal payments only plz.

If you want to know how it works, then I have a commissions page here to help you out.

Paypal/email: tiuanarui@gmail.com

Please don’t ask me questions that have already been answered on the commissions info page. They’ll probably be ignored or deleted so save us the trouble.

If you can’t commission me, that’s fine, all you gotta do is reblog to spread the word out as many times as you want, but don’t go overboard.

Okay I think that’s it for now. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions via askbox or fanmail, and i’ll respond as soon as I can. Thank you! c: