Hey everyone! Just wanted to thank all of you for liking/reblogging my Dark Souls comic. And an especially big thank you to those of you who left comments/tags, I loved reading every single one of them! There were times when I really wasn’t sure if I’d manage to finish it at all, but seeing your reactions has made it all so sooo worthwhile. So thank you! I’m really glad I could share this comic with all of you. :)
(Btw: I’ve hidden exactly one tiny Bloodborne easter egg in one of the panels. I wonder if anyone found it? :3c)
As for me, I think I’m going to make this a farewell to Soulsborne fanart, at least for now. Would really like to focus more on original art in the near future. Not sure what exactly that will be just yet, I only have some vague ideas, but I’m hoping it might be of interest to the average Soulsborne fan as well. Would love if if you’d stick around, anyhow. :)
So first, sorry for freaking you all out. I saw that I was at 399 followers earlier this evening and was wondering when I would cross the threshold.
Secondly, I really want to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
If you told me three months ago, when I was sitting at about 15 followers and had posted like two pieces of art, that I would have 400 followers I wouldn’t have believed you.
Everyone who leaves tags or sends asks or comments or even just likes a whole bunch of stuff, you make my day. I am glad that you like the stuff I make enough to come and say hey I want to see that on my dash.
So as I go freak out in my corner I just want to say thank you one last time.
I’ll be doing something special for this soon. I just gotta figure out exactly what!
Hey dear, I have a few questions for you as an artist... why did you choose tumblr to upload your art? How safe is it? Thoughts on instagram?
Hey hey! :D No sweat ^w^ I chose tumblr because my friends were all on it XD It happened to be a pretty good place for art, since reblogging and stuff gets you more visibility than if you were just on DA or something? As for safe, I’m not sure what you mean :O I personally haven’t had any issues with it (UNTIL THE RECENT DUMB NSFW TAGGING UPDATE ANYHOW) I think that it’s about as safe as most other large media sharing sites? You should def still watermark your work and stuff of course ^^;
I personally don’t like instagram that much for art the fact that my image has to be a perfect square is annoying and restrictive beyond belief. I still think it’s a good place to use, and having both a tumblr and instagram is a good idea :D
hey! I've been a fan of yours for a while and I've just started tryijng to sell my art to the world and I was wondering if you had any tips for me on how to get A Little Famous?
my process has gone as follows:
1. big fandom 2. mambostuck 3. ????? 4. profit
okay but seriously though, er. fandom work is accessible and if you tag all your stuff people can find you through shared interests! so that’s always good, and then if they’re following you hopefully they can develop a connection to your original work (if you’ve got it). just draw what you want to draw b/c you don’t wanna get popular for drawing stuff you don’t care about.
Obviously it’s all Critical Role right now, but it IS intended to be for anything I don’t really want to post to this account. I still do a lot of fan art I super like, and I’ll OF COURSE still be posting and using this account often (alienfirst IS my main online name, after all), so I’m not leaving here by any means! Nothing already posted to this account will be deleted, though I may reblog some things to that new account at sporadic times.
(That new account is still going to be up to a soft R rating. The NSFW account I have is still the same multipurpose trash fire.)
(And speaking of my NSFW account, I know I have a number of people to respond to and let you know that account name. My apologies, life continues to be a swift sock to the face on a daily basis, so a lot of simple things are more difficult than they should be. I’ll work on clearing messages out soon.)
Hi! I love your art and use Procreate to draw as well! I'm not to good at using it tho lol. There's so much stuff to use! I was wondering what brush you use to do he shading for skin, and if you had any other tips for someone struggling with this app? Thanks so much!
SORRY AWFUL HANDWRITING (THE STRUGGLE OF WRITING ON THIS APP IS GREATER THAN DRAWING ON IT)
Hey! I’m not sure I can explain everything, but you can find the brushes I use and some other tips in my ask tag! (just search up ask in my blog)
Here’s a list of things I learned about this app, hope it helps! (I USE THE OLDER VERSION SO IF YOURE USING THE NEW ONE SOME STUFF MIGHT BE DIFFERENT)
1. Get a stylus. It makes thing easier at the beginning. A cheap one from dollarama should be fine. If you have the newer iPad then get the Apple Pencil and save. Your. Life.
2. The blend tool is really helpful for making nice paint like affects (just don’t blend your lineart. embarrassingly enough that was a mistake I made consistently before)
3. Flip your canvas during different stages of your drawing! You’ll see all your mistakes and can fix them (BEFORE ITS TOO LATE)
4. Alpha locking the layers! (That’s when you slide a layer from the drop down layer menu to the right and the corners get lined with white ) this helps when you’ve drawn/ coloured a certain area cleanly and don’t want to “colour outside the lines”
5. Procreate doesn’t give you shapes or straight lines. To do that, fill a layer with the color of the shape you want, then transform it (the lil arrow tool) to make it into a straight line or a rectangle.
6. Expirement with the layer modes! They have some very helpful and neat effects.
Hey, after skimming your top surgery tag, I didn't see anything to this effect, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions for things I should ask at my top surgery consult that I may not have thought of, especially things that may help me decide between the two surgeons I'm consulting with. Thanks!
That’s a fantastic question! The guys over at The Art of Transliness have written a few incredibly detailed posts about this so I’ll point you in that direction instead of copying what they’ve already said. Here are a few posts/articles you should take a look at: