i draw faces when i'm bored

In my life I’ve made exactly one android oc and I was when I was freshly turned 13 and very into vocaloid. I’ve been playing a certain game and felt like drawing her. her name is Wakana and she needs to put some clothes on 

icarusonedraws  asked:

Thanks! Also, the fact that you've been drawing seriously for only a little longer than I have (I started on 23 Dec 2014) is amazing, considering your skill level compared to mine (though I don't know how good you were when you started, but I'm going to assume that you were already god-tier when you did in order to save my ego). So anyways, what did you do to learn? I'm starting to do more studies, mostly gesture, but I have no idea what learning actually means. Tableguy just did whatever he fe-

felt like? Basically, yeah.  I think I started out drawing faces on /soc/(did maybe 200 little impressionistic pieces, which was super fun and it taught me a lot about faces), then I got tired of that and moved into doing crappy gesture-y body studies.  I started out using pixelovely, but the models and lighting and poses bored me to hell so naturally I went onto the porn boards on 4chan.  /s/ and /hm/ were (and still are) my happy place for drawing refs, and /fit/ is terrific as well.  The ideal threads, in which people posted their ideal hair, girl, clothing, and body were terrific for a large range of stuff to study.  

And that’s just what I did.  Just studied the things I was interested in- good looking bodies, pretty faces, pretty hair, pretty jewelry (on pinterest or tumblr, and only sometimes), pretty animals; whatever looked nice to me was fair game for the sketchbook.  When I got bored of one thing there was a ton more to study.  Literally all I did was study, barely created jack shit.  I don’t know how it satisfied me artistically, but it did.  Thinking back, I had always fantasized about creating stuff, but I always ended up putting it off until I was “good enough” to create something.  As it turns out, it’s just better to start making things yourself right now.  

Anyways, probably studied for like a year, then I started messing around with my tablet (which I had gotten a little while ago but never used) and found that colors were much easier to manipulate on a screen than on paper (i disliked colored pencils and paints seemed expensive and ultimately not worth buying).  Then I started studying and creating side by side, which worked out very very nicely.  Made me a lot happier, and it solidified a lot of the stuff I was learning.  I know people on /ic/ will sometimes shit on digital but I really like it and think that it allowed for more artistic improvement for me in the end.

Something that also positively impacted me a lot was looking at really good art by really good artists.  I have some examples in my deviantart favorites section, but I mostly just save a metric fuckton of good art on my phone and look at it in my spare time.  I swear you can absorb another artist’s skills just by looking at their stuff.  Highly recommend it.  If you ever get jealous of another artist’s skill level, take a moment, become aware of the jealousy, and see if you can instead turn your mindset towards art skill-sapping.  

theoneabovetheflowerbed  asked:

You're really going to draw this out for this long? Face it. You've been forgotten, cast aside like a child's toy. You've grown to be predictable and boring and they are never coming back. I mean who wants to come back to a soulless idiot like you, A҉̨͘s̡͟r̢̨í̴̕ȩ̶̛͟l̶̷. You've already won. Why not just erase everything and be done with it. I wouldn't hesitate to do so. But I'm not a saccharine crybaby, am I?

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a nico di angelo (&will solace) sketch I made a few weeks ago and didn’t really feel like finishing properly (╥_╥) [with a bunch of close ups cause tumblr and big canvases don’t exactly get along]

[featuring nico raising the dead with mcdonalds cause he’s bored and wants to chat, nico fighting in the last olympian battle, a bunch of faces, will bringing nico back to camp after he got tired shadow traveling and fell asleep in the woods, a bunch of objects owned by nico through the series and what I imagine nico would look like when he’s older and visits his dad cause he has to maintain his ghost king / prince of the underworld rep so he needs regal intimidating clothes with skulls idk??? ]

anonymous asked:

I really hate to ask something like this as I'm afraid I'll come off as rude, but do you think you'll be able to stick to this comic all the way through? It's just that I've seen so many people who start these big comic projects, and then just decide that they're bored one day and stop. You get what I'm saying? I'm not doubting that you have everything under control, but it's just be nice to have your word for it.


I have fun drawing and I have lots of adorable readers that put a smile on my face everyday! I don’t want to stop! I do this mainly for me, but when I have so many people waiting for my pages every weekend, it’s not just about me anymore! We’re a family here, and I won’t stop as long as we’re all determined!!