i need to learn how to simplify more

anonymous asked:

Hey angel, i really love the way you do sneasel/weavile and thier crests but i was wondering if you have any tips for doing the feathers?

Well if you’re looking for something that looks more like a real feather here’s what I’ve learned to do:

That’s as much thought as I’ll give to the feather details usually when I draw Sneasel. Look up some images of feathers and study how they look and work. Although when I’m going for a more simplified version I’ll just draw something that looks more like the official Sneasel design’s feathers.

The ear feather will always have that dome-ish ear-like shape to me though, no matter what |3

I hope this helps. If you need to know anything else, don’t be affraid to ask ovo/

As much as I like the fact that we have seminars on youth cultures and their fashions, it bothers me to no end when the tutors refuse to listen to the contributions of students.

I have lived in the world they are trying to explain for over a decade. I am surrounded by it and its sibling-subcultures every single day, I have seen it evolve and evolved with it, I have seen new styles be born and old ones become frowned upon. I see first-hand where people get their inspirations from and how styles within the subculture come and go. Why are my experiences shrugged off as wrong or unimportant, when their knowledge comes from books and documentaries but mine from the actual community? Just because thing X seems to be a continuation of thing Y doesn’t make it so.

I understand the need to simplify because many other students are learning about these subcultures for the first time. But I don’t understand why someone who is supposed to encourage learning refuses to take in more knowledge themself.