Hi. I really like to draw and I want to learn how to do fanarts/digital drawings/etc... Can you give me any tips? Did you made any art course/degreed?
Hi there Anon, yes I did graduate with an Art degree! As for digital drawing tips (you may take anything I say with a grain of salt, I’m still learning too haha), I’d say start by getting used to taking advantage of “layers.” With, I think, most digital drawing tools like Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop, Corel Painter, and more, you can draw on individual layers stacked on top of each other therefore making it very easy to do line art on one layer and color on another. This lets you not mess up your lineart/guide while coloring or vise versa. ALSO, because it’s so easy to fix/adjust your drawing on the computer, make sure to experiment with different brushes and textures! What’s nice about digital drawing is that you can easily jump from an oil painting brush to pencil to marker depending on the style you want. But it’s good to always keep practicing with traditional mediums as well. You pretty much translate everything you learn about drawing and painting by hand to a digital software, which imitates traditional tools but adds “quick and efficient” methods to adjust and enhance your drawing. Since you mentioned you like to draw I’m sure you will have no problems transitioning into digital :) just take your time and play around with all the tools and brushes so you can get a better understanding of how the software works (I’m not sure which one you are planning to use?). Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do fine ~ I apologize if this wasn’t extremely helpful ;A; I really can only recommend you to try everything and to always keep doing traditional drawings as well.
Answering all ASKS (in a batch again ahhhh) here!
Hi there guys! @masovince@you-can-be-yourself Reposting anywhere that isn’t Tumblr or DeviantArt is 100% ok with me so long as there are credits (´｡• ᵕ •｡`) ♡ As for proper crediting, I think I would prefer if you included a direct link to my tumblr or deviantart so that there’s a connection to my accounts <3 thanks so much, it’s not a stupid question at all! And thank you guys for asking!
HEH. LONG HAIRED YUURI IS MY NEW THING. hahah thank you Anon <3
;___; Thank you so much! You’re making me blush ahhhahsgd I hope you had a fantastic new years as well! <3
Oh my ~ thank you so much >///< it makes me so happy to hear you like my drawing enough to set it as a wallpaper !
@takaratime Ahhh thank you so much for your kind comment! I’ll keep working hard ( ´ ∀ `)ノ～ ♡
@andifbyyes (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) Omg you’re too nice! Thank you so much ahhh! I’m so glad you like those pieces and noticed the little details and everything. I think one of the things I appreciated the most about YOI was how human the characters, and especially Yuuri, were. I always aspire to properly translate that into my fanart so it makes my day to read your comment ;__; thank you again <3
@luchile Hey there! Thank you so much <3 and ahhh thank you for your interest in my drawings! Unfortunately I do not have a shop set up. I never really draw fanart with the intention of selling them, but I’ve had quite a few people ask about this now so I may possibly open a print shop/commissions in the future :)) I will let you know!
@vergoftowels Ohhh yeah. That happens. And I guess there’s only so much one can do about reposts. Tumblr still hasn’t gotten back to me about the first one… lol. But thank you for letting me know :) I hope you have a great rest of your week ~
@foxnewsanchor Hi there! Ohhh man I’ve really seriously been wanting to participate in a zine (especially a YOI one) for a long time but I honestly don’t know if I have the time to commit to one. My online courses start in less than a month and I’m not sure how much time I will have to draw new YOI fanart. ｡ﾟ･ (>﹏<) ･ﾟ｡ BUT thank you so much for the offer! I’m sure your zine will go well!
@ichigokeks Nooo omg thank YOU so much ahhh! (ಥ﹏ಥ) It’s really the greatest thing to hear that my drawings give other people joy. I’m so happy you like them, thank you again for your kind words, and I will keep practicing hard! <3 Much love!
@scarilypsycho *stalks you back* Ahhhh your comment makes me so happy! ;___; It is the biggest compliment to hear when your work affects people. Emotional atmosphere is something that I struggle with all the time so reading this gave me such a boost of energy <3 thank you so much!
Thank you to everyone who sent in ASKS! Also for future reference (and I’m so sorry about this) I will NOT be answering any more asks that are not a question, BUT I will respond via private message if you are not anonymous! :) You guys send in the sweetest comments and it makes my day to read them, but it’s just really hard doing screenshots over and over and then manually cutting out asks to do this in batches haha
I hope everyone had a fantastic new years ~ I’m super excited for my online courses to start! Have a few personal projects coming up too. Dabbling in animation lately so I MIGHT… Have something fun for ya’ll in the future depending on how it goes hehe. As for YOI week… Here’s what I’ll probably be doing next week lol.
Quite impressed with the REMASTERED version of Gundam SEED / Destiny. I don’t know how people ever doubted Athrun x Cagalli’s ending. I’m pretty sure Athrun will go back to Orb to be with Cagalli. After all, they keep appearing together in the openings & credits. Seriously many thanks to the producers for adding up the remastered special endings. I almost cried when I first saw it. It’s so beautiful. *sobs*
It’s been more than 10 years since the first time I encountered these two, and I’m still loving them to bits. Personally I think what Athrun and Cagalli have is so much more plausible than any other pairings in the series. Opposites attract. They fought, they disagreed, they laughed together, they completed one another. Sure Athrun grew a harem in Destiny, but he never looked at the girls the same way he looked at Cagalli. I heard the movie was coming out to clarify all these confusions, but it’s 2015 already and there was never a follow up. I’m not done hoping though. I want to see their happy endings. I want to see Athrun and Cagalli together, get married and have about 20 kids. Long live Asucaga.
I was truly happy, meeting you. I was able to be fond of mortals again. If… if we were to meet again… somewhere… sometime.. Then I…
…No… I do not wish to go… I want to go back… to spend the day in idle conversation and simple fun…
Thank you, Frey. My last friend…
IT’S BEEN YEARS SINCE I LAST UPLOADED SOMETHING HERE D: Anyway, here’s a fanart for Rune Factory 4. The game which I loved since the first series and it’s just sad when I finally finished the game </3 I seriously cried a lot while playing this huhuhu. I wish there’s a 5th game soon. Give the series some love, go play it if you haven’t yet. PS I’ve been lazy with this piece so pls forgive everything you see wrong haha.
Week four already! This is a compilation of all (or mostly all) the fics I’ve been tagged in this week. If you’d like to be included in these, feel free to tag me in your fics! Because these are starting to get a little long, I’m going to put everything underneath a cut. Now onto some amazing works!!
At age nineteen, Stiles Stilinski was the next big thing, according to The Guardian. It was surreal, not being able to turn on Sky Sports without hearing his name mentioned along with the names of players he grew up idolizing. Stiles couldn’t believe that this was his life.
Why it’s a fave: I REALLY LOVE THIS FIC. OKAY? It’s one of the best fics I have ever read out of all of the fandoms I have been apart of. I am a huge LFC fan, and an all-around soccer/football fan. There aren’t enough words in the English language for me to describe my feelings for this work of art. Stiles being a young soccer star and Gerrard taking him under his wing? ALL THE FEELS. Also, Jackson playing for Chelsea just makes my day, attoliancrown is one of my fave authors in this fandom, and this fic is magnificent. Without a doubt, this is my favorite Sterek fic of all time.
Stiles goes camping with his friends in New Mexico after graduation where they befriend a biker gang led by Derek: a guy whom Stiles can’t decide if he will be either relieved or devastated to never see again once their week is up.
Why it’s a fave: Biker Derek. Seriously. I JUST CAN’T DEAL. Seriously. The way zainclaw makes the words flow and describes stuff in a way that makes you feel life you’re actually there is spectacular. Lemme tell you a thing, I love pack fics. I love Laura. I love Derek and Laura’s relationship. I also love when Laura and Stiles are buddies. This fic is, and will always be, one of the best in this fandom.
3. Sense of Home (one shot: 53,067: Explicit)
Home can be a place, but it can also be a person.
After the events with the Nemeton, Stiles starts suffering the consequences of their sacrifice. A journey he attempts to make on his own, but only becomes worse with every step he takes. In the process he seeks comfort in an unexpected place and it draws him toward an unexpected person.
Why it’s a fave: There was something about this fic that I loved from the very first sentence. I really like fics where Derek leaves Beacon Hills for awhile and then comes back. Because home is just… irreplaceable. Ya know? Derek being Stiles’ anchor and bringing him back is heartwarming. This sentence is everything… “Beacon Hills or San Francisco, it doesn’t matter. What matters is this, them together. A home built with their own walls and doors. Derek’s home. Stiles’ home. Their home.”
Stiles and Derek are childhood friends who drifted apart. When Stiles joins the lacrosse team against his will, the universe (with a little help from Laura and Lydia) chooses to push them back together.
Why it’s a fave: Childhood friend AUs and High School AUs are in my top 5 tropes, and this one is really good because it combines both. Laura and Lydia are evil masterminds, and I love it. There are parts of this fic that made me squeal from the cuteness, and there are also parts that made me want to hit Derek and Stiles over the head from the obliviousness. It’s a terrific fic.
Double-oh agents are a piece of work; Stiles knew that before he became MI6’s new quartermaster. It’s cool, he survived Lydia in college, he can deal with stubborn, reckless, trigger-happy operatives. Derek Hale, though, is definitely trying to live up to his predecessor’s legacy and make Stiles’ life more difficult.
AKA the one where Derek is 007 and Stiles is Q and they bitch and angst their way to a Happy Ending.
Why it’s a fave: Hello? 007 Derek and Q Stiles?! What more could you want? Seriously. Just go read it and thank me later.
When Derek finally realizes that there’s nothing left for him in Beacon Hills, he goes back to New York, gets a life, falls in love and finds his home.
Why it’s a fave: Derek realizes he needs to get away from BH and he does. AND HE’S HAPPY AND SAPPY AND I LOVE IT. A fic with a happy Derek doing whatever the hell he wants and smiling and laughing is the best. It’s also the best, when Stiles lives in New York and randomly runs into Derek and then smut happens and it makes me smile.
Derek glances at Stiles, who is watching him with a curious expression.
“Oh shit,” Stiles exclaims as comprehension dawns on him. “Everything makes sense now. Derek, I know what the witch did, she cursed you with – “
But before Stiles is able to finish his sentence, everything fades away and Derek is surrounded by darkness.
Why it’s a fave: Seriously, I love time travel AUs. I also love The Time Traveler’s Wife. So as you can see, I really love this fic. Derek being the time traveler and meeting young Stiles? It’s a great fic.
In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.
Why it’s a fave: I love anything to do with Derek and the Hales being alive. Even better when Laura is a snarky older sister. I love how they are portrayed in this fic, and I love when Stiles “meets” Derek when he’s happy. It’s all around a great fic.
Derek is Scott’s older brother. Stiles is Scott’s best friend. Derek is falling in love with Stiles. This is a bit of a problem.
Why it’s a fave: Older. Brother. Derek. Seriously. There is not enough good words in the world that I can use to describe this series. It was one of the first fics I read when I got into the Sterek fandom. It makes you have all the feels too, not just fluff, but heartbreak and anger. The writing is exceptional as well.
Everyone knows when you go back in time, you shouldn’t step on an ant, just in case you accidentally kill your own grandparent or something. But what happens when you go back in time and, uh, accidentally interrupt the one event that apparently made the Grumpiest Alpha in Town into a ball of mindless manpain?
Well, if Marty McFly can do it, so can Stiles Stilinski. All he has to do is get Derek and Paige to fall in love before he gets pulled back to his own time. And before he makes anything worse. That’s easy as pie, right? Right?
Why it’s a fave: Again, any time travel AU where Stiles or Derek are sent back in time and it shows an awesome relationship? Sign me up. THIS FIC THOUGH. Derek being jealous of Paige and Stiles trying to get them together and just UGH ALL THE FEELS. and the when Stiles comes back and Derek’s there and explaining stuff? My heart was bright like the freaking sun. This fic is SPECTACULAR.
See this? In 1985 Patrick Duffy decided to leave the show Dallas, where he was a very popular character, so they killed him off. The next season, 9, was a lot about everybody’s grieving process, especially his wife. Then Duffy decided that he wasn’t going to be the big-ass movie star he thought, so he came back. How did they manage it? First show of season 10, his wife wakes up, goes into the bathroom, and boom! There’s my dead husband in the shower. Explanation: the entirety of season 9 was a dream.
No, seriously, this could work. Series 3 was Sherlock’s dream. The promise of love, the pain of loss, the joy of redemption. Then give us a puzzle and watch us dance.