i'm still trying to work on better stuff

keishota  asked:

Oh my! I know how you feel so much! I feel kinda frustrated with my art since the characters I drew still look pretty stiff. I'm still trying to improve my skill on expressiveness since it's one of the most important factor to deliver depth of the story mood. Your art style is definitely one I can look up to and motivate me myself to do better! I'm gonna work hard! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

Ah, that is definitely true. Pinning down the right expressions is very important for story telling. It helped me a lot to actually do gesture studies as a way of loosening up. Like one of my issues was I was getting to hyper focused on details and it made me tense and so my art was all stuff. It was a good way to remember the flow of action and trying to get that feeling right in what I was doing. Also they can be pretty fun once you relax. I just looked up a bunch of photos like “running”, “jumping”, “soccer” etc, it was super helpful!

#you have any tips on expressions??#because your art is very expressive and I love that @words-not-working-for-mouth

Well, thank you :) tho I have a long way to go with expressions but I can try and give some tips. Nothing like a full on tutorial but like, little things. (please excuse the poorly drawn circles, this was done pretty quick)

like for example, these are pretty good expressions on there own, but you can push them further by tilting the face a little bit. like this:

It puts more emphasis on the expression when you do it this way and also you can get more emotion in a way, if that makes sense. 

Also little things can help your expressions too, Like adding little smile lines and creases by the eyebrows.

See, it creates a more realistic feel, even if it’s subtle.

And another thing that’s important to remember is squishing and stretching your face. You don’t want to leave the face stagnant because then it just looks weird. You can only create so much expression without stretching/ squishing the face.

I find this part really important, I usually draw all my characters with a stretch/squished face before anything else because it pushes the face and the expressions too. 

I mean, there’s a lot I could say about this, but I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at giving tips. But just, working from references is great even if it’s just your own face and practicing a lot helps too. Like drawing little circles and experimenting with different expressions. 

Like this is something that I did because I got bored and I’ll be the first to admit that some of these aren’t the best but, it was practice. and it’s nice because with just the circles, you can focus more on the expression and less on the face shape (which is an important part of expression but when you’re just practicing it’s nice to keep it simple)

So, yeah, I hope these tips are good enough. :/ Just, experimenting and stuff is good. And also, don’t be afraid of making “ugly” expressions, because very few expressions are perfect and the more you can push the expression the better. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm really impulsive. I usually combat this by stating my impulses out loud which deters me from going through with them. Any other tips to help battle my impulses? Thanks!

Oh, neat idea! I’m adding that to my arsenal!

My impulsive stuff is usually with money, and I just avoid the things I tend to over-spend on or I try and walk away and then come back after 5-10 minutes if I still want the thing. Avoiding works better, TBH.

Followers, what works for  you?

-J

anonymous asked:

okay i saw that you hate your art and it makes me feel so weird because you are like 2 years younger than me and draw even better than I do right now... you are 13 and able to make such amazing drawings.. well i hated my stuff too but it really did suck (and still sucks) XD anyway... i'd hate you too but i just can't.. i hope i don't offend you with this... you are cool and i'm kinda jealous.. but i'd be shy to send this with my url.. ;3; have a nice day and uhh idk.. sorry

Aaaaa ; v ;

No you’re not offending me with this—
I mean
I’m alright with people liking my art. I just am not that fond of my work since the smallest of mistakes and details pop out to me like LED lights.. ;v;

Thank you though-
And I’m sure your art doesn’t suck..! òvó

So I’m off of school today bc I have a doctors appointment and I was wondering if anyone on here wants me to do another stream when I get back. I probably wont be able to draw bc my pens been acting up but I could still color stuff or play video games and talk you guys or whatever. How does that sound?

@nanba-ocs requested Masa-sama

Handing out flyers again. Great. He could actually be working right now but, no, gotta promote this stuff. Mind, it was better than a champagne call, so he supposed he should just suck it up and be thankful. It was still cold and boring, though; and it wasn’t as nice of an evening as he thought it’d be, considering he was trying very hard not to shiver in his short-sleeved shirt, waistcoat or not. 

At least he always thought Kabukicho looked pretty, considering he was more sightseeing than successfully handing these things out. While people complained about all the lights, and he supposed it was kind of an environmental disaster, it was almost intoxicatingly beautiful. 

Ah! There! Someone he hadn’t given a flyer to!

“Hello, miss. Isn’t it a lovely evening?” He greeted, handing her the flyer.

“We’d all love to see you at the club, if you’re interested ~”

anonymous asked:

I don't know if anybody has asked you this, but do you think you would ever release the Boggly Woods textures?

Umm I did it kinda rushed and I’m not sure I really want to share the textures at all. Like for one I would probably have to put more effort since I still haven’t changed a bunch of things like the bridges and houses, etc and I’d need to fix some things like the floor texture.

I did change the “weeds” to look better and changed the rocks so far. I’m not sure if I’ll put more time into this since I want to try to work on other stuff maybe with City Folk or another game if I can think of something.

Have this for comparison of the textures.

gmarty  asked:

do u ever struggle with confidence? i'm intimidated by everything man. you're killing it in skating and with bianca chandon, you're a nike-sponsored pro. but do u ever still feel like a nobody? i feel like if i get everything i ever wanted it'll make me confident/happy.

Dude, everyone feels like that!

I’m very hard on myself. I honestly think most of the stuff is bad that I’ve done. It always could be better, but that just means, working harder on ideas and executions.
Try learning to be more focused on your goals and learning from mistakes. It only makes you understand yourself and the things around you.

Theirs no failure in science, only progression and stepped forwards to the end goal.

I might of fucked up on that quote.

fenris is borrowing his hat

I’m sorry I haven’t been doing much art lately. I’m trying to get back into the swing of it after a few rough weeks. But feeling a bit better now, so I’m planning on working on requests and commissions over the next few days.

Drawing these fellas always cheers me up :)