liquid chalk marker

anonymous asked:

i just started posting my art on tumblr but its getting zero attention. i was wondering what was it like when you started (you probably posted one of your amazing drawings and tumblr broke for the day because it couldn't handle your badass art lol) also do you have any advice for taking pics of traditional art? should i make them more artsy with props and angles or should it just be simple and neat pic of just the drawing?

Look at that badass first drawing I posted on tumblr that have… OH MY!…

the whole 8 notes!!! Amazing! I still don’t know how tumblr managed to survive this.

I had had a deviantart account before I joined tumblr (but I think it’s even harder to be noticed on deviantart).
Anyway, my first tumblr blog wasn’t exclusively my art, I reblogged other people’s art and edits and… everything really. Also, I drew shit tons of Sherlock fanart and some nice people with bigger number of followers reblogged my drawings. Still, the most popular piece got maybe 3k notes.
I made atalienart in december 2014 and for four months not much happened. The post that got the most notes (1070!) was a tutorial. Then this drawing happened and people liked it very much and some other drawings got around 5k notes since then yay! :)
And then (…I have a feeling I use “then” too often…), almost a year after I’d started my art blog, Draco Malfoy changed my life bringing more and more followers, asks and interest. And look where I am now, with my wasted life, not a single message from Rowling, 4/10, don’t recommend.

Also, no advice for taking pictures of your art because it all depends on your aesthetics. I like both, I mean I’m not that interested in your fancy markers laying next to your drawing, I won’t reblog the picture for the Fancy-fix 5mm Chisel Tip Liquid Chalk Marker Pen, I’ll reblog if I like the art. But I saw some really pretty compositions that I liked. Sometimes I even like enjoy those photos of screens with drawings better than the “normally” posted drawings… idk man, whatever tingles your pringles.

Such a long answer, sorry. Good luck with your art! :)

kyuzhizhi  asked:

OMFG your art is amazing!! ;A; I really like how do you draw sunggyu omfg so perfect! <3<3<3<3<3 If you don't mind, would you please tell me what are the tools you use to draw? And if isn't much bother could you include photos of them? Please keep blessing us with your drawings! <3

Hello! First of all thank you so much for your compliments. I’m really glad that you like my Sunggyu drawings ^^

Here’s a quick tour of my work space, so people could probably imagine how I work.

TA-DAH! Let me introduce you to my workspace. So yeah… it’s a little desk with lots of things on it. I know I’m not really good at organising stuff and I actually really can’t stand being messy, but I just can’t help being lazy. So, on the corner is where my laptop usually resides for my reference needs and behind it lies an army of drawing tools that you couldn’t see because of the laptop blocking it and the fact that it’s super dark (I draw in the dark…. Not really. But my room is just naturally dark). So basically I build a wall of scattered things around my tiny working space so I can reach things easily.

For sketching I usually use an H pencil, preferably 2H. But lately I’ve been sketching with mechanical pencils and that Uni Kuru Toga (the grey one) is one of my favourite to use. As for inking, my favourite drawing pen would be Sakura Micron. They are affordable and basically quite good. Look at the 005 one, it’s basically worn out since I like to use that one a lot. It produces the thinnest lines out of all of them and since I usually draw small drawings, I use that a lot. But aside from Micron, I also have Copic Multiliner. A lot more expensive than the Micron one but quality wise, the ink doesn’t bleed much. It can make sharp crispy lines, especially with the 0.03 size (which has a smaller nib than Micron’s 005).

Oh and that long pink thing is my eraser…. It used to look like a pencil but now…

Now here we’re getting to the colouring tools. For markers, I’m currently into the combination of Copic and ZIG Clean Color brush pens. Copic for colouring wide areas and ZIG for lining or adding details. What I like about ZIG is that it has a watercolour kinda effect to it. I mean, when you making lines with watercolour. These are the colours that I use often and basically are skin colours. 

But I do have a bunch of colours other than the ones before. I don’t regret buying this much! (My wallet is in heaven right now)

Uni also makes really good markers. They are more or less like paints though. They have opaque colours and really good for making bold colourful lines. I use them to write thing on my drawing though.

And there’s liquid chalk marker that I got from Daiso and also Copic Opaque white for making highlights. You can smudge liquid chalk like any regular chalk, so I like using it to make misty effects. The Copic Opaque White is basically an opaque watercolour. I use it to make highlights, white lines or even writings. It’s pretty handy when I want to correct things too.

AAAAND here’s my watercolours. I use Winsor &Newton watercolour and Sakura Koi watercolour. For brushes well, I just randomly buy brushes. But the ones in this picture are Winsor & Newton Cotman brushes ranging from number 0000 to 6, there’s also the flat brushes, and Derwent brushes. There’s also this brush from Hwa Hong that I like. 

So that’s all that I use. I hope this can give you an image of what I use on my works. Thank you ifnt7kyu for asking and I hope this answer will not only help you but also others who are also curious on how I do art. ^^