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anonymous asked:

Hello, do you have any advices for digital starters? Or something in general? Your art is amazing and adds 1000000 years and smiles to my life ❤

Ahh you’re such a sweetheart! I’ll try to give some advice, but please remember I’m definitely not a professional, nor expert, nor really much of anything LOL But this is some advice I tcan share:

  • My biggest piece of advice is to draw first what you love, because it makes everything easier. If you’re passionate and interested in what you’re drawing, you’ll draw it more, and then you will improve a  lot faster. 
  • Also, don’t just grind practice alone. Watch speedpaints or tutorials on youtube (or read some that artists post) and apply what you learn from them. I watch SO many speed paints (especially while eating lol) by artists I like, even if they don’t draw anything like me (or what i’d like to draw like) because I love seeing how other people work, you can always learn something from someone else.
  • Figure out how you want to color digitally - are you more interested in cel shaded style, or more painterly? I know I kind of… veer between the two a lot lol, but I think starting out definitely picking one will help a lot!
  • Try out a couple different programs and find what works for you. A lot have free trials, and there are some great actual full free programs out there (Krita is entirely free! My friend likes FireAlpaca which is also free!) I personally use Clip Studio Paint (especially for doing any comic or black/white stuff) or Sai (because I prefer the line brushes I have in sai….). 
  • I also always open up my work in photoshop after I have finished it and adjust it with a curves layer or do some selective color/color lookup on it to get the colors a bit more vibrant or deep. That’s just something I do and probably a hangover from my time doing photography in school, lol.
  • POST YOUR WORK!!!! I know it’s scary, but honestly posting my work was one of the biggest things that helped me. You get to meet other people, talk, and share what you like. It really helps me a lot. (I find I get most interaction on IG and Tumblr, personally)
  • But also, on that note, don’t like… over think or stress about notes, comments, likes, etc (whatever SM platform you’re posting on). In time, they will come. Just do what you love, share it with people and people will be drawn to that because they can see the love you put into what you do :D

Do everything by hand, even when using the computer. If [hand-drawn animation] is a dying craft, we can’t do anything about it. Civilization moves on. Where are all the fresco painters now? Where are the landscape artists? What are they doing now? The world is changing. I have been very fortunate to be able to do the same job for 40 years. That’s rare in any era. —  Hayao Miyazaki 

Interesting Tidbits from the Director’s Commentary for “Kubo and the Two Strings”

1. Kubo’s eye is indeed missing. It’s gone.

2. The monkey netsuke is a family heirloom.

3. Sariatu is holding her power in reserve for the day she’ll have to protect Kubo. That’s why her health and mental state are continuously deteriorating. 

4. Kameyo is Kubo’s one friend in town. His one friend. 

5. Kubo’s hair is actual human hair combined with silicone.

6. Puppets sweat. The silicone’s oils seep out of the surface under the heat of the lights. They have to be patted down occasionally.

7. Kubo was born in the Beetle Clan Castle.

8. When the Moon King attacked Hanzo’s fortress, he was aided not only by the Sisters, but also by his own army.

9. The Moon Beast’s design is supposed to be evocative of the constellations in the sky.

10. Confirmed: The villagers do indeed love Kubo.

11. The little images that appear in the margins of the end credits are meant to make it feel as if Kubo’s story is an old myth.

12. “Kubo is meant to be something of an Orpheus figure – a boy gifted with divine music who could coax rocks and trees to dance with the beauty of his work.”


did some facial ref practice with the vento aureo gang also @ davidpro part 5 when????


Super old BnHa fanart I drew last summer. I decided to clean some up because I caught up with the manga today. It’s one of my favorite series!


get to know me meme; 20/20 animated movies: howl’s moving castle (2004)
“You who swallowed a falling star, oh heartless man, your heart shall soon belong to me.”

It’s official & it’s literally the soonest I can possibly share this info: #PennZeroSeason2 is premiering on @disneyxd Summer 2017! ✨🌈🦄🔥😎 📞☎️

DAY6 as dog owners
  • Jae: owns a golden retriever. Tries to talk to girls but they ignore him and pet his dog instead
  • Youngk: owns a german shepherd. Taught dog how to be super cute to get girls. Succeeds and gets all the girls.
  • Sungjin: gets a sheepdog because they're known for being the most obedient. Still can't get it to do what he wants
  • Dowoon: owns a chihuahua named Paco, probably. Tries to hug it but it bites him all the time.
  • Wonpil: owns 48 puppies. Each one has a customized handmade puppy sweater.

i guess it’s a series now

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