tried to make it look like concept art

Bean’s 15 tips for beginner (digital) artists...


I drafted my reply stupidly and tumblr ate it. Oops.

DISCLAIMER: I am by no means excellent with digital art. I’m deficient with color schemes/the concept of “color” in general (I’m definitely not colorblind, but there’s definitely a screw loose somewhere,) I rarely if at all have the patience to line my art, and forget painting altogether because I don’t get it. So I’m flattered you’re asking me for advice even though I consider myself the last person you should (haha~.)

TIP #1: TL;DR it took me years to get to where I am. Some people don’t need that long. Change may not happen on a day to day basis. Try to be patient. 

We hear it all the time, “practice makes perfect.” It’s actually “perfect practice makes perfect” and I don’t believe there is such a thing as “perfection” when it comes to art. When people say it’s “all practice,” they’re full of nonsense. There is definitely a role for talent, in that some artists pick up on stuff really quickly and advance at unreal speeds. I am not that. I started with mouse drawing before I got my first tablet in 2005, followed by the second around 2013-ish (maybe.) I’ve been art-ing in general since I was a wee bitty toddler.

Here’s my progression over the 10+ years I’ve been doing this: 

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nekopresident  asked:

Your art is beautiful. Your Lance drawing make me want to cry. I get emotional looking at it. Ahhh!!!

Thank you so so much oh my gosh! I’m so happy you liked my lance drawing! It started out as a procrastination doodle for a different piece I’m doing (I want to paint the blue lion in a sky). But the concept of lance painting a sky looked neat and I tried it out! 

Thank you so much for such a sweet ask! And don’t cry friend, here, feel better

Now he is painting himself as the winner he is

Been wanting to doodle Linkle for a while! Now to finish some overdue work ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

I liked her earlier concept art with the longer gloves so I’m going to draw her like that simply because I can. Tried to capture some of Link’s adventuring spirit!

When the Sun Comes Up (Trixya) - Imogen

“Can’t we just cuddle in your bed instead?”

Katya lets out a startled laugh before trailing his arm around Trixie’s shoulder. He whispers mock-seductively into his ear, “You have no idea how long I’ve waited for you to ask me that, Tracy.”

AN: Hi! Thank you all so much for the lovely feedback on my last fic! Thank you especially to Dare, your writing is so perfect and my favourite thing on here and I totally freaked out when I saw that you liked it. 

This is the start of a multi-chapter, set in the real world and full of angst™️, feelings and Russian terms of endearment. This first chapter is set a while ago.

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anonymous asked:

HI, I just wanted to say you have a great site. I noticed you put up a number of art drawings and I am not sure if you have looked here but have you seen Matt Rhodes Concept Art for for Dragon Age? It has some great official concept art from Dragon Age 2 including Fenris and Merril. I would love to hear some of your comments on this. The first part is about Mass Effect but halfway down is about Dragon Age. Thanks again.

Hey Nony!

Sorry for the delay getting back to you. We went through quite a few Matt Rhodes posts (the man is everywhere!!) to find the one we thought you were talking about.  Anyone who hasn’t seen Matt’s review of DA2’s concept art is missing out.

All four of the Sisters Wyrd sat down together for tea and to talk about these designs.

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I mixed elements of all the Sonics (cuter proportions and cool spikes from Tyson Hesse’s version of Classic Sonic, the more athletic body of Modern Sonic, and the bandana I guess was kinda based on Boom Sonic?) I also replaced his fleshy muzzle with fur/short spines since hedgehogs actually have that and not skin

I tried to make the bandana look similar to the old logos with sonic in the ring, but now that I look at it, it looks more like his shoes!
Speaking of shoes, I replaced his buckles with rings to go with the bandana’s classic logo theme. I also make the colors really vibrant, and that inspiration came from Sonic Mania, which I’m kinda addicted to right now

Please give me critiques and suggestions for my design, because i want to redesign all the characters. (I’m actually considering giving the blue boi his green eyes back, but I wanna see what you guys would think.) I already have a few ideas of some of them. Who knows, maybe I’ll even do something with these! ;)

started working on a new lapis design today. the concept for the “corrupted/cracked gem” version of her is like when you come out of water and your hair curls up/frizzes, and i also tried making that design brighter/more saturated…. im sort of playing on the concept of lapis lazuli becoming toxic when submerged in water. the more i look at it, the more i think i need to change something, so i’ll tweak this later. peridot is next

It makes me frustrated when people say Stella and Luna are the same character, especially now that we have scrapped concept art out. I don’t know how people see them as such?

For example, in the concept art of Stella recently released, there appears to be an air of freeness and naivety lingering over Stella. Whereas Luna’s official concept art shows an atmosphere of knowledge of her situation and a reserved nature. Just because there were similar concepts and some mirrored situations(Stella trying on a dress, the possible notebook – which, in all honesty, looks more like photo or cook book to me – Umbra existing, etc ) DOESN’T automatically make them the same person. If anything, they more than likely took aspects/events they planned for Stella and put them towards Luna upon deciding to scrap Stella’s character.

It was said they tried to fit Stella into FFXV and couldn’t ( which is utter bs to me, but that’s completely different matter I won’t delve into ). And this is why we have Luna; she might share small similarities with Stella but it’s obvious they are not the same person/character.

These seems to be this motivational idea going around my webcomic twitter today that you should never listen to people that disparage anything you do because there’s no right or wrong way to do anything. That advice about balloon placement is wrong because rules are for losers. That tip about your style is wrong because it’s your style and you do what you want.

That might be true in a way. Experimental comics can break new grounds, but never listening to and advice is a mistake.

Listen to it. You don’t have to apply it, but listen to it. If you have to explain things in you comments that you tried to express in your comic you might actually be doing comics wrong. Art style and writing are important but even more so is telling the story with cues people understand. That’s why I personally look at a lot of concept artists tips for how to guide the viewer and tell stories with color like the last post.

That doesn’t mean you have to scrap your comic or go back and change it. Personally I don’t think there’s anything wrong with leaving the evidence of learning.

Listen to the advice people give you. Don’t listen if they tell you to stop making art.

Fakeathon Day 1: Knight

Escolt [fighting]
The Attendant Pokemon
Escolt are rowdy Pokemon that take a firm and patient trainer to raise. They bond quickly to a trainer, and typically throw themselves into the fray of battle to defend their trainer. 

–Lv. 32–>

Stalliant [fighting]
The Knight Pokemon
Stalliant were seen as status symbols in days of old. They are incredibly noble Pokemon and don’t take kindly to insult. Even well-trained Stalliant are known to kick and bite at those who offend them. 

More info about June Fakeathon here!

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annabethistheannabest-deactivat  asked:

wait. Wait. WAIT. Percabeth goes to WDW.


@lililibird​ and I had a big discussion about this so prepare yourself for a bunch of Percabeth Disney headcanons! ( @ishelmascarinas I feel like you’ll enjoy this. )

  • Percy loves Disney movies because he used to watch them all the time with Sally. Her favourite is The Little Mermaid, but his favourite is Finding Nemo. They watched Hercules a lot, too. Sally’s fond of Meg.
  • So Percy’s seen all the classics, and he thinks Annabeth looks most like Aurora but acts most like Belle (or perhaps a scarier version of Jane from Tarzan). 
  • One time he casually mentioned that someone (probably Grover) had told him he looked like Prince Eric, once, and ever after Annabeth teases him by calling him The Little Merman.
  • Chiron had movie nights sometimes when Annabeth was young and tried to show her some of the Disney classics, but she was too agitated to really focus and he was missing most of the movies from his collection anyway.
  • When Percy finds out she’s never seen most of the renaissance movies he makes her marathon them with him. Annabeth surprises herself by absolutely loving most of them.
  • She admires all the castles and looks up concept art and background art and prattles on about the skill of the animation technique, the switch from 2D to 3D animation, etc.
  • Percy promises he’ll take her to the parks one day and she just shrugs it off because that’s not what demigods get to do, it’s just not. But of course Percy keeps his promise because he’s Percy and he knows what promises mean to Annabeth.
  • Her eyes just light up when she sees the forced perspective of Main Street USA and Cinderella Castle for the first time and Percy almost cries because look how happy she is.
  • The forced perspective stuff is her favourite she literally just spouts off facts like crazy about the park and how strategically designed it is. She points out all the little design tricks like, “Hey, you see how there’s a trash can within 30 feet of us at all times? How genius is that?” and Percy just stares at her like ‘a literal parade of animated characters just walked past you and you’re talking about TRASH CANS????’ but obviously deep down he’s just happy that she’s excited, even if it is about receptacle spacing. 
  • She keeps going on about it and Percy’s fondly exasperated, like, “Can’t you just enjoy the magic?” and she turns to him with the biggest smile and practically yells, “This is me enjoying the magic, Percy, it’s all so incredible and knowing how it works makes it even MORE MAGICAL!” 
  • Percy actually swears to everything that the Disney magic is real because he hasn’t seen her act like a 5 year old… ever! She just throws herself into it wholeheartedly and it’s such a glorious time for both of them.
  • Percy on Splash Mountain and watching Fantasmic. *nods solemnly*
  • He rides Rock n Roller Coaster a MILLION DAMN TIMES. He has to be dragged away, literally. The two of them go on it over and over ask to sit at the front and then the back and debate over which was better (pro tip: it’s the back, it goes faster). Percy sings along to Aerosmith and Annabeth just screams.
  • They go on every ride. Annabeth is definitely a ride screamer, which is endlessly entertaining considering how tough she normally is. Percy makes a lot of inappropriate jokes about making her scream before remembering they’re at a family institution.
  • Maybe Annabeth surprises everyone by saying her favourite ride is one of the animatronic ones like Ariel’s Undersea Adventure because the animatronics are so impressive and also it makes her think of Percy and she’s so glad she gets to sit snuggled up with him in a clam shell singing along to some of his favourite songs.
  • Annabeth loves Celebrate the Magic. 
  • IMAGINE THEM AT THE WISHES FIREWORKS SHOW!!! THE AWE IN THEIR EYES, and afterwards they just stand there holding hands and Percy’s like, “Well, that just ruined camp fireworks for me forever.“ 
  • They meet all the characters and they’re so excited by it! Annabeth is on a mission to collect as many autographs as possible, she is out for blood and you can bet she’s going to have that book perfectly organised with autographs and matching photos a week after they get home.
  • Percy eats all the food. Every Disney-exclusive food, he tries at least once. He eats his way around the world at Epcot and it’s just amazing.
  • They stay at The Art of Animation Resort and good luck getting Percy out of the Finding Nemo pool with the underwater speakers. He runs straight in and uses his powers to turn the fountains onto Annabeth and he pretends to talk to the character statues until she’s falling over herself laughing. He keeps staying under for way too long, listening to the music through the speakers, and she keeps having to drag him up or hit him and remind to come up so the lifeguards don’t get suspicious. 
  • They deck themselves out in merchandise. 
  • They get a cliche but adorable couples kiss photo in front of the castle. Percy is all for it and even though she’s hesitant, he eventually goads Annabeth into it. She’s like “Fine but make it quick-” AND PERCY JUST STRAIGHT UP DIPS HER AND IT’S THE BEST CASTLE PHOTO EVER and Annabeth blushes for 9 days but she actually cherishes the photo so, so much for ever and ever amen.   

pokedexxy 16, fav steel

I really love skarmory in concept, but then its wings are just so dumb. Like how can it even get airborne with three long silly feathers sticking out of its shoulders? and like you cant even blame it on the rule of cool because its not. So I tried to make it look a little more bird-y, and I’m pretty fond of the result! pretty happy with everything about this really…

By the way, that’s another weird thing that I’ve noticed now that this fanverse and my Vocaloid blogs have been gaining a bit of traction.

I seriously didn’t expect my Vocaloid art to get too popular on here, as…I dunno, Vocaloid is mainly an anime-based franchise, and my art style is…well, firmly on the side of toony. My style has certainly grown more complicated and dynamic since I first started drawing these characters, but I still felt it was kinda strange to draw the Vocaloids looking (heck, even acting) like silly cartoon characters despite how they’re usually drawn (anime). I guess what I’m trying to say is, I felt that as much as I love to draw Vocaloid, my style was somewhat unfitting.

And yet, on my past couple of artworks I’ve been getting tons of people telling me the exact opposite–that my style makes Miku and pals look cute or funny or even refreshing. And to someone like me who tends to feel that my art lacks a little pizzazz, it’s nice to hear.

Heck, I didn’t even expect the fanverse’s very concept to get popular, or at least rope a few into getting interested. I’ve tried numerous times to create this universe as a story in the past and have had people continuously tell me it was stupid or too bizarre, so the last thing I expected with this recent version was that everyone would say “hey, your ideas are actually cool”. So either I finally found a way to make this story appealing, or I was performing for the wrong audience, so to speak.

So, uh, I just wanted to thank everyone again for supporting me, my art, Vocal Android, Incorrect Vocal Android Quotes and Ask Vocal Android Miku. I’ve been working harder than ever to make this something good (maybe even planning to make some actual comics for it?? maybe??) and I wouldn’t be doing it without you. Really, thanks.

Anyyyyway, lore post tonight. Better get to work.

anonymous asked:

I feel like all magical creatures could exist within the realm of possibility for DL. Like unicorns, dragons, mermaids, all that stuff. You can't tell me that Laito has never tried getting it on with a mermaid before or that Reiji wasn't enchanted by some wood nymphs at one time

all those things arent UNconfirmed by DL canon so go nuts

honestly rejets gotta have some like…concept art or something…for what vibora, wolves, and adlers look like. but like why pay someone to design em when ur not gonna have the players romancing them huh? it makes sense but it’s sad………..u have these cool eagle people in ur universe and u refuse to show them to us

Today, while sitting around in the library waiting for it to be time for my next class, I sketched a few attempts at Lacmac redesigns. Not total redesigns, just… giving him different snouts and seeing which ones look good.

If, unlike me, you actually went to an art school and learned the principles of character design, then you can probably pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with Lacmac’s design in the Rayman cartoon. The only thing I can put my finger on is that his face is shaped weird, causing his teeth to move in ways teeth aren’t supposed to when his mouth needs to make an “o” movement. Seriously, his face looks like a pair of cymbals. He needs a snout.

Some of the concept art that can be found online has Lacmac with a snout and I quite liked the way he looked. I also like the way his eyes looked better there and tried to copy it; never quite liked googly eyes. Tried giving him both a round nose and a normal rabbit nose and I like the round nose better. It fits his goofy personality better and looks clown-like, which makes sense because he’s a former circus performer. Might pick the face I like the best and try a digital full-body redesign. Maybe.

So @cyberamethyst and I all discussed ANOTHER PATF au. They brought up this:
Just think of the old concept of “Wild Times,” ok….IT’S LIKE, LIKE, TIANA’S PALACE! 

Anyway, I drew this for them. Hehehe. This was practice really, but I still feel pretty good about it. I honestly got lazy near the end, but I tried to make it appealing still ^^;;;;

Hope you all enjoy this little tribute to what could have been “Zootopia,” and POSSIBLY a new au? However you feel. (This is not my AU! Do not credit me for this amazing idea!)

Originally posted by nerdyboutnerdythings

Age of legends-

Something I was doing for Mito’s week… that one is for you, renaerys, since you liked that samurai AU idea back then, It took so long I almost forgot the concept of this one…  (lol)

I think I tried a “paintery” style in this one, not sure if I like it. It was difficult to make the armors, but Hashirama looks nice on some feudal lord kimonos :)