why am i so good at pixel art

To everyone in the YouTuber community

I’m considering just giving up drawing all together. Not because people don’t notice it, not because the people I draw things for don’t notice, that’s stupid. But, I figure it like this.

The YouTubers I draw for, Mark, Jack, Wade, all those guys, they have fan bases in the millions and among those millions are many, MANY talented and unique artists. I’ve seen what they can do, and it blows my mind that someone can create things like they do. They’re gifted people, really. Me? Not so much. Sure, my pixel art gets a compliment here and there, my chibis aren’t too terrible, but they are not good enough. I can’t compare to the multitude of fantastic artists in the communities. I’ve tried, hours upon hours, days upon days, to get better, to finally be good enough, to finally be worth something in the markiplite community, the septiceye community, the minion army, the bobblehead brigade, all the YouTube communities I’m a part of, it just won’t ever happen.

So many beautiful pieces of art, why the hell am I polluting the world with my stupid scribbles… You’re all fantastic people, really. Please don’t ever stop doing what you do best, making others smile daily with your art, your stories, your animations, games, just please make this world bright and beautiful cause it really needs all the light it can get. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to.

I’m sorry.

 This piece was inspired by Ferrett Steinmetz’s debut novel Flex. I loved it, and I am sure you will too. And yes one of the main characters is a chubby chick. When I read the description of Valentine Digriz I thought of devilishlysweet and so I used Liz as a model for the character. 

 This was an involved piece. It has my first bit of pixel art which is why it took so long to finish. I will be doing a write up on the process for this in the nearish future.  

 Pencils and inks

first attempt at pixel art w/ my oc bear as the guinea pig (guinea bear)