How do you get inspired to draw?
I just draw what I want when I want. XD
This way, I'm always enjoying the drawing process. I like to draw challenging things, with many details.
I get inspired to make my OCs from thinking of random themes or sets of objects to base them on. I also like to conjure up snippets of stories (that I never quite flesh out, but it's enough to get my drawings going) ^ w ^
Are you open for commissions?
Please check my front page for the current art status. Keep an eye open for journals that announce opening slots. ^^b
Prices are here: fav.me/d5je9y9
Thoughts on styles?
There's the common argument that nobody owns a style especially since they don't have a copyright over it. Granted that is true, I do think people can develop a signature look for their art, such that it becomes recognizable to other people and distinguishable from fellow artists' work. It reflects their personal preferences and sense of aesthetics.
I am proud of how my art changes over time. Once my art changes I don't have the desire to change it back to how it was in the past, because I would feel a burden of trying to draw in a certain way that I don't enjoy any longer.
As for people emulating the styles of other artists...I think it's totally fine and a good part of learning and exploring techniques in drawing and colouring.
But, I personally feel cheated if someone copies exactly how I draw and sells that for commissions. C'mon, try a little harder, and develop something that you are proud to offer to others! :') You can attract more people if you offer something that is special. <3
Being able to just copy others does not lead to growth as an individual artist. You have to take bits and pieces from your inspirations and then mix these with your personal tastes and experiments. It's really a great feeling when you can produce a drawing and be able to say -- hey, this shows what I like to draw and paint. And wow, with the help of the visual inspirations around me, I can make something that still feels individualized and has a spark of uniqueness that I bring into it.
I just feel that artists are meant to be producers of creativity and novelty, not just mirrors of things that already exist. ^ u ^
I have ZERO tolerance for tracers and people who use my art as a base. there is no reason for anyone to take another person's work as a shortcut.
If you are caught red-handed, don't insult the artist and say it wasn't traced when you know in your heart what was done. Own up to your action and strive to work harder next time!
Below are two examples of traces. In both cases when I talked to the people, they deny that they traced, but the evidence is clear! It bothers me greatly when they do not admit what they have done when it's so obvious. OTL
Don't be that person -- it insults their intelligence as well as the artist that was traced @__@
Can I request something?
Maybe! I might offer to take requests at the end of a join.me stream if I have time.
However, please do not note me about requests, or ask in the stream for free art unless I initiate the offer. : )
Also, birthdays don't mean much to me (I don't celebrate mine). Please don't ask me to draw a gift for you. I will do it of my own volition if I feel like it and have time.
What are your prices for commissions?
See this fav.me/d5je9y9 for the styles I offer and their prices.
Can I art trade with you? (art trades are closed atm!)
Please wait until I post a journal about my interest in looking for art trade partners!
I am picky about character designs -- details, unique traits, colour schemes and distinction from other people's OCs are the factors that I consider. I also consider if I like your art style and whether there is something magnetizing/novel/unique about it!~ <3
If you want to trade art with someone, a REALLY bad way of asking is to start off with: "I don't really like my art, but would you..."
This shows lack of confidence and will make the other person automatically doubt your abilities. If it's the case, go practice more until you can be proud of your arts! Then, you are more ready to trade with others.
Can I draw you something?
Sure! I love getting art as much as the next person, haha!
Here are my Original Characters
Do you have favourite artists on dA?
Sure I do! Here are some of them! ^ w ^
~Rin54321 *ichigo-tan =okyi ~Sui-yumeshima *plantisoy *Xamag ~SavvySleeves *gawki *xephia
=Mujinai ~megatruh ~yocco ~ani-r *Phobs *GotNoJob~PascalCampion =Kutty-Sark ~mintchoco
~Bisparulz *Chaotic-Muffin *ELK64 *nekozneko ~Jumpix ~MBLOCK *Wavesheep *naseu ~ethe
I always love to see their uploads! They have beautiful ideas and execution ~ ^u^
What textures do you use?