Everyone on my Tumblr dash, PLEASE watch this. Especially if you are a creative artist:
Adobe is going to scrap their hard copies (disks) for their software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash), and have you pay a subscription for the latest software called the Adobe Creative Cloud. $50 per month. Could you really afford such an expense in the long run?
This is really disturbing. Please hear what he has to say, it really is a serious situation for working artists. Pass this along so others may know about the Adobe Creative Cloud and how horrible it is.
Yep… Just went to see how much Flash costs. You know, to just buy the program? Guess what? After spending a while looking, it appears that you CAN’T anymore. You have to pay an outrageous subscription fee. I hate adobe. Is there a petition going around to stop this nonsense? Because I want to sign it.
Thanks! I know a lot of artists and people who like art follow me. You guys should go sign that.
Today I just signed the petition in the voice against the Adobe Creative Cloud. For those who are not familiar with what the new Creative Cloud can do to you as an artist, I really suggest you watch this video.
For those who have seen, reblogged, faved, here’s the link (as shown in the previous reblog) to sign the petition. Anything can happen, Adobe really needs to know that many artists are not supportive of them controlling not just the software..but the content worked on the Cloud.
Signed! Boosting the signal, I prefer to be able to buy my software.
So I can’t work in the field I’m super passionate about because I’m so scared of not being good enough. This fear paralyzes me and makes it extremely challenging to dry at all. I’m always trying to “just do it.” That doesn’t always work so well. Does anyone have any advice on how…
I needed this.
Beware. Thar be a nipple below.
Hey I love Game of Thrones
(Inspired by lots of wonderful gifs and photo sets, thanks internet!)
Pretty much how that awesome scene with Dany went down. Sort of.
[Please take note that the commentary is just for fun. Bunch of sarcasm. Don’t take it too seriously. I am getting tired of these outfits, though.]
1. The classic Bikini Armor. If you’re lucky you might get an actual shoulder-pad! If the designers even bother doing something more than…
Quickie doodles in my new sketchbook.
Sharing because I like how the male lion turned out :)
Officially done placing furniture in my studio(and post renovation cleaning because DUST). The past month or so has been insanely busy. I’ve gotta catch up on my stuff.
Heres just a few sketches of normal, maybe boring bears from my sketchbook that I kind of like—for now, until I catch up with the bigger projects I’m working on.
These are all referenced off of Bela Baliko images for practice (with permission).
I don’t know why I almost always ink my sketches..I think that inking really messes with the fluidity and life of the line work. I’ve never’ve been good at it. I just do it anyways because I’m silly. I guess it adds a bit of colour. XD
If you are familiar with Bela Balikos photography, you may notice that some of these are not identical to the original images. Often times in his images, the animal legs are cut off by folliage or rocks. I started to notice that it looks like I’m avoiding to draw feet, which is totally not true. So I added feet! XD
Thanks for looking, and thank you for your patience. I’ll catch up!
This 2014 wall calendar features original gory, horrific werewolf art by 12 awesome artists.
Interested in a Horror themed Werewolf Calendar? In that case, contribute over on indiegogo to make that happen! :)
Friday I decided to get some practice sketching in, so on twitter I asked folks what I should draw. PennigtonBeast suggested I draw lizards. I narrowed it down a bit and focused on komodo dragons. Referenced images (some more loosely than others) from dragon-komodo.com (purely for practice and nothing more!). I like how their little pinkies kind of stick out when lying around, makes them seem somewhat sophisticated X3
Been a bit scarce here lately as I was in the process of renovating my studio. That made me really busy and I’ve been on a mini commission hiatus as a result of this. I am not officially set up in the renovated studio, we still have a few things to do. However it is near completion!
Until then, I’ve managed to set up my lap top on the kitchen table to work on what I can. I’ll be continuing thumbnails for commissions and research.
Thanks for looking :)
Yes,yes of course!
3.Show us your oldest piece of art you have on hand.
I did some digging and found this! I can’t stop laughing. This was my fursona when I was about 8-10 years old. Her name was Xena the cheetah. She rode a motorcycle. WHAT A BADASS. Watch out for those FIRE SLASHERS GUISE. —Interestingly I haven’t changed much! My core interests are the same: cool lady warriors, weapons, armor, felines, and my fursona is STILL a fire elemental. —OMG LOOK AT ALL THE GLITTER I ADDED TO THE PICTURE XD
18.What is your purpose for drawing?
Drawing is something really important to me. It gets to the point where if I don’t draw for a few days I get cranky. Creation is a core need for me, it’s just part of my being. I am happy when I create, even if it’s for someone else. I like making people happy with my art. I like inspiring people. I like the feeling I get when I see myself improve. I get all extra excited and just want to keep going until I get that feeling again. That aside, In my personal work (if I ever get to it -.- ) I like to touch on the subject of animal welfare, the state of our planet. I think the concept of anthropomorphic animals is an interesting way to project my feelings and opinions on that topic.
Answers to 17 and 21 can be viewed in my replies to loco-lobo and qwopattack!
Thanks for asking!
5.Do you practice other styles/have you tried other styles in the past?
When I practice in my sketchbooks i’m usually working in a realistic style. Referencing from photographs (with permission) and life. From there, when I work on other stuff, I distort the realism a bit. When I was a kid I LOVED Legend of Zelda (still do) and was slightly influenced by anime style but I grew out of that.
15.What do you like drawing the least?
Like a lot of folks: I don’t enjoy drawing things that aren’t organic. So when we delve into the realm of architecture/buildings, mechanical objects, I shudder a bit. However, this isn’t something I’m totally opposed to drawing. To be a well rounded artist I know I need to work on this too. But we all have our preferences!
21.Do you believe there is such thing as “bad art?”
I think I could write an essay on that topic, but to keep it short: It’s subjective. One person will love a certain piece of art, others will hate it. I don’t particularly like abstract, or when people take a dump in a hallway and call it art, but some people do like it, and do appreciate it.
In Response to the art Meme!
8. What is your favorite piece that you have done?
I would have to say, my favorite piece would have to be my most recent one:”An Ancient King in a Modern Realm”.
I learned a lot of things about lighting and digital painting and I feel that there was an improvement there. Interestingly, I don’t like most of my work. As I finish a piece I always see where I can improve.
14.What do you like drawing the most?
My favorite drawing subjects are fantasy creatures and wildlife, organic subjects from the natural world. I love the process of restoring prehistoric creatures: it’s fascinating to add meat to those ancient bones. Last but not least I love drawing anthro characters. I think it’s an interesting challenge to merge animal and human anatomy, as well as their characteristics. Humans generally seem to separate themselves from animals(when we really are animals), so it makes for an interesting statement to merge the two!
Lady warriors are also a fun subject for me—I’ve recently gotten really interested in drawing armors and other medieval-fantasy costumes.
17. What would you absolutely refuse to draw?
I will not handle depiction of illegal activities, sexually explicit (x-rated) materials and hateful images. Artistic nudity is totally okay with me :)
Thanks for your questions, and pardon the belated reply.