Mixed media on 9x12 bristol; masking fluid, watercolor, colored pencil, pen, and liquid acrylic. I’ve been inspired lately by Fauxlacine’s gory work and decided to try my own hand at some good ol’ fashioned guts and blood. It was a major series of lessons, but I’m REALLY going to enjoy adding liquid acrylics to my media. They work much better for me personally than the really thick textured stuff. Oil is still my favorite paint, but I don’t like how it yellows over a lifetime or the solvent-laden cleanup. I’m also interested in going back to horror as an art subject.
Helping the vertically challenged
( via Thund3rbolt )
I have done this on the Clemson buses before. Lol. Bless understanding tall people.
- people who are gay can be assholes
- people with eating disorders can be assholes
- people with mental disorders can be assholes
- people who self harm can be assholes
- people who are disabled can be assholes
- people who have diseases can be assholes
do not excuse people for being assholes because something is wrong with them or have a hard life
id like to take a moment to thank our lord and savior for this post
This. Sometimes we end up in therapy to learn how to deal with people who should be in therapy.
I bought this Spongebob pineapple to go in Joshua’s office aquarium. They didn’t have the other Bikini Bottom houses, so I made Patrick’s rock and Squidward’s moai. Coming soon might be the Krusty Krab…
None. Zero. Zilch. I may occasionally name the dust bunnies out of sheer pet-desiring desperation. I cry myself to sleep for lack of animals in my home. I most certainly do not own a dog, three cats, two leopard geckos, two ball pythons, 24+ platyfish, nine corydoras, three bristlenose plecos, six female bettas and one male betta.
Jaime’s knife, some last minute touch ups once the cold weld is done drying to polish off the excess metal around the handle and this will be done and it is so damn comfortable to hold.
This is my friend David; he makes great art, good food, and sturdy knives. I’m very excited to be getting this knife, large knives for fleshing skins or work in the field are both hard to find and indispensable. Once you get used to one you’ll never want to be without!
What they don’t tell you about getting help when the bad days outnumber the good ones is that you’re going to have to wait a very long time for the balance to come around again.
Have patience with the people who struggle with daily life; depression, ptsd, anxiety, and other disorders can be crippling in ways that have to be experienced to be fully understood. We’re forcing our bodies and minds to work when they’re jury rigged together some days at best. There can be rest for many illnesses, but invisible illness rarely gets that need met.
Super adorable chibi time for my friend Lizcuit. It’s It’s Animal Crossing inspired, but things descended into tasteless saccharine pretty quickly. XD More practice with Manga Studio 5 and cartoons.
A firefly icon of Sakara for summer, MUCH better than my old one. And with animated fireflies to boot! If I can pull my brains together I might actually make them buzz around/hover/float and not just flash. My cartooning seems to be the thing that’s advancing right now.
For those late to the party, this is the full stage-by-stage work of Full Moon Friday’s piece. The first five are unfortunately iPhone photos, the last was photographed outdoors with a DSLR camera. I am never scanning real media again unless it’s just to get a sketch in. Watercolor, pen, colored pencil, and a little bit of water soluble ink. That I didn’t know was water soluble until I smudged it everywhere. Oops.
Tried two different color treatments while I learn how to use Manga Studio 5. I hated it at first, but I’m slowly coming around to it. This is all from scratch in that program. I’m used to inking and doing flats in Sai while doing any actual painting in Photoshop CS5. I don’t think there’s anything that makes it stand out from Sai yet, but this is still in the early stages. That said I also try very hard to paint directly; I rarely use layer effects to get the color palettes. For people who do use a lot of photoshop wizardry Manga Studio does basically look like Sai and Photoshop had a lovechild. The one thing I’m still not used to is the ink pen or the stabilizer; it steel feels wiggly and imprecise.
Unfortunately I’m stuck doing these on the laptop; it only as about 3 gigs of usable RAM so it chugs really badly. I have a single digital painting that’s on hold because of this. I normally use a home built high power PC, but its motherboard has officially bitten the dust. I can’t work with the computer flipping on and off. We’re going to buy another motherboard this afternoon, but it still will need to be shipped and installed before we’re back to work. So sorry for the absence.
So this is what four years of originals looks like; this is NOT including any of my digital art (Although there are some real media lines that were later used in digital). It also excludes all my canvas paintings (15+) and the terrifying heap of art in my portfolio that’s from 2007-2010.
There’s 120 finished images in there plus a small scattering of sketches that were used in digital pieces. I’m looking at dividing them up; fantasy and animals going to Etsy and furry being hoarded until I can unload them at a con. Thoughts from fellow artists? Some images might actually be worth matting first, like the tiger and the trilobites(that’s the red peeking out).
Older pieces, those with less skill, or those with fewer hours would be priced lower than those with higher skill and more hours involved.