hi all! sorry i’ve been away! i moved into a new place and have a desk now so it’s easier for me to draw :)
for those who didn’t know, i’ve spent the past year in shanghai! a few months ago i saw this young fruit stand guy peeling pineapples in shirtsleeves while smoking a cigarette, which i thought was great. haven’t been able to forget him haha. like james dean peeling a pineapple.
haven’t drawn for a while!
Anonymous: Oh my god, you're back. You have no idea how I waited for your blog to update. You're one of my favourite artists ever, I just really like the way you draw. *faints* Sorry for being anonymous
Thank you nice Anon! Such a nice message ahh xx
The semester started so I might be away again for a bit as I am crazy busy! Sorryyyyyy and thank you nice peoples <3
Hello! Are you familiar with Black Books? Fantastic show, I would love to see your interpretation of the characters. :D
Hello! Sorry, slow reply! This is totally weird but when I read this message I was literally just about to rewatch Black Books, hahaha. It’s one of my faves! Actually, I did do some drawings while watching it, so I’ll probably post them at some point. Thanks!
father ted doodles from a long time ago
"Ah, morning Watson, would you be so kind as to stand on that chair and slip this ‘round your n—"
some dumb scribbles of some dumb babies
I’ve wanted to do a drawn shopping diary for a while now, but I’m way too slow to be able to draw everything I buy…I do want to try to do some periodically though!
Anyway, I recently bought a pair of Ash Virgin leather sneakers…I felt really lucky too because these are sold out in black literally everywhere! But I found them on ebay in my size, for a deal~ I also bought some low-slung skinny jeans from UO. I love them, but I just wish I’d bought a size smaller…
Usually I buy more buttoned-up vintagey clothes, but recently I’m on a sneakers/activewear kick~ I love anything relaxed and boyish….
(oops tumblr screwed up my reply to the actual ask)
Hello, thank you very much! :)
Hmm, about blending…I’m not sure which program you’re using, but I usually use a pressure-sensitive brush in photoshop, which makes it easier to blend colors. (all my brushes are here) If the color becomes muddy, remember that blending colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel will be smoother and more natural-looking than if you’re blending complementary ones (i.e. red/green, purple/yellow, etc). You can also try using different hues/values/saturations of one color. Half the battle is picking the right colors for the piece. Try to limit the palette; too much random variation can result in muddiness when you try to blend.
I always have one finger on the alt key in photoshop (shortcut for eyedropper) at all times when painting so I can sample in-between colors, and use those for a smoother blend (yay for digital painting magic). That way, you’re not just blending two colors, you have a whole range of in-between hues to soften the blend. (A lower Flow or Opacity value might help too.) Additionally, you can use the colors you get from blending in other parts of the piece to maintain color cohesion.
Experiment with combining different colors. I like blending in a dark blue to make shadows more interesting-looking, and bright colors for highlights or middle tones.
If you’re interested, I’d definitely recommend checking out some books on color theory and traditional painting. Or study some artists you like—how do they use light and shadow, what’s the overall color scheme?—or use photos for reference. Mostly it just takes a lot of practice!
I know this is really general, but I hope it helps a little bit :’D Have fun~