hey-peasents said: I think your art is amazing and that one day mine will be as good as yours ^.^ Have you ever considered doing a tutorial, because i think it would really help beginners like me c:
Aw man thank you so much! I’m extremely honored that my art is something you would aspire to, that’s so flattering to hear! Honestly I’ve never considered doing tutorials because, frankly, I don’t think I’m good enough for that hahah. Any information I could provide you would just be parroted from artists much more skilled than myself (except paraphrased, more watered down, and way less thorough).
I can, however, provide you with some really fantastic resources as a starting point, depending on what you’re looking to do!
-If you want to learn more about drawing people/anatomy, check out any of Andrew Loomis's stuff, he is absolutely fantastic
-If you’re looking to work on drawing more expressive characters, I think this is a great starting point: http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=333
-If you’re looking to get into comics in general, check out Scott McCloud’s books (Understanding Comics and Making Comics), they are chock full of really in-depth information
-If you want a stronger grasp of drawing with perspective I recommend How to Draw by Scott Robertson (he also does a lot of helpful video tutorials on youtube)
-The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed is the next book I wanted to pick up because I’ve heard it described as “mind-blowing”
Honestly though if you want to get better at drawing, the best advice I have is to just keep drawing! Being able to draw well is a skill like any other, and there’s no real shortcut to doing it fast and doing it well. You just have to keep practicing and working hard (I mean, it’s taken me a decade to to get to where I am now and I’m still nowhere near where I want to be).
Draw from life, bring a sketchbook wherever you go and draw people/the world around you (you can even do quick sketches while you’re waiting for the bus), draw people at a cafe, copy Old Masters’ works, copy artwork by artists you like and learn how they draw their figures, just draw everyday! As long as you keep at it, you’ll definitely see a huge improvement over time.
Good luck!! <3
8:42 am • 29 July 2014 • 10 notes
Anonymous said: I've been seeing your art around and I've been like who is this friggin lovely person who has amazing art must find! Your art is lovely!
Ahhhh thank you so much!! <3 I am so so happy that you enjoy my artwork!
7:45 pm • 26 July 2014 • 1 note
I wanted to draw genderbending!Drarry because I miss drawing girls.
I used to only draw girls.
But it’s been nothing but boys lately, because Draco and Harry are boys.
8:15 pm • 19 July 2014 • 706 notes
Anonymous said: You're seriously amazing at art!! I'm a pretty bad artist but you inspired me to practice it to try and get better ☻ I love you!!!!
AW JEEZ ANON <33 Y’know, I personally don’t believe that being good at art is an inherent talent, I think it’s a skill that anybody can acquire with hard work and practice, so definitely go for it! I could rattle off a bunch of examples of professional artists that had never drawn in their lives until they were in their early 20s, and then because they REALLY, REALLY GOT INTO IT they became disgustingly good in the span of just a couple years. I myself am nowhere close to where I want to be skill-wise, and most of the time when I look at my own artwork I absolutely fucking hate it and just wish I could draw like [insert name of any number of artists’ that I’m in love with here]. But I’m trying to remind myself that it’s a slow journey to get there and I just gotta take it one drawing at a time. u___u;
SORRY FOR THIS LONG RAMBLING RESPONSE, I just get so excited at the idea of people getting into art (and that you said I inspired you to practice is so ultra flattering, you have no idea!). SO, YES, PLEASE DO KEEP DRAWING because I would love to be able to see your work one day!!
4:51 pm • 19 July 2014 • 3 notes
A present for the fabulous dysonrules, because she’s graciously been listening to me ramble on about some ultra goofy Albus/Scorpius ideas I had
(i’m so sorry Dyson)
It’s supposed to be a reunion between Harry and Draco in Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, but I was too lazy to draw anything to actually indicate it’s a bathroom. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
11:55 pm • 17 July 2014 • 827 notes
"Ron didn’t mean it, Draco. Your nose doesn’t make you look like a ferret."
ARGH TOO CUTE, LOOK AT THAT POUT
12:57 am • 17 July 2014 • 257 notes
Anonymous said: Draco trying to make Harry gealous with Hermione in 7???
Sorry, I’ve already made a post saying I’m not taking new requests!
10:09 am • 15 July 2014 • 4 notes
I’M SORRY FOR THE WEEKS LATE REPLY ANON I didn’t want to reveal I had done the smoochfest pic until after the reveals, so as to keep in the anonymous spirit of the fest. But I also didn’t want to just not ever respond because you spent the time to send me such a lovely thoughtful message!! Really, when I got it it made my day, I’m so happy that you liked my submission as much as you did :’)
4:51 am • 14 July 2014 • 4 notes
Ahhh the reveals at HD_smoochfest went up today so I can finally post this! And just in time for the World Cup final, too. ;u;
1:23 pm • 13 July 2014 • 277 notes
I just wanted to let you guys know I’m not taking requests for this meme anymore! I have requests coming out the wazoo at this point and if I keep taking them I won’t have time to do anything else. I’ll probably still finish the ones I’ve already gotten…… probably. (But it’ll definitely be over a couple of months, at least.)
Thanks for all the interest everybody’s shown in my art and in sending me requests!
9:18 pm • 10 July 2014 • 63 notes