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Anime Expooooo :D
It's that time of the year again! Anime Expo is coming up next week on July 1st - 4th in the Lost Angeles Convention Center. I'll be in the Artist Alley at tables C24-25
Looking forward to seeing all my old friends again and making new ones as well! Come by and say hi
Chat with me? :3 [Online daily!][update: it's a permanent chatroom , so pop in regardless of when the journal was made~ :] Thanks!
I am decided to reopen my chatroom, so if you wanna hang out, feel free to join here: chatroom.
The only rule we have is 'don't be a dick'. Be prepared for some adult language though.
Use /me [your username] to type an action.
Use !help to see our chat specific commands.
If you want to talk to me directly and ask questions, remember to use @mikiko . thank you! ♥
Don't be shy~
How to become a better artist instantlyI'm a very introspective person. I spend a lot of time thinking about me, evaluating myself, problem-solving my performance.
So, being an artist, I always come across the problem: How can I be a really great artist?
Not in 10 years, not in 10,000 hours... I wanted to be good, like, NOW.
So I came to this discovery.
When I draw, I have a tendency to be very selfish.
What does that mean?
It means I make decisions that only benefit me, not the piece I'm working on.
It means thinking thoughts like, "I don't wanna re-do the background, I spent like 5 hours on it!" or "I don't want to cover up those hands, they look so good!"
And when you think about it, the only thing that does is make your illustration a collage of things you weren't willing to compromise.
If you want the piece to be good, you have to be ready to give your art the respect it deserves.
Stop being selfish. S
How to get better at art and find inspiration!Hey everyone!!
Art improvement and inspiration is always the question I get asked most, so I am really going to go into detail!
If I help just one person I will be a bundle of joy!
Jemaica, how do I know you have any knowledge of this subject??
Behold, my 5 year improvement meme!
I think I improved quite a bit in 5 years!
How can an artist improve?
The number 1 way to get good at art is to PRACTICE A LOT!
Imagine that there are 10,000 bad drawings stuck in your hand before you can get to the really really good ones. You can either give up and never get the drawings out of your hand, or you can get them all out ASAP and reach those good ones that are probably stuck like, back in your shoulder and you need to get them free!
The more you challenge yourself will help you grow too. I love drawing cute faces, and to challenge myself I will put that cute face on a new body pose, or with a new light sou
I need your help! O: (voting LAST ROUND!)[Edit 27.4.2016] Updated voting link for the final round! This will determine the winner.
Hello, how are you doing today?
It's a bit sudden to ask for help once again, but man, I AM SO EXCITED!
There's this thing in Germany called Max und Moritz Preis, which, for comic artists, is one of the coolest things you can get nominated for.... AND GUESS WHAT, Crash 'n' Burn, my Manga (read it here), has been nominated this year!
Last year I won the golden Kibo 'best Mangaka award' thanks to your amazing flood of votes but it never arrived, and honestly, I was crushed.
Now this chance presents itself, I just couldn't help but ask you again selfishly, to perhaps make a dream of mine happen.
♥ ; - ;
You can vote h
CHEATING in digital art? gaspI am in lots of art discussion groups on facebook and today I saw a post with a very common topic, what is cheating in digital art? OP asked if liquify tool is cheating, or photobash and things like that. I was sharing my opinion and reading other's opinions and I thought I would also take those thoughts here
My thoughts are that:
Photobash/liquify/anything is not necessarily cheating
even sakimichan uses liquify/burn and dodge tool...and rossdraws does photobashing and colorpicking...and they are both professional and amazing artists
I think if you are 'cheating' (like copying an entire picture and saying it was yours) you will know it down in your gut and feel bad! If you are using some photobash/liquify/whatever but make it your own and feel no guilt I think it is fine, so listen to your heart!
Even I worry about this sometimes, say I see a picture of a shooting star, a girl riding a turtle, and a beautiful beach,
Awesome Cosplayers of Fanime 2016My first Fanime ever. The cosplays were amazing. I think next year I might try going for a booth in the artists alley (once I get more print-able stuff done of course).
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Max und Moritz award (WE DID IT!)Hello hello! ^o ^
Last weekend was the 17th Comic Salon Erlangen, where I attended the award ceremony for the big award you guys have been busily voting for...
Well, what can I say, thanks to everyone who voted, we did it!
It was REAL CLOSE (only a handful difference to the next guy) in the end, but we beat the odds.
Here's a few pictures of the event and the day after. c:
(Full report is on my Patreon. ^w^)
Hooray! being on stage was pretty crazy, I think my voice might have cracked a bit.
Also took quick pic in the hotel, which I sent to all my friends and family to annouce the results!
(probably woke a few people since it was real late then! Oops...)
Proudly posing with the medallion and my buddy Chris by Pyramond's booth the next morning. ♥
Commissions Prices and RulesF.A.Q. Gallery
READ THE RULES BEFORE YOUR ORDER:
Rules [Please read them carefully]
1- PLEASE DO NOT WRITE long explanations or INFO to your request commissions remember my first language is not English, I work better with reference images. If the OC was drawn by another artist, please send me the reference and not long explanations.
2- No Pictures realistic (There are lots of very good artist in this area here on DA)
3- I do Commissions color your drawings.
4- We sent the Commissions Digital 300 DPI. NO sketches give full resolution or line art, when commissions color request, so please do not ask for gear online or sketches full resolution, line art only given in commissions INKS.
5- We sent a preview of Sketch (PV) in
MOO-TERNITY Official Journal 4!And again! New journal O: ! Continuing from:
The dance of my people:
You see yourself walking from your parked car to a suburban house. You are wearing a three-piece black suit and a hat. You approach the door and open it up.
"Honey, I'm home!" You say with a sweet tone.
You close the door and leave your coat and hat on a nearby hanger. In the radio you can hear a song about a man wearing black and walking the line for someone. You can smell the scent of a recently baked blackberry pie coming from the next room. You roll up your sleeves and go to the kitchen. You can hear the soft voice a girl calling your name.
"Yuu? Are you there my hubby?" Liiv is standing in front of a window. She's wearing a cute white dress with cherry pattern. Her hands are covered with oven mittens and she's holding what appears to be a pie. She looks your way and gives you the biggest and brightest smile you have ever seen. "Yuu!"
No more NSFW artOfficial Post made
Its been a while since posting a journal here.
Well, the context is that I became pretty miserable with my business model I set last year on Patreon.
No more NSFW art. I'll be focusing more on the creation of the long term projects, character designs, and sharing my design principles, and knowledge.
Even spending more time on fan arts that will ultimately speak quality and make me a better artist and happier person.
I'll be making more in depth journal about it later on. I'll be turning Patreon into more of a school to become a better character designer.
Is it just me?I feel like My art posts aren't viewed as much by the watchers anymore even though I have way more watchers than before.
I would usually get way more views and favorites in the past but now is way lower.
Am I missing something? Maybe I'm posting the art incorrectly and gets piled up beneath other posts.
Any help would be appreciated.