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New Year 2018 by Goldsickle New Year 2018 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 59 8 Merry Christmas 2017 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2017 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 63 12 Guard Robot by Goldsickle Guard Robot :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 47 8 Female Mage Uniform by Goldsickle Female Mage Uniform :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 60 11 Happy 2017 by Goldsickle Happy 2017 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 55 14 Merry Christmas 2016 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2016 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 63 13 Scanner And Camera by Goldsickle Scanner And Camera :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 67 12 China Dress Akiko by Goldsickle China Dress Akiko :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 72 13 New Year 2016 Sketch by Goldsickle New Year 2016 Sketch :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 51 4 Happy New Year 2016 by Goldsickle Happy New Year 2016 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 67 12 Akiko Lisa Xmas 2015 costume design by Goldsickle Akiko Lisa Xmas 2015 costume design :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 48 3 Merry Christmas 2015 by Goldsickle Merry Christmas 2015 :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 68 20 Demonic Swords by Goldsickle Demonic Swords :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 21 2 Pigtails and Hoodie by Goldsickle Pigtails and Hoodie :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 61 8 Sword Design by Goldsickle Sword Design :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 40 7 Dat Hina by Goldsickle Dat Hina :icongoldsickle:Goldsickle 189 18
Latest stuff by me, sometimes drawn for the purpose of being shown publicly or just random sketches I found collecting dust that I think people might enjoy.

Random Favourites

Tiger x Sakura by Shinomori-Misao Tiger x Sakura :iconshinomori-misao:Shinomori-Misao 8 31 Fluffy 2008 and Omake by EV133 Fluffy 2008 and Omake :iconev133:EV133 37 29 Wagner by P-H Wagner :iconp-h:P-H 41 20 Dragon VII by hypnothalamus Dragon VII :iconhypnothalamus:hypnothalamus 6,829 898
Six Good Reasons To Not Trace
We here at stop-tracing have heard the excuses. This time, instead of knocking down the arguments that support tracing, I present to you reasons to not trace.
1. Tracers don't improve.
Tracing is a really really good way to learn how to... um... trace.
Any good art teacher will tell you this- it's simply not a good way to learn. So many professionals, teachers, drawing books, and so on and so forth will tell you one key thing: "draw from life."
It helps. It looks like it's hard, but it does help immensely, and it's not so hard once you train your hand and eye to work together. When you're tracing, you aren't thinking. Your hand and eye aren't really working together. You're just mindlessly going over the lines. You're being a human Xerox machine.
Some people think that tracing helps you "get a feel" for how to draw the human body- this is simply not tru
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Vector traced anime

It has been a pet-peeve of mine for a very long while now, and as much as I've tried ignoring the problem but it doesn't seem to be getting any better, and frankly I am very confused about dA's rules concerning the matter. As far as I can see the rules seem to be in contradiction with other rules of DeviantArt.
I am talking about Vector tracing.
I had written a journal entry regarding this matter some time ago and there was some confusion as to what I was really getting at.
I am sick and tired of searching the Deviant Art archives for certain anime titles only to receive literally hundreds of Vector drawings that are nothing more than traces of either official art, screenshots or magazine scans. I am not referring to Vector tracings of photographs, or things sketched by hand first, or collaborations where one person drew the image and another person vectorized it. I am referring specifically to vector traces of anime scree
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'I can't draw!' and Other Lame Excuses F
The excuses are used over and over and over. They're the "Dog Ate My Homework" of tracers.
At a glance, some of them might seem like valid arguments, but in the end, there is no excuse for art theft.
So, here are the top ten excuses for tracing- and the reasons that they don't work.
1. "I don't know how to draw."
Obviously not, or you probably wouldn't be tracing- but have you thought of learning? There are tons and tons of resources on the internet. Schools and colleges and other places offer drawing classes. You can find books in the library or bookstore or art shop about drawing. There's a wealth of information out there- this really isn't an excuse.
"But I can't learn to draw! It's too hard!" Yes, you can. How many thousands and thousands of artists are there in the world? So many people manage it. It is not easy, but it's not impossible.
2. "I changed parts of it, so it's mine."
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a "change 30%" la
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Extra Value Combo Alpha by Lysol-Jones Extra Value Combo Alpha :iconlysol-jones:Lysol-Jones 48,758 7,136


Let's say you're in the middle of a long project, like maybe making a game or a 30-page comic.

But while you're busy doing the heavy stuff, you don't update your website.

Do you go out of your way to do some stuff just to have them posted to keep your galleries filled or continue focusing on the current project?

Some might suggest "show previews of your current project" but what if I want to keep it a secret until the very end?
If I'm doing comic pages all by myself (no assistants), I wonder which is the better order:

- Draw all pages first and revisit the pages for inking.

- Draw and ink as you go.
At the risk of sounding like a veeeeery life-like spambot, I wanna know which service is best if you wanna stream anime.

Should I go for Netflix or Crunchyroll?
What are the pros and cons for each of these service?

Are there any other services out there I should know of?
  • Playing: DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

I hope I can submit more art than before this year.


Current Residence: Malaysia
Favourite style of art: Japanese comics & animation style
Operating System: Windows XP
Personal Quote: "Quick Time Events is the cancer of the video game industry"
  • Playing: DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

I hope I can submit more art than before this year.

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DLPP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Great gallery.
Goldsickle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
AloisAgost Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
It's getting to be that time of year again.  Have you given any thought into your Chinese Zodiac Lisa & Akiko pic?  It's the year of dog this time and there's plenty of things you can do with that ranging anywhere from a "Dog Days" anime reference to even a werewolf theme if you really want to go out there.  But it's your choice all the same, and I look forward to seeing it.
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Goldsickle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
I have something planned but I dunno if it's gonna be good.
It's drafted.
Sammyka33 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry Christmas :)
christeam3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi i'm chris😃
Goldsickle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
christeam3 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student General Artist
I like your artwork😃
Goldsickle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
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