auwa:

friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way

cute-overload:

Hedgehog timeouthttp://cute-overload.tumblr.com

kennoarkkan:

shadyfolk:

amaipetisu:

A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.

THIIIIS.

All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

I wanted to practice doing line art a lot faster, so I doodled up a quick Ellie from The Last of Us. However, she’s got wonky looking legs and conveniently hidden hands. I really only wanted to focus on line art, so anatomy went out the window.
Drawing like this reminds me of the days when I’d draw in my journal in school. Quick drawings that sometimes looked wonky as hell but were so numerous that eventually some of them looked good.
I also want to be able to draw faster so I can break out of my comfort zone more. It’s too uncomfortable right now since pretty much all my drawings are 5-8 hour investments. This drawing here is probably like 90 minutes to two hours… So even though it looks like crud to me now, I don’t give a shit. It was practice, and proof of concept that even when I quick-line, the lines don’t look all that different from my normal line art. Got to focus on the bigger picture instead of obsessing on every little pixel.
Ellie belongs to Naughty Dog
Artwork belongs to BlueBead

I wanted to practice doing line art a lot faster, so I doodled up a quick Ellie from The Last of Us. However, she’s got wonky looking legs and conveniently hidden hands. I really only wanted to focus on line art, so anatomy went out the window.

Drawing like this reminds me of the days when I’d draw in my journal in school. Quick drawings that sometimes looked wonky as hell but were so numerous that eventually some of them looked good.

I also want to be able to draw faster so I can break out of my comfort zone more. It’s too uncomfortable right now since pretty much all my drawings are 5-8 hour investments. This drawing here is probably like 90 minutes to two hours… So even though it looks like crud to me now, I don’t give a shit. It was practice, and proof of concept that even when I quick-line, the lines don’t look all that different from my normal line art. Got to focus on the bigger picture instead of obsessing on every little pixel.

Ellie belongs to Naughty Dog

Artwork belongs to BlueBead

heartstringcrochet:

Harry is a chubby hedgehog that loves to roll everywhere and is READY TO SHIP!!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/201444986/harry-the-hedgehog-ready-to-ship

[“Juniper- Style Experiment” on deviantART]
Felt like playing with a new, more cartoony style that I can draw faster. I focused more on just form and shape instead of stuff like skeleton and rigid anatomy. I draw way too slowly mainly because I spend too much time on stuff that gets deleted anyways, like skeletal structure. I also need to work on being less obsessive over my line art. It’s still the phase that takes longest in my art.
Also, drawing Juni’s rapier was pretty fun. :D
Juniper Ica and artwork belong to BlueBead

[“Juniper- Style Experiment” on deviantART]

Felt like playing with a new, more cartoony style that I can draw faster. I focused more on just form and shape instead of stuff like skeleton and rigid anatomy. I draw way too slowly mainly because I spend too much time on stuff that gets deleted anyways, like skeletal structure. I also need to work on being less obsessive over my line art. It’s still the phase that takes longest in my art.

Also, drawing Juni’s rapier was pretty fun. :D

Juniper Ica and artwork belong to BlueBead

bluebead:

Finally got some decent photos of my camera shy little hedgehog Hiccup! With the help of my mom. XD

Hiccup is about 7 weeks old here. He was born last Christmas (12/25/12), and I brought him home last Sunday (2/10/13).

(I don’t look too happy because I was so focused on keeping the little bugger still. :p )

I was looking thorough my Tumblr post archive and saw this. Look how tiny my little kartoffel was! He actually fit in my hands! Now he’s such a big prickly pear that he doesn’t have much room to stand in my hands. He’s not fat, he’s just… big. :v

Also remember when he used to be brown? He used to be brown. His runner-up name was Hershey since he was brown like chocolate, but it’s a good thing I didn’t because he’s white now.

This was like only a year and a half ago. My room’s set up different and painted blue now, I look different, Hiccup looks entirely different, my cat Snickers is gone, I’m not in school anymore… I feel nostalgic and sad at the same time. I keep sort of regretting how my life’s changed the past year or two, and how I’ve been having trouble getting back to school. I almost want to go back to how things were, and at the same time… those days were horrible. I don’t know how to feel.

That turned into a vent, shit. Sorry.

The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
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captainarlert:

blakvi:

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes ! 

So dance, fucker, dance.

I never get tired of this song.

"I’ve been working on art commissions for a good while today! Time to relax with some free time." *Continues drawing something else*

Also, I open PayPal art commissions to the public soon! Just got to finish the two commissions for my first client (who you can thank for getting my butt in gear to open commissions) and then make a commissions post. :D