Anonymous said: Hello! I'm sorry for asking it here but I was wondering how do you choose skin tones in your illustrations?
Since my stuff is generally pretty graphic it’s usually mostly about color harmony. Basically what belongs in the color palette but also has the potential to make my characters stand out (unless I’m putting the focal point elsewhere.)
It helps to have a realistic painting background as well too though. Sometimes I’m just simplifying knowledge I learned years back. Any sort of painting/figure painting/color theory can be massively helpful if you’re struggling.
I am a bit tired today but I hope that was helpful advice! All the best!
Come find us at table 925 on October 4 & 5 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco! I will be selling signed prints and small artbooks.
It’s going to be lots of fun and you can see how unimpressive I am in person! BE THERE!
I WISH I COULD COME SEE YOU NNA :<
I WISH YOU COULD TOO. It will feel empty without Pu there ;_; WHY CAN’T YOU TELEPORT YOURSELF HERE?!
Making things “pretty” and more detailed does not fix the core of your problems. If you just plaster detail onto a weak structure, the building is still going to fall apart.
Holy shit there was just a 6.1 earthquake in Northern California.
There was no harm where I am (no damage or anything), but it was scary for a second because most earthquakes I’ve been through are very minor but this one definitely made my building shake A LOT. My cat freaked the fuck out and I was getting ready to go into emergency mode if it didn’t stop.
You can tell it woke everyone up because my facebook feed is very active for 3:30 am on Sunday.
That was a nice little scare.
Pu: “I don’t understand why I don’t draw Sailor Moon more. I love the characters.”
Me: “I have a theory. Pu likes to draw characters that are basically crazy troll demon versions of herself. That’s why I see you when you draw Homestuck.”
As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well as educational…