Drawing deposit of Yamneko

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”

If I wasn’t so afraid of the pain/needles, tattoos I want to get so far:
A pair of clamp style wings on my back
A band of Celtic knot work like 2 in down the top of my thigh
A dragon in ancient chinese scroll art spiraling down my arm
Watercolor/soft form flowers down the other arm

New logo?
New logo?

“Photoshop like a boss”


Wait for it

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How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu 

PS: lots of engrish because foreign 

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Art Deco vs Art Nouveau: Not just trendy terms to use on a whim…


Something can not be both Art Deco AND Art Nouveau.

It is one or the other.

Here is some information on how to recognize Art Nouveau works.

Here is some information on how to recognize Art Deco works.

Here is an easy comparison of the two.

Basically, Art Deco is simplistic, modernized, structured and Art Nouveau is ornate, flourished and fanciful.

Now you won’t look like an idiot.


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perspective is everything

It took me like 16 tries to figure out what I was looking at.

Our teacher actually just showed us a video of his work. The artist (or guy who mainly does this stuff, as I can’t say 100% sure it IS him) is Patrick Hughes and he calls this painting/sculpture thing Reverspective.



perspective is everything

It took me like 16 tries to figure out what I was looking at.

Our teacher actually just showed us a video of his work. The artist (or guy who mainly does this stuff, as I can’t say 100% sure it IS him) is Patrick Hughes and he calls this painting/sculpture thing Reverspective.

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4th assignment

Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?


the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.







im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

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Here are more concepts~ it’d be funny if Taliesin made it in, then we’d have another guy character + all of the characters would have some sort of music theme to them, haha >XD

Anyway, here’s also some Ileum, I figure she could use some love + she’s actually really fun to draw / think of stuff for.

Plus we got some Roxie concepts here from Maji Omni http://majiomni.deviantart.com/

And some Feng concepts / doodles from Eyecager and Crybringerhttp://eyecager.tumblr.com , http://eyecager.deviantart.com/

http://crybringer.tumblr.com/ , http://thedemonmages.tumblr.com/

More to come… maybe- time permitting~

Yup @3@/

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Bea I’m not going to reblog your post because I don’t want to splatter your personal anxiety in front of all of my followers in case you want to delete it later, but here is a story about the first TV show I ever worked on. Our art director was this sardonic Serbian dad who was super hard to please and sort of lovingly mocked us for any task we didn’t execute to the fullest extent of our abilities. I had this one job given to me to do these super heavy cross hatched like… burn and dodge style super hero colour cards. I worked hard to make them look good and twenty year old me was content with what I’d done, but when the art director saw them he just started laughing like “Ahahahaha! Is so bad! Good enough for TV but is so bad!” and he delightedly waved me away. And that was probably the single most freeing thing anyone has said to me, I just thought, huh, yeah, good enough for TV, room to improve but I stayed within budget and schedule and produced acceptable work. It’s that one piece of advice that’s gotten me through going-on five years of MGDMT, it would be so easy to get focused on massaging everything above and beyond and polishing it to make it my best work, but in that case with all the other things going on in my life it would update like seven times a year. I finish it on time, I’m not always happy with it, but even my worst strips manage to make someone out there reading a little happier. “Good enough for TV” You satisfactorily finished the task, now don’t dwell on punishing yourself over it and focus on moving forward because there’s no time in the budget for beating yourself up.

"Good enough for TV" is something that I think I’ll make my new mantra. Get it done, put it out there, if it’s not horrible and someone gets enjoyment out of it then I’ve achieved what I’ve set out to do in the first place.

reblogging this so i can have this in a personal spot to look at when i need it

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" If you’re going to keep complaining about how the hole keeps getting deeper, then stop digging the hole and make an effort to start filling it in!




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