Chat Suggestion Camel Art

To celebrate 500 follows on Twitch, we decided to make a Desktop Wallpaper featuring a bunch of chat suggestions.

Top Left:

Chada (OC by Voopytimes)

Jack the barista (OC by SonneArt)

Darth Abeo (Star Wars OC by tntjperic)

Bottom Left:

Svanhilde (dwarf) and Zorya (halfling) holding hands (Dnd characters, requested by RyuutsuArt and Missi)

Top Center:

Clearance the Cloud (a character by Eldkrind, suggested by natethetatertot)

Laer (a character from the comic Vigilante 2890 by Kael McDonald)

Blue shell (for Shellshockpt)

Bottom Center:

Shayden & Nugget Knight w pride cape holding hands (suggested by ShaydensDoodle)

Top Right:

John from Minnesota (suggested by everyone)

Bottom Right:

Jacey the Hedgehog dabbing (suggested by me lol)

A rainbow striped Zebra with a paper horn taped to its head. (suggested by swarmingzebras)

Dhole (for Baseman)

Pineapple (suggested by jamesnorse)

Fatventure Mag, Vol 1 is LIVE on KICKSTARTER!

The kickstarter to fund the zine I’m contributing artwork to is officially live! Back it on Kickstarter

Here’s a summary of the project:

Fatventure Mag is a printed and digital magazine focusing on active lifestyles beyond the boundaries of weight-loss culture. We’re shining the spotlight on work by fat-identified women and non-binary writers and artists who love spending time outdoors, communing with nature, and being active, no matter what “fitness culture” has to say about it.

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Totoro T-shirt Contest Design

I really enjoy designing t-shirts and I love Studio Ghibli so I was excited to learn that there’s a Totoro t-shirt contest going on. I also really love drawing trees, so a Tree of Life inspired design felt like a good fit. My idea was to show Totoro and friends hidden underneath and in the tree, just outside of plain sight from the human world.

The contest is open for voting until April 11th, 2018. You can rate my design on For Fans by Fans.

Let’s Do an Art Trade!

I’ve always wanted to do art trades but never knew who might be interested and I felt a bit too shy to ask. I thought it might be cool to come up with a way for people who are interested in art trades to let others know that they’re open to it. That’s what sparked the idea for April Art Trade. (That and it’s my birthday month and I just wanted a bunch of art for my birthday!)

The idea is that you’d let people know you’re interested in participating in art trades during the month of April. Look for artists who are open to trades or ask a friend! Once you’ve completed the trade, tag the recipient and use the hashtag #aprilarttrade.

#AprilArtTrade Rules/Guidelines

1. Ask a friend for an art trade!
(Please don’t message artists you don’t know unless they are open to random trades!)

2. Tell each other about your interests!
(Don’t ask for a specific drawing, just let them know your favorite characters, animals, etc.)

3. Set a range for the amount of time you’re both willing to spend on the art trade.

4. Draw something for them and post it with the hashtag #AprilArtTrade!

That’s it! Go make art for each other!

March 2018 Fauna Focus Animal – Dhole

Animals have always been on my list of “things I want to get better at drawing, but never actually draw.” (By the way, if you have a list like that too, knock it off.) So I was excited to learn about Fauna Focus, because it’s great motivation!

Every month Fauna Focus features a different animal and shares information about it. Artists are invited to create artwork of the animal and share it using the hashtag #faunafocus. The project was founded by artist Noelle M. Brooks who specializes in drawing and painting animals.

The featured animal for March 2018 is the dhole. Dholes live in the mountains so I wanted to incorporate its habitat into the background. This project was really fun and I look forward to participating in future months.

Figuring Out My Coloring Style – FF6 Terra Speedpaint

Do you ever start working on a piece and you have a vision in for it in your mind—you know exactly how you want it to look—and you start off strong and then… it just falls apart? I’m not sure if it’s because my visions isn’t actually THAT specific to begin with or because my skills just aren’t at that level yet.

That’s what this piece was like. Continue reading “Figuring Out My Coloring Style – FF6 Terra Speedpaint”

REVIEW: Linework in Photoshop vs Lazy Nezumi + Clip Studio

I’ve always enjoyed linework.

Looking at it.

Because DOING linework is hard.

I’ve always struggled with doing linework digitally. It took me forever to do, looked like trash close up and was just a really frustrating, long process for me. There’s definitely a learning curve to digital art. It’s hard to explain, but drawing with a tablet doesn’t feel exactly like drawing with a pencil and it’s very difficult to get smooth lines in digital art. I work primarily in Photoshop which, up until recently, lacked any kind of line stabilization. In order to get smooth lines in Photoshop you needed a tool like Lazy Nezumi. After years of struggling I grabbed a trial of Lazy Nezumi and very quickly become dependent on it. It made a huge impact on my linework and I found that I was working much faster. But I still felt like my linwork could be better so I started bugging every artist who has good linework doing research. Continue reading “REVIEW: Linework in Photoshop vs Lazy Nezumi + Clip Studio”