22/F/Canada. I'll be mostly posting art here. (Let me know if you'd like a private reply to your message!) Thanks for stopping by! :>
Hi, and I’ll try!
I may have mentioned this in an earlier post, but something that helps me a lot with the ‘readability’ of my art is just zooming super far out/looking at it from far away - if the silhouettes are still clear and the tones don’t blend into one another when viewed from far away/with blurred vision, then (in general) it’s working. This can be tricky when I have a specific lighting setup in mind, but I’m trying to get better at this!
Use references for what you need (be it anatomy, etc.), but try to look at more than one photo so you get a better understanding of the body part/person/object in 3d space - you’ll need those references less and less!
I highly recommend experimenting with different lighting and shadows as well - I love art with great atmosphere, where you get immersed in the scene right off the bat, so making the lighting as interesting as I can is a lot of fun. Personally, I’m kind of all over the place with colour (I very rarely lay out a palette ahead of time), but even for scenes with a lot of weird and different colours, I find an Overlay layer with either a solid colour or some kind of gradient can help unify things a lot.
We all find certain advice more helpful than others, so I hope at least one of these tidbits helps! Thank you! :>
Thank you, anon! :>
Edit: Apologies, I only saw half of this ask when I posted!
I think I’ve been drawing regularly since I was about 11, and digitally since around 13/14.
Hello! I have some really short, really awfully animated (but slightly charming) animations from an old animation class still kicking around. I haven’t uploaded any of them anywhere yet though, not sure if I should! ;-;
I’ll keep this simple: I like his content, and I draw what I like. Not gonna quantify it.
I’m not sure about manga specifically, but I’ve wanted to make a comic for a long time! Tis a beautiful method of storytelling. :>
Thank you so much, that’s really sweet of you to say! ;-; <3
(Here’s my current status regarding commissions, because I’ve gotten a lot of messages about them!)
I’m not currently taking commissions, though I may be sometime in the next few months. (I’ve been working a lot recently, so I’m afraid I wouldn’t have much time to work on others’ requests!) I’ll definitely let you all know when I’m ready to take commissions, though. Thank you for your interest! :>
Sorry, I don’t have any of my writing up anywhere! I’ve been slowly piecing together something I would like to eventually turn into a webcomic, and the only substantial form it exists in (apart from occasional doodles) is about two years worth of writing. Hopefully something comes of it sometime! (I’m really timid to start on the comic itself! ;-; )
I haven’t made any videos, but I’ve definitely thought about it before! (I’m afraid I wouldn’t be very entertaining though??)