yo i dunno what happened to your first ask (i think it got lost on tumblr mobile) but:
Do studies, draw stuff you like, and put in the time. Easy! (not easy)
There’s a delicate balance between those three things. If you draw nothing but self indulgent stuff all the time, you’ll stagnate. If you do nothing but anatomy studies you’ll burn yourself out. And if you don’t keep it up, you wont get anywhere!
In 2006 I tried painting something like my favorite webcomic and although it didn’t turn out too great I learned that there was a way to color something without using dodge and burn tools. And then I knew to use the color picker more. And because I knew that, I then discovered some other new thing. It snowballs. Expand your horizons! Incorporate new things! etc.
Also: you’re not gonna get better at stuff you don’t do. I’ve been drawin nothin but sketchy disembodied heads for the last few months and now I forgot what a human body looks like or how to paint/render. Whoops
As for your second question, I use Photoshop and a medium Wacom tablet for digital stuff and a sketchbook and a mechanical pencil for non-digital stuff. Its really up to personal choice, lots of people use paint tool sai, or manga studio to get the same kind of stuff done. I used opencanvas 1.1 a long time ago because it was free and portable. But really all you need is decent paper and a decent writing utensil. If you want to upload stuff to your computer, you can use a scanner (nice) or a camera (less nice).
today i fell asleep hatching scythers… iv breeding is boring but i cant stop
diary post!! wee woo wee woo
i got a job, like one where you have to go to a place and do art stuff and then go home at the end of the day. its very temporary which is actually kinda comforting. insert learning-how-to-swim metaphor here.
i’m pretty sure it is supposed to be cool and exciting but i’m too busy worrying about literally everything to feel cool and excited! in fact i feel terrible and there’s no gettin’ around it besides waiting it out. i guess.
its kind of a super bummer but i know it eventually won’t be. new environments and situations make me feel like garbage but avoiding stuff like that forever is double garbage!! in the future there’ll be less garbage in my guts and i’ll prolly be hangin’ around cool places, doin’ cool things, and sending emails like nobody’s business and there won’t be any of this dissonance nonsense gettin’ in the way.
A touch of venom!
boss concepts, art direction from an eight year old
talk sprites! bomb collars! knightkid! ive been taking it easy by… not taking it easy
comprehensive design notes
here u gooooo
i aint gonna pick ten followers out all y’all are my favorites go knock yourself out and post 5 facts or w/e
I’m workin on a game with cool guy foszor! Heres some wip animations from a few days ago and some bits.
i tried animating in Photoshop and i didn’t like it. I’m prolly just going to use Flash on my laptop from now on because not doing that sucked.
I can still make pixel art and vectors with a mouse and my right hand. Take that, left arm (jk plz get well soon arm)