10,000 Hours

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kotsuso asked: The Muscle Dick technique is an ancient and formidable family secret, passed down through the Armstrong family for generations!

THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING IN THE STREAM TOO. 

Though I think he’d have a more beefy and less pearled dick. But yes. Muscle dick.

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Uhhhh….so I knew I’d improved in the last few years drawing with my tablet….but I did not realize how much ._.;;;;

First set is the first time I livestreamed with my tablet and really like the first times I tried drawing with my tablet and i remember it being really stressful because I didn’t know how to draw anything but 3/4 faces and that drawing on the tablet was really hard.

Well because of Duality OC seeing everyone draw on tablets i tried to learn and over the last year and a half have really tried to actually learn to draw on a tablet. Thus the last pic.

First set: January 2012

Second pic: Today, July 2014

Though the time put in each is obviously different, but the point is still the same.

Filed under aprillilies art improvement improvement

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Livestreamed for people’s characters because I got my new tablet and haven’t drawn with a tablet since about last september so i really needed the practice. Both have some problems, but overall I’m actually fairly pleased for how long I’ve been out of practice. 

Martine belongs to Michi, Renji belongs to Xiki. 

About 5 hours total for the both. Lineart just takes me 5evah. 

Filed under april art aprillilies lineart line art artist on tumblr tenthousandhourchallenge

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Drawn for an artist meme where I was told to draw Jin, this snarky dude of mine, in something sexy. I luffs me some semi-formal menswear and shirts aren’t important so yeah.
This was actually my first time using traditional screentones (just the plaid pattern, the rest is PS). I fucking love them and want more. 
Glad I see I can do something besides utter bullshittery still, and that my b&w technique is still there (even if the drawing itself isn’t the best).
I like this, more in this b&w style will have to happen. 
Forgot to time so I’mma estimate at about 4ish hours.
Awkward tumblr sizing makes it fuzzy :(
Total time logged: 14:54:47

Drawn for an artist meme where I was told to draw Jin, this snarky dude of mine, in something sexy. I luffs me some semi-formal menswear and shirts aren’t important so yeah.

This was actually my first time using traditional screentones (just the plaid pattern, the rest is PS). I fucking love them and want more. 

Glad I see I can do something besides utter bullshittery still, and that my b&w technique is still there (even if the drawing itself isn’t the best).

I like this, more in this b&w style will have to happen. 

Forgot to time so I’mma estimate at about 4ish hours.

Awkward tumblr sizing makes it fuzzy :(

Total time logged: 14:54:47

Filed under tenthousandhourchallenge jin sonoda screentone screentones artists on tumblr ink

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TMI Tuesday!

april-lilies:

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

Feel free to ask anything, doesn’t have to be a tmi question if you don’t want…anything you are curious about I’ll answer, be it about me, my art, my life, my opinions, just…ANYTHING C:

Figured I’d reblog this here too since I have some different followers on this blog…but ask away!

Filed under non art post

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Complete and utter bullshittery seems to be all I can produce right now.

I feel like i’ve lost all ability for refined drawing. I’m just so….restless in mind and body right now I can’t concentrate or draw anything besides the fucking atrocious sharpie doodles. 

I kinda hate art right now. My soul seems restless again.

2.5 hours for all of them.

Total time logged: 10:54:47 

Filed under long post april art bullshit april art

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LOL, I like how I posted that month art challenge…I’ll start it august 1st =3= I’ll have some really quick doodles to post soon and a finished inkwork in the next day or two. I really need to draw and update more here…but I think I’m actually going to start the work for my first webcomic. Gotta write out all the story and gather resources and so research and design the rest of the characters and write the script and the likes. So work on that will start soon @u@

Like maybe I’ll start writing out the story now…since I have most of it vaguely planned anyways.

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30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge

pencilcat:

Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn’t improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that’s actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >:D

I made this because I’ve been feeling super ‘blah’ about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!

Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell so everyone can follow along and see each other’s awesome artwork. I may even create a blog and reblog them! :D

What are you waiting for? START!

  1. Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself
  2. Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference
  3. Draw a figure that’s in action, using a reference - link to reference
  4. Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with atleast 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
  5. Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with atleast 10 different body shapes
  6. Let’s have some fun. Design a character from this character generator. (created by PreservedCucumbers)
  7. Pick the weirdest object in your house/room. Draw it. Shadows and Highlights.
  8. Find 2-3 objects, make a scene with them. Draw it. Bonus points for creativity. Double points for dramatic lighting.
  9. Draw a landscape of a place you’ve never been or drawn.
  10. Draw a BG with 1pt Perspective. Negative points if it’s a railroad or an empty street.
  11. Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective.
  12. Look out a window. Draw what you see. Bonus points for adding something interesting.
  13. Draw an interior setting with the character you designed on Day #6 in it.
  14. BG with either bird’s eye or worm’s eye view.
  15. Halfway there! Draw three ‘action’ scenes with different compositions in each. Quick sketches are fine, just make them interesting and understandable! Bonus points if it’s the same scene, but different composition.
  16. Draw a single page comic with 5-7 panels (the story begins and ends on one page). 
  17. Draw an animal you’ve never drawn before. x10  Link references.
  18. Draw a car. Negative points for whining. Hint: Use a perspective grid.
  19. Think of the thing you hate drawing the most. Guess what? Draw it! Negative points for lying to yourself.
  20. Pick an object in your house/room. Now design a character from it, using the shapes, forms, textures, purpose and colors as inspiration. Also link/post the object you used. Negative points for using a humanoid action figure.
  21. Draw a character/object/scene, and shade them using ONLY solid blacks and whites. Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows
  22. Draw a different object/scene/character. Shade using hatching, crosshatcing, and/or pointillism. Bonus points for lights/shadows and textures.
  23. Colors! Pick a color palette, and paint a scene/character/object using only those colors (some blending allowed). Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows.
  24. Draw and color a scene/object/character - no lines allowed! (aka - lineless art). Don’t forget light and shadows!
  25. Draw a scene/character in a style you’ve never drawn before. If emulating an artist, credit+link. Bonus for color style.
  26. Draw a character. Draw 10 emotions/expressions. Bonus points for ‘uncommon’ emotions. (i.e. anxiety, guilt, despair, loneliness etc.)
  27. Draw three random shapes using your opposite hand (or your foot). Now design characters from those shapes.
  28. Turn on the tv (or load your illegally downloaded movies). Pick an actor and draw them.
  29. Almost done! Let’s have some fun. Draw some fanart. Bonus points if it’s super obscure and unknown. Make people guess what it’s from.
  30. Last day! Find a drawing you did within the last year. Now draw it again using what you’ve learned! Link it for comparison!

 Look at all that amazing improvement! Congrats!

[Update] There is now a sequel challenge, Draw All The Things!

Filed under trying this again this year we'll see how far I get

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Just finished this sketch and I’m too lazy to open PS to edit it nicely. SO have a messy-sketch. Gotta draw in the patterns on the clothing, but I wanted to do that after I inked everything else so it doesn’t become too much of a messy cluster-fuck.
Approx 2:45:00 (I didn’t time it so I’m estimating, OOPS)
Total time logged: 8:24:47

Just finished this sketch and I’m too lazy to open PS to edit it nicely. SO have a messy-sketch. Gotta draw in the patterns on the clothing, but I wanted to do that after I inked everything else so it doesn’t become too much of a messy cluster-fuck.

Approx 2:45:00 (I didn’t time it so I’m estimating, OOPS)

Total time logged: 8:24:47

Filed under april art WIP WIP sketch