I made a mini-comic answering the question I get asked the most; “How do I get GOOD at drawing?” I hope someone finds it useful. I had fun drawing it!





This has been something that has been bothering me for the past few years, every time I encounter someone who’s just started as an artist, they put themselves down because they’re intimidated by artists who are more experienced.  Intimidation is something that every artist has (or will) encounter in their lives, and they need to pull through that fear in order to grow as an artist.  Take that intimidation and be inspired about it.  What makes it intimidating?  What makes their work look so unique?  That’s where your learning opportunistic moments will occur, you find those reasons and you create something new out of all that you’ve learned!
I believe that anyone, ANYONE, can become an artist.  It takes dedication and determination, but I promise you that drawing is one of the most rewarding art forms I’ve ever experienced.  You will always learn something new with it, therefore, the fun never stops!

Its relevant to many aspiring artists. 


puellamagialexmagica, read this please!!

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Really great drawing reference, very well explained. 


Eyes, nose, mouth, head, hands, ears and folds reference drawing tutorials.

they also have video tutorials on youtube:


Anonymous asked:

I love your art work so much :3 I was just wondering, how do you pick your colors? they are just so beautiful and unique and UGH i cant do colors and it pains me



its about time i try to explain this as the obviously unprofessional i am. 

i just pick colors depending on my mood, there are colors that look colder and warmer, so i take advantage of that 


do you feel the colors. you gotta feel them. 

then it’s time to pick the best colors for your piece, aka AVOID THESE IF YOU CAN. 


sometimes they work tho, but why pick those when you can pick these


they give you cuter colors and better color palettes.

remember to feel how warm or cold or neutral you want anything to look. 


that’s better looking than the MS Paint default palette. after some time you will be able to choose nice colors, give it a try. (you can also make a new layer with a solid color and set it to Overlay and it should help). 


then the shading comes in, you’ll eventually realize some colors look better with others. BUT PLEASE PLEASE AVOID SHADING WITH BLACK/GREYS OR MAKING LIGHTS WITH WHITE.


ew that looks so simple, why do that when yOU COULD BE SHADING WITH COLORS TOO??? 



yeah that looks more lively. 

i really like colors and that’s why i experiment with them a lot so to fully understand them you could either learn on your own by trying (like me) or you could take color classes, which is good too because they will teach you about other important stuff like this 


but basically its just 


don’t take me too seriously because i just fool around with colors hnnn. u3u 


limevines asked:

Hi there! I was wondering, do you know any tips about clothing from American 1860s-1890s? Specifically girls dresses, gowns from a richer side. Anything off the top of your head, don't want to be annoying. I check your historical clothing master post but everything was specifically English [at least, the internet ones]. Whatever you have on this subject is greatly appreciated. So sorry if this is an annoying or stupid question, and by the way, I love your art and your rocks are glorious. Thanks!



American fashions weren’t vastly different from their European counterparts at the time, actually!  Especially with the advent of the telegraph, communication and cultural exchange across the ocean sped up dramatically- American fashion might be behind the times, sure, but it would usually only be by a year or two.

(everyone stop what you’re doing right now and read The Victorian Internet, it’s amazing)

Nonetheless, American dress is it’s own beast- different resources and different politics create things like the advent of  Zouave jackets after the Crimean War, or Amelia Bloomer’s dress reform movement that is so American as to eventually be referred to as “American dress.”  The great thing about this time period is that you can still get your hands on American fashion plates, photography, and even extant dresses from the era- all the easier if you’re looking for fashions of wealthy privileged people.  Here are a bunch of books that could point you in the right direction:

Less what you’re looking for since you mentioned well-off fashion and finery, but still a great read:

I hope that’s a start!  Do remember that the 1860’s - 1890’s is a pretty broad swath- that’s forty years, almost half a century, and so you’ll probably want to pinpoint the era you’re looking at more specifically. :)



Hope this will help you to draw mechanical stuff and objects on the BGs~ I still suck in tutorials X)))

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Anonymous asked:

Hey Bloochikin! I was wondering if you can give some tips on character consistency. I love how no matter which way your characters face or what expressions they make they always stay the same. Right now I'm struggling on ways to practice that and I was just wondering on how you go on about it. Thanks girl!



I’ll just focus on the face, since that seems to be what you are mainly focusing on here. But this technique applies to the body as well. First thing about keeping a character consistent is knowing the shapes that your character consists of. Try to visualize it in 3D. That always helps.


once you have that down, you can draw your character from all sorts of angles! 


The better you get at it, the more loose your drawings will get and the less structure lines you will have to use. But it’s important to never forget about them.


Hey Anon! Sorry I took so long to answer this—I wanted to do something more in-depth over just a ‘ok draw a circle now MAKE IT AWSUM.’ I also tried to recall from other tutorials stuff in them I didn’t feel like they spoke about.

also—I’m very sorry I don’t have more advice to give about ears. I am not completely confident with them yet! Gotta keep practicing.

As always, I am not 100% correct on everything, so feel free to use what you want and ignore what you don’t want!

Here’s some more tutorials on noses and ears that might be helpful, if this one isn’t:

Step-by-step coloring nose tutorial

Another nose tutorial!

Ear tutorial by the same artist. This artist has TONS of other useful tutorials too, btw!

More noses.

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Since all my braincells seem to be devoted to school right now and none of the asks in my inbox are jumping out at me, I thought I’d answer this one with a quick tutorial.

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someone requested a tutorial on faces and eyes so I tried to cover as much as I could without going overboard

I hope you find this helpful uou/

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So I found this weird drawing practise website and it gives you a random pose in a random angle and then you use it as a base to figure out the foreshortenings and angles etc.


yes some of these may or may not be drawings of Space Dandy.

this looks interesting.