Here’s a few Magic cards that got released recently. These were super fun to do!
Anonymous asked: any idea when you'll resume posting the selfie portraits? :o
I usually take on selfie paintings on Tuesdays, 9pm AEST. :3 They’re usually livestreamed!
So it turns out I did a Gerry/Jerry/Larry; the torrent I downloaded only went up to episode 13. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY I MISTOOK IT FOR A SEASON FINALE THOUGH, IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL EPISODE
I JUST FINISHED WATCHING THE SEASON 6 FINALE OF PARKS AND RECREATION AND NOW I AM EMOTIONALLY DESTROYED
I AM GONE. THERE IS NOTHING LEFT BUT AN EMPTY VOID
Anonymous asked: Sorry, but I don't think I'm using linear dodge right. Whenever I use it to try and make something glow, it doesn't work! What am I doing wrong? I followed your glow tutorial... Please help, thank you!
Sorry if I was a little unclear with the glowy tutorial! I’ve made a short video demonstrating it instead, so that it’s hopefully easier to understand!
Good luck and have fun, friend! :D
So it turns out I’ve been FEATURED BY THE OFFICIAL GERMAN DRAGON AGE PAGE! HELLA TO THE YEAH!
Credit to my pal ymstr for letting me know!
Anonymous asked: i came from your mirror video thing, but stayed because you're such a genuine person. you make so many people happy and have inspired me to try and do the same (however i can)
Hey buddy! You’re very lovely! I’ve never known anyone who found my blog through my idiocy before my art hahaha! :P but honestly, thank you for your kind words! It bring me great honour that you would feel that about me, and even greater honour and pride that you be inspired to bring positivity and joy with you! You are a lovely person, and your presence will brighten the world
Anonymous asked: How do you get past that I'm no good stage? Even if its just for a little bit to push you to finish what you're working on... Or to start it in my case. I've seen your livestreams and you're workflow is amazing. I just cant get into that whole loose brush strokes that define an area, I can't help but press CTRL+Z again and again for every stroke. Hence whats causing my "no good" slump.
Hey buddy! This is a tricky question, because I’m not 100% sure on the answer myself. :P but I’m fairly sure that the trick is to take things one step at a time. As in work on something one step above where you are already. Do not try to leap into the big tough stuff, or the self doubt will be overwhelming, but don’t do what you’ve already been doing either, otherwise you’ll feel tired and groggy (at least I do haha :P)
Instead, work on something one step forward. Work on something that is challenging to you, but still can be done. For me, that was environments. For you, it could be deconstructing the human form into shapes and stuff.
I might make it look effortless (and I thank you very much for your sweet words) but I have also been drawing really badly for years before you. It’s okay. I look up to artists like Jaime jones and think “they do it so effortlessly, they must be naturally gifted”. But nah, it’s just because they’ve been drawing for another 7 years on top of mine.
The important part is that it’s fun, I don’t want to think you gotta waddle through dirt and self loathing until you make it. Instead, take the scenic route. It’s longer, but it’s also nicer, and it won’t set your toughest enemy against you: your mind and self esteem.
I hope this was helpful, my friend! Good luck and have fun!
I’m going to be chilling by myself in Melbourne if you also share the same location and want to hang out :3
Anonymous asked: I can submit a friend's selfie to you for those selfie sketches right?
Nnnggghhunfortunately no, my friend. The reason I have the whole “must be following me and only allowed one selfie submission” is so that I don’t get abused as a mass selfie painting machine, y’know? I’m not saying that’s your intention, but I just need to stay careful so that I don’t fall into the trap of just being a source of free art. I wanna paint selfies because I want to help people feel good about themselves and to encourage people to love how they look and own it, and it’s just… It’s easy to be taken advantage of. I’ve had a lot of people tell me I should charge for this but I’ve always said no because I could scare away the people who need that extra boost of self esteem the most.
Relating back to your question, I don’t think it’s a good idea to start submitting your friends selfies because I don’t want to promote the idea that I am only here to paint people for free, y’know? However, if your friend follows me and submits a selfie themselves, I can do that.
Sorry bud, I hope you understand. Thank you.