I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!
DRAGONS! This is a bunch of dragon faces I banged out to make stickers out of. I saw that Moo.com was having a sale and I thought…well, what the heck! I love stickers and I love dragons and it was time to put the two together. In actuality, I’d like to eventually make a Patreon and I might be testing out things to send patrons >__>
Be sure to click on the pics to see them larger and more detailed. I’m super rusty on my digital coloring, so this is also practice. I’m slowly getting better. I kind of wish I could have found better background colors, but color picking isn’t my strongest suit. The range of tone and contrast will be good for this test run, though. You never know how they’ll end up looking when printed.
Anyways, enjoy dragons! I might eventually sell sticker sets if people are interested. Until then these will decorate my sketchbooks and be tossed at friends as gifts :3
Second batch of $5 smalls commissions!
These are for idrawgood , tethysk , thefrecklebum , dfordistressed , tusked-mutt!
What a great and varied batch of characters, thanks everyone!
Eeeee! Baz arts! :D Tortle drew my green dragon Basilyan and I LOVE IT TO BITS!!! Lookit those tiny feeties! I can’t handle how much I love this!! THANK YOU!
Warm-up: A brass dragon design from my good friend Meesh. From their digital sketchbooks: Chromatic dragons & Metallic dragons.
I’m not sure if they corrode, but I always liked the idea.
HOMG NEO DREW ONE OF MY DRAGON DESIGNS!!! AAAAAH! :D The brass dragon was one of my favorites to design cuz I love big chunky heads :3 This is so perfect! I love all the thick, layered scales on this cutie. And I’m all about metallic dragons corroding! I feel like the older they get, the less likely they are to polish their scales (by rolling around in sand or whatnot). And maybe some dragons just like the mix of colors :D Dragons do what they want.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DRAWING THIS GUY, NEO!!! Oh gosh, your colors are just a joy to look at <3 This is inspiring me all over again! AAAAH! DRAGONS!
Just a quick tumblr post to say that the game I worked on, The Sun At Night, just got GREENLIT ON STEAM! AAAAAH! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! THIS IS AMAZING NEWS! We’ve been trying for a year to get here and we finally did it! So I hope you guys who have a Steam account will be interested in picking it up once it’s ready to roll :D
Big congrats to all the team here at Minicore Studios! WE DID IT!!!
Hello, everyone! I had so much fun at Anime Expo last weekend in the artist alley and broke 100 sales on Etsy so I wanted to thank all of you by giving back with this art giveaway!
How to enter
- You must be following my tumblr since this is for my followers.
- Reblog this post (multiple reblogs do not count but are appreciated)
- Two people will be chosen at random. The two winners can choose from the three prints above. I will also be throwing in some extras in their package!
- Winners will be chosen at the end of the month on July 31st
If you want to see other prints/ paintings/ etc that I have for sale feel free to check out my Storenvy here http://squidbrains.storenvy.com/
Good luck!! :D <3 <3 <3
CONGRATULATIONS!!! That dragon print looks wonderful! Gosh I love those colors <3
Talkin’ about Patreon- I have a Patreon!
» patreon.com/sfemonster «
For $1 a month you get early access to Eth’s Skin pages, plus you get to a behind-the-scenes look at every step I’m making on two comics: Eldritch Northsea, and The Wolf That Only You Can See. For $2 you get access to all my work-in-progress posts and new ideas- comics, stories, illustrations, etc. And for $5 you can subscribe to my monthly sketchbook- a digital PDF that’s full of drawings, doodles, designs, and commentary. The fifth issue (wow!) of my sketchbook just came out the other day, so now’s a great time to jump in on that if you’re interested.
Patreon has been a game-changer for me. I put pretty much all my finished comics etc. online for free, so Patreon is the absolute best way to support me if you like my work and the things I do.
Thank you so much for your support and allowing me to do the work I do. It means the world to me.
Sfe’s Patreon is one of my absolute favorites! I get way more than my money’s worth for $5 a month! SO MUCH ART! Early comics! SKETCHBOOKS! Plus constant inspiration all the time. If you haven’t signed up to support an artist on Patreon yet, Sfe’s Patreon is a great one to start with! Already supporting artists on Patreon? Well you should consider adding this one to your list! Seriously, Sfe works hard and fills my inbox with so much incredible art every week! Check it out! Support a rad as hell artist :D
Hey, everyone! I just made a Patreon to help fund the progress of the illustrated endangered animals book I’m working on! If you’re strapped for cash but want to help out there is a minimum $2 a month option—-every small thing helps out! In the end when I publish this book 10% of all proceeds will go to the WWF to help save endangered animals! If you can’t help out money wise helping out by spreading the word is still awesome! Thank you so much for all of your support. <3
Oh look! Another great Patreon to throw money at :D This one’s full of adorable animals and gorgeous art <3
OMG! Actual art and not just me trying to hock my digital sketchbooks! Oh my! Yeah, I figured it was time to actually post some art here again since it’s been so long since I’ve actually done that >__> Sorry, followers!
So here’s the intro page to my July sketchbook! This was done in pencil, so please pardon the messiness. The theme for July’s 30 sketches is Wanderlust Tales characters. I’m building a fantasy world with my husband which will be very D&D/Pathfinder in feel. In this world we’ll write and hopefully illustrate a bunch of stories (mostly of an adult nature). It’s just a project we’ve been working on. Part of the project is converting some of our RPG characters from other games into a Wanderlust analogue.
So first up is Batou. He’s originally an oni from Shadowrun, but I’ve converted him to a Tiefling (half human, half demon) for his Wanderlust version. I’ve got a lot of work to do on him, but I’m enjoying the new look so far. Scales <3
So I figure I’ll take this time to ramble a little about my art plans. Last year was rough for me mentally. I was dealing with a prolonged anxiety attack and barely managed to get ANY art done. This year I made a big effort to rise up from that dank place and get some art created. In the past I’ve motivated myself by challenging myself to draw 30 pages of sketches in a month. It worked in the past, so I’m trying that again. Thus began my 30 Sketches a Month project.
What is that project? Well, it’s just filling 30 sketchbook pages every month (as I mentioned above). But I’m adding something I’ve never done before. At the end of every month I’m going to compile that month’s sketches into a digital sketchbook to sell. May and June’s 30 sketches made up my first two sketchbooks (which you can purchase here). This is less about making money and more about motivating me to complete projects in a professional manner.
What I’m hoping this will lead to is me launching a Patreon in September. I really love Patreon, you guys! I love supporting other artists and the rewards I get have been amazing so far! I want to do it too! I want to create exclusive art for Patrons and have their support fund even more art projects! I feel like something of this nature could help keep me motivated to create art. Like I said, it’s less about the money and more about needing projects to work on. I thrive on inspiring people and making them happy with my art. I want to make stickers and buttons and sketchbooks and all sorts of stuff!
Anyway, that’s what’s going on with me. This month’s sketchbook will have some digital coloring in it, so I hope you guys will enjoy :)
Oh my gosh! It’s already time for a second sketchbook! It’s called 30 Days of Dragons - Metallic Dragons and it’s for sale right over here on Gumroad for only $3! This is kind of a part 2 to follow my first dragon sketchbook.
It’s the same size as the first one, but still packed full of sketches. These were all done in the month of June 2014 as part of my 30 Sketches a Month project. The first month was my take on the classic D&D/Pathfinder chromatic dragons. This month I redesigned the metallic dragons. I had a LOT of fun working on these beasties! As before, there’s commentary from me on some of the designs as well.
If you’re a fan of dragons, you’ll probably enjoy this collection of mine. If you liked the first sketchbook, you’ll probably like this one too. If you did pick up a copy of the first sketchbook, that’s okay. It’ll be available on Gumroad for quite a while!
For those of you who prefer to use Paypal! I know Gumroad doesn’t take Paypal and that’s too bad. I personally prefer to pay for things that way. I don’t want to leave anyone out, so I figured out a way to let you guys get in on this dragony goodness. If you’re interested in paying for my sketchbook via Papal please email me at email@example.com and let me know you want this option. Please include the paypal address you will be paying from. I’ll email you back and let you know my paypal address (it’s not the same as the above email). Once I see the payment in my paypal I will email you the dropbox link so that you may download the sketchbook at your leisure! That should work out fine.
’ll probably reblog this a few times, so sorry if you get tired of seeing it. Thank you to any of you willing to take a chance on my art! Any money I make from this will go to getting me to Dragon*Con this year and also feeding my pet snakes. I’ll have another sketchbook to sell at the end of July, but it’ll take a bit longer to get that one finished. Until then, I hope you guys enjoy these two dragon sketchbooks :D Thanks, guys!
Another reblog in case anyone is feeling a lack of dragon sketches in their life :)