i wish a very very happy Easter to everyone!!! ^___^ and yes, i mean everyone, even those who aren’t Christian. i think everyone should click the above pic and read a short online booklet called The Story- you can even read it in different languages. and guess what? this booklet even has a personally written message from me to you!! =) so i really hope you read, because this is an absolutely amazing story of grace and love. plus you will see the adorable custom background i picked out from the popular layout site dolliecrave. (the owner of dolliecrave is a Christian, read her testimony here)  sidenote: i had never heard of this site (viewthestory.com) until today at church, but i’m glad i did. i recommend creating an account there if you want to share your very own Story.
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i wish a very very happy Easter to everyone!!! ^___^ and yes, i mean everyone, even those who aren’t Christian. i think everyone should click the above pic and read a short online booklet called The Story- you can even read it in different languages. and guess what? this booklet even has a personally written message from me to you!! =) so i really hope you read, because this is an absolutely amazing story of grace and love. plus you will see the adorable custom background i picked out from the popular layout site dolliecrave. (the owner of dolliecrave is a Christian, read her testimony here)  sidenote: i had never heard of this site (viewthestory.com) until today at church, but i’m glad i did. i recommend creating an account there if you want to share your very own Story.

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#free! #haruka nanase 

sakimichan:

 three big evils

My takes on male maleficent, Male Ursula and female Hades.

I love painting fantasy and none human colored skin! Hope you guys like ^_^

Like me on facebook for more updates and progress steps : D

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#artwork by others 

WEBCOMICKERS: What are we afraid of?

by Manga-Apps

Anxiety and Comics
For the Month of March, we polled webcomic users on Deviantart, Twitter, and forums, posing the question:

:bulletgreen: What are the challenges that make you most anxious when beginning a new story or project?

We got a lot of excellent responses and more than a few webcomickers were willing to bare all their anxieties and frustrations!

:star: Any advice for conquering any of these infamous terrors? What worked for you?  :star:

Tell us in the comments!

Top 5 Anxiety issues

:bulletorange: 1. Confidence/Self-doubt (22%)

:icontheblackwonderland: “i’m just afraid people might not like it and all the work would be for noth

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Unforgettable Dreams by Yenni-Vu
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Unforgettable Dreams by Yenni-Vu

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Mary’s Forest by INstockee
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Mary’s Forest by INstockee

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deviantART Forum: kiriban is only 200 views away!! =D

sachi-pon:

catch my 80K kiriban- the next kiriban won’t be until 90k, so that’s a while from now.

if you win, i will draw you a pic =)

it’s less than 100 views away now!!

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deviantART Forum: kiriban is only 200 views away!! =D

catch my 80K kiriban- the next kiriban won’t be until 90k, so that’s a while from now.

if you win, i will draw you a pic =)

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Makoto by Sachi-pon
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Makoto by Sachi-pon

Art trade 1 by RarefiedCoyote8

rarefiedcoyote’s adorable pic of my oc, suleta
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Art trade 1 by RarefiedCoyote8

rarefiedcoyote’s adorable pic of my oc, suleta

art supplies i bought recently!! ^__^ i am so broke now though… these came from dickblick.com, michael’s, and a local art store.
(note: the pen nibs come three in a pack, i just took some out already)
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art supplies i bought recently!! ^__^ i am so broke now though… these came from dickblick.com, michael’s, and a local art store.
(note: the pen nibs come three in a pack, i just took some out already)

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#me #art supplies 

Sachi-pon ★ Jasmine (sachiprecious) on Twitter

i’m going to try to not be lazy and actually be active on twitter eheheheh

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#me 

sachi-pon’s tips for beginner artists!!! =D

i just posted this on deviantart but it was so long that i thought i should post it here, too!

-lineart matters. i didn’t know this at first. the color(s) of the lines, the thickness of the lines, the same picture having different line thicknesses, the tool you use to create the lines, how angular or how curvy the line is, how neatly the line is drawn… all of those things matter a lot. it may seem like lines are so small that they don’t matter much. but lineart actually is very important.

-neatness matters. i didn’t use to know this one either. when you color… don’t scribble, don’t make it messy. unless of course, you are trying to do that for artistic effect. but unless you are being messy for artistic effect to create texture or something, be neat! neatness makes a difference. (i am still struggling, lol)

-every little thing about a picture is important. little details are important. big things are important. a good artwork has good pose, style, lighting/shading, anatomy, facial expression, composition, background, concept, lineart, etc… there lots of things to consider. so don’t slack off and ignore some of them. carefully consider everything. most artists don’t realize this for a long time. i didn’t.

-learn anatomy. (i’m talking more about the body than facial features though. i personally like stylized faces, not even close to realistic.) unless all you ever want to draw is chibis or other very out of proportion cartoons. but yeah if not, then learning the proportions of the body, the muscles, the bones… all of that is good. i’m still learning myself. it’s tough. i’m not saying i have it fully learned. but still, i’m trying. it’s so important to learn about anatomy. plus it takes a loooong time to learn it well. so start now!

-listen to others, but make your own decisions. it’s your art, your decision. don’t get overly caught up in what other people think of your art. you have to have the confidence to make your own decisions. not everyone’s critique is valid, not everyone is a reliable, knowledgeable source so don’t automatically trust every person who says something about your art. and don’t constantly ask other people for advice. you have to take responsibility to learn things on your own without others telling you how to do things. when you learn and figure things out on your own, it makes you smarter than if someone else just tells you all the answers. though, it’s good to listen to others sometimes. just don’t overly rely on others. 

-when you color, use multiple colors to color the same area that is supposed to be one color. if you don’t do this, the work looks more flat. and that can be an artistic effect if done well, but if not, it’s just boring. if something is supposed to be pink, add in some red and some purple here and there. maybe some light blue? the point is, don’t think about colors so directly. like “this is pink, so let me get my pink marker, okay i colored it, now it’s pink.” use other colors too.

-lighting and shading is extremely important. pictures without much light and shadow look so boring. light/shading take a long time to learn, but keep trying. one little tip: lighting and shading on the face looks very good and a lot of artists don’t do that. the artists who do that stand out. learn how to put light and shadow on a face!!

-experiment a lot with new tools and new techniques. play around. try new things. experimentation is good whether you succeed or fail. if you fail, learn from it by determining why it failed. if you succeed, now you have a new technique to use in your artwork!

-use deviantart to find lots of artists who draw things you like. reach out and talk to those artists. make friends. participate in various projects with them. pay attention to them. write comments on their work that you like, and point out specific things about why you like the work. doing that helps you learn, and it makes the artist feel good too.

-find lots of good artwork and look at each one for a long time. study closely. study the little details. WHY is the art so good? **THINK.**

-don’t use “art block” as an excuse. if you have “art block,” look for solutions. ask others for help if you can’t figure out the problem. don’t just say “i have art block, oh well.” and that’s it. that’s an excuse.

-draw every day or almost every day. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. improvement/ skill building takes a long time. it takes several years to become a good artist. art is a journey- you have to be VERY PATIENT!!! 

-i’ve said it a million times: when sketching, periodically flip your paper/canvas and hold up to a light. or hold it up to a mirror. if you do digital art, flip the canvas. do these things to check for mistakes. if you see a mistake, correct it. then flip again. or, zooming out/ holding the paper/canvas far away, or turning your picture upside down, those work too. seeing your work in a different way helps you catch mistakes.

-relax when you draw. if you feel nervous and stressed, you won’t be able to fully concentrate. also, get enough sleep so that your mind is sharp.

-don’t only do digital- use traditional tools too. i’m biased because i like doing traditional more. XD but still… i think practicing with traditional tools is a good thing for all artists, because there’s no undo button. if you make a mistake, you have to find a way to cover it up or incorporate it into the picture. working with real-life materials presents an interesting challenge because you can’t simply click on things or type in a new brush setting in order to do things- you must physically move materials around so that they land on the paper/canvas just the way you want them to.

-draw whatever style YOU like. i say this because i’m an anime artist and there are many people who just don’t think anime is a great style to draw in, for various reasons. i don’t care what they think. i draw anime anyway, and i’m not stopping any time soon! =) so whatever style you like, it’s completely okay!!

-have FUN with art!! if you’re not having fun, then what’s the point? you might as well stop doing art if you’re not going to have fun with it. remember why you started drawing in the first place. and don’t be too negative when you talk about your art. you’ll just make yourself miserable and lose confidence. plus it looks very annoying to see someone whine about how terrible their art is. after years on deviantart seeing so many whiners about their own art, i’m just sick of it. -__-

Until forever by KatzyRine
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Until forever by KatzyRine