What did Mommy say, Caiden? | To be fair, Mommy didn’t specifically say that Caiden couldn’t play with the nice toys under on the changing table, paint the walls with diaper rash ointment, or make-believe that baby powder is snow by squeezing the bottle hard until the entire room is covered by it. Besides, little cubs get bored on rainy days!
A commission for Tugscarebear on FA. It was originally to be flat colors, but I really got into it and went all out with shading and detail, hehehe. ^w^ Thank you for your patience, Tugs!
Milo’s Glasses | I got to babysit this pair of cubs at my studio… Milo is quite a handful as usual! Taking and trying on my glasses, and Zee-Zee’s, and drawing all over the walls with markers! Milo, we can’t get art done like this, you know… ^___^;
The print I have on my real-life studio, featuring one of my favorite drawings ever, gift art done for me by my dear friend liltavimunk tavimunk who gave me his permission to use his art in this commission. Thank you Tavi! Here is the original submission: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7044812/
Oh, no, I get it, and of course when I say I think you’d come to love it with practice I’m referring to my own…
I don’t find it means you miss out. You don’t always draw things that you enjoy, if your goal is to get better anyways. I dislike backgrounds too, but I’m not going to avoid them forever due to dislike. Traditional is the same way, although I don’t -need- traditional, it can be helpful.
So, I put my cursor back how it should be, and i’m not sure how I feel about it, we’ll see. When I said it can’t be 100% the same as paper and pen, I mean that, with the Cintiq 12x anyways (dunno about the others), you have to calibrate it by putting your pen where you’d like the cursor to be. So it’ll likely be off no matter what, just close enough to maybe not notice the difference. I bought my cintiq years ago, so I wouldn’t know how it was then, but I’m sure it was the proper default, I just didn’t like the feel of it. However, I was going from a bamboo to a screen tablet, so maybe that may be why I felt off about it and no longer would.
Well, it’s only “missing out” if it turns out after going at it like crazy, you end up liking it. So yeah. I still don’t know for sure how I got through those 2 years of ruining drawings with my inking (this is spoon pen and India ink I’m talking about. Sometimes my drawing was ruined on the first line. It was awful.) But there must have been some perverse enjoyment for me in the process hard as it was, lol. So I guess you’ve got to at least have that.
You and I have the same Cintiq. So you shouldn’t notice/have such issues with calibration. But everyone is different. I for the life of me cannot use a normal tablet. I tried so hard. So I have no idea what it may be like going from the Bamboo to the Cintiq and it may be that’s where the thing was for ya.
Hmm… I know what you say about the Cintiq’s edges is a fact, even with the newer ones (I own the same one as you and a…
Nop, as I said, I purposely make it off center as I didn’t feel comfortable otherwise. But I also use the dot cursor, I don’t see anything at all.
I don’t really agree with the “would come to love it too”. I mean, I started with traditional and have dabbled with over the years. I know what I like and dislike. I’d like to get better at some point to have that skill in my picket, but I’ll likely never feel the same way about it as I do with my digital work. It’s a different feel.
Oh, no, I get it, and of course when I say I think you’d come to love it with practice I’m referring to my own experience. I used to hate inking traditionally with a burning passion for over 5 years. I still mostly hated it during the two years of practice it took me to master (sorta.) Now it’s my favorite thing to do. Used to hate drawing digitally —now I love it. Same way with almost every “new” thing I tried to do art wise. But some I know I’ll never love, such as drawing machines. If that’s how you feel about all traditional art in general, that you will always simply dislike it, it’s too bad because I think you’ll miss out on a lot of (potentially) fun things, but you know yourself better than anyone, and drawing is supposed to be fun. If you dislike it there’s no helping or forcing it.
By the way, with my photo I wasn’t asking if that’s what it looks the way you have it set up. Rather, I meant, when you don’t change the settings at all, it didn’t look like that? I was pointing out how exact it is to the tip of the pen, at least on mine. I got the impression that yours isn’t accurate by default and that’s why you just make it more off center on purpose. Mine feels exactly as accurate as a pencil —no difference.
Once you get this you have to say five nice things about yourself publicly and then send to 10 of your favorite followers ❤️
Aww, sorry, but I don’t do that well at flattering myself, and I’m pretty sure that sending copied-and-pasted messages on Tumblr might be flagged as spam so I dare not. ^__^;
Instead I’ll use this to give a shoutout to 5 of my favorite people on Tumblr:
amdathehmst (An excellent friend and one of my favorite all-time artists, we don’t speak as much these days and I miss our conversations, but life has just gotten so crazy…)
arkspaddedroom (Favorite pervert #1 and good friend, one of the few people I feel truly understands some facets of me, wish I had time to speak to her more often. Warning: blog is very naughty/nsfw!!)
pastelsecret (Favorite pervert #2, and also a very very sweet girl)
onzeno (Great artist and friend, never says a bad word about anyone, irradiates positivity!)
friskywoods (“Genuine” is the best word I can think of to describe this guy, another great artist, good friend and someone who’s been through a lot last year. If Frisky’s friendly towards you, you can feel sure that it’s real and not trying to be nice for any other reason. Also an honest guy I feel I could ask his opinion on things and he would tell me exactly what he thinks.)
If I may give a better artist than myself a bit of advice… You might want to lose that crutch with the Cintiq (of…
I wouldn’t want to.
No matter what you do, the Cintiq will never be fully accurate, just as accurate as possible. There’s always going to be this disconnect between it and paper. Personally, when the cursor is right under my pen, I can’t see, so I changed it. It’s extremely comfortable to me.
Also, it isn’t a big deal to me at all but the Cintiq 12wx (or at least my model as I’ve had it a while) has a flaw, the edges don’t register as well. So if the cursor wasn’t off center, I wouldn’t be able to click on some things that easily. It doesn’t bother me when drawing at all. The larger Cintiqs don’t have that problem.
If this was something that was always an issue, then it’d be worth changing, but it isn’t for me. I personally am not fond of traditional. But when I get into it, like when I did all those badges, I got used to both. The doodles I did are messy because I went straight from one to the other, not taking my time and re-learning the movements like I did with the badges. Cause you know, doodles.
The art flip has been suggested to me but I have to be honest, I really have no patience for it, especially since most traditional stuff would be done on the go, where it’s really inconvenient to do so.
Personally, I find just plain old practice is in order. I didn’t do much special things with digital, I just drew a lot for years and got better.
Hmm… I know what you say about the Cintiq’s edges is a fact, even with the newer ones (I own the same one as you and a 13HD, since I work at two different locations plus my 12WX is showing its age.) I just never feel a need to draw near the edges though.
What does puzzle me is your cursor being off center (edit: I’m referring to the disconnect you feel as opposed to paper —I never felt it personally) I mean yes, when you look at the tool symbol it might be unless you turn it into the crosshairs default for them all (but you don’t use Photoshop right, so I dunno if you can do that on SAI.)
If you forget the cursor symbol and draw as you would traditionally, thinking only of your pen, at least for me it is 100% as accurate as a pencil on paper:
Does it not look like the above when you do it? Granted that is the 13HD but I experience no difference whatsoever with the 12WX. To me the only differences between them are:
12WX has those blessed scrolling strips I miss SO MUCH on the 13HD
13HD has the most amazing accurate colors, no difference whatsoever with my old Macbook Pro’s screen.
13HD has much higher resolution (it does not affect my drawing in the slightest for better or worse, just means the tools take less space on my screen is all.)
12WX has the worst mess of cables of the two
I think you’d do amazing traditional work and would come to love it too. If you can believe it, I used to hate drawing digitally! :’D
what a jerk! don’t listen to them. your art is awesome. i really don’t see how people have the balls to say something so rude… :(
I personally find my traditional art sucks (liked my doodles, but it’s nothing compared to my digital), no matter how much my friends beg me to do it. But of course it does, I never touch paper since I much prefer digital and it’s my work.
Biggest problem with paper for me is that a Cintiq is not accurate. In fact, I make sure the cursor isn’t centered, so I can see it. So if you switch to paper, your lines are suddenly way off from where you actually wanted that line, because on my Cintiq it would be exactly where I wanted it to be. That and while there’s tons of things I miss in digital art, the biggest is being able to flip the image, I do it constantly so traditional can be a bit crooked.
Doesn’t matter though, saying such thing is rude as hell and hurtful. I’ll never understand putting someone down when they try something new, especially when it doesn’t harm anyone. I’m not good at archery either, I need loads of practice, It’d be pretty cruel of someone to tell me I sucked and stick to art. And I certainly don’t look down on newer artists, I was there too after all!
And thing is, they -don’t- have the balls. They sent that in as anon, meaning they don’t want people to see who they are. That’s not brave at all, it’s more cowardice then not saying anything. In fact, I find keeping it to yourself brave and strong.
If I may give a better artist than myself a bit of advice… You might want to lose that crutch with the Cintiq (of the not-centered cursor thing.) It’ll probably help if you want to get better at traditional stuff. I can’t imagine how you even got used to it, I think it would annoy the heck out of me!
Also, you can definitely flip the art, look at it against a bright light, then draw again on the correct side, it trains your eye faster than you think! I’m sure you know this and are referring to the fact that you can’t flip it and then draw on the flipped version though… What I do to get around that is, I do a really rough sketch, and then draw another sketch over it with my lightbox, but flipped, and I see a lot of mistakes that way. But it’s still a sketch that I’m doing, with construction lines and all (usually correcting the underlying draft’s original construction.) When I trace it a second time on high quality paper for inking, I flip it again. Sometimes I still spot the odd mistake then, and fix it.
And yes it’s a lot of work. Lol. But that’s how I do my “good” traditional work. It’s been forever though.
Funny how disgustingly rude and utterly cowardly comments like these always come from anons, eh? At least have the guts to show your name and face if you’re going to be a gigantic a-hole.
Whatever media you’ve been using most regularly usually yields the most solid results when it comes to rough sketching, at least for me. When I first transitioned to digital drawing (instead of just digital inking) my sketches were so crappy that I had to scan my pencil ones and ink those. If I jumped to traditional right now, I know my rough sketches just wouldn’t look as good as my digital ones. I would have to be doing that for a few weeks to get a good solid grasp of my pencils again. And the same would happen if I went back to digital for a while. *shrugs*
That said, Neko, I’m guessing this person hasn’t seen your traditional badge work? Lol.
Some eaiser variations of push ups to help you build the strength to do a traditional one!
I don’t generally reblog ‘fitness’ stuff but gaddamn could I use some more arm strength.
Push-ups are my worst nightmare. I can only do 44 before I pass out on the floor.
"I can only do 44" hahaha omg I can’t even do one.
Not art related, so why am I reblogging this? Well, as an artist, I am horribly out of shape. Not overweight out of shape, but, my arms and legs often hurt and are weak. Especially my arms and my lower back. Not only from poor eating, but mainly from little exercise and too much work sitting down. These look simple for someone in a similar situation to get started with and work to a real-push up… I’m starting it tonight!
In a Jam | Looks like little Jazz got his naughty paws where he shouldn’t have! His Teddy Timer is signaling that timeout is over, but that jam-smeared wall makes me think that Daddy with reset the timer and there will be more time to serve in the corner… Poor little guy’s just being artistic though! I’m sure I’d do the same if I had to face the wall for an entire FOUR minutes (!!) and my hands were covered in anything that I could draw with. Wouldn’t you? ;3
OMG, ok, how much fun was it to draw this??? I can’t even describe it! This is probably my favorite YCH that I’ve ever drawn for someone, I was over the moon that YourRisingStorm snagged it because his character Jazz just fit perfectly!
Although it’s a fairly simple drawing, I really had such a wonderful time with the little details such as the timer, the halo… and the jam smeared everywhere! ^w^ Hehehe.