/pops in, hello i saw you're artist ask thing so i'm just gonna drop #5 :)asked by onestrangenovelist
Who/what inspires me - inspiration in terms of other artists has fluctuated a lot over the years, right now I have to admit I don’t really look at a lot of art other than what I see on my dash here on tumblr. So sometimes fanart, but mostly it’s the urge to do fanart that drives me - something I wanted to see from a certain franchise etc.
I generally rarely see art and get inspired by it, I’m afraid! Mostly it’s if I see RL people looking a certain way from a certain angle, a shadow falling a particular way etc - I’ll file that away and experiment with it at a later time.
So I actually do a lot of sitting down and brainstorming for things to draw, when I want to draw.
One artist that does always inspire me is Leonardo da Vinci though, as boring as that sounds haha!
In terms of color palette I am definitely influenced by what TV show/movie I am interested in at the time. Hence my tendency to work with very earthy colors these days, what with The Hobbit and all. Hopefully I’ll get back into doing some Sherlock art again soon, I miss working with those colors.
I hope that made some sense - thank you for your question!
Artist asks GO! 1: Take a picture of your workspace.
2: Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
4: Lineart or coloring?
5: Who/what inspires you?
7: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
8: Redraw one favorite piece of art by other (internet/tumblr) artist.
9: Do you have any OCs?
10: Draw a gijinka of your blog.
11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
12: Favorite thing to draw?
13: Least favorite thing to draw?
14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
15. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
I would really like to buy your key chains!! But is their a way I can get Fili and Thorin together?asked by Anonymous
Hello there! Oh, I really ought to just do an option on Etsy for a combo of whichever two anyone would like. Won’t be able to get that done until next week though - you can just buy any combo of two and in the buyer’s note let me know you’re the one who would like that particular combo instead!
Ulmer is a Danish word, meaning ‘smoldering’, usually used to describe a piece of wood or coal that isn’t burning but still has the potential to produce a flame, if only banked a bit - thought it a very fitting word for both Bilbo and Thorin.
It’s my favourite word and I’ve been wanting to do something with it for a while! These are really different from what I usually do, and while I am not entirely happy with the overall colours, I think I’ve been working on them for a bit too long to do any more. They’ve been really fun to do though!
Available on Redbubble [Bilbo ver. & Thorin ver.] and Society6 [Bilbo ver. & Thorin ver.]
(Friendly reminder that I’m participating in the ‘March month is Bagginshield month’ thing - ask box is open for requests!)
Hopping aboard the ‘March month is Bagginshield month’ even though I can’t find the exact reasoning - a couple people I follow have talked about it and are taking requests and March isn’t going to be the most fun of months for me, so I am definitely up for distracting myself with shippy drawings ahaha.
So yeah, March month is Bagginshield Request month! Send me an ask/fan mail if you got any ideas for me, darlings!
Find it hilarious how easygoing Bilbo was around the huge bees at Beorn’s place - even more so if the dwarrows are terrified of them (which they would totally be, being used to living in mountains etc)
Hoping for some scenes with Bilbo enjoying himself at Beorn’s in the Extended Edition.
No references used except for a few for the bees (which turned out wrong anyway oops), apologies for the mistakes.
Thinking of opening for some cheap sketch commissions when I have the time - trying to figure out the price but hitting that fine line between ‘cheap enough that people will be interested’ and enough that it’s still worth it for me (I.e. 5 cent is cheap but makes more or less no difference to me with the amount of time I will have to do these, etc) sure is a pain.
Thinking of about $2.5 or $3… We’ll see. Need to do some examples first anyway.
fandom designs work well on both, redbubble especially, arty stuff on society6? fandom arty stuff too. Redbubble is great if you want to quickly upload but on society6 you can upload the same design on multiple products at once, providing the jpgs/pngs are ready.asked by songofages
Ohh I see - now that you mention it, there is a difference in vibe from the two sites - I’ll keep it in mind! Thank you for the pointers there with uploading!
And for your other message; I’d love to see yours! :)
Hello all! I do hope you’re having a nice Valentine’s day.
I for one went to the dentist, fittingly enough.
However, I wanted to ask for some advice; since I’m slowly settling into a good schedule with school and therefore wanted to get started on some drawing projects - in this case looking into opening a Society6 or Redbubble shop - but generally don’t really have a clue as to what product sells or what designs work for people, what would be a good idea to start out with? Knowing me I’ll just do a ton of different things that I myself am interested in, but seeing as it’s never anything remotely like anything I find online, I am not sure if that’s something that would actually sell!
And I will do a couple designs regardless of possible interest from others simply because I want to, but I do want to be able to put energy into something that actually has a chance of selling haha. I’ll be moving out in a couple months’ time and any extra money (however little) helps.
Thinking of mostly doing The Hobbit things, simply because I actually have some ideas there. Not sure about whether to mostly do character-based things or more pattern-y things, etc.
So, either as a seller or buyer on these sites; any pointers as to what kinds of designs work on these sites?
Quick test for my Galadriel cosplay now that I got the circlet *A*
Yaay for the amazing picture!
We take a break from the usual schedule to bring you; my lovely friend and future roommate. Isn’t she a beauty?
And here’s my contribution to the Winterlock Exchange!
My recipient was Lokisexuall - I do hope you like it!
I don’t know if I was able to convey it clearly, but since the prompt was merely that it should be John and Sherlock, I thought I’d do something along the lines of John doing something nice for Sherlock
since S3 has kind of left me in a perpetuate state of ‘oh no poor Sherlock darling’
(You can decide for yourself whether this is pre- or post S3 though since I managed to cover where Sherlock’s scar should have been, heh)
Simultaneously managed to finish in time for Monday. What an accomplishment!
And now I crawl to bed.
Sometimes I just want to bury my head in the sand and completely ignore anything said by anyone affiliated in any way with the things that I like - writers, actors, everyone. Just watch the show and completely avoid everything else.
Because by now it’s 99% shite coming our way and it’s making me miserable how uneven the line of communication is.