A concerned follower has implored me to prove that, between the time of the last post and now, I still have not perished to become one with the eternal void.
Your deep concern has brought me much warmth and heartfelt emotion. Thank you, anon.

A concerned follower has implored me to prove that, between the time of the last post and now, I still have not perished to become one with the eternal void.

Your deep concern has brought me much warmth and heartfelt emotion. Thank you, anon.

Still not dead. Have some thumbnails/comps.

Anonymous said: You went to SCAD? How well did your courses go? Ive been really considering going there. Your work is amazing, I am honored you follow me, and i admire you almost obsessively from afar. ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡

oh, anon, how you woo me~

Also yes, I graduated from SCAD some months ago, but my experience is far from typical and I may not be the best person to give an opinion about it. That said, the difference between it being an excellent school, and an abysmal one, depends on what you’re going for.

I didn’t have the haziest idea of what I wanted to do when I got to SCAD, and it’s a wonderful place to scope things out. I declared a major in Illustration and later found representational, digital painting to be quite lovely. However, those two things are very much so unrelated, and continued to be unrelated for most of my stay. The major is very good if you want to be a traditional children’s books illustrator, or even an editorial illustrator, but the directorship at the time was mostly unhelpful towards digital work - not to mention anything pertaining towards the entertainment industry. I was extremely lucky to find professors within the major who, despite not being able to help me directly, either gave me material to look into or who let me kind of do my own thing within the extended boundaries of their class. I learned how to teach myself, which I wouldn’t really trade for anything else.

That said, if you want a place that can actually teach you digital painting, or even representational drawing, SCAD’s Illustration department is not the place for you. They have a very strong Sequential Art major which has some excellent professors, so if you don’t mind the comics bent of it you’ll learn a whole darn lot there. Regardless of what school you’ll go to, it’s your responsibility to pull out what you need to know - but there’s a decided difference between looking for fresh water near a lake, or in a desert.

I hope this helps, if you have anything else to ask then please feel free to.

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Hey everyone,
Just a small post to let everyone know I’m alive - I just got back from a rather sudden, and well needed vacation. I purposefully didn’t take any projects with me - sketches that needed to be finished, my next finished piece - so that I could just do small sketches and not worry about much else.
This one’s just a small, quick sketch of a lady who was talking to a friend at a cafe - a lot of fun with newer brushes, some of Jama Djurabaev’s too. More posts soon as I get back into things.

Hey everyone,

Just a small post to let everyone know I’m alive - I just got back from a rather sudden, and well needed vacation. I purposefully didn’t take any projects with me - sketches that needed to be finished, my next finished piece - so that I could just do small sketches and not worry about much else.

This one’s just a small, quick sketch of a lady who was talking to a friend at a cafe - a lot of fun with newer brushes, some of Jama Djurabaev’s too. More posts soon as I get back into things.

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;> Another master copy, this one being after Isidore Pils.
I suppose I post so much digital work that it’d be good to point out that this one is just ink/ink wash and a bit of graphite. Also, new finished illustration on the way.

;> Another master copy, this one being after Isidore Pils.

I suppose I post so much digital work that it’d be good to point out that this one is just ink/ink wash and a bit of graphite. Also, new finished illustration on the way.

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A master copy, after Rubens.

A master copy, after Rubens.

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Stormlands, a quite finished sketch. I suppose they call those finished pieces, though.
I did this about two weeks ago and touched it up more recently.

Stormlands, a quite finished sketch. I suppose they call those finished pieces, though.

I did this about two weeks ago and touched it up more recently.

older airplanes, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. 

last sketches for now. there’s quite a few more, but I’d like to discover different ways of going about these before I post. 

tanx and gunz.

also media exploration, graphite + brushpen + white conte is pretty neat.

Some doodled classic cars and a few architectural designs, using shapes from the cars as their bases. It’s a bunch of fun designing things using inspiration and design motifs from somewhat unrelated objects - in this case, cars and edinburgh-ish dwellings.

;> doodly bugs and things.

Ah, it’s been awhile.

Anyways, incoming sketch dump, I’ll see about posting a few a day this week. I’ve been doing some light freelance while taking classes out here in Pasadena, and these are some of the collected goodies from Viscom 1 at CDA.

First page includes exercises and some plants, drawn from life at the Los Angeles Arboretum. The second page are collected sketches from animals at the zoo (top left), and some made up ones from imagination.

meguskus said: Hi! I love you and I'm honored that you're following me back. :3 My question is whether you're making any money with your art. Are you freelancing, doing commissions, tried applying anywhere? I've noticed that a lot of very skilled artists don't get the recognition they deserve and can't get a job, so that's making me pretty worried about my future.

hahaha my goodness, well thank you.

Also yes, I’ve been making a bit off of freelance and commissions - nothing super well-paying yet, but I’m happy. I know it can be daunting, what with the competition and even just wondering if you’ll make it at all, but just push to be the artist you deserve to be and the work will follow - I can promise that.

If there’s anything more specific you’d like to know then feel free to ask, if I can’t answer then I think I can at least direct you to someone who can ;>

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Frankenstein - Personal work.
Loosely based off of Mary Shelley’s novel, but set in a world with magic and wizards and stuff.

Frankenstein - Personal work.

Loosely based off of Mary Shelley’s novel, but set in a world with magic and wizards and stuff.

faraway structures with moody colors - the experience.

some doodles.