Re-blog this post with the caption “I request a commission”
•hashtag it “empathetic society”
•Send the post to me through direct messages
•And tag-dah! We can now officially start your commission
• I only do 3 slots a week. If the slots are full you will have to wait the next week
• even if the 3 slots for the week are full it’s still OK to ask me for a commission. What will usually happen is that I will sign you up for next week for slots. just please, DONT pay me until we officially start on your commission. i don’t like being payed before hand.
• i have a priority list. Basically a priority list determines whose commissions is getting done first and last. If you take days to respond, you will go at the very bottom at my priority list and a commission WILL take longer because of that. Just a warning. This isn’t out of Malicious behavior but because A lot of people are commissioning me at once, taking long forces me to move onto the next costumer. you’ll then have to wait until I’m done with their commission so I could get back to yours again which makes your process longer. Just putting this out there so there’s no confusion. Anyways guys, have a nice day, DM me and give me your wallet! My Cashapp: $AmiiAmi
Steal like an artist
One of the things that I found particulary difficult when I started my art journey, is the so-called “refernce study”. At first, for example, I tended, as I said in one of my previous posts, to copy every exact detail of my art references. Also, I liked to use artwork as my only source of inspiration, and not real life references. This one in particular, is the worst mistake you can do when you are learning, as real-life references force you to study how real bodies work. Also, they push your brain to memorize instinctively the real anatomy, and it gives you the possibility, in the future, to not use references at all!
Artworks are good references too, but only when you use them to study how the artist works and extrapolate some techniques.
So steal, but only like an artist!
1. How to choose real references: this particular point is very important. How do we choose references? It seems like an easy job, but it really isn’t, as most references aren’t very good for your art. For example, let’s see this picture:
this is a very good reference, as it proposes a very particular pose and natural lights (two things that beginner artists hate but have to learn). Meanwhile, this:
can you see the unnatural lights and the very simple pose?
These are some pinterests boards and youtube videos you can use to see some more references: Drawing wiff waffles, Angel Ganev, Ergojosh, Paintable
2. How to learn from other’s art: as I said, artworks are an infallible source of ideas and tips. Do not listen to people that say the contrary: artworks are an incredebly important source of improvment if used correctly. How do we, however, learn from them?
this is an artwork from loisvb, one of my favourite artists of all time. What I like about her style, is the shading and colors. Her palette is so varied, but never ill-fitting. Also, look at the shadows, how she uses them to make her art 3D! Through her I learned how shadows work in different poses and how to make your artworks more interesting.
3. YouTube: One of the many positive sides of Youtube, which is a huge platform costantly filled, is the unlimited number of art channels. Art channels are really helpful, and they are filled not only with tutorials, but also a lot of “sketchbook tours” and “let’s draw together”s. This last one in particular, is a type of video that i’m absolutely in LOVE with, basically because the artist talks about something regarding their art journey meanwhile drawing. They give helpful tips and make you want to draw with them. Another thing that I love, are Livestreams, basically because is the same thing as a “let’s draw together”, but it’s in real time, and you have the possibility to ask questions during the real composition!
Here are some videos you might like!