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paperflower86: Please never stop drawing Steve and Bucky, I adore your art, it's beautiful *_*

Thank you man it seems that I caNNOT STOP MYSELF?????

A cover idea that didn’t get finished. This marks the official end of my summer.

First class in 9 hours — My last year of college is finally here!

alive-in-living-color: Hi Sophie. I just came across some of your Winter Soldier art (which is impeccable, by the way) and I just want to ask if you have any tips for an aspiring artist ? Like how you got to where you are? I know 95% is practice practice practice but did/do you have any methods that really help you to get a technique down pat? And also, how did you develop your style ? Did it just evolve over time or did you combine the styles of others and make your own? I know this is a lot, sorry to interrogate >.<

Hi and THANK YOU! I am flattered that you asked me this question. Since I’m also trying to figure out my way in the realm of art like you are, let’s learn together! (apologies for my grammar in advance)

First of all, I remember seeing this in another awesome artist’s Q&A on a similar topic. He said something that’s pretty solid: ‘do not call yourself an “aspiring artist”’, get inspired and start drawing immediately! Cannot emphasis enough how important it is to just be constantly drawing and experimenting. You might not like the result that came out sometimes, but you gotta keep trying. you”ll be surprised at how much you improve.


How to make progress: I always say I’m a bad example and refuse to give advice, but this might be a common issue so I’m going to share my thought here. Over the years, I’ve been both conscious and unconsciously trying to “copy” someone’s art style, to the extent that I’ve gone too far and ended up where I didn’t want to be. It took me a painful while to figure out that I don’t want to be someone else. So now I am spending twice the time finding my way back to zero so I can start fresh again. Maybe all the stumbling around is good, or maybe it’s a straighter path if I start reading George Bridgman’s anatomy book instead of watching sailor moon when I was 6 years old. That I’m not sure.

HOWEVER, look at lots and lots of art, different medium, different use of colors, different styles is always good. Then copy and study them, but do it selectively. Find out the part that you really enjoy - maybe it’s the smooth contouring lines on the back, or the placement of highlight in the eyes, or the light/shadow warm/cold contrast (One of the ways is look at screencaps of your favourite movies). No matter what it is, try to draw the same scene/pose using your own techniques, then copy the reference as precise as possible, and see what they did differently comparing to you that works for you, and learn from that. Contrarily, see what you don’t like doing, and avoid it.

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some examples of movies with beautiful lighting situations (from”the Darjeeling Limited” and “the Conformist”)

Also visit Movies in Color.

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how does the reflected light hit the shadow part of her body and give her the warm orange tone, while the edge of the shadows are a much cooler color. (painting by Roberto Ferri)

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dynamic shapes while creating characters (artist: yaoyao)

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Zedig is a GOD.

Now I’m running out of things to say and am feeling terrified if I said anything misleading. What I’m trying to get at is that, actually trying and learning from your experience is far more useful than reading an anatomy book and sort of understand what they are saying. Other miscellaeous things I learnt at art school:

  1. go to life drawing sessions and do quick poses.
  2. squint at your model to see the main light/shadow relationship.
  3. draw your character, after you’re done, color it black so you get the silhouette, do you still recognize his features strongly/can see what he’s doing? If not, try another way.
  4. watch gay porn for education on muscles.

NOW MAKE AWESOME ART AND BE PROUD OF IT!!!

Doodle on my way to Tokyo. Then heading back to New York!

Doodle on my way to Tokyo. Then heading back to New York!

Another attempt on visualising fight scenes with Steve & Bucky!

Here you could see how I paint: Wait till my patience dies out, and blur everything that I didn’t draw.

Anonymous: hi!! could you tell us the name of the fic you mentioned on this post? /post/93102201707/ thank you! (:

Hello there! The name of the fic is “The next day will be fine”, it’s a sequel to “The old time is beauty” by the same author.

Lea and I at the last day of our internship.
Yep I learnt a lot.

Lea and I at the last day of our internship.

Yep I learnt a lot.

Guest illustration for a Con that I cannot attend.
Honestly I should stop drawing them but I started reading the comics yesterday&#8230;

Guest illustration for a Con that I cannot attend.

Honestly I should stop drawing them but I started reading the comics yesterday…

Been reading a really good fic and had to draw something!

Been reading a really good fic and had to draw something!

oliviawhen:

Got to do a very cool project for NYU game center recently! A poster for an upcoming voice acting event with Jennifer Hale. If you’re interested in the event you can find more info [here]!

Wait that’s my school!! This is so cool

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Cute couple I saw on the street this morning, reminded me of new york!

Cute couple I saw on the street this morning, reminded me of new york!

The hunger is real.

Searching for ideas&#8230;

Searching for ideas…

tianlcn:

Okay, I’m pretty late and was even thinking about giving you that drawing next year. Sorry, it doesnt look like the real one, I’ll do something better for christmas :p



HB, Su mmcoconut Fei
Oh, btw mine is december fifth :p




I got a birthday present!!

tianlcn:

Okay, I’m pretty late and was even thinking about giving you that drawing next year. Sorry, it doesnt look like the real one, I’ll do something better for christmas :p

HB, Su mmcoconut Fei

Oh, btw mine is december fifth :p

I got a birthday present!!

There is a tavern in the town, and there my true love sits him down. Drinks his wine as merry as can be —
And never, never thinks of me.

There is a tavern in the town, and there my true love sits him down. Drinks his wine as merry as can be —

And never, never thinks of me.

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