http://nattlestuff.tumblr.com/post/97518110374    ›

cheerfulomelette:

cheerfulomelette:

nattlestuff:

i don’t know how to pick a background for a subject that’s not supposed to be grounded in one, please help?

If you don’t want the figure to interact with the background, I’d suggest trying for a graphic or abstract design that supports the character and…

Ah, I see what you’re after now (thanks for the new artist, btw).
I just saw the final piece. Very nice :)

Yeah I wasn’t sure if I explained it well, so I thought a visual might be more helpful haha. When some artists use plain, solid-color backgrounds for similar pieces, their color choices always seem so effortless (whereas I tend to struggle with picking colors). 

30 Day Week Drawing Challenge: something mythological

"Peryton Fawn"
Manga Studio 5

I haven’t forgotten about this! I’m just an easily distracted child. This piece was a struggle from start-to-finish haha.

cheerfulomelette:

nattlestuff:

i don’t know how to pick a background for a subject that’s not supposed to be grounded in one, please help?

If you don’t want the figure to interact with the background, I’d suggest trying for a graphic or abstract design that supports the character and provides a basic compositional armature.

This character might look good on a simple landscape in a similar style to Chinese ink and wash painting (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ink_and_wash_painting).

I like the idea, but I’m not sure if a stylized or an abstract background will work with the subject, and might have the unintended side-effect of distracting from the subject instead of meshing with it, especially since what I’m painting isn’t intended to be an abstraction. 

I was thinking of the simple, flat-color bgs that some artists like Heather Penn uses. The subjects aren’t grounded in anything, really, but instead of plain white, the backgrounds mesh really well with and keep the focus on the subject. None of the colors seem garish or distracting. That’s what I’m hoping to achieve, but I’m pretty bad at choosing colors. Part of my problem also stems from not picking colors right from the get go while painting the subject, I think. I don’t know if I’m making any sense though, sorry! :c

"Someday my prince will come," I whisper to myself as I stare longingly at the new Chipotle they’re building a few blocks from my apartment.

quick painting I did to see if I can still draw my OCs. this character design was always one of my favorites.

2.5 hours, Manga Studio 5

25 Romantic Fonts ›

merrybrides:

Tis the season for everything lovely. To celebrate all the card writing and googly eye celebrating that will be coming up soon, I’ve complied a list of twenty five of my favorite free romantic fonts. Download via the links below to make all your love letters unwittingly nice this year.

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i don’t know how to pick a background for a subject that’s not supposed to be grounded in one, please help?

#wip  

moonship concept

Title: Gypsy Artist: Fleetwood Mac 441 plays
#music  

here we go, the two of them back-to-back. 

blue fairy, painted around the same time as the pink one with the same techniques

Watercolour Skin Tones ›

cliobablio:

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Hi there! Thanks for your question. I don’t have these down to an exact science, but there are just a few colours I tend to use for skin tones with different ratios for each. I’ve tried to break it down according to how I think about them - I’ll first figure out whether the person is cool or…

nattlestuff:

This was a piece done to practice lineless painting. Though I ended up spending more time on it than expected, I’m happy with the results.

daytime reblog!

This was a piece done to practice lineless painting. Though I ended up spending more time on it than expected, I’m happy with the results.

pettry:

Went through my camera files and found some step-by-step progress shots I had taken. Thought I could share. :)