Freelance illustrator & nosebleed enthusiast
imagine your icon teaching you how to kiss
Although those are Jeih’s hands in there, he could probably teach me all the things. Yeah, I’d run away. Fast.
Dude. I’m changing my icon to Hons.
I’m still drawing that btw, I keep thinking about it and am super amused XD
I…oh god. It’s all teeth and nosebleed.
I swear I’ll get back to drawing art soon arf. I’ve kinda let my tumblr go, it’s been text posts for eons. Oop SRY. :c
Thankya kindly. :>
I hope it does! So far so good, I’m over the hardest part anywho. I’ll be sharing early stage WIP stuff, studies I do etc, but no final pictures until I can set the kickstarter up. I sort of want to set up a separate tumblr for my personal concept things. Not sure on that yet tho.
So for the past two or so weeks I’ve been doing planning for an art book I’m going to release. I was going to start writing the transcript for the graphic novel I’m working on— but found that I lean more towards the sci-fi end of the scale than fantasy. So I needed to take a lot of steps back, and have a look at the planet my creations live on and the feasibility of it.
With the help of astrophysics, I now have a speculatively realistic planet and moon system, complete with rings. This is the hardest part since it involves a lot of maths and calculations and balancing the planet’s properties which is actually really hard cos as I’ve found out the range of properties for a life-bearing planet are actually quite narrow.
…What all this means, is this: I’m making an art book about this world, its inhabitants and environments, its culture and history, as a precedent book to my graphic novel. It’ll help me figure out the world in more detail, and give people an introduction to the place in which most my graphic novel will be set.
I won’t be overly active in the art side of things since I’ll be holding off posting most the work for this book and I still have a lot of theory to get out of the way (most of which is sorted out but still needs fact-checking.) But I’ll start a kickstarter as soon as I have all the planning done + enough art to show for it. I want to release both a hardcover copy and a PDF version.
So yeah…probably won’t see personal art from me for a while; just commissions and school work. But know that I’m working on somethin’ awesome to share with you all!
I like drawing blood around the nose/lips/teeth because it “frames” those features, you know? It accentuates them. It lets you communicate the dips and rises and textures of the features more. The fact that it’s a coloured liquid unlike water and also a lot thicker (by about six times) means it’s even better for that purpose.
I’ve also never had a nosebleed in my life, despite situations where I should have got one- like being hit really really hard in the nose with a soccer ball/someone’s head etc ahahha. So I wonder if my fascination with them is subconsciously to do with that. The closest was when I got my nostril and septum pierced, I bled A LOT but it’s not quite the same.
Tl;dr answer: they’re fun to draw. :D
Nosebleeds. Definitely nosebleeds. Especially the kinds that run down the mouth and get into the teeth as well- I find all the blending of colours and differences in thickness in blood depending on where it falls and how it falls is really interesting and fun to replicate.
Skies and glowy things are close though too. xD
Thanks! And yes I draw digitally, mostly…I want to work on my trad art more though; it’s just so expensive/takes up so much room. :c
I think my style is considered unique because I only ever use tutorials to do with art technicalities like colour theory, perspective, lighting etc- not “how to draw _____.” You’ll find that if you know the rules of art, you can draw anything, and you won’t be constrained by other people’s methods/styles.
Awh, gosh— thank you! ;~; I HAVE NO IDEA how I got chosen for a secret santa shindig but I am honored and hopefully my replies will be insightful and interesting and stuff.
Just an fyi— feel free to ask me literally A N Y T H I N G. I won’t be offended. However I’m pretty private about some areas of my life so pls don’t take it hard if I don’t answer some. When I find out who you are I can always send you the answers to those ones privately. <3