Introductions so to say...


Hello everyone! This will be the first post of Artisian-Life and hopefully, we can become an active blog in the artist community. Whether you sing, dance, write music, roleplay, cosplay, write stories, draw, or do anything that involves creativity, this is the blog for you.

The purpose of this…

Artisan-life is a new confession style blog opened up for artists (of any kind) to submit their life stories. 



Client: I threw out that black pen, it was out of ink.

Me: What black pen?

Client: The one that was lying on your tablet.

Me: You threw out my $150 Wacom pen?

Client: I tried writing with it and it didn’t work. It must’ve been out of ink.


Jesus christ. That client owes them $150.  ಠ_ಠ



I finished my first entry for the [Anarchy Dreamers] contest! Nyan~

Out first contest entry!!! : D!

That’s adorable!

The drawing I was working on. I got the inspiration for the hair is from this: 
and the necklace from: 
I got inspiration for the dress from:
My drawing of the hair is not very good. Or the highlights…But I think the drawing overall is okay. I suggest looking at the blog fashionsfromhistory. This blog is amazing. And inspires me to draw!

This is why I suggest artists follow fashion blogs. Good job, dress looks amazing! :-D

Hey guys~! So I’ve been practicing a new style of colouring but I’ve always struggled a bit with lighting/shading and colouring in general, and I’d appreciate any advice that you could give me! Do you think it needs more highlights in different places or more shadows or anything similar? Thank you so much~~! ^^

I think you’ll have an easier time practicing on things by nature are high contrast objects like jewellery, water, steel, mirrors etc if you want to use gradients for shading. You have to keep in mind the object’s texture. Roses are more matte, and unless they’re wet they won’t have a whole ton of contrast range aside from gaps in the petals or unique lighting etc.

Regardless, the rose above does need more shadows but the best way to practice is honestly use a photo reference, otherwise you’re going in blind and will struggle getting your shading down properly. The colours you’ve already placed are very vibrant, so I’d suggest using some desaturated colours for additional shadows and lighting. Everything looks good only in balance to each other, it’s much the same for saturation as it is contrast. 

I like that you changed the line art’s colours to continue the light sources through out, however the shadows on the petals didn’t really follow it along. You need to decide a single light source for the shadows to follow otherwise dispersing them everywhere in the same manner on each surface not only defies the laws of physics but causes the eyes to wander all over - there’s no real ‘draw’ point to the image.

I’m looking at roses on google images and all the flowers that sit in direct sunlight (let’s say the sun is directly above them) have the shadows falling in the centre where the majority of the petals sit casting shadows on each other. The other shadows sit underneath the flower, where the light is blocked from travelling. (Note how dark the shadow colours are by comparison)

More Facts on Psychofacts :)
Basic Rule of Colour Theory by Spudfuzz

[This is a super basic rule of thumb, there’s exceptions and additions but if you’re just starting out it holds true. Experiment with changing the hue in the shadow and light sources, the greater the difference the greater the visual interest.]
WIP for Cutesoylatte’s contest.






People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter


You left out 2/3 of the comic!


nah the real comic is 1000 panels long

that got depressing then hilariously depressing

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