1. Hi! yesterday i saw your fanart "life of omega" (cherik), is it a fic? or just a comic you did? It's awesomeee, i love it :D (if it's a fic, would you put the link?)Go ahead, your art it brillant

    Aaah thanks for writing, anon!! ^^

    Life of Omega started as a fanart that later evolved to became short comics (before I did the comics actually Garnetquyen did it first!), and between a thing and another, there’s also some ficlets by theletteraesc!

    This is the ‘oficial’ timeline:

    I’m not sure if I’m missing something, but hope this may be useful ^^ Thank you very much, lovely anon! <3

  2. I know this may sound stupid but...have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures? I know many artists use them and a lot of them, like you, kleinmeli, euclase and so on and they are pretty open about it. I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it or should feel bad for not drawing from my mind. Am I being overly sensitive? How do you handle criticism of that kind? Sorry for such a stupid question.

    fireangels:

    slippeddee:

    petite-madame:

    Hi anon!

    As I always say: there’s no stupid questions, so don’t feel guilty about your ask!

    have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures?

    The first time someone called me out for using reference pictures, I wondered if I understood their comment correctly and if my glasses were actually on my nose. This person couldn’t be serious. I mean, I’m into realistic art, I draw portraits where you can see the pores of the skin, the freckles, every eyelash, I draw the fucking Impala from Supernatural in its tiniest details and you think I can do this without reference pictures? If I were a comic artist, I would maybe understand their reasoning but for a realistic artist like me, it’s stupid.

    Of course, when it comes to comics, the situation is a bit different, the drawings are more stylized so comic artists will use less photos but it doesn’t mean they don’t use references. In addition, now, they even use 3d softwares like Poser to create dynamic poses and reference models. They even build sets, towns, whatever in Google Sketch Up.

    Referencing is useful and it’s essential when you draw realistically. This trend of “real artists don’t use reference” needs to die like yesterday. There is no shame about using photo references or, if you can, live models.

    And if my humble opinion isn’t enough for you because I am a Tumblr nobody, here is a quote from Alex Ross' book, Mythology.

    Ross’ biggest breakthrough as an illustrator came in June 1987 at the American Academy of Art, when he was introduced to the use of live models. “Before that, I had no idea how much I could grow as a draftsman. It was a huge turning point, because all through grade school I hadn’t so much as drawn from photographs_I’d always thought that you had to make it all up out of your head, and that’s how you did ‘fantasy’ illustration. Now I wonder if I would have developed even sooner had I drawn from life as child”

    Photo session for a Superman drawing:

    Alex Ross using the photos for his work:

    HOWEVER, using photos must not prevent you from studying anatomy, body proportions, volumes, because it’s important to know how a body or a face work (you start with stick figures, then rectangles and cylinders until being able to draw a body exactly the way you want). Because I did it (and I carry on practicing those things), I don’t use reference pictures when I judge the pose is easy but when I need to be precise, fuck the pseudo art experts who tell me I’m not a “real artist” because I need a photo: I do use reference pictures. I can’t draw a portrait of Jensen Ackles without at least 2 or 3 photos by my side.

    I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it

    Balls…

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    How do you handle criticism of that kind?

    Like I handle all the stupid criticisms of that kind:

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    TLDR: If you are into realistic art, references are essential, it’s very very hard to draw from memory a realistic portrait. If you are into something more stylized like comics, you have tricks to use less references but it doesn’t mean you are a bad artist if you do.

    Voilà, now my little anon, let the guilt go away and draw in peace. And of course, have a great weekend ♥

    have to agree with petite-madame 

    you have to use reference to improve your art. it’s essential. to be able drawing a portrait you have to recognize the unique features of a person’s face/body. every artist, it doesn’t matter if realistic or not, uses reference. in artist schools you do life/nude drawing, etc. the more reference you use, the better the art. Drawing a cartoon/ caricature of a person makes you understand what I mean. Even if it’s simplified, you still recognize them as that person.

    To say that ‘real artists’ don’t use references is the dumbest shit i’ve ever heard. 

    People who call themselves better artists because they don’t use references don’t have a clue of drawing techniques.

    Very important!

    Plus, the use of reference is part of an artist education, but I disagree in the part of calling out the ones that doesn’t use it as the ones that have no clues of drawing techniques.

    An artist - any artist - can rely on their own memory as reference, and this is also nothing to be ashamed of. An artist can have enough education in a certain field to don’t need reference when drawing. I don’t see anything wrong with a work made up without reference, if this is their intention  - for any reason given.

    But I see a problem, a HUGE one when the use of reference actually means the artist TRACED over a photography, or someone else’s work. And this is nothing related to drawing techniques or the lack of those. This is theft and nothing else.

    And YES, even using photographic reference, an artist can be creative and use it to make their art grow, using the photography as tool for their production, instead making it a condition for their art. Luis Royo, Boris Valejo and many others used photography, but they also put their own talent on it.

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    The cover fanart of Hella Bird!! watch out - parrot!Erik will bite your shoes!

    If you’re not familiar with bird!Cherik, I strongly reccomend you to check my parrot!AU tag !!

    Download the whole Hella Bird Fanbook here!

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    Envelopes full of glitter. Mark it on the back with “Contains Glitter.”

    Order me little cheap vials of glitter off of Amazon and spray on glitter because the next time I see Gabbi I am going to be coated in a shit ton of glitter.

    LIKE THIS

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    browngirlslovefassy:

    For Anyone Who Ever Wanted To Kiss Those Earlobes, Nibble That Nose & Lick That Scar.

    I know we you weirdos are out there. classicamericanvirgo lenaoffassy fassbender-me-over

    (ノ⊙ヮ⊙)ノ~『✧~* T H E   N E C K *~✧』

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    Thank you Clarou!!!! 8D

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  8. driftinwithkaiju replied to your post “The friendly reminder that I doesn’t have guessing powers.”

    AH good knowing that means I’ll figure out a good time to get on skype with you from there! (I work a lot sorry I’ve been so quiet)

    good thing you mentioned it, I was about to ask what is your timezone!! xD  I work the whole day, and the few time I have to stop and annoy people is by the ending of the day and late night xD that explains why I do haunt tumblr in the darkest hours (at least for me, here it’s 01:20 with a bonus headache ><)

  9. astasia:

Sneak up on you, really quiet,Whisper “am I what your heart desires?” (x)
Some obsessions come up here. Name it whatever pleases you.(( now summoning —-&gt; driftinwithkaiju because of The Waist ~ vcarynav because of vintage ~ kageillusionz because of stockings ~ ladyfayte because of reasons ~ and takhesiz because a vulture gave its life to make that feather boa possible ))

Reblogging because I can - no special reason, I&#8217;m just proud of that dead vulture feather boa

    astasia:

    Sneak up on you, really quiet,
    Whisper “am I what your heart desires?” (x)

    Some obsessions come up here. Name it whatever pleases you.

    (( now summoning —-> driftinwithkaiju because of The Waist ~ vcarynav because of vintage ~ kageillusionz because of stockings ~ ladyfayte because of reasons ~ and takhesiz because a vulture gave its life to make that feather boa possible ))

    Reblogging because I can - no special reason, I’m just proud of that dead vulture feather boa

  10. Sneak up on you, really quiet,Whisper “am I what your heart desires?” (x)
Some obsessions come up here. Name it whatever pleases you.(( now summoning &#8212;-&gt; driftinwithkaiju because of The Waist ~ vcarynav because of vintage ~ kageillusionz because of stockings ~ ladyfayte because of reasons ~ and takhesiz because a vulture gave its life to make that feather boa possible ))

    Sneak up on you, really quiet,
    Whisper “am I what your heart desires?” (x)

    Some obsessions come up here. Name it whatever pleases you.

    (( now summoning —-> driftinwithkaiju because of The Waist ~ vcarynav because of vintage ~ kageillusionz because of stockings ~ ladyfayte because of reasons ~ and takhesiz because a vulture gave its life to make that feather boa possible ))

About me

Through hands of steel
And heart of stone


Illustrator, comic artist, graduated as Interior Designer.

Between the Shadow and the Soul - a Cherik illustrated fairy tale

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