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A danger in sending me pictures of your cat’s loafy butt is that i may someday use it as a reference. 

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A danger in sending me pictures of your cat’s loafy butt is that i may someday use it as a reference. 

— 3 days ago with 22 notes
#speedpaint  #artists on tumblr  #doodle  #catloaf  #cat  #rough work 
combobulatedprognosticator asked: What!?! You did that in twelve minutes??!? That dog is perfect. Look at its pleading expression. I couldn't do something that good if I spend weeks on it. Twelve minutes. Geez.


Answer:

Thank you Bob! I kind of go off on a tangent below - I super appreciate the compliment and I don’t think you meant to send me off on a NO ANYONE TOTALLY CAN DO THAT cheer rally but that’s what happened. I did smile really big at this message and thank you for the compliments given and appreciate them so much!

but also I just exist 100% in a world of “NO YOU CAN DO THAT TOO,” (if they want to!) so I’m keeping the below anyway, haha. 

The thing is that when you look at artists doing sketches or speedpaints etc and you see that they’re going what you could consider to be super fast - the secret truth is that it doesn’t just take ten minutes or twenty or an hour.

What you’re seeing is ten minutes, plus the years and years that artist has been drawing. Drawing is a skill that stacks! 

So it totally did take me weeks+ to draw that sketch, technically. Any given person could do it with enough practice - and with enough practice I’ll be able to do the sort complete images that gbsketch does in 15/20/60 minutes.

Ooh, actually, if you go look through GBsketch’s archive - It’s an excellent example of what I’m talking about. One of their earliest digital daily speedpaints with a timestamp of 40 minutes.  (And this is after a couple of months of daily pencil sketches, building up ideas and habits and abilities.) Early on 45 minutes. Early 15 minute work

but as the days go by and he’s spent more mileage drawing - 15 minutes near the end of the first year. 50 minutes! Or you come to where he is these days - 50 minutes, 20 minutes, 20 minutes, 20 minutes

Those later speedpaints absolutely have the weight of the previous years of effort behind them. GBsketch improved so much with their ability to compose and colour and tell a story in a shorter amount of time! But if they didnt have the years of experience to put into those later speedpaints, they would still look like the ones from almost three years ago!

— 3 days ago with 1 note
#art talk  #speedpaint  #speed painting  #art mileage  #exercise  #combobulatedprognosticator 
charlotte-miriam asked: hello there! did you make everything on your blog? it's all amazing!!


Answer:

Hi!

Yes, everything on this blog is something that I’ve drawn. Thank you so much for the compliment!

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#charlotte-miriam 
(12 minutes) Little speed-art before I head off to bed. I don’t ever do speed paints, I could improve a lot on speed etc if I did them more often.

(Hint, hint, self!)

…and by more often, I guess I mean “ever.”

(12 minutes) Little speed-art before I head off to bed. I don’t ever do speed paints, I could improve a lot on speed etc if I did them more often.

(Hint, hint, self!)

…and by more often, I guess I mean “ever.”

— 4 days ago with 27 notes
#artists on tumblr  #speedpaint  #kind of  #doodle  #dog  #labrador  #sketch  #in colour 
hello-sev asked: What a coincidence; I just purchased a sheep pencil carrier. The tail is the zipper along the back of the sheep. So cute. Do you have a zipper?


Answer:

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You know, I’ve never thought to check! It would certainly make shearing easier. 

Your pencil carrier does sound super cute, too!

— 1 week ago with 13 notes
#artists on tumblr  #sketch  #sheep  #animals  #hello-sev 

a roughly coloured pencil sketch of (Princess!!) Twilight Sparkle. 

At some point I’d like to attempt to polish it up and colour it properly, but for now PENCIL MARKS, PENCIL MARKS EVERYWHERE. 

— 1 week ago with 94 notes
#artists on tumblr  #sketch  #twilight sparkle  #mlp  #mlp fim  #i realize that I didnt colour in her mark at all  #but i'd ALREADY SAVED IT.......  #my little pony  #friendship is magic  #alicorn  #pegasus  #unicorn 
I don’t have any particular attachments to HP but wherever Corgi Badger ( theoldaeroplane ) goes, Gryffincorn is sure to follow. 

I don’t have any particular attachments to HP but wherever Corgi Badger ( theoldaeroplane ) goes, Gryffincorn is sure to follow. 

— 2 weeks ago with 32 notes
#sketch  #corgi  #fantasy  #unicorn  #corgi badger  #gryffincorn  #harry potter  #kind of  #hufflepuff  #gryffindor 
Anonymous asked: Hey there! I found out you're responsible for the beautiful Hydrus Serpenth and was wondering if you still had the fullsized art for it? No pressure of course; thank you for considering!


Answer:

Conveniently, I rarely delete any of my art files! And I’ve been asked for this so many times through PM/other sites, etc that I dont ever have to go far to find the file. 

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And thank you for the compliment!

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#delete later 
I spent like an hour where I tried to colour this, deleted it, and tried again before I remembered that I dont know how to colour ponies [awkward laugh track]

Apparently Parasol has water droplets braid her hair. What a cutie. 

I spent like an hour where I tried to colour this, deleted it, and tried again before I remembered that I dont know how to colour ponies [awkward laugh track]

Apparently Parasol has water droplets braid her hair. What a cutie. 

— 2 weeks ago with 598 notes
#parasol  #my little pony  #digital art  #mlp  #mlp g1  #pony