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I’m going to be trapped at an airport for a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Airports are scientifically proven to be excellent places to draw, so that’s what I’ll be doing. 
If you’re interested in gettling a lil’ sketchbook doodle in exchange for $5, then please contact me in any of the following ways. 
Email: artfromnoel@gmail.com
Note me on Weasyl (username: Arbor)
Note me on Deviantart (username:ohnonoel)
If you want to contact me on tumblr, you can, but Tumblr, AS WE ALL KNOW, tends to eat messages and I can’t guarantee that your message or my reply wont get eaten. (If you choose to reblog with your inquiry/references, I’ll probably reblog/reply back from my personal blog, just a heads up.)
I’ll have my phone on me all weekend for message-checking!

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I’m going to be trapped at an airport for a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Airports are scientifically proven to be excellent places to draw, so that’s what I’ll be doing. 

If you’re interested in gettling a lil’ sketchbook doodle in exchange for $5, then please contact me in any of the following ways. 

If you want to contact me on tumblr, you can, but Tumblr, AS WE ALL KNOW, tends to eat messages and I can’t guarantee that your message or my reply wont get eaten. (If you choose to reblog with your inquiry/references, I’ll probably reblog/reply back from my personal blog, just a heads up.)

I’ll have my phone on me all weekend for message-checking!

— 1 hour ago with 12 notes
#commission  #sketch  #artists on tumblr  #animals  #gryphon  #dog  #fox  #thanks to tumblr user theoldaeroplane for making my lil alert image up there prettier 
for funsies, this is what the absolute start of my art day looked like today. I knew I needed to draw an owl so I spent about 40 minutes looking at thumbnails of owls in flight on google and trying to build a bit of my mental library of some basic owl shapes and poses. 

for funsies, this is what the absolute start of my art day looked like today. I knew I needed to draw an owl so I spent about 40 minutes looking at thumbnails of owls in flight on google and trying to build a bit of my mental library of some basic owl shapes and poses. 

— 1 week ago with 27 notes
#warmup  #sketch  #sketchpage  #owl  #doodle  #i dont know if warmup pages like these are interesting or not laughs  #i like them though 
Some art from the last week that i abandoned part of the way through for one reason or another. I like them enough to upload, just not enough to work on them haha. 

Some art from the last week that i abandoned part of the way through for one reason or another. I like them enough to upload, just not enough to work on them haha. 

— 1 week ago with 19 notes
#art  #sketchdump  #the pink and orange one are the same pose on purpose  #i liked the pose but not the feeling so I wanted to try again  #shrugs  #cat  #gryphon  #fox  #unidentified fluffbeast 

I put together some examples for $10 icon commissions~! (Which i think is funny when you look at how lazy I am for my own accounts…)

Drawing pokemon is so convenient, laughs, and it usually gives me the best idea for how long something will actually take me. 

— 1 month ago with 63 notes
#icons  #pokemon  #corgi  #eevee  #raichu  #nidoran  #nidoran m  #crobat 
Anonymous asked: Yeah, but it is been more than a week. Actually, it's been few months. May be more/ I follow you only via RSS but I never seen actually finished and polished work. Just curious.


Answer:

I appreciate that you follow my work! I’m not entirely sure if I’m supposed to be defending myself or my art? I dont feel as though I’m doing anything wrong artistically, so I’m not sure what the goal is.

I’m suspecting that we may have a difference in opinion as to what finished work is. I would not call this image from a week ago a sketch. Nor this one from two weeks ago. They are, however, simple pictures meant to showcase a character and not an illustration with the works and sprinkles on top. 

June was fairly sparse on everything, but I wouldn’t call this sticker design from may a sketch either. It is precisely what it is meant to be, a clean design for a small product.  This image from early May is the most recent art done for myself for fun that has been finished enough to be uploaded and I would call it a complete painting, simple as it is. 

I do appreciate that you like my stuff enough to follow it, and understand if you’re not interested in following while I’m sorting myself and my art out. I have a lot to learn and unfortunately for your question, can’t really say anything at all about what kind of schedule me and my art are on. 

You know, unless a time traveling future me wants to step in and edit this and let us both know. That would be pretty neat. 

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#replies  #not art  #belatedly realizes that everything i linked is facing left  #slow squints 
spaceauddity asked: the problem with a lot of young artists is they think that they aren't artists unless they make clean, tight work. That's why it takes so long for them to improve. Sketching and gestures ARE the fastest way to get better at drawing. So "Sketches are all you draw?" type people just don't get it, plus sketches are aesthetically pleasing and beautiful.


Answer:

It’s true!

I couldn’t quite tell what the tone of the last anon was, so I didn’t go into it as much, and I’ve talked about it a little on my personal blog lately, but I’ve been deliberately doing more sketches and less finished drawing to some extent, as well. I feel like something that I need to work on right now, as an artist, is my ability to draw. 

This time last year I was at the end of an eight year stint of working a job that was all wrong for me and had me at a point of looking into other careers. I didn’t want to draw any more - I hated what I was doing by the end of that job.

Maybe I’m just slow, plodding along at my own pace, but I still feel like I’m recovering a sense of who I am as an artist, instead of what I was creating for that job. I’m still getting back into good habits that used to be ingrained in me - life drawing and studies and actually thinking critically about the things I was putting down on paper. Me spending so much time sketching is the best possible thing I can do for myself as an artist right now. 

No matter how long I render something, or how smooth the lineart is or how much it’s cleaned up, no matter how “finished” it is (which is different in everyone’s opinion, I think) nothing I put over the top of it will hide a fundamentally poor drawing. 

So I’m spending more time drawing intentionally and less time perfecting, at the moment, which is the healthiest way I know how for an artist to improve themselves. Not that I’m never working on more finished pieces, but I am trying for a healthy balance. The more time I spend sketching something, the better a final result image will be anyhow. 

Also I just really love looking at other people’s sketches, too. Theres so much life in them, I hope mine are as enjoyable, haha. 

— 1 month ago with 32 notes
#art talk  #long post  #not art  #sketching  #drawing with intent  #spaceauddity