• hi there! c: I was wondering how you choose your colors for shadows? esp skin colors? I tend to use multiply layers but they look a bit strange :s

       Anonymous


    howdy! i just choose based on the lighting or what i think will look interesting/would be fun to use (tbh i’m not that good with shadows LOL)! and i apply them manually, usually without a blending mode.

    i know what you mean though.. multiply layers can be helpful but can also lead to some too-dark and muddy coloration if abused, and i’ve personally never had an easy time using it for my shadows because i get really nitpicky and it is just never efficient!
    however, layer blending modes in general (multiply included) can help you choose the color of your shadows. i don’t know your process, but if you want to rely on them, maybe you could experiment with levels or the color sliders to see if it changes in a way you like. give yourself total power over the final color, use these effects to get you closer to something that feels right!

  • meet Romesco!! my sexy ISFP! currently single and looking, they enjoy craftily cooking elaborate mediterranean dishes and trying to find flavor in every aspect of everyday life. date them!

    i was lucky enough to participate in Light Grey Art Lab’s recent & unique pin-up gallery show, Great Personalities, which is based on the Meyers-Briggs personality test (i’m an INFP!!)
    there are 4 playable dating sim games being released about these groups of characters. my friends and I played the first one, available for download on the LGAL site, and it was really fun ! I RECOMMEND YOU CHECK IT OUT. we really look forward to the next few hahaha…

    you can read more about the games (a later part will have Romesco in it) and exhibition here, as well as see galleries of the casts of the coming games and incredible environments!!

  • THE WITCH OF VENICE:

    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 1/2 oz. Strega herbal liqueur
    • 2 tsp. creme de bananes
    • 1 oz. orange juice
      **Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.**

    a cocktail-inspired illustration!
    this is loosely based on my very sweet roommate, our two lovely cats and all of our dreams and desires concerning handsome gondoliers.

  • a commission i did for these two of their veeeeery adorable characters.
    may was very generous and kind and i’m so lucky i got to draw my favorite things: cute stylish couples and motorcycles !

    (p.s. if you want one, i’ve got plenty of room for more!)

  • ~ LUST & CHASTITY ~

    lifestyles stuff! we were randomly given a vice and a virtue to illustrate as a two big ol’ posters. if anyone wants these as giant 18”x24” prints… well, now they exist and i will probably give them to my mom for christmas. moms like rugby right??

    anyway, i like rugby

  • i have gotten an influx of followers lately and wanted to say hello!!!!! i am xanthe, i think about the flavors mint and pumpkin often (but not together) and my birthday is in august.

    a lot of you are P4 fans and i just wanted to apologize because even though it’s my fav, i don’t often draw P4 fanart! coincidentally, the last time i did was last week and it was this

    …… .but we’re not going to talk about that and it has been like a year since i drew anything beyond.
    just a heads up to anyone following for hopes of persona!

    but of course, regardless of reason, thanks soooooOOOO much for stopping in, and welcome ~~~~~!!

  • yumbles:

    HEYYY folks!! so i’m doing commissions again for the holidays!! i’d really reeealllyyyy appreciate ANY help <3 really!!!

    AVAILABLE OPTIONS ARE~~~

    • - $30: lineless, full color flats!
    • - $25: b/w lineart
    • - $35: lineart(like above)+ full color

    per character!

    please please e-mail me at xbouma@gmail.com (and not on tumblr) if you’re interested!! my paypal is the same address. you pay, i start! i’ll draw any kind of character!! and if you want a little handlettered message or phrase (if you wanna gift it to somebody or somethin) let me know!! everything is drawn at 300dpi so you can print it out as a card or whatever!

    i’m going to be doing five slots at a time; if there is more interest, i will add you to a wait list and give an estimate as to when i’ll be getting to you.
    it will probably be about a week’s wait for each commission!

    THANKS A LOT FOR LOOKIN!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • HEYYY folks!! so i’m doing commissions again for the holidays!! i’d really reeealllyyyy appreciate ANY help <3 really!!!

    AVAILABLE OPTIONS ARE~~~

    • - $30: lineless, full color flats!
    • - $25: b/w lineart
    • - $35: lineart(like above)+ full color

    per character!

    please please e-mail me at xbouma@gmail.com (and not on tumblr) if you’re interested!! my paypal is the same address. you pay, i start! i’ll draw any kind of character!! and if you want a little handlettered message or phrase (if you wanna gift it to somebody or somethin) let me know!! everything is drawn at 300dpi so you can print it out as a card or whatever!

    i’m going to be doing five slots at a time; if there is more interest, i will add you to a wait list and give an estimate as to when i’ll be getting to you.
    it will probably be about a week’s wait for each commission!

    THANKS A LOT FOR LOOKIN!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • In your opinion, what's the best way to improve? I really love your work and the way you draw poses and color, is there any tips you can give me? Thank you!

       Anonymous


    oooh, thank you!!
    i talked a little about improving here. from what i’ve learned, it’s really about just DOING IT! i don’t think there is a best way. improvement is a process, just like making art. taking the time to understand and experiment with your own process and becoming conscious of your decision-making will lead to stronger work, or at least a stronger understanding of what you want to do and how you’re going to do that. don’t be afraid, and get to work !!!

    for poses - practice drawing people from life. you don’t always need a class, just go to a cafe or ride the bus or draw your roommate sleeping. watch an action movie and do gestures of fight scenes! and dont be afraid of using references!!

    for color - color tends to come pretty intuitively to me, but in the times i get stuck i take a gander at my color collection (you can probably tell what kinds of colors i like lol). saving color references with palettes you like (or palettes you want to use, or palettes that work really well but you have no idea why and would like to come to understand) is really helpful!!!
    some people do greyscale sketches which is super useful for tonal decisions (and something i need to work on!!)
    keep in mind that color is relative and changes visually depending on the colors around it. decide what sort of atmosphere you want to portray and make smart decisions about which colors will do that!
    keep practicing with it and be bold!

    GOOD LUCK SORRY FOR THE LONG WINDED RESPONSE ~

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  • hey everyone!!! i updated my Society6 with fresh prints and a few things people have asked to buy in the past!

    have a look if you like, any support is vastly appreciated<3
    and thank you as always to all of my lovely followers & those who’ve expressed interest in buying my work - i’m always so surprised and humbled, and you’re all really REALLY fabulous folk!

    (ooh and i’d like to open up commissions in the coming week too, so if you think you might like something custom, you should check back in a few days.… yeah! )

    society6   arting