~ 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 ~~~~~!!
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
please please e-mail me at email@example.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!
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 ~
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! )
oops sorry i’ve let some of these asks build up! but thank you so much!!! (´∀｀)♡
i use adobe photoshop cs6 in junction w/ a well-loved intuos4<3
tips for improving?! work really really hard and try to do things you’re not used to! surround yourself with people who are better than you and inspire you. don’t wait for inspiration to come, make it - or just draw all the time with or without it! B YOURSELF aka draw what you like and allow yourself to fall in love with new things too!! mostly, practice a lot!
these are things i try to do! i think they work!?
in regards to the zodiac, yeahhh i totes want to do more because i definitely skipped some of my favorites (where o where is my capricorn no shura~??) maybe during the break i will complete the set!
astrology!!! pinups!! boys!!
here’s some zodiac fellows with modes of transportation that i thought suited their personalities, featuring my sun sign~
signs from left to right are Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Pisces, Libra & Taurus.
sailing would so be prime luxury catnap time for a Leo… + all the fun hard work it takes to get out there in the first place? meeow
Tonight was the opening for Small Creatures Such As We at MICA (hosted by me and my buds, Leonard and Xanthe). We had an incredible turnout of tons of amazing people- it was so rewarding to see all of the smiling faces gathered in one place!
This was the culmination of tons of collective hard work, and it feels great to be able to stand back and admire what we were able to create as a group of artists. Creating this show has really shown me the importance of friendship and collaboration in art. Something truly special happens when a diverse group of people bring their best to the table. Each of us is just a small part of the community, but together we can do big things.
Thanks everyone for being such delightful, thoughtful, and passionate friends! I have a feeling this is just the beginning.
Here are links to all of the other contributing artists -
Thanks to all who have supported us! We couldn’t have done it without you.
yes!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE! all of our artists, all of our supporters, my teammates matt & leonard !
i’m so proud of this BEEAUUTIFUL show and everyone involved, and being a part of it has really been one of the greatest experiences of my liiiife. i have so many feelings about it all that i’ll have to write another time, but for now..
be sure to check out this killer list of illustrators!!! they are actually the best!
He had heard the door handle rattling and flipped the light switch. She had hoped to sneak back inside unnoticed. Her lip rouge was worn and her cheeks were flushed. ‘You’re standing really close to me,’ she said nervously.
an encounter at a garden party based on a series of sentence prompts the class was given. there’s more coming! (or at least a second to the set)
it’s not particularly halloween-y.. but at least it’s a little mysterious!!!