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What Helped Me Improve My Art
This is some information I wish I would have known just starting out. Hope it helps other people as well. 

1.) you are going to need to draw nude models. Get over your modesty and draw the human body. I suggest this site  https://line-of-action.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/ Or get this paid generator to use your own resources. https://cubebrush.co/marketplace?q=gesture%20drawing&product_id=d9q6yq

3D models are fine, but they don't help you learn how gravity and weight affect the body. So keep this in mind when using them.
Do gesture drawings at least once a week using as few brush strokes as possible to show the energy in the model. The more you do this the fester and the more fluid your art will start to look
Also, do life drawings by painting the nude models after intensifying the lighting so you can see how light forms to the body. 
2.) Research the golden rat
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Despite having a 2:1 in Computer Animation, i want to become a concept artist-if there's something that looks wrong, please tell me how to improve said piece(s).

I'm so tired of comments like:

"This is such an awesome picture."

"The pose is well done"

And anything similar to that.......

I'd rather have comments like this:

"This is a good picture; though i've notice [insert something wrong with picture and tips on how to adjust it /not to make the same mistake again via tutorial link] But on the whole, not too shabby"

^^^^^^^^^^^^
That is a critique, the only time i may ask for no critique is if i'm venting about something personal.

I can't improve if all you give me are ass-kissing comments.

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Cosplay project

Next cosplay outfit.



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-Key to my Heart intro cards-Episode 2-Movie night madness-inking in Paint
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Journal Entry: Sat May 5, 2018, 11:30 AM
  • Watching: random videos on YouTube
  • Eating: nibbles
  • Drinking: Rum and Diet coke


Hey folks, 

Well i'm off on a long weekend (May Day bank holiday-so i'm only off on Monday, basically i have a extra day off from work)

Anyway, if you follow me on my personal Twitter account; you'll know this story, if not-here goes:

On my way home from work on Thursday, i got off the bus and walked my way down to the station...until i was chatted up (what i can only describe) as the ugliest black man ever: now i never judge people by their looks-but sweet mother of mercy; he looked like a rejected guest from the Jeremy Kyle show.

He told me his name and that he was 48 years old (seriously, my folks are in their 60s; if you ever saw a picture of them you wouldn't believe it, this guy however-no way, he looked older than he said...and he looked as though he's probably got a few kids from other girls) and from how he was staring at me, he was only interested in my boobs and my ass, he wasn't really looking at my face.

What he said next made this image pop up 
      

He said that he *ahem* wanted to show me to his family!

At that moment, my mind was going  at 60 thoughts per second 

I told him that i was single-ish (meaning that I've been talking to someone-you know who he is :eyes: :heart:  for awhile) ...i told him this twice.
He still asked for my number, which i gave....however....

I changed a few of the digits in my number,i know its not a nice thing to do, but when you got some creepy dude who won't take no for an answer despite the number of times you told them no-sometimes you gotta throw them off the trail. 


I do apologise that i did this, but seriously, this guy looked as though he's got kids from other past gfs....that's not going to be me; last thing i want to happen is to end up on the Jeremy Kyle show getting this ugly creepy guy's ass on the show to get my child's maintenance, told my sisters and my mum this, and they basically laughed.
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Okay, next up...

I'm working on my commissions listing with some new items and such: but i wont go into too much details about this story as its still ongoing.

But in February- person A* had commissioned me to design a logo for them (won't give details about it) now after i'd designed the logo and everything- i discuss my prices with them (they probably thought it'd be a block price, i work by the hour)

When i told person A* about this, the last thing she said to me was "i'll crunch some numbers with my advisers and i'll get back to you"

Its now May and i'll not received my money from that person; they owe me at least £80-90 which was going to be used to help me with my saving of my graphic tablet funds (i currently have £152 out of £442 saved)- i plan on getting the Huion GT-220 V2 Silver Graphic Drawing Tablet monitor (my Wacom tablet I've had since 2011

Not only am i upset that person A* hasn't even bothered to contact me to say something like "i'm so sorry for not getting back to you soon, I've got the money in hand and i'll give you the money when i see you next" at least that would have been more plausible, but the fact that i've known this person since i was a baby.

My normal route for doing commissions is to take a deposit, then get the rest of the money afterwards, but as well as work taking over most of my time, but I've been reworking my commission prices and TOS, hopefully i'll get my dad to talk to this person to pay me (what that doesn't realise is that within the drawing I've hidden my watermark and i'll only remove it once I've been paid)


So now i'm opening up commissions to get the £80-90 i was rightfully owed. (and said person is permanently blacklisted for life)

So for folks who are either starting to open up commissions and/or who have taken commissions in the past:

-ALWAYS take a down payment first and foremost (this means that you're covered and so is your customer)-this is what i do, and have always done this (until that moment with person A*)

-SAVE everything! This means save your conversation between yourself and your customer(s) and write it down in a book you know you'll keep at your side.


This has made me pretty mad..but also upset.

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Anyway, hope you all have a good weekend, and for those who are from the UK-have a good long weekend (its suppose to be really sunny for the next few days)






Person A*'s identity as its someone i know in real life and I've hidden their identity to protect them.


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Hi folks...

I'll try and produce a new journal entry in the morning; I've not been feeling too good recently (caught some virus that's been going around) my joints and head hurt :sleep:

Only one week left at work and i can at least rest for a few days.

Night folks
Thank you for the birthday wishes :heart: :cake:

I'll reply to them in the morning...
My apologies for not submitting much art and updates lately...

I've just been so busy at work; that i barely even have the energy to log onto Skype/Discord etc and converse with others.

I will try and make an effort...

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Before you ask, no i'm not new-i was originally on here under a different username for 9+ years....but left due to backstabbing and misc.

-My actual name is Siobhan-but please call me Shiv.

-I'm a 30+ year old demisexual Cartoonist who's trying to break into the art industry.

-As mentioned before, i'm a Cartoonist; i can draw anthro/human/fantasy etc (i prefer originality)

-I've been working on my project "Key to My Heart" for 9 years and this project alone has helped me to improve immensely

-My artwork rating is between Pg13 to possibly 12a (or on rare occasions 15, depending on the theme of the drawing-s-)
Anything higher than that, and you can look for your porn elsewhere. :I

-I love cosplaying (has been a cosplayer since 2008)

- I use various art softwares, but i tend to use Clip Studio Paint and I've recently downloaded SketchBook in replacement for Paint Tool SAI

-No ass-kissing comments please! It feels wrong and I've not been able to sit down properly for some time :I

Politicly Incorrect and Proud by Stock7000 <---Yes, i'm politically INcorrect ( i'm NOT racist/sexist or homophobic , i just don't bend over backwards so that i become a product of 4KIDs)

-My favourite shows are One Piece (the Funimation version), Mock the Week, QI among a few other shows

-My favourite comics are Nemi and DreamKeepers

-My favourite games are:
-PokemonGO Team Instinct by Infinitum--Nihil
-Pokemon X
-Okami
-Bayonetta 2
-Pokken Tournament

- I own a 3DS XL and a Wii U

- I have 3 Twitter accounts (if you want either names, please note me and i'll give you a name)

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Requests: :iconnorequests:_HELL TO DA NO!!

Art-Trades- : Trades - Closed by SweetDuke

Commissions- :iconcommissionsopen: !

Forewarning: :iconnopointcommissions:-they don't help pay the bills or help me buy art equipment

Skype: Note me... *friends only*

Online portfolio: sdfstudios.carbonmade.com/abou…


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His artwork (and his superhero persona, Virtus) have evolved over the years and he keeps getting better.


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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Hey there! Hope your birthday was a good one! I would've replied sooner, but I was busy at the time. :/
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's March 12th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Happy Birthday Fellow Deviant! :iconspinningcakeplz:
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MeckelFoxStudio Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!:party::cake::heart::glomp:
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:cuddle: thank you very much hun! :heart:
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Happy New Year!:party::dance:
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Happy New Year to you too hun :party:
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