31 8 / 2014

riansygh:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

Gender Reassignment Surgery at Gofundme
Hey everybody, my Gofundme page is live!! I would mean the absolute world to me if you all could help me boost this out.
A bunch of my very talented and generous friends have donated their time to offer sketch incentives. For a solid $100, you can get a sketch from any number of the current artists listed! Thats a whopping 25 (and the list is growing!!!) character sketches for only $100. All the proceeds are going towards my surgery fund!
If you’re a supporter of the T in LGBT+ please please consider donating or signal boosting. It really would mean the world to me and will forever change a young transgender person’s life.
Click through to my GoFundME
From the page:
ARTIST SKETCH INCENTIVES My dear friends have lended me their assistance in offering incentives to donors, if your donation is $50+, you can choose up to any FIVE artists below to receive character sketches with proof of your donation. For $100+, you may choose any number of artists, even all of them!:
Myself (webcomic)
Katy Farina
Purple Kecleon (Webcomic)
Sage Coffey
Kate Leth
Casey Corrupted
Gustavo Figueiredo
Arial V-H
Josiah Files
Yteval
Kit-Tendo
Lore Electi
Kirsten Sjursen-Lien
Niza
Nancy Olivo
Lauren Bennett
Kuri Square (webcomic)
Travis McDan
Aleximations
Bun Bun’s Paintbrush
Killermech
Ashley Smith
Vullo
Corviday
Skyeribbon
You may choose any number of artists currently on the list for sketches. One, two, or all of the artists are available for the same $100 donation!Guest artists possess the right to refuse a request at their discretion, artists also may ask to opt out of the campaign at any time. Sketch requesters must show proof of donation of $100 (USD) or more, sketches are non-refundable or returnable. Digital sketch files only unless otherwise offered by individual artist.
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If you’re an artist who would like to donate your time to possibly accepting some sketch requests, please send me a message! You can opt out at any time and refuse any inappropriate requests at your discretion.




I’ve been thinking about making a thank you video just before/after my surgery to show you all just how much this is changing my life. I hope to mention and thank everyone who’s donated.

Updated the guest artist’s list! Since we now have 25+ artists willing to help out some edits have been made to campaign tiers!!
$50+ tiers gets you art from up to FIVE guest artists!!
$100+ tiers gets you art from up to TWENTY-FIVE guest artists!!
Even if you don’t care about a young transgender person getting life-changing surgery, that is one hell of a deal yo!!!
Thank you so much to everyone on the artists list, who have donated their time and money, who have signal boosted and shared this campaign. I’m thinking that we may just do it all the way and it’s incredible and humbling to know just how much goodness is left in the world.
Thank you so so much, from the bottom of my heart.

The fundraiser has slowed down quite a bit but I haven’t given up yet!! Please if you could, check it out and give it a boost! You can get a buncha rad art from ~30 different artists!!

I’m one of the donating artists. This is a great cause, folks!

riansygh:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

fauxboy:

Gender Reassignment Surgery at Gofundme

Hey everybody, my Gofundme page is live!! I would mean the absolute world to me if you all could help me boost this out.

A bunch of my very talented and generous friends have donated their time to offer sketch incentives. For a solid $100, you can get a sketch from any number of the current artists listed! Thats a whopping 25 (and the list is growing!!!) character sketches for only $100. All the proceeds are going towards my surgery fund!

If you’re a supporter of the T in LGBT+ please please consider donating or signal boosting. It really would mean the world to me and will forever change a young transgender person’s life.

Click through to my GoFundME

From the page:

ARTIST SKETCH INCENTIVES 

My dear friends have lended me their assistance in offering incentives to donors, if your donation is $50+, you can choose up to any FIVE artists below to receive character sketches with proof of your donation. For $100+, you may choose any number of artists, even all of them!:

  1. Myself (webcomic)
  2. Katy Farina
  3. Purple Kecleon (Webcomic)
  4. Sage Coffey
  5. Kate Leth
  6. Casey Corrupted
  7. Gustavo Figueiredo
  8. Arial V-H
  9. Josiah Files
  10. Yteval
  11. Kit-Tendo
  12. Lore Electi
  13. Kirsten Sjursen-Lien
  14. Niza
  15. Nancy Olivo
  16. Lauren Bennett
  17. Kuri Square (webcomic)
  18. Travis McDan
  19. Aleximations
  20. Bun Bun’s Paintbrush
  21. Killermech
  22. Ashley Smith
  23. Vullo
  24. Corviday
  25. Skyeribbon


You may choose any number of artists currently on the list for sketches. One, two, or all of the artists are available for the same $100 donation!

Guest artists possess the right to refuse a request at their discretion, artists also may ask to opt out of the campaign at any time. Sketch requesters must show proof of donation of $100 (USD) or more, sketches are non-refundable or returnable. Digital sketch files only unless otherwise offered by individual artist.

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If you’re an artist who would like to donate your time to possibly accepting some sketch requests, please send me a message! You can opt out at any time and refuse any inappropriate requests at your discretion.

I’ve been thinking about making a thank you video just before/after my surgery to show you all just how much this is changing my life. I hope to mention and thank everyone who’s donated.

Updated the guest artist’s list! Since we now have 25+ artists willing to help out some edits have been made to campaign tiers!!

$50+ tiers gets you art from up to FIVE guest artists!!

$100+ tiers gets you art from up to TWENTY-FIVE guest artists!!

Even if you don’t care about a young transgender person getting life-changing surgery, that is one hell of a deal yo!!!

Thank you so much to everyone on the artists list, who have donated their time and money, who have signal boosted and shared this campaign. I’m thinking that we may just do it all the way and it’s incredible and humbling to know just how much goodness is left in the world.

Thank you so so much, from the bottom of my heart.

The fundraiser has slowed down quite a bit but I haven’t given up yet!! Please if you could, check it out and give it a boost! You can get a buncha rad art from ~30 different artists!!

I’m one of the donating artists. This is a great cause, folks!

31 8 / 2014

wizardbattles:

Mushroom Wizard Tippy and his magical butterknife and bag of fairy dust.
Twitter handle: Dynamus_Lives

Retumbling this with the image posted to the Wizard Battle tumblr^^
I drew (and embellished) a wizard my husband made for Wizard Battle! His Name is Mushroom Wizard Tippy and he’s got an enchanted butter knife (because I thought the wand my husband sketched was a knife^^;).
Tippy is the size of your average mushroom wizard and very, very grumpy. His sparkle pouch contains fairy dust and assorted magical instruments. It is unknown if his cap is attached to him or a hat. He is passionate about whatever it is he does. He found his enchanted butter knife on the road side and uses it to forcibly collect fairy dust. Other wizards don’t like him because he tends to grow mushrooms on their wizardly books.

wizardbattles:

Mushroom Wizard Tippy and his magical butterknife and bag of fairy dust.

Twitter handle: Dynamus_Lives

Retumbling this with the image posted to the Wizard Battle tumblr^^

I drew (and embellished) a wizard my husband made for Wizard Battle! His Name is Mushroom Wizard Tippy and he’s got an enchanted butter knife (because I thought the wand my husband sketched was a knife^^;).

Tippy is the size of your average mushroom wizard and very, very grumpy. His sparkle pouch contains fairy dust and assorted magical instruments. It is unknown if his cap is attached to him or a hat. He is passionate about whatever it is he does. He found his enchanted butter knife on the road side and uses it to forcibly collect fairy dust. Other wizards don’t like him because he tends to grow mushrooms on their wizardly books.

29 8 / 2014

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If you want an easy, free way to make a font from your handwriting check out paintfont.com

They have a downloadable template that you use and upload. The process takes no time at all!

29 8 / 2014

As no one sent me any numbers for that artist ask thing I figured I’d just fill it out (even if no one cares!)

1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?

Well, I definitely draw digitally more often, especially now that I have my surface pro 2 and can draw right on the screen. I really like drawing both ways though, they both have their advantages and disadvantages and I’m happy as long as I CAN draw.


2. How long have you been drawing?

As long as I can remember. I was encouraged in elementary school by a really great teacher who saw potential in me. I always had the support of my family too. Being an only child in an area where driving was needed to see any of my friends I had a lot of time to spend drawing (and reading and playing video games)


3. How many classes have you taken?

A lot. Seriously, I took just about every art class I could in middle school and high school (in high school I took fine art, commercial art, drawing 1 and 2, jewlery and metals 1, world ceramics, ceramics, an independent study in ceramics), a summer course on animation at a local college (it was, at the time, the PA school of art and design and I took the class while in high school), I took a basket making class and caligraphy class over the summer while in middleschool, and then I went to art college where I took massive amounts of classes.

4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?

I used to have a DA but I deleted it earlier this year as I never really used it and I don’t much care for how the site worked any longer. My personal art site is kittyhawkillustration.yolasite.com but it needs some updating. This is my art blog.

5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?

Probably character designs. I do a lot of them both in my free time and for jobs.

6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?

Mechanical things, I find them rather complicated. I’m getting better with them though and I’m sure that I’ll eventually not mind them one bit.

7. How often do you use references?

Quite often. Reference is a tool like any other and it’s important to use when you’re drawing something you’re unfamiliar with, something complicated (like hands or strange poses), or as a simple refresher to your memory as to what something looks like.

8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?

Both. I’m a freelance illustrator by trade and I also draw a lot for myself as well.

9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?

I try for at least an hour. If I’m working on a job it may be much more then that, and if I’m working multiple jobs (like I am now) it’ll be even more.

10. Are you confident about your art?

Confident enough to do it professionally and at well above minimum wage.

11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?

Too many to count. All but a small handful of the almost 300 blogs I follow are artists.

12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?

Yeah. It can be useful for people to see how other artists work.

13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?

I like drawing things for other people when they pay me or when they’re my friends. Sometimes I draw things for my friends who also pay me. I don’t have time to spend drawing free things for people I don’t know (unless for a worthy cause like Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment gofundme campaign! Where I’m drawing art for people who donate)

14. Do you ever collaborate with others?

Sometimes, but not often unless you count freelance in which case all the time.

15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?

Hard to say really. With the jobs I’ve been taking lately about 3 to 4 hours I believe. It honestly depends so much on the size and complexity of the piece and I don’t know if I really have an ‘average’ type of piece.

16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?

Another hard thing to judge. I definitely draw less for myself then I did when I was growing up. I also draw a lot more for work then I did in college (where most of my art was for class assignments and not myself or profit)

17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?

I think so, sure.

18. What are you currently trying to improve on?

My style in general (I want to push the fluidity of my art which I worry is somewhat rigid) and drawing men which I’ve always had trouble with.

19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?

Well, with reference I can draw just about anything fairly easily but without it would probably be machinery, especially things like vehicles.

20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?

Women/girls and most animals

21. Do you like to challenge yourself?

Generally I try to, though I don’t do it enough.

22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?

Yes. I can look back at work from a few months ago and see all the problems with it which means my taste and eye for stuff is improving.

23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?

Original though I do like to occasionally draw fanart since it’s generally thoughtless fluff (which is good for the mind to do sometimes!) If it’s fanart with me it’s likely sailor moon (at least recently)

24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)

Oh, sometimes both! Haha. Really though, it depends on a lot of things. If it’s art like I want to draw it’s usually a mix of both, especially when the artists is younger then I am! If it’s something that I’d never do, like marble sculpture or highly realistic work then it’s just inspiring. If it’s amazing comics it’s also just inspiring (since I want to make a comic and I’m still learning my way)

25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?

I do both. When I work on jobs I often listen to music, listen to podcasts, or put hulu on with something like X-Files. When I draw for just me I don’t usually put any tv or movie on but I will often listen to music.

26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?

I almost exclusively use firealpaca though I do use GIMP for somethings as well.

27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?

A lot. I usually do a sketch layer, and then make adjustments on another and build up layer after layer for all sorts of reasons. I often flatten together layers as I work too though.

28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)

I like to sketch in pencil but I also really enjoy using watercolor and acrylic paints.

29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)

With small thumbnails on separate paper. Then I rough out in pencil (with either normal or blue lead depending) and go from there depending on the final medium I plan to use.

30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

Personal satisfaction maybe? I mean, most artists seem to create to fill a gap in their verbal communication skills or similar. I’m pretty introverted so don’t often really showcase a lot of what goes on in my head and heart to people in general so I can use art to give an idea of that sort of thing. I always strive to be better at my craft to both share that part of myself more effectively and because I want other people to feel looking at my work the way I feel looking at art I love.

29 8 / 2014

freckleonmypalm:

freckleonmypalm:

freckleonmypalm:

freckleonmypalm:

I’m having a big sale on my Etsy shop! For the WHOLE month of August you can get 25% off all orders over $10! Just use code SUMMEREND25 at checkout!

Reblog reminder that my sale is still happening! There are a bunch of items not shown in my store preview pic so be sure to visit my shop!

(I could really use the money…things have been painfully tight recently)

This is still happening, folks!

Hey hey, not much time left to get in on the sale!

Only THREE MORE DAYS left to get in on this sale!

28 8 / 2014

I drew (and embellished) a wizard my husband made for Wizard Battle! His Name is Mushroom Wizard Tippy and he’s got an enchanted butter knife (because I thought the wand my husband sketched was a knife^^;).
Tippy is the size of your average mushroom wizard and very, very grumpy. His sparkle pouch contains fairy dust and assorted magical instruments. It is unknown if his cap is attached to him or a hat. He is passionate about whatever it is he does. He found his enchanted butter knife on the road side and uses it to forcibly collect fairy dust. Other wizards don’t like him because he tends to grow mushrooms on their wizardly books.
My husband’s twitter handle is @dynamus_lives for anyone interested!

I drew (and embellished) a wizard my husband made for Wizard Battle! His Name is Mushroom Wizard Tippy and he’s got an enchanted butter knife (because I thought the wand my husband sketched was a knife^^;).

Tippy is the size of your average mushroom wizard and very, very grumpy. His sparkle pouch contains fairy dust and assorted magical instruments. It is unknown if his cap is attached to him or a hat. He is passionate about whatever it is he does. He found his enchanted butter knife on the road side and uses it to forcibly collect fairy dust. Other wizards don’t like him because he tends to grow mushrooms on their wizardly books.

My husband’s twitter handle is @dynamus_lives for anyone interested!

25 8 / 2014

wizardbattles:

The annual wizard battle draws near! -A test of might and magic, sorcery and summoning, chants and charms, weapons and will!

GUIDELINES:

-Anyone with a twitter account can participate. 

-Voting and victory notifications will take place on twitter. This blog is simply to organize, inform, and x-post.

-To enter you must create a wizard through any means: drawing, painting, pixels, 3d modeling, sculpting, knitting, etc… as long as you can submit an image of it. It can be any type of character you can think of as long as they wield some type of magic, magical item or magical ability. Be as creative as you wish!

-Submit an image of your wizard HERE with the name of your wizard and your twitter handle. Submission deadline is September 9th.

-Wizards will be divided into 1on1 battles in a randomized bracket. The images of the 2 battling wizards will be posted on twitter. Spectators will be given 24 hours to pledge their power (vote) for one wizard. At the end of the 24 hour period the votes will be tallied and the victorious wizard will be announced. The victors will proceed to the next round.

-The final four contestants will be awarded the title of MASTER WIZARD. The last wizard standing receives the title of ULTIMATE WIZARD and is granted immortality. Actual prizes may be a thing if there’s enough support. we’ll see. ;]

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS SEPTEMBER 9th!!! 

Once all the entrants are received and the bracket is complete I will post an official start date. You are strongly encouraged to drum up support and publicity for your wizard. Build a persona, post images of your wizard training for battle! I’ll reblog and retweet as much of it as I can.

Tag all of your wizardry related posts with #wizardbattle2014

See you on the plane of battle.

I don’t have a twitter…but my husband does

24 8 / 2014

freelance-sharkbaby:

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

Pick 1 or 2 of these and send me an ask. I’ll answer as many as I have time for tonight!

23 8 / 2014

I tried dying my hair pink and it turned purple? I think it looks really bad and makes my already poor hair cut look worse.
Anyway, I thought drawing myself grumpy might make me feel better about looking worse then usual and it sorta did! So there’s that.
The rest of this is clothes I like to wear! Those boots make me feel cool.

I tried dying my hair pink and it turned purple? I think it looks really bad and makes my already poor hair cut look worse.

Anyway, I thought drawing myself grumpy might make me feel better about looking worse then usual and it sorta did! So there’s that.

The rest of this is clothes I like to wear! Those boots make me feel cool.

19 8 / 2014

freckleonmypalm:

freckleonmypalm:

freckleonmypalm:

I’m having a big sale on my Etsy shop! For the WHOLE month of August you can get 25% off all orders over $10! Just use code SUMMEREND25 at checkout!

Reblog reminder that my sale is still happening! There are a bunch of items not shown in my store preview pic so be sure to visit my shop!

(I could really use the money…things have been painfully tight recently)

This is still happening, folks!

Hey hey, not much time left to get in on the sale!

19 8 / 2014

Just finished my livestream of this piece! It’s a donator piece for a contributor  to Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment gofundme campaign!

Just finished my livestream of this piece! It’s a donator piece for a contributor  to Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment gofundme campaign!

19 8 / 2014

Going to livestream my progress on one of my donator pieces for a contributor to Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment surgery gofundme campaign!

Feel free to watch here

13 8 / 2014

My first pic for a donator of Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment surgery gofundme campaign!
http://www.gofundme.com/rian-sygh
You see, they’ve gotten a bunch of volunteer artists to do art for donators and I had to jump onto such a great cause!
This piece is for the lovely purr-annas of her kitty Harley -Quinn!

My first pic for a donator of Rian Sygh’s gender reassignment surgery gofundme campaign!

http://www.gofundme.com/rian-sygh

You see, they’ve gotten a bunch of volunteer artists to do art for donators and I had to jump onto such a great cause!

This piece is for the lovely purr-annas of her kitty Harley -Quinn!

13 8 / 2014

purr-annas said: Hello I donated to Rian's GoFundMe campaign and would love a sketch from you if it's possible. My donation proof and character reference pictures are tagged on my blog as "fauxboy". If you accept, please draw in any format you'd like, I'm cool with everything. Have fun with it, and thanks for your time! My cat's name is Harley-Quinn by the way!

Awesome, I’d be glad to!

11 8 / 2014

Finished! Well, sans any adjustments the client might want.

Finished! Well, sans any adjustments the client might want.