Anonymous: I love your blog~! May you have a great day!

Why thank you! I’ve actually not had the best day so far and this really cheered me up- you have a fantastic day as well!

ensignn-chekov: Hi! I'm not very good at drawing, particularly because I've never really persued it. Do you have any tips for absolute beginners to drawing/sketching? I'd really appreciate it. Also, what should I draw? c: ily <33

Thank you for the ask!

I always say that the skill of drawing/painting is like a muscle; the more you work out, the stronger you become.

My #1 tip to get art-buff is to just keep drawing. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even if all you feel like drawing is butts or smiley faces or stick people or doodles.

I usually have multiple sketchbooks with themes (either “imagery” themes like people, flowers, etc or “medium” themes like pencil or purple ink) on the go, plus one that is a free-for-all.

The themed sketchbooks make it so I feel like I have a goal (filling the sketchbook), which helps motivate me to draw more frequently. Honestly, just have a ton of skecthbooks and materials everywhere and make it a priority to draw all day err day.

I always recommend drawing things you see in real life (people, plants, buildings, fruit, decorative soaps, anything!) because it will give you knowledge on how things actually are- this goes doubly for drawing people. There’s plenty of tutorials out there that are great resources for learning how to draw faces and profiles and bodies, but the absolute best way is to study from life.

Also here’s a little tip- this is an online model tool for practicing drawing people and animals!

This way you can have a “life drawing” class from the comfort of your own home, even setting it up so you can have warmups, short poses, and long poses.

I hope this helps you out and you have a creative and fulfilling summer!

xox

Jen

friendlyfangirl88:

drawingsheep:

My Favourite Nightvale Side-Characters

Who’s your favourite? Inbox me, I’m not quite sure who (or what) I should draw next …

Also a little reminder that my commissions are currently open~

those are not dragon heads.

…I scared the fuck out of my friend because your Hiram McDaniels almost made me hyperventilate. 

Then I LOLd. so much it hurt. 

Thank you … I think.

PSA: Do not leave your pets in the car this summer!

This vet sat in a parked car with all 4 windows cracked to demonstrate how important this is! Please take care of your 4-legged friends!

One of my favourite things about my job working at a summer camp is the part where we have a points system (like Hogwarts style) and I teach the children the berries and cream song and dance and they perform it to me for bonus points.

Every day.

All summer.

Best job ever.

theatreboybrad:

supernaturalshakes:

basils-kite:

I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.

Accidental performance art: priceless

i love this

Amazing reminder that life imitates art; there’s no boundaries. I love when the red rope and glass walls come down between art and the observer- this interaction and spontaneity is exactly what great modern art can be. It becomes an experience. 

Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie refuses to sleep alone after witnessing his mother&#8217;s death at the hands of poachers
Heartbreaking story, click through to read the full article. I wanted to make an illustration to hopefully give a boost to this article and speed the word around. Poaching is such a cruel practice. 

Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie refuses to sleep alone after witnessing his mother’s death at the hands of poachers

Heartbreaking story, click through to read the full article. I wanted to make an illustration to hopefully give a boost to this article and speed the word around. Poaching is such a cruel practice. 

pulmonaire:

Bottled Up Emotion Series by Olivia Boudreau

One of my favourite series at the 99th OCADU Grad Exhibition from this past weekend. 

It’s always amazing seeing works on tumblr that I’ve seen in real life. These are absolutely gorgeous. I’m so proud to go to a school that harbours artists like this. 

drawingsheep:

Summer Commissions!

I’m a workaholic, and since school’s over I wanted to officially open up my commissions on tumblr! 

Prices

The prices are ballparks- I always price based on the concept you give me. So if I know it will take less time, or more time, the price will fluctuate. So don’t hesitate to ask!

Your image will be a 300dpi JPEG or PNG (if transparent), which means it will print well and display well online. I’ll also give you one version for web (RGB) and one version for print (CMYK) if your piece is in colour to make sure it looks fab no matter where you put it or what you use it for.

Portraits- 40 (colour) 30 (black and white) 

Humanoid Characters*- 40 (colour) 30 (black and white)

Non-Humanoid characters*- 30 (colour) 40 (black and white)

Unedited Ink Sketch- 10 (only up to 5” x 5” in size)

Icon- 15 (colour) 10 (back and white) (only up to 2” by 2” in size)

*If you want me to illustrate a couple or friendship, I’ll throw in the extra character free of charge because yay love. This doesn’t apply to portraits, and any additional characters may fluctuate the price.

Please PM me or email me at a1b2c3sheep@gmail.com! 

If you can’t get a commission right now, please share this around because I’m trying to save up for art supplies!

xox and have a great summer everyone!

Jen