How'd you do that bitchin' gradient thing on the pancakes in the "Davis is Small" picture?
I used one of the most useful Photoshop features, Lock Transparency. I did a short example near the bottom of this post.
In all seriousness, though. “If you just ignored the majority of them that were dumb…”
Why did you assume I don’t?
(to clarify, these are from the entirety of my Tumblr, not just from last night.)
EDIT: Not to say that all those unanswered questions were dumb. If you asked a question and I didn’t answer it, it had probably just been answered before, or I just wasn’t in the mood, or you sent it through the horrible “Fan Mail” feature which shouldn’t exist. Or it was super dumb.
Why do you answer such dumb questions and post them to your tumblr? If you just ignored the majority of them that were dumb, I think you would hate answering questions less. Because it seems like you have a great deal of contempt for the majority of the questions you answer.
My parents have always told me that I'm great at art and should keep working at it, and it gets so tiring. They just want me to make my own life choices and be happy, the overbearing jerks! You're the first person to ever tell me to believe in myself and keep telling myself how horrible I am at art and never improve. Thank you.
Maybe this is some kind of multi-layered sarcasm, or maybe you missed the posts that led up to my last one, because this is the exact opposite of the point I was making.
If you want to draw, then draw. If you don’t, then don’t. If you want to tell yourself that you are bad at art and can never improve, then that’s your choice. I’m not really interested in having any sort of debate about the matter (especially not on Tumblr, which is possibly the worst social network to have any sort of conversation on).
Now everyone go to bed!
identiffy reblogged this from nedroidcomics and added:
I love you and all but no, not everybody has a creative mind and no matter how much or hard or strictly they practice,…
I didn’t say anything about creativity. I am speaking about the technical skill of drawing.
thedualrabbits replied to your post:
if you have strictly no talent at the begining, even with practice, you’re going nowhere. I’m deeply sure of it.
I disagree with this. Drawing is a skill like any other and can be honed with practice. Some people may be more adept at it than others, but I think anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort can become good.
What advice would you give to an aspiring artist with no talent for drawing? Yes, I am serious.
I guess… practice? Get better. Draw all the time. Draw everything and everyone. Copy things you like and learn why you like them and figure out what parts you can make your own. Just draw a bunch I guess.
I was wondering how you got your stuff to be so popular. You surely must have a lot of traffic to your blog and site. How did you manage to accomplish that? Did you pay for advertising or have already popular friends put out the word about you? Or did you just start doing whatever and watch the popularity grow on its own as people stumbled upon your work?
Aside from a brief dabble with Project Wonderful when it started, I haven’t ever paid for site advertising. I just drew the best comics I could and other people liked them and they told their friends about them. It took a really long time and I’m still only mildly popular. Hope this helps!
Welcome to Spring 2013 featuring Emily Carroll, Gigi D.G., Tyson Hesse, and Phil McAndrew!
Benign Kingdom’s Spring 2013 Kickstarter is live! They’ve got an incredible group of artists for this lineup and I’m really excited to see the results.
In addition, they’ve gotten the webstore up and running where you can buy the previous books, including mine!
“When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connnected in the great Circle of Life.”
The Great Showdowns in book form!
I can’t help but enjoy basically everything that Scott Campbell does. His Great Showdowns always make me smile, but this, this one especially, is fantastic. That Simba! Those monkeys!