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  all of them together because yolo    food    birds    colous    ayyy  




yellow things
red || blue || green)

  canary    domestic canary    Serinus canaria    bird    food    and we're done \o/    ceart  




green things
red || blue || yellow)




blue things 
(» red || green || yellow)





(hello friends I’ve decided to upload scribbles and other stuff that doesn’t really fit in with the usual content of my blog in a textpost every once in a while so I  
a.) can keep updates a little more frequent  
b.) won’t clutter my blog with all sorts of stuff
I’ll put the images under a cut after a while!)

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red things
blue || green || yellow)






that litwick / charmander piece was just so beautiful that i couldn't possibly not take a look at your blog and i was definitely not disappointed. favourite art blog? it's feasible to assume so.

That is such a big compliment oh my god d dd I don’t even know how to respond to that without sounding like a pile of mushy goo (which I am) (blubbers incoherently).

Thank you thank you thank you, I’m elated to hear that you like my art so much!! ♥






I love your art and I stumbled upon your place bec of that charmander/litwick piece ; v ; <33 I kind of did a thing inspired by it (directly connected to it actually > > ;;) but i just wanted to say that I credited your post and THAT YOUR ART IS SO BEAUTIFUL /cries because of awesome/

(I hope you don’t mind that I publish this!)

But aah, thank you so much! Always makes me feel me all fuzzy and warm inside when I manage to inspire people. ( /)///▽///(\ ) floats into the night

Check this out everyone! [x]

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Anonymous:

Your art is wonderful. The charmander/litwick photoset made me cry I want that charmander on my team.. I would love it forever!

Thank you so much!! ;; I’m sorry for making you cry ahahaa, but I’m glad the drawing resonated with you. ♥

(at this point thanks for everyone for the notes oh my god I’m still a little stumped by the amount of positive response this has gotten so far haha)

  Anonymous    ceask  




From the time it is born, a flame burns at the tip of its tail. Its life would end if the flame were to go out.”

what if the litwick tried to revive the charmander by reigniting its tail but the charmander ended up as a ghost/fire type with struggle as its only move





This is a tentative design for a smartphone/iPod case but I don’t know; if there’s interest I’ll look ino it? 





Anonymous:

hello, i love your art and i was wondering how you detail your paintings so well (like seperate feathers, etc)? thank you!

Thank you so much! I’m super glad you like my stuff. n___n ♥

I’ve been pondering over how to answer this for a while, because I don’t think getting details into my drawings has ever been a particular issue for me - it’s mostly inherent to the way I work!

Usually I start with a fairly dark base colour and work out the details with high opacity brushstrokes in a lighter colour. I find it easier to do it this way around (instead of starting with a lighter colour and adding shadows), because I don’t have to worry too much about shading inbetween each clump of fur/feathers and can instead focus on where exactly I want the lighter and darker areas to be by simply layering brushstrokes above each other and steadily carving out the shapes that way.

I work with Photoshop and use a tablet with pen pressure sensitivity for opacity, but I always make sure to set the opacity to a minimum of ~60%, because I’ve made the experience that things can easily turn out to be too unrefined and fuzzy if it’s set to anything below that - you’d get too many different colour densities with a single stroke, and they don’t always blend well, especially once you’re working with more than just one colour for shading. Plus it’s harder to get refined edges. Mixing hard edges with soft transitions is essential, and I can’t stress this enough.

Which brings me to my next point: the key to getting your drawing to look detailed (without spending an extra ton of hours on it! ofc there are situations and styles for which this is necessary, but that’s not how I work) isn’t to have perfectly placed, miniscule brushstrokes everywhere, but to emphazise the important areas and leave those of less importance untouched and less refined so they don’t catch the eye immediately. Give the viewer some specific parts that draw their attention!

Another extremely important thing to always keep in mind is that you mustn’t zoom in and get lost in details too early. It’s so, so tempting, and I sometimes forget not to do it myself, but I always end up regretting it. Get down the composition, base colours and light/shadow areas first before you start working on the details, otherwise you’re running the risk of everything not tying together nicely in the end and having to rework great parts of the drawing (alternatively: cry and trash all of it). This is also why I never find working out the details to be especially taxing - the beginning stage of a drawing is always the most exhausting one for me, because I need to pay attention to so many things that will affect the final outcome, while the entire rest of the process is basically just rendering the whole thing without having to put much thought into it. Ever heard of the Pareto principle (80/20 rule)? I personally think this applies perfectly to my drawing process; the first stage is done quickly but is also exhausting, while the whole rest takes time but doesn’t require much mental energy.

Remember that all of this only applies to how I work and is the way I see things; there might be things you disagree with or don’t work for you because your approach to drawing is fundamentally different from mine! I hope this is at least somewhat close to what you wanted to know, aah. q___q

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I have been getting requests for a tutorial and I honestly don’t know which part of my drawing process would be most interesting to see so here’s a gif. Feel free to drop a question in my askbox if there’s anything specific you want to know, though!

  process gif    gif    tutorial    oh well not really    ceart  




At this point I’d like to sincerely thank everyone for the continuous support! I’ve totally not been creeping on all of your tags on the reblogged posts (they always made my day) (never stop adding commentary when you reblog art it is so much fun to read through)

And since I’ve been getting several requests for selling those birds as prints, cards, or similar I’ll look into it and probably set up a store at some point in the near future. Stay tuned, and again, happy holidays everyone!





#25/25: European Robins with a poinsettia

Merry Christmas, or alternatively just happy holidays everyone! ♥ It’s been a great month and I hope I made yours a little brighter with this project.

  european robin    robin    poinsettia    bird    christmas    ceart    birdsforchristmas