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Three lovely little portaits of Ally, Tegan, and Poe done by technicolorfixtures on FurAffinity. They’re currently doing Pay What You Want Commissions!
Stuff from my new sketchbook where I’m trying to keep from being a perfectionist or worrying over whether something ‘looks good’. Gwen’s feet/shoes and legs above are a testament to that. I’m really, really awful with shoes, especially sneakers, but I just pushed ahead with it anyhow. I can’t learn how to fix it until I get it wrong a few times first. I tried doing the glitch effects that were going around awhile back on tumblr, but I couldn’t find the tutorials I had saved for how to do them, so I just kind of fumbled around with it myself. Not exactly what I was aiming for, but I don’t dislike it.
The second is just the inks I posted yesterday. I wanted to throw some color on it. Self portrait, my dumb pox fursona, Ally.
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This is an experience I’d rather not repeat
Headaches just by looking at the sketch, also, there was no need to get my steam address just to avoid using the chat
On a side note: I still despise the steam emoticon icon, dat shit is ugly
Man nightmare clients, you realize that we talk about you to our friends, right? We have entire networks to inform one another “stay away from this person, he is the worst client ever, don’t even tell him what time it is because he will try to turn checking your watch into a free color commission.”
Bad commissioners; you may hold the pursestrings, but artists hold the cards. If you want more, pay for more, our art is our work. If you seek perfection and want an ever increasing list of alterations? We’ll do that, if you make it worth our time. We aren’t going to intentionally hold out on you - we don’t put mistakes into our work so you’ll pay for it later. We aren’t perfect and we don’t have the exact image you have in your mind. Trust us - I mean, you’re hiring us because you like our work, right? Let us have enough license with it so we can make your dreams come true without finagling over the sharpness of horns.
Also if you’re trying to avoid seeming like a cretin for wanting to ask for minor changes, don’t do it in a personal chat with the artist unless you KNOW them and they’re your friend. It’ll be invasive and like Nemo said. We talk about that kind of thing.
seriously, we do talk. a few times a month a conversation with one of my artist buddies inevitably goes like this
someone: hey do you know BADCOMMISSIONERUSERNAME
someone else: they commissioned me once. (explain why they were TERRRIBLE). you should stay away from them.
someone: okay, thanks for the heads up.
sometimes we even caution one another to pre-emptively block really terrible people. like a certain creepazoid who has been desperately trying to evade blocks and weedle free art out of me for oh…i dunno…five years now? even going so far as to hassle my friends to ‘pass messages’ to me.
a commission is a business transaction. we’re working for money and that makes it business. even if you think we’re your friend, if money is changing hands, we’re going to be business-y about it. if you’re too immature to treat it like a business transaction, we’ll make sure our fellow working artists know to AVOID TAKING YOUR BUSINESS.
A bit of a work in progress for a potential fursuit. Maybe. Possibly. A tiger-somethingoranother hybrid based on a strawberry milkshake.
I know the markings on her chest/stomach spot seem to clash with the rest, but in my mind I want to do dragon-esque padding there with scallop stitching with a pink thread. It looks cluterfucked here, but I think it would look fine on the suit itself.
Her hair is supposed to be a messy top bun to look like whipped cream. A cherry hairclip would probably be a cute addition.
I don’t know how I feel about the pink markings on the arms/legs. I want to break up the tiger stripes, but I know the scallop markings would be a pain in the ass to sew.
No face markings yet, because lazy.
I…obviously totally bailed on June’s Art Slam. That wasn’t my plan, but I started one of my summer classes and, before I changed my work schedule, I was really running myself ragged and didn’t have any time to draw and stuff.
I’m going to give July a shot, as I wanted to use it to develop Tegan’s Story and the stuff involved in there. However, I’m going to Anthrocon on Thursday and will be gone all weekend. Hopefully I can get some drawing done inbetween festivities, however!
// ARTSLAM DAY 07 | 08 | 09 | 10
I’M A TERRIBLE PERSON.
(but not really)
I was actually really busy over the weekend with a lot of errands to do and stuff going on in general, so I didn’t have much chance to do any internet things.
AS YOU CAN SEE, MY TABLET DECIDED TO START WORKING AGAIN.
So! Little sketches to make up for it, mostly.
ONE // Shira in some cute sweater and skirt combo.I can only imagine that the biggest change in her fashion between high school and now is there’s probably a lot less Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Her hair was also, originally, super long (much like Phe’s) and worn loose to I could draw dumb hair everywhere and then swear at myself for sketching it like that when I went to ink it later.
TWO // Eshe for deerheadlights, because what’s better than an oracle with weird flowers growing out of her head?
THREE // Courtney, the resident bitch. She’s a werewolf (oWoD Black Spiral Dancer) and has it bad for Phe’s boyfriend, Kyle. She also thinks that, you know, Phe doesn’t deserve him because she’s a dirty vampire/daywalker and she obviously deserves him instead because she’s one of his kind. She’s manipulative and cunning and also has an uncomfortably close relationship with her father.
FOUR // Going to try coloring the sketch of high school Poe! I love how the base colors I put down for her look nothing like her. I also know she’s TECHNICALLY not a tortoiseshell cat with the white and should PROBABLY be a calico, but all my life I considered the difference between the two to be between their base or majority fur colors. Poe has a base color of mostly black, therefore: tortie.