hey I am looking for people to talk art with too! I also paint fantasy, but more cartoony realism and vibrant colors, I like your style! I put you on my watch also I have been to japan once and took it in highschool for 4 years. so I love talking japanese stuff<3 have a nice day!
Hi! It's nice to meet you! That's so nice, you have such a cute style~ I love cartoony realism And thank you so much! That must have been so awesome.. I've never been there before but I hope to one day. I'm only starting to learn hiragana so I can't speak it yet. Did you find it difficult to learn Japanese?
i found it easy to leaarn japanese, when I did study, but languages come easier to me than to others, I have extreme difficulty in math and i struggle with science classes and history as well. I found that, japanese language has much less exceptions than english, there sentences follow direct patterns and are very literal so i felt that once you can learn all the alphabets it may be easier than english, but second languages are always hard of course
Hi! I'm glad I could direct you to her~ I love her use of edges and her limited color palette, I feel like you must be really skilled to create those lovely images with such effortless looking strokes... *art goals*! I don't know if you're familiar with Karla Ortiz, but if you like Sheppard's work you might like hers as well. She has some very inspirational works, especially her graphite pencil work is amazing.
I wasn't familiar with Karla either. Thanks for the recommendation! I definitely like her stuff too -- her illustrations and fine art pieces have a lovely softness to the way she handles lighting.
I've been obsessed with Gregory Manchess lately. I've really be digging his more chiseled/graphic brushwork. He has a very effortless quality to his work (much like Sargent's stuff) that I'd love to get the hang of and utilize in my own pieces. Every stroke just oozes purpose and confidence. It's very easy to get sucked into the trap of over-rendering and losing all the lovely brush detailing in a piece. (At least I find that to be true.) People who can get their artwork to read with just a minimal use of strokes always impress me.
No problem Thank you for recommending Manchess! His work is definitely a feast for the eyes. I love that style of painting! He shows so much with so little, I really like how in some of his paintings the character's faces are practically one or two values... amazing!
That's certainly true for me as well. I always catch myself over-working my pieces.. Atm I'm working on quick acrylic paintings to practise more sufficient brush strokes, it's almost like a puzzle or a game having to think two steps ahead to know where you need to place the stroke in which value with what edge.. I find it really hard.
Also just went to visit your gallery, and I just have to say you have such great pieces of art! Loving the sherlock fanart and the 'Friends' painting the most
Oh, thanks! I pulled a lot of inspiration for 'Friends' piece and several of the Sherlock Holmes pieces from the original Sidney Paget Sherlock Holmes illustrations. I love working in that black and white style -- there's something very satisfying about it.
Manchess is awesome. Have you ever heard of the Blog 'Muddy Colors'? It's an excellent resource for artists. (Both information-wise for learning art tips and being exposed to artists you may not be familiar with.) Manchess contributes to it periodically and it's a great read: muddycolors.blogspot.com/
Perfect! I would call myself a beginner too at this point. When I last left my studies I could form basic sentences and I could read hiragana and katakana along with a handful of kanji! But I've forgotten a lot of it now (as in I've forgotten a lot of basic words and a lot of the hiragana/katakana). But I've noticed while watching anime it's slowly coming back to me! What have you been using to teach yourself Japanese?
That's really awesome! I'm only halfway through hiragana now but I do know a few words and phrases from watching too much Anime XD I'm so sorry though for responding so late, I hadn't noticed your reply before! I feel like such a baka OTL What anime have you been watching recently? I've been using this website --> japanese-lesson.com/ I like it a lot And I've got an ebook called 'speak Japanese in 90 days' by kevin marx it was free in ibooks, but I haven't read it yet. What about you?
Yeah it's funny getting back into anime for me (Yuri on Ice is the first anime I've watched in like... 3 years? btw have you seen it? I'm OBSESSED) because I find the words I never from before are coming back to me quickly. I forgot I even knew that much to begin with.... ;O And that's ok hahah my reply's slow too! Nice, I'll check out these links! For me I started learning with Michel Thomas' Japanese audio lessons, they are actually scarily good, you learn so fast (it's entirely by ear, no reading or anything), and you learn how to form your own sentences right from the start. The only thing it doesn't teach you a toooon of is vocab, it teaches you like basic/important words but of course if you want to learn more you gotta learn other places. I learnt hiragana and katakana from this book: www.amazon.com/Japanese-Hiraga… , it includes flashcards in it which is useful! and also it shows you the brushstrokes for writing by hand. And for kanji I have a book called "Remembering the Kanji" which builds up from the most basic symbols and shows that the more complicated ones are just combinations of simpler ones, which makes them both easier to remember and easier to figre out on your own if you come across a symbol you've never seen before. Both the hiragana/katakana and kanji books use handy mnemonics which I find useful! And then watching subbed anime of course helps with listening comprehension! Anyway, whew! This is way longer than I'd planned to write, sorry for the textwall!
oh i'm also lookin for some art buddies! generally havin friends irl is great but it's like a necessity to have someone who knows n does art herself to spend good time with! so hello, hope we can make friends!
Great! Nice to meet you I know what you mean, it's really nice to have people who you can talk with about art! I hope so too~ Also I really liked that still life you painted, you're very talented! Do you work mostly in fine art/realism type of art?
oh Thank u soo very much, hearin it from someone very talented herself meant a lot! loved ur works! n i'd definitely love to see more traditional drawings from u! traditional fan over here
Oh yes i used to be drawn to realism to kinda challenge myself, i still need lotsa practise to get there, so yeah i started off with still life, but i think my real passion is surrealism, i tried myself at still life to kinda show that ''i can draw more or less, for not my surrealism be taken for granted or ''she can't draw just wants to seem original'' kinda stuff.U know not everyone gets surreal works. I dunno maybe i'm wrong but startin straight away with ''weird'' paintings didn't seem like a good idea. Well, so yeah 5 of my new surreal drawings r ready already so i just need to submit! Wbu? how u started n what inspired u? You're so super talented urself!
Aww, thank you! That's so nice of you I'm warming up a bit with acrylic studies these days though I prefer oils since they dry slowly. What do you prefer to work with?
I think that's really smart of you! Defintely because this way you can show you have skills in all area's and choose surrealisme above all! I also believe that the best surrealism (and abstract) artist started with realism, since you can't break the rules if you don't know them. Ooh I'm really curious to see those drawings of yours! Also I'm wondering who are your favourite sureal artists? Thank you I got into art because I wanted to be a manga/comic book artist but I drifted to fantasy illustration and fine art. I love so many different types of art and get inspired by too many I think. I still might go back to comics one day~
yaaaaay! some acyrlic studies! cannot wait! i prefer oils all the way! at first it was scary but the more i worked roles changed n i got power over brushes not them over me! to be completely honest i have never tried anything else than oils, so it's always been them n graphite pencils for me
absolutely! so glad to know that we're on the same mindset about that whole ''how to start with surrealism strategy''! heheh Thank u,means a lot! i can't wait to post either! not expectin much of positive feedback tho,hahah, like it's some different drawings, but any reaction is welcome cuz i'm absolutely happy that i at last created what *i* wanted in the first place rather than followin what's ''normal'' n will probably stick with it! One thing i can assure that the new ones stem from my experiences, personal thoughts n that already gives the feelin that it's some personal thing n can't be repeated! Actually depression was the reason i started drawin over a year ago, tho i'm doin much better now i can still relate the experience to the drawings! *they r not some ''dark'' works it just promptet creativity in me somehow lol* plannin to do some still lifes too every now n then to add variety! besides doin what i want i wanna please supporters as well! ^^ or traditional lovers i'd rather say, as much as possible.
Oh i love Salvador Dali! he's a genius to me! i added an element from his work to one of the drawings too! ye 'course i'll credit him! haha. i've not really taken any art classes or anything, n didn't search for artists, so don't really get lotsa names, *sad music in the background* heheh, well if u have some fav artists of urs i'd be glad to know really
Ouuuuu manga/comic artist! i love this field! Fantasy illustration too, i just LOVE! to me it requires more of an imaginative mind really! n then u have to give the ''feels'' too, so creative! Plz do go back to comics! while u keep doin what u do now! i'm pretty sure i n many others would enjoy ur comics A LOT! <3
I'll try and compose them all on one page and post them in the future~ You're right, oils are the best~~ The only reason I'm using acrylics now is because it's faster for studies and easier to clean the brushes XD Cleaning oil from my brushes takes me about 30 minutes or more... T.T Do you have the same problem, or is it just me?
That sounds wonderful! I love work that's personal to the artist, it usually shows <3 I'm sorry you had to go through depression though, I fell into depression last year but with some help from my family I got out of it luckily, but still it's great you could use your experience to make art out of it. That personal touch is definitely going to get received well, I'm sure people could relate to it a little which makes the art just more special So don't be afraid to post your work in case people won't like it, I'm sure it'll be great~
His work is gorgeous! I love how realistic yet strange his paintings look, as if you're looking into a dream. In high school we saw a movie of Frida Kahlo's life, I think she was a surealist as well? I like her work, yet they scare me a little it's just so franc and to the point, like the way she saw life without any sugar coating. I've got so many art hero's, it's a huge list XD Someone just pointed me towards Gregory Manchess, and I love that type of work loose yet so detailed.. Artists who can capture a portrait, or scene in just a few brush strokes... that's what I adore, and I hope to be able to do that in the future as well. A few others are, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rockwell, Cornwell, J.C Leyendecker (those last 3 have such tasty illustrative styles!! I can't stop looking at their works). And a few favorite artist who are still alive XD ; Cynthia Sheppard, Karla Ortiz, charlie Bowater and Artur Sadlos... and Clamp/Oda eiichiro (something completely different.)
I did take some art classes, but I found some of my favorite artists while just browsing the web! I find it so much fun to find great work, so if you find an artist you like feel free to share~~ <3
Yaay, I'm glad you like those fields too! Have you got any fav manga's you've read? I find it really hard to be creative yeah.. especially painting from my mind is something I have to practise on but I hope to get there~ Thank you, that's so kind of you!! I hope I'll get to it one day but I try not to focus on it now since I hardly have any free time these days.... TT.TT
Yaaaay! can't wait already! oh u're not alone on the issue! xD oil just won't leave the brushes! what a romance!
Thank you so much love! i really hope u'll enjoy the new drawings as well! ur views matter to me, cuz i'm happy to find some real artistic ppl around! whse ideas i can totally rely on n have a listen on the advice given from them! i'm sorry for u fell in depression the last year but happy that u snapped outta it right away with the help from some right people!
yes Dali is indeed so different! plus creatin such paintings back at his time! takes so e courage n slight insanity which he deifnitely had, hahah maybe more than slight ahem. just sayin
Thanks! checked the artists, woow, so dfferent nice works! J.C Leyendecker ! loved his works more! i can name my current fav modern artist, maybe u know, Henrik Uldalen! his works r a real dream world! i know where he seemed to get insipiration from so i might try something of the sort myself too, if i feel n combine it with my own way of expressionism! i'll of course let u know my other artists too, so far i cannot remember some others
online browsing is both so much fun n gives new ideas too! it's my fav free time pleasure, just look at the art created by others n RELAX!
painting from mind is real hard! i remember havin struggled on smth over n over again practisin so, then i just took a photo reference n it was ready straight away, but i've improved a bit recently i think, gets easier each time
what a pity u don't have that free time, i regret it when great artists won't have the time to create, that's just a shame! in a world where art is so underappreciated it's no surprise tho..
aaa I'm sure what style appeals to me most ...probably cutesy gunk? Yeah. I probably wont stick to one true art style. I've been attempting more realistic pieces lately. The results aren't satisfying though. xD
Cutesy gunk sounds nice! I like pronouncing that XD Anyway you should just go with the flow and not focus on style to much! If you get the basics down you can do whatever style you want whenever you want it! I'm sure you'll get there, soon.. you already have great skills!!
I would love to be art buddies with you!! I'm not a fantasy artist, but I'm really trying to improve in digital painting (semi-realistic/realistic) and would love to have someone to critique back and forth with, and your art is fantastic!! I'm also studying Japanese and wouldn't mind having another person to study with! How long have you been learning the language?
I just went to your page, and you've got a really nice style going one. I really love your portraits, they're full of character and I really like that <3 And I would love to critique back and forth with you! Thank you, I'm honoured that you think that
I'm only a beginner, I'm starting to learn hiragana, since I wanted to learn the alphabet(s) before learning words and phrases. (I've got years of watching anime behind me though, so I already know some words xD) How long have you been learning Japanese?
Wow thank you! I'm really trying to improve on those so that means a lot Awesome!! (and you're welcome! )
I've been at it a bit longer than you have... 6 years of studying under my belt So I can definitely help you out if you have any questions!! Learning the alphabets and basic phrases is a great place to start!
That's a long time indeed. Are you able to speak Japanese fluently now? And thanks for the offer! I'll let you know when I get stuck though for now it's just learning the signs... which is easier than I thought it would be !