As my computer’s fans slowly become more audible (letting me know that it detests missing sleep as much as I do) It occurs to me that I am playing a very dangerous game by not saving even my most spontaneous of ideas..
As for why the last panel first, Some of the best advice I ever got for story (courtesy of an old professor; sorry if I’m mangling it!) was to know how your story was going to end before you started. Its easier to work your way back from the end, in a series of “and then what/how did that happen”s than doing the reverse and fudging “and then what?” until you get to what seems to be an acceptable stopping point. Which may never come, if you don’t know where its supposed to go.

As my computer’s fans slowly become more audible (letting me know that it detests missing sleep as much as I do) It occurs to me that I am playing a very dangerous game by not saving even my most spontaneous of ideas..

As for why the last panel first, Some of the best advice I ever got for story (courtesy of an old professor; sorry if I’m mangling it!) was to know how your story was going to end before you started. Its easier to work your way back from the end, in a series of “and then what/how did that happen”s than doing the reverse and fudging “and then what?” until you get to what seems to be an acceptable stopping point. Which may never come, if you don’t know where its supposed to go.

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ejscreationsart:

feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)
We are Artists, We are many
Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.
The Wall
When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)
Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more
When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.
Support your friends, Support those who care
I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.
( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

This is very important.Like this original artist, I draw inspiration from the attention of others. Whether or not that’s a healthy habit is a debate for another time.But if you’ve ever seen me go into a long art block, or just be silent for a while, it’s because of this. I don’t see any feedback on my work, and it doesn’t appear that I’m getting new followers, likes, reblog, etc., and that makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong with my art. Like I’m stuck in a rut and not good enough. So I shut down.I know I’m a good artist, if I keep up with it. But if it doesn’t appear that anyone is interested in what I’m doing, I’ll start to wonder if it’s worth doing at all, and slowly lose momentum.So please, if you like my artwork and enjoy my posts here, please reblog and share! Every reblog gives me more artistic energy!Like some sort of art vampire….
That being said, tomorrow’s free sketch needs a partner request to be combined with, so if you haven’t requested an animal yet, now’s the time! And, as said above, reblog so others can get free stuff too!!!

ejscreationsart:

feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)

We are Artists, We are many

Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.

The Wall

When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)

Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more

When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.

Support your friends, Support those who care

I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.

( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

This is very important.
Like this original artist, I draw inspiration from the attention of others. Whether or not that’s a healthy habit is a debate for another time.
But if you’ve ever seen me go into a long art block, or just be silent for a while, it’s because of this. I don’t see any feedback on my work, and it doesn’t appear that I’m getting new followers, likes, reblog, etc., and that makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong with my art. Like I’m stuck in a rut and not good enough. So I shut down.
I know I’m a good artist, if I keep up with it. But if it doesn’t appear that anyone is interested in what I’m doing, I’ll start to wonder if it’s worth doing at all, and slowly lose momentum.
So please, if you like my artwork and enjoy my posts here, please reblog and share! Every reblog gives me more artistic energy!
Like some sort of art vampire….

That being said, tomorrow’s free sketch needs a partner request to be combined with, so if you haven’t requested an animal yet, now’s the time! And, as said above, reblog so others can get free stuff too!!!

I was inspired by another artist’s post to do something similar (more cynically: I ripped off his pic). That said, I feel like characters like Luke Cage, Miles Morales, Static, Milestone, and the new “Mighty Avengers” are very well suited to handling events/stories like this. Sure, “they aren’t real,” but they’re very inspirational to future generations of real heroes (non-corrupt police, fire & rescue, emergency services), as well as raising awareness of life situations like this through a visual medium. That’s what art is for right?

*whispers nervously: Now is when I’d, um, like to challenge the TUMBLR to depict a super/magical girl/henshin/sentai/vigilante hero (original or not) raising awareness of a particular issue they care deeply about (ALS, the conflict in the Middle East, Ferguson, etc.) Let’s use our talent to change the world.

I was inspired by another artist’s post to do something similar (more cynically: I ripped off his pic). That said, I feel like characters like Luke Cage, Miles Morales, Static, Milestone, and the new “Mighty Avengers” are very well suited to handling events/stories like this. Sure, “they aren’t real,” but they’re very inspirational to future generations of real heroes (non-corrupt police, fire & rescue, emergency services), as well as raising awareness of life situations like this through a visual medium. That’s what art is for right?

*whispers nervously: Now is when I’d, um, like to challenge the TUMBLR to depict a super/magical girl/henshin/sentai/vigilante hero (original or not) raising awareness of a particular issue they care deeply about (ALS, the conflict in the Middle East, Ferguson, etc.) Let’s use our talent to change the world.

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Life/figure drawing warmups, as well as more breaking in of my new Surface Pro 2.  Its a bit “softer” than the tablet laptops I’ve used in the past, and requires a lighter touch (yeah, I could adjust it in the pen settings, but then it gets too “hard”), so hence the practice. Also, you might have noticed I don’t like to draw heads. Well, TLWR, that’s because the body’s where the action is! That said, I probably need to practice drawing heads more anyway. Oh wellz!

Life/figure drawing warmups, as well as more breaking in of my new Surface Pro 2.  Its a bit “softer” than the tablet laptops I’ve used in the past, and requires a lighter touch (yeah, I could adjust it in the pen settings, but then it gets too “hard”), so hence the practice. 

Also, you might have noticed I don’t like to draw heads. Well, TLWR, that’s because the body’s where the action is! That said, I probably need to practice drawing heads more anyway. Oh wellz!

life drawing figure drawing quick poses

Anonymous asked:

Dude I really like the art!

SkipperWing Soaring Answer:

Thank you! I aim to please!

MCU: Mixtape Mashup

So, When I saw how hooked Star Lord was to his “Awesome hits” Mixtape in “Guardians of the Galaxy,”  It reminded me of a throwaway line in the Winter Soldier where Sam Wilson advises Steve Rodgers to listen to Marvin Gaye, as that will catch him totally up to speed.

Sadly, this was one of those drawings I thought about too much, (such crappy anatomy!) and couldn’t seem to get right (What about a three-way with Iron Man and ACDC?) But I figured I’d at least throw the sketch online. Maybe someone else will come up with a better version? 

What do you think?

MCU: Mixtape Mashup

So, When I saw how hooked Star Lord was to his “Awesome hits” Mixtape in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” It reminded me of a throwaway line in the Winter Soldier where Sam Wilson advises Steve Rodgers to listen to Marvin Gaye, as that will catch him totally up to speed.

Sadly, this was one of those drawings I thought about too much, (such crappy anatomy!) and couldn’t seem to get right (What about a three-way with Iron Man and ACDC?) But I figured I’d at least throw the sketch online. Maybe someone else will come up with a better version?

What do you think?

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