So the ONLY thing my sister has ever wanted me to draw was Legend of Zelda art, aaaaand it pretty much took me three years to get around to it haha… Much of my middle/high school summers were spent watching her play and being terrified of skull kids/ReDeads/Ganon/moon/LITERALLY EVERYTHING.
• 22 July 2014 • 273 notes
Anonymous said: Who are your favorite artists that inspire you the most?
Oh man this is so hard to answer, there’s A LOT of great artists that I really admire. These guys are not only amazing at drawing, but they are also just genuinely sweet and really great people who I appreciate so much. I kept this down to just 16 artists though to keep it from getting way too long, please know that I do follow several hundred others who I equally respect!
Eli and Oli Ceballos
Please check out their work! They’re probably the nicest people I’ve ever met online, I’ve been following most these guys for quite a bit and it’s just been awesome to see their art grow!! :)
• 26 June 2014 • 71 notes
More sketchbook drawings of the journey of a boy and his odd friend!
Watercolor + some photoshop
• 26 June 2014 • 591 notes
Anonymous said: Hello, I has a question about your watercolor sketches you posted, what kind of pen did you use? The pens I have all run when I try to paint over them, or do you just pen over the watercolor when it dries?
Hello! I use micron pens and then paint over the ink, I’ve never had any problems with them messing up the drawing!
• 9 June 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: There's so much to adore about your art. I just want you to know that I'm a fan and maybe I won't knock your count up on reblogs and what not but just seeing your progress inspires me to see the same in mine. So thank you. And best of luck in your journey in this world.
I kept this in my inbox because I didn’t know how to respond, but please know that your words mean so much to me! I feel like I’ve been in such a weird art rut and you just absolutely made me feel so much better. Anon, my last batch of drawings was dedicated just to you!!! :)
• 9 June 2014 • 5 notes
Boy who finds a strange creature in the woods.
I bought a tiny watercolor set and I’m still super excited about using it!! About two weeks ago I went on an eight day road trip with my sister and one of our closest friends up through northern California, Oregon, and Seattle, WA and I got sooo inspired by all the nature that we passed by! I felt like I could sit in the gardens for hours they were so beautiful.
• 9 June 2014 • 331 notes
The second year of school is almost over and I just have one more final to go!!!! I’m going to miss my life drawing class the most, it was one of those classes that I just genuinely loved going to.
The top drawings are from the sketchbook we had to turn in and the bottom drawings are from one of our later life drawing sessions!
• 13 May 2014 • 165 notes
I feel pretty bad about not keeping up with toerning’s Easy/Hard Challenge, AND for not updating in sooooo long, so I basically started over today! The first one is a mixture of poses since I already did the first challenge before, second one is “Interior,” and the third image is “Color.” If anyone wants to join me feel free to, it’s definitely never too late haha. I used microns for the poses and really old pastels+Photoshop for the last two.
So I’m not sure if anyone following me attends a CSU school, but my school (Cal State Fullerton!) does this event with DreamWorks called a DreamCrit where we can submit a Visual Development portfolio and two people get the opportunity to have their portfolio critiqued (in this case by Visual Development artist Carlos León) and eight other students get to listen in and take notes. So while my work wasn’t critiqued, I was still super excited to get to be chosen to listen in this last week!! If there’s anything I personally got out of it that REALLY stuck with me, it was the importance of having a strong story behind your work and having a character or subject that will become meaningful and personal to the audience. There were other technical and compositional aspects he went over with other students’ work that was also helpful.
So to anyone attending a Cal State University, you should definitely submit portfolios for it!!! I’m for sure going to keep on submitting since you get the opportunity to have an industry professional individually critique your work!
• 22 April 2014 • 250 notes
Some classwork from my life drawing class!!! I appreciate life drawing models so much
• 28 March 2014 • 56 notes