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Shading Tutorial ~Requests~ by Annabel-m Shading Tutorial ~Requests~ :iconannabel-m:Annabel-m 8,063 339 Elftaken 2 by humon Elftaken 2 :iconhumon:humon 1,611 66
Lackadaisy - Patreon
I've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy.  Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!

Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog.  In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
- Relax.
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
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on Rope collab by griffsnuff on Rope collab :icongriffsnuff:griffsnuff 1,349 309 Wing basic by griffsnuff Wing basic :icongriffsnuff:griffsnuff 4,860 143 Pomeranian's Garden by akreon Pomeranian's Garden :iconakreon:akreon 1,429 61 Angst-Time by lizleeillustration Angst-Time :iconlizleeillustration:lizleeillustration 587 202 When heroes meet.... by viria13 When heroes meet.... :iconviria13:viria13 17,897 1,051 Scene 103 - background by ani-r Scene 103 - background :iconani-r:ani-r 1,135 29 insomnia by Fukari insomnia :iconfukari:Fukari 6,413 734
PE: Developing your personal style
Developing your personal style
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
:bulletpurple: What is a personal painting style?
 - It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
 - In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
:bulletpurple: How can one develop it?
 - Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
 - It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
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Watercolour Guide/Tips by Qinni Watercolour Guide/Tips :iconqinni:Qinni 6,411 232 Color Splash - Texture Pack by San-T Color Splash - Texture Pack :iconsan-t:San-T 1,306 160 How I tend to Paint by Sangcoon How I tend to Paint :iconsangcoon:Sangcoon 10,641 356 Paint Tool Sai Basic Tutorial! by ayame-sushi Paint Tool Sai Basic Tutorial! :iconayame-sushi:ayame-sushi 125 30 Renny's How to Flesh Out Characters by Luppa Renny's How to Flesh Out Characters :iconluppa:Luppa 2,025 114


This is a beautiful piece. It shows off your ability to work with charcoal in smaller and more detailed areas. The blending is also gre...

This is an absolutely gorgeous photograph. When I saw it appear on the new deviations page, I had to get a better look. Although it isn...


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Hey all!

First of all, I just want to say thanks to all the people who I have been talking to lately and who have watched me. It really means a lot as I begin to take my art more seriously.

Because of this, I want to give anyone who responds to this journal entry a quick watercolor sketch. You don't need to watch me or anything. The sketch won't be anything special; it won't be all that big or detailed or anything. Therefore, please refrain from requesting anything very detailed or complex. I won't do any art that contains nudity or sexual themes. Please, only one or two characters.

If there are many requests, I'll submit one compilation deviation with all the sketches.

So, request away!
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday
MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Thanks!
barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome
ayame-sushi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thank you for the fave!!
JandieMeraii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave ^^
MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Thank you for the welcome.
MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I hope you like DA!
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