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PLUSH FAQ & COMMISSIONS

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I draw things and sew things.

bring me a captor or a vantas and I'm yours forever.

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{ GEMINI }

SEER OF DOOM
you can sew AND draw HOW sorry I kind of hate you right now
Anonymous

This may be a silly question and it's alright if it sits in your inbox, but I was looking at your portfolio (your art is beautiful btw) and I was curious about the little girl who makes doll parents. If I may ask, is there a back story we can know about her? Or if that's private I completely understand. I'm just curious, she seems to be so precious.
Anonymous

Hey there! thanks! I actually try to leave her backstory up for interpretation.  She’s an orphan and she lives in an old abandoned house, so there’s a lot of ways she could have gotten there. I may or may not (wink) be doing something more with her because she’s a pretty special character to me (obvious huge self insert? lmao), but beyond my portfolio I did make a short film about her.

It’s unfortunately cut short and missing some of the original narrative (both my sound guy and composer dropped out on me like 10 days before the film was due, so I had to cut out about 30 seconds and restructure the opening), but it tells the story. Also thanks! I need to update my story portfolio pretty badly… 

Yo, beach, heard you was talkin ship

'school. Glub it to me. 

fromgilbowithawesome:

Karkat (x) Kanaya (x) Photo (x)

best be watchin that mouth karkat woah

Um, I read your fabric dying and I have 3 questions. For a person who's never dyed any fabric, would you recommend starting with powder or liquid? The second is, do you first dye your fabric before cutting it or make the outfit and then dye it? And where would you dye it, if that makes sense?
Anonymous

cowbuttcrunchies:

Actually we recommend idye!  idye is technically a powder but contained in a sealed packet that dissolves in water.  It’s super easy to use and has really bold results, especially when compared to the amount of liquid or powder you’d have to use otherwise.  If you can’t get idye in your area, I prefer liquid because it’s easy to measure and save, but that’s just personal preference.

When dyeing fabric I usually cut the pieces I need first and then dye.  This is because I dye in a 5 gal pot on the stove so there would not be much room for a big piece of fabric.  You always want to make sure that there’s room for your fabric to float.  This way you can stir it around to keep redistributing the dye concentration and make sure your fabric isn’t wrinkled in one spot for long, otherwise you risk uneven dyeing or splotches.  However it’s completely possible to dye an uncut piece of fabric or even a finished garment after it’s sewn.  If your dye project only involves a smallish piece, it’s better to dye a too-big piece of fabric or multiples - that way you have fabric to choose from just in case something ends up splotchy.

dacadaca:

MY HATE IS THE LIFEBLOOD THAT PULSES THROUGH THE VEINS OF YOUR UNIVERSE. IT IS MY GIFT TO YOU. YOU’RE WELCOME FOR THAT. YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT.

dacadaca:

MY HATE IS THE LIFEBLOOD THAT PULSES THROUGH THE VEINS OF YOUR UNIVERSE. IT IS MY GIFT TO YOU. YOU’RE WELCOME FOR THAT. YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT.

hazardgear:

Headcanon for John taking Karkat flying.  XD  Trust me, five seconds ago, Karkat was clawing the shit out of him in panic.  And then he gets distracted by SIX MILLION BIRDS (that I need to practice drawing).
*feels badass*
Also, this is how it feels to be happy…  : D

hazardgear:

Headcanon for John taking Karkat flying.  XD  Trust me, five seconds ago, Karkat was clawing the shit out of him in panic.  And then he gets distracted by SIX MILLION BIRDS (that I need to practice drawing).

*feels badass*

Also, this is how it feels to be happy…  : D

been some nice inking practice after a while of .. not… inking.

said I’d finish her so poking at her now :D

do you have a list of thing you use to make your plushies?
Anonymous

lmao friend, I never even know exactly what i’ll need. I pick up new things and new skins, new supplies every time. it’s an evolving process.

the truth is, if I ever did teach anyone how to make a super complex doll, what i’d do is sit them down and teach them how to think about it rather than how to outright do it… cause a lot of problem solving is involved :) and a lot of creative alternative use to items that probably  ”arent’ meant to be used that way”

pu, what are the secrets to giving digital art life/depth? my drawings look pretty flat overall but when i look at your pieces (like your latest karkat), they're practically alive. how do you achieve that effect? sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense.
Anonymous

Ah welp, the karkat painting is actually a pretty flat painting but there are some tricks you can do to give even a flat thing depth!

It’s almost all to do with foreshortening, lighting, depth by folds and perspective

I guess a key trick to remember is that the closer an object is, the darker it will be… so like, in that karkat painting? You’ll notice his hair towards the light source isn’t a true black, it’s a medium-level red and that causes the illusion of the flat surface to be further back in space. I also used some rim lighting to make sure his form looked at least a little 3d (that’s the light that reflects even in shadows. )

You can also put your focus of detail into just one part of the picture. Little things like how his sweater and hands arent’ as detailed as his face will make you focus on the face while the other details kind of fall in place. Basically allowing your mind to fill in the rest.

I’m not super good at doing explanations like this, but I hope it helps ‘-’ just have fun playing around with lighting and study some lighting from photos and it’ll help even your 2d forms seem a little more 3d