Some punky Sailor Pluto I drew last night for funsies.. I am inspired by all the awesome punk-versions of sailor moon that have been really popular these days. I like the idea of Pluto having a shaved head, I first saw babs do it and it looked AWESOME. I gave her some badass skull chest tatt, too, haha.
I’m gonna make a bunch of 5 x 7 bristol drawings and sell ‘em at Fan Expo Vancouver this weekend. I’ll do commissions on the spot, too! :)

Some punky Sailor Pluto I drew last night for funsies.. I am inspired by all the awesome punk-versions of sailor moon that have been really popular these days. I like the idea of Pluto having a shaved head, I first saw babs do it and it looked AWESOME. I gave her some badass skull chest tatt, too, haha.

I’m gonna make a bunch of 5 x 7 bristol drawings and sell ‘em at Fan Expo Vancouver this weekend. I’ll do commissions on the spot, too! :)

sinisteray

sinisteray:

jakface:

Hey guys. I’m currently at a point where I’m really bored with my art… I wish it was better, I wish it was more eyecatching and cool. I dunno. I feel like it’s missing something.

If there was something you’ve noticed about my art that you’ve wanted to tell me but were too nervous to, please…

I’d like to start off by saying that your art is extremely eye-catching and I have no idea why you think it’s not, but I can totally sympathize with what you’re feeling. Here’s my long-winded response in hopes that even a tidbit of it might help.

My advice is to look to artists that you think to be “eye-catching”.  Same goes for any art medium - films, TV shows, comics, graphic novels, etc.
Try to find what it is about their style that appeals to you, and apply that to your own art.

A good place to start for that (besides just studying a person or medium’s art style) are the style challenges that circulate around tumblr and DeviantArt. Trying a new style that may be the polar opposite of your own can really flex your art muscles and make you more versatile, perhaps even create muscle memory that with suddenly be implemented into your own art without you even meaning to!

As far as what I may have noticed in your art, it IS really energetic and lively and fun, which is obviously awesome to have. One thing that I see (and most artists are guilty of this) is that all of the people you draw are really attractive. And why not, attractive people are fun to draw! So I’d suggest try to draw some characters that may be considered ugly or otherwise unappealing. Most of the time the people you draw also look very similar - the men are all musclebound hotties with strong jaws, and the females are slim, pretty ladies with heart-shaped faces, and everyone has big doe eyes. Explore the realm of different body types and facial structures! I found that really helped my own art as soon as I pushed past my obsession with pretty girls. As it turns out, characters who aren’t generically attractive can actually be insanely fun to draw without the inhibitions of sex appeal!

That said, I LOVED to see your Hellboy drawing and all of the Alice tea illustrations, because they were much darker and gritter than your usual colorful, peppy works. Just seeing you try something different was really refreshing.

TL;DR PUSH PAST YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND TRY SOMETHING NEW. You just might like it. Or you won’t! It’ll be an adventure regardless.

Sorry for the wall of text. Have fun and don’t think too hard on it. You’ve come a long ways since Insane Yeti Squirrel. ;) not that it was bad because it was hilarious and awesome but hopefully you know what i mean

Keep on rockin’, Jak!

Thank you, this is so extremely helpful. Everyone who’s commented so far has been absolutely amazing. General consensus is that I suffer from all-look-same poses and faces sometimes, which I totally am guilty of doing, ever since I was 13.  

I like the style change exercise, though. I’ve always wanted to try others’ styles and see what works and what I can learn from others. I’ll give that a whirl! Maybe create some creature characters or something. Thank you, sinisteray! thank you everyone! <3

Art Advice?

Hey guys. I’m currently at a point where I’m really bored with my art… I wish it was better, I wish it was more eyecatching and cool.  I dunno. I feel like it’s missing something. 

If there was something you’ve noticed about my art that you’ve wanted to tell me but were too nervous to, please please PLEASE don’t be! I’ll gladly accept constructive criticism and ideas! What is something you notice me doing a lot that has bugged you? What is something you’ve noticed that would change my art for the better? Is there anything that you’ve been dying to see me try and draw? I really want to improve so if there is something, please either send me an email or ask, or just respond to this.

Thank you all in advance, you are actually helping me a lot! <3 

littlejeanthings asked:

are you going to sakuracon 2014 in seattle or any other upcoming cons? ;w;

I couldn’t go to Sakuracon because it’s the same weekend as Fan Expo Vancouver! ;o; but all other cons I have scheduled are BC cons, except for GaymerX2 in San Francisco! BC cons include VanCAF, Northwest FanFest, Anime Revolution… and of course Fan Expo Vancouver next weekend! :D

I’m also trying to get into Fan Expo Toronto because I’d love to do an east coast con, but they STILL haven’t got their artist alley applications open yet! Grr! >:U