trexila replied to your post: POLL THE AUDIENCE TIME Guys I am SO CL…

I was going to say something about anna culpepper buuuut uhhhh… Well there’s the jasmine jolene posters - maybe ads for sinclair spirits or some casinos? Rapture records?

yessss this sort of stuff is exactly what I needed, thank you!!  I just have no easy way of going back through the game myself, so I sorta needed my memory jogged on what all there is to pull from

(if anyone else has additional ideas please throw ‘em at me!)

POLL THE AUDIENCE TIME
Guys I am SO CLOSE to having this thing ‘populated’ enough to transfer to illustration board, which will be enough work just in itself, but then I get to have a nervous breakdown over the thought of watercoloring it
a ha ha
BUT that is then
this is now
SO
I need help!  What should be on the posters/notices on the window and various other surfaces?
The setting is meant to be Fort Frolic-esque, and also keep in mind this is Bioshock (1) era, so I’m trying to avoid anything Bioshock 2 or Burial at Sea specific~
ideas???

POLL THE AUDIENCE TIME

Guys I am SO CLOSE to having this thing ‘populated’ enough to transfer to illustration board, which will be enough work just in itself, but then I get to have a nervous breakdown over the thought of watercoloring it

a ha ha

BUT that is then

this is now

SO

I need help!  What should be on the posters/notices on the window and various other surfaces?

The setting is meant to be Fort Frolic-esque, and also keep in mind this is Bioshock (1) era, so I’m trying to avoid anything Bioshock 2 or Burial at Sea specific~

ideas???

phantomseptember asked:

5, 6, 7, 19 and 20?

What’s your favorite thing to draw?

People.

What’s your least favorite thing to draw?

Comics no really I’m TERRIBLE at them, which just means I have SO MUCH RESPECT for people who do them well, or heck, who can do them at all.  Also mechanical stuff and cityscapes - things that are inorganic and involve lots of measuring and planning/designing and figuring out how things actually fit together.  They’re not exactly hard so much as intensely boring and time-consuming.

How often do you use references?

ALL THE TIME.  It’s silly and self-sabotaging not to, really.

What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?

Comics also, believe it or not, foliage/greenery, foresty layers of leafy stuff, plant-matter in non-isolated context (it’s easy to draw a floral specimen or single leafy sprig; it’s really hard to draw a mass of that same stuff and make it look natural).

What is the easiest thing for you to draw?

Based on the proliferation of them in every sketchbook I’ve had ever, faces.

pasteur asked:

30!

What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

This is a hard question, because the answer is so broad!  I suppose the simplest most pared-down answer is that I have a need to make beautiful things (I’ve always been product-oriented rather than process-oriented, as they say), and that need drives me both to create AND to keep pushing myself to improve, to better achieve the beauty I aim for.

But that’s only a piece of it.  Simple beauty is not enough, and at its basest is mere decoration.  At its best, though, it’s something transcendental: a piece of art that communicates well, that has feeling, that moves you somehow is the most beautiful sort of art, and such beauty can be entirely independent of the notion of ‘aesthetic’ appeal.

So, the things that affect and move me - literature (mmm Shakespeare. But also Tolkien and McKinley and Le Guin and so many others, I could go on and on and on), films, other people’s art (the main reason I spend so much time here on tumblr; it’s SO inspiring), people both real and fictional, things in the world around me ranging from typical to unexpected - things that make me think, feel, that make me want to pass what I feel on to others - those things are what inspire me to make art.  And because I make art in response to being moved, I want that art to be worthy of the things that moved me.  I can think of no better motivation to be a better artist.

Artist Asks!

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
Just in case anyone ever thought my rough sketches were in any way impressive, I am here to disabuse you of that notion

Just in case anyone ever thought my rough sketches were in any way impressive, I am here to disabuse you of that notion

kayshasiemens:

ANIMAZEMENT!
It’s maybe a little early to post my AZ map location, considering ACen’s this weekend and I feel like I should focus on it first, but I’ll be home for a grand total of two whole days next week in between them, so I figure it’s better to say something now than forget later!
Right, so!  Here’s where you’ll be able to find me at AZ in a couple weekends!  My table is B01, right smack at the front!  The alley will be in the same hall that the dealers room has been in for the past several years ((I think)), so you come down the stairs/elevator, there’ll be a little bit of open space, and then you enter the shiny glory of the artist alley. :D  Please come say hi!  Animazement is literally my favorite con of the year, and seeing friends and meeting new people is the biggest part of that. <3 <3

THREE DAYS LEFT UNTIL AZ!

kayshasiemens:

ANIMAZEMENT!

It’s maybe a little early to post my AZ map location, considering ACen’s this weekend and I feel like I should focus on it first, but I’ll be home for a grand total of two whole days next week in between them, so I figure it’s better to say something now than forget later!

Right, so!  Here’s where you’ll be able to find me at AZ in a couple weekends!  My table is B01, right smack at the front!  The alley will be in the same hall that the dealers room has been in for the past several years ((I think)), so you come down the stairs/elevator, there’ll be a little bit of open space, and then you enter the shiny glory of the artist alley. :D  Please come say hi!  Animazement is literally my favorite con of the year, and seeing friends and meeting new people is the biggest part of that. <3 <3

THREE DAYS LEFT UNTIL AZ!