Monday, September 15, 2014
secret progress photo

secret progress photo

Monday, August 25, 2014
Man, I really like beat up boys.

Man, I really like beat up boys.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

fanficxreader:

EPISODE ONE: KISS ME, KIKU HONDA 

Ever wanted to fuck an entire country? For our maiden voyage, the Fanfic x Reader cast explores the fandom of Axis Powers Hetalia, an anime about personified countries from World War II being ~goofy~.  Sound questionable?  It is.  In this episode, the readers drink gallons of cherry blossom tea. 

As this is our first episode, our volume is not quite what it should be. We suggest headphones for a better listening experience. 

Document provided by Jack.

Music Credit:

Marukaite Chikyuu – Axis Powers Hetalia

Around the World – Daft Punk

I Am a Vampire – Antsy Pants

The Delicious Tomato Song – Axis Powers Hetalia

Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm

Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Crazy – Patsy Cline

Butterfly – Aqua

This is a podcast my roommates put together where we read terrible Fanfiction x Reader stuff. Give a listen! I did the art for this episode and hanging with these guys is a lot of fun!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
aluhnim:

I’ve been working toward saving to go to CTN, but paying rent and being able to live is a priority. I’ve put up a donation button on my front page if anyone is willing to help me out!
If you donate over:

5 USD, I’ll draw you a quick headshot! [x]10 USD, quick half-body!15 USD, - quick full body!
20 USD,  Traditionally Inked Full Body commission (B/W) [x] OR painted headshot! [x]

Before you donate, there will be a “Additional instructions” button that you can leave a description/comment/link to references and your tumblr username (if you would like me to post it). That, or you can email me at: aluhnim@gmail.com with that information.
My commissions are open as well! You can find that information HERE!
Thank you so much!

I’m still open! It’s really important to me, not only to help me get to this expo but it’s mostly contributing to help me buy some groceries and live a little more comfortably as I save for this big trip as well as school.
Any help is extremely appreciated. I’m going to be having a rough school year ahead with new jobs and such! I’d love to draw for anyone! Thanks to those who already helped out, it means so much!

aluhnim:

I’ve been working toward saving to go to CTN, but paying rent and being able to live is a priority. I’ve put up a donation button on my front page if anyone is willing to help me out!

If you donate over:

5 USD, I’ll draw you a quick headshot! [x]
10 USD, quick half-body!
15 USD, - quick full body!

20 USD,  Traditionally Inked Full Body commission (B/W) [x] OR painted headshot! [x]

Before you donate, there will be a “Additional instructions” button that you can leave a description/comment/link to references and your tumblr username (if you would like me to post it). That, or you can email me at: aluhnim@gmail.com with that information.

My commissions are open as well! You can find that information HERE!

Thank you so much!

I’m still open! It’s really important to me, not only to help me get to this expo but it’s mostly contributing to help me buy some groceries and live a little more comfortably as I save for this big trip as well as school.

Any help is extremely appreciated. I’m going to be having a rough school year ahead with new jobs and such! I’d love to draw for anyone! Thanks to those who already helped out, it means so much!

Monday, August 11, 2014
Favorite Volleyball duo.

Favorite Volleyball duo.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

stitchwerks said: Have you noticed any trends or traits of habit when you begin inking a piece? Do you start somewhere in particular because it interests you or do you have a mental checklist or process you like to cycle through?

I used to start where I was most comfortable, because if it looked like trash, the rest of the piece probably would end up that way too. However, I think I’ve started to work in a way that fits your first description. Places that captures my interest due to the complexity, or sometimes simplicity of the section. I’ve been trying to work on less pieces focused on the figure, so it helps me discover what I like most about environments, and what kinds of textures I tackle better than others.

If I’m stuck being scared to start inking on a piece, however, I’ll just ink what I’m comfortable with and shoot off from there.

Anonymous said: Hello Chan! Any books you read lately that you recommend? (ps: your art and comics are really wonderful keep it up uwu)

Thank you! ahhhhh! I’ve been reading trashy romance novels, because I hate myself. BUT I would recommend Skim, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (still need to put aside some time for This One Summer), Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters, Miss Don’t Touch Me by Hubert and Kerascoet.

…guhhhhh I’m currently reading Six Gun Gorilla, Salvatore, and Seconds! So if you wanna check those out, that’s cool too!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Anonymous said: just stopping by to say thank you for sharing your work with us and I hope you have a really nice day! take care x

Th-Thank you! This really means a lot that sharing my artwork means something!?!

zenfehr replied to your post: Ask me questions?!

When you study and replicate other people’s art, do you tend to have a lot of ah-ha moments, or do you feel like stuff sort of just sinks in most of the time? I’ve been trying it out lately, and it’s hard to tell how much good it’s doing me.

I don’t think I have a lot of ah-ha moments, honestly! Emulating takes a lot practicing in deconstruction, and it typically sinks in with some time and focus. Just copying isn’t necessarily going to help, but it’s nice to learn how the artist would think…again, deconstruction.

The best tip I’ve been given was when I was trying to emulate a style but was too hesitant to practice drawing EXACTLY like them. A good friend called me out on it, and told me to ditch my style while I’m studying. It’s not like you’re going to post it and then claim it as your art, or I’d at least hope so. It’s like emulating a master, there’s no shame in it if you’re in it to learn and expand upon your current style?

You’re never going to lose your old style, unless you actively don’t want it anymore. Old habits can return fairly quickly. For me, studying other people’s styles has helped me just improve my speed, or just a different way of thinking about my work I currently do.

For an example, I used to pencil everything before inking, but now I barely draw a body before I start inking. It’s because I was really inspired by Boulet’s straight-to-ink inking, and so I studied for a couple months just drawing everything with a pen, no pencils.

Sometimes things click faster if you really really want to learn how to do something. Sounds real dumb and obvious, but it always works for me. Find more artists, find specifically what you want to learn that they do that you can’t, and just STUDY AND PRACTICE.

Your voice will always sit with your work, so don’t be scared to reach out and try new things!!!

Hope this helps?!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Roughhhhs

Roughhhhs

Saturday, August 2, 2014

bethanycantdraw answered your post: art talk?!

I love illustrating, but I am still quite new to the artform. Do you have a recommendation for a brush pen that is beginner proof? Thanks!

I’m actually pretty awful with brush pens, but I still use them while I’m on the go! The Pentel Pocket has a nice synthetic brush that I know a lot of people use, but it doesn’t have much of a spring to the brush. I used to use a Kuretake No. 8 which is like a Pentel Pocket with a smaller brush (kind of more like a 1 brush, rather than a 2). 

I typically use kolinsky sable brushes and carry around a small ink well with a watertight seal (so it doesn’t spill when I bring it around). mostly because I’m only really confident with those! For those, I typically use a Winsor Newton Series 7 or my DaVinci Portable Kolinsky Sable (which I think this series is discontinued, but is the best thing to grace my hands because I commute around). Size 1s for both!

Detail on hiker stuff!

Detail on hiker stuff!

Keep on painting!

Keep on painting!

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Working on this poster again. I had to put it away for awhile, but it’s goin’!

Working on this poster again. I had to put it away for awhile, but it’s goin’!

Friday, July 25, 2014
I’ve been working toward saving to go to CTN, but paying rent and being able to live is a priority. I’ve put up a donation button on my front page if anyone is willing to help me out!
If you donate over:

5 USD, I’ll draw you a quick headshot! [x]10 USD, quick half-body!15 USD, - quick full body!
20 USD,  Traditionally Inked Full Body commission (B/W) [x] OR painted headshot! [x]

Before you donate, there will be a “Additional instructions” button that you can leave a description/comment/link to references and your tumblr username (if you would like me to post it). That, or you can email me at: aluhnim@gmail.com with that information.
My commissions are open as well! You can find that information HERE!
Thank you so much!

I’ve been working toward saving to go to CTN, but paying rent and being able to live is a priority. I’ve put up a donation button on my front page if anyone is willing to help me out!

If you donate over:

5 USD, I’ll draw you a quick headshot! [x]
10 USD, quick half-body!
15 USD, - quick full body!

20 USD,  Traditionally Inked Full Body commission (B/W) [x] OR painted headshot! [x]

Before you donate, there will be a “Additional instructions” button that you can leave a description/comment/link to references and your tumblr username (if you would like me to post it). That, or you can email me at: aluhnim@gmail.com with that information.

My commissions are open as well! You can find that information HERE!

Thank you so much!