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About carefreejules

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  • Birthday 06/15/96

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    I love drawing and playing video games :>
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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  1. Because King Pudding is life Also, it's my birthday today and I can't help but show-off an amazing and adorable drawing that a dear friend made for me!!!!
  2. Looking at it again, there should be a more definite shadow that's being cast against her forehead from under her bangs. Without any sort of depth, the bangs look flatter than what the curve and shading on them would suggest. Here's an example from one of my own drawings!
  3. The colouring is pretty good! I would say the main target for improvement are proportions because her waist is very narrow in proportion to the rest of her body.
  4. They also confirmed that there are more characters planned to be part of the game. Hahaha, the translator was even like "it's not just going to be sword users".
  5. Yoshi my son....................................... My soul has ascended My grades have gone up My anxiety is gone
  6. Simply put, Yoshi will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks for getting me into video games, buddy \ o /
  7. "Talk shit, get hit!" "No thank you!" "Get wrecked!" "Rest in fucking pieces!" what do you mean swearing isn't allowed
  8. Thanks so much! It takes a lot of practice to get straight and fluid lines ;;;;
  9. I should really draw more smh
  10. Probably the first Direct in awhile that I was very "meh" about. But I feel like it had a lot to do with the raised expectations because people on tumblr were freaking out like "OH DANG GAME FREAK IS TWEETING OUT THE DIRECT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES IT MUST BE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT" so you're going to have people with unrealistic expectations for an 8 minutes Direct hahahaha I already have Pokken Tournament and I don't really care for Virtual Console so this Direct was pretty underwhelming to me. But, this is just one Direct out of past and future Directs so, you win some you lose some.
  11. I'm also an art and design student (going into my 4th year) so I'm glad to hear that my advice was helpful! I can't really critique the shading and colours because it seems to me that your shading technique is part of your style so keeping that in mind, it looks great to me! I would say for the hair specifically, the hair going over (her) left shoulder looks more realistic and accurate oppose to the right. You generally don't see that many hair strands or bunches of hair strands separated like that at the end so the fact that the left most hair has a few stray strands at the end, makes it look a little more natural. The (her) right most hair also looks like it's curving/flowing at an angle and that would only make sense if there was a slight breeze, but you would need to do the same for the bangs and the other side of her hair to give the illusion that there's a breeze going through her hair. If her hair is static, remember that gravity is going to be pulling things vertically.
  12. This came out long but I have tons of experience buying anime merch:
  13. If you're a fan of anime and manga, you'll also often see around this time, magazines and the like featuring anime characters dressed up wedding tuxedos and wedding dresses in correlation to June being a popular month to have a wedding irl in Japan.
  14. I will say that all tablets work relatively the same, so getting a new tablet probably isn't the solution to getting better results. Understand that there is a bit of a learning curve between drawing traditionally to drawing digitally. When you're drawing traditionally, you can see what you're drawing since you're looking directly at your hand as your drawing, but on a tablet, you're looking at a screen while your hand is drawing below, away from your peripheral vision. So, you kind of have to practice and develop some hand-eye coordination. It's tough in the beginning but you get better as you keep practicing (I was the same years ago when I first got my tablet). Luckily with digital drawing, there's a lot of features that make drawing easy in comparison to traditional drawing (undos, layers, filters, etc) but I would start by understanding how layers work so you can get a feel of how to draw over traditional work because it definitely is possible. Generally if you're working over traditional work, it's usually on the bottom most layer because if you working with layer that are under the sketch, you're not going to see the results of that because the sketch you're working on isn't transparent. Think of it like this - imagine your sketch layer is completely white and you have transparent sheets underneath it - like a stack. If you colour on one of the transparent layers, you're not going to see the colouring because your sketch layer (that is completely white) is on top of it. If you want to colour/paint your sketch as is without going through the steps of drawing completely new line art digitally, you should look into understanding layer styles in Photoshop. I hope you don't mind me using your work to show what I mean: So here we have your sketch of Eirika and the first thing you want to colour is her hair - but how would you go about doing that? Taking the paint brush and colouring right over it doesn't look quite right because you're quite literally colouring over the lines form the sketch. But what if we changed the layer style from 'Normal' to 'Multiple'?: Noticed how the colouring goes from colouring over everything to colouring underneath the lines of the sketch but still working on a layer above the sketch? See the difference? You can learn and do a lot of cool and interesting tricks by experimenting with layer styles. Hopefully this advice is helpful to you! I've been drawing digitally for over 8 years now so feel free to ask any questions you may have about digital drawing :>
  15. Yooooo, this is really cool. Your work in this game was beyond amazing, good sir! Hopefully I can catch the livestream tomorrow!