08/12/13 @ 09:36pm
■ i can't remember whether i reblogged this but w/e it's good
■ hadrian's buddies probably
what are your favorite ugly christmas sweaters i need to know because of Reasons
06/12/13 @ 07:38pm
■ SHEILA'S ART
■ that is literally the most in character face i have ever seen
■ unimpressed sulking
■ white rose
■ yes i'm gonna make that her tag now
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04/12/13 @ 04:41pm
■ [london bridge voice] OH SHIT
■ good grief where can I get a skirt like this
|I have to ask!!! Where do you got that all bloody lovely typography from on your simply amazing art!?!||◤||
oh! you mean on things like the cowboy bebop stuff? that’s just a bunch of different fonts. I really like fonts, have since I was a kid - I can place myself being as young as six and making imaginary book covers and letterheads in wordperfect 7. [the Pacific Evening Post covers were hand-lettered because I couldn’t find a font that was accurate enough, and boy howdy, never again, if I can help it.]
i primarily get them from dafont, but fontsquirrel is great too - while they have less available than dafont, all of it is free for commercial use, which means I can do commissions with them in peace.
03/12/13 @ 07:52pm
■ so i was researching kgb officer uniforms and one guy commented his extant example came in a 'VERY large size'
■ also I might really like belgian comic covers
■ oleg kirrlov
■ FINE ART BY LESLIE
|ok real talk? the good name of fedoras has been tainted by internet culture and the whole "nice guy" and brony phenomenon but i still really like them and seeing them in old movies makes me sad and i (a woman) still want to keep wearing mine bc it's so damn sharp. do you think that by our generation it carries connotations that negate how fashionable it used to be, or is that a really niche web thing and i can wear it proudly and feel good about myself in public?||◤||
Well, anon, considering that the fedora got its start in the play where Sarah Bernhardt wore it, I’d say you’re being truer to its roots than anybody. Wear the hell out of it, and be proud that it looks good on you.
They’re all wearing trilbies anyway.
01/12/13 @ 05:43pm
■ cowboy bebop
■ hard boiled angels
■ FINE ART BY LESLIE
29/11/13 @ 11:22pm
■ i noticed a lot of video game concept art has darker backgrounds so i'm being a weenie and imitating it
■ FINE ART BY LESLIE
28/11/13 @ 03:30am
■ i almost can't believe i did this
■ saints row
■ DON'T LOOK AT ME
■ under a read more because long and rambly
■ not depressing! i promise!! well at least I THINK not
|I'm in a dilemma. I have to do a commission for someone, and I -am- working on it, but I really want to do some just messy drawing for myself. Every time I think about drawing and not working on their picture, I feel really guilty. How do you deal with those feelings if/when they come?||◤||
well, when I was doing them en masse over the summer, I made myself work set hours. I’d wake up, eat breakfast, and start, and I’d put it away when my mother got home from her job. It amounted to 6-ish hours a day of work, and I tried to will myself [with spotty results] not to feel bad about doing leisure drawing in the evenings. because, hey, I’d made tangible progress. I told myself it wasn’t laziness, it was healthy pacing, because I had a lot of cash to make and my first priority was not to burn out.
but if you’ve had the commission for a long time - like, many months, and they’ve already paid you something upfront - it’s probably worth it just to bite the bullet. they’ll appreciate your dedication, and you can use whatever personal ideas you have as a reward.
wow, though, anon, I feel you. I feel guilty as hell about my schedule for the next couple weeks, even though I know it’s all academic-related. good luck!
|I really do adore the facial expressions your art, they're actually fab??||◤||
goodness thanks !!
Funny story: Many years ago on deviantart, someone came right out and said I had sameface. In retrospect, I did, and badly - hilariously - but at the time I was super butthurt in the way only 16-year-olds can be. So I took like a year or two out where I did almost nothing but draw faces, and showed them to hardly anyone. to this day I default to practicing busts/expressions when I’m just doing it to chill out. It was about as weird and uncomfortable a transitional period as that scene where the dude comes out of the Matrix, but I’m glad I did.