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that's totally blood a normal smoothie. I didn't really plan on drawing Victor or Lukas again so soon, but my bf brought up this idea & I thought it would be cute.  too bad it ended up being a bit of a nightmare & took waaaay too long & caused waaay too much stress for no good reason~
holidays really mess with my schedule maaaan England (Whew or Sigh) [V6]  so busy
people that can just draw things without erasing much or having to adjust/redraw parts constantly are practically GODS in my eyes; somehow I manage to turn simple things that shouldn't take more than an hr or two into like 6 hrs bc it takes me that long to get it right...or at least as right as I'm capable of getting it at this point
ocs lukas & victor, left/right respectively
sometimes I get a little caught up in thinking about these two, though usually regarding happier things  Bunny Kitty Emoji-01 (Lovely) [V1] 

trying to vary it up a little on the things I make & trying out new things that are a little out of my comfort zone in the interest of improving. tbh I've been a little out of sorts since thanksgiving; even though I had fun, it's always hard for me when I have to jump out of my normal schedule for a few days. takes a little while to get back into it...
these days I think I spend just as much time putzing around with the colors as I do with the actual drawing, & I'm still never certain if I get them right?  I think my coloring is the thing I've always felt most insecure about, but I can tell that it's improved at least somewhat over the past year, which makes me happy.

I need people to have totally mutual chats about ocs with. like, for reals, y'all
it's not even december yet and I'm so super ready for christmas


Tanya Rodgers
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
call me tanya or tanni
obsessed with otome and idol anime & play a lot of handheld games
please come chat, I'm perpetually lonely
I add a lot of favorites/people to my watchlist bc I genuinely like them -- don't feel obligated to thank me or add me back (but it's appreciated anyway)
generally pretty open to requests but art trades and commissions inspire me to put forth more effort
:icontradesopen: :iconrequestsask: :iconcommissionsopen:
and also my back has been causing me a lot of pain this week so not much got done but eyy I got a new support pillow today so hopefully there'll be less of that in the future
was gonna just throw this up as a status but I feel like rambling about myself right now so oh boy here we go
don't think I've ever fully laid it out on here but I work a full-time job mon-fri and a part-time job for 4 hrs on saturdays; In my spare time I'm in the process of working on 2 writing projects (a vn for someone else and a vn for myself) and also trying to get a webcomic going while also still having the occasional thing to post on here.  there's a lot of other things I do but these are the big things.  I don't know if any of these personal projects are actually gonna go anywhere or if it's all a dumb dream and a big waste of time, but I do know I want to be working fully from home someday, so it seems like the right thing to do for right now.
that said
I still wanna do my best to keep up w people I'm already friends with and also get to know new people
I know there's a lot of people (myself included) who can be kinda hesitant when it comes to interacting, so I try to be super friendly and forward w people I feel I can get along with; but I also worry sometimes that I come on a little too strong/too much?  it's hard to tell sometimes if someone is just having difficulty initiating conversations or if it's actually unwanted? mmm I feel like it's a difficult problem I face in real life, too, despite often being one of those people accidentally giving mixed signals myself due to my social anxiety that can be crippling sometimes.  I dunno, I just feel like a lot of the time I'm offering help or friendship that people don't want--or don't want from me, at least?
I'm being sort of rambling and incoherent right now. I guess what I wanna say is you have full permission to tell me to back off if I'm being annoying.  I prefer bluntness and honesty to polite kindness.  but also I like it when people approach me, too? 
if I miss/missed anything important, please feel free to fill me in; important is relative, here. it doesn't have to be that big
& mutuals, always feel free to ask for my skype/discord if you wanna chat more
like seriously I love interacting w people even if I'm occasionally a lazy shithead about doing it sometimes

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BlackLenore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thx u so much for visiting mah page :hug:
btw, ur art is very berry beautiful :heart:
scarypickle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
thanks for the watch!
aikawarazu-desu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Nice gallery:)
32d Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the Watch!!! <3
DevilMarg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Hello ! 
I just bought a pen tablet because I wanted to try the digital art, but I don't like the result at all. 
So I wanted to ask you some questions :
-which software do you use (for example, to draw your beautiful Lycanroc :-) ) ? (I tried on Gimp)
-Have you got some advice ?Because I really wanted to try it...but I can't see how it is possible to do something good with this thing :< (especially for the colors)

    Thank you :3
aikawarazu-desu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I use PaintTool SAI! if you ever end up using this, I can show you some of the brushes & techniques that I use that are specific to the program which might help you out n_n
honestly, though, when it comes down to it--a large part of it is getting used to working with a new medium and finding what feels "right" for you.  I remember when I first started with my tablet, I was terrible and everything I did felt clumsy.  But...the more I drew with it, the more I improved.
A couple of things that really helped me improve quite a bit though:

-making good use of layers (some people like drawing all on one layer, but I find it much easier to organize and rearrange things if need-be if they are on separate layers)
-if you're using a program that allows you to flip/mirror your canvas, do this frequently.  it gives you a fresh look at it and helps you see if something is out of place (I do this probably several times a minute)
-if your sketch isn't looking good, turn that layer to a low opacity and then start drawing on top of it onto a new layer and keep pushing things into place. sometimes I do this 3-4 times before I get lines I'm happy with
-if your program has a stabilizer tool, use it!  It feels a little weird at first, but now I can't draw without it...
-For colors, remember there are settings to adjust them later until they start looking right.  When you're shading, make good use of layer modes like multiply & shade, and use clipping groups or the lasso tool to help make things easier on you.  Oh! and try using line colors other than black.  Try out different brushes, too, until you find some that you get a good feel for

I hope this helps you somewhat and let me know if there's anything else I can answer for you or if there's anything else I can do to help.  drawing with a tablet can feel very awkward and frustrating at the start, but with enough practice, I'm sure you'll get used to it!
DevilMarg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Thank you for this big answer !! Really, it's very nice ^^
  I'll do my best to apply all your advice (PaintTool SAI is already on my computer :D)
And you're right, practicing it's the best to improve, so I have to learn to be patient
 Just a last question : how many time do you spend for one drawing ? (this will help me to know if I am REALLY too impatient XD)
     And thank you too for encouraging me !
aikawarazu-desu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!~
I know I take a veeery long time to work on things, so usually I end up spending 4-8 hrs before I'm satisfied with something.  That said, I know plenty of other people who are capable of just whipping something up in half the time no problem.  I wouldn't worry about the time you spend one one thing too much.  Just keep working on it until you feel it's looking like you wanted, or if things feel totally hopeless, you can always start fresh! This helps me sometimes
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make in the future! Ciel Smile!! 
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