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Pessimistic mermaid by CrystalgemBabe

First of all, I want to say how much I love this and how much I want to draw a punk mermaid now. I love the idea because pretty, elegan...



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United Kingdom
Hi guys! I'm a 25 year old lass who enjoys autumn, soup and parrots. Welcome to my page and don't feel shy to say hi!
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Bowling for Soup
  • Reading: Giant Days
  • Watching: Not much at the moment!
  • Playing: Skulls of the Shogun
  • Eating: Cheesecake
  • Drinking: Water
Time for another update during the relative drought on this website!

So, what have I been doing? I've been very busy on this exhibition still, it's a HUGE piece (about 7 feet long) and all in pixels, so it's pretty crazy stuff. On the great side, I've become pretty proficient at pixel art, an art form I never thought I'd totally master and a technique I hadn't even attempted in my first year of uni three years ago, and here I am featuring in a pretty high profile show with it. Crazy, crazy stuff!

Oh, and here's another wee bit of news. I'll be graduating university soon (the ceremony is in November) and I am graduating with a First, a result that I am totally over the moon with and floored by. It's wonderful, amazing news and I am finding myself more grateful to my friends and family than ever, because I really believe that without their undying support (even when I was a total asshole on 2 hours sleep from frame cleanups) I would have never, ever managed it. Seriously, at the risk of sounding overly mushy, thank you to you guys too. The friends I have on here always had my back, have been patient during the quiet times, and given me a huge boost to my confidence. Thank you!!!

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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
qwertypictures Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaaaay! :iconohjoyplz:
MBBoxen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
:la: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party:
HubbubMTS Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Happy Birthday have a great day.
CalilTheGayPrince Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
porygon-J Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist
yo- as a point of interest, how long did it take for you to learn how to draw?
I've been trying for about a year, but I'm still not seeing the same kind of
quality as my peers. It's very frustrating. you have any personal exercises
or tips you used to follow? There's clearly something I'm not doing, but I'm
not sure what it is
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
yo! I've been drawing all my life, since I was very young, but only in recent 5-6 years been taking it super seriously. Personal exercises? other than draw ALL the time, practice practice practice, you gotta study. Study hard, study a lot... find classical artists who you admire, I love Degas and try to mimic his positions in my life drawing. Get out of your comfort zone, try new things all the time. Don't trap yourself in one style or technique, get out of the box occasionally and do something new. Also, learn new software. Don't limit yourself to one or two programs, and use them to your best advantage. I can post some of my sketchbook pages if you like, they're very different to my usual fare I put on here. 
porygon-J Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I love Degas too, dude- although I can never get a good
(and reasonably priced) book of his paintings- only his drawings.

Cheers- I've noticed that I've been sitting in a comfort zone for a while now.
I've been dancing around with animation, but I've never made anything with
sound or a story... that's definitely a scary thing for me. I think 3d art would be
shortly after that. zbrush looks terrifying. after effects makes me pee my pants,
but that shit looks like rocket science

Please do! I love looking at sketchbooks- sometimes I like an artist's sketchbook
more than their actual work, I'm ashamed to say
coffeebandit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :)
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student General Artist
No problemo! :D
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