Illegal organ trading mob queen waifu~ Dee is Anton’s boss. She’s a Russian-Armenian second gen immigrant that fronts as an entrepreneur for the Storyville race track, keeps a stable of artificial horses, and smuggles organs in old Slavic church relics.

MAKING REFERENCE SHEETS for the new personal project hhhhghhhh lines
Doctor ANTON DREVINOV is a seventh-generation bioengineered android working for the post-Soviet organ trade mafia in cyberpunk New Orleans.

MAKING REFERENCE SHEETS for the new personal project hhhhghhhh lines

Doctor ANTON DREVINOV is a seventh-generation bioengineered android working for the post-Soviet organ trade mafia in cyberpunk New Orleans.

Finished commission for lifeasatestrun !!

Finished commission for lifeasatestrun !!

The joy of fall. #murder #festive #fall

The joy of fall. #murder #festive #fall

(paracoma) →

Hey do any other artist friends use Pinterest to organize their references?

I found it to be way easier and more accessible than keeping tags on reference tumblrs, dumping inspo stuff under one blog, or even saving images on your drive (never to be seen again)

With a Chrome extension, you can basically right-click and pin an image from anywhere — your dashboard, Facebook, google search, forums…

A have a few boards dedicated to character costuming, composition, environments and the like. The only cumbersome part about it is finding the sources of images if you want more of the same, but again: Chrome’s right-click-search-image function makes that even easier.

Some artists run awesome boards like these too:

http://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

http://www.pinterest.com/geoffroi/morpho-bank-general/

http://www.pinterest.com/geoffroi/morpho-bank-humans/

http://www.pinterest.com/pascalblanche/creatureconcept/

http://www.pinterest.com/borjamontoro/references/

CHECK THEM OUT and let me know if you’re starting/running a board, I would love to share references and inspirations 8D

This week’s sketchbook junk.

More sketches/studies. White gouache and watercolor and a lil bit of Leyendecker.

More sketches/studies. White gouache and watercolor and a lil bit of Leyendecker.

Long nails.
20min warmup between Doing Actual Work

Long nails.

20min warmup between Doing Actual Work

I got a bunch of new brushes so I am testing them ALL AT ONCE.
Here’s a Lafey.

I got a bunch of new brushes so I am testing them ALL AT ONCE.

Here’s a Lafey.

Daily sketch! So handsome.

Daily sketch! So handsome.

Daily sketch. Hey buddy!

Daily sketch. Hey buddy!

Sad boys and forget-me-nots.
Painting something for myself between commissions.

Sad boys and forget-me-nots.

Painting something for myself between commissions.

Commission notes. Mmmmm scars.

Commission notes. Mmmmm scars.

Who else misses this asshole? Not me!!

(please embiggen, tumblr is terrible for horizontal images)

DA’s tutorials are full of so many ridiculous restrictions.

"Don’t color pick!"
"Don’t use the smudge tool!"
"Don’t dodge and burn!"
"Don’t reference screenshots!"

When, in reality, no one and I mean no one cares how you’ve achieved an image so long as it looks good. And it will look good if you have a solid understanding of the fundamentals and know how to ‘cheat’.

What is and isn’t great art vastly remains a matter of opinion, though.