Some more inks
Couple more to go!
Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
2 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
I've been meaning to participate for years and almost forgot again until I was reminded by @teFlyingNinj , so here are unedited drawings from the first week. I'll probably go through and make digital edits later because there are definitely major areas that need touch ups. Most of these have been done during breaks at work.
It's really nice working with traditional again and I'm thinking for future illustration projects I'll take the traditional route with post-digital edits. There's no way I would've gotten these ideas going all digital.
Background gradient to be added, turns out this paper isn't great with watered down inks ;-;
Anyone else participating? If you draw at all you should, no matter how good you think you are! It's a great exercise, but I'm pretty sure I'm making these way too elaborate.
I'll post these week by week as I get them done!
3 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
Now that we have changed management, I can finally post these pictures.
In our store, we had a store manager. Amongst other annoying characteristics, he was very positive. Overbearingly optimistic, shoving 500 cc of happy and smiles down our throats at every morning meeting.
How optimistic was he? This was our elevator. I only show one wall, but all the elevator walls were plastered like this
I know what you're thinking, holy shit, right?
Partially fueled by spite, I did this on my last day of my temp period last year:
Besides that, here's a scribble. I'll have to shove almost all drawing to the back burner for the next couple of weeks, except for a few promised graphics and a small comic project.
I'm not usually one to get excited about clothes but AHHHHH I am in love with my coat and new flower-embroidered jeans for fall, they look goooorrgeous~
I need to stop drawing myself so much.
Have any of you had to deal with a difficult manager before?
4 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
Edit: Fixed some stuff in the images that bugged me
Now that Shitfest 2017 is over I've been catching up with the OCC comic. Took a small break from it and did these. First two of a series featuring characters of another thing I will probably never do but I draw anyway
And then I've been meaning to do this for a very long time, so here is the meme thing where you draw the contents of your bag. Might have to see a bigger size to read some of it, though
Have anything weird or unique that you carry around?
5 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
If you have pictures of me tell meeeee
Spent almost a week in Austin for RTX. Saw internet frands. Drank lots of water at bars because I don't drink. Was better about food this year and didn't forget to eat meals (oops). Went to the RWBY panel and then a bunch of smaller panels about animation. Was disappointed in the RT store because I have boobs and unisex shirts suck and was meh about everything else. Shared a room with 7 other girls in a hostel, left room, came back to realize my alarm (a super cut of Micheal saying BALLS BALLS BALLS BALLS) had been going off for 15 minutes. @andytheciderman stayed in the room next door, a fact I became aware of after hearing a phone vibrate through the wall after every group Discord message
I wasn't crazy paranoid about it or anything. Went to OCC meet up, made the mistake of ordering a cheese calzone, and played Uno and MDB with buddies and abused poor @GreenBull92 after pulling a bullshit +8 move on me. Was at Fado's like 20 times. Probably bugged @Kikyobutt and @teFlyingNinj too much but they fed me Tex-Mex anyway. Had one day free after and saw the bats and toured the capital building.
As usual, I didn't take very many pictures. Get ready for the super egotistical part of the journal because all these pics have me in them. First few in Raven cosplay.
Accidental-half-closed-Imma-kill-you glare from @Izayer :
Better expression, but not as well lit. Just before fixing my mask because the klutz that I am broke part of it off, from Kikyobutt:
Favorite of my photos, note Gus mask glare in the back:
Me and my son:
Monty's bro, very cool guy btw and said he loved my cosplay:
Me and my other son:
Me (surprise) and @Ratatoskr improvising his cosplay since it wasn't given to him in time, which is pretty lame for him (also let me know if you don't want your face here):
where the fuck was I looking
In his lovely David cosplay:
If I go as Raven again in 2018, I'll have the sword and sheath and hopefully it'll be extendable too.
Until next year!
5 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
I'll keep it short since I don't like talking about it on the site much. There are lots that can't go and are probably sick of hearing about it by now.
Since school ended I've been running around from morning to night finishing things up for my trip, so I haven't had a good look at the schedule yet. In terms of panels I'm going to as many art and community related ones as possible. Of the big panels, I think I'll try one of the RWBY panels since I'll be decked out in my amazing birby cosplay. If you are going to any of those, let me know! On Friday night you can find me at the OCC meet up.
I finished up the rest of the tribal bird queen cosplay, continuing from the mask I made last summer. So if you see a Raven cosplay, it's probably me so say hey! I DEMAND IT. Not posting pictures of the cosplay yet because shush-shush surprise.
Face to look out for:
Somehow I managed a half-decent smiling one, and then on the days of my cosplay I'll probably look more like this:
Just follow the trails of snarky, scathing sarcasm and you'll probably find me at the end of it.
Otherwise I'll be carrying around drawing supplies again, so I can doodle things if people want them!
Are you going to RTX? Will you have a cosplay, panel, or any other sort of project? I want to know what I should look forward to!
5 months agoLamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm
Fuck fuck fuck.
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck. Fuck fuck.
Let's throw in some shit fuckity fuck cakes.
I'm going to hate writing about this. Serious personal journals aren't my forte.
Today I finished a terrible - no, that needs to be upgraded - the most mentally draining and relentless semester I've ever had. The winter and spring of 2017, they have not treated me well. It's like my thoughts were not my own. It was very well one of my lowest points so far, caused by several factors that joined together to deliver one massive blow.
I repeatedly tried to do creative works to get me out of whatever I had, but it all turned to black. That's not an expression, but it fits so well. My hands felt tainted. As someone who is hellbent on being productive and always having a sharp mind, it was a mental state that I was very unfamiliar with. So when I needed to exhale, I mostly stuck to cosplay props and tiny passive projects to try to carry me out of that blackness.
The only positives I can draw from it are that I feel better about who I am as a person than I did before all this. My outlook on things didn't change drastically, but it was a tweak that made me see things in a different light. Now I just need a change of scenery.
After RTX I'm spending 6 months in Vermont tying up loose ends for school. After that? I'm....really not sure. My biggest priority will be finding a good stable job, ideally related to digital imaging. I might give the Czech Republic one last chance in a different city, stay in Vermont a bit longer, or maybe I'll move somewhere else entirely. Nothing is really tying me down to a particular place.
That was probably too much.
Or maybe just enough for internet friends I don't see in real life often.
I'm not even sure why I wrote it. I never really talk about emotions and things like this.
Maybe for closure.
I really appreciate you guys. Even with the site functionality being shit, if it weren't for you guys on the site and my two best friends, as bad as it was, it could have been much worse. After a month of not feeling like trash, despite having an exam period, I can confidently say that things are alright now. RTX will be a great bookend for the suckville 2017 has been for me so far.
As promised here are some gifs of doggos doing dumb things!
What are your favorite gifs of derp puppers? Or have any other dumb animal gifs? c:
24 years old, US / Czech hybrid of sorts.
People usually call me Mish, I don't dance, and I like cherry tomatoes and bunnies. I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to spicy food.
I'm pretty open to friend requests for now, so feel free to shoot me one.
Ladies of Rooster Teeth
Future Animators of RoosterTeeth
RT New England
Church of Dopp
Can't say I have, no, but I'm sure it's good! I'm from the way Northeast (I'm basically Canadian) so there wasn't much of it around. I've had the Czech equivalent which is guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?
| Asked by: AgentWashingtub008 9 months ago
First reaction to question: Holy shit that is very specific.
Feather pens look cool and all, but I wouldn't be able to stand the orange ink. In which case hands down I'd take the mask. I probably wouldn't use it a whole lot because I'm never really tempted by those types of x-ray vision scenarios (I really don't need to see nor care about people dicking around in their own places) but I reckon a situation will come by at some point to prove handy.
Also who is this old woman and were is she getting these mystical items from? Can I choose her? I want her. She can randomly hand me magic things and I'll go oooohh aaahhh at them.
As a roommate: Definitely a fish
As a sibling: A chicken
As a lunch choice: Always and forever chicken
I mean I'd rather eat chocolate than the dried up seed pods of Mexican orchids.
Ice cream? Neither, I'm one of few that isn't too keen on ice cream. If so, strawberry is where it's at.
| Asked by: LtTank 1 year ago
(Oops completely forgot about this, my b)
Realistic answer: I'd like to teach an art program that covers a variety of mediums. Not just traditional figure drawing but also digital typography, simple animation, etc.
Unrealistic answer: I'd love to teach a class called How to Create, Maintain, and Properly Join a Line at Train Station Ticket Windows because apparently the people of Olomouc have no idea how lines work. The name of the school would be The Ideal World Academy.
| Asked by: SarahKA77 1 year ago
Oh wow, thank you <3
Specifically for digital art, a drawing tablet is pretty much 100% necessary for the stuff I do, mice are inaccurate and really unnatural. Pretty much all of my drawings are done in Photoshop or Fire Alpaca (an awesome free alternative to Ps!), but I know some people that never touch Ps and use something like SAI or Corel instead. I find process videos of digital art to be really helpful for learning program functions in a practical context. But for the very basics, I'm sure there are tons of videos on YouTube that can explain them 6163464641 times better than me. I know almost all the ins and outs of Ps because I've been using it and teaching myself since I was 12, mostly by accidentally hitting keys and figuring out what they do.
I usually do a hand sketch first and then take a terrible picture of it with my phone and trace it in Ps, but lately I've been doing everything digitally but it just doesn't feel as natural as having a pencil and paper. :l
I also find it really important to collect images that I like from the internet. I constantly revisit them to see what I like about them and if I can incorporate it into my drawing. I've got a big folder with ~26,000 images (heh) and then a smaller one with ones I really have a liking for with about 100 images.
Hm, I think that's all I can think of for right now that isn't obvious, like to keep at it and practice.
TLDR: I guess the videos are best for learning functions and then studying other people's work to learn how to use those functions is the best method. Hope it helps at least a little!~