internet-treasures-deactivated2 asked:

What is one way to get better at drawing (except practise) and how do you discover your own style



There is not exception to practice. You can read books and take classes and do figure drawing, but it’s all just practice. Sketchbooks should be filled with drawings, 1000’s of them. 

When I was young, I had to make 50 free throws a night. At first it would take me a 100 to get 50. Soon, after 1000’s of shots, it would take me 50 to hit 50. You practice and build your skill set. It takes time but it will happen. 

On finding your own style. Don’t worry, it will find you if you draw enough. In the beginning we don’t have enough experience drawing so we use someone else’s style as our base. Sooner or later, after years and 1000’s of pages of sketchbooks filled, the influences will start fall off and the way YOU draw will be there underneath. 

I don’t know if we FIND our own style as much as we let go of the styles we’re trying to use from others. 

Skottie Young. Listen to this man. Every artist you love has practiced like CRAZY for YEARS to do what they do. Keep sketching, keep trying new things, draw things you love, draw things you’ve never drawn before, keep pushing and your own unique voice WILL show itself. There are no shortcuts, no tricks, no easy paths. Practice practice practice.

"Letting Go" - my new Frozen giclee now available from Acme Archives.

This is a ltd edition of 50 paper and 50 canvas(EDIT. Canvas edition SOLD OUT)

Oswald & Ortensia clownin’ about in 1924


Monster Island - James and my contribution to Emerald City Comic Con’s 2012 Monsters & Dames book. We’ll be back with a new piece in the 2014 edition next March! :)

Just a reminder, James & I have a second tumblr feed where we post our non-fanart, original stuff like this :) So go check it out!


I like to share.  Sharing is sort of what I do.

But please don’t post big chunks of my website to Tumblr without attributions, okay?  I am a writer.  My words are my life.  Having them go around as public domain or “I dunno who wrote this, just somebody” hurts me, a lot.  It says I have no value as a creator, just as a content generator.  So please, please don’t.


Just so everyone knows I’m not some lone crazy woman here. ALL creators deserve proper attribution & a say in how their work is shared online. Don’t be a selfish lazy jerk please.

COMING SOON - “Letting Go”

My new Frozen giclee will be arriving Monday 9th from Acme Archives! You’ll see the full image when the store link goes live :)

SUPER excited to get this ready right on movie release time, so I hope everyone likes it. It’s only a limited edition of 50 paper($125ea) and 50 stretched canvas($245 ea)