So, should I make this into a totebag for SPX? Reblog, email, or tweet at me bc I can’t make tumblr allow responses on this post lol god bless u tumblr interface
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So, should I make this into a totebag for SPX? Reblog, email, or tweet at me bc I can’t make tumblr allow responses on this post lol god bless u tumblr interface

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@celineorelse   

Lettering today.

Lettering today.

Winter wardrobe project

Winter wardrobe project

Resources for litterial #arttips + #protips !

ofishel:

If anyone who follows me on twitter knows, I kind of hate #arttips and #protips. I hate them so much, I’ve pretty much ran wild on twitter being satirical about it. (ex1, ex2, ex3.) I feel that whenever someone throws out this hash tag, it is meant to be meaningful and helpful while it…

My friend Daniel Fishel has some excellent resources for people just starting out in the illustration world. I figured I’d share some links I’ve also found really helpful: 

1. How To Become a Designer Without Going to Design School Karen created a brilliant teach-yourself-design syllabus; I kind of wish I’d taken a year off before starting college to do this myself had this existed all those years ago. 

2. How to Start Your Illustration Career Nate Williams wrote this really helpful and comprehensive guide to building an illustration career from the ground up; when I was starting out this really helped me. 

3. Why Your Concept Art Portfolio Is Being Ignored Part 1 and 2. I feel like this should be required reading for art school students; it’s not just for fantasy artists either. 

4. Don’t Go To Art School Noah Bradley makes a case for skipping art school and creating your own custom art education for just $10k (considering the price of a private art school, that’s a savings). He has some great ideas here and can certainly be applied in a continuing studies context. Some of his resources are more geared toward fantasy/concept art, but it’s all useful stuff. 

The next few links are just some general reference things I’ve found to be *personally* helpful and aren’t really about becoming an artist, they’re just very handy to have on hand. 

5. World Building Resource Thinking about making a comic or writing a story set in another world? This will help you consider every possible aspect of fleshing it out. Check out this blog’s tags to find even more info about any and every aspect of writing a believable world with believable characters inhabiting it. 

6. Rookie: How to Make a Zine Making a zine is something everyone should do at least once in their life. This tutorial inspired me to make my first zine, Over You Nanook. 

7. Figure and Gesture Drawing Tool One hour every day before anything else. 

8. Citizen Sketcher I personally think everyone should keep a sketchbook, not just artists. This is a great blog about urban sketching that inspired me to get back into it. 

9. Making Comics Master List Faith Erin Hicks was kind enough to compile some recommendations for making comics; I am constantly referring back to it as I wade into the comics world. 

10. Jake Wyatt’s Perspective process. Pretty self explanatory, and very helpful for spatially challenged dyscalculia-havers like myself. 

Hope that helped! Reblog and add on your own useful links if you want :) 

Celine

Drawing mountains today

Drawing mountains today

HONEY Issue #1 is back in my shop. Thanks everyone for waiting!

HONEY Issue #1 is back in my shop. Thanks everyone for waiting!

one more

one more

Picked up my finished pieces from The Baltimore Clayworks, where I recently took a four-week intro to ceramics class. Thank you so much to Bianka Groves for her patience and enthusiasm.  

Picked up my finished pieces from The Baltimore Clayworks, where I recently took a four-week intro to ceramics class. Thank you so much to Bianka Groves for her patience and enthusiasm.  

Val’s Black ceramic orchid planter and dish
Bianka Groves and me. 

Val’s Black ceramic orchid planter and dish

Bianka Groves and me. 

Ceramic tea mug

Bianka Groves and me

Ceramic planter and dish

Bianka Groves and me. 

Ceramic Planter
Bianka Groves & Me

Ceramic Planter

Bianka Groves & Me

Anonymous asked: Just bought Honey. You'll keep us updated on when the next one comes out, yes? C:

Hi Anon, thank you so much! Of course, when MOTHER and HONEY #2 come out I won’t shut up about it :)

Plein Air painting in DC for my birthday

Plein Air painting in DC for my birthday

Anonymous asked: I am having a super hard time following the direction in your comics. What is your panel layout or what is the best way to read your comic?

Wow, I’m really sorry to hear that! You’re the first person who has brought this issue to my attention, so I’m honestly surprised. My comics follow the standard american system of left to right, top to bottom. “You Should Know Where You Come From” can be read as a series of tiny vignettes closely following each other. I hope that helps; if there’s any part you want clarification on I can do my best! Thank you for taking the time to read my comic and commenting.