new mobile cleaners arrived in time for AWA!!

new mobile cleaners arrived in time for AWA!!

— 14 hours ago with 215 notes
here’s one of the extra things i was hoping would arrive in time for AWA — more coin purses!

here’s one of the extra things i was hoping would arrive in time for AWA — more coin purses!

— 3 days ago with 366 notes

a new print i’ll have at AWA! but if you can’t make it to the con, you can pick one up online at society6 or redbubble

— 4 days ago with 1582 notes
#cg  #digital  #oc  #ikkakujuu  #art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr 
khatnips asked: hey bara, i was wondering what is your computer tower? I remember seeing a photo you posted, it seems like you have an ibuypower revolt and i was curious what specs do you have on it. thank you


Answer:

yep! i got it last year with an i5, 16gb ram, geforce GTX 650 ti, one 120gb ssd for windows and a 1tb hdd for everything else

— 5 days ago with 23 notes
sugarplumfran asked: "Senpai School" sounds like an anime.


Answer:

the best anime

i hope someone out there is making it as we speak

— 5 days ago with 40 notes
kamenkyuuketsuki asked: I just wish to say that you're a really big inspiration for me as a artist and I love your stuff! May I ask, how long does it take you to do a piece of art you post on here and what program do you make it with? :3


Answer:

thank you <3 i use photoshop cc for most of my stuff. time spent varies wildly per piece, and tbh i don’t think it matters too much since everyone works in different ways and at different paces!

— 5 days ago with 11 notes
ohheyraye asked: Hi bara chan! I'm a big fan out your work! I was wondering if u had any tips for someone who's shy and has had an artblock for years? I follow a bunch of artists on here and twitter, but too scared to talk to them or start drawing again. Thank u!


Answer:

thank you!! hopefully this old post of mine will help you with the art block problem: http://barachan.tumblr.com/post/21308546621/ive-been-letting-things-that-i-want-to-ask-you-about

as for talking to other artists, the #1 thing is to just remember that they’re human beings sorry to dismissively link you to other things ahhh but there was actually a perfect article i found about this a while ago, it lists everything better than i can: http://phantom42.tumblr.com/post/78476412132/so-youve-decided-to-talk-to-an-artist

the only thing i would add is that most artists are ok with nice compliments and art chat, but they get that sort of thing all day long, often with strings attached. it’s even nicer when someone realizes they’re a human with possible hobbies and interests outside of art, so if you notice that an artist you follow shares a similar non-art interest as yourself (dogs, a band, a video game genre, pizza, etc,) feel free to mention it and see if it sparks more of a convo

good luck!

— 5 days ago with 53 notes

depending on whether or not they arrive in time, i may have even more new goodies for you all at AWA!

also, i won’t be able to accept sketch preorders for AWA due to my current workload, sorry…but if you’d still like to commission me at the con, please come early and bring printed references. thank you!!

— 5 days ago with 802 notes
#conventions  #merchandise  #awa 
new stickers! will have these at AWA, and then leftovers online afterward

new stickers! will have these at AWA, and then leftovers online afterward

— 1 week ago with 426 notes
kriswinter asked: I loved the info provided on your mini-faq. I've been worried for a while here that I would need to switch gears in order to be able to sell anything, I see now that I just need to work harder at it. Speaking of though, I was wondering what sort of hours do you keep to be able to keep pumping out this amazing work? Normal sort of work hours like 9 - 5, or are you one of those artists that draw all day long?


Answer:

it depends a lot on my current deadlines and workload — freelancing is super erratic, it’s always either too much work or too little image often there are things i have to do for work apart from drawing, too, like paperwork or sending merchandise designs off for print. buuuut usually this is my routine, and then i take a couple days off each week to run errands or lounge or whatever. imo it’s definitely easier to be more productive if you stick to a routine and set aside some recharge time, instead of trying to force yourself to somehow work ALL THE TIME, or procrastinating and feeling guilty about it. to-do lists help too! good luck <3

— 1 week ago with 39 notes