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Are you going to go watch The Boxtrolls? If you did I would love to hear your criticism on it@Anonymous
Tomorrow!! I am a big fan of what LAIKA puts out—I think they’re doing a lot of daring things for mainstream feature length films. Coraline was my favorite. I took issue with the pacing and certain beats in ParaNorman, but I also think they pushed the story (Norman’s walk to school is one of my favorite animated storytelling scenes of all time) and technology (Aggie!!) to a lot of fantastic places. So yes! Watch the story blog soon for my thoughts. I’m hopefully going to be better about updating it.
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I saw your sailor bee from bee and puppycat and was wondering if people were aloud to cosplay it? ouo@Anonymous
GO FOR IT, MY FRIEND. And when you do, submit it to the Bee and Puppycat blog so everyone can see your fabulous self.
TAGGED: Anonymous arielle talks a lot By the way this gif is probably the best thing I made during my internship.
Can you do cosplay tutorials? I've seen your cosplay everywhere and would love for you to talk about your process of making your costumes! (Especially Mabel)@Anonymous
Here’s how I cosplay:
Step 1: Find a character I like.
Step 2: Beg my super talented older sister to make me look cool.
Step 3: She does, because she is an extremely nice person.
Step 4: I put it on.
I’ve been telling her forever to make a blog to document all her cosplay process. (As I’ve mentioned before, the Bee costume she made for me ultimately led to me being hired as an intern at Frederator.)
For now, you can check out her Instagram where she posts progress pictures during convention seasons. She’ll be working on Frozen's Elsa and Hawkeye's Kate Bishop (FOR ME!!!) this month for New York Comic Con.
Examples of her handiwork can be found underneath the Read More.(Excuse the mirror selfies. Since I do artist alley at most conventions, I don’t often get a chance to photograph the costumes.)
TAGGED: Anonymous arielle talks a lot cosplay the only reason I'm even posting this many pictures of myself at once is to show off my sister's work
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TAGGED: Kate Bishop Hawkeye comics fashion illustration arielle draws A warm up before I draw something Hawkeye related for a good friend. :) DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT LOOKING AT PURPLE CLOTHES TO BUY ONLINE there is surprisingly not that much good stuff from my usual places though BUT STILL I NEVER BUY PURPLE CLOTHES AND NOW THIS ONE CHARACTER HAS SEEPED INTO MY LIFE CHOICES IN A MATTER OF DAYS Those flats are in my cart as we speak.
Quick general life update, because I’ve had some anons asking me lately:
Basically, I’m good. I’m less stressed than I’ve been in ages now that Otakon and a few other huge deadlines have been taken care of. I have a few other projects I’m dealing with too, but I’ve set healthier time frames around them.
I’ve realized that I always put too much on my plate and I need to handle things one step at a time and reevaluate how I manage my time. More and more I’ve been understanding just how precious my time is. I’m backlogged on email responses and other things for other people, but I’m going to be dealing with them today and tomorrow FINALLY. I have a to-do list and everything is going to get crossed off this weekend.
Other things that are new for me: I got a part time job selling tea, which I am very excited for because that means I get a lot of good tea half-off. I’m working on volume 2 of Ladies of Literature (and if you want to apply to be an artist, you totally should.) I’m taking an online Figure Invention class in September that I absolutely can’t wait to get started on. I’m going to be opening online commissions soon. And I scored tickets to NYCC (and it was ridiculously hard to get them this year!)
So that’s me right now. Post-grad life kind of throws you for a loop, but I’m getting back on track.
TAGGED: arielle talks a lot life delete later The thing no one tells you about post grad is that there are whole days where you just don't feel like doing anything. And instead of drawing you marathon stuff on netflix. It sucks but it's what happens. But just remember to keep focus.
how the fuck do you draw hands so well teach me your ways sensei@Anonymous
Hands have gone from the bane of my existence to some of my favorite things to draw.
A lot of people get intimidated by drawing hands. Aside from the usual advice “draw from life” and “use reference,” here’s what you need to do. All those appendages and moving parts can be daunting. But what it comes down to is this: treat hands as you would treat the thing that you love drawing. Know what you like. For me: I love drawing faces and the curves of the body.
So when I study hands from life, I try to interpret them in a way that makes drawing them fun for me.
And so all the studying from life bleeds into how I draw hands in everything else:
(excerpted hands from my capstone)
Everyone always says “keep practicing” but I get you—sometimes stuff just seems super boring or too difficult to keep drawing, so you default to drawing the same things over and over again. The best way to combat that is to find something you DO like about drawing difficult things. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
TAGGED: Anonymous arielle talks a lot another relevant example: the thing I like drawing about men is being able to draw steve rogers LOL. whatever works art related questions