23 Apr 14
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1 day ago
Here’s a quick sketch of Odell before I head to bed.
I know I haven’t used my blend coloring a lot lately, but I just try to loosen up a bit before I go back to serious buisness. There’s just so many character’s of mine who is begging for a new picture of themselves and it’ll never happen if I keep being such a perfectionist.. and when I blend my pictures, it takes a lot of time. So, yeah. I don’t have to excuse myself. Just saying.

Here’s a quick sketch of Odell before I head to bed.

I know I haven’t used my blend coloring a lot lately, but I just try to loosen up a bit before I go back to serious buisness. There’s just so many character’s of mine who is begging for a new picture of themselves and it’ll never happen if I keep being such a perfectionist.. and when I blend my pictures, it takes a lot of time. So, yeah. I don’t have to excuse myself. Just saying.

23 Apr 14
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1 day ago
Hey, just wanted to say that your tutorials are really cool! They've helped me a lot :D
Anonymous

Thank you! Expect more in the future!

23 Apr 14
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1 day ago
Here’s a new member of Arañas; Valencia.

Here’s a new member of Arañas; Valencia.

22 Apr 14
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1 day ago

This is for the person who sent the fanmail asking how I’d ‘correct’ the old picture I did when I was 16 and still keep the style, and why one should learn anatomy although one’s style is nowhere near realistic and/or extremely simplistic.

As for the old picture, I lined down the anatomy in the original picture. You can see that the anatomy is horribly off. First of there is no reason for her to sit like that; so I changed the position. Her neck would break so long it is, and her torso is nearly non-existent. With a few changes you can see how I made the picture still look like the original style, without any horrible anatomical flaws. Sure, there’s still some, but at least you can look at it.

And why then do you need to know anatomy while when you don’t draw realisticly? You’ve heard it before; if you know how to draw anatomy, you’ll know how to twist it. Also, your art will appear much more natural and flowing. Nothing will look off when you know how to tweak things. You’ll know how to keep the balance. Be careful when following the style of animated cartoons. First of all; when things are animating, your eye doesn’t exactly have time focusing on what looks off. Second of all; they’re still artists. It doesn’t mean they can’t do things wrong. (*cough*off models) Thirdly, cartoons are usually ridiculously simplified because it IS animated. It’s just easier to animate things that doesn’t have much details, especially in older cartoons.

Then someone comes and says "but Powerpuff Girls is wrong, too, and no one complains!"
Frist of all, PPG do look off. They’re freaky. I even thought that as a kid… but. They still look well-balanced. Technically, their anatomy still works. Well, sort of. To a certain degree. Have you seen bad PPG-fanart? It’s possible; and it’s proof that even with such simplicity things can go wrong. And then there’s this thing; have you seen the other characters of the show? Thought about their anatomy and how they balance them? Yes, exactly! Also, again. It’s animated. And this goes for other cartoons as well, including anime.

So there yo go!

21 Apr 14
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2 days ago

Three rough sketches I did today of characters I haven’t drawn for a while. I tried to be as quick as possible, to stop being such a perfectionist and just enjoy drawing my characters for a bit. 

Mikala/Miki is a dude who can change shape into a child and then lures creeps to come close so that he can eat them.

Then there’s Cibril who’s the next leader of of a corrupt sci-fi city.

and then there’s Hadi, Mesec’s twisted little brother.

21 Apr 14
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2 days ago
I'm 16 and want to draw anime, I'm not that good, but I learn from tutorials and stuff... do you think its hope for me getting good at drawing? should I just give up since I'm "old" and didnt start when I was 10/11/12 years?
Anonymous

Never give up! It’s never too late. Don’t even think the thought. I can promise you this. I know people who has started just recently and they draw amazing; and they’re around their late 20’s. I’ve been drawing since I was a child and that doesn’t exactly show, I’m afraid. So no. Just cause you have been drawing since you were a little doesn’t make you better; and because you’re starting late doesn’t make you bad.

Here’s the thing, however. It still requires time. You need to practice a lot to gain skills. You don’t magically get them like that. It takes patience. You won’t be your best at first. It might take years; but you will get there eventually. Just never give up. You know how I drew when I was around 16?

This is sadly the worst example I can show you for now; I didn’t upload any of my worst drawings. Surely my coloring was alright, it certainly had gotten better, but really, look at it. Look at her anatomy. Ahhjskdhkjfhf And this was two years earlier:

And trust me, it can get even worse; but I’ll spare you the pain. You can just look through the blog and have a good laugh, instead.

And you know what? You’ll never be at your best. At least you won’t think so. You’ll always want to improve, and get better. There will be times you’ll be so furious with your art and feel like you’re not getting better. But trust me, you will. And that’s the whole fun thing with drawing. To challenge yourself. So don’t let your age or beginner-skills get in your way. We all start somewhere and it’s never too late for it. No matter how fuckin’ cliché that sounds, haha.

Also, a tip: It’s a great thing you’re following tutorials, they can be mighty useful. However, don’t rely too much on them. Use them as inspiration. Even as someone who creates tutorials; all artists are flawed, and so can their tutorials also be. Twist them to your liking; you never need to follow them step-by-step. I’ll say… The most reliable references will be your mirror, eyes and photographs. Even if you’re drawing ‘anime’ and not realistically, you’ll need to at least understand basic anatomy, for example, to be able to twist it to your liking.

And another thing! Anime comes in many different styles. c;

21 Apr 14
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2 days ago
Where can I find all your tutorials, like do you have another blog with just tutorials or do i have to scroll down your blog and find them
Anonymous

Actually, if you look at the buttons on my sidebar you’ll see a link that says “Tutorials”. 

Or, you could type in this URL: zemael.tumblr.com/tagged/tutorial

Or just click here, haha. c:

21 Apr 14
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2 days ago
Du är ju skit duktig
Anonymous

Åh! Tack så jättemycket!

21 Apr 14
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2 days ago
2, 18 and 23 were cool.
Anonymous

Thanks! I’m working on them at the moment. C:

17 Apr 14
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Itzel ref! Imma use this for the outfits I designed for her. c:

The base is originally naked, but I dunno, didn’t feel like uploading that version. Perhaps if I get asked to, haha. Been a while since I last cellshaded. c: And excuse the anatomy; I just tried not to be too picky about it. 

edit: okay I got asked. (nsfw/nudity)

(via zemael)

16 Apr 14
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1 week ago

I’ll remove this later once I’ve made more less-sketchy and all-over-the-place designs of these, but I need some advice. Which ones do yo like the most, if you ignore the incredible sketchiness, Combos could be nice too?

edit: added 9 to 12, forgot those orz

11 Apr 14
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1 week ago

Shit I’ll start being more active, I promise. I’ll try to draw everyday from today and upload it. After all, I’m free this week. c:

6 Apr 14
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2 weeks ago
2 and 8 :)
piecespoetry

2. Show your pencil case and what’s inside.

It’s this lil practical thing with bunch of everything inside! The stuff I like to use the most.

8. Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?

I do! I like usually music with no lyrics when I draw, because I get lost in the “feeling” then. I like to listen at stuff like E.S. Posthumus, Globus, Two Steps from Hell, Assassin’s Creed OST, etc! Favorites variate, depending on mood and whatnot. Right now I’m obsessed with Homestead and Earth from AC’s soundtrack! u v u

4 Apr 14
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2 weeks ago
3 &1 (I your still answering)
mundanethingsforrobin

Of course Im still answering! C: Im artblocked as fuck and need to entertain myself. Lmao.

3. “Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a “doodle” it is.”

imageI was practicing poses but I was too artblocked to actually be able to draw something detailed or.. accurate.

1. Take a picture of your workspace.

BEWARE OF MY MESSY MESS. I don’t really have a workplace. I have my tiny desk and my bed. I don’t actually like to use my big fancy screen for drawing, interestingly enough. I enjoy my laptop screen.

And yes, that is a teddy. His name is Sandra. Don’t judge >8Cimage

As you can see I’ve got both my tablet and a mini-speaker plugged in!

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… and THOSE speakers are literally over 10 years old.

I just put my tablet on my desk and plug in everything there. I love sitting in my chair but the desk itself sucks. It’s small and it’s unpractical and I can’t fit my legs anywhere. Sob. OTL

2 Apr 14
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3 weeks ago
For the art notes thingy: I think your art is lovely, it's proportional and realistic, but at the same time original and has a very special feel to it..? <3 LIKE TBH I'm pretty sure I'd be able to recognize your art style if I saw it somewhere else. The only thing that I think you could work on a bit more is your colouring. It seems a bit too blendy at times, but that's just me uwu Keep on being awesome
Anonymous

Ooooh thank you so much! Both for the critique and your lovely compliments! I’m especially surprised how you decided to critique the coloring. I don’t mind, really, I’m just surprised. In the past it used to be the only thing people complimented on my art, hahah

Anyway, I must ask, how do you mean by ‘too blendy’? I’m not entirely sure how you mean by that. And how can I fix it? c:

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