Category: drawing

Had my first day off on Saturday, after 2 week…

Had my first day off on Saturday, after 2 weeks of working 12-15 hrs a day. IT FELT GOOD. (the day off haha)

I’m so exhausted but at the same time I’m learning so so much while working on these projects. Pushing my boundaries like never before probably. And most of the time I am so far past my comfort zone I can’t even see it on the horizon lol but I can literally feel the improvement day by day and that’s like the best feeling ever. It gets me so excited that I just wanna draw more and ‘try’ my new skills or something. I don’t think I’ve ever even felt that but there you go. Everyday something new haha

Okay enough rambling, gotta get back to work. 

Also lately I’ve been a bit more active on Instagram, so if you wish feel free to check it out <3

I guess my art is in the &lsquo;pink on a yell…

I guess my art is in the ‘pink on a yellow background’ phase now ☀️🐤

Anyway, I finally managed to create something fully coloured on my iPad, from start to finish! yay! 

I’m really starting to enjoy drawing in Procreate tho. In a way it’s not super comfortable because of some small technical restrictions, like the lack of clipping layers and colour history. Or having to open the colour palette every time I need to change colours. 

But on the other hand it feels really liberating. Like I don’t feel that strong urge to make everything perfect, maybe exactly because of these issues. I don’t want to go through all the trouble sometimes and I accept that things will just be messier because I’m lazy. I love that <3 It’s amazing how different your art can be if you just switch tools. It completely changes the way you approach things. 

I shared some WIP videos of this drawing in my Instagram stories, so if you’re interested in seeing more of these things feel free to follow me there:) 

and here’s the timelapse video of me drawing J…

and here’s the timelapse video of me drawing Jack, hope you’ll like it! 
You can see the full image in my previous post. 


So you saw the backgrounds, and now here’s Jac…

So you saw the backgrounds, and now here’s Jack! One of the characters I designed for Studio Geppetto’s short VR film. 

I also did a time lapse video of the process. It’s up on my YouTube channel so if you’re interested here’s a link ! Hope you’ll enjoy watching it :))

after another pause, I’m backkkk:) 

after another pause, I’m backkkk:) 

It’s been a while since I’ve done any studies, so I thought it was about time now. 

Since Tumblr is not very interactive, here is a little Instagram Challenge for you:)

Here is a link to the ref pack that I used to create these expressions. I invite you all to pick at least 4 and do studies of them. Whether you draw the actual girl on the picture with realistic proportions and all, or you do it like me – putting the expressions on a character, it doesn’t matter. Just do at least 4 studies, post them on Instagram and tag me. I would love to see your take on this exercise and even give some feedback if anyone needs it 🙂 

here is my IG 

some exploration sketches of my D&amp;D charac…

some exploration sketches of my D&D character Freya. Though I will have to change her outfit with something warmer. 

I want to make a whole clean character sheet with some poses and expressions of her. Let’s hope this happens soon. 

//if you want to see more sketches and WIPs, I post these on my Instagram account, so feel free to follow me there if you wish ^^

because 13 hours of work just weren’t enough h…

because 13 hours of work just weren’t enough haha

I posted the process on my Instagram stories, you can check them out here if you like. You will also see the different colour combinations that I had in mind at first. 

when you want to stay in your comfort zone but…

when you want to stay in your comfort zone but also want to try new things and experiment.
might as well just dye my hair blue okay. 

This is going to be a bit long and probably a tad too honest but I need to get it off my chest once and for all. 

My life revolved around drawing and creating for the past few years. And while other aspects of it weren’t always as good, this was going well. Art was my Thing. But then life happened, both in a good and bad way and everything turned upside down. When I look back I think I was the most productive and creative when I wasn’t really very happy, or when I didn’t care to be. For a while I was just going with the flow and I didn’t bother to make my life better in any other way so I focused all my time and energy on improving my art. Apparently it worked.

Okay but then you grow and change, you find happiness again, you get to know yourself a bit better, and you find more things that you get excited about so it’s not just your art anymore. So what do you do then?
How do I find the balance between working as a full-time artist, drawing for fun, actually improving my art skills, working on my portfolio and also doing other things that I love? How am I supposed to sit and draw for fun in the evening, when I’ve spent most of my day drawing for work? How do I keep that shitty little spark alive? 

Lately I discovered how much I actually love music and I want to do that too, I want it to be a part of my life. But I feel like the joy I get from playing the guitar has replaced the joy I used to get from drawing for myself, and I’m having mixed feelings about this.

I’m not really enjoying art anymore. There’s too much pressure and it became an obligation, so now whenever I get the chance to do something else – I do something else. I avoid art. I scroll through art on my FB feed so quickly. I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to think about it if it’s not during my working hours. And not even then.

But that’s not who I am really and I don’t know what to do about it. I feel like I’ve lost something along the way and I want to get it back but I also want to keep all these cool new things that came on its place. I want to be inspired and creative but I also want to be happy and do other stuff as well.
I honestly feel as if I’m slowly losing myself or something, and like I’m not trying hard enough. I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. Guess I’m not the only one struggling with this but still, I really thought I had it figured out. 

But I don’t know, maybe the thing I actually need to change is my mindset. Maybe it’s okay not to draw 24/7 and maybe, just maybe the world won’t fucking stop if I don’t devote 900% of my existence to art. Maybe it’s not all about being crazy good at one thing and not doing anything else, but rather about actually enjoying the ride and stuff, I don’t know. Maybe that’s what they mean when they say it’s not a competition. But then again you’re too young and stupid to accept the fact that you don’t have to be the best at something, and that it’s actually okay not to be. Because nobody gives a fuck really. 

Don’t Let Time Rob You Of Your Artistic Goals

Don’t Let Time Rob You Of Your Artistic Goals

Lars Martinson is a cartoonist who spent 13 years making a comic called Tonoharu, which he thought would take three or four years to publish. In this video he shares his experience and how, as artists, we need to be careful about being too perfectionistic with our work. Martinson talks about how he refused to cut any corners or do anything in a simpler or faster way, because he felt that would be traitorous to the concept of being the true artist.

More than a decade later, Martinson regrets that he spent so much time on a single project. He explains that if he continued to follow this path, he might end up making maybe two or three projects in his lifetime before he would be too old to do more. He states: “I’m willing to completely overhaul the way I produce art, right down the very medium I’m working in.” Martinson said he hopes to reduce his output time from several years to a few months.

There’s a lot more to the video that underlines the importance of time management and flexibility in your creative projects, and it stands out as a strong guide for younger artists who have not yet made some of these mistakes. As Martinson so aptly states, time is the factor. You can’t have it back if you use too much of it on one project.


Anastasia Korochansckaja  –  http://balaa.cgs…

Anastasia Korochansckaja
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