Hey! Did you know using a CW doesn't hide your picture? It hides the text! So slapping a CW on nudes or NSFW is all well and good, but pointless! The eyeball is what you need to click to hide the picture!
I've started muting anyone who toots such pics w/o doing this. Others might do the same. Just so you know. (Yes, filters are helpful, too. But not everyone uses the exact words that you may try to filter.)
*A Public Service Announcement from a Very Crabby Person*

Question for mastoartists!

Can any watercolor pencil fans tell me if it's translucent w/out water? Not just to see the paper through it, but have the color show when it's backlit? (Lot of media, e.g. normal colored pencils, look blackish when backlit)

I'm looking for something like glass paint, but dry. Trying to make backlit animation without cels.

Did Mastadon just un-⭐ a bunch of things I'd favourited? :(

Wanted to do this based on a conversation with @justelise earlier.

It's kind of fun to try and represent how my mind interprets the world. There's a lot of feeling that goes with this which I haven't been able to represent, and sound is difficult to represent visually as well.

This is me at rest, in a group of people I'm relatively comfortable with. So just, right now.

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I was kinda blown away in class when we watched a film by one of the earliest animation artists, Winsor McCay. The stuff done previously was very flat, lacked detail and style, quality as would be expected: low (still fascinating to see).

Then we got to this guy. TIL I love him. (I'm sure it makes a bigger impact when you see earlier stuff first, but still..) Thought I'd share. It's fun. (BTW he hand-painted the film for color)


While I'm procrastinating (homework), I might as well throw some artwork in here. I'm not thrilled with it, but it's something.

For . Gir's such a simple design that I felt like I'd be cheating if I left him as a sketch. So I decided to add some color. Then Zim photobombed.

I was having some serious nib issues, so they're a bit messy.

With apologies to Jhonen Vasquez...

Hey guys, what drawing pens are your favorites? Looking for good, smooth, bold black ink (maybe various thicknesses?) (For colors I prefer India ink/nibs, so I just haven't tried many pens.) I need some for animation classes. Any recommendations?

If anyone's got a minute, I'd really appreciate feedback πŸ™


Is everything clear and working for everybody? Is the "colouring pages" page locked for patrons only? Is the accordion thing that lets you flip through the pages working, and clear? Do you like the pages on offer?

If any patrons want to try downloading a few pages and printing them that'd be awesome too - just so I can be sure everything's working a-ok.

Boosts hugely appreciated - feedback even more πŸ’– πŸ’–

Alright, here's a drawing I made for I would have left it in pencil, but this guy insisted on ink. (I have a horrible habit of leaving everything unfinished, so this is a big accomplishment for me. 😜 ) This is my first artwork toot. What better than a Dalek?

(Paper got wrinkly, light reflecting oddly in some places)

I'm planning a 30 day exercise where I sketch/draw a character from a different source each day.

I'm planning on starting this on Monday (27th), and while I will do it by myself either way, I'd love people to draw alongside. It also should rub right up against Inktober, so it'll be a lot of days of drawing goodness if you do both.

Let me know if you're interested and we can pick out a much better tag for it than I would have been able to come up with myself :)

I think my problem was trying to set the brushes too small for the detail to show in some of them (some just give up completely and refuse to do anything if you don't give them plenty of room. Friggin' narcissistic brushes πŸ™„ ) I'm dealing with a large enough image, but I'm working on detail. Resizing the whole thing to appease the damn brushes.

Does anyone know of any brushes for PS etc that look like oil paint brush strokes? Something that blends from opaque to more transparent within the stroke, ideally. Like this, kinda?

I was in a store yesterday, and I happened to notice that they had some Halloween stuff. (OK, I went into the place specifically to look for that.) It's coming soon. Ish. πŸŽƒ

I wondered if .art does anything to celebrate? Is inktober a thing here?

Hey Mastoart! I'm new here, and to Mastodon in general (sorry if I do stupid things while I learn my way around).

I left a crappy job to go back to school for animation and motion graphics. (I start soon.) My artistic skills are rusty, but I've been working on it. In the meantime, I have frequent bouts of Imposter Syndrome.

She/her, cis, straight, Gen-X-er. I'm a geek with generally dark taste. Sorry this isn't much of an intro.

(mostly not top 40)


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