Beaky's Arts

128 badges to cut out before Otakon!  And this is only my restock, oi!

I’ve been considering selling my badges on Etsy, but I’m not sure if they’ll do so well on the craft market.  Thoughts?

Whew!  Finally finished the fabulous Satsuki Kiryuin for Otakon’s Artist Alley!  I’ll have Hounnouji Academy badges featuring her design at booth G-13.

Prints/Merch/Stickers available on RedBubble.

Otakon Artist Alley @ Booth G-13!!!

Woo!  I’ve been so excited during Otakon prep, that I forgot to announce my spot on the map.  Click here to see the map, I’m right next to the Art Show entrance at G-13.

Artist Alley Hours:

  • Friday: 1 pm - 10 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

I plan to be behind my table for the majority of Otakon, so stop by to say hello or pick up some art :> I may post up a more personalized Otakon schedule as it draws closer, since there are a couple panels/meet ups I’m tempted to join.  Thank you!

Finally finished the lines on Satsuki!  Hope to finish the colors by tomorrow night.My goal is to make another print run on Saturday, so I’ll be pumping out a few more Artist Alley designs this week.

Finally finished the lines on Satsuki!  Hope to finish the colors by tomorrow night.

My goal is to make another print run on Saturday, so I’ll be pumping out a few more Artist Alley designs this week.

Getting my Otakon game ooooon~!

I’ll be pimping badges, buttons, and more at the Artist Alley this year.  As soon as table assignments are out, I’ll make a big map post showing my location, too!

Attempts at Dark Hour darkship doodles for askDarkHourBakura “thank you” post.  Started but then lunch was over.

beamthechao replied to your post:1, 11, 14!!
Aaaah thanks for answering!! Pssh, your desk is pristine compared to mine xD So awesome!

Well, to be fair…

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This is the storage craft/cosplay table.  Most of the time I still use my computer desk for my craft activities since it’s less messy 8D;;;

1, 11, 14!!

1: Take a picture of your workspace.

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I do wish it was day time, then the lighting in my room would be much better and I could take better closeup shots, lol.  But here’s an overall photo of my computer desk, where I do all of my digital work.  This is its natural messy state, I didn’t clean up or anything.

11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?

I listen to music almost any time I’m on the computer, but sometimes I mix it up by listening to TV shows I’ve seen before instead.  My favorite tunes vary but usually I stick to the same track for about a week before switching out.

Let’s see, as of late my most repeated tunes include the OST of Madoka Magica Rebellion, Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and Kill la Kill.  But I also switch it up with Janelle Monae, Kimbra, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Gin Wigmore, Marina and the Diamonds, Lana Del Rey… Pinkie Pie.

14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.

imageI was gonna color this but as you can see I’m already tired ^^;;; whoops.  I’m also right handed.

7:Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.

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Rarity doodles!  Man, this felt weird.  I thought about undoing that giant line that happened when I pressed display toggle on accident, but it really does add to the left-handedness.

Artist asks GO!
1: Take a picture of your workspace.
2: Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
4: Lineart or coloring?
5: Who/what inspires you?
7: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
8: Redraw one favorite piece of art by other (internet/tumblr) artist.
9: Do you have any OCs?
10: Draw a gijinka of your blog.
11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
12: Favorite thing to draw?
13: Least favorite thing to draw?
14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
15. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
I realize I do still have color palette challenges to do, but this looks like fun too.

Two paradoxical, yet simultaneous, fears.

Woo, getting back into the Artist Alley production groove.  Here’s a Satsuki sketch for the Honnouji Academy badge I plan on making.  Hope to have four new badge designs by Otakon!

Woo, getting back into the Artist Alley production groove.  Here’s a Satsuki sketch for the Honnouji Academy badge I plan on making.  Hope to have four new badge designs by Otakon!

Experimental Yami Malik ink doodle to cool down from life.  Played with a few Photoshop functions I normally don’t use and inspired from dinoflamingo​'s kind words!

Experimental Yami Malik ink doodle to cool down from life.  Played with a few Photoshop functions I normally don’t use and inspired from dinoflamingo's kind words!

futuristicflamingo:

dragonbeak:

Another practice doodle, more for exploring linework and inking than anything else. I gotta get back in the groove of just drawing for practice and fun, and not necessarily for commercial reasons.
Though, this still doubles as brand experimentation, if in a vague way.
I ordered shipping supplies for my online store today~

I’ve always admired Billie for her amazing line variation. Her inks never lose energy. It’s hard to keep energy when inking over a drawing.

Ah! I’ve been meaning to thank you for your kind words, Nat, but Tumblr somehow managed to eat this particular notification.  I still think about back at SCAD when you commented my lines were “economical” >w<
It’s been a while since I’ve done lines as dynamic as Mr.Chicken here, but I find the key element to energetic lines is varying up the lineweights! 
And when it comes to retaining the energy from a sketch, allowing the sketch lines to decide where the ink is thick and thin (thick where the sketch is ambiguous and thin where sketch is concise) is how I do that.  And then your standard thick contours, thin interiors, I think of that as the editing/touch up stage.
The trouble is that in the last couple years I realized if I don’t process all that between sketch and lineart, I actually ink a lot faster 8D;;  Which is nice because yay quantity, but I really should try and go back to this, I think, or risk losing touch.

futuristicflamingo:

dragonbeak:

Another practice doodle, more for exploring linework and inking than anything else. I gotta get back in the groove of just drawing for practice and fun, and not necessarily for commercial reasons.

Though, this still doubles as brand experimentation, if in a vague way.

I ordered shipping supplies for my online store today~

I’ve always admired Billie for her amazing line variation. Her inks never lose energy. It’s hard to keep energy when inking over a drawing.

Ah! I’ve been meaning to thank you for your kind words, Nat, but Tumblr somehow managed to eat this particular notification.  I still think about back at SCAD when you commented my lines were “economical” >w<

It’s been a while since I’ve done lines as dynamic as Mr.Chicken here, but I find the key element to energetic lines is varying up the lineweights! 

And when it comes to retaining the energy from a sketch, allowing the sketch lines to decide where the ink is thick and thin (thick where the sketch is ambiguous and thin where sketch is concise) is how I do that.  And then your standard thick contours, thin interiors, I think of that as the editing/touch up stage.

The trouble is that in the last couple years I realized if I don’t process all that between sketch and lineart, I actually ink a lot faster 8D;;  Which is nice because yay quantity, but I really should try and go back to this, I think, or risk losing touch.

Some quick doodles exploring the idea of a three-in-one cosplay wig.  I’ve bought an Arda silver ferrari wig with the intention of dying a hint lavender so I can cosplay Amethyst from Steven Universe.

BUT in a desperate attempt to save luggage space, I’m wondering if I could also use the ferrari as an impromptu Ryou wig.  (His hair has… lavender shadows in the anime!)

And after some back and forth with amarcia I was inspired again to explore a concept I thought of last year, detachable Baku horns for a Ryou/Bakura wig.  They’d definitely have to be smaller than my last horns to work!  

I suppose, the main problem is thinking of a way for it to be structurally stable but not too distracting.  So far I’m most drawn to the Yaya Han ears elastic idea, but we’ll see.