Hello friends! I'm a 21-year-old Canadian art student, and this is where I throw some of the fanart I do in my free time.
I read all of your messages with a big smile but I only reply to anons every once in a blue moon because I don't wish to spam people, so if you want a quick reply please go off anon. Thanks!

Commissions are currently closed

guess who’s back from the land of lazy vacationers 

people with commissions, I’ll be finishing those soon now! Hopefully before next week because I start school and I’ve got a full course load of studio classes weeee!

I got a baby bunny. She’s 8 weeks old and her name is Rose. <3 <3 <3

So I’m out east visiting my family and my 90-something year old grandfather gave me all his old art supplies! He gave me about 30 top quality oil paints! And watercolours! And real wooden-handle paintbrushes! And charcoal and graphite! I’m so happy! I told him I go to art school and he said, “that’s my girl!”

So I’m out east visiting my family and my 90-something year old grandfather gave me all his old art supplies! He gave me about 30 top quality oil paints! And watercolours! And real wooden-handle paintbrushes! And charcoal and graphite! I’m so happy! I told him I go to art school and he said, “that’s my girl!”

Another commission done and shipped off!

Acrylic on watercolour paper 

I kind of regret the background now because it looks exactly like the backdrop to all my school photos omg 

Acrylic on watercolour paper
Tutorial on how to paint eyes here

Acrylic on watercolour paper

Tutorial on how to paint eyes here

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first things first, you gotta choose a reference photo and sketch out your eyes (I used this picture of Daenerys Targaryen). Sketching out the rough draft takes the longest so that’s a whole other tutorial I’ll do one day, for now we’re just gonna paint okay

imageThese are all the acrylic paints I used, plus some white gouache at the end for highlights. As you may have noticed, I don’t stick to just one brand of paint, mostly because paint is expensive and as a college kid I take what I can get, so don’t panic about the different brands

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Concentrate the darker colours around the actual eye because that’s where natural shadows fall. Think smoky eye makeup. Notice how eyes are almond shaped? So are shadows.

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The most important thing: LAYER YOUR PAINT FROM LIGHTEST TO DARKEST

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SERIOUSLY, LAYER LAYER LAYER

It’s important to note that unless your subject is wearing black makeup, shadows aren’t black. Try using dark purples, blues, greens, even oranges. Also, eyeballs are round and will therefore have shadows like any other round object. In the eye we can mostly see these shadows in the corners. 

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If it’s taking you a long time and you feel frustrated then you’re probably on the right track! Detail isn’t quick and the learning experience is a lifelong process. Experimenting with colours and texture helps!

FInal art post here

Anonymous: Could you do an eye tutorial? I admire your style and eyes are always troublesome for me, I imagine your busy with stuff so get to it when/if you want to, thanks :)

OKie dokie I can do that :)

I couldn&#8217;t sleep last night so I got up and speed-painted my favourite lady 
gouache on watercolour paper

I couldn’t sleep last night so I got up and speed-painted my favourite lady 

gouache on watercolour paper

Anonymous: Hey, I just saw your mermaid drawings and I was thinking that if you're ever bored or super lacking creative ideas, I'd love to see you draw some plus-sized mermaids. Because you can never have enough plus-sized mermaids.

YES! I’ll paint some sometime in the very near future!

Winter Soldier  Commission 
30.5cm x 45.7cm gouache and acrylic on watercolour paper

The next person who commissions a Winter Soldier painting will be asked to paint the metal arm themselves. Same goes for the billion stupid straps and belts (I’m just kidding - it was fun to try and figure out, it just took a long time is all!)