Anonymous: First of all, I would like to say that I am a big fan of your work & that I think you are absolutely amazing. I love your style. I noticed that you tend to use acrylic for painting- how do you get it to look so much like oil? Any tips or tricks that you use to achieve this? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Thank you so much :o) 
And it’s kind of complicated…I started with oil and absolutely loved how colors blended together…but I hated the mess/drying time/ loose-ness/ lack of control. Acrylic is fast drying and deliberate, which is just lovely. There’s no easy way to explain how I blend colors other than to say that I color match. If I’m working on the skin, I start with the main tone, then gradually add more darkness/light/color to that paint puddle in very, very minuscule increments.  Imagine a puddle of pink paint that has white added to it one drop at a time and you’ll slightly understand what I’m doing.
Some/most artists glaze over dried paint with a darker tone in order to add shadows or highlights. This drives me absolutely batshit insane and I cannot stand how messy it looks. I do everything manually which I do not recommend if you have a short attention span and or a life. 
God. I need to just make a tutorial. I PROMISE. 

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Will upload later in proper form

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Anonymous: What canvas size and dpi do you use

Canvas sizes vary, and i use 600 DPI because I have a retina display. 

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Anonymous: can you draw a cool alien

I can only draw uncool aliens sorry. 

posted 1 week ago with 13 notes 

Scribbles at work. Don’t tell. Love her face. Saving for later #scribble #sketch #woc #drawing #graphite #detroitart #illustration

posted 2 weeks ago with 183 notes 

Acrylic on Strathmore coldpress Illustration board

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Anonymous: Could you recommend to us some acrylic tutorial?? Your use with it is just amazing and I would like to learn more! :D

I’ve always loved this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9Q7UZFtP4

posted 1 month ago with 26 notes 

Full view will be available once I find a scanner. Enjoy!

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A more intimate in progress. 

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