I was asked to make a shirt design for my comic book club and this is what I came up with. Nothing too fancy, but I still like how it came out. 


Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

Made some sketch cards for a friend of mine. Took me awhile to figure out what I wanted them to be, but now they’re done and I can send them back!! I need practice drawing on slick surfaces more.. this was more difficult than it should be.

So, Batman Day is July 23rd this year, and my co-worker Kelly and I are going to cosplay Hipster Gotham Sirens. She’s going to be Harley Quinn and I’m going to be Catwoman. I was having some issues trying to figure out what Seilna would wear, but I think I narrowed it down to something like this. I just threw Harley and Pamela in there for grins, but all of these ladies came out fabulously!!

I’m working on a test strip for a possible graphic novel pencilling gig and I have the first panel pretty much done. Thoughts, comments or otherwise are greatly appreciated. (No inks or colors since they just want to see my pencils, even though I desperately want to color Enchantress’s hair)


More tips:

  • The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
  • Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
  • I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry. 
  • Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
  • Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre. 

Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.

I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things. 

Hope it helps anyways :)

My Other Tutorials/Guides | My Daily Sketches

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A generous fuck-ton of human teeth/mouth references.

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An efficient fuck-ton of human hair references

[AND GO TO THIS WEBSITE if you want creative hair styles (pretty much just feminine hairstyles, but they’re fucking creative, nonetheless [they get better toward the end..]).

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I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go

Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun


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It’s no secret that I like Lady Knights like, a lot. I put together a little randomizer as a sort of exercise. Then I thought, why not share it?

So here’s the thing. Five categories of traits. Pick three and run with it! Bonus challenge: do all five categories. And of course you’re free to add to the categories if what you want isn’t in there. Have fun with it! Don’t forget to tag #Lady Knights so I can see the cool stuff you come up with!

Here’s my starter to kick things off: Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine.

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Some awesome leg tutorials done by n3m0s1s.

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Doggies vs. kitties!!! Drawing refs!!!!!

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I started fixing the colors and sketching out my twin Betazoid pilots. I am in love with playing around with Starfleet uniform designs.

Let me know what you guys think!


Don’t limit yourself to just one type of legume, either: try string beans, peanuts, fava beans!

Mix n’ match!

Outline all of the lips or just one of the halves, the possibilities are endless!*

*They are not.

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A wonderous fuck-ton of human gender identity references.

(I’ll give a shout-out to my transsexual friend who is sitting with me as I write the following [she wants me to mention that she’s MTF, to whom it may concern]…)

Defining gender is quite difficult due to our limited vocabulary and lack of strict allusions to gender. Some cultures define it via genitalia, others by behaviour and social roles, a few by sexual roles/sexuality, some by what/who you’re attracted to, a few by how you dress, etcetera. For the sake of this being an anatomical art post, we’ll go by visual differences and behavioural differences. Starting in the transgender catagory… When drawing someone who is transgender, know how far that individual is willing to go to look the part. Is this person satisfied with cross-dressing and/or chest-binding (FTM) / tucking (MTF), or is s/he gonna go all the way surgery-wise? These surgeries are often quite expensive (if you go to a good place; in some countries, it can cost less than a tank of gas [some people will be satisfied with such results]), but a few places allow insurance to cover it all. For FTM (female to male) transitions, popular surgeries include breast reduction, the removal of the ovaries and/or womb, and phalloplasty (elongation/creation of a dick [please note that the womb and ovaries are required to be taken out before the vagina is sewn shut]). For MTF transitions, breast enhancers are added, there’s permanent hair removal in some areas, and vaginoplasty (removal of dick and creation of a vagina). Those are just the most sought-out. Really delve into it if you’re going the distance. In both cases, it’s often required that the individual be on hormones for a year or more before undergoing surgery. There are some things that don’t change easily while transitioning; bone structure being the most prominent. I’ve been told that the hardest part to pass for FTM is the hips and for MTF it’s muscle. And, quite often, the younger you begin hormone therapy, the easier it is to pass as the gender you’re transitioning to later on. The want to switch genders most often doesn’t come from the individual’s sexual attractions, but rather his/her discomfort in his/her own body. People who are transsexual undergo surgery to be comfortable with their body. A man transitioning into a woman can still be attracted to women, and vice versa. And then some people just want to dress in drag and occasionally (if not always) want to be viewed as the opposite gender without changing his/her body. I’ve personally done drag twice, and I’m Asian, so I pass pretty well. ;]

 Which leads into the next section of genderqueer. More often than not, this pertains to individuals who don’t conform to a known gender (male or female, typically) and identifies with a variant gender, several genders, or with none at all. People identifying with a non-binary (non-cis) gender may or may not undergo surgeries; some may have both a dick and breasts or will reduce the size of both, along with several forms of plastic surgery that alter various other bodily structures and sizes. Or ze may just dress androgynously.
One who is genderqueer is quite often mistaken for one gender or another, or some may just refer to zir as “them” or “they” (which is not grammatically correct, but generally accepted). Because said individuals can be seen as either gender, this often means they’re not as muscularly toned, they behave androgynously (with feminine and masculine mannerisms), and/or do things someone with their natural-born gender wouldn’t normally do (which is why many gay men and women in the past [and even to this day] were considered to be the opposite gender; gay men were thought to be feminine and gay women masculine… it was thought that masculinity and femininity were determined via genitalia, which isn’t often the case). But there are many ramifications to the gender spectrum, so do some thorough research. There’s a phenomenal variety of identities, so they’re worth checking out.

Cisgender (Identifying with the gender you’re born into; by genitals and/or social roles.)

  • Male
  • Female

Transgender (Becoming or dressing like a gender you’re not born into.)

  • FTM (Female to Male)
  • MTF (Male to Female)
  • Transmasculine
  • Transfeminine
  • Transsexual
  • Two-Spirited
  • Transvestite
  • Drag King
  • Drag Queen

Genderqueer (Altering between genders or not identifying with any gender.)

  • Bigender
  • Trigender
  • Pangender
  • Non-gender/Genderless/Neutrois/Agender
  • Androgynous/Genderfluid
  • Thirdgender/Other gender
  • Intersexual
  • Questioning
  • Other

Here’s a great fashion post of a gender-fluid/androgynous individual:


And a note on pronouns:
Females, MTF, man in drag: She, her
Males, FTM, woman in drag: He, his, him
Gender neutral: Ze (equivalent to he/she), zir (equivalent to his/her)

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