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🎨Are you open for commissions? 🎨

This site isn’t really the place for commissions. If you want to know if I’m open or not, check out my Furaffinity page @Shadowpelt. This place is for fun, no work here c:


πŸ–ΌοΈDo you take requests?πŸ–ΌοΈ

Kinda? I do take requests, but unless it’s something I’m really into and has a character I enjoy as the focus, I’ll probably decline it.

You can read more about requests here!

πŸ–ŒοΈHow long have you been drawing? Did you go to school for it?πŸ–ŒοΈ

I have been drawing for, gosh, as long as I can remember. My dad still has art I drew back when I was 2-3 years old. Yet, I don’t think I really got into the idea of honing and improving my art until I first started surfing the web. I didn’t have a computer growing up, but a lot of my pre-teen days were spent looking up art online. I realized there were people like me out there and they were all sharing their art. At the time I was about 12, I made a Deviantart account and asked a friend of mine to scan some of my images. That way I could upload my art to the internet while at school and start sharing it with the world. With posting online came words of encouragement and new friends who shared my interests. It really helped to encourage my growth in art.

As for school, I’ve done a few classes in the past, but not to teach me how to draw. They were more so to help me focus on certain areas in art and improve in areas I was weak in.

πŸ“How did you learn to draw? I want to start drawing myself.πŸ“

Practice. I know people hate hearing this, but practice. Non stop. I’ve amassed more drawings in my life than I could count. When I knew I wasn’t good at something, I took it upon myself to improve it. I didn’t hide hands when they gave me problems. I didn’t only draw side views because I was comfortable with them. I just worked really hard.

Also, I say this with complete sincerity, don’t pay for art classes in an attempt to learn how to draw. Most art classes and especially, art colleges will assume you already have an interest in drawing and do it regularly. They aren’t there to teach you how to draw, they’re there to teach you how to master skills, tools and techniques for your media of choice. Not to mention, they will want you to draw things that probably wont interest you, making it even harder to learn.

🚧How do you get over art block?🚧

I can tell you what works for me, but sadly it might not work for everyone. When it comes to art block, everyone seems to have something that works for them. For me, I have a few go tos when I feel off my game. For starters, I look at art from others! I’ll look up my favorite artists or go on a page hopping spree, just really pick up on their vibes. Sometimes, I specifically like looking for artists that really love drawing one theme or character. Seeing people come up with creative ways to draw the same subject can give me new ideas to work from.

Another is looking up tutorials. Even if it’s not something I need help with or I ever thought of drawing. I find watching people breaking down a creative process can get the juices flowing. Youtube, looking them up on Deviantart, or even just google.

Another big one is brushes. Download a ton of them if your drawing program allows it. Think of ways to fit them into a future piece or maybe just a new take on an older piece. If you can’t use brushes, try grabbing some textures from google and playing with those instead.

One of my all time favs would be drawing a character in your style. A video game character, someone from a movie, or even a friend. Try exaggerating your style . Who cares if it’s not close to the original style? That makes it even better! You could even go a step further and redraw a scene from your favorite game/movie/show. Think the Sailor Moon meme but your scene of choice. Also, MEMES! Draw your favorite meme with your character of choice! It’s silly and chill.

All of this can apply to writing or other crafts as well. Instead of trying brushes, try decorating your story with photos and screen shots. Use different fonts for different characters. If scrapbooking, try making a page only using house hold items like newspaper and magazines. Sometimes you need to do something new and out of the box to feel comfortable doing more of the same.

Finally, this one is a no brainer, but just make yourself comfy. Use your favorite colors, do traditional art and cuddle up on the couch with your favorite movie. Draw your guilty pleasure. Whatever makes drawing, or art feel like fun again.

πŸ“˜But there is some advice I can give. If you want to learn how to draw, try these:πŸ“˜

  1. Don’t worry about it being perfect, don’t worry about being popular, just draw what you want.
  2. When you’re first getting used to drawing, don’t try and finish every piece you do. Spend more time just learning to draw consistantly before you learn how to do everything else.
  3. Draw, all the time. Even if it’s just a doodle, get in the rhythm of drawing somewhat often.
  4. Learn to do one thing at a time. You’re going to get burned out if you’re trying to master anatomy, line work, coloring, shading, etc. all at once.
  5. Stop being so negative. Truth is, yeah people are better than you skill wise. There will always be someone out there that has a higher skill level than you. So instead of being sad and giving up, just keep working. Those people you idolize didn’t wake up one day and draw a 20 page comic, drawn in a realistic and detailed style. They started where you are.
  6. Don’t try and find a style in the beginning. Your style will come in time and even then it will forever be changing.
  7. I still say don’t do art classes until you find yourself drawing regularly and you are comfortable with your art. That said, if you feel more comfortable following someone, look up tutorials and videos online. One thing new artists have now that I didn’t have when I was a kid is sites like Youtube with thousands of art tutorials for anything and everything. These can be very helpful!

✏️What do you use to draw?✏️

Digital: I currently draw using a Cintiq. Before the Cintiq, I was using an Intuos 3 for 12 years. When it comes to art programs, I do the majority of my art in Paint Tool Sai. I will often use other programs such as Photoshop CC and Clip Studio to add small touches such as patterns, warp images or add text. For help with perspective, I use a free program called Carapace.

Traditional: I use colored lead in a mechanical pencil when not using a light-box. For inking I use mostly Microns and sometimes I’ll use the occasional Staedtler pen for colored lines. For the bulk of coloring I use a mix of Prisma and Copic markers, though I prefer Prisma. I then often clean up a piece using white gel pens and colored pencils. Finishing the drawing off by adding small details.

For doodling: When on the go, I often take my iPad Pro and Pencil with me. When I use my iPad, Procreate is my program of choice. It’s a simple program that has a ton of features.

πŸ’ŸDo you draw NSFW just for money, or are you into what you draw?πŸ’Ÿ

This is a bit of a 50/50 here. I’m a fairly open-minded person when it comes to kink art. So long as you seem like a decent person, I’ll draw most things. I enjoy drawing, just for the sake of it, but I do it mostly for money now a days. This isn’t to say I dislike it, far from! So long as I’m able to draw a wide variety of subjects and poses, I’ll have fun with a piece. I do it for the money as in I work on art for 6-8 hours a day. If it wasn’t a job for me, I wouldn’t draw that much everyday.

There are subjects I enjoy drawing more than others for sure, such as pool toys, plushies, pear shaped characters, and Digimon. Though I do enjoy drawing these subjects and others way more than the average commission, I don’t get the same high other artists might get when they draw their fetishes or special interests. I don’t think I’ll ever truly reach that level of drawing nirvana unless it’s something personally drawn for myself. That aside though, I do always put my all into every piece I draw!

✨What is your favorite thing to draw?✨

I mentioned this a bit before in the above question, but I mostly enjoy drawing things that are fresh and fun. I have many, MANY interests and find it difficult to draw just a single fetish or subject for long. I go through moods not unlike one would with food. One week I might be craving pool toy art, the next ABDL. It’s never the same twice in a row.

But if I had to give you a less vague answer, pretty much any of my favorite aesthetics or kinks featuring one of my favorite characters from media.

🚩What are your goals in art. Are you going to do furry commissions forever?🚩

Honestly, though many frown upon β€œpopufurs”, I would love to find myself with a massive following. I must admit, I am very jealous of some of the top furry content creators out there. I wish I could amass a large following that loved and supported my own personal interests. I fear my need to always draw a wide variety of subject matter has left my fan-base disjointed. Making it hard to find followers willing to support my content through things like Patreon. Though I do make enough to live off of, and I rarely worry about costs, I would enjoy putting commissions on the back burner so I could work on personal projects.

One day I hope I can reach a following of people willing to pay to see my content instead of only being interested in commissions and personal pieces. Though I am so thankful for everyone who makes my lifestyle possible by commissioning me, I do want more from life. If I can ever work my way up to something like that, I would be set for life!

🐻Are you a furry, or do you just draw furry art?🐻

I am indeed a furry. I know I don’t draw a ton of personal art featuring my characters or fursona, but I am indeed a furry. Heck I’ve been one since I was 13!


πŸ‰How did you get into the fandom?πŸ‰

Well, honestly I feel like I’ve been a β€œfurry” my whole life. What I mean by that is, I’ve always had a huge interest in animals and anthro characters. Honestly I was an outright pain, refusing anything that didn’t involve animals as a kid.

When I was a pre-teen, I joined Deviantart and promptly took on the title of an β€œanthro” artist. Back then in 2004, furries weren’t as common as they are now and calling yourself one usually meant you would be shunned. It wasn’t until some of my older friends on the American Dragon forums showed me sites like VCL did I realize I was a furry after all. Not too long after, FA was created and I made an account over there. Fully embracing the furry title.

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