Anonymous asked you: Do you like Venus Flytraps?
aethertaffyswirl asked you:
Sunflowers or broccoli?
Can you give your photographer a raise?
Just some artist! There’s no reason to know my name. Anyone asking that was just wondering if I was the same person who posts on the MLPG sometimes.
As for training… this is going to be a bit tl/dr, sorry!
Iii… yes and no. I taught myself how to draw for the most part. I was homeschooled, so there weren’t any highschool classes that I took. Come time to go to college, I didn’t know for sure what I wanted to do, so I went to a nearby community college to goof around and make up my mind. I took some basic animation classes (traditional and maya), and an oil painting class, and drawing I and IV. (I because it was required. IV because the professor made an exception for me because I really, really wanted to take the figure drawing class.) I quickly figured out that while I loved animation and had the patience for it, I would quickly start to hate the world if I were doing it for anyone else and that illustration was where my heart was.
I didn’t go further beyond that, though. My family was(is) poor as all get out, and there was an emergency that happened as I was researching schools to apply to/scholarships. I’d been helping my parents pay their bills since I was 15, and the situation then led me to make the choice to work full time (I already had a regular job as a contracted artist) instead of transferring.
I try to take classes when I can because I really love school environments, but mostly I read a lot of books to educate myself, and do a hell of a lot of things wrong in order to learn better.
Anonymous asked:Did you know that there is a flu season going on, and that there are 3 different mean strains of it that is expected to hit at the same time? *cough* cough* Oh well I am sure you will be all right.
The girls were prepared for this.
…to answer some of the common anon questions directed at me, rather than at one of the girls.
>Is that Noel?
Sure is. Hi there!
>What program do you use?
I use an old intuos 3 (6x8) and photoshop (cs5) when drawing the pictures. I sometimes use OC4.5+, but not often.
>Why the flower girls?
Well, I could have happily made a tumblr for ask any pony you darn well please but that… actually that could have been really fun. I don’t know why I didn’t. Otherwise I think Rose is a pretty pony and could be fun to draw sometimes. I like ask blogs and wanted to take part, and because ask any pony something didn’t occur to me, I thought the flower girls would be the most interesting ponies for me.
>Why you no update/Is this tumblr dead?
Because drawing ponies is neither a chore nor obligation, and no the tumblr isn’t dead. Sometimes I draw other ponies. Sometimes I get busy.
Aaaand thanks for the anon compliments, too. It’s always nice to hear that someone likes the things you do, and I appreciate that you took the time to tell me that.
We can now resume our irregular and unscheduled pony fun.
“That was actually my bandana,” says Daisy. “Lily has a bad habit of borrowing things first, and asking for permission later.”