Hello, everyone, my dear supporters. (read desc)

Hello, everyone, my dear supporters. (read desc)

Posted on: May 05, 2019
About 1 month ago
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Heyy... ahem.

I... I'm struggling. With my art, known as my skins. Because of this, my account will be going inactive until further notice. Something isn't right.

I tried prettier colors, like pastels and such, but that didn't work.
I tried using both simple and complicated shadings, and you have proof that it didn't work either.
I'm just... confused. I can design skins... really well, actually. But no matter how I shade them, I just can't figure out why they look so... wrong? I don't know.

However, I'm making an adoptable OC account that was inspired by the user Sakui. As I said, I can design my skins really well, but I can't shade them.

Maybe if you guys adopt some of my little skins and shade them, I can see where I'm going wrong? So look at it as a little experiment.

Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely, Kloey
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Hello, everyone, my dear supporters. (read desc)

Posted on: May 05, 2019
About 1 month ago
525
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Heyy... ahem.

I... I'm struggling. With my art, known as my skins. Because of this, my account will be going inactive until further notice. Something isn't right.

I tried prettier colors, like pastels and such, but that didn't work.
I tried using both simple and complicated shadings, and you have proof that it didn't work either.
I'm just... confused. I can design skins... really well, actually. But no matter how I shade them, I just can't figure out why they look so... wrong? I don't know.

However, I'm making an adoptable OC account that was inspired by the user Sakui. As I said, I can design my skins really well, but I can't shade them.

Maybe if you guys adopt some of my little skins and shade them, I can see where I'm going wrong? So look at it as a little experiment.

Thank you for understanding.

Sincerely, Kloey
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Comments: 18

Okimmi
They all look fine to me, not that anyone really cares about my opinion. But hey, if you ever need anything, you know where to find me.
I care about your opinion, Kimmi :)
Aw, Kloey, I personally think your skins are phenomenal as they are. But if you need a break to feel happy about your shading again, I respect that, C3
Hey uh, Kloe.
To be honest, i don't really think you NEED improvement...
You already make better skins than me
You make shading thats better than you're last, everytime you change it!
Like chananya said, you're doing much better than you're giving yourself credit for.
So take as long as a break as you need, okay Kloe?
Thanks for reading.
chananya
I adore your skins, you are definitely one of my favorite creators on this website! Keep working on it, and make sure that you are creating for YOURSELF, NOT to please others. You will only get burnout from that, and I wouldn't wish that on any young artist. You're doing much better than youre giving yourself credit for!
Thank you, chananya, I will take your advice seriously. I appreciate you took your own time to comment so many good ideas on my skin! It really helped with my motivation, actually. Maybe this break will come to an end sooner than I thought because I just want to try everything now.

I already draw and shade irl, actually, it's one of my favorite things to do. So I already know quite a bit about color theory and such, but I'll definitely use the rest of the tips you've given me! C3
Hey Kloey, why ur so negative? I rlly love your skins and i wish i can do skins like u too.
I adore your skins, you are definitely one of my favorite creators on this website! Keep working on it, and make sure that you are creating for YOURSELF, NOT to please others. You will only get burnout from that, and I wouldn't wish that on any young artist. You're doing much better than youre giving yourself credit for!
chananya
My third tip is mainly for creating skins- study painting and drawing. Really. I took a long break from making skins to pursue taking my painting seriously, and when I came back to it, the knowledge from color theory, shading from a main and secondary light source, and... yknow, mainly color theory now that i think about it- really truly helped a TON. it seems unrelated, but its not. I recommend looking at digital painting tutorials, since it's the most similar!!
One more- I'm unsure if you do this yourself, but a really cheap and easy tip is to take your skin into photoshop (download it into a .png file!) and mess around with the colors and filters and shading until you find something you like, and upload it back into skindex. I do this a couple times during my workflow, actually. It really makes a big difference.
chananya
Another big tip is to- I know this sounds weird but stay with me- steal from my idols.

Not blatant theft, but smart inspiration. Every artist does this, even the ones we study as the world's greatest. I recommend this article talking about a very nice book I've read on the subject: https://hackernoon.com/5-things-i-learnt-from-steal-like-an-artist-1b2edcd03d3

The trick is to take what you find works successfully from others, and then alter it to make it uniquely yours. Best way to improve.
My third tip is mainly for creating skins- study painting and drawing. Really. I took a long break from making skins to pursue taking my painting seriously, and when I came back to it, the knowledge from color theory, shading from a main and secondary light source, and... yknow, mainly color theory now that i think about it- really truly helped a TON. it seems unrelated, but its not. I recommend looking at digital painting tutorials, since it's the most similar!!
chananya
Let me tell you- as an art student currently finishing up portfolio pieces for college, this is something every artist experiences, no matter which media one uses. (And, I've been making skins from scratch for YEARS!)

My top things to do is take breaks, walk away from whatever I'm working on. I am a huge perfectionist and can easily get frustrated when it does not turn out how I pictured it, no matter how hard I try, and it's very much a matter of coming back with a fresh mind.
Another big tip is to- I know this sounds weird but stay with me- steal from my idols.

Not blatant theft, but smart inspiration. Every artist does this, even the ones we study as the world's greatest. I recommend this article talking about a very nice book I've read on the subject: https://hackernoon.com/5-things-i-learnt-from-steal-like-an-artist-1b2edcd03d3

The trick is to take what you find works successfully from others, and then alter it to make it uniquely yours. Best way to improve.
Let me tell you- as an art student currently finishing up portfolio pieces for college, this is something every artist experiences, no matter which media one uses. (And, I've been making skins from scratch for YEARS!)

My top things to do is take breaks, walk away from whatever I'm working on. I am a huge perfectionist and can easily get frustrated when it does not turn out how I pictured it, no matter how hard I try, and it's very much a matter of coming back with a fresh mind.