Materials - Paint Tool SAI
Character belongs to AnnaTheWhiteTigress | Character and art done by koopastar
|I actually do commissions now, but I'm a little hesitant about advertising it; I figure there are a lot more talented artists out there that could use the points/cash more than I can.|
If you wanna put a little chump change (if that's the appropriate term) in my jar, though, I'd be totes happy. C:
I just really fucking love the 2002 He-Man cartoon, and I REALLY LOVE the Snakemen, so I tried my hand at drawing my favorite of the bunch. <3
I’m also so used to the concept of Rattlor being a cunning and intimidating tactician; it was really funny finding out his 1980’s counterpart was actually an incompetent fucking buffoon. LOL.|
I know it's supposed to be on Thursday, but fahkin', whatever! I finally had a chance to look through some of my old artworks from two, three years ago, and what I found was... really depressing, but inspiring.
Lemme tell you what I mean.
See, I moved to Arizona about a few years ago. December 18, right around the holidays. It was a few months after high school ended and I had just graduated! Knowing that I would not be able to I was excited to make a new life for myself. I was gonna get a job, I was gonna go to college to become an artist, life was good!
Then, I went through complete chaos.
I grew up in the country. The metaphorical sticks. The city life, and the realities of living in a place where I had literally nobody outside of the internet or New York to rely on. TL;DR -- dysfunctional family, a subpar source of income, and trouble finding the right people to trust made things really difficult for me to cope.
I got real overwhelmed, real fast. For about two years, I just didn't give a fuck about anything anymore after a certain period of time. I didn't take care of myself too much -- I mean, I groomed myself when I had too look presentable, at least. But I didn't really go out, I didn't socialize or interact with anyone; I didn't eat much, I didn't clean or draw or do much of anything! I just kinda... wallowed in my own self-pity. I no longer found anything I used to enjoy fun. I had kind of convinced myself that nobody really gave a shit whether I was around or not, I found myself annoying. I just wanted to kinda.... die out, I guess.
I suppose it was depression, looking back at it now. I didn't want to talk about it, especially not with the people I know; I didn't want it to be blown off as 'just a phase.' But I suppose it was! It sort of felt like it... God, this is really confusing. I'm sorry... Point is, yesterday I was able to look through some of my old drawings.
And it hurt. These pictures were, like, two or three years old, maybe a little newer than that. But I legitimately remember feeling proud of myself when I had finished them all, feeling really happy and refreshed. For a while, drawing seems more like a fucking chore.
Now, though, and especially looking at the shit I was capable of back then; seeing all the neat things I worked with and what I experimented on? It just might start going back the other way. Seeing all the things I used to draw, and the countless magazine pages I ripped out looking for references, I think I may have found myself some inspiration again.
I used to draw not only because I kinda hoped to make a career out of it, but because it helped me escape. I felt a little more relaxed, and HAPPIER, even when I came home to the auntie yelling at me or someone else, and I had just handed in a bunch of applications, figuring that I probably wouldn't get a call back, anyway. Even if it was a little pile of horseshit nobody would be remotely interested in, I was excited to show it to everyone I knew! To the world!!
I wanna go back to that. But I can't unless I pick up the fucking pencil and just doodle. Not give a fuck whether it looks acceptable or not, just going with whatever goes on the paper.
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'Sup. People usually like to call me Koop; sometimes Bridgelina.
How you doin'? ;>
I draw shit in vivid, bright colors. And sometimes with very, uh, "interesting" content. Watch out for those. My tools of the trade include Prismacolor stuff, Copic stuff, Paint Tool SAI, pencils, watercolors and sometimes Photoshop and oil pastels. I is poor but I like to update my stock of colors from time to time.
Fire-breathing demon gargoyles, jawless vampires, bitches in red dresses, pantless thieves, rockstar zombies, muscular dudes with tails/anger problems, giant snakes with arms/legs, pissed off nerds, grumpy gamers, and American infantrymen who go by the name 'Mac Dubious' are the fuckin' shit. And don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
If you see me, track me down and say hello. I'm shy as fuck outside the Internetz, but I don't bite. Honest. ;>
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Favourite characters: Firebrand | Goku | Reptile | Broly | Ada Wong | Jill Valentine | Rioichi Cooper | Murray Hippo
Personal Quote: What's done is done. Just leave it alone, and don't regret it. - Limp Bizkit, "Boiler