Raedioisotope

Look! Drawings, art, and stuff!
Email: raedioisotope@gmail.com

prayke asked: 2,3,30!

2. How long have you been drawing?

I’ve really only been drawing since I was about 10/11-years old (20yo atm). I used to do a lot of other stuff before art, various sports like figure skating, archery, soccer, track ect, but I have a really bad habit of losing interest in things very quickly and dropping them. Before that I had little to no interest in art, but then we moved, got a better tv, and a computer with some internet so I started to watch a lot of film and television and try to figure out why I only liked certain parts more than others. I got super into the stuff, I started to buy a lot of art books. I got a lot more critical of things and thought it might be fun to write my own stories. I didn’t like physically writing words out too much (got bored doing it), so I decided to draw the ideas, I was very bad at first, so that was discouraging, but after about year-long break, I got back into, and have continued since then. It’s probably my only hobby I haven’t just quit on, though I wanted to many times.

3. How many classes have you taken?

I used to be an art student! I attended SAIC for the 2012 fall semester, but dropped out after coming to the understanding that severe debt wasn’t something I wanted to deal with. I ended up having a lot of difficulty finding a job afterwards, so to pay back the little debt I did owe ($5k), I was sorta forced to join the military. After I dropped out (of art school), I looked more into it and found that a lot of famous artists didn’t get their jobs through degrees, but rather portfolios and connections (which are usually made in art school, granted), which is what I’m putting all my hope on for a future career in art.

30.What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

As bad as it sounds, usually people that are better/cooler than me. I used to get very jealous, but now it’s more of an admiration towards them, and pity towards myself. I know people who are better than me are typically far more dedicated to their craft, and so excel much faster than me.

Another thing is that I want to share the stories that I create, so bad I want to share them. But I know not very many people will be too interested in shabby looking work with weak concepts, so I think a shit-ton about my ideas and how to convey them in order to make them as good as possible.

Artist Asks!

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

(via yowulf)

hippotragus:

Terror birds from labrea-graphicnovel by raedioisotope
For a while I wanted to do some kind of homage because I like her characters and design and that it’s all cenozoic stuff *_* this is but a doodle.. birds seemed like the only thing I could attempt at the moment. I wish one day to be able to draw a decent mesonyx

Look how cool!

hippotragus:

Terror birds from labrea-graphicnovel by raedioisotope

For a while I wanted to do some kind of homage because I like her characters and design and that it’s all cenozoic stuff *_* this is but a doodle.. birds seemed like the only thing I could attempt at the moment. I wish one day to be able to draw a decent mesonyx

Look how cool!

(via labrea-graphicnovel)

No idea how I should draw this guy.

No idea how I should draw this guy.

Thought it would be fun to make a sort of homage to my younger self by drawing some of my first ever characters! I used to make really ridiculous designs and think I was super clever.

Personal style development

just an idea

just an idea

ani-r:

Let’s talk about trees - a practical how-to for populating your natural environments and landscapes with trees and plantlife in drawings

I’ve seen a lot of people who really want to do nature/landscape drawings but struggle with filling the space. I’m by no means an authority on this matter, but I thought I’d share my observations and ideas about filling nature shots with cool stuff because I really like drawing them and spend a lot of time doing it.

Some observations:

  • It’s hard to figure out what’s in a natural landscape unless you take time and really make a mental inventory of everything you see. Go explore and memorize
  • Draw from life and references
  • It’s too easy to fall into the habit of making ‘convenient shapes’ with trees and branches. Look for alternatives, examine how abruptly branches grow into different directions and split.
  • Mix and match. I never draw a scientifically exact tree species, I mix the relevant qualities from the kinds of trees I know that fit the image. Combine stuff you’ve seen and your imagination.
  • I try to ‘layer’ the vegetation. A forest looks empty with just trees. Think about the medium and low-height vegetation and bushes and then what’s closest to the ground and ON the ground.
  • Take into account what you want to convey with the vegetation; seasons, is the environment lush or harsh, is it creepy or idyllic?

If you like this, please do reblog but do not redistribute/reupload or modify in any way without my written consent.

Style trades with 

dinoflamingojollyv, and deer-in-headlights.

I keep telling myself I’m rusty and need to practice, but still hardly ever do. These aren’t as good as I know I could do them, I’m sorry guys!

Are you guys interested in Vid-Draws?

Like time-lapsed recordings of artwork being completed. 

I thought about making some, but they take a while for me to put together. But if people like watching that sort of thing, I could start screen-recording my bigger art pieces, and upload them at different times.

  • ravlic said: Where’s the little guy’s tail?

Crested Geckos have really fragile tails, meaning they’ll drop them if they get too stressed at any point. It actually wasn’t known until recently that they even had tails, because so many specimens were found tailless. Cresties don’t regrow their tails like most lizards.

I got the two of them after they had already lost their tails, I don’t mind how it makes their back legs kinda creepy. No really, they look like weird frog legs.

Precious stub butt babes

Eddy and RJ

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