Just something quick. Gotta keep truckin’!
Hi there! I'm Jenni, an illustrator & designer from Sydney, Australia.Ask
Just something quick. Gotta keep truckin’!
Trying to get back into drawing properly, but I always get stumped after I do the sketch. I don’t know how to finish a picture.
A babe for a babe!
LOOK AT THIS BABE THAT A HUGE BABE DREW FOR ME I’M SO BAT SCREECHING FLYING OUT IN THE SUNLIGHT FOR THIS OH MY GOD I LOVE HOW YOU DRAW LADIES SO MUCH WAHHHH ;; HOW YOU COLOUR IS SO AMAZING AND AWESOME!!!!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME OH GOD OH MAN OH GOD
Art space meme – Sort of art relevant so it can go here haha. In the first photo Andreas was kind enough to take a poo and as you can see I’m a collector of all the things. ALL THE THINGS! I tried to even tidy up a little which didn’t really happen…
I don’t know if you can tell but I don’t use a mouse. It’s actually collecting dust behind my computer. I think I actually took the batteries out as my keyboard needed new ones.
I have an extremely cluttered workspace at home, which is kind of comforting I guess. I also keep Andreas really close because I’m always chatting with him while I doodle (if he’s in the room).
I included my cupboard since it’s art relevant! I keeps heaps of inspirational books, dvds, fictional books, nicely designed print work, game of thrones section, and also have a currently messy section for any of my own print work that I’m happy with.
Also bonus! My actual work work space, which I have yet to see with my own eyes. A co-worker sent this to me today, as I don’t work wednesdays. They moved me from “the dungeon” which is basically a corner with no light and concrete floors to this space! It’s near a window! Natural light! Ahhhh ;;
Anonymous asked: Holy hell I had no idea who you were I was just randomly following you because, hey, nice art, and then you posted that picture of that hippie dude from three years ago and I totally remember that you were on that oekaki that I used to go on in Jr. High and you used to draw him a ton.
Ah wow that’s so amazing ;; really small world haha! I love that people still recognise him after so long. It’s really comforting somehow! Good old oekaki days :D
This is like 3 years old but I still really like it and realised I never submitted it here. I guess I didn’t have a tumblr account back then. Holla old character that I might be reviving a little.
It only occurred to me recently how perfectly Hana is suited to be a magical girl, so here she is if she was one!
Also hello I draw things still!
AHHHHHHHHH I’M SO GLAD YOU POSTED THESE ;; I LOVE YOUR PIXELS AND ALSO ALL THESE BABES! GOD you pixel style is insanely good. I have no idea how you do it?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?! I’m pretty sure you’re a wizard or something. The colours are so perfect and bright and amazing. WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD??? Look at my deer baby and his silly boyfriend GOD
SOME BUSTS I drew these for my pals Jenni (who owns Stanton, the first guy) and Bel (who owns Lars, the character that is TOO LONG I’M SORRY BUT HE’S HARD TO POST IN A PHOTOSET). I love you guys!! ;3; <3
Sorry for the pile of giftart I’ve been uploading recently hahaaa I’ve been in an art rut and it’s easier for me to draw other people’s characters sometimes than my own.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND YOU KNOW cos I’m sitting right next to you right now at this very minute on my phone watching you play derby days :) drinking juice and laughing :)))
Reblogging myself because I’m an idiot
and here is the fantastic design that she drew out for me! by far the best turnaround i’ve had the pleasure to work from ;)
HOLY POOP I JUST WOKE UP AND SAW THIS ON MY DASH I THINK I SENSED IT PLUSH SENSE! THIS IS SO AMAZING OMG YOU MANAGED TO DO EVERYTHING PERFECTLY WAHHHH ;; I WAS WORRIED THAT I WOULD HAVE DESIGNED SOMETHING NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE BUT YOU PROBABLY MANAGED TO DO IT ANYHOW BECAUSE YOU’RE SO AMAZING???!!?!?!?!?!!?
Ah gosh this is like the best thing to wake up to. I’m so excited and happy. I love everything about this. How amazing the shapes are like his little round head and body, the cute angry eyes, and the FEET! I was worried about if the feet were not going to be possible, but they are perfect and adorable ;; Gosh I don’t even know what to say anymore. I love this so much! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
DPI(dots per inch) is often a confusing thing for artists who are starting to try their hand at print. This guide will try to be as simple and non-technical as possible. We’ll start off with an inch, as that’s the easiest way to explain it!
The 72dpi canvas
I’ll be using photoshop for this guide, but I’m hoping most other programs will allow you to input measurements that aren’t pixels. If you open your art program now and create a canvas that is exactly 1” x 1” at 72dpi.
You should have a canvas that is 72 x 72 pixels. This is pretty tiny.
When you print this it end up really pixellated like so: (not to scale)
): You didn’t want this. Now everyone has been telling you that you should make your canvas 300dpi as that’s what you do for print.
Unfortunately if you have already drawn your image at this size you can’t just change the dpi. This will in fact make the printer print your image even smaller.
72dpi vs 300dpi
The easiest way for me to think about this is that every pixel is a “dot” for your printer(sorry to anyone who knows the technical side of this).
You have this 72dpi canvas and you are telling the printer you want this image to have 72 dots/pixels per inch so your printer is printing off these bigger dots to fill that inch. This results in that pixellated look that you are probably familiar with.
You now change the canvas to 300dpi. This canvas now prints out at 0.24” because your printer is now cramming 300 dots/pixels into that inch so each dot has to be smaller. This results in a much clearer picture but now it is tiny.
The 300dpi canvas
Now armed with that knowledge set up a canvas that is 1”x1” at 300dpi.
Your resulting canvas should now be 300 x 300 pixels.
Much bigger! Now if you draw an image on this canvas and print it out it will be a lot crisper and clearer. However it also means you had to draw a much larger picture. This is the unfortunate reality of print. Everything needs to be over 3 times the size of standard screen.
This makes it really important to know your physical print dimensions as it is much easier to create an appropriately sized canvas using inches, millimetres and centimetres(I’ll get to mm and cm in a bit as well) rather than guessing what it could be in pixels.
Centimetres & millimetres
Since I’m Australian myself we don’t use inches, which initially left me a little confused. How does dpi work for us? Well it pretty much works the same way.
There unfortunately isn’t a dots per millimetre that I know of, but you set up your canvas using mm or cm and 300dpi and your program will be able to work that out for you still. The thing is that now after you created your canvas and you check the dimensions it will often has decimal points.
This is such a small measurement it won’t effect your printing. It’s basically because programs can’t create a canvas that has a half pixel or third of a pixel. So it will give or take a pixel to try and get it as close as possible to your cm/mm measurement.
This is sort of a little bonus/sometimes if you think your canvas is too huge for print. It probably isn’t. Here are some common sizes and how big they print at 300dpi.
800 x 600px - 2.667 x 2in - 6.77 x 5.08cm - 67.73 x 50.8 mm
1024 x 768px - 3.413 x 2.56in - 8.67 x 6.5cm - 86.7 x 65.02mm
1600 x 1200px - 5.333 x 4in - 13.55 x 10.16cm - 135.47 x 101.6mm
As you can see these probably look huge on you screen but none of them are even close to an A4 page. Here is the reverse. I’ll show some international paper sizes with their 300dpi pixel sizes!
A5 - 148 x 210mm - 5.827 x 8.267in - 1748 x 2480px
A4 - 210 x 297mm - 8.267 x 11.693in - 2480 x 3508px
A3 - 297 x 420mm - 11.693 x 16.537in - 3508 x 4961px
As you can see these are rather large. So if you ever create a canvas and think you’ve done something wrong because the canvas is freaking massive. You are probably doing it right haha.
Hope that makes any sense!
I’ve had to explain dpi to a few friends lately, so I have attempted to make a post that explains it in a simple way. There are some other tips and shortcuts that I’ve left out for now as I just wanted to explain the basics :D
Anonymous asked: you NEED to make a gif of sterek kissing:3 and your art is KSADLFKJSGDSLJKASSALJKLSFAHJFALSKJLSAJSFLFASSGDJLKEJGSNGHRSLSSH
Ahaha I’m glad you like my stuff :D I’d love to make a cute gif like that but a normal picture of kissing is so hard to draw ;; Maybe one day~
I bought some buttons off of Blue and just LOOK AT THESE TWO PERFECT BUTTONS I GOT ahhhhh ;; It was such a lovely surprise. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I love you!
I’m finally getting the chance to commission sewgoods for that Andreas plush I’ve wanted for so long. The top row is my final design and it has been given the go ahead so I’m crazy excited!
I swear I’m not completely dead, but almost. I’m suffering from the worst art block I have ever suffered and its reached a point of ridiculousness that I can’t bear. I can’t really call myself an illustrator if I only draw once a month!
I’m now going to actively work towards fixing this and may even go as far to use up my work leave to rejuvenate my creativity. For now I’m making sure I at least force myself to doodle on my commute even if its just poop.