Hey, Gwen! You've probably answered this question a million times, but could you maybe tell me a little about how you found and developed your style, and what advice you would give someone who's struggling to improve their own art and develop a unique style of their own?
Hi!! I had a really boring style up until my freshman year of college I think.. like this sorta thing. Just typical sparkledog refugee art. But then, I will be totally honest here, I jacked my friend swag. I had a piece due for a class and I said “how would Ceri draw this, she’s so cool, I luv her drawings”. The final was a weird omage.. and not really like her style after all. The way I draw now kinda developed from that. The lesson is not to try to draw like your friends I think, but see stuff you like in art and TRY IT! One piece can’t hurt. You pick up bits and pieces you like; huge grins, sweaty expressions, etc. Also don’t be afraid to take it to the limit! Draw in the most fun way you can think of, even if it’s ugly as fuck. If it’s a goopy mess, you can always pull back. If it’s so stylized it doesn’t look like anything, you can always add reality back in. Just try to let go of your embarrassment and try new stuff! A lot of it will come naturally, but if you’re impatient it’s absolutely something you can “work on”, just like any other aspect of your artwork. That’s how it seems to me anyway!
oh my god Gwen!! Everyone look at this 10/10 advice bc I have been stagnating like a gross pond and this is so nice to be reminded of!
(I am a big soppy baby bc Gwen like, shaped how I draw) (and I worry I am not living up to that potential) (I don’t draw nearly enough goats, for starters)
it’s October 1st which means it’s Drawlloween time!! Prompt #1 is “spider” so here are two spider ladies drinking a bad pun
look what the (amazing, wonderful) goat-soap sent me!! (this, and also LUDICROUS amounts of exciting foreign gum)
doodled some costumes for that ask meme thing!! This isn’t all of them but I’m a tired baby
the-oxford-english-fangeek commissioned me to draw them as the Doctor!! I would definitely watch this Doctor.
Did you know it was cerigg's birthday the other day!?! I did once and then fell asleep. BUT Ceri you are awesome and inspirational and here is a small heart for you in your new year <33 I hope the day was great and the year is greater!
OH MY GOD BEE
you are so perfect and wonderful and talented and I love this!!! Thank you thank you thank you! This is a 10/10 way to start the year I tell you what
maybe I will livestream tonight if I write enough of my essays before then
everything I draw ends up so much creepier and longer than was originally intended
I drew you a thing that ended up 10x creepier than intended
Then I put the explanation for the comic in the comic itself because it seemed clever at the time
I also made the table rotate in order to make more room for you, but it squished the lower panel
heh. I apologize. Heh. sorry
happy birthday Cerigg
OHHHH MY GOODNESS
I cannot deal with how cute this is (and how cute YOU are, look at your hair and you wee smile!) Thank you so much!! I WISH someone would hang out at my desk (v cool and geometric, obv) and slide me comics (that’s you, I’m hinting at you, come hang out at my desk and keep me company)
I’ve been reliably informed it’s cerigg's birthday, and HOT DAMNNNN do I love a birthday!
Go wild! Sorry that I have no artistic qualities with which to gift you, so I took some ideas out of your Dram Bok.
I’m assuming the teeth are fake, right??
(ALI THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE THE BEST <3 <3 <3 I would not be mad if you chased me through a corn field in a biplane) (although I would be confused) (but I’d like to think you’d understand)