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Finishing up a commission, followed by some Skullgirls and/or Pac-Man Championship edition! There might even be a movie after, depending on viewer votes.

Come join us! We're only gonna be around for about 2-3 hours!
  • Reading: Making Comics
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros
  • Eating: Tea Candy
  • Drinking: Vanilla Cola
Celie with Glasses by Atrox-C
Celie with Glasses
... and a hat.

The glasses are merely cosmetic. She can see just fine without them!
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Easter PSA
Thinking about getting a rabbit this Easter? Celie's got a few words for you...

Just roughs, because I wasn't able to clean it up in time for Easter. I think the acting more than makes up for it!

Celie was played by the marvelous :iconhnilmik:!
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Atrox-C
Javier Ulloa
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United States
Current Residence: California
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www.livestream.com/atroxchobat…

Finishing up a commission, followed by some Skullgirls and/or Pac-Man Championship edition! There might even be a movie after, depending on viewer votes.

Come join us! We're only gonna be around for about 2-3 hours!
  • Reading: Making Comics
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros
  • Eating: Tea Candy
  • Drinking: Vanilla Cola

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1994semaj Featured By Owner 3 days ago
If you have the opportunity to make a cartoon staring your character Sarah, what network would it be on?
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Cartoon Network. They're a little better at handling creator-driven content.
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1994semaj Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yeah. I suppose so.
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flyscratch Featured By Owner 4 days ago
smahs bros 4 is having a fighter ballot
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I already voted for Wonder Red.
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flyscratch Featured By Owner 4 days ago
oh well i voted lots of times for rockhopper renamon ty the tasmanina tiger chunky kong and krystal
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AlphaXero Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Hello sir.

I just wanted to say 'Thank You'. I've only known about your gallery here for about... two days now, but I have to say, it is super inspiring. Been using a variety of resources on the 'Net over the past three years to learn how to draw, and your page is one of the funnest, most energetic ones that I've come across. In fact, I spent almost two hours just trying to copy a single pose I saw that you drew. It was quite the learning experience, and I look forward to learning more from your gallery.

I'm not that great yet - my people alone are barely... eh - but just looking at your gallery reminds me that I need to draw for the sake of having fun, for myself, instead of trying to fulfill some false, nonexistent expectation from the world. It reinforces and strengthens my belief that Toons are just as acceptable as anime (yeah, THAT mindset). It drills into my head the reminder that my style need not be categorized into either one. That it can be somewhere in between. That I have to categorize it as MY style.

But anyway, enough of that. Love your gallery. Sarah is awesome. The interaction between her and Celie is great. Please keep making awesome art and being inspiring and just all around being awesome.

Thank you for allowing this rambling on your page.
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Atrox-C Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Hey!

Aw shucks, there's no need to thank me. Most of what I've done I did for myself anyway. Though, knowing people enjoy my art is always a plus!

People STILL have that mindset? You'd think it have gone away with the current frontrunners in TV animation, like Gravity Falls or Steven Universe.

Anyways, knowing your weaknesses is usually a good start in improving. You can focus on overcoming them and sharpening your other skills too. Now, of course, drawing should be fun (unless you're being paid for it, but even sometimes those can be fun). Drawing from the heart is what keeps me going, but it was practice and study that got me where I am. The way I tackled improving at art was thinking "what skills do I need to communicate what I want to convey?" Whatever I knew I needed, I'd study. It lent to a more hands-on approach where the lessons would stick better, because I'd have to find an immediate use for them.

Stylewise, the most important thing you can do is experiment. As the great animator Richard Williams once said to me "If you see something you like, take it, because they stole it first." What this means isn't that you shouldn't totally rip off someone's style per se, but look for things that appeal to you, and try them yourself. If you like how one artist has drawn mouths, and another has drawn eyes, putting the two together is what'll make your style. It's essentially what their style is, anyway. Though, don't neglect life-studies. You have to know the rules of reality before you can bend or break them to your will. Eventually the more you practice and experience, the more reference you have to draw from, and you can craft a style that is all your own from this pool. 

Read as much as you can, watch a bunch of different movies or shows, and draw stuff you see. Every new thing you try will only make your style more robust. 

Hope that helps! Thank you very much for the lovely comment, too! :D I actually had to read it a few times before I could give an eloquent reply, haha. Mostly because I was touched and didn't want to see it vanish from my messages.
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AlphaXero Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015

What a lot of people don't realize is that when they do something mainly for themselves, they're doing so much more for others. Not in every situation, of course, but in a lot. One's example of pushing forward and evolving themselves sets an example in bravery (so corny), and so forth. Maybe you already know that, but just saying. (:

Yeah, that mindset still exists. I find a lot of the anime from the past few years just tend to look and feel the same (with a few standouts, of course), so I've been watching a lot more Western animation like 'Adventure Time' and the two you mentioned. The characters and stories and all that in those seem to be bigger and more ambitious.

Drawing's fun, no doubt about it (practically my whole family does it, so it was only a matter of time, I suppose). My biggest weakness is probably 'Procrastination', but I'm learning to overcome that. Just gotta apply myself and DO IT, you know? Stop being reluctant and afraid, and just go for it. Lock up that naysaying (although keep a little to push yourself forward, yeah?), grab a sketchbook, and go. They're meant to be messy, anyway, right? I've had a hardcover one sitting on my shelf for months now, too afraid to dirty it up. (WHY, me? It's just a sketchbook!) I'm sure my difficulty in getting into a 'Visual Artist' mindset is another weakness, but that... Gotta see things more as THINGS instead of just words.


Any particular studies or exercises you'd recommend?


Yeah, there have been a lot of styles that have caught my eye recently, and I think I'm able to recognize what it is about them that I like. I'd probably be able to actually understand them better if I made real pictures instead of just practicing them one by one all the time. I should probably have something better than a number 2 pencil, though. And carry one around with a sketchbook so I don't have to use paper towels and ballpoint pens all the time.


Now I know what my dream meant by 'pay attention'...

Anyway, I'm going to end my rambling now. It's nice to know what I typed previously actually made some sense/didn't freak you out. I was afraid it was a little too jumbled, not to mention forward. Hope this reply falls into that "understandable" category...

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themsjolly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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