February 2018 Update

Henlo again!!

This website is a little outdated but it should be fixed… relatively soon. I just need to revamp the original design to match my current identity.

I’ve left my old username because there was too much self-induced negative stigma surrounding it, and my self-esteem for my title was shot, so I decided to move on to something that’s more me now that I’m older. It’s obviously no secret who I used to be, but I please ask that you remain respectful and try to refer to me with my new username :3

I’ve been so much more happier by starting fresh and learning from my mistakes, and even though the healing process is long and arduous, everything will be better in time.

Thanks to those following my website, and I’ll update again once it gets reconstructed.

Lots of love,
ROTZI

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March Update #2

Kind of another test post, and a notification that there is a new commission type available now: Icons! I always see people using past commissions as an icon, so I figured why not offer something tailored to be an actual representative portrait of your character? There will probably be some edits, like add-ons or perhaps the character’s favored item, who knows! You’re more than welcome to leave feedback so that I can make the commissioning experience easier on you. :)

Thanks for all the support so far guys. Everything’s slowly coming together!

“Think ahead, think ahead, think ahead…”

I’ve recently seen this video;

and it’s struck a deep chord with me. Over time, I’ve stagnated within my art because I found a technique I liked and put my brain on auto-pilot, thinking that mindlessly plugging away at my task would merit infinite results because I already knew what to do. In the short-term, it was going smoothly, until the inevitable caught up with the auto-pilot; the fuel and energy ran dry and my brain essentially shut down and burned out in a slow regression of once-passionate flames.
I stopped imagining new ideas.
I stopped planning creatively.
I stopped thinking ahead.

You have to remain awake, in the present moment; you have to think how here will get you there, you have to put on a good performance with room for error. Mistakes help you grow, do not be embarrassed by them. A very wise man once said, that’s just called a “happy accident”. You will learn more by learning from your mistakes than beating yourself up for being imperfect. We’re all perfect, we’re just incomplete.

So, take a dive. Make mistakes. Use as few brush strokes as possible, and plan, plan, plan ahead.

Basic Study #1

A basic study of some elements and principles with my two friends. Mainly value, and a bit of technique.

TUT

Some tips for future tutorials. You know the story. :)