umbrella-the-pimp asked:

The Addams family musical says that Wednesday falls in love for the first time,yet in the second Addams family movie,she falls on love with a kid

Yep!! that’s very true~ 
But the problem is that we can’t look at them together as a series =O 

The Musical and the movie have different writers/producers etc. and do not exist in the same timeline. For instance, the musical takes place in NYC because the Addams live in the middle of central park. In the musical Wednesday also gets a haircut and has short hair 95% of the musical. This is very different from the movie and very different from my version, if you notice.

They can take their creative liberties and pretend the other didn’t exist, if that makes sense. That’s why they can create movies/musicals based on the original cartoons by Charles Addams and that’s also why I can create a “new Wednesday” based on by my taste and design influences using the musical as reference. Same for the musical, same for the movie. 

So yeah XD fun stuff haha

Thanks for stopping by~ :) *hugs* 

Hello guys! 
I’ve got a portfolio update! :D 

I fell in love with Krysta Rodriguez and her performance in The Addams Family Broadway Musical a few months ago… and I thought it would be fun to explore my own take on the Addams Family… and well… here it is! haha xD  

This truly was a learning experience for me because I can clearly see how much I need to improve and how far away I am from where I want to be.. However I’m glad I pushed myself to go outside my comfort zone! It was well worth it.

Lastly, I wanna thank my amazing teachers/mentors who walked me through this process these past few months! I owe all I’ve learned to them <3 

I will be posting Part 2 of the portfolio shortly so stay tuned! 
OR you can check it out at LissyMarlin.com if you want :)  

Thank you guys <3 

Shop and Give away?? whaaa~~

Hey Guys! I decided to give INPrnt a try! :) 
I only have a few prints available at the moment, but I’ll post more and more in a few days. If you guys have a print you’d like me to make available for purchase, shoot me an ask and let me know! 

I’ll keep the shop up for a while, and depending on your feedback I’ll decide if I will keep it permanently :)

Also! I just received two proof copies and they are super high quality! The saturation is awesomeee, I was impressedI! SO, since they are so beautiful I decided to use them for a GIVE AWAY 8Dgo here to find out how to enter~ <3 

Thanks guys <3 

austenisnefarious asked:

Hi! I am absolutely in love with your art, and style and everything, it's so incredible! Do you have any advice for making the transition from tradition to digital art? I've only ever really done traditional.I love digital but always end up discouraged when I give it a try. Would you say the type of tablet is important? (Mine is kind of old and very cheap)

Hey! 

Thank you very much for the kind words <3 

Let me tell you, the first time I did work on a tablet I sucked so much I didn’t want to look at it. Unfortunately for me my step-mother saved the drawing for herself and it haunts me around the house ever since. Although in a way I have to admit I’m glad she did because it’s a reminder of humble beginnings. 

The way I learned is through tutorials, watching livestreams, getting art-books that show the process of my favorite artists and watching how other people work on the medium. Many people approach it in different ways, there’s really not a right way to do it, you’ll be surprised.

I do wanna say: don’t feel discouraged, pick yourself up and keep trying because you have to learn to walk before you run, right? I’m sure it was tough to work traditionally at first but you got the hang of it. Digital is the same thing. Just find out the look you want for your art, find artists that have that look and study their work 24/7. If you keep trying you’ll get it, I’m sure.

About a tablet- the model doesn’t matter at all, specially when you are just starting. Getting an updated tablet will only make you more comfortable because that’s what technology does. I’ve seen people do wonders with very little resources so unless you have the money to buy a new one, don’t open your piggy bank unless you absolutely have to (if breaks etc). 

Thank you for your question! and I wish you luck! :D 

alexaart asked:

I know as an illustrator-in-the-works, I should try to create my own characters and environments, etc. How did you get people to recognize your original stories and characters? I feel a little discouraged nowadays since the only way to get noticed is to do a bunch of fan art, which is nice, but I'm not that into it, and would rather spend time making my own thing.

Hello~ 

I might be a bad example because I do at least one fan-art a week thanks to Sketch Dailies hahahha xD

However I do understand where you are coming from and, In my opinion, I think not doing what you love because you fear no one will notice is not fair for you and your work.

I say you draw what you want and whatever character(s) you have created all the times you want. I think storytelling through characters and environments is one of the hardest things to do when illustrating, but if you master that skill and you are consistent — meaning, you draw pretty regularly and show your work to people— you will find a crowd/audience that will enjoy the work you do. But you kind of have to commit… I learned sine I joined twitter that drawing once a week and sharing work occasionally will not get you anywhere, so I had to level up and improve at the same time other artists were improving. 

Also, join art communities! like sketch dailies! True, sometimes they have fan-arts, but a tip I suggest is adding a personal touch to the character, make it your own or maybe re-design it… idk, play with it xD

Well, I hope I helped a little bit haha :) 
Thank you for your question!! :D 

madisonkatelyn asked:

Hi there! I was just wondering how you developed your cartoon style. I've asked a lot of people and they say just draw from life but I was wondering if drawing from pictures of people would help me see what I want to do. What did you do? Thanks a bunch!

Hello there~ 

In my opinion it is very different to draw from life than to draw from a picture. I personally can’t draw from a photo/image unless is a painting from the masters in a museum. 
The problem with drawing from a photo is that the drawings will always end up stiff/without life. When you draw from a real person you can tell their mood, attitude or personality in real time, which forces you to think fast because a person will always move. So I say Life > photo 

Hmmm.. How I developed the style it’s a little complicated/long, but I’ll make it kinda short. 

In Art-school they teach you anatomy and how to draw from life, which helped a lot — but only on my draftsmanship, not style. What you need to understand about anatomy is that it teaches you the basics of the human form and once you learned the rules you can break them as you please. 

The “style” comes out of you naturally. If you have to force something into your work is probably not doing you any good. I noticed I would draw things a certain way in my sketchbook (simpler, with fun shapes etc) but when I went to a final piece I would change it completely for w/e reason (I was trying to fit in etc). I stopped doing that and I stayed truth to my personal taste. I also surrounded myself with artistic influences of all sorts and my favorite things from each and every one of them got engraved in my brain. Some stayed to this day and some didn’t.

I think everything clicked when I realized what I wanted to do for a living. My biggest dream is to work for the animation industry. I bought every art-book I could, studied every movie etc and well, I’m still learning xD I still have soooo much to learn, I struggle so much with sooo many things, but I guess the more you practice the more it becomes second nature. 

I hope this somewhat answered your question xD 
Good luck! :D

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shoomlah:

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So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages. Whew. And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.

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