۞ Solar Cat!

♦ Justice and Art and all that Glitters ♦
I am also known as Prax or Meibatsu!

I am a Canadian living in Toronto~! After many years in academic pursuits, I still angst a lot about what I want to do with my life. It's pretty much come down to working stress-free low-level jobs to pay the bills and fund my dream of just making art and telling whatever stories I like.

I like art and humour and interesting stuff. Feel free to ask me anything or whatever!

If you want to see JUST my artwork and NOT my garbage posts, please follow:
praxart.tumblr.com
Posts I Like

kittyamaryllis:

samaryllis:

things i’ve noticed:

  1. the gems on the left need to have their shines standardized to be like the ones on the right
  2. i’m going to try and make her eyes more gem-like
  3. i’m going to try out a self-painted bg

but other than that, thoughts??

i know i made an art sideblog for a reason, but i have 6 followers on that and i want opinions on this so uh >__>

pls critique!!!!!!

What’s your overall goal with the image? Mood? Look?
I will critique based on what I “think” you’re trying to do and of course my own aesthetic tastes. lol

The gems looks nice!! But they may actually need to look less refined/exact if you want it to match the overall quality of the image since they are looking very geometric/flat while the figure is soft shaded.

The hair is kind of looking flat shading-wise when it seems like you want to go with someone more realistic? Anyway, to match with her skin/body, you need to deepen the shades and possibly brighten highlights in her hair (since hair is “shinier” than skin, the colour range is higher). Since her hair is a poof, a soft stroke of a deeper shade while you think of her hair as a sphere might help.

I feel like her face is in two perspectives because her nose looks very heavily upturned when her chin or cheeks doesn’t really show this. Her nostrils might also come off better if the inner areas nearest to middle have a softer shade transition into her skin. Right now they look more like narrow slits instead of round tapering holes (like apostrophes more than rice grains) — You reblogged another artist a couple of posts ago that has a pleasing take on nostrils.
Her eyes also look slightly more upturned/seen from a low angle than her overall face suggests, but it might be because you’re trying to make her squint with her smiling. I would try to round out her cheeks more if you want the squint to come off better.

Usually when people smile, their lips thin out at the corners (stretching!), but here her lips remain pretty even throughout even though she’s smirking — or oddly, her lips thin and taper off most on her neutral side, when it should be the opposite?  Blending out her mouth crease a little bit more might also look better, and remember that the mouth crease should lead to above the nostril flare (smile on yourself and feel where the crease leads!)

I can’t really tell because her hair is covering, but the collarbone on her looks like it’s dipping a little low. Her neck and collarbone shading in general looks a bit unfinished compared to the rest of her skin.

EXTRA: You may want to think about adding some sparkle/light refractions and reflections bouncing off the gems onto her skin and hair.

ANYWAY!!! I I hope there are some things there that you see you want to work on! Don’t feel like you have to tackle everything at once!

Is she a crystal witch? She’s looking mischievous and magical!

creativesocialworker:

Social Worker Tumblrs

Therapist Tumblrs

Psychology Tumblrs

Recovery/Support Tumblrs

By request, I have updated my blog recommendation list.  These aren’t listed in any particular order so check them all out.  If you know of any others I should add to the list please let me know (self promotion is welcome!).

(via aeorys)

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

Dumb (?) self-imposed tumblr rules because maybe neuroses lol:

- rarely thank my followers or audience for following or watching me because why lol
- never follow more than half of the amount of followers I have because math?
- blase about a lot of tumblr fandom etiquette rules because who cares
- tags are mostly for my own categorization and entertainment
- rarely reblog “help” or signal boost posts unless I personally know the person it’s helping or am really interested in the thing
- blacklist or gloss over lots of repetitive posts and get silently annoyed at overexposure lol (this is why I don’t follow many people—everyone tends to reblog the same stuff)

maybe will update if I think of more.

UPDATE WITH MORE:

- related to windy-castle’s post paring: i will rarely delete old posts even if they are really dumb and embarrassing
- related to wanderbracks’s post-barassment: yeah, i will also start trying to write thoughtful or acknowledging responses a lot but then delete them when it doesn’t sound right or doesn’t come off as cool as i thought it would <___<
- realted to new followers: sit in befuddlement with every new notification of a new follower because i dunno what they want from me lol

What kind of dumb rules do you have?

secondlina:

elle-lavender:

redundantthinking:

ladyloveandjustice:

shoujoningyou:

im YELLING

WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS SO GORGEOUS IT MAY BE THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN AND HEAR SIMULTANEOUSLY

SHIT SHIT SHIT THIS IS REAL THIS IS A THING THIS HAPPENED MY BRAIN CAN’T COMPREHEND THERE IS NO WORDS HOW DID EVERYTHING GET BETTER EVERYTHING IS SO MUCH BETTER THERE ARE NOT FUCKING WORDS ONLY SOUNDS AND GESTURES

OFFICIAL MOON PRIDE MUSIC VIDEO! THIS IS THE BEST THING TO EVER EXIST.

I still dislike the 3D but DANG ALL THAT SILVER MILLENNIUM STUFF SURE COMPENSATES HOLY JEEZ SAD SAILORS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PROTECT THE PRINCESS AND THEN THEY DO BECAUSE THEY GET A SECOND CHANCE ALL OF THEM IT’S THEIR COLLECTIVE WISH FOR A SECOND TRY OH MY GOD

I thought the whole thing was pretty ugly hahaha. I was very distracted when things got really off model.
I liked the ideas.. . well, some of them, but overall style and execution though.. especially the walk cycle at the end, was just. :l
TOEI!!!!!

branwyn-says:

GET OFF ME EXCLAMATION MARK

(via aeorys)

wannabeanimator:

When Marnie Was There - Final Trailer | Studio Ghibli

Omoide no Marnie - 思い出のマーニー directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty).

(via kittyamaryllis)

praxart:

Left by mydearbasil~!
Right by  orangesolarcat (me)!

AHAHAA LOOK WHAT SHE FORCED ME TO DOOOOOO..
Look at my crappy colouring lol It would have looked better as half assed flats, but I think this was even faster because it was scribbles.

We cheated because I got to see her lines without text, and then I completed all of my side and sent it to her and told her to put it together. XD
On the other hand, I like how they interact in a more meaningful way this way, especially continuing the scenes or Alt watching Ezra turn away in embarrassment or seemingly not accepting Ezra’s peace offering. XDDDD


We are both cruel creators, but we really, really like our characters really!


They are dead on the deserted island because Alt would have to steal Ezra’s soul to survive and then after that he’d run out so they are dead. lol

Blank meme: cktherat.deviantart.com/art/Th…

mydearbasil:

Since there’s an AU where Heimdl is a parrot, and another where Ezra is a cat, we decided there should be one where Altaire is a dog!

Ezra doesn’t even like dogs, but one rainy day, he sees what he thinks to be a stray roaming the streets and decides to take it home! Unfotunately Ezra is suck at dealing with dogs and Alt is a very big, affectionate, albeit anxious dog from years of mishandling! Luckily, Ezra runs into Heimdl and he helps haha. And then Ezra swoons.

Ezra might dislike dogs but I love them and also drawing them woooo

TOOO BAD I CAN’T DO READ MORESSSS WE HAD SOME CUTE RPINGGGG

Alt as a dog would be from aggressive breeding to create some kind of new purebred. He was supposed to perform at a dog show but probably ran off after being yelled at or something. Not that Heimdl doesn’t also yell a lot. >___>

Heimdl has experience with dogs and generally likes animals, but his last dog died on him and he’s still affected by it (his dog was likely shot while getting aggressive because Heimdl was in a heated/escalating argument with someone—which is roughly what happens in canon so it works well for the AU!).

Did you know the least problematic pet out of them all is Ezra as a cat?