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Anonymous asked: where did you get your aquarelle brush?

I honestly don’t remember; I think it came with my version of Sai. Maybe this one http://fav.me/d3h6ogx or related ones in their gallery has it?

New chapter at tatonaise! Be sure to check it out.

New chapter at tatonaise! Be sure to check it out.

Raudolf & Hal, a couple old OC’s of mine meant to be a dueling duet like Tom & Jerry or Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd.

Raudolf & Hal, a couple old OC’s of mine meant to be a dueling duet like Tom & Jerry or Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd.

Humanized version of Corporal Thornton Hayes.
It started out as a quick doodle in open canvas that I wound up finishing up. Idk what it is about OC, but maybe how simply raw that program is, but I always feel like my lineart is better with such a rudimentary program XD

XD oh Johann.

XD oh Johann.

Humanized versions of Christoph, Adler and Bosch; and below, some sketches of some new characters: Jurgen Falkenrath, August and Bruno.

Bruno, the fat guy, was a butcher before the war. After WWI, his town was suffering from starvation, so he became resourceful, using human meat XD He was later caught, arrested, and released in WWII to fight in the Waffen-SS.

August, the bald dude, is a pedo, nough said XD He killed people in prison.

And no one knows Jurgen’s crime. Mainly because I haven’t thought of it yet. XD

Thanks to theresnosoundtohidebehind for supporting pepperandpals' fundraiser to help her budgie, Popcorn! For info on how you can get your pet drawn see:
http://www.thirdpotato.com/post/91818339064/pepperandpals-ok-so-heres-the-deal-while-i

Thanks to theresnosoundtohidebehind for supporting pepperandpals' fundraiser to help her budgie, Popcorn! For info on how you can get your pet drawn see:

http://www.thirdpotato.com/post/91818339064/pepperandpals-ok-so-heres-the-deal-while-i

pepperandpals:

Ok, so here’s the deal: While I was able to get Popcorn’s emergency vet visit paid for, it was a bit pricy, and I’d like to replace some of those funds in case another emergency comes up. I also need to get a few more things for Popcorn’s cage as now he absolutely has to be separated from the other birds. All money raised from this fundraiser/giveaway will go to my birds, especially Popcorn, who was recently injured.
My friend fyuvix is helping me out by taking art commissions for the birds. She’s an awesome artist who will digitally draw your bird (or if you don’t have a bird you can request any bird species) for the prices listed above. If you’d like to commission her for the birds, send an email to thirdpotato@gmail.com with the bird you’d like and a reference photo.
If you don’t want to commission, you can also help out Popcorn and the others by checking out this page. Right now ALL donations I receive will go directly to the birds. You can also order something for Popcorn’s new cage of the Amazon Wish List if you like. I’ll post pictures of him with any items sent to him! (Please note the etsy shop is not currently open.
This is also a giveaway post! I’m giving away a set of Pepper and Pals one inch buttons, (sorry I don’t have a pic of them yet. This vet thing was sudden so I haven’t made them yet) some of Pepper’s molted feathers, and your very own Pinocchikeet! I will be adding more bird-related goodies as well. Here’s the rules:
Reblog to be entered. Only one reblog counts. Likes do not count.
You do not have to be following me to enter but it would be awesome if you did! Hope you like birds.
Please have your ask box open so I can let you know if you win. You must also be willing to supply me with your address.
No giveaway blogs. In other words don’t reblog on a blog that you use just to reblog giveaways.
US and Canada only due to shipping.
Giveaway ends July 31st!
If winner does not reply with address within 72 hours of winning, a new winner will be chosen.
If this goes well, I’ll do another giveaway just for my followers. Thank you so much for your help and support. It means the world to me and my birds.

Helping out a friend with pet commissions. I also do other pets than birds. Price is still the same! Let me know.

pepperandpals:

Ok, so here’s the deal: While I was able to get Popcorn’s emergency vet visit paid for, it was a bit pricy, and I’d like to replace some of those funds in case another emergency comes up. I also need to get a few more things for Popcorn’s cage as now he absolutely has to be separated from the other birds. All money raised from this fundraiser/giveaway will go to my birds, especially Popcorn, who was recently injured.

My friend fyuvix is helping me out by taking art commissions for the birds. She’s an awesome artist who will digitally draw your bird (or if you don’t have a bird you can request any bird species) for the prices listed above. If you’d like to commission her for the birds, send an email to thirdpotato@gmail.com with the bird you’d like and a reference photo.

If you don’t want to commission, you can also help out Popcorn and the others by checking out this page. Right now ALL donations I receive will go directly to the birds. You can also order something for Popcorn’s new cage of the Amazon Wish List if you like. I’ll post pictures of him with any items sent to him! (Please note the etsy shop is not currently open.

This is also a giveaway post! I’m giving away a set of Pepper and Pals one inch buttons, (sorry I don’t have a pic of them yet. This vet thing was sudden so I haven’t made them yet) some of Pepper’s molted feathers, and your very own Pinocchikeet! I will be adding more bird-related goodies as well. Here’s the rules:

  • Reblog to be entered. Only one reblog counts. Likes do not count.
  • You do not have to be following me to enter but it would be awesome if you did! Hope you like birds.
  • Please have your ask box open so I can let you know if you win. You must also be willing to supply me with your address.
  • No giveaway blogs. In other words don’t reblog on a blog that you use just to reblog giveaways.
  • US and Canada only due to shipping.
  • Giveaway ends July 31st!
  • If winner does not reply with address within 72 hours of winning, a new winner will be chosen.

If this goes well, I’ll do another giveaway just for my followers. Thank you so much for your help and support. It means the world to me and my birds.

Helping out a friend with pet commissions. I also do other pets than birds. Price is still the same! Let me know.

The Story I Want to Tell

My friend sent me a link to one of Chris Oatley’s conversations that really hit home for me, on the topic of ‘greatness in art.’ Take a listen to his answer to this question someone submitted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv7a-VlpXQ0&feature=youtu.be&t=39m24s

Greatness is about connecting with your audience and community.

I couldn’t sum up my art goals better than that. I thrive off of community and building a world with someone through RP or drawing with them.

But nothing is more fulfilling to me than when I can get someone to have a change of mind about a character they originally hated at first.

It’s why I write and do what I do. To present them with this “omg nazi D8” and then show them things they can relate to through him. To the point where they go “oh my gosh, I’m relating to a nazi,” and realize that no matter what label you slap on a person, they’re a person just like you, with reasons and motivations, with challenges that put them in the position to make a right or wrong decision, and maybe they don’t make the same CHOICE you would make, but you’re put in a position to sympathize with them having to make that choice. That moment, where you follow their lives and you see what they’ve been through, so at the point where they’re confronted with a difficult choice, regardless of what you would do, you can see why THEY chose to do what they did.

My characters make good choices and bad ones, and what I most hope to teach people is that there’s no such thing as “good people” and “bad people,” just people who make choices. Your actions and decisions can have alignments, but not the individual. And that the way someone is raised, the environment they’re in, the choices they’ve made in the past and the consequences of those choices, are what decide their future actions, and that’s how you get what looks like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ people.

People always ask me why I write from the Axis’ POV, and that’s why. Because we vilify ‘the enemy.’ I’m not belittling or ignoring the war-crimes of the German army in WWII, but I am against lumping ‘the enemy’ into one generalized whole. In my cast, I try to portray as many angles as I can, with my German characters coming from all different backgrounds, who make all different choices. I have war-criminals, resistance members, average citizens, disillusioned youth, converts and more, because I want to portray this era in all 360 degrees.

That’s the story I have to tell, and whether it’s through Nazi Germany, or a 1950’s greaser gang, or any setting, genre or era, I will always try to portray people as individuals, and challenge the idea of black & white labels.

Agree, disagree? Feel free to send me an ASK to discuss it!

Artist trading card for mayoart

Artist trading card for mayoart

A quick watercolor of Tarnobrzeg for a thank you card for mayocat's family

Poland

Poland

Failed watercolor if Krieg xD I forgot his insignia even! Derp

Failed watercolor if Krieg xD I forgot his insignia even! Derp

Using Photoshop watercolor brushes by kyletwebster

More variety in the textures, shapes and how it works flat on the canvas, but I still like Sai’s overall blending capabilities better than Photoshop’s. But then photoshop is meant to be a photo editing program, never meant to be an art program.

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