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Saria - Modern style :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 5 1 Trade - Niovey :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 10 2 A Little Gumption :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 6 0 A Little Critical :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 8 2 Quick scenery practice #2 :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 5 0 Quick scenery practice #1 :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 6 7 Something Wicked This Way Comes :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 6 0 art gifting #11 :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 3 0 Art gifting #10 :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 5 1 Practice, practice, practice... :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 0 2 2016 Improvement Meme :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 1 0 Art Exchange - The Creep before Christmas :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 2 0 Ugly Sweater Party :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 3 3 Mizoka - gift :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 6 0 Avie - Gift :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 4 1 Sonny - gift :iconnovatheartist:NovaTheArtist 4 3


Excavation :iconmetal-kitty:Metal-Kitty 57 2 Fire 063 Explosion Radial MIX :iconrt-fx:RT-FX 78 3 Fan art - Nat :iconannnoel:Annnoel 2 4 Hogsmeade (Harry Potter Fan art ^_^ ) :iconnieris:Nieris 2,348 78 ''It's SPRING-TIME!'' :iconkosperry:Kosperry 856 74 Hearstrings 10 :iconrhythmax:RhythmAx 127 2 Twilit Beast :iconflippingchicken:FlippingChicken 61 1 Crumbles :iconseven-teenth:Seven-teenth 211 6 Strange Spheres II :iconkingstantin:Kingstantin 81 20 District :icondamiankrzywonos:DamianKrzywonos 242 11 Assembly Line :icondamiankrzywonos:DamianKrzywonos 236 19 Sparks 088 Fireworks Ray Up MIX :iconrt-fx:RT-FX 97 3
animation tips
Browsing animations here and on other sites, I see a lot of basically the same mistakes being made by beginners. I see this in the lab I work in, too, actually.
Beware, this is kind of a rant.
Don't spend all your time focusing on one moving part, while forgetting other parts that should be moving!
I'm looking at you, kids who do cycles with heads/chests/hips that don't move.
Fast animation doesn't mean it's bad/doesn't always need extra drawings to smooth it out. Fast isn't always bad!
On the contrary, if everything is slower and moves at the same speed, it's boring. Combo fast and slow, smooth and sudden. This is why a well done ball bounce is so important, because it teaches exactly this.
If you can't imagine it clearly in your head, you need refs. If at any point you're like "what happens after this pose?" you need refs!
Seriously, take some time to at least watch real-time videos of what you want to animate, so you'll at least know what it should look l
:iconnekonotaishou:nekonotaishou 40 20
Ocean beach painting :iconannnoel:Annnoel 8 2 Electricity 032 Impact Explosion Radial MIX :iconrt-fx:RT-FX 147 4 Species concept sketchy+ full perms+ anim *Closed* :iconnorthernred:NorthernRed 181 33
For those who watch me and are interested; I am certain you have notice by now that I draw a TON of Neopets related artwork, anthro art, my OCs,  and my robots/"bionicle" artwork, usually in that respect. I am comfortable in these areas and drawing them brings me a sense of, well, enjoyment in my work.
But I also need to improve in other areas of my drawing skills: heavily neglected areas, such as scenery, quadrupeds and Homo sapiens. It is my goal this year to improve in those areas.


I am curious to know what YOU would like to see more from me.  Of course I have no intent of giving up drawing what I already do (so my fellow Neo-fans can relax) But I want to experiment a little. Would you be interested in seeing more "sci-fi" related work? More animations? Actual comics? My compilations of sketched poses/anatomy? Something else? I would cherish any feedback or suggestions from you guys. :) Cheers!


Sarah DeCamp
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
"Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near:"

Isaiah 55:6

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Romans 6:23



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ryuu-samazx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist
happy birthday Birthday cake  icon
NovaTheArtist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAaww! Thank you so much!!
ryuu-samazx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist
you're welcome :)
infobots Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! Really appreciate it ;; 
KaibaGal Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thank yous for the watch, kind lady! :iconsaluteplz: :iconlikeasirplz: :tea:
NovaTheArtist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, no prob! Your Bionicle art is really awesome. B)
imogenweasley Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! ^^ Thanks for the :+fav: on my Crochet Nova!
PieCreature Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you currently accepting requests?
NovaTheArtist Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of: requests are open only for neopets related artwork at this time.
PieCreature Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah alright! sadly i havent played in so long oh boy so idk if it would be nice of me to take a request slot hah so im sorry for bothering you!
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