Welcome to Visual, an art request site by Marissa. I offer high-quality art in a short amount of time. Visual opened on May 29, 2013 and overshadowed my previous site, Rainy Days. I aim to provide art perfectly suited to your imagination. To put it simply, I'll help you create a visual of your dream. So go ahead and visualize something!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or anything else to say, please do not hesitate to neomail me.
- Leave credit. The link on the picture may be removed if other credit is provided.
- Do not steal. Please do not enter my art into any contests or claim it as your own.
- Respect when requests are open. Unless I offer on the Neoboards, I will not draw for others when requests are closed.
- Please use it. I will not enforce this, but it would be nice.
- Be polite. If you are not happy with the results, politely inform me and I will be glad to fix it for you as soon as possible.
Here, I offer two different ways to request. Choose whichever one you like, but you can only ask for one picture per request.
|Classic Custom||Visual Special|
|The Classic Custom is the usual, basic-but-detailed form to fill out. Give me as many details as you want, and I will produce a picture fit to your liking.||The Visual Special is a very simple way to request. All I need is a description of the subject's personality and quirks. From this, I will produce my rendition of the subject based on their behavior.|
- Avalmora for Nina
- Meiole for Rico
- Ickle_blu for Annie
- Aryll_Aqua for Lizz
- Blank for Blank
To those of you who have requested, your finished picture will be posted here for you to pick up. If you don't pick it up within a week, it will be moved to the portfolio. Drag the picture to the address bar or right click and select "view image" (or something along those lines) to view the full-sized picture before taking it.
(External Link) My collection of past requests and trades tucked in one neat little page for you to check out.
If you have a question that you want to ask, check here first. I may have it answered for you already.
I'll try my best to teach you the things I do. If you're interested, they're here.
About the Artist
Just a little about me, including my hobbies, interests, and how I spend my time.
(External Link) A separate page for my drawings for myself. These are usually more in-depth.
My Graphics & Stuff
(External Link) A cute little page where I dump all of the graphics and other things that I make for fun. Now they're for you!
What do you use to draw?
I use my Bamboo Tablet and Adobe Photoshop CS6 to draw lineart and color all of my pictures. I like to use paper and pencil as well, but I don't have a working scanner.
Can you change something about my picture after I get it?
Sure! Just tell me what you want me to fix and how to fix it and I'll try my best.
This is a quick tutorial to explain my drawing process, with a few extra tips. Basic knowledge of photoshop will be needed if you plan on following my technique.
Suggest a Tutorial
Do you want a brief explanation on anatomy? Maybe you'd like to know how to make an animation. Tell me to make a tutorial for you and I'll do my best to explain.
This tutorial will explain my drawing process: how I set up my canvas, what brushes I use, and my coloring and shading technique. This is just how I do it, though there are many other ways to draw. Let's begin!
First I set up my canvas. I use a 1000px by 1000px blank canvas with a white background so I have plenty of room to start off with, though sometimes I end up making it bigger or smaller as I draw anyway.
Sketching is important! Draw rough shapes to place out where you want everything to be. Keep practicing and experimenting with it to get the right pose.
For the lineart, I use a hard brush with no pressure for opacity to make the lines dark. Black is best. Make sure it's on a separate layer from your sketch, (assuming you're using a digital program, of course) because I had to do this part over twice...
This part is easy; most people pick a palette (but I'm too lazy) with colors that work nicely together.
More coloring, just to get the colors down and a basic feel of the picture.
This is one of my favorite parts! Add more color to the skin and other areas if you want where it is called for. You can study how skin works from life or pictures. I added more red around the cheeks, eyes, nose, ears, and along the arms. Assuming a regular light source is present, the skin should be lightened next to the eyes, above the lips, on the forehead, and on another side of the arms for more depth.
Time to shade! Pick a light source and stick with it. I should've made the shadows darker. I use a soft brush for the shadows so I can blend them better, then I go back with a hard brush to make some look closer and more defined.
I usually don't make backgrounds, but this one was simple: a gray background and some textures set to screen. And that's my finished product! If you want to see the full size, drag it to the address bar.
Thank you! I hope this helped!
About the Artist
Hello, my name is Marissa and I'm a 17-year-old girl who likes to draw. I am an artistic (but introverted) person, a senior in high school, and I hope to become an illustrator after college. I work hard to achieve the grades I have, and I'm quite proud of my academic prowess.
I come on Neo every day to take care of my pets, draw, work toward my goals, or just chat. I've been on Neo for over ten years with the same main account, lilmiss1995.
I like video games, drawing, singing, coding and graphic-making, birds, Star Trek, Supernatural, and talking to friends. Lately I've been obsessed with The Killers. If you wanna be friends, just send me a neomail. I'd love to chat. c:
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