welcome

Hello, guest, and welcome to Oodles of Doodles, a site dedicated to art requests done by Fely. Oodles of Doodles first opened on October 19 2011, originally with the intent of becoming an online portfolio showcasing my Neopets-related works, while also offering art requests on the side.

Soon enough however I realized that fulfilling requests was much better in that it benefited other users, especially those who wanted art of their beloved pets. And eventually, Oodles of Doodles was transformed into a full-fledged art request site, ready to give you quality pieces.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments you'd like to throw my way, please feel free to Neomail me.

updates

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December 21 2011
See you guys on the 28th!

request

Rules

Neopets-related requests only, please.
If you're going to use my art anywhere, don't forget to credit me.
Do not redistribute my art or use it in the Beauty Contest and claim it as your own.
I'll only draw you one picture at a time a month, meaning you can request another picture from me the following month.
Please be patient. Real life determines how much time I can put into your request. I would highly appreciate it if you didn't send Neomails asking when your art will be complete.
Please don't ask for anything too elaborate (i.e. something reminiscent of the works of say Alphonse Mucha or Jackson Pollock). I do most of my work through mouse, so have mercy on my fingers and my wrist.

Form & waiting list

Waiting List

vaynecarnifex
givemeasign
iggygauna123
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request pick-up

At the end of every month, the requested pieces completed within that time are moved over to my portfolio.

advices

jewellynn

sayohsin

extras

FAQ

Why is your site named "Oodles of Doodles"?
Honestly, I just wanted a silly, quirky little name that had the "Ooh" sound in it.

Do you do trades?
Currently, no. Though I may consider it in the near future.

What materials and programs do you use to create your works?
All of my sketches are created with the help of my trusty art arsenal: a 0.5 Faber Castell mechanical pencil, an eraser and a nice, thick sketchpad (the brand doesn't really matter as long as the quality of the paper is good). Because I'm much too lazy to go out and buy a decent scanner, I take photos of my drawings with an old Canon camera. Most of the work is done on Adobe Photoshop CS5.

What won't you draw?
Stuff that has no place on a family-friendly website:. But otherwise, I'll draw even the silliest of requests as long as they're Neopets-related.

Why do you only draw Neopets-related art?
Well, there just seem to be more people asking for art of their pets than those who would want anything else. I respond to the call of the majority since those who "want anything else" can easily have their requests fulfilled by those who lurk on the other corners of the Internet.

How do I view your teeny-tiny images?
Simple: just drag your selected image to the address bar and drop it there.

Why is your gallery so...bare?
It takes me quite a while to finish a single piece because I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to my art. This is both a blessing and a curse since the finished product is often worth the effort, but it comes at the expense of so much time.

Can you teach me how to draw?
There are tons of tutorials out there which can do a better job than I, so I can direct you towards them instead. But what I personally can do for you is critique your artworks via Neomail should you be interested in my opinion. I'll give you both the positive and negative aspects of your pieces as well as suggestions to help you improve.

How do you achieve the lineless look to your art?
It's quite simple, really: I just create the shapes of the different parts of the piece (hair, eyes, etc.) using the pen tool, creating as many layers as there needs to be for the different elements of the picture. And for the finer, extra details (birthmarks, scars, etc.), pressing CTRL+ALT+G is crucial because this creates a clipping mask that makes it so that the only the layer below the clipped layer will be affected by any edits done to it.

Why don't you outline your art?
Considering the limitations of the pen tool, doing so would be far too time-consuming. Plus, I personally enjoy the effect (and subsequent challenge) of lineless art. I say 'challenge' because the key to well done lineless art is picking colors that are not only vibrant but go perfectly with each other to create a coherent and striking picture.

Who or what has influenced your style?
I'm proud to say that Disney has made the biggest impact on my personal art style, specifically Milt Kahl and Glen Keane.

If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


tips and tricks

character design

The best designed characters are those with the most distinctive and recognizable silhouettes. A perfect example would be the cast of Team Fortress 2, with all of the nine main characters having forms that make them distinguishable from each other in the midst of chaotic gameplay.

The shapes that comprise characters give them personalities, as their silhouettes and body will be largely dependent on how they've been, well, shaped. In general, the three basic shapes used are:

Circle The circle is the most serene of the basic shapes, as it has no edges and only curves. A Circular Character is usually one who is compassionate, bubbly and friendly. Think Winnie The Pooh (The Winnie The Pooh Series), Russel (Up) and Kirby(The Kirby Series).
Square The identical lines are representative of stability. A Square Character is usually one who is tough, dependable, and levelheaded. Think Professor Utonium (The Powerpuff Girls), Kilowog (The Green Lantern Series) and Pacha (The Emperor's New Groove).
Triangle Most villains tend to be made up of this shape as the sharp edges suggest a sinister nature. A Triangular Character is usually one who is cunning, wicked and imposing in both stature and nature. Think Maleficent(Sleeping Beauty), Coco LaBouche (Rugrats In Paris) and Emperor Doviculus (Brutal Legend).

Of course, there will always be exceptions to these standards (such as The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland who is a circular character but is foul-tempered and spiteful), but in general characters are designed with these shapes and their connotations in mind.

photoshop

These keyboard shortcuts will make your Photoshop experiences a much easier one by saving you time and effort.

B Selects the Brush option.
E Selects the Eraser tool.
G Selects the Bucket Fill option.
I Selects the Eyedropper tool.
P Selects the Pen Tool.
T Selects the Text Tool.
W Selects the Wand option.

CTRL/CMD + = Zoom in.
CTRL/CMD + - Zoom out.
CTRL/CMD + A Selects entire image.
CTRL/CMD + C Copies selected image.
CTRL/CMD + D Deselects the image.
CTRL/CMD + N Creates new image.
CTRL/CMD + V Pastes selected image.

ALT + CTRL/CMD + G Creates a clipping mask.
ALT + CTRL/CMD + Z Undoes your previous actions.
SHIFT + CTRL/CMD + U Desaturates your selected image.


more help?

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about me


Hulloo there. As has been previously established, my name is Fely. I'm 22 years old, Filipino-Chinese, and a massive geek. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, with my earliest influences being Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z, with a dash of Don Bluth and Disney.

Likes:
Disney movies
Comics, particularly The Adventures of Tintin
Horror Manga, particularly the works of Junji Ito and Shintaro Kago
Dogs, especially the wrinkly ones like English Mastiffs, Bulldogs (both French and English) and Sharpeis
Adobe Photoshop
Cheesy foods such as pizza, Cheetos, cheeseburgers and the like
Dislikes:
Hypocrites
Overly obsessed fans who've absolutely no regard for others (i.e. Hetalia fans who take their love of the series to extreme, shocking levels)
Vegetables
Bad movies (i.e. The Twilight series)
Bad cartoons (i.e. The current seasons of The Simpsons and The Fairly Oddparents)

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Layout Template by Vibe and edited by me.
Background from 49 Days and edited by me.
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Other resources from The Lunch Box, Dark Light and deviantART.
Color Palette from COLOURlovers.
Coding Help by .CSS {For: You}, The Resourceful CSS Guide and the Beginner's Guide To HTML & CSS.
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Miscellaneous site help from Apartment Nine and How To Offer Great Service.
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