dementedninja asked: Hi, I don't really have a question, I just wanted to say that I think your artwork is amazing and I can't wait to see more from you! Hope you're enjoying your summer =)

Thanks dude! 

Anonymous asked: Would you be offended if someone were to get your art tattooed on them?

I’ve yet to go on a rampage due to people who’ve had my work tattooed. I prefer it if people ask the tattoo Artist to use it for inspiration rather than straight up copy it (you know, artist to artist) but hey, I can’t stop anyone! And no I’m not offended. 

Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!
It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 

The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!

It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 

I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on Skillshare.com again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it’s not the most straight forward option this time. 
The new tutorial, which is indeed a direct continuation of my first class, is now available through gumroad instead!
It’s 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I’ve tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I’m sure most of you will understand what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I haven’t assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 
The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren’t paying for it!) but I’ve included it in the pack as well for convenience.
The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn’t a written guide to accompany it, and that’s reflected in the price. 
I’m totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I’ve talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 

#Charlie Bowater #art #large

A Day Job is Not an Art Crime

meshugener:

missmonstermel:

colleendoran:

While I don’t want to be the voice of reason that buzzkills your art dreams, the fact is few people can make a full- time living in this business. Fewer still can sustain a long term career in the creative arts.

It’s hard to know when to let something go. Or when to keep pushing through.


Many…

A full time art job is hard, scary and can be completely fucking heartbreaking at times. For all the people who want to do this for a living and make it their end-all, be-all ultimate goal- it is probably not the fantasy you are envisioning in your head.
I could go on forever on the harsh, terrifying realities of earning an actual sustainable living doing this but i really don’t feel like reminding myself of how tired, isolated and stressed I am most of the time in order to make it work. I love what i do but…. I’m very, very lucky i got this to be a thing.

A day job is not an art crime, guys.

Important for recent grads, and not so recent grads.

When a boy buys you a Totoro, you marry that boy.

When a boy buys you a Totoro, you marry that boy.

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I’m Selling an original! Something that only happens once in a blue moon being as I rarely (never) finish traditional work. 

Anyway, this painting has been with me for a while and I recently added the finishing touches. I love this thing and it pains me deeply to sell it, hence why anyone crazy enough to buy it might need to consider selling a kidney to fund it. 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/195779743/xii-original-painting?ref=pr_shop

#Charlie Bowater #art

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#large

briannacherrygarcia:

animationtidbits:

Duet - Glen Keane

I legit cried. Please watch this.

Oh my god ;__; 

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#large

septemberism94:

amoying:

hello this is for u

This picture made my heart so happy

septemberism94:

amoying:

hello this is for u

This picture made my heart so happy

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Anonymous asked: Hey Charlie! First of all: I absolutely adore your art! But I have a technical question and I feel terribly stupid for asking you this. But here it is anyway: My tumblr layout is similar to yours and I noticed that whenever you post your own work, it really stands out and stretches over two columns instead of one. My posts are just all the same size. So my own pieces get lost in the bunch of stuff I'm posting. I couldn't find an answer on Google. Sorry for bothering you with this. :/

All you need to do is add ‘large’ to the tag section when uploading a post and voila! It’ll be a larger image :) 

pupuroon:

super-villains:

robotbrothersid:

Simple fan edit by Dejicita on Twitter. Looks 100000x better; more expressive face, smaller cranium, A+++.The handwriting says “quickly fixed in SAI”.

lol, this. I don’t understand the people that keep telling fans who dislike the animation problems to shut up and use the reasoning that “It’s supposed to be like the manga! It’s supposed to look like that because it’s based on the manga!”. It DOESN’T look like the manga. It’s not nearly as expressive as the manga is, and it has a lot of technical issues. 
No one actually has a problem with the manga style, but rather how badly they executed it in the new anime trailer. 

I’m so tired of being told “NO IT LOOKS LIKE THE MANGA JEEZ DON’T YOU KNOW ANY BETTER” when it looks nothing like Naoko Takeuchi’s art style.
that simple re-edit fix is super appealing and way better!  look, her eyes are focussed! they’re in proper perspective! her hair’s been pulled back to keep the focus on the actual importance of the scene here (the…transformation) and my goodness, look at how much the edit looks like Naoko Takeuchi’s style and how expressive it is. 

pupuroon:

super-villains:

robotbrothersid:

Simple fan edit by Dejicita on Twitter. Looks 100000x better; more expressive face, smaller cranium, A+++.
The handwriting says “quickly fixed in SAI”.

lol, this. I don’t understand the people that keep telling fans who dislike the animation problems to shut up and use the reasoning that “It’s supposed to be like the manga! It’s supposed to look like that because it’s based on the manga!”. It DOESN’T look like the manga. It’s not nearly as expressive as the manga is, and it has a lot of technical issues

No one actually has a problem with the manga style, but rather how badly they executed it in the new anime trailer. 

I’m so tired of being told “NO IT LOOKS LIKE THE MANGA JEEZ DON’T YOU KNOW ANY BETTER” when it looks nothing like Naoko Takeuchi’s art style.

that simple re-edit fix is super appealing and way better!  look, her eyes are focussed! they’re in proper perspective! her hair’s been pulled back to keep the focus on the actual importance of the scene here (the…transformation) and my goodness, look at how much the edit looks like Naoko Takeuchi’s style and how expressive it is. 

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My quest to not suck at Environments continues!
PS6 & Intuos 5. 

My quest to not suck at Environments continues!

PS6 & Intuos 5. 

#Charlie Bowater #art #large

Gorgeous, gorgeous 6’2” Robyn Lawley. Fellow tall girl crush!

Gorgeous, gorgeous 6’2” Robyn Lawley. Fellow tall girl crush!

A Sky Full Of Stars 
Put aside a little time to paint something for the sake of my sanity! Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5. 
Hand Signed Limited Edition Prints available in my Etsy.

A Sky Full Of Stars 

Put aside a little time to paint something for the sake of my sanity! Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5. 

Hand Signed Limited Edition Prints available in my Etsy.

#Charlie Bowater #art #large