you-moosed-warren-them asked: Hey Hauer! This is manon (Love your art) So I am solely a traditional artist (mainly because 1. poor 2. afraid) But I feel like spicing up my life. I was going to start with a wacom bamboo drawing tablet, just to get used to it and decide if I like it, what do you suggest though? I trust your judgement. Just know my destiny is in your hands like a little bird. Just kidding sorry for the long message oh no im running out of characters Ihave so much to saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay actually i have more th

oh my god how long was this ask sitting here I am so sorry

hello, manon!! I know bamboo fun’s are usually the gateway drug to heavier tablet use but I never actually had the bamboo phase so I can’t report on how well they work? got a wacom graphire for christmas in sixth or seventh grade, heh.

the wacom family’s obviously pretty solid. I had an intuos3 up until recently that I adored, and it had lasted at least five years or so? but the cord started fritzing on me, and I didn’t have the cash to go wacom again (still don’t) so!! I got a monoprice for about $50 and it’s really great actually!!

only things I would say about it is that I miss being able to flip the pen around to erase things (the other end doesn’t act as a tip, unlike wacoms) and the downward edges are a little sharp? but those can be sanded or w/e

like this is really scraping the bottom of the complaint barrel, you know? I even had a problem with the pen (I thought it was the cord, it wasn’t) ten months after I’d bought it and they replaced the whole kit n caboodle for free, totally no hassle

so yeah!! sorry for the total novel, but there you go! I officially recommend monoprice tablets for the cash-strapped artist babies who Will Not Settle For Second Rate Shit

15 Oct 2014 / 0 notes

flutterspook asked: Hiya! I just stumbled across your blog (through a link on FR). Are you self-taught or have you gone through schooling?

oh man, hi! thanks for coming around, heh

I’m a bit of both, really? I’ve been drawing since sixth grade (I was drawing before then too but I didn’t start keepin sketchbooks til then) and since then it’s been a good mix of self instruction, emulating artists I like, and some classwork. most high school and below art classes (and the first couple I took in college) are very repetitive (perspective, value, still life, tiny section of life drawing at the end, projects projects projects), so like? I do and don’t count classes, you know?
I recently took a life drawing class though and that was so so sooo great holy balls. if you get the opportunity to take a life drawing class fuckin do it you will not regret (probably, depending on the teacher maybe)

also hey if any of my followers are on fr, maybe give me a shout! username’s hauer, #84525

15 Oct 2014 / 1 note

going to pretend this is for inktober, even though I missed day 1

going to pretend this is for inktober, even though I missed day 1



What better way to celebrate Halloween then a 31 day ART CHALLENGE?

RULES: Art submissions can be most anything (stories, poems, drawings, sculptures, videos, crafts, etc) as long as they pertain to one of the days words. See how creatively you can incorporate the words for each day!

Feel free to submit your writing/art to the Challenge’s main blog, spoopyartchallenge. It’s a great way to meet other artists and give your creations some exposure! Signal boosts always help!!

Two more days till the challenge starts. Are you feeling -spooky- yet?

supernatural selection
survival of the witchest

a teensy update

a teensy update


I’ve been meaning to update commissions for some time! Here we go!

  • All listed prices are for full body commissions. Waist-ups, headshots, etc. prices can be discussed.
  • All listed prices are for commissions with a single character. Anything beyond will be extra.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!
  • I’m currently only accepting Paypal. Don’t have one? It’s super super easy! Check this post out if you need some help!
  • Signal boosting is much appreciated!
  • You’re lovely, and I hope your day is going swell!

Hey guys! Sorry to send this out, but I’ve finally fallen into the “broke artist” category. (It was bound to happen eventually, let’s be honest).

So I’ve got a full-time job as a telemarketer at the moment, and that’s enough to make my rent, but just barely. Unfortunately, gas is cutting me tight this month, as I’ve been going off of half a paycheck, because my job is new and I made the payment period with only half of it having been worked, gah!

If anyone is interested in ordering art, I’m willing to give a discounted price! Please just shoot me a message, and I’ll try to do everything I can to accommodate the request! Signal boosts are much appreciated!

As always, thank you guys eternally again for all of your support and kind words! I appreciate you more than I can describe! I hope you’re all having fantastic days.

a preview wip something of a little project I’m working on

sorry it’s all very tumbleweed-y around here!

4 Sep 2014 / 10 notes / witch wip 

nianator asked: What type of sketchbook do you use?

oh! I’m not that picky when it comes to sketchbooks, ehehe. right now I’m using that one from barnes & noble with the great wave cover. big enough to be functional, small enough to fit easily into my purse (so about the size of my hand all spread out?)

only sketchbook I absolutely hated was this one I had to fill out for a fundamental course. the paper was slightly slippery and didn’t hold onto graphite well, so everything smeared really grossly

dude thanks for the ask! heh

10 Jul 2014 / 1 note / nianator ask 

hi guys!

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