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My art is available as prints on Society6 from now on.
I'd be glad if you checked it out! The prints are hi-quality giclee.
Thanks for your continued support.



Let's talk about trees by ani-r
Let's talk about trees

Let’s talk about trees - a practical how-to for populating your natural environments and landscapes with trees and plantlife in drawings
I’ve seen a lot of people who really want to do nature/landscape drawings but struggle with filling the space. I’m by no means an authority on this matter, but I thought I’d share my observations and ideas about filling nature shots with cool stuff because I really like drawing them and spend a lot of time doing it.

Some observations:

  • It’s hard to figure out what’s in a natural landscape unless you take time and really make a mental inventory of everything you see. Go explore and memorize
  • Draw from life and references
  • It’s too easy to fall into the habit of making ‘convenient shapes’ with trees and branches. Look for alternatives, examine how abruptly branches grow into different directions and split.
  • Mix and match. I never draw a scientifically exact tree species, I mix the relevant qualities from the kinds of trees I know that fit the image. Combine stuff you’ve seen and your imagination.
  • I try to ‘layer’ the vegetation. A forest looks empty with just trees. Think about the medium and low-height vegetation and bushes and then what’s closest to the ground and ON the ground.
  • Take into account what you want to convey with the vegetation; seasons, is the environment lush or harsh, is it creepy or idyllic?

If you like this, please do reblog or like on Tumblr;… but do not redistribute/reupload or modify in any way without my written consent.

[[DOWNLOAD THE ORIGINAL PDF by pressing the download button! The preview image is only the first page.]]

Voidhounds by ani-r
It can be hard to get your duty done when your owner only thought of you half-heartedly and you seem to be missing a part or two and are almost see-through at places.

Cover art - Spirits of the Rice Paddy by ani-r
Cover art - Spirits of the Rice Paddy
Spirits of the Rice Paddy cover art done for APE Games . Tabletop game, to be released in 2015.

Image © 2014 APE Games. Do not redistribute, reupload or modify.

Into the Otherplane by ani-r
Into the Otherplane
Something between work. Somewhat dedicated to angrymikko, because he always said that trees and branches matter when we were making Outland, and I’m grateful for that.


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Cassadar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
bappy hirthday!
KSenia-juventini Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday!!! Airborne 
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Happy birthday.
DARKandDEPRESSED Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday :iconrainbowcakeplz:
SiLvErSOuLsORA Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday~!!! :iconrainbowllamaplz:
SaintDill Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Ani!! Hug 
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy Birthday, good friend! :party::cake:
Best wishes! :D
abyss1956 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Happy BirthdayHave your cake and eat it too Party Airborne 
RebeccaAlexa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Digital Artist
lovely art :love:
Jawsum Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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