Sandra "Doodle" Rivas

(Question from my Ask.fm account)

I’ve been asked a lot about developing styles and improving so I thought I would make an advice comic for you lovelies~ :>

It’s so hard to explain about our development in art styles. We may be influenced by the same things, but how we illustrate, express, and think is completely different. It’s not something you can buy or learn in a class.

Remember that age doesn’t matter and it’s never too late. You can draw whether you’re 30 or 13. You’re still young! And there’s no rush. We learn at our pace and should be proud of ourselves for continuing to draw. Not many people realize that art is a pretty tough field and I know a couple that have given up and chosen other paths.

Improvement will happen if you keep on doing what you love. It will take time but keep practicing and months (or years) from now you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve progressed. Soon your doodles that used to take you 2 hours will take only a minute or less.

But again, you have to just do it. This applies with music, performance, or anything else. Tutorials, books, and advices won’t mean anything unless you actually do it.

Don’t think about what anyone will think, if you’ll be famous or not, or if you’ll develop a “unique” style. Just start drawing. Fanart, figure drawing, animals, anime, just do it!!

You will improve and you will create great things. Just do it!!

I hope this helps!

one day I’ll work on those goofballs again

one day I’ll work on those goofballs again

Day 1: Aurora from Rayman Legends
It’s the February Daily Draw Challenge! I’ll do my best to keep it up. Quality of the pics might change though…

Day 1: Aurora from Rayman Legends

It’s the February Daily Draw Challenge! I’ll do my best to keep it up. Quality of the pics might change though…

They’re all so good you guys!!!

They’re all so good you guys!!!

it’s a lot faster for me to make than in Flash
sorry Flash

it’s a lot faster for me to make than in Flash

sorry Flash

what can I say

what can I say

Going to try to use Flash for the hourly comics since it’s faster and I’m very busy. I’ll get better~

Going to try to use Flash for the hourly comics since it’s faster and I’m very busy. I’ll get better~

will post more goodies later :>

will post more goodies later :>

comic about animation

comic about animation

Today is now Timeline Tuesday.
I’m finishing up a cartoon (I hope to finish by end of Jan T_T). And I decided to share a screenshot of my “Timeline”.
This should hopefully give you guys an idea of how I work. I use ToonBoom and I use separate layers for certain body parts, since there might be times when the body stays still while the arms or legs move.
To all you hard-working digital animators (*points to you*), I implore you to share a screenshot of your timeline of any of your animations. I’m working on a lot of cartoons so every Tuesday I will try to share a screenshot of my Timeline.

let’s get #timelinetuesday trending on Twitter :P

Today is now Timeline Tuesday.

I’m finishing up a cartoon (I hope to finish by end of Jan T_T). And I decided to share a screenshot of my “Timeline”.

This should hopefully give you guys an idea of how I work. I use ToonBoom and I use separate layers for certain body parts, since there might be times when the body stays still while the arms or legs move.

To all you hard-working digital animators (*points to you*), I implore you to share a screenshot of your timeline of any of your animations. I’m working on a lot of cartoons so every Tuesday I will try to share a screenshot of my Timeline.

let’s get #timelinetuesday trending on Twitter :P

thesketchjourney:

Sometimes I’ll color the entries depending if I have time or if I feel like it’s necessary. I may not have school anymore but I know I’m going to be busier soon.

And check out Weja’s amazing sketch journals :>

it’s good to discover new influences~

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finally caught up!! I kept delaying to upload the entries but now I’m back~

It’s strange that I was having a lazy day exactly like last year

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I still need to see Wolf of Wall Street

it was my mom’s birthday!

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plushes <3

Finally uploaded the entries. All caught up now

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now things should be back to normal :&gt;

everything&#8217;s balanced U.U &lt;3

thesketchjourney:

now things should be back to normal :>

everything’s balanced U.U <3