NEW // April 2023: News regarding my drawing app :(
Hi, you can call me Sky or Paula c: [she/her]
I´m a digital artist from Europe!
I specialize in drawing original characters! I do both, sfw and nsfw art. My focus are anthros, ferals, dragons and humans. I draw a huge variety of things basically. ^w^
My favorite thing to draw however are my personal characters. They help me to deal with boredom and bring me the most joy. On some days I do nothing but art and daydreaming because it keeps me alive ┐(‘～`；)┌.
Graphics: Any graphic you see on my website is self made (other peoples buttons and badges not included obv.) Borders, character art, decor, photos etc. And are not for free use/copy. One exception, are some free backgrounds on a few OC profiles. However I generally try to make most graphics myself because I just like it more. Backgrounds which aren't selfmade will probably be replaced in the future. (when I have time and ideas)
The character I identify myself the most with online and offline is Lui.
He´s a very very special comfort character and a figure I started developing way before I even got into social media. You will see me drawing him a lot, use him as my icon on sites and more. He is not my Sona however. I don´t really have interest in having one and every past attempt at making one ended up in a disconnect with the character. I simply love to use my comfort OC as my "representation" but he is not me. I use him to escape into a different world
sometimes..daily. Along with many of my other characters.
oh look a ton of extra stuff. My opinions and everything I feel like sharing and writting down.
I kinda use this to dump information.
From 2012/13-2015 I started drawing digitally for the first time using my Nintendo 3DS XL. Colors!3D was what mainly brought me into digital art and OCs. My first actual "OC" (that I labeled as such) was ChocoBii. I used to draw him so so often but unfortunately, I decided to delete most of the artwork back then. I went under the name "RainyBii" for a short time until I found my new and permanent name "Skykristal" which I identify myself with.
Back in 2015-2018 I was a traditional artist with my focus on fanart and cute chibi critters for the most part for a few years under the name skydiamond_art. (You might have seen my work before) Later then changed back to what I did before, digital OC art! At one point I completely lost interest in both, traditional drawing and fanart and spent my time drawing my own creations again which is one of my favorite things to do til today.
At some point, I started to notice that there´s a market for commissions and YCH which was something I was very interested in. Making money with what I love doing the most was always a dream for me. So, I started to slowly get into it. My start was everything but easy, but after a few years of struggling, I found my place and started to get noticed more, and got my first customers, which was super exciting. I´ve come a long way with my art journey and I´m very thankful for everyone who supported me and still does!Beginnings of "serious" art (2012)
I have also drawn before this time, however It wasnt anything serious or something I still have photos of. PS: cringe.
Fav things to draw..
I enjoy drawing original Characters, backgrounds and story telling as well as working with warm & cold hues.
- - Masculine characters
- - Dragons & monsters
- - Shirtless men ^^"
- - Scenes
Least fav things to draw
- - Sketches
- - Anime
- - cutesie art (cool sometimes)
- Human anatomy
- Complex Environments
- Consistent style in semi realism
I´ve watched the following series or.. I´m still watching them today. These are tiny reviews.
What do I draw with?
Update: Sad news regarding LayerpaintHD (jpn)
I was always an android tablet user. It´s the only thing I´m comfortable with since I got into digital art after the usage of my Nintendo. I upgraded to a Samsung Tab S7 (wifi) in the past. Which is my very first tablet that isn´t low range. + It comes with an S pen. A rubber pen stylus is awful compared to the S pen experience. Which is what I used for many years on older samsung tabs (I started with a Tab 4 (7.0) ) If you are also an android tab user and are looking for something, I can recommend the S7.
I use LayerpaintHD since roughly 8 years. I learned pretty much everything with it and have my own brushes and settings. I scrolled trough the playstore in search of a drawing program I could enjoy and somehow sticked to this one, which at the time I had never heard of before. I didn´t clicked with all the other programs which is why I haven´t sticked to any popular ones. (Fun fact: I used a ripped version of LayperpaintHD before actually buying the app back in 2018. I did because I couldn´t really afford anything at that time. Buying it is worth it! It still gets updated and new features and improvements get thrown out here and there.)
However I also use Ibis paint but only to make final touches such as filters and text, which my regular program does not offer (yet), unfortunately. For (rare) Animations and everything that moves, I use Flipaclip, Ezgif, Motionleap, AnimeEffects. Primarily Flipaclip tho!
- Sketch: just the regular pen
- Line: Airbrush, because I love the soft look
- Rendering: Hard watercolor brush is my number 1 for most things. Along with a few custom brushes.