Hi, you can call me Sky or Paula c: [she/her]
I´m 20+ & a self-taught 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 ┐(‘~`;)┌.

Last Status...
My "Identity"

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.

Artist Background..

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!

How I started (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 galaxy themes & blue hues.

  • - Masculine characters
  • - Dragons & monsters
  • - Shirtless men ^^"
  • - Scenes

Least fav things to draw
  • - Sketches
  • - Anime
  • - Overly cute art

Working on...
  • Human anatomy
  • Complex Environments
  • Consistent style in semi realism
Series..

I´ve watched the following series or.. I´m still watching them today. These are tiny reviews.

The Walking dead (11 seasons)

I have watched TWD to season 11 episode 16. And I can´t wait to see the last 8. As far as I know they will be released in late 2022?

I just finished rewatching. I already did before in like 2018 and watched to season 8 or 9.. And it was my very first series that I watched and it´s what got me into watching series (like actual series, I have watched series before def. But it was never in order nor was I following any story line.) But this one was my start that got me interested in it.. Since then I became more of a series person rather than a movie person.

Now more about the series.. I liked it a lot. But I was hopeing for a few other things to happen which never ended up happening, but it´s a great story noneless. Though sometimes it was kinda bothering that nobody trusted nobody and the extreme aggressive behavior along with it. But in some cases they trusted a random person without problems??. Yea that kinda bothered me lol. I mean I get the no trust thing but sometimes it felt a little off.

Also, I can´t help but laugh at the sound effects when some head gets smashed in.🥬


Timeless (2 seasons)

I found this one very very addicting to watch & well made. Loved the story & the characters all fit quite nicely into everything. I cared about every single one and was currious what happens next. Might watch again sometime.


Lost (6 seasons)

One of my all time favorites I enjoy rewatching from time to time. And let´s not forget this song which won´t leave your head for a good week after watching.


Riverdale (6 seasons)

I´ve watched all 6 seasons and it was kinda meh. Not my favorite series to be honest. I found the overall story very poor and the characters & dialog not well made.. Some parts of the series were actually kinda enjoyable but with later seasons, it feelt more and more like a fever dream.


The Vampire Diaries (8 seasons)

aka the series I watched 20+ times. I´m honestly very tried of the series now after watching it so many times. But why did I do that? Right because I absolutely love this series. I know half the script from memory lmao. Season 4 and up are my favorite ones. Yea.. I´m a huge Delena shipper. No fights please.


Smallville (10 seasons)

Smallville is actually one of my favorite series of all time.. and I like how it´s 10 full seasons long. Now, most of it are filler episodes in my opinion. Especially the first few seasons (1-4) seem slighly repeatitve but it gets a lot more interesting in later seasons. I wouldn´t say you can ignore the first seasons though. They also tell important parts of the story and a lot of it is fun to watch.


The 100 (7 seasons)

The 100 is a series which I quite injoy for a bit, however I ended watching it after a few seasons ( I think season 4 or 5). It just became a little to agressive for me/ the characters personalities is what mainly drove me away. I find the overall story telling is not bad at all. But it´s not really my kind of series.


Supernatural (15 seasons)

Supernatural is one of these series I restarted a few times before finishing it. I always lost interest or wanted to watch something else instead. I think the issue is the massive amount of seasons. I´m someone who watches a series from start to finish before starting a different one, otherwise I forget the story quickly and I´m kinda lost. However Supernatural is a fantasic series in my opinion. And it has one of my favorite character combos. Seeing Dean, Samuel and Castiel fighting agast the evil was always very entertaining. I think the later seasons were my favorite ones in terms of story.


Mood
The current mood of Skykristal at www.imood.com
Fav Food

Noodles & Cheese

Fav Game

Starbound

Fav Color

Blue

Music

Code

This entire website is coded from scratch, well that and with the use of a css framework. In my case, it´s bootstrap! Along with a couple of things I made myself. I´ve been coding since my DA days. Around 2015 or so? I tried doing html using tables back then. After that, never touched html again or even css. But a few years later, when I started using Toyhouse, I taught myself a lot more over time. Because I wanted to either edit or create layouts for my characters. Toyhouse runs on Bootstrap as well (an earlier version though) and because of that it has become the most comfortable for me.

Edit: as of 15.06.2022 I started using codepen to code. idk why I wasn´t thinking of that sooner. Though, the jumping after running the updates and not being able to search things is quite bothering. I´ll stick to that for now tho.

HTML and CSS are the only languages I have experience with. If you see anything else on my website, I either used a tutorial or premade scripts.


I code on my laptop using windows 11 & vivaldi. I however also check with other devices as well. (& linux + firefox.) If you still stumble across any errors, please let me know.

What do I draw with?

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.

Software?
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 Animations and everything that moves, I use either flipaclip, Ezgif or Motionleap (for effects). More rarely I also work with AnimeEffects for tween animations, I´m bad at it tho..

Fav brushes
- My favorite brush to sketch is just the regular pen
- Airbrush (at around 3-7px depending on canvas size) is my favorite brush for lineart. As it gives the lines a smoother look which I prefer.
- Hard watercolor brush is my absolute fav and most used brush. I do a lot of painting work / lineless. And even in lined art I use this brush to render as well. In mix with the "mix brush" to blend colors or create depth and shapes. By placing roughly where I want my lighting and shadows to be and start "mixing" it together. I generally use the mix brush more than applying the shading and lights normally. It usually gives a more cleaner, smoother look. Can be seen pretty well in clothing folds for example.

Pet Peeves

A list of things that bother me and I want to scream in the void. Every day life stuff, internet, hobbies...
BE AWARE THAT I RANT A LOT/ CAN INCLUDE STRONG LANGUAGE. If you don´t like it, move on 👌🏼


You want to draw the amazing ideas in your head but you suck too much at poses

Your tablet is dying on you because it looses battery faster than charging, and especailly if it happens when you draw & haven´t saved recently

Website landing pages. Unless you want to warn people about specific things, I just think they´re an annoying extra click. Especially those who include absolutely nothing but the word "enter". Whats the point? Don´t you want to welcome your visitors with a great homepage instead?

Seamless pattern backgrounds who make the text unreadable. No extra box the text is in etc. You don´t need a huge understanding of html or css to notice that you can´t read anything. (as well as eyebleeding red bg color over the whole page)

Effort doesn´t matter and is only eating you alive...

people starring at me like they want me to answer or talk to them every minute

"you don´t have a graphic tablet? wow" is feedback I got many times and it bothers me quite a bit. you dont need a 5000€ tablet to draw good content. The artist, skill and experience is what matters. No artist is bad because they´re using an android tablet or even a phone instead of the standard graphic tablet everyone expects you to have. (unless you are in some school where you get equipment you work with)

people not reading or being lazy with reading drives me insane. same goes for asking questions which are right there, but no instead of reading two lines you ask. My blood is boiling

people trying a little too hard to be cool or edgy or retro. To the point it seems like they just wanna follow trends and don´t even like it much. Gosh just be you.

90% of Netflix series. Thanks for removing many old series I love very much and instead making room for series that are 1 or 2 seasons long and then die. great job.

Family & people online only carring for my furry art and nothing else. See, I cant control what you like. But I want to attach people who like my other work more. The whole "aw cute art" feedback is annoying and not all I do. I absolutely enjoy drawing cute pieces here and there but It´s not what I love the most nor what I do the most, unless I draw for others aka commissions. I just wish to receive some interest on my other shit. But y´know even then, I can draw some badass monster dude and will still get the "aw cute you should draw for kid books" kind of response which I honestly don´t understand at all. I draw gore, blood, occationally adult content, fight scenes, ocs, world invironments. Well perhaps when family members show my work to others they only pick those cute artworks and zero semi realistic human/world/ personal etc work which could explain it ( I might be taking to them about that, calmly tho). Honestly if I would expose more of my world and private story telling I am 100% sure I would even get weird looks & not the same "aw cute" feedback anymore. The thing is, I don´t feel comfortable doing so. Some things should just stay private & for my own comfort alone. What I just wish is to receive some actual interest in my world work from people who care, not from those who don´t. If I draw some epic human dude, a fight scene, some world scene or gore I don´t want to hear how adorable and cute it is and that I would make an great kid content illustrator. You can say "cute" to my cute animals works, I don´t mind that, but if you don´t care for my other work, I´d just appreciate if you don´t say anything at all. It seems forced if you do as well. I even got told before how I force my other work on people. Excuse me but nobody is holding you at gun point right? Feel free to not look at my none furry/none cute artwork. I don´t even want any suport from you, I want it from those who are interested in it.

not finding the right words for what I wanna say. I constantly stutter and it´s getting on my nevers so damn much you have no idea

when empty promises are given to me. I have absolutely no issue if something comes up and you can´t make it. But if you repeatedly do this to me I have zero trust in you, and feel like you only want to push it away or lie to me whenever similar sittuations come up. I´m not your stupid little girl who belives everything. Perhabs I was in the past but too much happened for me to still be this naive.

do yourself a favor and don´t accept holds when selling. Most of the time when a person can not buy at this time, they likely have issues even getting the money to begin with. And it´s a risk, a waste of your time and can keep other potential buyers away for long amounts of time. I have not had a single hold experience that went well. You dont have the funds? don´t contact me. Are you sure about your purchase, are able to buy and have no regrets? contact me! Why would you buy something (a luxery item) when you don´t know if you can afford it to begin with? Heck I´m a stupid little loner with no life and even I know how to handle money.

people feeling the need to explain things to you in such a way that make you look stupid. I know how to use the bathroom, thanks

people assuming I am a furry/ or have a fursona. Saying "I" (the character I had) looks cute and that "I" have cute paws. This is more of a past pet peeve but It still bugs me till today. I never had a fursona, never felt like being part of this fandom nor do I identify myself with an animal character. Normal ocs exist guys, not every animal is a fursona. It especially bothered me because they simply put me in my character I had at that time and talked to me like that without even knowing me at all. Sometimes I even got angry over this. I didn´t wanted to but it just came out. Sometimes I could cover it, sometimes not. Well, overall talking to furries is very weird and stressful. And, no I don´t hate furries in general. I just dislike sittuations like that and how "everybody has to be like this".

when my plants suddenly die without saying anything. what did I do? hello? if I do any more research on all these 3739433 species my head will explode

When all my devices deceide to have an empty battery at the same time. I only have 2 charging cables ffs. I need my phone to watch vids and my tab to draw... and my switch to play and and and and... Note to myself: buy new cables again.