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Krista Bucholtz
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm an illustrative artist living in Northern Ontario with a very active imagination and RPG obsession which lends itself to my creativity. Most of my DA uploaded art are images of roleplaying characters from my home games.

My husband ElmshireLancer and I have created and been working on a the webcomic Faerie Raid. I'll upload it onto my DA from time to time in bursts - usually one scene at a time. We don't have a posting schedule for it at the moment, and just work on scenes (ie. aprox 4-10 pages) whenever we have the time. If we ever do get an actual website going for the Faerie Raid comic we'll set up an actual posting time and stick to it. For now it's more of a hobby that we try to do in between our other work - namely our adoptables.

I don't upload all of these on DA, but I do illustrate and co-run Sphinxes Adoptables on with my husband. This will frequently take me away from other art for long stretches of time. (And, I love working on my Sphinxes adoptables. ^_^ )
How do you get to Carnegie Hall (or in this case, become a good artist)?

I'm asked this question a lot (well, the artist part. ^^; ) and I know that nearly every artist is asked this question from time to time. I once saw a deviation by another artist that was titled something like 'How to become good at art' and it was just a photograph of a giant stack of full sketch books.

Any artist can tell you this, and it's so very true. You draw, you keep drawing, you draw through the rough patches, and you never... EVER stop. And oh, there are bad patches - times with no inspiration, times that you just can't seem to draw hands any longer, times that you feel as if you're not improving... and times that you seem to backslide. I'm dealing with the last one right now. I spend what seems like 90% of my time now colouring or templating adoptables on another site and I've found that whenever I finally get free time my normal art skills have fallen a bit and I work like crazy to build them up again and by the time I'm back at my busy work time with the adoptable I've both caught up and improved.
But this summer I barely drew. O.o I have been working in a sketchbook with character sheets where I like to draw an image of each character on their sheet (I have a whole gallery section of those pictures), and I do have a bunch more of those to scan and upload from over the last year and a half. But in general I haven't don't much work with the tablet in PS. I found that when my free time to work on art again came up that I had a couple new designs I had to create for the adoptable and felt burnt out with the adoptable and uncreative for 3/4 of a year. Sooo, because I owed the new designs (just a reward for a contest, no paid commission or anything of that sort) I felt guilty about drawing anything else during that time. I tend to get like that, the problem is that working just on the adoptable both makes my skills suffer and burns me out after awhile, and I feel guilty about working on anything else when I'm trying to get caught up again. *sighs* And when I'm not submitting art I tend to let my DA comments/replies/notes pile up and neglect replying.

So I've babbled on and on, but generally it's a note of how very, very true it is to keep practicing! I need to figure out my own timing better so I don't keep backsliding, and please be kind about how my work has gotten worse. ^^; I'll catch up eventually to where I was before and start improving again.
  • Mood: Movingon
  • Reading: 2nd ed Dark Sun modules
  • Watching: Sleepy Hollow
  • Playing: D&D and DDO
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea


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TsukikoTakahashi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ⓣⓗⓐⓝⓚ Ⓨⓞⓤ Ⓕⓞⓡ Ⓣⓗⓔ Ⓛⓛⓐⓜⓐ!!! ^_^
MBaerStudios Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Love your artwork, especially Meenona. That drawing is what got me to looking at your DA page.
starrypawz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This came across on my Tumblr and now the more I look at it the more I feel like it could be a 'Thing that happened one time when Oisin and Peaseblossom were hanging around together'…
PurpleCraneWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome stuff!
vsegda Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
vsegda Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
vsegda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i've been really getting into W:tA lately, and i've always loved your werewolves ever since i found you here on dA. i think when i have some spare time one of these days, i want to draw some of our wolves together. (: i always get excited when i find other WOD players and insist i draw their characters at some point, and i figured it was about time i drew one of yours, since you've always been a pretty big artistic inspiration of mine.

unrelated but i think you'd find this neat, my mom used to be really into playing world of darkness games, especially W:tA and V:tM (though she mostly played in online chatrooms as opposed to tabletop and what have you), and i kind of grew into it after being shown some of her RP logs. i recently made a stargazer ragabash and my mom was SO EXCITED about it that she showed me a couple of her stargazers and encouraged me to use them for stories and any RP's i ended up doing. she's actually been working with me a lot to understand the WOD system, since i'm relatively new to these games and i haven't had a chance to actually PLAY yet.
PookaWitch Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's so exciting, 2nd generation RPer! :D I keep wanting to try and get my son into an RP with me (he's 17), but haven't been able to yet. He has tons of characters, but no WoD ones (all his own OCs from his own created world).

I love hearing about people's characters, if you ever want to tell me more about yours.
vsegda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i still haven't actually played yet, unfortunately. any friends that i write/roleplay with don't follow the WoD lore (Even though i'm sloooowly getting them into it...), so i keep my interpretations of it in my characters a little more "loose" for their sake, and i don't know the system all that well yet. i have friends who play D&D and pathfinder, and i actually tried pathfinder once, -- i had a druid, i believe -- but i never really had the interest in it that i do in WoD.

i hope you can get your son to play, though! that'd be awesome. honestly, a lot of my WoD OCs are characters who were originally completely unrelated to it at all. i recently brought back my character izzy, who was just some bassist in a grunge band in the 90s, as a brujah vampire who, despite being born sometime in the early/mid 1800's, got hooked on the 90's grunge era and never really let it go. :P

oh man, i have so many characters, i wouldn't even know who to start with or who you'd be interested in hearing about most!!
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