Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: Criaha

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here, and today, I’ll be showcasing the artwork of Criaha in the newest Pop Fan Artist Spotlight. To me, this is long overdue as Criaha is one of my favorite Poptropica fan artists out there. Anyway, let’s pop into it!

As you’ll see, Criaha is very versatile in her art. She can draw just about anything, and in any style too! Check out some of her work below and see for yourself:

Did you know that her piece, “Heart of the Forest”, has won awards in numerous art shows?

Well, it has, and for obvious reasons too—it’s beautiful! That’s why Criaha says it’s her favorite Poptropica-related piece to date. And if that wasn’t cool enough, Criaha also left some tips for any aspiring artists out there who may be reading:

For whether you want to do traditional or digital here’s my advice: never be afraid to experiment. Even if it doesn’t work, you tried. Try again. You’ll hit a sea of bad before you can even get to where you want, but that’s not a bad thing. You have to be bad in order to get good. Another tip: stop comparing yourself to others. This is the most damaging thing you can do as an artist. Art takes time and skill, the people’s who art you admire all have had a lot of time and skill put in their art. No one is just a good artist. It’s a skill like cooking or dancing. You have to do practice to be good. As for just tips for digital alone; start small, draw what you know how to draw. Also if you’ve only done traditional it’s gonna feel weird doing digital. Spend some time drawing lines, scribbles, feeling for that hand eye coordination. Also there’s art tutorials online, take advantage of them! There’s no shame looking up a tutorial. Don’t be afraid of free art programs. Medibang and Firealpaca work just fine, you don’t need to have the biggest or most expensive program to be good. Lastly, practice! Practice practice practice! Wanna be good? PRACTICE!!

You can see more of Criaha’s awesome artwork in her gallery on DeviantArt and/or on her Tumblr @blackwidowpoptropica. She’s a pretty frequent poster of not only Poptropica art, but also art inspired off of other games, like Cuphead. (Also, today marks the 2-year anniversary of Criaha and MissEligon being together, so go send them some love! ❤️)

I hope you liked this Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! Perhaps you feel encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you have any Poptropica-related art, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery, We-Love-Poptropica. Don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB, too! Talk to you guys in the next one…

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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