Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: Spotted Dragon (SydVC)

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight!

This time, I’ll be featuring the art of my very good friend, Spotted Dragon. You may have heard of her… it’s not like she’s an author on this blog or anything. 😜 Spotted Dragon hasn’t actually done much Poptropica fanart lately, but she does plan on doing some this summer, and the Poptropica art she has already done is definitely worth showcasing here.

I’d say her Poptropica art equally consists of both traditional and digital pieces and is done in many different styles. You can see for yourself in this collection below which includes some collab work (click to enlarge the images and see credited artists):

To see more awesome art like this and more, check out SydVC on DeviantArt and visit her gallery. Also, she’s taking chibi commissions right now!

That’s it for this spotlight! I hope you enjoyed this look into SD’s Poptropica fan art. Perhaps you’re even encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you have any, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica.

Also, don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB! Talk to you soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

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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 🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: ArtisticAsianBunny

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker popping in to showcase the art of another Poptropica fan artist in another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight. The featured artist this week is ArtisticAsianBunny!

ArtisticAsianBunny (AAB) draws in a simple yet super adorable style that is quite unique and distinctive to her work. Time and time again, you’ll see the Poptropica villains in most of her pieces. The funny thing is, they don’t appear scary or callous. On the contrary, they look quite huggable.

Seriously, check out this collection of her kawaii art below (and click the images for a better view):

CUTENESS OVERLOAD (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Visit her DeviantArt Gallery for more!

Lastly, AAB shared with me how she came up with her recognizable art style and also gave me insight on how other artists can find their own. Here it is:

When I first started off getting into this community as an fan artist, the first thing I do is learn how to draw a poptropican. So, I decided to go to the PHB blog and found the “How to draw a Poptropican” page. My first try at drawing them was… decent, at least. At time go on, I looked at art from some admirable people like DeeJay-Rosiettahappyclonetrooper, and lots more and took some of their recognizable art style features to put into my own.

Experiment with the current art style you have. If you have someone you admire with their art style, take the things you like about it and add it onto yours. It doesn’t have to be just one artist however, you can do this to multiple artists as well!

Your art style is like a jigsaw puzzle, You put small puzzle pieces together to another one until you have the big picture. Of course it will take time to complete it, but once you are finished… it will all be worth it.

Well, that concludes this artist spotlight! I hope you enjoyed this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork. Perhaps you’re even inspired to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you’ve created some of your own, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica!

Don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB, as well.

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: DeeJay-Rosietta

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here with a Pop Fan Artist Spotlight, and today, I’m thrilled to showcase the art of none other than the amazingly talented DeeJay-Rosietta! DeeJay draws in a celestial Poptropica-esque style that is truly otherworldly. Most of her art consists of original Pop characters and gifts, but also non-Poptropica related stuff too.

Check out this collection of her sensational artwork below:

See what I’m talking about?

If you’re wanting to see more, check out her DeviantArt gallerythere’s a lot more art like the fantastic pieces you just saw! Also, she is open to doing commissions is anyone if curious.

To wrap up this spotlight, DeeJay has left a message for her loyal and new supporters alike:

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. It means a lot when I see all the positive comments about how most of you guys enjoy viewing my artwork. I really appreciate it! I’ll try to draw more gifts and such for my friends and supporters so uh… stay tuned? :sweat_smile:

I hope you found this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork enjoyable! Perhaps you’re even encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you have, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica. Also, don’t forget to check out the other artists I’ve featured here on the PHB!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: MissEligon

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here, showcasing the wonderful works of MissEligon in another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight. MissEligon has won two art-related Poppies Awards with her “Danganronpa the Island” fan fiction (winner of the Poppies’ Best Fan Fiction in 2017) and her traditional visual piece, “Explore, Collect, Complete” (winner of the Poppies’ Best Fan Art in 2016). She’s gotta be a great artist, right? You bet!

Check out this collection of some of her work below (click to enlarge images):

Incredible, wouldn’t you agree?

Eligon credits her significant other, Criaha (another fantastic artist in the community!), for helping her with the anatomy in her drawings.

Here are a couple of tips for improvement with anatomy, as well as not letting people ruin your fun, from MissEligon herself:

If you ever want to create a character who has pink hair, is dating a canon character, is a child of a canon character, or other characteristics that makes people call them “Mary-sues” [i.e. generic], ignore those people—you’re only having fun with your ships or headcanons.

Also, if you want to improve your art, try searching up some anatomy tutorials and take inspirations from the many sources you love. The entire point is to keep on having fun and not let people ruin your fun.

Interested in seeing more of her art? Check out her DeviantArt gallery, and prepare to be amazed! She has lots of canon art, but also a ton of her fan villains which are ridiculously cool.

In previous Pop Fan Artist Spotlights, I’ve featured the awesome art of BlazingAngel123, treesareredinautumn, and ANNE14TCO—be sure to check theirs out, too.

I hope you enjoyed this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork! Perhaps you’re even encouraged to make Poptropica fan art yourself.  If you’ve created some of your own, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery, We-Love-Poptropica.

– Lucky Joker 🍀

 

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: ANNE14TCO

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here with another Pop Fan Artist Spotlight! Previously, I showcased the amazing art of BlazingAngel123 and treesareredinautumn. The featured artist this time around is ANNE14TCO, or more simply known as Anne.

Anne predominantly creates digital art of her OCs but also writes about them in her “The Chosen Ones” fan fiction and does animation.

Anne is known for using many cool special effects in her art which, in my opinion, adds a magical quality to her already phenomenal illustrations. It really makes you feel like you could dive right into her drawings, which I love!

Check out this collection of some of her visual art below:

Anne says she may pursue a career in any field in the arts whether that be a songwriter or a movie animator. I know she’ll do a wonderful job with whatever she decides to do. 😉

If anyone’s curious to know which software programs Anne uses to create her stunning masterpieces, she mostly uses Paint Tool Sai but also uses MediBang, FireAlpaca, Microsoft Paint, Photoshop, and Adobe Flash/Animate.

Anyway, I strongly encourage you to check out her DeviantArt gallery to see more of her work! It’s truly pleasing to the eye.

And that concludes this artist spotlight! I hope you enjoyed this look into a Poptropica fan’s artwork. Perhaps you’re even encouraged to make your own Poptropica fan art. If you’ve created some of your own, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica.

– Lucky Joker 🍀

 

Pop Fan Artist Spotlight: treesareredinautumn

Hello, Poptropicans!

It’s Lucky Joker here featuring another Poptropica fan’s artwork in another Pop Fan Artist SpotlightLast time, I showcased the amazing art of BlazingAngel123. The featured artist this time around is the one and only treesareredinautumn! (Best pseudonym ever, in my opinion. 😛 )

Treesareredinautumn has made tons of Poptropica art in the past, and though she admits that her Pop art is kind of old, it’s still worth a look. Her Poptropica-related artwork includes everything from portrait requests to large scenic illustrations—all of them truly sublime. Check out this collection of her artwork below:

Her work is spectacular, isn’t it?

She says she’s inspired by imaginary worlds, the beauties of nature and the creativity of people around her, and that her favorite part about art is being able to create something from nothing and bring enjoyment to other people. Delightful!

And there’s plenty more where that came from. You can check out her DeviantArt gallery to view all of her other awe-inspiring masterpieces, which includes more Poptropica fan art and even works inspired by other things!

To close off this post, here’s an insight from treesareredinautumn herself about her creative process:

It starts with an idea. Whether it be a fully fleshed out concept of the final, or simply the desire to draw something. This is followed by trying and failing to transmit the idea to paper, while coming up with new ideas along the way. My drawings never quite come out the way I expect them to, but that’s half the fun. When colouring I generally have to try several times before I get it right, but it’s worth the effort!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this look into another Poptropica fan’s artwork! Perhaps you’re even inspired to make Poptropica fan art yourself. If you’ve created some of your own, we’d love for you to share it on our DeviantArt group gallery at We-Love-Poptropica!

– Lucky Joker 🍀