hello! im Lynsey Hagen, aka Lynslayer, and welcome to my humble little corner of the internet!
i wanted to create a sort of central hub for my online presence that isn't subject to the whims of social media, and have an archive of my work that won't get vaporized if all social media platforms suddenly disappear tomorrow. plus, having my own site gives me an excuse to incessantly blather about all the anime i watch
i work as a freelance illustrator, so if you want to hire me for a project, please feel free to reach out to me at lynslayerart(at)gmail(dot)com
if you're interested in getting a private commission, you can check out my commission page
only perceive this website on desktop, it is NOT optimized for mobile At All
WHERE TO FIND ME
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
CLIP STUDIO PAINT great art program that you can get for a one-time payment (altho unfortunately they've been making some very anti-consumer decisions with version 2.0)! it's got everything i need to efficiently draw, plus 5000 other features completely alien to me. if you're looking for a solid art program that handles both illustration and comics pretty well, this one is my preferred software
FRENDEN BRUSH PACK LOOOOVE these brushes. there's so many good texture-y brushes here out of the Hundreds included. this pack costs money but it's well worth it, like 99% of the brushes i use are from this pack. plus you get free updates for life!!
INTUOS PRO MEDIUM drawing tablet that i've been using for years now (mine's an older model than what's linked here). it's solid, works fine, wacom just overcharges for literally all of their tablets. haven't had any problems using it, but if you're looking for something cheaper, i've heard Huion has good tablets?? i've never used one myself so you'd have to look into reviews
DRAWING GLOVE a godsend for my sweaty hands. once you wear one you'll never go back. i own two different drawing gloves and this one is definitely my favorite
JOYTOKEY this little program is such a hidden gem. basically, it lets you map keybinds to controllers, so i use this bad boy to map Clip Studio keybinds to one of my joycons, which works SURPRISINGLY well as a little keyboard shortcut device?? way nicer than using my keyboard
SPYDERX PRO if you wanna make sure that your monitor's colors are as accurate to what they'll look like in print as possible, this little device is REALLY useful for that. idk how it compares to similar products, since this is the only monitor calibration device i've used, but it at least makes my monitors look WAY nicer than they ever did when i calibrated them by hand
KAWSHAR LIGHTBOX GALLERY TEMPLATE
JULY 12, 2022
the website is officially launched!
it's a bit simple, but i had to teach myself HTML and CSS from scratch so im proud of what i managed to pull off 😤
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
now Lynslayer.com! this move was inspired by my desire to not pay for my Squarespace portfolio site anymore (moved my portfolio to this site babey!!)