9 times out of 10 i scribble out somewhere between 2 and 3

Bean’s 15 tips for beginner (digital) artists...

TO THE ANON WHO SENT ME THAT ASK FOR BEGINNER TIPS~ 

I drafted my reply stupidly and tumblr ate it. Oops.

DISCLAIMER: I am by no means excellent with digital art. I’m deficient with color schemes/the concept of “color” in general (I’m definitely not colorblind, but there’s definitely a screw loose somewhere,) I rarely if at all have the patience to line my art, and forget painting altogether because I don’t get it. So I’m flattered you’re asking me for advice even though I consider myself the last person you should (haha~.)

TIP #1: TL;DR it took me years to get to where I am. Some people don’t need that long. Change may not happen on a day to day basis. Try to be patient. 

We hear it all the time, “practice makes perfect.” It’s actually “perfect practice makes perfect” and I don’t believe there is such a thing as “perfection” when it comes to art. When people say it’s “all practice,” they’re full of nonsense. There is definitely a role for talent, in that some artists pick up on stuff really quickly and advance at unreal speeds. I am not that. I started with mouse drawing before I got my first tablet in 2005, followed by the second around 2013-ish (maybe.) I’ve been art-ing in general since I was a wee bitty toddler.

Here’s my progression over the 10+ years I’ve been doing this: 

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Coffee

Hi friends! I’m finished writing all of this series now so I’m just gonna post one part a day! 

As always, feedback is much appreciated 

~Chloe

Word Count: 2k

Warnings: sad reader, fluffy Hoseok, fluffy Taehyung

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14  Part 15

The sound of your ringtone chiming in the distance brought you out of your slumber. Sitting up slowly, you rubbed your eyes and adjusted to the light tumbling through the curtains. Panic immediately flooded your system as you struggled to place where you were. You pulled the covers up over your chin and pulled your body close to you. A piece of paper placed on the pillow next to you had your name written in soft script, so you picked it up and began to read.

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Company Mix Up

Summary: Thomas adores cartoons and his dream to work with a company that produces such magic is a reality. Sadly, one branch of the studio is failing and no one can figure out why. He volunteers himself to check on the building and get to the bottom of the problem.

Pairing: Eventual Prinxiety, Logicality, lots of platonic love between them all.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 |

Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 End |

“Mr. Sanders!” Thomas smiles as he’s approached by one of the workers to the studio building he has decided to visit. They shake his hand, almost as nervous as he is. They go on talking about how honored they are to have him visiting to the point it almost makes him uncomfortable.

“Lets get this tour going shall we?” They say finally and Thomas takes a relived breath. He’s been crunching some numbers. This branch of the business has performed poorly for the last 3 quarterly reports. He’s here to figure out why.

“I’ll introduce you to some people in each department that should be able to help you out,” The guide tells him.

“Awesome, that should help a lot,” He tells them and they lead him on.

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First Lines Meme

Rules: List the first lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether). See if there are any patterns. Then, tag your favourite authors.

Tagged by @ramtiger and @comebackwhen, thank you!

Things I have learned: basically every single story starts with Cloud doing something, and usually something sexual. No surprise there, really, but jfc. I have no variety at all.

1) Ice Down His Spine -  Sephiroth raised an eyebrow. “On a mission, Cloud?”

2) Whatever It Takes - Anyone who knew Cloud Strife knew one thing to be true; he was the most stubborn little shit on the Planet.

3) ASGZC gangbang (Little Black Book ch. 15) -  The concrete was cold and hard beneath Cloud’s back, a stark contrast the heat of rough hands that pinned down his wrists and thighs.

4) Welcome to SOLDIER -  Cloud had more or less adapted to being a Third Class.

5) Requited -  If there was one thing Sephiroth truly understood, it was the art of battle.

6) Call Me -  Cloud’s breath rushed out in a needy gasp. “Do it.”

7) Bite Me -  “Z-zack, please,” Cloud gasped. His head was spinning, breath coming in shallow, rasping gasps. That was all the air he could get with Zack’s hand around his throat.

8) Sefikura prostate massage (Little Black Book ch. 14) -  Cloud sighed as he let the kiss break off. “No,” he said, gently but firmly.

9) Whiskey & Kisses -  The door slammed closed behind Cloud with an echo of finality, leaving him standing face to face with a rather bemused looking Sephiroth.

10) Second Chances -  Claudia had been watching the group from ShinRa from the moment they arrived.

11) Sefikura making out (Little Black Book ch. 13) -  Cloud leaned his weight back against the kitchen counter. He needed more alcohol.

12) ASGZC incubi AU (Little Black Book ch. 12) -  Cloud was pretty sure he’d died and gone to heaven. Several times over, probably.

13) Sefikura knotting (Little Black Book ch. 11) -  Cloud’s hands were buried in Sephiroth’s hair, and his lips were hot and insistent and delicious.

14) Prize -  Cloud rolled over and pulled the pillow down over his face, trying to block out the tumultuous noise of the crowd outside.

15) Turn The World (Against Us) -  It had been a long time; a decade, at least. Cloud wasn’t that stupid, naïve kid anymore, dreaming of  SOLDIER and of Sephiroth.

16) Exposure -  “You know, this wasn’t exactly the introduction I was hoping for,” Cloud grumbled under his breath.

17) Hair Gods -  “Sir!” The infantryman stood to attention at the door. Although his eyes were covered by the helmet and his head remained immobile, Sephiroth could tell he was glancing around the room, thinking he could do so without notice.

18) Last One Out Of Midgar -  Sephiroth was… well. Sephiroth was trying.

19) Strifesodos bondage (Little Black Book ch. 10) -  “Alright, precious?” Genesis asked, running a hand along Cloud’s heaving sides.

20) Sefikura office sex (Little Black Book ch. 9) -  Somewhere between Sephiroth’s teeth sinking into his throat and Sephiroth’s fingers slipping beneath the waistband of his uniform, Cloud decided he really, really didn’t care about consequences any more.

I think a lot of the authors I know/follow have already been tagged, so not going to tag more this time.