about something that you worked so hard on

I’m almost there! I need around… 150$ to buy a new laptop for myself and don’t worry about empty bank account after purchase ^^;

Note me if you need to know more - I can do different kinds of projects like non-pixel animated works, paintings, references. Just ask! <3

I will draw: humans, kemonomimi, furry, feral, dragons, fanarts, gore/guro - but keep in mind, that I can decline if something it’s too hard for me.

I WON’T draw: nsfw, any kind of suggestive or fetish related things.
Please, don’t even ask if I’ll make an exception for any of this, I won’t.

I send out invoices, so please send me your paypal e-mail when ordering, references to character(s) and any additional info I should know of.

For more examples of my art just browse this blog!

Thank you  ❤️️

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Lorenzo:  Sorry to hear that…kids can be cruel.

Talullah:  It’s okay…it just made me stronger and it actually prepared me for my career choice.  The modeling world is very cutthroat, so I’ve had to put up with a whole lot of criticism. 

Lorenzo:  That makes sense. 

Zo can relate to what Talullah is saying.  He’s also heard his share of criticism in his line of work…although probably not to the same extent. 

Talullah:  It’s so bad at times that I avoid social media platforms altogether. No matter how hard I try, there’s always someone out there with something negative to say about my work. 

Lorenzo:  I agree with you there…there have been times when I wish I would have done the same thing. It’s so easy to get caught up in it all, though. 

The waiter arrives with their food.

one of the reasons mental illness sucks so fucking much is because people around you can literally tell you again and again that they love you, that they think you’re cool and funny, that they support you in every way, that you’re talented or intelligent, and no matter how many times they say it you’ll always cringe and shake your head and say “no, no i’m not, really” but the SECOND someone says one bad thing about you, even just once. You believe it completely. 

me: i fucking hate pulpy orange juice so much
anon 1: why are you trying to tell people what they can drink
anon 2: wait i like pulpy orange juice what did she do?????
anon 3: just because you dont like something doesnt give you the right to be a bitch about it. farmers work really hard on growing oranges and you just drag them through the mud like youre better than them
me, again: frantically googling ‘how to validate self withou blog’ and hovering over the delete button

i honestly cant imagine how frustrating it would be to spend hours working your ass off to put up videos that you put a lot of emotional (and physical) effort into for the majority of the comments to be talking about a mark on your neck or a stray hair or some insignificant thing like that

Rhett (and sometimes Link) commented on this in recent interviews how annoying it is when you work hard on something but its all overlooked because there was a kink in your hair that wasnt there before and thats all people talk about

just goes to show how much of this industry is focused on looks and presentation so much so you share something you put literally everything you have into but people are too concerned about the tiny wrinkle in your shirt

OVERCOME (M)

Originally posted by jeonify


GENRE: noona&youngerboy, smut

BACKGROUND: Jungkook’s first time had left him traumatized of having sex ever again. It had gone so far to the point that a rumor had even spread about him not being able to get hard-ons. You then decide to step in and prove the rumor wrong. What was supposed to be a simple test of theory leads to a night that you weren’t going to forget for the rest of your life.

AUTHORS NOTE: Omg I haven’t written something in so long. I’m so sorry this took me quite a while. This actually started as a drabble but I kind of got too into it and finished it into a full blown story. I’ll be working on the remaining requests sent to me before, soon I promise you guys, I’m just trying to come up with ideas! But I do hope you enjoy this, tell me what you think. 

Jeon, as forever, is a sinful little shit. 

If there are any errors, I am sorry about those! I did proof read but I know I still missed some. 


Your pen hangs off of your lips, fingers tapping lightly against the glass table as you study the boy in front of you. He has his face buried between the pages of his Physics book, eyes scanning through each paragraph in close precision, oblvious of your scrutiny. You slowly turn your logistics book shut, choosing to ignore your studies as the conversation you had with your brother during last night’s party flashes through your mind.

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Straight up one of the worst things about capitalism is just the effect that having to work so much has on our ability to maintain relationships. Relationships all take work, and it is sometimes hard work, but part of that work just includes making a space of time wherein you can just talk to or hang out with someone. Any given week there are a good 10 people I want to see, or call, or something, and I just can’t hang out with everyone in a week. I sometimes feel quite worried about one friend feeling alienated because I’ve seen another, whose schedule matches mine better, or talked to another, etc. For now this is why it is so important to just periodically remind people that you love or miss them. But that’s so hard! If I had one more day off per week, all of my relationships would be much, much stronger. This is an important part of alientation. The older I get, the more I work, the more I understand that. It’s hard! I love my friends and it’s hard to show all of them.

To all my overachievers who don’t get praise from parents and loved ones anymore because it’s just expected of you to do well: I’m proud that you passed that test, I’m happy you graduated with honors, I love that you try your hardest all the time.

I know sometimes the lack of support and encouragement from those whose opinions matter the most to you can be disheartening, but keep pushing through and being the amazing person you are.

Preventing hand injuries from digital art

I got a question about drawing injuries, and I typed up a pretty lengthy response so I wanted to share it here as well.

I get asked a lot about hand strains and injuries, and it is something most artists have to face one time or another just because we work so hard for our dreams. I personally don’t get strains or injuries, both for art and for piano playing when I still majored in it, two main creative paths where hand/arm injuries are common. My hands rarely feel tired and when they do, I stop drawing. So when I get asked, I usually can only offer the fact that you can find a lot of carpal tunnel exercises on google and there’s nothing else I know about relief exercises, other than I find that flinging my hands also help loosen them up a bit.

The most important thing about this issue is actually prevention rather than relief. I would like to believe this approach is what prevented me from getting injured–I’ve never really been a push through the pain type person, and glorifying suffering and pain as a sign of hard work is definitely unhealthy, as those are huge signals from your body telling you to stop. There are many things that I know for sure strains your hands much more than anything else that I will list below, and I believe that, if it is possible for you, the most efficient way to deal with injury is to find out which of these things is the cause and working around it.

The first big cause is posture; if your arms have no support points (ie you have to hold your elbow up with your muscles or tense your wrist to maintain stability) you will strain much easier, just like how you get tired easier standing at an uncomfortable pose vs a well grounded one. So be sure to seat yourself so that you have somewhere to rest your arm while drawing, while your body is at a relaxed angle with full support. For a normal tablet, rest your arm and wrist somewhere on the table or the tablet. For a Cintiq or tablet monitor, try having it upright so that your elbow can rest on your desk, and your wrist can rest on the cintiq screen, and you only need to use your fingers to control the pen.

The second cause is your grip on the pen. This can be caused by your need for precision/speed of repetitive movement/pressure. Line art, or cross hatching, or pressing hard to get the darkness of the brush you need, are all high stress activities that strains your hand much more than, say, rendering or putting down a base painting. Knowing that, you can:

  • Use a higher brush opacity or turn off pressure sensitivity for opacity to prevent yourself from having to press really hard to get brush impact you want.
  • Go to your wacom tablet preferences if you have one, and set the hardness of the brush so that it’s easier to get the brush opacity/size you want. You want to have the problem of having to try to press lighter for lighter lines, rather than having to press harder for darker/thicker lines. The latter strains much more than the former.
  • If your grip of the pen is too tight purely because the pen is slippery/too small for you/hard to grip, such as old bamboo tablets, there are rubber tablet pen paddings that you can buy online, or you can just use a layer of masking tape all around the grip area to increase friction/grip comfort and make it easier for yourself to hold your pen. A Cintiq or Intuos Pro pen is ideally what you want your pen to feel like: have friction on the surface so your fingers don’t slip, large enough so it rests and takes up space comfortably between your thumb and index fingers without you tensing and curling your hand inwards really hard, and shaped so that your grip is stopped right before the cone of the tip, preventing slipping.

The third cause is the schedule of your drawing. This may or may not be possible to change because for a lot of us, a deadline is a deadline. But try to space your tasks so that you cycle between intense, detailed, hand-straining work, and relaxing, loose, more brainstorming work. The latter is excellent for hand rest while still being productive creative work. For example, if you are drawing comic pages, it might make sense in terms of efficiency to sketch 10 pages, then ink 10 pages, then tone 10 pages. But when you are inking those 10 pages consecutively, that’s when you give your hands no rest and your hand will start to hurt a lot, while you have no choice but to push through the pain to get the work done. Instead, try to draw these pages one by one, or have a few drawings at various stages of completion to rotate between. eg. you work on inking drawing A, then when you feel your hands are strained, switch to putting down loose underpainting for drawing B, switch back to inking drawing A, then start brainstorming drawing C and think more/draw less. Give your hands some natural times to rest up with less intense work, and you get work done without having to lose time by having to really stop drawing altogether.

As tempting as it is to try to feel like you are working as hard as you can to achieve your dreams and aspirations, while feeling guilty about resting/taking the more relaxing route, remember that your hands make your art possible, so treat them well! 

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Camila Mendes photographed for Obsessee

We’re in the generation where we feel like we need to be doing something at all times. We’re obsessed with productivity, and it makes everyone incredibly anxious. I always feel like I’m not doing enough and I’m always hard on myself. Yesterday, I was in the car with Cole Sprouse, and I was saying how I get home and I don’t do anything. I just go to sleep and I feel so useless, and he was like, ‘You’re the lead in a TV show, you’re working 15-hour days, your show is about to air, you need to chill. You’re 22 years old, you just got out of college, you’re right where you need to be.

  • Kara: What does Maggie like?
  • Alex: Guns.
  • Kara: Anything... else?
  • Alex: Scotch.
  • Kara: Go on.
  • Alex: Tiramsu.
  • Kara: Same, ok, now you're on to something.
  • Alex: Bonsai trees (adorable).
  • Kara: Okay, they might be hard to work into a Valentine but --
  • Alex: And my nerdy poems! And low lights and soft music and candles!
  • Kara: Awww, that's so sweet, Alex --
  • Alex: And me! Me in nothing but a slip and silk robe!
  • Kara: Well you seem to have this all figured out I'm gonna fly away now you two enjoy!
  • Alex: And lap dances!
  • Kara: Superhearing!!!!

I had a realization that probably a good portion of my followers want to work for Dreamworks one day or some other animation company. So here’s a summary of the Dreamworks lecture when they came to my school

They showed like an introduction video showing their movies and shows, I teared up a little.

Anyways so they showed the process of making a film and some demo reels of people they hired. They also told us how difficult it can be to get a job at DWA. Like for animation they had about 500 people apply, only 25 were chosen from that to take a test, 10 of those got an interview, and like 6 got hired. So yeah it’s hard to get in.

They gave a lot of tips too. Like for your demo reel, you’re lucky if they watch past 10 seconds, so put your best work first. Also do things differently. Like don’t just show animations of humanoids/animals, because you’re gonna eventually animate something weird like Bob from Monsters vs. Aliens. The same goes for rigging. Like don’t just rig people/animals, rig like a building to sway during an earthquake or something. Another thing, animating is basically like acting, so they recommend to take a class about acting so you know what you’re doing.

For character designs, don’t just have one style. They also said something about realism I kinda forgot. I think it was like aim for realistic designs for like background designs. Because people can argue that something may look weird as it’s their “style” but having a photo-realistic drawing shows that you know how to draw.

Also for modelers, don’t just put characters in T-poses for your demo reel, use variety. Basically be weird, be different.

They kinda ran out of time so there wasn’t much about lighting, effects, etc. But I remember they said like for lighting they don’t care about the quality of your animations, they’ll just look at the lighting only. They also pushed quality not quantity.

During the second portion of the lecture, they showed this one class they do at this other college. Basically it was to show that the students there started with like really bad concept art/ideas, but the final product was amazing. So like you can do that too. It doesn’t matter what school you go to as long as you have the passion to pursue it. There was also a list of the top ten mistakes students make… let’s see if I can remember them

1) Procrastinate. Don’t do it. Like if you procrastinate, then you don’t have time to get people to look at your work before hand and tell you how to fix any problems

2) I think there was one about asking for help

3) Use references. There’s no way you know exactly what something looks like without looking at a reference of it. Also your mind messes with how you perceive things or something

4) Not listening to criticism. Especially by professionals, they’re there to help you get better. Even though sometimes they can be brutal.

I can’t remember the others.

Some great things they also said: they hire students because they want to help you become the best you can be. The story is really important and they admitted that some of their movies sucked. Trying to work from the bottom up is really really hard, try not to do that. They named some other companies that are good places to work at.

If you’ve had 4 glasses of wine and you keep checking your phone with that 1% of hope that he’s as drunk as you and he’s going to text you, you’re not over him.
If you find excuses to drive through his neighborhood, you’re not over him.
If he still crosses your mind every time you post a snapchat and you check to see if he watches it, you’re not over him.
When are you going to learn that telling yourself you don’t care won’t work?
Why is it so hard to accept the fact that something is over and grieve it then forget about it and move on?
What are you going to do when you get drunk and break down and tell him you miss him and he doesn’t respond?
You can pretend you’re over it as much as you want but you’re not actually over it until someone mentions his name and you can honestly say “wow I haven’t thought about him in a while, I wonder what he’s up to.” And until that point, it’s all acting. Just because you don’t talk to him anymore or you stopped throwing yourself at him, it doesn’t mean you don’t still want to. That’s the difference between pretending to be over him and actually being over him. You have to genuinely not want to care about this person anymore. And that’s the impossible part.

Being a good director is really less about the technical side [and more about who you have working with you], having a keen eye for that and knowing how to utilize the people around you well. You need a clear vision, for both sound and image, and to be able to communicate this vision well to others. The professionals will take care of realizing the technical side of things. For example, I’ll say something like, “I’d like this scene to be somewhat milky and unclear.” The DP will figure out what filter to use, the lighting, and so on. It doesn’t sound like it’s too hard, but in reality there are a lot of directors who don’t have visions.

Park Chan-wook

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Gabby Douglas Got Beautifully Honest About The Olympic Backlash She Faced
"I literally felt that the world was against me."

“And I didn’t qualify to certain competitions that I worked so hard for. So when people didn’t get that, like, [they would say] “Oh, why is she mad?” Because I literally broke my body for this sport. If you don’t get what you want, like a job or something, you’re gonna be sad! It’s human nature. So when people didn’t get that, I was devastated.” 

“As African-American athletes, you’re just kind of almost held to a different standard,” said Muhammad. “And even though you’ve won a medal and you’re standing on the stage representing your country, there’s always someone that’s gonna pick a photo with a fine-tooth comb and say, ‘Oh, well this is what makes her unpatriotic, this is what makes her different.’” 

The Boring but Important Basics of Witchcraft

Let me start by saying CLEANSING CLEANSING CLEANSING. It’s the most basic, first thing you learn, exciting and boring part of witchcraft.

Negative energy is a scientific fact based on positive and negative charged ions that make up everything.

Clearing out negative energy and replacing it with positive energy is not something you should only do during spring cleaning.
Cleanse after a very stressful or negative experience like a fight or finals. Cleanse if you’re feeling lethargic or upset. Cleansing may not fix everything but it definitely doesn’t hurt.

The best way I’ve found to cleanse it a salt water, sage, pine mix. It’s in a spray bottle and I just spray it around the room. It works best if you’ve cleaned up any clutter that may be lying about. It also helps to declutter your mind. For me that can be hard between my anxiety and depression so it really helps to sit down and work things out in my head.

Another basic is protection and casting circles. When you perform spells or rituals you open yourself up to outside interference. It’s like how your laptop limited to what’s on it by itself. When it connects to the internet it becomes part of all these other devices that are connected and its no longer limited. Without a firewall your computer can get a virus. So casting a circle is like activating a firewall.

You can create a mental circle but it can be hard to keep up if you’re performing an energy costing spell or ritual. Salt is your best friend!

Creating circles and walls from outside energy is essential for most empaths to function some days. It all depends on who you come in contact with. Even if you don’t spend much time with a person you can still pick up on their emotional energy. If you do get interference cleansing can help clean out other people’s emotions.

A lot of witchcraft is visualizing and focusing your will and releasing energy from things like crystals or herbs. Meditation and mental exercises will help you in whatever spells or rituals you want to do.

My last basic isn’t witchcraft but it’s essential for doing spells or rituals. Take care of yourself. If you are too tired and don’t have the energy, for whatever reason, to focus or use energy in a spell, it’s not going to work. So drink water, exercise, sleep, relax. Do what you can to take care of you. Self care isn’t always easy but it’s important in everything you do. I’m a big advocate of those occasional and unavoidable mental health days. Mental sickness will cause your body to become sick.

I love this photo so much because
a) Look at that smiley Stefán. It looks like he just had a cute lil giggle about something. He is a such a pretty, handsome boy and I love him
B) Half into Robbie! You can see where Stefán ends and Robbie begins (bc I for one have a hard time seeing the man while he’s in character–such good acting and makeup/costume work)
3. Black V-neck, ahh so hot
IV. Look at all of those pink wigs! Holy shit that’s a lot of pink wigs!
Fimm) There are not one, but TWO professional looking photos of Shirtless Magnús in the God damn dressing room there, like ok Maggi can you chill

A/N: To @waterwiz27 😊
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Fears (A Newt Scamander x Reader Oneshot)
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‘So what are we going to do for the project then?’ You asked Newt as you were walking towards the Great Hall for lunch. You had just been assigned a Care of Magical Creatures project about a creature of your choice. You and Newt obviously decided to work together as you were best friends.
'I don’t know… I kind of want it to be something interesting and special…’ Newt said.
'A.k.a. something dangerous, hard to find and even harder to learn anything about.’ You summarized.
'Ha ha ha. Very funny.’ Newt said sarcastically as you entered the hall and sat on the end of the Hufflepuff table. You were starving after spending two hours running around and chasing Professor Kettleback’s escaped bowtruckles.

You were just about to start eating the pile of food you had put on your plate when Newt jumped up.
'I have an idea!’ He shouted, took your hand and pulled you out of the hall. 'Come on!’
'Newt-Newt I’m hungry, can’t it wait?’ You complained, feeling your stomach rumbling.
'Nope!’
You groaned and walked after him, reluctantly.

He led you to the seventh floor and when you reached the tapestry of Barnabas the Barmy you were pretty much out of breath so you leaned forward, hands on your knees and breathing heavily.
'What - in- Merlin’s beard - are - we - doing?’
Newt had turned around, facing the wall, his eyes closed.
'What-’ you started, but you were interrupted as a door appeared in front of you.
'The Room of Requirement.’ You said as you entered, wondering what Newt had required.

You were in a long dark room with a large closet at the end. It suddenly shook, making you jump, as if something was trying to escape from the inside.
Newt followed you inside and closed the door behind him.
'A Boggart.’ He explained.
'How did you find it?’
'It was in Dumbledore’s room and he told me he had put it here if anyone ever needed it.’
'Right.’ You took your want out. 'May I?’
'Of course.’
'I’ve always wanted to know what my greatest fear is. Alohomora.’

The door of the closet clicked open. You stepped closer and Newt stood to the side.
The Boggart was indecisive for a second and then… It was you. You were facing yourself…. Not exactly though… The Boggart you started transforming…transforming into-
'NO!’ you screamed. You dropped to your knees and your wand fell from your hand. The dark cloud came toward you,closer and closer, but Newt stood between you. He shouted 'Riddikulus!’ and locked the Boggart back in its closet.

’(Y/N),(Y/N) calm down, it’s okay…’ He said as he kneeled down beside you and pulled you into a hug. You were shaking and you started sobbing on his shoulder as well.

He patiently waited for you to calm down.
When yoh finally lifted your head up he smiled reassuringly and wiped the tears from your cheeks.
'I’m sorry.’ Yoh said, your voice shaky.
'For what? You don’t have anything to be sorry for, (Y/N).’
'F-for not telling y-you. Y-you’re m-my best friend a-and you deserve to know.’ You took a deep breath. 'That I’m an Obscurial. A-a-a monster.’ You could feel the tears in your eyes again.
'Hey,(Y/N). You are NOT a monster.’ You shook your head. He held your hand. 'You are kind, you are beautiful, you are brave, you are clever, you are funny, you are fair and you are the best human being I know. You are NOT a monster.’
He wiped another tear from your cheek and he said.
'I’d rather do bowtruckles for the project anyway.’
You managed a laugh and you took Newt’s hand, taking you out of the room and feeling that you’ll never be afraid while he is beside you.’

Publishing work is intimidating; publishing something that you’ve been working on for months, something with a heavy word count and a lot of people involved, is even scarier. You never want to be torn down for something that you’ve spent so much time on. Fortunately, this fandom is typically very encouraging.

I know how it feels to post a monster fic, and to be so excited for people to read it. It’s exhausting and nerve wrecking but most of all, it feels like relief.

With that being said, @tvshows-addict and @anhcor just released a massive fic called Where Your Heart Is. I chat with some of the people (or rather, person) working behind the scenes to help make this story come to fruition, and I know it’s been labor intensive and a lot of work for everyone involved. When a community has come together to create something this big - a community clearly filled with love and support - you know it’s something special. I haven’t read the fic yet - let’s be real, it’s 155k, unless I’m a robot, I obviously haven’t read it yet - but knowing that this fic has been in the works for months and has had so many people actively taking part in it makes me think it has to be good ;) Congrats to the writers and betas! (Now go take a nap!) xx