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People often say to me: “You draw like some kind of inhuman machine.  If I eat your brain, will I gain your power?”  The answer is yes, but there is another way.

The key to precise drawing is building up muscle memory so that your arm/hand/fingers do the things you want them to do when you want them to do them.  Teaching yourself to draw a straight line or to make sweet curves is just a matter of practice and there are some exercises you can do to help improve.

If you’re going to be doodling in class or during meetings anyway, why not put that time to good use?

04/06/17

My journal today. I have this week and next week set up (which I rarely do) because it’s finals crunch time and I need to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a 5-hour still-life class today, so that’s why I have the plant, I promise I’m not just a crazy lady who brings plants to the library.

50 Artist Feels

1. Dirty hands

2. Kneading clay for hours just to soften it a bit

3. Wrong layer

4. Screwing up the lighting

5. Someone bumps you

6. Someone bumps you while you are inking

7. If you have long hair, and it wants to lay on the paper

8. Accidentally lightly stabbing yourself with an exacto knife

9. Cutting illustration board

10. Wrong brush tool

11. Brushes that dont look dirty but are

12. When you watercolor and a drop lands where it shouldnt

13. Charcoal on face

14. Working at an angle and flipping the piece to its right side and it looks wonky

15. Cleaning oil paint

16. Getting perfect brush strokes

17. Laptop messing up

18. Pens dying

19. Short pencils

20. Pencils that keep breaking

21. Sharpening said pencils

22. Refilling copic markers

23. Pastels cracking

24. Cleaning sponges

25. Seeing fingerprints

26. Spilling anything

27. Drinking paint water

28. When residue from drawing rubs onto other sheets of paper in the sketchbook

29. Cuts all over hands

30. Backaches from drawing so much

31. Really tender spots on hands

32. Pulling several all nighters to finish a drawing

33. Theres so many drawing programs

34. You are underrated

35. People dont want to pay you

36. Getting really into the zone and not paying attention to anything but the art

37. Your life is just deadlines

38. Art school is really expensive

39. Messy work space

40. “is that anime”

41. People touching stuff without your consent

42. “if you go to art school youll come out with dyed hair and gay and addicted to nicotine”

43. So many different styles

44. PROPORTIONS

45. Waiting for glue to dry

46. Crying over art

47. People getting in to your business

48. “what are you even going to do with an art degree”

49. Practicing for hours

50. Art is hard and most people think its super easy purely because you can do it fast

The Truth About Drawing the Model in Life Drawing Class

false:
✖ sexual tension
✖ people pointing out the model’s flaws
✖ everyone is a pompous jerk
✖ seriously there is 0 sexy atmosphere in this room

true:
✔ shit the model moved again
✔ tiffany brought donuts thank you god
✔ i did not sleep enough and my assignment is due in 10 minutes
✔sTOP MOVING

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The Magi- A series of I made for my illustration final. 

Frankincense is symbolic of a connection to the divine and of spirituality. 

Gold is symbolic of mortal wealth and often royalty .

Myrrh is symbolic of mortality and life after death. Each of the illustrations is related to the symbolism linked with the object.

art school/artist things
  • not being able to buy food for a month because you bought 3 things from the art supply store
  • forgetting to eat yet drinking 10 cups of coffee per day
  • nudity doesn’t phase you. at all.
  • “fuck wrong layer”
  • watching the sunrise after you just pulled your 2nd allnighter
  • the constant smell of deadly fumes
  • drinking your paint water by accident
  • “you’re lucky all you do is draw”
  • dipping your paintbrush in your drink
  • spending the first 3 hours of class on critiques
  • *drawing in sketchbook* “did you draw that?”
  • photoshop crashing when you haven’t saved in 2 hours
  • “fuck the model moved”
  • “can you draw me something” *gives them commission info* “what”
  • constant back pain
  • when your tablet’s sensitivity doesn’t work
  • “i painted this using my own blood” “what the fuck”
  • when a gust of wind hits your portfolio and you become a sad mary poppins
  • math?
  • *ink splatters* well it was nice while it lasted
  • charcoal is every pore of your body
  • art history lectures
  • those white, heterosexual male film students
  • watching anime at 4 am when you have a 9 am studio class
  • that one kid that is just…bad. and odd.
  • someone farts in class and nobody gives a shit
  • 2 very different types of people: the fine art/design students and the animation/cartooning/computer art students
  • i haven’t slept in 3 days

So for my senior thesis I’m working on a Tarot Deck that tells a story based on the D&D game I’m running. I’ll post a lot of WIPs and finished things once I get my shit together for school since I wanna document my process. Anyway, here’s the Strength card, starring Nesbit.

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(Tumblr ruins the quality so click for some high res action)