but i love a lot of leafs

anonymous asked:

Hi,, um. .. Idk how to ask you this but,,,, are you self taught or did you study art or,, how did you became so great like?? I love your art and you're amazing??

Originally posted by iithatfangirlii

Well, I am self taught.
But I have studied art history and I took a lifeart course once. I did go to an illustrator for media class too but that one was mostly “Draw a leaf in detail!” and “draw a person without lifting your pencil from the paper!” which, y’know, doesn’t give you so much artistic knowledge other than “hey you can illustrate things a lot simpler than you thought was necessary” which is a lesson well learned in that profession I suppose.
Other than that though, I’m self taught. I got a lot to learn, really. Art is limitless and you can’t really stop learning from it - which is fantastic! it’s arrogant to think otherwise. 
Also, I’m far from great. if I was great at this I’d find myself some self-discipline and make a comic. Now that is greatness! Actually making something out of what you have, that takes true talent. Everything else is just fashionable style. I’m okay at what I do, I guess, but it counts to nothing if I cannot show something at the end of it. some doodles here and there don’t measure up to those artists who strive and commit fully to their characters, stories, their art! to have a product at the end of it. A painting made with hard work full of purpose and reason, to show it off for people to enjoy - to contribute to a culture whatever small or large, online or offline. 

As for the how? I’m presuming what you mean is.. uh.. my style? if you can call it that. Honestly just draw draw draw draw draw. And love doing it. that’s the key, I think.. if you don’t draw for yourself, there’s no meaning to drawing at all (at least not for me). I draw for myself, I make for myself, and if others wind up enjoying it too - all the better! I tend to draw a lot of fanart because I love something, so I draw what I love. And then others find it and with cheer lucky happenstance they were loving the thing for the same reasons I did. Like writing a book? Don’t write a book you think others might read, write the book you always wanted to read yourself. Same with art I think? especially fanart. if I want to see a fanart of something I love, I draw it myself. So just draw draw draw for the love of it. I love my OCs, I love my friend’s OCs.. so I draw draw draw draw for the love of it.

So… Thank you! I’m glad something I loved doing wound up being something you liked too.

And honestly I just found the “style” on the way in-between all that? You see things you like, you pick up on it. You figure out why feet look cool in that one cartoon, you start drawing feet that way. And suddenly your own style is just a puzzle of a bunch of others styles. And overtime the edges smoothens and it’s something new and your own. But it takes time, lots of drawings, and even more love for doing it all over and over again.

… Wow I’m so sorry this sounded like such a posh answer D:>
I don’t even think I answered your question and honestly I have no idea how to QwQ;;


Arashi 🌸🍃✨

A redraw of my Animal Crossing OC Amana!!

I saw a very kind persons comment on the old pic recently on DA and it resparked me to wanna draw her again! That and I found a brand new copy of ACNL hidden in my storage while I was moving and damn wasn’t that a cool find!

I GOT DRAGO! Best start village ever.

Amanas a police officer with a crush on Copper.


dreamt of @dripped‘s vibrant and magical town quartz! this town was stunning and beautifully crafted, the decorating was really gorgeous, and walking through it felt enchanting and inspirational ♡ the layout of the town was put together in a way that made it feel huge and never-ending, which made it more exciting to explore! it was clear that a lot of love went into creating this town! thank you for sharing this with me~!

♡ 5E00 - 0044 - 2A18 ♡

Dealing with species dysphoria


I wanted to make a nice post for all you lovely kin dealing with some species dysphoria.


-Try making your room, or at least an area in your room, look like your habitat!

Forest dwellers could try painting trees on their walls or making hangable paper trees, get lots of potted plants, lots of leaf decorations, forest themed stuff, etc! You could also paint your walls brown, green, or grey to make it appear like a den. I suggest brown or green sheets and blankets!

Ocean dwellers could try painting their room blue, adding ocean themed decorations and things like that. Blue, purple, brown,  green, and sheets should work nicely!

For all you space dwellers i suggest painting your room a dark shade of purple or blue, and getting a space projector! Black, blue, purple, pink, orange, and grey sheets are good, and lucky for you, there’s also plenty of galaxy themed bed sets!

Cave dwellers can paint their walls grey or brown, and grey, brown, green,  or black sheets should work well! You could also try sewing pillows to look like big rocks! Potted mushrooms are a nice touch!

If you can’t paint or get new sheets, you should try making a den! Basically making a pillow fort in your room and decorating it appropriately helps a lot!

Nesting is also fantastic i sleep in a blanket nest and it’s very comfy.

-Now that you have a comfortable area:

-Try doing makeup that resembles your kintype (there are loads of tutorials on youtube)

-Try wearing clothes that resemble your kintype (orange shirts and black boots for foxes, big sweaters for bears, eye masks for raccoons, etc.)


-You can try not talking, or if you’re alone, making noises your kintype makes

-Make your kintype’s favorite food! (Meat and berries is fantastic coming from a bear therian, and most animal treats are edible to humans- things like birdseed, homemade dog treats, catnip, rodent yogurt drops, etc.)

-If your kintype eats insects go for it, just make sure they’re safe- i recommend store bought

-Watching videos of your kintype helps a bunch

okay, that’s about all i can think of, hope this helps!

look, of course i’m sad they lost. of course i’m sad that they didn’t hang onto the lead. but i’m proud of this team for shutting everyone up, for stunning everyone when they game out of the gate ready to fight. i’m proud of this team for proving they can run with and challenge and push the team that is hailed to be the best in the league. they’re not dead yet, and i’m proud of them.

can i just say how goddamn proud i am of mitch marner. because you’ve got this kid from toronto and he’s a damn good hockey player but he’s small, and, you know, of course people are going to talk about that. so he plays his heart out in and he fucking wins, and he wins big, and then he gets drafted by his hometown team, which is like. the goddamn dream. but THEN. then this kid plays his first nhl game with auston fucking matthews and gets a little lost in the crowd for all of about a minute. because then, this too-small, toronto-grown kid–he starts to fucking play his game. and now he’s scoring goals and is probably going to break records with how many assists he’s getting and he is arguably toronto’s best playmaker and he has magic hands and everyone knows it and he is all of NINETEEN YEARS OLD. and now, when people think of the Toronto Maple Leafs, they don’t just think Oh My God Auston Matthews, they think Oh My God Mitch Marner, too. and holy fucking shit, i am so, so, so fucking proud of him for that.


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Already on summer holidays? Or need a break from exams? Well minnow is a perfect town to visit! Come to the tropical Minnow Resort, where you can relax and enjoy your stay ~ (❁´◡`❁) however.. if you dare go out into the jungle, be careful as there are many magical places around the resort!  So bring your beach gear and lets have some fun!! 

please enjoy yourself i hope ya’ll like it!! if you take pictures and stuff please tag  @redbeanjean or #redbeanjean, either is fine!! i’d love you forever (ꈍᴗꈍ)♡ i hope to see you there~~!

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Witch Tip

ok. this is something that i personally had trouble realizing when i first got into witchcraft.

loose dried herbs and loose leaf tea are absolutely fantastic to use. taking the time to individually think about each ingredient, freaking great.

but so are tea bags and they are so convenient and they can be just as successful!! 


celestial seasonings’ Sleepytime is pretty popular and for good reason!! the ingredients are chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorne, and rosebuds. purification, cleansing, aiding in sleep, i sometimes use it for self love spells, the list goes on!!

herbal tea blends have a lot of ingredients and can be used in a multiple of ways. just look at the ingredients and correspondences. and remember!! INTENT. and you can always add things in: lemon, honey, cinnamon, milk, orange, sugar, lavender, mint, rosemary, rose, ginger, and this list is getting too long, haha. 

The Animal Crossing fandom is so pure.
No gross fanart, no unnecesary sexualization of the characters, just cute little animals and forests and lovely homes and towns and fun.
Lots of sharing as well, of QR’s for clothes, paths, patterns… offering visits to certain caravans… idk everything is just so calming and everyone is so great. I want to be a bigger part of it but I have so little time. But I really really enjoy all of this!

Dandelion (Taraxacum)

These little gems are the source for so much love from a lot of my family members. This including myself for my personal craft. 

I actually have it in 3 different forms. Each of which hold their own magikal properties. 

The Flower: Development of psychic powers and WISHINGGG! 

The Leaf: Purification, Banishing Negativity, Healing and Summoning Spirits…and WISHINGGGG!!

The Root: Protection while you sleep, Calling Spirits, Divination …and did I mention WISHINGGGG!!! Also, Dandelion root tea can help promote your psychic powers. Likewise, left to your bed this steamy cup of tea can call spirits your direction.