draw on desks

art tips post

for all the artists following me

  • draw fast. it’ll look messy for a long time but you’ll improve faster than if you spend 4 hours on every drawing
  • if you draw in pencil and have a habit of erasing all of your mistakes, try drawing in pen or marker. i know it’s scary but it’ll help in the long run (i’m speaking from experience)
  • try different methods and mediums but don’t worry about mastering any of them, just have fun
  • if you’re not rich, buy art supplies from the dollar store, not the art store (seriously. i go through a sketchbook about once a month and i’d rather spend $4 on one than $15)
  • there’s no wrong way to learn. you can copy other people’s art if you want to, just don’t post it
  • DO NOT worry about having a consistent style. do not. just draw however you want
  • if you want to make original characters then do it. don’t worry about if they’re original, or a good design, or if they have an accompanying story. make sonic ocs. do it. it’s fun and it’s not hurting anyone
  • try not to kill your back. stand up and stretch once in a while
  • make a folder and save all of your favorite arts for inspiration 
  • draw from life. draw your dog. draw your teachers. draw your desk. draw your own hands (seriously that’s the best way to get better at drawing hands)
  • in general, drawing from life or a photo is better than drawing from a diagram
  • draw whatever you want. draw youtubers if you like youtubers. draw undertale if you like undertale. when i was a kid i drew nothing but shadow the hedgehog and horses. everyone deserves to draw what they want without being mocked, and if people start making fun of you, block them and keep drawing
  • don’t expect to get any notes at first. don’t let it discourage you. if you want validation go show your art to your mom or your friends or your teacher or your grandma
  • take breaks, but don’t give up.

Fill-a-Page February day 23!

I was in a Kuroo kind of mood today. His hair is such a disaster zone omg.

3

im crying why do i always draw shit that’s too wide to be viewed properly on tumblr i just want to live my life in cinematic 2:1 ratio fuck

anyways this was part of an idea for a bigger thing that i 100% won’t ever finish. it was a lot more sad than this drawing communicates. and had time travel hope magic + punching coffeeshop au-esque tropes in the face.

we’ve always taken shelter in our unhelpable pride

24.4.16 All of the notebooks and sketchbooks I’m using right now except for my planner cause I forgot it oops! What do you guys think of that filofax? It’s my mum’s one from the 90s and I’m considering using it next year? It was a bright sunny morning and we’re celebrating my mum’s birthday! Coffee and berries are a must every morning. 🍓 ☕📔🖌 xxx emily

imagine when Jake and Amy sit Charles down and tell him that they’re having a baby