first try with the new pencils

anonymous asked:

Any advice for a late teen who just started to draw and want to be an artist but doesn't know what to do and is not confident about whether or not it's a good idea or just something better not to try

Hi! First off, there’s no age limit where you’re too old to start anything. It’s rather good to challenge yourself from time to time to try something new! Otherwise we could hardly develop and gain experience. I’d suggest to start with small things, get some basic equipment like a sketchbook and pencil or whatever you want to try.
Then just start! Drawing after real life objects for example is helpful to capture different shapes. But it’s not important to draw it 1 to 1 exactly like the object, but rather only what you feel is important enough to transfer into your drawing. E.g. when you draw a flower, it’s not 100% important to draw every single vain or every flower petal, but just the general shape and shadows. (In my opinion anyways^^)
Once you get more confident with your lines, you can try more complicated objects and even whole settings. And always remember to be patient with yourself! Drawing takes time and effort. But it’s always worth it :) good luck 🍀

anonymous asked:


cu book spoilers //

in kindergarten, harold (who was already going through a lot given his parents had divorced) was being bullied by mr krupp’s nephew (i dont rlly remember what grade he was in) kipper krupp who got away with it since mr krupp was his uncle. one day while he was trying to hide from him, he hides behind this sign at a gas station, then the owner of the gas station yelled at him and it got harold caught by kipper and his friends. they go beat him up and break his pencils and drawings that he had in his backpack and the owner of the gas station basically does nothing and tells harold “you gotta learn to stand up for yourself kid!”

enter george, he had recently moved in and this would be his first day starting in his new school. his mother had told him to wear a tie that day in order to make a good first impression (george was incredibly smart for his age but due to that he got bored quickly in class back at his hometown and would always fool around) anyways george sees all of this and messes the letters of the sign to say “free bra inspection” causing a mob of angry women to go after the gas station owner to which george says “you gotta learn to stand up for yourself!”

he then gets the bullies’ attention, grabs his tie and basically smacks all of them with his tie, warning that they better not mess with him and that harold was off limits too. this causes kipper to get mr krupp to punish them and krupp sends them both to the detention room where this exchange happens

so once harold gives him paper, george starts out writing a comic and tells harold to draw the images, and together they create their first comic: dog man. also they both find a way to get back at kipper and get him to stop bullying the kindergarteners. 

and like the way the movie had them meet was not bad but i just think the way they had them meet in the book was moving and i’m slightly bitter about the change lol

Okay… so this is my first digital drawing!  When it comes to art, I’m usually very traditional, but I decided to try something new.  They don’t have faces because I can’t draw faces; maybe next time they will.  The original is a sketch on paper, it supposed to be Ewa, from GHV Stable vs Luna and Vin, and honestly, I think it turned out alright? 

rochu-c  asked:

Hi💕💕💕💕 I just started with my Bullet journal,any ideas of what spreads i can do? Other than the normal monthly and weekly logs

Ok I’m really sorry this was supposed to just be a simple list of some pages for a bullet journal and it turned into this

Bujo basics (see more bujo masterposts at the bottom):

Here’s some basic bujo advice that I can’t back up because I’ve never had one:

  1. use pencil first if you’re trying our a new format (and just in general because you never know when you’ll make mistakes).
  2. stick to a limited color palette (preferably lighter colors) if your worried about how it will look.
  3. be realistic about how much you can do; if you’re not a good artist, don’t make the focus point of your spread a huge elaborate drawing.
  4. don’t beat yourself up over mistakes you make. only you have to see your bujo so it’s really not the end of the world if you mess up a bit.


Just a tip: there are 4 main kinds of notebooks - lined, dotted, gridded, and blank. I only linked dotted notebooks above, but those brands also made other notebooks so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.

  1. lined notebooks are good for when your bujo is writing-heavy (so if it’s also functioning as a journal).
  2. dotted notebooks are probably what you see most often because they’re so versatile. they’re great for both writing and more doodle heavy bujos (but if you have trouble writing in a straight line they probably aren’t for you).
  3. gridded notebooks are great if your a perfectionist because they make it super easy to draw straight lines.
  4. blank notebooks are what you want to use if your bujo will be very art focused.


these are just some pens that are popular in the studyblr community, but you can literally use any pen (or pencil) that you want. any pens that you already have in you house are fine, so please don’t go out and buy any of these just for your bujo!

EXTRA: you can check my supplies tag and there should be some swatches like this

More supplies:

here are some stationary websites & brands!


if you don’t want to go through all those  links, here are the most popular places to get stationary!


you’ll generally have four types of spreads: daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. people have a combination of the for (daily and monthly; weekly and monthly; weekly, monthly, and yearly).

  • EXTRA: some resolutions that you can track in your daily log

Page ideas (what the ask was really about):

the above is where bullet journals get even more customizable. you can add whatever pages you want to your bujo, usually in front or behind your weekly spreads.

An extra section:

some specifics about what you can add to your bujo if you want it to look great



Some more bullet journaling masterposts:

People with AMAZING bujos:

*people with really cool layouts great for inspiration

Study buddy (Smut)

I often imagine Sehun being the Flirt Master who can get any girl… 

Originally posted by fy-sexo-exo

Pairing: Sehun x Reader

Genre: Smut

Word count: 5543 words

Warning: Rough sex, Public sex, Dirty-Dirty talk, Voyeurism

AU: College!AU

Study buddy

Four standard assumptions of perfectly competitive models – One. Economies of scale are… small relative… to the size of the… market. Two. Output… is homogenous. Three. Information… is… soft- and… fluffy. Four. I want to marry you… sweet, cuddly turtle-bunny-cushion. Something hits the elbow you’re leaning your head upon and you shoot up, slightly panicking. Shit. You had fallen asleep. It was only for a minute; you defend yourself in your mind. Nobody saw you, right?

You lift your hands to rub your eyes but stop yourself in the nick of time. You have almost forgotten that you are wearing black eyeliner and mascara. Thank God you remembered just in time – It would have been a catastrophe if you didn’t.

You look around, pinching your eyes a few times instead and examining the endless array of tables that is populated with college students and their college books, notebooks, markers and pencils. During the exam periods, it’s difficult to find a spot left empty. Outside the College library, there’s typically a line of students waiting to claim a seat, even at this unholy hour of nine pm.

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Tomco Week: Day 1 & 2: Dancing and AU

Does it count if I put both days here due to not putting yesterday’s theme?

I told you, someone was going to join ♡Tomco week♡

Originally, I was going to do this speed drawing for this, but I had little time so no video T-T

Ok the story behind this drawing…I was working on day one theme, which was dancing….but then I decided to draw them as puppets(why…because I can! and nobody has done it yet. I called ‘dibs’ remember? X’D )and what would make people think of a puppet AU we needed one? X’D starco has one, why can’t this ship too??

this is my first time trying out my new color pencils, so I know I’m not a pro of this. (I have a set of 150 different colors, so it will take a while to get used to all the different varieties of colors to choose to) Felt like giving Tom a ponytail, because it looks nice and felt like it X’D (also somebody else already did it and it was pretty cool)

may end up redrawing this in the future

I may do some of the days, I can’t promise I will due all of them though I have a busy week

Art by me

prince Tom and Princess Marco belong to Disney

God bless you :3

(Don’t kill me other shippers, you know who I’m talking to XD )

anonymous asked:

from the "drabble prompt list thingy" could you do Apodyopis with eggsy? thanks karley!!! :)

 eggsy unwin + apodyopis – the act of mentally undressing someone.

a/n; pre-kingsman fuckboi eggsy? pre-kingsman fuckboi eggsy

tags; @alexsunmners @rax-writes @mvximoff @paperclipmac @dicckgrayson

Originally posted by official-hartwin

The first day’s always the worst, you try and tell yourself as you walk into the Black Prince, pulling your pencil skirt down. It’ll get better, just gotta give it a few days.

Walking inside the pub, you’re almost immediately met with the overwhelming scent of liquor. Being it’s a Monday night, there are not many people in the pub, which is a plus for you. Your first day at your new job kinda made you want to curl up in a ball for a couple days.

You can feel the gaze of a couple of the men in the booths and elect to ignore them because all you really want right now is a cold beer and some time to clear your head. Besides, they’re all on the older side and you don’t roll that way. (Unless it’s a celebrity; then that’s a different story!)

You slide onto a bar stool and the bartender greets you warmly, informing you it’s not every day a woman frequents his pub, in which you laugh and tell him that it’s the only one near your new flat. He in return slides you a glass full of beer, in which he insists is on the house. (For first-timers, he said.)

Eggsy, on the other hand, has had a shitty day as well, but of course, for a completely different reason, which of course involves his god-awful stepfather. So he called his mates out for a drink, and that’s how he found himself there tonight.

Of course, he had noticed you right away when he walked in because when has a chick as hot as you been inside this dirty, old pub? And it became even more apparent when his mate kicked him on the shin from under the table.

“The fuck was that for?” Eggsy says in pain, as his friend laughs. “You’re a fuckin’ prick!”

“'cause I’m pretty sure you haven’t been listening to to me this entire time,” Ryan laughs, taking a sip of his drink. “You’ve been checkin’ out that fine chick over at the bar.” 

Eggsy rolls his eyes, lips tugging into a smirk as he brings his glass to his lips and says,

“More like imaginin’ what her clothes would look like on my floor.”

“Oh, what, you plannin’ on banging her right next to your mom n’ Dean?” Jamal teases, causing Eggsy to chuckle.

“Tell you what,” Ryan says mischievously. “Twenty quid says you can’t even get her number.” He pulls out the cash as he says that, placing in the middle of the table.

Eggsy laughs and stands and pockets the money, and says,

“Watch and learn, boys.”

They chuckle as Eggsy shoves his hands in his pockets and makes his way over to you, sliding into the vacant stool next to you. You spare him a look out of the corner of your eye and look forward as he starts ordering a drink for himself.

Eggsy turns to look at you for a second, before smiling and saying to the bartender,

“And fill the lady’s drink while you’re at it, mate!” 

At that, you turn to look at him directly now, as he uses the money from his friend to pay for your refill. You smile as he looks at you finally, and all you can think of is how goddamn attractive he is.

“I’m a big girl, you know,” You say with a laugh, pushing your half empty glass towards the bartender. “I can pay for a refill.”

“But I don’t see you denying it love,” Eggsy laughs, causing you to turn a little pink. “My name is Eggsy, and you are?”

You chuckle as you give him your name, and he offers his hand for you to shake. As the bartender gives you both your drinks, he says,

“So what brings a girl like you here on a Monday night?”

“First day at my new job. I think it’s safe to say I already hate it.” You answer, rubbing mindlessly at the lipstick on the rim of your glass. “And what brings a guy like you here on a Monday night?”

“Sounds like shit already, if you don’t mind me sayin’,” He laughs. “As for me? You know, just the standard, daddy issues n’ shit like that.”

You both can’t help but chuckle at that. During the next half and hour that you guys chat, you don’t deny the various refills he pays for and you certainly don’t mind the way he not-so-subtly gets touchy-feely with you. You’re well aware of his friends that he came in with, and you’re almost certain they’re getting fed-up with Eggsy not returning to their table.

“Well Eggsy, I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got work in the morning,” You announce, pulling the strap of your purse over your shoulder. “And I’m sure your mates are desperately missing you.” You add, acknowledging his friends.

“Those blokes? Nah, they aren’t,” Eggsy replies, standing with you. He then moves closer to you, not to where he’s invading your personal space, but enough to make your breath catch in your throat slightly. Eggsy removes his hand from his pocket and then traces his hand over the bare skin of your arm. “But you? Oh, I’ll be missin’ you, love.”

You swallow hard at the feel of his fingertips grazing your arm, and how he’s looking at you like he could just eat you up. It’s safe to say that you’ve both indicated the mutual attraction towards each other subtly and that neither one of you is opposed to making the night last a little longer. So that’s why you give him an almost sultry smile and say,

“How about you come ‘round to my place?”

At that, Eggsy smirks and loops his arm with yours, and says, 

“You just read my mind, love.”

valkyriewolf246  asked:

Senpai, you have such an amazing art style! It's super easy to draw! Do you have any tips on how you draw and proportion the bodies?

Hello~! And also; Thank You! As for proportions of the body I have a few tips for you. A lot of this I’ve learned from my college art courses as well as several books and tutorials online haha. I’ve done the process as well visually here!

1.) OPTIONAL: Make a stick figure drawing of the pose. It can be as small as your thumb (a thumb-nail sketch is the actual term haha) or as big as the page; whatever shows you the flow and direction of the form!  This is helpful if you’ve never done the pose before, or if you have a vague feeling of what you want but have a hard time drawing it out right away. You can make as many of these as you want; whatever it takes to get the right one! Art takes time, its important to know that as you work so you don’t feel rushed.

2.) Make a gesture drawing of what the pose is. This is a very fast drawing of where the body will be (If you’re drawing traditionally, make it very light!). The gesture drawing is basically a very loose rough draft; it’ll almost never be completely correct anatomy-wise, but it will give you a place to start adjustments. Staring at a blank piece of paper/canvas and trying to draw it all completely correctly on the first try will take a nightmare-ish amount of time, so you’re basically getting a vast amount of mistakes out of the way first and foremost.

3.) Adjust the rough draft, and don’t be concerned that you have to adjust the same thing over and over again as you fix other parts. Things make more sense as they come together and you begin to see other mistakes, so this part may take awhile. (traditionally you use a nice white eraser for this or use a blue pencil very lightly at first and gradually increasing pressure with each new adjustment, but digitally I just use the keybindings (which are set up in most art programs as) [cntrl+T] to adjust bits and pieces.)

3.2.)ZOOM IN AND OUT OF THE CANVAS. Taking a look from far away after working with it closely for so long will show you any other mistakes you’ve made proportion-wise.

3.3.) If something in the drawing you know isn’t anatomically correct but it looks and feels right, leave it. That’s artistic liberty talking; an influence of style. Its a rare case but it does happen. However you must be absolutely sure; this can’t be influenced by tiredness or feeling lazy. Leave the drawing and come back if you’re unsure and you’ll generally see why.

4.) Add details to the rough draft/adjusted gesture drawing. This means clothes, hair, face details, etc. Placement is important based on the pose, so make sure you’re still following the line of direction you had with the first two steps based on what’s happening in the picture. If you’re drawing someone that’s falling, make the clothes and hair in the correct direction, etc…

5.) Do the line art, preferably on a new layer for clean lines or just fixing everything up on the original layer for a more rough style (It depends on what you like!). Once you take away the rough draft you’ll see anything else thats wrong and can fix the rough draft beneath, erase the line art section where its off and re-do it (if you’re keeping the rough draft/erasing as you go, zoom in and out again when its clean.)

PROPORTIONS DONE YOU DID IT! Of course if you want maximum accuracy you should use a reference/model, but it tends to be hard to find the right pose out of thousands and not everyone can have a friend ready to model at all times, so this is some you can do without it. Remember that looking at yourself in a mirror is also very helpful for deciphering proportion!

SOME MISCELLANEOUS TIPS: When extended, the tips of your fingers generally reach mid-thigh. The face is an oval thats cut in half for the placement of the eyes, nose, and mouth, and your hands are generally about as big as half your face. Of course, these can be exaggerated at-will for your style, and not everyone is a generic person with the same features, so keep that in mind as you work! Some people have big feet or hands, most people have uneven features, and almost no one has perfectly balanced faces. That kind of perfection is reserved for unnatural beings and photoshopped models, so have fun doing what you like anyway.

—->Generally in cartoons faces are meant to be even because anything overly misapplied tends to be unnerving, so also keep that in mind haha.

Here’s a drawing exercise: Make a bunch of stick figures in various poses. Fill a whole page/canvas! Exaggerate the level of intensity! Note the direction of flow and the lines of action, maybe in red pen. (These can all just be thumbnail sketches.) A fun thing to do is open a video of people dancing and pausing the frames every so often and drawing their lines of action from there.

BTS reacting to a new foreign student in class (you)

A/N: Hello there, this is for the amazing @lovelife2708. The reactions requests were closed but I still did it bc I missed so much doing reactions lol. Thank you so much for your request and I hope you like it.


Oh boy, this sunshine would probably be all over you, trying to become your friend to the point he could actually get a little annoying sometimes. But you’d find it cute anyways. He would ask so many questions about your life back in your hometown, and he’d tell you lots of facts about Korea to make it easier for you to get used to it. And he’d do anything to make you laugh.

JHope: Hey, Y/N, wanna see something great?
You: Yeah…(???)

Originally posted by myloveseokjin



This boy would be really excited about having a new class mate, but he would be so shy when you are around. As he knows you are from other country he would be afraid to say something wrong by accident. He would blush a lot anytime you talk to him and at first he’d get so nervous he would probably freeze right there. 

You: Excuse me, my pencil fell next to your desk, can you pick it up for me, please? 
You:Are you okay?

Originally posted by skullhongs



He would be the cutest ever around you and he would try to make you feel comfortable as he knows it can be hard for you to be in a whole different place. He would sit next to you at lunch time, even though he would be lowkey shy about it,  and offer you some of his food.

Jin: Hey! May I sit here?
You: Sure, why not?
Jin: I know you are not from here so… I was wondering if you would like to try some Korean food…? I can teach you how to use the chopsticks

Originally posted by seokkookie

(imagine spending lunch time with Jin kajsqwiodhwufhwjfwskfafjiwgfwi I’m crying)


Like Hobi, he’d try to be friends with you so you wouldn’t feel lonely. He would know that it would be really good for you having someone you can count on. And he would try saying some words or basic phrases in your language to make you feel a little bit like home, even if he missed he would always have that warm smile on his face that’s enough to make you happy.

Taehyung: Y/N, come on, let’s shit down here!
You: *giggles*
Taehyung: What’s wrong?
You: Tae.. It’s “sit down” not “shit down”

(isn’t he the cuetest thing on earth?)

Rap Monster

He would be really interested in talking to you, because he finds new people fascinating, especially if they come from overseas. He would like you already, without even talking to you, because he would be imagining how much you could learn from each other. He’d sit next to you waiting for the right time to find the tiniest excuse to actually talk to you. Looking all chill and cool.

Namjoon: So… do you like bread?

Originally posted by simondismydaddy

(don’t we all…)


He would always be lowkey around you to be sure you are okay. He wouldn’t talk much at first because this baby can be a little shy sometimes, but he would be there whenever you need him always willing to help with anything you need.

Originally posted by beatriceindre

(And I’m already in tears bc of the feels)


He would be really chill about you, and even though he’d find really interesting the fact you are from other country he wouldn’t show it that much. He wouldn’t look for you often or be around to talk to you, but he would listen carefully to whaterver you say, asking a couple of questions if he wanted to know more, but keeping his interest really lowkey.

Originally posted by bwiseoks

That was it, I hope you all liked it :)
I DO NOT own any of the gifs or pics used for this post. Credit to the rightful owners.
I hope you liked this :) For more, check out the masterlist!
Thanks to @withnosuchgrace for helping me out here, you are the bestest lol.


This is my “I’m trying to get into oil painting but it’s so incredibly expensive!!! ft. new book of shadows” haul😊✨

🌺Rïver Ïsłand🌺
• Body chain - £10.00

• Face masks x2 - £4.00
• Temporary tattoos - £7
• Sticky notes - £5.00
• Pencils - £5.00
• Lotus ring - £5.00

• The Masked City - £7.99
• Hickory Dickory Dock - £7.99
• The Mystery of the Blue Train - £7.99
• A5 Azure Midi notebook - £18.99

My art supplies cost £146.45 total - one of the oil paints was £15.90 so i’m doubly glad i didn’t pay 😋

🌺Total: 270.41🌺

i’m actually so happy over the Wàtêrstœnes stuff bc it was my first time lífting books!!☺️❤️ i’m going to power through the whole Poirot series before the years’ end at this rate. plus i’m drooling over my new notebook, it’s the prettiest thing to write my witchy stuff in!🌺✨✨✨

Don’t you sometimes just wonder when Ouma is telling the truth or not? Well, me too. UvU;; //Ouma’s really hard to figure out, huh?

 Violet Words Translations - left to right:

 "It’s not a lie!“

“It’s the truth!”

“It’s a lie!”

“You’re wrong!”

 It’s my first time trying out to color Ouma with color pencils www It was difficult to add his purple highlights into his hair and make it noticable!! ;;;;

I’m glad my first attempt was good enough 😂✨/

Www I hope I can analyze his actions and words better when the localized version comes out!! I’d replay the game many times just to see if I can see through his lies www

Drawn to Life || Klaroline

Klaroline Infinity Day 1 - AU/AH

Caroline’s finally getting to voice an animated character (her dream!), but she didn’t know how much time and effort goes into it as a creative team. She’s paired with Klaus, who studies her character traits and facial movements to bring life to the screen.

“Hold still, please.”

Caroline fought the urge to fidget as the massive camera revolved around her, capturing her image from every possible angle. It was hard not to track the man operating the camera with her eyes. His attention to the placement of her freckles was almost invasive, but he was incredibly hot.

The brass curls were artfully mussed, just enough that Caroline wanted to run her fingers through them. And his lips, god, they were so pink-

She shook her head, hoping to get rid of whatever lusty demon had taken hold of thoughts. Really, it was her own fault for swearing off dating after Tyler moved out. A cleanse was standard breakup routine, but maybe three months was too long.

“I said to hold still,” Klaus snapped, though his hand was gentle as he gripped her chin. “If we don’t get the digital model right, I’ll have to start all over.”

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I finally got around to buy me new stuff. This one is a combination of watercolors and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. And yes it is, once again, Link in the female outfit. But this was my first try combining these two as well as using a differnent type of paper. So I went with an image I’m already used to.

Also I was playing around with the settings of my scanner, since my previous scans were to strong in contrast and brightness. I’ m not completely satisfied, as the Background is a bit dark this time, but the image itself looks better now.

Paper: Hahnemühle Britannia 300g/m² | 140lbs; 24x32cm | 9,4x12,6 Inch | hot pressed

non-conforming nico di angelo headcanons

•nico has always liked the way that makeup looks on people, but never really thought of wearing it himself
•until hazel got this really pretty gloss from piper that hazel very swiftly determined wasn’t her color and never used
•he picked it up and gave a big “why not?” shrug and applied it
•he forgot he was wearing it when he went to dinner and was just chatting happily with hazel until will sat down and choked on his sprite
•"i don’t know cpr will, please try harder not to die on me.“ "you’re wearing LIPGLOSS.” “well.. yes.” “WHY.” “why not?”
•nico gets a fair share of looks around camp once he starts wearing lipgloss regularly, and it seems like the entire aphrodite cabin is just turning in on itself because they DESPERATELY want to latch onto him
•he’s aware of this
•he keeps them in suspense for a few weeks before arriving on their doorstep and asking “who’s down for a trip to sephora?”
•to this day he’ll swear that the entire cabin raised their hands at once
•( none of them deny it )
•he ends up taking only two of them and they are the first to learn that nico di angelo has a Thing for red lipstick
•it’s not a subtle thing either, he literally just goes through brands selecting the reds that suit him best like it’s nothing
•the aphrodite campers soon get their wits about them and the non-binary kid suggests nico try eyeliner
•and it’s like a whole new world has opened up to nico
•he’s absolutely HORRID at gel eyeliner tho, bless his heart
•one of the sephora employees hooks him up with simple pens and pencils — all in black.
•he’s bold with his lipstick, but his eyes will stay as black as his hair
•while they’re on fifth avenue, they hit up some stores on hades’ dime and nico basically tears through zara like a tornado until he finds what he wants
•what he wants is a little black dress that will go with his aviator jacket and combat boots
•try as they may, the aphrodite kids cannot get nico to stop dressing like a punk rocker with a black amex card
•will actually gets behind it pretty quickly, and makes regular checks of what nico has so he can buy him surprises
•nico will actually constantly have his nails painted black
•sometimes he paints a little sun on his middle finger
•usually there’s a skull and crossbones painted on his thumb

anonymous asked:

Hey, do you use Painttool sai? I really adore your artstyle and I've been looking everywhere for a brush that creates a style like yours...^^" (Sorry to bother)

Hey, I don’t use Painttool sai, but I can give you some info on the brushes I use!
 For portraits and sketching I would usually use the most basic hard round brush with pen pressure linked to both opacity and size. As for the more cartoony stuff I like to experiment with brushes and almost every time I would try a new one. I like brushes that have a lot of texture, most of them seem very weird at first but you have to try. I’ve been using a lot of Kyle’s pencil brushes recently. I also play a lot with the flow and opacity of the brush. Hope that helps! :)

So, I made a Redbubble

I got a new iPad and Apple Pencil and started doodling and I’ve been informed that it’s good and that I should put them on Redbubble, so I did.

Tiger boy, Muddie (for @absintheandbooks​), Prince of All Birbs, and Octogirl.

and my logo, with and without text, because I just think it looks neat.

If you’re interested, go take a look (yes, my url is rebelbookdragon, it won’t let me change it). I’ll try to continue adding things as often as I can. 

Thanks for looking, my dudes <3 love you

Another link to the site, if you missed it the first 2 times ;)



my first original post! was at the library today trying to study :) progress was pretty okay, although right now i’m being very very unproductive after a stressful week at school. 

anonymous asked:

hello i just followed you and i just wanted to say your art is beautiful.. and id like to ask you if you have any tips or advice to someone who quite literally just started drawing and is complete shit at it ( me )... i hope you reply

well… for starters hiya your wish has been granted im answering lmao

But in seriousness… because I started out so early in my life I never really thought about what steps to take to get to where I am now. For a long time I just drew what I wanted, didn’t have much ambition to do it as a job or really as a passion. I just wanted to do things that I knew nobody else would that were in my interest, and it wasn’t until I was finished high school that I really started to think on it.

I don’t think anybody is “shit at” art. I know a lot of artists say that there’s a starting point, and there is, but they also try really hard to assure everyone that they can get to that level. I’ve had a lot of people come to me telling me that they can’t even draw a stick figure or a circle, both of which I don’t believe and feel like throwing a chair over, but I digress.

If you feel passionate to learn, then learn. I was self taught, I only really ever took aspects from artists I loved and the slow burn to understand anatomy came from a lot of conversations with art friends about ‘does this look good’ and them sketching over what I can fix. That’s how I went from really skinny figures in 2010 to now. Something I think helps is doing 1 sketch per day of anything you want. Start with that for a month, make it your monthly goal to have 30 sketches. Then the next month try two or three sketches a day, maybe play around with color whether it’s digital or traditional. Experiment with how you shape your faces, try new body types and poses, and even if they don’t look good to you now you’ll no doubt look back on it years from now and think “what the heck I do so much better now”. 

Work on it. Steal printing paper from school or your parent’s office, blow twenty dollars on a pencil crayon set you know you’ll never use after the first few weeks and then find years later in the back of your closet and admire the way the black still gives you a sense of deep emotional gothic charm. 

Do what you want, strive to one day be able to draw something that someone else might want to make fanart of.

Don’t give up, because if you give up then what was the point of trying to begin with?


What if hobbits were potato people? I was doodling this pic of Thorin and… well. What about a modern AU where Thorin is a personal trainer and Bilbo is a potato person? So I drew Bilbo as a potato person. And laughed and laughed and laughed.

Then I was thinking, no wait, this could work.

Yavanna is wise and caring and powerful but… she’s a little hard of hearing! When she caught wind that the race of Man would, eventually, rule Middle Earth she heard the race of Yam and so… she made hobbits out of yams.

These quiet, gentle folk live underground (omg just like tubers!) for the most part. Sometimes they build above ground houses with straw insulation (omg! you can grow tubers buried in straw above ground!). They’re excellent gardeners and are very good at hiding (omg! Just like… no wait, I got nothing here). They also have hairy little foot-poofs. JUST LIKE POTA– okay, i’ll stop.


I could see other PotatoAU story-lines such as:

  • Thorin is an architect and Bilbo is a potato person
  • Thorin survives the Battle of Five Armies and Bilbo is a potato person
  • Thorin marries Bilbo and Bilbo becomes the royal potato consort
  • Bofur is a renowned stone whisperer and Bilbo is a potato person
  • Hobbits are potato people and dwarves are cabbage people and elves are asparagus people and humans are ears of corn. I dunno. I like the imagery of the Riders of Rohan being these ears of corn with flowing silky cornsilk ponytails.


From my PotatoAu notes, written late one night: 

Bilbo: *stealing a bit of treasure*
Smaug: o_o Why is a potato stealing my treasure?

Why is a potato stealing my treasure? XD This is the most fun I’ve had drawing in a long time!

These were the first things I doodled on my new pad of Paris Bleedproof paper! Omg. If you meatspace ink your work you need to try this paper! When you ink the pens gliiiiiide across the paper. It’s so lovely! 0.3mm Pentel mechanical pencil with HB lead. Inked with 0.3mm and 0.1mm Staedtler pigment liners. Coloured in Photoshop These were all drawn on the same sheet of paper. 

fuck this hellsite

like, finally i am feeling much better and crawled out the pit of depression (thanks to you lovely people who read and answered and send me things and messages, ilu all and it made me cheer up, and you can always send me stuff, it always lifts my mood when people actually react to the random shit i do here. lol), and am having a high and kicked myself in the ass, and checked my inbox and wanted to clear it a bit and answer the bunch of lovely messages and ask and memey things i received recently, and this fucked up blue tunglhell and messed up app just. don’t. let. me. do. it. and screw everything up. :/ *cries*
fuck it. hard.

and i bought new oil and acrylic paints today. and new pencils. and will try to do some art again. be warned. :p
and maybe i’ll overcome my stupid precariousnesses and post some old stuff, from like 20 years ago… (:
yeah. so. *but first i need to proper scan them*