geometric type

anonymous asked:

I know this is a bit more serious than your normal awesome anons so I'm sorry, but I really look up to you as an artist and wanted to know if/how you deal with negative feelings about your art? I just spent the past hour trying to draw anything remotely good and I'm crying and so frustrated and hopeless. It doesn't help that I keep giving up for months on end but it's so hard to deal with. Do you have any advice? I'm sorry you don't have to answer I know it's not a cute or funny ask I'm sorry

Please don’t feel the need to apologize, I appreciate your ask, it’s okay!
I understand what you’re going through, especially since I constantly feel like I’m disappointing myself or that I can do so much better. For me, I think the best thing to do is to not deprecate yourself. You’re doing your best, and it’s amazing that you decided to pick up a pencil today, you’re doing great already! 

Try to find the things that you’ve done well in your drawings! Maybe that one brush stroke was really smooth and your lines are amazing or that color looks really good and that one circle actually looks like a circle. Even if it’s a really small detail or something you liked during your drawing process, then you’re succeeding !!

Take your time, and be lenient with yourself. If it feels like you’ve been drawing for hours and nothing turns out the way you want it to, take a break. you can come back to it later, you did your best for the day, it’s okay
Allow yourself to doodle whatever else is on your mind without thinking about how good it should turn out, kind of like as stress-reliever or just to blep down silly ideas

Be proud of what you can do because you’re giving it your all, you’re constantly improving with every line you make, and you’re the only one who can draw the way you do! even if it wasn’t a complete piece, whatever you’ve drawn is already making you a better artist, so please keep going <:

Types of Spirals.

Logarithmic Spiral - self-similar spiral curve which often appears in Nature. Spira Mirabilis, Latin for “miraculous spiral”, is another name for the Logarithmic Spiral. The size of the spiral increases but its shape is unaltered with each successive curve, a property known as Self-Similarity. Possibly as a result of this unique property, the Spira Mirabilis has evolved in Nature, appearing in certain growing forms such as nautilus shells and sunflower heads. 

Fermat’s Spiral
- in the sunflower and daisy, the mesh of spirals occurs in Fibonacci Numbers because Divergence (angle of succession in a single spiral arrangement) approaches the Golden Ratio. The shape of the spirals depends on the growth of the elements generated sequentially. In mature-disc phyllotaxis, when all the elements are the same size, the shape of the spirals is that of Fermat Spirals - ideally. That is because Fermat’s Spiral traverses equal annuli in equal turns. 

Archimedean Spiral - it is the locus of points corresponding to the locations over time of a point moving away from a fixed point with a constant speed along a line which rotates with constant angular velocity. The Archimedean Spiral has the property that any ray from the origin intersects successive turnings of the spiral in points with a constant separation distance, hence the name “Arithmetic Spiral”.

Hyperbolic Spiral - transcendental plane curve also known as a Reciprocal Spiral. A Hyperbolic Spiral is the opposite of an Archimedean Spiral. It begins at an infinite distance from the pole in the center (for θ starting from zero r = a/θ starts from infinity), and it winds faster and faster around as it approaches the pole; the distance from any point to the pole, following the curve, is Infinite.


Ceremony is a custom typeface created for the Studio Joost Grootens. It consists of two sets of styles, black and outline. Each style has 48 pictograms where letters are positioned in the center of different geometric shapes. The open type feature makes combining  two numbers within one shape also possible. Ceremony has been  used in several infographic and book design projects created by Joost Grootens.