hard working artists

Reblog if you support artists with OCs and original art

Hey it’s blue and I wanted to talk about how not many OC based artists are getting recognised and the only art work that actually gets reblogged is the occasional piece of fandom art. Please go out there and if you would be so kind as to reblog these wonderful OCs and the original art of the amazing and talented artists who deserve to be noticed. It shouldn’t just be fandoms that are looked at mainly but it should just be the art itself. It shouldn’t matter if the drawing is from a fandom or not, what matters is that the person worked their hardest on their artwork and hope to get it noticed. please make those artists dreams come true.

I’ve been super busy with other projects this month and had planned to do a bunch of illustrations for Black History Month, but my schedule never really permitted it.

However, I’m entering some more free time, so I first decided to do a portrait of Mae Jemison, one of my favorite ladies! Mae is a scientist, astronaut, physician, dancer, actress, and the first black woman to ever go into outer space! 

She’s a wonderful woman who stood up to racial inequality and sexism in her field. A real icon! 

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Top two images: model sheets for “Forever Ambushed” which was released on January 6, 1945 as “Odor-able Kitty”, the first cartoon to star the skunk of his dreams, Pepe le Pew. Chuck Jones, graphite on paper.

Bottom: Chuck Jones’s pay stub from the month before. And a reminder, all of the director’s and animator’s work was “for hire”–they retained no rights to their creations. Pay stub courtesy the Linda Jones Clough archive. 

A small preview of my piece for the sweet and happy Seijoh fanzine “Sundance!” 🌻🌱🌻🌱🌻 - @hqseijouzine

Pre-orders open tomorrow, November 20th! Look forward to it!!  ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨

#SuccessfulSaturdays

How To Be Successful

 Being successful in whatever it is you’ve chosen to do is not a linear path, there will be roadblocks and diversions along the way. This is the universe testing you - to assess whether or not you are worthy of that which you seek.

If your desire to have something is greater than your fear of losing what you have right now - eventually you will have it. If you are looking for something you’ve never had - you must start doing things you’ve never done before.

Earl Nightingale once said “if you want to be successful in a market - study what the majority is doing and then do the opposite. Because the majority is almost always wrong.” When people were telling me to stay in my lane and not bother pursuing my passions I had to keep this in mind.

The outside world doesn’t need to understand your vision for your life - it’s yours. No one else is seeing your life through your eyes and therefore what they say and think about it is irrelevant. Decide what you want and model yourself after those who already have it.

We are so lucky to be alive in a day and age where we have access to useful information at the touch of a button. There are thousands of videos we can watch that will help us to get to where we want to be - we just have to choose them over wanting to be entertained.

If you’ve always wanted to be an artist - find a successful artist’s channel and watch their videos. Take notes and assess what changes you need to make in your life to model yourself after them. Understand that their journey is not yours and it may take you a lot longer to get to where you want to be.

Hard work + patience + persistence = Success.

Peace & positive vibes.