@mainhoonemily and @pbj-anonymous tagged me for the Favorite Pictures of Your Bias thing because apparently they want to see me suffer. Who can pick just a few favorite pictures of T.O.P?? Not me. That’s clearly impossible.
I don't think the social media silence is about privacy. Privacy is about being low key & having lots of MIA time which Harry had last year. joking around on Twitter or posting random black & white Photos on Instagram is going to be too revealing of his life. There's a difference between personality & personal life. Personality is what's necessary to connect with an audience. I feel like Harry's personality has been missing. Maybe Harry wants to hide behind a rock star cliché, but I miss him.
redrawing photos is popular in the kpop art community (or the art community just in general) and i’ve
been seeing some bullying going on.
can we stop shaming digital realism artists who trace over a real photo of the person they want to draw? or even artists who use a grid and/or the color picker tool? like even with a guide it still takes hours to blend all the colors and make everything look right. having the lines traced out doesn’t guarantee the drawing will turn out good, there still is a lot of effort required in making the drawing come to life.
and people who say you’re not learning coloring by color picking…if you’re copying the shadows/highlights of real photos over and over, eventually you’ll have a better idea of how coloring works when you want to draw on your own because you’ve looked at it so much.
for example, “this time i know to use a reddish-pink instead of a hot pink for the lips because that’s the color that usually showed up when i color picked in my realism drawings.”
also many of those who trace reference photos digitally can still draw realistically on paper without tracing at all.
what if they’re
usually a stylized artist who just wants to try out realism for fun?
what if they’re capable of drawing it on their own but choose to trace because they want to focus on practicing coloring?
what if people who trace the reference are practicing so they can
eventually draw it all on their own?
if you don’t trace/grid/color pick from the reference photo at all, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, keep doing what you do!
at the same time, i don’t approve of artists who lie and say that they didn’t trace the referencewhen asked how they drew it.be honest, nothing good comes out of lying about your art. every artist has used some type of reference in their life.
drawing realism is definitely not an easy thing to do so criticizing and getting upset at artists who are trying their best is not helping anyone, whether they draw it freehand or not. consider that everyone is not at the same level of talent but we’re still trying to show our interest in a particular thing through art.
TO CLARIFY: USING REFERENCE PHOTOS DOES NOT MEAN ART THEFT IS OK.
IT’S NOT OK TO TRACE/STEAL/COPY/SELL SOMEONE’S DRAWING. IT’S ABSOLUTELY
WRONG AND HURTFUL TO THE ARTIST.
so stop throwing shade other people’s techniques and worry about what you can do to make your own art successful.
Thank you for sharing Pangur and your other kitties with us. They brighten my day whenever I see them, and I hope your blog has been a net positive for you. Please don't ever feel you need to apologize for taking care of yourself. I know it can suck to feel like you're disappointing people, but I admire you for standing up for yourself. I've seen a lot of generous people get burned out from Tumblr fame, and it's always a shame. All the best!
what a lovely message, thank you!
I’ve actually been surprised by how well folk respond to me setting boundaries - it’s a huge relief that despite this blog’s growth, I can have as much fun posting photos of my dumb pets now as I did back with 200 followers
This one time my girlfriend and I got really horny in a movie theater parking lot so we went to the back of the car and people passed by like nothing but I could feel the car moving so much. She didn't want to stop and didn't care if they say. So we went in the movies and she got horny again we went into a family restroom and went at it for like an hour. After that we went to some arcade in the mall and fucked twice in a photo booth. Honestly I don't know how i kept going.
“Don't Worry Mom, My Boyfriend Isn't Give Me a Homemade Tattoo” Grayson Dolan
“Don’t Worry Mom, My Boyfriends Not Giving Me a Homemade Tattoo”
Summary: Y/N gets a homemade tattoo by the lovely Grayson Dolan
Warnings: None, talk about needles but that’s really it
a/n: I wrote this because my dumb ass got myself a homemade tattoo and I was reminded of the Instagram photo he posted of Ethan giving him one so, here ya go. I feel like this might be kind of a weird plot but.. I mean..
“I can’t believe I’m letting you do this to me”, your forehead in your palm and your wrist in his hand.
Grayson smirked slightly and looked up at you through his long eyelashes. “You are the one who wanted this”.
“Yeah I know”. You breathed heavily and leaned back in the chair that Grayson had instructed you to sit down in. Grayson was currently sterilizing your wrist, ready to give you the stick and poke tattoo that as of about 15 minutes ago, you didn’t even really want. You and Grayson were getting ready to go to bed when you started tracing the lines on his tattoos, when you got to the one that Ethan had given him a while back. “Did it hurt?”
“Hell yeah it did”, he chuckled a little bit on how dumb it was that he got it in the first place.
You continued going over it with your fingers, slowing putting Grayson to sleep.
“Give me one”.
His eyes shot open. “What?”
You looked at his now very alert face, “I want one”.
He sat up slightly, you following, leaving the place you had on his chest. “Are you sure? I mean it was really last minute and it really fucking hurts”.
You laughed slightly. “Yes I’m sure”. You moved yourself so you were straddling him, arms wrapped around his neck. “I’m a big girl”, you moved your face a little closer to his. “I’m sure I can handle the pain”
This calmed him down a bit and he chuckled and said, “Alright, if you insist. But if I hurt you, you’re not aloud to hurt me”
So here you were. In one of Grayson’s shirts, him still in his grey sweats, a needle only a few inches away from your skin, ready to ink a heart into your wrist that really had no meaning to you except for maybe the fact that Grayson was the one to give it to you. You couldn’t stand to look at it, so you focused on a picture that was hung on the wall. It’s not that you had a fear of needles, you just naturally prefered when one wasn’t in your skin. “Please don’t fuck up”.
He was currently outlining where the heart would go in Sharpie. “Your lack of hope in me is insulting”, he was joking but you could tell from the tone in his voice that he was concentrated, on not doing just that. ‘How’s that?”
You looked at where Grayson had just been tracing, and there sat a small heart, nothing special, but you liked it. “Yeah that’s cute”.
“Okay”, he reached for the needle that was currently attached to a special and thread. “This is how much of the needle is going into your skin”, he put the needle closer to your face could see a good half an inch sticking out, you grimaced at the sight. “I haven’t started yet so if you are going to back out at anytime, it should be now”.
You looked at him directly in the eye, seriously thinking about backing out now that you’ve actually seen the needle and seen the mark that would permanently be on your skin. You took a deep breath and closed your eyes, “just kiss me first”.
Grayson laughed slightly and leaned over to kiss you, calming you almost immediately. “Ready”, he asked taking his spot back on the stool he was positioned at earlier, picking up
“No, but go anyways”, you now had your face in your palm, blocking your view of what was happening.
The first poke took you off guard, “ahh”. It wasn’t really a scream, more of a surprised release of breath. You pulled your face off of your palm and looked at Grayson with your mouth open.
“I told you”, he defended himself. “Do you want me to keep going”, he reached his hand over to put the needle on a nearby table, almost sure that you were going to say you didn’t want to do it anymore.
“No!” Grayson opened his mouth wide at your eagerness. You closed your eyes and let out a breath. “Just please go as fast as you can”.
Grayson kissed your wrist, “Alright”, he placed the needle right next to where he poked you earlier, “here we go”.
The pain hurt, but it was tolerable. You found that not looking at it caused it to hurt more, so you made sure to keep your eye on the needle and on Grayson. He got to a really sensitive part on the very top of your wrist and you couldn’t help but let out a whimper. Gryson looked up at you for a second and then back at your wrist, “I’m almost done baby girl”. It felt slower than it actually was, and by the time he was done you were nearly covered in sweat.
“Alright”, he said leaning back to examine his work. “Done”.
You breathed out through your mouth and brought your wrist closer to your face to look at it.
“Like it?” He looked hopeful and he pulled your wrist back down dragging a sanitary wipe over it, which didn’t sting as bad as you thought it would.
“Yeah, I love it”, you scooted forward so you were closer to his face and he wrapped his arms around your waist, smiling, relieved that you liked it. “I hate you for that though”.
He pulled back with his hands in the air, “hey, I warned you, this is all on you”.
You laughed and brought your hands to his face, his finding where they originally had been. “I know, I’m joking”. You finally kissed him, relieved to feel a sensation that was claiming instead of painful. You pulled back, “but I never want you to do it again”.
He laughed, “faire enough”.
After wiping your wrist again with a sanitary wipe and placing saran wrap over it, he took you back to bed. You laid down next to him, placing your head comfortably on his chest and placing your wrist above you head, staring at the ink shaped heart. “You did really good”.
He smiled and kissed the top of your head. “Thank you. You did too. You handled the pain really well”.
You scoffed. “Are you kidding me, I almost vomited”. He chuckled above you, causing you to smile.
“Well thank you for not doing that, I would have felt bad”.
You snuggled closer into his torso, intertwining your legs with his and snaking your arm around his waist. Slowing his fingers danced up and down your arm, calming you. “Thank you”, you murmured, eyes still closed and head still placed on his chest.
“Anytime, love. Go to sleep”. You let out a content sigh and snuggled closer once more. You slowly fell asleep to the sound of his heartbeat, leaving the mark on your wrist with some sort of meaning.
Hohoho, I couldn’t resist joking about the afro thing! But there’s actually a hairstyle I’d love to wear, to be honest! Something like…
…this one! My cousin once had a vision with a warrior in it. She had really pretty green hair, and it was done like that.
But, I like my hair as it is right now too. I’m used to it, and even though some hairstyles are very pretty, I like being the way I am since I evolved into Gardevoir.
When I was younger, though, I looked very different from most Kirlia.
Here’s an old photo of me beside some of my team partners from some years ago! I still remember the day it was taken; the book I am holding was the very first I could read by myself without my trainer’s aid.
It took months and months of effort, but in the end when I finally did it, I was feeling a bit torn to let go of such a meaningful book.
Then, he gifted it to me as congratulations. It was very special to me, so I look kinda funny in the photo, haha. Sometimes, I still read it again. A good book is always good no matter how many times you read it, after all.
My bf is extremely insecure and we literally (less than an hour ago) got into a fight because I posted a photo of Matty Healy on my if and he got so upset he blocked me there. He says it really hurts his feelings when I post about them (the 1975) or like pictures of them, but they're one of my favorite bands. I don't want to hurt him or upset him an he tells me "do whatever you want, you like them then you like then." But then gets mad whenever i talk, or post about them, or like a picture..
hmm yeah that’s really controlling and weird, don’t let him push you around. Talk to him and tell him that if his insecurities are getting in the way of having a healthy relationship then he’s not ready to be in a relationship because he really isn’t. He needs to figure out his own business and not take that out on you, it’s not fair to you and you shouldn’t put up with that
Since you've been getting some negative messages, here is a positive one: I love your blog and it's amazing how well you are doing by submitting hilariously cursed photos and answering asks and you just seem like such s good natured person so don't forget to smile. That's all :D
this is such a sweet message ahsasgnhsvs I feel so bubbly and It made me smile like an idiot THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! BLESS YOU!!! I LOVE U ♡🌹♡
I don’t really like how this came out but um, we only had a semester long paint class so for our final painting we could do whatever we wanted so i drew my favorite musician u_u i’m gonna see green day in april and i’m really excited so..✌🏻️
if you're all in for women nippples = men nipples why do you still cover them up in you photos? or why don't you take pictures topless. I don't mean to be rude or anything, it's just that I don't get it
Okay here we go.
As someone who yea posts a bit of skin in my photos (bc I don’t believe that continuing to hide away will normalise dexualisation of the human form) I do choose to cover my nips in pics for a few reasons here:
1. Honestly I can’t deal with it, i can’t deal with the feeling that other people are sexualising me, i can’t deal with the inappropriate comments I get and the gross creepers
2. Dont want the whole internet to see my nipples just yet like from a professional perspective unfortunately in this society it ain’t ok
3. As a woman with larger breasts admittedly it’s a lot harder for us to get away with it. When gals with cute lil titties put up topless pics they’re seen as revolutionary, as cool and carefree go u for supporting free the nipple. When gals with bigger busts put up topless pics we’re fkn labelled. We’re “doing it for male attention”, slut shamed and sexualised
There ya go a lil rant but still not the full story
Edit: I do take topless photos just don’t feel the need to share them with everyone on the internet
Do you use references when drawing or do you just go for it? I tend to use photos of people to help me understand how faces work, but I tend to lose my "style". I still don't really have a style and sometimes I worry this is why? I love how consistent and unique yours is, I just wish I could figure something out too!
I use A LOT of references my dude!!!
as for your style, i feel like in terms of art you shouldn’t worry about your “style” too much. Yes it feels good to have something that people see as your own sense of style, but it’s not a necessity. Focus on your anatomy and poses, that’ll benefit you a lot more, in order to have a style that might be more exaggerated and cartoonish, it’s important to get realistic anatomy and proportions down first
so don’t worry! your style will come to you, don’t focus on it too much. Keep using references and working on anatomy, it’ll help you more in the long run and it might even evolve your art into a style you didn’t even know you wanted
I look at this photo
And I can remember myself dreaming of taking part in competitions (whatever rank), owning a horse, having quality tack, matching saddle pads…
I observed other riders who had those things, always wanting to be like them.
I’m looking at this pic realizing that and it makes me giggle 😆
sometimes I get frustrated so easily when it comes to equestrian things. Because Adam is not Valegro or sth, because I’ll never be superduper olympic rider.
How come I forgot that my past self would die to be my present self?
I don’t know why this particular photo evoked those memories but I definitely should learn to appreciate what I have