Hi there. You probably won't read this, but if you do I would really like some advice from such talented artist like you. I love drawing and honestly I'm not so very good at times. So when I get discouraged over details that I'm not getting well at in a drawing, what do you recommend I do? One day I wish to make my own graphic novel, but how can I become better at drawing if I get easily discouraged. Where do you find the motivation to draw so well? If you have any helpful advice, I'm all ears
Hello anon! Even though I’m not able to reply to most of my Asks, I do read all of them and really appreciate when people send them. <3
Anyway, I get discouraged at times too, especially if I compare myself to others. But the first thing I try to remember is that instead of feeling like I’ll never be that good, I use their art as a learning tool instead and study what I like about it. (Many artists also have tutorials and videos that are invaluable)
Probably the most important thing is to just keep drawing. Draw A LOT. Studying art tutorials and books will help you learn new skills, but drawing is the only way you’ll actually improve.
Do as many pictures as you can from start to finish. Sketches and doodles help you improve too, but going all the way to a fully finished picture (whether black and white or fully colored) is how you’ll figure out a stable work flow.
Have fun with your art. If you’re not having fun you’re not going to want to do it. Find something you LOVE to draw, something you’re really passionate about, whether it’s fan art from your favorite fandom, original characters, portraits, etc. If you don’t love it, drawing will be harder than it should be.
Some people draw in silence, but me, I need music. On days when I’m sitting in front of the computer staring at Photoshop and not really feeling it, I turn on my go-to drawing playlist, try to blank out my mind, and just draw. I have several types of drawing playlists, each designed to help me either get focused or get pumped!
Find something that helps inspire you and give you ideas, whether it’s books, fanfiction, movies, or squee-ing over your favorite headcanons with friends. I’ve had conversations with people where I come out feeling like, “OMG I NEED TO DRAW THIS!”
Final note that may not apply to everyone but is still important to mention: Take care of your mental health. If there is something that is affecting your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, such as depression, anxiety disorder, etc. it may also affect your creativity. Professionals are there to help you. If you broke your leg, you would seek medical help. If your brain is self sabotaging because of a chemical imbalance, you should also get medical help. It may not be a quick fix, but it’s better than letting it fester and get worse.
How does markiplier: an arrogant, bastard fatherless idiot,youtuber love AMY an graphic designer he liked since the beginning just to keep the fans from winning!?! I wanna be in the room where it happens...he kept me from the room where it happens for the last time...
“just to keep fans from winning” winning what? his affections? mark isn’t a prize to be won- he’s a person, a real person, who fell in love with a real person- a person that makes him happy. also, I love how you called mark a bastard (not true) and arrogant, though you’re acting like you love him and Amy stole him away from you. lmao. sick hamilton ref tho
Never forget, Tim Schafer thought Brütal Legend was a good idea, and then there was Broken Age.... Like this new bit of psychonauts was great but I can't help but be wary that he could go off his meds again
oh boy I cant believe I get to break THIS out again
We’re calling upon you to help make this game a reality. And for that, we’re asking for $3.3m.“$3.3m?!” you ask bewildered, “that sounds like 2D graphic adventure money! Surely that isn’t enough to make something as grandiose as Psychonauts 2!” Well, you are correct, you’ve seen right through us… are you sure you’re not psychic?
Yes, we do need more than that, as we’ve previously said we need to raise at least the same amount that went into making the original Psychonauts, which had a budget in the $10-13.5m range. In order to do that, we need to gather money from multiple sources.
Double Fine will be putting up a significant portion of the development funds ourselves, and getting another piece of the budget from an external partner. This Fig campaign will make up the third piece of the budget. None of these three parts on their own is enough, but together they add up to a sequel worthy of Psychonauts!
That’s why we need your help! Your pledges will enable us to finally raise the budget we need to make the game we’ve always wanted to make and have been asked to create for years, and show just how much of a demand Psychonauts fans have for a sequel!
I totally understand your skepticism, and it’s healthy to have. Double Fine HAS had a bit of a history of financial trouble, but I’d really argue that NOW is the most ideal time to make a new Psychonauts game, much better than five or ten years ago.
Firstly, with Brutal Legend- Tim has mentioned before that making triple A games is a VERY expensive endeavor, and they didn’t exactly have much to work with after Psychonauts not really selling well.
Secondly, with Broken age…they still delivered? It’s not like it was a total financial failure- kickstarters are risk investments, remember, and it’s not like we don’t have an entire documentary telling us exactly where the money went. If you’re still worried about that, though, a few years later Double Fine successfully funded and created Massive Chalice, which had 1/3 of the budget that Broken Age did, and had no problems with going over budget.
If Psychonauts 2 had been pitched back in the early 2010s, when Notch offered to fund it, I agree, it might not have gone so well. But Double Fine as a company has grown EXPONENTIALLY since then- they’ve began publishing games, making even more quality indie games, and garnering a lot of attention in general. Not to mention, as shown above, they now have an OUTSIDE SOURCE for more of their budget, no longer having to rely solely on in-house money and kickstarter dollars. I appreciate and understand your concern, but Double Fine now has not only experience and history, but a good safety net, as well as no longer having to spend tons of time and money on building their own engine from scratch.
I am trying so hard to find inspiration for graphics, but I just can't. I can't find fonts, textures, ect. that I like, either. I've tried to make graphics before, and I just end up hating them. I don't like how they turn out. Anything you could help with? Thanks!!
I finally set this up & this looks like shit & I’ll change it eventually I have a lot of anxiety about who I can & cannot interact with so things like this help me in general. Again you don’t need my permission to do ANY of these things but it helps ME to have permission before doing any of the things below, but hit that
❤ and you’re giving me permission to :
i. send you random IC asks
ii. hit you up for plotting whenever
iii. tag you in posts that may remind me of you
iv. potentially making you random graphics, drabbles & shit
hey elise i'm having a bit of a problem & don't really know what to do maybe you can help? i'm pretty new to the les mis fandom on tumblr & i'm trying to follow more les mis blogs and make friends. but i don't know how to make people follow me? so i've been creating some graphics and moodboards but they didn't get any notes which was v demotivating until i found out my stuff didn't show up in the tags? i don't know how else to like make people aware of my existence as a new les mis blog :/
Arf :/ Sadly, Tumblr doesn’t work properly sometimes and doesn’t feature posts in the tag they’re tagged in, even if it has been done properly within the first 5 tags of the post :/ It happens, and it’s really annoying, so I feel you.
If the posts haven’t appeared in the tags, then why not delete the original post you’ve made a try a second time? Maybe this time it’ll show up?
Also, I’ve found that putting nice tags under people’s posts is a sure way to befriend them? I mean you can’t even imagine how content creators starve for feedback, and if they see nice stuff, they’re sure to remember it because it sadly doesn’t happen often
youre a vile, nasty, and disgusting person. lyra has never even met those other two users, and would never say something like that. grow up and stop making shit like this up for attention. its childish and pathetic.
Im not sure which user you’re talking ab, buf im trying my hardest to reconcile w thiscrush because someone was in that gc pretending to be them. I’m honestly sickened you think i love sending myself graphic rape threats agAinst me and my BABY SISTERS and shit triggering my phobia to the point i nearly vomit
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, is turning something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way— and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”