i want to be a better artist

anonymous asked:

What are your preferred pronouns, for those like me who for some reason assumed 'he'?

Take your pick! I am just a chick who likes to draw, write, and do all sorts of creative stuff. So call me whatever, just don’t call me late for lunch.

For me, the ultimate compliment is when people don’t actually know off the bat whether I’m a dude or a chick. I absolutely don’t mind disclosing my female status when asked, but seeing as it doesn’t really have any bearing on my creative works, I don’t see the need to bring it up that often.

I’d much rather be known as a “great writer” or “cool artist” than “great girl writer” or “cool lady artist”. Even better, I’d just like to be known as a rad human being. So when people don’t actually know, don’t really care, and are just assuming based off of whatever they want to assume about me from my works alone, I absolutely love it! 

With the massive variety of stuff I love to do, life’s too short to worry about what people call me:

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm new to Tokyo ghoul (I found out through your art actually :D) I've read the first few volumes and watched the anime and I was wondering why there are so many versions of kaneki? I feel like I've missed something somewhere

ohh thats awesome!! :”D i hope ur enjoyin the series!

personally i would 1000% req the manga over the anime, way better written, and the anime didn’t follow the plot of the manga, lots of crucial characters didn’t interact or get development..so i feel like it would be harder to understand if you just watched it by itself. (if you want)
BUT onto ur q.. i mean if you just started the series all the ver of kaneki won’t make sense until you’ve read more, cause you haven’t seen them yet…but if you mean from like an …artist//writing pov,

i mean only ishida can answer that, but you could say the changes in his look are to reflect something that’s happened to his mindset, or a change in his life

or if you mean why he’s referred to so many ways by fans, i think it’s so it’s easier to keep track of which part of kanekis story ppl are talking about lol, esp since particular ‘kanekis’ enhance different parts of his personality/may not act in the exact same way, it can come off like talking about a different character ..and kaneki himself i think you could say, has identity issues

but i think it’s also just something ‘fun’ for the particular series, like, whos kaneki gonna be next, whats gonna be his new look, ect, ect

:”D I hope that helped, and didn’t make u more confused, lol

xissi-sunde  asked:

I was working on art this morning, finished up, and was browsing through some of my favorite artists this morning thinking about art when your art popped up among them. Rae, I consider you an absolute inspiration, not just a friend. I am excited that we could bond and get to know one another and goof off. But girl, you and your artwork inspire me every day to be a better artist, and I just wanted to pass on the love. Keep being INCREDIBLE. ♥

WEHHHS SOFTLYYY gugugugusdbdsfjhbhj i hate admitting this because im always feeling down, but gsdfbhsd i was feeling down, and this honestly makes me so happy. i will do my best ♡ ♡ ♡ !!

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20 questions tag

AAAAAAAH thank u for tagging me i love answering questions and talking abt myself vxbvjbvkjsdfv @haechico

rules: answer the 20 questions in a new post and tag 20 blogs u would like to get to know better (idk abt the tagging 20 blogs part bc i deadass know noone but..yea)

nickname: lesloo

gender: female

star sign: libra

height: 5′0 im short as hell i know /:

time right now: 1:08 pm

last thing i googled: mx movies st. louis mo

favorite bands: arctic monkeys, nct, 1d, exo, red velvet, los angeles azules…cant think of any others rn

favorite solo artists: beyoncé, bruno mars, john legend (ive been wanting to listen to mj’s discography, and yes i mean his whole ass discography, bc i only know his singles/more well known tracks and all the mj songs donghyuck recommends ive listened to and theyre literally All bops which i wasnt expecting anyting less bc its mj u know..but…yea, btw everyone listen to the way you love me by mj)

song stuck in ur head: rocio dúrcal’s cover of amor eterno (everyone listen to it!! its such a beautiful cover)

last movie i watched: the live action of beauty and the beast !

last tv show i watched: keeping up with the kardashians it was playing on the tv of the hotel room i was staying at 2 nights ago

when did u create ur blog: hmm about 3ish 3 ½ years ago

what kind of stuff do u post: oh man i post abt everything, whatever i wanna post or am in the mood to post, a lot of nct and memes, shitposts abt donghyuck, aesthetics, informational posts, all kinds of stuff

when did ur blog reach its peak: girl…i dont tink my blog has reached any peak bnbfhkdjfjs

do u have any other blogs: i have a side blog thats just abt donghyuck like i reblog his music recs and fan acc shit but i always forget abt that blog smh so ive been bad at keeping up wit it

do u get asks regularly: not really, recently ive gotten more asks tho 

why u chose ur url: its a childhood nickname and my twitters r lesllooo & 666lesloo, my insta is lesloo_sandoval, my sc is lesloo_sando, i use lesloo for everything (and im still spamming the blog with the lesloo url thru message bc theyre inactive and i want the lesloo url !! this struggle)

following: 92 blogs !!

posts: 12,271

hogwarts house: according to the hogwarts house placement quiz on zimbio i belong in hufflepuff

pokémon team: team rocket!! yes im that hoe

favorite colors: red, dark & deep hues (unless its purple hues i dont like purple)

average hours of sleep: 7 to 8ish hours every night

lucky numbers: 7 8 and 10

favorite manga characters: dont have any girlies

how many blankets do u sleep with: 2

dream job: humanitarian work!

dream trip: oh man too many places, lets see thailand, rome, paris (the notre dame cathedral), san francisco, rural parts of vietman & china, south korea (jeju looks so beautiful i wanna go so bad), india, arabia, lots of tourists attractions in africa: cradle of humankind, victoria falls, lion’s head, union buildings, jemaa el-fnaa, to name a few

okkkkkkk and i tag: @yellowchocolatecat @different697 @hotsummer @02970899 @jung-jeff @1aeyeon…….i know im forgetting some blogs…

fat bodies tutorial!

ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!

let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them. 

the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.

the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.

here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man. 

now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.

here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together. 

in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.

here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!

first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.

the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.

in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue. 

lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!

the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!! 

so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!

EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!


Epic Party Rap Battle

At least I could say I tried : /

Based on @promiscuous-jalapeno Rap Battle HC

Please don’t mind the BG lyrics, I just threw some random rap lines I improvised lol. This comic should’ve been done by a better artist, but no one did…So… I tried… Hi… plz don’t be disappointed ; v ;

And Zen never realised his phone was upside down all along

EDIT :I wanted to post this comic for a WEEK now, but I don’t know why I can’t upload pics with my computer anymore ! It just never loads ?? And it still doesn’t work… So I used my phone Yea I became THIS desperate. If only it was quality content.. No it’s not… But it’s something… So I decided to add a little doodle : Mista Tru$t Fund Kid.


Sebastian Stan x reader

Notes: fluff, swearing, innuendo. 

Originally posted by the-dark-overlord-of-all

Summary: as Sebastian’s assistant you’re in control of almost every aspect of his life. Your relationship with him is friendly, however childish he can be sometimes. And when an accident happens on set, things get even more friendly. 

There will be a part two! 

“You know, this would be a lot easier if I’d have had my morning coffee..”

Sebastian’s voice trails and he looks at you, pushing out his lower lip in a pout. The make-up artist is still working on his hair, not to make it look better, but tousling it around messily. Other crew members are slicking up his left arm with lube to get him into the metal-looking arm that would complete the picture of Bucky Barnes.

You roll your eyes at him, he knows damn well there’s no time for coffee breaks.

“Yeah, I know, Mr Stan; but you wanted to sleep late, so: no coffee

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This is not Bob’s story

Shaaaarrrre. Everywhere. Pretty please.

And if there’s an artist out there that’s as frustrated as I am that this is made with stickmen, I’d absolutely adore you if you’d want to draw this better. Feel free to use this as you want to.

Creators Misunderstanding Their Fan Base: Undertale

I love Undertale, so do many others. However, I love Undertale because of the fan base. I have met so many kind and determined individuals that I wouldn’t have met otherwise if not for Undertale. Many of these people are artists, and it’s nice to see the same characters drawn in so many different styles. Even better is when there is a story written about Undertale, a what if this happened instead of this? Great examples of this are Dreamtale, by @jokublog (currently not theirs more about that later), Glitchverse, by @camilaart, and Xtale/Underverse, by Jackei/@xtaleunderverse. There are many more alternate stories/universes I would love to share but I really want to focus on these two right now. As you may or may not know, both these creators make animations/comics based off their story lines, and they are incredible. The amount of effort that goes into each and every frame of animation is jaw dropping to say the least. The story is also pretty great compared to most, especially Glitchtale’s constant subversion of every expectation and Underverse’s imaginative plot and character portrayal are no small feat either. It’s immediately clear that a lot of effort goes into their work to make it as great as possible and create their animations fairly quickly. However, I’m not here to simply sing their praises because the title isn’t “Amazing Undertale Universes You Have To See To Believe” no, this is “Creators Misunderstanding Their Fan Base: Undertale” 

 Recently a story came out about Joku threatening to use her fan base against another person who was just giving feedback on a shirt that they made. This led to them deleting their blog and now it’s being held by a nice individual so that Joku can have the name back if she wants. Joku makes sure people know that she is getting lots of hate over this misbehavior of hers. She’s making it seem like her fan base is full of haters that demand comics every week and don’t care about the person behind the project at all. Her “fans” led her to deleting her blog that she had used for a while now, over one small incident. That’s. Not. True. Joku’s fans are passionate, without a doubt, but they have huge amounts of respect for the amount of work that goes into this complex narrative that Joku is almost always working on. Joku, you’re fans are there, making fan art, liking your posts, and sending positive words your way, but you don’t care about that, do you? You just want to show everyone that you can overcome the haters by yourself, but you can’t, nobody can on their own. You say you ignore the haters, but dealing with what I’ve heard people say about you in silence, isn’t a great idea. If you open up more to your audience, show your real fans that you still care about them, I have no doubt that there will be a shift in the types of people who view your content. I along with many others didn’t hate you for what you did, was it a bit uncalled for? Yea, a little bit, but that one incident with someone WHO’S ALREADY FORGIVEN AND APOLOGIZED FOR MAKING IT PUBLIC, shouldn’t have led to you deleting your blog. The blog is being held for you, your choices are to reset back to zero and build your blog all over again, or quit and leave everyone.

 Jackei, the creator of Xtale and Underverse, is passionate about her work. Her amazing narrative and intense animations make it a joy to experience through and through, but she has her flaws as well. One day you’ll get a hilarious shitpost from Jackei about how she got braces, the next a comic about how she is having to stand against her fans barrage of negativity. I’m saying it right now that there is a difference in HATING and CRITICIZING and it’s easy to tell which is which. Hate usually is opinionated, relying on the same feeling from others to help boost their opinion into more of a fact. Fans that criticize a work however often point out actual problems with the product they were presented with. Maybe the animation was a bit low quality in some places, or maybe the dialog didn’t add anything to the situation, but whatever it is its a real problem that they just shed light on for you. Those fans care, unlike the haters you insist are your fans. Many people really love your intense devotion to your work, making comics often along with incredible animations that have breathtaking moments a plenty, but it sucks when someone you hugely respect talks down to you. You make it clear that whenever you get hate you try to deal with it in silence, and for the most part if you are a strong enough person that works out really well for you. Not only does it improve your image as a creator but it makes fans think much much more of you as a person. However, you show us that side of you way too much, and its clear you want to be that person you portray yourself as. You’ve gotten much better about showing us that you can withstand the hate sent your way, and your shitposts/memes are always a joy to behold, but why not show off the better side of your fan base, the people who really care about you and your work. It’d make a difference in how you view your fans. Just remember Jackei, haters shout loud because they want others to hear them, but when a fan comments, they don’t even expect an answer from anyone.

 Camila is an incredible artist as well, creating a 20 minute animation in less than 4 months is unreal. On top of that the animations feature a standard of quality not usually seen in animations made in the same amount of time. However, Camila is known to harp on people for asking when the latest episode is going to come out. Her response is usually a meme or her telling them to chill and just wait. Camila has the opposite issue that Jackei does, she will show all the asks about when the episode is coming out, making it seem like that’s all her fan base cares about. That and her talking down to her fans often, sometimes calling them stupid for not understanding a small detail in the animation. She’s who Jackei strives to be, impervious to all hate sent her way. To be honest, it’s not the best way to act towards your fans, sometimes people honestly just want to know because they are hyped for the next episode. Especially with the amount of information Camila will spoil about the episode, when in reality it’s mostly misdirection to make hers fans come to one conclusion before the episode even starts, just so she can subvert everyone’s expectations in the end. It’s incredible how many times I knew what would happen just because I followed Camila’s tumblr, @camilaart. Camila, I desperately wanted to donate $50 to you on patreon after you lost part of your house because I desired to talk to the biggest inspiration in my life at the time. To be honest I still want to, but I’m only 15 and I have no income for which to donate to either of you, sorry /;-;/. Camila, your awe inspiring, I just wish you would act more mature and be more loyal to people. After what happened to Jackei you threw her under the bus, reblogging what she said just to garner it more exposure. It’s shocking how many people you turn on after someone comes out with something bad about that person, like Jackei and Ultima almighty. You’re getting much better though about pointing out positive things, like animators and artists who have almost no exposure on youtube, is pretty amazing. It’d be amazing though, if you could use the positives to detract haters instead of memes. You’re a role model for some people whether you want to believe it or not, and sometimes people take anything that role models say as undeniable fact. Your on the right path, please don’t reset again. 

(Everything I said are just my thoughts on these two amazing animators, I just really want to get these out their so that maybe they will both see this post and reflect on themselves as creators. I plan to do more of these but I don’t what topics/people to do yet. And guys, don’t hate these artists just for me pointing out a few things wrong with them, that’s the complete opposite of what I’m trying to say. If you don’t like them, then just ignore them, it’s as simple as that. Thanks for reading this, it truly means a lot to me.) 



thank you so much!! noses can be tricky, but if you simplify them to triangles and circles, you’ll understand them better! applying these guidelines while studying photographs can help a lot in the process. 

with my art style, i like to make the characters cartoony but still recognizable to the actors, mostly by getting their noses and head shape right. like chris evans’ nose which points down, or sebstan’s wide and squareish nose.

i also want to highlight the importance of nostril shapes, shown in the anthony mackie study :0 this is just how i do it, but there’s way more tricks and styles out there! 

the rectangle-profile trick is from here, circle trick, more nose shapes: 1 and 2


So what better time than on Valentines Day to subject you poor followers to more oc ships with artist friends, I guess???

This one is with good artist friend and inspiration, @bulumble-bee! Her bottom-heavy barista, named Mizuki, is paired with what sorta used to be a minor char in one of my stories but now is sorta floating around in the space between actual casts? (Like so many others). His name’s Felix Vargas, and he’s a free-lance painter. While Mizuki’s Japanese, Felix is Spanish in terms of heritage and channels that culture through his hobby of cooking that he does for her often, as evidenced in the picture below. 

I had way more fun drawing that Pallea that Felix is holding than I should have. Food is really fun to draw and color, and I should do it waaaaaay more often…


Welp, got dragged back into the wizarding world. I really enjoyed Fantastic Beasts, and these are two new prints and buttons I’m bringing to SacAnime Winter this weekend. I’ll be in artist alley, table A14.

These will be available on Storenvy after the con.

P.S. I really want Credence to be surrounded by flowers. And to wear pastels. Yes.


hello YG, despite ur issues, i still i want to thank you too for making 2ne1 and for trusting taehyun (even only for awhile) thank you. Please look for your other artists better. You’ve got really talented artists who can slay all digital charts so please promote them well. Please please, have more trust on Winner.

Also, if taehyun’s mental health problem was really the cause for his leave, thank you for thinking about his health. 

No matter how much we, fans, can think of hating you, we don’t know anything and what we can only do is to THANK YOU for giving and showing us what talented artists are really like. 


At the beginning of 2016 I drew this as the first drawing of the year.  Now that the year is almost over, I decided to bring it back and be it my last.  I’ll be posting a comparison picture on instagram but I just want to say THANK YOU!

I have grown so much this year as an artist and as a person.  2016 hasn’t been the best but one thing that came out of it was our little yet growing MANGO FAM.  This year I got to meet so many kind young artists from around the world and you all inspire me to be better.  The wonderful and kind compliments I receive from you all is so heart warming and I honestly don’t deserve such kindness and praise.  This year you all helped me realize that I’m not a bad artist and that I’m pretty good.  I haven’t been happy with my style for a long time but this year I was able to say “Hey, that’s pretty good!” to one of my own works.  You all helped make the artist I am today and I am so grateful!  

At this point I wish you all the best 2017!  2016 was a tough one to live through but we can make 2017 better.  Don’t party too hard and stay safe!  We’ve got a new year ahead of us and it wouldn’t be the same without you!  Talk to you all later MANGO FAM and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I commissioned the incredibly talented @sketchydean to make cover art for my fic, The Unexpected Duet, and it turned out better than I could ever have imagined! I just cried when I got this back. If you ever want a wonderful commission, I can’t recommend this talented artist enough! 

Plus, this came just in time as I finished the fic today! Thank you @sketchydean! I’m gonna love this art forever!

unpopular artist tips

-artist tips are not word of god: they might help but if you prefer drawing differently, keep doing what you want.

-black/white are not necessarily bad: they’re more difficult to work with and in certain circumstances might look better with a pale unsaturated color, but a lot of artists treat them as if they’re toxic . You want to use that black? Do it! Think a nice bright white would look good there? Use it!

-saturated/bright colors aren’t necessarily bad, either: I prefer using bright blues over dull blues, and I make it work. That’s all you have to do. Again, a lot of artists treat them as if they’re toxic. Don’t be afraid to push the corners of the box.

-you know what? just use whatever colors you want: if you can make it work or like those colors, use them all you want!

-draw what you want: if you like drawing cartoony stuff, do it! a lot of art schools apparently force people into drawing realistically (which is not a bad thing, realistic drawings help with perspective/anatomy/posing a lot). don’t think you’re stuck to a certain style.

-adopting from other people’s styles isn’t bad: my art style is a bit of a mix of a couple different things (definitely anime-influenced but I’ve taken concepts from several different artists) because i learned from looking at pictures online. If someone specifically asks not to use their work as a reference, don’t, but most artists I’ve met are perfectly okay with people referencing their art style to try something new.

-don’t force art: if you don’t enjoy it, it shows. your drawing skills aren’t going to disappear if you take a day off. not everyone can draw every day/week/even month. just give it time.

-avoid overexaggerating your dislike of your art, even in your head: Look at it from a relatively neutral standpoint. What would you say if your friend made this? We see the flaws in our own works, and that’s good, but for some people, constant self-hate doesn’t motivate. maybe think like “hmm, this could use work” rather than “this sucks”. This can be difficult, but take small steps.

-all art is good art: because all art has effort. if you tried, it’s good art. maybe not great or perfect, but you tried and i appreciate that.

tl;dr love what you do and do what you love. it shows.

some things i’m pretty sure most artists can agree on

-most creators love fanart. we don’t care if it’s not the best we love you and your art anyways and might be crying on the other side of the screen because you took the time to make us something and we really fucking appreciate that

-reblogs > likes: I love it when someone likes my stuff but that one reblog could be the difference between a much-needed commission and not making the bills that month. (i’m not in this position but plenty of people are)