i want to be a better artist

anonymous asked:

hi kisu - was there a time in your life where you couldn't draw anything good? and did it ever just weigh you down like you could never do anything right? because i'm feeling that right now and honestly it feels like shit. also, i wanted to ask if you think that drawing and creating art is purely born into people or can be learned? like, are some people just born with the ability to draw, or do you think that anybody can pick up a pencil and create, they just have to be suPER patient/work hard?

Walt Stanchfield once said “ “We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out, the better.”

All artists have bad days and all artists make mistake now and then. Drawing is a constant work of learning, practicing and getting better. No illustrator will ever reach the level where they know everything and don’t need to try anymore.

Don’t see your mistakes as failures but as what they really are: a process of you getting better.  

Noticing something is wrong is the first step because it means you have gathered enough knowledge to know it should be done differently => you’ll then learn how to fix it with time and practice => you won’t make the mistake anymore because you know how to avoid/correct it. 

Mistakes are essential to your progress. I can’t repeat this enough.

It’s normal to feel down or frustrated over not getting things right at the first try. What’s important is for you to be patient with yourself and to acknowledge that it will take time, effort and many tries.

And to answer your second question: I do think some people learn more easily than others.

We all have a special talent and there are artists who will process things that will take you months/years to understand. It’s just because we are all different and our strenght don’t all lie in the same field. Observe their works and see what you can learn from their works (their process, their colors, their design, etc…)

Also, if drawing is something people were born with then I either had to practice for years to be where I am today or I made a sacrifice to Satan to do it right overnight 

(spoiler alert: it’s the first one)

anonymous asked:

I'm actually so jealous that so many people are willing to help you with your thing, but it takes months for me to even get a 5 dollar donation on my thing. How do you do it? I need help I'm desperate

i don’t really know since it’s my first time creating an account like this? i suppose it depends on three things: how big your goal is, your purpose and what you offer in return? for instance, if your goal is 100$ then it’s much easier to achieve and everyone pitching in would feel like they are actually making a difference even if their donation is 1-5$, you know? if your goal is 1000-2000$ then it’s a different story. in terms of why you’re doing this - i personally donate when it involves either someone’s health or someone’s personal project like when i want to support someone’s art because i really enjoy it or it makes my life better. i genuinely believe that artists deserve financial support for all the content they create. and in terms of what you offer in return - if we’re taking my ko-fi as an example then i don’t really need this microphone solely for my own purposes? i want to use it to make asmr videos that could potentially help other people relax and go to sleep even if they’re stressed or upset or feel alone.

talking about money on tumblr is difficult so i get why it can be so frustrating - in the hp rp community no one expects anything from anyone else because we are all here to meet cool people, have fun and just share this common passion for the hp universe. but it can still be quite demanding? in the past couple of months i found myself having anxiety over a thread i was supposed to film because of certain expectations and pressure. i found myself being anxious over people demanding i answer their asks when i have more than a thousand in my ask box. at some point i was so stressed by people being disappointed when i didn’t post anything for a week or two that i didn’t even want to go to this website for a while. i’m not saying that rping became a job and everyone should be paid - all i’m saying is that it does require a lot of energy and time to make threads and videos of decent quality so if some people wanted to support my project in return for all that spent time and energy then I would be very grateful🌿 I know that we all come from different backgrounds - to someone 3 dollars is nothing while others use every spare coin to pay for rent. so there might be different reasons as to why your fundraising page isn’t doing very well but then again - you’re saying that A LOT of people are supporting mine while in reality it’s just 4 people?) so you’re seeing everything through a magnifying lens because you are upset…I don’t have all the answers but i do hope that it all works out for you in the end, don’t give up 🌱

get to know me better

Tagged by @meimagino thank youuu <3

Rules:
1. Always post the rules
2. Answer the questions given by the person who tagged you
3. Write 11 questions of your own
4. Tag 11 people guys all these make you tag so many people how many friends do you think I have???

1. What’s the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? An artist. My mom would always say I’d just end up broke. #parentingskills

2. What do you wish you had known 10 years ago? (If you’re young enough that this doesn’t make sense, what do you hope you’ll remember 10 years from now?) It’s okay to be weird (but not too weird smh) and don’t listen to anything anyone says about you.

3. Are you an early bird, a night owl, or a permanently-exhausted pigeon? definitely a night owl @trans-boy-yuri knows how skilled I am and hates it lol

4. What is a skill you wish you had? Wow let me take out my 10 ft long list. Public speaking. Staying in relationships. Staying in healthy relationships. Painting skin using gouache. Drawing consistently. Ice skating. 

5. What do you normally order at a coffee shop? (Does not have to be coffee. If you never go to coffee shops, tell me what you order at restaurants!) Probably caramel macchiato or something if I’m feeling fancy? but tbh just coffee with 2 mini hazelnut creamers

6. If you could relive any day of your life so far, which day would you choose? My last night in NYC or a late night in Puerto Rico where I ended up falling asleep in a hammock on a private beach (it’s very beautiful there)

7. You can have dinner with three historical figures, alive or dead. Who do you pick? These are good questions, damn. HEAR ME OUT the first thing that came to my mind was the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, and John Laurens. Yeah they were assholes in real life, but if it was the Hamilton musical versions of them sign me up??? REALISTICALLY Julie D'Aubigny (LOOK HER UP RIGHT NOW OMG), David Bowie, and River Phoenix (@monstersinthecosmos) (This was so hard. Runner ups were Barack Obama and Beyonce, haha)

8. What are three words you think are beautiful? Ouroboros (idk), kitten, oblivion, gossamer… oops that’s 4

9. What about three words you think are ugly? Phlegm, discharge, squirt (I disgusted myself writing those omg) 

10. How old were you when you realized fanfiction existed, and what did you think about it at first? WAYYYYY TOO EARLY

11. What’s something you’re good at? Procrastinating and getting a good grade I’m terrible I’m good at winging things basically

Tagging @miasmatik @monstersinthecosmos @trans-boy-yuri @babypeche @skylarhaven @iamatrashfan 

My questions under the cut: (they’re shit btw)

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joybirds  asked:

Funny story. I originally read your fic title: Your Grace Is Wasted as Your Grace is wasted (~as in Your Grace [Shiro's an aristocrat] is drunk). I thought this for several months and thought it an odd title for a fic, but eh, artistic license. But just this week I bought a whole bunch of Mumford & Sons songs from iTunes including, The Cave. The title makes a lot more sense now.

Your Grace is Wasted Pt. 2: Ok, I did get The Cave, but I also bought Little Lion Man where the phrase is actually from, and wow, what a pun. Listening to the song and applying it to Shiro makes me sad. It makes me want to get out and wave a ‘Shiro Deserves Better’ banner. Awesome but painful.


I literally never thought of reading it that way, and that’s hilarious.  He does get drunk!  I can’t fault your logic at all, ahaha.  Alternatively, GTA style WASTED.  Shiro gets wrecked.

But yes, 95 percent of my fics have song lyrics as the titles, and often the chapter titles as well because I’m lazy. I think the only exceptions are: Infiltration, A Smol Interlude, and Days of Gladiator Love.  There’ll be one more coming out during posting for Gen Mini Bang, but other than that, 100 percent song lyrics.

Shiro does deserve better.  My poor boy.

so im thinking about starting a booster thing to raise money to get top surgery, but i don’t necessarily want the design to be “I Helped Rainsford Get His Titties Cut Off”. does anyone have any other graphic design ideas that i could use that would sell better / stand alone as a t shirt and actually be worth buying?
for example:
- a scale in the trans pride colors
- a drawing that you might see on like an otherwise completely ordinary shirt (i really love apparel wolf’s stuff and might commission that artist to do this)
- um
- idk this is why im asking for help

i did not xpect marli to get a call back that fast but what can i say, theres no better sandwich artist in the whole USA and you’d have to be frazzled 2 not want her to make sandwiches for u

Get To Know Me Tag

tagged by: @syuboyoongs
rules: answer 30 questions and tag 20 blogs you want to get to know better

1. Nicknames: Alex, Ale, honey nut, fuckboy, etc etc etc

2. Gender: Trans

3. Star sign: Libra

4. Height: 5'6

5. Time: 4:56 PM

6. Last thing I googled: copa confederaciones 2017 (if mx doesn’t get into the finals I’m not mexican anymore)

7. Favorite bands: BTS (duh), All Time Low, The Neighbourhood, EXO, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, etc etc etc

8. Favorite solo artists: Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera, Selena, Remmy Valenzuela, Enrique Iglesias, Drake

9.Song stuck in my head: 21st Century Girl - BTS

10. Last movie I watched: Moana

11. Last show I watched: Mariposa de Barrio

12. When did you start your blog? uhhhh like in early 2015 when I was into 5s*s

13. What do you post? bts nd stuff

14. When did your blog reach its peak? uhhh

15. Do you have other blogs? no señor

16. Do you get asks regularly? I’m not popular/interesting enough

17. Why did you choose your url? amo los tamales verdes

18. Following: 797 blogs

19. Posts: 58,848

20. Favorite colors: black, blue, and red

21. Average hours of sleep: uhh 5?

22. Lucky numbers: 3, 9, 10

23. Favorite characters: uhhh

24. What am I wearing now? black leggings and an oversized blue shirt

25. How many blankets do you sleep with? 1

26. Dream job: psychologist or kindergarten teacher

27. Dream trip destinations: Hawaii and France

28. What is your favorite food? Tamales 💚💚

29. What would you like to be doing right now? Kissing Yoongi or something like that 😇

30. What is your favorite song right now? Despacito - Luis Fonsi

I tag (if you want): @tamalrojo @sugasprincesa @softesthobi @lovboo @princejvhnny @god-namjoon @iwouldliterallydie4jin and uh uhh no se quien mas

enter the CIRCUS ARTIST 

( ½ of an oc pair with @kiiruna )

name : levy lockhart
age : 19
profession : circus artist , performer 
status : multiship
sexuality : heterosexual

                            Whilst Peter Pan never wanted to grow up, Levy Lockhart never wanted to stop running; a common foe brought up by his better half of a brother, Levy is a local, and not-so-local, circus artist who tries his best to make it through each day. The smiles of others is his fuel an dhe does whatever he can in order to make people laugh, even if it means putting himself at risk for other people’s amusement. He’s a charming lad, but someonw who easily gets his nuts in a twist as he is one of a pair of hotheads; there is more to him than what it seems and he holds great potential in various fields.
                            Bit of a joke on the side of things, Levy has a thing for balancing and juggling, and he can come off as quite the trickster and hopeless romantic. Oh girls, what a touchy subject. He never seems to find the words to charm them with, yet he sees himself as the modern Don Juan. There is something awfully hopeless about him, but one can’t help but to love it. If you hear yelling in the cirucs after dark, it is most likely Levy talking; he’s quite the loudmouth.

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Hi! For the moment I haven’t gotten myself a job and so I’m in need of money. I am opening coloured sketch commissions.

I can draw your character or a fan art. Basically in some kind of pose (most likely half body unless the picture idea works better with full body) with flat colour background (by default) or transparent if you want. I’ll be taking 3 slots first.

1 - pending
2 -
3 -

Price: Only $8 via PayPal ! Payment first. I can send sketches and progresses if you want.

Rules/info:
- Please have a visual reference sheet
- Humans/humanoids only, must be SFW
- I can do some gore
- For personal and non-commercial use only
- You are allowed to share the commissioned work but you must credit me as the artist by mentioning “Art by Peachy Protist” somewhere

If you are interested, please send me a message! Anything else, don’t be afraid to ask :)

Did you say cheesy? Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world. I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing. It’s been like that for 20 years, that the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, real sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. We have to do real stories now. The world is in crisis.

I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believe in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.

—  Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman
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‘‘I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believes in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.’’ - Patty Jenkins 

What criticism feels like to a creative person

Browsing Reddit, I came across an extremely effective post about why some creatives respond very poorly to criticism, or even for those of us who respond well, why it can feel like an attack even though in your head you know it isn’t.

Originally posted by enjoy-the-life-baby

Criticism creates a mental conflict, but not always that kind.

Imagine if you wrote a final essay for your literature class, really did your best on it, turned it in, and the teacher gave it 100%. Elated, you take it home to show it off to your dad. Your dad says “You got a D? You really should have tried harder.” You think WTF, you squint at the paper and you’re pretty damn sure it says 100%, A+, Good work. But your dad says “No, it clearly says 63%, D-, disappointing.” Then you start to realize you’re living in some kind of warped reality where your dad sees something on the paper completely different than what you see, and you start wondering if you even know what’s real anymore.

This is what it feels like to get a criticism. It casts into doubt your own definition of “good” which is probably the basis of your entire creative process. It’s not even an issue of admitting weakness. Admitting weakness is easy. What’s not easy is having your instincts cast into doubt and not knowing whether to trust  yourself anymore.

  • Do I trust this critic?
  • Do I trust myself? Some combination of the two?
  • Do I stand by my decisions or not?
  • Do I make changes even though I don’t understand how they will help?
  • Will the changes completely undermine the artistic vision I wanted for this?
  • Will it defeat the whole point I was going for?
  • I can’t feel the emotional reasoning behind making changes, so how will I know if my change is for the better or worse?
  • Is the critic just not the right audience for this? Is the critic biased? Is the critic just having a bad day?
  • Should I ignore them altogether, and just keep doing this for the people who like it?
  • Are my fans wrong and simpleminded?
  • Am I even doing anything of significance?
  • Should I give up here?

These are all questions which artists ask themselves when they receive criticism. They’re tricky, ambiguous questions that don’t always have a correct answer. Many newcomers don’t even know how to approach these questions, so criticism can often feel like a personal attack even if both sides mean well.

That’s not to say that criticism itself is bad, but if you get a better idea of what a criticism is doing psychologically to the receiver, you might find yourself offering more effective, well-received advice.

This ties in pretty closely to the advice I often give on this very blog, about how to deal with negative feedback; above all, trying not to dwell on it. Before you give any response, always take time to calm down.

Originally posted by gabedonohoe

This is a pretty universal problem that affects all creatives across all media. You’d have to be as emotionless as a stone to not fall prey to it occasionally.

Part of being a writer is building up creative confidence. This is the faith in yourself to be able to write something and put it out into the world, and to know, deep down, that this work has value, to you and to your audience.

You may, later, discover that this work isn’t all that good, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that it was a stepping stone to the person you are now, and the work you’re producing today.

Whenever you create a piece of work, make sure you internalise why you made that work. What it meant to you. It doesn’t matter if that work was a prize-winning literary novel or a scrawling of Vegeta from DBZ drawn in pencil on lined paper. If the work expresses something you can’t contain, something you have to get down on paper, over time you’ll develop the creative confidence to accept that even if it’s “bad”, that isn’t what’s important. The end result isn’t as important as the work itself.

Creative Confidence isn’t something you just develop overnight. It takes work. It’ll probably take a few embarrassing moments too, and those will be the hurtful types that’ll lead to “arguments you win in the shower” 5 years later. It takes different durations for different people. However, if you work at it, it’s something I believe is within the reach of everyone.

Find your Creative Confidence; I’m sure you can.

anonymous asked:

let me tell you, i was having a really REALLY bad day like a month ago and i was scrolling through tumblr and someone had reblogged one of your Keith fanarts and it made me feel all giddy and wonderful bc it was so adorable ? and now every time i have a bad day i just scroll through your art tag and just stare for hours at like all of your Keith and Klance posts, so i just want to thank you for making me feel better and for being a wonderful artist and person ♥ hope you have a wonderful day!

oh my gosh that’s such a nice thing to say?? i’m gonna cry???

by all means, have more cute keiths as thanks for seriously making my whole week, anon

hope you enjoy!

THE SIGNS AS SHIT ARTISTS SAY

aries: “i have a lot of talent today" 

 taurus: "inspiration hit me like a truck" 

gemini: "i wanna draw something gay but i am limited by my artistic capability" 

cancer: *aggressively tries to get better at art*

leo: "i’d kill three and a half sluts to be able to draw backgrounds like this”

Virgo: “i really want to draw but i’m afraid i won’t be able to" 

libra: "where can i buy inspiration" 

scorpio: "i have .00036% talent today" 

sagittarius: "art is hard when your art style won’t cooperate" 

capricorn: "my inspiration is dead somewhere" 

aquarius: "art is hard" 

pisces: "my art is having an existential crisis and so am i”

Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world. I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing. It’s been like that for 20 years, that the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, real sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. We have to do the real stories now. The world is in crisis.

I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believes in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.

Director Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman

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I made some new limited Fine Art Giclée-Prints for my Etsy shop because the others are almost sold out (printed with archival inks on archival fine art watercolor paper). And because i often get asked if there will be a re-run of the sold prints: Well, no, this is the thing with limited prints. Once the print run is sold out, this print will be retired forever. So if you want it, buy it now! Numbered, singed and dated on the front and back. Better photos with close-ups on etsy Link to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Iraville 😊

Did you say cheesy? Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world. I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing. It’s been like that for 20 years, that the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, real sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. We have to do the real stories now. The world is in crisis. I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believes in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.
—  Patty Jenkins, Director of Wonder Woman