i want to be a better artist

I’m aware that the high ranks, the smart pants and our very own society mock us for being passionate, for devoting our time and energy to someone and something we find happiness in, but please, if you ever happen to stumble upon your favourite artist, be polite, be respectful, be your loving self, but tell them how much they mean to you. Tell them how their job affected your life through your best and worst times, how much inspiration you drew from them, how they make you feel like you want to be a better person. Like you’re a part of something bigger and powerful, like you’re never truly alone. Please, please share your love with them and whatever positive feeling was sparked in you by being a part of their community.

And to all of you wonderful women out there, daily finding yourselves in difficult, delicate positions in particularly male-chauvinistic professional fields, don’t let anyone bring you down. Don’t ever allow anyone to debase you and your efforts just because some wisely picked insult can easily throw a woman out of the game. Be powerful, be brave and remind everyone, every day, through your results and your dignity why you are the best they can ever get. Love what you do, count on yourself, but team up with the people you work with and protect that at all costs. Be proud of what you accomplish, because it’s the sum of a struggle and an effort and a dedication most men out there will hardly ever come to imagine. And if bitch is all they have to drag you down, well 🙃

bronybehindthedoor  asked:

You have any tips on line work and such? Your lines always have a good curve and real smooth

That is a question I get from time to time. A lot of people seems to struggle with lines. 

Now, I may not be the best when it comes to quick tips and tutorials, but I’ll try my best to explain.

-First of all, make sure you’re working on a big canvas, a bigger canvas means more pixels to work with. I personally start one with 3000 pixels for both the height and wight, then I end up decreasing either the height or wight to have the shape of canvas I’m looking for. (You can increase it if you want instead, but 3000 pixels are usually more than enough)

-Secondly, use your whole arm while laying down strokes, not your wrist, or otherwise your movements will be limited to the natural joint of your wrist. Not only it’s imprecise, but you can end up developing pain, which is a big no no for artists. Drawing with your arm will help you make long and smooth strokes, and you’ll have better control.

-Thirdly, don’t be afraid to use the totality of your tablet surface. Instead of laying down small lines in a small area, zoom in that canvas and stroke them lines with bigger movements.

-If you’re having trouble getting a line from point A to point B, try to make multiple strokes instead of a single one. Feel free to draw over a stroke multiple times. I personally do it from time to time, and it gives a little sketchiness style which I really like, hehe. I made this GIF for visuals:

-Don’t hold your pen too tight, muscle strains are bad for dexterity builds. Adjust your pen pressure to avoid having to press too hard on the tablet. Make your tool comfortable. You can also rotate your canvas (R for Photoshop) to draw at the most convenient angle your desire.

-And lastly, I personally use Photoshop CS6, but Pain Tool Sai has this wonderful thing called Stroke Stabilizer, which eh… Stabilize your strokes, yes.  Basically, it kind of redraw the lines you draw, but smoother. Computer magic!

I hope that helped ya, or other people that struggle with lines. They’re little buggers, but you’ll get used to them with practice. That’s for sure!

Here it is

I’m a little bit proud of this

I know I could’ve done better… But I’m running on a time limit. I hope it looks okay. You can see where I screwed up the shading… and blending… and colors in general… But today I tried a new way of making the outline. I’m pretty happy with the results.

@princeofmints has been one of my favorite artists for a while. Similar to Moho, Zachary is great with anatomy. He can made amazing works of art with so many layers that it makes my vision blurry. Or I just need glasses. Anyways, Zachary is always fun to check up on. I love seeing new art and this artist’s happiness generally makes me happy. I can only wish him the best, and hope that he doesn’t let anything bring him down. His OCs are awesome looking, and from what I’ve read about their personalities they’re really creative and cool. I wish him the best in life, because in my opinion, he deserves it. Zachary, from what I’ve seen, really is a sweetheart. I think that others who admire him like I do will agree. I hope one day I’ll be able to draw bodies similar to how he does. I don’t want to be just like him art wise. I want to be able to envision what I want and draw it out like he does. Whenever I watch a speedpaint, I’m always baffled at how he creates his lineart. He can always get better. Everyone can. Still, you can tell that he puts a lot of time and effort into what he does. You can see the results of hard work and practice. Out of all the things I admire about Zachary, that’s probably the biggest one. Not only for him, but for all artists who do their best.

He’s a truly amazing artist, and this is my gift to him.

I’ve added somebody’s art to a post from this blog without asking them first (with full credit, link to the blog and everything, but I indeed reposted it without thinking it through first) and inconvenienced the artist and I’d just like to apologize to @randyslashtoons once again, it wasn’t my intention to steal your art or do you any wrong so I just want you and everyone else to know that this will not happen again, I promise to do better and be wiser in the future and do my best not disappoint you all ever again, I’m really sorry for the whole situation and hope you can find it in you to forgive me and believe when I say that I didn’t mean this to happen and didn’t think through my actions and consider that you or anyone else might not want your art to be featured anywhere the way I did featured it. I’m very sorry. I encourage everyone to message me at my personal blog @dreampai if you ever notice me doing something wrong and please tell me and allow me to correct myself and fix my bad, problematic or ignorant behavior because I want to do better and the only way to learn is to listen and see the errors you made for what they are, and I don’t always do that the best way possible, but I want to be a better person. Please tell me if I’m making a mistake, I promise to listen and do better.

anonymous asked:

This may make you mad, but I really wanted the boys to call out the crazy ARMY. They need to talk about that, cause their silence will only enabled the crazies to continue. A lot of artist have talked about the things that the obsessive parts of their fandom has done ,and it caused their fandoms to change for the better. BTS constantly protecting the those obsessive fans will not make things better. The ARMY that attack people for petty reasons need to be called out, and stopped.

oh no no I completely agree. but there’s a right time and place to do so, not while they’re putting their foot in the door making connections and laying groundwork and preparing for amas.

but I 100% agree, I’ve talked about it many times before about how disgusting as toxic some of these ‘fans’ behaviours are that we’ve seen, especially in the last year. I always hope the make a statement about it all after something big happens or talk about it on vlive but they never do which is really really saddening

now I know you think I’m some kind of irrational person because you found me from that post going around but lol trust I can promise you I’m extremely level headed when it comes to matters like this and I form my thoughts over time through observation of those sides and such before I form my opinion on subjects. I’m sure many who follow me can attest, and hopefully you will see it soon too!

yamyams  asked:

I love how your Cuphead art turns out like it can easily been seen moving in the next moment! I wanted to ask how did you do that color bleed effect against the outlines? Also do you use a sort of filter for that filmy touch?

Thanks a lot, man! 

The VHS-ish effect is the final step, I don’t work on that until I am done with the coloring. I follow most of the steps from this tutorial. On top of Diffuse glow, I like to use Artistic > Film Grain as well. Once I’m done with that, I merge everything, duplicate that layer and rezise the blue channel (better explained here), then merge again and add noise. That’s basically it. Sometimes I add a bit of blur or some other effects such as pixelation or paint daubs to emulate a lower quality, muddier look. 

I hope this was useful :D

Looking for store opinions

Hey, I know this isn’t the first time I’ve made this question. Just lo let you know first that I WILL open the tictail shop, I’ve been making some research and talked with some other artists (both from Chile and International) but everything is so unclear that I’ve decided to try it out by myself and see if it’s fees work for me. 

After that, and seeing how everyone is fleeing tictail due to some weird changes, I want to ask you guys your opinions both as buyers and sellers. 

Which store has worked better for you? I’ve always looked at Storenvy (but haven’t been able to open a store there since it requires a credit card) some say it’s convenient, I like how you can opt out from marketplace but I’ve read the charge a fee from the buyer. 

I also have heard that Big Cartel is convenient too. 

But yeah that, I want to read all your opinions and any suggestions of other alternatives too! 

anonymous asked:

what're your thoughts now that lynn has admitted to what she's done?

i haven’t seen anything about the discourse today, i actually wanted to stay out of it and rest, so if anyone could link me that’d be great. but i still stand by what i said yesterday; they should never have let one single person in charge of that amount of money, there should have been better communication, and i think the matter should have been kept private instead of creating a brand new, anonymous blog with a huge and detailed callout post that included shit that didn’t even have anything to do with the zine money, and there were accusations that were taken out of context (such as the fact that she wouldn’t let some artists in because they shipped things she didn’t like, which sounds horrible when you word it like that, but actually becomes much more reasonable when you realise that it only means that she wanted to limit the amount of artists contributing that condone incest, abuse and pedophilia). that anonymous blog and the post generated an enormous amount of suspicion and it was totally unfair. all it did was put random people that didn’t even know lynn against her. the evidence was also lacking. so it was a huge mess that could have been avoided had it simply been kept private. i also stand by my statement that the situation probably blew up due to a personal feud that did indeed originate in shipping disagreements. finally, i said yesterday that i never trust mc/reye/s and incest shippers with anything, ever, and i do not put this attack on lynn because she dared to speak out about their nasty ships below them.

I really don’t know if the interviewers ask them those questions just because they are easy to answer and they don’t require a translator or they haven’t bothered to do their research, but this is just plain wrong. They are more than just kpop representatives exploring the great country of America, they are real artists with real and important message they want to relay to their fans, this is just boiling them down to teenage girls’ obsession and foreigners that are supposed to stand in awe before American culture. And we’re more than crazy obsessive fans for that matter, I, for one, care about what they are trying to instill in us far more than their looks, because that’s what changed my life for the better. This way, even Namjoon’s message to love ourselves first gets lost in the sea of trivial questions they have already answered a bunch of times. Sure, they are great entertainers with amazing voices and dance moves, and they are bubbly and positive, but there is a reason they are this popular and it’s because they struggled to get where they are, because they always work hard and give us meaningful music that underlines the importance of self-love, hard work, the societal pressure on teenagers that destroys their self-esteem as well as their self-worth, the importance of following your dreams and enjoying your youth. And no one mentions that. It’s hard watching these intelligent boys being asked what their celebrity crush is, when they have so much more to offer. This fact is just going over everyone’s head and I’m so frustrated and tired of expecting more from America.

ABOUT ME:

Rules: Tag 9 people you want to know better.

I was tagged by @girlwithathorn, which is so cute thank you :) 

Relationship status: #foreveralone

Favorite color: Purple

Lipstick of chapstick: Lipstick

Last Song I Listened To: Black Sabbath: Disturbing the Priest

Top 3 TV Shows: Oooh so hard, I’m going to give myself four. I’m going to have to say Once Upon a Time, Stargate SG1, Star Trek Voyager, X-Files

Top 3 Characters: Also giving myself four, because it’s too hard, Samantha Carter, Dana Scully, Captain Janeway, Regina Mills

Top 3 Bands/Artists: I’m pretty narrow on my music taste but my favourite bands are Lacuna Coil and Bring me the Horizon, guilty pleasures include London Grammer.

Books I’m Currently Reading: The Final Empire: Mistborn Book one and Harry Potter always.

tagging (if you haven’t already done this and participation is 100% voluntary/no curses will befall you if you don’t): @samcaarter @loveatomb @stargate-stargate @tinknevertalks @solarcore @endofalways @inwaitforsomethingbetter @sam-jack-loveforever @maryfrakkingmcdonnell

I got tagged in a challenge!

Rules: Tag nine people you want to get to know better! :)

I was tagged by @endofalways thanks! ^^

Relationship status: super single

Favorite color: Dark green and gray

Lipstick or chapstick: I guess lipstick?

Last song I listened to: Too Much Is Never Enough by Florence + The Machine

Last movie I watched: Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Top 3 TV shows: yikes I am not good at choosing um… I’ll say From the New World (shinsekai yori) Stranger Things and Avatar: The Last Airbender

Top 3 characters: San from Princess Mononoke Prince Zuko from ATLA and Shin-ah from Yona of the Dawn

Top 3 bands/artists: (making me choose only 3 is inhumane) I’ll have to say Spire, Escape the Fate and Sawano

Books I’m currently reading: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson and Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (Read for you by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading lol)

I will tag @kingkilling-and-stormlight @idontknownothin @gracesorkovsky @narcisseledecadent @otakusempi @horizonfiles @rena-sedai @refrigereitor and @cute-cozy-and-books

anonymous asked:

I have a genuine feeling that once Evosaur is out that Xylax will move there and become a much better staff member than he is for Lioden. He'd have actual power there instead of being just a random artist, therefor knowing what to do with it, but that's just me.

Xylax is a coward who doesn’t want to see or entertain any viewpoints except his own. He doesn’t have the spine for a debate,cannot handle criticism, and will use the tiniest infraction from YEARS ago to dismiss your voice.

Changing a website will not make any difference.

anonymous asked:

*Things that males me happy:* Seeing any new post of Lea because she is a great person, artist, videogame enthusiast, blogger and deserves all the love in this world and others (btw one of my favourites is the #shut up lea, ironically don't want that never ever happens bc you know... your awesomeness and stuff xoxo)

Oh……oh my god anon ;___; I can’t even add an appropriate reaction gif because none could capture my real reaction.

Thank you so, so much, this message really means a lot! Thank you for taking the time to type it out and send it to me, you just made my day a whole lot better ;_; Aaaaah I hope you have a wonderful day/night!

The real Taylor Swift:

April 23rd 2009-July 10th 2010: The Fearless Tour

The Fearless Tour. Taylor decided to walk through the crowds at her shows, greeting fans of all ages, genders and races because SHE wanted to meet the fans that had been supporting her and helping her reach where she is to this day. After each show, Taylor held a meet and greet called ‘The T-Party’. This was a room where fans could go to eat pizza and meet each other and get to know other people and then get to meet Taylor. Taylor would walk around stadiums and hide behind food bars and then surprise fans in the line. Each night she would walk a number of miles to meet as many people as she could.

February 9th 2011-March 18th 2012: The Speak Now Tour

Much like at the Fearless Tour, Taylor said she wanted to continue walking through the crowds during one of her songs at the Speak Now Tour. Taylor hugged as many people as she could and thanked them for coming. Sometimes Taylor would tell her security to move out of the way and to let her hug more people. Taylor continued her ‘T-Party’ meet and greet. Taylor’s team would walk to different areas of the stadium during the show and hand out free meet and greets to fans who had gone all-out; screaming and dancing the whole time and wearing bold and creative costumes/handmade posters.

September 8th 2012: Ronan

The lyrics to this song are based on a blog she read about a four-year-old boy, Ronan Thompson, who died from neuroblastoma in 2011.Taylor wrote the song by putting together quotes from blog creator Maya Thompson, Ronan’s mother. Thompson is credited as a co-writer of the song. Taylor first performed the song live for Stand Up to Cancer in September 2012, and has only performed it publicly one other time, at the Glendale, Arizona stop of The 1989 World Tour, at which Ronan’s mother was in the audience. All proceeds from sales of the single go to help fight cancer.

2014: 1989 Secret Sessions

In anticipation of the release of her album, 1989 on October 27, Taylor held a series of “1989 Secret Sessions” over the past few weeks at her various homes across America, where carefully-selected fans were told they were attending some sort of secret event, with no knowledge of what was in store for them. When fans arrived they were told to sit in a room together and wait. Taylor then jumped out and surprised them all and they all got to hear her new album before anyone else. Taylor baked cookies and other goods, fans got to meet Taylor’s cat, Olivia Benson Swift, and they danced together and each got to meet Taylor and just hang out.

May 5th 2015-December 12th 2015: The 1989 Tour

At each 1989 concert, before perfoming her song ‘clean’, Taylor gave a 3-4 minute inspirational speech, telling fans to love themselves. This is what Taylor said to the crowd of 60,000 at Hyde Park, London on June 272015: ‘There are people here from all over the world, so if you travelled to be here, thank you so much for coming. And, you know, looking out at you, thinking about the fact that we all come from different places, maybe we all have different accents, we have different hobbies, different backgrounds, whatever. But there’s one thing that we have in common that I know for sure. That thing is that when we feel a great amount of joy, or a great amount of pain, we turn to music. That’s why we’re all at Hyde Park tonight. From talking to you so much, and getting to know you, it’s never been more apparent to me how difficult it is to feel okay about yourself in 2015. Real talk. I mean, every single day we go online – and trust me, I love the internet, okay? Love it – but, every day we go online and we scroll through the highlight reel of other people’s awesome lives. But we don’t see the highlight reel of our awesome lives – all we see is the behind the scenes. We see every single moment, from when we wake up and we’re like “oh, God, not feeling my hair today. Not going to be a good day today for the hair”. We see our doubts, we see our fears, we see our concerns. You are the only one who is inside your brain feeling all of your anxieties and the voices who are telling you that you can’t be who you want to be, or that you’re not who you want to be, or that you want to be more like that other person over there. Let me tell you, people are mean to each other, but no voice is as mean as our own voices are to ourselves. Is it true or is it false? It’s true, right? Okay, so if there’s one thing that you come away from this night remembering, I want it to be this – every day when you look in the mirror, and your mind is telling you all the things you are not – if those things are that you’re not cool enough, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not popular enough, you’re not successful enough, you’re not special, you’re not wanted, you’re not unique – those are not the things you are not. Let me tell you the things you are not. Okay? You are not somebody else’s opinion. That’s what you’re not. You are not going nowhere just because you’re not where you want to be yet. You are not damaged goods just because you have made mistakes in your life. Those are the things you are not. Let me tell you the things that you are. Would you like to hear the things that you are? You are your own definition of beautiful, and worthwhile, and no one else’s definition. You are wiser, stronger, and smarter because you made mistakes in your life, not damaged. And lastly, London, England, you are someone who is probably standing here tonight going through your own battles, fighting your own ghosts, trying to cover your own scars, stressing about your own stresses. But, rather than wallowing in them, you got up, you put on an awesome outfit, and now we’re all standing here together having the best time of our lives at a concert on a Saturday night. I realise that it’s not about being perfect, it’s not about feeling perfect. I think that sometimes it’s just about getting on with things and realising that you’re happy today. That’s all that matters. I just want you to know that one thing I have learned in 25 years, and I’m still learning, is that if you get rained on, you walk through a bunch of storms, life is constantly coming at you – that doesn’t make you damaged. It makes you clean.’


May 5th 2015-December 12th 2015: The 1989 Tour (Loft 89)

At Taylor’s 1989 concerts, she held a meet and greet called ‘Loft 89′ where Taylor, again, could hang out with her fans and dance around with them. Taylor met lots of different people including children with disabilities and illnesses. Taylor made sure everyone had a great time and that everyone was included and treated equally.

Christmas 2014/2015: ‘Swiftmas’

Taylor Swift surprised 13-year-old fan Delaney Clements who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. Delaney, who is a massive fan of the 26-year-old singer started a campaign to meet Taylor called #TaylorMeetDelaney and on Saturday (19th December) her wish came true. Taylor surprised the family by turning up unannounced and the afternoon was captured on Instagram and Facebook with Delaney and her Mum posting photos. Taylor became so into the idea of ‘Swiftmas’ that she also sent a number of other fans packages of merch and other little presents.

Award acceptance speeches

To any award acceptance speech, there is always something directed to Taylor’s fans. Taylor thanks her fans for everything because she knows that we are such a big part of her life and she wouldnt be where she is now without us.

A very important quote Taylor has said:

Long story short: Taylor is one of those few artists who does nothing but good for her fans and everyone around her yet she gets body shamed and name called everywhere. It really does break my heart. 

Taylor has been there for me through everything and I know that she always will be because she has never failed to make us all smile and to make us all feel better about ourselves, She has made me feel loved and wanted and she has introduced me to some of my bestest friends ever. To me, Taylor Swift is not just an artist, she’s my best friend.

@taylorswift

BTS is a k-pop boyband; their main language is Korean, they are from Korea, their music genre is k-hiphop/pop and whom the fuck asked for an English album ?

I don’t want BTS to do Western song, they are not American y'all stop with the bullshit. If you want BTS to do English album then you better stan Western artists, BTS is a Korean boyband.

And stop asking them to speak English or make an English album, just nO

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Inktober 2017, 26/31: The Fox and the Hedgehog
A FOX swimming across a rapid river was carried by the force of the current into a very deep ravine, where he lay for a long time very much bruised, sick, and unable to move. A swarm of hungry blood-sucking flies settled upon him. A Hedgehog, passing by, saw his anguish and inquired if he should drive away the flies that were tormenting him. “By no means,” replied the Fox; “pray do not molest them.” “How is this?” said the Hedgehog; “do you not want to be rid of them?” “No,” returned the Fox, “for these flies which you see are full of blood, and sting me but little, and if you rid me of these which are already satiated, others more hungry will come in their place, and will drink up all the blood I have left.”
Better to bear a lesser evil than to risk a greater in removing it.
– Aesop’s Fables, translated by George Fyler Townsend