i want to be a pro artist

anonymous asked:

lol sorry if the in depth ask came across as pro shimadacest or some garbage, i actually had just read your post about micheal chu never confirming mccree as native, and with the roll out of the beach skin a lot of artists whove been drawing beachcree as fat anyways because why not have been getting flak for it. i think fandom has some great ideas and some bad ones, but i wish we wouldnt to hold up "canon" or "likely to be canon" as gospel when people like you want to make (non problematic) art.

Ooh okay cause I got an ask abt shimadacest lmao so I was just like “..?”

But yeah I think.. the fandom becomes so invested in non-Confirmed stuff they literally forget what’s canon and what’s not and like, I’m all for having fun! But idk there’s so little to go on with personalities and relationships in ow that you kinda have to make your own complete canon

Can we PLEASE take a moment to appreciate the goddamn AMAZING amount of craftsmanship that goes into making pro ballet costumes?

I MEAN …

COME ON PEOPLE!

GENUINELY FUCKING SPECTACULAR!

THE DETAIL!

THE BEAUTY!!

THE GORGEOUSNESS OF IT ALL!!!

Costume designers are some of the most awesomely skilled people on the planet and I feel like they very rarely get as much admiration as they deserve. Especially in ballet, because a lot of the time at least half the audience doesn’t get the chance to see how intricate and beautiful these pieces truly are. I want to thank the artists who put so much effort into making characters look amazing.

ANIMATION INDUSTRY MAIN SOFTWARE

Someone asked what is the industry mainstream regarding software, this is our mental map, to arrive to OZ, follow the yellow sidewalk! :)

Please take this with a grain of salt. This is just valid for 2015, and this is a set of recommended choices if you want a pro life, not if you are an occasional artist.

I made the post because we both faced a choice once, and we chose Max instead of Maya.. Director instead of Flash.. UGH.

Sometimes I forget that there was a Scooby-Doo movie starring Wendy Corduroy, Mr. Bean, Isla Fisher and Buffy the Vampire Slayer along with several legitimate martial artists and pro wrestlers, created solely because the scriptwriter (Who would later direct Guardians of the Galaxy) hated Scrappy-Doo and wanted everyone else to hate him too.

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This one took FOREVER (Pre-order and the shipping timing @_@) 
Anyways, the artist did it again and… I LOVE IT! Its basically during their high school year.
I’m still doubting about scanning (since I’m not a pro on that) but…. If you guys want me to… I can try??? It depends how many messages I get x_x
It’s worth buying ;3

Edit: Eventually, I did scan it but apparently Tumblr is acting up on me on my tags that didn’t display my post -_- So here it is 

Bullet journal quotes part II

hello! Because part I has hit 4K notes in so little time!!, I decided to keep it coming for you guys with new themes, hope you enjoy them! ♡ 


If you don’t know, these are quotes to decorate/use in the bullet journal, and are super useful for those moments when you desperately want a quote to relate to something but can’t seem to find one. You can use them for a source of beauty, wisdom and inspiration. Part I featured: dedication/work/motivation, finances, love, positivity, health and some funny ones.


Discipline:

  • “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates changes. So ditch the dream and be a doer.” - Shonda Rhimes
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” - Michael John Bobak
  • “With self discipline most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  • “Discipline is remembering what you want.” - David Campbell
  • “Just do it.” - Nike

Art:

  • “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Finley Dunne/Cesar A. Cruz/ Banksy
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -  Vincent van Gogh
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” - Karl Marx

Education/Studying:

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon wich you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself.” - John Dewey
  • “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom

Coffee:

  • “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” - Cassandra Clare in City of Ashes
  • Behind every successful women is a substantial amount of coffee.” - Stephanie Piro
  • “Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” - Matty Healy
  • “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” - Marcia Carrington 
  • “It is inhumane to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” - Dave Barry
  • “I don’t really like coffee but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” - Brian Andreas
  • “Insert coffee to begin.” - Unknown
  • “Drink coffee and destroy.” - Unknown

Feminism:

  • “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” - George Carlin
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Wolf
  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G. D. Anderson
  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” - Jane Austen in Persuasion
  • “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae

If you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to drop them in my ask box! :)

Yuri on Ice/Avatar TLA AU

I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I’ve been thinking in a Yuri on Ice/Avatar The Last Airbender AU and so far these are my ideas:

-Yuuri Katsuki: Just like in the anime, he’s very shy and unsure of himself. He’s an airbender, the first bender born in his family in over a century. He doesn’t feel comfortable being an airbender because everyone tells him that he should become a monk and only live a spiritual life. Because in his hometown there aren’t any airbenders, he doesn’t learn to bend properly; instead he just trains basic defense moves with Minako (nonbender, chi blocker). Later he meets Celestino (a nonbender rebel nomad monk) and Phichit (another air-bender) and even when he tried to train with them, he felt like he was just trying to please everyone  instead of just bending for the pleasure of it or for the connection with his element. He meets Viktor by accident and is very impressed by the perfection of Viktor’s bending. When Viktor tells him that he’s going to train him, at first Yuuri doesn’t believe him and thinks that Viktor is just making fun of him because how could a prodigy waterbender teach him to airbend? But what he learns is to be confident and to love his element as well as the people around him. That alone gives him the control of the air and even a little glimpse of the Spirit World. He meets Yuri when the younger bender goes to his house in search of Viktor. He likes Yuri, but he’s afraid of him… until he gets to know his softer side.

-Viktor Nikiforov: A waterbender prodigy, but not a fighter. He has the potential but he prefers to perform ice skating mixed with some form of mist-bending and ice sculpting to create dream-like scenarios. When he meets Yuuri he’s so excited because he never met an airbender before and wants to know everything about his bending type… until he discovers that Yuuri has very little knowledge of his own bending… And Viktor takes as his personal quest to train Yuuri. How? He doesn’t know. Maybe he can use some of the lessons his old master Yakov taught him. He’s very patient with Yuuri, trying to show him that his bending is a gift rather than a mistake. He wants to give Yuuri an engagement necklace, but he knows airbenders aren’t supposed to be attached to mundane items. So instead he gives him a coral mala (or prayer beads necklace).

-Makkachin: Viktor’s cute sea-otter-dog… or a goat dog… or something like that.

-Yuri Plisetsky: Another waterbender prodigy, but unlike Viktor, he’s very enthusiastic about fighting (pro-bending or something like that). He relies almost only in a very aggressive type of icebending, and he uses some moves and kicks from firebending (he learned from Lilia, who’s a firebender master. She also taught him the basic moves to deflect a lightening, but of course he’s never tried). He has problems trying to control water in liquid form because that needs him to be in total control of his emotions… and of course he is not. Viktor promised him to teach him waterbending but then Yuuri happened. At first he was jealous but while training with him and Viktor he learns to deal better with his emotions and feelings. He hasn’t told anybody but one time he accidentally bloodbent. His grandfather was having a heart attack and he tried to use waterbending to heal him, instead he stopped his heart for several seconds before making it beat again. His grandfather healed after that and hasn’t had another attack since then, but Yuri was so scared he has never tried to bloodbend again.

Otabek Altin: Born in a little town that used to be a colony under siege by the Fire Nation. He discovered he was an earthbender just after his 17th birthday, that’s why he’s still learning. He trains hard and even when he’s not really naturally talented, it’s his hard work that makes him an excellent bender in just a couple of years. He’s physically stronger than average and that helps him controlling large amounts of rocks, also he’s an adept in listening and waiting before making a move. Even with his strength and ability, he doesn’t like to fight, he prefers using his newfound bending working with blacksmiths and fixing satomobiles (?). He’s trying to learn metalbending but as this day he hasn’t been able to do it. Has a pet Komodo rhino that rides often. Yuri is an inspiration for him, because even when he has been a talented bender since he was a child, he still trains hard every day to improve his skills and does not rely only in his innate ability. Otabek carved a jade stone and gave it to him in a “friendship” necklace. He has the vague idea that Water Tribe people make and give necklaces as tokens of friendship or as good luck charms. Yuri won’t tell him its real meaning even when he likes the idea of being engaged to Otabek. Viktor is the one to tell the truth to Otabek… And he doesn’t mind. He makes another necklace for Yuri, this time a real engagement necklace. Yuri uses both.

Phichit Chulanont: He’s a carefree airbender who travels the world with Celestino as his trainer and teacher. His goal is to form a group of players and performers and that’s why he admires Viktor’s theatrical and dramatic dances on ice. Has several southern Water Tribe white hamsters as pets.  After training for some time with Yuuri and Celestino, they part ways and while visiting the Earth Kingdom he gets lost near the Si Wong Desert. Then he meets this handsome and mysterious sandbender who helps him to get to the nearest town. He doesn’t leave his side after that even when at first the sandbender doesn’t look very comfortable around him. He tries to convince the sandbender to join his group (What group?) and the sandbender hasn’t accepted yet. But hasn’t refused either.

Seung-Gil Lee: A sandbender of the Si Wong desert. Serious and quiet; he loves the desert because it’s a lonely place. One day, while hunting buzzard wasps he finds a lost airbender and walks him to the town. It’s weird because this boy is the complete opposite of him, not only in his element but in his personality. However, he doesn’t find the boy’s constant talk annoying and actually considers the idea of joining his future group of players.

Guang Hong Ji: He’s a nonbender, the only son of a famous weapon seller and swordsman in the Earth Kingdom. He had to learn to use swords and daggers, and actually he’s very skilled with a jian. He only trains because is a family tradition, but his dream is to become a player and perform in Ember Island theatre. Otabek has worked with his father and Guang Hong admires him because seems like he really enjoys what he does.

Leo de la Iglesia: He’s the eldest son of a Fire sage, and a firebender who doesn’t like fire. That’s because when he was practicing some time ago he accidentally burned his little sister in the leg. She isn’t afraid of him or the fire, but he still blames himself and tries to avoid bending at all. He’s expected to become a Fire sage, but all he wants is to be a musician. He meets Guang Ho when he went to his father’s armory to get a ritual dagger. Since then they spend a lot of time talking about joining the Ember Island players.

Those are the main ones. The other headcanons I have are:

Mila Babicheva: Firebender who trained with Yuri under Lilia’s guidance.  

Michele Crispino and Sara Crispino: From the Earth Kingdom. He’s an earthbender, she’s a nonbender.

Emil Nekola: Artistic (?) metalbender

Georgi Popovich: Nonbender. He’s the only one who actually works at the Ember Island theatre. Very dramatic actor. Has lots of fans.

JJ LeRoy: Waterbender. Comes from a family of well known Pro-Bending fighers. That’s why he’s so arrogant and he’s always challenging Yuri to fight with him.

Christophe Giacometti: Firebender HOT DAMN. Too hot to handle. He turns every single pool and bath into a sauna. Poledance with fireworks and sparks. Yeah.

Kenjiro Minami. Firebender chicken nugget. He’s from the same town as Yuuri and also finds him interesting just because he’s an airbender.


I was kinda hard for some character, since is easy to imagine them all as water/ice benders… duh…

That new season of Samurai Jack though…

So i was bored in between projects and decided to draw one of the Daughters of Aku as a lil warm up. Wanted to get the atmosphere right from their training montage scene with a classic “half mask” look. I really like the concept behind these characters and the intense action they bring to this darker season.

Hope you guys enjoy and stay tuned for more art just like this one!

I hate talking about this topic, we all do. I’ve been bullied and sent threats because of my stance on this topic, but I can’t stay silent when this kind of thing is destroying the very hobby I love and adore.

A lot of us saw that post floating around here on tumblr about how the Withdoll tinies have been recasted and that the recasters are pretty much charging almost the same price for them, which is absolutely ridiculous. Its pretty much saying “we can do whatever we want and get away with it because we have a market and loyal customer fanbase and our government has bigger things to worry about than us.” It is a disgusting demonstration of human greed.

Withdoll is an incredibly small company, with very reasonably priced dolls. Just because they have a logo and a website does not make them a huge company, and even recasting “big names” is not okay, because even then there are only a dozen or so workers involved. They are as small as small can get, and they don’t deserve to have their work stolen like this. Even with their language barrier-based mistakes in the past, nobody deserves to have their hard work taken away from them.

I was browsing facebook this morning and came across this on the SiO2 page:

In these two weeks, we received five reports that there are recast Sio2 doll on Taobao. Current recast doll list we found: White dew, Peach Deer, Bleater, and Goddess Bust pieces. Please ask for Sio2′s COA during second-hand purchasing.”

This is a new-ish company that has recently risen to fame. They sold only through Taobao for a while, and have recently acquired dealers. They, are an incredibly small company, and from what i have read, they have less than a dozen sculpts released at the moment. 

Nothing is sacred to these recasters. If they can recast a doll worth $160 and make a profit off of it, who isn’t to say that our more-so inexpensive companies will not eventually fall victim to this? And Sio2 is pretty much a stand-alone artist, so that immediately debunks the “I only buy recasts from big names” BS that we hear constantly.

I mean, even Resinsoul, one of the most inexpensive BJD companies on the market, lately has taken precautions with the introduction of Cards of Authenticity when they released their Deer sculpts, and have extended the CoAs to most of their sculpts (as far as i have read). I don’t want to have the legitimacy of my dolls questioned because they were older, second-hand, or heads only and i don’t have the CoAs for them. I don’t want to have to constantly prove the legitimacy of them by having my receipts on hand ready to show anyone who asks. I don’t even want to shop second hand if recasts of small companies are being made, even on DoA.

These people are destroying our hobby, and they don’t even care. They try to justify theft with excuses that have been proven false time and time again. Enough with the excuses. We are the ones being pounded into submission and silence here, not the anti-artist crowd. Our legit companies are the ones being bullied, not the recast owners. Its sad we have to preach the same things again and again, but look at what is happening; Small companies getting recasted, Newbies going towards recasts because of mistakes they made and now they see the pro-artists as unwelcoming, declines in the second hand market and artist shops, stand-alone artists only releasing limited quantities of their work, etc. These recast owners are destroying the very thing they want to be a part of just because they want these “pretty toys.”

I think we need to have another pro-artist day so we can all bring awareness to these reoccurring issues. I think more people with a lot more influence than I do need to speak up about how this is impacting our hobby.

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AA!! I am talking and I have a thing to SAY please read!!
GUYS!! I need your help with a thing, me and a few friends have been talking about it for a while and I wanted some opinion from the Tumblr Kids.
Y’see, we’re all tired of those fools who come to newbie artsy kids who want to share their arts in the interwebs and say stuff to them like:

(this one is a great example with all the “you NEED to” and “It’s NOT LIKE THAT”)

WELL we can all agree that is NOT constructive criticism and it SUCKS
SO! What we’ve been wanting to do is create a blog with ACTUAL support, advice and positivity for artists! Focusing on the young and the beginners! 

I may be no pro but I’ve been really wanting to do something to help and support artsy kids, and I’ll have help from some other more experienced friends so I think on that part I’ll be fine, I’m just really nervous because I’m not sure where to start and I really want this to work out y’know??

So if you see this please I’d love some feedback and advice!! I want to make this happen but I can’t do it on my own!! Thanks in advance and have a great day <3

I need advices...

Alright so…. My PC laptop is good for trash. So, I’m going to buy myself a new laptop but here’s the thing: I’m bad when it comes to choose. 

My mom really wants me to buy a Mac and I’m not against it, but BOY are they expensive! :\ Plus, I’m used to work with PC, but they get virus very easy and that’s one of the reasons why I’m getting rid of mine in the first place. So my choices are really in the apple’s laptop. But now is the complicated thing… WHICH ONE SHOULD I TAKE? 

The MacBook? The MacBook Air? Or the MacBook Pro? The MacBook seems great but the screen is so small! I know that the MacBook air is cheaper, but it seems like there’s a lot of flaws with it. And the MacBook Pro, so expensive…

I really want to make the good decision, and some of you might have advices to give me on this topic. I just want a good laptop so I can draw again with my tablet.

Help me ;w;

Taadaaaa! Never thought haikyuu!! would be such a great show 😍
(And honestly I want to go to disneyland so badly right now T.T)