Keeping a journal is not something that you should force yourself to do. This is most important. Journaling is a comfort thing, for me at least. I started journaling as a small child. I was alone most of the time and I had no one to talk to, so I talked to my journal. Over time, once I was safe and out of a house where people were constantly sneaking around my space to find my journals and read my secrets, I was able to start journaling more about what was really going on now & all those years ago, and that’s when the art journaling started.
anon asked me what types of things are in my journals. there is a lot of stuff in them so i’ll just give you a brief rundown.
+ i use markers, crayons, oil / chalk pastels, watercolor / acrylic paints, colored pencils, etc to color a page and then write something over it. you can see some examples here and here! sometimes i add glitter or stickers or whatever else i’m feeling like putting. i also have stencils if i want to make the letters of what i am making look different than my handwriting!
+ i will sometimes print out a picture that i like from tumblr (example), or a picture that i have taken (IE: here - my childhood room), and write my own words on it.
+ sometimes i take words from other things, cut them out, and paste them onto my own, or a tumblr picture. here i used some lines from a poem that i found by Emily Berry, and here i cut words out of a book to make a poem of sorts. (i use books that i didnt like and that ill never read again.)
+ i have lots and lots of stickers, and some are letters. so ill use those to write something and color or doodle or add more stickers to it lol ! idk, little things like that bc stickers r wonderful !
+ and then i write a lot, of course. writing in my journal is one of the most important parts. it is where the thoughts that don’t have anywhere to go, go! the ones that feel icky and embarrassing, or just casual thoughts like, “OMG i discovered new music today!” lol, stuff like that. and sometimes i will do some form of art?? and the write around it. idk i think it looks cool lol. an example of this is here & here!
+ the rest is just….. more of the same honestly. sometimes i will write sentences over and over and over again to express how strongly i feel them? idk what else.
Anon also asked me for tips on how I keep my journal going, and how I finish it. I’m not quite sure how to answer this but it kinda goes back to what i was saying in the beginning: you shouldn’t be forcing yourself to journal. in my opinion, that just defeats the purpose! why would you be journaling if you didnt like to do it? i mean, sure maybe its an assignment or something idk, thats fine. but if you want to start a journal but then decide you dont want to anymore there is nothing wrong with that.
some other things that are important to take into consideration are:
+ you don’t have to journal every single day. that is not a “Journal-er requirement” of some sort. you just do it when you want to do it!! that’s it. it’s that simple. and if you don’t finish a journal but wanna start a new one, more power to you!!! that’s awesome, go for it.
+ you just have to let go of control. if your art or handwriting looks like shit in one entry, go ahead and cross that shit out, or leave it, or do whatever your hands want to do in that moment to the page. it is all important. it is a catalog of your feelings in that moment. maybe there is a reason you drew a heart that didn’t look “””perfect”””, keep it. or cross it out. or whatever. i highly recommend though that you dont rip it out! because every single thing you make is important in some way! and if nothing looks perfect thats awesome.
+ continuing on from that ^ no one is judging you. this is yours and no one else’s. there is no one there to critique what you created or what you wrote. in some of my journals i literally say things like, “lol omg everything is such shit man! what’re u gonna do tho ahhah!” like… its just. you can say whatever the fuck you want to, thats the great thing about journaling ! it’s yours and no one else’s. so just say whatever the heck comes to mind !
+ your writing doesnt have to be Perfect Beautiful Flowing writing (lol? idk) like it doesnt matter. if you are not a writer who fuckin cares! write anyway. it helps, especially when you feel alone.
i doodled a sloppy kagehina partner assassins AU bc i needed it in my life
i cant draw guns so i just scribbled pls spare me
(kags is supposed to be a sniper and hinata a close combat specialist. i think kags would be a one bullet and done sort of assassin while hinata gets too excited and leaves things a little too messy for his partner’s taste and they end up bickering bc “now we have to clean this up, dumbass!!!11″)
what brushes do you use? also where do you find reference photos? thanks in advance
for painting i use pretty much the default water brush in paint tool sai with a few small tweaks
almost everything else i do with the default pen/crayon brushes. i dont fiddle with the default sentences very much but i also keep switching brushes bc ive never really found one im happy with, lol
for reference photos… i hate to recommend pinterest for anything but its pretty good for fashion photoshoots and models?? and then when i find someone w the features im looking for i can google reverse-image search to find their name and more pictures of them bc people on pinterest are SHIT at sourcing
Hi! I was looking through your refs and I found one called Beauty and The Ex that looked like something I'd like to read, but the link was broken! And I couldn't find it on ao3. Do you know if there is another link to this? I think the authors name was aggybird. Thank you!!!
The link isn’t actually broken. Basically, all the Tumblr updates screwed up some old links. We update the posts when we come to them but sometimes that doesn’t work.
Every time an Error: Redirect Failed error appears, it’s a Tumblr problem and we can’t do anything to prevent it. But, please, when it appears, send us a message so we can try to update the links and we’ll send you the direct link for the fic.
We already updated the link and we think it is working now. You can check it here. If the error still appears, the link for the fic is this one.
Facial structure? I’m putting this under my DA casting so its easy to find. I’ve been using Richard’s face as a ref when I draw fenris because of how similar their facial structures are. So far I haven’t found a PoC that looks close enough to him yet.
where do u usually find your refs? im an artist and its alway hard to find them whenever i try,, i love your work also. i look up to you a lot 💕
Ok so I have a folder full of reference images (441 images total for bangtan lmao) which I found when searching for specific refs in the past. I also have a a kpop reference blog where I tag just about everything (angles, earrings, full body, half body, thighs, u name it) I usually use /search/tag1+tag2 etc. in the url bar if I’m looking for something specific (e.g /search/jimin+front+bust if I want images of jimin facing forwards and from the shoulders up) I’m still building on this blog tho so there isn’t a huge amount on it atm
Most of the refs I use are usually photos taken by fansites, so you could try checking out some fy blogs if you’re looking for specific members! They usually have a rlly big collection of photos which mean you can get just about every angle you would ever need of one person ahaha, it’s super great because then you can get yourself multiple images of them at the same angle and you’ll be able to draw from all of those refs while painting/drawing!
Can I get 2p F.A.C.E and 1p Germany and russia reacting to their s/o boxing someone and winning. Love you and your blog have fun with this.
Limit is 5 so I cut Russia -w-
While he found the sport a bit brutish he would come and support your…hobby. when he saw you backing someone into corner, he was damned impressed. when the ref had to quite literally pull you from the now defeated opponent…he was proud. You are his small and viscous little pack of dynamite. If you looked just at the right moment, you may have seen just a hint of pride.
He’s the one to cheer and hop up every time you land a punch. And damn near threaten the other fighter if they so much as misplaced a hair. Once you began dominating the fight however…he changed. His taunts became mute and his eyes wide. While immensely focused on your victory his smile grew. Your fiery attitude was a something he always loved, and seeing it in full swing was nothing less than satisfying.
Mostly he was silent and waited for the fighting to be over. He didn’t necessarily care for you getting voluntarily beaten into. But when he saw the the other person cowering and backing down, he sat up. shouts and encouragement now rang out over all your other fans. After all, if you were winning, there wouldn’t be a messy cleanup session of stitches and lectures. and this, he could get behind.
Don’t be surprised if he’s actually absent during the fights…he does not care for violence in this manor. But if he was present during your overwhelming victory, he’d be congratulatory. More than likely he’ll bake you a sill themed cake for breakfast…accompanied with an ice pack.
Ever the stoic, Ludwig looked so bored during the match. Save the noticeable flinch when the opponent landed a punch. As you returned the favor, with plenty of interest, he perked up. A faint smile tugged at his lips. It was about time some of his forced training kicked in, and you wailed on the poor enemy.
Okay. When I was returning to school I decided to start using chewing necklaces to try and stop peeling skin off of my hands, chewing on my cheeks and other harmful stims. So I went searching for a chewable necklace and realized really quickly that while people will advise you to search “chewelry” or “sensory necklace” or something like that, most of the stuff that I found by doing this was either directed to really small children, or frankly looked rather medical.
Finally, I found some cute ones, by searching for “teething bling” or “teething necklace for moms” or “chewbeads” (that last one is a brand name, but they’re pretty cute and it also pulls up similar products so I thought I’d include it) . This led me to (finally) finding chewable jewelry that was meant to be stylish and worn in the adult world, and I thought I would do some reviews of the three I have tried, to try and spread the word about these products for which Autistics are not the target audience, but which benefit me a lot.
I bought all of mine from Amazon, but Etsy seems to have them for less expensive, and both of those search terms turn up some cute ideas :) :) :)
The first necklace (black pendant) can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087ARMP6/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I got it in black and liked how the neutral color could go with almost any clothes without it seeming off (if I wear too many colors, it makes my head hurt)
I also liked how it was wide at the bottom and the shape kind of pulled at the edges of my mouth which was a nice feeling
This was my first chewing necklace and I chewed through it in a couple of weeks, because it is a pendent style, all of the chewing is relatively focused in one place, leading it to wear through quickly
Constant chewing also made it less glossy after a while
Because the chewing is concentrated in one spot, it was easy to wash
Final conclusion: A good necklace for occasional wear/chewing, easy to wash, easy to wear, nice shape, but it wears out quickly. Would still recommend.
The second necklace (green pendent) can be found here:
I like to wear things that are green, also, the look of it was nice because the variations in color made it look more like a stone pendant and less like a piece of chewable rubber, this made me feel like a secret agent
This one was a lot less expensive than the last one, I think I paid like, $8.00 for it?
Again, the wide shape, this time at the middle led to a nice pulling feeling at my mouth, which caused another form of positive sensory input in addition to the chewing
It seems to be a bit harder than the other one? And is still not starting to crack after two months
Final Conclusion:I’m not as fond of the style of this one, but it seems to be really durable and nice to chew. It’s a bit less undercover, but still has the look of an ordinary pendant.
The third necklace (Black and white beads) can be found here:
Becoming a knight in the first place was the only thing I’ve ever done that’s been worthwhile. It’s my only achievement- one that I’ve worked towards since I was seven. Everything after that hasn’t been nearly as extraordinary.
Some Rihanna fan art! The original photo ref was from a photoshoot taken in the Caribbean during Carnival, I wasn’t able to find the photographer, but some googling pulled up “splash news” as the credit for the series, taken in Barbados in 2013. Here’s the source photo:
I added some jewels here and there..she ended up with a more serious expression, maybe because I was thinking how hard it would be to be on camera all the time, even when you looked fabulous.
I also wish I had found more source photos of the costume so I could understand how the wings fit on; I added in her arm because it bugged me I couldn’t see it, and I assumed that the image had been flipped because her tattoo is “backwards.” so I didn’t add it.:(
I also wish I had seen this photo first, because it is darling:
Hi! I enjoy your work and I was wondering about how you usually set up your style when sketching people from movies or what not...your art makes my hands itch to try out lol
(First of all thank you so much !!! And second I hope you don’t mind me publishing this because I’ve gotten similar asks about this)
WELP, I’m gonna be honest, I think it’s super hard to draw real people. It’s really fun but sometimes it’s super frustrating because I don’t think I actually know how to do it better than I do, I just practise and practise until I’m like “this looks good enough” and sometimes it turns out better than other times.
One of the things I ALWAYS do is trace their faces and break it down to shapes and details (let’s take Keanu Reeves because u know, why not, I’ve drawn him non stop since the beginning of the summer). The shapes are for me to just see that “ok their chin is that wide and has that shape, and their eyebrows are shaped like that…”. Then I look at the traced face just to see exactly how everything works together and then I redraw it, and then I PRACTISE that shit. Sometimes you might even have to change small things in order for it to look more like the person on the ref. Eventually I feel comfortable enough to try out different styles for it
Another thing I do when I’m really having trouble is just looking up how other people draw the person, and if I found someone who’ve drawn them a way I like I take the features that makes it and I practise it into my own style. So references are the keys, I believe. Sometimes you might even remember a cartoon character that reminds of the person and all you have to then is to look up that character and look at what it is that reminds you of the person you’re drawing. Shit like that helps me a lot.
Idk if you can tell by the way I’m bad at explaining but I find this super difficult myself so basically look at their facial features and look on how wide and long things are and how big the empty spaces are, like forehead, chin and headshape.
it’s also fun to look at how different you can draw an actor’s characters for example, because sometimes they fit into an more different style than others (depending with what you’re happy with) It probably depends on the person’s age and stuff…
Again, I am no pro, I find it super difficult to draw real people, I just try out a bunch of different things until I’m happy with it, then it usually molds itself. I hope this explains it somewhat.
ADORABLE SPOONIE FRIENDLY STUFF!!!
I just got this ADORABLE thingY called a Heatable Hooty. Its a beanbag filled with lavender that you warm up in the microwave to use as a heating pad!! Its soooo cute and soft, and its supposed to relax tension or something idk. The smell is relaxing too. So far ive only used it on my back and its pretty soothing to use, i think i like it more than my heating pad just cause of how soft it is. thought id share in case any of you are looking for cute spoonie items and want to try it :)
Edit: if you are extremely sensitive to smells or get certain symptoms triggered by certain scents, this might not be a good product for you, the smell of the lavender isn’t super strong or anything but when you warm it up a lot and/or are not in a ventilated area the lavender smell gets a little stronger and may like, fill the area and could make you dizzy. thought id add this info just in case!!
Request from huntpraysupernatural: "HEEYYY!!! I absolutely LOOOVE everything you post specially your AMAZING writing skills!!! I was wondering if you could do a one shot dean x reader based on dean and Sam walking in on you while your in your underwear and them acting all casual but talking about how hot you are after? Leading to them fighting over you??? PLEEASEE"
Here ya go, hon! It was longer than I expected, but I had a lot of fun writing it. Enjoy!
stef omg so i was looking up refs for art and long story short, google knows me way too well to not be concerning and i went far, far down the rabbit hole, and i found this french fansite's body analysis of seb stan and he is TWO TIMES THE SIZE OF HIS STUNT DOUBLE STEF. he was SO HUGE stef how am i gonna handle cap3 how am i gonna handle buckycap what are we gonna dO,,,,???
allow me to ramble at you because I don’t know how we’re gonna handle it at all…
so one of my favorite shots in cap 2 is when steve and bucky are fighting at the end just sort of punching each other in their sides/chests and i adore it because along with the sound it’s kind of them going toe-to-toe, like these two matching titans and i kind of lose it a bit??
and the idea of them standing shoulder to shoulder also makes me happy because i think seb did extra weight training for cap 3 since he just looks bigger and i’m trying to talk myself down off the gigantic superhero chests i keep envisioning (like in justice league where it’s just broad chests everywhere!)
but you’re right though, he is bigger than james young and this is just cap 2. aaaAAAahhh????
and now there’s this:
…so yeah, imagine that in whatever new outfit they’re coming up with. and the long hair. and more action and i have no idea who i am anymore just that it is beautiful.
I feel like we all need a little bit of a break from all this growing older stuff… so here’s an enormous masterpost of all things fetus calum!!!
let’s all admire that tooth that isn’t there. ain’t that tooth a cute one.
not even a few years later and he’s still pimpin’ on the daily.
ok i sort of lost track of his age in these already so frick it lets wing this bitch
great pic of calum and me!!!
IT’S THE SAME HAT WHAT THE HELL
mmmm. so fresh and soclean
WHEN SOMEONE ASKS WHO CALUM HOOD IS JUST SHOW THEM THIS PICTURE AND ONLY THIS PICTURE.
because of this picture, i no longer believe i am an egg. calum thomas, is an egg.
THROWIN IT BACK TO THE PIERCING WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF.
throwback to when michael had all that hair and also when they actually wore color:–)
calum hood you are one fine dumbfuck.
IS HE ON A CHAIR WTH IM NOT SURE WHERE I FOUND THESE ??
another name for calum hood is me.
when sQUAD LEAVES BUT YOU’VE GOTTA ACT LIKE DA REAL MVP
when bae won’t give you their shoe. #caughtintheact
CALUM THIS LOOKS SO GOOD YOU LOOK SO GOOD IM SO EMO
your cheeks loOK SO GODDAMN PINCHABLE.
YES MICHAEL IS IN A FEW OF THESE. BITE ME.
THIS IS A RLLY NICE ONE I LIKE IT YEAH CALUM WE’RE ALL LOST IN TIME ((TEE SHIRT REF))
HE’S WORN THIS ONE YEARS LATER I THINK THE STACY’S MOM VID WOAH MIND BLOW THIS MAKES ME EMOTIONAL
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS??? I WANT TO HUG HIM BUT I CAN’T BC HE’S CURRENTLY OUT BEING BEAUTIFUL AND IN A BAND
i’ve spent so much time working on putting together a bunch of lq shitty pics instead of typing an essay and all for u calum all for u.
CALUM YOU LOOK SQUISHY
ew lucas get the hell out.
“DAMN CALUM, YOU ARE ONE FINE PIECE OF ASS, AREN’T YA”
here are several gifs, getting more current as they go.
i really hope these hurt like a buttcheek on a stick
THIS ONE KILLED ME CAN WE ALL LOOK AT HIS ARMS GOD DAMN.
we all know michael made the music video his bitch, but calum on the other hand…
BUT HAPPY FUCKIN BIRTHDAY CALUM THOMAS HOOD YOU ARE MY SUN MY STARS MY EARTH MY MOON AND WHAT MAKE ALL MY PLANETS ALIGN. I HOPE YOU HAD THE BEST DAY AND SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU SO DON’T GO DO ANYTHING TOO STUPID !!
So I did a lotta digging and found some pretty good refs for Foxy and put them together, as well as draw whatever’s going on with his legs (from what I could see anyway)
Also! Interesting fact about Foxy that’ll probably make him a lot scarier. When Foxy is running down the hall he passes a door on his right.
Looking at the picture you can see his height compared to the door. He’s a bit taller than the top of the door. The average door is about 80 inches tall (that’s 6 feet 8 inches). What this means is that Foxy is probably a little over 7 feet tall, and I believe it’s safe to assume the other Animatrons are around that height as well.
Mew Ringo, who featured in the Playstation 1 game. I REALLY loved her design when I was younger and loved she was a Penguin Mew ^^ Wilst looking up refs, I found she was the 6th Mew, not the 7th as she was created before Berry. The more you know~ Ichigo or Zakuro next!