Which do you find more important in drawing a character: Expression and energy of the piece, or staying accurate to the design?
Personally, I find expression and energy in a drawing are far more important than accuracy. Of course I think its important that the character stays somewhat on model. They need to look recognizable and also not be so out of whack that they just look silly.
However, for me, being bound by trying to keep every proportion correct and every detail spot on can drain the life out of a drawing.
Movement, acting, expression, and energy all give life to a character and a good drawing with all those things can reveal a character’s personality and story within a single image.
My personal goal as an artist is to share my characters and their stories. There are so many ways you can do that. I find I am most happy though when I do it by drawing various actions and expressions.
Just about to go to sleep when suddenly my brain comes up with an idea for Part 9 (even though I’m working on Part 7). Not going to say much, other than this:
- I’m going to have to do more unnecessary unnerving medical/surgical operation research
- it’s going to be graphic, oh man will it be graphic
- it’ll be unsettling, intense, and have quite a lot of feels
- everyone will probably hate me(??)
Like fuck, I have a clear picture of what’ll happen, and oh BOY, it’s going to be a ride - again. I’m disturbed just thinking about it.
I’m convinced my inner psychopath comes out at night XD
Hi, could I get some reassurance? Our system recently found about a new alter, who views himself as a black slave, and while I know alters aren't pick-and-choose and can even understand why he formed that way, anxiety is really bad today... I hope your week goes really well
I’m sorry you’re struggling so much. It really isn’t something that can be controlled unfortunately, but do not fret, with time and healing, perhaps he’ll see himself as a free and empowered person. Through acceptance, therapy, self care, and patience, even the most upsetting of identity labels can be healed.
ok but imagine Pidge as the Toddler From Hell™ terrorizing teenage Matt and Shiro (but mostly Matt)
Shiro comes over to hang out with Matt and they’re left home alone to look after Pidge. Somehow Shiro accidentally lets the f-word slip in front of lil toddler Pidge and suddenly Pidge is running around the house screaming “FUCK” at the top of her lungs.
Matt is chasing her, completely pale and trying to shush her while Shiro just: “SHIT I’m so sorry oh wait cRAP I DIDN’T MEAN TO–ohmygod I should shut up now I am so sorry….”
Pidge: “FUCK!! SHIT!! CRAP!!” (Matt is screaming in the background)
Later that night at dinner….
Sam @ Pidge: “So, sweetie, did you have fun with Matt and Shiro today?”
Matt goes white as a sheet, Sam turns red, and Colleen nearly faints
Matt takes the fall and says he accidentally said the f-word in front of Pidge, not Shiro
Years later, Pidge is like “holy crap isn’t Shiro the one who actually taught me the f-word” and Shiro’s like “oh fuck, I meAN SHIT I MEAN I DIDN’T, IT WASN’T ME IT WAS MATT!!”
Pidge tattled on Matt ALL THE TIME. Like the time he wanted to try driving their dad’s car and backed it into a trash can. Rip Matt.
MATT FALLS ASLEEP ON THE COUCH AND PIDGE DRAWS ON HIS FACE WITH SHIRO’S HELP
Shiro actually caught Pidge in the act but he decided to join in rather than stop her
PIDGE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH MATT AND SHIRO AND WINNING BECAUSE (of course) THEY LET HER
Later she secretly watches them play from the doorway when she got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night aND SHE FIGURES OUT THEY WERE GOING EASY ON HER SO SHE SITS HER ASS DOWN AND THROWS A FUCKING TANTRUM RIGHT THERE
The next time they play, Shiro and Matt play fairly per Pidge’s request, but of course she loses and proceeds to throw another tantrum :’)
Matt brings home a girl he has a crush on and PIDGE SHOWS HER HIS DIARY
Matt: “That is NOT MINE”
Pidge, with her hands on her hips: “Well my name isn’t MATT” *points at where Matt signed his name at the bottom of the page*
Shiro pops in to drop off something he borrowed from Matt and notices Matt and the girl are getting along really well and calls out, “Oh so you told her you like her?? That’s great buddy!!” and gives him a thumbs up. Matt wants to crawl into a hole and die.
The girl leaves 30 mins later and Shiro’s casually hanging around the kitchen like “uhhh sorry man I didn’t mean to fuck that up for you” and Matt just gives him A Look.
PIDGE TACKLING MATT TO THE GROUND WHEN HE’S PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AGAINST SHIRO AND YELLING “GO SHIRO GO KICK HIS BUTT AND BEAT HIM UP!!!” AND MATT’S LIKE “SLFAHJF GET OFF OF ME” AND SHIRO IS JUST FURIOUSLY HITTING BUTTONS ON HIS CONTROLLER
Shiro wins after Matt finally gets his tiny sister off him
Matt: “You’re my sister!! Who’s side are you on?!?!”
Pidge, sitting in Shiro’s lap with a sHIT-EATING GRIN ON HER FACE: “Shiro’s” :DDDDD (MATT FEELS SO BETRAYED)
Now Matt questions how he even dealt with Pidge as a kid and she’s just like “idk but you still love me so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
WARNING: the following text contains spoilers and can be considered disturbing to some readers. especially my brain, because it’s leaking out my ears after typing this.
This is the first movie ever I’ve gone to see on opening night. And let me just say that, for the record, I’m glad I went to watch with friends. Without them, I would have most likely calmly exited the room, climbed up to the roof, and dived straight off.