i'll draw them better now that i have an idea of how i draw them

RFA+V+SAERAN: Given a blank piece of paper, a pencil, and nothing to do, what would happen?

A/N: Here guys, I wrote this MONTHS ago (like right before we made the blog. It’s kinda like a part 2 to the one I wrote about who’s a doodler or a writer) And I figured i could give y’all something to read <3 ~Admin 404


               -Pretty sure I’ve already established that this guy is a DOODLER

               -He’d doodle anything and everything

               -Stars, MC and himself, animals

               -Tries his hardest to professionally draw his LOLOL character

               -He’s the type to write out his characters stats on said piece of paper

               -  Kind of like Dungeons and Dragons

               -No inch of the paper is left blank

               -It makes no difference to him if the doodles overlap, they’re all beautiful in his eyes!!

               - Yoosung, sweetie, we can’t hang this up in a museum I’m sorry


               -Are you kidding

               -Rewriting your lines is the best way to memorize them!

               -Some of the lines are written multiple times in a row

               -Others, you can’T EVEN READ THEM


               -They’re written up, down, side-ways, diagonal (how do you read this, I’d get a headache)

               -“Babe, can you help me with this? Just read it and tell me if I’ve gotten it right!”

               -Uh, yeah, okay sure um lmao

               -You’re turning the paper around in circles to read the lines



               -Poor baby is so over worked, she’d probably be so confused over a blank piece of paper

               -“This…. is blank?? Shouldn’t there be reports printed on this so I can proofread?? What is hAPPENING”

               -Honestly just stares at the paper for a while before it finally clicks

               -“Hey, I don’t have to work on this, this is GREAT why don’t I have MORE blank pages of paper????”

               - Uses it as scratch paper to test if her pens are working

               -Doodles little angry emoticons every time she thinks about Jumin and his stupid projects

               -Really has no other use for this blank piece of paper

               -Doesn’t want to use it for work but also just….doesn’t…know…what to do

               -Yet, every time she comes across one in a folder, she brightens up a little


               -“This… is blank. This should not be blank. Who compiled this folder? Did they mean to leave a blank page at the end? Why is it-” JUMIN P L E A S E

               -No more files to look through? No more reports?

               -Welp, this blank page is now filled with more information on the project he was working on at the time

               -Hand writes notes on the paper and keeps it with the file

               - Why can’t you…I dunno… do something fun with it

               - Dammit Jumin

               -If he isn’t using the paper for notes, he’s using it to keep track of his future project ideas

               - “Cat hotels, cat wine, cat cat cat cat

               -Makes sure he finds this piece of paper is as organized and pretty as he finds Elizabeth the Third MC



               -Seriously what else is he gonna do with his spare time

               -If he’s (surprisingly) not drawing memes on said piece of paper, he’ll write on it


               -“Saeyoung you keep handing me this paper but I have no idea what it says”

               -“Figure it out :^)”

               -He likes to see how frustrated you get when you spend hours trying to figure it out on your own

               -You’d just Google it but he shut off the WiFi

               -He’s decided that he’ll write cute little messages in binary every time he finds a blank piece from now on

               -“This better not be a meme in binary, Saeyoung.” “MC! I would NEVER!”

               - Okay but this dork actually writes such sweet things to you, and can’t wait until you actually figure it out


               -“??? MC? Why are you handing me a blank piece of paper?”

               -Will probably be confused as well, but will quickly think of something to do

               -If you’re sitting with him, he’ll ask you to play silly little games with him!!

               -Tic-tac-toe! Dots and boxes! Pictionary!

               -Loves to mess with you when you play

               -“MC, look out the window, do you see that bird? Isn’t it beautiful? What are you talking about? I’ve had this many boxes before you turned around”

               - Always smiles and laughs, giving himself away

               -If you aren’t around to play, he’ll probably write cute messages for you to find around the house


               -“Saeran! Here! Draw your feelings on this piece of paper!!!”

               - Saeyoung, that’s a bad idea…

               -He’ll accept the paper, but waits until his brother leaves the room

               -Doesn’t draw on it, but scribbles words onto it that he hides from you

               -He calls Saeyoung back into the room as he folds the paper into an airplane

               -Aims for his “Idiot Brother’s” face

               -Leaves the room in disgust when Saeyoung starts to pout and fake cry

               - Y'all know the paper just had a big “Fuck You” written on it

               -You can’t even deny it

anonymous asked:

Hey, I have zero experience in drawing or any kind of manual art like that. But I've decided I want to try and learn even just the basics, but the resources online are sketchy and I have no knowledge to be able to decipher what's good and what's not. I really love your art, I know you probably get this a lot but where do you think I should start?

ALRIGHT alright alright I’m going to make this some sort of ”beginner artist” masterpost and include as many resources as I possibly can. I am going to assume you want to focus on the ”drawing” aspects of art since it can take many forms. Here are some pointers and resources I consider vital when learning how to draw, things I’ve learned from multiple art oriented courses. This is going to be a very quick and general thing and I’ll make some serious and properly drawn tutorials in the future (the drawings in this one are going to be embarrassing, try to only take the general idea from them) but to start off:

  • Before you jump into drawing in any particular style, learn your realism.

This is probably mistake #1 in many young art enthusiasts: they go straight into wanting to draw either anime, or a particular cartoon’s style because a stylized form of art is much more appealing to them than realistic things. Which is valid, but I’ll have you know in order to get any of those styles right, you have to learn the basics AND ONLY THEN proceed to use that knowledge to ”deform” said realism into any style you want. Be it learning from life drawing and observing, pictures online of real people or animals. When you look at a big household name in the artist world’s work, as flashy as their stuff might be, a trained eye is able to tell immediately if the person has proper anatomical knowledge or not, no matter how much they try to mask it with ”this is just my style.” Let me show you an example: 

(excuse the 5 minute sketches pls, note these are actually highly inaccurate (the knees should be placed lower on the second drawing and calves shouldn’t be as big as the thighs) but I wanted to demonstrate ”realistic proportions” in contrast to more of a stylized drawing in a really quick way, a google search for “human anatomy” will bring up much more accurate visual representations of all this so I highly recommend doing that)

But basically in order to play around with anatomy you first need to learn realistic proportions (you don’t need to absolutely master them or anything, but you need to know things like the distance between the forehead, eyes + nose and chin correlate, places where fat stores in comparison to where muscle stores, the size of the forearm until in reaches the wrist/arm are practically the same, arms + hands reach below the hipbone and halfway to the the upper thigh) and only then proceed to bend those rules to create your own stylized version of things, which means you get to play around with a lot of shapes like so: 


For the love of all that is holy make use of guidelines, whether with a light colored blue or red pencil if you’re drawing by hand or a sketch layer in Photoshop/SAI etc. They will help out so much when it comes to knowing where you should place each feature. Many people attempt to draw directly without them and while after a lot of practice it might work, to start off you really need to understand basic figure building.

(I’m literally drawing all these one drawing a minute excuse the shittiness I’m just trying to get the point across ahah gOD THESE ARE PISSPOOR)

  • Carry a little sketchbook with you if you can and draw strangers while riding the train, bus, etc. Just draw whatever you see.

It’s not only entertaining when you might be bored out of your mind but extremely productive to draw people, animals, scenery, anything you can see that you might want to sketch out for practice, you can. No better way to learn than real life. 

  • Take time to draw. And draw. And draw.

You will not learn or improve overnight, bettering yourself when it comes to art is an endless and ongoing lifelong process. But it won’t be due to osmosis, you gotta sit your ass down and draw as frequently as you can afford to (although excesses can be bad for you, learn to also take breaks and find comfortable positions because drawing CAN REALLY MESS UP YOUR BACK like badly and you don’t wanna end up hunched over because of it or with tendonitis) But believe me: practice makes perfect and if you learn to observe and understand why you’re drawing what you’re drawing, why are you placing that line where you’re placing it and start thinking in 3D, you will surely improve.

Now for the part you truly want to look out for -






Last but not least, some artists that inspire me beyond words and that might also inspire you.

I hope this helps!


idek how i ended up thinking about a hp au but have the dgm ot4

my headcanons under the read more (it’s rather long and i’m no writer so… yeah _(:3 7)_ )


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anonymous asked:

HC Of MC being an artist?? If you could do that I'll love you foreverrrrrr my lord

Hope you like it! It was fun trying to make each MC a little different artistically :)


  • He walks in on you sketching one day on the bed, taking a break from your studying to relax.
  • He didn’t know you drew!
  • You try to hide what you’re drawing but the way he pouts at not being able to see it melts your heart.
  • So you show him the little comics you doodle to relieve stress.
  • He reads through them, his little giggles and gasps helping to relieve your nerves; you’d never shown anyone them before.
  • “These are amazing!”
  • He’s gushing as he goes through each, moving on past your sketches to the ones you’ve fully colored, eventually dropping it on the bed and grabbing your hands excitedly.
  • “You’re so talented! I’m so jealous!”
  • You’re laughing, not having expected such a reaction.
  • If he had a tail, it’d be wagging enthusiastically right now.
  • Begs you to draw a comic about you two and of course you agree because how can you say no to him?
  • When it’s done, you give it to him and the dork frames it, showing it off to everyone he knows.


  • He watches as you set up a desk in the corner of your shared bedroom and arrange your supplies meticulously once you’re fully moved in.
  • It seems to be something you do often but he’s never around to see it? He loves seeing the finished product but he would really love to watch you sometime.
  • You usually paint whatever catches your eye, landscapes, plants, animals, but he hasn’t seen any portraits of people.
  • So he asks one day if there was a reason, and you say you’re not very good at it. He wants to see you try, so you give in.
  • You pick a picture of you two that you like a lot and proceed to swipe your brushes across the paper, slowly bringing the two of you to life via your art.
  • It’s absolutely breath-taking, but as you focus on the details of his face he realizes something
  • no, what are the odds of that
  • He goes over to a bookshelf and pulls out a book in which he’s stored any art he’s received from fans in the past, flipping through it until he finds what he’s looking for.
  • Pulling out an old but well-taken care of picture, he stares at it in disbelief before bringing it back to you.
  • “Was this… from you?”
  • You nod shyly; you’d told Jaehee you’d been a fan of his for years and the proof was in front of you now.
  • He leans down and gives you a passionate kiss; his prince/ss is so talented and he’s so proud.


  • She’s absolutely captivated by the things you paint on your canvas.
  • She’s so impressed by the amount of talent flowing from you.
  • It’s incredibly relaxing to sit with some coffee and watch as you fill up the white space with whatever crosses your mind.
  • She incorporates as much as possible into the decorating scheme of the cafe, and she changes them out occasionally when you produce things she likes more.
  • She suggests selling some at future RFA parties to replace V’s pictures since no one’s been able to find him since he disappeared.
  • You’re not sure they’re good enough for that but she informs you she’s had customers come up to her and inquire about buying what she displays in the cafe.
  • You’re shook
  • People want to buy your art?
  • Wow.
  • She ends up shyly asking if you’ll teach her and you two start spending the mornings of your days off lost in a world of your own making.


  • You don’t tell him, nor do you have any intention to.
  • Revered online for your talents, you’re actually quite proud of your work but you’re positive he won’t understand.
  • Because you generally only draw fanart.
  • Your favorite movies, books, games… any and all of it. You even offer commissions, which brings in a little cash of your own for you to spend.
  • It’s not that you need the money, but sometimes you just want to bring in something.
  • Unfortunately, someone uncovers your identity and the newspaper catch wind of it.
  • How embarrassing. Some of your more popular pieces are featured in articles, though they thankfully don’t pick any of your more… risque works.
  • Yikes™
  • You’re waiting on pins and needles for him to bring it up to you, but he just… doesn’t.
  • So one night you bring it up to him. Isn’t he upset? Ashamed?
  • He just stares at you blankly, his hand twitching in the manner it does when he’s confused.
  • “What do I have to be ashamed about? My love is an extremely talented and skilled artist. If anything, I am proud of you.” wait what
  • “B-but I draw fanart…”
  • He pulls you into his arms, pressing kisses to your forehead. “Maybe it’s not what people consider conventional, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful.”


  • He’s very impressed with what he finds when he looks you up online.
  • Wow… you’re quite skilled in a manner of different things, but you seem to prefer animating things.
  • You end up sending him emojis you design for yourself for the chat and they’re even better quality than his shit does he need to ask you to redesign all of them now?
  • He’s completely shocked when he sees the crappy tablet you’ve been using but you’re a poor college student, what did he expect?
  • When you move in with him, he surprises you with the nicest one he could find he did a lot of research to figure out what the best one would be for you
  • He’s lowkey jealous, especially when you start to teach Saeran and his brother quickly becomes better?? than him?? how is this fair??
  • When he opens his toy shop, you’re the one designing the ads and doing anything super artistic.
  • He ends up convincing you it’s a good idea to market your abilities and maybe he helps a little with his old skills
  • He’s so proud of his artsy fartsy babe~

Another little snapshot, a follow-up to this; Emma and Killian are first years at Hogwarts, and they do not get along.

Emma Swan was a know-it-all.

Killian had noticed this fact on his first day at Hogwarts, and since then, it had been proven over and over. She thought she knew everything because she came from a well-known family of witches and wizards. And he knew all about that, because there was no way around knowing it, since she kept talking about it.

“My mom says the secret is to really believe it,” he heard her saying to Elsa as they left the room after another Charms class in which Emma had been the first to manage the Lumos charm.

“My aunt always says that too!” Elsa agreed – of course she agreed, she always did. “Say it like you mean it!”


Killian glared at the backs of their heads, the memory of his own rather disappointing attempt at the charm burned into his brain. It had been a pretty pathetic flicker, especially compared to the perfect golden glow that Emma had called forth.

He wasn’t sure what he’d done wrong. He’d read up on all of the charms already, even though they weren’t really supposed to read ahead. He’d asked Liam a million questions after he’d gotten his letter.

But Killian hadn’t grown up with magic. He didn’t have a fancy magical family with a fancy house. (He didn’t know what kind of house Emma lived in, but he imagined it as a kind of manor house like you saw in the movies, with gardens and tall windows and servants.) He didn’t have a mother who told him to believe or a father who was so good at Charms that the professor kept rambling on about how he’d been his best student ever. He was Muggle-born, and Liam had already warned him that some people thought that made him a worse wizard than those who came from a pureblood magical family.

He was going to prove them all wrong. It was just a stupid charm. He knew how it worked. He’d just have to practice.

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selinadraws  asked:

Momma, I feel really sad. I'm not very good at anything, and the only thing I'm okay at is drawing so I really wanna apply at TAW (the Animation Workshop in Viborg) but I'm scared I'll get rejected cus they accept very few. I don't know what else I want to do with my life, drawing is my passion and has always been, but I'm not very good. I don't know what to do if i don't get in, I have horrible grades and I'm not good at anything. Please help momma.

I had a look at your blog and your work is really good so far and I don’t think you don’t give yourself enough credit! You might not think you’re very good right now, but you must recognize that you are capable, and do have the capacity to get better! The only thing holding you back from improving is not doing!

If you feel the Spark of Desire that drawing and animation instills in you, now is the best time to be doing research into what you’ll need when it comes time to apply for your Dream School actually, let’s reframe that as “a Really Nice School to Get Into”. While TAW might be a great goal to strive for, don’t psychologically hinge your success on it; there’s a chance you might not be accepted, so don’t let that possibility crush you or your goals — the road of Life is rocky, so make sure you have detours planned ahead!

  • Find out what the portfolios of accepted students look like and start thinking about what you’d like in yours to have evaluated; you don’t need to start of those projects immediately, but it’s something that should keep in the back of your mind.
  • What tools and software are forming the industry standards? If you can “get access” to these tools, learning their high-functions through video tutorials will let you work quicker, more efficiently, better let your ideas flow onto the page and make you more attractive as a candidate. Also, that first year of classes might also be REALLY EASY AS A RESULT.
  • Mix up your mediums and subjects! M.O.D.’s been working out a new fabric-based art-style; could you benefit from trying something completely different too? A good portfolio will have a mixture of styles and mediums; it shows flexibility and a willingness to experiment!

Finally, if you think your grades are a concern, speak with your teachers or councillors about how you can get them up where you’d like them. They’re there to help and college will require good study habits and organization; things you can be learning right now!

If you have a passion, get your teeth in there and don’t let go! And you know what? I bet if you submitted some art to us, our fans would tell you that -Yes- you ARE good at something.

Keep yearning and taking those steps! We love you!

- Engineer Dave


Do you ever just look at your art and think “I have no idea how to format this so I’m just going to post it”? Yeah.

Anyways, here are my gemsonas! Finally did a lineup of them to get a better idea of how they looked compared to one another (and to unofficially introduce Star Sunstone). Moldavite and Vesuvianite both got an update to their designs (poor Moldavite only has one arm now). Star Sunstone’s may get a redesign sometime in the future but I’m satisfied with her design right now. Moon is…the same as usual haha.

Threw in Moldavite / Moon / Vesuvianite’s fusions for fun too (not to-scale and only two arms shown because drawing multiple arms sucks. I’m leaving that for another day). Not 100% set on their fusion names or designs yet, but as they are now, it’s: Moldavite + Moon = Blue Jade, Moon + Vesuvianite = Chrysocolla, and Vesuvianite + Moldavite = Green Aventurine. Moldavite, Moon, and Vesuvianite’s fusion is Rainbow Ammolite, which I’ll post eventually. I haven’t designed on any of their fusions with Star Sunstone, but Star Sunstone + Moon = Galaxite B) 

Moon’s Bio, Moldavite’s Bio, and Vesuvianite’s (old) Bio. Star Sunstone’s new so she doesn’t have a bio yet! I’ll do a little writeup for her later, and I’ll be posting a mini tutorial on my process for designing her.

Some fun facts about each gem undercut:

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xenzen-thewholeshebang  asked:

I credit your tumblr posts about armor for getting me back into drawing art again after a dry spell lasting several years. I'll scan it one of these days. I know how you feel about back sheaths for swords, but what about daggers/short swords? How long can it be?

There’s evidence from various Eastern cultures that short swords were worn across the back (sometimes two, crosswise) but my beef is with it appearing, and being justified for appearing, in Western “historical” settings when it’s just leaked over from fantasy.

I don’t mind it in fantasy if there’s a bit of realistic sense applied: the length of sword carried by human characters like Conan and Aragorn, or indeed non-human characters like Drizzt Do’Urden and Elric (who may have special dispensation due to being a sorcerer and not carrying a sword so much as a sword-shaped demon) is limited by them not having arms like Reed Richards or Elastigirl, after which all bets are off.

That’s why your question got a big grin and a fuller answer than just a list of blade lengths… :-D (And congrats on getting back into your art work again; I’m pleased to have had something to do with it!)

A quick and easy way to find out how long (or short) can be managed is to get a broomhandle, length of dowel, long ruler etc., and with enough of it in your “strong” hand to act as a sensibly-sized grip, reach back behind your head with your “weak” hand - it looks like you’re putting on deodorant - and brace it against the top of your strong-side shoulder. (If a friend or family member can do this, it’s far easier!) Now “draw”, and see how much “useful blade” comes up beyond the braced fingers representing the top of the scabbard.

Holding it firmly against your back represents a scabbard secured at top and bottom, and you’ll have to draw straight up until clear.

Now have your friend etc. hold the dowel, ruler, whatever just at shoulder height, or pass it through a loop of string - you can hold this from the front - to represent a scabbard secured only at the top. Note that IRL a scabbard like this would flap about in an annoying way. (However, it could also be one which has been released at the bottom by reaching back with the off hand to release a hook or strap - a usefully dramatic “threat gesture” like a gunfighter pulling his coat-tail back.)  You can draw a slightly longer blade this way, but the increase is only a couple of inches at most, and you’re now bringing it horizontally forward past your own carotid and jugular…

I experimented with four swords from my own collection…

…and results are for my height, 5ft 10in / 178cm, build (overly chunky…) and arm-length 24in / 61cm palm to pit, YMMV: 

(1) a Kris Cutlery “Bronze” - really brass, inaccurate enough to be a fantasy sword, but very pretty and, conveniently, the only one with a scabbard - blade 21in / 53.5cm…

(2) An Albion Swords Mainz gladius, 1st generation - blade 20in / 51cm…

(3) A Del Tin Del Tin 2140 Oakeshott type XIV (the original is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York)  - blade 31.5in / 80cm…

(4) A Del Tin 2121 Oakeshott type X - blade 33in / 84cm…

(1) The “bronze” draws in both positions with only a couple of inches to spare, and occasionally “trips” on the lip at the top of the scabbard, risking a poke in the shoulder with a very sharp point.

(2) The gladius “draws” cleanly in both styles - who would have thought one inch would make such a difference? - but since it’s fully sharp, the horizontal draw past my neck is unnerving and a fumble without protection would be very dangerous. NB, the usual interpretation by military historians like H. Russell Robinson is that the Roman legionary not only wore his gladius at his hip on a belt or cross-strap, but usually his right hip for a same-side draw so as not to interfere with the position of his shield (one or two volleys of pila (javelins) would have been thrown at the enemy, then the shield wall would close up, then the swords came out.)

(3) and (4) - forget it. They’re both too long for me, and I suspect for most people my height who haven’t arms like gibbons. When my arm’s at full extension, there’s plenty of blade still undrawn, so it’s easy to see that an even longer blade (like the Braveheart claymore, for instance) wouldn’t draw that way either. Back-carry for these swords is as luggage, not for use, and as historical novelist Alfred Duggan suggested, it may be the only time and reason a sword was ever worn that way. As mentioned before, there’s no pictorial evidence of medieval European back-carry at all…

Back-sheathed daggers for over-shoulder draw? First thought is “Legolas did it in the LotR movies” and second thought is “I have no idea why, except that it looked cool and different.” 

Third thought is, “no historical evidence or indeed reason.”

Daggers and knives, especially if fancy but even if just functional, usually went openly on the belt (see any amount of historical art for details of where and how) or secretly, though how “secret” such  common practice was, I can’t say :-) up a sleeve, down a boot or in other concealed places like on a string round the neck. These would all be weapons for deliberate assassination or surprise back-ups of last resort - in both instances, wearing them openly on a back-scabbard defeats that purpose.

Tiny thin things like stilettos could also hide as part of rolled seams, punch-daggers as part of a belt-buckle, they could also be up inside the hilts of other weapons (Mughal and Rajput warriors seem to have loved this one) or even, if the steel is springy enough, curled under a hat-band. This was mentioned in James Clavell’s novel “Shogun”, and I’ve seen flat, slender blades that could do it. Not fighting knives, but for those times when any weapon is better than none. (The couple I handled were literally as sharp as razor-blades, and not much thicker.)

Over the shoulder for daggers is really just more fantasy - but at least they’re short enough to do it without difficulty, except for taking off your own ear or slicing open your own neck if you’re careless. But movie heroes never do that…

Hope this helps!

//Okay woah, woah. First of all, sit down and get ready to read because it’s time to have a little art improvement talk. Mama Talon is on the case so here we go I’ll put this under a read more because who knows how long this is going to get, I can get a little carried away when talking about art and stuff.

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It’s time for the weekly mega-post with my feelings about Yuri on Ice, and this time it’s the turn of Episode 4!

Which is Kubo’s favorite, apparently. Will it also be my favorite? Let’s see! Now with extra juicy theories!

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titsandtrees  asked:

Hi Dustin! I work at my school as an illustrator and I find myself struggling with deadlines. Not so much meeting them but dealing I guess with the looming presence of them, haha. Even just starting out on a new project, I feel like if I'm not working I'm doing something wrong. Kind of like homework. Do you have any tips on how to deal with the stress? I know this is something I want to do the rest of my life, but I don't know if I'll be able to handle the deadlines. Thank you!

hey sorry for the slow response, i hope you’ve pulled out of stress mode by now, but if not- i think the best way i’ve found to work under pressure is to do what i can. On some nights, i can barely be creative to come up with new things, so i do the things that require only the technical aspects and more of the draftsman side of me like refining linework on some pages, revisions, production work on the computer. Sometimes even just cutting paper and cleaning out my brushes and my watercolor trays ( which i enjoy a LOT).

there also days where i cant draw AT ALL. where i can barely make a face work, all eyes i draw look crossed, and my anatomy and mech designs fail. those days, i’ll jsut do rough layouts and focus on storytelling and concepts for ideas i’d like to do later.

i guess what it goes back to is just doing what you can, when you can. all things take time, so its a matter of making time for them all, even if its not in the order you want or are used to. But once you get to know yourself and your habits better, it gets easier. and i think the best way to get to know yourself is by keeping yourself always going, even on days you dont want to or cant.

its harder than it sounds, but you can do it. It gets easier with time. and also if you’re doing art for a living, you’re gonna go broke if you dont :)