i'm amazed that i can do this

anonymous asked:

Hey Tracy! I know you get these kinds of messages all the time, but I feel the overwhelming need to express how much your comic and your art continue to inspire me for years. I'm experiencing a serious burn out because of art school right now, and it's been hard to motivate myself lately (thinking "what good will it do to make art when there are people out there who are infinitely better than you"). But just scrolling through your comics strangely makes me feel okay again. So thank you.

Thank you. That’s truly sweet of you to say, and I’m very touched to hear my comic helps sometimes.

I can relate to what you’re feeling. I think we all experience that. There’s such an array of amazing work on social media these days - it’s difficult not to compare yourself to all of it like a proper masochist. To an extent, I suppose you have to rejigger your thinking - at least on a good day - to regard the overwhelming amount of skill out there as more of a reason to keep trying than a reason to give up.  Look at what’s possible and how many great artists there are to learn from.  But also bear in mind that you don’t have to be as good as all of those people in all of those areas to find success or to feel fulfilled. Be concerned with what everyone else is doing only to the degree that it helps you along.  Above all, you gotta find your thing and get good at that.  Your thing matters because you’re the only one who can do it, with your specific sense of the world and your specific hands. That’s what’ll ultimately set you apart, what’ll make your work marketable…memorable…meaningful to someone else.

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.

In honor of John Silver, dailyblacksails brings you John Silver Appreciation Week. Starting December 4th - 10th lets show our love and never forget this amazing character.

  • Monday - Favorite Scene
  • Tuesday - Most Memorable/Favorite Quote
  • Wednesday - Favorite Relationship
  • Thursday - Hair/Outfit/Anything Appreciation
  • Friday - Most Empowering Moment
  • Saturday - Favorite Episode or Season
  • Sunday - Free Choice

You can participate however you want, but please do not use someone else’s work. 

Please tag posts with #jsilveraw so that I can find your work.
If you have any questions please ask.

  • Me: *sees a cool blog with an amazing muse and just as amazing mun* Man, they look so cool. I wish I was confident enough to interact with them.
  • My Muse: ...do it
  • Me: But what if-
  • My Muse: jUST DO IT!! DON'T LET YOUR FEAR STOP YOU!! YOU CAN DO IT!!
  • Me: ...You really want to make a new friend, don't you?
  • My Muse: I'm desperate for attention, I can't help it.
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‘Joong-Ki and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

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I’ve got a real story about Kiss, do you want to know? This is true.

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A thread about millennials and stories (sorry for all the typos I was fueled by too much emotion to type well)

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HOLY MOLY 4000 FOLLOWERS!?!?! I’m amazed! I’m astounded!! I’m shocked!!! I’m crying, I’m so happy right now! Thank you so much for all the continuous support! I’m going to be taking a little break from tumblr for awhile for spring break to finish a lot of project I have rn, but as soon as I’m done I’ll come back and post all the goodies I’ve been working on! Thank you so much again babes! Please enjoy some Big brother Percy

Well this guy clearly doesn’t watch Doctor Who or he’d know that none of the doctors can park the tardis anyway because they always leave the brake on hence the tardis sound.

Houses as things I overheard while hiking
  • Gryffindor: "I went off the trail and scaled a steep cliff by accident but the view was amazing. Worth dying for? I don't know, because I didn't so I want to say yes."
  • Hufflepuff: "Stop hopping? You're the one who told me to be one with nature. So I'm a bunny. Hop hop hop."
  • Ravenclaw: "I learned something about myself today. I learned that my body can undergo a lot more torture than I ever expected."
  • Slytherin: "I would totally do this again, but I'm not into self endangerment or masochism. I've had enough exercise to last a lifetime, thanks."

i’m just drawing things out of boredom at this point?? still love these boys tho

I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the last hour and a half. 

Taylor got SO MUCH shit in 2012-early 2014 that I feel like we were in constant internet fights defending her against assholes who went after her just because it was the “cool” thing to do. Then, in the 1989 era, Taylor became so universally loved, both musically and personally, and it was SO beautiful to watch. 

But then, as it seems to happen, so many started to shit on her. The media turned on her- again. People she trusted- people she let back in even after they had badly hurt her in the past- turned on her (in some cases, for a second time.) People she took on tour with her and welcomed on HER stage took sides with people who backstabbed her.  I feel like in 2016 and even 2017, we watched slam after slam after slam against her, and it broke my heart. 

If that hurt us, can you even fathom how that made HER feel? And yet here she is, rising like a damn phoenix and for that I am so damn proud of her. 

Marinette and Adrien accidentally swap Kwamis
  • Adrien: Oh my gosh oh my gosh I have so many questions what is LadyBug really like? She's just so amazing I love her can I meet her I want to marry her omg I'm freaking out by the way I'm Adrien I can't believe I met Ladybug's Kwami!!!
  • Tikki: wait you're that boy Marinette lik-HOLY CRAP HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT KWAMIS
  • Adrien: shit
  • ~
  • Marinette: uh so what exactly are you?
  • Plagg: my name is Plagg and I'm Chat Noir's Kwami
  • Marinette: oookayyy do you want a cook-
  • Plagg: it's Adrien 100% Adrien he is Chat Noir totally him I have proof yep lady Adrien Agreste is Chat Noir deal with it also screw cookies where's the cheese
  • Marinette: *loud screaming*
Wanna One as things I've heard on the bus
  • Yoon Jisung: I'm going to stand outside. So, if anyone asks, I'm outstanding.
  • Ha Sungwoon: Life is not a fairytale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk.
  • Hwang Minhyun: I wish more people were fluent in silence.
  • Ong Seongwu: I never run with scissors. Those last two words were unnecessary.
  • Kim Jaehwan: I'm sorry, did I roll my eyes out loud?
  • Kang Daniel: Me? Mature? C'mon, I still laugh when the ketchup bottle farts.
  • Park Jihoon: I hate it when I'm eating cereal and the last few pieces are like, "Catch me if you can!"
  • Park Woojin: I hate it when people are at your house and ask "Do you have a bathroom?" No, we pee in the yard.
  • Bae Jinyoung: Some days I amaze myself. Other days I look for my phone while I'm talking on it.
  • Lee Daehwi: A giraffe's coffe would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think about that? No. You only think about yourself.
  • Lai Guanlin: Sometimes, I forget how to spell a word, so I change the whole sentence to avoid using it.

every once in a while after keith and lance start dating someone will just scream so loud everyone anywhere in the castle can hear it “LANCE LOVES KEITH!!!” because they’re mostly teenagers and teenagers tease each other about their successful love lives for whatever reason and lance always responds just as loudly with “I DO!!!” then there’s like a second of silence before lance yells again “HE SAYS HE LOVES ME TOO!!!”

sometimes they mix it up so it’s “KEITH LOVES LANCE!!!” and after that lance always goes “HE SAYS HE DOES!!! ALSO I LOVE HIM TOO!!!”