i'm using this as the art for the playlist i'm about to post :))))

lukethestrawberrybro  asked:

Hey there Rhandi, I'm an artist just like you and I have to say I'm in-love with your style! Do you do any tutorial pieces on any of your blogs? cause I think I'm not alone in wanting to know how to do anatomy so well!! hehe stay Awesome dude!

Hi, Luke! Thank you for the kind words! I do post process work but that’s more ‘Here’s how I do X’ rather than an actual tutorial. I’m more comfortable doing things that way as methods that work for me may not work for everyone. I’d link them but they’re PRET-TY outdated at this point.

As far as anatomy goes, years and years of drawing from life. It’s the best way to understand how figures work. No getting around it, I’m afraid! It’s tough work and it’s gonna take time to improve, but people are everywhere and you can be your own model! 

Also, while photographs aren’t the best reference, they are useful for getting started. I exercise my art muscles from time to time using timed gesture drawings. The New Master Academy youtube channel has a timed figure drawing playlist and Quickposes works about the same. I hope these’ll be of some use for you and other artists out there. Happy drawing! 

sociopath-with-a-heart  asked:

hi, i really love your poems and writing! i wondered what preparations you do before starting to write your novel, do you just start writing with little preparation or do you make a list of every scene you want to enclude or something else? i have this idea for a story myself, but i'm scared to start writing because i'm afraid i'll lose my motivation when i'm stuck somewhere or have some difficulties... anyway, thanks and i hope you have a lovely day!

There are a lot of ways to start a novel, or any project, and I think everyone has an own way of going into it actually. So I don’t say my way is the right one, you should experiment until you find out what you find most comfortable. I for example, found out that I work better if I start with a general plan before I just go all in. So I usually go for a six steps plan for all my works (edits, art, fanfics, poetry and novel writing).

Step one: The idea.
I always start with the idea, be it small or bigger. I plan the concept, the genre, the atmosphere before I start with anything else. I make notes about general things I want to include or general things I need to do researches about and I go picture hunting. These pictures are usually just to get the mood of the project - sometimes I find book recs and I even read these to get a better feeling: like for my fanfic Murderer’s Maze I knew I wanted a horror/crime fanfic with Tom Riddle as the psychopath so I searched for some pictures to get the mood right and found book recs for psychopathy so I put them on my to read list asap.

Step two: The characters.
This is actually the most fun part in my projects. I chose the characters carefully and decide which will be main protagonists, which will be second and which will just be passing by. I flesh them out, I give them life. I make moodboards or doodle them and search pictures to make them come alive. I make pinterest boards for them (not on my ibuzoo account but on my personal account) and I sometimes save pictures in folders to have them handy. I make meme games in their names, playlists on itunes, etc. Then I start to write scenes with them. Just short ones, not bigger than 200 or 500 word drabbles to get a general feeling for them, to know their language, the way they walk or the way they feel. I always try to give the characters an own voice when writing them, even in fanfiction.

Step three: The first draft.
With my general idea and my characters on board, I try to flesh out the story as much as I can. I start to make plot points and turning points and scenes that need to happen. I try to connect all points and flesh out what misses. That’s hard sometimes, especially if you have a hole between some scenes that you can’t connect immediatly. If that happens I just leave that scene be and work on something else. I do timelines to keep track of all characters and days that are passing. I make notes and more notes and lists with things I want to add, things I might add or even tiny details like what job some random character has that only shows up once in the whole story. I make notes for more researches and details to add. Sometimes I find some inspiration in random posts and pictures. Then I try to write the first draft in a linear one-document tale so I have a good synopsis of what happens in the story.

Step four: The researches. 
With a good draft I start to do my researches. I have to say I do researches excessively. I read books and visit free lectures - I once visited an autopsy room and talked with a pathologist just to know what his job is like. I search hours on the web and sometimes phone around just to get the correct informations. Researches are the longest, hardest and most intensive things I do for writing and I never stop at the first answer I get but I always look if there is more to find. There’s a lot of details I’m adding during this process too.

Step five: Scheduling.
After I’ve done all the other steps I know exactly where I want my story to head and what I want to include. So I start to plan it. I admit I never start writing without having everything planned out. At first I start with planning the whole story - how many chapters? How many words roughly? What narration form? 
Next I start to plan chapter by chapter: what characters will be leading the chapter? What will happen in it? What do I need to include? What hints to I need to give?Sometimes you feel if something is still missing - or if something is simply too much. Try to listen to your gut and drop it if it simply doesn’t fit. Don’t try to hang onto something because you loved the idea so much - it’s all about telling the story in the end. 

Last step: Writing.
When everything is done my project usually just needs to be written. This is actually the most tricky point. People easily run into a writer’s block because they used already so much energy that they don’t have any left for writing anymore. Good thing with these steps is, that you can actually write whatever scene you want because you already know how everything’s gonna plan out. I never do that however, I always write chronologically because I just have a better feeling for the story if I grow with it together. Fear of losing your motivation should never stop you from writing. There are lots of tips to come back into the mood again - and sometimes you just need a break and start with a fresh mind. 

anonymous asked:

My traumaversary is next month, and I already feel broken. I prepared myself all year (this is almost year 2) and I still ended up breaking. My whole body goes into revolt, migraines, the inability to physically go to the bathroom (tmi) until I start taking laxative after laxative, etc. I'm exercising, I'm trying to get more sleep, but I am still falling apart. I feel raw and edgy and broken. Is this normal? For it to start a month out? I feel weak. I am barely functioning and very agitated.

In october I hit traumaversary for year 3.

I was a wreck the entire month of October. A lot of people have trauma seasons instead of traumaversaries. 

I probably need to do an extended post on traumaversaries at some point but in the mean time-

totally.

It’s completely normal for it to start a month out.

Which is the extent of what you asked but I am also going to give you some advice. some will unfortunately not be useful this year- but next.

1. Schedule what you can out of the month. If you can avoid major things in the month of your traumaversary, do it.

2. But also have something to serve as a distraction. It could be marathoning on netflix, it could be making a thousand paper cranes, the important part is that it’s something semi mindless to pass the time.

3. Learn what you can do with agitated states. This is not me reccing this product (I just googled it so I have no idea the quality of this specific one. you can also find them in like walmart and target.) but things like stress balls, hand grip strength thingies, I personally own a reflex punching bag, some people do like those tension bands, some people just plank or do push ups or jumping jacks.  I personally have a playlist that I use and usually by the end of it- I’m exhausted and no longer in that high agitated state. not in a great state either but

4. I’ve come to accept I’m not going to be in a great state that month. My aim is not great- it is neutral and less bad and as functional as possible. (Personally I was in a place where I could drop my work schedule down to only doing 3 8.5 hour days a week vs what I usually do.) 

5. Do as much prep work a head of time as possible when you’re in decent states, agitated states that you can function. Make food or buy food that is easy to grab. I advise purchasing liquid meal replacements if you know you sometimes have issues eating, or soups that you can put in the microwave.  Have as much clothing as you can laid out.

6. Have as much self soothing laid out as possible too. laid out, accesible, in a really visible place, with instructions. I can’t tell you how many times people in a panic just literally forget every single coping skill they know. Have instructions. Have basic things. have less basic things.

7. Fidget toys, tangles, and spinner rings are awesome.

8. Brain dumping before bed, and really I tended to do it anytime I had any sort of free moment. it helped me process what all was going on in my head. sometimes it was just writing down everything that fell out of my brain. other times I had different color pens and like… a different color represented different things (remember for work, remember for SCaR, this is a worry, this is a blank) and I would write them in different sizes depending on how like super concerning it was.

9. Processing is extremely important. Self care is extremely important. in october I did a lot of art projects and they were terrible but at least I was working through my feelings instead of drinking them.

10. If you have friends who know the sitch, let them in on it. Let them know it’s a trauma versary month and try to figure out what works for y'all both in terms of support.

11. When all else fails, even if someone doesn’t know the deal- sometimes the distraction is nice too and if you’re a little emotional find something else to blame it on if you want.  Isolation can be dangerous at times like this. 

12. Give yourself time to feel absolute terrible. I’ve found that when I just tried to feel good- I ended up being miserable all the time. When instead I was like ‘I’m going to just be functional from x-y and I will let myself completely fall apart from a-b.’ then I felt a little but more okay during the times I needed to be a person. Watch terrible movies that make you cry, spend time talking about what happened, listen to poetry about similar event, cry in your bath tub- whatever it is you need to do. 

anonymous asked:

Sunny why are the buttons on the top of the screen blue on your blog??? It's just on your blog, did you do this? I'm sorry I'm just confused about it

I don’t know :? they look ok to me

Anon:Hi, you’re absolutely amazing and I love your art! I was wondering if you preferred people to ask permission before they used your stuff as icons as I’d love to use one of your Steven Universe Christmas icons for my blog (I’m too shy to post this off anon)

thank you!

nah there’s no need you ask for permission, just credit somewhere if possible!

Anon:Is there a specific playlist you listen to while drawing? If so, do you have a link for it? If not, what are some of your favorite songs to draw to? (Just curious :3)

unless the picture has a specific mood, no I just listen to whatever haha if I find new songs I like I’ll just listen to those on repeat for days

Anon:views on pinescone? (if you dont know what it is, its wirt (over the garden wall) x dipper)

I don’t have any ships in particular in GF (or crossover ships of it) ;v;