anonymous asked:

Asking a few artists I follow - what do you intrinsically enjoy about the process of creating art? I think I have a hard time drawing because I'm unskilled, and I draw because I want a result, not because I actually enjoy drawing yet. I'm trying to understand others' experiences with this, because I feel like if I found drawing itself enjoyable, I would have an easier time actually practicing and getting myself to develop as an artist. Thank you!

I had the same problem a few years back, and I’m incredibly impressed at your level of self awareness to realize that’s where your frustrations were stemming from! :0
I can’t deny, I still struggle to find the process of it enjoyable sometimes, and I usually take that as a sign that I need to try new things. My favorite parts of drawing are using long woosh-y shapes and picking out colors. Maybe less so the process of coloring and more so seeing the colors I’ve chosen come together. I also find that the subject I’m drawing can effect my mood. I’d like to draw more humans and backgrounds, but I find that drawing large werewolf like characters is much more fun and relaxing.
Any drawing where I can minimize my lines is also good. Like, one long stroke and not several short ones. These are my wooshy lines

I guess these are similar to the Line of Action. But like.. Smaller lines of action rather than the ONE TRUE LINE. All hail the Action Line.
Woosh. (this link has nothing to do with the rest of the post it just felt necessary)

I’m not sure if any of that helps, since enjoyment is a very personal thing.. But I hope you can find what really makes it all worth doing! ;V;/ <3

Kennedy Photo Challenge Day 19- Favorite photo at Hyannis Port( part 2)
-This is also one of my favorites because they’re the most perfect family of America, and they all just look so happy and comforted by being together. Jackie looks breathtakingly beautiful in white because the sun is shining on her face.

anonymous asked:

Who's your favorite op character??

My man my bud this is a good wholesome question but you eXPECT ME TO PICK ONE LIKE FIGHT ME I CANT (ง'̀-‘́)ง

That being said, I’ll name the characters that I do really love (in no particular order)

  • Franky
  • Rob Lucci
  • Admiral Aokiji
  • Admiral Kizaru
  • Smoker
  • Whitey Bay
  • Jewelry Bonney
  • Bartolomeo
  • Crocodile
  • Marco
  • Enel

There’s probably more but this is all I can think of rn ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My Absol sphinx with a big zit on her forehead. Long necks are my favorite for whatever reason so I do it subconsciously. Picking shiny Pokemon has also been a problem.

Anyway this is Ligeia, she uses Future Sight on people who meet eyes with her to make their deepest fears and insecurities fall upon them so they cause harm to themselves. She speaks in riddles too! Her ears are big bc… big tiger ears are rly cute but absols don’t have visible ears so they’re humanesque! She’s also got SICK sideburns.

I think she’d speak telepathically but I’m not sure yet! An important detail is that she’s a big mommy that had her pups taken from her. Breeding exotics is hard. She currently belongs to Ernestine, my black market salesman. He sells exotic/strange/deformed monsters/gijink.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I finally got in a nice (as in healthy) relationship today, but the problem is, I can't stop just getting nervous from it. Do you have any ways to calm your nerves? I've been breathing deeply, but it's not helping.

I know it sounds stupid, but think of calming things. Imagine a hundred little puppies/kittens/ducklings running up to you and encircling you with tiny animal love.
Think of all the good things in your life, try to pick a favorite memory.
Pet an animal
Do art or find a coloring book.
Read a paper book, it’s actually proven to help calm people.
Make yourself a hot drink like tea or hot chocolate.
Anything that makes you chill out a bit should work great.
- Andy

Hi everyone! I’m thinking on my next portrait! As you know, it will be Mayim again 😊 Tomorrow I will start browsing to choose a great photo of her… I have problems always picking the photos I want to draw, I love so many… 😅🙆🏻 I’m thinking on maybe one of the critics choice awards? She was really stunning there, and it will be a great way to celebrate her award… What do you think? You have any favorite pic of her? I know there are here a lot of Mayim fan accounts, any suggestion? 🙋🏻

Good night to all!! 😊😘💕

#lego #amy #amyfarrahfowler #tbbt #thebigbangtheory #bigbang #bigbangtheory #mayim #mayimbialik #draw #drawing #pencil #portrait #next #suggestion #goodnight

This month I’ve been buddy reading MANSFIELD PARK by Jane Austen with @wanderlustforwords67. It’s been so much fun to re-read a favorite author of mine!

I was pleasantly surprised when Stacey picked this for her first foray into Austen. MANSFIELD PARK has the debatable distinction of being disliked by more of Austen’s fans than any of her other novels. Its themes are quite different form her other books and often times is hard to pinpoint when discussed.

Many also have a problem with the main character, Miss Fanny Price. She is meek and shy, completely lacks self confidence, and always seems to be right about everything, although she isn’t worldly and has lived a reclusive and quiet life. She is definitely not the dazzling and clever Elizabeth Bennett from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. But, even though Fanny may seem insufferable at times because of her “goody two shoes” nature. I can’t help but admire and love this novel. I enjoy the complexities of the themes in this book and do find admirable traits of the main character - who is quite unlike other heroines throughout literature.

MANSFIELD PARK isn’t like Austen’s other novels. The typical girl meets boy plot she explores in all her other works is mainly missing and Fanny’s success in finding love is brief and to the point. It is actually only mentioned in the final chapter of the novel. So in essence, the story and theme of MANSFIELD PARK aren’t closely tied to the heroine’s journey towards marital bliss, like Austen usually likes to write about.

So, why is this book so different from her other works? And what made Austen stray from her typical formula for her novels?

#mansfieldpark #janeausten #classics #classicliterature #literature #bibliophile #book #bookaddict #penguinclothbound #bookish #booklove #booklover #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookphotography #books #bookshelf #bookstagram #bookworm #goodreads #ilovebooks #instabook #lovetoread #read #reading #alwaysreading #instareads #vscobooks #becauseofreading #bookclub

lavawulf asked:

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

For whatever reason I didn’t expect to get any of these, lmao

5. Game with the best soundtrack?

I’m always partial to Kingdom Hearts soundtracks, but Persona 3 and 4 have some great music too. Problem here is that I’m too into video game music so I can’t pick a winner.

10. Prefer PC or console?

Overall I play more games on console than PC, so I guess console? But I don’t really have a preference for one over the other.

20. Favorite publisher and/or developer?


30. On average, how long does it take you in the character creation screen?

I avoid games with character creation specifically because I spend far too much time on character creation.

35. Best protagonist?

Roxas has always been one of my favorite video game characters…but Amaterasu is a fuckin dog, so…..it’s a toss up. 

I got tagged by @aguyfullofstars to do this tag where you shuffle 10 songs and pick your favorite lyrics (thank you❤️)!!! Coldplay songs only (for me):

1. Speed of Sound- “I’ll start, before I can stop/before I see things the right way up.”

2. Clocks- “Am I, a part of the cure,/or am I part of the disease?”

3. Violet Hill- “If you love me, won’t you let me know?”

4. Yellow- “So then I took my turn/oh what a thing to have done.”

5. O (Fly On)- “Fly on, ride through/maybe one day, I’ll fly next to you.”

6. Up In Flames- (honestly I just love): “UP IN FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES”

7. Square One- “You wonder if your chance will ever come/or if you’re stuck in square one.”

8. Viva la Vida- “Just a puppet on a lonely string/oh who would ever want to be king?”

9. Talk- “So you don’t know where you’re going, and you wanna talk,”

10. Hurts Like Heaven- “Written in graffiti on a bridge in a park/‘do you ever get the feeling that you’re missing the mark?’/it’s so cold it’s so cold/it’s so cold it’s so cold.”

I tag @geekleyweekley (I FINALLY GET TO TAG YOU IN SOMETHING YES!), @coldplays-twiglet-problem, and anyone else who wants to do this ^_^

anonymous asked:

I Have Something to say because it's Obvious that Other Anon is trying to start Sh*t. Neither Ben Barnes nor Andrew Garfield have done anything that deserves the 'nasty' label/accusation, other than being the favorite pick for fancast for enough people that others have become 'nasty' in their dislike of the actors purely for disagreement over fancasting. which is utter BS.

Ah, okay. I guess I got a bit confused and maybe misunderstood the anon. I don’t have a problem with anyone who likes Barnes and Garfield fancasts (though I think that Garfield actually suits Teddy more than his father as a fancast) but as I said before, I think it’s time for some new faces in the line up.

anonymous asked:

So cara, if you had to pick your favorite OC which would it be?

Ned Surana- like. Its rlly self centered, but I made her after me ( i swear i never meant to get this attached otherwise i might have been more creative …… ) and shes everything i want to be- strong, independent, not afraid to step up against the powers that be, natural leader, can literally shoot fire from her hands. What a babe. And I use her to vent with my problems too, lack of control (youve all seen my fav aus with her), her fear of being useless, her relationship problems. Like. Ned Surana is super important to me and its a little pathetic but whatcha gonna do.

(Andreas is a close second tho- Im proud of that dude man. I literally made everything about him up from scratch and im just so proud???)

pendraqonn asked:

Audrey Hepburn, Maya Angelou, and Elizabeth Hamilton for the Historical Ladies ask meme

AUDREY HEPBURN: What is your favorite movie?

Fantasia and 1776

MAYA ANGELOU: What is your favorite poem?

Winged Man by Stephen Vincent Benet, I have a quote from it in my about!

ELIZABETH HAMILTON: How do you want to be remembered?

As somebody who was able to do something good with my life and pick myself up after problems.

historical women themed asks!

radixhead asked:

Hello!✨ Once you get this you have to say 5 things you like about yourself, publicly, and send this message to 10 of your favorite followers. (Non-negotiable!! Positivity is super cool)💕

I cant believe you picked me! 

ok here we go

I like the way i keep being a vegetarian without problems, i love my happiness all the time, Im super grateful about how my parents tought me, cause i know im a good person no matter what happens, my creativity and my eyelashes hahaha. but I have so much more! 

my music taste I almost forgot!   

danyanimated asked:

Every number that ends in 5 or 0 :)

5. Do you take drugs? 

Nope. I don’t have any problems with them as long as they’re not hurting anyone, but I just have no personal desire to try any. Plus I’ve been told by several people that I’m too naturally paranoid for weed and it would just make it worse so I don’t think it’s a good idea lol

15. Favorite movie

Picking Favorite anythings is very hard for me because I tend to just kinda go through phases almost of what I’m in the mood for and my favorites tend to change based on that as far as books, songs, movies, etc. Some of my favorite movies are Midnight Run, Legally Blonde, Treasure Planet, and Atlantis. 

25. My idea of a perfect date

This one is pretty tough because to be honest I haven’t dated anyone since I graduated high school, and I’ve also never been on a date. But I think I would really love to do something like playing video games together, but like…not necessarily the same game just in the same room and pretty close. Like if I’ve got a loading screen or a cut scene I don’t care about I can watch them play, and they can do the same. Or maybe if they’re into makeup we could fuck around with makeup and have fun. I like cooking with people too so I feel like I would love a date involving cooking something new for the first time. 

35. What I find attractive in men

Hair, piercings, and if they wear it, eyeliner. I am a huge sucker for undercuts or similar hairstyles. I am an even bigger sucker for stretched ears, septum piercings, nose piercings, or eyebrow piercings. If there is eyeliner involved I am dead. 

thank you @danyanimated for helping me be less lonely! 

Breakfast Topic: With our friends - Matthew Rossi
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I’ve gotten to the point in World of Warcraft where I dislike running in pick up groups. But from the leveling stream and doing alpha content, I also realize that I really enjoy doing small group content — in fact, it may be safe to say that my favorite thing to do in WoW is get together with four people I know and do some dungeons.

Which strikes me as odd, because I used to run pugs all the time. Then again, I always hated them.

The problem with a pick up group is that it’s made up of strangers, and strangers can be great (I have had some monumentally good pick up groups) or they can be bad. They can be selfish, they can be unwilling or unable to grasp that there are four other people in the group with them — there’s a myriad of ways they can be bad. All good groups are the same, but all bad groups are awful in their own way, and since we have tools that automate the process now you can have as many uniquely awful groups as you can handle in a day.

But before we had the tools, pugs were just as bad. People would spend hours waiting for a group only to be told ‘sorry, no melee/we need X form of CC’ and have to go back to waiting in Ironforge/Orgrimmar/Shattrath for a group. I guess what’s really happened is as I’ve gotten older, small group content with friends is where I rediscover the wonder of discovery itself — of going into a dungeon and just trying a boss, seeing what it does and learning how to overcome it.

Pick up groups have never really had that kind of patience. It’s kind of a shame, really.

So now I ask you — do you play with friends, or are you still riding the random groups? Have you had good or bad experiences?

Tagged by @shionercal 

Name: Rebecca

Nickname: Becca (seriously call me this pls), Beekah, Boo, Bec

Star Sign:  Capricorn (idgaf nasa fuck u)

Gender: female

Height: 5′7″ i think lol who measures themselves anymore

Sexual Orientation: straight but asexual ? is that a thing

Favourite Color: purple

Time Right Now: 10:41 PM

Current Location: lying in my bed crying

Average Hours of Sleep: HA

Lucky Number: 16

Last Thing I Googled: iphone 6 phone cases

Number of Blankets I sleep under: four or five (I have a problem)

Favorite Fictional Characters: seriously you want me to pick (Finnick Odair, Bellamy Blake, Raven Reyes, Zuko, Emma Swan, Killian Jones, I can go on and on people)

Favorite Book: FUCK idk The Hunger Games probably

Favorite artists/bands: I have become absolute Twenty One Pilots trash, also Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Troye Sivan, Paradise Fears (!!!!)

Dream job: writer/artist lmao I’ll be poor forever

What I’m wearing: sweatpants and a t-shirt and slippers

Random fact: ??? the largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches

When did you create your blog?: lmao like 6 and a half years ago someone save me from this hellhole

Do you have any other blogs?: yep @onceuponawhy 

Who is your most active?: no clue

What made you decide to get a tumblr?: an old friend thought it was artsy and told me to join so I was like, ok! My blog was once pretty but now it is trash

Do you get asks on a daily basis?: nope sadly i am only a nerd

Why did you choose your URL?: because Finnick Odair is my all time favorite character, and also I love Adventure Time, so the theme song goes ‘Jake the dog and Finn the human’ so I replaced human with victor because Finnick is a victor of the hunger games so yeah

hyukjaei asked:

super junior 💙

who was my first bias: Heechul

who is my current bias: Heechul, ultimate

favorite era: ahh I always have problem with this question…because even with Sorry Sorry or Devil, tho I love albums, the concept is…well, suits? And then you have concept like Mr. Simple with feather boa and fries leggins and just… I’ll go with Bonamana and Mamacita concept ^3^ Sorry it’s not the best answer but it’s always hard for me to pick xd

most played song by them: It’s you, probably o3o But it’s been almost 7 years as a fan, so everything apart from Mr. Simple is possible xd

tagged by: @theregoesthebellhop

NAME: Gabe
BIRTHDAY: 27th of October
AGE: 20
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: if i like you, i like you. simple as that


SMOKE?: nah

TEA OR COFFEE?: coffee gives me heart problems and i’ve never really had tea
BELIEVE IN TRUE LOVE?: to a certain extent

AFRAID OF THE DARK?: more afraid of what can be hiding in the dark

all kinds
ACTRESS/ACTOR: too many to choose

FOOD: mac n’ cheese


COLOUR: purple

i don’t really think i have one??

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF ROLEPLAY GENRE, AND WHY? i really like mushy, romantic threads because i’m a sap

WHY DID YOU PICK YOUR MUSE? i felt like me and Jack have a lot in common. especially with the self sacrificing side of us both and how we wear our hearts on our sleeves.



WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VERSE OF YOUR MUSE? i really like my verse where he’s a werewolf but i’ve only dabbled in it with one person so i’d really like to broaden it.

WHAT CRACK!SHIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR MUSE? Sam Winchester and Jack Harkness is a pretty big crack!ship of mine, have you not seen my Captain Winchester tag? or even my threads with littlesistersammy or huntersxandxangels??

WHAT IS YOUR SENPAI BLOG FOR SOMEONE WHO PLAYS THE SAME MUSE AS YOU? i’ve never really went around to see what blogs have the same muse as me but i’ve taken a liking to @canspotatimeagent (it won’t let me tag them???) and @itsnotflirting (i have massive heart eyes for them both)

ONE RANDOM FACT YOU WISH WAS A FACT BUT IT ISN’T: that i’m actually a good writer who’s famous and has lots of money to help people in need and to support myself and family

TAG PEOPLE: @ anyone who wants to do it

Suck It, Queenie

Back when a friend first came up with Darkstorm and ran it, gonna call him Barbio, we kinda got into serious situations and barely escaped with little to show for it. Wouldn’t be a problem normally but as career criminals it’s sort of a double screwup there.

One of the worst screw ups I can remember is attempting to thwart a small scouting party from the Immortal Empire from decimating our main benefactor’s favorite city. Succeed, we’d have his favor and pick of some incredibly high tech and expensive salvage. Fail, we’d be nuked and glassed if we couldn’t escape in time.

We had the connections, we had a plan, and we were willing to try. After a couple hours of actual teamwork and success, the newest party member delivers the much needed virus to the team’s tech, a psychopathic Gnome who also had the unenviable job of calling the scouting party and keeping them on the line. It was wonderful, all that was left was to abuse our clone contracts and send a suicide squad in.

“Hah! Fuck The Queen!”

The Gnome, seeing the man with the virus enter the room, ends the video call as rudely as possible. Before completing his completely vital job.

In the end, he threw himself off the the building because he couldn’t escape fast enough