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People often say to me: “You draw like some kind of inhuman machine.  If I eat your brain, will I gain your power?”  The answer is yes, but there is another way.

The key to precise drawing is building up muscle memory so that your arm/hand/fingers do the things you want them to do when you want them to do them.  Teaching yourself to draw a straight line or to make sweet curves is just a matter of practice and there are some exercises you can do to help improve.

If you’re going to be doodling in class or during meetings anyway, why not put that time to good use?

I made this years ago and taped it above my drawing table to remind me that not every drawing I make is going to be good and that’s ok. Remember that for every good drawing you see, especially on social media, there are thousands of bad ones that led up to it. The crazy thing is that even as you get better there’ll always be something that frustrates you and the only way to get through it is to draw draw draw!

Plan A: I wanted to draw Damian being territorial about Dick’s cast (he passive-aggressively draws all over it so no one else has any room). Which would of course lead to bloodshed when Tim writes over it anyway (though ofc he signs his message ‘Jason’). Cass builds on one of Damian’s pictures to make it into something completely different and hers. Meanwhile, Jason offers to help Dick break another bone to get cast space for Bruce and Alfred.

but the reference i found was the other way around so instead you get…

Plan B: Damian being deeply frustrated as he tries to to give Dick basic art instructions, loudly complaining about having to go out in public with Grayson’s pitiful attempts visible to everyone. Only Steph and Dick are allowed to sign it, both hideously. Everyone else has to sign it via stealth. Alfred barters signing rights in exchange for baked goods. 

Having a teammate that sleeps 18 hours a day may seem like a drawback, until you find out she can hypnotise herself to act while asleep. Just… don’t expect a conversationalist I guess??

Prodigy - Teacher AU

“Could you just close the door and come over here? You have no reason to rush out, I didn’t post your grade. I want to discuss it in person.”

You swallowed hard at his words but did as you were told, closing the classroom door and going over to his desk. He was looking through the stack of students’ sketchbooks on his desk, presumably for your own. He pulled one of of the stack and laid it in the middle of his desk, and you froze. 

You could feel all color draining from your face once you noticed which sketchbook he had pulled out of the pile. There was a Hello Kitty sticker stuck to the top right corner of it, indicating it was your sketchbook.

Your personal sketchbook.

word count: 10.1k

genre: fluff & smut (a lot of soft/domestic stuff, concludes w smut)

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DIY Checkerboard Slip-Ons

If you have access to the internet, you know patches are a huge trend right now. From denim jackets to backpacks, we’re seeing patches on every article of clothing and every single accessory imaginable. We’re taking this trend to the next level by adding embroidered patches to our Checkerboard Slip-Ons! Right when you thought the Checkerboard Slip-On couldn’t get any cooler… it just did. If you couldn’t tell by now, we’re definitely foodies over here at Vans Girls— hence the salty sweet food themed patches that we picked for our kicks! Next on our list? We’re definitely adding the Vans Patch Pack to our True White Sk8-Hi’s!

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Let the flesh instruct the mind

Interview with the Vampire Traditional Art - Painted with Watercolors & Pastel Pencils in ACEO size

Original Painting available NOW here