is the artist happy

Today is my birthday and all I wanted for it was a book a cactus plant and your presence by my side. All I have got is my dark room and loneliness.
Some would say I have got exactly what I have deserved.
—  voks

playing around with my coloring styles again, i’ve been through a bout of art block recently so it’s a bit difficult. i decided to use a green/teal color since i rarely use it, so it was a nice change of pace

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More animation testing! Yeah they’re really messy but I’m going for flow before cleanliness. I liked the sketch version better than the lined version I did so I included both.

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The LBM (Leipziger book fair) was amazing again this year! :D I bought so much beautiful Art/mangas from local Artists and found a lot inspiration + found new stalking victims :) I want to start reading literature again (i love books, but I hadn’t enough time the last month ~_~) and so I got a lot of queer books ;) and I spoke to an wonderful illustrator, who made the illustrations for one of the books, and it was love at first sight, as I saw his art!!! I had to bought 3 of his posters and he gave me an original paint for free!! Haa, i am so happy! (And I fell in live with his art!!!)

I wore more casual clothes this year and it was perfect! I didn’t have to look, if everything looks right xD

Even if I dont look like it, but I am so extremely shy when it comes to people who I admire @_@ I always think “what if I say smth wrong, what if he/she think that I am a creep“ bla bla ~_~ hah, in this situations, my selfconfidence is like 0. The sane is, when someone praise my art or send me here an message… even if I am so happy about that, I am anxious and need time to warm up. I don’t know why, but it seems like a part of my past didn’t wanted to go and cling on me. Looow selfconfidence. I don’t like it. But I hope it will getting better with time pass by ;)

~kathi

shoutout to artists w/ cutesy n round styles

shoutout to artists w/ nitty gritty dark styles

shoutout to artists who draw abstract

shoutout to artists who draw art with a naturalism style!

shoutout to artists who don’t know their style yet and are trying to improve

shoutout to young artists 

shoutout to old artists

shoutout to animators of all skill levels

shoutout to artists who draw for fun

shoutout to artists who plan to get into the art business

shoutout to all artists: y’all are still artists no matter what

compliment people. not in the “fake” way, but in the sense that if you notice how great their hair looks, or how hard they have been working in the past few days, or how cute and inspiring their blog is, tell them. they’ll appreciate it, and maybe blush a little or smile, eyes lightening up, and maybe that little compliment or ask will make their day.