it all starts somewhere

anonymous asked:

I want to learn how to draw but I don't know where to start. How did you start in the very beginning? Do you have any tips?

Good question, friend! 

When I first started out, I drew a lot of what I saw on TV and read in manga. I was heavily influenced by anime/manga growing up so I watched a lot of Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and I was reading Naruto, Fruits Basket etc etcc so I would copy those characters. I think that if you want to do art and you are genuinely passionate about it, copying from your favourite artists/books/TV shows is a good place to start. Now it’s important to remember that copying isn’t stealing or plagiarism unless you post it somewhere and claim it as your own, so don’t feel like you are doing anything wrong - it’s just practice! 

To humble myself, here are some of my earliest drawings from when I was about 14 years old - 

All artists have to start somewhere, and this was the starting point for me! Now these drawings are by no means bad, but I was only able to draw something If I copied it - if I tried to draw something from my imagination, it would go horribly wrong. But that takes time and practice so just be patient with your progress. 

Find artists that you look up to and admire as well - for me there are artists out there like LD Austin , Ryan Lang , Dan Howard , Charlie Bowater  whose work is such an inspiration to me and I strive to be as talented and hard working as they are which is what keeps me motivated at times when I feel like I’m too mentally tired to carry on. The art industry is tough, but equally as rewarding when you succeed! But like I said, we all had to start somewhere. 

Remember, art isn’t a race - there is space for us all! So enjoy the journey and have fun with it :) <3 

after episode 6 im 99% convinced that yuuri and victor are already in a relationship.

no seriously hear me out. this is just a theory but im v passionate about it

like we’ve already mentioned before, time is going by in the series. like, its skips a lot. victor first arrived in april and we’re already by at least september (last weeks episode was certainly september, i cant remember when china’s competition took place in this episode). 

so what if yuuri and victor started dating somewhere between all those months (or fairly recently, after months of knowing each other) and we’re just supposed to know it?? (which, imho, would be better if they straight up mentioned it but. censorship i guess)) 

these are no longer hints of them liking each other (like in the first few episodes), these are hints that they’re already in a relationship.

first off, and we’re starting off p tame, the hugs. since last episode, weve noticed that theyre… pretty physical (specially victor). and its NOT made out to be a big deal (except for certain scenes in particular, where the hugs/contact was relevant to the situation e.g. when yuuri got nervous and victor hugged him from behind to help him calm down). victor will walk up behind yuuri and hug him and they stay like that and thats it. no biggie. but it says a lot about how close and comfortable they are at this point. when they were in the plane? victor was sleeping leaning on yuuri. when victor got drunk, yuuri was p chill til he started to strip.

second, when phichit publishes the picture of naked victor clinging to yuuri, what’s yuuri’s first concern?

yup that’s what worries him

usually when gimmicks like these are used on anime, the character reacts like “OH NO NOW EVERYONES GONNA THINK WE’RE GAY!! THIS IS NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE” WHICH IS NOWHERE NEAR HOW YUURI REACTED

AND WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED

do i even need to get into thi s scene. do i really

(also please note victor wasnt flustered, but slightly surprised. not because yuuri was being affectionate, but because yuuri was being the one taking iniciative.)

and now the final blow

boom goes the dynamite

whats that????? hes not talking about his love for victor, but victor’s love for him???? OH???? SO HE KNOWS IT’S NOT ONE-SIDED??

SO YEAH i mean at the end of it all take this w a grain of salt but. what this could be is not the buildup to a romantic relationship but the flourishing of one

Setting the stage to commit atrocities is already violence, even before the first physical assault upon a human body.

Espousing a doctrine of dehumanization is violence.

Acts designed to terrify people into submission are violence, however ‘small’ they seem.

Supporting and normalizing others doing the above is violence, even before the supportive individual takes part more actively.

An agenda to oppress is violence, and it needs to be resisted before it’s fully carried out, not just after there’s physical harm.

All of these things are already violent. Resisting them to protect vulnerable people is not initiating violence, it’s reducing it.

“You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t find yourself in. You’re allowed to leave any story you don’t love yourself in.

You’re allowed to leave a city that has dimmed your light instead of making you shine brighter, you’re allowed to pack all your bags and start over somewhere else and you’re allowed to redefine the meaning of your life.

You’re allowed to quit the job you hate even if the world tells you not to and you’re allowed to search for something that makes you look forward to tomorrow and to the rest of your life.

You’re allowed to leave someone you love if they’re treating you poorly, you’re allowed to put yourself first if you’re settling and you’re allowed to walk away when you’ve tried over and over again but nothing has changed.

You’re allowed to let toxic friends go, you’re allowed to surround yourself with love, and people who encourage and nurture you. You’re allowed to pick the kind of energy you need in your life.

You’re allowed to forgive yourself for your biggest and smallest mistakes and you’re allowed to be kind to yourself, you’re allowed to look in the mirror and actually like the person you see.

You’re allowed to set yourself free from your own expectations.”

- Rainia Nam (Huffington Post)

Let me get lost.”

There is a desire that resides deep within her soul to run away. To escape to an unknown future. To wander around eternally, without destination, without home in sight.

It is always there just beneath her skin, humming in her veins, vibrating on her bones, just barely on the back of her mind, always within grasp.

To carve a new path. To start a new adventure, a new life. To change her name, her looks, her identity, and personality. To forget. To go somewhere where no one knows her. To start all over again. To never look back.

To never get back.
—  cynthia go // Escape ( @cynthiatingo )

Hell all teachers should do this in the mornings!! You see her class is predominantly black. All ideas start somewhere..and I’m pretty sure she never once told anyone it was her idea…come on. 

We gotta stop reaching with certain shit, unless this lady get on TV or something and start claiming it was her idea or taking praise for it this should not be a problem! The whole point is to engage and be interactive with the kids. 

btw Barry White Jr actually said in his video that he hopes more teachers start doing it.

New Years Fitblr Reminder

Remember, tomorrow there will be an influx of baby fitblr’s looking to make a change.

Please be polite, considerate, and thoughtful to them. Lets try to keep them engaged and motivated, after all we all started out somewhere.

Lets inspire the next wave.

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T R A G E D Y
noun | trag·e·dy | \ˈtra-jə-dē\ | 悲劇
: a very bad event that causes great sadness and often involves someone’s death
: a very sad, unfortunate, or upsetting situation : something that causes strong feelings of sadness or regret
: a play, movie, etc., that is serious and has a sad ending (such as the death of the main character).

p.s.: * click on edit to enlarge it *.

I’m going to start 2017 with an apology to all of you… I’m sorry if I never made it to your requests or if I openly said no… I’m only human. I don’t have all of the answers. Shit. I barely understand why I function while depressed– a force of habit, a force of nature. I know that if you religiously read my poetry… you’re probably hurting somewhere that I’ve reached. Do you want to know the truth? I’m not really in love with anyone anymore. The core of my poetry… the driving force of my very being is love… I mean we’ve all been bad lovers, right? We all have to start somewhere. I just had to start with my broken heart and her broken heart. We wanted to be steel for one another– not realizing that we left our hearts to be guarded behind sand castle walls… these ocean tears fucking ripped through us… those veins that we pressed into the sun only answers to the moon… we experience heartache and love on different terms and levels… you don’t get a game over screen. You don’t get to save the good parts. You age. The feelings will fade. The love will simmer down. It’ll always hurt, but not as badly as the initial impact of the first kiss. My darlings. Anons. Followers. Invisible readers. Writers. Poets. Lovers. My ghosts. My past. My present. My future. We bleed into this life, while blending in with these emotions. It’s 2017. I still don’t have all of the answers. Maybe… I never did. My poetry attracts the broken, the damaged, the poisoned, the angered, the lonely, the depression, the drug addicts, the music lovers, the word lovers, the torn, the gone, the lost, the forever in my 20’s so fuck everything as long as you love me, I’ll be okay mentality, the this shit only hurts when 4 pm and 4 am kisses each other into I’ll sleep when the sun is out and lay awake while the moon dances on your eyes… I don’t have the answers… I don’t… but I’m learning how to love myself… and this will always be my first answer.

I stand in awe of this friend of mine. He is the ultimate partner in crime and he absolutely knocked it out of the park on every level in last night’s finale. I am the luckiest. Can’t believe we have 18 behind us and at least 36 ahead, Mi. Wow.
And for those somehow frustrated with the finale not revealing how Jack passed, I would encourage patience. Otherwise you might be watching the wrong show. Last night was fundamental to the bigger picture. The story deviated and ultimately landed on (I think) a more compelling question… what was the state of this relationship in the end? Stay tuned cause it’s all leading somewhere and we’re just getting started.

PROMPT BECAUSE I CAN”T WRITE ANYTHING NEW RIGHT NOW

ok I need someone else to make this story exist (Or comic form I don’t care) 

Alya is always making everyone pose for picture and selfies, cause Alya, and of course she uses it as a way to help push Adrien and Marinette together. 

Well one day Adrien is looking through all the photos (maybe she posts the good ones somewhere) and he starts noticing- in almost all of the pictures with him and Marinette together she seems to be looking at him. With THAT look. 

He keeps scrolling through and sure enough there are dozens of examples of her staring at him with stars in her eyes whenever he isn’t looking. 

He finally sees what everyone else has been seeing this whole time… 

Marinette is completely and totally in love with him.