learning to draw again is hard

Day & the Life of a Hogwarts Student!

JK: Hello! My name is Jeon Jungkook! I’m a 5th year Slytherin studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Today, I’m here to give you a look into the life of what it’s like to be a student here at Hogwarts!

Waking Up!

JK:  Getting up is pretty hard for everyone, but thankfully, getting dressed isn’t that bad with a little magic!


JK: I usually go to the Great Hall to eat with Yoongi hyung (who’s a fellow Slytherin) … but he’s usually sleeps instead of eats. Namjoon hyung and Seokjin hyung usually both drop by to say hello too– although, Namjoon hyung’s pretty much like Yoongi hyung– they’re not morning people … at all. And Seokjin hyung is usually being followed by a bunch of admirers because he’s very good looking! (Did you know he was half veela?)

Class Time!

JK: Since I’m a 5th year, I have to take my OWLS at the end of the year, so I have to be diligent and learn & study as much as I can! Especially since my results could potentially affect what jobs I can apply for! Hopefully, I’ll be able to get ‘Outstanding’s on all my subjects!


JK: During my downtime, I like to head over to the Quidditch pitch for some practice! My hyungs from Hufflepuff usually join me too! Taehyung hyung and Hobi hyung are both beaters for their team – I’m the seeker for mine! But more often than not, we wind up goofing off ahahaha 


JK: I usually try to hang out with my friends in between classes! Since all my hyungs are either 6th or 7th years, it can be sometimes hard to meet up with everyone due to our schedules, but all of us usually make an effort to go to dinner together!

End of the Day!

JK: What better way to wrap up the day than with the one thing that everyone loves? FOOD! We return to the Great Hall once again to grab some dinner! I gotta say, the best way to the end the day is eating and hanging out with friends! And although, you’re supposed to sit with your respective houses during meals, we usually wind up goofing off together at the Hufflepuff table before we call it a night!

// Hogwarts!AU based off of @ask-hufflepuff-v ‘s AU! :’)


SHERLOCK - :Heart Hands:
Wacom Intuos Pro in PS CS3 (new window for hi-res)

I’m only a month late *shrugs*. This was supposed to be done on Valentine’s Day. Whoops.

So I’ve been slowly trying to get back in to doing art again, still trying to find my groove and colouring style on my digital works. This one was done entirely with a marker brush set, which I actually really really like because it really emulates my traditional style.

I love these two idiots so much, but holy crap heart-hands are hard as hell to draw. I still don’t think they look good, but meh. And Sherlock is too short, but humour me anyway. 

Hope you guys like this. Con-crits are appreciated to help me learn digital better.


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So, I'm doing it again.

I’m doing exactly what I did last year and pushing myself too hard.
I’ve got my shop, a craft fair every month until Christmas. I have my book that I’m determined to finish before the year is over, I’m crocheting a blanket, drawing cards for the tarot deck I’m making, lace making, learning to drive….
I need to stop now. Before I push myself too far again.
Crochet - not important *leave alone*
Shop - important, my income *keep going*
Craft fairs - important, my income *keep going*
Book - fairly important, been at it for ages *keep going*
Tarot deck - not important *leave alone*
Lacework - can be important sometimes *only work on it when it’s ordered*
Driving lessons - very important *keep going*

Hopefully if I can stick to this it will ease the, slowly increasing and always there, thrum of anxiety I’ve been feeling of late.

anonymous asked:

Your art is so nice and it inspires me to work on colored portraits that in doing that scare me. I love your art!! <3<3<3

Thank you so much anon ❤ all I can say is just do it. Don’t be scared of it - if it goes wrong that’s okay - just learn from it and next time you will find it easier. I gave up drawing for over a decade and I went back to it last June. It was really hard to find my space again and I had many many many disasters! I still have disasters now but it’s fine because I draw first and foremost for ME because it makes me happy. To draw the two people and the characters they play who have been such a huge part of my life for twenty five years is just such a privalge I never take for granted. So even when things go wrong with a drawing, I still keep going because it brings me such joy. ❤ Be brave anon, get your art on! 🙄😘

string-meese  asked:

🎬 and 🔑

20. Do you ever plan to do anything (comic, animation, etc) with your characters? Or are you just happy to have them? 
WELL there are definitely projects that I’ve envisioned for some of them. I’m one of those guys who constantly tells myself someday I will turn this story into a comic. My fatal flaw in independent creation, however, is that I idea-generate best when I’m spitballing and idea bouncing with other people. This is a big reason I gravitate so strongly toward RP.

17. Which character is the easiest to draw/write?
This depends ENTIRELY on my mood. I go through character phases (as some followers have no doubt learned.) I’ll go a few weeks drawing almost EXCLUSIVELY one or two characters, then switch, then switch again. It’s really hard to say, but lately I’ve kinda been falling back to doodling some of my D&D/Pathfinder characters.

Ok, err, thing is… I‘m kinda obsessing again over Maedhros ok? Like, he might be my favourite Tolkien character ever…
So I used him as “muse” in my warm-up sessions (the ref pics come from Pinterest and Google, mostly)…

So, here we go with some battered (short haired) Maedhros after Thangorodrim, a baby Nelyo because I like to draw infants, some sketches of him learning how to use his left hand to fight (I imagine it must have been really hard and confusing at first), a sleeping Maitimo and some random angst… orz

I thought, “I want to draw fun, pretty fantasy stuff again, but my brain will only let me draw people if it’s angry and dark.  Maybe I could draw fun, pretty fantasy animals?”  Trouble with that is that I don’t know how to draw animals without reference like I do people, so it’s a lot more work.  But maybe this will push me to finally learn how to draw more animals.

I miss conversation.
I miss when people fawned over my art and characters. I miss getting a sizable amount of comments. Not because I want to be the center of attention but because back then I didn’t feel so alone. Back then people replied to my replies to comments. Back then people carried conversation and acted like they cared about learning of my creations. Learning of my characters.
When others ask questions or show interest in my chars, that’s what inspires and motivates me to draw them. Hence why my chars tend to go on dry spells. I hate it. I’ve been doing well to keep my issues and emotions under wraps but it’s surfacing again. It’s hard for me to talk about just regular everyday things because they bore me so much. I live in the every day. I want to talk about alien’s and oc’s and ships and romance and bios! Alas I’m left with a blank page and no inspiration. This has been silently destroying me for a few months now. Since December Tbh.
If I seem off, that’s why. I’m not trying to shut people out. just remember you get in return, what you put forth.

Cheritz Appreciation Week Day 6 - Flower Crown

„... The world you show me is all I have. 
If you abandon me, my world ends“

Forget-me-nots are my fave flowers not necessarily suited for drawing flowers crowns as I learned the hard way tho orz and I found them fitting for Nameless


I just learned I failed in math so it means I’ll have to take it again next sem…

I wanted to cheer myslef up so I drew this! It worked!! (^▽^)

Ah and sorry that I didn’t do the inkober for today…the theme is “burn” and all I think is that certain chapter in the manga that made me sad so I can’t do it. I’m such a coward when it comes to sad things haha

Returning soon!

Hope everyone’s been well! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. The last few months were really hard on me and I went through a lot of really horrible stuff but, I also got to experience a lot of wonderful things and I had so much fun drawing and improving and collaborating with so many people. 

I made a lot of awesome friends who showed me an endless world of happiness and support and through the months I found myself able to love drawing and creating again, and I learned to stop being so hard on myself in many different aspects.

I might upload some of the backlog of work I did over my tumblr hiatus, as there are a lot of works that I am really proud of and want to share with you guys. Im amazed how many of you there are now, that my follower count continued to grow even when I was completely absent from here, it means a lot.

Those of you who sent me messages of support and cheering me on, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It really helped me when I was in such a deep creative rut and each time I felt like giving up I came back to re-read them and they gave me the strength to keep on fighting for my own goals and dreams. 

I lost a lot, but I also gained so much more the past few months and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the experiences I’ve had and continue to have. I’ll be returning to posting art here and talking with you guys soon enough, maybe in the next couple of days. Thanks for all your support and I’m excited to come back and share my art and creativity with you guys again!

Week 4 - Drawing with CAD

·     What went well in this project?

Actually, I feel like nothing goes well in this project L, especially the beginning of this project.

·     What did I have difficulty with?


There are plenty things I could talk about difficulty!

  • Firstly, I did not finish watching all the tutorials on Lynda (more like majority). That was bad for me, because I really did not know how to use AutoCAD at all.
  • Second, after watching these videos and ask help from my friend, I knew the basic skills of using this software. Even I learned how to use different tools, it was still hard for operating with my keyboard and took me like 1h to get familiar with it.
  • Labelling measurements was another problem for me, it happened to my hand drawing as well! Therefore, I was not sure whether my measurements for this project was correct.


·     What would I do differently if I had my time again? Why?

If possible, I will watch all of these tutorial videos first and do more exercises! That can help me save plenty of time during drawing!

Overall, this project is like a giant challenge for me, a very beginner of AutoCAD. I enjoy the process of learning new stuff from this experience and realise some drawbacks of my study habits. Meanwhile, I would like to rethink the way of posting my blog because there are some truly nice bloggers in our class. Hope next week I could get improved!

(BTW, my AutoCAD LT does not respond all the times, does anyone have same problem? cuz I finished this task by using AutoCAD 2017 )

step 1: border and construction lines

Step 2: Hidden lines (to help locate some points)

Step 3: draw the outlines

Step 4: measurements


sloppy doodles of eddsworld x su with their final designs plus fusions i’ve made so far!!!!!

i drew this on the phone again so it’s kinda hard to draw their full bodies sorry


EDD + MATT = Kornerupine
TOM + TORD = Rhodochrosite
TOM + MATT = Danburite


If you want quick, cheap, and radical commissions draw by an average student in America trying not to fail eleventh grade, then this is the place for you! 

Rules about commissions are listed below!

Things I won’t draw:

~ Buildings/Architecture and vehicles ( I haven’t practiced enough for like, hardcore metal stuff and perspective angles yet.)

~ NSFW (I’ll draw butts, yet I’m like, seventeen…so I don’t wanna mess with the law or whatever. Plus peeners and guts are hard to draw, guys. Suggestive stuff is fine, but keep it PG-13 for now)

~ Hate art (Dude why would you spend five dollars on something mean to make someone feel bad in the first place, don’t ask me to do that, man)

~ Backgrounds (Once again, still learning. I still need practice in that area too, and I don’t want to disappoint you.)

Things I will draw:

~ Pretty much anything as long as I get a proper reference and as long as it doesn’t make me uncomfortable (I am allowed to deny a request though.)

EMAIL ME AT: grace.shibles01@gmail.com

Paypal payment only! Send me an email with your request and whether or not you have other preferences or questions. I am still in school, so I’ll try and draw them as quickly as I can with the time I have available. 

One commission can have two characters total, any additional character is another $5! Once again, please provide references so it will make it easier for me to doodle them, then you’ll be all set!


AAaaand Merry Christmas again @anime-centreal!! I somehow made you two presents as your secret santa?? I wanted to use as many as your promots as possible but it was a little hard when I was going to draw fanart. This one turned out a little long, sorry abt that!
 I really hope you like them either way! ^_^ Ahaha I still  had some ideas I wanted to do, the prompts were interesting!

Prompts I used for this one: Mistletoe kisses and ugly christmas sweaters!

anonymous asked:

Heeyy i just wanna share this headcanon of mine that clarke never tried to draw bellamy because nothing compares to the real thing. Have a good day :)

And it’s not like she doesn’t try or anything; but he’s constantly in motion anyway, a blur of limbs and a flash of teeth, a suspicious squint whenever her gaze lingers a little too long on the curve of his jaw, nub of charcoal clenched vice-like between her fingers. There’s always some detail she’s missed- a dusting of freckles under his ear, a small, hardened scar by his collarbone. He never holds still long enough for her to catalogue all of them at once. 

Except for when her arms are anchored around his shoulders and he’s drawing in ragged breaths by her ear, face buried against her hair; but that involves letting go, and Clarke’s never doing that again. 

(She’s learned the hard way when it comes to Bellamy Blake. She’s not planning on repeating her mistakes.) 

this still pisses me off

Something I heard since I was a young teenager was stuff like “I wish I could draw as well as you” then immediately dismissed when asked how I learned and my answer was “practice.”

Talent is bullshit, you still have to put hard work into it. And today everyone as access to so many amazing sources, kid me is so jealous.

I saved up money for ages for Photoshop 6.0 in 2000, my first scanner did about 300 DPI, and I didn’t get my first drawing tablet until I was 18.  I still greatly struggle with figures and anatomy and often ask for critique from close friends. I don’t think I’m an amazingly great artist but I am happy with what I produce.

I’ve seen 13 year olds pump out art that I couldn’t have done til I was 20.  And holy shit that is awesome.

More resources are available now than ever. You just have to be willing to TRY.


Luka & Loki

Aaaah, sorry it took so long to get back to this project!! ;_;

@6woofs ‘ husky saga continues. Ah yes, legendary cell-shading on the white fur, deal with me. XD AND I STARTED RECOGNIZING THEM. Are you proud of me… (it’s not that hard, actually)

Only one left! That project was so fun, I learned a lot ;u; But! No time for goodbye yet, let’s focus on drawing the last husky >:3 (again, I DO NOT TAKE pet requests. I just like 6woofs. And their dogs.)

Let me translate it to you, this comment said:

“Nice drawing but not enough for drawing comic, one like for trying”

At these time I was once again reminded that Ignorance is such a bliss. Yeah I might not draw well enough for doing comic but I do not just TRY I invest my soul into every piece of it. You never know how hard it is to make a comic because you never try, but once you do you will know its not something easy. Then again, nothing in life is easy until you actually get involved with it, people make it seem easy because they have experience.

I got told like this every single time I do comic, from the minute I start drawing comic again. “You’re no good” “Your style is not traditional” “Your drawing suck you cant draw comic” “Go back learn to draw before actually do it”. One time an editor actually told me that I should just make content and stop drawing. Of course I told them to kiss my ass. That’s why I make a resolve to myself that I will draw for me first before for anyone else, comic is something incredibly personal to me and if I got fans, I thanks you with all my heart. But even if I got none, I will still draw because the process is already a reward to me. 

I actually quited once. It was 8 years ago, when I was told by so many that I cant draw at all. I stopped trying, and acted like everyone else advice me to do “go get a real job”. I did. If it wasnt for last year something came up and my life was the mess you probably wont have Zoe Cam today because I was too busy making “actual money” like they said. And when I drew again, I know that this is the love of my life. Its a passion that I long for. I was foolish, I should never change it. Not for anyone. Not for anything.

I know that, but sometimes these comments still sting me like an annoying bees.