Sooo I did a thing based on THAT spoiler pic of the finale. Whatever that picture means, even if it means nothing. I don’t care because I love it. That just ARRRRGMYGOD made me so obsessed and stupidly happy lol
I know it’s probably a stunt BUT I DON’T CARE, IT JUST MADE ME SO HAPPY. I’m so stupid in love with these two idiots GAH.
Title: Friction. Summary: Somewhere along the way the lightening bolt hit for a second time.
I wrote this super quick right now because it was supposed to be a flash fic for @maereed. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this little piece and I’ll try to update the other fanfic soon.
Yes I have stretch marks
I have stretched, I have grown
I have become
I have adapted, I have filled my body
I have lightening bolts down my side
An electric rub between my thighs
My skin is a story
My body is a fossil
Dog-eared pages of a book
Pinpricks on a map
Naturally, with a history
I am marked
• people treat you like you are ill/require their help and it will annoy you
• when people don’t give you special treatment/don’t help you, it will annoy you
• everything is annoying
• you always need to pee. Even when you don’t, you feel like you do
• sleep isn’t a thing any more
• you will need to buy more pillows for your bed so you can create an epic pillow fortress surrounding you in an effort to create some measly degree of comfort
• but the pillows will annoy you
• lightening crotch (exactly as it sounds - a lightening bolt of pain in your vagina) becomes more frequent and more painful and nobody ever warns you about it
• every day that you are not in labour is annoying and you will complain and verbalise your frustrations. A lot.
• you forget what it feels like to be a normal, rational, able bodied, human being. You dream of moving freely, being able to bend and stand up without making old person noises
• you forget what your vagina looks like and look forward to the day you see it again
• breathing is hard work sometimes
• you are afraid of everything: the fourth trimester, labour, waters breaking in awkward places, not realising you are in labour, how to look after a baby, are you prepared enough, what will your vagina actually look like afterwards?
Hey! Since ya wanna talk about art, I wanna ask ya...how'd ya get so good drawing the hands of muscles of anthropomorphic characters? I've been practicing with that A LOT lately and I'm pretty rusty xC
Hi there!! Thank you so much for your question! Personally, I’m still learning a lot about arms and hands, and I would take everything I say with a grain of salt, because honestly I did some research one night when I got frustrated with my progress on both subjects, so for arms, I use the lightening bolt technique! (There is a full video about this along with a trick for foreshadowing on arms/legs since the technique isn’t so great for that aspect, but it’s great for any drawing if you want draw arms in general! Big shout out to Sycra, they have so many helpful videos for drawing! Go check out the channel!)
So with this technique, you literally connect the dots after drawing out the general gesture of the muscles, this gives you a better sense of proportion and get a better sense of the important things to get out of from the anatomy without having to dive too deeply into the science behind it. But I’d still highly recommend looking at references and continue to practice!
—- The same goes for hands! Which is something I’m still struggling with! But with turtle hands, I’ve been drawing them for so long, so I feel like it’ll be okay to give out a pointer or two! Obviously, the best way to get a sense of how hands works is to sit down and sketch out our your own hand as a reference, it’s extremely helpful!
Hands are a whole different story, but if you stick with basic shapes, it’s a good start! Also, don’t be afraid to get absolutely messy with your sketches! Sometimes the best way to handle things is to scribble until it eventually looks like something! As you continue to practice, you’ll eventually learn how to get those shapes and gestures that are worth keeping when you sketch!
(Also! Thumbs can be pretty tricky to keep track of, so a good reminder is to always step back and take a look at where you’ve placed the thumb because it can be so easy to misplace it on the wrong side of the hand. Which is why it’s a good trick to use your own hands as a reference if you’re not sure!)
Anyways! I hope this was somewhat helpful to you! If not, that video will surely be able to successfully show you how to handle the lightening bolt technique! Good luck on your art journey! :)
Do you know why? Because after years of abuse and tears. After all that time forcing food back up your throat, avoiding it at all costs, scratches on your abdomen that bleed and cry for you to stop, but you just can’t.
After all pain and suffering, once you feel like you truly have it together, you really don’t.
Sometimes your in the bathroom with sharp pains that make you feel like you’re dying. You have scars and stretch marks like lightening bolts covering the skin that you fought for so long to perfect. Your teeth and stained multicoloured from the times you just couldn’t keep things down, and you still feel it, oh fuck you still feel it.
Even when you’re eating right and you’re holding things down, it’s still there. It’s there when you look in the mirror every time you go to leave the room, even when you aren’t consciously thinking about it. It’s there when your pulling at your clothes and groping at yourself when you don’t even know you’re actually doing it. It’s there when you hear girls talking about how little they’ve eating and instead of being worried you feel so broken, because you’re not that strong. You’re not strong enough to eat less, to be less, to be beautiful like them.
You think all these fucked up things, even though you know what that behaviour does. You ignore the abuse you put your body through, as your insides suffer, because you were so angry that your outside wouldn’t cooperate even though all your body ever did was try to survive.
Eating disorders and terrifying, because they’ll never go away. You’ll never stop feeling the guilt when you eat. It’ll always be about food and how you look and the grabbing and the constant shame, but you’ll never be able to stop it.