lol sleeping with sirens

Roses are red
Violets are blue
You’re a cherry blossom
You’re about to bloom
You look so pretty
But you’re gone so soon

Person: *points at my band’s shirt* Owh, that’s cool! What other bands are you into?

Best friend: No!

Friends: No!

Stranger: No!

Parents: No!

Teachers: No!

My cat: No!

My grandmother’s dog: No!

The pizza guy: No!

Obama: No!

Batman: No!

The fish I accidentally killed three years ago: No!

Me: *opens a piece of paper longer than Austin Carlile* I’m glad you asked.


The top two photo sets are drawings I did anywhere from 5-7 years ago. The bottom photo set is from the last two years.

I cringe at my old art now, but back then, I was so fucking proud. I wasn’t scared to experiment, to use cheap art supplies, to fail.

Of course, as I’ve learned and grown as an artist I’ve developed a more consistent style. I’ve bought better supplies. I’ve improved.

I’ve often felt that I’m no better now than I was when I was a kid, but after directly comparing my art, I realized I was wrong. I’ve grown so much. my proportions have improved, my line art is steadier, my coloring is more rich, and I’m no longer afraid of contrast.

Remember that art is a skill; you will make small improvements over time. You’re always learning and growing and improving.

Only compare yourself to where you were at yesterday, not to other artists.

The Signs as Bands
  • Aries: Sleeping With Sirens
  • Taurus: The Killers
  • Gemini: Mariana's Trench
  • Cancer: Fall Out Boy
  • Leo: All Time Low
  • Virgo: Twenty One Pilots
  • Libra: One Direction
  • Scorpio: Mayday Parade
  • Sagittarius: Pierce The Veil
  • Capricorn: Panic! At The Disco
  • Aquarius: Black Veil Brides
  • Pisces: 5 Seconds of Summer