more boring art but whatever this was fun

SVT Reaction to You Drawing on Their Hand Because You Were Bored


A/N: I used to do this to my friends at school all the time and even got in trouble for doing this on one of my last days of school bc we were in the middle of exams not that anyone cares but aNYWAYS i hope you like it (-:

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Jisoo, Jihoon, Minghao, Hansol, Chan: Would enjoy it when you write on them because although the ink is said to be bad for the skin, they’d find the feeling to be quite relaxing. They won’t say anything about it and they’ll probably draw on your hand too if they’re equally as bored

Seungcheol, Soonyoung, Seokmin, Mingyu: They’ll think it’s so cute and funny and will more than likely take pictures of whatever it is you drew on them. They’ll also forget to wash it off so the other members are gonna see and tease you if you drawing is bad lol

Jeonghan, Junhui, Wonwoo, Seungkwan: If your drawings are that bad, they’ll laugh at them and tease you about them nonstop. They’ll question your “artistic abilities and say things like, “(Y/N), what is this supposed to be! It looks like (another member)!” So not only will they make fun of your art, they’ll make fun of another member in the process so don’t feel bad bc you’re not alone lmao

Drawing prompts my friends

- A character you hate. You can make them ugly of course.
- Mermaid AU.
- Water. It can vary from rain to a lake to ice cubes. Anything water.
- Eyes. Extra points for both of them. Even more points for a set of three eyes.
- Create an object-for-a-head oc. Those are fun.
- Falling poses.
- Flying poses.
- Make animal hybrids. Whatever you want. Make an elephant-chicken.
- Design a house for your fave fictional character.

So I was minding my own business going “what the heck is up with that scroll from Together Breakfast, like, Crewniverse implies it’s made by using gem shards as paint but that would suggest someone, presumably a Gem, whose job it is to grind up the mortal remains of her own species and make abstract art with them.”

and then I said “that sounds like a great concept for a fangem”

This is Ammolite and she talks to gem shards. The shards talk back, I should clarify. Her services are incredibly scarcely called upon and she’s probably not really the kind of person you’d invite to a party. Her summon weapon is a palette knife and she’s virtually defenseless- basically her only tricks are talking to gem shards and making spirit scrolls. That said, that last one basically accounts for all of the other tricks, because those scrolls are terrifying to be on the wrong side of. Amms would, of course, rather have absolutely nothing to do with fighting. She’s not particularly fond of the result.

Ammolite herself is kind of a timid creature; hermetic, soft-spoken, she’s more than happy to talk to people but always worries that the living find her boring and gloomy. She’s about the height of CG Pearl, is technically an aristocrat, and has a Bismuth-ish tendency to morph those spindly fingers of hers into paintbrushes or calligraphy pens or whatever she really needs at the time. 

In my mind she sounds a lot like Regina Spektor, but that’s mostly because of this song

Less fanart

I thought I should make this statement now that I’m pretty sure about it.

First: I still love BillDip and I’ll still draw it.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way I can start.

In the last half year I’ve been going through a lot of stuff that got me to think more about my future and art. But you aren’t here for that personal information stuff. What’s more important is that I feel like I won’t improve anymore if I only draw fanart. And that I’ll lose interest in art if every piece I make is especially tweaked to be reblogged and liked as much as possible.
I’ve already started to work on small sketches and studies that are fun for me but probably boring for you.

I could go on for an eternity but to shorten things a bit I’ll just tell you what will happen in the next few weeks/month:

I’ll draw whenever and whatever I want. This will include fanart but much less than before. About once in a week I’ll go through my drawings and post the ones that could be interesting for you.

Finally finished the quick doodle. Really this shouldn’t have taken long, I should have NOT colored it. But yeah, that’s what me and my brother saw this Saturday. It was actually good. Tip was a great character. There aren’t too many animated films that feature a non-white protagonist. She was spunky, smart, stubborn and determined, and hopeful and brave. I know a lot of people give this movie flack, but honestly, this was a bright, light-hearted movie for the inner child in me. Some may find the Booves’ lolcat speech annoying, but I found it cute sometimes. Now, this isn’t the first time an animated feature revolved on a friendship between a human and an alien. For me, that movie will be Lilo and Stitch. So yeah, couldn’t resist drawing the aliens “shaking their boove thing” to some music, yet looking good in Lilo’s photoshoot. 

To the pirates, PLEASE DO NOT pirate this movie. Dreamworks isn’t doing well financially, but at least they’re trying with experimenting new things. I saw Dreamworks create some good movies, despite the bad ones they produce. If there’s any consolation, the last 2/3 of the movie is worth it. Yes it’s predictable, yes the story seems generic or done to death, but let’s face it. It’s the execution, interpretation, and vision that makes each piece unique or stand out. Some people say they could have done more, yes they could have. But if you’re looking for something family-friendly, this is a good one. And rather than looking with a harsh critic’s eye, just let go and let your inner child out. 

Seeing the top reviews after coming home from the theaters, it made me question if my tastes in films were too narrow or crap. I think it’s because I’m just childish to boot, and that might be why I’m easily intrigued or entertained. It made me wonder if I have crap tastes to actually like this movie. But the reviews made only good points, but I still liked the movie. Not in my top, but it wasn’t bad. Heck, I don’t think Frozen was bad, but it could have been better and it could have been more. I was even a little let down by HTTYD 2 and Book of Life, but I loved the films for many aspects. In the end, I’ll just stick to my guns and my opinions, no matter what. 

Now that I rethink, I’m thinking of how the movie was a fun and cute concept, and very colorful. It wasn’t an acid trip, but I still liked it. People always aim to make art to be “so much more”, “full of meaning and depth”, “send a message or make in impact”, “evoke emotion”. What about just for the sake of fun? I know that cartoons are still considered childish, and they are trying to break that mold, but honestly, it’s okay to be fun and to just make people forget for just a few moments of whatever shitty situation they had to worry about. And that’s what this movie was, fun. I didn’t really find anything boring, it was just fun.

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Foraging is an excellent natural activity that we should include in our parrots’ lives. In the wild parrots are constantly using their minds to search for food, it’s a great way to engage their mind, reduce boredom, reduce feather destructive behaviours and it gets you a little peace and quiet while the bird’s looking for new goodies!

It’s easy to stuff millet and large seeds inside of toys but it can be hard trying to find ways to make their pelleted meals more interesting.  Pellets can become boring really fast and you may find yourself switching between a lot of brands just to keep them interested.

So I made a small series of diagrams to give you some inspiration to make meal time a little bit more interesting.  Make sure whatever you use in the foraging activities are bird-safe, always supervise them (especially with bags and tunnels) and have fun with it!  There’s all sorts of easy ways to make meal time more fun!

Reviewing Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It

Let me start off this review by saying that I love studying fashion. I don’t have a degree in fashion studies but I own a vast collection of fashion books on designers, exhibitions, history, and various dictionaries and topics. I visit every fashion exhibition the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute holds. In grad school I wrote a 20 page paper on technology in fashion exhibitions and another paper on the conservation of a Worth of Paris dress from the late 1800s in a museum I used to volunteer at. Also, I was this close to applying to FIT for their Collections Management program to learn how to handle and care for clothing in museum collections but that school ain’t cheap. Needless to say, I love fashion. I’m not trendy nor do I religiously read fashion magazines. I just have a deep appreciation for the subject and how clothing can make people feel. 

Since I love fashion and Grace Helbig is my favorite YouTuber (and all around human being), what could be more perfect for me than her second book Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It? I’ll tell you what, NOTHING! 

Grace & Style can probably be looked at as Grace’s thoughtful, silly and hilarious love letter to clothes, makeup, and whatever style is. The book is, obviously, not academic and boring like a lot of fashion books (well, like the ones I tend to read anyway) it’s entertaining and so much fun. I love the way she writes about handbags and bad hair days and how to make them work, and the different types of people who wear different types of jeans. Grace’s fashion writing is never mean or off putting it just has that great sharp, sarcastic, quick witted bite her fans know and love. 

Like her first book Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up, Grace & Style is honest (literally right from the first page) and never once takes itself too seriously (there’s a sentence that contains “ass ripping fart”. Hands down the best sentence in a fashion book I’ve ever read). Grace told us how we can pretend to be grown-ups and now she tells us how we can pretend to have the grace to pull off clothing and style and look like we have our shit together. 

Ever since I became a fan of Grace’s I’ve looked up to her sense of fashion… or sometimes lack thereof. I feel like I finally found someone who lives for living in sweatpants and tee shirts (my weekend outfit is a pair of blue sweatpants and Grace’s No You Got Dressed in the Dark sweatshirt) and scouring the Internet all day, yet seems to like getting dressed up occasionally for events and parties just like I do. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I related to Grace’s struggle of wanting clothes from Limited Too. That store growing up was my siren call that I could never afford. I also know exactly  how Grace must have felt when she was told she could buy one thing in the store for her birthday because my grandma did the same for me one year and it was glorious (I think I got a button down short sleeve shirt and it lasted me a really long time until I grew out of it). And I remember when the store Deb was around. Ah, the memories of growing up and shopping in the late 90s/early 00s. 

With fashion books and magazines telling us what must go together and what you must wear for different occasions and events, it’s refreshing to have Grace tell us what works for her and how she wears things. I loved reading where Grace gets her clothing inspirations from and how she makes those inspirations work for her. She tells us what has worked or does work for her with clothing, shoes, accessories, and makeup she is not telling us what we must use or wear. She’s still figuring all this fashion stuff out too. If there is a message to Grace & Style it could be to be comfortable in the clothing, shoes, makeup, and accessories that work for you not what everyone tells you is what “works”. 

For the first time reading a fashion book I didn’t feel ashamed, as silly and awful as that may sound, of the types of clothes I wear in everyday life and of the styles of clothes I like. I feel proud about being an awkward human being who loves fashion but needs comfort more just like Grace does. You can tell that Grace is very passionate about fashion on every page which in turn makes the book that much more fun and enjoyable to read. Every bit of style guidance from Grace is genuine and that is what makes Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It an absolute stand out among fashion books as well as a book every girl should have in their collection and one of my all time favorites. 

Fun with historical men's fashion!

I’m gonna open up the “submit” box so we can well have some fun and learn at the same time.  As I said a few days ago, men’s fashion can be really boring, but it becomes a heck of a lot more interesting when you imagine your fantasy husband* wearing a cravat and spats.  So open your photoshop, break out your pencils, we’re gonna make some art!  Draw/photoshop/whatever your fantasy husband wearing some sexy, sexy period attire, and I’ll post it!

*You know, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christoph Waltz, Tom Hardy, one or more member of One Direction, or even Benedict Cumberbatch.  By husband, I basically mean anyone who looks damn fine in a suit.  If your husband happens to be Taitana Maslany, that’s acceptable, too!