official stills

anonymous asked:

Hello and thank you for all your hard work for the fandom, I really love your blog <3 I noticed a small thing re-reading kuroshitsuji and paying attention to the 2CT: every time Yana draws our!Ciel, his hair is parted on the right (from our point of view) (above his left eye, from his point of view), and every time she draws real!Ciel, his hair is parted on the left (above his right eye). Maybe you already pointed this out, but I just found out now!

Hello, thanks for your kind words<3

Yes, iirc the hair parting thing and the analysis of Kelvin’s flashback scene (ch31/32) was my very first post on the old black butler forum back in 2014! (≧▽≦)

And the pictures below were my very first crappy edits I attached to said post:

Omg, these edits bring back memories, I miss the old BB forum! xD

Anyway, the hair parting difference is 80% consistent throughout the series (it’s 100% consistent in Kelvin’s flashback though), so I’m pretty sure it’s not a mistake on Yana’s part but another little yet important detail hinting at the fact that the Phantomhives had two children, i.e. that our!Ciel had a twin :)

Chex Week Official Prompt List

Still stuck on what you might create for Chex week? Here’s a list of prompts:

  1. “Well, that’s what you get for making assumptions.”
  2. “I’m not the one who teamed up with someone like that!”
  3. “You think that’s going to work?”
  4. “It’s not magic, you know. You have to put in actual effort.”
  5. “You’re going to share that with me, right?”
  6. “Nope, this time it’s your turn.”
  7. “It’s not my fault I’m the best. It’s just something I’ve learned to live with.”
  8. “It’s like a light at the end of the tunnel.”
  9. “Don’t tell me you know better than me when it comes to this!”
  10. “This is the worst thing you’ve ever done.”
  11. “Don’t blame me for this, we both know whose fault it really is.”
  12. “I don’t know, why don’t you ask your hero over there?”
  13. “This is the last time I’m going to tell you this, so you better listen.”
  14. “Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.”
  15. “I’d like to think you could understand, but history has proven otherwise.”
  16. “I shouldn’t need to treat you like I’m your babysitter.”
  17. “Don’t even think about it. That’s cheating.”
  18. “When you first mentioned it, I thought you were joking.”
  19. “And that affects me exactly how?”
  20. “Absolutely not. Don’t ask me again.”
  21. “You call this inspiration? Looks more like poor judgment to me.”
  22. “Don’t tempt me. I don’t want to get in trouble.”
  23. “You’re telling me you never noticed how much I hate that?”
  24. “I hate to tell you this, because you obviously think it’s okay, but it’s not.”
  25. “You’re telling me this is something you’d risk your life on?”

Hope those help and good luck!

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now feels like an appropriate time to post this

Soft boys in flower crowns, this must be heaven (ᅌᴗᅌ✿) 

(Please, do not repost)

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{Victuuri a.k.a. skating duet & official YOI art}

or “How to kill the entire fandom in few steps” by Kubo Mitsurou

Just look at this Yurio-toy at the last one, I can`t <3

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the second trailer is up!!!!

April 13, 2017

anonymous asked:

Hello there; I've been looking through your blog and, as many others say, I just ADORE your art! I was also wondering if you could give me some advice. For quite a few months now I've utterly lost all motivation to draw. I want to go into something with art, so this devastates me, and whenever I try to draw I just get so easily frustrated. I've been an avid artist since I can remember, so for me to suddenly not want to draw for months on end really concerns me. Any suggestions to fix this?

(hi!! apologies for the late reply. i hope this can still be of some help to you despite that!)

i think that’s a feeling every artist struggles with at some point. you love art, you love making art, and it’s immensely frustrating when that suddenly doesn’t work out despite all the effort you’ve been putting in. and then you start to lose motivation, question yourself and everything you’re doing, and it’s a vicious cycle that’s really hard to break out of. so what can we do?

well, here’s a thing. let’s call it the productivity branch.

i feel like my own creative cycles are very seasonal. not in the sense that my creativity depends on the season, but rather that my creativity itself goes through different seasons.

  • spring: new ideas, motivation, productivity still low 
  • summer: lots of ideas and very productive
  • autumn: still productive drawing leftover ideas, but new ideas are harder to come by. and then 
  • winter: nothing. art-block. lack of ideas, everything-sucks-syndrome, no motivation, the creative part of my brain is basically hibernating

that’s you up there. you’re in a creative winter right now. and without any inspiration or motivation it’ll be hard to find a way to cross that gap over to a new spring (pls bear with the cheesy analogies). and if your cut yourself off from inspirational influence you might start to think that, hey, this isn’t so bad. i mean, who needs spring right? just means you have to do things. be active. yikes. winter’s pretty chill. haha. 

but don’t do that. it’ll come around and bite you at some point, because that lack of motivation and activity might start to seep into other parts of your life, not just the creative one, and you don’t want that.

so! when you don’t have ideas and motivation to create, then don’t create. but instead make an effort to inspire yourself. inspiration entails motivation (and vice versa).

  • read books, short stories, poems, science articles, anything
  • go on walks, explore your surroundings, if affordable maybe even go somewhere farther away
  • let people tell you stories
  • listen to new music
  • try things you haven’t done before (deliberately break old habits)
  • go through other people’s inspiration blogs
  • collaborate with a friend
  • get really invested in something, talk to others about it
  • watch movies, animated shorts, documentaries 
  • or speedpaintings and art tutorials
  • try different techniques, or new brushes
  • look at art that’s so inspiring that you can’t believe you’re still just sitting there not drawing anything yourself
  • and most importantly, be receptive. take in the world around you, rearrange it in your head, and draw whatever you end up with. that’s the core of what creativity is

think about what you want to achieve. make your friends smile? draw something really cool you can print out and hang up in your room? touch people’s hearts? deliver a message? whatever it is, and however small or inconsequential it might seem, keep it in mind. it’s your light at the end of the tunnel.

if want to keep drawing for the sake of muscle memory while you’re still looking for your inspiration: 

  • illustrate your daily activities
  • draw a random shape or find one in a photo (clouds are ideal for this) and turn it into a character or object
  • pick different pictures and combine elements from each of them into one drawing
  • do plain ol’ studies 
  • basically don’t try to come up with things completely from scratch. find something to work with and go from there. that will save you the mentally draining task of coming up with a subject, so you can start actively drawing right away

if you still can’t make yourself pick up a pen, make a schedule. train your brain to turn its creative gears at a specific time of the day, make that a habit. do it for pavlov

approach drawing with the awareness that what you create might suck, especially when you’re out of practice, but this doesn’t mean that it will always suck, and it doesn’t mean you suck. if you learn to dissociate your current creative achievements from your worth as a person and your future potential you will get back to work a lot easier, improve faster, and be more resistant to setbacks. 

find something that makes it worth the effort of working through the frustration. 

you might need to try a lot of different things because everyone copes with this differently, and even when a method worked once that doesn’t mean it always will. so start trying! you can only find inspiration if you start looking for it. 👍