romans drawings

Yesterday my dad told me something that I think maybe more people need to hear.

You’re allowed to just do things for fun.

He told me that in this modern society, especially the United States, we seem to have this attitude that we shouldn’t do something unless we’re aiming to be the best at it. If we can’t sing like Beyonce or Frank Sinatra or something there’s no point to singing. If we can’t make the next big breakthrough there’s no point in looking into mechanics and engineering.

But, he tells me, it took him a long time to figure out that life doesn’t have to be a race. If you want to take up the piano when you’re a teenager or later you’re not going to master it. You’re not going to be able to play to huge concert halls, but that also shouldn’t stop you. You can study a language out of curiosity and then drop the ball if you want. You can just get okay at something or even be terrible at it. You can drop it for days or years and then pick it up again and it doesn’t have to be a shameful thing.

I’m really glad he told me that because today I opened my sketchpad for the first time in months and just started drawing. And it looks terrible. But I don’t care. I don’t have the talent or patience or spacial awareness to get anywhere near good at drawing, but it’s fun. It helps me focus my mind and nobody has to see it.

And because of what he told me, I’m thinking maybe someday soon I will take up the bass guitar. And I won’t worry about how well I do, or how fast I learn, or that I haven’t played an instrument since sixth grade, or that I don’t have that much time to practice. I’m just gonna enjoy the experience. Maybe I’ll try swing dancing again and take a class because I’m not the best dancer but damn if it isn’t fun.

Yeah, you don’t have to be good at things. It’s not a requirement. Maybe that seems obvious but it had never occurred to me before. You’re allowed to just enjoy what you’re doing. For me, that feels like a life changing revelation. I don’t have to be good at something to like it. I don’t have to put 100% effort into everything I do. It’s kind of amazing.

This is by far the project I’ve spent the most time on

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Am I really late for the whole Sanders Sides-inspired makeup thing? Yes. Am I still going to do this? Hell yes


Speedpaints:
Logan | Patton | Roman | Virgil

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I drew @thatsthat24 again!! hahahah

You guys were so sweet and gave so much positive feedback on that last drawing, so I decided to draw him again to thank you all <333

Since a lot of you are new here, feel free to have a look at my links page, so y’all know where to find me. Hugs and enjoy your stay <33

drew @thatsthat24‘s sander sides a little while ago! (pre-purple hair, oops)


please don’t repost!! reblogs>likes

Commission for amazing @the-jo-writes-and-draws. I had so much fun with this one ahhh
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also bonus, because poor Roman wasn’t originally a part of the commission

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it’s midnight but i’ve been thinking about this since the video came out ahdbabaij

bonus under the cut :))))

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So many people asked for this, I had no choice

Now Patton is not the only dad in the neighbourhood.
I wonder what their kids might be like 🤔

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Rough pencil sketch of Roman in Wonder Woman’s clothing, because the urge was high and thus it needed to happen.

I’m not sure if I will do anything more with this, but I had fun with it. Photo taken with my phone, so may be a bit off.
But I hope you all enjoy! ^^

Bonus:
Close up on his face.

“They just can’t get my nose right!”

Ah I had this idea for a while now– has anyone else done this?? I hope not, but if someone already did I wanna seeee 💕

Pfft the actual drawing on my sketchpad is small, so sorry for the terrible lettering– Any constructive criticism would be appreciated!! I would love to get better ♥