alissandra01  asked:

Hey! I love ur art! I wanted to ask you about your style. It's really unique. Did you have any inspiration or did you just draw something and like the style you used?

Thank you so much! And thank you for this ask!

When I was a kid I tried really hard to imitate the style of Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon. I had no eye for art so it was super crappy doodles. And I drew every character I liked on all of my TV shows and video games. (I still have a ton of them. I never throw anything away. I’m 26 and still have art from seventh grade ooops). I drew fanart for everything I watched or played. I drew a ton of Digimon (I drew a Mimi I was super proud of in fifth grade and I think that’s when I got serious about drawing all the time), Legend of Zelda, Inuyasha, Naruto, and Final Fantasy (which I still draw for all the time). Its always been shoujo manga that I tried to imitate though. In high school, I tried to imitate Shugo Chara. I never colored anything, btw. It was all sketches. I didn’t start attempting to even color anything until college. I got a job at a craft store and used my discount to collect copics and prismacolors. 

My art kind of just kind of grew into what it is now. Its basically if I like it or not. If I see something that I think I can learn from, I try it out. When I first started drawing digitally, I watched a speedpaint or tutorial every time I drew a new piece. I don’t watch that many any more because I feel confident in the style I’ve developed. I kind of combined what I liked and ignored what didn’t work for me. I didn’t even think I had a consistent style until a year ago. Honestly, I’m so stuck in the way I draw I don’t think I could draw other people’s styles at all.   

Thank you so much for this ask and the compliment again. I actually ended up sitting and going through all of my old artwork because of this ask. It meant a lot.
Benedict Cumberbatch reveals his family life is 'affected' by playing Sherlock
The Doctor Strange actor admits he's 'more curt' with his mother while filming the BBC series
By Hayley Minn

Benedict Cumberbatch has confessed playing Sherlock Holmes is taking its toll on his family life.

The British actor has played the fictional detective in the BBC series Sherlock since 2010 and got back into character for the fourth season, which starts on New Year’s Day.

But, according to his actress mother Wanda Ventham, Benedict is now bringing his work home with him.

Speaking to Radio Times, the Doctor Strange star said: “There is a kickback. I do get affected by it.

“There’s a sense of being impatient.”

He added: “My mum says I’m much curter with her when I’m filming Sherlock.”

Benedict went on to give fans a taste of the new three-part series of Sherlock, revealing there will be “payoffs”.

He said: “There are payoffs in this series that I know in some instances even the writers didn’t realise were happening until they were starting to write it, which is just remarkable.

“The level of invention and imagination and darkness and joy just gets better and better.

“There’s a lot of very serious stuff, and it’s very bleak at times.

“But the writers also manage to do something very funny as well.”

*Sherlock returns to BBC One at 8.30pm on New Year’s Day

Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.
—  Joy Williams

— It’s bad enough that we have to be in the same cell, but could you at least spare me the sound of your constant chatter?

bias vs bias tag

the amazing @k-pop-jjang tagged me to thing fun bias vs bias thingy, thanks love ♥v♥

Rules: Write down your top 10 kpop biases on little papers, mix them up, pick two for each round.

  • round 1: Xiumin vs. Yongguk
  • round 2: Jonghyun vs. Buffy
  • round 3: Young K vs. Jaebum ………. round 1 & 2 i was like fine okay this isn’t too hard but REALLY sorry brian ily ;;
  • round 4: Jeup vs. Kihyun 
  • round 5: Hongbin vs. Vernon

this was fun, actually writing them down and picking heh SO YEAH I’m tagging: @banilla-kookie, @chanlee, @actualprincejun (it’s been a while~), @ko-yoongi, @fantastic-t-o-p, @gimtajoo, @mintbean, @manwalage, @petitshinee@http-baepsae, @markslilbunny and @puppyprincesses xxx
In Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved
Steve Barker writes: A master’s degree in library science can’t compete with online search, but we still have a role.
By Steve Barker

“The next time you visit a public library and see an older person at the information desk, someone near retirement age, take a good look. You may be seeing the last of a dying breed, the professional librarian.”

Another one of these articles.