some of my old drawings are so hilarious

anonymous asked:

Did you sold your soul to be this talented? Your art is unnatural. It's almost SUPERNATURAL.😅 I love you.

LOL thank you

and if soul-selling was involved i feel like there would’ve been a much bigger jump in ability around like, the age of 16

i feel like 16 year old scout would have considered it

Anonymous said:

Scout, I have taken your sagely advice and have been listening to game grumps playthroughs while painting. They are so unbelievably funny :D What else do you listen to while you jam draw?

i love listening to comedians!! a lot of them have their comedy albums on spotify. i suggest starting out with aziz ansari and john mulaney

i also recommend

  • Will You Accept This Rose
  • Welcome To Night Vale
  • and i’ve heard good things about My Brother, My Brother, and Me (i’ve seen some of the show, and it’s hilarious)

i also like to listen to albums that have cinematic-like themes and such to them, for instance:

  • Muse - The Resistance, The 2nd Law
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days
  • TWRP - Ladyworld
  • Rasputina - Oh Perilous World
  • The Presidents of the United States of America - These Are The Good Times People, Freaked Out And Small

these are just a handful of examples, but when i listen to these albums when working i feel like i’ve watched a whole movie. i don’t know if this is a common feeling but it’s super satisfying! (AND i’m super late to the party with this one, but i’ve been listening to like, exclusively only Twenty One Pilots for the last week. Blurryface and Vessel are super great albums)

tainted-petals  asked:

Where do you even begin to get ideas for the shirts you have Paps and Undyne wear?

* I want to make their clothes look cute and campy and colourful! Making their wardrobe more lively was a fun idea I had, and trying to figure out what to have them wear is always a fun part.

* Sometimes they wear clothes I’ve seen online (like Papyrus’ amazing Christmas sweater), and sometimes I just design something I want to wear, or what I really want them to wear (for example, the shirt Papy is gonna be wearing on tonight’s comic is one of my favourites because that nickname of his always makes me cackle. Also this. I think this is absolutely hilarious.)

* I also started to recycle old designs recently, to add a touch of realism to the mix, and to bring some of my favourite designs back! (Such as Papy’s CNMNBN shirt which is one of my old faves lmao)

* I am generally a huge character design enthusiast so I love designing good shirts for them to wear! I often also ask my friends what to write on the shirt, or what colour to make it, and then just go from there. <:

* I should probably draw myself wearing some of my cool shirts, but my striped sweater is so iconic for me at this point that I don’t want to change it lmao

Collab with my 3-year old bros

Ok so this afternoon, I was teaching my little bros to write. They`re 3-year old twins, and they have like super short attention span so I havta make sure they watch what I do. While they were drawing, I ended up doodling some Servamp stuffs using color pencils. I had to leave to get the my pen in my room tho so I can draw the face, but when I got back—

They drew a face on it instead. 

WHICH, gave me the idea to let them draw faces on the other characters, and the results were hilarious, if not, nightmare-inducing to some point. xD 
Here is my collaborative work with 3-year-olds!

And my personal favorite—-

Me~☆ !

thegamebro622  asked:

This isn't an ask. I like your art style on Kars, he looks more feminine abd in some of your post he looks more Female than male, but it's Noice. And now it's burned into my brain, and I also liked the KQ comic. P.S: I now like Esidisi

Thank u very much ^^ 

i appreciate ur compliment regarding to my art style, i still feels self conscious about them. every time as i draw kars, my brain is like “he needs to be more beautiful dang it!!” so when i draw Kars i want make sure he looks gorgeous, sadly it always turns out more feminine than i have expected, but hey! ur talking to an artist who only used to draw midousuji akira, i would consider that a huge adjustment (lol)

(old work below)

(recent work below)

oh man Killer Queen comic! I need to work on that, i got so many hilarious idea for it but i got tied down with some other project at the moment *cries*

and GOOD FOR U! OMG ESIDISI IS LIKE ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER!!! HE NEEDS MORE APPRECIATION!!

anonymous asked:

Hi, I saw your 19 days comic and I just want to say it is illegal to be that amazing at art I thought there was a new chapter ((also got any tips because I hate most things I draw and I'm kinda losing motivation I guess?))

Thank you so much! I’m not amazing at art at all so I guess I’m far from being illegal! :9 I don’t know if I’m in the right position to give any advice in drawing since I’m also an artist-in-training myself. But here are few advice I have during my ongoing quest to become a true artist! The answers here would be based on my personal experiences if you don’t mind. Here goes!

1. Keep practicing.

There is a saying ‘practice makes perfect improvements’ after all. Do iterative drawing everyday for at least an hour. Iterative drawing is a process where you draw the same thing over and over again but you have to tweak each one of them to look better than the last one. I’ve been doing this a lot lately. This is also how I’ve found the eyes that I desire to draw. Practice helps you find out more about what you wanna draw. It also improves your muscle memories~ both hands and brain! It’s the best way to improve.

2. Be mindful of details.

I tend to be very critical of details. My OCD at work. I’ve got this habit of staring intently at artworks. I don’t know if that’s bad or not but being attentive about details is good I think. If you’re doing fanart, the best way to make them look like the characters you wanna draw (regardless of your art style) is to take a closer look at their features. If their eyes are pointy then try to make your drawing pointy. If they have thick brows, then try your best to thicken their brows. If the brows have an arc then don’t forget that too!

I remember reading somewhere that Rei (from Free!) has a long face. Ever since then it stuck to my mind that he has a long face. KyoAni didn’t say that for any other characters either so it just stuck to me. Since then, I have to remember that Rei has to have that long face whenever I draw lol I guess it’s because of my mindfulness of details, my drawings look almost (if not exactly) like canon. The same goes for the official comment I’ve read about Rin having a nice eyebrow shape and Makoto having a big mouth (literally).

3. Do not overthink.

I did say to be mindful but also do not overthink. This happens a lot when you don’t know what to draw. When you over think, you end up procrastinating. It’s better to just randomly doodle! It’s weird but everytime I doodle randomly, the chances that I’d finish something is much higher lol Just like that fancomic for 19 Days, it all started with a doodle. I didn’t even have a story. I just wanted to see a scene where Guan Shan cries with a bloody mouth lol XD and thus, a comic was born. It was even colored. I’m very bad with colors especially since I’m color blind. I can’t differentiate most colors lol and I can’t do backgrounds to save my life either! And this has led me to another tip.

4. Do not be afraid to experiment!

It was 8am and I haven’t slept coz I was in the mood okay? I was like, to color or not to color? When I decided to color it, I thought, it needs to have a background otherwise it would look like it’s all happening in heaven. So I tried tweaking my Photoshop brushes to create a good texture for the leaves. When it looked pretty good, I was so happy. The fact that I didn’t chicken out on experimenting with the backgrounds felt great! No regrets! I learned new things because of it. And for some reason, I’m looking forward to experimenting with colors and brushes once again!

5. Set your standards.

An example is your desired style. Mine is one that captures the feel of the anime/manga/show I am drawing for. And a free-flowing body dynamics, please!

I have lots of artists I idolize! I’m sure you have your own art goals too! It’s not bad to get inspired and influenced by one or many artists. I know a few people, including myself, who started out by mimicking art styles. I learned how to draw by mimicking. I wasn’t trained. Now that I’ve got pretty much the basics down, I hope to deviate from mimicking official art styles. But of course, the influences they have on my works still show. I don’t think that’s bad in itself. Everyone is influenced by at least one thing or person.

Before, the biggest influence in my style is obviously Free! But recently, I feel like I’m seeing the influence of Kuroshitsuji, Kuroko no Basket, Shingeki no Kyojin (anime), One Piece, Bleach and CLAMP in my work. This is probably why my drawings look very similar to the style of all these anime/manga because the influences are from there! I’ve only drawn Japanese anime since I was young, so the only style I know is Japanese anime (aside from realism, I can’t draw cartoons to save my life!!!). Back in the days, where internet’s barely available, all I had was cable TV. I had to draw my favorite anime characters while watching just so I can keep them on paper lol this is probably why I’ve become quite flexible. If you wanna be flexible, you can do that! XD

Lots of people thought my fancomic was official but look at the difference~ the feel has fooled everyone. Which is what I am striving for. Not fooling the people but making the people feel the feel!

6. Keep your old drawings. Compare.

Don’t crumple them and throw them in the trash bin and burn them!! No matter how shitty or deformed they look, just DON’T! One day, when you’ve become an awesome artist, compare your recent and old drawing. You’d be proud of the progress you’ve made! It would end up becoming a hilarious remembrance instead.

7. Look at references and tutorials.

I still use some myself. I’m very bad at hands and pretty much the rest of the body. I try to rely on how I remember the human body a lot and my memory ain’t that good tbh In my mind, I have a good grasp on how the hands look like but when I draw it on canvas, it looks so weird (if you take a closer look at my drawings, you’ll see a lot of anatomical mistakes lol). So it’s good to use some references. If it’s from an existing photo/art just make sure to credit them. Oh and. I wouldn’t recommend tracing and uploading your traced drawing and claiming it yours lol. Try to avoid that please. I’ve seen people do it… o_o; You can trace for practice and compare it to your freehand drawing. It helps you with accuracy by comparing your traced and freehand drawing. Sometimes you can even memorize the entire thing haha (I do sometimes, coz muscle/brain memory)

If there’s a pose I can’t do, I make my brother pose for me or take a photo of myself and use that as my guide (I break them down into basic shapes). Also, try some live drawing! Like, go to the park and quick draw the people/animals you see! 

In regards to the tutorials, there are a lot on the web! Like thousands of them for free!! I have this habit of saving tutorials but never using them. That beats the purpose of saving them, doesn’t it? So, when you do end up being in the mood to save art tutorials, keep them in one folder and make sure you try them out like ASAP. I don’t get most of them the first try but when I take a break and do it again after a few days, I end up nailing the thing! :D

8.  Take a break.

Yes just like what I mentioned in #7! Sometimes you gotta take a break. After some heavy duty drawing practice, you need to refresh. I keep forgetting to take a break and I end up getting depressed whenever I see little to no improvement. Stop and do other things for a while, when you do come back, do a bit of sketching/doodling to get your jive back. When I do this, I end up liking what I draw. XD

9. Don’t rush………………………….. period.

There’s no magic spell that would make you draw professionally instantly. So don’t rush. It took me a lot of years to be able to draw how I draw now and it’s not even that good yet. So yeah. Don’t rush. Rushing will make you impatient and frustrated. I’ve been there so believe me. It won’t help.

10. Show your work and have people comment on it.

This is the scariest part I think. Like, who wants to be criticized, right? When I made this Tumblr blog, I didn’t have any intention of posting drawings because I was really depressed about my art. I used to mod ask-blogs until I realized I really sucked at drawing LOL I can see all my mistakes and I don’t want people to point them out because it friggin’ hurts. But there was one time my little cousin asked me to draw a Hetalia DJ for her birthday and I had nowhere to post it. I was embarrassed to post it on FB//// So I posted it here where almost no one followed me. I got some good reviews from people I don’t know and it became a motivation for me to come out of my shell once again and try.

11. Love your work.

Last year, I got really depressed about my art. Then a friend of mine (who’s an amazing artist!!!) talked to me about it. I confessed to her how I never really cared much about my art at all. I didn’t like it to the point I’ve almost hated it. I wanted to stop drawing. The only reason I started drawing was so I’d have a way to tell my stories. I can’t write novels/fanfics at all. I’m honestly bad with expressing in words.

Regardless, I’ve gained lots of followers within the 2 years I’ve been using this blog. I thank everyone who has supported me until this point. I used to not like my work because of all the imperfections. But, there is always beauty in imperfection. (Yeah that’s my blog tagline XD) I’ve learned to love my art along the way. And it’s all thanks to you guys!

I still have people who criticize my art (esp about my style) but I don’t mind it that much anymore. I have a love and hate relationship with drawing but I don’t want to divorce it because I’ve been married to it for so long. Why should I stop just because a couple of people criticizes my art when there are thousands of you who appreciates my art AND stories? 

Despite what everyone in the world says, I know that I have worked hard. I’d choose to skip dinner or sleep just so I could finish a piece of my comic for everyone to enjoy. It’s tiring but worth the effort. I receive lovely comments/messages that strengthens my resolve to draw more and improve more. That said, I’m sure that if we keep practicing, we’ll be able to art the way we like to someday!

For motivation, this varies from people to people. But here’s what I do to motivate myself!

1. Listen to music.

Put your most favorite music on your playlist. The ones where you’ll end up singing along with and loop it all. Since I work during the day/afternoon, night time is my only time to draw. I end up working all through the night til early morning so I end up getting sleepy (coz tired yeah). But when I hear my favorite music, I end up singing along with it and for some reason, I start feeling alive again haha

I like music that has this angsty feels to work so I listen to Hiroyuki Sawano’s music a lot. Songs sung by Aimer, Annabel, Maki Chang, Mika Kobayashi are A+++

2. Draw what you like to draw.

Draw anything you like. As much as possible, draw a scene you wanna see the most with your characters or smth. Not just a person standing without doing anything. For example, A is hugging B from behind. Sketch it. Even the basic form is ok. Don’t worry about it not turning out the way you want them to. This happens a lot to me and it’s frustrating to the MAX!! Like the drawing tip I mentioned before, do iterative drawing! It will come to you when it does!

3. List down things.

Get a cork board or whiteboard or even just a simple paper, write down the stuff you wanna get done ASAP. Write them big. No matter how simple the tasks are write them. And when you’re done with like “washing dishes” cross them out with a red marker/pen! The more things crossed out in your list, the more motivation you have to finish the rest. I think it’s how the mind works. Or at least, that’s how my mind works lol Just don’t write too much stuff tho, you’ll get overwhelmed! XD

4. Write down your ideas.

Similar to #3. Your ideas fuels your motivation! Especially if the idea is fun and original~ you just can’t help but want to work faster so you’d be the first one to post it! An original idea is always (if not usually) appreciated.

5. Rewatch your favorite show (like an episode or a clip).

You’ll get plenty of ideas you’d wanna draw from this. I like rewatching certain episodes because it fuels my drive!!!

6. Acceptance.

Sometimes we get depressed because we can’t achieve what we want. Thus, the lack of motivation. Let’s just accept how we are today. But never give up! Keep arting. If you give up now, you’ll never be able to show them how awesome you are and awesome-r you could have been! :3

WOW gosh. This turned out so long and I feel like I just ranted. Sorry about that, I have lots of feelings. The quest to improvement as an artist is a long, taxing and neverending journey! I don’t know if this would actually help but I hope it does. It helps me~ except when my depression is deep deep deep down in the gutters lol Goodluck with your drawing endeavors!

OH. There is also something called Peak Hour. This is the hour where our body, brain and motivation is at its peak! Try to find out yours and start working around those hours. Mine is around 2am-4am lol

Edit: I remembered another advice (it’s an advice my friend gave actually). For linearting, try holding your breath when you draw your lines. It works. For real.  (・ω・)bグッ

Another edit: Try going back to the basics. Never think that going back to basics is a waste of time. I sometimes figure out new things like positioning et.al whenever I do this. That’s why I regularly go back to it.

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Know the phrase “Curiosity killed the cat” ?

Headcanon that little Felix is actually immensely naturally-curious about some things after being so old and seeing damn near everything the world has to offer, and when hes intrigued with something that has his attention he has a few similar… traits to a certain animal when hes curious and confused about something. 

Like head tilting, ear twitching, and trying to figure out whats in front of him hehe. 

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The Martian by Andy Weir

5/5 stars

Official Synopsis:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?  

My thoughts:

Oh man, This book was even better than I had hoped. I went into this with pretty high expectations, I  had heard so many good things about The Martian. Some said that it was hilarious, that the story was intriguing, that it was pretty action packed. Usually when a book is over hyped I tend to shy away from it. I don’t like to let opinions of others influence my thoughts on a book. So needless to say, I was hoping for the best but expecting the worst. Which is pretty much exactly what Mark Watney did his entire time on Mars.

The book starts on on Sol 6, after Watney wakes up from being knocked out during an injury. His inner monologue is so hilarious that I would genuinely have to remind myself not to laugh out loud at work. The opening line of this book is “I’m pretty much fucked.” With that being said, Watney never truly gives up. He maintains a pretty positive attitude throughout the entire book, even during the bleakest of times. His humor and the way he worked through every situation that arose, truly made me want to keep reading this book forever. I was so invested in his survival that I couldn’t separate it from reality. The book is written so well that every situation feels so real. Even though no one has ever stepped foot on Mars, all of the situations felt like they could actually happen.

Math and Science are very prevalent in this book. If you hate sci-fi then this book is not for you. The good thing about all of the equations and science speak is that you don’t technically have to understand all of it. If you have a basic grasp on whats happening, you don’t need to actually know how to do the math. (unless you’re like me and love learning shit like this haha) I wouldn’t let a little math/science scare you away from this. It was genuinely heart warming!

Also - a quick little shout out to @pollyandbooks for sending me this for my birthday. Its already one of my favorite reads of the year (and now im mark watney trash with you, polls!) hahah

Quotes: 

“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do.” 

“My asshole is doing as much to keep me alive as my brain.”

“Me: “This is obviously a clog. How about I take it apart and check the internal tubing?” NASA: (after five hours of deliberation) “No. You’ll fuck it up and die.” So I took it apart.”

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One of the many highlights of the Discworld Convention was markdoesstuff reading the short story ‘Troll Bridge’, live and unspoiled, as he does, and with very interesting reactions. Some of the bits that emerge in my memory involved 'shipping trolls’, 'oh no they’re being grumpy old men at each other’, 'EXISTENTIAL TROLL CRISIS’ and getting someone on stage to play the part of the horse.

I actually made four pages of drawings during the panel, the fourth one showing the troll wife with her two children, but Mark was so enthusiastic about the TROLL BABIES that I had to go see him at the end and give him the sketch. We chatted for a minute, and when I explained I was the one who had made the art for the Convention Card Game he seemed hilariously impressed ('I feel like I’m meeting a celebrity!’ This from a man with, apparently, 250,000 visitors to his site, to someone who gets 25 on a good day)

I’m a bit sad I missed his second panel, but there were so many things to do and see at the con, a lot of them at the same time, that you had to make choices :/

“SCRINIARII! WHERE’S MY DENTURES?”

After some speculation on a Collective member, a joke was made on what if Persolus was Firebrand in an old man mask. So, here it is: Oldbrand.

Adam: Something about this drawing is really hilarious to me and it should be a meme.