But honestly, I’m not actually too happy with those anymore. They’re pretty old. I still sort of hold the same value when I draw them, but here’s some more updated tips, if that’s alright.
One of the biggest complaints I got with those tips was that just a single tear is good enough. Well yes and no. Tears are just a helpful tool, and of course not everyone cries the same, so yes, a single tear can be just as impactful, as long as your emotion and context carries the message.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s heavy crying. And this can take many forms. Again, the face has to carry the intensity of the emotion; the tears are just there to emphasize it. More intensity, (for some people) does tend to include more liquids and leaking.
And of course none of it has to be perfect or even. As I love to touch on, crying is messy and ugly. It brings out the most strained emotions. So none of it has to be symmetrical to get the point across- if anything, it gives it more movement.
I of course draw in a more cartoony fashion, so if you did want to go on the more realistic end of the spectrum, you can focus on the actual physics of tears and how they act and react on the face. More realistically, they come from the inner eye, and are much smaller. They tend to fall in wayward paths, slowly, but sperraticly, and in droplets or thin streams. You can also add streak marks and flush up the face, depending on the subject.
I’m glad you liked my old tips, and I hope these new ones help!
when you’re home alone so sing at the top of your lungs and don’t realise that little kids are running around in the garden a few houses down and after the song’s over one shouts “whoever was just singing, can you come and sing at my birthday party?” and another shouts “you’re really good!”
Kind of like actors, but not exactly? Like… they get paid to be cartoon characters? Which would explain why they never feel the need to get jobs, because they’re literally being payed to remain unemployed losers?? 😂
It’s just a fun little idea I was playing around with. :0c I might draw some more later, if I can figure out how to articulate it better… 😅
I’m curious, has anyone ever tried to make an electronic bullet journal? Either with an app or using onenote or something like that? Id love to see how you guys have done it!! I want to use a bullet journal for uni but I don’t have time for a paper version… :/
Hey everyone. Sorry this is out of nowhere, but I’ve been having technical difficulties and will have to move to another blog. I hope no one minds that I will also move all threads over there. If you’d like to drop anything, I understand. All ships and threads will NOT be dropped by me and sorry if it’s taken me a while with some. I will do my best to respond to them and feel free to mention them to me if you feel I need to be reminded.
Frankly, it's not so much as kicking a dead horse, but milking the cashcow for as long as it's useful, and sadly, TTG is extremely popular with the kids, just like Spongebob is at Nick, meanwhile as much as Tumblr loves and raves about steven universe, in the end kids aren't really that interested in it, at least not in our level, so lets just be thankful the network hasn't pulled a nickelodeon and began to pull the plug on all non-TTG series.
Well no we can’t say CN is pulling a Nick with their other shows, but they’re basically doing something just as bad.
Nick has a standard that if a show doesn’t become a hit like Spongebob after one or two seasons then they can in. No words and no warning, just simple cancellation. The list is huge on the amount of shows they’ve ended on this notion alone. Avatar made it out but Korra was sent to the internet to die with its forth season. The Loud House and TMNT are making just enough buzz to keep going and I am grateful for that.
However CN is doing something with their other shows that aren’t as popular with the TTG crowd. And that’s letting them fade and end. While Regular Show was a big help to the Network during its renaissance, CN gladly let the series end with no word, advert, or special with it. Instead they let it air and continued with another fucking TTG marathon. The same with Adventure Time’s 8th season and mini-series. As well as each and every Steven Bomb. SU is popular and gets enough views but it’s not the same crowd they want. So they’re counteracting by airing or leaking episodes prematurely and all at once to get them out of the way. And no reruns what so ever.
I used to really dislike TTG because I was a big fan of the classic, and I still am. I’ve moved on to better things and like different shows, but I still dislike TTG for other reasons than before. Now it’s because it’s overexposed and overmilked. The network knows TTG brings in the easiest and biggest audience they can appease and they’re taking full advantage of that at the sake of the fans and the shows that made them popular again.
Soon it could be nothing but “revival” or “reboot” shows that take over the network and it’ll hit another dip in quality. At least I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that and I’m glad Samurai Jack took to Adult Swim. But you won’t see CN kick their shows to the curb, instead you’ll see them slowly and surely make it suffer before it takes itself out.
“But hey, at least my kids love watching TTG,” right?
a while ago, during a break when i was at home, i ended up having the weirdest day with my best friend from elementary school. how this came to pass is an entirely different story, but we ended up walking an older man in our neighborhood home. he had been hit by a car a few years ago, and walked slowly, with a cane, so we talked for about an hour before we reached his door. he ended up telling us about spending years as a kid in a japanese internment camp, and then about being a hippie and later, about teaching at Cal, and he told us “when you’re young, everything hurts all the time,” that it’s one crisis after the next and you never feel happy, but that looking back he really loved those times. that really stuck with me, and i think about it a lot, and it makes me feel less like being unhappy and lost is my fault because young people have felt unhappy and lost forever.
wait did you drop out of high school? I'm not judging at all cause same and i'd be really interested in hearing your reasons. If you aren't uncomfortable with sharing that's cool too! I really like your work btw 👍🏻
I did drop out of high school, yes! I really thought my life would be over if I didn’t graduate high school, but actually - that’s really far from the truth. There’s so much pressure for kids to do amazingly in high school but the truth is, life doesn’t begin - nor does it end with the results you obtain from school.
I dropped out because I was being viciously bullied by 9 boys in the year above me. Every day - physical and verbal attacks because I was ugly and severely overweight. I told many teachers; no one cared - and I didn’t have any friends either, so that was a bust. My mum even came into the school and nothing was done about it. So I moved to a different school after that, and I was still attacked by new people for being fat. So I decided “Fuck all of you” and dropped out for the simple reason that I just couldn’t take it any more. All high school gave me was reasons to hate myself and several medically diagnosed mental illnesses.
But now - I am in my 2nd (about to be 3rd) year of University - I’m doing a bachelors degree in Asian language and cultural studies. I lost all my excess weight but - the memories never fade. It’s something that I’m still very hurt over - their words, their actions, etc. I guess, I’m still trying to let go and move on ^^ But, I have hope and determination to be happy - so I’ll keep trying my best no matter what! ^^