this is what happens when i try to art

livewhileyourbloodisboiling  asked:

Is it true that you did get permission to repost artists artwork? I'm sorry if that comes off rude. Its just that anyone can write that they could have gotten permission and too many people do it without consent. I've had it happen to me with my art so I was just curious

I do! I keep a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of who I’ve asked and what specific conditions I may repost under:

That said, permissions change over time and I try to keep track of such changes, and am also responsive when artists decide to no longer give permission for reblogs, which is relatively frequent. I am apt to make a mistake every once and while, too, though I’ll say I’ve been falsely accused and reported to Tumblr (four or five times) more often than I’ve accidentally published something I should have (twice).

I’m sorry to hear that your work is getting reblogged without your permission. I wish you the best of luck! Thanks for reaching out to me.

blessmycottonsocks  asked:

Hi, I really love your art and I recently started trying to draw my own stuff but I'm struggling a bit and was wondering if you had any tips for a beginner?

hi! as a first & general tip: draw a lot, but don’t worry if things don’t turn out perfectly. the last part is super important! for the longest time I stressed out so much over making every page in my sketchbook “look good” but I wasn’t really learning anything & somewhat importantly wasn’t really enjoying it. play around, experiment, don’t be afraid to make mistakes because they’ll happen anyway.

related to that, keep your art goals realistic! this for me usually means very small or very focused. so instead of saying “I’m going to render this entire complicated scene” and being disappointed when what I drew didn’t match what was in my head, I try to focus on one thing (for example colors or lighting or even just doing a technique a little differently) and even if the end result wasn’t spectacular, I had still worked on improving that one skill.

of course then there’s more specific things (really quickly: don’t forget your fundamentals (like lighting/ perspective/ anatomy/ etc)/ do studies + draw from life; find pieces you like & try to figure out why you like them/ what’s working in them; using reference r e a l l y helps) but I think those two have been most helpful to me! hope this helps!

【Reaper76】

What can I hold you with?
I offer you lean streets, desperate sunsets, the moon of the ragged suburbs. 
I offer you the bitterness of a man who has looked long and long at the lonely moon.
…….
I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart; I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.

(Jorge Luis Borges)
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To be honest when I jumped into reaper76, I was meant to be a NSFW drawer. I dont know what happened in the middle of my fan art road. See what I end up doing now.

Victor Nikiforov as Howl~

I was watching Howl’s moving castle for the hundredth time again this weekend and I couldn’t stop thinking about Victor when I saw Howl >w< so this happened when I realized how much I wanted to draw Vitya with long hair as well ♥ ゜・。。・

anonymous asked:

Heey I love your art! What are your top favorite 5 Nalu momentas?

thats really hard to choose oh my god! i love even when they are looking to each other but for you ill choose so

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Number 5: Unlike the other scenes when Natsu threatens his enemies who are trying to hurt Lucy with his already well known quote “ Ill burn you to ash” This one is different. Natsu has already experienced how it is to loose Lucy so this time, he is angrier than other times, He points there “ It is still Lucy” No matter what happens to her, Lucy will always be Lucy for him. Even so, look at her face. After staying near his bed, worried about him dying, look how happy she is.. her smile here is precious


Number 4: Lucy sleeping near Natsu, She has been worried about his life and she didn’t move away from him one single second, no matter that Freed told her he will be okay and anyone else. Natsu had a lot of friends, each one doing his fights but it was Lucy staying near him all this time, like in the earlier chapters when she got naked to save his life. 

Number 3: Lucy hugging Natsu from behind

She now does this quite often, but this one was a relief for her. She needed it, she wanted to thank him for everything he has done. I dont think i Can explain this that much, but i just love this moment

Number 2: Lucy jumping from the tower She chooses to jump, to have faith in Natsu. She knows that wherever she is, whatever she does, he will always be there protecting her, catching her from falling. I dont think she really heard his voice, but she says “ I am sure” she knows he will hear her, he will save her once more time. I loved how this scene was animated, because I love hearing Lucy screaming “ Natsuu” Aya really did put passion voicing that scene lol

And there he is, catching her right on time before she hits the  ground. 

Number 1: the last and my favorite: LUCY!

How I said before, he experienced already how it is to loose her, he doesn’t want to loose the most important person in his life, after loosing Igneel.He climbs onto her, protecting her with all of his body. He was faster than he was with Future Lucy, he was with all of his on her, taking the impact to protect her. You can see into his eyes all of his feelings: Agony, desperation. He would do everything for her, even sacrifice his own life

Mashima shows us how Nalu grew into a strong friendship-relationship. More than friends but less than lovers. Their time will come. Natsu cares the most about Lucy and Lucy cares the most about Natsu. Being put in face of one another`s death, it shows not once, but every time that each one of them would do absolutely everything for one another, giving their own lives for the other one.

hey everyone thanks! first of all, i’m flattered you’re asking me of all people questions about process and stuff. second of all, i hope this stuff will be helpful to you. but i get the impression that everyone’s process is different because people are different in terms of how we visualize the world around us or the images in our heads. for example, i sincerely hate doing linework and i will avoid it to my death because i visualize images in color blocks, not lines. other people love linework and emphasize that part of the process the most.

thirdly, thanks for the nice things you say.

so this is kind of my process (for this spring weather thing here). details under the read more cut.


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their initials spell bra for a reason. and now they’re all wearing one

aka i can’t draw dear god why did i try this what the fuck happened with reiner i have no idea what a lacy bra looks like and i’m scared to find out. 

also who knows where they got those bras i don’t think any of the girls would have ones like those because they need that proper boob support when they’re exercising all day.

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Writing music is my catharsis. When something bad happens I turn it into art. Whether that’s healthy or not, it’s a different conversation. Maybe in 5 years time I’ll realize that I haven’t actually dealt with anything. But that’s what I do, I try to make sense of things and then I share it with people and see if they understand me and they seem to.

If Betsy DeVos did what she wants to do to the education system back when I was in preschool do you want to know what would have happened? I wouldn’t be able to go to a decent school. Why? Because she supports defunding public education to try to get people to seek private school to get a decent education. Private schools are ableist. People with disabilities have a much harder time getting in and staying in. I wouldn’t have gotten a decent education. I wouldn’t have gotten the art teachers that helped me get to art college. I wouldn’t have gotten into the college of my choice. I wouldn’t have gotten the accommodations I need. Furthermore she supports a “therapy” that “cures” ADHD and demonizes people who are on medication. If I did her therapy she supports I would have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms and be forced to pretend I don’t have a disability. All of this combined would give me more stress causing me to develop my mental illnesses much earlier. I would have been under educated and mentally ill and with a learning disability and having to try to compete in an ableist work force which tends to value people with decent educations. I would have barely stood a chance in the world Betsy DeVos wants. I ask anyone who supports her; would you want this for your child?

VICTORIA VINCENT

Victoria Vincent is an animator-illustrator who creates worlds we wish we could live in. Her style and humor are unique and personal, and we can’t get enough of it. Also, we would love that cat to cut our hair.


“I currently don’t know where my life is going, but I feel like I’ll always be making art in one way or the other. I’m still learning and changing every day.”

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anonymous asked:

What are some hurdles a person who has practiced taekwondo, fencing and aikido might have to jump when thrown into a real life or death fight? What will happen when they get much better at escalating quickly (almost too quickly) and they're thrown into a situation where that's the opposite of what they need to do?

By, “the opposite of what they need to do,” you mean, not escalate the situation, or specifically work to try to limit the harm being inflicted. You know, like an Aikido practitioner?

I know we’ve said this before, but; martial arts are not interchangeable. They’re not just alternate move sets, or aesthetic considerations. Every martial art, every one, brings its own philosophies and outlooks into play. When those philosophies overlap, you might have options to start mixing them together, or lifting elements from one for the other. Aikido and Taekwondo don’t really have much of anything to talk about.

Aikido is a martial art of pacifism. It works well for self defense because the entire idea is, you stand at the center, plant your feet, and send anyone who attacks you to the floor, so they can think about all of the mistakes they just made.

As I said at the beginning, Aikido doesn’t escalate, at least not on its own. This is a martial art that focuses on ending conflicts with as little harm done as humanly possible. People will get hurt, that’s an inevitability, but, this is a martial art that is heavily focused on avoiding escalation.

If you want to start mixing it with something else, there are other martial arts that have common ground. Jujitsu and Judo both have some of the same philosophical underpinnings, they’re just pretty sure that plopping someone on the ground isn’t enough to get the message across, that sometimes you’re going to want to get down there and make your point in person.

There are even aggressive martial arts that you can (probably) mix Aikido with fairly effectively, including Muay Thai or Krav Maga. Martial arts that say, “I want to get really close to someone and turn them into goulash.” They do have common ground on the ranges that they think combat should be taking place at.

Taekwondo doesn’t. It’s a very active martial art. It wants to go places and kick people in the head. As a practical martial style it shares almost nothing with Aikido. Where Aikido wants its foes close enough to reach out and touch, Taekwondo is all about forcing your foes away, and keeping them off balance while you drive your foot through any internal organs they were using.

Taekwondo exists as a practical martial art, but you’re going to be hard pressed to find that variant outside of Korea. If your character served in the South Korean military, worked for the police or as a bodyguard there, then it’s possible they learned this.

Taekwondo traditionally pairs with Hapkido. I don’t know much about the martial art itself, beyond that it has a focus on joint locks. But, these are designed to work together, and against one another, so a practitioner in one would probably also learn the other.

Ironically, Taekwondo can also find common ground with martial arts like Muay Thai or Krav Maga. These are all martial arts that enjoy moving around a lot and messing people up. Where Taekwondo excels at doing this at range, Muay Thai or Krav Maga offer options to do this up close.

Now, if you’re sitting there and wondering why I just listed the same two martial arts as compatible to both of the ones you picked, that’s because they have common ground with one another, the two you picked, really kind of don’t. It’s not that martial artists never learn conflicting styles. That does happen. But the benefit you gain from that isn’t being able to blend them together into a single style, it’s being able to switch up your approach to fit the situation you’re in. And, yes, escalation control is an element of your martial art.

A character who’s been trained in Aikido and (practical) Taekwondo, would be in a very good position to work as a bodyguard. Taekwondo allows for rapid vicious responses when called for, and Aikido allows for them to deal with attackers in public situations where you really wouldn’t want a bodyguard tearing apart an overly eager fan.

I’m just going to toss this one out, but fencing really doesn’t add much to this situation. It will help with physical conditioning, but then again they’d already be getting that from Taekwondo and Aikido.

So, if your character’s been training in Aikido, either recreationally or practically, they shouldn’t be having issues with escalation. Remember, escalation is where you increase the amount of force you use to a point where combat ceases to be an appealing option for your opponent. The entire concept is anathema to Aikido, which seeks to end combat with as little violence as possible.

Also, there’s a side nitpick, it’s not really possible to escalate too quickly. The issue is escalating too far. Again, the idea is that you demonstrate a degree of violence your opponent isn’t psychologically ready to handle, forcing them to back down.

Escalating too slowly can give them time to come to terms with what you’re doing, but the only problem with escalating too quickly is that you’ll use excessive force. For example, grabbing someone by the skull and gouging out their eyes would (almost certainly) convince their friends or allies to back down, but if the situation doesn’t warrant that kind of force, it’s excessive, you’ve escalated too far, and there will be consequences. These can be the obvious legal issues associated with extreme violence, or it can provoke responses in opponents where, instead of backing down, they’ll be more willing to retaliate in kind. For example, pulling a gun on someone’s friend might get them to back down, where killing their friend will drive them to come after you, where they wouldn’t have with less escalation.

The problems faced by a character who escalates too far is, that they’ll make far more enemies, which will eventually catch up with them. This is part of why escalation is such a tricky concept. It’s requires a substantial amount of finesse to pull off effectively.

Escalation is also something that is seriously frowned on by most of the recreational martial arts community. Unnecessary, and excessive violence is a serious liability issue for the school, particularly if their students are children (and, honestly, that’s pretty common.) A large part of this is because of the exact problem you’re describing. The actual difficulty is about going too far. It’s not hard to go way too far in an instant, that happens all the time. But, unless your character is operating with some kind of “above-the-law” protections, going too far once is a good way to end up spending the next 25 years in a small cell.

-Starke

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The white road

I am 24 when my doctor tells me that I was abused. She doesn’t tell me what happened to me, or plant any memories that weren’t already there. She takes what I have told her and she puts it all inside those six letters, that one word.

Before she takes my memories and gives me that word, I tell her that I have made the appointment because I want to know why I can’t stand being touched. I tell her that I’m 24 and I’m sick of flinching when shop assistants hand me my change, just in case their fingers brush against my palm and there is that fire again, the one that rushes up from my bone to the membrane of my skin any time it comes into contact that I wasn’t expecting. I tell her that I have been trying to do this properly, from dating to everything else, and it’s like I’m blocked. It’s like I’m missing a piece of myself that makes me an adult, or perhaps even a human, and I don’t know where it’s gone.

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How I draw Sebastian: Toboso Style

This is my tutorial on how I personally go about drawing Sebastian Michaelis, from Kuroshitsuji! (It isn’t the only way, I just find this works best for me. Many others will do it differently, its just about finding what works best for you) It is quite long, so i’m sorry if it drags on… This is especially for @bannu219 <3 I hope you find this helpful! I apologise for taking such a long time to finish it ^^ 

  • I first start with a circle for the top of the head, and roughly outline the chin. You will probably change this later and modify it, so don’t focus too much on making it ‘perfect’. Its simply a foundation for you to work detail into later. Make sure you are always light with your pencil, as you will be rubbing this out. You certainly don’t want dark lines remaining there. 
  • Yana herself stated that when she always draws Sebastian, she starts with his bangs. I find this give me a rough idea where the place the eyes and proportion his features correctly. The top of his head will always be a little higher than your sketched out circle, as you can see. In this particular sketch of mine, the wind is picking up Sebastian’s hair, that is why I have drawn it in this particular way. Also, have a rubber handy, so you can erase your foundation layer of pencil work. 


  • Next is the sketch of features. If you do a rough ‘prototype’ of his features, you can use your judgement on whether the proportion is correct and if it looks like him. Instead of working a lot of detail into an eye for example then realising it is out of proportion, too wide or small and having to erase it. This rough basis is perfect for testing out facial expressions and how to size everything correctly. 


  • Remember when I said that it was likely that you would rub out the outline of his face? Well I had to. I saw that the features I had drawn were too big and his facial shape too small; I needed it to be longer and more defined, to match his masculine jawline. 


  • When you are fairly happy with your outline of facial features and proportion, next is when it starts to come together; the finer detailing. You need to make sure you have erased all out of place lines and anything messy-looking. You want lines to look fine and concise. Bring together lines and shapes to form a more rounded and fluid finish. Make your ‘rough outline’ look more like a ‘sketch’. Basically, join lines together and tidy it up.  
  • Work into his eyes. Remember Seb has very distinctive, streamlined eyes. They usually look calm and strong, fringed with dark lashes. They are not cutesy and wide (Like our Ciel’s…) more fierce and intimidating. Work in finer detail, and tidy it up. 


  • Yay!


  • Now, I want to make a point here. This was my first finished Sebastian. It looks okay, however, to me something is a bit off about him. ಠ_ಠ I worked hard to get this result and I found that it wasn’t quite what I had imagined. (I’m not saying it’s bad, but because I drew it, I can point out flaws. You are naturally more critical of your own artwork. I am a bit of a perfectionist too, which is frustrating for me because sometimes you think something is wrong when its fine.) BUT I changed it. If your drawing frustrates you, go have a break and eat some chips or something then come back to it. A clear mind set really helps (Or maybe I just love chips  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )  What I’m trying to say is: Don’t be disheartened if your drawing did not turn out as you wanted it to. This happened to me, but I kept working into it and I changed it to what I wanted. After eating chips.

Now ladies and gentlemen, we are finished. As you can see, I changed the size of the eyes, and played around with their location. I also changed his jaw line once again. Everything needs shifting and changing when it comes to art. Proportion is everything - if you feel there is something not quite right about your Sebby, it is likely you need to change the size or position of your features. Sometimes a too long nose or chin will result in a too long face and vise versa. Sometimes this small difference is hard to spot, but once you do it can turn your picture around. If you cant spot it, just send me a picture and I can give some advice (to the best of my ability anyway) Even i’m still learning. But of course, the only master of drawing Sebastian will always be his creator!              If you have anything to say or questions, please feel free to message me!                   (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ     Thanks for reading, have a sinfully sweet night everyone <3 

its 3AM and im thinking about art and im thinking about how the best advice i ever got, ESPECIALLY during times when i had driven myself into deep rut, was simply “make bad art”. like as an artist im going to make good art, and im going to make not so good art, and they are both equally useful to my growth. as long as im still making, i’m in the clear.

i am never going to be happy with everything i do. i’m always going to be my own harshest critic. no amount of praise or success or sage advice or positivty is going to make me think something i draw that i fundamentally think is bad is actually good. i am going to make art that feels really bad to me. but.. when that happens, instead of trying to avoid that bad art feeling by not finishing the piece, or by getting stuck on it, or even avoiding making art, now i can just… allow it to exist, allow it to be shitty and be at peace with that. i can look at it and say, ‘okay! what can i do next ?’ instead of ‘fuck, i suck, im never gonna be as good as [x], i’m never getting anywhere, why even bother’.

Touka, always left behind, longingly looks out the window waiting for those she loves to return… But she is bathed in a almost warm, calming colors. She has faced her past, learned from it, yes that pain still lingers, but she will always be there for those who need her. Giving people comforting warm when one is in need of it.


Kaneki, always hurt by those he loves, curls up in a ball to try to hold in all the pain he doesn’t want to world to see. Depressing, chaotic colors surround him. Unlike Touka, he doesn’t learn from his past, keeps making the same mistakes, lieing to himself, the pressure of the world on his shoulders. Fear and Anxiety.


This is how I see these two new artworks done by Ishida. It still seem like the both of them still have a lot of room for growth. Here is to hoping that when the Touken talk FINALLY happens, it will most definitely be worth the wait.