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gab-soon  asked:

Hi :) I've been following you for like forever. I think your art is amazing and it really gives me lots of inspiration to paint. I always wanted to create my own comic and now finally after years I have some good ideas but tbh I'm a little lost about how should I bring it to another level from just few ideas. Do you have any tips on how to work on your story? And how long it took you from idea to the point you started drawing Carciphona?

Hi! Thank you for writing : D I’m glad you like my art!

Even though I do try to become better, at the end of the day I do everything I do mostly for fun so I don’t have proper knowledge to back it up. Everything I can answer is based on my experience, right or wrong, but I’ll try my best to theorize what I think is the right answer for you.

I started the comic not because I thought I was ready; I just thought it’d be fun to draw the comic and I already had some material (keyword some). In these 12 years of drawing Carciphona, even in the recent years, long after I’ve started the comic, I’ve made some pretty major changes that made the story and plot almost unrecognizable compared to before.

The gist of my advice is just don’t worry about reaching a goal or next level for your story, that’s a really objective way to think about creativity and it usually makes you worry more than be creative.Even if you can’t come up with anything, you needn’t feel lost, just don’t write anything. It’s not always time to write or create. Think over what your world is for now and wait. When you know your story better, you will have more questions that will lead to more ideas for your story, just like how you won’t know you need to learn anatomy until you’ve actually drawn something and then saw the gaping hole in your knowledge about anatomy.

This to me is immersion and I only like writing when I feel immersed in what I am working with. Immersion takes time, so no matter how hard you work, it’s inevitable that you will have to give your story idea months or years to really feel natural for you to work with, and this is probably why you are feeling “lost” now–because you don’t really know your world and character all that well yet to be curious about its unknowns, and you want to move forward but you cannot. It’s likely that instead of patiently waiting for that understanding and then expanding on what you already have, you’d want to make your world more exciting by adding details like more races of people/creatures, more characters, more locations etc. This is a lot easier to do as you can see tons of characters created with little context on a daily basis, but if you force it to become more complex this way just to satisfy your standard, you are most likely going to come up with a story that is unrelatable, irrelevant and not believable (ie. character’s actions feel arbitrary instead of natural, the world consists of races and groups of characters that have no relation with each other or with the world from which they came).

I enjoy the slower method of waiting to feel immersed with my characters and world over time, and then being able to naturally continue the story by asking myself questions with that unconscious understanding of how the world and the characters are like. I think it’s important to think of your story in an inquisitive manner rather than authoritative manner. Rather than tell your world/your characters what they are, ask your characters/your world, why it is the way it is. What is the reason for certain cities to be so much more guarded or prosperous compared to others? what do they have that others don’t? Why do the characters feel so willing to travel instead of staying home? What does that say about the climate of society and civilian life, and maybe the lack of attachment they feel towards home and loved ones? who are these loved ones and what are their lives like, even if they will never appear in the story? Asking questions in this manner makes you explore the background which grounds the world and makes it the way it is–the “why” and “how”–rather than making up random facts and characters just like filler–the “what”. It makes it so that your world and their events, and your characters and their lives, exist within the context of the people and things that surround them, rather than just existing because you willed it. This makes for a solid foundation by giving you lots of gaps of information to fill and be creative about, all with information relevant and reasonable to your world. By working like this, I’ve never hit a wall with my writing in the sense that I am out of things to do with my world; I might have days or months where I cannot solve one puzzle about my story world, but I know it is not a loss of direction as much as simply another aspect of my world that will eventually make sense to me as I understand my story more in time.

good luck!

low-key-hamiltrash  asked:

I love your art!! It's so gorgeous!! Could you do Gavroche in 55 or Prouvaire in 96??

I’m sorry it took me so long to answer!!

Here they are, I really hope you like them!
Thanks a lot for requesting and for not coming to me for making you wait so long ;;

I’m so sad that Night In The Woods is over now! I felt I had to contribute some sort of something for the game because it was so incredible and I loved every minute of it. Not quite the way I wanted this to turn out, but I think it’s still pretty neat! I wanted to so something for the background and have him do the wa-psh, or wave or something, but this took a long time as it is now. Haha. It was still loads of fun to make. I think he’s very cute.

I determined that if @therealjacksepticeye was in the game, he’d for sure be a badger. So, here we are! I tried to make it look as much like the style of the game as I could with my lack of art skills. Hope I did okay, you guys tell me.

chane-kun  asked:

Hiii Sensei! How did you know what you where ment to do? Or did it just kinda happen? Im getting older and i know time doesnt wait for anyone and at times its hard not being grounded to reality. My mind is a mess.. and i feel like a burden to my family because its impossible for me to do the most simplist things sometimes. I wanna get better but theres always those days where my mind seems to tell me no you cant. I just wanna believe in myself and i try, but i always end up back at square 1.🤕

I know just too well what you mean. I took quite the while to know what to do with myself and also took long time for recovery from mental illness, which still hits me sometimes. It’s understandable you don’t want to be a burden to your family, but what’s important is you. You need to see what you can and can’t do. It’s true that time doesn’t wait for anyone, but it’s also true, that you have all the time in the world to figure out what you’re meant to do. we have so many possibilities today and yet so little, that it’s often hard to find the right thing. I started five different things before I ended up with something I really enjoyed and today I know that’s cool. Back then I was really stressed out about having to get a job soon and be a productive member of society, but you do you and there’s no need to rush into something you can’t or don’t want to do. Take time to recover, for therapy or for coping and start with little steps, maybe a honorary office for a few hours a week to get into something and to get yourself more resilient. I know there’s lots of pressure, but the only thing that matters is you! Allow yourself to try lots of stuff with internships or little jobs for a few hours a month, nothing too big. I love you and I’m proud of you!

anonymous asked:

I'm faceblind (can't recognise faces without a lot of effort and being really familiar with them) so I still can't the boys apart. I get hate and called a fake fan a lot for it so do you know any guides to getting to tell them apart. I know names, birthdays, hobbies etc and yet for the life of me I can only recognise JinJin and thats only half the time help.

Okay it took me way too long to get around to doing this, but I hope you don’t mind!

I went ahead and made a basic guide showing all of their facial features, so hopefully this alone can be of some help!  But, I will continue and go more in depth.

MJ has very straight brows, and hooded eyes.  His eyelids have a bump in them below his brows and the shadow is usually stark enough that you can see it (like in the photo above).  He has more of a “square” upper eyelid line.

Jinjin’s eyes are more “droopy”, and his aegyo sal is really only noticeable near the inner corners of his eyes.  His eyebrows are also rather straight, but they curve all together?  I hope that makes sense.

Eunwoo has a slight double eyelid, and he has the most prominent aegyo sal.  Eunwoo’s eyebrows are very “feathery” I guess you could call it?  They are uneven on the bottom side.

Moonbin’s aegyo sal is the second most prominent.  His eyes are rather round and follow the sterotypical “almond” shape.  He has pretty thick lashes on top and bottom, and sometimes it can be mistaken for being eyeliner.

Rocky has the smallest eyes among ASTRO (when their faces are relaxed).  His eyes are more elongated, and he has a double eyelid.  His brows are the fullest, and they arch upward.  The arch is thicker than the start and end of his brows.

Sanha has the roundest eyes in ASTRO, and has very long upper lashes.  We don’t see his eyebrows much (I couldn’t find a front facing photo where his eyebrows were showing), but his eyebrows are more arched than the other member’s.

MJ has a “flat” nose when it comes to height of his nostrils.  They’re also very defined. The bridge of his nose is thin between his eyes and gets wider closer to the tip of his nose.  His lips have a wide cupid’s bow, and the upward points of his cupid’s bow actually looks like they’re legitimate points.  His lips are one of the fullest in ASTRO.

Jinjin’s nose looks almost all like one triangle shape, as his nostrils don’t have very much definition.  His nose is rather flat in reference to the ends of his nostrils being pretty much equal in line with his septum.  His top and bottom lip are about the same thickness, and he has a small mole/freckle under his lip that you can spot if he isn’t wearing makeup (or minimal makeup).

Eunwoo’s nose has a very round tip that sticks out from his nostrils.  While most nostrils have a line that goes inward towards the middle, the line of Eunwoo’s nostril’s goes outward and up.  He has heart shaped lips, with a thicker lower lip and a smaller upper lip.  He also doesn’t have a prominent dip in the bottom of his upper lip, giving him a straight line between his upper and bottom lip.

The septum of Moonbin’s nose dips down, which is probably the most notable part of his nose.  His nose also has an almost straight line from the bridge down to his nostrils in the shape of a triangle.  Moonbin has “M” shaped lips, and they are rather thin.  (His upper lip “disappears” almost entirely when he smiles).  The corners of his lips are further down than the middle.

Rocky has a very strong nose that turns up at the tip, making his septum slightly higher than the ends of his nostrils.  His nose bridge is also rather straight.  His lips are also fuller than most other member’s, and the corners tilt upwards more than the others (even when he isn’t smiling).

Sanha has large nostrils.  His nostrils end lower down than the middle of his nose, and his nose is turned upward.  He has a straight bridge.  Sanha’s lips are very round, and the bottom middle part of his upper lip dips down quite significantly, giving him quite full looking lips.

I went ahead and made diagrams of my explanations, to try and accentuate the shapes a little more.  They’re under the cut.  I hope this helped!

-M

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do-everything-with-meraki  asked:

2, 13, 27 :)

2: A picture of me: i took this today!

13: Life goal: I am not sure, I guess to be happy? At the end of the day, as long as I am happy I think I will have achieved something. At this point my own personal goals are just that. personal. my life goals don’t have anything to do with my outside life but just me. I want to marry my boyfriend. I want to live with him and have a nice life with him.

27: First celebrity you think of when someone says attractive: MOTHERFCUKING MAT GORDON PLEASE LOOK HIM UP HAHA

paranoidonion  asked:

How did you develop your style? Does this question make sense?

it was a long process actually, im still developing it to be better because lmao its so not 2012 was actually a very important year for my improvement

because it went from this

(gross)

to this

and this

all the way to 2013 when it turned into this

and i developed it from this point, for the record, these took me hours unlike now that it takes me at most 50 minutes 

as for my doodles

These took me lots of time to do unlike the ones i do now so-

anonymous asked:

It seemed like Lefou even went with Gaston into the war. How do you think Lefou felt/did?

aaAAAAA A A AA OM G Hey hey hey friend!!!! Oh goS H OKIE DOKIE SO I HAVE BEEN BEYOND EXCITED TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION AND I AM SO SO SORRY I TOOK SO LONG TO GET TO IT

But this is really cool to think about!!!!


So in that whole scene where Lefou’s reminding Gaston of the war, besides being hilariOUS AND A BIT CONCERNING, it’s also pretty telling when you think about Lefou and Gaston’s characters as a whole!!!

Like to me, when Lefou was listing the explosions and widows and things, he didn’t seem to completely bothered by it. He was totally chill with the war being Gaston’s happy place! And then I started to think about it more and more!!

Like Lefou is a really sweet and kindhearted person when he isn’t under Gaston’s thumb. When they leave Maurice to die, it’s all he can think about for five whole days!!! Every time he closes his eyes, it’s all he can see. So for him to be so nonchalant about a whole wAR, it seems a lil out of place!

unTIL YOU CONSIDER

That maybe Lefou actually might’ve been just really far away from the actual conflict, and had Gaston relay his experiences of the war to him.

And thiS IS SUPER DUPER BAD BECAUSE WE KNO W GASTON WILL LIE TO PEOPLE’S FACES IN ORDER TO HOLD UP THIS HEROIC IMAGE HE’S CREATED FOR HIMSELF

And he knows how much power he has over Lefou. So what if he made himself look like this dashing amazing war hero that single-handedly saved France??? And Lefou believes every word without question because he wants so badly to keep this perfect idea of Gaston, that he can be kind, that he can be daring.

And then as the story progresses, we get to see Lefou’s dawning disgust at Gaston’s true evil and manipulative nature. He’s been played for a fool all this time.

None of those amazing stories were true. Gaston could’ve murdered countless people in that war and loved every second of it.


aaaAAA A A A BUT THAT’S JUST MY TAKE ON IT

AA A A AA A I LOVE THINKING ABOUT THESE SORTS OF THINGS

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR THIS QUESTION FRIEND!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Hear me out tho
Team Skull…
 But also Lion King (im a huge nerd for lion king and i do what i want)
Yeah ewe

Plumeria: Ok Gladion, bath time
Gladion: Wha- No! -flees-
Guzma: Whoops -trips Gladion-
Plumeria: Gotcha -le grabs Gladion-
Gladion: Betrayal!
Guzma: Yeah yeah -flops on the ground- You’ll be over it by morning
Gladion: What if I’m not?! Wait no, my precious mane! Plumeria please..! Nooooo! -tries to escape-
Plumeria: Dirty cubs don’t get to sleep on the Admin rock
Gladion: …Fine e3e
Plumeria: That’s what I thought

you know how long it took me to settle on a coat and mane color for Guzma??? too long I tells ya (/’n’)/

I WAS TAGGED BY @bubblemish THANK YOU HONEY !! 😘
SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO DO THIS ;) IM SO BUSY THESE DAYS

RULES: ENTER YOUR ANSWERS THEN TAG 10 PEOPLE! USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION. REAL ANSWERS ONLY. IF THE PERSON WHO TAGGED YOU HAS THE SAME INITIAL, YOU MUST USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS. YOU CANNOT USE THE SAME WORD TWICE.

ANSWERS UNDER THE CUT…

NAME: SYLVIA
A FOUR LETTER WORD: STAY
A BOY’S NAME: STEVE 
AN OCCUPATION: SALESMAN
SOMETHING YOU CAN WEAR: SUNGLASSES
A FOOD: SPAGHETTI
SOMETHING YOU FIND IN A BATHROOM: SHAMPOO
A PLACE: SALAMANCA
A REASON FOR BEING LATE: STAYING UP LATE
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: SURPRISE
A MOVIE TITLE: SILENT THINGS
SOMETHING YOU DRINK: SOYBEAN MILK
AN ANIMAL: SWAN
A TYPE OF CAR: SKODA
TITLE OF A SONG: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND BUT I’LL TAG:

@newmoonindetriment @sherlockmalfoys @sheriattani @skyotono @tibetianights @mcrgane @eislinn @moripartylove @weweremadeforeachothersherlock @moriartysgrimmfairytales  Feel free to do this if you want <3

Rules: List 5 fandom facts about yourself and then tag 5 people.

I was tagged by @jeeno2 and also in something similar by @venusmelody (thanks gals!). Okay, fandom facts, let’s see how 100% nerd I can get:

1. I used to write fic way back in the day and then took a massive hiatus. Like, years and years long. And then I was suddenly hit by the overwhelming need to do it again and just dove the hell back in. (If anyone’s taken a break, or has never written anything before, and is nervous about trying it, seriously: dive on in.)

2. My very first fandom was probably Digimon. If you don’t know anything about the Digimon fandom, let me tell you that with the possible ships were numerous and the ship wars were intense. (If any of y’all have strong Digimon opinions I’d love to hear them because I know all of one person who has strong Digimon opinions.)

3. With every show/movie/book I’ve really loved, I’ve spent at least some time thinking about who everyone’s perfect pokemon partner would be.

4. I went through a period where I was mildly embarrassed to tell people Ron Weasley is my favorite Harry Potter character because I thought he was everyone’s favorite character so it was so obvious and cliché for me to like him. Then I learned that apparently lots of people really dislike Ron Weasley (what) and now I wail about how much I love him to anyone who will listen.

5. The trailer for The Force Awakens still to this day makes me cry. Without fail. Every time. Tears streaming down my cheeks. I honestly don’t even know why. It’s just a lot.

tagging: @venusmelody, @fredweasleying, @amihanmayari, @magnuslighwood, @fitzsimmonsy

Harrie Tag

I was tagged by @haarrrrry, @moonlightharrys, @heart-attack-harry and @harryplease (thank you, my lovelies!) to answer the 10 Harrie questions. Sorry this took so long!

Rules: You must answer the questions till the end and then tag another 10 Harrie blogs to do the same! You can use videos/links/gifs/photos to answer the questions.


Favourite Look: Either this one…

This one…

Or this one…

Favourite Tweet:

Favourite Interview: Anything they’ve done with James Corden and the Jonathan Ross one with Michael McIntyre, never fails to make me laugh!

Favourite Stage Moment: Really hard to answer but probably this one…

because I was there and by god, this man has got one damn fine-looking ass!

Favourite Hair Style: All throughout the OTRA tour.

Favourite Family Member:  I love both Gemma and Anne, gorgeous women, and I’m glad Harry is surrounded by them.

Favourite 1D Bromance: Narry!

I love them, my babies :)

Favourite Celebrity + Harry: I love Gryles, and him with James too.

Favourite Tattoo: That half-naked mermaid on his forearm ;)

Favourite Quote: “A dream is only a dream…until you decide to make it real.”

Favourite Instagram Post:

Favourite Music Video: Either Drag Me Down or Perfect, he looked so amazing in both videos!

Favourite Another Man pic: How can I choose one?! Unfair but I would have to say this one… 

The collar *shudders*


Your name: Olivia.

Your Age: 19.

Where you live: Australia.

Have you ever seen Harry live in concerts or met him? Any special moment? I have not met him (god, I wish!) but I have seen the boys live four times. During one of those shows, Harry blew me a kiss and looked at me for 2.1 seconds, and I died. It was amazing.

What’s your favourite thing about Harry? His dic…haha, just kidding! I just love him as a person. He exudes so much love and joy, and his smile is pure sunshine :)

What is your favourite line/lyric of Harry’s on a 1D album? ‘The summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation’.

What is the song that reminds you the most of Harry? Oh god, um, I just think of Isn’t She Lovely? because of his X Factor audition.

What is the movie that reminds you the most of Harry? The Notebook comes to my mind immediately, lol.

For how long you’ve been a Harrie? Since November 2014. Once a Harrie, always a Harrie.

Where you were when Dunkirk’s first trailer came out? I was in a fucking airport in Hong Kong!! My friend messaged me about it and I watched the trailer while waiting for my plane, bit depressing because I had to freak out on my own, lol.

What do you expect for HS1? Something incredible in its own right :)

What are your tags for Harry on tumblr? I call him baby a lot and Harold every now and then :)

Who is your favourite Harry blog? All of them are my favourites! I refuse to choose one!

I tag @dadshirtking, @swallowsharry, @yeshaddy, @hismyaestheticx @packerhaz, @hs-1dfan, @lilacjules, @aintnostyles, @stylesunchained and @aboutalighthouse! xx

vimeo

thank you @kasiwrites for tagging me!!!! sorry it took me so long to do this omfg 😫

ANYWAY i only know like….one person who hasn’t done this so…… @aceficlouis your turn!!!!!

ten songs tag: 

i was tagged by @hlalsey , @kavinskiies, @asciaf@kerahs, @karvinsky@sonyathefairy, and @booknerdathogwarts

rules: put your music on shuffle and write down the first ten songs

1.) numbers- daughter 

2.) i would do anything for you- foster the people 

3.) the moment- tame impala 

4.) not in love- crystal castles 

5.) kids mikky ekko 

6.) journal of ardency- class actress 

7.) xtatic truth- crystal fighters 

8.) once around the house- high highs 

9.) bloom- the paper kites 

10.) nightcall- kavinsky

 i tag: @kettercrows, @softlykaz, @nyavinsky, @manibxs, @cabeswaeter, @ohczerny, @kavisnkys, and @richardpapien edit: i forgot to tag nas aka @shortjosten whom i love whoops #fakefriend 

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While rummaging through a box he found in the attic, England uncovers some old photos, along with old memories.

(These took so long to make, I hope you guys like them! I was trying to put subtle stuff in the photos to try and tell a story, I’ve never done it before so it was good practice! I might end up writing something for this if I decide to stop being lazy.)

Victuuri | Power of Love | Stay Close to Me  
↳ for my precious Minji-chan! ( @vvictor )