trying new art stuff

new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

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“Maybe it’s impossible to live life without any regrets. Even when you know the future… you’ll still mess up.“ 

orange wallpapers requested by anonymous ☆

I had a mighty need to color this panel.

So I hit 1,290 followers and I wanted to celebrate early instead of at the next hundred so here’s a ‘lil something for the future occasion!! 

Thanks to everyone, this one’s for you ✨

[Please don’t repost or steal]

and the unintentional (but not unwelcome!) reaction—

the shower thought of ‘hey wouldn’t it be cute if sun/moon got to be friends with gladion’s big dog over the years’ turned into something too elaborate to be called a doodle LAUGHS o(–<

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Valentine’s Day passed but I still drew my ships so have some gross fluff <3

Here’s some fanart I doodled up in like 10 minutes for @peanutbuttergamer and @spacehamsterg‘s playthrough of Super Mario 3D World! And I couldn’t resist drawing my two favorite Mario characters either

it was 11:30 at night and I was watching episode 9 and literally the second PBG said that someone needed to draw fanart I was like “oK I’LL DO IT”

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regardless of whether or not she is able to regenerate, it’s gotta be a little traumatic to see your bird mom get stabbed through the chest. He canonically had flashbacks about it. I know this is way back in the beginning of season one but I can’t stop thinking about it I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT BIRD MOM

(Psst also Square Mom and Purple Mom)

Proof of Improvement :)

Anon: *tells me my art hasn’t improved*

Me: Oh really? *gets out stacks of evidence*

First drawing of Jack (not much more than a stick figure) XD

Newer drawing of Jack - just look at the difference!!

First ever Sam

Newer Sams

Sam (and Tiny Box Tim) now ^-^

First ever drawing of Jack and me

Newest drawing of Jack and me

First ever Septiishu art

New Septiishu art - there’s less time between these, but I think there is still a little improvement :)

I’ve even tried some chibi art! ^-^

First ever chibi

Newer chibis! ^-^

I know I felt down last night and had a lot of doubts… I ended up doing this really quick drawing to express how I felt, it was more of a doodle than really practicing and I wasn’t really in the right place mentally to make it look good… so I know it probably looks pretty bad and it’s not really detailed but it portrays well how I felt at the time and often feel because of the way my mind is…

But looking back and comparing my art side by side like this, even someone like me who doubts myself can see that there have been improvements! When I first started, I couldn’t do much more than stick figures - look at what I can do now! I’m not amazing yet, I know I still have a lot to learn, but I think it is obvious that I have made progress. I’m learning. I’m not the best artist in the world, but I love making art and I absolutely love hearing how much people enjoy what I create. That’s what matters! <3

I realised after last night that it was one anon versus tons of people saying that they love my art and that they do in fact see improvement! One person trying to get me down, against a whole group of wonderful people supporting me. I shouldn’t listen to just one opinion. I shouldn’t just give into to negativity so easily, and I know it’s something I need to work on. 

But I’m not going to let what happened stop me from doing something that a. I enjoy and b. gives enjoyment to you guys who love seeing my art. I’m not going to let the minority spoil it for the majority. I love making art, I love making you guys happy - I shouldn’t have to give that up!

Hopefully you guys will see even more improvement, and I hope that I can make art that you (and I) are proud of. Especially you @dark-markiplier, you have been amazing with your support and advice on how to improve! I couldn’t ask for a better friend or art teacher. I love you and I hope that I will always make you proud with what I do <3

~ Laura