what i do in art class

Things that have happened in a kindergarten art class

- *is wearing a flowery dress* “look at my grandma dress!”

- “are you thirty?” (I am sixteen)

- “I need more blue paint” “you’ve covered your whole paper, dude” “more blue”

- (Same child, 0.2 sec later) “can I have a blue marker?”

- “can you tie my shoe?” *I bend down to tie his shoe* *he starts to pet me like a dog*

- “do you know my sister?” “What’s her name?” “I dont know”

- “Watch this!” *proceeds to fall off of his stool*

- “What’s my favorite animal?” (asked as a genuine question, poor thing didnt know)

- “I like your pants! I love the deadpool movie!” (said by a FIVE YEAR OLD)

- “Can we watch the Lorax again?” “No, the disc is scratched” *screams*

anonymous asked:

i studied art in college (i didn't finish because i had to leave a really bad home situation), but depression and anxiety have made it really hard to put pen to paper so to speak. the other thing i'm struggling with is i've got color theory and more abstract stuff down, but i can only draw from like... the shoulders up. do you have any advice??

Hello anon  <3  I’m so very sorry about your situation.  Life’s problems have a way to bleed into our creativity and are a huge motivation killer.  :(

Anyway, here’s what I would recommend to get back into the flow of drawing bodies:  take a little bit of time every day to do a few gesture drawings.  Pause a movie or video, look at photo references, or anything you’d like, and sketch them as quickly as possible.  I took an art class in college as an elective, and our professor would set a timer for 1 or 2 minutes and have us draw what we considered to be the main essence and feeling of the pose.  That will help you become more confident and increase your skills with drawing the rest of the body.

BTW this is a FANTASTIC website for gesture drawings

I hope this helps a bit, and good luck!!  (And if you’d like, check in with me with your progress after a while!)  :)

anonymous asked:

do you get a lot of A's? like are you a good student? because i struggle with this a lot because i like using my time for art :/

I used to get straight A’s but thats gotten harder since I take AP classes too (which I enjoy the subject but the tests are challenging) and more than ever now I have to balance school and my own art stuff/youtube (obviously school should come first but you know what I mean).

Last quarter I got As and Bs and one low grade in another class (which is an elective so it doesnt really affect me unless I plan on going to a college related to that subject which I’m not). They’re not perfect, but I’m happy with anything above a C honestly, especially in my last year and quarter of high school where everyone just wants to sleep and not be there lmao


New Etsy Shop

My Pitch

In kinda short (like my height): I’m finally jumping in headfirst (well…after weeks if not months of planning actually) and opening an Etsy shop. I have big dreams and goals for it to allow me to be the person I want to be. I need your help  Creampuffs (or whoever else might read this) to achieve them.

I will donate 20% of my profits to the choice of charity/charities that people vote for on a poll I will run on Twitter towards the end of the month. Whether that amounts to $2 or $200+ each month. Most likely something like the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, Empower Her etc.  (@ Mo_Ca_Ol   with an L both on Twitter and Instagram, @ mocaol on Snapchat)

If you want to see more of my art/personal non ‘business’ stuff or just talk:

@ monalovesya on Twitter. @ LearnToDefyGravity on Instagram.

You choose the background color, ink color, size AND type of wood (hah, gross). Please excuse the messy sample paintings, as much as I planned and researched almost every detail, I left them until the last day and I don’t exactly get an ‘Undo’ button on handmade paintings. I promise I will update the listing images when I get some orders/make others for pay, yours will look better than that (hopefully). The more I make, the more practice I get and the better they will be in time. Who knows, it might even be the one I send YOU! Ahh! :D

Prices might go up $5+ at the start of May but I will only promote the low ‘early birsd’ price to the Creampuff/Tumblr/Twitter fam until then.I only ask that in exchange for the lower price, perhaps leave a positive review maybe? Share this/the link maybe? If you have CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (that means more than YOUR ART SUCKS, because I sorta agree but that doesn’t help me make it better, fam) either submit it here on Tumblr or @ me on Twitter.

I will add/change out at least one design every month. Might even put it up to a vote for a theme of the month or something… Maybe put them on a shirt… or phone case…or something. Hmmmmmm.

(Baby steps. Trust me fam, I’ve made PLANS. I’ve lost even MORE SLEEP than usual doing all the calculations and pre-planning for potential avenues of growth. But first thing’s first, right?)

In hella long (like real talk, grab a snack and/or water): This is one of the reasons why I have been less active than usual on Tumblr as of late. I have been working on improving my mental and physical health. Been reading a ton of books, listening to hours worth of business/productivity + positivity/motivational podcasts and researching as much as possible to finally bring you this shop. 

It started as an idea of a way to avoid having to start a GoFundMe page to get myself to FanExpo/Toronto2k17 to meet Creampuffs who I've only gotten to know through Twitter/Tumblr. I got THIIIIS close   -    to starting one but the more I thought about it, the weirder I felt about it. I wanted to be able to GIVE something BACK to people that wanted to donate, I just don’t feel right receiving gifts without doing anything to ‘deserve’ them.

But then… 

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i went on a nostalgia trip going through my entire adventure time tag and i am recording the journey
  • (2012) First post: lol adventure time has a plot? I thought it was just a dumb cartoon with 420 blaze it humor
  • (2012/2013) Posts 2-20: (watches like two plot heavy eps) SSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNN...
  • (2013) Posts 20-25: hey these art title cards occasionally look cool and lol adventure time quote gifs :D this is still a very casual interest (and occasional boughts of SIIIIIMOOOON)
  • (2014) posts 20-30: FOOD CHAIN? MASAAKI YUAASSA? FOOD CHAIN? WHAT? WHAT? HELL (also: the storyboard project I had to do for class)
  • (2015) Post 31: So me and my roommate watched a handful of adventure time episodes and i never really did give this show enough credit, I didn't realize there was more to it than Simon. have an Art
  • (Janurary-March 2017): Posts 30-40: I am bored. Let's Watch Adventure Time from Start to Finish not skipping a single episode. Oh my god. Oh my GOD. Shit? what the fuck? oh my god???? OH MY GOD??? BETTY??? BETTY?? GRASS FINN? ISLANDS?????????? THIS IS NOW A MAJOR PART OF MY LIFE

anonymous asked:

I'm laughin so hard rn b/c all I can imagine now is Lance showing that presentation to his class and Pidge raises their hand and asks "Do you even know what you're doing?" And Lance just backs up towards the door like "Yeah, yeah of course I do." And makes a run for it after saying "CLASS DISMISSED!"

Pidge prob tells on him to Allura eveNTUALLY:

“three absences and that’s it, folks…..but there IS an exception, and it’s the only one I’ll accept” 

“….what is it” 

“if ur running late, then u gotta Naruto-run late.” 

(lance just really misses vines ok)

I debated for months whether to share this adult!Drarry piece or not, I personally am not a fan of how it turned out, but since I’ve got no new art to post at the moment, I thought I’ll throw this out there because what do I have to lose, right? :D So here you go! ♥


i just wanted to draw lil vanessa and nina in cute outfits but whoops they look sad,, what happened??? how do we cheer them up????? this is probably an emergency situation 

The art store had a massive sale the other day and because I have no self control I bought new watercolors that work really well for Alya. They’re so smooth and silky on the paper, it’s great.

Artwork ©: alazic02

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SKETCHY BEHAVIORS | Heather Benjamin (RH)

Through her dense and detailed packed line drawings to her more focused ink brush pieces, Rhode Island based artist Heather Benjamin’s work is visceral, cathartic, and autobiographical. It offers a completely unapologetic and unflinching look into an artists’ own struggles with life, body image, self confidence, and sexuality.  We find her and her art to be inspirational, honest and badass.

We recently ran into Heather at her booth at the LA Art Book Fair and caught up with her a few months later to ask about her art, her experiences at RISD, her influences, and her thoughts about her work and her life. 

Photographs courtesy of the artist.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know of any good Artist!AU fics?

I do! I hope you like these, if anyone sees any that I missed don’t hesitate to let me know! (Gif by @viktvr​!)

Artist AU

like your french girls by ebenroot, Teen, 102k
In which Victor is an artist, Yuuri is his figure skating muse, and Yuri is so done hearing about their stupid love story through Instagram. WOW THIS IS AMAZING!!

Yuri On Paper by WhiteMarsh, Explicit, 10k (WIP)
Yuuri has looked up to brilliant artist Victor for nearly a decade so when Victor hosts a six-month art class, he jumps at the opportunity. What could go wrong? Pretty much everything. This is great so far!

Ink on Ice by Daughter of Vayu (aquaregia), Teen, 43k
Because a mangaka and figure skater just didn’t mix together. Or so people thought until they saw Katsuki Yuuri and Viktor Nikiforov. This is such a good fic!

Wings by maygunbun, Gen, 2.2k
Street artist Katsuki Yuuri wakes up to find that his wall art has been altered by the famous Viktor Nikiforov. From there, the two get to know each other despite having never met face-to-face, for a picture speaks a thousand words. Thumbs up!

life and love by novocaine_sea, Gen, 12k
Twenty-two year old Yuuri Katsuki travels to Italy to study photography. One day, while going around the city taking photos he gets lost and ends up at a coffee shop, ultimately meeting one Victor Nikiforov who would take him all around Florence, showing him what life and love are really all about. Italian Victor… I mean?? So perfect!

Scrambled Eggs and Waffles by ayyyywhatsup, Teen, 9.1k
Yuuri, someone who hates mornings, picks up a job at his parent’s breakfast diner. If it weren’t for his friends Yuuko and Phichit, he’d have probably fried off his face by now. Viktor comes in one day, and leaves behind little pieces of art behind on napkins. Very sweet one shot!

gays on ink: an epic love story by thankyouforexisting, Teen, 5.6k
Yuuri looks up from where he’s wringing his hands together in his lap, nervous, heart beating way too fast, and looks at his 73 copyrighted Victor Nikiforov posters, and the framed picture by his bed, and the copies of Victor’s artwork that he’s got lying on his nightstand. “Maybe it would be better to go somewhere else,” he chokes out, a bit strangled. Artist!Yuuri high school AU!

Getting to Partner With the Hot Guy in Class by asokab, Not Rated, 833 words
Imagine your otp having to draw each other. They’d pay attention to the favorite details about one another. But not knowing each other will make it awkward. Cute!

PS I miss you. by Viktor__Nikiforov, Mature, 21k (WIP)
When Yuuri’s Idol follows him on instagram, praising his art, Yuuri might have had a heartattack. But what happens when their internet friendship becomes more. Can it work? Rec’d by a follower!

Androgyny by SoraRyuuzaki, Teen, 7.7k (WIP)
“Victor Nikiforov, who was a regular back before he moved to Los Angeles, has quickly resumed his patronage at the café, which also boasts paintings by a young artist signed Y. Katsuki. One painting in particular, which yet remains untitled, is an obvious homage to Victor Nikiforov’s first famous painting, Androgyny. Art enthusiasts can visit this homage, which evokes all sorts of powerful emotions, at the King and the Coffee in Detroit.” Hasn’t updated in awhile, but it’s really good so far!

urgent need of gravity by RennieOnIceCream (Hitsugi_Zirkus), Teen, 36k (WIP)
In which Yuuri is a make-up artist working in a small salon when he’s suddenly invited to work for big time fashion brand Stammi Vicino right alongside its top male model, Viktor Nikiforov, and love isn’t all glitter and perfectly-winged eyeliner. Makeup artist AU!

I will break the ice of your heart by Madlymiho, Explicit, 35k (WIP)
Yuuri is a talented but very shy student who enters in a new university for his last year. There, he meets a coldhearted and strict philosophy teacher: Viktor Nikiforov. Despite their differences, the two of them start to get closer… art student Yuuri! Thumbs up!

A Sketchbook of You by S_naly, Gen, 7.5k (WIP)
Nearly two weeks ago, Yuuri came across the most beautiful sight he seen. He had gotten out of bed early to hopefully sketch and paint the fresh snow-ridden Hogwarts scenery, but was distracted instead with an ethereal figure gracefully ice skating on the Great Lake. Hogwarts AND an artist AU!

the golden hour by wynsolstice, Teen, 7k
The photographer blinked at him before smiling brightly. Without warning, he grabbed Yuuri by the hand. His skin was smooth, and very, very warm. Biting his lip, Yuuri glanced up at him. Photographer Victor!

you know I know it’s not fucking profitable for people to study certain degrees over others, but that doesn’t mean you should shit on people for studying what they love. 

Furthermore you shouldn’t talk down to little kids saying they want to be a graphic designer, or a film maker, or an actor, or a musician, or whatever else you deem useless to society, because it’s not profitable in our sociopolitical systems. They have interests, and it doesn’t matter whether or not they’ll succeed on a global scale, that’s irrelevant, they don’t have to be groundbreaking to do what they want to do.

Money is not the fucking point, the point is the kid wants to do something the kid enjoys and is proud and excited about. Encourage children in most anything they’re interested in, as a matter of fact encourage most everyone to do shit they love within basic moral reasoning.

If a person isn’t immediately good at mathematics, physics, or even graphic designing, that doesn’t fucking mean you should shit on them and tell them to give up.

Encourage passions, passions and joy keep people alive. Interests go beyond money, because you can’t really use money if you’re fucking dead due to you feeling like a failure and never did what you truly loved.

You have no idea how successful a child or an adult is going to be in what they’re trying to learn about and do, stop fucking betting against them and maybe they’ll be more confident to improve their lives and the lives of others around them. 

And again, people don’t have to be groundbreaking savants to do shit they like.

[and im literally actually a fucking poor person so don’t even act like I’m spouting some bourgeois propaganda tellin people to stay poor, i aint. i’m saying people should be allowed to enjoy things]

(In my World Religions class talking about honor)

Professor: So we talked about what ‘honor’ is, how do we obtain that status of honorable? How do we do it?

Me under my breath: hunt down and capture the avatar


I’m so excited and still pinch myself daily. I mean, I’ve known what I wanted to do since I could talk, so it’s just been a lot of time and hard work. I moved to LA straight out of graduating my arts high school and worked three jobs to afford living while taking acting classes and auditioning often. I started building up relationships the more I went into the same rooms to audition at the same time becoming more confident in my craft. Finally, in the last year before Riverdale I was able to just focus on auditions and learning. I ended up auditioning for David Rapaport, Riverdale’s amazing casting director, and he immediately knew I would be a good fit for Cheryl.


Art School | Sophie Roach (Austin, TX)

Drawing and painting her way through an imaginative landscape of intricate and visual entanglements is Austin native, Sophie Roach.  Her artwork has endlessly covered  surfaces from– guitars, beer cans, Vans, to entire rooms.  And if that isn’t already insanely rad, her organic approach and laid back attitude make her not only incredibly humble, but also a super awesome collaborator.  While finishing up one mural and starting up new projects, we had the chance to ask Sophie a few questions about her art, her career, and her approach – from finding her voice, attacking a mural, to digging the quietude one might find as a mail person hah!  

Photographs courtesy of the artist. 

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