what it means to be an artist

mengmao99  asked:

Hey rem,do you concern about the likes for your comic?im just scared that one day you will say you're quiting the job because of it,or maybe because of your arms...i cant imagine a day at all without your masterpiece...i will really cry if this happens...

Haha! x’D no, no. I honestly think it’s wrong to work on something thinking about the notes. An artist has to do what he feels to do, regardless of the audience he thinks he’ll get. Otherwise he will become a fan service machine and nothing else. I followed many fandoms over the years and the drop in notes is natural, it doesn’t mean that you are getting worse or you’re a bad artist. It just means that the fandom is less “fresh” than the beginning. I’ ll continue my “work” until I will have fun with it, even if it will get 1 note in the end.

Originally posted by constable-frozen

Honestly FNC needs to let Choa leave the agency. If she wants to leave let her leave. If she makes a post about saying that’s battling with depression and insomnia, why are you not letting her leave? She most likely talked to someone about this before she took her little break this year. Health should come first to an artist. What’s the point on keeping her if her health is at risk?

peanutable  asked:

I don't know if you already answered this question but i wanted to know what type of book you draw on? I mean, is it made with quality paper or not? Or do craft them yourself?

I use a regular ol’ Artist’s Loft sketchbook!

I have no idea if they’re quality or not, they’re just nice looking and generally reliable. The one I’m currently working in is serving me pretty well so far, so! It’s prolly pretty quality.

But yeah! These little black Artist’s Loft sketchbooks are what I use.

anonymous asked:

You wanna know how to permanently deter someone from ever drawing again and improving their skills? PUBLICLY FUCKING SHAMING THEM. A good majority of the shit you share is from CHILDREN. Feel good about yourself for teasing minors who just want to have fun?

Ok, listen up, if mean comments prevent you from drawing and improving your skills, then you are not meant for the art industry or any professional creative outlet. Period.  I don’t give a rats ass how old you are, if you throw a tantrum and refuse to cultivate a skill because someone said mean things, then guess what? You’re gonna get weeded out. 

If your ‘passion’ for art is broken by mere comments and your art being recognised as objectively bad? That’s on you. Its your responsibility as an artist to be able to take critique without giving up completely. Sure its a downer, but its a necessary part of creative life. Would you rather be lied to about how your blur tool art that resemble’s pooh’s anus looks absolutely amazing?  You post something online, someone’s gonna see it, and someone’s not gonna like it.

If you genuinely want to improve and succeed in art, you will be able to take constructive and negative comments, regardless of age. Minors aren’t stupid babies with fragile glass brains. 

- Mod Elf Fucker

anonymous asked:

Loudcest. your view on it? are you For, Neutral or against?

Whooo Buckle in kiddos this is a dreaded questions.

So let me start by saying thank you for taking the time to ask. The TLDR is simply, I’m very very neutral about it, I don’t draw or endorse it at all, but I maintain judgment on a person to person and creation to creation level and have worse things that affect me.

Now for the rant portion: The fundamental flaw about dismissing all “loudcest” is context versus emotional reaction. often people crusade against that which personal upsets them without looking at the root: for instance, what is the purpose of art:
Is the artwork meant to illicit emotion, be provocative, or even express something…
or is it pornographic with no substance, mean-spirited trolling, or simply made to be generally disrespectful.
And if it falls into the second tier, are you able to avoid it?

Anecdotally, I’ve met lewd artist who make me really really happy and are sweet lovely caring people, and I’ve met purely clean people who are the exact same: I find the correlation of what someone draws or creates does not equate to the person as a person- mind you that many pedophiles and rapists have normal desk jobs. Even total monsters masqueraded as crusaders only to be unmasked later.

Just because someone draws artwork that has a taboo bias does not mean that person themselves is biased- human’s largely have eclectic attractions to odd things, and cartoons and incest(weirdly) happen to be a common thread.

Another thing I desperately want to point out is the context of “headcanon” this is me kind-of addressing more towards the clean side of the fandom, BUT I’ve gotten plenty of harassment from the dirty side too (if you draw Luan kissing a girl I’ll break your neck!!! huehuehue, Luan isn’t even gay and I’ll report you!!!): The thing to consider is adjusting to an alternate narrative sometimes, what stops the artist in question from saying “in my world, the characters all have no relation, and are 20 but born with a birth defect that causes them to look younger” true that this is a strawman example and rather enabling but still- This is an approximation of the Lucy/lynn is trans narrative, you either bluntly reject or just roll with it~

Ultimately, there are far bigger demons in the communities, people actually causing abuse and harassment, doxing, manipulation, and real life crime, so it’s hard to let my blood boil over a stupid drawing or a bad opinion.

And I also want to say is, to whomever is reading this, thank you :3 I didn’t mean to rant so much, but it’s a super sticky situation and I wanted to voice my two cents in a even format, I look forward to discussing it, and if you feel my opinion is hazardous, I’m sorry, and you’re welcome to block me, I understand.

anonymous asked:

I love that part when Isak's standing at their table,where you can see their wall,both parts when he takes off his earphones and when he's just standing there looking at the camera,smiling. I don't know how to explain why I love it,but I do. I think that's my favorite part of all the movie. Like if you'd ask me to pick a part an print it in my brain,that would be it

that’s so nice! I feel like those parts makes the video so … artistic? if you know what i mean? it’s very beautiful!

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I’ve seen a fun thing people do with adopts (I mean the predesigned characters that usually have a species designed by the artist, not what we’re used to in the FR community) where someone will sponsor a batch of designs (sometimes with a theme) and pick the one(s) they like best. and then the artist can sell off the extras

looks like a cool thing to do

twilightprince102  asked:

Who else do you think they could interview? I think they got most of the categories of game dev stuff down. Programmer, lead artist, director, the only other person I think they could interview is the writer or something. Point is, how many more interviews do you think there will be?

i want them to interview hussie. he isnt working on hiveswap right? i want to know his thoughts on hiveswap and how its coming along. update me hussie. idk how many interviews there will be but i mean what pumpkin is a small studio right? cant be that many more? idk

What criticism feels like to a creative person

Browsing Reddit, I came across an extremely effective post about why some creatives respond very poorly to criticism, or even for those of us who respond well, why it can feel like an attack even though in your head you know it isn’t.

Originally posted by enjoy-the-life-baby

Criticism creates a mental conflict, but not always that kind.

Imagine if you wrote a final essay for your literature class, really did your best on it, turned it in, and the teacher gave it 100%. Elated, you take it home to show it off to your dad. Your dad says “You got a D? You really should have tried harder.” You think WTF, you squint at the paper and you’re pretty damn sure it says 100%, A+, Good work. But your dad says “No, it clearly says 63%, D-, disappointing.” Then you start to realize you’re living in some kind of warped reality where your dad sees something on the paper completely different than what you see, and you start wondering if you even know what’s real anymore.

This is what it feels like to get a criticism. It casts into doubt your own definition of “good” which is probably the basis of your entire creative process. It’s not even an issue of admitting weakness. Admitting weakness is easy. What’s not easy is having your instincts cast into doubt and not knowing whether to trust  yourself anymore.

  • Do I trust this critic?
  • Do I trust myself? Some combination of the two?
  • Do I stand by my decisions or not?
  • Do I make changes even though I don’t understand how they will help?
  • Will the changes completely undermine the artistic vision I wanted for this?
  • Will it defeat the whole point I was going for?
  • I can’t feel the emotional reasoning behind making changes, so how will I know if my change is for the better or worse?
  • Is the critic just not the right audience for this? Is the critic biased? Is the critic just having a bad day?
  • Should I ignore them altogether, and just keep doing this for the people who like it?
  • Are my fans wrong and simpleminded?
  • Am I even doing anything of significance?
  • Should I give up here?

These are all questions which artists ask themselves when they receive criticism. They’re tricky, ambiguous questions that don’t always have a correct answer. Many newcomers don’t even know how to approach these questions, so criticism can often feel like a personal attack even if both sides mean well.

That’s not to say that criticism itself is bad, but if you get a better idea of what a criticism is doing psychologically to the receiver, you might find yourself offering more effective, well-received advice.

This ties in pretty closely to the advice I often give on this very blog, about how to deal with negative feedback; above all, trying not to dwell on it. Before you give any response, always take time to calm down.

Originally posted by gabedonohoe

This is a pretty universal problem that affects all creatives across all media. You’d have to be as emotionless as a stone to not fall prey to it occasionally.

Part of being a writer is building up creative confidence. This is the faith in yourself to be able to write something and put it out into the world, and to know, deep down, that this work has value, to you and to your audience.

You may, later, discover that this work isn’t all that good, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that it was a stepping stone to the person you are now, and the work you’re producing today.

Whenever you create a piece of work, make sure you internalise why you made that work. What it meant to you. It doesn’t matter if that work was a prize-winning literary novel or a scrawling of Vegeta from DBZ drawn in pencil on lined paper. If the work expresses something you can’t contain, something you have to get down on paper, over time you’ll develop the creative confidence to accept that even if it’s “bad”, that isn’t what’s important. The end result isn’t as important as the work itself.

Creative Confidence isn’t something you just develop overnight. It takes work. It’ll probably take a few embarrassing moments too, and those will be the hurtful types that’ll lead to “arguments you win in the shower” 5 years later. It takes different durations for different people. However, if you work at it, it’s something I believe is within the reach of everyone.

Find your Creative Confidence; I’m sure you can.

- Silver button -

It arrived at my grandma’s house, I woke up early to go there…and now  it’s in my hands!

This is the first time I get a kind of thing like this one, I mean, a reward for the work I’m currently doing. I must admit this is a wonderful gift from Youtube, but what I appreciate the most is the support from everyone since I started with this, for the amount of people that like my animations, for the amazing people I met and are now great friends of mine, for other artists who inspired me and gave me strong to keep forward. 

This button can have just my name (RIP letter Ñ of my last name lmao) and a number, but in my heart it says the names of each one of you for supporting a small artist who had a second chance to be able to love what she does.

I do really hope to still entertain you with my animations and art in the future, with my original projects and more stuff.

Thank you so much people. Thank you for everything.

Now I’ll make a lil’ video about this to my channel.
Have a nice day/evening/night <3 

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whenever i can’t draw i always default to these losers in a shoujo-manga au.