writers who draw

She got me praying all hours of the night, say she want my heart, She pulling me to the river, drawing me with her siren's call, Done gave her my heart but now she wants my soul, Well I already sold it to the man in red, "Fell in love with your charm," but its a curse; cos am dead, Girl you're not who you say, bad girl they say you are Innocence isn't where am at, wear your crucifix bae Don't make me out all serious bonnie, slave to this bad religion, Unrequited love, praying at my shrine, cos I don't have a heart Like a dead man walking, I lay at your side, Make sure you're alright in my world, atleast that for you girl,

I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul


【Cause you can’t…】
I completely fell in love with Gangsta. >///<
Especially Wornic…>///<
Sorry, first I am a fanic writer who doesn’t draw much so  my drawing skill is terrible, and second, I translated the words by myself from JP into EN so if there is any mistake, sorry for that! (I upload the same one on Pixiv)

Ahhhh I can’t help but call Nic’s name every night…;  ; 
I really wish someday he can be happy in a true sense.
I wish he could believe somebody from the bottom of his heart… ;  ;


〈(゜。゜) Poison apples are bad ( ´△`)

“What do I need to become a story artist?”

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately.  Here’s a recent response I sent to an aspiring story artist:

I usually tell people that story artists need to think of themselves as writers who just happen to draw.  Even though the drawings are important for conveying cinematic shots and emotional clarity, they’re the last step to a storytelling foundation.

To show off your story artist abilities in a portfolio, make sure to include a few, short, storyboard samples.  A good sample has a beginning and an end, rather than just a segment of a longer story with no conclusion.  (A sequence from a full movie usually works as well, because a sequence will often have a set-up and a payoff.)

For interesting storytelling, it helps if you push to extremes:   try creating a character who stumbles into his/her worst fear.  As an audience, we love to see how a character deals with conflict…and it’s even more interesting when we know that the conflict is this character’s worst nightmare.  (Not every story has to be this extreme, but thinking in this way will help you gauge if your story is engaging.)

Storyboard panels do not have to be polished illustrations.  They just have to be clear.  In fact, if you polish them and clutter them too much, they’re a turn-off.  I knew a storyboard artist who would tightly clean up and color everything in his panels like comic book pages.  If there was a poster hanging on the wall in the background, he’d draw the image on the poster and color it in.  Unless that poster in the background is a story point and is needed for that specific shot, it’s more of a distraction.  Focus on the point of the shot.  If the moment is to drive home the emotion of the character, focus on the face of the character.  If the moment is meant to make the audience feel how alone a character is, draw a small character sitting in a wide environment.  If the moment calls for one character to intimidate another character, let the intimidating one take up more space on the screen, overpowering the other.

I hope this helps you get started.  Don’t be afraid to try thumbnailing some stories very quickly so that you can edit and rework them before you draw your full-sized panels for your portfolio.  It’ll save you time in the end.

(This is a very surface-level answer, as there’s so much that goes into being a story artist.  If you have more specific questions, let me know and I’ll try to answer some when I get time.)

The continuation of my small Hogwarts!AU, now featuring Hufflepuff DADA Professor Gimli and Slytherin Care of Magical Creatures/ Flying Instructor Proferssor Legolas!

I’m really torn between modern clothing and middle earth clothing so I’m probably gonna end up just drawing both at some point tbh.

Also, more shitty headcannons under the cut!

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y’know I drew a Yuujigisa kiss a long, long while back and was just thinking to myself now why didn’t I ever color and post that stuff…and now it’s Valentine’s Day so hey it’s a timely gift! :’)

…is this the first YuujixNagisa kiss fanart out there? lol

barbaranestor  asked:

Thank you for everything! I'm touched by your comment. It means my poem wasn't written in vain. Much love from me and I admire your scribblings a lot. This's not a polished compliment just the truth :)

Ah, my beautiful friend, I’ve yet to see a word you’ve written which could be said written in vain. I can’t express how much I admire your imagery and bone-throttling turn of phrase.
Thank you so much for your sweet words about my scribblings! I haven’t drawn in so many years, and have always considered myself a writer who dabbled in drawing, woodcarving, wood burning, etc…but lately I’m at a bit of loss for words so I’m grateful to have a poetic outlet regardless talent.
So, SO much love to you!💜

Hey guys, as this month is coming to a close we are looking for suggestions for next months Featured Artist.  

We believe that any community is happier when they are included in decision making, rather than simply being spoon-fed what a small group of people believes everyone should enjoy, which is why your suggestions are important to us.  

Featured artists are displayed for the full month in our blogs sidebar with a blurb about them and their art, as well as a link back to their blog (of course), to help promote them.  

  • Artists are not required to be a member of @hqartists in order to be eligible for a feature (though we’d be thrilled if they are). As such, we welcome suggestions for any artist within the fandom.  
  • Likewise we also accept suggestions from the community as a whole, so membership with us is not required in order to suggest your favorite haikyuu!! artist.  
  • We accept suggestions for Writers, Artists who draw or paint, Artisan crafters, and Cosplayers.  
  • Artists of all skill levels are eligible for this feature, we just ask that they be a positive influence within the community.  

So, what do you have to do in order to suggest an artist to us?  

  • Send us an ask with your nomination (anonymous suggestions are welcome, if you do not wish to be listed as the suggester please use this option). Please be sure to give us the name of their Tumblr blogs URL in order to avoid confusion over who you are suggesting. 
  • If you are able, please also tell us why you believe your suggested artist should get the feature.  (This is not mandatory, though it will help us a lot when selecting the featured artist).  

We look forward to seeing your suggestions.  Any signal boosting of this post is also greatly appreciated.  

- your friendly @hqartists team! 

Honest to god SHOCKED there hasn’t been a Lois & Clark clexa AU yet where Lexa is the stubborn and commanding ace reporter and Clarke is the earnest and kind of clumsy rookie assigned to be Lexa’s new partner much to Lexa’s eternal frustration and also there’s a mysterious superwoman saving the city? and damn she’s hot?? and seems to really like Lexa??? and spoiler its Clarke in disguise

A view from my dining room table. I fell down the rabbit hole of pencils, charcoal, and really dirty fingernails. What I mean to say is that I’ve hit the initial art phase for THE BOOK OF SPECULATION.

A brief summary of me and sketching:

  • Hm. That doesn’t look right.
  • How ‘bout drawing what I see?
  • Oh, wait. I’m making something entirely imaginary.
  • Curses. Foiled again.
  • Negative space, you’re just so… negative.

When I was very little I spent many hours just drawing our couch. Thrilling subject matter–I know. Our parakeet wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to do a proper likeness. Attitude. That bird was all attitude. Nevertheless, it took endless days of drawing before I figured out how to make the couch look “right.” What “right” was meant learning perspective, vanishing points, and all sorts of things that are actually the same elements that go into novel writing… except of course with drawing I’m covered in charcoal.

My love affairs of the week:

  • Kneaded erasers – Oh, you hide so many flaws.
  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph 8B pencils – Blacker than my soul
  • Tracing/transfer paper – Why bother getting it right the first time when you can just start over again, and again, and again?

As a side note, I’ve come to the conclusion that pencil/charcoal smudge makes far better mascara raccoon eyes than mascara.

In theory one of these days I’ll actually eat a meal at my dining room table.

Sometimes I give my brain a break with sketching. I’m very into drawing partial suns lately, I wonder what that’s all about? Here’s an early go at something. Anyway, my pinkies are pleasantly covered with HB pencil, so that’s fun.

Aaaand now back to tormenting fictional characters.

Side question: When protagonists dream is it of their authors, stuck in trees and having rocks thrown at them?


Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Austin Kleon
Workman Publishing Company
2012, 160 pages, 6 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches (paperback)
$6 Buy a copy on Amazon

Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. The three of the biggest lessons that you’re taught as a child.

But now that you’re an adult, you can ignore the last of those “don’ts” (and maybe the first one, too), according to Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. To “steal like an artist,” Kleon says to recycle bits and pieces from other people’s work to make your own art.

He calls himself a writer who draws, and it shows in this book. Almost every page includes his doodles, illustrating what he’s written. And what he’s written is revealing, practical, and – above all – encourages the reader to create.

The tagline of the book is 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. And to give you an idea of what’s inside, here are those 10 things:

1. Steal Like An Artist.
2. Don’t Wait Until You Know Who You Are.
3. Write The Book You Want To Read.
4. Use Your Hands.
5. Side Projects And Hobbies Are Important.
6. The Secret: Do Good Work And Share It With People.
7. Geography Is No Longer Our Master.
8. Be Nice. (The World Is A Small Town.)
9. Be Boring. (It’s The Only Way To Get Work Done.)
10. Creativity Is Subtraction.

This book is what you might call a “re-reader” – buy it so you can read it more than once. Then go steal! – Caleb Murphy

July 7, 2015