Hello! I don't draw, at all, by I used to paint on canvas and I stopped a while ago. I've been struggling with depression and as a way to figure this shit out I would very much like to get back in touch with my artistic side. I'm just wondering is you have any tips/tutorials for someone who never drew anything ever (and is also left handed if that's important)
Being left handed isn’t important unless you use leaking/inky pens that smudge easily. I have spent a while thinking about this one because I know that depression is a very serious subject.
Something that I have learned from posting art on here for a couple of years is that we should draw for no one but ourselves (commissions aside) Never let the pressure of letting people see your drawings/paintings get to you because it’s something we do for our own enjoyment. One of the few things that gets me down on this website is people who think they are entitled to my drawings. I’ll often get comments on a drawing of a group of characters that are like “why didn’t you draw this character too?” which is annoying because obviously I didn’t draw them because I didn’t want to. Or a serious hatred of mine “their hair colour is a couple of shades different to what I personally imagined so you are obviously wrong”. People can be really shit man so if your depression has anything to do with that, work on trying to block out the people that will judge and be nasty about your art.
Now drawing is fun, it isn’t supposed to be perfect all the time, I recommend getting a sketchbook for only basic, basic sketches. It is so freeing to have something to just sribble in and not have to make things finished pieces in.
I wanted to do a simple little design looking forward hopefully for season 4 :)
If you’re going to Red Dragon Con 3 this weekend, come find me! I should have about 250 A3 posters of this design to give away. Keep an eye on my Twitter if you need to find me :) And I might put a few cheap in my Etsy if I have any left on Monday.
Oh my gooooood!!! I'm not going to pax!! I tried for the last two fucking years and still nothing!! And I bet you're going to say "oh well" or "that's your lost" because you constantly get attention for making chibi's and you're actually proud of your art! And I'm just like forgotten?? I don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for wasting your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. i’m sorry if you think i’m one of those ppl that does art just to be famous and all that crap, i’m sorry if you think i am. i’m certainly am not and at least trying not to be that person. i do art because its a thing i enjoy the most, a thing where it gave me emotion where i should let it all out, or be happy. so do me a favor and NEVER assumed me as one of those people who’re only in it for the fame, because i despise those ppl tbh.
so pls, if you can.. just… think of me as one of your friend who’re really chill and like to post silly art for a hobby. :)
2. i’m sorry that 2 years that you didn’t make it to see the ppl that you wanna meet. tell you what, at least you have the materials and the “feeling” that you wanna go. i certainly don’t have that “i wanna meet this ppl irl” (sorry jack, mark, tyler, amy <<especially you boo :’’D) just because.. i’m not one of “those” ppl? i mean like if i did meet em than i’m thankful, but sadly that thing will never happened because “reality”. i guess, i’m just a chill person. i never mind this kind of things, so lucky for you for not being in my position if you wanna meet your fav youtuber, cuz that would’ve sucked.
and.. probs yer not muslim like me, trump ain’t hatin ya as much as he hates me lol, so you’ll have a chance, don’t give up darl! ;D
Hey guys! I created another collection of quotes from the psychologists. You know the drill! I hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes and find them inspiring too!
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
“The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.”
“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”
“We are what we love.”
“I am what survives of me.”
“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”
“The way you ‘take history’ is also a way of 'making history.'”
“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
“This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.”
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
“To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.”
“Truth is what works.”
“We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.”
“There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self.”
“If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.”
“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.”
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
“Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.”
“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
“Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
“We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.”
“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
“There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.”
“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
“I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.”
“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.”
“Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.”
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
“People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
“Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.”
“There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.”
“The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”
“There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.”
“If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?”
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
“Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.”
“Man knows much more than he understands.”
“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”
“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”
“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
“In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”
“What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.”
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”
“Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality.”
“Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.”
B. F. Skinner
“When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.”
“I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.”
“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.”
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”
“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”
“The word 'happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.”
“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
“Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.”
“Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”
“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”
“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”
“Man is not a machine that can be remodeled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.”
This is a gift of mine I would love to share. While It can be expressed in written word for you. The way your energy looks, sounds, and moved. It can also move onto the canvas. There is can become easier to see, and as more opportunity for new discoveries of yourself.
In the past I have done these and was quite proud of what I could do. It is also a perfect time for them to come back into sight. Now in my personal view is a great time for self insight and becoming more intuitive with how your inner workings are.
It will be Two dollars flat. No matter how much I write, or the energy it takes. It will be a simple rate of two dollars per reading.
The Energy Paintings
The prices for these will vary on the detail of which you want. Starting from 10 dollars to 50. Prices will be discussed in private either through private messages or via email ( email@example.com ) . Payment plans are always open!
Any specifics you want me to look for or add should be noted before payment arrangements. Some things are more risky or more draining to do. Once again all things Needed to be told just let me know. I will never judge you.
If you read my previous post, you would know that I recently bought my Indie Coffee Passport. You would also know that my first stop using the passport would be Cafe 1880…
And here we are! Why did I chose this place as the first location? Partially by gut feeling and partially because it’s on my way to school. I haven’t heard much about this place other than from the passport. Which is why I wanted to try it: pure curiosity.
My main fear when going here was its proximity to UQAM University. Although being close to a university is great for the cafe, as a cafe crawler I am always scared to show up and find 0 available seats. It’s the worst feeling when you’ve transited for a good 45 minutes only to find out even that little smaller-than-a-laptop table by the bathroom is taken. Especially, I was going to a cafe this morning mainly to work on a Lab Report and I would be “devastated” if I couldn’t find a proper seat to complete it. But I did. No excuse to procrastinate because this place was pretty empty when I walked in.
I appreciated the seating arrangement here because they had 2 average sized tables with multiple chairs (YAS), many smaller high tables for two and a bar that goes along the window where you can enjoy sunlight. And they were close to plugs: essential when your laptop is old and dies in about half an hour.
The decor of this cafe was exceptional. Mainly because they had drawn a caffeine molecule on the wall. I should get that tattooed to be honest. The atmosphere of the place is dark since the walls are black and has a few bright accents. One one of the walls, a huge “1880″ is painted in turquoise (like their logo). Gorgeous!
The coffee (AKA latte (I (always) order a latte (woops)) was delicious. Even my boyfriend loved it, and he hates lattes or coffee in general. Don’t worry, I still love him though (gotta accept each others’ flaws). The latte art was very well drawn and didn’t bubble up. If you think that’s a non important factor, please let me know how calm you stay when your latte bubbles before you even take it to your table and loses its prettiness and you can’t even take decent pictures. You won’t be calm. It bothers all of us. Or maybe just me, I don’t know.
I decided to also get a croissant, which I never do but should because croissants are great and make me feel French (my priorities in life are amazing). A cool thing about their pastries is that they get them from Premiere Moisson, a well known chain bakery in Quebec.
All in all, I loved this location and will be back for sure! UQAM students - if you haven’t been here yet.. do you even go to UQAM?!
If you follow my main account, you’d know that I’m not posting art anymore (read what happened here if you wish). The problem being? I still want to do this blog.
It was fun, it helped me get away from all the bullshit happening. It let me do things with you guys, it let me create a story with characters I love.
But I’m just tired.
I’m tired of people reposting my artwork and getting mad at me for telling them to stop. I’ve never stated “don’t repost my work” on this blog specifically, but I shouldn’t have to. People should know that they shouldn’t take what isn’t theirs and post it to their own accounts.
I might get some mods to draw the asks for the story (I still want to stay in control of it mostly, to keep it on track and such), but… I don’t know. It’s hard.
If I figure it out, I’ll let you know. Until then, I don’t know when I’ll draw for this blog again.
Have you ever had people make fun of you for drawing cats ;oooo My family constantly nags at me to draw something other than cats but I keep telling them to let me draw what I want ;-;
I’ve had some people point out that I drew cats a lot, but never had people make fun of me o: at this stage I know I should definitely be branching out and trying more things, which I am, but I still love drawing cats a lot so I still do it. You do you man, draw what you find is fun! If you’re gonna take on art as a career you should consider trying new things, but honestly I don’t think you have to worry about that yet. Just enjoy drawing ;u;
I know you're currently closed for commissions or requests, but I was just wondering for future reference if you do tattoo designs?
I’ve never really designed a tattoo for anyone. To be honest the permanence and serious nature of tattoo commissions unnerves me a little, I don’t want to let people down and be responsible for someone having something subpar etched into their skin. I also don’t know how I should price my art, since I’m not a very commission oriented artist to begin with, eh. But if I had more time and energy and I knew I could deliver what the commissioner wants, I’d definitely be interested in designing them. This is disappointingly vague response, but maybe someday I’ll take them, but not now.
I was tagged by the lovely @twopoppies to post a list of what I’m working on at the moment… so let’s try this :)
Do Dis: List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.
1) I’ve got 2 manips ready and the project of another one for @tvshows-addict‘s new fic “Fool’s Gold”! So you should just go and yell at her so she hurries up and post it :P it involves a pastrychef Harry and an “actor” Louis Tomlinson! Cmon Addy, do the thing!!”
2) I’ve got a manip ready and I want to do another one for @loveisalaserquest17 ‘s fic “Never let me go”………yes guys, IT’S A THING.. she has written a fic! So as for Addy, you should just press her to post it cause it’s really good! Go Julie go!!
3) I’m working on a really cute Larry selfie for @harrystinyshorts ‘s fic for the Summer Exchange project.. I’ve found the pic.. I just need to work on it :)
4) And last but not least the lovely @itsastorm asked me to try and give her a visual of a beautiful
Shakespeare’s sonnet! Sorry it’s taking me so long Vivi.. Hope you’ll forgive me xx
And that’s it.. And, as a professional procrastinator, I can say this is a lot to work on at the same time ahah
I’m not going to tag anyone cause I’ve seen a lot of people have already done this or they’ve been tagged already! But if you want to do this, please do and tag me cause I’m really curious :)
“Let me tell you about the time someone insulted a very personal work of art to my face, because they didn’t realise I followed them…”
Huh, I thought I’d be over this now. I guess not? I’m used to getting past flames quicker.
I’m still kinda pissed I never got an apology. I don’t know if they just never got my ask, or didn’t know how to respond, or what. But still. I think there should have at least been a ‘Whoops, sorry, won’t do that again.” Like c’mon.
(The temptation to name names rises, but honestly this is probably way too petty for that, and I’d have to find the thing again to get evidence. Not worth it, probably.)
I got my 5sos tattoo yesterday and I’m honestly so happy with it.
The reason I chose Never be is because in 2012 I lost my best friend after a drunk driver ran him and his brother off the road and for a long time I felt like I couldn’t get through it and I was stuck in this bad place and I was starting to worry the people around me. And when this song was released it was like I finally made a connection, Nick was one of the most kind hearted and amazing people you would ever meet, he was fun, loud and a little too cocky at times but he lived his life so fully and wholeheartedly that it still breaks my heart to know he barely made it to 18. It was like through this song nick was reminding me to always seize the day and stay positive, it’s my connection to who he was as a person. Life is hard on the best of days, but you should always remember that it can only get better.
We’ll never be as young as we are right now, so grab your life by the steering wheel and do what makes you happy regardless of how other people perceive it. Don’t let your colours fade to grey. And thank you 5sos for writing a song that pulled me out of one the roughest patches of my life.
i’m using this to do the things nora and kirston tagged me in, but also to let ppl know: yes hi it’s me, nina, i was stormella-and-art 💛
ahhh okay @alohonora tagged me in this lockscreen, background, last selfie + last song thing, so here we go! thank you my love 💕
lockscreen and background are … the green carnation bc i’ll never be over that. then we have “do me a favor” by the arctic monkeys. i’m Shit at selfies - here’s a pic from today: me spending too much money on postcards (.. that’s what that giant lemon is…) (…) and an oscar wilde biography 💪✌️ and in there is the iconic oscar pic from above (that i added to make that row of pics smaller lmao)
@kittenlipslouis tagged me in the
“You can tell a lot about a person based on the music they listen to. Put
your music on shuffle and list the first 10 songs and tag 10 random
people you see on your dash.
“ 🌸 you’re a bub i love you
Children are afraid of the dark. Everyone knows that. They are scared of all the monsters hiden in the shadows, of thier sharp fangs, claws, long limbs slowly crawling from under thier beds when they flick the lights off.
But sometimes…sometimes, children learn that the worst monsters can have a face of normal human. And after this discovery, nothing that could be hidden in the dark seems to be really scary.
Dean learned that after his mom died,they moved to new house, and his father started to drink. Sometimes he just walked out the doors and didn’t come home for days. Sometimes when he came back, he was so drunk that he couldn’t even stand. Dean had to take care of everything. Of his little brother, of the house, of his always-drunk father. He always did everything the best he could. But sometimes it just wasn’t enough, sometimes he did something wrong. And that was when John got angry. So, very, very angry. He yelled, he cursed, sometimes he grabbed Dean’s shoulders a little too hard, leaving ugly, purple brusies on his pale skin. He never cried in front of his father, he knew that It would only make him furious. But when he was alone in his room, he allowed himself to sob quietly into his pillow. At one of evenings like this, he has met Him. First thing that he noticed - He wasn’t a human, He looked like one, but… The shadows near him were darker, liquid black that was moving, looking like a living creature. But that really doesn’t mean that He was scary.
He was more…. awkward standing in the middle of Dean’s room with His too big coat and crooked tie. You could even say that He actualy looked way more scared than Dean did. They looked at each other in silence for few long seconds. ’ I…I could read you. A book. If it would make you feel better’ His voice was low, a little rough. But there was a lot of warmth in it, and Dean decided that he likes it. ’…Sure’ The weird not-human man relaxed a little and picked up one of Dean’s books. Dean sat up on his bed, and hugged his pillow. ‘I’m Dean’ he said eventually, because it would be really rude not to introduce himself to someone who wanted to read him a story. ’ Castiel’ the man answered, sitting on the floor ’ It’s nice to meet you, Dean'
From that night, Castiel became a constant presence in his life. They talked mostly at night, because Cas felt really bad in the sunlight. But sometimes, when John was especially mean to Dean, he would made an exception and show up in the middle of the day, throwing something from the shelfs or turning on the tv, radio, and lights all at once. He helped Dean with his homework and taught him a lot of things about the stars, the universe, and the history of the Earth. Castiel always had the answers for all Dean’s questions. And he was always protecting him and Sammy. Like that one day…one day when John hit him.
And few hour later, he feel from the stairs, and broke his hand. Dean saw it. He saw how cold Castiel’s eyes were when he was looking at John lying on the floor. That was the first time when he was really scared of Cas. And he didn’t talk to him for a week after this incident. Because John was still his dad. And Cas couldn’t just hurt someone from his family like this.
His eyes were sad when he spoke to Dean for the first time after a week. 'I’m sorry Dean. I won’t do this again’. It was all that Dean needed to hear. Because Cas was family, too.
Children are afraid of the dark. Everyone knows that. And still, the monster living in the shadows was the one who became Dean’s best friend.
They first met when Dean was not even 5. When he leaved the house to live with his uncle Bobby with Sam at the age of 11, he manages to tell himself that Cas never was real. Just an imaginary friend . When his father dies 12 years later and he moves into his old house again, he expect all those bad memories to come back to him. But he never thought that when he wake up in the middle of the night from a nightmare, he would saw those familiar, icy-blue eyes looking at him with worry. He never thought that he will see that man agian, looking the same as he looked the first time Dean saw him. And for sure he never expected to hear that low, gravelly voice again.
’… Hello, Dean'
let me introduce you to my newest Destiel AU This was eating me for days, I had to do something with this story, so… what do you think? Should I continue this?
“You have sooooo many chances to kill me, but you never do~ Isn’t the
Agency worried that one of their members can’t ever let me go?”
against Dazai’s lips, Chuuya delivers his own ultimatum, his right hand
slowly pointing the gun’s muzzle to his own temple: “This is a two-way
street, Dazai. I’m not the only one who can’t let go, you see?”
btw, i’m soooooo blaming @senren/ for this onslaught of angst lmao (no kidding, thank you for that wonderful art asfjahlfafa;fha; ♥ ♥ ♥)