"But the ocean will vanish slowly back to the mountains," argues the spellmaker, "and become again the river."
"We are not water," replies the Keeper. "If we come down to the shore, we may forget the mountains forever."
(Source: 3daysmarch.net, via -atlas)
who are they… what does this mean….. will i ever tell….
(sorry it took me forever to find time for personal art but here it is!) I loved the idea of the king of monsters being this ancient force of nature capable of destruction and peace.
I get why a lot of people hate the whole princess culture aimed at little girls. There’s a hell of a lot of toxic bullshit in there.
But when I was a tiny princess, my dad used to be my royal advisor. He would come to me, and over tea we would discuss the problems of the kingdom. He would tell me that new people wanted to move to the kingdom, and ask me what we should do. Or he would tell me that the teddybears and the dolls were fighting over the enchanted forest, and ask me what to do. Basically, he took the trappings of the princess culture, and used it as a tool to teach me about leadership, civic responsibility, and compassion.
So if you have a little princess around, consider helping her figure out how to run her kingdom. There’s no sense in telling a kid they can’t be a leader, or that they can’t wear sparkles while they do it.
10 typical perspective errors
Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.
1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point
Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most common mistake. It’s probably due to either carelessness or really not having understood the basic of perspective. I encourage you to go back and find some basic tutorial for this.
Anyway, be ALWAYS careful about where to ‘send’ your lines, they NEED to go towards the correct vanishing point or it will just look awkward. Double check if necessary.
And always, ALWAYS use a ruler.
If your style requires lines that are a bit less geometrical (as mine do, I have a style of inking that’s sketchy so ‘perfect’ lines drawn with a ruler usually don’t fit well in the picture) use a ruler anyway for the pencils and then ink later by freehand. At least you’ll have correct guidelines underneath.
For traditional drawing be sure you have a ruler and be sure to use it for each one of your lines.
Modern drawing software will help you a lot with this if you draw directly on computer: painting software such as Clip Studio Paint or Manga Studio 4EX or 5 have perspective tools that will automatically snap your lines towards the vanishing point.
it’s quite a long tutorial, you’ll find the rest under the Read More or you can download the pdf file here
don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs
Do you have any advice for "finding a style" or just feeling more comfortable with your art in general, you're like one of my biggest inspirations.
thank you! if you can, just try to draw for yourself for a while, without any intent of showing anyone else or posting the results online, so you won’t feel pressured to come up with “perfect” art that other people won’t be able to judge. i’m not sure if this applies to you, but in the past it was something i personally struggled with a lot — trying to somehow preemptively make critique-proof art put me through a LOT of art blocks till i realized 1) there’s no such thing as perfect crit-proof art and 2) who cares what other people think, as long as they aren’t paying your bills?????? your life, your art!
draw as often as you can, and expect a lot of your drawings to suck. the more you make art a regular routine, the less intimidating it will be, and you’ll feel less pressured to make some kind of masterpiece every time…and trust me, even experienced professional artists make lots of crappy throwaway sketches. don’t rely on “being inspired” before you create anything, because inspiration actually doesn’t come that often for most people. if your initial attempts that day turn out awful, stick with it as long as you can instead of saying “i can’t draw today” and giving up — you’ll find that drawing well is actually a state of mind that you CAN get yourself into, as long as you don’t allow yourself to be discouraged by your first few attempts. warmup sketches are a thing for a reason
diversify your influences, look at totally different genres of art. sometimes if you focus too much on 1-2 influences, you want your art to look like theirs and get depressed that it doesn’t, but i think looking at more genres/styles has the opposite effect and makes you realize there are tons of possibilities with your own work and you can absolutely create a niche for yourself — very inspiring!
and, experiment a lot! use every program and tool and media you can, draw all kinds of different things, draw in different styles. figure out what you enjoy most, and then refine your techniques from there. don’t worry about what’s popular, just focus on trying to find something that clicks with you personally, because trying to struggle through a creation process you aren’t hype for will just make art unpleasant for you. but, if you can find a process you love, your enthusiasm for it will show in your work
best of luck!!
Some smallish sketchbook watercolour studies! The odd brownish clumps in the first image are what gold ink looks like scanned. Normally I take photos when I use gold ink, but I didn’t really feel up to it today.
When it comes to creating characters, sometimes it’s easy to let them slip into the same old stock standard set of body types. Basically clones with a few props, hairdos and make up to spice things up a bit. After a while, having the same actor play dress up for every character gets kinda boring…
It’s tough to break the habit too, especially when you’re taught a single set way to draw. Not to say having a solid construction method is ever a bad thing, as long as it doesn’t confine your creativity.
Check out these nifty tips and pointers by jeinu to give each of your comic book characters their own a unique flavour of memorable originality.
(To download these at full res simply hit the options menu and click download, otherwise head on over to jeinu’s DeviantArt Tutorial Gallery at http://jeinu.deviantart.com/gallery/25335623/Tutorials )
This is important, and something I super need to improve on. All these tips and stuff for drawing are crazy useful and very, very appreciated.