Tell me which god/goddess I’m the child of

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Bonus brownie points for why

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I don’t know how accurate my interpretation of Will Solace is but I always picture him being really tired of everyone’s shit, only he’s too Responsible and Mature to give up just yet.

(⊙‿⊙✿) portraits

I don’t know how accurate my interpretation of Will Solace is but I always picture him being really tired of everyone’s shit, only he’s too Responsible and Mature to give up just yet.

Q: What's the cotton project?
— Anonymous

a silly name i came up with in high school that sounded pretty okay. If i had known people would actually start following my art blog i probably would have given it a different name but OH WELL

!!!!! I THINK I JUST FIGURED OUT HOW TO APPROACH DIGITAL PORTRAITS OH MAAAAN

!!!!! I THINK I JUST FIGURED OUT HOW TO APPROACH DIGITAL PORTRAITS OH MAAAAN

Q: OK so this isn't a question at all, but I, as an honest Anon, just wanted to let you know that your art, your presence on my feed, your input into my life of your own struggles, some of which we've shared, has truly made such an impact on me. Your positivity in the face of adversity is the most heartwarming and inspiring thing, and if you only take to heart one thing today, make this it because you are an incredible person.
— Anonymous

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honest to god, whenever i have a bad day i think about you guys and all the amazing messages you send me and my mood just lifts right back up GOSH

Very Important Question #2: I’m leaning toward 1 or 2 but I like the team effort here so do any of you have a preference out of these?

Q: least favorite character in HoO?? :> Just curious. Cause anons are curious things.
— Anonymous

rafe-alecardi said: Firstly, cool! Secondly.. how’d you get your background to be so gorgeous? *-* that’s my favorite shade of teal, ughn.

There’s an app for google chrome called Stylish that lets you install tumblr themes and such. u-u i have a cool space one right now

joker-ace said: where r the goodie bags we were promised when we followed??? ??

ACTUALLY i was thinking about doing a giveaway but i’m afraid to commit and then somehow mess it up??

Slowly defeating my art block…

Slowly defeating my art block…

dollyriot:

I take extremely unimaginative selfies

BOOM. It’s my face.

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Q: this might be a kind of dumb thing to send, but could you please not hate so much on your highschool drawings? your junior year pictures are much better than mine, and when i get to the point where i can draw as well as you could then, i'd really like to be able to be proud of the pictures instead of thinking of them as painfully bad right away. sorry
— Anonymous

Weeelllll

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Q: Could you show us some of your drawings in high school? I am a high schooler right now, and looking at how to have progressed might motivate me. Thanks!
— Anonymous

i want to preface this by letting you know how painful it was for me to log back onto deviantart after all this time

Anyway, all of my old sketchbooks are at my dad’s house, so I can’t flip through them and find sketches, which are probably more accurate to my skill level at the time. But I can wade into the bowels of my old deviantart account and find a few pieces that I thought were AMAZING when I finished them in high school:

Sophomore year, this is the least painful one I could find: 

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Literally the only thing I was super proud of was being able to blend some colors together. There’s no understanding of anatomy here and the environment doesn’t make any sense. 

Junior year, I thought these were AMAZING I was so proud of both of them:

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Still no understanding of anatomy or proportion. I’m starting to figure out little things, but her spine is broken and her boobs make NO sense, what’s up with those boobs, what was I thinking, I have boobs I should know better wtf

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this coloring is just awful and I clearly gave up on the feet and hands and gravity and everything p  much

Senior year, I thought I was pretty hot shit, like I had discovered some great art secret and unlocked super powers:

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Don’t ask me about the hips because I have no idea how they’re supposed to connect with a spine… or anything. The boobs have calmed down though, which is great. I STILL HAD NO IDEA HOW TO DRAW NOSES noses took me so long to figure out oh my god. And I like the hair on this, actually, but I wish I had known how to color lines. I was using Corel Painter 4. shudders into infinity

All of those drawings took me hours to finish. For context, I drew this a few weeks ago, on a beach, in high winds, in about 20 minutes, with a ballpoint pen:

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Honestly I see a lot of flaws in this one too. If I’m being completely raw with you guys, I start seeing flaws and problems in a drawing about a week after I draw it, and that’s a good thing.Don’t be afraid of old sketchbooks—every flaw you see means that you’ve learned that it’s a flaw. You’re improving bit by bit, always. The only way that you stop improving is if you stop drawing, or if you convince yourself that everything you do is perfect always.

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