just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
Need more variation….! Quick little break doodles every now and then from the monitor, otherwise my eyes will tire out a lot faster.
It might be a while before I have any fleshed out digital posts, so I’ll keep my blog alive with sketchbook draws every now and then! Adult life is busy @__@;;
since a lot of you seemed to find my profile drawing tutorial helpful, thought i’d expand on it a bit more. this isn’t a tutorial on how to draw eyes, nose, lips, etc…just basic face anatomy.
Anyway, while reading the tags and comments on said tutorial, I noticed a lot of people expressing a desire for a bat wing version. So here’s a little guide I whipped up on them!
Bat wings are simpler than bird wings in that there’s no feather structure to learn, but you do need to learn the bones. Once you get the hang of those though, they’re pretty easy!
A glamorous fuck-ton of hand references.
[From various sources]
By Jin Kim
So sometimes Microsoft Word is all you need to write but my thoughts tend to be a rambling mess so I need a piece of software which helps me organize my thoughts and writing. These are a few I’ve tried and tested and work well for me.
Infographic about how the brain responds to story (x)
Pixars 22 Rules of Story Telling
With NaNoWriMo now in its final week, I thought it would be a good time to talk about endings. Here are six common ending types:
- Resolved: All conflicts and story threads are tied up and concluded neatly. It’s satisfying for readers, and ususally denotes a singular book or the last in a series.
- Unresolved: Conflicts are left open, storylines left unfinished. Readers don’t know what happens to all of the characters. It leaves the reader to create or ponder their own endings. It often denotes that there will be more books to follow.
- Implied: The ending is not made clear and is left to interpretation by the reader. While some readers will enjoy the puzzle, others may be left confused.
- Twist: The ending is completely unexpected and turns the whole story on its head, often revealing that an assumed truth throughout the story was actually false.
- Tie-Back: The ending ties right back to the beginning; using the same dialogue, description, setting or idea. It creates a feeling of balance and completeness.
- Crystal Ball: The ending explains what happens to the characters in the future; a significant time-frame after the ending of the story itself.