this is a good video to watch on this
Lie: "I can’t do it."
Why it’s a lie: 90% of the time when someone tells me "I can’t do it" it’s comes back down to one of two things. 1) I did it once and it didn’t go as well as I hoped. 2) I REALLY want to do it but I don’t think I can so I never have. Neither of these things indicate that you actually can’t do the thing whatever that thing may be. If you’re failed at it once or twice? Congrats! You fell a million times before you walked and you weren’t born knowing exactly how to use utensils. You have to learn things and learning requires mistakes and failures sometimes. Do it anyway.
Lie: "I hate it so others must hate it"
Why it’s a lie: You are not everyone. You are also your own worst judge. Most of the time we are not accurate judges of our own work. When you assume everyone hates your work then you’re presuming that you know what others think. In reality? You don’t! You’re not a mind reader. Remind yourself of this!
Lie: "Well obviously no one likes it because they’re not doing x."
Why it’s a lie: X can be anything. I’ve heard a VARIETY of things here. “No one likes it because they’re not buying my art/favoriting my art/reblogging my art.” You name it, I’ve heard it. It’s a lie because people show their support in different ways. I don’t always take the time to favorite things or reblog things. Things might not show up in tags. I might not have the money to buy your work. The same goes for others. You have to prompt folks to do that sort of thing sometimes and other times it comes naturally. A Doodle of Ganon eating a poptart that I did in 30 seconds got 39 notes. Something I love and put days worth of work into gets 8 notes. Going back to lie number one, people value things differently than you might. And that’s okay!
Lie: “Well, it’s so hard for me and so easy for everyone else!”
Why it’s a lie: I’m going to answer this one with one of my FAVORITE quotes: “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steve Furtick
You don’t know other people’s situations. When you assume that everything is so easy for others all you do is make yourself feel poorly. You don’t always see the behind the scenes work of what people do. Doing this is the same as being one of those folks that think that making digital art is just one super easy button press or that 3D modeling is just moving things around. Just because you don’t see the struggle the other person goes through doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. For every picture I post I’ve got 20 that never made it to the blog. They were erased, saved, or deleted. Don’t assume those around you just breeze through things because you struggle. Everyone is different and we all struggle with some things.
Lie: "I won’t succeed or make anything out of what I am doing. So what’s the point?"
Why it’s a lie: Ahhhhh the biggest lie of them all. This isn’t so much of a lie as an excuse, though it’s hard to recognize it as one. This excuse makes us feel more okay with doing nothing because it tells us "Oh but doing it isn’t going to get you anywhere". Doing nothing is the only sure fire way to not succeed. Doing something does something that scares us a lot worse though. Doing something opens us up to judgement and rejection. When we make something, someone might not like it and that’s a scary prospect. When we do something we actually have to do the work and that’s an annoying prospect. It’s so much easier to just lie to yourself and say "This won’t get me anywhere so I shouldn’t do it". We don’t like being proven wrong even when it’s for our own good. When I first started commissions? I thought “I’m going to fail at this”. A year later and I’m still booked solid with commissions and that took time to accept. It took time to accept that “Even if I don’t like a lot of the art I make, OTHER PEOPLE DO and they are WILLING TO BUY IT.” So even if you feel like it’s pointless? Do the work anyway. People will find worth in it. You just have to find the right people.
TL;DR: Don’t believe the lies you tell yourself about your success and keep working towards it!
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can i mention how the kaiju have destroyed countless worlds but once they reached earth the humans were like nope. not today mother fuckers. big robots. lets go.
#CAN WE AD THIS TO THE MYTHOS OF HUMANS AS #SPACE ORCS #? #LIKE IMAGINE IF YOU WERE AN ANT EXTERMINATOR AND ONE DAY YOU GO TO SPRAY DOWN AN ANT HILL ONLY TO BE MET #BY A HUMAN-SIZED CONTRAPTION OF STICKS AND LEAVES PILOTED BY THESE TWO TEENY TINY ANTS #THAT THEN PROCEEDS TO KICK YOUR ASS TO KINGDOM COME #BEWARE OF HUMANS #THEY DO NOT DIE EASY #PACIFIC RIM
This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.
Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”
It’s so freaking cute.
Is tha Nagisa Hazuki
- This tutorial is NOT for beginners!
- Yes, I made this tutorial BUT I’m in no position to say this is 100% correct. This is how I draw, these are my tips that solely adapts to my drawing style and I’m sorry if there are anatomic mistakes. I know I do a lot of them.
- When I was cropping this I noticed a lot of grammar mistakes, I’m so sorry I don’t have the time to correct them.
- I don’t think there is any absurdity here but if I made some big and harming anatomy error please tell me and I will change/delete it
- I never attend art school or art course, as I said on the tutorial. What I can do is self-taught, that’s why there’s so many errors.
- the most important: USE REFERENCE IMAGES WHEN DRAWING! If they are real photos and not other drawings is better. This is the truth, you have to copy pictures in order to improve. That doesn’t mean you have to trace them, but observe them until you are able to reproduce it. Especially if you are drawing semi-realistic bodies like me!
Hhhhh I’m not good with tutorials sorry very much (??)
Spongebob Hip-Hop Instrumental “KRUSTY KRAB” | (Prod. Eugene The Dream)
Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, p 28-9 (via bisexual-books)