|this is like a really weird compliment but like knowing you and seeing you being social and nice and amazing youve like indpired me to be a better person?? aahah idk i just love you a lot ur perfect ilu|
I’ve also been trying to figure out how to respond to this and I don’t know how. It means so much to me to know I inspire others because that’s all I want. I want to be amazing and wise and speak words that light sparks that catch in the hay and become wildfires that consume entire regions. I want you all to be greater than I am. I want you to be my rival. Never give up and work for whatever you want. I believe in you anon! Just some advice though.
Learn to apologize sincerely. Recognize that you hurt someone and mean you’re sorry. Don’t just say it. When you apologize do not expect forgiveness and take note of what hurt someone and try to not do it again, especially around them.
Learn to forgive. To forgive is to let go. Once you’ve forgiven a wrong doing against you you have locked that event away. To you it never happened, and to them they don’t need to live with that guilt. Forgiveness is the only thing that can wash away a stain caused by doing something wrong. It is the most powerful gift you can give. But don’t overuse it, don’t immediately forgive in all cases. If someone is genuinely upset that they hurt you and are sorry you can forgive them but gently remind them not to do it again. If not, teach them what they did wrong and why it was wrong, then forgive. If it happens continually after that they are beyond hope and you can’t help them.
Respect is something everyone should immediately have from you. Respect can be lost, but treat everyone as your equal or superior, but never as someone below you. Respect your teachers and authorities, but do not bow to tyranny.
Take pride in little things. I view myself as a starting point. I might not get anywhere but I begin or help along chains of events that hopefully end well. I am proud of knowing I did something small that resulted in something good.
LOVE YOURSELF! I DONT CARE WHAT IT IS YOU FIND BUT FIND SOMETHING TO LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF! It’s so important that you do this and so many people forget to. You aren’t ever useless. Ever. You are human you don’t need a use you aren’t a tool. Someone will always love you. Accept compliments and pretend to be confident until you actually are. Stop caring just stop! It’s hard. But if you start with something small your confidence can bloom within you. Someone compliments you don’t just bush it off. Say to yourself “Fuck yeah maybe my messy as hell hair i didn’t even brush looks fabulous! I’m rocking it!”
|I don't know if you've already got this informed but it might be a good idea to remember next time people throw around the word "Scandinavia"; Denmark is one of the flattest countries in the world. Norway is where all the cool mountains are. Sweden is a mix of those two. And Finland has a big amount of lakes scattered around (which prob also is how they developed the sauna culture). The countries of Scandinavia are not geologically identical with each other. Thank you for running this blog<3|
Publishing because I openly admit my sense of geography is consistently abysmal and in case it’s ever relevant.
Everyone should follow this blog btw! It’s a great source of european history that’s rarely mentioned in most books in school etc!
Hello my dear fellows
I spotted out a company making profit with stolen artworks, it wasn’t that hard though since they are going around on DA with an aggressive self promotion.
The poor quality mess itself is quite fishy but I contacted artist I recognized and he didn’t give permission for usage. There are a lot of other artworks I don’t know so if you recognize any of the authors please contact them and help with spreading this journal. Aside the online shop there are kickstarter projects and DA group and personal page as well.
You can find all the links below
The only way to stop art thieves is to not buy any of their products, if you want to support your favorite artists buy a print with great quality from the official stores.
a public service announcement
Some people are probably gonna misunderstand this a bit.
You really should’ve mentioned that this probably goes mainly for people who work with traditional painting such as oils or acrylics.
Most young artists do stuff digitally and doesn’t always rely on blending the colors to get the result they look for - Solid Cel Shading is a good example of that and is a very popular way to color a drawing.
Mixing too many colors traditionally often ends up with muddy colors - that’s true, but with digital mediums you can easily work around that problem and still use red, blue and yellow.
Stuff like this really varies depending on what painting technique the artist use.
Also the terms CMYK and RGB has little to nothing to do with what painting technique you use.
CMYK and RGB are used in terms of displaying and printing the finished artwork - they are not used to describe coloring-techniques.
|About following more diverse fashion blogs, are there any in particular that you'd recommend? I'm having a surprisingly difficult time finding many diverse blogs.|
I got some suggestions by some peeps yesterday so I made a little list here:
Enjoy! : D
You don’t have to be super skinny to have a thigh gap, not every persons anatomy is the same.
You can get a thigh gap is you tilt your pelvis forward. However that is a pretty uncomfortable posture to walk around with.
And before you say “but not everyone is-" I’m gonna remind you that most people (especially novice artists who know very little about the subject) see anatomy tutorials and references to represent the “average” human person. And most average humans doesn’t have a natural thigh gap.
There’s a lot of issues I see in many popular anatomy books and tutorials; like the fact that we always use a white man as the main reference.
And if there’s a female body we look at, she’s slim and white and has perfect breasts and often wear makeup. (And in Andrew Loomis anatomy books he drew all the women wearing high-heeled shoes even in the diagrams for no reason at all)
The tall and handsome white man is muscular and fit.
Body fat is very very rarely mentioned, despite it being a very important part of our bodies. And even if it IS mentioned, I have very rarely seen Andrew Loomis or Burn Hogarth made any illustrations showing how the fat distribution works.
The issue is not that some people happen to actually look at said idolized body image; the issue is that we treat it as the default expectation of the average human being.
|This is KINDA weird but, I've found certain sites in certain browsers conflict with MS5. Tumblr Dashboard? Fine. Deviantart? Fine. Actually going to my tumblr? No. Facebook? No. No idea what it could be. Something in some sites maybe conflicts for the same processes or memory?|
I know for certain that facebook contains so much information and other stuff that I’m not surprised. Tumblr dashboard seems to also slow down my computer, however. It might also be that I have a bunch of extensions and widgets installed via Xkit that might also be part of this issue.
I’ve run into this issue for quite long using MS5 (Clip Studio really, but same, same) and from what I’ve been able to deduce it doesn’t seem to be a RAM issue, but something to do with having animations running in the background, mainly GIFs and flash. Could be completely off base but getting animations out of the way (Scrolling so it’s not visible is usually enough) has worked pretty good for me.
That actually sounds like a valid reason as well! Tumblr is filled with GIF-posts. And there’s extensions that can disable them easily. I’m gonna try this out!
Smoothing your scanned lineart in Manga Studio 5
When I scan my traditionally inked lineart I mostly set the scanner to “text” - which removes any trace of sketch and grayscale. Everything will either be 100% white of 100% black.
This is how the linework turns out when zoomed 100% it’s just as solid as if it were drawn in MS Paint.
And even when I scan my lineart with other layer settings, the linework often ends up a bit more “jagged” than it looks IRL.
In Manga Studio 5, there’s a quick filter effect that can smooth out the linework a little bit:
First right click on the lineart layer and go to “convert” in order to change it to a color layer.
After that you just go to Filter>Blur>Smoothing
And Voilá! Much better!
and that was today’s little demonstration of Manga Studio 5
Why can’t we instead use a foot and a thumb as symbols instead of quotation marks :c
abakkus replied to your post: american/english metric t…
pound, ounce, pint, quart, inches, feet. (those last two might be the other way around, i always confuse them)
this goes straight to my protip/ref tag
About “Art Theft” - aka Copyright Violation
I’ve seen a lot of posts about webshops selling prints and t-shirts of art without permission. And there’s some stuff I’d like to inform you about this stuff:
The accurate term is copyright violation; meaning they’re distributing and making profit of your art without written consent.
Crash course about copyright in art:
- Everyone have instant copyright on their own artwork. You do not need to pay for it.
- Trademark is not the same as Copyright. Trademarking is what you might need to pay a license for. You can have trademark on companies, character designs, titles, logos etc.
- A trademarked character needs written permission from the owners in order to be distributed legally - even if it’s your own artwork. And this is why you’re not allowed to submit your fanart as prints on sites like DeviantArt.
- Distributing traced drawings with recolors/mimicking the exact same content and concept etc is often called plagiarism.
- Not all countries share the same Copyright laws. This is why it is so common to find bootlegs of famous products in some places in Asia; because they have different laws about Copyright.
A few ways to avoid having your art used without permission:
Never EVER upload high-res of your artwork online; no one wants to sell t-shirt prints with a blurry/pixly image.
Add a watermark on your art.
"Art thieves" often go for fanart, since it’s easier to find via google search etc. All fanart contains trademarked content, and companies like Walt Disney, Warners, Nintendo etc are actively searching out ppl who use their licensed characters for profit without permission.
Also if you’re going to contact the web shop, don’t use rude language. Act academic and mature; don’t cuss. Don’t use “art theft” or call them “thief”. Tell them that they’re actually breaking the law and that they will face major consequences if they continue.
If anyone have more tips/info, please add it to this post when you reblog. Thank you.
|How about... What show currently gives you the most inspiration in your work? Also... Favorite genre to listen to while you art? FYI I think you're a really cool person and I love your artwork :) you're a huge inspiration to me|
currently I’m not super-inspired by any show I’m watching atm. Like sure I do a little bit of fanart every now and then. But not as much as a year ago when I was all about motorcity.
The last months i’ve been mainly inspired by the community based fandom-project Fanpro. All the free-to-use character designs really gave me ideas of how I wanted to interpret them and give every fanpro drawing a little bit of a story.
I listen to a lot of varied music! Not so much radio hits tho, but I like music that has a lot of energy. I like classic music as well as gabba, happy hardcore and all kinds of hardrock and metal.
But when I draw I actually prefer to listen to the following:
- Complete silence (which I rarely get because I still live with my mom and brother)
- White noise
- digital abstract noise (yes this is a music genre)
- Podcasts like WTNV, Radiolab or some other science based documentary.
- Mynoise.net (currently listening to 24 Hz)
Since I have ADHD + pretty bad self-discipline I often find this stuff very useful and helpful to focus.
so, i just reported two items on etsy for featuring stolen artwork, namely some disney fanart that i drew a few years ago. they were iphone cases with my drawings of ariel on them, and were being sold by stores that appeared to be located in china. this happens way too often and honestly, i’ve become somewhat desensitized to seeing my disney fanart being exploited and sold in some form or other. one of the reasons i stopped drawing disney fanart was because the drawings kept popping up on wallpaper sites, illegal merchandise or even justin bieber’s instagram, and it became too much to keep up with. it’s just made me a lot less enthusiastic about paying homage to some of my favorite animation characters.
anyways, the reason i bring this up is because i wanted to share something with you all, that probably a lot of you already know but maybe some of you don’t. it’s actually illegal to sell merchandise of copyrighted characters that are not your own. this means that companies which are not affiliated with disney are not allowed to sell artwork featuring the princesses or any other disney character for that matter. i don’t sell prints of my disney fanart for this very reason.
i think this is important for people to know because if you ever stumble upon, say, an etsy store that sells iphone cases featuring the disney princesses, you can rest assured that these cases are being sold illegally. more importantly, the artwork on these cases are usually stolen from artists like myself, who are trying to make a name for themselves by promoting their work online. these companies are not only ripping off gigantic corporations like disney, but also individual artists who DO respect intellectual property laws by not selling the disney fanart they make!
i just wanted to put this out there for those who weren’t aware of these intellectual property laws. it took me a while to learn about these myself. by the way, this is not an attack on those artists who do sell their own disney fanart in some form or other, which some artists choose to do. it’s a warning to avoid dubious online stores - like those etsy iphone case stores - that exploit and rip off the fanartists! thanks for reading :)
A little reminder to myself that it’s better to rely on self-discipline than just on motivation in order to get shit done.
Especially if I wanna be able to finish my art projects.
jfc I GOT A MUSCLE KNOT in my right butt cheek???
I never imagined I’d ever get a muscle knot in my butt cheek
how do you stretch your butt cheeks to loosen knots omg
I use this position.
1. Bend one knee and bring it towards your chest and keep it parallel to your shoulder.
2. Keep your other leg straight.
3. You’ll start to feel your gluteus stretch. Hold this position for 15 seconds.
4. Now move your knee across your chest about 15 degrees from the starting position. Hold for another 15 seconds.
5. Move your knee across your chest again and hold it at various degrees for 15 seconds then you are done when your knee is pointing at the other shoulder.
6. Do this for the other leg and repeat.
u internet ppl are so cool thanks guys<3