"The world is full of painful stories. Sometimes it seems as though there aren’t any other kind and yet I found myself thinking how beautiful that gleam of water was through the trees."
Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (via ethiopienne)
(Source: michannette, via ethiopienne)
(Source: 59th, via shegufta)
Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.
/sobs into eternity qvq
look at this super sweet get-well drawing shouganairu made for me!!
look what i commissioned on gaia from cakesmashing! it’s my avatar and her three new little friends. thank you so very much!
I’m pretty sure I was supposed to be a princess, someone seriously better fix this shit
still doodling gaia outfits hahaha
rogue pixel? or dirty screen… a digital art story
hopped on gaia for the first time in forever… made a cute avatar
Anonymous asked: I really like your artwork(s)! Keep it up :)
cake… (♥ω♥ )
(ref’d from around the internet, I claim no ownership of those images)
thug life? more like hug life. come here
playing around with fragments
Man the one thing I can’t stop thinking about is how desperate young artists seem to be for shortcuts, and that’s kind of disheartening
When I was streaming I got a bunch of questions asking like ‘Do you have tips or tutorials for drawing xyz thing’ and my response to those questions was…
YES we should all be talking about this! I’d like to add a passage from a great little book called Art & Fear, in which the authors address similar ideas:
"…expectations based on the work itself are the most useful tool the artist possesses. What you need to know about your next piece is contained in the last piece. The place to learn about your materials is in the the last use of your materials… your execution [in] your execution. …Put simply, your work is your guide… Ask your work what it needs, not what you need."
Advocating art-making as a dynamic process vs. looking too far ahead at the product (when making an active attempt to improve your work) makes art 10000000x more fun and interesting. By studying what actually happens when you engage with art and its myriad aspects - and kicking expectations to the curb - you have more energy to nurture your own individual marks, habits, inclinations, etc. I see people complain all the time about “not having a style”… the only apparent answer is that they just haven’t made enough work for the patterns to show through!
And thinking about art as separate from our beings and requiring an on-going dialogue of sorts lets go of some of the blame we feel when things don’t go right. That’s how I feel about the last line of the quote I included: your work doesn’t exist in or engage with the world in the same ways that you do; there’s no reason to conflate these separate identities.