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Shelley, eighteen. This blog is for my general art progress, sketches and motivation.
feel absolutely free to leave any message in my ask box; art-related, life-related, random stuff or conspiracy theories.

Being in the IDF takes away 99% of the time I had before, but when I get to drawing something I feel a hundred times more focused than how I felt before. It’s really hard to find time to draw though.

I’m currently in training to be a medic, and it helps drawing more realistic gore XD

I’m sick during Tironut and it’s some sort of hell. So… I drew how my nose feels right now

I’m sick during Tironut and it’s some sort of hell. So… I drew how my nose feels right now

How I spend my Saturdays. 8D

How I spend my Saturdays. 8D

XD a really derpy chart of my characters

XD a really derpy chart of my characters

Girl with Eevee tattoo.

Girl with Eevee tattoo.

Felt like putting some doodles here
so!
Just some whore of babylon concept thing.

Felt like putting some doodles here

so!

Just some whore of babylon concept thing.

FFFFffinally finished this. The skin was fun, because he’s so pale he looks multicolored 8D human skin is sooo cool and weird

FFFFffinally finished this. 
The skin was fun, because he’s so pale he looks multicolored 8D human skin is sooo cool and weird

"Korellian Rathole"

Ahahaha yesss it’s done! :D This is how I imagine the kingdom of Korell’s streets (main planet), from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. That dude is Hober Mallow of course.

Maggy <3

Maggy <3

Best Binding of Isaac run I had so far :D

Best Binding of Isaac run I had so far :D

tetraoxygen:

I was trying to fall asleep when I remembered a little episode from my middle school.
We had a mandatory art class once a week for a couple of years. Everyone started out more or less the same in first grade, but by the end of middle school, a couple kids had moved way ahead the others. And some stayed the exact same level that they were in elementary school.
One day the teacher shouted at some guys who were drawing nothing but stickmen driving rectangle cars, every class, every grade. “Are you just going to draw this stuff forever?!” she said. One of the boys made a dissatisfied face and replied: “Well I don’t know what else to draw!”
"Ha ha, good thing that’s not me," is what I thought at the time, but now thinking about it, it’s not just a trait that people who can’t draw have. It is me. And possibly you. I know quite many artists who keep drawing stickmen driving rectangle cars - of course, their stickmen and rectangle cars look far, far, far better than that of my classmates. But in the end they’re just an improved version of the same thing.
Point is, comfort zones won’t get you far. If all you keep drawing is what you know, you’ll be drawing stickmen driving rectangle cars forever. Eventually they will wind up looking a little better, because after a while of course you’ll start getting curious about why another person’s stickmen look better than yours, and then work on reaching your ideal.
And people will like what you do and will say that you’ve got talent, and then you’ll feel a little happy. But the moment someone asks you to draw a goat scaling castle walls, your brilliance will fade.
So what happens now that you’ve realized that all you’ve been doing for years is reproducing the same thing over and over again, except maybe in different styles? Have you been wasting your time up to this point? By no means.
Both your hand and eye has become more trained, so acquiring the rest of it will be relatively easy. It might not look as good as your stickmen and rectangle cars at first, but they’ll look great for a beginner. You’re not starting from scratch, you’re a few steps higher than that.
But don’t get it wrong, I’m not saying that it’s wrong to draw things that you’re fascinated by, but do distinguish between fascination and settling. If there’s something you want to draw but feel like you shouldn’t because it’s too much effort or you wouldn’t be able to do it well, drop that fear right there. Drop your excessive pride.
Just pick up your tools and do your best. And when you’re done and not satisfied with the outcome, just do it again rather than giving up on drawing it, which is much like the process that got you to drawing good stickmen driving good rectangle cars in the first place, which you might have forgotten about.

tetraoxygen:

I was trying to fall asleep when I remembered a little episode from my middle school.

We had a mandatory art class once a week for a couple of years. Everyone started out more or less the same in first grade, but by the end of middle school, a couple kids had moved way ahead the others. And some stayed the exact same level that they were in elementary school.

One day the teacher shouted at some guys who were drawing nothing but stickmen driving rectangle cars, every class, every grade. “Are you just going to draw this stuff forever?!” she said. One of the boys made a dissatisfied face and replied: “Well I don’t know what else to draw!”

"Ha ha, good thing that’s not me," is what I thought at the time, but now thinking about it, it’s not just a trait that people who can’t draw have. It is me. And possibly you. I know quite many artists who keep drawing stickmen driving rectangle cars - of course, their stickmen and rectangle cars look far, far, far better than that of my classmates. But in the end they’re just an improved version of the same thing.

Point is, comfort zones won’t get you far. If all you keep drawing is what you know, you’ll be drawing stickmen driving rectangle cars forever. Eventually they will wind up looking a little better, because after a while of course you’ll start getting curious about why another person’s stickmen look better than yours, and then work on reaching your ideal.

And people will like what you do and will say that you’ve got talent, and then you’ll feel a little happy. But the moment someone asks you to draw a goat scaling castle walls, your brilliance will fade.

So what happens now that you’ve realized that all you’ve been doing for years is reproducing the same thing over and over again, except maybe in different styles? Have you been wasting your time up to this point? By no means.

Both your hand and eye has become more trained, so acquiring the rest of it will be relatively easy. It might not look as good as your stickmen and rectangle cars at first, but they’ll look great for a beginner. You’re not starting from scratch, you’re a few steps higher than that.

But don’t get it wrong, I’m not saying that it’s wrong to draw things that you’re fascinated by, but do distinguish between fascination and settling. If there’s something you want to draw but feel like you shouldn’t because it’s too much effort or you wouldn’t be able to do it well, drop that fear right there. Drop your excessive pride.

Just pick up your tools and do your best. And when you’re done and not satisfied with the outcome, just do it again rather than giving up on drawing it, which is much like the process that got you to drawing good stickmen driving good rectangle cars in the first place, which you might have forgotten about.

Tomorrow will be the day that marks a month since I’ve been frustrating myself all over this drawing. :P But that’s ok, because it has progress and it’s good progress. Step by step I’m awkwardly finding my way to an image I would like and be pleased with. I die a bit every time I need to start over with the cityscape, but I remind myself I wouldn’t want to compromise for something I don’t like simply because I’m lazy to paint it all from scratch.
The funny thing is- the galaxy was the easy part. Yeah it took like… 9 hours, but all that it involved was pure technique and three reference photos. Now the cityscape, the balcony, the man etc. involve so much more- (and it’s light years away from my comfort zone). I try really hard to make the composition interesting, the perspective and light correct and the colors fitting. 3rd try is still far from finished, but I’m getting theeeere…

So today this happened.

So today this happened.

White hair+metal fox ear thingies= Awesome light and color study subject. :Dit&#8217;s the OC I posted the improvement meme on, Soury. He&#8217;s a hipster I guess.

White hair+metal fox ear thingies= Awesome light and color study subject. :D
it’s the OC I posted the improvement meme on, Soury. He’s a hipster I guess.

Ezreal WIP (not the full image though)
*tiny fangirl squeak*

Ezreal WIP (not the full image though)

*tiny fangirl squeak*