DO NOT BUY A BUNNY JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET. DO RESEARCH FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ANIMAL. PETS ARE NOT HANDBAGS DO NOT TREAT THEM AS SUCH
why does no one ever talk about what fire actually is like it’s not a solid, liquid or gas, it’s just kinda there
this is one of the things that have mindfucked me since forever like what is it
I asked my chemistry teacher this the other day and he said it’s technically a gas but then he whispered that it’s actually not and scientists just don’t want to admit that they have no fucking clue my chemistry teacher’s great
I have been asking this at least since the sixth grade and the best response I’ve ever gotten is that it is a chemical reaction. By best, I mean the only outright one.
Fire is the light and heat produced by the chemical reaction of burning (or combustion). Most burning things are the result of gases burning, which is where the “it’s a gas” answer comes from. (When solid things like wood burn, they undergo pyrolysis to release methane, which is what’s really burning in the fire). But fire itself is not matter, so it cannot be considered a solid, liquid, or gas. It is energy in the form of light and heat.
I retract my previous statement. The above explanation is the best one I’ve ever gotten.
The purpose of this meme is to encourage younger artists to continue to improve. But it can also work for older folks like me. ;)
To be hones, I never thought about giving up on art. Doing art was something that was just a part of my life, and my parents encouraged my talent, never discouraged it. But it wasn’t until I got to my junior year of high school, when I was considering what career path to pursue in college, that I had to make the decision on whether or not to pursue art as an actual profession.
So drawing has never really been a chore for me. However, as I progressed in developing my artistic talent, there were many moments of frustration, of things not turning out exactly as I pictured, and that’s still something with which a struggle to this day.
August 1996—Spring 1997: I was about 14 years old when I got “serious” about my art. The piece on the right is something I drew of my characters Adriana and Amber, referencing the poses from catalogs. Sometime between then and the next year, I discovered art on the internet and I began reading comic books. This led to me to learn how to stylize my art.
After high school, I went to college, earned a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography. I had to take a butt-load of art and art history classes. I didn’t take any illustration classes, but I did take figure drawing (LOVED IT) and perceptual drawing classes.
So, if when people ask me if I have formal art training, the answer is “yes,” but I was drawing long before that. Drawing is a talent, but it’s also a skill that needs to be developed and cultivated. The only way to get better at it is to do it.
April 2008—January 2013: I started doing fan art around late 2007. The drawing on the right is the first drawing I can remember doing of people kissing. I was really happy with how it came out. My style was continuing to evolve as I was learning how to draw characters based on real actors. There’s a specificity to the features that’s a challenge to execute just right in order to get the right likeness of the character. And that’s the main reason I continue to do fan art.
February 2013—December 2013: Now, I recently did a drawing of an Olicity forehead kiss. I found another similar piece of my OC’s Tony and Neera (I so need to do a current version of them), dated February 2006. I was really proud of the first drawing at the time, but it was still lacking something. The most successful thing was my linework and the hair texture, but everything else is…lacking.
December 2012—October 2013: These two pieces were done a mere 10 months apart. The one on the right is my first drawing of William Darcy and Lizzie Bennet from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The drawing on the right is the most recent illustration of the characters.
I’m cringing as I think how wonky everything looks in the first drawing. At the same time, after drawing them a dozen or so more times, produced the last one, which is probably one of the best pieces of fan art I’ve done. Period.
So, if you do a bit of math, I’m…not that young. There are times when I would wonder if I had reached the pinnacle of my craft, but then I discover some new technique or see the art of my peers, and it makes me want to try something new. Keep drawing and creating. As long as you have that desire to push yourself, you will make great things.
One more thing I want to stress is that if don’t know how to draw everything from memory. I rely heavily on references for that very purpose. If you don’t know how to draw a kiss, or how someone’s hand looks doing the thing, find a picture of something approximate so you can get it right. My go-to resources are Getty Images and deviantART. Other times I will either take screencaps from movies or find them online.
I hope this helped you in some way. Feel free to message me with any questions.
I feel like eeames and I deserve a high school au where Derek is the leader of the Bully Beaters and he wears a little sash on certain days of the month to show his commitment to anti-bullying and zero tolerance for shitty behavior and the first time he acknowledges Stiles’ presence (not for lack of trying, goddamnit) is when he happens upon Scott play-wrestling with him and thinks Stiles is being victimised and he breaks the ‘fight’ up and is all sweet and dreamy and crouching to Stiles’ level where he’s still sprawled on the floor and asking if he’s okay and Stiles is too awestruck to say anything and it spirals out of control until it gets to the point where every time Stiles sees Derek coming in the hallway he turns to Scott like “Dude be a total bro and punch me in the face” and Scott’s like “fuck no the last time he got me by the back of the neck I’m pretty sure he killed brain cells and it’s his fault I’m failing history.”
if you ever have to watch one american football game please watch the lions/eagles game going on right now. they’re playing in 7/8 inches of snow and they’re not allowed to clear the snow off the field
My uncle has been posting pictures since the start of the game guys you don’t understand this is hilarious
the lions fumbled six times in the first 18 minutes and are winning