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oedipism:

I’ve been wanting to write something like this for a little while now.

Basically I wanted to let people who are illustrators know that if they have a condition that makes it more difficult to draw, that they can overcome it.

I’ve had fairly bad essential tremor (shaky hands) all my life, and while it’s getting worse with age, it’s not impossible to overcome it. Here are my left and right hands on a fairly average day~

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And generally, I draw by steadying my dominant hand at the wrist with the other

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But, what I want to address is the fact that it’s totally fine to get frustrated.

Whether it’s a mental or physical condition stopping you, you will inevitably get fed up, because it seriously sucks when you want to draw and just simply can’t do what you know you’d be perfectly capable otherwise.

Just be sure when this happens, to step away from the drawing, take a break for 10 minutes, then get back to it, otherwise you’re just going to make the situation worse. Don’t get into the mindset that you won’t be able to finish it if you don’t do it right now, because that’s not true, you can.

And most importantly, remember that your progress is going to be slower, depending on the severity of your condition. Don’t let that faze you, just work to the best of your abilities and practice as much as you can to catch up to everyone else.

Use your condition as a reason to practice more, not as an excuse to give up!

Filed under art drawing practice self help illustration advice condition disorder medical essential tremor shaky hands shakes tremor art help

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cowsgomoose:

A tutorial by me. Because I can. 

I used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, and this square brush set. Yup.

Edit: Oh, and I know there are a ton of spelling errors, sorry! D:

Filed under tutorial i will probably reblog this tomorrow process art artists on tumblr illustration colossus catboy cat boys oc Laurent poplerpig she did the design for Laurent she's awesome cowsgomoose paint tool sai gif original desert I'll add a link for this on my main page under tutorials

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hanadokikira:

We are pleased to let you know that Hana Doki Kira is going to be making it’s debut at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! We will have copies of the book for everyone to view.

Annie Stoll, Rebecca Mock & Lindsay Cannizzaro (Year 85’res) will be at table #208 with Hana Doki Kira as well as their individual personal projects. We will be sharing our table with fellow comic artist Maritsa Patrinos

Other contributing artists to HDK that will be at TCAF are: Megan Brennan (table #227), Leslie Hung (table #268), Sloane Leong (table #156), Kris Mukai (table #246), Carey Pietsch (table #146) and Tim Ferrara (as attendee, table #208). Make sure you say hello and support all of our artists!

Annie, Rebecca & Lindsay will also be selling extra Hana Doki Kira posters, tote bags, and postcards. Any money raised by the sale of these items will go towards covering any extra shipping costs that come up from the kickstarter. Any extra money after that will be equally split and added to the money that each participating artist will be receiving.

We are all very honored that TCAF is allowing us to debut the book at their amazing festival. We will have books on display all weekend for everyone to look though. In addition, we will have 50 advance copies of Hana Doki Kira for sale to make it an official debut.

If you are a backer, please read your email for more details and a backer-only update!!

Filed under TCAF toronto comic arts festival comic debut shojo shoujo hana doki kira hanadokikira manga comics illustration anthology tcaf debut tcaf2014

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LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS/ENTRIES FOR A MONSTER GIRL ZINE

ibelievepracticemakesperfect:

Hi! Bat’s here.

I’m looking for art/comics/etc for a monster girl zine I’m planning! Everything goes as long as it’s monster girls. 

How I’ll Work As Of Now: 

- Send your submission or rough concept of a work you’d like to submit to: talkingaboutyouandme@gmail.com !!! Email questions here also!! :3

- Me, and a group of other artists will look over your submissions and email you back if it’s something we’d be able to use. If you don’t get in don’t distress! You are more then welcome to submit more then 1 piece or rework a already submitted piece. 

It doesn’t have to be brand new art. 

ALL SORTS OF STYLES/VISUAL STORIES WELCOME! Super cute to realism. Any and everything!

Send any questions to scarycutezine.tumblr.com or to scarycutezine@gmail,com

Filed under art illustration monster monster girl monster girls project group project scary cute funny tumblr artist

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LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS/ENTRIES FOR A MONSTER GIRL ZINE

Hi! Bat’s here.

I’m looking for art/comics/etc for a monster girl zine I’m planning! Everything goes as long as it’s monster girls. 

How I’ll Work As Of Now: 

- Send your submission or rough concept of a work you’d like to submit to: talkingaboutyouandme@gmail.com !!! Email questions here also!! :3

- Me, and a group of other artists will look over your submissions and email you back if it’s something we’d be able to use. If you don’t get in don’t distress! You are more then welcome to submit more then 1 piece or rework a already submitted piece. 

It doesn’t have to be brand new art. 

ALL SORTS OF STYLES/VISUAL STORIES WELCOME! Super cute to realism. Any and everything!

Filed under art illustration monster monster girl monster girls project group project scary cute funny tumblr artist

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samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY

In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.

In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.

As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

Filed under sam spratt artists on tumblr illustration giveaway contest art digital art janelle monae childish gambino breaking bad