Doodling my way to eventual success. Hopefully.
Coming from a state champion baker:

docholligay:

If y’all use a decent box mix and use melted butter instead of vegetable oil, an extra egg, and milk instead of water, no one can tell the difference. I sure as hell can’t. 

Also, if you add a little almond extract to vanilla cake, or a little coffee to chocolate cake, it sends it through the roof. 

This concludes me attempting to be helpful. 

yuugi:

merps:

fileextension:

here ill post these together!! luv this water brush

Because this didn’t come in my SAI and I bet it didn’t with other people’s, here’s a pack of more textures (including the lava one!!!). Go to your SAI folder and just dump the ones you’d like in the brushtex folder (or w/e you have it called)

hi if you dont trust this brush for some weird reason check this shit out i just slapped it together with 4 colors and 30 seconds

bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain
it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!
in 60 pages it covers
drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor
you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures
stay safe and healthy everyone!

bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain

it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!

in 60 pages it covers

  • drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
  • a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
  • small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
  • and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor

you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures

stay safe and healthy everyone!

emilyvalenza:

incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

all good things to remember when planning lessons for the year.

mylittledoxy:

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Let’s Stop Calling it a Background

amazinglyartisticadvice:

And start calling it an environment.

Don’t decide that your work ‘needs a background’ just because your art teacher/followers/friends are always telling you to draw a background. And then to satisfy this ‘need’ for a background, you draw your figure standing against a background that may as well be a backdrop for all that your major focus (the figure) is interacting with it.

Backgrounds recede, environments surround.

Having your figure sitting on something conveniently block-shaped isn’t real interaction, try again.

The space that your figures occupy should be just as important and considered as the design of the figure itself. Consider the following when you’re designing an environment:

-Where would my character likely be found? -What kind of place matches the mood of the work that I envision in my mind? -What might my character be doing in this space? Are they passing through, exploring, observing, taking some other action? -How does my character’s presence affect the environment? Are they leaving footprints, do they bring colour to a dour environment (therefore standing out and affecting the way the harmony of the place works?) Are there other figures and do they notice the focus character? -How does the environment affect the character? Is she or he looking at something in their surroundings, or are they looking at the ‘camera’? Why are they looking at the ‘camera’? -Does the environment have an affect on the lighting? In what way? Is this important to the piece?

If you don’t want to draw a background…don’t. Leave it blank. Call it a character study. You don’t always NEED a background…But if you include a background, make it as VITAL as the figure. If you’re stumped, try finding a photograph of a place that you find interesting and simply find a way to translate that into an environment for your figures. And don’t forget that a successful composition will arrange ALL elements (from the focus figure to the various shapes in the environment) in relation to each other. The world around your figure should be part of the work from conception to sketch to final work. Not an afterthought worked in around the figure.

artrubzow:

If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you

Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!

You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2  and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.

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harteus:

remember these, kids? they used to be so popular on deviantART way back in like 2008 and i remember i used to be so pumped about doing one, though i never really did. so, last night i even had a dream about doing one of these, so i put together some scenarios and here we are, haha! feel free to reblog or save the template for yourself if it catches your fancy!