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ally's artblog. serves as a general dumping ground for all sorts of sketches, miscellaney, and finished pieces.

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k-i-z-m-i-t-deactivated20140616: You beat yourself up so much about your art in your comments, why!? Your artwork is stunning and beautiful and, and, I don't know, it just makes me sad that you don't ever seem happy or to like it. ;-;

jenn-rushby:

obliviousally:

Aaa, no, no! I can be a little hard on myself, but it’s pretty much good-natured personal critique! I know where the majority of my drawing faults lie and I know the things I need to improve on and when I step out of my comfort zone, sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that some aspects that look ‘wrong’ to me aren’t really.

I can get away with a lot when I’m drawing furries, so I don’t generally have much to say when I post that stuff. But when I’m doing stuff out of my comfort zone (humans, that horrible kaiju-humanoid character i’ve been plugging away at), I’m a little harder on myself because it is new territory. But telling myself WHY things look strange to me (because despite knowing the mistakes i’m making, it’s hard to actually make those mistakes look correct) helps me focus on things I should practice more.

I do really love my artwork, even when it’s not perfect! So the personal critique is just a driving force behind making me love my work more, basically!

You know, I am so relieved to read this! I was seriously thinking you were hating on everything you did. That’s be really tragic and make me feel so sad, so I’m really encouraged to read this, I really am!

Thank you for answering as well, cause I wrote that out on an encouragement limb and felt a bit of a derp afterward, being a random stranger and all!

Naaah, it’s cool. I can totally understand where the concern/curiosity came from, though. It can be hard to see folks being down on themselves about something they enjoy doing..

I’m just mostly thankful that I always ended up wanting to know more about how artists better than me (because there will always be artists who are better than you) did thing, how they colored, how they put bodies together, their trick to drawing expressions or shoes or any little thing. I wanted to learn from them instead of being discouraged by them because I know everyone starts out putting things that suck down on paper and if they could get to where they are, I could definitely do it as well.

10/12 ART YEAR IN REVIEW

I’m mostly just too lazy at the moment to go find the DeviantART meme template and do it that way so this is what you get for now. I’m pretty happy with how much I’ve improved this year. I got my new tablet in April, for my birthday, then I stopped taking commissions (and letting them hang over my head and give me wicked anxiety) in September. Once I did that, I felt a lot free-er with drawing and doing stuff just for the fun of it, something I always silently scolded myself about when I had a commission queue.

I also really love that vampire Phe pic like wow.

hannah-gottlieb:

I didn’t think I would like drawing her this much.

Now if only I could successfully draw Newt.

k-i-z-m-i-t-deactivated20140616: You beat yourself up so much about your art in your comments, why!? Your artwork is stunning and beautiful and, and, I don't know, it just makes me sad that you don't ever seem happy or to like it. ;-;

Aaa, no, no! I can be a little hard on myself, but it’s pretty much good-natured personal critique! I know where the majority of my drawing faults lie and I know the things I need to improve on and when I step out of my comfort zone, sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that some aspects that look ‘wrong’ to me aren’t really.

I can get away with a lot when I’m drawing furries, so I don’t generally have much to say when I post that stuff. But when I’m doing stuff out of my comfort zone (humans, that horrible kaiju-humanoid character i’ve been plugging away at), I’m a little harder on myself because it is new territory. But telling myself WHY things look strange to me (because despite knowing the mistakes i’m making, it’s hard to actually make those mistakes look correct) helps me focus on things I should practice more.

I do really love my artwork, even when it’s not perfect! So the personal critique is just a driving force behind making me love my work more, basically!

Self portrait/my dumb Jaeger pilot that’s based on myself idk anymore.

I was sitting in alienfirst's livestream and she was using this great sketchy brush which made me finally break down and find a nice similiar brush for Sai that I liked and I did and I doodled this because watching other people draw helps me understand how shit is put together better and makes me want to try things out.

This isn’t perfect, of course, but I like it well enough. I won’t nitpick, except for the eyes, but I struggle a lot with eyes since I’ve drawn weird quasi-anime eyes for years and years, so drawing eyes smaller and more realistically sized just looks bizarre and wrong to me even though I’ve been drawing eyes wrong for years. 

I’m trying to pay more attention to little details when I draw. Like the way the brow bone dips in before the eye and where the ear should be properly placed because I always put it too far over.

On the up side, I can always draw hair. If I have nothing else, I’ll always have my hair drawing abilities.

hannah-gottlieb:

Here’s some dumb poorly-drawn art of stuff from the two threads that are going on wow why am I even posting these.

Hannah finding out about kaijubluescience’s Newt’s, ah, ~changes~ and geiszlr’s Newt and Hannah’s ~drift connection~. i had better images in my mind (DRAWN GLORIOUSLY AND BEAUTIFULLY) and then I just crapped these out instead.

kaijubluescience:

Behind the main “lump” under the blanket a smaller one takes shape, then stretches out, and finally the three pronged end of a glowing, reptilian looking tail emerges. It looks very much a part of a certain kaiju that Newt drifted with…

geiszlr:

In a single desperate move, his hands find their way to her face, cupping it and bringing her forehead to meat his. There is a warmth in the connection that causes him to close his eyes and slowly reopen them after a deep breath and meet her eyes. He can see her again, there aren’t the images clouding his vision, but the residual feelings remain. There is still a deep seated panic.

Please disregard any wonky anatomy or bizarre sizes (omg han’s head is so much bigger than newt’s i am so sorry) because I am a shoddy artist.

keeperofdreams reblogged your photo:
*cracks a whip* Faster!

YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME

I’m playing a fem!Hermann Gottlieb (Hannah) and sometimes I just want to draw sour faced mathematicians with a cane. I wanted it to look like she was walking, as this pose is a little severe, since she’s putting all her weight on her bad leg (yeah i know hermann can walk without his cane but whatever). But I suspect she stopped abruptly because Newt is doing something stupid.

Plugging away at this some more. Still way out of my comfort zone, but I’m trying! 

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