A rather quick AnimalSweaterSunday / Easter pic from yesterday! First time using watercolor pencils, need to practice with more!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

A rather quick AnimalSweaterSunday / Easter pic from yesterday! First time using watercolor pencils, need to practice with more!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

I hate my artwork, but I think that’s ok

kisskicker:

I am a Pretty Good Artist. I have worked professionally since 2006. I have worked on properties like G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Transformers, and a host of others. You can see my work everywhere, from toy packages to comic books to DVD covers. I currently work for MinoMonsters, where I have designed everything from the monsters themselves to the environments they live in. I have done a lot of things, now that I look back on it. 

And my artwork makes me CRAZY. Absolutely bonkers. 

Oh, there are standout pieces that I like. They’re probably different from the ones you prefer (although we both align on ManSkitty). But it never feels like enough, at least to me. To me, my work is never good enough—not drafted well enough, not rendered enough, not colored right, not composed right, too stiff or too floppy or this or that or anything and everything. I can point out a hundred thousand flaws, and a hundred thousand artists who do what I do but who do it better. 

I say this not to fish for compliments, but to give a shout out to my fellow frustrated artists—which I am coming to learn, slowly, is pretty much all of us at one time or another. We all drive ourselves nuts. Our need to keep improving is compulsive. It’s equal parts horrendous and wonderful. We—I—keep pushing and trying to reach something like satisfaction, even if we don’t know what, artistically, that is. 

It was bad before the proliferation of the internet, but oh god! My Tumblr dash is like an inferiority complex, delivered right to my eyes. It pushes me to get better—and it pushes me to remember that sometimes, it’s best to unplug for a bit. 

So here’s to every person who’s ever drawn something they hate, or compared themselves to others, or looked at their work and muttered ‘why do I even BOTHER.’ SHINE ON, YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS. I’ll be shining right with you. <3

 

Extremely well written and also how I have been feeling lately about my art. 

(via beastlyart)

What happens when I forget my sketchbook but have a messy purse. #art #pen #sketch #lifedrawing

dessinez:

Here is the final poster for the #MiyazakiCollab over twitter: all 138 contributors! :) If I miss anyone, please let me know! 

This collaboration focuses on the characters that are in the films that Miyazaki directed and/or screenwritten and starting from Go Panda! Go (1972) (Pre-Ghibli) and have a cut off at The Wind Rises (2013) (his “last” film) and anime series Sherlock Hound (1984), with two shorts, On Your Mark (1995) and Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010).

It is arranged in chronological order. The link to the larger view of this poster is here. (please do not sell/alter/claim that you did all this hard work of all these artists, direct link):

List of contributors (as well as other collabs and art jams): http://tinyurl.com/miyazakicollab

This collab was mentioned in a article written by Simone Collins (Founder of artcorgi): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simone-collins/online-artists-thanks-hayao-miyazaki_b_5118937.html as part of the Collabs of 2013-2014.

To those to sign up, contributed, being extremely patient to yours truly: thank you, and if please take part in art-jamz if you can. I really hope you guys can take part in and there might be fanart-related prompts in the future. :)

To conclude I want to post these videos (including the On Your Mark music video, thanks to rollround for mention this video).

http://vimeo.com/48043470 <- On Your Mark music video 
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I am so happy I got to participate in this! This turned out so amazing, thank you Jackie for putting it together! :)

Gentleman Robot! A quick birthday present for a friend, based off an old design I made for him. 

The final Yucca Sprite painting I made for a friend! I love doing these sprites, expect more in the near future. 

Some Yucca flower sprites! #art #watercolor #pen #sketch #sketchbook #fantasy #sprites #flower #yucca

Yesterday was Animal Sweater Sunday on Twitter, started by Jelly and Zoe! Here’s a little grumpy cat to start off with. 

I can&#8217;t believe I missed the Valkyrie topic for sketch_dailies! Here&#8217;s one I drew last night, more will come in the future. I can&#8217;t believe I missed the Valkyrie topic for sketch_dailies! Here&#8217;s one I drew last night, more will come in the future.

I can’t believe I missed the Valkyrie topic for sketch_dailies! Here’s one I drew last night, more will come in the future.