would you mind showing your sketching and coloring process? all my sketches end up ugly and messy and i was wondering how you keep yours so clear and nice. :)
I actually made a post that shows a drawing from sketch-to-finish on my art blog :) It isn’t exactly a tutorial, but it’s a pretty good idea of how I work! Thanks for the message! Also, my sketches are really grossnasty and all over the place 9 times out of 10, haha! It takes a LOT of refining and a LOT of patience for me to end up with something I like. I’ve learned to take more time with more detailed drawings, to pace myself so 1. I don’t burn out, and 2. so I don’t regret sharing it later. Way too often I’ll look at a drawing and realize there were more things I could’ve done with it, more mistakes I could have fixed, if only I’d stepped away from it and come back with fresher eyes! :)
I know I’ve barely drawn her, and I’m working on that, but Ahsoka truly has become one of my favorite characters of all time…I think it’s because I really don’t know what to do with how deep my appreciation for her character runs. I’m still processing it.
The thing is: when someone calls you too skinny, that hurts. It’s inappropriate, hurtful, and makes you self conscious. But at the end of the day, you pick up a magazine, you turn on the TV, you go on the internet on a gossip site - what do you see? Women who look like you. Women who have a body that recalls yours, women who are considered the standards of beauty to which all must follow to be considered beautiful. You go to a store, and odds are you can find clothes that are in your size. Odds are you don’t have go to stores dedicated to people your size, clothes that might not be as cute and are definitively more expensive.
When you’re fat, not only does it hurt, but society just confirms it day after day. You flip on TV, you read a magazine, and there are no women in your size. Nobody with a body like yours, nobody modeling clothes or being called gorgeous. You go to a store, and you can’t find clothes that fit you - and even if you do find things in larger sizes, they still don’t LOOK right, don’t fit right, cause they were designed for thinner girls in mind, and making these clothes in larger sizes doesn’t mean it’s going to look good on your body. You’re told you’re ugly by a piece of shit and basically the world you live in says back, well, yeah, that’s true.
That’s the difference. No, people making comments about your body are ALWAYS unwelcome and gross, but a thin person and fat person still live in the same society that caters and upholds thinness as a standard of beauty. That doesn’t change, and that’s why it’s not the same.
”—On why skinnyshaming isn’t the same as fatshaming (via cobie-smulders)
L, S & T, please! (Also: gosh, yes, godamnit, all the feels because of angry horned battle zebras ;_;!)
HORNED BATTLE ZEBRAS!!! FEELINGS!!!
L: Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for?
ARGH. HMM. NNNGH. This is very difficult. A closeted answer: I’d probably ask for something Savage Opress related, just because he isn’t the most appreciated character and I’d love to see more doodles/fic/speculation about him. More generally speaking, I’d probably ask for Kisame fanart, because he’s one of my favorite characters ever.
What can I say? I find multifaceted big bad sharksbattle zebras wolves to be very interesting!
S: What’s a headcanon you have?
AANG WAS ACTUALLY WONDERFUL FATHER.
T: What are your favorite male/male ships or female/female ships?
YEAH DIGIMON. Digimon was the forge upon which my self was forged.
I still have old Digimon fanart from my everthing-was-drawn-on-college-ruled-paper days, son. Taught me that even the badguys could be multifaceted. I think it was the first time I was exposed to something like that. I’ll never forget being strangely impacted when BlackWarGreymon protected the flower from being trampled.
Well, the first series I fell in love with to the point I had AUs and fanart and head-space fanfics for was Digimon, but that was before I knew how to use the internet! The first fandom I actively participated in was probably Naruto!
C: A pairing you wish you shipped, but just can’t.
Hm…To be honest, this is a little difficult to answer…If I ship something, I ship it, and I don’t think I’ve ever actively tried to make myself like a ship that I don’t :) THERE ARE PAIRINGS I WISH I DIDN’T SHIP, HOW’S THAT?
H:Do you prefer real-life TV shows or animated TV shows?
I’ll watch an animated series more readily than I will a live-action one, and there’s something about throwing certain aspects of logic to the wind that I love about animated shows, so in that sense, probably animated. My favorite live-action shows don’t usually pertain to the sci-fi genre, however, and I enjoy/get into them just as much :)
I: Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
Nah, son :) I don’t really pay mind to fandom wars if I can help it, and the series itself/how responsible it is with its material will always factor more into my involvement with it than the fandom. On the other hand, there are most definitely fandoms that have made me steer completely clear of certain movies and shows.