September 6 2014, 9pm


ladyknuckles:

gingerhaze:

to every art student everywhere

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i believe in all of you

and so does Bob Ross

reblog for art students and artists.


August 13 2014, 7pm


IF YOUR ART GETS STOLEN


rene-art:

harrypopsz:

jolly-godoflies:

https://www.tumblr.com/dmca
Go there, and do as the instructions say.
When my art was stolen, I got the post reported, and it was taken down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just take down the sources post, but it takes down all the reblogged posts too.
Please give this a reblog, many artists out there may not know this is here.
And remember, ask permission before sharing, or don’t post it.

THIS IS BLOODY FANTASTIC

LET ME SMOOCH YOU

GOODBYE RE-POSTERS

HOLY SHIT

(Source: mcshorti)


August 7 2014, 5pm



Anonymous
Hi ! I was wondering if you could give some advice on this weird art block problem of mine. I haven't been drawing anything properly for about two or three weeks now and I really don't know why . I want to draw but I for some reason just can't get inspired and whenever I try to draw all I seem to make are unfinished headshots of characters that aren't even original. This kinda made me feel a bit depressed and bummed out anyways thanks in advance and I hope I'm not disturbing you too much.


I’m having that problem right now, I’ve figured out that instead of forcing head shots out, planning out one big drawing helps!

I’ve been taking time to rethink my art style, and what inspires me, and what i want my art to express. Before that i was mopey and was never really inspired to do anything with my skills, so nothing came out how i wanted it to. Then i decided to try changing up my style, and artistic environment. Through that, I’ve managed to create a character whose design i’m in the middle of working on. so maybe you could try something similar? change is always a good thing to try in these situations, because it allows for fresh thoughts!

why not try and find some new artists, or network with someone? having people to give you outside inspiration can really put some umpf back in your art.

if you’re still having a hard time getting your work to come out right, then take a step back and think about something you’ve made in the past that you can revamp. With this route, there’s already a guideline, you just have to make it better.

Be spontaneous, and open minded, when trying to get back in the swing of things.

- Eli

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August 7 2014, 5pm



blackeme
Hello, sorry to be bothering, and my grammar may be a little strange. I've been an artist pretty much my whole life, but now I believe I have art block, and I can't figure out the exact cause of it, my guess would be depression however. Well I've been specializing in drawing Sonic the Hedgehog characters on a laptop with a mouse pad, but I started using bases and recoloring a lot and I believe now my actual drawing skill is starting to fade.. help?


My first suggestion would to be drop the recoloring and bases, assuming you’re using free stock with permission, it’s not going to get you anywhere. The best thing for you to do is to widen your subject matter, and start drawing your own stuff. The reason you may noticing your skills fading is because you’re not using them to their fullest potential.

Much in the same way an athlete must practice their work outs during off season, an artist must practice their studies. it keeps your mind keen, and helps you from falling out of the artistic habit.

I will always suggest that, even if you have art block, you still try to get at least 3 or 4 drawings in per day. It’s good to keep a sketchbook for on the go, and small drawings are ok. Anything to keep you going, really!

If you’re depression is getting the better of you, why not take some time to try and immerse yourself in things that make you feel good. Even if you don’t have any energy, or motivation, just spend some time to try and make yourself feel good. it will definitely help you mentally, even if it doesn’t get you out of your art block. Just make sure to take care of yourself, especially now, because nothing is more important than your mental/emotional health. If art is something you use to make yourself feel better, then why not look at the things that make you wanna draw? It’s worth a try!

I deal with a general anxiety disorder, but not depression, so i can partly understand. I hope this was some help to you, and i really hope you’re doing ok!!

- Eli

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August 7 2014, 4pm


HIATUS


stuckwithartblock:

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus, I’ve been busy with life. There are a few ask, i’ll try to answer them soon, i haven’t forgotten about you guys!

As of right now, until september 1st, i will be on hiatus while i prepare for school. I’ll finish up answering asks, and then set up a que. Please feel free to send in submissions and asks, just understand i wont be answering them as quickly as i used to if at all.

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August 5 2014, 4pm


superkarissa64:

slimmerboo:

marcelinedrawsooo:

I stumbled upon a website that allows you to blend any colors evenly no matter how opposite on the spectrum they are.

sharing the knowledge

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very helpful art resource

WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???

(Source: sketchcomplex)


July 22 2014, 1am


HIATUS


Sorry for the unannounced hiatus, I’ve been busy with life. There are a few ask, i’ll try to answer them soon, i haven’t forgotten about you guys!

As of right now, until september 1st, i will be on hiatus while i prepare for school. I’ll finish up answering asks, and then set up a que. Please feel free to send in submissions and asks, just understand i wont be answering them as quickly as i used to if at all.

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