A tumblr filled with things for Artists!

This tumblr will feature posts that have anything to do with helping you improve on all different forms of art. I also sometimes focus on mental health and getting

All of my posts are either reblogged from their original source or the original source is provided. If any post has been re-posted or stolen, please let me know in my ask so I can correct it :) Being an art reference blog, I put a lot of value in sourcing the original creators!!

I also do my best to answer any advice questions you may have! :)

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..not what I meant to do this evening but look I made a tutorial!

this kinda got out of hand but I was having fun shh

remember to experiment around, there are many different ways to do things! B) it’s up to you finding the one you like!

also gomen for crappy handwriting and some rushed drawings

shiromiracles asked: not exactly art related but could you give a bit of explanation on how to use livestream? Their faqs are pretty unhelpful, and the format has changed a lot (i've only ever used procaster and now suddenly there's all these things like producer and stuff?)



So if you’re streaming on a PC, first thing’s first: Download Procaster.

After that, set it up according to the directions, and then open it up!

Here’s where you sign in. If you haven’t already registered for an account, do that!

then go to preferences, and copy my settings:

And then after that, click save and you should be good to go! You can also adjust the audio settings in the audio tab to suit whether you want to be on mic or play music or do both.

I hope that helps!

For example, if I create an avatar on gaiaonline, using their items and dresses etc, and turn that into a character or oc, are there any legal issues involved in putting that character into a comic? I wouldn’t necessarily be making money on it, perhaps SOME money if I sold minis of the comic at a convention, but that would be it.

Gaia online is just an example, I’m actually thinking of a human I designed based on a goat from goatlings… But I have always wondered about this, and if there’s any legal issues when doing this type of thing. Can anyone help me?

I’m pretty sure in the grand scheme of things big online companies wouldn’t come after people for this kind of thing, but I’ve always been curious! Thanks!





你需要準備吸管、剪刀、刀片、釘書機、墨水。You’ll need straw, scissors, knife, stapler and ink.

1.把吸管壓平。 Flatten a straw.


2.將兩邊剪掉一點。 Cut off two side of the straw.


3.因為吸管防水,寫字時表面張力會干擾墨水流出,所以要在內側用刀片輕輕的刮幾下製造幾道溝槽。We know straws are waterproof, which means surface tension will jamming the ink when writing. Gently scratching inside of the straw with knife to make few groove.


4.用釘書機釘起來。 Staple the straw.


5.從後端注入墨水,一次不要太多,不然會漏。 Inject few drop of ink. Don’t inject too much or it will leak.



Done!! You can starting your creation now!





#straw #pen #DIY #craft #crafts




You’ll need tape, scissors, knife, disposable chopsticks, empty aluminium can, stapler and ink.


Calligraphy Pen for Gothic: cut the aluminium into two pieces like above and tape it on chopstick, then Staple the aluminium.


Medium Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.


Fine Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

Now enjoy it :)

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Turning straw into pen.



There’s a young man who wants to go to my school, and I support it 100%! Black artists are in need of support (especially cartoonists)! I personally can’t give him anything, but I know that Tumblr can!


PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS. SEND THIS MAN TO ART SCHOOL! If you can give for potato salad, you have time for this.



Early concepts for how to treat limbs on Steven Universe! 

I wanted to get the most anatomical information out of the least amount of lines. 

#arm #arms #leg #legs
lennydrawsthings asked: I just wanted to say your art style is really nice. It's kind of angular, but not really, and very expressive. For some reason I really like how you draw flowing hair/fabric. Do you have certain artists who inspired and influenced you?


Thank you!

Yes, there are certain artists/styles that have influenced me.  I work in tv animation, and I’m definitely influenced by those I’ve worked with.  In TV, when designing characters, we have to figure out how to draw hair simply so overseas can follow it.  The simpler it is, the less mistakes we get back in the animation.  This can make the designs bland, but it can also force you to come up with new ways to treat hair!  

I also like looking at how some cartoons/anime treat hair.

Faves are Nia from Gurren Lagann, and Aurora’s hair from Sleeping Beauty.  They’re both great examples on how to treat hair in motion, and both are very different!
I had to make a model sheet a few years ago showing how to break down hair, but I’m much more comfortable with drawing now then I was then.  Remember that even tho hair has shape, so much can affect it.  Gravity, motion, is it short, tied up?  Curly or straight?  It can be soft and flexible, so don’t be afraid to squish it!

Here’s a quick example about what I think about when drawing hair, there’s quite a few great tutorials online for hair too. 

#hair #queue


A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!