Artist Asks!



  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

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think about these things when you’re making a fictional place; even a developed city has its roots in how easy it was to settle in the first place!

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30 Day Art Challenge: Draw all the things


My first challenge, Improvement Hell, was a way to inspire people to draw different things different ways, drawing outside their comfort zone, and most of all to draw every day. I had a few people ask for a follow up. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the sequel: Draw All The Things

Each day has three prompts. Some are specifics, others are vague, but all are geared to spark your imagination and inspiration. Take from them whatever you want. Design a character, an illustration, a collage. Singular or plural. Literal or symbolic.

Casual Mode: Pick and draw one prompt each day

Normal Mode: Combine and draw two prompts each day

Hard Mode: Combine and draw all three prompts each day

Tag your artwork #Draw All The Things for others to follow and be inspired!

  1. Wild animal, Thief, Winter
  2. Jewel, Water, Contrast
  3. Garden, Teeth, Bright
  4. Old book, Pangolin, Clutter
  5. Deep, Earth, Curse
  6. Greed, Glass, Temple
  7. Three, Rain, Shadow
  8. Wire, Bottle, Pale
  9. Sunshine, Track, Abandon
  10. Cliff, Tattoo, Journey
  11. Bone, Laughing, Free
  12. Corner, Scripture, Dusk
  13. Stairs, Amber, Guard
  14. Vast, Alien, Glow,
  15. Jazz, Pen, Urban
  16. Sand, Royal, Red
  17. Child, Fur, Cookie
  18. Tree, Crime, Lizard
  19. Tech, Tank, Silver
  20. Scales, Vibrant, Smile
  21. Naga, Knowing, Tribe
  22. Witch, Jacket, Pattern
  23. Secret, Melanism, Wings
  24. Rogue, Bat, Dysfunctional
  25. Passage, Fox, Chime
  26. Star, Bridge, Mask
  27. Observer, Forest, Unique
  28. Degrade, End, Iron
  29. Vivarium, Gradient, Mix
  30. Imagination, Pencil, Borderless

Good Luck!

(alternately, this can be a writing challenge too, if that is your preference!)

costco-fairy asked:

Hey! I'm a double amputee one AK one BK. I'm also missing all fingers except my thumbs. I'm turning 16 in september and I've been an amputee since I was 2. I was wondering if you had any tips for younger girls as to how to be a bit more confident?

amputeeot answered:

When I was your age (it sounds really weird for me to say that btw) I was really unconfident. I was shy, scared, bullied. People called me ugly - constantly -  and I believed them. People would drop-kick me in the hallways. They would walk behind me and openly converse about why they would never date me. I hated myself and thought I would never amount to anything or have meaningful relationships. I hated myself so much that I wrote the words “Only 3 people in the world care about me. no one would care if I died. I hate myself. No one really likes me. I am ugly.” on the underside of my desk in my bedroom, and I spent a lot of time laying under my desk, staring at those words and reading them again and again.

One day in class some kid called me ugly and something inside of me snapped. Instead of shrinking into myself, I looked him in the eye and just started laughing. I don’t know why. I guess I just stopped caring about what he said and knew it was a lie. 

I wanted to be an actress, and so in high school I joined the drama club. There, I found other weird people like me. That made me feel like I belonged and so I was able to open up more around them and be myself. I’m not actually very good at acting but at least I found people I could trust, which helped me feel more confident. As it turns out, there are quirky weirdos in high school, and they like hanging out with other quirky weirdos. I guarantee you that there are tons of people in your community want to hang out with you precisely because you’re not like everyone else, they just don’t know how to tell you because they aren’t confident either. 

A lot of the time, I would imagine the type of person I wanted to be. I would be in class, or at home, or with my friends, daydreaming about the kinds of things I wished I could say, do or feel. One day, I decided I should try to wake up each morning and act like the person I wanted to be. That helped a lot.

I’m not saying I became super confident overnight. In fact, I am not always confident in now! But the mantra of act like the person you want to be helped me to slowly, surely, over a period of years and years, become that person. 

So in summary: Laugh at people who try to bring you down, find other weirdos to be weird with, and act like the person you want to be. 

This is incredible advice, for anyone and everyone. Even if you aren’t an amputee you need to read this, at least twice. 

And to those out there who are amputees, there ARE people who are like amputeeot says; those who care and love anyone “different” no matter what, especially because they ARE different. Don’t ever feel like you need to be hurt or alone. 







To donate £5 to the charity supporting the male victims of domestic abuse, text the message: MKDV46 to 70070
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At first I though this was a joke

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Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.

This reminds me of how a friend of mine was abused by the mother of his child. She was mentally unstable and used to berate him constantly and would smack him in the head all the time. It really pissed me off. Then one night she threw hot coffee in his face and tried to stab him with a screwdriver. The cops hauled him off to jail because she made up a sob story that painted herself as the victim. 

Once he left her, he stayed with me and it was a nightmare. She stalked him and me. She would drive by my house obsessively at all hours of the day and night (her muffler made a weird sound so I know it was her). She started showing up at my job, showing up at the places I frequented around town, and filling up my voicemail with dead air. The cops were no help.

One day she got bold enough to talk her way into my home by conning my elderly grandmother, whom I was taking care of, while I was out. She went in my room and went through my stuff (creepy), then found him napping on the couch and attacked him. My grandmother witnessed the whole thing. He grabbed her by the arms, forced her out the front door, and locked it. The cops were called again. They said they’d go and ‘talk’ to her.

The next day we were watching a movie and there was a knock at the door. The police had come to arrest him. She filed a complaint against him and shown off some bruises on her arms from the altercation that she swore were completely unprovoked. My grandmother saw the whole thing since she was in the living room too and testified on his behalf. He still ended up serving jail time.
No one takes male domestic violence victims seriously. They only see males as perpetrators.


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