stancymckatt I'm glad I'm not the only one, but geez... the hoops that guy had to jump through to get his account activated?!? No way can I be bothered to go to those lengths, maybe I'll try again one day but for the most part I'll stick to tumblr where I don't have to prove I'm a human, lol!
I did find out that there are sites that allow you to view Insta without an account and I managed to see your art at last Stancy, hooray! I'm really enjoying your floral alphabet so far, especially the detailing on the ruffled petals of the fuchsias, very lifelike! The face practice pages are also very impressive, I admire your dedication!
I guess I like tumblr because there seems to be plenty of other people into the same fandoms as I am (as well as lots of people making some seriously amazing fan art!) so there's lots of amazing art to drool over and be inspired by *o* Generally speaking, I'm really NOT into social media, but I guess I like tumblr because it feels less social media-y than a bunch of other sites? It also feels a lot easier to dip in and out of as I please. And also, just familiarity I guess, since I'd tried it a few times over the years. (Though I was still amazed with myself the other day when I finally found out how to condense multi-images posts, hahaha!)
Oh do please keep at least a few of your favourite pieces, if only to look back on later down the line and see your improvement! As a teenager I threw away a ton of my drawings from that time and I regret, I wish I'd kept at least a few of those I spent a lot of time and effort on. Luckily I have scans of a lot of it, so it still exists digitally at least Have you considered keeping a sketchbook? It's so nice to have a "regular" place to work in, keeps everything nicely organised and pays off after a while once you start getting this neat little chronological collection of your art over multiple volumes (although I still frequently bounce between two or three at a time... )
Yeah, practice definitely pays off! I decided back in...uh... *checks old sketchbook* yikes! Back in May of 2017 that I wanted to improve at drawing faces. I'm still learning and improving, but it's really encouraging to look back and see how far I've come! Finding your style is something that will just evolve naturally over time, don't worry about that for now. Focus on the fundamentals, keep practicing and it'll happen without you even noticing!
Post by stancymckatt on Feb 11, 2021 16:42:17 GMT -5
I couldn't dip in and out of tumbler. I'd catch myself scrolling though things for hours. XD I'm happy you found your fit though :-)
I enjoy looking at fan art, but I've had to quit making it for awhile. When I was on DeviantArt (deactivated my account) years ago I got into the bad habit of drawing only fan art, because it got more feedback, and got out of practice on everything else. That bad habit carried over onto tumbler.
When I joined IG I decided I would try to not do fan art for awhile to force myself to focus on my original stuff more. So far it's working well. Lots of feedback from friends, and even other aritsts.
I do keep a few things a month, sketches, and special ones. I can't keep everything though. When I'm in a drawing streak I do 1- 3 finished minis (less than 5 inches [13-ish cm] on the longest side) a day along with everything else I tinker with.
Keeping sketchbooks are fun. I finished my ink drawings one last week. :-) I have a DayTimer planner I bought that didn't work out as a planner, but I'm using the rest of it as an art journal (got the idea from several people on Instagram). Mostly ink and marker drawings of whatever is sitting around. It's been really fun!
gingerade: And welcome new and returning members! ^^
Mar 21, 2021 10:44:02 GMT -5
leashykitty: Hello everyone! I've been so busy with work, errands, and cosplay prep I haven't had time to get on. XD
Mar 22, 2021 15:20:55 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: Same here. I went from maybe getting 20 hours a week at work to changing departments and now getting 36-40 hours a week.
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Thor: Oh no I have 44 profile notifications now-- I found a method to my showing madness but it makes notifications like crazy! I wonder if there's a way to turn off certain ones in settings haha
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Arie: Thor, it should be possible to disable notifications per (sub)board! I know I've done it before.
Mar 30, 2021 14:37:35 GMT -5
Thor: Ooo thank you Arie! I'ma try this and also welcome new folks!! Nice to meet you
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zan: Eee I just updated my Show Room and realised I'm at exactly 100 SGChs! Almost all dogz, lol.
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Sue: Hope everyone is doing well! I keep disappearing down life's rabbit holes! *hugs*
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Ratqueen: Lots of new members today, for some reason! Welcome to all! Also, hi Sue!
May 7, 2021 16:30:09 GMT -5
moonkiddo: Any one have the program to have more petz out? Petz 4.
May 8, 2021 3:57:58 GMT -5
Ratqueen: moonkiddo, please post your Petz questions in the Petz Talk & Help board. Also read the rules to use the Shoutbox (this is not a chatroom, as it's very limited and only shows 20 posts).
May 8, 2021 8:32:35 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: So I decided after (I don't even know how many) years of Gotham being my prefix, it's now Marvel. ^^ I felt like it was time for a rebranding.
May 10, 2021 12:34:42 GMT -5
Catbaloo: So you've gone from DC to Marvel?! lol
May 13, 2021 9:11:55 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: Yes, yes I have. ^^
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Thor: Ooo congrats! Will you be focusing on new breeds?? Haha <3
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Gray Dragoness: I really wish eyelids were based on the main coat color... or just all black, either would work for me
May 15, 2021 7:08:00 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: I don't forsee me ever going away from my Sammies, Thor, but I am still searching for the right cat breed so technically yes?
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Cherry-Spot: Oooo rebrandings are cool
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