This time it’s a running Alpaca~
What bugs me as someone who is recovering from mental illness is that I can’t really tell if I’m ok or not. Because I can manage quite well by strictly following a set of self-made rules. It’s like walking your brain on a leash, watching its every step. But at some point you feel confident enough. Surely your brain has finally learnt how to do well under real conditions. But when you actually try, your brain reveals to be a helpless mess… which is such a disappointment.
Come here, poor little brain… We’ll try to take it slow again.
This semester we’re required to make a fairly large project at university. It’s about producing a print medium on a particular topic. I’m currently looking for a topic that I’d like to work on and for now I’ve decided to try “over-thinking”. (Though it has not been approved yet and I’m only trying to understand it myself.)
Over-thinking, especially when it comes to an unknown future, is a very common problem among young adults. But when we look for helpful material on this topic, it’s hard to find what we need.
Do we need to be educated about the causes and consequences of over-thinking? Do we need to learn strategies to make it stop? Or is it motivation that we’re lacking?
I’d like the content to be interesting to young adults, so your opinions and experiences would help me out with my decision on possible content. Below there’s a link to the survey and you’d make me very happy if you could spare a moment to answer 29 short questions!
Another original thing….
Uni has started, so again finding enough time to draw is a struggle ´__`
Usually, when I try something new, I quickly feel discouraged because it’s never as good as the things I’m already used to drawing. Sometimes I wonder, why I even bother, because I know that no one is going to enjoy those poor drawings.
However, trying out new things, falling down and getting back up is what makes us learn. I’ll never get better at that other thing if I don’t try.
For example, I still feel very self-conscious about drawing realistic faces. I’m terrible at it. But at the same time, my horrible attempts have become only half-horrible by now… and I know that this pile of bad drawings is definitely going to take me where I want to be. It’s just a matter of time and determination.
I think no one should ever feel discouraged from trying something new. Don’t be afraid of bad drawings. They’re the most important ones!
Another piece that has taken me several days to finish ´__` Though I’m glad that I did it.
I know, all this original stuff is boring for those who follow me because of fanart… but this year I’m really going to need some original drawings. So please be patient with me.
To make it a bit more interesting, I added progress pictures.
Also, it’s on Society6
Yesterday I got to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it was a really really good movie. I liked it a lot! Thus, I decided to do some sketches (which do contain spoilers!)
Even though there are many helpful posts on this topic, I decided to make my own so I have something at hand that I can quickly refer to.
Sadly, Tumblr is full of reposted art with no credit to its creators. Often it’s not even done on purpose - people simply want to share some nice art they found on the internet.
So, what do you do?
Here’s a list of the points you will find under the cut:
Wow, this was rather difficult. I decided to sit down and put some real effort into a big drawing. Mostly to see if I can apply the things I learnt at uni. The result makes me very happy because I can see that I did manage to learn a lot. Now I’m even more excited for what is yet to come!
It’s also a print over at Society6!
Papa Treville and his babies… because episode 8
By now it has become my personal tradition to redraw this guy once a year. Actually, it’s quite fun and helps me keep track of my style’s development. Every time I’m about to make a new drawing, I look at the old one and my first thought is: “Well, this time it should be pretty much the same.” But it never is, which is really exciting!
Even though I never particularly liked Madame Bonacieux in the book, in the series she’s the best!
(Everyone in the series is starting to really grow on me ;w;)
Another attempt at something different from what I usually draw :D
Also, I’m very fond of Limericks!
There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said: ‘I don‘t care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!’
Right now I am badly stuck and I’m angry and frustrated. But I also know that sometimes, one has to take a big step and that even though it might not happen right away, good things will happen eventually. And don’t forget how rewarding it feels when you’ve finally climbed that stupid step!
Every once in a while I try painting wich always drives me crazy because colour and lighting are hard and I have no idea what I’m doing. I like the challenge though, and every time I manage to learn something new.