This sort of style :) (pencil antelope head with bright and loose watercolour treatment)
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I really want to get a good likeness of people's pets so spend hours layering colour and burnishing with the pencil and it's too much wear on my arm. I'll focus on pencil sketch + watercolour I think, I'm due to make a time lapse video for this month & that's what I'll do. I'm also going to try working at around A5 or so, to see if the style would work as on the day/weekend commissions at confuzzled.
Also, I think I'm going to stop offering the marker and pencil style for commissions - it's too hard on my elbow!
urgh I have this anxious feeling that there's something I should be doing and I have no idea what!
Special new article by @JubalBarca for World Pangolin Day, as his "An Unexpected Bestiary" series does an extra-length special just on pangolins, their folklore, and how to use them in creative settings:
Lowering my drawing desk has definitely helped, but my elbow is worn from yesterday & pressing down with the pencils is still hard on my arm so I'm going to switch to another task for a while - despite my brain saying 'but I need to keep working on this!'
mental health / suicide posting meta (+) Show more
Nobody here wants to be dead. Nobody here wants anyone else to be dead.
Sometimes, when someone gets overwhelmed by strong emotions or their body's needs haven't been met, they'll post that they want to be dead.
And I'm going to tell you something that you might not expect me to say: Please continue doing that.
If you post your bad feelings, your friends get a chance to comfort you. We can help you work through your problems.
If you stay silent, you will only hear more silence. Nobody can help you if nobody knows you need help.
If nothing else, posting and reading the responses allows you to stall for time for your brain to get unstuck.
Oops forgot the alt text! It's a 75% finished pencil & marker drawing on toned paper of a grey/brown/white beefy cat sitting with some lilacs
It's easy to forget you're not yet following someone you interact with on here sometimes, it's nice that it doesn't matter that much :)
I want to try to start learning to drive soon, so I have to choose a school/instructor, and I have nooo idea where to start. There are so many & so few ways to choose between them. I guess I'll just have to pick someone and see how it goes.
I'll book my lessons during the morning & count it as my work for the day.
time blocking, work, validation Show more
I worked on 3 projects yesterday (a commission, some merch/graphics, a personal project in the afternoon) & didn't finish any of them, or share them. I was super proud of that time blocking/doing work properly, within assigned hours like you're supposed to, & then having actual rest, bc of the boundary. I did feel this sucking void afterwards like, where are my likes? Where is my sense of attainment? Where is my validation? But I will build my tolerance for it :')
I saw le tigre in oxford like 15 years ago
omg, my friend got us bikini kill tickets for London in July
ugh what IS this feeling
WIP, curating some doodles from my sketchbook & making into graphics to maybe use for stickers, merch etc
I think about this a lot, this lisa lives in my heart
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I worked for 2 hrs 40 minutes, in pomodoro blocks, with breaks. I stopped working on something when my timer went off even though I wasn't finished. This feels very alien haha. I think 3 hours' work (drawing, design, computer etc) is about my daily limit for the moment. Tired now & will try to rest & play for the afternoon! And do the same tomorrow. Proud of myself.
Getting elbow pain when I draw or use a mouse. Tends to go up into my shoulder too. I try to stretch & take breaks. I'll to look up some tips for ergonomics etc. Feel like I need to adjust the angle my elbow is at when I'm working, the pain comes on quite quickly. Has anyone had this & has any advice? Puny human body!!