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mishagetsmekilled:

I bet she got nothing against the little pocket-magic you’re playing there!

*g* Sam Winchesters pocket magic

mishasminions:

NICE TO KNOW THAT THIS WASN’T ON THE SCRIPT

jazzie560:

eisschirmchen:

karachips:

mariejacquelyn:

pingass:

laubhaufen:

monkeyscandance:

speakslittle:

ashlee-ketchum:

abakkus:

fishwifemcguinn:

hilarydesign:

kurokotetsuya:

same

same

Pretty much

2003:

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2014:

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just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.

I really needed this post

2003:

Trying my hand at shoujo always ended in a hilarious disaster.

2014:

Jumping on this post as well, because it is important to remember this at times.

2003:

2014:

13 year old me would be stoked to see where I am now. It’s really good to look back sometimes and appreciate how far you’ve come. And then imagine how much further you can go when you keep drawing.

2001:

2014: 

Even though I want to laugh my head off at my old stuff… it really is important to look at how far you’ve come in time.
And I think it’s not only good for yourself but for young artists / beginners as well, to see how other artists started out. So they see that no one is a great artist right off the bat.

2007:

2014:

It has already been eight years wow man.

This post gives me so much strength, i love to see everyone’s progress please do it too…

2007:

2014:

I know it’s annoying to hear ‘you have to practice’, but that’s really the only way to get it done. I was complete rubbish up until two or three years ago and I’m still improving! Never settle for anything less than what makes you proud to have made it.

Joining the crew, profress is important, keeping your progress even more so! 

2008/2009:

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2014:

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2007:

2014:

2010:

2014:

you will get better!! never give up (:

sean-codyvevo:

bored-no-more:

Sand storm, it’s just a storm …. wait who turned off the light?

OMG THIS IS HORRIFYING

sean-codyvevo:

bored-no-more:

Sand storm, it’s just a storm …. wait who turned off the light?

OMG THIS IS HORRIFYING

The funny thing about introverts is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the funniest, most enjoyable people to be around. It’s like a secret they feel comfortable sharing with you. Except the secret is their personality

— (via seeminglyreal)
100% true

I notice that you get accused of cheating a lot, but I was curious, how do you feel about artists who do the things you often get accused of doing? Like tracing or smudging photos? You never seem very worried about defending yourself or giving proof to people, which tells me that maybe you don't think it's a terribly bad thing to be accused of that stuff.
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euclase:

bee-the-gatekeeper:

euclase:

It’s totally not bad. Photomanipulation is a legit artform that requires a ton of skill and a lot of hard work. I’m impressed as hell by people who can do it well.

But in my experience, haters don’t think that way. They just want to take you down a notch, and “You traced!” is an easy way to do that. Which is stupid because any artist knows that tracing doesn’t replace skill.

As for people who misrepresent themselves? I understand it, but it’s still frustrating. I don’t know why people don’t just say what they do. If you smudge a photo, then just say it, you know? I don’t know why people are afraid of being proud of the work they do. Probably because society has us all brainwashed about what “real art” is supposed to be. We think talent is a magical thing that falls out of the sky at random instead of being something that an individual can earn—and therefore deserve. We don’t like to believe that other people deserve something if we can’t deserve it, too, you know?

That’s why misrepresenting yourself because you think one form of art is more legit than another makes life harder for all of us. Because you’re just widening that chasm. You’re just one more voice telling everyone that not all art is valid and that not everyone deserves to be able to make art or define art for themselves.

So we end up with more and more people who have unrealistic ideas of what art is supposed to look like. Which means you end up with more haters.

It’s a rotten cycle, and it shouldn’t be that way. Art isn’t exclusive.

As for defending myself, I don’t go out of my way because it’s not worth my time.

Honestly, I think a lot of it goes back to grade school stigma. What’s one of the first admonitions of the kindergarten teacher? Color inside the lines. Why? The person who drew the coloring book left the background bushes and trees unfinished because they reached the edge of the paper. Real bushes and trees don’t fade into oblivion, do they? Lines aren’t reliable.

Another one I heard all through early elementary was, “Don’t scribble.” Scribble. A vague piece of advice if ever there was one. But if another kid saw you doing what they perceived as scribbling, they would pounce on you as if they’d caught you stealing milk money. I thought it was maybe just a quirk of the school I went to but my kids have mentioned it too. As far as I can tell, scribble just means coloring fast. Heaven forbid I don’t feel like taking my time filling in the big spaces…

So it goes. Somewhere in there, it becomes a sin to trace, yes, because some kids represent that as their own art, because kids are insecure. And because other kids are insecure, too, they pounce and take down the charlatan. But it is absolutely true that tracing isn’t drawing. I sometimes use tracing to help me work out proportion… I draw the subject first because, yeah, I’d prefer to just draw it right myself, then separately trace from the source because to be honest, even after years of drawing and study, I cannot get eyes in the right place. I even dreamed last night about a vampire who drew his self-portrait in burgundy wine colored pencil and I was looking at it thinking, “Huh, NO ONE can get the eyes right, can they?” Not making this up. So I trace and look at the trace lines and compare to my own drawing. A trace looks ridiculous on its own. The unexpected quirks of facial anatomy can’t be hidden in it. And I can usually figure out where I lost it and correct the original drawing.

What’s more, tracing your own work is almost essential, at least for me. I learned in one drawing class to draw the subject, then overlay tracing paper and make corrections until you have it the way you want it, then transfer and complete. It was like morning sunrise to me, learning that. And digital just makes that easier.

But yeah, why not just say it? How many people are popular artists using found objects or collage? Tracing to the right effect is no less valid. It’s not drawing, but it can be art.

Crap, I’m ranting again. I blame the head cold.

That was perfect, though.

I can add I trace some details while doing big portraits. Right for the same reasons, for not losing proportions and stuff. And I studied arts at the university. And it is no shame at all. And I wonder why it is such a big deal for some people…

pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

REBLOG IF YOU LOVE JARED PADALECKI

imanerdidontcare:

Alright, so with all the hate going on lately, I think we need to counteract that hate and show lots of love for our Moose. So please, reblog this if you love Jared Padalecki! I want to tell him know how many notes this gets when I see him in September! <3 image

lucifersaam:

Lucifersaam’S Shop!

Hello, lovelies! Guess what? I recently signed up for a Society6 account, and will be selling very fun things. I’m really excited about this and I hope you will, too. First of all, let me start saying something: there isn’t enough Supernatural merchandise, right? Or at least I think so, and that’s why I’m starting this. 
In the store I’ve made a few different images available, but this is just the start: I will update this constantly! At the moment you can choose from art prints, mugs, ipod/iphone cases, but soon there will be pillows, clocks, t-shirts and more of everything! If there is anything at all that you would be interested in buying that isn’t listed, do not hesitate to let me know, and I’ll make it available. 
Looking for a different fandom? Don’t worry, new fandoms will be available soon!

You can find my Society6 store HERE

Thanks for hanging in there with me, guys! And I hope you’ll spread this like wildfire!

fuckinwinchesters:

EVERYONE STOP AND LOOK
alright carry on

fuckinwinchesters:

EVERYONE STOP AND LOOK

alright carry on

yousexybastardsamwinchester:

dramaticmusicaltypeperson:

obsessedwhat:

gillasue345:

bananadaiquiri:

I think I have a kid.

Dean and Lisa had their fling in August 1998. Ben was born May 1999. 9 months later. 9.

Bless this post

BIKER’S KID MY ASS

I love how he just quietly counts and then freaks the fuck out

He is 15 now, what an epic meeting it could have been…