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October is coming up fast and you know what that means. Drawlloween is among us! I invite all creatives and non-creatives alike to participate in this daily challenge. Draw, paint, letter, design, photograph (or whatever) something everyday according to the daily topic. Be sure to tag your creation with #drawlloween so we can all see what you came up with!

6 hours left for day one oops

u gh  si gh drama

Me: *gets on bus* omg everyone is watching me and judging me and they're going to laugh when the bus starts and im not sitting down, omg dont put your ticket in the wrong way or everyone will judge you and laugh at you.
Me: *goes to pay for shopping* omg what if I dont have enough money? *counts money out 20 times* what if I look stupid, or say the wrong thing? am I standing in the right spot even? What if someone else wants to get past and im in the way, omg.
Me: *says hey to someone online* omg, they arent replying, holy shit why am I so annoying? what if they tell their friends how annoying and lame I am? Why am I like this, holy shit.
Me: *meets someone new* What if they dont like me and dont want me to be around, I shouldnt have met them, im going to be a burden, they're probably critisizing me right now, why am I the way I am?
trying to figure out what i have and havent uploaded?


Trying to figure out why some women think the word “female” is offensive, but so far I’m only finding classist and racist explanations, and the occasional “it sounds too clinical” explanation.

The latter makes sense since it seems rather impersonal, even if it is technically the term with the least social baggage attached to it. It doesn’t carry any connotations of status like in the way words like girl, lady, woman do. But that’s also what makes it irritating?

I think ‘offensive’ might be too strong a word to describe it, it’s probably more along the lines of uncomfortable and maybe a little jarring. For me the issue isn’t in the word female itself but for the lack of a more fitting neutral word to describe the opposite sex. Recently, I heard a guy talking about someone at a party but instead of girl (this was a semi-formal situation) he said “I was talking to a female and she asked…”. This was probably in an attempt not to objectify the person he was talking to but it got me thinking. Is there a descriptor for women that can be regarded as impartial/without connotations (and without being overly objective) as there is with men?

Anonymous: wah idk what fandoms you're into but i think saber lily would look totally gorgeous in your style.. if you're still open to requests, that is! 

gosh i dont think im really in any?? fandoms

groan my shoulder is kinda giving in so this probably the last one

sweats u can see i kind of gave up on the lower half ;; ; 

Anonymous: marshmallow robots! 

this is really cute except i have no idea how robots? ? ? do robot stuff

i went with smores robot? ? ? ? smores inspired robot instead of smores making robot

wingraine: btw, are you looking for specific things to draw like ocs or fanart, or are you looking for ideas and inspiration? 

oh i think im leaning towards more ideas and insp but fanart is ok too, i’m not too sure if i’m up for ocs or more specific things atm ;—;

wip of collab with mcmuggetart!!! 
trying 2 find cute thing 2 upload ; ;; 
i’m 5’2 and i will fight ur tall ass i don’t give a fuck

(via czarrs)

last one done!


i just wanted to clarify some things

artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.

saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t want it bastardized is probably the stupidest stance on this subject you could take. if all artists followed this line of reasoning, there would be no art on the internet. 

when an artist posts their work, they are trusting you to enjoy it respectfully. and when you betray that trust either knowingly or unknowingly, it’s like saying the artist’s time, skills and thoughts aren’t worth anything.

you are NOT entitled to an artists work just because they decided to trust you enough to share it with you.

an artist is within their right to feel upset that someone has used their work in a way they never intended it to be used. they are within their right to ask for it to stop and not happen again.

just because it’s “bound to happen” doesn’t mean it’s any less deplorable.

Anonymous: hi! how do you think someone should price their commissions, like what do you do to determine the worth of your art for commissions? and what's your opinion on commercial commissions where people get the right to sell your art for an included fee on commission purchases? thank you ~ 

ah from my experience sometimes it better to start small and work your way up in terms of price. when i first started my commissions i didn’t really think about minimum wage since i wasn’t really living off them and i was previously doing art for virtual currencies so real $$$ was definitely a plus. i guess i did underprice myself but as i got more aware of why its bad to do so i bumped the prices up so they were at least min. wage.

i strongly recommend that artists price at this rate because you are doing work and there aren’t really any perks to undervaluing yourself. at the moment i like to do commissions that i can finish in a reasonable amount of time so the price stays affordable and i’m not underpricing myself.

i’ve ended up just not selling certain things because

a. they take too long or i can’t really gauge how long it’ll take

b. ^^^ generally makes then prohibitively expensive for most people

c. when things take a while i find it hard to motivate myself to finish them, which isn’t great for the commissioner

ok second part, i don’t really have too much of an opinion on commercial commissions. i totally agree that if someone wants to reproduce your art for their own profit you are entitled to an additional fee of your choosing. if they aren’t down with that then it probably wasn’t worth your time. other than that artists can sell what they please, given that it’s their own work, of course! 

artist guilt


when you want to draw but youre too stressed to do well on commissions and too guilt laden about the commissions thing to draw personal art so you just become an ouroboros of procrastination and anxiety

(via gentlebruise)