Without passion, life is nothing

I immerse myself in things very passionately right away.
I go 110% for a while and then think, 'OK, what else is shiny?




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Wasted 9€ and 3 hours of my life…

Wasted 9€ and 3 hours of my life…

As demanded, a workspace update. 
Not that there is any update. I think only the chair is new. XD

Anyway…tata! :D

As demanded, a workspace update.
Not that there is any update. I think only the chair is new. XD

Anyway…tata! :D

As you wished…here is the list of my (current) favorite art supplies!

1.) Faber-Castell: Mechanical pencil Grip-Matic
2.) Faber-Castell: Color pencil Polychromos wood case
3.) Prodir: ballpoint pens (DS5 and DS7)
4.) Staedtler : Pigment Liner (size 0,1, 0,3, 0,5 and 0,7)
5.) Derwent: Blender and burnisher
6.) Faber-Castell: Pitt-Brush-Pen
7.) Faber-Castell: Perfect Pencil Junior (I love this!)
8.) Idee: 120 g/m² Sketch paper
9.) Lukas: Aquarelle 1862 Watercolour Box Set
10.) Prismacolor: Col-Erase Pencils (Need the blue one like air!)

Those are my top 10 things I can’t work without…I have a LOT more, but lets face it…we only need certain things. XD

For any further questions, feel free to ask!

Happy Birthday Mr. Padalecki!

Happy Birthday Mr. Padalecki!

Hello little Anonymous…
This actually took me a little off guard and I had to think about it.
Do you ever take it to heart.

This is pretty simple: No. Never ever.

People can criticize my drawing style all day long and I wouldn’t give a fuck. You wanna know why?
Because I do not draw to please other people. 

And that’s what it comes down to. 
I learned the hard way that you can’t please everybody. 
It would be a boring world if our tastes were all the same. People don’t like the way I draw…fine with me. Let them find other artists to please them. *shrug*

It took me years to be comfortable with my little sketching look. A lot of people regonize my drawings by now and THIS is the highest compliment for me. Who cares about the rest?
I will admit that it takes a while to get into that headspace, so don’t feel stupid for asking such a question. 

Let me ask you one in return.Do you like your drawings/the way you draw? 
If the answer is yes…why bother with the haters? Do what you love!
If the answer is no…well, why don’t you change it? Try a different medium. It sure helps me to get into new things.

I find it sad that people actually scared you so much that you don’t wanna post your artworks anymore. Shame on them! 
It’s so easy to pull the hate card on someone and its even easier done online. 

So the advice I can give you is…don’t bother with the haters.
(And wow…this was one long answer. XD Sorry…)
Hello little Anonymous… This actually took me a little off guard and I had to think about it.

Do you ever take it to heart.

This is pretty simple: No. Never ever.

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People can criticize my drawing style all day long and I wouldn’t give a fuck. You wanna know why? Because I do not draw to please other people.

And that’s what it comes down to. I learned the hard way that you can’t please everybody. It would be a boring world if our tastes were all the same. People don’t like the way I draw…fine with me. Let them find other artists to please them. *shrug*

It took me years to be comfortable with my little sketching look. A lot of people regonize my drawings by now and THIS is the highest compliment for me. Who cares about the rest?
I will admit that it takes a while to get into that headspace, so don’t feel stupid for asking such a question.

Let me ask you one in return.
Do you like your drawings/the way you draw?
If the answer is yes…why bother with the haters? Do what you love!
If the answer is no…well, why don’t you change it? Try a different medium. It sure helps me to get into new things.
I find it sad that people actually scared you so much that you don’t wanna post your artworks anymore. Shame on them! It’s so easy to pull the hate card on someone and its even easier done online.

So the advice I can give you is…don’t bother with the haters.

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(And wow…this was one long answer. XD Sorry…)

Anonymous asked: YOUR ART IS WONDERFUL THANK YOU FOR EXISTING

You are VERY welcome.
I will fast forward this to my parents, as they are the main reason for me to exists in the first place. (Not that I will EVER think about that making process….)

Anonymous asked: You're unquestionably talented and lovely

Don’t make me blush.
You guys are awfully nice these days…I’m not sure I can handle it. XD

But THANK YOU!

endorpins asked: Hello, your art work is so good it makes me jelly, carry on doing what you love best and if its not too much to ask can you post more pictures of your work place and the materials you use if you can. Have a wonderful day, you are very talented

I think I never turned anyone into jelly before…awesome! ;D
Thank you very much! *hug*

I never think people actually care about my workplace or my boring pens, but I will remember that and take a few new pictures. :D I promise!

Have a wonderful days as well! :-*

Anonymous asked: I know this may sound stupid but...have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures? I know many artists use them and a lot of them, like you, kleinmeli, euclase and so on and they are pretty open about it. I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it or should feel bad for not drawing from my mind. Am I being overly sensitive? How do you handle criticism of that kind? Sorry for such a stupid question.

petite-madame:

Hi anon!

As I always say: there’s no stupid questions, so don’t feel guilty about your ask!

have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures?

The first time someone called me out for using reference pictures, I wondered if I understood their comment correctly and if my glasses were actually on my nose. This person couldn’t be serious. I mean, I’m into realistic art, I draw portraits where you can see the pores of the skin, the freckles, every eyelash, I draw the fucking Impala from Supernatural in its tiniest details and you think I can do this without reference pictures? If I were a comic artist, I would maybe understand their reasoning but for a realistic artist like me, it’s stupid.

Of course, when it comes to comics, the situation is a bit different, the drawings are more stylized so comic artists will use less photos but it doesn’t mean they don’t use references. In addition, now, they even use 3d softwares like Poser to create dynamic poses and reference models. They even build sets, towns, whatever in Google Sketch Up.

Referencing is useful and it’s essential when you draw realistically. This trend of “real artists don’t use reference” needs to die like yesterday. There is no shame about using photo references or, if you can, live models.

And if my humble opinion isn’t enough for you because I am a Tumblr nobody, here is a quote from Alex Ross' book, Mythology.

Ross’ biggest breakthrough as an illustrator came in June 1987 at the American Academy of Art, when he was introduced to the use of live models. “Before that, I had no idea how much I could grow as a draftsman. It was a huge turning point, because all through grade school I hadn’t so much as drawn from photographs_I’d always thought that you had to make it all up out of your head, and that’s how you did ‘fantasy’ illustration. Now I wonder if I would have developed even sooner had I drawn from life as child”

Photo session for a Superman drawing:

Alex Ross using the photos for his work:

HOWEVER, using photos must not prevent you from studying anatomy, body proportions, volumes, because it’s important to know how a body or a face work (you start with stick figures, then rectangles and cylinders until being able to draw a body exactly the way you want). Because I did it (and I carry on practicing those things), I don’t use reference pictures when I judge the pose is easy but when I need to be precise, fuck the pseudo art experts who tell me I’m not a “real artist” because I need a photo: I do use reference pictures. I can’t draw a portrait of Jensen Ackles without at least 2 or 3 photos by my side.

I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it

Balls…

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How do you handle criticism of that kind?

Like I handle all the stupid criticisms of that kind:

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TLDR: If you are into realistic art, references are essential, it’s very very hard to draw from memory a realistic portrait. If you are into something more stylized like comics, you have tricks to use less references but it doesn’t mean you are a bad artist if you do.

Voilà, now my little anon, let the guilt go away and draw in peace. And of course, have a great weekend ♥

No need to add anything….what she says! :D