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Eleanor, 19

journalism, media and cultural studies student at Cardiff University

art inspiration and personal project portfolio

all my creative efforts end up here

I like to draw dumb pixel art from time to time

I recently started sketching using a Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch

I also pursue photography

and occasionally I write stuff.

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have a lovely day



How NOT To Write A Novel

writeworld:

One of the questions I get asked most often is, “How do I write a novel of my own?” The answer to that one is depressing or liberating, dependant on your POV: any way you like!! There are, however, lots of ways NOT to write a novel … and Andrew outlines some of them over at B2W today. There’s loads of links to other food for thought about novel writing, too. Enjoy! 







harteus:

i’ve had a few people asking me for skin colouring advices, so i decided to just touch upon the subject and show how i generally paint it, without going too much in depth, nor telling you “how to do it!!!” these are just some tips i’ve found useful, and it’s all really simple. 

there are some minor lightning differences in the faces, but none of them are especially hard to work out, it’s mostly very straight-forward lightning. colour of course works differently in different settings, so this is just super simplified.

i hope i was able to help somewhat! i still feel so strange offering art advices, because i know i’m in need of those too.




“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (via flamingariel)







I do not have the self discipline nor the time to draw anything good today




thoughts

  • art
  • hmm
  • I’ve had a tablet for a few weeks now so I thought I’d document some of my feelings about using a tablet this far.
  • well firstly, I’m hoping my desk situation in Cardiff is going to be a tad more comfortable than my set up here, because with the space/positioning of the tablet and pc because of where cables have to go, the biggest problem I have is sketching accurately - I’ve got around that fairly okay with repeat layers to guide and solidify lines and being able to tidy things up a lot more in the colouring stages of drawing but the current effect is that my sketching process, without doing something I’m familiar with, is really slow (noticed how despite being coloured with different brushes/styles, all I’ve really drawn so far is faces? Yeah. Not so hot at the sketching part).
  • doing some sketching exercises to try and get used to drawing differently but my drawing hand just keeps getting really cold (!!??! is this to do with having bad circulation because I know my hands usually get cold easily because of that :c) and I am kinda chilly so I hope the heating situation in Cardiff is better too
  • my computer is slow :( I have to try and keep a minimal amount of programs running when I’m drawing in Photoshop which can be kind of a pain but tbh if I’m drawing I’m not going to be doing too much else
  • other than these few qualms I’m really enjoying using a tablet, I just hope I find enough time to set aside to keep drawing as often as possible when I move back to the Diff….



two oc sketches finished! the characters themselves are a fair bit more developed than this but I didn’t feel like putting any additional information up about them. enjoy the sketches though!and btw the font I used is Peach Milk, download here, not for commercial use without a licence.

two oc sketches finished! the characters themselves are a fair bit more developed than this but I didn’t feel like putting any additional information up about them. enjoy the sketches though!

and btw the font I used is Peach Milk, download here, not for commercial use without a licence.