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slvrnightx asked:

Wait, you think your art's terrible? Damn. I honestly think you're one of my favorite artists. Every artist has things to improve on, but in my eyes (however inexperienced they are) your artistic flaws aren't really as obvious as some other artists'. One way I can think of to attempt to push against the anxiety though is to do livestreams as practice. At least in those cases you'll mainly have your followers watching. May be a good step before having randoms watch during live drawings at cons.

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thebubblegumbar:

I’m not a very self loving artist, especially after taking such a long break. I had an employer last Christmas who was a scumbag, long story. Called my work awful and shitty, then continued to belittle me as a person until I was sobbing on the phone. It didn’t end well, crazy crazy person. I’ve had a hard time picking up from that.
I don’t even know what to draw when I’m live streaming, my brain shuts off from the anxiety. Which is why I stuck to coloring mainly. And drawing alien dicks on multiple layers when I’d get stuck lol. There were a lot of them lol.
I appreciate your notes though, I really do. I feel pretty blessed that you enjoy my work so much, that’s really awesome. ;__; thank you. I guess I should force myself to sketch with close friends, maybe work up to people I don’t know well.

Well considering how godawful an experience you had with that employer, then it’s no surprise you ended up going on a break from your artwork. Sounds like they threw a lot of unnecessary bullshit at you.

I would say “just draw whatever pops into your head” but that wouldn’t help at all since your anxiety just cuts you off pretty much. Maybe you could try writing down a list of ideas you want to draw days in advance, when the anxiety of drawing during a stream isn’t as prevalent, and then go off that for ideas when the stream actually starts. You could even start drawing out one of them prior to the stream, so you already have something to work off of once everyone’s watching.

Haha, it’s no problem. There’s a few artists  I admire who have difficulties like this, whether it’s anxiety or a lack of self confidence, so I try to let them know just how much I enjoy their work. Plus, you’re a pretty cool person, so that’s another reason to tell you. And yeah, sketching with close friends would be a decent start. If you gotta take time and baby steps to get more comfortable, then go for it. There’s no rush.

Ah that’s a really good idea. I hadn’t even thought about an idea sheet! I could even put it on my cell so it’s always with me. Thank you! I think partially drawn is probably best, get the blobby Durpy portion over with lol. But that’s just hiding from the issue now isn’t it? I like option a, a list of ideas. I’m gonna try that and see how it goes.

chromeleon-1307 asked:

Thank you so much for posting all this amazing artwork of sci-fi characters like robots and faceless armoured characters. Your taste in such things is awesome and I really appreciate the muse boost. Drawing lately has been a struggle and this helps!

Oh my gosh lol. I’m glad it’s inspiring you! It’s all the stuff that inspires me, I know it can be pretty mixed at times but my interests go all over. The world needs more bots and faceless sexy characters Lolol.

slvrnightx asked:

Another thing may be that, since you said you tend to change and restart pictures frequently, you're probably a rather large perfectionist when it comes to your art. In which case, that's fine. Not all artists do live drawings at cons, some because they have that aspect in common with you. There's no shame in that. Many of the artists I've encountered simply had prints for sale, maybe their portfolio on the side as well or original art pages for sale too.

Yeah, I had super high standards set for me as a child. If I can’t do something perfectly, I don’t do it. I won’t even try unless I know the chances for success are high. It’s really harmful. So, you picked that up pretty well. I think that with a perfectionist mind it’s easy to self sabotage. It’s probably the root of the issue, I know it affects a lot of areas in my life. Another thing I’m not really sure how to deal with. I guess, just…forcing myself to put out work even if it’s not polished? I dunno

slvrnightx asked:

Wait, you think your art's terrible? Damn. I honestly think you're one of my favorite artists. Every artist has things to improve on, but in my eyes (however inexperienced they are) your artistic flaws aren't really as obvious as some other artists'. One way I can think of to attempt to push against the anxiety though is to do livestreams as practice. At least in those cases you'll mainly have your followers watching. May be a good step before having randoms watch during live drawings at cons.

I’m not a very self loving artist, especially after taking such a long break. I had an employer last Christmas who was a scumbag, long story. Called my work awful and shitty, then continued to belittle me as a person until I was sobbing on the phone. It didn’t end well, crazy crazy person. I’ve had a hard time picking up from that.
I don’t even know what to draw when I’m live streaming, my brain shuts off from the anxiety. Which is why I stuck to coloring mainly. And drawing alien dicks on multiple layers when I’d get stuck lol. There were a lot of them lol.
I appreciate your notes though, I really do. I feel pretty blessed that you enjoy my work so much, that’s really awesome. ;__; thank you. I guess I should force myself to sketch with close friends, maybe work up to people I don’t know well.

herzspalter:

Fun fact: Before I knew anything about Transformers, I saw some fanart on my dash, including MTMTE fanart. I didn’t know any of the characters back then and for somebody who has no idea, it’s rather difficult to tell the characters apart, so I thought that Rung and Kaon were the same character, and I thought he was a good guy who gets tortured at one point and loses his eyes and becomes a psychotic killer. That was what I assumed. It’s kinda funny to me now.

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