im trying to motivate myself enough to work back on commissions since wow 10 days without drawing anything really kicks me off the tracks
here are shitty concept background paintings
Q:wait what is someone tracinjg your artwork do I neED TO BE MAD?
HAHAHA no god no I don’t think that’s ever happened
photo-traced art is SO OBVIOUS because if you trace you don’t really understand the structure so you just kind of wind up with really chunky and kind of dead-looking contours
trace <——-> eyeballed
it’s SUPER OBVIOUS and I don’t think when people trace they realize this and you wind up with some really gross uncanny valley sort of drawings as they try to apply a little bit of style to it but don’t understand the figure well enough to stylize it so you wind up with a chunky realistic figure with a face that’s pasted on yey
I’m still really curious as to which artist inspired this; was it that kind of air-brush-y looking commission post?
(And your example makes me sad because I have a hard time seeing the difference unless I stare for a very long moment, which reaffirms the amount of work I need to do in art.)
Ahaha they’re honestly not that insanely different other than some of my structure lines not being fully erased and some of the joints being a bit more defined. It’s a pretty poor 5-minute example and I think because I don’t need to trace I wound up putting more know-how into my tracing than I should have v_v A lot of the damage on this kind of thing comes more when it’s time to color and shade, too.
But it’s just inspired by a few things I’ve seen floating around. I SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING THERE, TRACERS.
I’m laughing because this guy on F-list sent me an RP starter as if I’m supposed to be RPing playing the game.
“It had been a long time since anyone had cared to venture into the depths of the ruins of Ahn’Qiraj. Ever since Blizzard’s new round of updates preparing for upcoming Expansion, people had been making sure to gather and all old items that might not be available in the coming months. There had also been hints in the patch notes that new bosses had been added to various raids and dungeons, however, so far those hints had proven useless in locating just where these new bosses were. It had also not been clarified what level of difficulty that these bosses would be, would be the same level as the rest of the dungeon? Or were they beefed up to match today’s four hundred thousand Mage DPS and over one million HP tanks? Nobody knew. Is with this knowledge that our lucky, or perhaps unlucky undead adventuress Miama ventured into Ahn’Qirag, all by herself. Should she encounter such a beast, would she be able to handle it on her own? Would she even be able to survive at all? Dying in the World Of Warcraft certainly wasn’t the end of all things, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t hurt like hell. Not to mention those repair bills.”
Like I dunno I feel like if you could just run back to your corpse ICly then this whole war thing would be a lot less of a hassle.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
- Stay with us and keep calm.
The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.
- Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.
- Move us to a quiet place.
We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.
- Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.
- Speak to us in short, simple sentences.
- Be predictable. Avoid surprises.
- Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
As odd as it sounds, it works.WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:
1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.
Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.
Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”
2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.”
Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.
Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.
3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.
Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.
4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.
The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.
Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.
This is very important
As someone who deals with anxiety, this is very important. These tips are great for everyone to know to help out their friends and hey maybe a stranger.
HE DID NOT GET ROB PAULSEN TO DO THIS
HE DID NOT
NOSTALGIA CRITIC HOW—!!!
Oh my god. My childhood. It’s……….yes.
AND Maurice LaMarche! …Wow it’s been ten years since
we last stalked youI last saw you; you look exactly the same.
Lemme guess CR animated this? (The end of this video doesn’t say and I haven’t watched the new review yet.) Damn it looks good.It was Andrew Kaiko! Awesome work!
im so tiiirrreeeedddddd hhhhh beeeeddd
im 22 and ive never been in an amusement park :/