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hey, i was wondering if you would every do a Ladies of animation or ladies of film vine ? since there are so many female role models in them that don't get allot of appreciation ? i was just wondering@alexcopeman
It’s something I’ve thought about before, but I think the fun of Ladies of Literature is that it gives the opportunity for artists to work completely from text, rather than having a preconceived image. You need a certain amount of creativity to draw or adapt anything, but drawing something from written description stretches a different set of muscles.
(Speaking of: only a couple more days to apply! ladiesofliterature.tumblr.com sorry for the silence the past few days, guys. Life sometimes gets crazy.)
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TAGGED: Kate Bishop Hawkeye comics fashion illustration arielle draws A warm up before I draw something Hawkeye related for a good friend. :) DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT LOOKING AT PURPLE CLOTHES TO BUY ONLINE there is surprisingly not that much good stuff from my usual places though BUT STILL I NEVER BUY PURPLE CLOTHES AND NOW THIS ONE CHARACTER HAS SEEPED INTO MY LIFE CHOICES IN A MATTER OF DAYS Those flats are in my cart as we speak.
Quick general life update, because I’ve had some anons asking me lately:
Basically, I’m good. I’m less stressed than I’ve been in ages now that Otakon and a few other huge deadlines have been taken care of. I have a few other projects I’m dealing with too, but I’ve set healthier time frames around them.
I’ve realized that I always put too much on my plate and I need to handle things one step at a time and reevaluate how I manage my time. More and more I’ve been understanding just how precious my time is. I’m backlogged on email responses and other things for other people, but I’m going to be dealing with them today and tomorrow FINALLY. I have a to-do list and everything is going to get crossed off this weekend.
Other things that are new for me: I got a part time job selling tea, which I am very excited for because that means I get a lot of good tea half-off. I’m working on volume 2 of Ladies of Literature (and if you want to apply to be an artist, you totally should.) I’m taking an online Figure Invention class in September that I absolutely can’t wait to get started on. I’m going to be opening online commissions soon. And I scored tickets to NYCC (and it was ridiculously hard to get them this year!)
So that’s me right now. Post-grad life kind of throws you for a loop, but I’m getting back on track.
TAGGED: arielle talks a lot life delete later The thing no one tells you about post grad is that there are whole days where you just don't feel like doing anything. And instead of drawing you marathon stuff on netflix. It sucks but it's what happens. But just remember to keep focus.
how the fuck do you draw hands so well teach me your ways sensei@Anonymous
Hands have gone from the bane of my existence to some of my favorite things to draw.
A lot of people get intimidated by drawing hands. Aside from the usual advice “draw from life” and “use reference,” here’s what you need to do. All those appendages and moving parts can be daunting. But what it comes down to is this: treat hands as you would treat the thing that you love drawing. Know what you like. For me: I love drawing faces and the curves of the body.
So when I study hands from life, I try to interpret them in a way that makes drawing them fun for me.
And so all the studying from life bleeds into how I draw hands in everything else:
(excerpted hands from my capstone)
Everyone always says “keep practicing” but I get you—sometimes stuff just seems super boring or too difficult to keep drawing, so you default to drawing the same things over and over again. The best way to combat that is to find something you DO like about drawing difficult things. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
TAGGED: Anonymous arielle talks a lot another relevant example: the thing I like drawing about men is being able to draw steve rogers LOL. whatever works art related questions
Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy?@twitchyteleporter
Considering 2014 is officially known as “the year Arielle sold her soul to Marvel” that would be a yes.
AKA I saw it open in IMAX. I liked it a lot! Wish Gamora & Nebula had more things to do, but overall I found it really delightful.)
TAGGED: still prefer the avengers though but that is probably because I have a disgusting crush on Steve Rogers (sincerely apologize to everyone who follows my reblog blog and suddenly has to deal with a ridiculous amount of Steve on your dashes.) delete later twitchyteleporter arielle talks a lot
I just want you to know that browsing your blog got me out of my artist's block. Thank you for being inspiring. (づ￣ ³￣)づ@Anonymous
AHHHH, thank you! ;A; I am slowly crawling my way out of a small art block myself (I saw Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! at New York City Center a month ago and it messed me up, man. MESSED ME UP BAD.) so I’m glad to hear that I could help you out with yours!
(For anyone else who’s art blocking right now, there’s this fantastic song from [ title of show ] that might help you out!)
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