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Le Printemps— Chibiusa and Helios
I wanted to do something relaxing! So I did. (I always want to do something relaxing…)

Le Printemps— Chibiusa and Helios

I wanted to do something relaxing! So I did. (I always want to do something relaxing…)

6 hours ago with 14 notes
#capo art. #watercolor. #fanart. #chibiusa. #helios. #chibimoon. #sailor moon.
caporushes whispered: I hope you don't mind me asking this but-- GLITTER BOOKMARKS? o A o Where did you get those made?! anywhere with hologram glitter is a place I need to patronize!

storyofthedoor:

cinnasketches:

I know- GLITTER!!!!  There can never be enough!  storyofthedoor and I ordered them from a printing shopping service called JiMi Agency.  They’ve been pretty great to work with so far!  I’ve now ordered more glitter bookmarks and cell phone charm wipers from them!  I hope they continue to offer more items in the future, as the amount of printing capabilities they have access to in Korea seem far greater than here in the US.

(Also storyofthedoor says hi! <3).

XD <3 People should go check out JiMi! They also have a deviantart.

Useful information for everyone! All hail glitter!

1 week ago with 18 notes
madeline

madeline

2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#capo art. #hungry roots. #madeline.
A study in loose inking. Fun warmup! Wil isn&#8217;t mine etc etc
I&#8217;ll have you know I tried 3 different prints for the hijab before giving up

A study in loose inking. Fun warmup! Wil isn’t mine etc etc

I’ll have you know I tried 3 different prints for the hijab before giving up

2 weeks ago with 55 notes
#fanart. #capo art. #k-e. #theyoungdoyley.
Reigisa! Just some dumb newlyweds to prove I&#8217;m not dead I guess!! I love these morons

Reigisa! Just some dumb newlyweds to prove I’m not dead I guess!! I love these morons

2 weeks ago with 44 notes
#reigisa. #fanart. #capo art. #free!. #rei. #nagisa.
juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal
We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!
However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 
The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 
The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.
And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

Keeping this here as a reminder to myself and others! I work a day job 40 hours a week and go to school full time, and still try to cram in drawing around that&#8212; and I&#8217;m so, so guilty of telling myself it&#8217;s not enough. Don&#8217;t fall into that trap! Be a human being, it&#8217;s okay! You&#8217;re still a good artist. (And, if you&#8217;re more like me than I hope you are: you are still a good person when you&#8217;re not drawing.)

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal

We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

Keeping this here as a reminder to myself and others! I work a day job 40 hours a week and go to school full time, and still try to cram in drawing around that— and I’m so, so guilty of telling myself it’s not enough. Don’t fall into that trap! Be a human being, it’s okay! You’re still a good artist. (And, if you’re more like me than I hope you are: you are still a good person when you’re not drawing.)

3 weeks ago with 3,118 notes
Putting this here so I can do it eventually

Putting this here so I can do it eventually

3 weeks ago with 2,475 notes
Aaaand a little warmup from today. 

Aaaand a little warmup from today. 

3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#lolita. #capo art. #sketch.
Sketch I did the other day to play around with the watercolor Frenden brushes for MS5. I don&#8217;t have the hang of them yet (obviously) but I do rather like how this turned out, as far as a sketch goes. 

Sketch I did the other day to play around with the watercolor Frenden brushes for MS5. I don’t have the hang of them yet (obviously) but I do rather like how this turned out, as far as a sketch goes. 

3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#maryam. #fahd. #chained. #capo art. #manga studio 5. #frenden.
→ Livestream!

Drawing for awhile 

4 weeks ago with 1 note
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