one time I wondered if Moria would ever share his dumb reads with Kuma
still on the ol favorites
|—||that wonderful ship that you were like “yeah right” and now you are like “FUCKING DAMN IT” (via ashketchumwrites)|
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
this is another one of those things I thought I uploaded already
anyways Lapras is one of my fav water types ‘cause WHAT IS IT? idk but IT LOOKS PRETTY
My favourite translator said that when she was an ambassador for Hungary she took all these Japanese politicians on a tour and she was trying to circumtranslate ‘merry go round’ cause she didn’t know the Japanese word for it by calling it a ‘horse tornado for children’ and they had no blessed idea what she was saying and she finally started running in circles going up and down and they go ‘ohhhhh, in Japan we call those ‘merry-go-rounds’”
Ah, I’m sorry if you were offended by that! I realize it’s simplistic to boil her down as “just a bitch,” but honestly… I feel that (especially when you view the anime) that’s kind of the bottom-line joke for her character? As much as I love One Piece, it’s not really safe from its misogynistic influence. I know there’s more to her character, and her past adds to her personality/explains her actions, but I feel that after the Amazon Lily arc, she’s been portrayed as very simplistic. It’s left a bad taste in my mouth, since I initially found her intriguing, but ever since she had her background covered all that’s shown is how she turns from cold-hearted Amazon lady to a puddle of jello just thinking about Luffy. Like… dude, she’s one of the most feared pirates out there with a messed up past, but all that’s ever shown is the same gag. (Much like how Sanji has really grated me in the recent arcs because the same perverted gag has been used over and over…)
My feelings on Hancock aside, I’m sorry to simplify her down like that since I know there’s quite a few people that like her character. I also could have just used a better term to get my point across. I guess the argument I was trying to make is that, unlike the other Shichibukai, her personality does a complete 180 when she’s around Luffy compared to how she interacts with other characters. It’s difficult to pinpoint what is her “true” personality because you can argue that either Luffy’s just an exception, or her behavior towards everyone else is just a “shell.” When I was looking up personality types I was trying to think of a median, or how she is after the Marineford War. (Still a cold person, but she’ll help out if it’s for Luffy/if the person doesn’t appear to be a threat.)
Portfolio Gobelins part 04
I started to developp an universe on Egyptian mythology. I had a lot of fun working on those characters :p
More research about backgrounds and universe soon :)
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