Now that I'm a bit more settled time for #introductions !
Hi there! I'm Jess.
- I pretty much seem to collect art supplies at this point, but my first love is watercolour
- my current main project is a webcomic (igmbdh.thewebcomic.com) which was meant to be a month long test and has so far taken the whole of this year and is STILL NOT DONE
- most of the rest of my free time is spent playing videogames, especially MMOs (GW2, Wildstar, ESO, SWL) and nintendo stuff
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👺📢attention one and all!📢👺
we stand again upon the very precipice of GOBLIN WEEK 2019, the most currently annual edition of the ongoing festivity of boggart-drawing anarchy. From the 20th to the 27th of January drawing enthusiasts of all confidence levels can get messy, be playful, decide what a goblin is & subject the world to your chaotic vision as daily & as free from stress as you can.
A small low quality GW2 choya doodle, got nowhere else to put it but I think it's cute
Long thoughts on the #ideation, #thumbnail, and #sketch phase of drawing. Show more
I actively try to make BAD things at the silhouette/thumb stage. It's freeing to say, "I'm going to sit down and purposely draw the worst I can."
It's SO anathema to how you're used to working that your brain and muscle memory for mark making kick in and will not LET you make the worst things possible. It's almost impossible to set outrageously bad drawing as a goal.
Do that a few times and you realize that by giving yourself that initial permission -- no, the dictate -- to make awful things, you actually give yourself the freedom to work at your highest level.
Sketching should never be about the quality of work (unless you're doing a study and not just ideation) but rather about making a record of ideas. And rejecting any idea outright is no bueno. Just let whatever comes out come out.
No one ever has to see it but you. Unless, like me, you show everyone your awful thumbs like an idiot.
Currently the only thing that will scratch my RPG itch is Witcher 3, so I've been playing it a whole bunch. Whenever my dad comes in and sees me playing it he pauses to marvel at the buildings, so every time I end up taking him on a little tour of the scenery while he gets excited about the brickwork and the amount of detail in everything :D
I am so undeservedly nervewracked about this whole thing because I am a nervous and delicate creature - every step along the way I have been expecting every single new page to be the update where everyone suddenly decides that both me and my comic are absolutely terrible but everyone has instead been unrelentingly lovely as usual!!
26/UK || she/her || queer lady and rampant doodler. tatterberry/tatterberryart on most other sites!
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