Someone keeps moving my chair.

Tomorrow is the day both SHIELD and POI resume! but alas I will not see them until Wednesday and Thursday respectively (we bought the season passes for both on Google Play because we don’t have television, but watch each with different sets of friends that we have to wait for and lack time tomorrow anyway bluh).

Thus it begins, the weekly mostly avoiding both Twitter and Tumblr Tuesday-Thursday each week. Durrrr haha. Not that I’m not already super behind on the fandom things I began doing, sigh, I’ve become a boring busy adult and a bad fangirl. XD I have a tricky time squeezing in sketchbet (and even moreso any work on my comic) most days too, because after workout + commission work day + other life obligations the day is always gone and I’m going to bed late yet again?? whine whine I need more time in my days give it to me whining at the internet helps right. Haha.

grumpypurrbeast:

czgoldedition:

Hey, would anyone currently doing the #sketchbet that ends in mid-October - or anyone in general who is interested - want to do a new thing afterward and call it Projectbet?

It would be like Sketchbet in that it has a minimum daily requirement of only 15 minutes effort per day (though I would…

I would be up for this, so long as we could start a new project if we finish the first one.  Maybe get me off my ass more to sew all the things.  

Or maybe run more than one project, and as long as you work on one of them?  Cuz I have a ton of writing to do toooooo

I am definitely up for the idea of multiple long projects, either from the onset or if you finish what you set out too before projectbet ends. :) The idea is just to use peer pressure/peer aid to get us all to kick ourselves in the butt and get work done on large things, yeah, haha. Because it does seem to work with sketchbet. XD

Post-Sketchbet idea: Projectbet?

Hey, would anyone currently doing the #sketchbet that ends in mid-October - or anyone in general who is interested - want to do a new thing afterward and call it Projectbet?

It would be like Sketchbet in that it has a minimum daily requirement of only 15 minutes effort per day (though I would suspect that, also like Sketchbet, folks would more likely do 30 minutes to a couple hours range on a lot of days) but rather than the daily result being 3x weekly challenges and 4x draw whatever, every single day would be work toward the same project, selected for themselves by each participant at the beginning of the Projectbet. The project could be literally any creative pursuit - building a costume, a concentration of paintings, writing/drawing a comic, focused study in improving anatomy, writing a novel, an animation - whatever big thing YOU really, really want to accomplish but find yourself having a difficult time setting aside time for. I’m also thinking that unlike Sketchbet, you can miss one day per week. Life gets crazy and I don’t want people feeling discouraged or dropping out because they are too sick/tired/busy now and then. So rather than 7 days per week, it would be 6 or 7 days per week.

Organizationally, I am up for suggestions. Due to the nature of big projects, I figure a lot of the participants wouldn’t want their submissions each day to be broadcast publicly. Perhaps we could share a password-protected blog? Put together a mailing list? If you are interested let me know what you think!

The daily submissions can be anything, so long as they indicate a little work toward the big project. If it were a costume, perhaps a day could be tracking down the necessary fabrics, or making parts of a pattern, a bit of sewing, a bit of resin casting, a bit of foam carving, some doodled brainstorming, whatever. If it were a comic, it would be anything from a bit of panel thumbnailing, to writing dialogue, to designing characters, to doodled or drabbled brainstorming. If it were an animation, bits of storyboards, character design, individual frames drawn, backgrounds drawn, sound effects recorded, etc. Any format of creative effort goes! The idea here is just to set aside at least a tiny bit of time every day to chip away at what seems like a big, daunting production - and also to provide a motivating environment of fellow creators who can encourage each other and critique each other’s work.

When Sketchbet ends, this is what I want to personally do with my comic but… I find doing something communally helps retain motivation and pace, so I wondered if anyone else had big projects they wanted to tackle and wanted in. In a way, it’s kind of the opposite of Sketchbet since I am aware that Sketchbet’s history is rooted in webcomic artists wanting to take a break from their projects to draw other things - but as a fulltime freelance artist I want to take a break from my commissions here and there to work toward a big thing, not just to doodle random little things (though that was fun!) and I figured perhaps others had the same wish.

noisefeather:

celesgami:

wot4:

Good Lord is it bird o’clock already?

my grandma has this clock and i find it important to inform you all that every hour it makes the bird call sound of the bird of the hour

my grandma also and let me tell you as much as I love birds this loud piece of shit will wake you up every hour of the night if you are not used to it

Is there some sort of Grandmas R Us or a Grandma Depot or something because my Grandmother also owns this clock.

noisefeather:

celesgami:

wot4:

Good Lord is it bird o’clock already?

my grandma has this clock and i find it important to inform you all that every hour it makes the bird call sound of the bird of the hour

my grandma also and let me tell you as much as I love birds this loud piece of shit will wake you up every hour of the night if you are not used to it

Is there some sort of Grandmas R Us or a Grandma Depot or something because my Grandmother also owns this clock.

Hey guys I know I never wrote my proper Dragon*Con report of cute shit that happened around and about and in panels, sry, I had two days and then immediately traveled again?? But now I am home sweet home in my apartment and not gonna go anywhere for awhile, once I get properly caught up on work I will see about doing so. I TOOK NOTES so hopefully I still remember most of it…

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

czartedition:

I’ll backtrack and upload some older art eventually when I finally get some time to maybe do so?? but in the mean time have a new thing.

"Who gave that fox a tank?" Speedpaint, 4.5 hours from beginning to finish. Commission. Sketch, closeup, web size.

Submission on FA

Talking to relatives be like

"You make art for a living? That sounds like a hobby, not a job." "Well, it pays my bills and I do it full time… so no, it’s a job."

"How much do you make?" "About 15K a year." "Oh… that seems low, my job was 40K entry level." "Studio animators might make 30K, but it’s a saturated industry." "Oh… weird."

*shows them paintings per their request* “How did you make that?” “Well, I sketch it then I paint it.” “Oh, it looked like computer animation or something.” “I did paint it on a computer, and the people who make computer animation also have to paint textures and sculpt models on the computer.” “Oh, I thought you painted it. So a computer made it?” “No… I painted it, on a computer. It’s analogous to traditional painting, just different tools…”

"What’s your job." "I draw for people." "What do you do for fun?" "Uhh if I make the time to, I draw the things I want to draw. Sometimes I get wild and socialize, or sleep."