kikiface
naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

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. Be proud.

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.

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

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. 

Be proud.




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.

skepticarcher

Yay! Milestone 1 & 2 have been reached, this means anyone who donates as little as $5 will be entered in a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind original piece of art by me! ouo

The raffle will be held Nov. 1st, please be willing to provide a shipping address if you wish to participate! 

Monthly wallpapers will now also be a thing, and will be available in high res to patrons of $10 or more.

Next goal: Commission raffle. At $300/month I will be raffling off a commission slot for a digital painting. This means that with a little bit of luck, you could potentially be getting a full piece of art created just for you for as little as a $5 pledge! Yay!

Look here for more details or to become a patron!

Hi guys! I’ve decided to give Patreon a try in the hopes that it will help me achieve a more stable financial situation that will enable me to more consistently produce art for you all to stare at, obtain, and own for yourselves!

Right now, I devote most of my time to commissions, and while I definitely enjoy having an audience that enables me to support myself through my work, it often leaves me unable to pursue my own personal projects and goals for my art and without the time I need to further hone my skills and teach myself new things!

Being able to support myself through Patreon would not only let me create more work for all of you, but would allow me to create better and more complex pieces as I teach myself new skills.

I’m hoping to offer a range of exclusive content to those who choose to support me, so please take a look at the rewards listed on my Patreon Page and decide if there is anything that suits your fancy!


This does not mean that all of my art will be Patreon-exclusive now! It simply means that patrons will have access to some things early, and other things like sketchbook dumps and art raffles exclusively, as well as access to some high-resolution files for personal use.

If anything, any support I receive via Patreon should make it much easier for me to post MORE art here for everyone. 

Thank you!

spritewight

The Fundraising Post

spritewight:

Hey! Hi. We—-that is myself, Mamaflash, and Dem-hips—-are running a fundraiser this week. On Labor Day we had an emergency vet visit. The story itself could be triggering, so I’ll provide a link to it below and just say here that we lost too much money to handle with our current jobs. (And, more importantly, the most amazing pet I’ve ever known.)

In happier news, in order to try and cover rent, we’re doing a second printing of our Yowamushi Pedal shirts!

image

image

Both available at our storenevy, UPSTAGE

The last con left our stock pretty empty, but we’re bringing the screens back for both our Peak and GROSS patterns all this week. Please check ‘em out! You can also contact us at our gmail (Upstagemail) if you have any questions about sizing or potential color changes, and we’ll do the best we can to accommodate you.

If you want to know what the fundraiser’s in honor of, or just find out a little more about a wonderful animal, here’s an info post about Nonny. It’s not a quarter of what she deserves, but it’s all I’ve got in me at the moment.

NOTE: We’re working to scrape up our other goods as well to place on the storenvy, so if you’re not interested in bikes, please bookmark it and check back in a bit to see if we have something else that interests you—-how about cute whales or Psychonauts? We’re working on it!

Hello tumblr, let me tell you a thing. 

The lovely lady who made this post is my friend Avis, who is, without a hint of joking, one of the most kind and giving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. 

She and her housemates have been through some especially rough times recently after the loss of their bird Nonny, who was without a doubt every bit as wonderful as the ladies she shared a home with (she got it from her mamas). You can read more about Nonny in the info post linked above, and I highly recommend doing so because she was one of the most wonderful creatures to ever take a nap on my shoulder (this is a high bar, I assure you).

The last thing I want anyone to have to deal with after the already terrible pain of losing a pet as well-loved as Nonny is to worry about how they’re going to be able to pay vet bills or anything else.

So I guess I am just asking you guys, my followers, all 15,000something of you, to take a couple moments out of your day and read some words about a wonderful animal and some wonderful people, and if you find something in their shop that you’d like to have for yourself, or simply wish to reblog and help spread the word, or offer them any words of kindness you can muster, it would be so, so appreciated, because these ladies and their bird mean the world to me.

Thanks to you all, and I hope that brighter days find everyone, looking ahead.

I actually made this mini QUITE a while ago, but haven’t been able to get any half-decent pictures of it til now (flash doesn’t like to play nice).  

This was a mini I made for a DnD character I never actually used: a gnoll druid.

The base is very unfinished and will probably remain that way unless I get an opportunity to use her again. 

Entirely hand-sculpted from Super Sculpey and apoxy sculpt with a tiny wire core, painted in acrylics. She stands about an inch and a quarter tall.