Anonymous asked: The girls I'm interested in also are the girls that appear to not want guys to talk to them. Scared of coming off as a disrespectful douchebag because i want to talk to a pretty and/or interesting person. Are there ways around this?
right well first of all if a girl doesn’t want guys to talk to her on the internet then maybe you should respect that because you’ll make her feel uncomfortable. another reason why girls make it seem like they dont ‘want guys to talk to them’ is because they don’t want creeps talking to them, why don’t you just send her an ask asking her about something she posted or something she can recommend you, i mean you are talking to this girl because she seems interesting right? im not gonna give you a trick in which a girl who WONT WANT to talk to you, suddenly will. there is not a magic pick up line for alt girls apart from ‘hey sweet badge man is that for a band or are you just like, really into dogs?’
I hate how I draw so like even if I like the story I make up ill never get it on paper cause I feel like I ruin it
sometimes i hate how i draw too but the best way is to just DO it and CREATE, creating is never a bad thing in itself, when i started getting back into drawing i put everything on tumblr just to get a bit of reassurance that i wasn’t a total lost cause, that small notification can be a real boost in you trying harder and creating even more, even if you look back on it in a month and really hate it
Anonymous asked: With your Emmy comics, do you have a storyline written down or in your head, or are you letting it progress organically? I have trouble continuing a narrative sometimes as I don't know what I want to happen/how to make it interesting
sometimes i’ll have a rough idea in my head of something i think would be funny, and i’ll make that the beginning and just let it progress naturally, and by that i mean i make it up as i go along, im constantly changing my mind and switching directions
as for making it interesting, the most i can really advise is just to think of a good story that has happened to you, or if you’re a bit more abstract a dream that you’ve had or something, the best place to start is to just write a comic about what you know
i went to my local independent comic book and graphic novel store today and bought The Making Of by Brecht Evens, which is a flemish import, about a moderately successful artist named Peterson, who travels to the village of Beerpole to take part in the local arts biennial, unfortunately his fellow artists are amateur misfits and his artistic vision falls apart around him. the book is so amazingly rich with ink washes and watercolours, i could frame every panel on my wall, it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s definitely made me want to expand my creative mediums. the minimal colour and shapes portray each emotion effectively and the use of the chosen colour for speech reflects each character well.
it’s a shame that the writing is not as engaging as the images. Each character is shallow and lacks development, the most interesting character is left in a cell never to return, and the only central female is a groupie and is used as a means for the main character to get his boner felt in a lake (wow groundbreaking the only female fucks the protagonist wow blown away.) also i must note the only conversation we hear her having, may i add she is also a photographer, with her friends is simple gossip which is in stark contrast to the artistic waffle of the other amateur artists. I don’t think it is fair representation to use this female character as a way to portray that the main character is ‘sleazy’, noting also that the young girl is only seventeen which doesnt seem to deter him at all, and also the retro slime green of his speech.
im happy that i bought this book purely for the beauty of it’s pages, but the story was very ‘meh’