(Different anon) Hello! Wow you're 18?! So young and talented! I feel like such an incompetent grandma on this site haha. I just assumed you were female because I just ignorantly assume everyone on this site is female unless specifically stated, but I'm just realising that you're not?! :) Forgive me if I'm totally wrong though. Not that gender matters, but I was just pleasantly surprised! Either way I look forward to your wonderful art m'dear! :)
Yeah that’s ok many people assume I’m female at first, I don’t really give much thought to that anyways ¯\_( ❛ ᴗ ❛ )_/¯
Hi Metaa!! I LOVE YOUR ART! could you please tell us about yourself, like how old are you, where are you from and what do you study and etc???
Hi! and whoa it’s very surprising (and flattering) that anyone would really want to know these things heh, but if you’d like to know something in particular - don’t be shy to ask, I will most probably be thrilled to answer you!
But as to your questions I’m 18, I live in a small Central-Asian country and I am a sophomore in the American University of Central Asia, majoring in International Relations and Comparative Politics ヾ(๑╹っ╹๑)
I watched Catching Fire today and let me tell you I was expecting it to be good, but not THIS GOOD.
It was literally AMAZING, and even though I read the book I was still nervous and on the edge of my seat the ENTIRE TIME. My heart was racing and I was hyperventilating and I did not even realize how important it is to me, and I am SO happy it turned out this good!! (I was actually hoping it wouldn’t end fast the whole time, but it was so good it felt like only 15 minutes passed…)
It is definitely a MILLION TIMES BETTER than the first movie (especially since the camera doesn’t shake like crazy), and overall the acting, the CG, the CINEMATOGRAPHY (SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL) are all VERY VERY VERY GOOD.
I am sad because I’m really starting to think that the writers only see Asami as a plot device which they can just toss aside when not needed. Like she’s not part of team Avatar, but more like a side character: kinda there, but not really (for comparison Suki had a much bigger role after she stuck around in book 3). She was basically told to step aside and let the “main cast” handle things. I just, I don’t know.
It’s really hard having Asami as your favorite character…
I'm a big fan of your art, it is amazing. I found you coincidently when Korra was coming back and I couldn't be more glad. You have this way with color that is just inspiring and your line art pops out just as much. With this is mind what do you do when you're going through a rough patch? When it seems like nothing you draw is good enough, when your lines aren't sharp enough nor gentle enough? It seems like nothing I draw anymore is good enough at the time. Do you have any advice?
Thank you so much!!
Oh man, I feel ya, I’m going through a similar thing right now.
I know that it sounds very typical and lame because all the artists keep saying this and it doesn’t always work, but just keep drawing. Practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged.
And I know at times you get so tired that nothing seems to be working out, but just don’t stop. Unfortunately drawing isn’t like riding a bicycle and if you don’t draw for a long time your eyes and arm will forget the reflexes you have developed, and all the time you’ve spent drawing will go to waste. So just keep going, fight through the block and draw anything.
But if you can’t seem to be productive and end up disliking your work you can do 2 things: take a break or do some studies!! Studying is always useful and doesn’t necessarily require much artistic input - just find an anatomy book/tutorial and follow the guidelines, or try to do some figure drawing. Or just try to experiment.
All in all just don’t get discouraged. Everyone goes through this. Trees don’t bear fruit all year long. You just have to wait it out, but try not to let the waiting time go to waste :) Be strong and keep pushing!
Just try to look at these, look at related videos on youtube, try to find tutorials by your favorite artists and try to follow the guides, while not hesitating to add in your own ways and your own flavors. It’s literally all about experimenting until you find your own flow.
I just came back from Thor 2 and holy shit it was so BEAUTIFUL!!! The scenery and the special effects were breathtaking!!!
Though the end was kinda anticlimactic, the movie was pretty great, A LOT OF HILARIOUS JOKES, incLUDING A SPECIAL SCENE WITH LOKI THAT IS SO FUNNY IM REALLY GLAD IT HAPPENED!!!! I reaallllyyy want to draw it but its spoilerish but IM STILL GONNA DO IT
Anyways yeah go watch it!
(The mid-credit scene was really confusing uNTIL I UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT MEANT OH MY GOD)
Thank You Michael Dante DiMartino and Tim Hedrick for the amazing and overwhelmingly chilling writing, Thank You Ian Graham and Colin Heck for the astonishingly spectacular directing, Thank You the rest of the cast and crew for the magnificent work you have done, and of course THANK YOU Studio Mir for the beauty we have witnessed today.
At first I came to your blog to see where the source of this artwork really came from. (Someone reposted) Then once I started to scroll down your blog, I felt like I saw heaven. You are amazing!! Have a wonderful day =^)
Ah thank you so much, I am really flattered!
I’m guessing you’re talking about my AruAni gifs… Yeah I had to report around 20 uncredited reposts this week… And there’s still a bunch more but I just … i give up whatever
(the worst thing is when they cut my watermark and repost it god damn it)
Shirtless Bolin, Asami/Korra interaction, Meelo getting tired of Tenzin’s bullshit, Lin and her break-up with Tenzin, Mako being bullied in his office, SOKKA STATUE, General Iroh and POTENTIALLY MAYBE WE’RE GONNA SEE ZUKO’S DAUGHTER NEXT EPISODE???
I'm confused about the comment about Armin being a liar? Am I missing something? I think I'm caught up with the manga and I finished the anime so help me out please <3 Oh and Feel free to spoil anything and everything!
I’m really shocked that so many people are suprised I called Armin a liar? Because the anime and manga make it really clear lol
Armin lied to Annie about their plan to “escape the walls” so he and the other members of the Scouting legion could capture Annie.
He also lied in chapter 20 when he was shouting to Jean in front the Female Titan that she killed his best friend on the right flank and Jean has to avenge him
And in the latest chapter [SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVENT READ THE NEW CHAPTERS OF THE MANGA] he lied to Bert saying that they’re torturing Annie to break Bert and Reiner
He is basically a big ass liar, which in no ways makes him a bad person, since all of his lies were necessary, and we all know how much of a strategist that little asshole is :’)
apologies if this has been asked before, but do you have any tablet recommendations for a first time user?
i rarely get questions so it’s alright haha
I personally only ever used 2 tablets, both Wacom Bamboo of the last 2 generations.
I would recommend you to buy a Wacom tablet if you can afford one, specifically the cool new Intuos tablets (which are basically just Bamboos but renamed and with cool designs).
So, you can look into Intuos Pen ($79) or Intuos Pen&Touch ($99). The difference between the two is really only the touch input, and I NEVER use it on my current tablet, so if you’re a beginner just get the Pen one.
There are also other brands of graphic tablets, such as Monoprice and Yiynova, which are admittedly cheaper, but I never used them. However, there are great in-depth overviews of them here.