— Anonymous: dude. it's so hard to draw when it sucks so much. like, i'm hating what's happening on the screen and paper and it's so infuriating. if it's about anger, then i have plenty of it, but how do i channel it for drawing. also i'm 17 and there's pros out there who started drawing with a milk bottle in the other hand so that's even more depressing. i just want to punch a wall.

almightyp:

This ended up super long, I guess because I am in the middle of reevaluating all the art things…and stuff.

Ayy gently chest bumps you. Okay, real talk: I don’t know how long have you been following me and if you read some of my answers related to the topic, but you have to know that I wish, okay, I wish SO HARD that when I was ONLY 17 I would have started drawing. Because I started later. So basically you already have a huge ass advantage over me. There is one thing that I learned the hard way: if you really want to draw, you might get all angry about it and decide that you are not good enough and just drop it at 10, 14, 17, whenever. But then one day the desire to draw will still hit you and you will regret so so hard that you haven’t started earlier. You will be, I don’t know, surrounded by 30 grandkids and one of them will give you a Crayola and you will have a sudden urge to kick your 17 years old self in the face, because you were stupid and decided that trying and practicing was too hard or useless. Considering all that, you will still need to figure out if this type of art or art in general is worth it personally for you. Because getting all worked up over something that you aren’t completely crazy about is way too destructive and brings too much negativity into your life. I had this with photography. I liked it, I really did, but I found way less pros than cons and decided to just keep it a hobby. But if you decide that yes, it is indeed what you want to spend A LOT of your time on, then start right now. An additional month of practice can make a huge deal. If you feel  completely unmotivated, just look at your older drawings. Yes, you might be not nearly as good as your faves, but hey, you are better than you were a month ago, so pat yourself on the shoulder.

Unfortunately I don’t have any “stop comparing yourself to others, because they are others and you are you, sun is shining, unicorns are mating” kind of advice, because everyone knows how hard I blame myself for not being Michelangelo. Fun fact: yesterday I suddenly remembered an episode from my childhood, more specifically the first time I felt really really bad about myself because of someone else’s art. Before going into more than a decade long phase of “I’m not good enough so I won’t even try to draw seriously” I was the kid that stayed in her room buried in pencils. Realistically speaking, I was the best in class, and the teachers always took my drawings to those school exhibitions, and I remember my sleeping beauty themed scribbles were in some magazine. Anyway, point is, there were no rivals around me. And then I started noticing that on every school event teachers were mentioning this one girl who was a good artist, and I heard that she won some local art contest and everyone was praising her. And one day they made an exhibition entirely out of her works and when I saw her paintings I just 

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Yeah, except there was 1 tiny problem: I WAS IN FIRST GRADE SHE WAS IN EIGHTH. Not like it bothered me that time, because I had this ridiculous idea, that I just can’t do it and that artists are born not made. Anyway, do not ever do this. Quitting without trying because someone already has advantage is ridiculous, even though tempting. Very tempting I KNOW.

So yeah, there are bazillion of those, who started drawing right after they popped out, but starting at 17 is way better that at 18-19-50-whatever, because every day of intense work matters. Also, you actually might have a great advantage, man, because most people who start early, take it easy and slow. On the other hand there is you, who realizes that there is competition, and that you have and want to learn fast and learn a lot. So yeah. 

Also, you want to punch a wall, punch it but not with the drawing hand, trust me I am scientist. 

ravenclaw-queen:

In which Draco and Harry dress a little too quickly after a meeting

I don’t even ship it and this is awesome

Ayy, happy birthday to Mari here too.

verylittlebird:

this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

[140715 it’s okay, it’s love press conference] kyungsoo was so nervous that he kept forgetting what to say

[JONGIN CECI] When watching ironman, dont feel too embarrassed by me cause i will get too excited. When i am sleeping, do not disturb me unless the fried chicken delivery is here. After getting along with me, you will realise i am very easy to understand. I am very innocent. Although many people may not know, i am quite cute at times too. Also, i am a kind man who will repay twice the amount of love back to people who like me.

sehun-ismystyle:

"Do not disturb me unless the fried chicken delivery is here”

anotherangstyartist:

Songbird

endless edits of Sehunnie ruining my life ; <3

anotherangstyartist:

Yin-Yang Koi

" Use your smile to change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile. "

"I was touched the most at that time when everyone was really tired, we are aware of how big the problem would be, specially for K, they have it harder since they don’t have time to sleep. Everyone in M was also particularly down. But even if they are obviously tired, K would come and cheer up M. Like Baekhyun and Chanyeol, they would immediately ran over to cheer us up. Suho and Kai as well. Kyungsoo too, even if its out of his character to go "wah wah wah", he would call me "ge" and massage my shoulders. Sehun touched me the most, though he is the youngest but he is very thoughtful to us his hyungs. He would always shout "EXO!!! We are one!!" cheering everyone up with a big smile. Watching this kid being like this, without anyone noticing, I ran to a corner and cried for quite a long time."

yixingology:

[Contemporary Pop Magazine] Yixing on what he believes to be the most important moment

 (c) Layminiiiii酱’s scans

http://doitlikethis123.tumblr.com/post/91953961130/reading-yixings-interview-i-suddenly-realized

doitlikethis123:

Reading Yixing’s interview, I suddenly realized around the time Exo-K was promoting “Overdose”, they were fighting time to re-learn all the choreo. Yixing mentioned the K members had it especially hard ‘cos “they didn’t have time to sleep”, but still tried to comfort the M members and kept…

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