Grayscale in a Jar
This is called being lazy.

But I had fun being lazy.

Does it still count?

This is called being lazy.

But I had fun being lazy.

Does it still count?

Alasou doesn’t like the cold much. Neither do I. I got to talking at him and he’s never heard of hot cider! Gasp!

…And I’m sure he’s like “Who the hell is this guy?”

Another in the series of Grayscale trying to make friends. x3

Finally get time off work. Get insanely sick immediately, and literally hibernate for 24 hours. I feel better, but my brain is totally not working yet. See image.

Finally get time off work. Get insanely sick immediately, and literally hibernate for 24 hours. I feel better, but my brain is totally not working yet. See image.

Wow
So I fell asleep drawing. Kinda. Sleep drawing? Time for me to go to bed.
Just thought it'd be amusing for the presently non-extant readers to know I fell asleep, tablet and pen in hand, and woke up with things drawn. BADLY drawn, but wow.
Yes, an image for ants. My new (again!) icon. As I keep progressing in understanding things this is basically becoming like a “progress” montage. In any case, Grayscale has…Gasp! Colors?! Heresy!

I like this. So much. So freaking much. I never wanted to art more in my life. And suddenly want to re-draw everything to see how much better I can do everything, but also want to draw so many new things.

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Yes, an image for ants. My new (again!) icon. As I keep progressing in understanding things this is basically becoming like a “progress” montage. In any case, Grayscale has…Gasp! Colors?! Heresy!

I like this. So much. So freaking much. I never wanted to art more in my life. And suddenly want to re-draw everything to see how much better I can do everything, but also want to draw so many new things.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

This was nice. The even more hours of time I wasted trying to make Linux download files from my phone, failing, and then uploading from my phone? That wasn’t fun.

The non-answers from dozens of forums with the “error” (which is not an error, error code, or anything useful at all) were also not fun. I like art. I hate Operating Systems. I am using the word hate here. Sigh.

Anyway. Oh. About the art. Just showing that I do, in fact, put a lot of effort in to practicing lighting, volumes, etc. It’s fun to play around with spheroids, and such, but much better on paper. It’s scary to think you’re wearing away your tablet continuously working shades of lighting like you would a pencil.

This was nice. The even more hours of time I wasted trying to make Linux download files from my phone, failing, and then uploading from my phone? That wasn’t fun.

The non-answers from dozens of forums with the “error” (which is not an error, error code, or anything useful at all) were also not fun. I like art. I hate Operating Systems. I am using the word hate here. Sigh.

Anyway. Oh. About the art. Just showing that I do, in fact, put a lot of effort in to practicing lighting, volumes, etc. It’s fun to play around with spheroids, and such, but much better on paper. It’s scary to think you’re wearing away your tablet continuously working shades of lighting like you would a pencil.

jykinturah:

trapped-in-a-jar:

Art of my favorite fan MLP concept ever - and I blasphemously say I like this idea better than Crookedtrees Pinkamena blog. Art by jykinturah.

Hope he likes it. Idea their early relationship kinda popped in to my head. Entirely unrelated to his nice story, I’d imagine it being very rocky at first, with Dash ironically supporting Twi through her guilt and Twilight trying to think of everything she can to help Dash.


This scene in my mind is her finally giving up trying to find a magical solution to the problem - and of course losing it.

image

Justice?
Why when people seek justice, they find hate? To heal themselves, wound another? I don't understand. Especially on Tumblr.

And the world will never know what it lost.
And I never knew what I had.
“Time heals all wounds” is such a god-damned lie. It’s been two years.

It bothered me so much lately I had to…draw something. Somehow. With my mediocre ability. Just…somehow. If you or anyone you know ever has thoughts of suicide, please seek help…

Compendium #1: Art is Calvinball.
Art is Calvinball. If you get it, the rest is just explaining why.
I'm a thinker. Though a new "artist", I spent many years alone with words. Hence "Grayscale" has a cutiemark which services both. Nobody likes verbosity, so this is terse, and maybe one day I can represent these artistically. I will write these short things until then.
People often "hate" their art, but I don't. I think, art is being a child. You play with ideas, interpretations ("Style"), in your world. Why criticize Calvin for playing Calvinball? I'm not an egoist, just seeing it so differently. Like a child, which I never got to be.
You make a "mistake", but you develop it. You add, not erase, in your world. The problem with so many artists ragequitting is they stop playing - they take the game seriously. A crooked nose is "wrong", because "I didn't WANT a crooked nose", they don't draw a silly crooked face and giggle. They should! Playing DIFFERENT kinds of calvinball is how you get good at playing all of them. This is why I paint - painting is the BEST calvinball.
Also, "Teach me to draw". Would you teach a child to play? You can teach them games, but they do the playing! All a teacher does - can do - is teach you a game. How skilled you are is how well you play that game. Watch the other kids play, let them explain the game, but you can make up any game you like. So many people don't try, or give up, because they see the world as fixed rules like schools teach.
The most important thing: A stick man is good if a stick man is what you want! So this is also how I see my own art: Sure, I'm new, and it's not so good, because I'm not yet able to do what I want. I'm still learning the rules of the games I want to play! I'm still making up my own rules!
Art is Calvinball! Which is why I love it, and don't get frustrated easily, because it's "my world". I need that. This one does not agree with me, but that's okay. I have mine.
darkflame7:

Random painting of something in my campsite

I’m really bad at this…



Do it because it makes you happy! Practice because when that one time you really do have that perfect idea, that perfect scenery, you can capture it and have it forever. Or maybe make that perfect scenery you can never find.

Also, I don’t think anybody could want to do any more detailed on a phone. Every day is a good day when you paint.

darkflame7:

Random painting of something in my campsite

I’m really bad at this…

Do it because it makes you happy! Practice because when that one time you really do have that perfect idea, that perfect scenery, you can capture it and have it forever. Or maybe make that perfect scenery you can never find. Also, I don’t think anybody could want to do any more detailed on a phone. Every day is a good day when you paint.
I need to sleep…

I need to sleep…

I discovered art makes me happy.

Not much else does.

I discovered art makes me happy.

Not much else does.

Quickly sketched comic. I’ve never made a comic before. Before about this month I haven’t done…well any of this. It’s an adventure!Also, this is basically Grayscale and Scherzo summarized.
…Jokes on him. I get to draw these things. Hehehehehehehehe.
Art is fun. I hope those of you who follow like to have fun too.

Quickly sketched comic. I’ve never made a comic before. Before about this month I haven’t done…well any of this. It’s an adventure!
Also, this is basically Grayscale and Scherzo summarized.

…Jokes on him. I get to draw these things. Hehehehehehehehe.

Art is fun. I hope those of you who follow like to have fun too.

And now we have me, Grayscale, with my friend (who is not imaginary! I do have one!) Scherzo. He’s a music major. He’s also possibly the devil.

And now we have me, Grayscale, with my friend (who is not imaginary! I do have one!) Scherzo. He’s a music major. He’s also possibly the devil.