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It’s something called, “endless years of blood, sweat, and tears.”

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Almost everyone I’ve met (fellow artists aside) have said this to me in one form or another: “I wish I could draw but I wasn’t born an artist like you.”

Well, I can tell you for a fact that I definitely wasn’t born with magical art skills. Everything takes practice and dedication. That number you see above is only probably 1/4 of all the drawings I’ve made in the past decade (I throw out most of my less refined work).

So, roughly speaking, that’s 10 years of work and ~8,000 drawings.

And still, I don’t consider myself artistically gifted in any way.

There’s this voice inside my head that’s always saying, “You can do better than this. Look at all those artists you admire and how beautiful their lines/colors/compositions are. Leeeeaaaarn from them, young grasshopper, and persevere.

It’s that kind of mentality that pushes us self-taught artists forward. 

So… I decided to give livestream a test run. Here’s a super sped-up version of the whole stream. It seems that I take 10x as long to draw when I’m being watched…

Sorry about the terrible video quality and all the windows that pop up. I need to get a larger monitor so I can fit everything on the screen and crop the other windows out.

Once I iron out some things, I’ll start officially livestreaming stuff. In the meantime, if you want to see the slowed down version of any of the parts, the ridiculously long version of this video is up on my channel.

Final pic here.

art & OC (c) me [difa]

song: “King of Anything” (c) Sara Bareilles

Would anyone come watch if I started livestreaming my art?

(lol I’m not sure yet if I’ll really do it cause the thought of being watched while I draw kind of unnerves me, but it looks like fun… maybe?)

For my bestest friend since forever ago :)

These were our original characters from about the time we met. I believe these were the first ones we ever drew. Oh nostalgia.

Willy, the blue-haired one (c) WL

Spade, the black-haired one (c) me

In another world, this is how we met.

"Is this yours?"

"Yes, it’s for an experiment."

"An ex—"

"A social experiment."

"…"

"The name’s Sherlock Holmes. Address: 221b Baker Street. Come tonight at 7, not a minute late. Ta!"

[paperman]

In the absence of Sherlock inspiration and still stuck in a massive art block, I decided to finally start watching GoT. Let’s just say that after watching all two seasons in one weekend, I’m thoroughly surprised I can hate so many characters in a series and still be interested in the show…Arya’s by far one of the only characters I like—nay, love.Joffery, she’s going to kill you one day. I can feel it in my bones.

In the absence of Sherlock inspiration and still stuck in a massive art block, I decided to finally start watching GoT. Let’s just say that after watching all two seasons in one weekend, I’m thoroughly surprised I can hate so many characters in a series and still be interested in the show…

Arya’s by far one of the only characters I like—nay, love.

Joffery, she’s going to kill you one day. I can feel it in my bones.

Oswin Oswald, the girl who can!

Man! Moffat just never ceases to amaze me. Never thought I’d get over the prospect of losing Amy and Rory on the show but ahhhhh, Oswin is such a great character!

Excited to see how Moffat “frees” Oswin :D

(I couldn’t decide which way to flip the pic so I decided to include both, one in color and one in line art)

So I said I’d draw something before I started work, right?
Well… that plan failed. But good news: I may have more time than I thought. First week was great :D (Oh! And a big thank you to all you guys for the “congrats.” <3) 
Anyways, WHO’S SEEN THE NEW DOCTOR WHO EP???Everyone by now, probably. I’m so late.But yeah, I was so afraid when Moffat first announced that there’d be someone replacing Amy and Rory, but leave it to Moffat to make another amazing character! I’m so won over!! But ahhh, now I’m so stoked to see how Moffat manages to explain Oswin’s…er…escape from her dilemma (being vague in case anyone hasn’t seen the ep yet). Anyone have theories?
P.S. This is obviously a WIP. I’ll finish it later…

So I said I’d draw something before I started work, right?

Well… that plan failed. But good news: I may have more time than I thought. First week was great :D (Oh! And a big thank you to all you guys for the “congrats.” <3) 

Anyways, WHO’S SEEN THE NEW DOCTOR WHO EP???
Everyone by now, probably. I’m so late.
But yeah, I was so afraid when Moffat first announced that there’d be someone replacing Amy and Rory, but leave it to Moffat to make another amazing character! I’m so won over!! 

But ahhh, now I’m so stoked to see how Moffat manages to explain Oswin’s…er…escape from her dilemma (being vague in case anyone hasn’t seen the ep yet). Anyone have theories?

P.S. This is obviously a WIP. I’ll finish it later…

Do it.
I&#8217;m in need of some amusement.
[edit: Do. Did. Done.]

Do it.

I’m in need of some amusement.

[edit: Do. Did. Done.]

Colors - April Smith

I’ll wear your colors my dear 

Until you’re standing right here 

Next to the one who adores you 

Whose heart is beating for you 

Like a lighthouse guides

A shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea

I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me

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Train of thought: England goes to war again and John is called to serve. Sherlock, never knowing how to show his emotions, hides any signs of sadness over John’s imminent departure. He denies all feelings of loneliness, longing, etc. until John leaves. Then, in the privacy of his now empty rooms, Sherlock begins to mope. He eventually develops an attachment to everything that John used to wear and even starts to wear John’s jumpers because it brings him a curious sense of comfort. When John returns, he is greeted with a Sherlock dressed in one of his old sweaters, looking quite awkward because John’s clothes are much too loose for Sherlock’s lanky body. But John says nothing because he understands. Sherlock has missed him.

 

(…just a silly doodle for a silly thought)

The Sherbit: Unexpectedly spirited ‘holme’


"Your name—I remember it now. Your name is Sherlock Holmes."


In which, Sherlock gets turned into Smaug and needs Hobbit!Watson to remember his real name to free both of them from the spell.


(My train of thought went something along the lines of: Smaug = dragon & dragon = Haku, Smaug = Cumberbatch & Cumberbatch = Sherlock, therefore Sherlock = Haku… yeeah I don’t think there’s anything I can’t crossover with Sherlock)

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And here’s little Mycroft floating down after them. He had a little too much cake.

Disclaimer: I totally traced the faces from Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (like you couldn’t tell…) but the hair and clothing alterations are my own.

I present to you…

Molly Hooper, Shieldmaiden of Baker Street.

"The one who counted."



She’s disguised in the robes of the enemy.


Everytime I rewatch The Return of the King I get all these feels, and the Eowyn feels are among the greatest (up there with all those hobbit feels). I’ve watched the trilogy at least 20 times now (for each movie) and I still cry. Every. Fucking. Time.

So I was listening to the OSTs for the LotR trilogy and it got really depressing, really fast.

So all of a sudden my mind went from crack crossovers and hilarity to BOOM! Reichenbach angst.

Yeah.

Lord of the Sherlock.

In which Sherlock comes back as Cumbersmaug and traumatizes Hobbit!Freeman (the Rogaine didn’t help). Smaug Holmes then returns to the Lonely Mountains with an injured tail and broken heart, but instead of forgiving Bilbo Watson, he nurses his grief into hatred and quadruple chins. He begins to pillage towns and amass riches to fill the growing emptiness in his heart. When Bilbo Watson finds Smaug Holmes again, it is too late. Buried in a thousand chins, raving maniacally to himself about “not having any friends,” Smaug Holmes can no longer be saved. Bilbo Watson is forced to slay Smaug Holmes and for the rest of his abnormally long hobbit days, he can never forgive himself.

(Lol what is wrong with me?? I’m on a crack art high or something. This was supposed to be somewhat serious at first then I got to panel 4 and it all went out the window. I CAN’T SHIP THIS WITH A STRAIGHT FACE DAMMIT!)

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