I’m pretty sure I’ve accidentally posted like the last five things I’ve drawn to the wrong blog first. Why is the blog name faded and tucked away in the corner? If it looked something like the logged-in/anonymous selectamajig on ask pages maybe I wouldn’t forget about it.
Side note I have no idea how well that big long post reads at all, I don’t really know how to write a cohesive piece (which is another thing I’d probably get better at just by trying a lot)
I played the piano for twelve years. I wasn’t nearly as diligent about it as I was supposed to be — I barely averaged ten minutes’ practice a day — but I played the piano for a least a little bit most days. For twelve years. I was probably better at the piano than I ever have been at anything else. If I started playing again and practiced as much as I was actually supposed to, it would probably reclaim its place as the thing I’m best at very quickly. (I have vague plans to pick up lessons again when I can afford them.)
So, for twelve years, how it went is I’d start a song, gradually get better at it over the course of a few months until I was playing it well enough to perform if I wanted, and then do it again with a new song. And again. And I’d have several songs on the go at any given time. That is a whole fucking lot of times to get gradually, unconsciously better at a thing through practice, and yet I still haven’t really internalized that that’s more or less how learning just works.
There was some conscious effort to make sure I was learning it right, but 80% of it was always just playing it over and over again until my body got used to it. Steering was conscious but moving forward just happened. Happens. I beat myself up a lot when I can’t figure something out with my art, but a lot of the time the reason I can’t is that it’s just a matter of a lot of trial and error.
The problem, I think, is that that’s not really how I learn programming, which I’ve probably put the second most time into after piano. Getting better overall is still a slow, unconscious process, but the next step is often to go, find something new with documentation I can read, and consciously learn it. If I don’t know how to do something, I can go figure out how on purpose. Knowing how to do something and being able to do it are almost synonymous. If I don’t know how to do something with my art, on the other hand, there’s only so much outside sources can do to teach me. Mostly I just have to work through it until I suddenly realize that I can do it now and I have no idea how I got here.
I love learning to program, but I hate learning to draw. I love drawing, but I hate learning to draw. It works a lot better when I forget about learning and just draw, and then the learning happens anyway, but I keep forgetting that.
oh nooooo this is so unfair……. I want to be this cute
“Kid Galaxy Morphibians Killer Whale”. I have no idea what Kid Galaxy Morphibians is, but now this is what I want for Christmas too.
- Textured skin for cool, funky look
I mean, come on, what more could you ask for?
am i allowed to ship my sylveons or is that, like, not allowed
yes that is very allowed omg
POKEDDEXY day two: favourite Dark-type
I can’t believe how chubby Hydreigon is omg. How am I supposed to take this thing seriously as a being of destruction when it’s shaped like a Latias only less airplaney.
Once again I would’ve liked to clean this up but today was busy and it’s midnight.
I accidentally posted this here first so I may as well take the opportunity to give you all a periodic reminder I have an art blog.
My tablet understands what angle I’m holding the pen at, and I only just realized. What the hell, that’s awesome. I’m pretty sure I’ve been subconsciously taking advantage of it for a while, though, because that’s something I do with real paper, but now that I know, that’s going to be a huuuuge help.
I’m finally done! Maybe now I can actually buy the dang game, ahahaha.
THESE ARE SO GOOD. They fit in well with the actual R/B sprites!
I just measured this Gourgeist and it’s 40 cm tall, while even Small Gourgeist is 70 cm. I made a Smaller-Than-Small Gourgeist. A Tiny Gourgeist.
uv were you just randomly looking at my art blog omg
I don’t know why it’s happening now, though. I mean, yeah, half the front page is taken up by commits with my name on them right now, but I don’t think anyone looks at those. I’ve taken up half the front page before and nobody really seems to notice.
In the past, very few people have realized veekun is more than just Eevee, but all of a sudden, the rest of us are getting some recognition and I feel so cool.
Also, I gave a few TM corrections to Pokémon Showdown (Smogon’s simulator) and right away the lead dev gave me push access so I could make further changes without going through him, and whipped me up a script to dump their data to JSON so that I could sync their data back to veekun. Just now I realized I’ve also been made an op in the #showdown IRC channel, and I doubt I’m ever even going to do anything op-related in there, but I feel so important wow.
oh dang looks like veekun learned about XY
THANK YOU magical and zhorken (and everyone from pokémon showdown, project pokémon, smogon, et al.) who did all the actual work while my head was in the clouds!
lmk if anything is totally busted
meanwhile i will soon get back to working on my amazing veekun overhaul that will blow your mind and also never be finished
n.b. if the sprite box looks wonky or new Pokémon’s icons aren’t appearing, force-refresh; you’ve probably got the old CSS/icon sheet cached.
Anyway yes I am amazing and everyone should love me.
DO. NOT. DO. THIS.
Seriously, do not do this. In no manner of speaking should you do this.
That is a photo of a glow stick in a Mountain Dew bottle.
Baking soda and peroxide creates a corrosive, and adding it to a carbonated drink will cause it to explode. It eats through solid concrete.
DO NOT DO THIS.
left out all the annoying happy responses to give you this PSA