yes i do graffiti
Really, it’s more about attitude than the details. You can do a ton of things wrong, but if you work hard for a long period of time, you are going to get results. I see too many people get paralysis by analysis, they believe that if everything isn’t perfect it’s not even worth getting started, whereas in reality a terrible plan executed today is better than the best laid plan executed too late. Work hard, be dedicated, and stay mentally tough and you will have results, far better than anyone who is on the latest and greatest training/diet fad, but doesn’t have the mental fortitude to be ‘in’ for the long term.
Dr. Layne Norton (via niggayougay)
Hence why almost any program will work if you stick with it.
yes i do graffiti
As a place where a crowd of artists is hanging out, pixiv is filled with tips, tutorials, and resources. But having a deal with its tags-based works arrangement can be a challenge. There is a list of tags labeling useful stuff on pixiv.
メイキング — “making”. Step-by-step records of creating a piece.
講座 — “course”. Tutorials of any kind.
フリー素材 or 素材 — “free material” or “material”. Textures, screentones, stock objects, et cetera.
ブラシ — “brush”.
トーン — “tone”. Screentones.
テクスチャ — “texture”.
パターン and シームレス — “pattern” and “seamless”.
線画 and 塗ってもいいのよ — “lineart” and “it’s okay to color”. Free linearts for coloring. Usually these tags are used together, but give a care to ascertain that “it’s okay to color” is presented.
A browsing tip for non-premium users.
By default, pixiv doesn’t allow to sort items by popularity. But there are specific tags indicating popular works, so you can reach the most popular pieces inside a category instantly by adding to the search query following tags: 10000users入り, 1000users入り, 500users入り. I. e. 講座10000users入り or 素材500users入り.