Fayestardust's Art

Sep 02

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Me when I lose followers

neon—diamonds:

I’m doing an art giveaway since I was unable to give these out at the St. Louis show.
To enter just reblog. Reblog as much as you want but your name will only be entered once.
*You must be able to give me your mailing address*
Ends September 13 (Niall’s birthday)
I’ll choose 7 winners at random and message them from my personal account, lieutenantdeath (so make sure your asks are open). The drawings will be given at random so people aren’t fighting over the same one. If I don’t hear from the winners within two days I’ll choose another winner.
Good luck xx

neon—diamonds:

I’m doing an art giveaway since I was unable to give these out at the St. Louis show.

To enter just reblog. Reblog as much as you want but your name will only be entered once.

*You must be able to give me your mailing address*

Ends September 13 (Niall’s birthday)

I’ll choose 7 winners at random and message them from my personal account, lieutenantdeath (so make sure your asks are open). The drawings will be given at random so people aren’t fighting over the same one. If I don’t hear from the winners within two days I’ll choose another winner.

Good luck
xx

Baaahhh.

Tag!

The get to know me meme

Yo yo, I was tagged by almost-a-class-act!

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers. 

channybee cyrillia pygmylouis sandradeeart gothdirection 

That’s not ten but I’ve forgotten everything so that includes usernames. But I like being tagged and talking about myself so everybody wins!

Aug 31

Anonymous said: did the boys get your art book? did they see it? was it reached to them?! haha :P

No, they didn’t. I never heard about it again. :( 

Aug 29

cyrilliart:

Happy 21st Birthday Mr Liam Payne !! \(^▽^@)ノ

Excellent! Paynooo.

cyrilliart:

Happy 21st Birthday Mr Liam Payne !! \(^▽^@)ノ

Excellent! Paynooo.

(via see-you-tomorrow-okay)

fayesartto1d:

This was inspired by cyrilliart's work! Zayn Malik with some back-lighting.

fayesartto1d:

This was inspired by cyrilliart's work! Zayn Malik with some back-lighting.

Art and Performance Anxiety

alexpatties:

Performance anxiety, often called “stage fright,” isn’t really something that gets attached to the world of fine art and illustration, probably because so many people are so satisfied with their current level of artistic ability. You know, normal healthy people…

…but then there’s people like me. The crazy ones. The perfectionists. The worriers and doubters. If you really think about it, a lot of us go through it in one form or another. We worry that our work won’t look good, or won’t be accepted, or that our portfolio sucks, or that we’ll never get a creative job or make a living and - deep breath - seriously, think about all the crap that can go through your head when you haven’t started a piece off on the right foot. Something goes right, we take it for granted. Something goes wrong, you enter a death spiral and think that you’ve “lost your edge,” or that “the magic is gone.”

I go through this a lot. I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform on all cylinders, to impress people, get art jobs, and to make my clients happy - it’s kind of crazy. I do notice that when there are times of disconnect and depression, I don’t often know what to do in order to get out of it.

Here I offer some ideas as to why this happens:

1. You’re growing as an artist, but you don’t know it yet.

A lot of times we don’t know the difference between “bored with the same old shit,” and “why is nothing working in my favor?!” Maybe your approach is no longer conducive to what you want to accomplish as an artist. Maybe you’re “seeing” your subjects in a different way and your skillset hasn’t quite caught up. Maybe you’ve used the same old materials for way too long. The bottom line? Change it up, try new things, and identify what you’re getting bored over… you’ll get on the right foot eventually.

2. You’re growing as an artist, but you won’t do anything about it.

This time, it’s all about the limits you’re placing on yourself. Fear is what keeps us from doing new things - fear of failure, fear of not being accepted, fear of… fear of… whatever it is you’re afraid of? I don’t know. But when you worry about “style” or reputation, you are placing a limit on yourself. You are basically telling yourself that “other people won’t accept me if I change my style / stop doing portraits / stop painting realistically / stop doing cartoons.” The truth is, fans and jobs and reputations and styles come and go. As soon as one person decides they don’t like your work, there’s another one that will love you for it. As soon as you stop painting one way, and start falling in love with another way, you could just be walking yourself into a world of brand new opportunities. Stop worrying about your image, and start pondering over what you want to do with the images you make… leave the fans and styles and opportunities out of it. As artists, our interests and tastes are ever-growing and fluid.

3. You’ve become stagnant out of pure stubbornness.

This kind of goes hand-in-hand with the previous two, but it’s just a bit different enough to warrant its own category. This is when you start getting anxious over your work because you aren’t even bothering to improve yourself out of fear. You aren’t taking the time to get into a life drawing class, or study art history, do master copies, or read theories on proportion, or light and shadow, or things like that. You don’t even have to enroll in a big art school to learn new things, there are loads of books out there, feel free to ask me about my favorites. Anything by Andrew Loomis is pure educational gold. Never be afraid to learn how to draw “classically.” Don’t get stuck in this idea that you can only follow anime tutorials or only draw inspirations from comics. Expand your horizons - styles come and go, but the basics haven’t gone anywhere. Don’t limit yourself.

See the common thread here? A lot of this has to do with placing unnecessary boundaries on yourself in order to maintain the illusion that you’re doing something “right.” That you’re on the “right” path, drawing the “right” way, or that you’ll keep your fans interested, or your clients pleased, or whatever it is that you have drilled into your head over and over. Having a “right” way of doing things implies that there is also a wrong way to do them. This way of thinking creates a lot of unnecessary tension.

You have to learn how to embrace the fluidity of your interests, tastes, and areas of growth. When you don’t acknowledge these things, you’re only hurting yourself! Draw everything you can, educate yourself, and never get too serious. Be confident in your skills, accept when things don’t go your way, and throw yourself a little party when they do. Go with the flow and strive for balance!

Aug 28

Art thieves are the scourge of the internet. It’s happened to me before but now it’s happening to a lot of my friends. All by the same person.www.instagram.com/officialstaters keeps stealing all our One Direction art, mirroring the images, cutting of signatures, placing new signatures over them, etc. She’s also sending it to official 1D channels in order to use it to participate in creative projects etc. When we call her out on it she blocks us so we can’t see her images anymore, when we report her to instagram, she changes her username (she’s had 7 so far). She’s also YoPerrieEdwards on twitter. I don’t feel like I can report her there though because I haven’t seen her steal art there. Tweeting is useless, she just ignores it.

Any ideas?

Aug 27

Anonymous said: Many smilezzz :-)

Like this?

fayestardust:

I love love love how this turned out! Zayn! 
Reference is found on Maria’s blog: here.

fayestardust:

I love love love how this turned out! Zayn! 

Reference is found on Maria’s blog: here.

Why is the world so obsessed with everybody’s sexual preference?

Like, really…

I love love love how this turned out! Zayn! 

Reference is found on Maria’s blog: here.

I love love love how this turned out! Zayn! 

Reference is found on Maria’s blog: here.