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Pessimistic mermaid by MotherKitten

First of all, I want to say how much I love this and how much I want to draw a punk mermaid now. I love the idea because pretty, elegan...



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United Kingdom
Hi guys! I'm a 25 year old lass who enjoys autumn, soup and parrots. Welcome to my page and don't feel shy to say hi!
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  • Reading: I am Spock by Leonard Nimoy
  • Watching: Steven Universe
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Hi all!

I thought I'd write a journal for you guys to bring you up to speed to what's going on at the moment.

Well, this page is a bit quiet at the moment since I'm really busy dedicating all my art time to a huge exhibition in September in Southampton. I'm going to be in a magazine and everything! I'll also have to talk to a crowd, and as a result I'm absolutely kakking myself at that thought. I'm the only animator in a group of fine artists who know all the right lingo. What the hell am I going to say?
"Hi, I like Megaman. I uh... pixels. Mosaic. Interactive media. It moves. Can I have wine now? kthnxbai"
I'm positive it'll be fine, but I have a very short amount of time to work with and with all this madness going on, it's a worry that I'll even get all of it done in time! Somehow though, I always manage to hit my deadlines. Somehow I'll pull it out of my ass just in the nick of time!

Also, the big move is in T minus 10 days. The flat is mostly packed up and most of my time is spent avoiding boxes, and picking my way gingerly around bags. There's still a bit to do though and it's getting exciting, but slightly depressing. Especially since I'm very houseproud and I can't stand the mess! Ahhh, mess everywhere!

The big news however is earlier this week, on my first day at my new part time job, my left ovary decided to say "RAGEQUIT", and a large cyst ruptured. I spent the evening in A and E (ER to you Americans) huffing gas and air and getting very high on Morphine. I was very, very lucky actually because the cyst bled into itself and not into my pelvis, so there wasn't much risk of infection. I spent the night sleeping in many different places, arguing for more painkillers and was in hospital until about 4pm the following evening. I've been recovering ever since, taking some very much needed rest playing video games and being a general slob. So that was an... experience! Of course, the implications are pretty scary... In 3 months I have another lot of scans and if the big cyst is still there/has grown, I might need surgery. But I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful!

During the whole time, Nick was the biggest angel in the world, and has honestly gone above and beyond his boyfriend duties. Awesome dude is fuckin' awesome :D

I promise I'll post more when I can. Stay awesome, folks. :D

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porygon-J Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist
yo- as a point of interest, how long did it take for you to learn how to draw?
I've been trying for about a year, but I'm still not seeing the same kind of
quality as my peers. It's very frustrating. you have any personal exercises
or tips you used to follow? There's clearly something I'm not doing, but I'm
not sure what it is
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
yo! I've been drawing all my life, since I was very young, but only in recent 5-6 years been taking it super seriously. Personal exercises? other than draw ALL the time, practice practice practice, you gotta study. Study hard, study a lot... find classical artists who you admire, I love Degas and try to mimic his positions in my life drawing. Get out of your comfort zone, try new things all the time. Don't trap yourself in one style or technique, get out of the box occasionally and do something new. Also, learn new software. Don't limit yourself to one or two programs, and use them to your best advantage. I can post some of my sketchbook pages if you like, they're very different to my usual fare I put on here. 
porygon-J Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I love Degas too, dude- although I can never get a good
(and reasonably priced) book of his paintings- only his drawings.

Cheers- I've noticed that I've been sitting in a comfort zone for a while now.
I've been dancing around with animation, but I've never made anything with
sound or a story... that's definitely a scary thing for me. I think 3d art would be
shortly after that. zbrush looks terrifying. after effects makes me pee my pants,
but that shit looks like rocket science

Please do! I love looking at sketchbooks- sometimes I like an artist's sketchbook
more than their actual work, I'm ashamed to say
coffeebandit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :)
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student General Artist
No problemo! :D
Aerite Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favourite!
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student General Artist
No worries dude
HubbubMTS Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the additional favourites.
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student General Artist
No worries :)
HubbubMTS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again for the favourite.
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