all those voices.. so much… pain.
Comic strip artists from the 40’s draw their characters while blindfolded
You are one of the top Problem Sleuths in the city. Solicitations for your service are numerous in quantity. Compensation, adequate. It is a balmy summer evening. You are feeling particularly hard boiled tonight.
I can’t pick a favorite
I’ve been on a smoothie bender lately, and here is my latest creation - a coconut cream and raspberry swirl milkshake! It’s a classic flavour combination that looks (and tastes!) beautiful too 🍒🍎🍓
To make the raspberry layer, blend one ripe banana, a cup of unsweetened plant milk, a cup of frozen raspberries, and half a cup of crushed ice with a few drops of vanilla extract until smooth and well combined. Pour into a jar, then rise your blender and make the coconut layer by blending one ripe banana, half a cup of coconut cream or milk, half a cup of unsweetened plant milk, half a cup of crushed ice, and a few drops of vanilla extract until creamy and pale. Pour into the same jar, stir to get the pretty marbled effect, then top with extra raspberries and coconut chips if you so desire.
Try exercises where you force yourself to draw a figure with, say, three lines per limb (pick up and put down the pen). You have to draw the whole arm in three lines, each leg in max three lines, etc. Focus on smooth, purposeful lines. Look at where you want your line to end up, not where it is now. See the big picture, don’t get caught up in the details. Look for movement and gesture- what’s happening to the figure on a bigger scale? what overall impression do you want to give? etc.
I hope this helps!
Self-Portrait by Marie-Gabrielle Capet, c. 1783 (detail)
*re-reads sex chapter of fanfiction over breakfast cereal like it’s the morning paper*