Fiddly squiddly sticks

Hello. I like to draw and take photos. I also go on occasional adventures.

Inspiration blog

HEY I have over 400 followers now, thank you so much everyone! I’m gonna have a complete draft of my thesis finished by next week, so I’m hoping that gives me some time to draw stuff. If you have any requests, feel free to get them in now. Still going to go through old ones in my ask box, but don’t hesitate to request more. MOAR.

Also I feel like I should do something special for getting so many followers. WHAT DO WHAT DO? Any suggestions?

Shamelessly aping off of diredude's Casual Dota series because my creativity has been whittled down to zero over the last month. I apologise for everything this post represents.

All her friends know Aiushtha as a bit of a hippie, she’s pretty in touch with nature and her spiritual side. Always happy and kind, seems to enchant everyone she comes into contact with. Though rumour has it you don’t want to get on her bad side…

My boyfriend talks in his sleep, and has no recollection of our interaction the next morning. Here are some gems.

Bf: *mumbles something*
Me: Hm?
Bf: *sits bolt upright* WHAT?!
Me: …
Bf: *grabs pillow and shakes it in my face* WHAT’S THIS DOING?!
Me: That’s a pillow.
Bf: *stares at it, drops it back down and collapses onto bed, apparently fast asleep again*
Me: …

Me: *goes to kiss bf, but he pushes me* Why did you just push me?
Bf: No, I didn’t push you, it was the box.
Me: What?
Bf: The box, the load box! I don’t know what it’s called.
Me: There’s no box.
Bf: YES, the one right there *begins flailing arms wildly*
Me: There’s nothing there.
Bf: YES, IT’S THE LOAD BOX. *rolls over, mumbling about the load box and eventually drifts off*
Me: Ok.

Me: *rolls over to hug bf*
Bf: *farts three times in rapid succession* WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?!

Bf: I want a baby.
Me: Excuse me?
Bf: *starts laughing* No, a baby from the parade.
Me: What?
Bf: The baby frog, from the baby parade!
Me: You want a baby frog?
Bf: What? No.

GUH I just cannot draw anything right now. I don’t know if it’s stress, or lack of sleep, or a combination of all that and more. Nothing comes out right, and I don’t have the time to work on it. I struggled for hours and this is all I ended up with. SO HAVE A BORD.

GUH I just cannot draw anything right now. I don’t know if it’s stress, or lack of sleep, or a combination of all that and more. Nothing comes out right, and I don’t have the time to work on it. I struggled for hours and this is all I ended up with. SO HAVE A BORD.

I had to go to London yesterday to pick up my renewal passport. It was like 30 degrees and there was no air conditioning on any of the underground stations or trains. We were all slow roasting inside a metal tube.

BUT I’m ready for international travel once again. I’m going to Vegas in August because my best friend is getting married there and I’m the maid of honour. I haven’t seen her in 5 years, I’m super excited.

Okay I don’t really know what the point of this post is, but I felt like I should put something on my blog. HELLO.

I watched this video by Sycra on Youtube where he was explaining the reasons people have art blocks. He explained this process where you’ll have a period of time where your hand improves really fast, but that’s followed by a phase of your eye improving. So you get to a point where you are better at picking up what you’re doing wrong, and you kind of feel deflated. That’s where I’m at right now. Over the last year, I’ve improved A LOT.But now that I’ve been immersing myself around other artists again, my eye has improved a HELL of a lot over the last 6 months. So now I can see how stiff and kinda stagnant my stuff is.

Soooo I saw this other video from another artist went through their warm up process, just trying to use shapes in creative ways, or drawing faces they might not usually try. So I had a crack at it. It was really fun, and I think I’ll keep doing it as often as I can. Not necessarily to post here, but I wanted to share this one anyway. I like where it went, and I’m gonna try some interesting facial expressions next time.

GOD THIS IS A LONG BLOCK OF TEXT SHUT UP.

FINALLY DID THIS. I feel so accomplished. I was thinking of drawing each of them, to forever immortalise my buddies.

FINALLY DID THIS. I feel so accomplished. I was thinking of drawing each of them, to forever immortalise my buddies.

This is totally what happened before the C9 vs LGD series

Asks are bugged so posting like this. Just felt like doing a warm up sketch, and ZEUS DEMANDED TO BE DRAWN.

I actually also made a video of me sketching this, yes I finally figured out how to operate a simple screen recording device. I will probably do this more often, so look out for links to those in future posts.

This is why I voted Crystal Maiden for Arcana. SIGH no ice queen for me.

ooh if you're doing art requests, can I request some mirana looking like the number one princess?
squidsticks squidsticks Said:

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Going back through my inbox to pick up some old requests, sorry I’m such a butt at replying to all of them. In my head, when Mirana is not being Warrior Princess, she is Super Fabulous Sexy Princess.

My submission for the Dota 2 collab being run by cottonwings! I’ve been trying to practise gesture drawing more, since I feel like anatomy is no longer the limiting factor in my art. My stuff has been kind of stiff and lacking any kind of movement, so I’m hoping to start exploring gesture more once I have the time. I feel like this is closer to my real style (i.e. the style I have in my mind’s eye) than I’ve ever been, so I’m happy for now!
If you haven’t already, sign up for the collab! Deadline is soon, but doable at this point still.

My submission for the Dota 2 collab being run by cottonwings! I’ve been trying to practise gesture drawing more, since I feel like anatomy is no longer the limiting factor in my art. My stuff has been kind of stiff and lacking any kind of movement, so I’m hoping to start exploring gesture more once I have the time. I feel like this is closer to my real style (i.e. the style I have in my mind’s eye) than I’ve ever been, so I’m happy for now!

If you haven’t already, sign up for the collab! Deadline is soon, but doable at this point still.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Good luck, Talented Tentacle Artist!
squidsticks squidsticks Said:

Thank you kind anon, for the luck and for referring to me as talented :’D

Sup guys! Since I somehow keep gaining followers, I just want to say that there’s going to be very little activity here for the next few weeks. I’m in the final stages of submitting my PhD thesis, so I’m going full lockdown. Temporarily deleted my Facebook account, no Dota, no social life, no fun… I’m sorry that I’ve been a pretty lousy friend to my Tumblr buds recently, but I will return victorious! As DOCTOR SQUID.

In the meantime, if you want, you can follow my inspiration blog, squid-dreams! I’m still curating that as it’s a good little distraction when I need 15 minutes. I’ve added a bunch of stuff to the queue there, so if you’re looking for some neat artwork, go follow. I like to think I have semi-decent taste, maybe.

Anyway, gotta get back to the grind stone. I will see you all in a month!