Mind related tips for the arts.

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Hello! I've seen many threads dedicated to art tips, which I find great and helpful. I must thank everyone who shares their art and tips here for the world to see! Thanks!

Something I haven't seen many threads dedicated to, though, is the thought and love that goes into any type of art. So, in this thread, I'll be giving all the mind and love related tips for all kinds of art like drawing, music, writing-- anything I can think of that helps me and might help you.

I will post whenever I think of something, and you are free to share your tips, too! Sharing is caring, after all! 

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Dragon

taught me what love is.

Being friends with Dragon (AKA, jada) has been a real treat. She's a very understanding person, an amazing artist, and has written one of my favorite stories.

 

Thunder

taught me that anyone can have friends.

Thunder was one of my first real friends to ever have. Even though we're both awkward, our friendship still lives.

 

Charly

​taught me that the smart ones always win.

I've known Charly as long as Dragon, but I didn't really get to know her until the past year and a half. She's a book-worm and will make grammar jokes with me whenever.

 

Jess

taught me that brownies are more than just tasty.

The couple of years I've known Jess have flown past so quickly, I don't know what hit me. He's super funny and loves Undertale and Minecraft.

 

Numb

taught me that some of the funniest jokes are the lamest.

Once upon a time, Numb and I were constantly mad at each other and always at each other's throats. That all changed a little while after our worst fight, and now we throw bananas and tell bad jokes with each other.

 

Master

taught me a level of patience I never knew.

Master's a cool dude, however depressed he may be. I can't help but to call him a friend.

 

FlyingFury

taught me that sometimes randomness brings great things, like friends.

Fury's an amazing person. For some reason, she answered my random message and now we chat about Nintendo, Frank Sinatra, and Paul McCartney. 

 

Grim

helped me become more social.

Grim's my newest friend, but she's also one of my best. She's a sweet, funny person and can always bring a smile to my face. Plus I loaf her art.

 

Boom

showed me hope.

Boomy was bored, I was lonely. What better way to make a friend? He's like a salted-caramel chocolate bar-- sweet, but salty-- and has made lots of days brighter.

 

 

I love them all more than I love pecan pie on Thanksgiving, and there's

nothing I wouldn't do just to know that they're happy.

It be da truth!

 

You smile. You're their happy friend-- it's your job.

You always smile and try to make them smile. Why wouldn't you?

But sometimes you fall.

But you try to smile anyway. It's your job.

Then you see your friends, and that weight called sorrow is lifted and you don't have to try...

It comes naturally.

I love you guys. <3

 

 

I know this shouldn't be, but I envy those who are closer to my beautiful friends than I. I shouldn't, because I am lucky enough for them to have accepted  me as a friend. I'm sorry.

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Beginners:

If you are a beginner at anything, or you are getting ready to start a new hobby, it can be a little bit intimidating. Some things you think might lack in confidence like, What if I mess up and I don't like my work?

Don't worry, almost everybody thinks that at one time. But you can't let that stop you! You will make mistakes, everybody makes mistakes-- professionals make mistakes! It's just a part of getting good, believe me. If you don't, you can ask any artist. ^..^

 

Things To Keep In Mind When You Start A Drawing:

  1. If you aren't inspired to draw anything, but you want to draw, watch a movie you like, read a story you love, look at other people's art, eat some food, talk to friends/family, or just stare at the world for a little while-- something is bound to come along and inspire you sooner or later.
  2. Did you just watch or read a How-To-Draw something, but it's just not clicking? You can't seem to follow those instructions? Well, even if it's your favorite artist and you want your art to be similar to their's, you should watch/read art tips from a whole lot of other people, too. The more people's art styles you see, the better and more original your own will become.
  3. If you're about to start a drawing, but get intimidated by the thought of messing up, do it anyway. Mess up as many times as you need to!
  4. Always follow your heart; it can lead you to the best things.
  5. Never give up just because you don't like how your drawing is coming out, you'll lose morale and you won't enjoy what you're doing as much.
  6. Find honest people to look at your art if you want to know what people think of you art. Never just show one person, they might not see the beauty in your art and tell you they don't like it. The best kind of person to look for is another artist who will remember when they started drawing so that they can give you tips to help improve and cheer you on. My PM box is always open if you want me to give my opinion!
  7. Cheer yourself on! You must have confidence.
  8. Love what you're doing. Loving it make you better.

I'll post more tips as often as I can. Until then, peace! <3

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About Me:

 

 

Name: Taliah

Gender: Female

Species: Not really sure to be honest

Birthday: 28th of September

Lives In: NSW, Australia

Hobbies: Drawing, Reading, Playing Games, Watching TV, Riding Horses

Loves: Animals, Books, Drawing, Friends, Family

Hates: Abusive People, Avocados, Bugs, Heights, Small Spaces

Favourite Colour: Light Blue

Favourite Animals: Dragons, Horses, Wolves, Eagles, Owls

Favourite Dragon: Woolly Howl

Favourite Dog: Husky

Favourite Cat: Birman

Favourite Movies/Books: Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, Eragon (Inheritance), Warrior cats

 

My Dragons:

 

Sapphire

(Titan)

Gender: Female

Species: Deadly Nadder

Colours: Dark Blue with Light Blue Belly

Personality: Adventurous, Confident, Loyal

Bond Level: 10/10

 

Nightshard

Gender: Female

Species: Razorwhip

Colours: Silver with Darkish Tinge

Personality: Cheerful, Daring, Friendly

Bond Level: 9.5/10

 

Shockwave

Gender: Male

Species: Thunderdrum

Colours: Green with Lighter Belly and Spots

Personality: Cooperative, Introverted, Quiet

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Coral

Gender: Female

Species: Tide Glider

Colours: Dark Blue with Light Blue Details and Pink Patterns

Personality: Bubbly, Playful, Sweet

Bond Level: 7.5/10

 

Cinder

Gender: Male

Species: Monstrous Nightmare

Colours: Orange with Darker Patterns and Yellow Belly

Personality: Athletic, Daring, Feisty

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Pebbles

Gender: Male

Species: Gronkle

Colours: Brown with Light Belly and Blue Speckles

Personality: Calm, Helpful, Lazy

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Sahara

Gender: Female

Species: Sand Wraith

Colours: Light Sandy Colour with Lighter Belly and Spots

Personality: Alert, Cheeky, Fun Loving

Bond Level: 8.5/10

 

Clouchaser

Gender: Male

Species: Stormcutter

Colours: Dark Blue with Light Blue Details

Personality: Dignified, Tolerent, Wise

Bond Level: 7.5/10

 

Firework

Gender: Male

Species: Typhoomerang

Colours: Blue with White Head and Light Blue Details

Personality: Optimistic, Stubborn, Competitive

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Shrubb

Gender: Female

Species: Prickleboggle

Colours:Green with Light Belly and Brown Spots

Personality: Easily Distracted, Energetic, Playful

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Geode

Gender: Male

Species: Snafflefang

Colours: Purple with Teal Patches and Light Blue Belly

Personality: Careless, Ordinary, Quiet

Bond Level: 5.5/10

 

Frostclaw

Gender: Male

Species: Groncicle

Colours: Light Icy Blue

Personality: Assertive, Greedy, Dignified

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Melody and Harmony

Gender: Female

Species: Zippleback

Colours: Purple with Light Blue Belly and Green Spots

Personality: Curious, Humerous, Imaginative

Bond Level: 5.5/10

 

Emberwing

Gender: Female

Species: Fireworm Queen

Colours: Gold with Light Belly and Dark Orange Spots

Personality: Competitive, Obedient, Tough

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Thistletail

Gender: Male

Species: Whispering Death

Colours: Dark Teal with Light Teal Belly and Greek Spines

Personality: Introverted, Quiet, Shy

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Lumpy

Gender: Male

Species: Hotburple

Colours: Brown with Lighter Belly and Spots

Personality: Calm, Gentle, Lazy

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Honeydew

Gender: Female

Species: Sweet Death

Colours: Light Brown with Light Green Wings

Personality: Friendly, Misunderstood, Sweet

Bond Level: 5/10

 

Quicksilver

Gender: Female

Species: Speed Stinger

Colours: Very Pale Teal with Light Belly and Darker Head Fin

Personality: Energetic, Fun Loving, Lovable

Bond Level: 7.5/10

 

Whiplash

Gender: Male

Species: Grapple Grounder

Colours: Light Bluw with Royal Blue Patterns and Light Belly

Personality: Clumsy, Humerous, Excluded

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Amazon

Gender: Male

Species: Raincutter

Colours: Green with Lighter Spots and Blue on Head and Back Fins and on Wings

Personality: Careless, Ordinary, Playful

Bond Level: 4.5/10

 

Avalanche

Gender: Male

Species: Woolly Howl

Colours: White with Pale Blue belly And Light Blue Fur

Personality: Funny, Loyal, Protective

Bond Level: 10/10

 

Seed, Stem, Leaf and Petal

Gender: Female

Species: Snaptrapper

Colours: Light Purple-Pink with Green Belly and Yellow Spots

Personality: Seed:Shy, Stem:Intelligent Leaf:Sweet Petal:Self Centred

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Silhouette

Gender: Male

Species: Skrill

Colours: Dark Purple with Lighter Details and Pale Lilac Belly

Personality: Brave, Sly, Witty

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Toothless

Gender: Male

Species: Night Fury

Colours: Black 

Personality: Funny, Loyal, Protective

Bond Level: 8/10

 

Blitz

Gender: Male

Species: Shockjaw

Colours: Light Blue with Green Belly and Back Sail and Dark Blue on Wings and Chin

Personality: Charming, Humerous, Joyful

Bond Level: 7.5/10

 

Desertsong

Gender: Male

Species: Moldruffle

Colours: Defult

Personality: Cheeky, Cute, Playful

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Atlas

Gender: Male

Species: Hobblegrunt

Colours: Different Shades of Light Teal

Personality: Cheerful, Playful, Naive

Bond Level: 5.5/10

 

Neptune

Gender: Male

Species: Scauldron

Colours: Dark Blue with Lighter Blue Belly and Details

Personality: Calm, Friendly, Proud

Bond Level: 8/10

 

Chorus

Gender: Female

Species: Deathsong

Colours: Purple with Light Belly and Blue Patterns

Personality: Adventurous, Curious, Daring

Bond Level: 8/10

 

Ignatius

Gender: Male

Species: Singetail

Colours: Orange with Yellow Details

Personality: Alert, Heroic, Masculine 

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Magmajaw

Gender: Male

Species: Eruptodon

Colours: Brown with Grey Underside and Deep Orange Details

Personality: Calm, Gentle, Shy

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Sherbet

Gender: Female

Species: Flame Whipper

Colours: Pale Yellow Head and Tail, Pink Body an Black Stripes

Personality: Cheerful, Energetic, Witty

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Flintfang

Gender: Male

Species: Armorwing

Colours: Pale Yellow with Black Stripes, Horns and Claws

Personality: Loyal, Protective, Shy

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Boreas

Gender: Male

Species: Snow Wraith

Colours: White with Blue Spots

Personality: Adventurous, Introverted, Lovable,

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Arrow

Gender: Male

Species: Boneknapper

Colours: White

Personality: Cheerful, Clever, Playful

Bond Level: 6.5/10

 

Pineheart

Gender: Male

Species: Timberjack

Colours: Darkish Brown with Dark Green Wing and Horn Tips

Personality: Alert, Corageous, Wise

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Azula

Gender: Female

Species: Flightare

Colours: Aqua with Lighter Aqua belly and Dark Blue Patterns

Personality: Elegant, Gentle, Mysterious

Bond Level: 7/10

 

Tempest

Gender: Female

Species: Triple Stryke

Colours: Dark Navy Blue with Blue Underside and Lighter Blue Details

Personality: Adventurous, Energetic, Protective

Bond Level: 8/10

 

Wynta

Gender: Female

Species: Woolly Howl

Colours: Light Blue with Darker Blue Fur and Blue Belly

Personality: Kind, Quiet, Shy

Bond Level: 9/10

 

Copper

Gender: Male

Species: Razorwhip

Colours: Copper

Personality: Calm, Friendly, Sweet

Bond Level: 7.5/10

 

Bramble

Gender: Male

Species: Deadly Nadder

Colours: Dark Teal with Light Green Belly and Light Spines

Personality: Adventurous, Curious, Easily Distracted

Bond Level: 5.5/10

 

Kelda

Gender: Female

Species: Mudraker

Colours: Light Purple with Dark Blue Spots and Aqua Belly and Sail

Personality: To be written

Bond Level: 6/10

 

Wavebreakee

Gender: Male

Species: Winndwalker

Colours: Dark Blue with Darker Blue Spots and Green Spine

Personality: (To Be Written)

Bond Level: 8.5/10

 

 

Favourite Classes: Sharp, Tidal and Strike

Goals in Game: Save up gems, collect one of every dragon, become #1 Ultimate Dragon Trainer

Friend Code: ELQIFI

 

It's Art Time!

 

Sapphire

By Werewolfgirl1253

 

Sapphire

By Dark Witch 11

 

Sapphire

By FloofQueen

 

Sapphire

By GreenAsSin

 

Nightshard

By Lululu6161

 

Sahara

By glorybringer

 

Firework

By Zikta

 

Lumpy

By DuskDaybreak

 

Quicksilver

By ShiroKageFox

 

Avalanche

By Wutend Bonfire

 

Avalanche

By FireNightStar

 

Avalanche

By BoomBox74

 

 

Wynta

By Alexadragonfire

 

 

Thank you to all those people who have done art and edits for me! Very much appreciated! <3

 

Drawings by Me (Not all of them, obviously)

(Feel free to request by PM-ing me)

 

Congrats if you read all that, I spent way more time on it than I should have. Nonetheless, hope you enjoyed it! :)

 

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Writers:

Are you interested or have already started writing? Can you not think of what to write about? Are you not sure you even want to start?

Give it a try! You may or may not like it, but you'll never know until you try. Never, ever be afraid to try something new.

 

  1. Need an idea on what to write? Talk to people and read, read, read! The only way to be a good writer is to read, listen to people talk, and love what you're doing.
  2. Afraid to try writing? It doesn't matter! You don't have to show anyone your work if you start but end up not enjoying writing, but you've got to try.
  3. Still can't find anything to write about, but you want to write at this moment? Just write and follow you're heart (sorry if that sound like I'm repeating myself)! You can write about what you've done in the day, your feelings, or just come up with something random!
  4. Ask people about your writing if you need opinions.
  5. Have confidence, no matter what you're doing and don't give up!
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Welcome to my Siggy! 

 

^These are my siggy guardians,  Mist and Snuggles, made by the awesome Wircherforever! TYSM!^

 

Thanks to everyone that has ever done art for me! I highly appreciate your efforts and the sacrifice you've made to give your wonderful talent to the community. Once again, thanks to everyone!

 

×Sorry this user is sporadically on!×

I've recently been finding it tough to find time to come on here between school and extra circular activities. 

Please understand thank I try to come on here as often as I possibly can! Thank you!!!

 

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~My Viking(s)~

 

Name (In Game): King Candy

^By the Amazing Jackalope!^

Nickname: King

Gender: Male

Age: 25ish

Home Island: Berk

Clan: Ring of Dragon Fire 

Clan Rank: Member

Favorite Hangout Spot: Icestorm Island  

Main Dragon: Fix it Felix

^By the Awesome Ashia Snowqueen!^

Nickname: Felix/Moose

 Species: Deadly Nadder

Gender: Male

Age: 20ish

Favorite Hangout Spot: Glacier Island

Favorite Food: Angler Fish

 

Name: Lupus

  

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THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU TWO!

Nickname: N/A

Gender: Female 

Age: 17

Home Island: Fyrsta

Clan: 'Rogues' (Not a In Game Clan)

Clan Rank: Member  

Main Dragon: Basalt

Nickname: Lazy Rock

Species: Catastrophic Quaken 

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Favorite Food: What's Ever Around

 

Name: Westerna Frank

Nickname: Westra

Gender: Female

Age: 12

Home Island: Berk

Clan: -

Clan Rank: -

Main Dragon: Gemina

Nickname: Gem

Species: Cavern Crusher

Gender: Male

Age: 8

Favorite Food: Eggs

 

Name: Snowburst Convectina

^By the Magnificent Kittyllama! Thank you!^

Nickname: Snowie

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Home Island: 

Clan: -

Clan Rank: -

Main Dragon: Icey

Nickname: N/A

Species: Deadly Nadder

Gender: Female

Age: 20

Favorite Food: Arctic Char

 

Name: Daur the Draged

Nickname: Daur

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Home Island: Bersker

Clan: -

Clan Rank: -

Main Dragon: Sleepy Sheep

Nickname: Boy

Species: Monstrous Nightmare

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Favorite Food: Salmon

 

 

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Additional Tips:

For Drawing In General:

1) Want To Draw

    Try not to force yourself to draw. It's not fun, not encouraging, and sometimes you can end up making more 

    mistakes than usual because of it. Marg's tips above are good for helping yourseldf want to draw whatever it is.

2) Know What You Are Drawing

    Whatever you are drawing, especially if it's an animal or person, you need to know it. The best way to get realistic

    positioning and movements is to know the muscles and, more imoprtantly, the skeleton of your creature. Trust me.

3) Practice Constantly

    Ok, not constantly, but you get my meaning. You can get rusty ridiculously fast.

4) Vary

    Don't stick to just one position, angle, or creature. You improve by trying new things, not by repeating old ones.

 

(Might add more later, I'm short on time right now though, crazy night >-<)

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'Ello, it's FlyingFury here! My dragons and I hope you'll enjoy your stay in our humble Signature. 

 

 

About Me:

 

I am a girl

I am a Libra

I am sleepy

My favorite color is blue

My favorite animals are dragons (big surprise)

I enjoy singing, listening to music, writing, drawing, and reading

I listen to classical/soundtrack music, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Disney, and much more

I like Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, the Avengers, Star Wars, Transformers, Disney, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more

I love flying, going fast, and rollercoasters

My Current (but often changing) Obsession Is: Skyrim! ;)

I have a wonderful mutt named Bailey, and I love her to death :3

I play(ed) other games as well, such as Skyrim, Drakan, and a couple of Wii games. Feel free to hit me up in my message box if you play any of these games, I'd love to talk about them! :D

 

 

About My Viking:

 

My Viking's Name is Chaoze.

Chaoze has mid-back length obnoxious brown hair usually in some sort of braid, dark brown eyes, and typically wears white war paint on her face. She can and will fight with anything she can get her hands on (mostly because she isn't good at fighting in the first place), but prefers to use swords above anything else.

My main dragon is my white and blue Sand Wraith named Opal.

[Character Backstories Currently Under Work]

I have many other dragons that I'm too lazy to list. :P

I am a member of Dark Fury Night Racers.

I currently have 2 Platinum Stars.

 

 

Some Art And Stuff:

 

^Opal, drawn by the talented Arrowalker. Thank you!^

 

“A rustle of trees

A flock of birds rising

The beat of large wings

A dragon is flying

On her back is a rider

Brown hair streaming out behind her

Golden light seeps through the trees

The sky in the west is burning

The strength of the day is wavering

Taking to the sky

Upwards they fly

They burst through the clouds

Gone are all sounds

Their speed slowing

The feel of floating

Amber light on silver-blue wings

Here gliding, the heart seems to sing

The fiery sky pulses it's last light

The sky now a blanket of stillness

Darkness

Silence

Peace

A swirl of shining beads scattered in the sky

Dragon and rider to home now fly

Depending from the starry night

Upon a towns’ sleepy blinking light

Dragon and rider now asleep in their beds

And so it seems our story ends

But this is wrong

For their hearts for adventure still long

For dragon and rider adventure has only begun

Dragon and rider together

As one”

^A lovely poem by my mysterious 2018 Secret Santa. You know who you are - thank you!^