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2014 improvement meme by ice-cream-skies
2014 improvement meme
2014 was a pretty decent year for me. I graduated from college, found a job that I like, met my favourite band, started making art just for the sake of making art and finally started enjoying getting out of bed in the morning. I think my art from this year reflects that. In 2013 I was still figuring out what I wanted to achieve with my art (and life) and what I needed to draw in order to get it, but in 2014 I thought, "F*** it, I'll just draw whatever I like."

I also stopped worrying about art and started approaching every artwork as a possibility to do something great rather than a terrible, terrifying challenge. These days when I'm working on something difficult I tell myself I'll figure out what to do with the difficult anatomy or the tricky colouring in the end, rather than giving up on an artwork like I used to. I like to think that this approach to art improved the quality. 2014 was also the year in which I figured out that using references is not a bad thing and that using other artworks/other media as inspiration will only help you get better. I mean, I can't draw certain poses or characters from the top of my head, and that's okay. I still need to get better at colouring though. I'm beginning to understand how colours work together a little bit more but I still haven't fully grasped this whole colour theory thing...

Here's to a new year full of better art! 

Note: These are just some of my favourites from 2014. Hononary favourites are probably all the ones I made of Steve and Tasha getting up to stuff together, and some of the early twelfth doctor artworks that I made in the beginning of the year. 
Mimi and Palmon by ice-cream-skies
Mimi and Palmon
So I nearly lost the WIP of this because my external hard drive decided to suddenly die, but the file was magically saved and I was able to continue working on it. I'm so proud of it! I'm really happy with how the colours turned out and her face just looks so cute and I'm so pleased ;A; I kinda wanna draw Lilimon now...

Also, there's going to be a sequel of Digimon Adventure next year! :la:
ok so my external hard drive with all my art just died (like literally) and i lost all my stuff for work and more importantly a drawing that I WAS REALLY PROUD OF AND THAT I HADN'T SAVED GDI
III by ice-cream-skies
[Unless you're a member of Take That you have no permission to post this drawing elsewhere. Ever. Don't even bother.]

My first proper Take That piece in aaaages. (Drawing an orange doesn't count.) I used to draw these dudes pretty much daily for like a year and a half but then shit happened and I didn't wanna do it any more. Take That have crawled back into my heart in a big way though and I have been through a bit of a personal recovery so I felt like giving it another shot... And guess what? I actually enjoyed it. Expect more art like this ...... soon. 

I should probably explain what is going on in this drawing for those who haven't watched me from the beginning/don't know Take That but I'm letting y'all figure it out on your own. 

Also! References!
- Jason's pose (dude on the left) is based on a frame (is that the right terminology?) from a Hawkeye comic. #11 I believe. (The one about Pizza Dog.) 
- Mark's pose (dude right) is based on this:…
- The flower bouquets are based on various images, including this one:…
- The carpet on the floor is from…

I have no idea whether Jason is actually a cat person. He might not be. Maybe he's more into keeping fish? So many questions. 
Charleston by ice-cream-skies
Drawing for a friend so *please* do not post this elsewhere without my permission.

I really like how the shading/colouring of her skin turned out!

Note: It's not Clara. 


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Yes, the dot eyes are a conscious decision. .____.

Pokemon Stamp by MarkiSan Fangirl stamp by Eetjesz Pop by RainbowRESOURCE MARVEL Stamp by TwilightProwler MARVEL Tony + Donut Stamp by TwilightProwler
Nintendo Stamp by Tripp-X-Foxx Dancing Doctor Stamp by TwilightProwler Can't Sleep Stamp by In-The-Machine BBC Stamp by xXScarletButterflyXx Digital artist stamp by WhiteKimahri
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Some of you may know that the reason I am still drawing today and didn't give up on it a few years years ago is because of a little-known British band called Take That. (If you don't know them, look up "Rule The World". Or "These Days".) They inspired me to pick up drawing again after a rough time in art school, and although my artworks were never very good I enjoyed making art inspired by them and their music a lot. I've moved on to drawing other stuff now but I'm still eternally grateful for their music. 

And well...

I met them today. All three of them. (Technically there's five members but they're not currently in the band. Although they are definitely still part of the band.)

Like, for real.

I was able to approach them and ask for selfies (I look awful on them btw but there ya go) and afterwards I was able to see a performance of theirs and see them up close again and it was beautiful and I am so so happy and I don't want to go to bed because I don't want this day to end ever 

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Hello! :D I just wanted to drop by and say a big thank you for adding my Watercolored Majora's Mask piece to your favorites. :heart: I'm very glad you liked the piece and I appreciate the fav. :la: Thanks again!
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