here, i’ll post the first drawing! from:
still working on these freaky ladies obviously. also, bonus:
i was flying recently and had to listen to this baby cry for fucking ever and ever while the parents really impatiently tried to shush it and tell it nothing was wrong with it, and i suddenly imagined myself turning around to glare at them and petulantly declare “YO, YOUR BABY NEEDS TO GET LAID.”
i’m never going to stop trying to draw that russian-looking bitch with the eyes on the sides of her hear and i’m never going to get it right
my drawings are usually covered in overheard bar dialog, for instance YOUR FEET ARE ONLY SUPPOSED TO SUSTAIN YOU FOR THIRTY YEARS.
pssst — don’t forget to follow this blog too, so you can see everybody’s stuff even if you’re not working in here!
an important announcement for members of Ass Blog.
i’ve come up with the idea of starting a group blog designed to help those of us who draw but are crippled by boredom, creative blocks and anxiety, get motivated to make a drawing every day. anybody involved can, whenever they see some sufficiently interesting photograph or painting…
COUNT ME IN
i used to draw constantly when i was younger, and this would be the first time i’d pick up a drawing utensil with purpose or intent in a while - years. i still doodle every now and then. but it has always been expressive and amusing for me and sometimes others. granted, my drawings couldn’t expected to be refined or to fit a criteria of “what is required to be a drawing” maybe, but i would really be interested in the opportunity if i can become a sort of intermittent member whose attempts are welcome. how bout it??
hey man, anybody who just wants a motivator can participate! you don’t have to be good, or even particularly active. i’ll shoot you an invite.
it sort of feels like i should say some “rules” and “regulations”, even though i don’t want there to be any. here goes!
- Reblog anything from your dash that you think would be fun, or funny, or really hard to try to draw all or part of.
- For any post you see on Ass Blog, make a drawing!
- Post a scan or photo of your drawing, preferably with a link to the post you based it on, and any information or links you would like to identify yourself.
N.B. i’d really like to insist on a linkback to the source material, but i don’t want anyone to hesitate to use this blog because it seems too cumbersome.
- I’d like to say there are absolutely no limits on what you can reblog here for source material, but it behooves me to say something like “don’t be a dick”: be selective about your choice of violence or nudity or whathaveyou.
- This blog is mainly for individuals to challenge themselves and stay active. This isn’t an open crit. If you feel the need to give people feedback on their drawings, be courteous, and if you can’t say something useful, say nothing at all. Lots of people will be using this blog for just plain exercise and may not be interested in any criticism whatsoever. (That said, feel free to make it clear in your post if you DEFINITELY do or do not want to hear from folks)
I think those are actually all the rules and regulations I can think of. Have fun!
this gives you a pretty good idea of what this project should be like. i think at this point, anybody who has accepted an invite should just let fly!
Must…escape…Boingy Boingy Girl….
The cat secretly likes it.
dear tracyfennell, i cannot “ASK” you anything so i’m using this post to try to make you send me your email for drawing thingy
‘Showdown’ by Electric Light Orchestra
In honor of Austin flooding. Also this is a terrible music video.
hey! i’m hijacking this post in order to tell you to send me your email address so i can invite you to that collab blog. THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY.
tracyfennell said: I just started taking up drawing again after not doing it much since high school. I like this idea, and I’m afraid of the commitment, but might like to join in.
well, nothing’s gonna HAPPEN to you if you don’t do that much with it. i can put you on the list.
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i’ve come up with the idea of starting a group blog designed to help those of us who draw but are crippled by boredom, creative blocks and anxiety, get motivated to make a drawing every day. anybody involved can, whenever they see some sufficiently interesting photograph or painting or cartoon or whatever on their dash, reblog it to the drawing blog. then anybody involved can make a drawing study (even a really abstract one) from the post, and if they so choose (which would be preferable), post their drawings to the drawing blog too.
i shall now tag some randos to see who, if anybody, is interested. i’ll probably do another round of tagging later just to re-up this post, and give me time to think of some more people. message me if you got any ideas about this, or if you just want in (whether or not i tagged you). if you’re not interested and have no ideas, do nothing! EVER.
it’s hard to think of people i know who draw. let me know if you draw and i don’t know it (notice i didn’t say “draw well”), or i’m missing somebody who would obviously be interested.
MORE MEAT FOR THE BEAST:
just in case you need more encouragement, for now the blog will be called ASS BLOG. as in “get off your ass (and draw)”, but explaining it isn’t as fun as just saying ass blog. be part of the collective ass! more tags coming later.
IT MAY BE INTERESTED IN YOU.
Leonid meteor shower off Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 1899;
yes absolutely! this isn’t about skill or credentials or anything, it will be all about exercise.
A Comet Foreshadows Wars, De Naturæ Diuinis Characterismis, 1575
consider yourself in!