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(Copied from my blog)

So... It's wednesday and I'm quite surprised that I'm starting to get a l'il comfortable with blogging again, " but T, you ain't been posting on Instagram or on your blog like you said you would... But I see those reblogs on Facebook though!" Yeah I hear you homie, but what had happened was, I needed to get organised real quick!

You see I've always, always started trying to be more productive with my art by just starting and I burn out real quick, I mean real quick. Give me a week and I'll be back to agonising over my art, caught up with what the hell should I do first and the feeling of "overwhelm" will be killing me, I'll be looking through tutorials wondering what I should start with first or get all caught up with how gorgeous EVERYONE else's art is, True story. 

Now you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result, right? Oh you didn't, allow me to edumacate you on my life: I start drawing again after feeling the pull, aimlessly sketching parts of a character from the same perspective and usually only the face because I'm too scared to draw the body! I then realise I need to get focused and start looking for a tutorial that will give me that magic something or I'll try drawing from life, get comfortable, then better, then get happy with myself, take a break, cause I'm feeling myself, come back, try and draw a character, because I found someone's art that looked "totally awesome" and then proceed to feel crap about my art, stop drawing for awhile while I continue to overload on EVERYONE else's art, then start all over again .

You can see how this pattern might be a problem right? Yeah.... well welcome to my life. This time I said enough is enough, if I really want to get my stories out of my head, I have to do this properly, I gotta make a plan, one I can follow so I can get better. I'm not going back to Uni, I already have a degree in animation now it's time to brush the knowledge off and start getting better.


" you have about a 1000 rubbish drawings so better to get them out sooner rather than later"


Here's the deets:

  1. First "KISS" Keep It Simple Silly!  I'm not gonna try and do too much but I have to be clear about the things I want to do and
  2. second learn the damn fundamentals. These are the things I really have to work on and learn.
  3. I'll have 3 main projects: Portfolio builders, my graphic novel "Above & Below" and my storybook "Bo & Cody". Portfolio builders are pieces of artwork following a small brief or challenge that I can put in my portfolio that represents the kind of work I would like to be hired to do and art that will showcase my skills.
  4. I'll continue posting here at least once a week, regularly on Instagram and really pull back on my reblogging on facebook. (That place is a serious time suck!)
  5. I'll probably use Trello and my day designer to keep me organised and on schedule because if I dont have deadlines, I'll never get this stuff finished.


Sound good..? Good because I'm tryna keep it as simple as possible. So here goes everything. I'm starting with anatomy because I've always had an interest in drawing people and the main characters of my stories are girls so it makes sense to start there then move onto perspective and composition. Until next week, keep an eye out for me on Instagram, but not facebook, because that would be inviting trouble.

  • Listening to: Yonce all on ya mouth like liquor
  • Reading: Force: dynamic life drawing for animators
  • Watching: Pencil Kings anatomy challenge tutorials
  • Drinking: your essence..... :D


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Tope Olayinka
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
. Storyteller . Illustrator . Artist .
Self taught, still learning, embracing the suck and enjoying the process.

Today is life
The only life we are sure of
Make the most of today.

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UrsulaDecay Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching meeee  ^ u ^  <3!!!
deer-child Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much for the watch!
Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
your welcome :)
Gemz4Aqua Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
moving my channwel! username: xXAsunaXx or AsunaStrike
JMeecH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav!
Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
back at ya! :D
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional
Thanks so much for watching, sorry it took me so long to come say thanks :)
Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no worries and you're welcome.
taha-sed Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
thanks T
taha-sed Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
hey, its me again, changed for the umptheem last time
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