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Messages - TheStarNomad✯

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Welcome back!
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Usually to add a powerup to a tool, you would place the powerup token to the right side of the tool, however with the recent update to 1.12 you have to place it to the left.
If you put it to the right you have a high chance of breaking your tool.
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Im only on 3 years xD grats
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Requested by CleverWhale, this post is for all those out there who enjoy drawing; whether you just want some tips, or need some help to progress or start off, this post may be of interest to you.

6 months ago I was absolutely terrible at drawing, could've even draw a leg that LOOKED RIGHT, but over these months (with a little help from TonyStark<3) I've massively improved; most ideas I come up with now I'm actually able to put into play.
Below is a collection of things that I did over these months, as well as things I never realised before.
 
Disclaimer: Please remember that these are how I learned, but depending on what you enjoy making as art, and your way of learning, it'll be different. You need to find YOUR way.

1. Figure out what style you enjoy drawing in.
For example; I adore drawing in stylized form (aka like cartoons). They can be simple and funny, easy to animate (when I get good enough) and are very flexible. If you don't know what style you like already, just google some stuff and find a piece of art from someone you really like; don't worry if it's really complex, you can set it as your goal, and work your way to there.

2. Tracing.
I don't mean taking someone's drawing and tracing it line for line; by this I mean find a picture of an animal or a plant, etc, and attempt to draw the same thing on your paper. Trust me, it isn't supposed to work out well at first, but as you keep doing it, your brain will become more observant to how lines and shapes fit together, along with sizes and placement.
It can be a little freaky sometimes if you do this a lot; one time I was re-watching wreck it ralph after a year, and I didn't realise they animated their faces in that shape before..

3. It's okay to give up.
If a drawing you're working on, and putting a lot of effort into ends up looking really bad, it's okay to just give up on it. I've given up on a few drawings myself, but trust me, it's better to start fresh than to continue on the same thing for far too long. But don't give up too soon either, you need to find your balance.

4. Find your inspiration.
Never attempt to draw anything without an idea you'll dedicate your time and effort to draw. My inspiration was mainly Undertale, but I also take stuff in from music lyrics and my own poetry. If  you're really interested in what you want to draw, you'll be less likely to get bored; but most importantly, don't force yourself to draw. (This relates to 3.)

5. References.
During all stages of drawing you'll need to do this, but as you get better you'll notice you won't need to do it as often. Searching up references for how to draw bones, animal legs, claws and feet, you name it; helps SO much.

6. Make it fun.
If you find drawing on your own boring, try getting friends involved. What Tony did with me is /force/ me into drawing contests. 10-20min to draw a particular animal in pen only using references. Obviously she was going to be way better than me, but it definitely got me drawing.

7. Variety.
Don't just draw with pen/pencil and paper! Trying your hand at paper collages, felt-tip colouring, painting and other creative ways of being artistic really helps as well. I don't do these as much, but that's mainly because I'm addicted to my drawing tablet.
This is a paper collage I made under the instruction of a children's art teacher;


8. Circles and stick figures.
This is one thing I really don't like doing, but so many artists use this method; drawing a stick figure or a circle to help you draw. It can be useful but for some reason I've never gotten accustomed to using this method, however I highly recommend it. (My method is usually free drawing, and then adjusting each body part to be perfect afterwards. It works, so what can I say?)
My feeble attempts of drawing this way:



9. Making your drawing interesting.
Now you're better at drawing figures, good things to learn are; perspective; drawing details (such as clothes creases, hair and fur strands, scales, etc); special effects and shading. Perspective and angles can be pretty tricky to learn, but they make your drawing so much better.
Perspective and fur:

Shading (ignoire the snail, I was drawing on someone elses paper shh):


10. Time and patience.
It can be hard, but I started off drawing once a week. This is enough to progress with drawing.

My style of drawing before I started properly;

6 months later;


Well that's all for now, I hope you can all achieve your hopes and dreams. Good luck! :heart:
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Good job jaguar c:
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
Jun 18, 2017, 07:56 PM

Yes.
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
Jun 18, 2017, 05:19 AM

Floof.
Is this me
Where am I
WHERE IS THAT PICTURE OF ME
IT'S COMING
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
Jun 17, 2017, 09:39 PM

Floof.
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B-Team / New Head Architect
Jun 16, 2017, 06:16 PM
So as many of you may know by now, Bade_Anthony was our old Head Architect and has sadly resigned, which means DarthAxon, I mean, Darth_Freethewee is now Head Architect!

If anyone has any questions about becoming an Architect or any questions about new spawns, etc, Darth is the man to go to!
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General Announcements / Re: New RightHand
Jun 16, 2017, 04:10 PM
Gj on 4 years, sad to see you go :heart:
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Discord is nice/handy and all, but, personally, I'm getting kind of tired of how spammy it makes chat in-game and how people will often be on discord to start trouble, or even be online, but switch to typing through discord chat so that they can spam/send all caps messages.
This exactly^^^
There have been times where I'm busy doing something, and upon looking at the chat all I see is blue spam, making me assume there are Mods online with me. I was alone with 10 people.

However this decision should benefit the community, not personal irritations, and I agree with setting up this warning rank.
If you don't want to be muted, don't break rules
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That "woo" gets me everytime.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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General Survival Discussions / Re: 3 Years <3
Jun 08, 2017, 05:09 PM
Grats! :heart:
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That werewolf guy is really rude and annoying :v
I can back this up, a lot of them also smell. Im looking at you @TheStarNomad✯
mmm yes, very smelly too ;).
Online bullying D;
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
Jun 05, 2017, 07:31 PM

I had an urge to do this dont judge
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
Jun 02, 2017, 01:46 PM
My life on B-team so far:
<snip>

I've been playing for almost two days.
@darthaxonaxirah
This made me laugh harder than it should have.
ilylucy
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B-Team / Re: [Announcement]Time's Up.
May 31, 2017, 06:24 AM
See you again soon, iLax
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garywb
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Wander over yonder, Steven universe, Gravity falls, Futurama and MLP.
The shows I enjoy the most
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Thanks guys :heart:
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Looking forward to the future :heart:

also np blalp haha
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
May 27, 2017, 12:44 PM

Trying to draw a pair of lungs turned into this.
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
May 25, 2017, 07:40 PM
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General Discussion / Re: Post a DRAWING!
May 25, 2017, 07:25 PM
So here I was drawing Lucy's dragon, and Britney started talking to me while she was in math class, and well, this is what happens.


(Yes lucy that drawing on the paper is your dragon preview)
I should make this a proper drawing o: