2. Value progress over perfection. Productive and perfect are not synonyms. Which would you rather be?
3. Accept that what you create won’t be perfect and create it anyway. Perfect is the enemy of good. If you give yourself permission to just create, chances are you’ll create something pretty darn good—at least some of the time. But you have to give yourself a chance.
4. Make a mess. Perfectionism is neat, but progress is messy. You can get organized later, b
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."
• The name of your character should always be listed somewhere, whether it’s in the title of the piece or on the image itself.
• The entire idea of the reference sheet is to show who your character is. It makes more sense to do a standard standing pose that shows us their whole body rather than a complicated sitting or action pose that may cover up their outfit or make it look confusing to those who do not know it. Reference sheets should be full body, showing as much of the character design as possible.
• I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to include extras such as po
• NONO: The BIGGEST nono for bios is putting something like “unknown” or “N/A” in a bio category of a character. First of all, why did you even include that category in your bio just to pass it up? It’s an eyeroll for a serious writer to see these things in bios. Even if the character or other characters don't know their name or even their age or parents, it should ALWAYS be listed in the bio. These are things that everyone has (unless they are a robot).
• CATEGORIES: I have included a blank bio form with all the categories I find to be necessary when explaining an in depth well rounded character. It’s okay to maybe get rid of some categories for simplicity’s sake but some are obviously necessary. On the other end of things, don't add too much! Bios with too many categories are just as obnoxious to fill out as they are for other people to read!! You want to have a bio form tha
It can be difficult at first, accustoming yourself to make this small bit of time, because you’ll think:
“I don’t have enough time for it.”
“Art is hard!”
“I’m not good enough yet for that piece I’ve always wanted to do.”
“I’m stuck. Artist’ block.”
These are all excuses. Yes art IS hard. Yes, you might not be good enough yet to do that masterwork that you’ve been dreaming of, but let me le
Things that last
Scooped from my past.
Paltry, yet so vast...
Now, my booty…
Some still unsurpassed.
Drew this, did I?
Really can’t deny
I had skill.
I’m at it, still.
With my brushes grasped.
Another year gone.
Yet I work on.
Still, I do those.
Seems my part is cast.
Paints might splatter--
Make it matter.
Draw it, share it.
I still care, it
Has gone by so fast…
Leaves its traces
Art, skill graces
Life that’s held tight-clasped.
---One with the most fear
---One who travels the most
---Best planner/most organized
---One who hates school most
---Most likely to succeed
---Best with time management
---Biggest blessing to others
---Closest with their family
---Glue who holds the group together
---Most embarrassing to have around
---One with the worst memory
---One most invested in their friends
---One who takes the best care of their body
---One who can never sit still
---Most hopeful in any situation
---Most desperate in general
---Hardest to notice or remember
---Fastest on their feet
---One who weighs the most
---Most likely to give up
---Most likely to betray
---Most gentle and docile
---Most faithful to people/duties/principles
1. GET OUTSIDE
This comes as a very first tip for a reason. Whether it's outside your house or outside your mind, changing your perspective will help the ideas flow.
2. DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Your brain functions much better when well-hydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include tiredness, headache, muscle weakness, and dizziness - these are certainly not going to help you to think straight.
Exercise produces endorphins that might as well be responsible for your next brilliant idea.
Dreaming is very important, inside a dream nothing is impossible. Use that to your advantage.
5. STOP WATCHING TELEVISION
Or better yet, get rid of the damn thing. TV is a mind-killer. Turn it off. Even if th
NAME: You should provide the character’s full name, even if it’s not what they go by. If they go by something else, include it in the same category like so: Joshua “Josh” Nickelson.
AGE: If your character is in a timeline where it’s simple enough just to list one age or a range of ages for them, then by all means, please do so. If you have a long, complicated series or a lot of time that passes in your book, show a birth year for your character instead—something we can measure things to.
APPEARANCE: This should contain everything there is to know about your character visually without describing every single detail of their outfit. Give us a general idea and try to describe their style instead of a specific outfit. Unless they are in, like, the same significant uniform for an entire story. Describe their skin color, hair color, hair style, hair length, eye color, height, weight, body type and build, style choice, and markings if
Outward distinguishable feature of species:
Any notable habits/tendencies:
Any enhanced or extra powers or abilities:
Describe how they discover, train, and harness their abilities:
Various strengths and skills of the species overall:
Various weaknesses and detriments of the species overall:
Any mentionable known conflicts with current environment:
Describe how they interact with other species:
Elaborate on any social or power hierarchy within the species:
Describe any kind of cultural facts and norms regarding the species:
Briefly describe any notable life cycle or life span facts:
Describe a brief history of the species generally: