I started coming out in high school with the notion of to thine own self be true. It was against the law back then and I was naive to what might happen as a result; fortunately nothing did. I turned 71 this year and I'm astounded at the distance our communities have come. The extended freedoms we are continuing to gain are also freedoms for everyone else. Pride is rethinking how we should live to the freedom of how we might live. :createwithpride:
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Tutorial: my work feels off, how do I fix it?
Have you ever felt that there is something fundamentally wrong with your artwork? I think each of us has been in this situation before. Imagine: you've been looking at the same image for hours on end, fiddling with this and that, but still you can't shake the feeling that something is off, not right - flawed. Is it your imposter syndrome? ...maybe. Is it your brain telling you that it's four AM and it's time to go to sleep? Also, maybe (look at the clock, won't you?). But maybe there's another reason - one that's hard to see, especially if you really have been looking at the same image for hours. Our brains have the tendency to accept what we have in front of our eyes for a longer period of time as correct - this is why writers are often advised to let texts sit in their drawers for a while and then do revisions, and why digital artists often flip canvases to check for mistakes. This blindness can affect anyone - beginner and professional alike. But if you are a beginner, there are
Weekly Themed Feature and Next Themes!
Happy Thursday ! It is time for our Weekly Themed Feature once again, and this week the theme was MAGICAL PLACES. We had some great images submitted, so thank you to everyone who joined in this week! And without further ado, here are this week's images! Please head on over to our front page to vote for your favourite image in the PICK OF THE WEEK poll! The winner will be announced on Monday. NEXT 2 THEMES The theme next week is KNIGHTS OF THE REALM. Submissions are due by FEBRUARY 4TH AT 7AM PACIFIC TIME. The following week, the theme will be FATE. If you would like to get a head start on this theme, we will be accepting entries from FEBRUARY 4TH up to FEBRUARY 11TH. You may submit your images to the WEEKLY THEMED FEATURE SUBMISSIONS album. Remember, submissions are limited to one per member so please do submit your best! However, the feature challenges are open to all skill levels (or how would we improve? ;) ) Submissions must be new images created for the