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midstorm:

I think Hiccup and Astrid are the best animated couple ever.

I love how their relationship isn’t a major plot point for the films. Astrid isn’t there as a reward for the hero, she is also his best friend (next to Toothless of course). She didn’t stop being a warrior after she became a love interest (and Hiccup wouldn’t want her to, he loves her for it).

They talk about their problems. They fight their enemies together. And they trust each other.

Something that I’m just noticing from these gifs. They actually lean their cheeks into the kisses, opposed to just letting the other do all the work.  That’s something actual couples do when they know each other well enough to know it’s coming.  I love this.

nebroska:

No but a hetalia highschool au except instead of them being highschoolers, they’re teachers and all the states and provinces and stuff are the student body and the countries have to put up with their bullshit and most of the countries are like “alfred control your fucking relatives” because texas punched arthur in the face at lunch again

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Anonymous asked:

Do you think you need 'natural' talent though? It's just I practice a lot, but I still draw the same as I have since I was 12. My mother and brother are amazing at art and I know neither put any practice in. I'm just kinda mediocre, at best.

pencilstab:

hurraaid:

pencilstab:

I don’t think you need natural talent, but it certainly helps…. I’ve always been talented in art ugh I’m so sorry that sounds really conceited so a lot of things have come naturally to me, such as being able to tell if anatomy is off or awkward looking…

But I know with some of my friends it doesn’t come as easily to them, and they can’t tell if something is wrong even if it’s very clear to me. 

I’d say to just keep working at it, because even if you don’t see it, I’m sure others have noticed your improvement. Don’t get discouraged because of other’s work, which I know is very hard, but it’s important to keep striving for success until you reach where you want to be.

reblogging in case anon sees buT LET ME TELL YOU A THING ANON:

I come from a family very ‘naturally talented’ people. My two older siblings are naturally intelligent, naturally artistic, even my mum can draw great when she hasn’t touched a sketchpad for years. They don’t need to practice or take classes or when they do they just pick everything up like a SPONGE.

And then there is me. 

I have no ‘natural talent’ so to speak. Whenever I start something new I am beyond shit at it. But what I have INSTEAD is hard work. And that is more important to me than natural talent (not that natural talent is bad!!)

While my older siblings sailed through school I had to work my ass off just to get close to their level, and it’s the same in art. I have no natural talent with it, I didn’t start drawing until I was 11 and BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY IT WAS BAD.

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But I have struggled through nearly TEN YEARS of terrible styles and hideous anatomy to finally get to a place where I like my art.

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And you know what I’m glad I did. Because all that work just made it more important to me, when you have to put your everything into something it really becomes something you care about. And I am living proof that talent has nothing to do with it. Anyone can learn to draw you just have to be willing to work hard and take risks.

My advice to you is don’t give up! Keep trying and leave your comfort zone! The more you explore different styles the more your art will grow.

Reblogging because this is beautiful advice

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