Lamkia

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from that place yonder

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    • Shadow

      2 weeks ago

      Lamkia

      Companion piece to the Animus one


      The shadow is simply the black side of someone's personality. It comprises everything one repressed because is rejected by his superego.


      Not as much thought went into this one so nothing to explain other than "I did whatever I thought was prettiest". Now that I'm rereading the idea of shadow, I really wish I had considered the "repressed" part more, although the only things I can think of that might represent my repressed ideas wouldn't pair well with the fox (it'd be some sort of Slavic deity since no animals come close). Damn, well this works using personal reasons and my own associations anyway.


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      For about 10% of the time I made this I struggled with animating some feathers on my neck before scrapping that section completely. Turns out having feathers just on your neck looks slightly kinda weird.


      Maybe I'll stop drawing myself now.

      Probably not.


      ~ Mish


    • Back to Basics / Animus

      1 month ago

      Lamkia

      Over the past two months I have dropped some bad habits, one or two of which I realized were incredibly self destructive, and replaced them with habits that are doing me much better. It's motivated me to start over in some areas, which has given me some much needed reflection.


      One thing is drawing. I feel like I've gotten much better in general, but don't have the work to show it, so I tried doing some basic self portraits again using a mirror after a long time.


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      Then, this week I've been studying for a literary interpretation class and one of the topics is based off of Jung's work in psychology, specifically with archetypes. There were some ideas I thought were interesting and helped to see things from a different perspective, both in lit and inwards. What really caught my eye was the idea of anima and animus.


      Animus is the [masculine] archetype of reason and spirit in women. When identified with the animus, women develop an excessive rational drive which may end up in excessive criticism and stubbornness.This also heavily influences a woman's interaction with men and her attitudes toward them.
      The process of animus development deals with cultivating an independent and non-socially subjugated idea of self. ....[When successful,] she is more internally aware of what she believes and feels, and is more capable of expressing these beliefs and feelings
      This is the male aspect of the female psyche, as the anima is the female aspect of male psyche (related to sensitivity, sensuality, intuition, creativity)


      So combining the two themes above, self portrait and animus:


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      (on tumblr and twitter)


      Some stills that work well as stand alone portraits:


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      I went back and forth between a few different options for my animus, including Slavic deity Černoboh ("black god" associated with evil) and a German shepherd, but settled on a fox for their infamous trickster stereotype, because of my experiences with the story of The Fox and the Crow, and other aspects that make me think it reflects some of (what would be) my animus's values. And I think foxes are kinda cool ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


      With this one I also tried to pay more attention to composition and movement, with the red crossing the face and neck appropriately and the red stretching down counters the mist rising above. I dunno this is me pretending I know stuff about composition and doodads.

      I may do one for Jung's archetype of Shadow and make it a diptych piece, maybe as a crow to be like the story

      Guess that's it for these. Do you guys have any ideas for your own anima/animus? 


      ~ Mish

    • Feb 1st

      2 months ago

      Lamkia

      Tumblr post // Tweeter thing


      This time a tad bit shorter, but much more detailed than last year's


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      And because of that, here's the slowed down one so you can admire all the byooti


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      Also a WIP of it a little less than half way through


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      And then something that is relevant not only today, but even the day after, and all the days after that: 

      If you want to do the creative thing, do the creative thing.

      Just dooo itttt~



      ~ Mish

    • Swirly Thingies

      3 months ago

      Lamkia

      Dedicated to two of my best friends who had to deal with this stupid nonsense over the past few years.

      Now that I'm done acting like a preteen just discovering emotions, it shouldn't happen anymore, thank god.


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      The guy drawn is meant to be entirely generic and doesn't represent anyone in particular



      ~Mish



      Tumblr /// Twitter

    • Painted Boxes

      3 months ago

      Lamkia

      Just a quick thing to show some boxes I hand painted for my darlin' friends as Christmas gifts, filled with lil gubbins. Painted with acrylics and coated in epoxy.


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      Besides that here is the uncropped version of my new avatar for 2018

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      Hope everyone is having a nice start to their year!
      ~ Mish

    • Inktober - Last Ones

      3 months ago

      Lamkia

      Decided to finish these up before the year ended and I succeeded, yeeeey


      Fear

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      Body

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      Blind

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      Dreamland

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      Fall

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      United

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      Found

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      Oh yeah and I guess there was a New Year's thing so happy stuff ye

    • Inkvember

      4 months ago

      Lamkia

      Some more inks


      Fierce

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      Levitation
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      Cloud
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      Fat
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      Light
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      Teeming
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      Graceful
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      Couple more to go!

      ~ Mish

    • Halloween 2017

      5 months ago

      Lamkia

      I went to work in my Raven cosplay and this happened. It's like a scene from a movie, hopefully a light hearted comedy and not murderous thriller where the other girl kills me in the end.


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      More inktober stuff soon!


      ~ Mish

    • Inktober Week One

      6 months ago

      Lamkia

      I've been meaning to participate for years and almost forgot again until I was reminded by @teFlyingNinj , so here are unedited drawings from the first week. I'll probably go through and make digital edits later because there are definitely major areas that need touch ups. Most of these have been done during breaks at work. 

      It's really nice working with traditional again and I'm thinking for future illustration projects I'll take the traditional route with post-digital edits. There's no way I would've gotten these ideas going all digital.


      SWIFT

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      DIVIDED

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      POISON

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      UNDERWATER

      Background gradient to be added, turns out this paper isn't great with watered down inks ;-;

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      EMOTION

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      Anyone else participating? If you draw at all you should, no matter how good you think you are! It's a great exercise, but I'm pretty sure I'm making these way too elaborate. 

      I'll post these week by week as I get them done!


      ~ Mish

    • Mr Optimism

      7 months ago

      Lamkia

      Now that we have changed management, I can finally post these pictures.

      In our store, we had a store manager. Amongst other annoying characteristics, he was very positive. Overbearingly optimistic, shoving 500 cc of happy and smiles down our throats at every morning meeting. 


      How optimistic was he? This was our elevator. I only show one wall, but all the elevator walls were plastered like this


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      I know what you're thinking, holy shit, right?


      Partially fueled by spite, I did this on my last day of my temp period last year:


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      Besides that, here's a scribble. I'll have to shove almost all drawing to the back burner for the next couple of weeks, except for a few promised graphics and a small comic project. 


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      I'm not usually one to get excited about clothes but AHHHHH I am in love with my coat and new flower-embroidered jeans for fall, they look goooorrgeous~ 

      I need to stop drawing myself so much.


      Have any of you had to deal with a difficult manager before?


      ~ Mish

  • Comments (75)

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Will do Elk things

      1 month ago

      Did you decide to share the snarky sarcasm?

      • Lamkia

        1 month ago

        Never.

        It's all mine.

    • zeitgeistzest She Who Breaks Her Games

      8 months ago

      Just dropping by to say hello and I really like your header image... :D It's awesome.

      • Lamkia

        8 months ago

        Thanks! ~

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      9 months ago

      Did your package that you mailed to yourself arrive ok?

      • Lamkia

        9 months ago

        Yup! Got here on Friday I think

      • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

        9 months ago

        @Lamkia 

        Good to know!

        Additionally, in response to your comment about receiving gifts; you are deserving of it.

        And it would have been gifted to you regardless of what your answer was.

    • ArnettV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gif Addict

      10 months ago

      Happy FU day! Two in a week? Wow!

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        I guess I'm a special little muffin 

        I don't know what that is supposed to mean I just made that up but it sounds nice

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      10 months ago

      Reading these comments it looks like I missed your first FU day from a week ago so I'll congratulate you for both of them now. Happy FU day!!!

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        Ah, no problemo, and thanks :D

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      10 months ago

      FU twice in one month, that's cute. JK, just playing. Gongrats FUx2.

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        I feel doubly happy about it

    • DrHairz Professional Human

      10 months ago

      Hey, FU!  yang

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      10 months ago

      You are the Featured User, congratulations!  Do you you get a plaque or a trophy this time?

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        No ;-;

        Maybe next time for number 5, if there is a next time

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      10 months ago

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    • LadyOddDuck

      10 months ago

      Happy FU Day! Again.

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        (thanks!)

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      10 months ago

      Uhh..happy FU! ...again?!?! 


      There must be some timey wimey stuff goin' on here.

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Ratatoskr Keeper of Logics

      10 months ago

      Twice in - what? A week?


      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      10 months ago

      Again?!

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        ....wat


        I mean I'm pretty cool I guess, but not this cool 

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        10 months ago

        twice in a week is like, you're so cool I'm slightly intimidated

    • CoffeeNut78

      10 months ago

      guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?


      Not quite.  Goulash vs Gumbo..... I live in the northern USA so I am familiar with Goulash.  But I have family on the Louisiana gulf that have taught me to cook Cajun.  


      And though I love my dad's family goulash.... it does not hold a candle to my mother's,  aunt's GUMBO.  


      I wish  I had my Aunt's Gumbo recipe.  

      I love to cook and her gumbo is the best I have ever had.


      Now maybe it is not the best in the WORLD!!

      But it is the best to me because it is a 3 generation recipe made with family love.



      I really need to put the 15 pages of hand written notes into a txt format some day.

      You give me your Goulash and I'll give you my Gumbo/




      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        Well the guláš I have in mind isn't the same as what is served in the US. Czech guláš is essentially a soup with potatoes, beef, peppers, and a tomato based broth. That's not to mean that it is any closer to gumbo, but I would definitely like to try it sometime c:

    • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

      10 months ago

      RT Radio DJ AND FU the next day?! Some people have all the luck  wink

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        It must be rigged, clearly :D

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      11 months ago

      Happy FU day!  Embrace the FU, EMBRACE IT!

      • Lamkia

        10 months ago

        Aye aye, cap-i-tan!

    • ArnettV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gif Addict

      11 months ago

      Happy FU day! Night? Period of time in which your face is on the front page of the site!

    • LadyOddDuck

      11 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

      11 months ago

      Just in time for you Disc Jockial debut, a celebratory F to U.

      • Lamkia

        11 months ago

        Yay! I was kinda hoping not to make another journal for a while since I've made so many lately, but for FU it's obligatory!

      • AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

        11 months ago

        Yeah @Lamkia , between making mine and a general two-day rule for big posts, I've had to push some back. 

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the advice and compliments earlier. It means a lot, thanks. 

      • Lamkia

        1 year ago

        I'm glad I could be of some use, and I hope to see more stuff!

      • FiskJr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinEverett

        1 year ago

        Same here, I appreciate the comment you left on my journal. It made me lift my head a bit higher. Thank you sm! 

    • LonktothePast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Just want to say, best cover photo, ever.

      • Lamkia

        1 year ago

        Thanks! My favorite part about it is how Adam peeps out of the side when I'm on mobile


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    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Congratulations on having your Raven mask selected for the 30th Fan Art Friday!matt-32.png 

      • Lamkia

        1 year ago

        Thanks! I'm glad I managed to get such a nice round number like 30 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Hey, everything going good? You seem to have been pretty quiet on the site or in the OCC at least. Don't forget, RTX is in like a week and I'm expecting to see you at the OCC dinner meet up if nothing else. Take care.

      • Lamkia

        1 year ago

        As you probably already read in the OCC, I'm okay! I just had to duck out for a little for school because the community can get quite distracting when I have to study non stop. Thanks for worries, though (you guys are the best), and I can't wait to see you guys next week! :D

    • Lamkia

      1 year ago

      - A failed test, ignore (◡‿◡✿) ~

    • Jim_Survak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ain't Nobody

      2 years ago

      Hey Lamkia,

      I know you commented a while back on my sleep experiments. It just so happens I was listening to one of my podcasts today & the host has been doing his own methods for trying to find what works best to help him sleep. He's still testing everything so this is not final & he's also not a doctor. But I thought of you & wanted to give you the option of checking it out.


      https://www.grc.com/health/sleep/healthy_sleep_for...

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Awesome, I'll definitely take a look at it, thanks! c:

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day!


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      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Thank you :D You too!

    • kaosblack21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V.4.0

      2 years ago

      Yay! Fellow OCC-goer! Coolest group of people ever!

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Yeees, truer words have never been spoken~

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      2 years ago

      Hello!

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Hello~ Thanks for the request! c:

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        2 years ago

        No problem! It's always nice to meet someone new!

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      2 years ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Sounds interesting!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

        2 years ago

        I see what you did there...


        Also welcome hope you like learning new things

    • DrHairz Professional Human

      2 years ago

      FU! Congrats! :D

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Oh thanks! I didn't notice this till now, sorry for the late response :l

      • DrHairz Professional Human

        2 years ago

        Haha XD it's quite alright XD better late than never right?

    • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX 2017 Guardian

      2 years ago

      Wow really? Featured User again? I would say Congratulations, but sadly you already unlocked the Achievement from 7 months ago XD

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Nuuuuuu, give it to me again! 

      • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX 2017 Guardian

        2 years ago

        Oh fine. . . :P

        "Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User II!"

      • Lamkia

        2 years ago

        Hm, I didn't actually expect you to. Now I feel like a dick.

        Thank you~ c:

    • DRosales

      3 years ago

      Congrats on your featured user status!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      3 years ago

      I am literally leaving you my most sincere comment.

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        3 years ago

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      • Lamkia

        3 years ago

        I am so overwhelmed by your sincerity~

    • MrVash

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Ishmalite

      3 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley0.gif

    • indiart28 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX 2017 Guardian

      3 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

      • Lamkia

        3 years ago

        I feel so accomplished~

  • Questions answered by Lamkia

    Can't say I have, no, but I'm sure it's good! I'm from the way Northeast (I'm basically Canadian) so there wasn't much of it around. I've had the Czech equivalent which is guláš/goulash, though. Can I pass with that?

    First reaction to question: Holy shit that is very specific.


    Feather pens look cool and all, but I wouldn't be able to stand the orange ink. In which case hands down I'd take the mask. I probably wouldn't use it a whole lot because I'm never really tempted by those types of x-ray vision scenarios (I really don't need to see nor care about people dicking around in their own places) but I reckon a situation will come by at some point to prove handy.


    Also who is this old woman and were is she getting these mystical items from? Can I choose her? I want her. She can randomly hand me magic things and I'll go oooohh aaahhh at them.

    Fish or Chicken?

    | Asked by: XOAnimeXO 1 year ago

    As a roommate: Definitely a fish

    As a sibling: A chicken

    As a lunch choice: Always and forever chicken

    Vanilla or chocolate?

    | Asked by: Hanako23 1 year ago

    I mean I'd rather eat chocolate than the dried up seed pods of Mexican orchids.


    Ice cream? Neither, I'm one of few that isn't too keen on ice cream. If so, strawberry is where it's at.

    (Oops completely forgot about this, my b)


    Realistic answer: I'd like to teach an art program that covers a variety of mediums. Not just traditional figure drawing but also digital typography, simple animation, etc.


    Unrealistic answer: I'd love to teach a class called How to Create, Maintain, and Properly Join a Line at Train Station Ticket Windows because apparently the people of Olomouc have no idea how lines work. The name of the school would be The Ideal World Academy.

    Oh wow, thank you <3
    Specifically for digital art, a drawing tablet is pretty much 100% necessary for the stuff I do, mice are inaccurate and really unnatural. Pretty much all of my drawings are done in Photoshop or Fire Alpaca (an awesome free alternative to Ps!), but I know some people that never touch Ps and use something like SAI or Corel instead. I find process videos of digital art to be really helpful for learning program functions in a practical context. But for the very basics, I'm sure there are tons of videos on YouTube that can explain them 6163464641 times better than me. I know almost all the ins and outs of Ps because I've been using it and teaching myself since I was 12, mostly by accidentally hitting keys and figuring out what they do.


    I usually do a hand sketch first and then take a terrible picture of it with my phone and trace it in Ps, but lately I've been doing everything digitally but it just doesn't feel as natural as having a pencil and paper. :l


    I also find it really important to collect images that I like from the internet. I constantly revisit them to see what I like about them and if I can incorporate it into my drawing. I've got a big folder with ~26,000 images (heh) and then a smaller one with ones I really have a liking for with about 100 images.


    Hm, I think that's all I can think of for right now that isn't obvious, like to keep at it and practice.
    TLDR: I guess the videos are best for learning functions and then studying other people's work to learn how to use those functions is the best method. Hope it helps at least a little!~