The best thing to do is to take a break. Sometimes, you are just thinking too hard about what to do next. Just take a break, exercise and get fresh air. Be with people and your inspiration will come back to you.
I like that all of the stuff is on the Statistics page though the design could be a bit cleaner and it needs to follow the same style as the rest of the site. It is a good idea, but the way it looks now does feel like a rough draft.
I read that character design comes in four categories being the four elements;
- Air; The thin lanky people who look average and every person. Children usually fall into this category.
- Fire; People who have athletic bodies with edge and angles. Adults tend to fall into this.
- Earth; Large or muscular people with solid figures.
- Water; Curvy flowy people usually women who are seductively designed.
I added my own fight category;
- Wild; These people have such unique bodies either because they have a condition or aren't even human that their design is unique to them.
Mind you, it was also years ago. The mistake I made was having a negative opinion on something very popular. After that, there was no recovering no matter how hard I tried to make peace. The eyes of the extreme fans stayed on me. I couldn't have an opinion, a preference or even just own type of fanwork without something trolling me for it. And what was even worse was when I tried to stop and just make my own original work, the trolling wouldn't stop. They wanted to chase me off and they got it. All I have to say from that experience was that the worst of DA got what it wanted and I hope it was worth it for them.
Not that it's discouraging to me or getting to me, but man, Imgur is a pretty mean place. Unless your art contains cute animals, memes, trendy official characters or sexy stuff, don't expect people to upvote or comment kindly on your work. Like, I put my idea of a rebooted She-Ra concept and people are saying she ought to be called He-Ra. Like... yikes. Like, why?
I am serious. I am looking for an easy, but effective cookie icing recipe for my gingerbread cookies. One that makes it thick enough to be opaque and not ooze off of the cookie, but thin enough to come out smoothly and be nice and glossy. I am struggling with finding the right recipe. For anyone who is a baker here, can someone please help me?
In return, I will share my contest winning chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Well, as someone who is big on reusing and going green, the reusable fake one doesn't have that fresh pine scent, but it's cleaner, it doesn't need water, you don't need to buy a new one every year and spare a tree. Conifer trees are beautiful, but live and let live lol. They are more useful to us alive providing homes for animals and cleaning the air all year around instead of just being decor for one day. We take enough trees as it is for furniture, fire wood and paper.
Considering that even in official stories, there are alternate universes and elsewords so I approach fanfiction with an open mind, but with high standards;
1- I don't like wish fulfilment or lemon fanfiction. I like my stories to be fleshed out, well written and based on something more than just the author's fantasy. And definitely am not into "those" types of fantasies.
2- I don't like slash because I respect the lGBT community. If you want to make a story about LGBT people in a said universe, just create fan characters or use confirmed LGBT characters. Don't change existing characters. That's not chalking one up for gay rights. That's a fetish and a subset of wish fulfilment and lemon combined.
3- No kill-fics. Unless you are writing out the death as a true tragedy or with the right outcomes of what comes after, writing a story to kill off a character you don't like is not a fun read to me because hate is ugly. And for what? To be spiteful to a fictional character? Just leave them out.
Other than that, I am more than willing to read a fanfic. Heck, I even read fan webcomics. Like I said, I am unbiased, but I hold the same set of high standards.
The bottom one looks more shaded than the other. I guess it all depends on the style you're going for. If you're going for gritty and textured with a rustic feel to convey the element of tension, go with the top style. If you're going for a mainstream type of look with more emphasis on shading, the bottom one is your ticket.