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Yang by SSB09
Yang
For Monty.
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Hey guys!
Just dropping by to show you all this drawing I did of Yang Xiao Long from RWBY which I did today. 
Still trying to work on drawing in an Anime style, but I've definitely made some progress.

Anyway, I'll see you guys soon!
~Luke
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Coming back... Eventually. by SSB09
Coming back... Eventually.
Hey guys.
I think it's finally time we sat down and had a talk.
So, for the past year now, you may have noticed that literally nothing has been posted. Well, there are many reasons for my absence, one being that I got a job. I actually work on the weekends now at a pizza place. Another reason is that I spent some time away in the later half of last year to work on my physical health, and though it was short lived, I definitely benefited from the time I spent on the tread mill. However, the main reason I have not posted anything is because, quite frankly, I don't know how to draw what I want to draw anymore. I don't want to draw Ponies anymore. I'm kinda sick of drawing them now. Right now, there's nothing more that I want to do than draw, but everytime I try, I end up giving up because I just can't draw what I want to draw; Humans. I've been trying to improve my drawing skills for so long, and I've made little to no progress. There are moments where I can draw something redeemable, but they've become few and far between, and it's incredibly discouraging. However, I've been wanting to draw fanart for RWBY, and literally everytime I pick up my pencil, nothing of value is created, and it feels like I'm wasting my time.

This is where I must ask you all to continue to be patient, for there is some hope for me.
This summer, I plan on attending the Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program, which not only simulates what it's like in a college environment, but is a place where I will be doing nothing but draw for about 6 weeks straight. I am incredibly excited and ready for this, and know that nothing but improvement will come out of this.

This is when I plan on returning. Until then, thank you for sticking around, and I'll hopefully see you then.

~ <3 Luke :iconssb09:
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So, a month or so ago, somebody was asking me about what I like to draw. I listed off a couple of things, and someone asked to draw a specific character for them from their favorite anime. I began drawing, only to discover something terrible; I had forgotten how to draw human anatomy, as I had only been drawing ponies for pretty much the past year. Then I realized, Ponies was basically ALL I knew how to draw anymore. Embarrassed, I apologized, admitting that I couldn't remember how to draw anime proportions. The person seemed a little saddened, and I felt fairly guilty and ashamed. I swore to myself I'd try to steer away from Pony related things for a while, but got swept up in the hype for Season 4 and completely forgot.

But then, recently, I discovered a new show: Kill la Kill. Let me say this now; Kill la Kill is now one of my favorite shows of all time. It's basically lifted me out of a 5 year depression, to the point where I've been so inspired by the show that I am now focusing on getting myself fit, as well as inspired me to try to improve my drawing ability as much as possible. I can say that, without a doubt in my mind, Kill la Kill is the greatest anime to be produced since Gurren Lagann (which, coincidently, is made by the same company.)

The reason I bring this up is because I'm shifting my focus; I want to move away from drawing EXCLUSIVELY My Little Pony. I had gotten so enveloped in the fandom that my life become entirely BASED around the show. It was only when I watched Kill la Kill that I was pulled back out of the hole I had dug myself into, and seen how it had shifted from being something as little as an interest to an obsession, and then to a full on addiction.

So, that's it.

I'm taking a break from Ponies. Expect fan-art from shows other than My Little Pony for a while. Not forever, but for a while. I really think this has been a long time coming, and it was only until recently how important it is for me to stretch my boundaries, draw new things, master techniques that I will use in the future instead of obsessing over one little thing.

See you on the other side.

~Luke

TL;DR :
I forgot how to draw humans.
I remembered how to draw humans.
I want to continue drawing humans.
I got too obsessed with MLP.
Kill la Kill is one of the greatest things ever.
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Before My Body Is Dry -Tomatomerde Drum&Bass Remix
  • Reading: Huckleberry Finn
  • Watching: Kill La Kill

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Luke Breadman McHenry
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Hello, my name is Luke McHenry.
Edd Gould Rememberance by That-Scallywag

Personality type: INFP

I am currently 17 years old and want to be an Animator or Artist when I grow up. It's all I've ever wanted to. It's all I've ever done. Just draw and draw. However, I still have a long way to go. I am in no way ready to become a professional artist, and I accept that. I have much to improve on, but no matter what I do, I will never, ever be perfect.

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I am a very artistic person. I love any kind of art, like music, acting, etc. I'm a very polite person and am very grateful for what I have. I am very responsible and mature. I am also gluten-free, and have been for nearly 3 years now. I am very introverted, too. I prefer to be alone %90 of the time, and that's just the way I live. I am also a very sensitive person. I don't like Horror, gore, surprises, excessive profanity, fighting or yelling, or just an unpleasant atmosphere. I am very supportive of diversity and gay marriage, and I am bi-curious. I just don't see why people can't accept people for who they are. This world is filled with hatred and violence. It makes me sad that it's the 21st century, and people are being picked on or bullied because they are different. It's not right.

I adore art. Any kind of art. New or old, simplistic or detailed, pencil or paint brush. I love drawing cartoons, listening to music and occasionally take part in acting, or even writing. I am in love with the past. I love old music, TVs shows, old technology. I just love retro and old fashioned stuff. I feel that nobody really appreciates it nowadays. They are all too focused on their new computers or new clothes to fully appreciate their roots. It's a shame, really.... Art helps me express myself, because I have trouble expressing myself socially. I am horrible at talking face to face to people. I have a phobia of eye-contact and my face isn't very "emotive". I usually just have a blank look on my face when I talk to people, which, I guess, turns them off a bit. But, I'm okay with that. I am very introverted, and prefer to be alone a lot of the time. Besides, my generation isn't exactly "kind". It kind of disgusts me how people treat one-another. It's awful. I would even want to be friends with most people at my school. They've been brought up thinking that difference is wrong, which causes a lot of judging and exclusion.
So... Um... Yeah.
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Ritz-Bits Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave--- your art style is really cute
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mkanke Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Fav!
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tainted-knight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:!! :w00t:
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thank you so much for the watch! It really means a lot! :iconhappywoonaplz:
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SSB09 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problem! Keep up the good work :squee:
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JewFro29 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! I won't let ya down!:happybounce: 
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SSB09 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I look forward to your future work!
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FioreDiCactus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Thank you for the fave :-)
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SSB09 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problem, love your work!
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FluttershyHD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav.  I love your webcam btw, That SGAP culture :)
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