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How to be Patient

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 3, 2012, 5:44 PM
Alright LOL. I've been asked a million times "How do you do it?! How are you so patient?!"
Thing is, it's not really patience :iconmingplz:
In fact, I'm the opposite of patient.
When my twin sis, :iconnaochiko: tackles me in front of my crush, I rage LOL :iconwoodyrapefaceplz:
But this "patience" isn't called patience. I'll prove you why. But on that note, I'll tell you how I do it LOL
I know it's nothing special, but it may help you! >XD

1. Listen to music. I'm not kidding. Last year in my art class, I couldn't listen to my own music.
I had projects that require an immense amount of details, and without music, I become agitated.
However, when I do listen to music, I get relaxed, and all the distractions disappear.
It really makes me focus, and it helps sway my mood.
Also, when I'm getting bored I listen to K-POP. I tend to get moving with the music and beats.
Now, when I'm getting sleepy, visual kei music is my best friend LOL.
I know. Despite my happy-go-luck art and appearance, I know I don't look like I listen to visual kei.
But really, I do.
I love visual kei :iconohdoki:
(Super favs are Diaura, Alice Nine, An Cafe, SuG, ReaLiES, and Gazette <3 xD)
Visual kei wakes me up; not only to their beautiful music, but to the emotion in it.
And if you want to give visual kei a try, here are my favs~
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmlQFH… www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMBYn…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lGgfU… www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDSi9q…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Zqq5…

2. Take lots of breaks. No one said to work without stopping LOL.
In fact, working without stopping makes my head hurt.
Believe me, but when I work on details, I at least take a break every 6 mins.
I would go like "Alright, done with the shirt, lemme go check my facebook //shot"
:icontrollpeterparkerplz:
But yeah LOL.

3.Reward yourself. Continuing on with the breaks,
when I finish a part of a picture,
I go like "Alright. You can have 1 potato chip"
or
"Watch 4 mins of that Korean drama/anime."
and when I'm left with a cliff hanger, I challenge myself.
"If you wanna watch that, you have to finish the tree and the hair."
and that's how I get faster with my work
:iconmingplz:

4.Remember the painful comments that was said about your art or yourself
Alright, believe it or not, but I was a really emo kid back then  = u ="
But yes. I've had lots of painful memories.
I'm not using this journal to dump my problems, but...
things like
"Oh. That's the one that won the contest? They sure have low standards"
"Your art is good. But not as good as her's"
or a break up from a relationship.

It was 2009 when I gave a complete halt to art when I entered a relationship.
I mean, it was a 5 year (let's make that 3 years, considering that it was an on/off relationship)
. I would draw from time to time.
But when we finally went to the
same school together, that's when I completely stopped.
After I would finish my homework, immediately, I would talk to him on the phone.
I had no time for art, because all my time was wasted on him LOL
and after that bitter break up, I look back and say to myself
"I'm doing better now that I'm not chained to you any longer."

Now, each time I think about painful things done to me, I draw.
It makes my blood rush so fast, and I feel a burning sensation in my chest.
Drawing not only makes me relax and forget, but it also pushes me.
It makes me feel that I do have use.
and I don't do it for revenge, but to prove them wrong.


Conclusion: BUT YEAH. Sorry for the super long text wall
:icontearplz:
And well, to sum things up, I don't have patience. I have motivation
Now I hope you can get more motivated in your drawings too! //SHOT

  • Listening to: The Chaser- Infinite
  • Reading: Peace Like A River
  • Watching: Please Be Careful with My Heart
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Ice Cream Q u Q
  • Drinking: Water
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:iconfunkydreamer:
FunkyDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL~ :D :XD:
your tips to be "patient" are more of  "make yourself in awesome mood doing the things you like
so that if anyone annoys you, you wouldn't care"
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Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"And well, to sum things up, I don't have patience. I have motivation"

*cries&* you rock sis! :XD: none of those
ugly comments will bring you down, you've made
me realize another thing I've been missing...
thank you!!
Happpeee Holidays!!!
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww!! TT u TT
maraming maraming salamat! <3
Happy holidays rin sainyong mag kapatid <3
Sweet ninyong dalawa, alam mo ba yon!? xD
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:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aieee welcome girl!
Na-touch naman ako, sweet daw ako
hahahha naku hahaha
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo napaka sweet mo <3 xD
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:iconlaiden-cerise:
Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wahahaha di aman, ai wish you and your sis were here
on our last booth there were so many people!
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, as expected naman eh~ xD
MAgaling kayong dalawa! n - n
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Laiden-Cerise Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(T_T) tapos me sakit ako nun buti kinaya ko pa
Di nga eh mas magaling na sa akin yun younger sis ko waaah kulang na ako sa practice
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Talaga?! O _ O
well, busy ka eh. Understandable naman yun eh xD
Pero magaling kaparin! :icontearplz:
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:icontheladywellflower:
TheLadyWellflower Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Aww, V-kei music helps me relieve myself from stress too... Gazette for the win!! : )
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR? xD
v-kei is amazing~ TT u TT
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teralilac Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! That's really helpful!! I like the reward yourself step :iconfanboyingplz:
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww glad it helped you! TT u TT
and aww thank you!
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TrueEmotional Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips!~
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to help! :icontearplz:
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sCissoRsmei Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW,

but for me..taking a break is also taking a risk..cause by then, I get distracted and am taken away into another world full of rainbows and flying unicorns~ YAY..lol.

But seriously, hours has passed already and I hadn't finish my "art"...of course I know that it would really just depend on the person..ME..that I have discipline and stuff like that..I keep reminding myself to do this..I warn and threaten even..somehow, it just doesn't work anymore..:(


but, your magical words of wisdom have given me hope once again, so I shall try harder to do justice..xD
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I'm so glad that it helped you! TT u TT
Keep at it!
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sCissoRsmei Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course!! :D
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anhvan44 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
3! I can never do such thing! One potato chip only?! OAO And if I begin watching Korean dramas/read mangas, I suddenly forget everything about the drawing. XD <- has no self-control. OTL
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOLL true >XD
but i guess you can do the "reward yourself" step when you've done a lot of work xD
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Claster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Definitly brave of you to write such things, this kind of explains why you can express your feelings in your drawings so well with your own touch on how you draw.

Well then, now you must learn that patience is a virtue so that you can.. well draw with patience! *Shot* xD
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOOLL oh justin :iconheplz:
thank you! TT u TT
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Claster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Yes oh me~ >w>

No problem at all. ^_^
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:iconlynchly:
Lynchly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O....OK! You've inspired me to do my best!!! :iconslashshine:
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HNNGGG GLAD TO HELP :icontearplz:
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shadowknightpaladin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
-hug- Well at least we'll stop asking how you do it now :))
Though i DO have to agree with the emotions part, I noticed when I'm stressed, my shit gets so much more detailed.
[But i'm horrible at taking breaks cause I'll end up forgetting I was drawing in the first place]
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOLL ikr?! xD
and aw that's one thing too, huh? O _ O
well...bribe yourself into working more! xD
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shadowknightpaladin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
urgh idkkkk I have such a short attention span x.x
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Parikuu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
An cafe~ i remember them xD I use to listen to them in school~ Well thanks for the tips! : D
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL ikr?! xD an cafe <3
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsuperw00tplz: well said!

also for that whole emotion in v-kei thing totally check nakigahara by the gazette the feels ermahgerd. Even more mellow-drama in the vocals then reila.
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOOLL oh really?! MUST CHECK * _ *!!
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
It's actually one of the only songs I like watching the live video for. Ruki just breaks your heaaaarrrrrttt HNNNNGGGG.
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naochiko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrammarguyplz::icongrammarguyplz::icongrammarguyplz::icongrammarguyplz:

Thing is, it's not really patience
In fact, I'm the opposite of patience.


*patient
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconffplz:
lemme fix that :iconnanakoplz:
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:iconnaochiko:
naochiko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
M U C H :iconbanana1plz: B E T T E R
:iconemptyplz::iconbanana2plz:
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:iconyou-cee:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Try this instead
>>>>>:iconblankiconplz:<<<<
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww~*hugs you-cee* (I can't believe that people always the guts to say such an awful thing sometimes. :/ )
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw you're so sweet! TT u TT
*huggles*
and yeah. But well, without those words, I'd be content at where I'm at >XD
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>.> there's always much nicer ways to go about things though...
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontearplz:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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