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Wow, i never knew being sick would be so stressful

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 31, 2015, 9:22 PM


Sorry, this is a bit of a personal problem thing, hahaha;;; Sorry if you get annoyed at people talking about stuff like this, i just really need to vent a little bit.... ps. i swear like a sailor. lol.

So I've had a bit of a problem with walking for the past month or two, where if I walk a normal speed, my chest starts hurting, and if I kept pushing, my vision would start blacking out and i'd hear stuff as if I was listening to a badly tuned radio.... so obviously something was wrong, and I went to the doctors to check stuff out. funny thing is at first I thought I had asthma, because I'd also feel like I couldn't breath properly and had a wet cough.

Well, I got my echocardiogram results back and found out I have severe Mitral Stenosis, which is basically a heart valve disorder in which my heart valve cannot open completely (mine’s opening at 1/4 the normal size), caused probably by a fever I had when I was 5 or 6 y/o, in which my heart valve got infected. …..-____-;;. so now one of my heart chambers is swelling up because not enough blood can be pumped out, which if severe enough can cause blood clots and give me a stroke, so i might need heart surgery to get it fixed, but I won’t know for sure until i go see a cardiologist, which is next week.

So now my parents are pressuring me to quit my awesome amazing not-really-stressful background painting job with good pay, to go home and rest, and it's seriously stressing me out. I know they mean well but every time I tell them i'm painting or something they're like "you shouldn't be. you should just rest", as if painting is going to cause me to have a stroke or something....and they keep calling me, and i can't just hang up. I mean, now i even have to cut off coffee, which is kind of this thing i really need. ;__;
...."orz

ARGUHHHH i DON'T NEED THIS on top of all of this shit. Fuck, i probably sound like an ungrateful bitch but oh my fucking god I love my job i don't want to quit, especially since I haven't checked with my cardiologist yet and nothing's set in stone like holy fuck.

fuckfuck i'm so fucking stressed....

Don't wanna end on a bad note so here's something I'm painting...bit by bit when i'm out of work at work xD;. photoshop is still a sonofabitch to work with lololol. 



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15 Artbooks Recommendations

15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past. 

I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)

This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it ^^;

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TL;DR Complete List of books

Anatomy Books


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Art Book Recommendations

Anatomy Books


:star: An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
One of the best anatomy books I've owned, and shows great draftsmanship from many old masters


:star: The Art of Animal Drawing :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Really simple-to-understand animal anatomy book that breaks down animal forms in simple shapes and explanations


:bulletblue: Anatomy for the Artist :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
This book has some really good photo-references with really pretty models. There are also see-through paper that goes on top of some of the photos that has bones and sometimes muscles that goes on top. Pretty neat.


:bulletblue: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Andrew Loomis's books are all pretty great, I think. You can probably find his pdfs online but I find things on print easier to absorb for me and I tend to carry my books around. Anyways, this one has some great stuff on perspective and foreshortening.


Animation/ Illustration/ Concept art Skill-set books

Colour Theory





:star: Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
:+favlove:I strongly suggest this. Seriously, this is one of the best books I have ever bought. It's really great and really thorough. It's also one of the few art books I've read the text thoroughly front to back.

Concept Art





:bulletblue: The Skillful Huntsman :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
This one is really good if you want to go into concept art. It takes you through the steps of brainstorming to final product and there's a lot of great silhouettes to learn from.

Composition/ Storyboarding





:bulletblue: Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Wonderful book on pre-production of animation, and covers from compositions to layout brainstorming, to storyboard colourscripts.

Animation





:bulletblue: The Animator's Survival Kit :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A must-have for animation-beginners, this almost-400 page book is definitely worth your dime if you want to be an animator.

Beginner Perspective





:bulletblue: Perspective Made Easy :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A small handbook for starting perspective, great for beginners and has lots of info on basic perspective rules and tricks. Also pretty cheap so that was a plus for me xD

Perspective and Design Fundamentals





:star: How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A 200+ paged book full of great stuff mainly about perspective as well as design and basic fundamental skills; good for artists of any level, really.


Inspiring Illustration Books


:bulletblue: Art of Pixar: The Complete Colour Script :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Awesome collection of Pixar's colour scripts and illustrations. Great for colour inspiration


:bulletblue: Art of Tangled :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Actually all of the art-of books are pretty amazing, and are full of character designs, background/layout designs, colourscripts etc.


:bulletblue: James Jean's Fable Cover Collection :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
I know this book is sold out right now but they might do a reprint again so if you don't have the money for it right now, keep an eye out. I remember the original price to be around $40 so it was definitely worth the beautiful illustrations inside. James Jean is one of my favourite illustrators so I just had to put this up here even though the book's sold out xD;


:bulletblue: Spectrum Collection :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Any of Spectrum's collection of contemporary illustrations are all really great and very industry-standard. Great inspiration illustrations


:bulletblue: Bouguereau :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
I just had to add a master painter in there. Bouguereau is one of my absolute favourite painters along with John Sargent. Seriously, if you have a chance, get their books and do master-studies off of their paintings. They REALLY help with realism.
Thanks for looking~! If you made it to the end, here's a cookie~ :cookie:
If you only have a chance to get just one or two of these books, I've highlighted my top 4 with a star beside it....I tried to narrow it down but I couldn't narrow it down too much. Anyways, I think this list covers a wide range of stuff. 

tip: On top of studying anatomy, do some master studies (that's when you pick an artist you feel has really mastered their medium and skill level is off the roof, and you pick something they've drawn and copy it). They really help.

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Your artwork is phenomenal. Keep it up! =)
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Love your art! :D (Big Grin) 
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Awesome work!
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Wow your art is so...wow.
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Your work is amazing!!!
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Love your art, it's so beautiful and amazing :heart: :meow:
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Love your artwork sweetheart! :D
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I know that you hear this a lot, but, your art is amazing! You inspire me a lot, your water color art is just breath taking ;w;
Have a great day! :heart:
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Hey, its nice seeing you active again, you were very much missed :iconmoesmileplz: Just saying hi and that I am really enjoying your moleskin art, its beautiful and very inspiring so please keep up the great work! :iconyourockplz:
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Great works!
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