AW, you’re too sweet. asdfghjklsdfghjkl… Thank you. I’m glad you like the way I draw Ricthofen. :’3
Sure, I prefer hot, sexy, toned, naked men. Helps me study anatomy for the sake of it being fun (and perverted). Got to do whatever makes you happy in art. And yes, naked men on top of other naked men makes me happy in art.
I know I’m some silly little voice over the internet, but I feel as though I could help in some way. And if not… Ignore this I guess.
BUT, one thing that I’ve learned over the past couple months is to have a healthy respect for yourself. You are the caretaker of you body, emotions, well-being, ETC.. And I know this to me a couple months ago would have been bullshit and would have just strait up ignored the person talking to me, but it’s true.
Your mind is the most powerful thing that can help. And all it can take sometimes is a shift. A shift in emotions and thoughts.
A thought like, “I want to be happy,” or “I want to live a good life.” These are great thoughts.
Whereas thoughts like, “I don’t want to be depressed,” or “I didn’t want [insert thing/scenario].” These thoughts are conflicting. As Carl Jung said, “What you resist persists.” You don’t want to make a fool out yourself while meeting someone for the first time we’ll say. You no doubt will. Focusing on what you don’t want in life or the negativity will only persist and manifest.
I’m not saying, “Oh you’re not depressed, it’s all in your mind!” No, I have had my fair share of depression and have taken multiple methods in dealing with depression. I’m just saying your mind is powerful and you can change how things are taken in an instant. If medication or just talking to someone about your issues are helpful by all means do so.
It also may be cliche to say, but ‘think happy thoughts’.
Get a journal, write out the things you want to do in life in the moment you want them/need them. It can be obscure like, “I want a million dollars!” or “I want to go into space!” Things that would make you happy thinking about the possibility of doing/owning these things. Hell, they don’t even need to be money, beauty, or love. It can be as simple as saying, “I want to have a nice walk outside today.” Or, “I want meet new people”
I found it also helpful to be grateful for what you do have in the moment or day you’re writing these things down. I know in a state of depression it can be hard to be grateful for much, but it can be as simple as being alive, having your cat, having a roof over your head, food in you pantry, having a computer or internet to communicate with wonderful people.
I know that I do not know you on personal level at all, but I think you’re a strong person for telling people how you feel. I know it can feel like a weakness to cry or tell people how you’re feeling, but it’s not. If anything steeling yourself away from everyone (including people over the internet whom we all assume to not give a shit) is worse. You’re awesome and never stop being awesome.
AW, why thank you. I’m glad you like my art.
(Time to go spasm in a corner on the internet of gratefulness.)
Aw, you’re welcome.
D’aw, you guys… Too sweet to someone like me. B’aw I love you (all homo).