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Serious Question: Who would like to read the first chapter of MCD? 

16 deviants said YES. PLEASE.
10 deviants said OKAY, BUT I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT MCD IS (tell me if you click this, I'll fill you in)
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To Be Human by iggyt14

Spoons - And Lack of Thereof

To explain what's going on, I'd have to tell you what 'spoons' are. Now, I don't usually use the spoon theory to describe what I'm feeling, but it's the best description I have found to explain energy levels.

The Spoon Theory is a theory that makes 'spoons' the unreal measurement of levels of energy that a person has. Everytime you do something, you spend spoons. For some people, doing small tasks such as showering, making food, or even getting out of bed spends a lot of spoons, leaving them with a limited number for the rest of the day. Once you run out of spoons, you have to rest or you have to do something else that recharges/doesn't use spoons.

To me, this is a great analogy to explain the energy levels of a person, even if I don't use it all the time.

I work almost all the time now, and while the paycheck is (barely) worth it, I don't have much time or energy to do much of anything else. Even doodling takes away spoons sometimes. So, sometimes I use premade, predrawn poses. That way, I don't 'use' spoons trying to think of a pose (And trying to execute it).

Here's where I got the poses: PoseReference

And, I'm not using them without permission or anything. Anyone can use them, and the creator of the poses also encourages people to use them, even trace them if you would like to. All the creator wants is to see them afterwards.

On the Use of Pre-made Poses and/or references:

Now, it's not like I can't draw without the poses or anything. That much is certain. (I only mention this because people have come to me trying to insist that I can't draw without them.)

 Confirm Nor Deny by iggyt14Scrapped Destiny Ch. Cover 2 by iggyt14Concept Art - Tammy by iggyt14

Just when I have "low spoons" I don't have the energy to finish a picture starting from scratch. Using premade poses or references or anything of the sort is never a bad thing, and I don't want anyone who is an artist to think such. If you use them when you first start out in drawing, it really does help you learn. And if you use them three years after you start drawing, it still helps you learn.

You are still the one with the ideas. You are still the one who is taking this reference or this pose and transforming it into a picture. You aren't taking away with the creativity. You aren't telling anyone that you can't draw without it. You're simply getting a jumpstart on the picture, in whatever way you need to.

The MCD Project:

All the preparations for MCD are getting closer and closer to being done. :3 I'm trying to get the last of the Concept Art up. I know most of you don't want to see any of it, but I'm still excited so :P I'm still gonna put it up. 

Generic Random Closing Topic:

TL;DR: I use poses sometimes because of low energy levels. References or poses =/= bad things for artists. Talk to me if you think otherwise.

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iggyt14 (Iggy - tee - fourteen)

No, I'm not related to that singer person. I had my name before she did.

You are an amazing person to me, no matter what your past is. Believe in yourself and find something that makes you smile. Then, once you've done that, keep your chin up.
Keep your head held high, that way, everyone can see your smile.

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Tue Jan 12, 2016, 9:50 PM
You're awesooooomeness incarnate!
Sun Jan 3, 2016, 8:39 PM
You're so caring and amazing and so kewl :3
Fri Oct 23, 2015, 10:39 PM
Hi, sorry about being gone for so long... I missed being on Deviant Art...
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Thu Jun 11, 2015, 6:16 PM
No, no, this isn't for me, it's for anyone else who might just need some words
Tue Jun 2, 2015, 2:53 PM
You are Awesome Iggy!
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You're pretty hella rad yo
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You are wonderful at being you
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I'm so proud of you
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You are a beautiful person, walk this earth with that knowledge in your grasp. <3 Love you all.
Thu Apr 23, 2015, 4:20 PM
You are loved.
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Everyone is awesome, no matter what anyone else says!
Tue Apr 7, 2015, 11:25 AM
You rock!
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You can do the thing
Fri Apr 3, 2015, 2:41 AM

Hello There.

I just wanted to say hi. Thank you for stopping by. Please have a nice day.

And if you aren't, please, PLEASE, feel free to talk to me about it.


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MidnightDash2137 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey Iggy, How are you?
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
thank you so much for the watch <3
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AdmiralRivers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to tell you something.
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GrapeHufflepuff Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When do you think you'll be streaming next? (Cause I know there's a very high probability of you streaming again tomorrow) or are you gonna post a journal when you'll stream?
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