ABE #24: Remix Your Style

July 16, 2014 in Art Block Execution

Art Block Execution # 24 Remix Your Style

It’s a well known fact that every artists have a style.  From different shapes and colors, to how people punctuate notes in a song.

Now its time to try a different style.

Take a character you own [ or a character you like ] and redraw them in different styles.  Create a different style of your own. Mimmick, twist,  reduex. Always fond of simple storybook styles? How about a lot of detail? what was your favorite thing to look at/ read growing up?

 This is similar to our 8th ABE. But instead of drawing yourself, you’re drawing someone/something else.

Again, if you do not draw you’re welcome to practice other styles in your medium!

Difficulty: 4/5 Breaking out of the box can be hard if you’re used to sticking to one style.  But we believe in you!

How does this kill art block?: Think of it as stretching a muscle you didnt know you had! It helps you push out of your normal box and see the artistic world through rose colored lenses! Also, trying out different styles gives you a chance to admire what makes your style so unique!

Sites of Suggestion 

Character Design Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

Art of Animation: http://theartofanimation.tumblr.com/

We love to see your completed ABEs! You can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. We’ll post some favorites more or less monthly!

Have an idea for an ABE? Submit it to us!

MHNJ #7: Affirmation

July 7, 2014 in Mental Health no Jutsu


Here is what we want you to do:

Make a list. Make a list of between 3 to 5 things that fit into one or more of the following catagories:

A: Things that you want to be/can be/dont feel like you are

B: Things that you like about yourself

C: Things that you know are true about yourself, but you have a hard time remembering.

And then put those things somewhere you will see them.

Roo had a friend once whose therapist prescribed a similar thing, and she had little rocks on her dresser that said things like “Beautiful” and “Strong” on them, and she was supposed to look at them everyday.

You can do something like that, or something like the poster Roo made, or something unique to you!

What This is Trying to Achieve:

The idea is that you have traits you like, but that maybe you forget about, and having them around you (or maybe not having them around you, but just working on something that reminds you of them for a few hours) will help you gain more self-confidence in what you already have going for you!

We know that positive self-talk doesn’t work for everyone, though- and that for some people it’s actually counter-productive! If you have a technique that accomplishes the same basic thing that this does, but in a different way, we would love to hear or see  it!

We really like to see your participation, but we understand that the MHNJ projects can be sort of personal! If you feel like sharing your Note To Self, you can post a picture in the comments. If you have a tumblr or a twitter, you can share it with us there! We are on twitter @tixnroo and our tumblr tags are #mhnj #mental health no jutsu, and #TixnRoo