In which I ruin my friendships by giving everyone big eyebrows

In which I ruin my friendships by giving everyone big eyebrows. Whoops! // Portrait illustrations of bloggers and friends. // Blog post and illustration by Asti @

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that in April I decided I would deviate away from my normal Vogue magazine drawings to attempt my hand at illustrating some friends (tweet proof below for you slackers who missed it though lol, I just noticed the grammar mistake in it so I guess I’m the real slacker for not proofreading before sending it out):

After posting this tweet, every couple of days I would pull out my sketchbook and attempt to draw a picture of someone who I had talked to. It was my little attempt to show appreciation to some of my friends for being so great to me (definitely not all of them – if you don’t see yourself here it’s only because Dave visited in April and ruined my drawing mojo) and a way to challenge myself to move a little outside of my comfort zone. And today is the day I show those illustrations (and so find out if I have any friends left).

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Motivation, that elusive beast… until you find a friend at least!

Motivation, that elusive beast... until you find a friend at least! // My experience with using a blogging buddy to help get things done. // Blog post and illustration by Asti @ atypicalnarrative

Okay, can we take a moment to appreciate my rhyme in today’s blog post title before we continue? Motivation, that elusive¬†beast, until you find a friend¬†at least?¬†I didn’t even plan for it to happen, it just did, and it works so well for what this post is about: using buddies to inspire you to finally get shit done! (Go me!)

Okay, moving on…

Wanting to do it but lacking motivation

I feel like we’ve all been there – whether it’s as bloggers or creators or gym-goers. We have the things we need to get things done, we know we¬†want to do it, and yet we just can’t get ourselves to actually¬†put it in action. Somehow, what starts as motivation and excitement for what’s to come slowly drifts into this feeling of impossibility.

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