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18

Sep

College kids walk around in a suspended state of panic. And if ever they start to feel relaxed, it’s because they’ve forgotten something that’s probably due tomorrow.
Jordan Taylor,  Four Myths that Students Believe about College (via thathilomgirl)

fullmemetal:

Gentle reminder that Ouran has a pretty much canon nonbinary protagonist.

Gentle reminder that said protaganist’s single parent is a canon bisexual drag queen dadmom

Gentle reminder that there is an entire trop of singing lesbians in Ouran

Gentle reminder that Ouran is actually the shit

(Source: 4kidztv)

izzydoodledump:

Alex, Clover, and Sam!

dualpaperbags:

osmanthusoolong:

chibisokka:

sometimes i remember the royal ontario museum and laugh

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its like a spaceship crashed into it

I feel it’s more like some kind of terrible eldritch crystal alien is erupting out of it. In a great way.

looks like a clipping issue, you’ll have to download the patch

Mythology Asks

Anubis:
How do you feel about death?
Atum:
What are your greatest imperfections?
Bastet:
Do you have any cats?
Hathor:
What brings you joy?
Horus:
What is one thing you've had to fight for in your life?
Osiris:
Do you believe in the underworld?
Ra:
Do you have any major responsibilities or importance?
Thoth:
Do you like to read/write?
Arawn:
What is the most terrifying thing you've ever done?
Bran:
How is your health?
Brighid:
Tell us about your relationship with your father.
Cernunnos:
What is your favorite animal?
Danu:
What is your relationship with your mother?
Morrigan:
What do you think happens when we die?
Olwen:
What is your favorite flower?
Rhiannon:
Have you ever been betrayed?
Bragi:
What kind of music do you listen to?
Freya:
Have you ever been in love?
Freyr:
Do you have any children?
Hœnir:
Are you a silent or talkative person?
Iounn:
How old are you?
Loki:
What is the best trick you've ever pulled on someone?
Odin:
What is your family like?
Thor:
Would you consider yourself pretty powerful?
Tree:
What have you done with your life? What are you going to do with it?
Aphrodite:
What do you think of yourself?
Ares:
Are you an easy person to anger?
Athena:
Would you consider yourself an artist?
Apollo:
Do you play any instruments?
Dionysus:
Do you drink?
Hades:
Do you have a bad reputation?
Hekate:
Have you ever tried to communicate with the dead?
Hermes:
Have you ever stolen anything?
Poseidon:
Are you a moody person?
Zeus:
Are you a confident person?
Jupiter:
Would people say that you are intimidating or fairly approachable?
Pluto:
Where do you think we go when we die?
Apollo & Dianna:
Do you prefer to be up during the day or at night?
Mars:
Have you ever gotten into a fight?
Minerva:
Do you generally give good advice?
Proserpine:
Have you ever felt trapped?
Plutus:
Do you have a job?
Venus:
Have you ever had your heart broken?
Vesta:
Do you like being home or do you try to get out whenever you can?
Morpheus:
Do you daydream often? Of what?

sodomymcscurvylegs:

[AGGRESSIVELY AVOIDS USING HEALING ITEMS TO SAVE THEM FOR BOSS BATTLES.]

[AGGRESSIVELY FORGETS TO USE HEALING ITEMS DURING BOSS BATTLES.]

ziggy9911 said: Just curious on how you approach composition and perspective. I feel as if sometimes I think too hard, not really about what to draw but how to draw it and make it look interesting. The comic panels you have been doing are amazing. Any tips/references on improving my knowledge of composition and perspective? What do you think about as you lay your pencil on the drawing paper? what goes through your mind?

jakewyattriot:

*STANDARD DISCLAIMER* I’m not handing down life lessons or trying to assert that there’s a ‘correct way’ to draw. I’m just trying to make perspective more approachable for thems that want to tackle it.

Okay. Let’s do this.

1. Understand what perspective is and what it’s for. Stay away from rulers while you get comfortable.

Everyone struggles with perspective because 1. it’s not well or widely taught and 2. artists tend to see linear perspective as a set of rules rather than a set of tools.

Linear perspective is a TOOL we use to create and depict SPACE. That’s it. That’s all it is. Your goal is not to draw in ‘accurate linear perspective.’ Stay away from the ruler and precision for as long as you can. Your goal is to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. Perspective is just a tool to help you construct and correct that space.

2. Know in your bones that you can ONLY learn to draw in perspective through physical practice. There is no other way.

Grab some paper and draw with me. If you match me drawing for drawing you will be more fluent in linear perspective and spatial drawing by the end of this post. Unfortunately if you don’t, you won’t be.

3. Sketch around in rough perspective. NO RULERS.

So let’s make some simple space. let’s start with a two dimensional surface…image

K. We have a flat, 2D surface. Let’s create some depth by putting a vanishing point in the middle, and having parallel lines converge towards it. Make a gridded plane inside that space.

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Good. Let’s make that space meaningful by adding a dude and a road or something. (Again, parallel ‘depth lines’ will converge into the vanishing point along the horizon)

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And now we have the rough illusion of some space. I didn’t use any rulers, and it’s not perfectly accurate, but we got our depth from that vanishing point right in the middle of the page. And since we have a little dude in there, we’ve got human scale, which allows us to gauge the size of the space we’ve created. Gives it meaning.

You need people or cars or some recognizable, human-scale THING in there as a frame of reference or your space won’t mean much to your viewer. Watch. We can make that same basic space a whole lot bigger like this:image

Same vanishing point in the same place, completely different scale, and a totally different feeling of space. Cool, right?

3. Sketch around in rough perspective MORE. STAY LOOSE.

See what sort of spaces and feelings you can create with vanishing points and gridded planes on a post-it or something. Super small, super rough. Feel it out. Pick a vanishing point or lay out a grid in perspective, and MAKE SOME SPACE. Do it. Draw, I don’t know, a lady and her dog in a desert. I’ll do it, too.

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Good job. LOOK AT YOU creating the illusion of space! This is how you’ll thumbnail and plan anything you want to draw in space. All of my drawings start this way. I think about how I want the viewer to feel and then play around with space and composition until I find something that works.

Once you have a sketch you like, and space that you feel, THEN you can take out the ruler and make it more accurate and convincing.

4. Draw environments from life.

I cannot stress this enough. Draw the world around you, try to draw the shapes and angles as you see them, and you will ‘get’ how and why perspective is used. Use something permanent so that you’ll move fast and commit. I usually use black prismacolor pencil.

You’ll learn or reinforce something with every drawing. I learned a lot about multiple vanishing points from this drawing:

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Learned from the receding, winding space I tired to draw here:

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Layered, interior spaces:

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You get the idea.

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Life drawing will also help you develop your own shorthand and language for depicting textures, materials, details, natural and architectural features, etc. Do it. Do it all the time. Go to pretty or interesting places just to draw them.

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Take a second and just draw a quick sketch of whatever room you’re in.

5. Perspective in formal Illustration: apply what you’ve learned.

1. I always start with research. For this particular location I looked at Angkor Wat.

2. Once I had enough reference, I did a bunch of little thumbnail sketches with a very loose sense of space and picked the one I liked best.

3. Scanned the thumbnail and drew a little more clearly over it. Worked out the rough space before using formal perspective.

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4. Reinforced the space with formal perspective. I dropped in pre-made vanishing points over my drawing. If I were drawing in real media here’s where I’d get out the ruler to sketch in some accurate space.

5. Drew the damn thing. Because I do my research, draw from life, and am comfortable drawing in perspective, I can wing it. I just sort of ‘build’ the ruins freehand in the space I’ve established, keeping it more or less accurate, experimenting and playing with details along the way. I erase a lot, too, both in PS and when drawing in pencil. Keeps it fun for me.

And that’s what I know about composition and perspective. If you want more formal instruction on perspective and it’s uses, you can use John Buscema’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Or If you want to get really intense about it, Andrew Loomis can help you.

-Jake Wyatt

seagreeneyes:

shazampanic:

if you sneeze in a jaeger does your partner sneeze with you since you’re linked? does the whole jaeger sneeze along too or is it programmed not to? have jaeger pilots ever sneezed and accidentally ended up activating one of their weapons? 

this is what keeps me up at night 

(via punkassnico)

we’re asking the real questions here

silvermoon424:

All of my compact brooches from the AMAZING Starlight Studio!

They’re all only $25 (they’re usually a bit more expensive on eBay, so I recommend going on Etsy). The customer service is incredible, too; shipping is free and the package usually arrives a few days after you order it. I have all of their compacts now, but if they ever release a new one, I’ll definitely buy it!

NOTE: The Crystal Star compact on the left is the old version and is no longer in stock. They’ve replaced it with the one on the right.

gingerten:

AU: Nine meets Ten and Eleven

AKA HOW THE 50th SHOULD HAVE BEEN

(Source: expelliarmus)

fourthflavor:

Things that can make me cry 1/2

screamoftheshalka:

Sorry, I had to do it.

screamoftheshalka:

Sorry, I had to do it.

helpyoudraw:

wing references

(Source: old-helpyoudraw)

Tell me what Tarot Card or Rune I am.

veevigil:

Bonus points for Why. 

mineralists:

So I found out Skullis makes dragon skulls now… It’s my two favorite things in one and I’m incredibly excited. SO. Here’s a spam of these as well.

Skulls in order of appearance:
Amethyst Agate Geode
Red Crazy Lace Agate
Blue Tigers Eye
Rainforest Jasper
Blue Tigers Eye
Chohua Jasper

(Source: skullis.com)