huffpostcomedy:

Learn the spooky truth about Halloween in our short and sweet history, unless you don’t like being the smartest person at your Halloween party. Your call.
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huffpostcomedy:

Learn the spooky truth about Halloween in our short and sweet history, unless you don’t like being the smartest person at your Halloween party. Your call.

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doodleloser:

doodleloser:

This is the quote that has kept me going ever since I started to really struggle with my artwork. An artist I looked up to said these words to me when I asked for help and they have been practically inked into my soul ever since. When I am in doubt, shame, and even feeling helpless about my work… I say these words to myself.
Then I pick up a pen, and I doodle. Because that’s what I need to do.
Don’t give up. Keep drawing.

I needed to remind myself of this today.

doodleloser:

doodleloser:

This is the quote that has kept me going ever since I started to really struggle with my artwork. An artist I looked up to said these words to me when I asked for help and they have been practically inked into my soul ever since. When I am in doubt, shame, and even feeling helpless about my work… I say these words to myself.

Then I pick up a pen, and I doodle. Because that’s what I need to do.

Don’t give up. Keep drawing.

I needed to remind myself of this today.

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73r:

rrosequartz:

destructive-creature:

"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.

They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.

Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright 

One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better. 

i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay

arrest Matt Collier. protect and redeem Dejza.

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awinans:

Second week if Inktober yanked from my Instagram. A lot of food this time around…

heathermahler:

Meh. Art print now in my #etsy shop.  #heathermahlerart (c)

heathermahler:

Meh.
Art print now in my #etsy shop.
#heathermahlerart (c)

Anonymous said: I'm having a difficult time with shading and lighting my objects, characters, etc. is there any self-help books or online pages that you know of that are helpful? Thank you

ikrutt:

Good question! I would like to redirect you to the last time I answered this as my opinion remains the same. I would also like to add that values/shading go hand in hand with colour theory, most of which is also touched upon in that book.

This article  muses on the colour gray in a way that makes everything seem less mysterious when the author covers some of the science behind colour and how we perceive it (gray in relationship with everything else, in this case).

In addition, try to observe, don’t just look at the world around you. I personally find it very hard to “bypass” how your brain interprets what your eyes take in, and am still largely unable to do so with the exception of isolating colours from the whole — fortunately so, considering it’s doing you a huge favour by freeing you up from thinking about this stuff.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but one trick to isolating colours, is to make a tiny square between your thumbs and index fingers, sort of like a finger frame, only smaller — suddenly what seemed like a brilliant blue against golden hues is more of a slate grey alone. 

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A trick to capture realistic shadows is to squint and thus only get the main shapes, the big picture so to speak. It is so very easy to get caught up in the details, but this is a nice way of eliminating these. However, several art folks have told me this is bad form, so, uh, use it with caution, I suppose.

Oh yeah, and don’t be lazy like me, draw from real life and/or reference. Do master studies, and so on. If you have the actual time for it, this is probably one of the fastest ways to learn this stuff.

Best of luck, Anon!

imageblock:

Tumblr I need your help.

I’ll have a booth at CTNx again this year and I’m planning on selling some prints from Yuri and the Golden Plum (I’m looking into a way to sell them online after the expo as well). Unfortunately it’s not economical to make prints of every image I have for the project, so I have paired the group down to these images, of which I want to bring about four.

I would love it if folks would leave a comment indicating which image they would like most (1-7). This would be a big help thanks so much.

I’m going to do the same thing with another project next week.

Thanks in advance,

Noah

Thank you all so much, I think I’ll need to bring more than 4!

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breebird33:

Bod and Silas from The Graveyard Book

breebird33:

Bod and Silas from The Graveyard Book

hbcreative:

andretheabstract:

hbcreative:

#FergusonOctober:

People from all over have converged on St. Louis for ‪#‎fergusonoctober‬ after 24 hours many have expressed fatigue…props due to the youth of Ferguson who have been going non-stop for 63 days now. No time to be tired when you’re fighting for your life!!    

I just imagined my face drawn on this post and almost cried.

andretheabstract  …that is what I have been doing from the beginning.  This is very close to me, 

badstickfigures:

whenever i have art block my style goes nuts and i used to beat myself up about it but now i tell myself it’s all cool. i can draw all of them and that’s awesome and experimenting is even more awesome. 

just draw don’t worry about consistency. we’re not meant to be kept in a box. 

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