Posted 6 days ago

aeon-fux:

current aesthetic: Finnish children’s metal band Hevisaurus 

Posted 6 days ago
pizzaight:

shutsman:

WHAT SPORT IS THIS?

my sport

russian dodgeball? or more like dodgedonut

pizzaight:

shutsman:

WHAT SPORT IS THIS?

my sport

russian dodgeball? or more like dodgedonut

Posted 6 days ago

theotherwesley:

Me getting up in the morning like 

Hittin’ the keyboard like

Friends comin’ online like



DID YOu SEE tHE THINGg MY GOD

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Posted 1 week ago

bonzly-says:

Let me recommend 3 books to anyone who wants to invest their time into drawing. This post is directed at animators, but relevant to all learning artists.

Here are your 3 meals of the day for visual reference. This is your breakfast, lunch and dinner for art improvement.

Book 1) THE ART OF PIXAR
colour scripts for all your favourite pixar movies. This is not about accurate figure drawing. This is about LIGHTING. Natural light and dramatic light. Soft light and subtle light.
You would not believe how positively a good understanding if light and shadow will advance your art. Your artistic skill will leap forward a mile if you practice these techniques.
No descriptions or heavy text in this book it’s purely visual analysis.

Book 2) FORCE
Dynamic life drawing for animators.
Bring your figure and character drawings to life in a way you’ve never imagined. This will teach you to create a sense of weight and movement, tension and relax in your figure drawings. Through learning these 4 things your figure drawings will come to life, maybe one day soon you’ll be able to apply these same principles to animal drawings also.
This book is informative but not text heavy. It is mostly completely visual and holds enough text to inform you of new techniques to consider.

Book 3) SETTING THE SCENE
backgrounds. Yes they’re scary to think about, but I can promise you they’re a lot easier to get the hang of then drawing the human figure. If you’re already drawing people try drawing backgrounds, your art will improve drastically and your skill to draw backgrounds will advance in no time at all. This book actually contains a healthy mixture of some of the most complex, and some of the most simple animation backgrounds. Backgrounds from the past (traditional art) and present (mostly Digital art). It shows visual progress pictures. It shows a lot of visuals but above all it shows some the history behind some of your favourite movie backgrounds. This book is quite text heavy, but it walks you through the process of ‘setting the scene’ in your illustrations.

Posted 1 week ago

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!

IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!

So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

Posted 1 week ago

ricelily:

All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

Posted 2 weeks ago

remoslupin:

i’ve tried to compile some of these longer masterposts into just the really useful stuff, and i’ve added a lot more that isn’t already circulating ~ hope you enjoy uwu

writing

get to know your character fill in sheet
writing board - plan family trees, timelines etc with pictures and videos
writing specific character types
the psychology of colour
creative writing prompts
26 stages of death
writing smut
how to write a kiss7 steps to the perfect story
words that don’t exist in english
relationship words that can’t translate into english
unisex names
wheel of emotions
tip of my tongue - word finder
fictional people and place names generator
surnames masterpost
fantasy world map generator
wonderful writing resources masterlist
the ULTIMATE writing masterpost
mary sue litmus test

school use

create smart powerpoints in a different format
how to structure an essay
how to take an effective study break
maths help
learn anything
self control - ban yourself from certain sites while studying
check through writing, grammar and spelling editor 
healthy study snacks
googling effectively 
microsoft world alternative
solves any maths equation
heaps of studying playlists
look like you’re typing an essay
free fonts
loads of fonts
language sites!
more uncommon language sites - including afrikaans, gaelic and greek
20 most common grammatical errors

books

free books masterpost
what book should i read?
what should i read next #2?
read any book

tv shows

pushing daisies
game of thrones
supernatural
sherlock
merlin
doctor who
hannibal
american horror story s1-3
whose line is it anyway - !!!!!!

films

foreign films
studio ghibli films
lesbian films
disney channel films
chick flicks
horror films
disney/pixar films
broadway musicals

food/drink recipes

pies
icing colour reference
25+ hot chocolate recipes
chocolate cake
lavender lemonade
vegan recipes
food hacks
so many cookie recipes
harry potter food
mug recipes
make cookies that look like allsorts sweets
caramel apple nachos
triple chocolate mousse cake
party appetizers 
brownie tart
36 homemade popsicle/ice lolly recipes
chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup
pinata cookies
dip dyed marshmallows
more microwave mug recipes

music

how to make the perfect mix
arctic monkeys b-side tracks
what music should i listen to next?
find the song you can’t remember the name of
make a mix tape
indie radio station
free piano sheet music

feel-good/recovery

silky legs
avacado face mask - for acne prone skin
strawberry face mask - for acne prone skin
tea for a sore throat
tone your stomach, thighs and butt
get fit - cardio, legs, butt, abs, arms and yoga positions
10 best yoga positions
10 things to do when you’re feeling shitty
good advice from ser loras
a confidence boost from the tenth doctor
comfort box
self harm recovery masterpost
hotlines masterlist - inc. domestic/alcohol/drug abuse, suicide + lgbt 
watch an actually funny cat video
what to do when you feel like self harming
click to donate to people who need it
how to help a friend feeling suicidal 
worried a friend is self harming?
what to do when your friend is having a panic attack

makeup + hair

easy eyeliner tutorial
spoon eye makeup
what makeup suits you?
makeup tricks
eyeliner variations with tutorials
amazing eyeliner ref 
eyeliner ref chart #2
eyeliner ref chart #3
diy newspaper nails
zoella’s everyday makeup routine

bun tutorials
braid tutorials
dutch braid crown
game of thrones hairstyles
pin curls
how to fishtail

general 

read stories about nice people
how to survive college/university
packing for college/university
college/uni references masterpost
what to know when you’re getting a new apartment
getting rid of bobbles/pills on clothes
how to tie a bow tie
hiv morning after pill
order free condoms 
deleting yourself off the internet
why girl-on-girl hate is wrong and you should celebrate your girl power
a complete guide to kissing
journaling 101
journal inspiration and guide

how to fall asleep fast
building a memory palace - the method of loci
find the source of an image
how to afford to travel
blanket forts
download x-kit
accidentally closed your tab?
play cards against humanity
make an adventure time princess
synaptop - webcam with interactive features
constellation chart

clothes/cool stuff 

dip dye shoes tutorial
solar system jewellery
book clutch
how to customize your denim jacket
create your own temporary tattoo
how to dip dye your hair at home
easy ukelele chords
buy a vintage scrabble letter ring
diy globe garland
super cute constellation notebooks

 

(Source: lukesnewberry)

Posted 2 weeks ago

leseanthomas:

Here’s some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you’ll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It’s what i’ve been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:

*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*

"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST? 


Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?



Believe it or not there is a difference. I’m not usually a soapbox type guy, I don’t like instructing people, and I think I’m a terrible teacher. But hey, it’s Friday and I’m in a strange mood. So here goes:

I’ve noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When am I going to develop my own style?" "Who were your influences?" "Teach me how to draw hands!" The list goes on…


Here’s the deal. All of that stuff *is* important, and it may nudge you in the right direction. A lot of it you will discover for yourself. What works best for one person doesn’t work for another. That’s the beauty of art. It’s personal. It’s discovery. DON’T WORRY ABOUT ALL THAT CRAP!

Instead I’m going to answer the questions that you *SHOULD* be asking, but aren’t. These are things that have only recently occurred to me, after doing this for 20+ years. These things seem so obvious, but apparently they elude a lot of people, because I am surprised at how many ridiculously talented artists are 'failing' professionally. Or just unhappy. The beauty of what I’m about to tell you is that it doesn’t matter what field you’re in or what your art style is.

In no particular order:


1) DO WHAT YOU LOVE. If you are passionate about what you’re doing, it shows. If you’re having fun, it shows. If you’re bored, IT SHOWS. Some guys are able to work on stuff they have zero interest in, and still pull off great work, but I find that when I do this my motivation takes a huge hit. And Motivation is key. Money is not a great motivator. It’s temporary like everything else. And honestly, I’ve gotten paid the most money for some of the shittiest work I have ever done. That may sound awesome, but it’s not. And here’s why…

2) You MUST stay Excited and Motivated. Have you noticed that there are days you can’t draw a god damned thing? And some days you feel like you can draw anything? It’s 4am but you don’t notice because you are in the ZONE. Your hand is racing ahead of your mind and you can do no wrong?! Maybe it’s some new paper you got. Or a new program you’ve been wanting to try out. Or you just found some amazing shit on DeviantArt, or watched some movie that just makes you want to run straight to your board. This relates to the above because while it is possible to involve yourself in projects you aren’t excited about—maybe you need the cash, or think it will look good on your resume, whatever it is—it’s not going to last. You need to stay fresh. Expose yourself to new things. New techniques. You should be getting tired of your own shit on a fairly regular basis. Otherwise other people will.

3) Check your Ego. If you think you’re the shit, you’re already doomed. You may be really, really good at what you do, but there’s someone better. Sorry. There’s always plenty to learn, even for us old dogs. So when I meet young upstarts who have this sense of entitlement, or a know-it-all attitude, I just have to laugh. Some of the biggest egos I’ve ever witnessed were from people who have accomplished the least. Meanwhile, most guys who are supremely talented AND successful, and have EARNED the RIGHT to have an ego and throw their weight around, don’t. Why is that? It’s because…

4) RELATIONSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT. This may be one of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn. Early on, I didn’t value my relationships with people. Creatively or otherwise. I felt like I didn’t need anyone’s help and I could figure everything out on my own. Let’s face it, many of us become artists because we are reclusive, social misfits. We’d rather stay inside and draw shit than go outside and play. We like to live inside our own minds. Why not?! It’s awesome in there! And sometimes we don’t want to let other people in. But like I said—you can’t do it alone. I can honestly say that as much as I try to stay current, as much as I try to push my work and draw kick ass shit that will excite people, I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for all the other people I’ve met and learned from along the way. Guys who pulled strings for me. Took risks on me. Believed I was the right guy for the job. You need to manage your relationships. You need to network, and meet people. Drawing comics is still a pretty good place for reclusive types—but if you want to work in big studios—Making games, Films, animation, basically any other type of job on the planet, you’d better start making some connections. Be likeable. Be professional. That doesn’t mean be an opportunistic ladder climber. Fake people lose in the end. Be yourself, but be professional. It’s no secret that when people are hiring, our first instinct is to bring in people we know. It’s human nature. I don’t like unknowns, even if their portfolio is awesome. If we have a mutual connection, if they have great things to say about you, you’re in. If you have AMAZING artwork to show, and I call your last employer and they tell me what a pain in the ass you are to work with, you’re done. Talent and skill only get you so far. I am literally amazed at how often I meet guys that are total assholes and think they are going to get anywhere.

5) Here’s the BIG ONE. The greatest obstacle you will ever have to overcome IS YOURSELF. And the Fear that you are creating in your own head. Stay positive. Stop defeating yourself. There are artists I know that are so damn good they make me pee my pants. I look up to these mofos. I study their shit and I want to draw like them. And they are almost NEVER working on their DREAM project. And—big surprise, they aren’t happy in their job. “Why NOT?! WTF is WRONG WITH YOU?!” is usually my reaction. And the answer is almost always "The market isn’t great right now" "Other stories/games/comics like mine don’t do very well" "The shit that’s hot right now is nothing like mine, It’s just going to fail." "I’m not sure I’m good enough." "I need the money." "Too Risky." "I tried it before and failed. " It doesn’t matter what words they use, they are afraid for one reason or another. I know. I’ve been there.

But here’s the deal. YOU NEED TO TAKE RISKS. Guess what? YOU ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO FAIL. If you want it—REALLY want it, that won’t stop you. You will learn A LOT. My good friend Tim constantly jokes about how I jump out of planes without a parachute and worry about the landing on the way down. You may think that I’m lucky, that it’s easy for me to say because I’m already successful, that I’m in a different situation than you all are. But it’s not true. Risk is risk, no matter what level you’re at. If you’re already successful, you just take even bigger risks. But they never go away. Everything in life is Risk vs. Reward. Not just in your career. LIFE. You’d better get used to it.

I didn’t know what the hell I was doing when I got into comics. I left the #1 selling book at the time ( Uncanny X-men ) to work on Battle Chasers during a time when 'Conan' was about the only fantasy comic people knew. And no one was buying it. I wanted to work in games, so I started a game company. I had NO IDEA WTF I was doing. I just wanted it, really bad. We tanked. It failed. No big surprise. But the people I worked with got hired elsewhere and rehired me. I started ANOTHER game Company. We had 4 people and a dream, and some publishers wouldn’t even meet with us, because their ‘next gen console’ teams had 90+ people on them. I literally got hung up on. "Stick to handheld games, it’s smaller, maybe you can handle that…" one MAJOR publisher told us. I don’t blame them. But we didn’t let it stop us. Thank god we didn’t listen to them. Vigil was born. Darksiders happened, AND we got to make a sequel. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the best games in the industry, and the most elite and experienced game dev studios in the world. How is that possible?!!! Hardly any of us had even worked on a console game before. I’ll be honest, I was thinking we would fail the whole time. I just didn’t care. If I had to play the odds on this one, I’d bet against us.

Why am I telling you all this shit? This is not me patting myself on the back. It’s just stuff that has somehow only dawned on me recently when it’s been staring me in the face for so long. I feel like I need to wake you guys up!!! I’ve been limiting myself. I’ve gotten afraid. I’ve taken less risks. I saw my career going places I didn’t want to go. I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t excited. And I’ve realized, that all that stuff I just talked about is the reason I am where I am today. Not because I have a manga style, or I draw cool hands, or there’s energy in my drawings, or all the other things people rattle off to me. There are other guys that do all that same shit, and do it better. And amazingly, those same guys constantly tell me “Man, I wish I could do what you are doing.” “SO DO IT!!!!!” PLEASE listen to me—because I want you guys to make it. I want to look to one of you people for inspiration some day when it’s 2am and I need to keep drawing. Stop worrying about all the other stuff—the pencils, the paper, the anatomy, all that shit. It will only get you so far. You’ve already got most of what you need. I hope this helps some people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the support over the years. You are all one of the greatest motivating forces in my life and my career. Sappy but true. Ok, let’s go draw some shit!!!”

Posted 2 weeks ago

embraceyourfandom:

businessinsider:

You can’t expect negotiations with French to be like negotations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world.

These diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world. 

My coworker came fussing to me about this book. (She has colourful background, having lived and worked all over the world. She tells great stories, has weirdest most wonderful sense of humour and she gives good book recommendations)  This one seemed really interesting.

I have been in the situations, where (I’m certain) both parties of discussion/negotiation have been thinking that the other side is of alien race. It appears this books might explain what happened in some of those cases. (And OK, maybe few of those people really were aliens)

What convinced me, was the diagram of Finnish communication pattern:

*dies*

Truth hurts.

Posted 2 weeks ago

betweenforestandsea:

Mountain Ash aka Rowan Berries

I grew up being told that Mountain Ash berries were poisonous (and I’m not the only one!) but since moving to a house with a large Mountain Ash tree, I googled the myth and discovered that not only are Mountain Ash berries edible but they make great jelly as well!

Mountain Ash Jelly Recipe:

  • 2lbs Mountain Ash berries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar per cup of juice
  • 1 box pectin

Rinse the Mountain Ash berries and place them in a large saucepan. Then pour 2 cups of water over the berries and allow them to simmer for about 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up, I use a potato masher to mush the berries. Pour the entire contents of the saucepan into a jelly bag and let the juice drip into a clean saucepan or bowl. (I also squeeze the bag with my hands to speed up the process) Measure how much juice has been squeezed out, then pour the juice into a large saucepan. Add pectin to the juice (Mountain Ash actually has it’s own natural pectin, but I found that I needed to add a box of pectin to give it a more solid jelly texture) and bring the mixture to a boil for one full minute. Now add 2 cups of sugar per cup of juice (or more if you want your jelly to be sweeter), and bring it to a boil for one more full minute. Once the juice mixture has been boiled, remove from heat and quickly add it to your empty canning jars!

Since this was my first time trying Mountain Ash jelly, I only made a small amount. For my first try I copied a recipe online that called for one cup of sugar per cup of Mountain Ash juice, but I found the jelly to be much too bitter for my taste. During my second try I think I actually added more than 2 cups of sugar per cup of juice, but it’s up to the maker’s discretion!