madeleinerosca:

Rise From Ashes, my new webmanga, is now online! Please share and let me know what you guys think!
http://ashes.clockworkhands.com

madeleinerosca:

Rise From Ashes, my new webmanga, is now online! Please share and let me know what you guys think!

http://ashes.clockworkhands.com

urban-banshee:

Pic for a friend having a frustrating day, life and existence that doesn’t understand how epic and awesome they are and the universe should be nicer to them!!!

Pug makes every day better. <3

urban-banshee:

Pic for a friend having a frustrating day, life and existence that doesn’t understand how epic and awesome they are and the universe should be nicer to them!!!

Pug makes every day better. <3

Drawing instead of packing to go home. 8( 

Drawing instead of packing to go home. 8( 

emilywarrenart:

My section for the beautiful Yaoi Hands anthology zine. More info here

I can’t get over the pack of ukes. I scroll past them and die laughing every time. XD

If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be.

Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (via wordsnquotes)

I don’t usually reblog quotes, but I feel like this one was taken strait out of my heart and somehow appeared before me on tumblr. Too frequently I’ve thought really all I am is a collection of pieces that I’ve picked up from all the people I’ve ever loved, and now that handful of pieces has become me. 

marlinsandthetrout asked
Your artwork is so stunning. I'm glad to have met you guys at Bronycon. I use my mug regularly! I just got a watercolor pad and some paints, do you have any tips for beginners? :)

I do have some tutorials over on my deviantart!

BUT I’m not sure how helpful they’ll be to one who is completely new at watercolor. >< 

When I first started with watercolor I was completely on my own, so I was just painting silly character drawings with like two colors of paint. I had no idea really of color mixing or of layering different colors to get something more atmospheric and lush. 

My advice for an absolute beginner then is to take a moment to play with paint before even attempting to paint an image. Take a dark color and experiment with blending it all the way to white using water. Paint a gradient from yellow to blue and try to make it a smooth gradient transitioning through green. Try mixing the prime colors to make neutral grays. Experiment also with putting down a light base color, I usually go with cream or sky hues, and then further painting on top of that after it dries.

Watercolor is all about layering and building up color and knowing when to let the paint dry and when to keep painting while the paint is still wet. 

After some experimenting, go start splashing paint on drawings and expect to learn actually more from failure than you do from success. I still ruin about half of my paintings and have to salvage them in photoshop now and then. :P No shame. Photoshop is a skill too. I would rather paint things I’ve never painted, difficult things, things I have a high chance of destroying, than to repeatedly paint the same thing again and again because I know how and know I won’t wreck it. 

Fox Book Project continues.

BIG FLOWER little flower. <3 

Big flower is Queenie’s responsibility, she better find a way to pick that.

HEY I get to tag this with literacy since it’s literacy day and this is an in progress young readers book. Good timing! 

Computerless life doodles, captured in vividly bad phone camera detail. That zubat really pleases me.

batlesbo:

xamag-oz:

petitpotato:

Quick reminder, that we often try to catch up with some super artist that isn’t even real. You know, that one who can do absolutely anything, learnt it within a week, doesn’t need any sleep and is working on like a hundred successful projects at the same time. We’re being all sad and frustrated because we think we’re no good compared to that one super artist. But then, who is?

Sometimes I ask myself, what things I can actually draw well.

The answer is, I still can’t draw like 98% of all the coolest stuff.

I was actually thinking about this today. Very true, and great reminder for us artsies! 

I feel like this post is about Tumblr or DA or Otherartsite where it kind of aggregates ALL THIS AWESOME ART from a bunch of different people and THROWS IT ALL IN MY FACE. All at once. Usually early in the morning right when I’m drinking coffee and trying to get into work mind, Tumblr cruises by and is like “here let me show you a long line of amazing shit, half of it isn’t even from this or the last century.” Looking at Tumblr, I have to remind myself that this isn’t a representation of what I should personally realistically hope to be, this is a giant collection of a bunch of artists’ top reblogged posts probably. Tumblr has a way of not showing all the work and build up it took to finally arrive at that string of 20 reblogs of awesome stuff.

But it’s so hard to remember that when I look at the internet. ;_; 

The best I can do is have a personal rule stating not to look at tumblr or DA or anything bright and early in the morning. x_x Need to have a chance to work first without judging myself too harshly.

cinnasketches:

Grrrrrrr~!

Our own characters. &lt;3 Of stories that should someday be drawn. For now they are stories I fantasize about drawing.

cinnasketches:

Grrrrrrr~!

Our own characters. <3 Of stories that should someday be drawn. For now they are stories I fantasize about drawing.