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alradeck:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alradeck/caelum-sky-illustrated-1

It’s up! We’re live! Shit just got real! 

Caelum sky’s an Illustrated novel about a spirit trapped in the body of a demon as she gets chased around by a pair of commercial exorcists - It’s got a strong female lead that isn’t a delicate flower, a muscly male counterpart that isn’t portrayed as an idiot, and it’s honest as hell with itself as a paranormal action novel. Plus it’s illustrated with 18 new full illustrations!

A Hard cover, 70-80 paged, one time ever signed version is [b]25 bones! [/b](not actual bones)  

This project has loads of one-time only goodies attached to it! If you get 10 friends to even just donate a buck,  you get a kickass colored metal pin, no matter what you donate!  

Guys, this is awesome and you should check it out! 

jackthevulture:

shortylego:

jackthevulture:

Hot Topic has a history of stealing art right?  The HTTYD page on FB just uploaded a link to a hot topic HTTYD shirt and the art looks….

fandomy

like its good art but it looks like it may have been stolen

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http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Girls/Tees/PopCultureTees/How+To+Train+Your+Dragon+Toothless+Girls+T-Shirt-10099801.jsp?cm_mmc=SocialMedia-_-External-_-Mar-_-Howtotrainyourdragon10099801

Am I just paranoid, or does anyone recognize this?

No no I’ve seen it before… I’m tried to searching but to no success.

Yeah it looks like they changed the background and the image is really small so reverse image searching it might be hard

the-indigo-dragonfly:

Tomoe Gozen  巴御前- onna bugeisha

Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai during the Genpei War of 1180–1185 CE. Though female warriors were not uncommon in Japan at the time, Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, sword fighting and she was also greatly skilled in the use of the naginata, which is a long staff with a curved blade at one end. Tomoe Gozen beheaded many enemies with naginata, because she didn’t believe in staying behind in battles, she was always at the fore front of any battle line.
She was a senior captain under general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, and either his attendant or consort as well, depending on the source. Her surname is not known, as Gozen is simply a title, somewhat like “Lady.”

The earliest written source regarding Tomoe Gozen is from the 14th century Japanese classic, The Tale of the Heike, which in turn is derived from oral tradition. This source describes her as almost supernaturally strong, very beautiful, and surpassing her male colleagues in skill and bravery.

The Heike Monogatari goes on to say that Tomoe was one of the last five of Yoshinaka’s warriors standing at the tail end of the Battle of Awazu, and that Yoshinaka, knowing that death was near, urged her to flee. Though reluctant, she rushed a Minamoto warrior named Onda no Hachirô Moroshige, cut his head off, and then fled for the eastern provinces.

Some have written that Tomoe in fact died in battle with her husband, while others assert that she survived and became a nun.

She is among the most popular and widely known female figures in Japanese history/legend, and appears as the lead in at least one kabuki play, Onna Shibaraku

katinghost:

                                           Commission time!

For just the low price of $8 you can get a character drawn from the waist up like these examples!

Things I LIKE drawing:

  • Men
  • Facial Hair
  • Chubby Characters
  • Facial expressions
  • Guro
  • Boobs

Things I can draw:

  • Most characters really
  • Animals (Not to big into furries but I will draw them!)
  • Simple robots
  • NSFW (But I am not the best porn artist trust me)

Things I won’t draw:

  • Hate art or art that I am not comfortable drawing

Ok thats it really! I accept payments through paypal and you can reach me on my tumblr or my skype(KatinGhost)! Just let me know who you are as I do not add everyone who asks!

I’m gonna make 10 spots for right now as I’m almost done with school so I will probably have some free time!

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shoomlah:

I promised Lissa that I would take some process photos of how I draw rocks, because it is widely known that LISSA TREIMAN CAN’T DRAW ROCKS apparently, and so here they are!  It’s no video tutorial, but it’s something. :)

So drawing rocks is kinda different from drawing other stuff.
What I love about drawing rocks is that they’re abstract, but they’re abstract with their own logic and history to them.  Rocks look the way the do for a reason- sediments, erosion, eruption, human foot traffic, what have you- and it’s important to suss out those reasons while you’re drawing them.  Sometimes you know why rocks look the way they do (maybe you are intimately familiar with the Colorado plateau, I don’t know your deal), but a lot of the time it’s up to you to silently observe trends and features in the rock that speak to a grander system.

Learning geology is gonna seriously boost your rock-drawing skills.
At Bryce Canyon (technically an amphitheater or pothole!), you’re staring at the Pink Cliffs of the Claron formation- limestone eroded into elaborate fins and hoodoos through an ongoing freeze/thaw cycle.  Unlike the formations in Arches, where you can see elaborate upheavals and folds, Bryce’s sedimentary layers are blessedly flat- you can trace the layers across multiple hoodoos, each of them wearing differently according to their particular mineral composition.  Knowing this, knowing what to look for when you’re drawing a particular formation, is a fantastic tool for you as an artist- as you’re laying in the overall shape, these tiered layers give you visual anchors to check the scale and proportions of the rocks.  Thanks a lot, NATURE.

How I personally draw rocks.
A note about hatching- I generally prefer directional hatching, rather than flatter cross-hatching, when I’m working with pen.  Cross-hatching happens in the process, it’s inevitable, but hatching in a direction consistent with the form you’re drawing tends to make for much more plausible 3D forms that sit well in space.  Look to Franklin Booth and Charles Dana Gibson for some particularly expert hatching inspiration.  Try not to cry.  So!  Onto the process itself:

  • I start out with loose outlines, marking particularly important landmarks, change of planar direction, and any deep pits in the rock- they help to anchor the drawing down the line, and give me a nice base to work on top of.  This is the stage when I panic and think the sketch is going to turn out horribly.  It is an ugly stage.
  • From there, I tend to (apparently, I don’t think this is something I’m considering at the time) block out sections of rock to render with more detail, working the entire surface and trying to keep broader value structures in mind.  Those darker pits in the rock help ground me- they give me a “darkest dark” that I can work against as I’m laying down tones.
  • As I start working on new sections of rock, I’ll jump back and forth to cohere the sections, make sure they sit well in the value structure, that the forms are reading across the rock, etc.
  • While you sketch, make sure you aren’t overworking the surface of the rock- let your eyes go out of focus, and really prioritize where to add value, where to leave swaths of blank paper, etc.
  • Once I’m nearing the end of the sketch, I’ll do a quick pass of overall hatching to make sure the piece reads as a whole.  I love the local colour of the hoodoos- the transitions from pink to orange to white- and so I wanted to make sure there was a hint of that broad value structure in my sketch.
  • Add plants, if available.  Plants make everything better.

And you’re done!  Or, well, you’re kinda cold and your butt’s going numb.  Here’s the final piece I ended up with, alongside an in-focus photo of the rocks for comparison:

…it’s not perfect- I can start to pick it apart now that I have them side by side- but it’s pretty damn close! :)

Have fun drawing rocks ALL DAY LONG,
-C

modmad:

today’s totally-unrelated-to-anything-else-I-am-meant-to-be-doing doodles
Willaby is not a wallaby, or a kangaroo, or a hare, but something rather in the middle of all three. Tina is most assuredly a hedgehog, although she’ll tell anyone who asks that she’s a porcupine, and Tarquin is perhaps the world’s prettiest pig, although he does rather wish people didn’t keep assuming he was a she as a consequence.
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modmad:

today’s totally-unrelated-to-anything-else-I-am-meant-to-be-doing doodles

Willaby is not a wallaby, or a kangaroo, or a hare, but something rather in the middle of all three. Tina is most assuredly a hedgehog, although she’ll tell anyone who asks that she’s a porcupine, and Tarquin is perhaps the world’s prettiest pig, although he does rather wish people didn’t keep assuming he was a she as a consequence.

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