russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…
russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…

russianpointegirl:

Beethoven, though…

ursulavernon:

tastefullyoffensive:

[aaragon]

NATURE FACT: The plumage of high school students is colored by pigments in the school lunches!
ursulavernon:

tastefullyoffensive:

[aaragon]

NATURE FACT: The plumage of high school students is colored by pigments in the school lunches!
ursulavernon:

tastefullyoffensive:

[aaragon]

NATURE FACT: The plumage of high school students is colored by pigments in the school lunches!

ursulavernon:

tastefullyoffensive:

[aaragon]

NATURE FACT: The plumage of high school students is colored by pigments in the school lunches!

coelasquid:

tentakrule:

elizabethplaid:

Currently taking the Can we guess who you are in 20 questions? thing, because a couple friends took it. So does this ball pit look like fun? I can’t look at ball pits the same way again after seeing the kerfluffle of DashCon 2014.

Edit: My quiz results were mostly wrong.

Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are male.
2. You are still a teenager, but won’t be one for very much longer.
3. You’re in college and are already worried about finding the perfect job that will be both fulfilling and will pay well. Your future worries you more than you’d like to admit.
4. You have beautiful, silky brown hair and big eyes.
5. You know that if you’d only believe in yourself more, things would be much easier for you. Yet you still doubt your instincts more than you should, instead of trusting them every time.

1. You are female.
2. You are currently in your mid fifties.
3. You have a wonderful big family and a deep loving connection with your lifelong partner.
4. You have Short hair, light colored eyes and stylish glasses. 
5. You have long ago decided to live every minute to the fullest. Your life experiences taught you that no moment should be wasted on something or someone you don’t love.

it got #4 right so that’s 1/5 good job quizilla

1. You are male. 
2. You are in currently in your mid 30’s.
3. You are married and just became a parent. You are experiencing exciting days, and more are on their way, but through it all you remain strong, loving and deeply caring. 
4. You have short hair - partly gray, brown eyes and a fit body.
5. You decided long ago that your kids must have a better childhood than the one you had. You know you’ll do anything to make sure of that.

Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are male.
2. You are in currently in your mid 30’s.
3. You are married and just became a parent. You are experiencing exciting days, and more are on their way, but through it all you remain strong, loving and deeply caring.
4. You have short hair - partly gray, brown eyes and a fit body.
5. You decided long ago that your kids must have a better childhood than the one you had. You know you’ll do anything to make sure of that.

This is hilariously wrong, but that ball pit answer was the best question.

Man, watching this makes me really miss doing dance routines with a group of people!
I’m really impressed with how crisp everyone’s movements are, and how together and on the beat they are. They must have put in a ton of practice!

foervraengd:

Every artist who sees this post should do the following:

- Watch the video.

- Follow the instructions

- Reblog

I can’t stress you enough about how important these exercises are for your drawing hand. You don’t wanna get CTS of Tendonitis and similar stuff that will prevent you from making art or even hold  a pencil.

amazinglyartisticadvice:

shriekydonkey:

artists-help:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

just a good lil’ reminder

Sadly relevant to my life right now.

amazinglyartisticadvice:

shriekydonkey:

artists-help:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

just a good lil’ reminder

Sadly relevant to my life right now.

My Art Study Exercise-list (updated: July 18th)

foervraengd:

foervraengd:

So… I like to exercise and practice my art skills a lot recently. However, it’s important to not be too overwhelmed with all the areas that you need to cover.

Therefore, I’m going to make a little list of what areas I should practice on. This is mostly just a thing for myself, but if you find this useful you can share it with others as well.

So whenever I feel like doing a study, but don’t know what area to cover, I am going to look at this list and see what area I haven’t worked on lately. Alt making a “schedule” where I cover each area a day.

A good idea is to cover one area each day, and then fill one whole page/spread/canvas with studies on each subject within that category.

And by “fill” I mean as in as much as there’s space on the paper. Not just 1 or 3 sketches, but maybe I dunno… 10 or 20! depends on the subject of course, but repitition is important in order to improve your artistic skills!

The three first areas are what I’ll consider most important to always practice on.

Important Basics:

  • Value study, work with grayscale/combine with composition
  • Color theory studies. Use still life and photographic references
  • Perspective and composition
  • Different surface/texture (metallic objects, drapery study etc)
  • Still life study on static objects/photographs

Anatomy:

  • Gesture drawing
  • Muscle/skeleton study
  • Faces and facial diversity (ethnics, age etc)
  • Female/Male differences
  • Bodyshapes/age

Environments/backgrounds:

  • Nature - forests, mountains, deserts etc
  • Plants, trees and geology
  • Urban - architecture buldings, monuments etc
  • Speedpaintings/thumbnail exercises (10-30 minutes long)
Advanced/in-depth:

Technical:

  • Vehicles; boats, cars, airplanes etc
  • Weapons; guns, swords, bows etc
  • Modern vehicles/weapons
  • Historical vehicles/weapons
  • Machines, engines, robots etc

Animals:

  • Herbivore mammals (horse, cows, deers etc)
  • Carnivore mammals (lions, wolfs, bears etc)
  • Rodents (mice, squirrels, rabbits etc)
  • Birds
  • Reptiles and Amphibians (lizards, snakes, frogs etc)
  • Aquatic animals (fish, sharks, whales etc)
  • Insects, spiders and other invertebrates
  • DINOSAURS!!!!1 (+ other prehistoric animals)
  • Mythological animals (don’t stick to “modern” illustrations, go for the very very old designs!!)

Design/culture:

  • Modern/historical fashion (shoes, dresses, suits etc)
  • Armor and defense (for both humans and animals)
  • Furniture and interior design (modern/historical)
  • Gadgets, jewelry and other decorations
  • Small items like glasses, plates, spoons etc

I will probably expand the list sooner or later. Please note that “drapery study” is more or less studies on clothes and folds. Hair is something I personally don’t feel the complete need to exercise on. Since there’s more important areas to cover as well.

UPDATE Jul 18th 2012:


For those who wanna hardcore-exercise should spend at least two to three days focusing on one area/subject:

  • First day is studies using references and research about the subject.
  • Second day is drawing the subject freehanded without using references. 
  • Third day is to make a finished painting/drawing that includes/focus on the specific subject.

This looks really handy!

One of the first things that I do when I am familiar enough with a graphics program’s custom brush options is recreate my favorite Photoshop round brush where pen pressure controls opacity and flow, and the brush doesn’t pick up any of the underlying color. I did this pretty early on in Painter 12, and I recently did this again in Manga Studio 5. I find this funny because part of the point of trying out different programs is to explore the different options that PS either doesn’t have or doesn’t implement well, and recreating a tiny bubble of PS in another program defeats that to some degree.

I suppose part of the reason why I do this is because that it enables me to paint with what I am used to painting with, and that little bit of familiarity can make an otherwise dauntingly unfamiliar program familiar enough to encourage further experimentation and actual painting, as opposed to simply messing around with different brushes but never actually making anything. It’s also probably because I’ve been painting with some variant of PS for the past ten years, and I can paint with brushes that behave like PS brushes without thinking about it too much.

A quick landscape doodle that I did in MS5. I discovered part of the way through that I had painted part of the image on the sketch, and then when I made another layer above the sketch I accidentally created a vector layer that made the watercolor brush behave strangely. Whoops.

Reference: fantasy landscape bg 2by joannastar-stock @ dA

goesdownwithship:

supercalifraginatural:

grandpacain:

What you get when you watch this video:

  • The catchiness of Blurred Lines while maintaining your self-respect
  • An education!

I love this video because

a) it takes the catchy tune of a disgrace of a song and turns it into something glorious

b) includes the line “Get out of the gene pool” and any song with that line deserves everything

we should make this more popular than blurred lines

My boss showed me this yesterday after we were talking about nonstandard English! I didn’t know that it was a parody of “Blurred Lines”, (which I’ve never heard, because I apparently live in some sort of black hole when it comes to popular media) but I think it’s a great song in its own right!

Except for the bit about the Oxford comma. You can pry the Oxford comma out of my cold, dead hands.

I was pretty bored at work today, so I drew some new, texture-y Photoshop brushes in pencil to scan in when I got home. After scanning them and tweaking them, I probably have around 10 new brushes, maybe? This is a doodle I made to test out one of the pencil brushes.

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the buffalo does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

  • So, I was standing next to my sister and filling up my water bottle at the kitchen sink when this happened.
  • Me: *frowning at water bottle* Aww, I ran out of water.
  • Sister: Well, water's free, you can just get some more.
  • Me: Water's not actually free--
  • *both burst into Free! op1*

I bought Manga Studio 5 during one of it’s price dips on Amazon and this is the result of me playing around with the oils brush (I think?) to test it out. Based on this picture I saw randomly.