for all your tag browsing needs
“Nᴏ sʜᴀᴅᴏᴡ ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ LIGHT.” A ᴄʀᴜᴅᴇ ᴀᴘʜᴏʀɪsᴍ, ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏʀʀᴇᴄᴛ. Sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴄᴀɴɴᴏᴛ ʙᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ɪᴛsᴇʟғ. Sʜᴀᴅᴏᴡ ᴀɴᴅ Lɪɢʜᴛ ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴅɪsᴄʀᴇᴛᴇ ᴇɴᴛɪᴛɪᴇs. Tʜᴇʀᴇ ɪs ʙᴜᴛ ᴏɴᴇ: ILLUMINATION ɪɴ ᴛᴡᴏ sᴛᴀᴛᴇs.
ᴇɴᴠᴇʟᴏᴘɪɴɢ ʟɪɢʜᴛ - ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇ - sʜɪᴇʟᴅ & ᴘᴜɴɪsʜ
First Time Outside | Zbigniew Preisner // Amergin’s Invocation | Lisa Gerrard // Charms | Abel Korzeniowski // Temptation Of Edmund | David Arnold // The Heart Asks Pleasure First | Michael Nyman // On the Nature of Daylight | Max Richter // Finding Beauty | Escala // Optimist | Zoe Keating // Auriel’s Ascension | Jeremy Soule // The Angel | Alexandre Desplat // Breaking A Promise | Ryan Amon
Sister playlist to VOID.
I’ve put together a simple chart that explains the various ways you should and shouldn’t summon a waiter over to your table, and the service you’re likely to receive accordingly.
Because if one more middle aged, obnoxious asshole goes “hey you!” and snaps their fingers at me, I WILL snap said person’s neck.
I waitressed my way through college and one night this guy yells at me “Oi! you with the tits!” and my co-worker Matthew walked up to him and said “yes?”
Oh, well, damn.
+10 years probably
Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs
Sorry for the delay, back from vacation.
Somebody figured out that Bipper in the Reverend outfit was inspired by Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter. That’s my favorite movie and a big influence on many artist I know. There are other secrets hidden in the designs though…
Bill pays Dipper a visit- Original special poses and designs by master of nightmares Robert Ryan Cory!
Bipper’s outfit inspired by this dashing gent:
mark you doof
The answer is quite simple; I did not own a spoon.
Mark.. Please explain why you didn’t own a spoon. Aren’t you like at least semi-rich?
You have a treadmill and several types of recording equipment how can you not have a SPOON. What do you eat cereal with??
Wow, you guys missed out on a real gem, huh?
The thrilling finale.
I get a lot of questions about my process so I thought it’d be cool to break down and talk about some of my steps for illustrating covers! I hope this is helpful or interesting, it’s not quite a tutorial but perhaps it’s a glimpse into my thought process.
Step 1 | Thumbnail. The point here is to do several very fast, small, drawings, so you can’t get hung up on details. Here I’m thinking most about composition and subject. I had four originally and this one was picked to get finished.
Step 2 | Sketch. I draw on top of my thumbnail, nailing down more of the actual details. I fix any proportion isssues but I still try not to waste too much time making final lines, the sketch will go away in the end, so it just needs to be good enough for me.
Step 3 | Background Painting. A lot of lightning and mood is set by the environment, so I start with determining their background. I browse through lots of inspirational paintings and photographs during this stage, and try to get a palette in my head for the overall piece. I use the lasso tool to fill in their silhouettes with black and lock the layer transparency. The silhouette is very important for readability, so I make sure even without colors the shapes are distinct.
Step 4 | Rough Color Blocking. I block in base colors and basic lighting under the sketch layer, blocking in the different materials and colors.
Step 5 | The Fun Part. Here’s where I just get to zone out and paint. I flatten the sketch onto the color blocked layer (if you’re nervous, you can always duplicate these layers and tuck them into another folder before you flatten and commit) and finally get to painting. The sketch eventually gets entirely painted over. Things I’m thinking about during this stage: different materials, changes in planes, drawing from the background colors.
Stage 6 | Details. I use the lasso tool and fill to do very tiny details like scratches, small specular highlights, etc. I add some wear and tear and knock out a bit of Fulcrum’s teeth. (huhuhu)
Stage 7 | MOAR BLOOD. At this point I decided there wasn’t enough energon dripping off of Tarn and I added more on a new layer. Again, grabbing areas with the lasso tool, filling, and erasing parts of it to make it appear transparent.
Stage 8 | Lighting Effects. I add some soft glows to Tarn’s lights, but keep his forehead light the brightest. I want it to be the main source of light in the scene so I don’t want to distract. Light is bouncing through the pink energon, so I made the light falling on Tarn’s face more pink.
Stage 9 | Final Lights. I add a harsh white rim light to both of the figures, really pulling them away from the background to finalize the painting.
thank u to my friend zevri for opening my eyes to how well so many Ron Swanson lines go with Lin.
Also made me realize how much I want Lin and Mako to have a Ron and April thing going on.
Me playing “Alternia” - Piano ver.
It’s a bit quiet so max the volume.
The media really think they slick
When you wait until the end of an article to mention that the “black dude with a sword shot by the police” was cosplaying, you’re creating a situation where you want the readers to side with the police
you want them to infer a threat. you want them to think “yeah, someone walking down the street with a sword is a danger, sure the cops shot him but…it probably had nothing to do with him being black”
dude was cosplaying for an anime convention. dude’s back was turned.