Dianasaurrrrr

Apr 23
deathbypigeons:

whatreference:

hi! so i recently reached 1k followers and i’m super happy about it! to celebrate, i though i would make a few masterposts for y’all. I might make a tumblr-related one later, too. anyways, i hope you like this one, and all of the links open in new tabs!
 colour
the psychology of color
how to mix skin tones
color harmony
a ton of colour palettes
how to contour/highlight
colour meanings
how to colour
how to draw…
how to draw hoods
how to draw boobs in shirts
how to draw hair
how to draw faces
another face tutorial
how to draw hands
how to draw mouths
how to draw expressions
more expressions
cargsdoodle’s body tutorial
how to draw arms
how to avoid same facing
how to draw clothing folds
references
drawing references
hairstyle references
eye references
a ton of clothing references
ear references
kneeling/sitting references
kissing references
downloads
adobe creative suite 2 free download
sai brush downloads
sai brushes
alternative to photoshop
photoshop for free
mypaint drawing program
a ton of free art programs
other
pixel art: a beginner’s guide
an AWESOME tutorial masterpost
my art tag
glitch effect tutorial

Bless you, you goddess

For future reference.
Apr 23
thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

OH MY GOD

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

OH MY GOD

Apr 22

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece →

Hometown heroes. I love Minneapolis.

Apr 22

afrofabulous asked: Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

E.K. is right! It’s never too late to pursue something you’re passionate about. I’ve had wannabe cartoonists come up to me at cons and ask me this very question, certain that because they weren’t masters of the craft by 20 or 30 or some other arbitrary age, that they’d never get anywhere. Anyone can grow and improve and hone a craft as long as they’re willing to put in the time and effort!

Remember that it’s not a race. The only true measure of your growth is looking at your past work and seeing how much you’ve improved since then, not comparing yourself to others. (Which, I realize, is easier said than done.)

Apr 22

krisstraub:

ohhowlucky:

danteogodofsoup:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

standupcomedyblog:

John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner

THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE

GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY

This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.

i don’t know what is wrong with me, this didn’t elicit a titter. a titter!! i reacted to it as i might the newspaper comics, in that “i can tell this is funny” but i don’t laugh at all.

Actually, laughter is very interesting in this way! We tend to think of it as a reaction to humor, but it’s actually largely a social behavior meant to communicate a playful atmosphere and a good mood, in order to dispel potential tensions in what might be otherwise considered a serious situation. This is why when we read a funny comic or watch a funny video by ourselves, we’re much less likely to laugh out loud at it; there’s no one around to communicate that levity to, so there’s less of an urge to make the noise.

This also explains why a group of friends or close family members are more apt to laugh around each other even when nothing especially amusing is happening. Laughter is about reassuring everyone that we’re all having a good time.

Or maybe laughter is an experimental behavior implanted in us by aliens in order to study humanity, and your implant is on the fritz.

Apr 21

yahoneydip:

This fucking woman

I wanna be her when I grow up.

Apr 20
bigbigtruck:

mermaidsdream:

murayou:

puta-madre91:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?


Dread, Malice, Moist, Made, Bail
um…. did I commit a crime lol

Bail, Secret, Cut, Peep, Chat
Followed by “Doogie” :\
Yeah, that about sums it up, and not in a good way.

Rage, dreads, secret, kick, passion
yeah okay

Crush, Fool, Flesh, Dream, Men
hmmmm

bigbigtruck:

mermaidsdream:

murayou:

puta-madre91:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?

Dread, Malice, Moist, Made, Bail

um…. did I commit a crime lol

Bail, Secret, Cut, Peep, Chat

Followed by “Doogie” :\

Yeah, that about sums it up, and not in a good way.

Rage, dreads, secret, kick, passion

yeah okay

Crush, Fool, Flesh, Dream, Men

hmmmm

Apr 17

OKAY NINTENDO NEEDS TO MAKE A WIIU SEQUEL TO POKEMON SNAP ARE WE IN AGREEMENT

pasq:

diananock:

I mean, seriously, I would buy the hell out of that.

To be honest I’ve been waiting since the 3DS release for a 3DS Pokémon Snap. I think both systems deserve the game (and so many of my friend group agree…)

3DS Pokemon Snap would also be acceptable.

Apr 17

OKAY NINTENDO NEEDS TO MAKE A WIIU SEQUEL TO POKEMON SNAP ARE WE IN AGREEMENT

I mean, seriously, I would buy the hell out of that.

Apr 16

Here are some life drawings I did last week at the MN Opera, of their incredible production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. It was by far the most unusual and visually thrilling of all the operas I’ve seen — not that I’ve seen tons and tons of operas — due largely to the fact that it was visually inspired by the German Expressionist cinema of the 1920s and ’30s. I wasn’t able to do the production justice since a lot of the effects were too brief to get good life drawings from, but I did manage to record a few things.

This was the only show I was able to make during this past season, and I’m so glad I did! A wonderful experience all around.