justanothergreyface:

Feeling steampunky this morning, so let’s see: 
THEME: What if Jules Verne opened a bar?
DRINKS: House-made infusions
FOOD: Things in jars. What the hell, throw in a little Lovecraft while we’re at it, Things in jars. 
That’ll do for a start.

1. Select the last option in every list except Specialty Hooch
2. Insert “kombucha and moonshine”
3. Evict some month-to-monthers in the vicinity of 24th and Valencia
nailed it

justanothergreyface:

Feeling steampunky this morning, so let’s see: 

THEME: What if Jules Verne opened a bar?

DRINKS: House-made infusions

FOOD: Things in jars. What the hell, throw in a little Lovecraft while we’re at it, Things in jars. 

That’ll do for a start.

1. Select the last option in every list except Specialty Hooch

2. Insert “kombucha and moonshine”

3. Evict some month-to-monthers in the vicinity of 24th and Valencia

nailed it

extremely hot nerdy jerks wearing suspenders or vests check check and check

falcophoenix asked:

all these inspirational posts are sweet and all but are there ones that talk about when i even /think/ about drawing i get physically uncomfortable and it's been that way for months

Handsome Baby Answer:

skyscribbles:

It doesn’t mean it’ll be that way forever. C8>

If you continued onto the journal, the author sympathizes with everyone’s struggles and doesn’t say it’s just easy to get back on the ball. I’ve struggled too, I’ve had days where it was almost painful to draw because I’d just hate everything that came out so I wouldn’t want to even try.

But mistakes are necessary. Bad art is necessary. They are both vital to improvement. Making “crappy” art (which is subjective of course) is far more valuable than doing none at all.

If art isn’t something you want to do as a career, then I wouldn’t worry about it as much. <83 As a hobby you don’t need to force yourself to stress out. But if it is for a career, a lot of us (and as I said, ESPECIALLY ME KAJHSKAS) need to get on the ball and work our way through the pain if we want to make our goals a reality.

The quote that stood out to me most was:

Listen here young padawan, everyone is busy, everyone has responsibilities, everyone has non art related stuff to deal with everyday. You’re not special because you’re swamped with different things than I. Here’s a little secret: if something is important you will make time for it.

It’s harsh, but at some point I realized they were absolutely right, which is why I draw every single day without fail now, even if it’s a single doodle.

Do with the info what you will. If you or anyone else ever needs help or a pep talk or anything, I’m more than happy to give my best! Art can be emotionally draining but no one has to go it alone!

This is more a response to the original asker than the responder.

Yes, that’s a thing. Feeling your chest cave in and your drawing/writing hand go numb when you try to make it work is a thing. It’s an aversion. And it happens when you’ve undergone something traumatic. Because creative block is traumatic. Repeated failure to connect your ideas to your actions is emotionally and mentally damaging. You feel like you’re being betrayed by your own brain.

So be compassionate with yourself. Take time to move slowly. Make yourself try, but don’t feel guilty when it feels gross and rough. It feels that way because you’re overcoming a huge obstacle, and that’s never easy.

creative block writer's block art block it sucks

To You Who Liked ‘Pretty’ :: Rona Wang

theteacuptrail:

i.

Remember when you discovered serendipity? 

The way it entangled into your veins if you inhaled too deep,
ate away at your bones.
Or cynosure—delicate enough to balance on your chin
Desultory lissome vestigial effervescence zephyr 
I imagine the syllables tasted like creme brulee,
sugar, steel glaze, soft underneath.

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Rona Wang is a high school student living in Portland, OR. She uses the word “serendipity” because she thinks it sounds cool. When she’s not fiddling around with words, you can find her at the library, trying to figure out how many books she can stack in her arms before she topples over. Her blog is at http://its-rona.blogspot.com/.

delicious words poetry rona wang the teacup trail

thinktinyart:

Today is my birthday and I’m ending the day feeling like a satisfied, sleepy sloth, gently being carried away by a bagillion balloons!

all my aspirations summed up in one piece of art

thinktinyart:

Today is my birthday and I’m ending the day feeling like a satisfied, sleepy sloth, gently being carried away by a bagillion balloons!

all my aspirations summed up in one piece of art

sloth amazing

riceroni85:

WE DID IT!!!!!!
omfg my friends are all amazing! We decided to do a small DA:I group and we all managed to get our costumes in time!!

We’ve checked out both the DA:I panel/demo at the Geek & Sundry, then over at the XBOX Lounge to take a photo-op of the cool chair prop they have for SDCC~

We took some more pictures of our short mini-shoot, so will share that once I get a copy ^^

We’ll be cosplaying again tomorrow (Frida) but I’m putting the outfit on later in the day, so if anyone wants to meet up lemme know! ;) we’ve gotten so many compliments on out costumes and I’m so glad we barely got them done in time D:

cosfeels = Cassandra
astelspirals = Solas
Me = Varric
Rachel = Morrigan (Sacred Ashes vers)

my friends are awesome cosplayers

(via astelspirals)

a brief exception to my comic-con boycott

There was the faintest coffee and cigarette smell from outside as I walked through the foyer of my office building just now, and the sound of the vending machines, and for half a second everything but my eyes were in some deserted end of a hotel hallway just after breakfast time, or in the concession hub of a convention center mid-morning before all the insanity sets in.

I can’t believe I’m spending this whole summer at home. It’s going to be so strange not to be in San Diego next weekend.

As much as I despise the crush and the sweat and the stench and the rudeness, it’s so totally, wholly other than what I do here every day, and the weekend always seems to go by satisfyingly slowly.

I’m going to miss that break from “every day”. I’m going to miss being around nobody but the people doing things that I want to be doing. As opposed to this place, where nobody cares.

con withdrawal

"I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?"
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Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

We miss you, Carl.

(via strangewiththepowertochange)

(via ragingtempest)

Help Us Bring Too Much Light to the Edinburgh Fringe!

nyneofuturists:

Beautiful people of Tumblr, we need your help to make our odyssey to Scotland a reality!

We’re a small nonprofit theatre company which means that we don’t have a lot of money for things like hotel rooms and plane tickets.

But you — yes, you — have the power to change all that! (And you could get some pretty cool stuff in return.)

Neo-Futurism must spread

spread it thickly

with your money

That moment when I realize all the years I spent doing creative things feel so distant to me that it doesn’t even occur to me to mention my Masters Degree, my literary magazine stuff, or the highly active fan community I co-ran in a blog staff application.

It sometimes feels like a combination of amnesia, and that feeling you get when you unearth bags and boxes of old art and notebooks crushed in the back of the closet.

I’m pretty sure that’s not a feeling 100% unique to me. Pretty sure.

steeples fingers trial and error finding the words to describe it is a tiny victory

happydorid:

finjigames:

Some exploratory concept art for Overland.

I’ve been waiting a long time to post this!! Here we go: let’s all give a warm official welcome to Overland's art director and lead artist Heather Penn! You might know her amazing work from UCLA Game Lab or The Classroom Aquatic kickstarter or this recent post about tea spirits. It’s been a real honor to work with her so far, and she’s already had a huge positive impact on the project. You will be seeing and hearing a lot more about Heather and the visual design of Overland in the coming months!

Check out what I’ve been working on the past couple months! Super excited to be a part of this project!

I love the combination of stylized shapes vs complex shading and light sourcing. It reminds me of the way certain slants of sunlight not only skew colors but alter silhouettes.

concept art game art illustration