Inktober is upon us! Less than a week away, and people ALL over the world are committing to the challenge! Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for more info. #inktober
Here’s the Inktober rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
Woohoo! It’s that time of the year again folks :) Can’t wait to do this again :D Inktober actually got me used to drawing in sharpie and helped me increase my confidence in drawing in ink. :)
Art is hard and you never cease to learn something new everyday. There is no artist that hasnt encountered a wall, dont turn around, climb it. Believe you can.
I feel like there are 3 steps to learning art.
1: basic fundamentals
learning perspective/ light and shadow. all that stuff that applies to everything.
2: learning how to draw things
You don’t know how to draw an airplane or a crocodile by just thinking those words. no matter how amazing as shit you are at the basic fundamentals. If you don’t know what they look like how are you supposed to be able to draw it? anatomy and things like that fall into this category. build a mental library.
3: experimentation and theories
now that you know how to draw in general and have an idea of what you want to draw. you can screw around with color theory and different techniques and all sorts of stuff. finding a voice and all.
all three of these things are things you have to work on forever. there is no perfect anything in these 3 steps. you can always work on your fundamentals. you can always find new things to memorize and draw. and you can always experiment.
this is just my 2 cents.
Slowpoke is my favorite pokemon.
You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment. People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously. Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life. Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day! So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!! Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions. Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it. With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!
We are right here!!
The opening sequence from Episode 1 of Book 4, "After All These Years". (High quality video)
IGN also provides a synopsis for the season:
"In Book Three, Avatar Korra had to save the world and endured her most intense battle yet. Now broken and bruised, she begins a journey of self-discovery and survival in a new world where the strong Prey Upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right."
Nintendo fans in the beginning of September:
Nintendo fans in the ending of September:
AX 2014 Commissions, part 2
Here’s the second part of the AX commissions. Next up: SDCC 2014
1.) Squigly from Skullgirls and Red from Transistor owo
2.) Feng vs. Cerebella
3.) Lewd superheroes ultimate cross-over battle !!! Inevitably ends up awkward for both parties orz D. Violet vs. Hentai Kamen. Flippable image !
4.) The commissioner’s character Rock-IT-Man posing with Yukari from P4 Arena Ultimax
6.) Daisy, character by SunnyRei http://sunnyrei.deviantart.com/, commissioned by Zazie ( tumblr here: http://justzaz.tumblr.com/). the reference pic I was using was by ElBrotherTico http://brother-tico.deviantart.com/
KIRBY PAMYU PAMYU
amazing custom water/light reference tool
online perspective manager/maker
Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!
Instead of caramel apples this Halloween, melt jolly ranchers in a 250 degree oven for around 5 minutes, then pour over your apples. Add edible glitter for the sparkling space effect!
this is kind of genius
WHOANIGHT VALE APPLES
im having an out of body experience