Julie Sarloutte (previously)is a French, very talented artist, graduate from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. She focuses on embroidery, but she isn’t making clothes; using string, Sarloutte creates pieces so detailed that they appear to be composed of paint strokes instead of individual stitches. Sarloutte draws inspiration from technology and the media, as her work focuses on what the world news is covering. Her Facebook.

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These beautiful creatures are the hand-crafted creations of Philomath, OR-based glass artist Scott Bisson, who’s been blowing and flame-working glass for the past 19 years. His favourite things to make are amazingly lifelike animals that appear alert and lively and as though they’re just about to swim, skitter, slither or hop away.

Scott has a very high intensity method of producing art. If he isn’t sweating and racing around like a madman he just isn’t doing his best. He believes energy and excitement always create the best work. Skill just isn’t enough. “I put a little bit of myself into every work of art I create. That is how I breath life into each piece”. Scott hates limitations and takes chances most artists wouldn’t dare. “If I don’t lose a piece a day from getting in over my head, then I am not pushing myself hard enough. Skill is the raw material of a great piece, and drive and energy make it take shape”.

Visit Bisson’s website, Quantum Creative Glass and the Symmetry Gallery website to check out more of his gorgeous glass critters.

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iamdeathssassyass asked:

Any tips for contouring to match a character's face shape? I did a first attempt at Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal) and besides needing to get a smooth surface when blocking my brows, I found it kind of hard to contour to match his face. Thanks so much!

Hooo man. It’s always a bit tricky but it’s really all about finding their prominent features and figuring out where to shade/highlight. 

With Madsy, you gotta think squares. He has a very square face, but even the swallows of his cheeks are square, and the highlight of his brows and forehead are very angular. Aside from the very skull-like roundess of his eye sockets, he’s all squares. Also — it appears as if he has no eyebrows, so elimnating yours and then shading your lids to enhance the deepset look of your eyes helps. 

I know it’s hard to eyeball this sort of thing, so I have some tricks for you. 

1. First off, pose your expression like Mads. His lips seems to make a prominent frown and his brows straight. Then SHADE your face while its creased to enhance those features. Extending your jaw in the way of an under bite helps to— it hardens your jawline and gives you those protruding lips. 

2. Secondly! If you pop open photoshop and hit up Filter>Pixelate>Facet a few times, you can easily see where the shadows and highlight are on your characters face. Granted, this is also effected by shadows/lighting — so try a few photos to find similarities. 

See what I mean? This has helped me a few times. And it works with most characters!


As always the best way to get better is practice. 

DILF!Eren Masterlist

The dilf!Eren squad grew wildly out of control this weekend so I’m making a masterlist! This is a work in progress and more works will be added later. If you wrote something for the prompt and don’t see it on here either message me or cinnamonskull. If you wrote something and want it to appear on the masterlist either use the @ function or tag it “dilf eren” 

The prompt that started it all…

And the rest of these I’m posting in semi-chronological order.



If you see any missing, please message me! I know there were a lot of headcanon posts and I didn’t put them on here, but if you think they belong, I’ll add them! If you want to add a title to your drabble, message me.

“Today’s Mighty Girl Hero is Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star and the first Asian American actress to become internationally famous. Wong is often remembered for her efforts to combat racial inequality and ethnic stereotypes in early film.

Born Wong Liu Tsong in Los Angeles in 1905, Wong was a third generation Chinese American, who grew up working at her family’s laundry business but her dream was to star on the silver screen. The West Coast was just beginning its reign as the center for film studios, and young Wong was enthralled. By the age of nine she had chosen her stage name, Anna May Wong. At age 17, she landed her first leading role in the Technicolor film “The Toll of the Sea,” a performance that received rave reviews.

Critical praise continued to follow Wong but the only jobs being offered were for supporting roles depicting stereotypical characters. Her hopes for leading roles were limited, as the laws of the day even prevented interracial kisses from appearing on-screen. Frustrated by the limited options, and a tendency for Hollywood to cast non-Asians for Asian characters, Wong pursued stage and screen roles elsewhere. Her travels brought her to Europe, where she developed a glowing reputation, but she eventually moved back to Hollywood. She continued to be met with and challenge typecast roles for the duration of her career, which lasted for 40 years and included 54 films.

While Wong began acting in the silent film era, she is one of the few actresses who successfully made the transition to cinema with sound. Her contributions to the film industry have been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a pillar depicting her image in the “Gateway to Hollywood” sculpture.

To introduce children to Wong’s fascinating life story, we recommend “Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story” for ages 6 to 10 at http://www.amightygirl.com/shining-star-the-anna-may-wong-story

Anna May Wong was also featured in our post “Celebrating Mighty Girl Heroes: Ten Women You Might Not Know, But Should” — to learn about other great but underrecognized Mighty Girl Heroes, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2515″

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George Bellows. Cliff Dwellers. 1913.

The record book reveals that Cliff Dwellers (oil on canvas) was organized according to a disciplined color scheme, primarily based on the ideas of the color theorist and paint supplier Hardesty G. Maratta (1864-1924), which were of much interest to Bellows, Robert Henri, and others in the 1910s. The painting’s palette is indicated as three “chords” - a concept of Maratta’s. Triads of usually complementary colors that were chosen, like notes of the musical scale, to establish a particular harmony and mood for a painting. These chords of colors appear to work in many different sections of the painting.