between light and dark


9x04 “Slumber Party”
Lock and Key - Part I

Posted as part of the Series “Of Blood, Bone and Darkness”:
A Carver Era Rewatch Hiatus Meta-Series

Not much to be said other than the fact that I can’t unsee the parallel here between the bunker serving as a safe place to lock something from another dimension away (in this case the Wicked Witch together with Dorothy) while also housing the key to enter said other dimension and Dean serving as the “safe place” (”the firewall between light and darkness”) as lock and key to keep the Darkness at bay.

ideas of exercises to help with your practical art skills, as well as things to keep in mind while making art and new ways to find inspiration:

  1. draw every day
  2. recreate a drawing you did before, but better
  3. draw something using only simple geometric shapes
  4. do studies of famous artworks
  5. listen to artists explain their work, it’s super interesting
  6. take life drawing classes (or use online photo resources)
  7. find an artwork you love, and work out why
  8. draw caricatures of friends
  9. set a 1 minute timer and draw an object as quickly as possible
  10. draw something you can’t see, eg. music, emotion
  11. research artists you admire and find out how they work
  12. think about composition: what stands out, what recedes etc.
  13. find a famous artwork you hate and work out why
  14. sit outside and draw the landscape
  15. copy a photo exactly
  16. draw a scene from a film
  17. draw the contours of an object not the outline
  18. visit an art exhibition near you
  19. draw your bedroom
  20. look up tutorials online - there’s so many useful ones!
  21. practise creating contrast between light and dark in pictures
  22. research colour theory
  23. do a self portrait
  24. learn about art history! Research different movements etc.
  25. try a new medium
  26. consider the feeling you want to portray with the artwork
  27. draw without looking at the page
  28. draw a character from a book you’ve read
  29. draw something you don’t usually draw
  30. look at your pictures in the mirror to help you see problems better
  31. follow artists and galleries on instagram for inspo
  32. draw an ugly object in a beautiful way
  33. try using only bold, bright colours
  34. plan your colour palette before starting an artwork, and stick to it!
  35. if you usually work in 2D, make something in 3D
  36. always remember to add shadows
  37. draw an object which is important to you
  38. use 5 lines to depict an object, make every line count
  39. draw using negative space
  40. always draw from life when possible!
  41. think carefully about which direction the light is coming from
  42. study proportions and anatomy!! 
  43. draw your pet
  44. research items symbolic meanings in art
  45. make an art blog to compile images that inspire you
  46. draw using only straight lines
  47. try accentuating any subtle colours in an image
  48. draw models from fashion websites
  49. sketch with friends! They always have great ideas
  50. keep drawing even if you find it hard, you improve with every mistake!

{my art masterpost might also be useful to you} 

Good luck! xx


Get To Know Me: Favorite Avatar: the Last Airbender Scenes [1/

The Symbol for Volcanic Doom

“Clouds are made of water and air, so between the two of us, we ought to be able to bend them into any shape we want.”

in every world, in every realm, in every version of the story, neal and emma find their way to one another.

So many sides to Karamel, tho...

Here we have two…

…Adorable dorks being cute af every chance they get.

…Puppy-eyed frenemies seeing things differently.

Allies working together for a common goal.

…Drunk buddies having fun at the bar.

…Lonely friends with a shared past.

…Training partners fighting for the city.

…Planet-wise neighbors.

…Planet-wise rivals.

…Alien refugees.

And I could go on all night.


For her, governments of any stripe would have their constituents believe that they were attempting to remove chaos from the galaxy, that they were trying to make things perfect, when only the Force was perfect. For ordinary beings, life was a constant interplay between order and chaos, day and night, light and dark.
Her reverence for the Force had evolved from an enduring love of nature. Yes, she thought of herself as agile and strong and intuitive, but she understood that her skills were a far cry from those attributed to the Jedi. She did, however, embrace the Order’s philosophy of generosity, compassion, and peaceful resolution, and on many a far-flung world she had experienced moments in nature that could only be described as transcendent. It was certainly possible that those peak moments had their basis in belief and emotion, but that hardly mattered; even if she wasn’t able to use the Force, she could at least feel it, and she was content with that.

For more cards, check my fire emblem tarot tag.

A woman in blue, seated between dark and light, a card of intuition, mystery… etc. Azura seemed perfect!
I’m trying to be mindful of card meanings and interpretations, but I fully admit to not being a tarot master. If there’s a Fire Emblem fan out there who knows tarot well and wouldn’t mind looking over my character choices for cards (already listed out), I’d very happily draw you a sketch for your time/thoughts! An art trade, if you will. :P

whatever-fangirl  asked:

Can you recomend some good JxHQ fics?💕

Yes, of course sweetie 💕  Since you asked me for Nolanverse too, I will include both versions.

Suicide Squad-verse (Leto!Joker)

Kill Me Slowly
One of the best takes I’ve come across on their early Arkham relationship and Harley’s transformation. Raw and delicious, enthralling.

Grape Soda
Another Harley origin story that is simply so intriguing, with a twist.

Nobody Ever Comes To Our House
This fanfic switches between super light and funny and very dark. The author has such a wide spectrum for them and it’s really impressive.

Harley’s characterization and the way she react to her struggles here is just so good.

A delicious revenge act towards someone that hasn’t been getting much spotlight.

The Joker’s Wild
He is so desperate for Harley, it’s just amazing.

Secondhand Smoke - Ain’t No Church in the Wild
- Purple Teardrops - New

Joker is dark and possessive, Harley stands her ground. Harley’s origin in a way rarely told before. Very dark but beautiful.

My Weakness
Sweet reunion.

Let Fire Reign
One of those pieces with a psychological view on it, it just draws you in.

Wicked Games
It paints something really dark in a beautiful way, and I love it. Powerful.

My Queen
Sweet and hot.

King and Queen of Gotham
This one depicts the movie events in a really satisfying way. I wish this could replace the SS novelization.

The Jokes on Them
A mixture of fluff, funny, sweet and just overall so good.

Trouble Sleeping
Some heart-warming fluff.

The Next Day
This fic is exactly what I need, in terms of a Joker who is just so dependent on Harley. A perfect band-aid for the heart after reading angst, it mends and it makes me so happy.

Kiss The Ring
I love it when darker elements mix with sweet, and this is an example of such.

Where Are You Looney Tune?
I love this so much, Joker’s POV of looking for Harley. This filled a very big void that the movie and novelization left behind. The Joker being desperate is portrayed so good.

Nolanverse (Ledger!Joker)

 Bad Jokes  - Malady The Ringmaster
I consider this triology a classic, a pure piece of art. I have rarely found better writing in fanfiction, - you can really tell that the author is a published writer.
It’s one of the few fics that shows full abuse but does not make me cringe. All because of the way Harley is portrayed - she is so strong,  so fierce. It contains heavy abuse but also some moments that are absolutely stunning and balances it.

Killing Time
This is so good, I’m constantly impressed that the author portrays the Joker with such ease and still in a way that I find completely compatible with Ledger!Joker - it makes me genuinely believe this could happen although it’s sweeter than you could expect. The portrayal of the Joker is slightly different from in Bad Jokes, showing him as more human, a tad more affectionate, but still just as sociopathic.

Do Not Disturb
In case you didn’t think this Joker was capable of amazing sex, as well as humor and slaughter, well, you’re welcome. The fic is based on an amazing artwork, found here.

Used Too Well
A very dark take on it. If you, like me, are intrigued by the historical mistress theme, this is very fascinating and heart-wrenching. Non-con.

Twisted Knives
Angsty, dark and sweet.

General/Other Batman Universe

A take on Brian Azarello’s Joker, and his breakdown. Beautiful.

JxHQ: Piety
Another, dark take on Azarello’s famous Joker breakdown scene, showing how complex their relationship really is. 

Sign on The Line
Delicious, dark. Harley’s portrayal, the way she fights back, is amazing.

The Art of Seduction
Just in case you want some, you know, good smut.

JxHQ: Snuff
Included just because it’s funny and original; crack and seduction mixed with bloody gore.