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Craft Supply Correspondences

I’m going to put this under a read more, because I have the feeling I’ll want to tweak this as I use it more, and I’m sure I forgot a lot of great craft supplies.

These are my own personal associations. Tweak as needed. This is a “more like guidelines than actual rules” list. Also throw in color magic as needed! Lots of things lend themselves super well to that. Markers, gems, fabric, paper… you get the idea.

Anyway. Onward!

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College!Jeonghan
  • major: architecture 
  • minor: urban studies 
  • sports: bikes to school since he lives in an off campus dorm, that’s the only sports he’s willing to do
  • clubs: neighborhood cleanup volunteer, part-time travel guide on the weekends 
  • jeonghan’s interest in architecture comes from the fact that he likes to draw but he can’t draw people for anything??? like he wanted to do fine arts but the best portrait he can do is a circle with two dots for eyes??? but when it comes to fine line work and detail WELL THEN 
  • and like he spent most of high school biking to and from school and he still does so in college and whenever he would pass through the streets he’d always admire the buildings and the houses and the array of colors and shapes 
  • his favorite places are churches and museums because there architecture is always the most beautiful and he’ll literally spend hours sitting on the steps outside of them sketching different parts of the structure from different angles and like once he was like “mingyu lets go to the museum!” and mingyu was like yeah sure but then ??? jeonghan just sat himself down in front of the museum and took out this sketchpad and mingyu’s like ??? hyung the arts inside ?? and jeonghan was like NO u fool the art is the building duh 
  • mingyu: ????????????
  • is famous on campus for (his good look obviously) always being on the roof of the art building and sketching up there. people always know that if there’s a figure up there then it’s probably jeonghan
  • is organized and has all his notes color-coded and his pens are organized by like size?? his folders aren’t bent ?? he actually uses his planner ??
  • the only messy thing about him is his bike because it’s old and covered in peeling stickers and sharpie pen like seungcheol scribbled ‘prince jeonghan’ onto the side of the handlebar and jeonghan has tried tirelessly to clean it off but it has been only failure 
  • and although jeonghan is pretty well kept together midterms have a way of making everyone Lose It and although he’s studied and done his best like he’s got a paper on gentrification due for his urban studies minor and then he’s got a presentation in design IV and then blueprints he needs to go over with his professor in landscapes and like
  • he doesn’t notice but he leaves said blueprints beside his bike after he’s done parking it because he’s late to his first period class and like he doesn’t notice at all until he’s having lunch w/seungcheol and josh and he’s like WAIT 
  • oh my god
  • the blueprints
  • seungcheol laughs his butt off because this is the first time he’s ever heard of jeonghan losing anything while joshua tries to calm jeonghan down
  • and tbh this is all a mess but these missing blueprints is how you meet jeonghan
  • see you’re also biking to and from school and as you’re chaining your bike up you notice this really big bundle of sketches just laying on the floor and you’re like “one of those frenzied art students must of left that here.” so you go and pick it up with the intention of dropping it off at the art department when you notice that like the drawings aren’t like portraits or contemporary art 
  • they’re plans for a building including the drawings and measurements of the structure and you’re like ??? this is too much math and numbers for this to be an art students
  • so you’re like ok this is probably an architecture majors project but since you don’t even know where the department for that is you turn to the one person you trust will have answers: lee seokmin. because he knows everything and everyone
  • and so you find him outside lab and you’re like “seokmin!!! i found these out in the parking lot near the bike racks, do you know whose it is??” and you unroll the sketches and seokmins like hmmm bikes + blueprints hmmmmmm and then he snaps his fingers like “it probably belongs to jeonghan!!!! he’s a really handsome hyung of mine, shoulder length hair, nice voice you can find him on the roof of the art building!!” and you’re like ok that’s…..more info than necessary but thank u seokmin ur the best
  • and so you get to the art building and climb up like 15 flights of stairs and when you open the door to the roof you’re surprised but happy to see that there is a person there
  • and he’s like sitting near the ledge and he’s got his bag next to him and his side profile against the backdrop of the sky looks like it’s shining??? and like he’s just standing there looking over at the campus below but for some reason you find yourself just frozen??? because it looks like a scene out of a movie like seokmin had said he was handsome but the person in front of you is like ????? a real life angel
  • you try to clear your throat to get his attention, but instead you end up dropping the blueprints and they like scatter around you and you’re like goOD JOB embaRRASSING yourself my dude
  • and jeonghan turns around and sees you there and you’re like trying to pick up the sketches and the wind gets one and you’re chasing it and jeonghan is like ?????? and you’re like “heY Hi you don’t know me bUT i think these belong to you??” and you manage to get them all back together and you hand them to jeonghan
  • and like he looks them over and you can see his eyes widen and a smile appear on his face and wow did cupid just shoot you with his bow and arrow because that’s what looking at this boys smile feels like
  • and he looks at you like “you don’t know how much this means to me that you found these!! there’s over 45 hours of work in them!!” and like his eyes are this warm brown and you’re like oH it’s no BIG DEAL haha HAHa 
  • but then he puts the sketches down and asks how he can repay you and you’re like no no no it’s fine!!!! and you try to look around and you’re like “by the way, i hear you’re always up here, why?” and jeonghan shrugs and he’s like “because the view is nice, i see all the details.”
  • he like walks over to the ledge and waves for you to come over and he like points to the buildings and he’s like “from this angle i can see how the building looks from different points of view. it’s easier to sketch something and understand it if you see every side.”
  • and you’re like ok that’s somehow so inspiring and deep and jeonghan starts talking about the history of the campus’s architecture and like you’ve never been interested but his voice and his passion comes through so you can’t help but be entranced 
  • at some point you’re like ‘wow seokmin was right, you are handsome” and jeonghans like hmm??? and you’re like nOThing no  th i ng …..
  • but your conversation comes to an end when jeonghan’s like “i gotta go hand in these blueprints, again i don’t know how to repay you.” and you’re like seriously!! it’s ok, this was fun - i learned a lot from you!!
  • and jeonghan stands there for a moment with his bag over his shoulder and the blueprints in his hand looking at you and you get all nervous because the sun is setting and u two are on a roof this is like romantic but like u just met and jeonghan seems to realized that as well because he takes a step back and is like a little stuttery as he says goodbye
  • and he disappears down the stairs and you’re on the roof by yourself and like this feeling of butterflies fluttering is in your stomach and you’re just like ,,,,,, what is this
  • you and jeonghan don’t cross paths for a week and like you kind of expected this like all you did was help him out that doesn’t entitle him to want to be your friend or whatever and like you go on w ur life 
  • and one day your bike gets a flat tire and so u can’t use it to get to ur job and so u have to work when you get off your shift and it’s pretty dark since it’s past 9 but like you just clutch your books and keep walking
  • until suddenly there’s someone ringing their bike bell at you and you’re like ???? and you turn to see jeonghan coming to a stop on his bike near the sidewalk and he’s like “hey, what are you doing out so late?” and you’re like “just came from work!! my bikes useless with a flat so i have to walk to the dorms.” and jeonghan frowns and checks his watch like “it’s super late, let me give you a ride.” and you like look at him and then at his bike and you’re like “……..where would i sit?”
  • jeonghan just grins and motions for you to pass him your books and he puts them into his backpack and then is like “on my handlebars.”
  • and you’re like ahfiowhofwo jeOnghan how will you see?? what if i break the bike??? this is dang-
  • but jeonghan reaches out and gently takes your hand to pull you closer and he’s like “don’t worry, just take a seat and ill take care of you!”
  • and you’re still a little anxious but you do your best to hop on and you hear jeonghan ask against your ear if you’re comfortable and you nod and he starts peddling and you’re like oh my god Oh My God OH MY-
  • and surprisingly he’s going along smoothly and the wind is blowing through your hair and at some point your nervousness melts and you’re smiling and giggling and jeonghan is like “is it fun??” and you’re like “yeah!!”
  • the ride isn’t a long one, it’s about fifteen minutes to the dorms and when you get there you don’t want to get off because it was so nice and peaceful having him bike you through the cool night air and whenever he’d speak it was warm against your ear but all good things come to an end and you hop off and jeonghan passes you your books and you’re like !!! thank you and he’s like consider this repayment for you helping me out w/ my blueprints (-:
  • and once again you and jeonghan find yourself silently looking at one and other and it’s like,,,,,,,,,,,,just do it. just kiss each other
  • bUT once again jeonghan looks away and chuckles a bit awkwardly and is like “hey, if you ever want to hangout or something - you know where to find me.” and you’re like aHH yes!! and before he leaves he’s like “it’s chilly tonight and you know the dorms never turn the heat on so take this-” 
  • and he gets off his bike and shrugs off the cardigan he’s wearing and like drapes it over your shoulders and you’re like “i can’t take th-” and he’s like “don’t worry. stay warm.” and he smiles and oh god you’re literally going to turn into jelly right here 
  • you watch as he rides off and you wrap the cardigan tighter around you and try not to smile like an idiot while jeonghan turns the block and almost yells out into the wind because as calm and collected as he can come off he’s just as nervous around you as you are around him because god you’re cute and he just needs to muster up the courage and kiss you liKE
  • you think about how jeonghan said you know where to find him so a couple of days later you buy some sandwiches and fresh fruit and climb the stairs of the art building and as expected jeonghan is there but ??? he’s laying down on this blanket and he looks like he’s asleep and you quietly make your way over
  • and he literally looks so angelic and pure laying there, hair splayed out under him, lips slightly parted and you sit down beside him and like you don’t want to wake him up that’d be rude so you just think you’ll sit here for a bit and watch the sky but then like you end up laying down and soon enough,,,,,,,,,,,,you’re asleep too
  • waking up you feel your head pressed against someone warm and when you sit up you feel jeonghan’s hand drop from around your waist and he smiles at you but you can see the pink tint on his cheeks and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh my did i ??? fall asleep too??? and he chuckles like yeah you did!! and automatically you bow your head like im sorry!! but jeonghan lifts your chin and is like “you’re cute when you’re sleeping.”
  • and this time the silence between you is ended with him leaning in and placing his hand on the back of your neck to pull you softly toward him and the kiss is……….just as sweet and soft as this whole situation and it’s perfect
  • and jeonghan pulls back but his hand lingers on your neck before his fingers tread down to from your neck to your back and you just
  • lean down and kiss him again, but this time with a bit more passion and jeonghan just laughs as he pulls you ontop of him
  • and it’s cute your first kiss and first date is up on the rooftop and you guys share the food you brought and jeonghan spends the time listening to you talk about your interests and he shows you his sketch book of different buildings around seoul and his studies on the architecture of churches in italy and france
  • and it’s just beautiful being there with him 
  • once seokmin finds out you’re dating jeonghan he’s like “the reason you two lovebirds found each other is because of me you know!! you should repay me with buying me lunch” and you and jeonghan are like rolling your eyes but agree because why not
  • seungcheol finds out and he literally grabs you and jeonghan together at the same time and spins you two around and you’re both like sEungchEOl and he’s like YOU GUYS IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH ,,,,, like he gets more emotionally than necessary but that’s because jeonghan is his best bud and he’s so happy to see jeonghan has found someone as nice and as good to him as you
  • you and jeonghan bike together to school like you meet up outside the dorms and jeonghan leans over to kiss you good morning and you help each other fasten your helmets and it’s the cutest thing ever
  • sometimes you’ll race to see who gets to campus first but jeonghan always lets you win and you’re like sTop doing that let’s do it fairly and jeonghan’s like “i would, but you look so cute when you win and get all giddy???” and you’re like shU S H……..
  • aside from the top of the art building you find jeonghan napping in the library, the campus cafe, the common room of his dorm, the common room of your dorm, study hall and you’re always like how can he sleep so much
  • but then you settle in beside him and like at first you’re reading your notes or studying but then he’s so warm and he’s cuddling his head into your neck that you also knock out and joshua or minghao finds you guys and has to shake you two awake
  • there’s a freshman named dino who jeonghan is really protective over and dino’s always like @ you like pls help me jeonghan texts me 500 times a day to ask how i am and it’s sweet but ,,,,,,,,,why and you’re like sorry dino you’re like his son now and dino sighs and he’s like “does that mean im your son too?” and you’re like asifdhw and jeonghan is like yes that’s exactly what it means - exchange numbers this is a family now LMAO
  • jeonghan isn’t a big party person but seungcheol goes to a lot of them so you two get invited and once there was a karaoke machine and that was the night you learned that jeonghan knows all the lyrics to every beyonce song ever released and wow he can SING 
  • jeonghan: seungcheol you didn’t record me singing right?
  • seungcheol: nah bro u know i would don’t that
  • you: it’s ok i recorded it
  • jeonghan: HOW COULD YOU
  • you: SWEET SWEET BLACKMAIL
  • but then you learn jeonghan can hold a grudge till the end of eternity so you delete the video LOL 
  • watching him draw out plans is one of your favorite things because his determined face is so handsome and he’s so hardworking and you just think he really fits that artist look and like he looks so good with his glasses on and his hair up in a lil ponytail
  • you love tying the ponytails for him and fixing the strands that fall out
  • but when you do, jeonghan just wraps his arms around your waist and moves you toward his bed like “let’s sleep……….well kiss and stuff first and then sleep…….”
  • does this thing where he’ll hold you from behind and kiss your neck and then wander off like he just didn’t do that and you’re like jeonghan come back here and he’s like hmmmmmmm
  • soft long romantic kisses that’s jeonghan’s game my dude RIP YOU
  • you’ll go with him to volunteer in the neighborhood clean up and the adults that run it love you two they think you’re the cutest and they’re like “you two just need to get married!!!!” and jeonghan is like woAH and you’re like We’re IN COLLEGe but the adults are like “imagine what a cute family they’d be aWWWW” and you and jeonghan are basically two embarrassed messes
  • jeonghan knows so much about the neighborhood and about korea in general that he’s always telling you things you don’t know and like it’s never because he’s trying to come of sounding smarter than you he’s just genuinely interested in telling you and you love hearing it and you’re always just like “you should become a teacher, you’re so intelligent” and jeonghan’s like “i couldn’t be a teacher, school starts too early and i love sleep”
  • jeonghan’s dorm walls used be covered with blueprints and photos of the massive churches of europe but now he’s got photos of the two of you hanging up and like when he’s pulling an all nighter to get his drawings done he’ll look at the photo of you smiling and it just gives him strength
  • you and jeonghan spend countless hours talking about all the places in the world you want to see and he’s just laying in your lap as you run your fingers through his hair and he’s like “i want to see all of these places, but seeing them with you would make it even better.”
  • as a gift for your first anniversary you save up enough money to buy jeonghan a new bike that doesn’t say “prince jeonghan” on it and jeonghan nearly gets on his hands and knees to thank you but seungcheol is like jUST wait ill write something else
  • he does. he writes your name + a heart + jeonghans name under the seat and jeonghan’s like you know what,,,,im not mad,,,,,,i think it’s cute
  • instead of just jeonghan being known for hanging up on the art buildings roof, now everyone knows that that’s where they can find you. you guys are the ‘art building roof’ couple LOL
  • ok but biking with jeonghan by the han river or by the beach and then stopping to admire the view but when you turn around jeonghans looking at you and leans in to kiss you and it’s SOFT 

college!vixx (here) & college!bts (here)
find college!woozi (here),  college!wonwoo (here)college!seunghceol(here),  college!seokmin (here) , college!jun (here) & college!mingyu (here)
find special college!jb (here), college!mark tuan (here)
and please look forward to more college!seventeen + special college!aus

So I had this thought/headcanon about incorporating dæmons into art in the HDM universe

So in the books people are able to almost immediately tell the difference between an animal and someone’s dæmon even if they’re not with their human (like when Kaisa landed on the gyptian boat and Lyra knew he was a dæmon immediately with Serafina even being around). The question is how are artists able to catch that quality in their art?

Then I came up with possible ideas (keep in mind none of this is canon and all speculation and world building)

• Artists may draw/sketch/paint dæmons differently than animals of the same type ; somehow the dæmon will always look different than the the form of the actual animal it takes

• Some people may draw people and their dæmons larger than regular animals so that the audience can easily tell the difference

• Others may give the dæmons in art other attributes such as a faint glow, a change in lighting around them, with human expressions or participating in activities with their humans

• Artists using a completely different style for dæmons than for other creatures, using different (and usually unnatural) colors to paint dæmons instead of their natural colors to convey a metaphor. Art depicting popular literature and mythology may use dæmons this way; certain colors may also reveal certain traits of the characters being depicted when used for dæmons although not every artist can agree on color use and interpretation

Please add your ideas!!!

oh i dont think i posted this here. took a few caps of my Process™ for that wm thing i posted a little bit ago.

this is generally how i go abt building a picture nowadays. sketch → silhouette → basic color blocking → simple shadows w/multiply or burn layers → start painting over with a blocky textured brush, refine details and colors → color correction/filters/finalize shapes and details

all the basic color blocking is done on a single layer bcus its easier for me to manage. then i paint over it on a layer above that just in case i fuck up or what to change something

So, I have this headcanon

So, I have this headcanon that Rachel and Hazel became besties over their love of art. Like, whenever they are together, even with other people around, they’ll always end up talking about art. 

Then they have this idea to start an art club at Camp Half-Blood, an it becomes a big hit! Tons of Apollo kids join, with one of Apollo’s things being art, but so do kids who aren’t even big artists, like Jason and Frank.

just imagine

Hazel trying to teach Frank how to draw, and he ends up with an adorable drawing of them holding hands that looks like it was done by a six year old

Piper and Jason finger painting together

Percy excelling at watercolor

Annabeth reluctantly joining and then having a ton of fun sketching building designs

Nico painting gods and creatures the way they’re depicted in Mythomagic

Nico explaining to Will what all the gods and creatures attack powers are, and Will realizing that his boyfriend is, in fact, a giant nerd and its the cutest thing ever

Rachel desperately trying to get people to join and successfully inspiring tons of people to join, even Ares kids, and spreading her love of painting

Hazel also inspiring tons of people to join, but not intentionally. Other camper just see how much fun she has drawing and how AWESOME she is at it and are like “that art cub looks hecka cool, I want to join”

Leo accidentally burning paper and canvas, until some other campers introduce him to sculpting, which he isn’t amazing at, but he can literally be his own furnace. 

nerd rant

While eating my breakfast, I stumbled onto a documentary about the development and subsequent death (in the 90’s) of the movie Superman Lives. It was to be directed by Tim Burton, starring Nicholas Cage as Superman. I was vaguely familiar from a Kevin Smith documentary I saw years and years ago. (He was one of the screen writers for a while.)

The sketches, the building of the suit, and the crew interviews have been interesting … but come on. You want to make a movie about the semi-dark healing period of America’s most squeaky clean superhero and you tap Tim Burton?

Look. I appreciate the gothic wackiness of Burton, I really do, I own quite a number of his movies, but employing that cinematic feel for Superman? No.
Superman isn’t even one of my favorite comic heroes, and oh my god, NO. Never.

The same goes for Nicholas Cage. Who thinks of the archetype of the kind, generous, “aw, shucks” Midwest farmer’s son and goes … “You know who’d be perfect for this? Nicholas Cage!” I can’t believe that didn’t get laughed out of possibility.

Did you also know the giant, ridiculous mechanical spider from Wild Wild West was originally slated for Superman Lives?

I mean … right there.