but i'm still experimenting

anonymous asked:

what are parma violets?

bad


these monstrosities taste like ‘violets’. wait. no, sorry, i meant intense floral soap and The End Of All Things

they’re a british sweet, created in 1946, and they are always given out on Hallowe’en, and any other time you can imagine sweets being given out to kids. *shrugs*

nobody wanted them. if you handed ‘round a selection bowl of sweets you’d end up with only these left at the end, like bounty and snickers in a celebrations tin except entirely evil because they’re hard as stones until they start dissolving

maybe like, three people like them. these are the kids who also just… eat leaves or lick peoples shoes for dares or something so no one trusts their ability to taste and everyone is just slightly afraid of their clearly unholy powers of tongular tolerance

i’m glad to say that i’ve been successfully avoiding anyone who eats them in my prescence, though i have sighted the odd pack here and there.

one thing i will say in their defence is that they are pleasingly shaped with a smooth texture, but you can get that same feeling from their superior sister product, Fizzers. which are fizzy and come in different fruit flavours. still a little bit soapy but… at least they aren’t parma violets.

  • Me, an LGBTQ+ person: I'm uncomfortable around this homophobic person
  • Society: WOW okay why can't you try to understand them????? Like, not everyone was raised the same way as you??? I can't believe you're being so rude, can't you just respect someone's opinion????

Fact: Rose Quartz and Greg made two separate tapes for their baby, using two different names, depending on if the child was born a boy or girl.

Fact: Rose gave up her physical form to have Steven. Therefore she never actually knew his gender or his name.

Fact: Steven found the tape meant for him inside Lion’s mane, whereas the tape meant for Nora was abandoned in the desert.

Theory: SOMEONE had to know about Steven enough to be able to plant the Steven tape in Lion’s mane, and send Lion to Steven. And it wasn’t any of the Crystal Gems. Therefore there is someone out there secretly watching over Steven, who we haven’t met yet. Someone who was close personal friends with Rose, but was kept a secret from everyone else.

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eyes burning a way through me
overwhelm, destroying so sweetly
now there is a fire within me
a fire that burns

What started out as vent art turned into a fun experiment with colors. I’m just trying to have fun with my art and start enjoying drawing again. 

This is Caesyl, my wildfire-themed Sylvari Druid. He’s a Secondborn and former Warden of the Grove turned Soundless after escaping imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Nightmare Court. His brother, who was captured with him, wasn’t as fortunate, however; instead of freedom, he willingly accepted Nightmare. Caesyl blames himself for their capture and his brother’s corruption and still hasn’t quite recovered from the ordeal, even after all these years.

Fun fact: He has a soft spot for cats, and his best friend and companion is a panther named Moira.

anonymous asked:

what brush/technique did you use to paint your american gods portrait? it looks a lot softer than your usual art

it’s neat, right!? it’s been a learning curve, but i’ve had a rough time achieving that soft/surreal look

as of just now i’m calling the technique i’ve been using “less is more”

usually i tend to go a bit ham on detail and texture, which makes them take a lot more time than i’m willing to put forth recently get ready for some EXTREME CLOSEUPS:

i use hatching to blend the colors, which gives it a sharper finish. with the american gods portraits, however,

it’s almost a muddier look up close, but there’s a lot less detail. it’s almost like it’s blurier because i stopped rendering! both pieces are done on huge canvases and with the exact same brush. but i did experiment with brush use a little with media, because she has softer features in general, so the fluctuations i made with her were related to brush hardness:

that’s about it though!

So, I read this absolutely DELIGHTFUL LoZ OoT series by  BetterBeMeta which I loved (Gerudo ladies! Zelda being a punk 12-year-old! Fixing the issue of the only dark-skinned dude in the game being declared unambiguously evil!).

The end of the lil’ coda-sequel made me cackle and involved Ganondorf scooping Zelda up ‘to perch on his shoulder like a finch’ and that image was TOO CUTE. Also there’s the implication that he’s going to teach her to be very sneakily seditious and not get in trouble next time and I just.

I really wish there was more, but as it is, I’m delighted and needed to Draw A Thing because authors who make me giggle myself out of the grumps deserve fanart.

anonymous asked:

hey I'm interested in going into art as a career but a bit lost, just wondering if you would share how you got into the industry/what kind of work you do? :3 keep up the amazing work

Hi nonnie! Good for you, there’s always room for more artists <3

Up until a few years ago I was a lost sheep too. After graduating from graphic communication design (same thing as graphic design except with more reading and seeing classes with journalists and publicists), I worked in article writing and content creation for an international company that sold professional hair products for about 5 years, which was my safety net while I searched for art jobs. Then I went on to social media assistant and customer service with them.

It paid bills but I really wanted to work in art. The problem was…what kind of art. 

Illustration? Animation? Video games? Storyboarding? Concept art? I kind of wanted to do it all and graphic design besides, given the years I put in uni for it.

I already knew I didn’t want to work in advertising because I’d interned at an agency and saw a dark future where I didn’t belong to myself and thought HELL NO. So I applied for a job as illustrator at a local video game/multimedia studio and I got it. My colleagues were amazing, I learned a lot, made tons of contacts, worked heaps…but I also had a mental breakdown due to the stress and it put me in hospital.

2014…never forget o__o

At this studio I was doing pretty much all I said I wanted to do and more. And a few months in I realised I wasn’t cut out for it and that I wanted to specialise in one or two things instead of running around pleasing people. So after experiencing the objectivity forced on me by a mental crisis and subsequent treatment and therapy, I quit.

Thanks to my wonderful friends at my old job, I got a job in layouts for an animation studio and it helped me realise that it wasn’t that I was bad at working under pressure, it was a matter of the quantity of things I was pressuring myself to do and excel at. I did well at this job and it ended naturally. 

During all of these years I took on commissions in my free time and did small fan art projects to help with my depression and anxiety…soul work. I would also work on Under the Aegis in tiny bits. Now that I was jobless I had more time to dedicate to that so I thought “to heck with it” and started publishing comic pages regardless of whether I felt ready or not.

And it worked.

It’s embarrassing for me to admit that I ignored all the signs that were telling me to work in comics, because it used to just be a hobby and childhood interest. It only took a crisis for me to realise it’s where I’m meant to be!

TL;DR figure out what you want to do without trying to do it all and it’s okay to fail, just pace yourself, make friends and do things that make you happy whenever the circumstances allow.