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SO YOU WANNA DRAW CATS AND DOGS BUT THOSE PESKY SNOOTS GET IN THE WAY

Here’s a hopefully helpful tutorial on how to draw them from memory but it also helps to understand and break down how to see their structure when you use reference!

Remember, it’s always best to learn the anatomy of an animal first before trying to stylize it. This way you know the rules and can choose which ones to break!

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So there is this headcanon that Rose Quartz actually loved Pearl but they weren’t together because of the possible master-servant imbalance thing, which gives us all sort of angsty possibilities. But we could also consider:

Rose and Pearl in Homeworld, and Rose noticing Pearl’s  interest in things pearls aren’t supposed to like, and not just letting her enjoy them, but also gently encouraging her and sometimes joining her.

Rose and Pearl breaking a ton of Homeworld rules, and Rose gets to see the first time Pearl tinkers with mechanics, fixing some Homeword technology, and she looks so happy and just glorious, excitement written all over her face, and Rose can’t help but fall for her.

Rose and Pearl at the begining of the revolution, and Rose watching Pearl learning to fight, and to build and fix things, pushing on when she does something right, but even more determined when she does something wrong, trying harder, against all that was ever drilled into her. And Rose is so proud, and happy.

Rose and Pearl trying to start a relationship, and maybe Rose is worried, sometimes, about the fact that Pearl could feel forced because of social status. So she communicates with her, it might difficult but they talk about this thing going between them.  And when Pearl smiles and says she isn’t in love with a superior, or with the leader of the revolution, she’s just in love with Rose, she finds herself being kissed all over her cheeks and forehead.

Rose helping other pearl’s in the revolution because she has seen the true potential in them, she sees it always, when Pearl learns a new fighting stance, or pilots a spaceship, a smile lighting up her face while Rose falls for her all over again.

Rose and Pearl discussing battle plans, and one day Pearl just outright says no to one she doesn’t like, and Rose is shocked at first, but pretends nothing happened, while the hope inside her that their relationship will work grows.  After the battle she hugs Pearl so hard it would be difficult for Pearl to breathe if she had the need to.

Just Rose and Pearl refusing to let Homeworld and its bigotry dictate what they can or cannot be. And sometimes it’s hard, because of what it tried to turn them into, Sometimes Rose is unsure or Pearl’s self deprecating mindset makes her feel less than she is. But they always fight, and come through, because they are fighting for something that’s worth it.

THE PROFESSIONAL: MAKE UP FOR EVER’S MÉLANIE INGLESSIS

The celebrity makeup artist tells us about the bold looks she created for Jamie Chung and Andreja Pejić.

When it comes to beauty, it’s important to learn the rules. Why? So we can break them. It’s all a part of showing off what makes us feel beautiful while expressing unflinching individuality. MAKE UP FOR EVER is channeling our inner cosmetic rebellion in its latest campaign by championing us with its new motto: Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Andreja Pejić, now the first transwoman supermodel to be the face of a cosmetics brand, teamed up with actress and blogger Jamie Chung to star in the campaign. From a dual-toned lip to a shimmery gray smoky eye, MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Consulting Pro Artist Mélanie Inglessis created undeniably attention-demanding and completely fresh looks for both models—all of which represent the brand’s creative and daring spirit. Below, Inglessis tells us the inspiration behind the looks, what it means to be bold, and her top beauty picks. JESSICA VELEZ

What inspired you to work with MAKE UP FOR EVER on this campaign?

MAKE UP FOR EVER has always supported me as an artist. I’m incredibly honored to work with this wonderful brand that has done so much for me. It’s a pro-grade brand with an extensive range of products that allow me to do my best work on the red carpet and at photo shoots, as well as with everyday women. The products are extremely high quality and long lasting—the brand has been in my life and in my kit forever.

What do you love about the new campaign?

The Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. project celebrates individuality and creativity, which means a great deal to me as an artist. I have my own style, my own strong personality, and I love working with a brand that truly celebrates this.

What does being bold mean to you?

Being bold for me means two things. It means going after what I’ve always wanted to go after and taking risks. You have a goal and you just go for it! Being bold in my career is also about making makeup choices that sometimes are a little unconventional. I have stood by those choices and constantly experimented with colors and shades to push the envelope.

What are some of your favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER products?

The new Ultra HD Foundation is one of my favorites. It comes in 40 shades, so the range truly offers the perfect match for every woman. It provides a flawless, invisible finish, which is unprecedented. I can use it on the red carpet and I can use it on photo shoots and in real life—it’s phenomenal. One of my other favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER products is the Artist Plexi-Gloss range. The glosses are highly pigmented and never sticky—which is a must on the red carpet. Finally, the Artist Shadows: they are available in over 200 shades with fantastic, blendable, and seamless textures. I love them!

Tell us about the looks you created for Jamie Chung and Andreja Pejić.

I wanted to ensure that the looks I created were each very distinctive and could be recreated by women everywhere. Jamie Chung’s looks evolved from a bright two-toned orange and red lip to a gorgeous smoky eye, then to a more editorial summer look. Andreja Pejić’s looks transitioned from a bold red lip to a playful eye, then to a stunning, messy smoky eye.

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sciencealert.com
WATCH: The blackest material on Earth can make dense metal float
Whoa!
By Bec Crew

One of the very first things you’ll learn in science class is that if something is denser than water, it sinks. A rock or a hunk of metal is denser than water, so no surprises what happens when you chuck one of those into a pond, but styrofoam is less dense than water, so it floats. Strangely enough, crude oil is slightly less dense than salt water, so that’s why it floats on the surface of the ocean.

Now that we’ve established the rules, let’s break them, using the coolest material ever - Vantablack, the blackest material on Earth.

In the video, scientists from Surrey Nanosystems - the British company that invented Vantablack back in 2014 - demonstrate how the material is somehow able to make an aluminium disk float in a tub of water.

Advice: Writing Rules

Anonymous asked:

I get so confused about rules. There are so many to follow and sometimes they conflict, and it just makes me lose patience with writing at all or want to give up on it entirely. How do you know what rules to follow when they conflict?


I think probably every new writer goes through a bit of a panic phase where writing rules are concerned. So often you’ll hear writers say, “there are no rules in writing,” yet there are few subjects more popular among writers than RULES!

Here’s the thing about writing rules: there are rules, but it’s okay to break them. However, they can’t be broken willy-nilly. The only way to break a writing rule successfully is to know how to break it properly. And the only way to know that is to know the rule in the first place. That’s why it’s so important to learn all the different rules, theories, and schools of thought that apply to writing. Even the ones that conflict. By learning them and adhering to them initially, you’ll begin to understand how they work, how they can be manipulated, and how they can be flat-out broken. So, don’t stress out about writing rules. Learn them, try to abide by them when you can, and don’t be afraid to change schools of thought when you learn a new variation on a rule that makes more sense to you. When the time comes when you need to break a rule, break it. If you’re familiar enough with the rule you will probably do it successfully. If you’re not, you might fail but you’ll learn more about the rule in the process, and that will make you an even better writer in the long run. :)

anonymous asked:

how do you art so good teach me your ways please

aaah thanks man
I can give ya some advice? maybe?

  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It happens. Not every drawing you do has to be a masterpiece–take it as a learning experience, not a failure.
  • Draw whatever you want, however you want. Don’t limit yourself to what you think other people want to see, draw in a way that feels right to you. This goes for styles as well–you don’t have to pick one particular style and only do that style; if you have a million different styles and that’s what you’re comfortable with, then that’s the best thing you can do!
  • Learn from real life. You don’t have to master realism or proportions, but to break rules, you need to know them first. Gather knowledge how of perspective works, lighting, proportion, from pictures or from real life–then start adding your own spin and creativity. Art requires studying, too!
  • Don’t be afraid to use references. Your quality of art isn’t based on how well you can draw from memory or guesswork. If you’re not sure how to draw something, look it up! Figure it out; understand the subject material! Observe how others draw and approach certain things even, if that helps!
  • Accept critiques. It can be tough to hear that there’s something wrong with your work, but it’s a good way to improve. And remember: a critique isn’t judging you, the artist; it’s not personal, so don’t take it that way. Positive critiques can be just as helpful, if not more so, too! Knowing what you do well and then working towards perfecting that can make your pieces all the better!

aaand that’s all I can think of right now! just know that you’re always improving, even if you don’t feel like you are. It’s a sneaky thing sometimes!

I was tagged by @heartache-on-my-phone-screen (ily)

Rules: Tag 9 people you want to get to know better!

Relationship status: single
Fave color: orange
Pets: i have a dog, his name is Dexter and i love him
Last song I listened to: car radio by twenty one pilots
Fave TV Shows: right
Hobbies: i like reading a lot but i don’t do it as much as i used to bc who’s got time to read when you’re drowning in homework. also, i like learning languages
First Fandom: adubber (allstar weekend) (i’m still bitter about them breaking up and it’s been like 3 years)
Fave band: right
Book(s) I’m currently reading: mockingjay by suzanne collins (i know i’m late)
Fave book: the host by stephenie meyer
Worst thing you’ve eaten: tomatoes, i hate them, please delete tomatoes
Fave place: i don’t really have one

I tag @sapphicpvris, @2014phan, @ticksinbeat, @poppunk-merrick, @gaskarth-vader, @futvre-hearts, @sicksweetholidays, @alexandergskarth, @peppermintgaskarth-omg (sorry if this bothers any of you)