This is one of my very first digital paintings that I’ve ever done successfully. I’m reteaching myself how to paint digitally and I thought I’d practice on Fury from Darksiders. Please enjoy! @alqulyndrys @deelaw1 @butterflyems
Current fit goals: lose body fat and increase athleticism 💪
-2 apple cinnamon rice cakes
-2tbsp powdered peanut butter
-½ cup strawberry slices
-drizzle of Walden Farms Calorie Free caramel dipping sauce
-2 cups chopped romaine
-½ cup chopped tomato
-½ cup cucumber slices
-1 shredded carrot
-1 cup black beans
-Walden Farms Calorie Free Chipotle Ranch dressing
-2 homemade falafel patties
-baked potato fries
-1 cup spinach
-1 cup chopped cucumber
-½ cup diced tomato
-half of a small Hass avocado
-granny smith apple cut into slices w/ Walden Farms caramel sauce
-apple cinnamon rice cake w/2tbsp powdered peanut butter & a sprinkle of cinnamon
-1 cup sliced strawberries, ¼ cup blackberries, 1tbsp of 5 calorie agave syrup, sprinkle of cinnamon
-I did not hit my goal protein intake so I ate more carbs. I probably won’t hit my goal protein intake until I get my vegan protein powder (hurry up Amazon!)
-Walden Farms seriously saves my life.
-I also take about 3 homemade diet pills a day hmu if you want the recipe.
Now that you've had time to fully process it, can you do a track analysis of our lorde and saviors new album melodrama?
I don’t think I’ll quite every to be able to “fully process” the absolute wigging, I mean the actual SNATCHING of my hair straight down to the follicles that Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (nope, you didn’t just have a stroke, that’s her full name!) aka Lorde aka supreme of the pop girl coven aka the alt queen aka a young, brunette Stevie Nicks delivered to me via Melodrama, but, there isn’t any time like the present to break down the blatant, beautiful ATTACK on my emotions that was this album, and so, *cracks knuckles* let’s get into it, shall we?!
1. Green Light-An absolute BOP. It’s one of those songs that when I’m elderly and slightly tipsy at a cookout It’ll come on and I’ll stand my arthritic ass up as look at my grandchildren as I start to do some terribly caucasian geriatric dance and say “now what ya’ll know about this?! Ya’ll don’t know nothing about this!”
2. Sober-The beginning is serving some bad college poetry reading bongo-drum realness, but then out of nowhere, these animals/Jack Antonoff start screeching at me and all of the sudden I’m like “YASSSS KWEEN OF THE WEEKEND AND NOT BEING SOBER FUCK IT UP SIS!” AND THEN THAT CHANGE OF BEAT AT 2:35?!?! IM SORRY, I THINK I JUST WENT BALD. TBH, I’ll sway with/go astray with Lorde straight to hell. Run and tell THAT!
3. Homemade Dynamite-When I say that I dropped it so low when the beat came in when she said “So let’s let things come out of the woodwork” I mean that my flat white ass was on the floor convulsing and googling how to make explosives (not really, calm your tiddies, NSA). A fun fact, “I’ll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies” is what I say to my co-workers on Thursday nights when I’m trying to convince them I won’t be coming in hungover the next day.
4. The Louvre-*broadcasts the boom boom boom boom while weeping slash dancing*
5. Liability-Gay. Completely gay. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t. How’s the girl gonna go home into the arms of the girl that she loves if that girl is her damn self? Does she have octopus tentacles? Next heterosexual nonsensical excuse, Ella!
6. Hard Feelings/Loveless-A personal attack on my feelings about my previous relationships. Like this bitch has clearly been following me/wire tapped my phones/put cameras in my house. There isn’t any other explanation for this tbh.
7. Sober II (Melodrama)-Starts off as a nice AHS Coven sounding lullaby of sorts, ends with me wanting to HEAUX around.
8. Writer in the Dark-Lorde threatening to end a man using her talent but also being somewhat patronizing and condescending. There are not adequate words to describe how 1000000% HERE I am for this whole scenario.
9. Supercut-*see reaction to Hard Feelings/Loveless*
10. Liability (Reprise)-THIS SONG IS FUCKING GAY (Reprise)
11. Perfect Places-Song of the summer. Song of the year. Song of the millennium. Everyone else can go home and stay their asses there.
Anyways, in conclusion, I love this future AOTY, I’d die for it, I’d die for Lorde.
A list of songs that remind me of scorbus when I listen to them. Here’s the link to the Spotify playlist: x
(warning: some songs may be explicit so I’ll flag them)
1.) FOOLS-Troye Sivan (explicit)
“Only fools fall for you, only fools
Only fools do what I do, only fools fall”
2.) for him.-Troye Sivan, Allday
“And we take jokes way too far
‘Cause sometimes living’s too hard
We’re like two halves of a heart”
3.) Homemade Dynamite-Lorde (explicit)
“Our rules, our dreams, we’re blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-
“That all we are,
Is a light into the darkness;
And all we are,
I s time that’s counting down”
“And oh God, I wanted to be your high
But everything I said, it went unheard
And everything yow saw with eyes straight blurred
Became our downfall”
6.) Carousel-Melanie Martinez
“And it’s all fun and games,
‘Til somebody falls in love,
But you’ve already bought a ticket,
And there’s no turning back now”
7.) fragile-gnash ft. WRENN
“God, I wish you would hold me closely,
Don’t think I don’t feel the same”
8.) Heart Like Yours-WIllamette Stone
“How could a heart like yours
Ever love a heart like mine?
How could I live before?
How could I have been so blind?”
9.) Malibu-Miley Cyrus
“We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning and you’re there to save me”
10.) Stay-Rihanna, Mikky Ekko
“Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
‘Cause when you never see the light, it’s hard to know which one of us is caving”
Wow, I hit 1600 followers! I feel rly shitty that I haven’t posted in a while, I just couldn’t think of anything and don’t have any motivation. Anyway, I’ll try to post more, but I can’t promise that it will be constant. Anyway, my music taste is rly basic, but they make me happy, and that’s all that matters :) I hope y'all like this playlist!! There’s a lot of angst! but that’s how I imagine scorbus to be.
♪ ♪ Happy listening!! ♪ ♪
This is a DIY homemade custom trike of a guy in my town. He’s got health problems and cannot ride a normal bike so he decided to make a trike for himself from scratch. It weighs about 40kgs, so it’s not the fastest stuff around, but it’s quite brilliant.
Is there anything you HAVE to have nearby when you're drawing other than your drawing tools? Like a bottle of water or music player or something?
So, I have gotten two other asks asking for my work space, gonna combine them all here:
THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS YA’LL
On the left you have my big ol hunk of a computer, middle my beautiful monitor, and to the far right my traditional work table.
To answer your question first, the main not art things I keep around me are:
#1: My fan, which in these hot summer days keeps me from melting to my tablet.
#2: The jugs of homemade tea I drink
#3: Comics I keep nearby for reference and paneling ideas.
Now more art related:
#4 I always keep my drafting book close at hand, I write down concepts, script ideas, and draft out thumbnails for my comics in here. It’s basically my brain. I have pages of ideas listed out so I don’t forget them, kinda a to do list. There’s been plenty of times in streams where I realized it isn’t near and have to go out of the room to get it. Cause let’s be realistic, there is no way that you’ll be able to keep all your ideas in your head, eventually they’ll get buried.
#5: My back up tablet pen, always kee pone near, cause my tablet is 8 years old now, and so are the pens. Sooner or later one thing is gonna give out and I want to be ready for it.
Now, close up to the other side of things:
#6: To no surprise now I have more tea, earl grey. Funny enough I used to hate these tea mugs with the Mouse on them, absolutely despised them. Until I realized just how much tea could fit into them. Now its my favorite thing in the world to drink out of.
#7: My middle school ipod, it has no real use except for the fact that I can take amazing photos with it. It takes better photos than my iphone! I keep it nearby so that if I need to take a reference photo of something for my projects I can snap it real quick and make a fool of myself. So let it be known now, when I die, destroy my Ipod.
#8: Ruler. I love the more realistic lines that you can get from hand drawn works, and most of the time I prefer to work traditionally. I try to avoid using the computer rulers too much, and instead freehand my linework or use this sucker to help me get a relatively nice looking line.
#9: My tablet, big boy is over 8 years old and still kicking. He is a massive sucker, a Large Intuos 4 from back in the day. Out of date now but still my absolute favorite thing I own.
And last but not least my work space for traditional art. I try to keep this one clearer but when I do work here it gets chaotic quickly.
#10: To the top I have my scanner, it isn’t the largest one out there but it does the job for me, sometimes you have to get a little creative with it though.
#11: One of my sketch books with work I have been doing this last summer, practice art a 8 a day challenge for myself. Those are some older ones I’ve done, but it is fantastic practice to choose 8 things and just draw them really trying to analyze what they are and how they work.
If you want to try to make them homemade!!
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
½ cup lard or shortening
¾ cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
Oil or shortening, for frying
1 cup real mayonnaise, such as Kraft
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
Juice of ½ lime
For the empanada dough: Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the lard with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then whisk in the stock. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and knead until a dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the empanada filling: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and garlic salt and cook until the beef is cooked completely. Drain the grease and set the beef aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, oregano, seasoned salt, garlic, bell peppers and onions. Cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef and let them love each other with fire over low heat for about 5 more minutes. The mixture should be moist but not dripping wet. Now you are ready to fill the empanadas.
Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut out 4-, 5- or 6-inch rounds, depending on how large you prefer. Add some meat filling to each empanada and fold the dough over in half to enclose the filling. Use a fork to press and seal the edges closed. You can refrigerate the uncooked empanadas for up to 3 hours.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Fry the empanadas until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes.
For the aioli dip: Mix together the mayonnaise, adobo sauce and lime juice. (The flavor will enhance if it sits in the refrigerator.)
And you can trade out the beef for chicken or vegetables!
This is a Pip-Boy! I managed to crochet it in a couple of days. (I don’t have much free time during the school year so that’s pretty quick). The screen is my phone and it stays in pretty well. The proportions are a little off so I’m going to make another.