i actually used textures


blame it on my a.d.d baby

art: minuiko
edit: holyaphrodite




Ame no Uzume [天鈿女命] is the goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry in the Shinto religion of Japan. She famously relates to the tale of the missing sun deity, Amaterasu.

Amaterasu’s brother, the storm god Susanoo, had vandalized her rice fields, threw a flayed horse at her loom, and brutally killed one of her maidens due to a quarrel between them. In turn, Amaterasu became furious with him and retreated into the Heavenly Rock Cave, Amano-Iwato. The world, without the illumination of the sun, became dark and the gods could not lure Amaterasu out of her hiding place.

It was then that the clever Uzume overturned a tub near the cave entrance and began a dance on it, tearing off her clothing in front of the other deities. They considered this so comical that they laughed heartily at the sight. Amaterasu heard them, and peered out to see what all the fuss was about. When she opened the cave, she saw her glorious reflection in a mirror which Uzume had placed on a tree, and slowly emerged from her hiding spot. At that moment, the god Ame no Tajikarawo dashed forth and closed the cave behind her, refusing to budge so that she could no longer retreat. Another god tied a magic straw rope across the entrance. Other deities then asked Amaterasu to rejoin the divine. She agreed, and light was restored to the earth.

a cooking lesson for yall


Moonrise Kingdom Colour Posters Series

… I love you too.

sketchy, sketchy

aceofstars16  asked:

Maybe Alya in 157?

I was so excited when I saw this request because I love Alya so much.

Thank you for the request!!

Artwork ©: alazic02

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love & letter repackaged - new tracks


Flintspark is the second of Twilight and Spike’s offspring! Being the older sibling, and through sheer luck blessed with both wings AND horns, dear Flint has been afflicted with a bit of a superiority complex. A tiny bit arrogant, a lot bit of a dreamer, a haughty affectation permeates Flint’s mannerisms, thoughts, and actions. Neither parent would ever come to act truly royal despite any titles; they must have given all their reserves to Flint. However, the same regal appearance that bestowed Flint with the attention that allowed for such a complex to blossom was something of a double-edged sword; constant, prying attention can give a little hybrid a quiet insecurity too! (the arrogance might be a bit of a front of protection for a fragile ego, but you didn’t hear it from me.) Flint is a a remarkably sore loser.

However, through it all, you’ll never have a more generous, devoted friend (not that Flint would ever admit it). The favors and affections that Flint gives are under a veneer of faux-reluctance and huffiness, however (which becomes evidently contradictory in the face of how intently Flint will insist on the favors and kindness). Flint is reserved, warm, and wants you to think they are much better than you, no matter how deeply they are thinking that you are better than them.

[SO I FIIINALY fixed my SAI to actually be able to use textures?? Yeah, for the YEARS I’ve had SAI, it’s never actually been able to use textures ahahaha. I’ve been annoyed recently with my lack of having an effective, attractive quick art style; I FINALLY have a pencil brush now, and I think it offers much nicer sketch-sketches than my old method of “sketch with an ink pen”. I still gotta break into it, but this was me attempting to use it!]