i also have an other version with different colors

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Finally made a proper piece of Life is Strange fan art. Its perhaps…. a bit darker than most, but I like it. I liked the idea of Chloe kind of just comforting an awfully traumatized Max who’s overstretched herself, and the visual storytelling to help carry the emotions and juxtaposition between the two characters. Its not a scene we really see in the game, but really more of an aftermath of Max’s commitment to keep Chloe alive.

I have two versions here, with one being slightly desaturated because the colors look different on my two monitors. The top one looks oversaturated on my AdobeRGB monitor, while the bottom one looks undersaturated on my sRGB monitor. 

I hate coloring because nothing’s perfect. Printing is a whole other story.

Get on that HYPE TRAIN for Before the Storm, though! Just 8 more hours :V

EDIT: ALSO! I’m gonna be selling copies of this at San Francisco Comic Con this weekend! I’m at table C2 in artist alley!

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$25 for single person, $35 for two, and $20 for a bust. If you have something else in mind, we can discuss the price.

If you are interested in buying something, you can contact me at sermnas@yahoo.com. Please include details of what you want, and if you want a specific style that I’ve drawn in the past, feel free to specify!

  • I will send you an invoice using PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay it. It will be sent after you approve the initial sketch.
  • You have 30 days to pay the invoice once you’ve received it, and you may pay in increments if you so choose.
  • I will draw gore, nsfw of any kind, and am open to alien and other non-human characters. I have less experience with that sort of thing, so it might take us a couple of tries, but I’ll always make sure it’s up to your standards!
  • The background is white by default, but I can also send you a transparent version or a different color/basic pattern if you like.

Thank you!

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Part four of my Simblreen gifts :) This one has a ton of swatches. All 75 of WildlyMiniatureSandwich’s sandwich palette colors, 11 lace swatches, 25 Spooky Palette colors, an assortment of patterns and two different versions of lace over WMS’s colors.

The regular WMS colors contain the mesh. I also have a Mesh only file if you would like the other options without all of her colors.

Info

  • New Mesh
  • Basegame Compatible
  • All LoD’s
  • Everyday, Formal & Party categories.

Five separate files

  • Mesh + Sandwich
  • 11 Lace
  • 25 Spooky + Patterns
  • 75 Lace Sandwich
  • 75 Black Lace Sandwich

Mesh + Sandwich has a custom thumbnail
Standalone recolors just have my name on them. (they need the mesh)

Download

Credits

EA for the meshes/textures I used, @wildlyminiaturesandwich for the colors, @toddlers-and-tiarras for the spooky palette, Spoonflower for the patterns (tell me if I messed up a TOU for those please)


Day two gift, day three will be posted later

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Hi Everyone!

Here is a smaller project I just finished; I loved the toilet and fireplace that came with the Vampires GP but… it wasn’t very useable in any other environments then Forgotten Hollow due to the versailles-look decorations it had.

I wanted to use the toilet more in starter houses but bc it had also a french ornament on it, it look wayyy to chic! The toilet has 1 bonus swatch which is a plain white and silver pipes version. 

They’re both stripped from their decor and very plain. This makes them more versatile in other worlds. They both have the same colors as the original object, I had to eyeball it for the most part so in some swatches very very slight color difference.  

In my recolor of the fireplace the saturation is toned wayyy down to make it more real-life instead of cartoonish. However, it still has the same colors as the original one. 

On the ‘In-Game Look’ screen you can see there are two different versions, 18 swatches total;

  1. left: slightly darker version on the front and side meshes.
  2. right: overall lighter version.

Technical details

  • Please consider and respect my TOU before downloading.
  • Not Base Game Compatible, you’ll need the Vampire GP.
  • The toilet is a Add-on; the swatches will appear at the original object catalog.
  • Fireplace is a Stand-alone recolor due to the bigger amount of new swatches (18).
  • Made with Sims 4 Studio Harmony 3.0.1.3 tested in both OS (Windows and Mac).

Download (SFS - No AdFly)

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333 FOLLOWERS CELEBRATION!
3 winners! 3 chances to enter! 3 week entry period!

I got 333 followers!! To thank you all, here’s some chances to win a free Pokemon crochet from me!

Prizes:

  • 3 different winners will be randomly chosen to each receive a small Pokemon crochet of their choice, handmade by me. The Pokemon does not have to be a standard version; it can be a shiny, regional variant, mega, etc. It can also have other variations (such as different colors for OCs). Regardless of Pokemon choice, the finished product will be at most around 5″ (13 cm) tall. 

How to enter:

Each person can enter up to three (3) times TOTAL by:

  1. Liking this post,
  2. Reblogging this post, and
  3. Replying OR commenting on this post what Pokemon you would want if you won (you may use Tumblr’s reply feature on this post, OR reblog and comment in the reblog text, OR reblog and comment in the tags)

Rules:

  1. You must be following me on this blog @dailypokemoncrochet
  2. You must be 18 years or older to enter
  3. You must have an address in the United States (I’m not shipping internationally, sorry!)
  4. You cannot enter on a giveaway blog 

Entry period will last 3 weeks from now. You can enter until July 21, 2017 at 12:00pm PST. 3 different winners will be randomly chosen from all eligible entries and separately contacted through the Tumblr messaging system.* If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen and contacted. Because of the nature of the prizes, it may take me up to a month to finish and ship out prizes to winners.

*All communication will be done through Tumblr, but this is in no way officially administered, endorsed, or sponsored by Tumblr. All given information will be private (not shared with anyone but me).

Best wishes to all who choose to enter, and thank you all again for your support!

Vision in the brain!

Continuation of this post

So there’s this vague… misunderstanding that what you see in your left eye is processed on the right side of the brain and vice versa… which is… incorrect. Essentially, both eyes are processed with both sides. But the RIGHT side of both eyes goes RIGHT, and the LEFT side of both eyes go LEFT. The optic chiasm is where these paths cross

There are lots of areas in the brain involved with vision, but it seems the one that constitutes the vision in the most conscious sense is the Primary Visual Cortex (V1) located in the backity back of the occipital lobe. Not only is this where vision occurs, but it’s also where dreams and imagination occurs (oooooo), literally. If you are told to imagine something (um? a dog?), your visual cortex will do the same thing as if you were looking at the actual dog! So it seems to be responsible for the conscious experience of “seeing”. It’s also important for  static and moving objects, edge detection, and pattern recognition

Damage to this area not only makes you blind, but you can no longer have visual dreams, hallucinations, or imagine images. It takes away all possible senses of vision in the most broad sense of the term. The weird thing is, your eyes aren’t done doing their jobs. If you tell someone with V1 blindness to point to something, they do it with a surprising amount of accuracy for someone who is blind. They can predict the color, movement, and shape of objects as well. It’s difficult to determine if this is the result of incomplete damage to V1 or if the eyes are communicating with other areas…

Identification of images seems to take 2 streams from the V1 area, the ventral and the dorsal stream, also known as the what and where pathways. The ventral stream travels through the temporal lobe, which has areas of identification (some are vague like… “oh it’s kinda round and fluffy?”, some are “this is a motherfucking face”-fusiform gyrus). The Dorsal stream travels up through the parietal lobe, which deciphers basically… where the image is coming from

Also can we talk about my professor’s “helpful study tip” for this? because it’s fucking adorable

Damage to the inferior temporal lobe may result in visual agnosia. Y’all heard that pretentious “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” or whatever… It’s (not based on but eerily similar to) this, and it’s meant to call out the concept of perception. They handed a pipe to a guy with visual agnosia and he was like “umm??? it’s? it gets longer… it starts out thin, seems to curve into a rounded, hollow end? But I for the life of me don’t know what this is!” and the doctor was like “it’s a pipe” and the guy was like “huh. I suppose it is…” Then the doctor said “what if I told you it wasn’t a pipe?” and the guy was like “well then I’d have to believe you.” so he sees the image clearly and can identify its features, but he can’t… identify it.

(for the record, ceci n’est pas une pipe means that a painting of a pipe is technically not a pipe… I like the neuroscience version better)

Also worth noting is the V4 region, which is important for color perception. If you see something that’s green in a room with red lighting, you can still figure out that it’s green, even though it looks different from what green looks like in other contexts. That’s because of your V4 region keeping its shit together.

FINALLY there’s the V5 area, also known as the MT area (Middle temporal), which is again, motion oriented. Different areas of the MT area respond selectively to specific speeds and directions. They’re the reason you can tell a man is running in a picture, even when he isn’t moving. Your brain makes assumptions based on context clues. Next to the MT area is the MST area (medial-superior temporal cortex). which kinda… lowkey… helps with depth perception and movement? Part of it is the trick where you see a road getting narrower in an image indicating that it’s getting further away? The MST area is the part that makes that assumption

Citation:

Kalat, J. (2016). Biological Psychology. Australia South-Western. 12E

Another witchy purchase!

A lockable box is an alternative to a grimoire that you may find appealing.

There is a degree of privacy to it. It can store items such as notecards, envelopes, and other supplies away from prying eyes. It will not be large enough to store tools such as a wand or a dagger (that I get annoyed when people play with; I may have to find another solution for that).

I opted for rainbow color index cards. The colors could correspond to different elemental magic. I chose blue for water, red for fire, green for earth, purple for spirit, with yellow being for air by default. Notecards may be better for you than a traditional notebook because you can always reorganize them and get rid of the content that doesn't please you anymore (messy handwriting, or otherwise).

Here is the link for the lock box. For the all black version that I have, it will be $14, but you can get it in other colors or see-through for less. They also have bigger sizes for more than that, but this suited my needs. You are on your own for finding the right index cards ;)

anonymous asked:

The original flag included all races, nationalities, and religions. It was universal. It is so ridiculous and offensive to the creator who just died to erase such a pivotal symbol of the LGBT community. Please read up on the history behind its colors and it's deeper meaning. From a lesbian in her 40s, PLEASE don't contribute to this generations disregard for those who fought for LGBT rights.

To be honest, I don’t see how adding the black and brown stripes in an effort to highlight the contributions and presence of POC in the LGBTQ community is disregarding those who fought for our rights. After all, many of those who fought for our rights were people of color—black trans women were at the forefront of the Stonewall riots. Yes, people of color have always been part of the community but are still erased from its history and even discriminated against. Also, adding these stripes is hardly different from other subgroups of the community making their own flags, like the trans flag or the bisexual flag. The rainbow flag still exists, but this particular version of the rainbow flag is meant to honor people of color in the community. If this new flag makes queer people of color feel more welcome, I think that’s a great thing.

I am aware of the history of the pride flag. In fact, I know that the 6-colored rainbow pride flag isn’t even Gilbert Baker’s original design. The original design included pink and turquoise stripes. If we really wanted to preserve his pivotal symbol, wouldn’t we be using his original 8-colored flag? Or maybe we should just go back to only using the pink triangle symbol if we wanted to be even more historically accurate.

Symbols change all the time to more accurately represent their people. The U.S. flag, for example, originally contained 13 stars to represent the 13 colonies, but as each state was added, stars were added to the flag to symbolize them. Even with those additions, the flag is still recognizable as the U.S. flag, just like how the POC-inclusive flag is still recognizable as a rainbow flag. Besides, the “original” pride flag likely won’t be going anywhere any time soon. I’m not going to get rid of my 6-striped flag or consider it an illegitimate flag. That would just be silly. What I will do, though, is make more of an effort to be more inclusive and respectful toward queer people of color, which is what this new flag is really about.

ATTENTION ALL FRIENDS WITH THIGH CHAFING!!

This right here, I call this my “Magic Stick”. 

I, like most women, have thighs that rub. (Let’s face it, EVERY size person his this issue. You can be a size 4 and still have thighs that rub!)

When summer time comes along I used to look at my cute dresses and skirts and shudder. I knew by the end of the day that I would be facing chafing so bad that there would be places that would bleed. Yes, bleed. 

Some things helped, deodorant would work only IF you did it before, but not for long. 

Baby powder was great! But it was a mess and I needed to reapply. 

Then I heard of this magic from my friends in my running group. 

This and other kinds like it is called Runner’s Glide. It’s made to prevent blisters and chafing AND can heal them too. No joke, one week after using this stuff my skin was completely healed. 

Think about it, it’s designed for people who are going to run 26 miles and SWEAT! That means it’s water proof and sweat proof. Oil free as well. 

Thigh chafing is the reason I go to this item immediately, but men and women can use this for ALL kinds of chafing (guys you know what I mean). I’ve also heard it works great with preventing blisters. 

I am a size 20, I LOVE to wear dresses and ever since I starting using this I have NEVER had an issue with chafing. And one stick has lasted me a whole year! I haven’t tried the other kinds, so please let me know if you have. Also, there is a “men’s” version but I can’t find any difference between the two except the color of the stick. 

Now, I can run with shorts!!

Please signal boost! 

xxunovianxx  asked:

Hello! I notice that some armor and props I saw on the internet are painted so that their edges of their components or faces are a bit darker than the centre - and admittedly, it looks cool, though I can't pinpoint why. What is this technique called? And what is there to keep in mind if someone attempts this technique?

Hello there!

I don’t know if there is a specific name for this type of technique, but I can explain how it’s usually done.

Typically, the base coat of paint will be done in the dark color first. After this dries (and it may take multiple coats), the lighter color is added in a technique called drybrushing. This is where a small amount of paint is added to a brush that has not been wetted by water (hence the name) and applied, typically in short strokes. Layers of color can be built up this way, starting from the center and working outward, so that the center is brighter in color and the edges are darker, creating a bit of a gradient. You can take this as far to the edge of the piece as you like, and I’d recommend experimenting with the amounts of paint used to get the effect you want. You can also do multiple colors in multiple layers (get multiple brushes or wait until your brush has fully dried before starting a new layer of color, even if the paint itself is fully dry) to get a built-up effect of color.

Some people use black for the base color, though unless you are doing silver or gold as a top color, I would recommend tinting your black at the very least to make the color scheme a bit more cohesive. You can also experiment with using other colors as the base, such as a dark blue underneath a pale blue drybrushed on top, and with mixing color temperatures (such as using a warm-toned base and cool-toned color on top, or in reverse) for different effects.

You can also drybrush on weathering in the other direction – paint your piece with the main color first, and then build up layers of darker versions starting from the outside and in the crevices and such. Even if you apply this heavily, it will still have a slightly different look than if you did the method I detailed above. This is best if you don’t want that gradient-like look and want to add some depth to a single color, or if you are using lighter or brighter colors and don’t want the heavy contrast.

For all drybrushing techniques, you can also experiment with wiping off the excess color with a rag, especially if you want to highlight small details.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

+ Added enemy number 6
+ Added arching projectile
I finally now have my game’s skeleton. These guys are very simple by design, allowing me to make multiple variations of them. It’s safe to assume what kind of weapons they will have at their disposal.

I also explored color variations with the two new sprites I made. It’s a videogame staple for there to be alternate pallet versions of the same enemy, signifying progress and new attacks to be aware. It shouldn’t be too hard to implement this without too much work.


I now have eight different enemies that behave differently from each other. There will be more to add, but this is enough to build a level around. The way I plan to have the demo is to make a level only for it, showing off the core gameplay. Once I then receive feedback, I’ll be able to adjust the designs and then continue on with development.

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Switching to new wig bases for Degas & Valentino that have much better / realistic looking hairlines and softer, silkier, and tangle-free.  These are some of the most luxurious fibers I’ve ever dealt with - I didn’t know wigs could even feel this way!

I am also selling the unstyled bases! (shown here)


New Degas / Degas Bases

The Degas will be in different shades of brown; currently, I only have the ombre version to photograph while I wait for the other colors to arrive :) I’ll have a plainer dark brown, black, medium brown, blondes, etc.  If you want to order right away you can order under this listing and just write me a note in the comments.

Styled versions will be coming in the near future.  I will be offering Broadway/Vegas, West End, Movie, and LND Styling.


New Valentino / “Valentine”

I named the Valentino base Valentine because it starts out as a female wig :) It’s a great and cute wig on its’ own!

Styled versions, ie, the original Valentino male wig, will be coming this week.  I thin this wig by about half its’ density, cut, style, & set it to get the Valentino slicked back look. 


MORE STYLES COMING SOON!  I STARTED WITH THE PHANTOM RELATED ONES SINCE THOSE ARE MOST POPULAR :) MORE SHOWS/CHARACTERS COMING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

Theory time!

We have little to no information about the twins’ family and origins (*cough*teamlolirock always says it’s so mysterious*cough*) but I think I came up with a theory! What if, instead of being from just one kingdom, the twins have parents from two different kingdoms/queendoms? 

So, we already know pappy is the court jester, therefore I suppose he’s from Ephedia, and it’s the only thing we ever get to know about this family, so this leaves plenty of room for speculation for the mom: where is she from? And there I remembered the twins are confirmed to use the same levitation spell as Lyna but in a dark crystal version! Which could imply they learnt it from their mother, and levitation spells are Borealis people’s thing according to how much Lyna uses it.

Originally posted by unastellachebrilla

My guess is that she is a borealin sorceress, and before becoming black crystal summoners the twins learnt how to do magic from her and their father. This would also explain why their magic circles have completely different colors, while the other two magical siblings that are part of the main cast (sorry Zeinos and Deinos but you don’t count XD) have two slightly different shades of the same color for their magical signatures

I know teamlolirock said it works differently because of dark crystal magic but I like to think it could’ve still affected their magical colors from the start and then black crystal magic just made it more evident. After all Praxina’s red can be considered as a distant variation of the ephedian pink and Mephisto’s green is a darker version of Borealis green. I agree with @kireiscorner‘s idea that children of people from different kingdoms would turn out to be more powerful because they acquired the best of both types of magic, and I think that’s one of the reasons Gramorr hired the twins in the first place.

Long story short, my theory is that the twins’ parents are from Borealis and Ephedia, therefore the twins have mixed powers and that probably caught Gramorr’s attention.

If you read all that until this point, thanks for the patience! Have some cookies :D And please tell me what do you think about it, I know it’s a bit flawed theory but maybe you noticed something I didn’t! 

Originally posted by ohmydeargoddess

Captainsaltypants top picks Body Edition

This is all CC I keep in my game all the time. It ranges from occational/story telling use to every day use. These are great staples to help you create variety in your game. (All photos come from the original posts)

1.teatimesims Default Replacement Eyes

These default replacements are pretty similar to the in game eyes, but they are a touch more vibrant and shiny. Eye masks still work over them and after a while you don’t even remember you have them in your folder! These are among my oldest CC and the one item I will never give up!

2. kijiko-sims 3D eyelashes

You can download either as Skin Details or Accessories. I almost always use them as accessories, because I can then ad them in CAS without using the cheat. I mostly play generational games so I do a lot of editing in game. If you almost always create your sims in CAS I would suggest using the Skin Detail one, so that you don’t hog an accessory slot. Warning! They will not work well with glasses, so having a nice pair of eyeliner lashes is a good backup.

3. simsinspring’s Phenomenal Warm and Phenomenal Cool Non-Default Skintones

These are great skin tones that show up as additional swatches in CAS. They do not provide more/less definition, they are only the color of the sims. They are enabled for all ages and you can have either both or only one of them in your game at a time. I especially like them for the great variety in darker skin tones, as well as very fair skin tones they provide. My favorite is the Phenomenal Warm, because I like warm tones in my game, but both of them are amazing!

4. annamsblue’s Skintone Set V2

Another great set of skin tones if you are looking for more mid range colors. The palette has small color variations that is great when you are working in CAS trying to get a sim just so.I especially like the tones that are in the middle.

5. lumialoversims Ooh Smooth 2 Overlay Mashup

I have to be honest, I have tried a lot of CC skins, and I am never 100%, but this is the closest to happy I have ever been. I like how transparent it is, and how much of the original EA details shines through. Warning! Your sims will show but crack while wearing low cut clothes whit this skin on - but it’s still decent and not like most of the bum is about to fall out ;)

6. lumialoversims Body hair as tattoo

An absolute must if you ever want to have variety with male sims. The body hair is in the tattoo category and easy to add/remove. Obviously they conflict with certain tattoos, but should be usable for most sims. They come in 5 natural colors and ad a great detail when you are creating sims. I have actually become better at creating male sims since I downloaded this CC. I think it’s because body hair it gives a lot of personality, which helps make a sim unique!

7. heihu’s niunai cleavage overlay

Just like body hair is great for the male sims, cleavage or the lack thereof, is something that can make a sim stand out. If you are not into custom skins, this cleavage overlay will help you create unique sims and with a minimum of fuss. The overlay comes in 4 different options, from flat chested to bountiful. It comes as either, mouth crease, forehead wrinkles or face paint which makes it super versatile. Works great on all the skin tones I have shown in this post and on lumialoversims full body overlay. I love that this allows me to give my sim different cleavage depending on outfit. So I can pretend she is wearing a push-up bra for partying but not for everyday…

8. simsontherope’s Body Freckles

A great full body freckle overlay for all ages. It has 10 variations and is very smooth on the skin.Out of all the different full body freckles/mole CC I have tried, this is still my favorite and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I have enabled it for random in sims4studio and never had a randomly generated sim look bad in it!

9. pixelsimdreams Beauty marks set #2

A great set of different face moles that will give your sims some variety. There are lots of moles out there but these are a nice neutral pack that comes with great variety. They are for both male and female sims and I highly recommend!

10. down-in-simsland Smells like teen spririt Zits and pimples

This is great for story telling! It has a lot of different variations and color options to fit all kinds of skin tones and basically gives your sims zits and pimples in varying degrees. You can use it as either a skin detail or as a blush (the blush version is great if you just want to give your teen sims a dramatic moment). 


This part has come to an end

I hope you have enjoyed this CC collection. As I mentioned before I would love to get tips about other great CC that concerns the body/genetic part of the sim. 

Also, if you have any particular wish for what area I should do a list of next feel free to drop a comment/ask/message.

Thank you for following me you wonderful people!

anonymous asked:

Got any pictures of the joysticks, paddles, other controllers, etc Commodore made for their own machines please?

This is the only photo I have on hand of such a thing, from Justin & Misia Jernigan’s exhibit from VCF East XI.  Commodore made two of their own joysticks, and this is one of them.  They also had cream colored versions of Atari’s joystick and paddle controller design, but I don’t think they manufactured those themselves.  Functionally, they’re no different than Atari’s.

There may be more, but that’s all that I’m aware of that Commodore made in-house.  They never made any truly special or unique game controllers.

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Well well !^^

I wanted to show a different version of Mana. First and, that was important for me, was to remake her attitude. She’s cute, for sure, but I don’t think that was necessary for the animator to make an attitude like that. And as you see with her eyebrows, she looks serious in this scene.

The other thing was the color of her hair and also her eyes. I wanted to be closer to the manga than the anime. I choose an olive color for her eyes because it reminds me the olive tree which is very important in the mediterranean culture and because there is a lot of girls who have this color :

And also (in my own version) I want to propose you a Mana/BMG quite different from Anzu. In the anime and manga, it seems that they have the same anatomy. I just see their in different way:

New Muse

NOTE: This version of Eddie Gluskin takes place in an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE than the canon Eddie. Their responses to their trauma are very, very different, so their personalities are as well. I will absolutely be willing to have threads involving this version of Eddie and the canon Eddie, especially since they are to an extent already connected in my own version, but please note that they are separate people.

CONTENT WARNING: This bio contains mentions of violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, and other potentially triggering things. This character also originates from a video game that contains very graphic, twisted horror themes. If these things make you uncomfortable, then this muse is not for you!

Name: Edward “Eddie” Gluskin

Gender: Male

Sexuality: Demisexual, Biromantic

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Black

Height: 6 feet and 2 inches

Age: 46

Body Type: Broad-shouldered, strong, muscular

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I finally made a vector of my Nightmare design I made a year ago or so. I’m probably going to see if I can make this into a tshirt design in the near future (along with some other designs). I was trying to add a cool gradient thing, but I accidentally made this faux 3D glasses effect with it which was pretty neato I thought. I’ll post a wallpaper version soon.


EDIT:  So I’m adding this little tid-bit in this now that it’s not 3am, AND ALSO the fact that I now have a redbubble store set up. If you want this as a shirt, a print, a mug, or whatever you want, head over to my store! I even have it in 2 different color variations to whatever you think looks best.

I’ll do my best to add in new designs when I can. Spread the word around if you can. Thanks a bunch guys!

“L'Art de Vivre” or “The Art of Living” by René Magritte, 1967

Kagey Art Thoughts 25:

For some reason, I had difficulty finding information about this. I found other names, like “La Parure de L'Orange“, and several other years from as early as 1927. But the information as indicated I found to be stated convincingly enough for me to believe it. It’s also possible that Magritte made multiple versions of this specific piece of art. There are certainly several different versions that I can find online.

At first I assumed this was just a man with an enormous orange for a head, but, on closer inspection, it looks like this isn’t an orange at all. There isn’t anything orange-y about it besides the color, it’s just a perfect sphere. I have seen it described as a “balloon”, which is plausible since it is actually floating above the headless body, but that same website also said it’s “pink”, which I think I disagree with.

Magritte is quoted as saying the following: “My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, ‘What does that mean?’. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.”

I like this quote. It implies that Magritte made this art for no particular reason–or, if there is a reason, it’s not one he cares to share with anyone. And that’s fine. Art is not a thing you make for other people, it’s something you make for yourself.