I don't understand why so many people seem to feel the need to tell you how to live your life, in my eyes your just a person doing their thing and making humorous tumblr posts along the way whilst also looking mildly like Dipper Pines.
Tumblr is lucky I’m not Dipper Pines. If I had access to arcane powers, I would send real trolls after Internet trolls.
Please Snooze! I need your help! I've been trying to draw all cool like you, but I can't figure out ears! Like how do you make them look so perfect and like they actually fit the character and Pokemon!? Like how would you draw a cat one? Like Meowth or Espurr?? Or what about a Pikachu or Raichu?! I don't understand! Plz send help...
that’s the basics of how i personally go about figuring out animal ears! for translating pokemon ears -> animal ears, look up real life animals the pokemon could be based on / is similar to and take inspiration from that! anyway good luck anon! hope this helped!
hey I have a random question, how do you draw someone's face? do you layer the photo and draw or you draw by looking at the photo? Thank youuu
when i FIRST start out with real people, i trace multiple times over their faces as practice mainly for familiarising with their face’s shape! the rest after that is simply referencing from the side, since tracing wouldn’t really help you in understanding the process of sculpting faces itself.
^ I learnt most of my armouring techniques from David Guyton on Youtube, his videos are really easy to understand and fun to watch. I watched his videos then applied those techniques to the Elite Knight’s armour. Eg: watch his gauntlet video, then make your own gauntlet using the same techniques he does.
The elite knight armour took roughly 7 months, 3 months on the helmet alone since I messed it up a lot and had to restart and remake certain parts. If you don’t work and have school or uni holidays then yeah you could finish it a lot faster.
Every part you do starts with a cardboard template. So whichever armour you’re doing prepare to have a huge folder of screenshots and art. Getting the proportions right, making sure it fits your body and making sure the parts can actually move IRL is a challenge but a lot of fun. Prepare to waste a lot of cardboard getting the shapes right. Sometimes it will look right when flat but once you cut and fold the piece it looks way off.
Once your template looks right and fits with the other cardboard templates/ fits on your body, you mark it out on a piece of sheet metal, cut the sheet metal out with a jigsaw or aviation snips, sand the edges, then shape the metal. In the photo here I’m chiselling out the face grill, then I bend it in half against a sharp edged surface.
The helmet is the hardest piece to do since it has to be very symmetrical from all angles, especially the front. I would try making a gauntlet as your first project, it was mine and the feeling of a metal covered hand is great! Here’s my first gauntlet I ever made. Super simple design, just cut the metal, fold the metal, drill holes, then pop rivet it together. Took about 1 week since I wasn’t confident with my tools back then.
And here’s the Elite Knight gauntlet. Took about 2 months since it’s a much more elaborate design which used a lot more hammering techniques such as rolling metal edges, fluting and peening rivets onto the fingers.
Overall 7 months well spent. Armouring/cosplay is a relaxing hobby since you kind of shut off from the world and just focus on looking as cool as possible. Give it a go if you have some money and time to spare.
That wasn't even anon hate, you're not that special. I just don't understand how someone could be so fucking obsessed with a dress from a fictional movie
Dear anon, you are not even remotely the most interesting, influential, powerful, or intimidating person who’s looked at me and told me I’m not that special. I could tell you stories that would keep you up at night.
I’m “obsessed”, as you put it, because 1. this is my future career. I’m looking now at a very real possibility that the things I make will be co-opted by so-called feminists with no sense of historical context, or social norms from the period in question, just so they could make a Point about How Enlightened They Are. Which both discounts my own feminism and the achievements of countless women from all over the world who have worn what some might consider sexist or restrictive garments and still done great things. Also? My work matters. The work of Jacqueline Durran matters. It’s offensive to me that her art and her labor matter so little that one rich White Feminist actress can discount all her suggestions and her efforts and her expertise. Because, you know, going to school for something and putting in hundreds of hours of often hard and sometimes carpal-tunnel-engendering sewing doesn’t entitle you to the final opinion about what works.
On to Point 2: it’s not just about the dress. It’s never just about the dress. It’s about one woman’s very narrow viewpoint on what feminism is shaping the aesthetic of an entire movie - dominating another woman’s words, another woman who has no real authority because the one demanding creative control is a Celebrity. It’s about the fact that the first time we see Belle, her skirt is hitched up on her thigh so that we can see she’s really wearing pants, as though wearing pants is somehow inherently More Feminist. It’s about the fact that this movie, marketed to literally millions of little girls, is saying “you know what? Fuck being kind with no thought of selfishness. Fuck being selfless and gentle and graceful. Real Women Don’t Behave That Way.” And yes. Not all real women are kind or selfless or graceful or gentle, and that’s fine. That’s good, because women are people, women are diverse, women come from infinite backgrounds and in infinite shapes. But not all of us are Strong Independent Women ™ as Hollywood would have you perceive us. Some of us wear skirts and are delicate and are gentle and want to have adventures anyway. Some of us live every day with the motto “have courage and be kind” because we won’t let our toxic childhoods shape us. Some of us take cover and refuge and shelter in pretty things because damnit why can’t the world always be beautiful. So when you take the one - the only - Disney princess who is kind and gentle and graceful and nice but also has a character beyond that, and you turn her into A Strong Independent Feminist Who Don’t Need No Man? (Because Aurora and Snow White and the animated, first-movie Cinderella didn’t really have other traits to call their own, and Ariel was curious and impulsive, and Jasmine was proud and stubborn, and Mulan was loyal and hardworking, and Tiana was driven and tenacious, and Rapunzel was a clumsy action heroine, and Anna was earnest and sweet but not kind, and Elsa was harsh and sharp and melancholy, and Moana was independent and bold) I’m left out in the cold. The other girls like me who are too young to realize that the messages they internalize are now “Belle is forceful and snarky and abrasive” are left out in the cold.
A real, flesh-and-blood person shouldn’t have an existential crisis when she’s nineteen because she likes corsets and pretty things and the color pink. But I did, and that’s why I’m “obsessed”
Who is Adam Kelly and what meaning does he have? Because he recently followed two (?) Ziam accounts on twitter and I just don't understand why and how that is relevant.
Adam Kelly is a Business Hoe who is the Digital Manager for Doyen Global, also known as Team Loammy. I was going to look for a real photo of him, but I’m really busy setting up my new Kindle, so here’s a gif of him doing some kind of shimmy next to Loammy and looking like a pleasant faced nondescript white man from a distance. Its a pretty thrilling gif, because Liam’s chain narrowly misses clubbing Adam Kelly in the face:
You can tell Adam Kelly does shit because he has a very large man satchel strapped to him.
Suhhhh, why is Adam Kelly following the ZiamNews significant? Well, two reasons, I think. The first is that it says they are well aware of Ziam as a “ship” and what it means in terms of interfandom relations (and really, any Business Hoe worth their salt would have done a really lengthy study and analysis of their artist’s fandom anyway). The second is that it means they’re likely smart enough to have figured out how to make what other teams might consider a problem work for them. So, with that, I’m pretty interested to see how their solo!Loammy social media strategy shakes it in the next few weeks/months/whatevs.
it's not about them acting "too gay", and I understand if you don't want to tag it, but also it's not me having anything against gay people (I'm part of the LGBT community too), please don't get that impression. Sorry if that's how I came off.
Okay… Look, I will dutifully continue to tag anything regarding their interactions that isn’t 100% based on fact and is fan speculation or interpretation, as ‘Cockles’ and ‘Cockles for ts’.
But the very reason I use that tag (Cockles) for this kind of content, and ‘Jensen Ackles/Misha Collins’ for everything that is ‘real/fact/not a manip or interpretation’ is because so many people in this fandom that follow me don’t want to see the ‘shippy stuff’ but do want to see the real interactions between them.
And I will gladly tag the shipper stuff, -again- on the rare occasions that I reblog Cockles fiction verse at all, because I’m not even that much into RPF myself, but I can’t make a difference between their actual interactions and when they are ‘too shippy’ and when they’re not?
Like if they decide to fake a make out on a stage like three years ago, or when Jensen decides to unzip his pants for Misha in front of an audience, or whatever the hell else they’re doing; it’s not for me to put a label on it when it’s ‘too shippy’. Especially when your take on it is that this is simply two friends having fun… (seeing as they’re married, and all that jazz) I don’t know where to draw that line, and I’m not going to, because it’s not my job to do so.
legit tho, I do understand the frustration people have when their original work doesn’t get noticed. i feel the same, despite not putting much of my original work out in the internet in the first place (I’m nervous about sharing things before they’re at a certain level but i digress)
but what annoys me is when people just…constantly complain about how no one pays attention to their original work and only looks at their fanwork?
my question is….what were you expecting?
We all know why we’re here for fanwork first. It’s because we already have an emotional connection to those characters, and most of the time, we’re already specifically looking for content related to those characters. It’s easy. It’s relaxing. We know the characters, we know the plots and settings, and it’s just a nice way to unwind with things we already know we love. There’s less mental work that has to be done because don’t have to reintroduce ourselves to anything, it’s just…it’s a safe space. It’s a comfort zone.
Original work? That’s harder. Of course it has to happen sometime before you can go looking for fanwork, of course you got into something original before you got into the fanbase, but once you find a comfort zone, it’s easy to stay there where you’re already having fun and you already know what you like. Getting to know someone else’s original stuff when you’re already online for the fan stuff is extra work during a time where you’re really just here to relax.
So yeah, it sucks that original work doesn’t get as much attention. But if you get into making original stuff, you have to understand that it’s an uphill battle and you have to be willing to put that effort in. No one owes you anything, much less their attention. Just because you make something doesn’t mean the world owes it to you to give you the attention you want.
Original work is work. Not to say that fanwork isn’t work either, but to act like the two are interchangeable is flawed and is setting you up for disappointment. You want your original work to be noticed? You have to work for it, you have to work as hard as those people who made the stuff that gets fanwork already worked. Sitting around and bitching about how no one looks at your original work is nothing more than self pity and entitlement.
You want attention? Put your nose to the grindstone and make your thing something that people make fanwork for. It’s not going to be easy, and if you thought it was going to be easy, you’re in the wrong line of work.
I am really struggling with some reviews of Harry’s album and I’m also struggling with putting this into words without sounding like I don’t see the way some of his lyrics could have been better. I fully know how some parts of his songs sound a bit cliche and already heard, for sure. I’m not so far up his ass that I can’t acknowledge that. But I have a problem with critics dismissing his “sex” songs as “lacking emotional depth” just because they’re sex songs, reinforcing this idea that sex needs to be talked about only when it’s between two people loving each other unconditionally and if that’s not the case then we don’t want to hear about how much fun you had with someone for a few nights! It’s like, they demand Harry be someone who can’t write his own experiences or maybe write a song for the sake of it, because it’s a story that’s fun and goes well with the fun music, just because he has a largely teenage fanbase. So what? Teenagers don’t have to take one song as their moral compass. Words are important, absolutely, I’m the first one who says this, but sometimes sharing your experiences in a song doesn’t mean that you’re putting yourself as an example or you’re telling people that what you did or thought was 100% the right thing to do. This album is literally him laying everything on the table, mistakes and annoying thoughts included, and trying to analyse them and hopefully learn from them. This is what a coming of age album means, he’s literally 23 yo but some publications review him as if they demand him be some superior being who can only sing about flowers and nature or something. And some quotes actually feel like they’re shaming him for his sexual experiences while at the same time accusing him of talking about women in a too light tone. The fact that they’re coming for Carolina first and foremost kinda proves my point. They’re stuck on him singing “she feels so good” as if it’s an insult and not a “you were great 10/10 would do it again”. So like, it does sound a bit hypocritical to me. Are some of his lyrics annoying? Hell to the yes! Could he do better in the future? Again, absolutely yes. But also, constantly bringing up the good things he said about women and teenagers in interviews to compare them to some of his lyrics always feels so wrong, because it leaves people feel like he’s faked every interview and display of support, like THE REAL HARRY is the one in his songs and not the /other one/ while things are a bit more complex than that. Anyways only angel is right there if you need to come at him, leave Carolina alone that’s my baby akskaks
…I have cancer too. And let me tell you, it’s a bitch. And it’s an equal opportunity offender. No amount of money in the world, no amount of privilege, can make you exempt. Look at Leo Hendrie. And when it chooses you, you’re suddenly thrust into a club that you didn’t ask to join. You’re shipped off to war even though you never enlisted in the army. But you have to put on your armour anyway, and know that if you’re lucky, you’ll discover new sides of yourself, Like a will you never knew you had. And you’ll get to see new sides of the people who matter the most to you in the world, as they rap you in their love and lend you their strength when yours is running low. And then you go off and you fight. You fight like hell. Because, really, what other choice do you have?
They say we are just to young to understand. At 15 you can’t know what love is. They say it’s all hormones; that we only think we feel is real. They say we will see one day. They say that we will wish we had listened to them in the end. But they don’t see the look in your eyes when you look at me. The look of coming home. They don't know how I feel so safe in your arms. The don’t know that because of you I have reason to live. To breath. If they knew they would say that this is not love.
They say we can’t possibly know what love is. But when we sit on rooftops listening to the sound of cars and staring at stars, I know I could do this forever and be happy. Always . I know in these matters in these moments is us and not them. I know it’s love when we don’t words to speak. We just respond to one another it seems telepathically. Although they would say that just ridiculous. That we just make this up as we go.
They just don’t understand that some people are just lucky and it just all happens right the first time. As you hands shake through my hair and tears stream down your face because your mom left again. You hold me close because this love and we put each other back together. I know its love as you find me in empty New York allies when life becomes too much. It’s love and fear that tangle in your eyes as you take the blade from my hand. Kissing the old scars and ripping your shirt to press it against my arm to stop the bleeding.
I know that this love because it 3 am and we are screaming at each other because rent is due and the cabinets are empty. They said we are young and at 18 you don’t know what love is. They say that going to school with part-time jobs is dumb. That moving into together after high school is dumb. But I say they don't know a love like ours. They don’t know that you give me the strength to love myself and a safe place from the harshness of the world. It’s our love that helps you see that screaming and yelling doesn’t mean leaving and goodbye.
They say we are young and we don’t get that getting married at 23 with two more years of college is just insane. But after being through what we have been through, how can you not want to tell the world that no one else will ever compare to the one in your arms. Love is the white dress bought on sell and tux rented. Standing in front of old and new friends at city hall on a rainy day. Love is not getting enough of laughter and kisses.
They say that we are young and that having a kid at 25 with school loans is a death wish. But we make it work we always have and we always will. Love is labor pains after nine months of tears and midnight ice cream runs. Love is tight-fisted hands and grunts of pain as new life comes into the world. Love is baby cries and apartments smelling like dirty diapers.
They say that we are young and moving away from the city and people we know is just reckless. That we will regret it. I say they still don’t know us yet. They say are “love” won’t last much longer. They don't know what love is. Love nose kisses and ear to ear grins. Love is a toddler with my hair and your eyes covered in drool. That is love. Love is us.
They say we are just too old. At 63 we shouldn’t act so foolish. But with a life well lived I don’t care what they say. I stopped listening at 36. Besides in your arms, I am young.
Oh gosh I really love your art! Um - I hope you don't mind- can I ask you a question? I've been drawing seriously since 6th grade, so about 5 years now, and I'm having a lot of trouble, especially with understanding 3d forms and how to draw things and people in different poses because I simply don't understand it that well. You seem to really understand this concept, so if you don't mind me asking - can you give me some tips as an experienced artist? Thank you!!
Thank you very much! Drawing from real life might be a boring tip, but its very helpful in creating believable poses and actually seing the shape of things. Look up life drawing classes! if you can’t find any or don’t want to spend money you can draw ppl on the subway, in cafés, at the park, draw your friends, find some of those old nude statues and draw them from different angles (?) etc . I’ve personally found nude life drawing helpful in understanding the 3d shape of the body, fat and muscles and so on, but drawing people in their everyday is more helpul in making natural poses (and clothes…).
A thing I got from animation is to not draw a single still image but rather think about how the character got into this pose and where are they going next. Try paus/slowplay movies and draw the actors/characters to understand movement (and get an idea about action-poses)
And lastly, draw quick! as quick as you can! challange yourself to draw even quicker! Practice is about understanding, not making beautiful sketches. And you’ll understand more the more you draw. Being fast allows you to draw more! (when drawing a real piece spend as much time as you want - these tips are for learning, these sketches are for putting away when you’re done, not for showing others (unless you really want to))
I’d love to give more helpful tips but its kinda hard to do that in text, and unfortunately I don’t have time to make a tutorial (might make one later sometime?). But there are some good tutorials out there that you can google for!
I can't take this anymore. My heart aches just looking at Jikook. I mean they are just so beautiful together. I really don't understand how people don't ship them. I just love them so much it hurts. *sobs*
OH MY GOD YOONMIN ON THE TRAIN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH PAIN I AM IN??? THEY LOOK LIKE A REAL COUPLE??? COLLEGE AU WHERE THEY RIDE THE SAME TRAIN/SUBWAY EVERY DAY BUT HAVE NEVER TALKED UNTIL JIMIN APPROACHES YOONGI ABOUT HOW THE SONG HE'S PLAYING IS ONE OF HIS FAVOURITES AND THEY TALK ABOUT MUSIC THE WHOLE RIDE??? (AND EXCHANGE NUMBERS)
I’VE BEEN IN PAIN THE WHOLE DAY I FEEL SO BLESSED BUT DEAD AT THE SAME TIME
I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT AN AU ALMMOST EXACTLY LIKE THAT ALL DAY IT’S SO PERFECT but what about they do talk one day but they don’t get to exchange numbers, and the next day idk jimin is missing for like a full week and yoongi is sad, so when he sees him in the train again and asks him what had happened (while trying to be lowkey about actually being worried), jimin just giggles because he’s cute and tells him he was just sick so he had to stay at home
and everything is disgustingly cute
and they have cute dates in the coffee near the station and walk each other home
How can I explain to people that I'm pan? Most people don't get it and tell me I'm bi when ik im pan. Some of my friends even said it's not real and I'm just looking for attention. So how can I make them understand?
If you ever get to this instance where someone tries to say “you’re not pan you’re bi” or “oh you’re just bi trying to be special” or ever tries to re word your identity like that tell them that they don’t need to worry about your labels because you know yourself better than them and their unsolicited opinion will not be taken seriously. If they ever suggest that you’re looking for attention explain to them that that is not the case, and that it is high offensive to suggest that this serious matter is being brushed off as a ploy for attention. Then help them understand by explaining what pan means to you and give them some insight into how it’s not just bi and it’s valid.