Back in high school our concert band was playing a piece with a few movements of star wars music, the first movement being the rather dramatic Duel of Fates (its that choral piece that plays whenever shit gets intense in the movies.) Well of course its one big build up to a very loud ending. Being the only flute who enjoyed playing piccolo in the group, I of course wound up with the part that had me in a register that was ungodly even on flute. The final notes of the piece were truthfully more high pitched squeeling than actual music. Well, the final rhythm bit is just that same note repeated twice, then a break, and repeat that three times. Right after that is the big timpani solo when everyone else goes quiet. Our first actual run through of the piece, our timpani player didn’t come in, though it hadn’t been an issue before then. While our band director was doing his typical “omgwtfbbq” freak out, the kid was apologizing saying he thought the fire alarm was going off and was very confused why weren’t getting ready to leave for a fire drill. Except there was no fire alarm. There hadn’t been any fire alarm. Now the band director was confused and the poor kid thought he was crazy.
And it kind of dawned on me.
I slowly raised my hand and the entire freaking band (and orchestra since we were combined for the piece) turns to look at me.
That is how my piccolo came to be known as the fire alarm.
Im askin for some art advice! How do you draw hands, they're so confusing!?
this is basically how i do it. you make a squarish shape as the ‘base’ or palm/back of your hand, and then add fingers and nails and wrinkles,,, like, i always use reference (usually my own hands, but you can use photo reference too!) when drawing hands. sometimes i have to take a couple pictures of my own hands and look down at them to figure out how they work.
Its easier for some people (not really me though,,,) to just make the general overall shape of the hand, like you would for a gesture drawing i guess?? and then like, put fingers and shit in there somehow.
my biggest recommendation is to look at your own hands, move them, take pictures of them, look at them at all possible angles! move each of your fingers slowly, see how everything moves and works together, see how the skin bunches and stretches, just be very mindful and observant.
but if youre trying to sketch something sloppy and fast, make a square/rectangle in the direction the hand is facing, and add fingers.
Recital is over and went well, but I still probably won’t be super active here because 1) I am super busy with school work and 2) I literally just don’t care about this hell site anymore lmao. I’ll still probably check in but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be super active. I will try to start throwing things in my queue as I find them (instead of my super tedious process I currently use) so maybe my queue at least will be active.
Also, my notifications are broken? I will get messages from people, I will read them, and when I close out of the app, it says I still have notifications. So I’m turning them off, because the angry red bubble annoys me. This is a bad idea, I know, but I do not care. This means if you message me, I will not respond until I next open the app, which is probably once or twice a day, usually in the morning and evening. If I don’t respond to your message, it’s because I didn’t see it (or I was too tired to respond, or I didn’t know what to say). Just thought I would give you all a heads up on that one.
Cheese Dick Means I Love You in Ghost Speak and I Think That's Beautiful
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) as requested <3
Fandom: Danny Phantom
Pairings: Danny Fenton/Vlad Masters (pupil au)
Rating: G (or RG for Really Gay)
Warnings: i hate formatting ghost speak, do you even know the trouble i went through? it was horrible and shame on both tumblr and ao3 for not letting me use cool fonts. Im warning you now that i ended up just keysmashing it
Summary: Danny is absolutely awful at both ghost speak and confessions but Vlad doesnt seem to mind. Based off this comic by dear @promsien
DONT READ OLD MESSAGES AND STUFF OMG JUST DONT DO IT IM WARNING YOU NOW. SO THIS POST IS A REMINDER THAT YOU ARE STRONG AND BETTER THAN YOU WERE A DAY, WEEK, MONTH OR YEAR AGO AND YOU DONT NEED PEOPLE WHO ARE ASSHOLES AND YOU DONT NEED TO GO BACK TO PEOPLE AND READING OLD MESSAGES IS NEVER A GOOD THING OK
Okay listen up, I’m going to the beach for the rest of the week and next week I’m going camping so I will probably not be on for awhile. So, that being said, my very best friend Tyler (on the left) will take over for me while I’m gone. She doesn’t have a tumblr so this is her chance to mess around with it. You can talk to her and stuff (she doesn’t bite, I promise). If you want to leave an ask for me just let her know.
Just warning you guys I will be like this for the next 5 months and then after I will be like “HOLY SHIT” and in the stage were Im just shocked that I’ve seen Justin then after that I will be in depression.