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REBLOG PLEASE!!!
Guys, I finally got to start the college of dreams (Savannah College Of Arts & Design) traveling all the way from Nigeria (Africa) and yet I’m finding it hard financially because of the recession back home. I would REALLY REALLY appreciate it if you could commission my art or even just reblog someone might like my style of art. But please do share I will really appreciate it and it might help me more than you think…
PLEASE… this will mean the world to me.
THANK YOU!!!

Collegiate Confession #82

During my freshman year there was a blood moon sighting that everybody went nuts over. There was a bridge that bonded two freshman dorms with each other, and there were so many people coming out to try and see the blood moon.

One of my roommates came running in and was like, “THERE’S A GIRL DOING A SATANIC RITUAL DOWN AT SMOKER’S BRIDGE HOLY FUCK.”

The next morning I walked down and there was actually a summoning circle drawn with red chalk on the bridge, along with melted chunks of candles.

Art school is fucking weird.

- Savannah College of Art and Design

Jennifer Morrison to Be Honored at aTVfest

Jennifer Morrison, star of ABC’s hit fantasy series “Once Upon A Time,” and Jenna Elfman, who’s top-lining the Alphabet’s upcoming new comedy “Imaginary Mary,” have both been tapped to receive the Spotlight Award at the fifth annual aTVfest in Atlanta.

Christina Ricci, who stars in Amazon’s “Z: The Beginning of Everything” about Zelda Fitzgerald, will receive the Vanguard Award on Feb. 4.

The television festival, which is presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), also announced that the cast of “Underground,” including Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, and Christopher Meloni, will receive the cast award for outstanding achievement in television. The second season of the WGN series is set to premiere in March.

The festival will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4, and features premiere screenings and panels of several of TV’s top comedies, dramas and animation features at SCAD venues throughout midtown Atlanta.

On the aTV fest lineup currently are panels and screenings for: Amazon’s “Z: The Beginning of Everything”; ABC’s “American Crime,” “The Catch,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “Scandal,” and “When We Rise”; CBS’ “MacGyver” and “Superior Donuts”; FOX’s “24: Legacy” and “Star,” Freeform’s “Beyond” and “Shadowhunters”; HBO’s “Animals,” Brillo Box” and “Cries From Syria”; HGTV’s “HGTV Dream House 2017″; NBC’s “Taken” and “Trial and Error”; OWN’s “Greenleaf”; and WGN America’s “Underground.”

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By popular request, here is how I approach watercolor!

Some points I also want to mention:

  • PAPERS: The main one I use is hot press which is great for artists who work more with crisp shapes and lines. If you like using more washes and texture in your work, go with cold press! I prefer buying papers no less than 140 lb, it’ll warp horribly if you don’t stretch it! (I hate stretching watercolor paper so I don’t mind spending a few bucks more).
  • How I paint with watercolors is fairly similar to gouache, so this tutorial can also work with that medium as well.
  • I have ink listed as my materials because it’s great to mix with other paints to get a darker color while keeping it a pigmented liquid.
  • White watercolor can also be substituted by white gouache as well since they are practically the same thing.
  • I highly recommend keeping your leftover paints on the palette when you’re done. It looks dirty, but the beauty of watercolor is that it’s so easy to rehydrate with beautiful pigments! Plus you can save money by using less of the tube, hooray!

Let me know if you found this helpful! 

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”When the Edwardian Era comes to an end and the Roaring Twenties emerges, a young woman must choose to either hold on to the routines of the past, or embrace the uncertainty of change.”

After the long wait, here is my senior film I completed at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. Thank you so much for everyone who was involved with this project. I couldn’t of finished it without your help!

This film represents who I am as an artist and my passion for the edwardian era and the roaring twenties. I hope you guys enjoy my first 2D animated short!

Here’s week 5 of our Artist Q&A for team Geneologie! This is Helen!

+ How do you work best? | I work best with some background noise. I like listening to documentaries, Korean pop, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’, or Celtic music. I am used to a rambunctious family, and noise can be comforting. I also have a 6 month old Shiba Inu that sleeps under my desk. Having a work buddy makes all the difference.

+ What’s your background? | I grew up in Vermont with my father working in the ski and snowboard industry (he introduced me to many types of art at a young age). My mom worked as a printer for many years. I remember staring at her light table when I was little. I went to college at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and received my BFA in Illustration. I work on all sorts of projects in my free time: Dungeons and Dragons style games, labels, custom tattoo design, and lots of fan art.

+ Favorite place you’ve traveled to? | Honestly my favorite place is in Vermont behind my parents’ house. I think I only knew how much influence that place had after I moved away. I spent my childhood playing in the woods and building mountain bike trails, going on midnight snowshoes, and endless days hiking. I can still smell the fallen leaves of autumn and the bright cold crisp air at -5.

+ Favorite medium to work with? | I really love sketching; building an idea and having loose, sketchy lines. I usually refine the sketch and ink it. I like seeing an artist’s process, and I so often like my sketches better than the finished piece of work.

+ Describe a real life situation that truly inspired you. | We had to do artist interviews in one of my introduction to illustrations classes in college. I decided I was going to try and get in contact with Kinuko Y. Craft. She does some of the most detailed illustrations I have ever seen. I was not sure if she had the time or if it would be easy to get in contact with her, but I did talk to her. I talked to her for an hour and a half. She was so kind and really took the time to explain things to me. I really am grateful for that hour and a half.

+ What is the weirdest job you’ve had? | I was an intern for a designer one summer and I helped pour paint (and clean it up) over famous snowboarders for a photoshoot. Nothing too weird.

+ Why art? | I’ve always been interested in art. My parents helped cultivate that interest, and have always supported me. Not once did they question the path I chose. Creating for me is breathing. I feel lost and stuck if I don’t create a little something every day.

+ Tell us an embarrassing moment. | I passed out in my 11th grade biology class when they were talking about amniocentesis. I’m really afraid of needles and I can not listen to stories that have to do with medical things.

+ What do you do to get inspired? | I like making color schemes and that usually helps me to figure out a subject matter that would be appropriate. I really enjoy making terrariums and often just looking at some of those plants. Nature makes such beautiful patterns. I have a few books that really inspire me…Jugendstil-Schmuck//Art Nouveau Jewelry, Japanese Design Motifs, Ukiyo-E, The Art of Japanese Print, and Lalique. I love Art Nouveau and looking to the past artists for inspiration.

+ What is something you can’t do without? | My puppy Umeko. She makes everything better.

+ What is your favorite drink? | Milk, most any kind of milk. There is usually always 2% milk and chocolate soymilk in the fridge. Almond milk and rice milk are also delicious.

+ What is your favorite book? Favorite movie? | I struggled with reading for a long time so the first book that made me fall in love with reading in 6th grade was The Alanna series by Tamora Pierce. She was a magic welding lady knight. My favorite movie is hard to pick…way too difficult. I can give you a few: Hellboy, Everafter, Song of the Sea, and Howl’s Moving Castle.

+ Do you have a nickname? | Hardware Helen. My parents have owned a hardware store since I was 14, and I have been helping out at the store since I was 12. I have a lot of information about hardware…you want to know what brand of paint is going to have the right coverage and if you’re going to need a primer? I can help you with that. What size copper fitting are you looking for? ¾ elbow? You need me to match that bolt? Would you like it in stainless steel? It looks like its a 8/32 pan head. I like hardware projects.

+ What is the best and worst thing about being an artist? | I can not stop. I don’t take days off…which makes me really afraid I am going to burn out. I work with the wonderful people at Geneologie during the week, and during the weekend I work on freelance projects, commissions, and getting ready for conventions. It is often times exciting and scary at the same time. I want to try my best at everything I do and I really like working/being busy. My favorite thing is when I create something and it really clicks with people. I get some messages on my Tumblr and they are so often messages of support and thanks. That is really an amazing feeling. I try to let the artists I follow know how much their art has inspired me. Having a connection with someone through art is a huge motivation in my life.