stand up for the artist

There’s a lot of shitty, hateful things happening in the world right now. But despite feeling utterly powerless, we should keep marching and talking and drawing and shouting until we’re heard. Don’t be silent, compassion is all we’ve got. Fuck racism. Diversity is beautiful.

#RefugeesWelcome #BuildBridgesNotWalls #StandUpToTrump 🖕

Billboard Music Award Recap
  • BTS walked on the magenta carpet & shocked America
  • BBMAS kept using ‘Fire’ as the background music
  • ARMYs were chanting & singing BTS songs from the sidelines
  • the abundance of individuals there for Bangtan was overwhelming
  • the boys killed us by serving A+ looks
  • ARMYs nearly broke twitter because of all the retweeting & voting
  • Namjoon did so well translating & answering all the interviews in English
  • they held a Vlive for fans which was just so thoughtful and wonderful
  • Hobi somehow spilled cola on Jin XD
  • BTS was so cute standing up and clapping every time an artist won an award >#<
  • Jin transformed from ‘car door guy’ to ‘third guy from the left’
  • Vogue called Taehyung the most ‘fashion forward’ dressed
  • Yoongi cackled when Vanessa Hudgens started rapping
  • Kookie didn’t shy away from taking pictures with girls
  • Tae kept popping up in other celebrities’s feeds & flirting to the cameras
  • Hobi was so energetic & taught Laura Marano how to dance ‘Fire’
  • Jimin kept switching between soft and smol to smoldering and dangerous, like hOt dAmN
  • BTS WON THE TOP SOCIAL ARTIST AWARD
  • Namjoon mentioned ARMYs even before the thank you speech started
  • Yoongi got his hands on the award so fast right after
  • BTS made history today by being the first k-pop group to be nominated & winning an award on BBMAS 

i’m not sure how to articulate this at all, but the juxtaposition of harry having all these iconic firsts at the beginning of his solo career–being interviewed by paul mccartney for his first solo magazine, cameron crowe for a rolling stone cover for his first album, his first live performance on snl, his first film directed by christopher nolan–because he’s already Somebody and him choosing to take them on, to take these huge risks and put himself out there? choosing to stand up, nervous and shaking, for the first time as a solo artist on live television on a show that famously makes or breaks people’s cares is just amazing to me? 

like i keep thinking of gemma’s quote in another man:

Everything he does seemed to be effortless, even now; watching him leap around a stage in front of thousands of people, he seems untroubled and free from self-doubt. It’s easy to be jealous - he’s one of those people who are just good at things, we all know one - but to assume this means he takes it all for granted, or doesn’t worry, or try, would be oversimplifying him unfairly. His bundles of talent are a mixture of natural ability and intense heart.

it would be so easy for him to coast by, but that’s just not who he is. it’s not effortless, even if it seems that way. he’s so brave and careful and he works really fucking hard. he wants to be honest and make something real, something that he thinks is good and not just for the money. he doesn’t take the chances he’s been given for granted, and he doesn’t take one direction or the fans who helped get him here for granted, no matter how he gets treated in return. he’s just such a lovely person, and i’m so proud of him for being exactly who he is.

David Bowie fandom Gothic
  • People keep telling you he has different coloured eyes. You correct them. It keeps happening again and again and again. There’s no end to this torture.
  • There’s a lightning bolt photoshopped onto a photo of him from every era. You don’t know what’s true anymore. Could the real Aladdin Sane please stand up?
  • David Bowie collaborates or was friends with an artist/musician. You are now a fan of said artist/musician. You have no choice in the matter.
  • Everyone both simultaneously loves and hates Labyrinth.
  • Some of his films are completely lost to time, has anyone actually seen B.U.S.T.E.D?
  • There’s is so many unnofficial biographies and they are all both fiction and non-fiction at the same time.
  • You copy his haircut. Your next haircut is another one of his haircuts. And the next. There’s no escape.
  • David Bowie is always simulatenously lying and telling the truth. You can never tell. Was he being serious in that one interview in 19xx?
  • You start noticing clothes that you think he’d wear, but they’re so ugly that you could never pull them off like he did
  • Every magazine is just another source of new posters.
  • David Bowie makes you question your gender identity and sexuality. These feelings didn’t exist before you found him, or did they?
  • You meet other Bowie fans. Somehow they are all the same, but different.
  • You don’t know her, but you trust Iman
  • Every now and then, you just get sad thinking about him.

Art is dead. Art is dead. Art is dead. Art is dead.
Entertainers like to seem complicated, but we’re not complicated
I can explain it pretty easily.
Have you ever been to a birthday party for children
and one of the children won’t stop screaming.
Cause he’s just a little attention attractor. When he grows up to be a comic or actor,
He’ll be rewarded for never maturing.
For never understanding or learning
That every day can’t be about him. There’s other people.
You selfish asshole.

Must be psychotic
Must be demented
To think that I’m worthy of all this attention
Of all of this money you worked really hard for
I slept in late while you worked at the drug store
My drug’s attention
I am an addict
But I get paid to indulge in my habit
It’s all an illusion
I’m wearing makeup
I’m wearing makeup,makeup,makeup makeup, make…

Art is dead
So people think you’re funny,how do we get those peoples money?
I said art is dead
We’re rolling in dough while Carlin rolls in his grave
His grave,his grave

The show has got a budget
The show has got a budget
And all the poor people way more deserving of the money won’t budget
Cause I wanted my name in lights
When I could have fed a family of four for forty fucking fort nights
Forty fucking fort nights

I am an artist,please God forgive me
I am an artist,please don’t revere me
I am an artist,please don’t respect me
I am an artist,you’re free to correct me
A self centered artist
Self obsessed artist
I am an artist
I am an artist
But I’m just a kid
I’m just a kid
I’m just a kid
Kid
And maybe I’ll grow out of it.

—  Art is Dead, Bo Burnham

I just wanted to do a little shout-out to @euclase for being an inspiration to me as an artist and a person; I’ve been following them since I was in my mid-teens on Deviantart, and would try to study their techniques to get better at Photoshop painting. Their finished paintings always seemed like they were made with the help of magic but when you learn that it’s 100% practice and discipline and love for the craft then it’s so, so much more impressive than magic could ever be. 

And today, though I’ve graduated uni and my art styles have vastly changed, I still learn things from them. Not only things like colour pallets and image referencing and lighting studies, but things like agency. Having control over the way you interpret characters and paint them and reclaim them. Drawing for yourself and the power that gives you. Awareness of gender/racism/sexism in media and fandom and the art world. The importance of analysing one’s own behaviour and challenging the way the world is. That spreading kindness and supporting peers is so important in a world where hate is so readily available.

I often walk past a gallery in the city that has Marvel and Star Wars art on display in the windows, and it’s branded as quality, up-market artwork, “real” paintings worthy of galleries. It’s fan art. And I think of Euclase, because what they do is just as valid, and it’s beautiful and full of power because they put their time and love into something that they personally wanted to look at. It makes me feel brave about still producing my own fan art even after all this time, because that’s ultimately what makes me happy. I’m getting better at standing up for myself as an artist, and defending fandom, validity of women’s art, and the right of people to choose what they want to draw.

Thank you, Euclase.

The Body Through Time

Author: @eradikeats-writes as part of Bangtan University - a series of ongoing one shots with @kpopfanfictrash

Creative Content Contributors: @daegusoftboys (providing us with exquisite moodboards)

Pairing: Namjoon x Reader (oc; female)

Summary: When you’re offered a job as the graduate assistant for the Art History department at Bangtan University, it is a requirement for the department to sign their approval on the paperwork. You have one signature left and, unfortunately, he doesn’t want to see you. At all. 

Rating: NC-17

Warning: explicit sex; explicit language; angst

Word Count: 10,947 (end me)

Two hours. That’s how long you’ve been standing outside the building, staring at the glass doors as your warped reflection slides in and out of view.

Two hours spent in the warm sunshine, a slight sunburn starting to form on the tip of your nose.

Two hours reminding yourself that this is for your career. Reminding yourself that this choice is not about him, it was never about him. That even if he didn’t work here, you’d still pick this university because it’s the best and it’s the only place your career will thrive.

Two hours telling yourself you’re strong enough to see his face. That one look at his full lips and warm eyes won’t send your knees to the floor, collapsing beneath the weight of your desire, not like it used to.

Not anymore.

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so ive been seeing this meme “meet the artist” go around for a bit now and ive always avoided it because acknowledging my existence makes me incredibly anxious but today i decided to fight it and do a this little thing

drawing myself was the hardest but im glad i did the challenge

(i never realised how much pink stuff i own)

((and im so sorry about my handwriting!! but yeah i thought maybe my followers would appreciate knowing who i am and stuff so! yeah!))

why wasn’t art taught at hogwarts???? imagine how cool a magical art lesson would be. we’d finally learn how they enchant the paintings to come to life and how they move from one canvas to another. do the people come to life while they’re being painted or after it’s finished?? do you reckon they just stand there impatiently moaning at the artists to “just hURRY UP AND PAINT MY ARMS ALREADY”???? do they offer encouragement and tips like “oh hey you missed a spot on my eyebrow could you just fix that for me”??? do the paintings have to be of a certain standard to come to life or are there a bunch of magical stick figures babbling at each other incoherently somewhere out there??? can you enchant muggle paintings to come alive or do they have to be painted by witches/wizards??? i need answers ok

So I just wanted to show some tricks that will improve your webcomic/comic;

So down below we have a quick random page-sketch, if you ask me, it’s really easy to follow and here’s the fundamentals as to why:

1: Comics are Theatre


So a thing to remember that will put a zing on your comics is to have people do gestures, notice below how how the two characters are using their body language along with the second most expressive body part; The hands.

Reason why I say that people should remember Comics as Theatre is because on stage the actors had to do wide expressive motions with their bodies to convey to an audience that could be sitting far away on who is talking and what their mood is. ( this is why William Shatner is so expressive and all over the place during Star Trek. Because he was used to be on theatre.)

If you do notice in movies however, you can spot that the body language is kept subtle. This is because with movies you can get close to the actor and notice the changes in their faces and small things like fidgeting with their fingers to express restlessness…. in comics, this is super hard to express the latter and you could accidentally end up with just characters standing right up in a pose ( i see a lot of new comic artists trying to convey the subtleness of a movie into a comic, and it ends….pretty boring.)


TL;DR:  try to express your characters like an actor of stage would! Don’t be shy and don’t let them be it either. You’ll have so fun, trust me.  


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2: Remember the 180!

so a lot of people talk bout the 180, and I never got it at first til’ i began looking it up. Basically what it means is that two characters or a scenery should always be presented on being on the same side of the page (unless you had a middle panel showing the 90 degree turn of the subject/people.)

Notice how the two characters stay on the same side through the page but the left one. It will help the reader to know who is who, and thats A and B when making a comic!

TL;DR: Try to keep everything on the same side at all times unless you show a panel with a 90 degrees turn before going to 180. 
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3: Ayo snake! you cute as hell

This one’s easy!
Imagine a snake slithering over yo page ( it’s a nice snek) and you follow it with your eye. Make your reader follow the snakes path as well!

No but seriously; Try to always make panels and compositions so that they point to the next panel!  Be it via speech-bubbles or characters or environment.

Notice how each panel literally guides you to the next.
Character A looks to the right while character B looks down to the left, where her gaze hits the end of that panel which is compositioned to guide you down into the fourth panel, where char A almost points with her eyebrows and arms to the fifth ( which goes from top left to bottom right due to character B’s angle. Then just put speech-bubbles in the path and voila! The snake b slitherin’…wait…..Slytherin…oh…

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Sizes are everything

Super easy but some forget; Remember to always have the smaller character be smaller than whats bigger than them. Don’t try to flip around and improvise sizes for the sake of trying to get an impact out of it ( unless they get further and further away). Oft it just messes the reader’s perception of size in the comic if you experiment too much and they get taken out of it early and will just end up reading text on pictures. 


SO this was just some quick tips, hope yall try these tricks out the next time you make a comic c: cheers <3

Yo you can fight me but I will always love The Fall because it’s a beautiful project with a lot of feeling you dig?

Revolving doors and Amarillo make me fucking cry, and Hillbilly man makes my head spin

so if you hate it square up we boxin

believe in me

i kinda meshed these two requests together, i hope that’s alright!

request: could you do one where you’re a one night stand but he wants you to stay and after that you remain close friends but deep down he has feelings for you! 

request: harry and y/n are teachers at the same school. y/n is an art teacher and harry teaches english. one day harry doesn’t have a class to teach to he goes to watch y/n teach art and is amazed by their skills.

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Harry couldn’t believe it. It was her. It was definitely her. He would recognize those cheek bones anywhere.

And those lips, the way she was biting them right now in concentration brought him back to when she bit her lip while staring at him at the bar, practically begging him to take her somewhere alone.

There were differences though, differences that nearly made her unrecognizable. She was wearing an oversized beige turtleneck, leggings and sneakers; a sharp contrast from the leather skirt and fishnets he remembered taking off. Her hair was in a messy bun now, held in place by a pencil and she was wearing big circular glasses, the rims made of gold wire.

Her hands were covered in charcoal as she concentrated on sketching what looked like a woman’s face, but the charcoal bled in a way that made it look like her face was melting off. She looked up from her work to check on her students and Harry backed away just behind the door so she couldn’t see him. He wasn’t sure if he should say something considering how they had left things.

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