the artwork is so beautiful

anonymous asked:

So I have a question, I'm thinking about making a role play blog and I use my face claim as Karai. I stumbled upon your lovely art blog and I was wondering if I can use your art in icons and edits. Of course giving you credit! I really enjoy seeing you artwork it's so beautiful and amazing. But I wondering if this is okay with you?

Hi! Thank you for such nice words! and it’s always a yes as long as you’re giving me a credit, I’m totally okay with it. Good luck with your blog! <3 

I had an Experience today folks

I walk into a coworker’s office to get some flyers printed for an upcoming event. As they are being printed at an agonizingly slow pace, she turns to me and asks “Hey Taylor? Are you friends with any artists?” I respond yes, I know some people, what exactly are you looking for? She begins to tell me a story about how she met a student a few years ago who gave her some drawing samples and said she could illustrate a book. This student has 3 jobs and a full coursework load- definitely not enough time to do commissions. 

“But her artwork is so beautiful!” my coworker laments as she takes out a sketchbook the student gave to her years ago. Now, I do not know what I expected to see. What I do know is that I did not expect to see manga-style furry artwork. Like, the exact style you would have seen on Deviantart back in 2009, complete with pencil smudges? Lovingly scanned using a library printer? And a caption that would read “XD Smexi~~~”? Something vaguely like this:

You get the point. Anyways, I smile and ask what her book is about- attempting to hide the fact that I am frantically trying to figure out at exactly what moment I had left the administrative office of the history department of my high-level research university and crossed over into the Twilight Zone. A Twilight Zone where grandmothers in university administrative positions hand you the ghost of deviantart regrets past. She looks me dead in the eyes and says “Fornification. I am going to teach the young people about fornification.”

At this point I’m rapidly losing my grip on reality. But that was okay because she launched into a 45 minute lecture about why she wants to write the book. Her lecture she gives spins a rather confusing web- linking the history of anti-black racism in Europe with Chinese politics in less than a 3 minute span. I am still holding a pencil drawing of a catgirl in my hands. My flyers are still printing. 

I am almost dissociating by the time she tells me she is going to make Christianity the framework of her book. That’s it, I think, I’ve lost it. I grip my keychain, a gift from my boss, in my hand as if it is my last possession from a former life. I am vaguely congnizant of the fact that she asserted that there is not a single person on the planet who does not believe in a god- and those who are not Christians are just afraid of accepting the existence of Jesus. I don’t argue, I am too tired. I am a broken woman already. I am still gripping a catgirl and my keychain. 

She says she wants to teach the young people about all of this so we can all unlock a better future together (with Jesus). She says she know she will be effective because she can see the gears turning and switches flipping in my head. She’s wrong, I’m actually fairly busy astral projecting into the beach scene painting behind her desk. But she wants the illustrations because she wants the book to be fun for the young people to read. 

I tell her she should contact some people in the art department. 

Star's Tree of Hope
Brian H. Kim
Star's Tree of Hope

From Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Baby.

That title “Tree of Hope” isn’t canon or anything, so don’t go reading into it. More like, “Brian needs to name this cue something, that tree looks hopeful… TREE OF HOPE, boom.”

The artwork and animation in this scene are so beautiful, I felt like I was just trying to keep up. I love that the scene doesn’t really resolve; we’re not sure what this new discovery means to Baby in the moment, or for Star in the long run. 

I also made sure to give this cue an Eastern bent. There’s something very classic anime about this scene – it feels Rintaro-y to me – so I wanted to push the instrumentation in that direction while still staying in the SVTFOE palette.

Thanks to the fans who have reached out to tell me how much they liked the music in this scene. Always nice to hear. :)

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Tianshan Week Day 5 One Day. I named it after the song I listened to. “All is violent, all is bright”.

Sorry for missing out yesterday but I put all my feelings and effort into this one. This instrumental inspired me for the scenery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ9fFfKeWkk

I feel like He Tian would dress like a total pimp later while Guanshan stays with his bomber jackets or warm winter jackets (bought by He Tian and the devil personified refuses to take anything for it in return *cough* Maybe Momo’s soul, but that’s a different story *laughs*)

Commissioned this AMAZING W.D. Gaster at ECCC from the insanely talented @sdillonportfolio! LOOK AT HOW COOL THIS IS!

I was so glad to hear that it was fun to draw when all I gave him to run with was, “I’d like to commission an ink of W.D. Gaster.” He even got a picture of me in my Gaster cosplay with the finished commission and mentioned that he was going to put it up on his Instagram! It was only after doing my best Vanna White impression as Gaster and leaving Artist’s Alley that I remembered I don’t have an Instagram… Oops! Oh well!

Gonna frame and put up this awesome piece of artwork and admire Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Goopy now that I’ve shared him here too!

Rising Sign Vibes ✨

Took a different approach to this. This is based mainly off archetypes! It’s how each archetype might come off when you’re just meeting them and deciding who is gonna do what during a group project. Enjoy!

Aries Rising: woa, i get such a vibe of power and strength from you guys… seems like you can do anything you set your mind to. you’re such a go getter and so driven… would you like to lead the study group?

Taurus Rising: okay we just met, but i feel like i am at home around you?? such a warm vibe is going on here. just wanna hangout and watch movies and eat some junk food… want to have the study group at your house?

Gemini Rising: you’re so talkative! yes, i’d love to hear your thoughts on everything. such an interesting vibe to you folks… you should be the writer or note taker for our study group, i feel like you’ll get all the details right and make it intriguing!

Cancer Rising: it’s strange how i feel like you have these walls up, but i get this vibe of such nurturing deepness from you. i really want to get to know you. just curious about what’s underneath… also can you help Taurus rising organize that study group at their house? i feel like you’ll be great at making us all feel comfortable!

Leo Rising: honestly getting such a confident vibe from you. seems like you know what you’re doing and are really great at getting us all talking. the attention is on you… wanna give the presentation for the study group?

Virgo Rising: i get a real analytical, detail-oriented vibe from you. seems like you are paying attention and observing everything that’s going on really well… would you like to help Gemini Rising with the writing? i feel like we’re going to get an A with your added practical approach to things.

Libra Rising: you’re so full of charming vibes and so nice! i hope we become friends after this group. oh no! we are a little behind schedule… do you think you could negotiate with the teacher about things? you’re friendliness might just help get our deadline extended.

Scorpio Rising: you’re so intriguing… i get a vibe of mystery. you seem like you have a deeper, more intense approach to things… wanna answer the critical thinking questions for the study group? i feel like you’d have an incredibly unique take on things.

Sagittarius Rising: i get a vibe of adventure and knowledge from you. you seem so interested in all that the world has to offer. always jumping headfirst into new things… wanna do the research for our study group? i bet you’ll be able to find out so much from so many different sources.

Capricorn Rising: wow! i thought Aries Rising was the boss, but you’re approach to everything is a little more logical and careful. i get a vibe that you’re a hard worker and really know what you’re doing… help Aries Rising lead with your cool, calm attitude and steady planning?

Aquarius Rising: you’re cool, detached vibe is intriguing and also a little intimidating. you come off smart as a whip and seem very out of the box… you should help Scorpio Rising answer the questions for our group. i feel like your eccentric views will pair nicely with their deepness!

Pisces Rising: i get a real head in the clouds vibe from you guys. you seem really artistic and profound… would you like to create the artwork or slideshow? i bet you’ll make it so beautiful. oh! and stop being late to our study group!

I did something really stupid today

Earlier today, I did something that received a lot of backlash and with good reason. It was wrong and insensitive for me to talk about something that’s happening in real life and use something that is supposed to be light hearted, fun, and loving as a vehicle to raise awareness about this issue. Even worse was to drag the fandom into this painful situation.

And I am going to name it: I mentioned and used the anime series, Yuri on Ice to raise awareness of the extreme homophobia and treatment of gays in Russia. In the post, I tactlessly and poorly pointed out how unrealistic the official couple, Viktuuri, would be due to the current nature of Russia in real life in regards to their stance on Same Sex relations. To finish, I used this relationship as a reason to protest against the homophobia there.
It was wrong of me to do that.

At that time of posting, I was mindless and impulsive. I heard about the news of what is happening on Tumblr and my thoughts were to spread that news in a fandom, which I personally am a part of, as the issue of same-sex relationships are also a major part of the story. I made the connection, hoping this would further highlight the homophobia in Russia, and raise awareness.

Instead, I received a harsh reminder from the tumblr community to keep these two things separated. I was told to delete my account, that they are not real people, that my behaviour went too far, and that the problems were real and I shouldn’t have taken it so lightly when responding to it.

And you are all right about that.
I am regretting what I have done and I don’t expect anyone here on tumblr to forgive or accept my apologies for what I have done.
So, I want to say how sorry I am for what I did earlier today.
I took down the post, but I am here to tell you that it did happen earlier today at 10:30-ish GMT+11 time.

And as for deletion of this account, there are too many happier memories of Tumblr in it, so I will not delete this account. I don’t want this disaster destroy my love for this platform. It raises awareness of so many issues, has beautiful fandoms and artwork, and many wonderful people on it.

I hope that this is enough for everyone.
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TL;DR- I am regretting what I did earlier, and I am sorry for my impulsive and mindless actions. I will not take this account down, but I have deleted the post. This apology post will stay just to clear things up.