the stylistic approach

official ranking of every turtle emoji on emojipedia

a beautiful friend. a wonderful smile. i will protect this perfect tortoise with my life. thank you.

just a cool and good turtle, going about its business. keep doing you, turtle.

simple, minimalistic, well executed. a solid turt.

a unique perspective on the humble turtle. it takes guts to break the mould like this. bravest turtle on the list.

a cool stylistic approach, but kinda lacking in personality.

the shading is really badly done, but the fundamentals are quite solid. an adequate turtle.

this is just the twitter one but less friend looking.

“turtles… they’re sort of weird and blobby, right?” - apple emoji designer, 2016

the style is very good. extremely well rendered. but unfortunately, this turt’s fuck ugly. look at its face. this turt is no friend of mine.

fisher price.

utterly disgusting.

London Road, Manchester.

The Neon Demon

Nicholas Winding Refn’s most recent project is the definition of “not for everyone”. At my screening (the red carpet premiere at Cannes), there were walkouts, gasps of disgust, and a whole lot of laughter. There was also a ten minute standing ovation, delivered by a crowd that would spill out onto the Croisette, tripping on their formalwear and ready to talk shit.

Neon Demon is the film I wanted Only God Forgives to be. I’m biased, of course. I love fashion, I love the cast, I love movies with a teenage female protagonist discovering something about herself. This film doesn’t have the strong arc of Drive, but it has the stylistic approach of Only God Forgives in a setting that I find fascinating. Add to that a sense of uncomfortable humour and indulgent delight that constantly makes you ask, “am I allowed to laugh at that?” pulled from Black Swan, and you’ve got Neon Demon.

This whole film is an indulgent romp through the fashion industry, pulling very real tropes and placing them in surreal version of Los Angeles. It’s a neon nightmare. I woke up the next day with the strange sensation of having a bad dream that involved Keanu Reeves and a cougar.

The cast does an amazing job. Elle Fanning is sugary sweet with unfathomable skin, and Jena Malone shines in a way I’ve never seen her before. Bella Heathcoate has some amazing deadpan comedic timing. The soundtrack moves perfectly with every image, punctuated by an amazing “Waving Goodbye” by Sia that I plan on listening to every day for the rest of the summer. And then Keanu Reeves shows up for a minute and confuses the hell out of everyone in the room with a cameo that (as much as I adore that man) is not truly successful.

Is it a good film? I don’t know. I heard a friend criticize it by calling it empty and vacuous, but so what? Very rarely do I get to sit in a theatre and think, “hey, a movie made for me!”. It’s disgusting, uncomfortable, and so much fun. Go see it! You might hate it but at least you’ll have an informed opinion.

You and I - Giriboy

Ninjakona asked: Giriboy when your on a show together and keep flirting only to later be revealed to the public to be dating please and thank you

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Aimlessly swinging your legs back and forth, you chewed down on your bottom lip while a staff member adjusted the microphone on your shirt. Your hands gripped firmly onto the edge your seat as you flashed a smile at the stylist that approached you and begin touching up your appearance.

It was the first time that you would be appearing on tv after taking a much needed break for yourself, and you’d be lying if you said the atmosphere didn’t make you feel slightly anxious.

Everyone was busy prepping for the start of filming and you wondered how this entire thing was going to play out considering the fact that you’d only found out half an hour ago that Siyoung was going to be making an appearance.

He had a habit of being unpredictable from time to time, and you would never know what he was up to unless he flat out said it. From across the room, you saw him talking to one of the staff members before glancing over at you with a grin pulling at his lips.

The two of you have been dating for almost a year but when it came to your careers and the media, neither of you had ever imagined doing anything like this together. This ought to be interesting.

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so queen of my heart and official girl direction stylist Rave Sashayed was approached with the dilemma of dressing these noobs for a Feeling Myself-esque tribute to the holy duo. Obviously they’d all be dreadful dancers but they’d look hot trying, this is what they wore, this is what i did today etc etc. Original post is here, sashayed is the supreme overlord of this lame website and so on and so forth

Happy Birthday to Cy Twombly, born on this day in 1928!

In the mid-1950s, Twombly initiated his own stylistic approach to abstraction. Although influenced by Abstract Expressionism, like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, he developed a highly personal mode of painting. Twombly’s paintings and drawings often include symbols of ancient culture and notes in calligraphy, as seen here in “Ferragosto II” (1961). With visual tensions between thick clumps of paint and thin pencil lines, his work reminds us of blackboard drawings or graffiti.

i find it kind of ironic that gravity falls has a character that has six fingers on each hand, and that this is treated in the show, realistically so, as something unusual, one of his major characteristics, and definitely something that helped to mold his personality into what he eventually became… 

… all while choosing to have a stylistic approach on the design of the kid characters and giving all of them only 4 fingers on their hands


Kyle Baker 1991: Justice League America #50 — "Ktrrogarrx!“

It goes without saying that Kyle Baker’s expressive cartoony style violently bucked the prevailing "realistic” styles so popular in comic books. Baker’s backup story in JLA #50 illustrates this gulf in stylistic approaches can be a source of frustration as well as humor.

(Guest starring Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, (presumably) Andy Helfer, and Linda M. Medley)

The Devil Keeps Strange Company

Daredevil, like every classic Marvel hero, has had his share of iconic Marvel Team-Ups over the years.During Guardian: Devil I was lucky enough to draw two of them. 

The first was with Doctor Strange. 

This was my first time ever drawing Stephen Strange so I took the opportunity to work out my old Art Nouveau muscles as you can see on the image to the left, page 2 of issue 5. There’s no period in art that resonates more with me and I hadn’t used this technique since my days drawing Ninjak for Valiant. Of course in the end, going with this stylistic approach was a ridiculous decision as these pages were highly detailed and ended up being the cause of several sleepless nights. And when it was all said and done, while the pages I believe were somewhat successful from a design sense, they ultimately failed in telling the story cleanly and clearly. So bottom line, I dropped the ball BADLY. I often see artist make this mistake, design over story, style over substance. I can say this because I’ve made these mistakes myself amongst others in the past, but it’s learning from them that’s important. Sometimes you can make it work, it’s a neat trick to have in your back pocket for just the right moment, but it’s very difficult pull off 100% of the time.

The second guest star in Guardian Devil was Spider-Man, he appeared in issue 8. The image to the right isn’t actually from that issue but from a cover I did for Wizard magazine issue 108. The pencils you see weren’t inked but were painted over by the legendary Alex Ross. I can’t tell you how overwhelming it was to see the finished art come back, it was breathtaking.

Behind The Page

I’ve been lucky enough to have Alex paint over my pencils twice in my lifetime and I have both pieces framed and displayed prominently in my home.

Here’s what the finished piece looks like. Trust me, this jpeg doesn’t do it justice.

  • somebody that I want to be friends with: I love The Graduate, it's such a great classic old Hollywood film!
  • me, a complete asshole who has no grasp of social skills: actually, The Graduate, released in 1967, was one of several films that year that ushered in a major shift away from the "classical Hollywood" style of filmmaking into a more realistic approach, which included youth-oriented stories, and actors (like Dustin Hoffman) who looked like everyday people, as well as many other stylistic approaches that deviated from the Classical Hollywood style. This period in film is known as "New Hollywood", or sometimes "American New Wave". But yes, it's a great movie.