the subject must be like art

advice for college freshmen:

tolkien your essays; hemingway your emails

essays are tangents and rabbit holes and diversions, woven together with lots of unnecessary descriptive words to demonstrate a proficient understanding of a subject you were meant to research in more depth but did not, in place of other pursuits, or could not, because you chose your subject poorly, and so now you must flesh out an arduous ten-page research paper and convince your scrutinizing instructor that you are well-versed in the topic at hand.

emails are blunt. say what you mean. be specific. end it quickly.

why isn’t teacher/teacher more popular???????????????? i mean
  • the nice one who everybody loves with the grumpy and strict one that the students hate and the students wonder?????????how what the fuck
  • but later (not in school environment maybe by accident) the students (a group of them) see that the strict one isn’t really that strict and they love their partner
  • or the cool married teachers that talk about each other and everyone loves like one of them comes late to class and is like “sorry i’m late guys mx. [partner] is really sick and i wanted to be sure everything is alright”
  •  and the students spend 5 minutes fussing over the other teacher and asking questions about their wellbeing “ARE THEY DYING” “No Joey they’ve just caught a cold” [and trying to make this one forget about their class”
  • or two teachers that EVERYBODY ships like the students are trying to get them together
  • “Soo, Mx. A, Mx. B will have a concert tomorrow for the school and they need all the help and they asked me to tell you….so you can tell other students” “Mx. B didn’t tell me anything about it” “oh it was like, last moment thing you know. they didn’t have time. and like, they really need help.”
  • And the teacher is like “Thanks Johnson” and trying to be really cool but REALLY BEING NOT COOL OMG WHERE’S THE SQUAD OF DUCKLINGS TO HAVE AN EXCUSE TO GO AND HELP
  • and like other teachers shipping them too
  • “Mx. A you know about the prom. There’s a rule that the teachers must have some partners too” [dunno if it already is something like this, it is not in my country] “I did not know about this rule.” “Oh it’s very recent. So, you know, teachers are never alone and can be protected in case it’s necessary. I also heard that Mx. B has no partner.”
  • OPPOSITE TEACHERS????
  • Like, science/maths teachers with art/languages teacher. Or stuff like this.
  • Talking about their subject passionately and the other not understanding shit but loving it anyway because they’re so fucking cute.
  • RIVAL TEACHERS?????? 
  • Like here is your impossible love
  • Teachers of the same subject in different schools fighting in competitions and shit
  • Or teachers of the same subject talking passionately about their course. and praising each other.
  • Teachers talking about their students, the bad ones and the cool ones
  • LGBT teachers standing up for LGBT students and offering them support and helping them feel more at ease in this clusterfuck of school
  • MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE:
  • OTP 1 teacher/teacher and OTP 2 student/student
  • OTP 2 being so thankful that OTP 1 exists. OTP 1 giving advice to OTP 2.
  • DOMESTIC TEACHER/TEACHER
  • Grading stuff together. Bringing each other food/beverages. Helping each other through all the stuff.
  • AND
  • SO
  • MUCH
  • MORE
  • SERIOUSLY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT.
  • TEACHER/TEACHER

BONUS!!

  • “hey darling, how about you teach me some things? I promise to be good.”
  • “i thought you went through high-school once. Weren’t you taught my subject?”
  • seriously tho all that stuff that is at teacher/student can be sort of roleplay for teacher/teacher (and be less creepy)
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MYAY RAFFLE TIME!!!!!AND OH GOSH 800+ FOLLOWERS?! Im just gonna go cry in a corner now ;w;

THERE WILL BE 3 WINNERS!

DO’S!:
-Pokemon
-undertale
-ocs(keep in mind i do have a limit of what kind of oc)
-MLP

DONTS!:
-NSFW
-Humans
-overly complicated characters aka armor wearing characters or the like(That doesnt mean i cant do simple armor tho)
-Any sensitive subjects (i can draw your char crying tho?XD)

RULES!!:

-must be following me!(new followers welcome!!!Dont follow and unfollow if you dont win. Thats just rude and you will be banned from future raffles)
-LIKES DONT COUNT!
-reblog to enter, you get to reblog TWICE tho for better chances(if you reblog more than that, your out of the raffle)

GOOD LUCK!:3

April 15th 5pm central time is when it ends!!!

(this is my first masterpost sorry if it’s bad) A bullet journal has a lot of uses. A planner, homework reminders, to-do lists- but understandably, some pages could use a little of inspiration. And what better inspiration than from artists? Even without a bullet journal, quotes can be a great thing to decorate journals, your room, etcetera. So, I’ve compiled a list of quotes (some aren’t very motivational) by some of your favorite artists!

VINCENT VAN GOGH

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

“I wish they would only take me as I am.”

“In spite of everything I shall rise again; I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.”

“I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.”

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.“

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.“

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

PABLO PICASSO

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”

“Everything you can imagine is real.“

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

“Action is the foundational key to all success.“

"It takes a long time to become young.”

“Youth has no age.”

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”

“Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.”

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”

“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”

“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”

SALVADOR DALI

“Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.“

"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.”

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”

“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”

“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”

“So little of what could happen does happen.”

“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.”

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”

JACKSON POLLOCK

“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”

“My painting does not come from the easel.”

“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.”

“Love is friendship set to music.”

“The painter locks himself out of his own studio. And then has to break in like a thief.”

“The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.”

“Energy and motion made visible- memories arrested in space.”

“Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.”

“I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.”

“Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed- ater awhile you may like it or you may not.”

“Each age finds its own technique… I mean, the strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.“

CLAUDE MONET

“I must have flowers always and always.”

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy and torment.“

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.“

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”

“The more I live, the more I regret how little I know.“

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

“I can only draw what I see.“

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.“

“I don’t think I’m made for any earthly kind of pleasure.”

“The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute.“

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

“Nobody sees a flower- really- it is so small it takes time- we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”

“I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then.”

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”

“I decided to accept as true my own thinking.”

“You are one of my nicest thoughts.”

“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way… things I had no words for.”

“I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary–you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”

“Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”

“I can’t live where I want to, I can’t go where I want to go, I can’t do what I want to, I can’t even say what I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to.”

“I’m frightened all the time. But I never let it stop me. Never!”

LEONARDO DA VINCI

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

“While I thought I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”

“I love those who can smile in trouble…”

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

FRIDA KAHLO

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because the subject I know best.”

“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.”

“Nothing is absolute.”

“Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”

“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”

“There is nothing more precious than laughter.”

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”

“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”

“I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”

HENRI MATISSE

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.”

“Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working.”

“Creativity takes courage.”

“An artist must not feel under any constraint.”

“We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.”

“A certain blue enters your soul. A certain red has an effect on your blood-pressure.”

“Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.”

“To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.”

“Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.”

“In love, the one who runs away is the winner.”

“Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor’s direct carving.”

MICHELANGELO

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“Genius is eternal patience.”

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”

“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”

“I am still learning.”

smile with me (you make me begin)

Originally posted by berry852

Pairing: Jeon Jungkook/Reader
Genre: Smut, Comedy, Angst, Fluff
Word Count: 30,587
Warnings: cursing/cussing, sexual content, exhibitionism, orgasm denial, unprotected sex, past bullying, past abusive relationship, mentions of drug usage, mentions of depression, anxiety attacks, self-harm

SUMMARY
First, there were hot tongues and meaningless moans, anger and grudges hidden behind sex. Then, there were laughter and inside jokes, fleeting kisses and warm gazes trapped in time.
Jungkook has never known love before, but if he has to define it, he’s sure that love is everything he feels for her.

AUTHOR’S NOTE
for the sake of the story, BTS’s ages are ambiguous. however, 95 line are still the same age, and jungkook/reader are the same age as well. jimin and taehyung will be in their third year of college, while jungkook and the reader in their first. hoseok and namjoon are also in their last year.
the reader/female character will always just be referred to as she/her/the girl. any other female character (the reader’s roommate) will be referred to using their name (or in this case, “her roommate”).
P.S. ALSO EXCUSE THE SMUT THX
P.P.S. if you’ve ever read the overwhelming light surrounding us, see if you can catch my little reference ;)
P.P.P.S. thanks @sydist for reading the whole thing and sorting out the plot with me, @thules for making sure the smut’s okay, and @trbld-writer for encouraging me to write this!


The winter air is colder today; Jungkook shoves his fingers into the pocket of his jeans. He quickly strides forward, breathing ragged as white mist dances before his lips; his camera slams against his chest as he breaks into a run.

He has always enjoyed winter. There’s something about the serenity of the season—a time littered with sprinkles of hope, joy, and laughter—that somehow always manages to warm his heart. His fondest memories are born during this time of year, images of a chocolate fondue, his smiling older brother, and giant Christmas presents tucked neatly into the corner of his mind.

His camera bounces as he halts abruptly, and he pushes through the doors of the coffee shop.

“Jungkookie! You’re back!”

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Headcanons about Hogwarts as a school:

(Because JK left some things to the imagination and I like to fill the gaps…)

  • The whole castle adapts itself to the amount of students it’ll receive: Dorms show up, or get more spacious in years with more kids, and get smaller or disappear when there are fewer… Classrooms and bathrooms are added or disappear if needed (but that’s rare, as it’s usually enough to fit everyone’s needs without changing the castle’s structure).
  • Each dorm has its own bathrooms. Both the boys’ and the girl’s bathrooms have a basket of tampons and pads, for the menstruating students (After all, Hogwarts is there for all of its students).
  • One thing Harry says in fifth year led me to believing there are, perhaps, more students than we realize: He tells Simas to ask McGonagall if he could switch dorms. Now, that could be just a character error, or it could be that there was another dorm of Gryffindor boys their year (Or, at least, that other houses had more than one dorm per year, in some years, which matches my previous headcanon). That’s not really what I believe happened (Harry’s year, and probably Ginny’s as well, was probably very small, as they were born amongst war), but it’s interesting to consider (Also helps all of us still doing mental gymnastics to understand JK’s statement that  Hogwarts could have over 1000 students if each year only had about 40 students).
  • The school does have other options of sports for those not interested in Quidditch, like swimming, dancing, and the magical equivalent of a gym (that’s where Harry would spent a lot of his time in sixth year).
  • There are also a lot of clubs, like Potions club, art club, poetry club, transfiguration club, and study groups, usually lead by a prefect or two.
  • There are two factors that determine whether or not you’re approved in a subject: One is the grade (which goes from 0-10 until fifth and sixth year) and the other is class work, which’s the result of adding the grades of homework, practical activities and participation in class.  Adding it all, your overall must be above seven or you get retained.
  • They have a few classes about home charms, finances and healing charms/potions. They are mandatory and aren’t grade-worthy, but can add up a few extra points if you really excel.
  • Madame Pomfrey had been advocating for safe, accurate sex education, and even teaching it herself for those who sought out to her, for decades, because she saw the effects the lack of knowledge had on the kids, so when Teddy Lupin used every last ounce of his influence, contacts, eloquence and charm to make it happen, and taught it himself, she cried happy tears.
  • Peeves was at Hogwarts since the beginning, and knew the founders very well. The only time he ever gets serious and even emotional is when talking about them.
  • There’s a hidden painting of all four of the founders, in a secret door on the astronomy tower. It moves and only shows itself for those who are worthy. Harry found it on his seventh year and always talked to them. Newt Scamander, Neville Longbottom, The Marauders, Andromeda Tonks and Astoria Greengrass (to name a few) were other students who also found great comfort in talking to “the greatest wizards and witches of their time”.
  • The Sorting Hat likes to read the names of the students to-be first years before September 1st, and try to guess who will be sorted in which house, based on name, family, some of the astrology it had learned over the centuries, and sometimes on scrapes of conversation it overhears at the Headmaster’s office.
Little Monster part 1

MASTERLIST

Pairing: Professor!Steve Rogers x reader

Warnings: mentions of sexual activity (NSFW) and accusations of abuse. Oh, and foul language. Skip the NSFW by skipping the cursive part! (that’s why it’s cursive too hehe)

Word count: 1.707

Summary: You’re an arts student on the verge of graduating when you get the verdict: either you do an extra year or you take one extra, mandatory course to salvage your reputation. You hold a grudge against history and would rather be fooling around with your boyfriend than sitting in a bleak auditorium listening to some old fart’s war stories. Turns out that fossil isn’t as old as you thought he’d be and soon you’re begging for taste of Professor Rogers, taking advantage of the high life.

A/N: As I’m finishing up on Manhattan Mistress, I’d like to pitch this little series based on the newly released photographs Chris Evans did for Vogue (and Esquire). They just screamed recently divorced college professor/high society beau/sugar daddy to me so here it is!

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about art:

I know that art is a tricky subject to think about, it’s subjective, but I wanted to share something with you: you beginners do not have to get yourself down to people who are more famous, and please, don’t try lowering them with comments about anatomy or painting. Each one has its style of drawing, none of us can consider one drawing worse than the other, it depends on the subjectivity of each one. Of course I’m no better than designers like Viria, Ursula-Decay or Ceejles, for example, but I’m definitely not worse, for some I am better and some not. Before you curse some artist and lower him, think about it. Each one has his own style, each has his own time, each has his own way, and this must be respected. Art has never been and will never be defined.

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got into a spiel about comics on twitter and i want to reemphasize something

Key to a quality comic are (IMHO): 

Readability - it could have the best story with the best art with the best character but none of it matters if I don’t know the order of the panels or dialogue. Readability in the overall story is just as important. Stories suffer when it’s so wildly complicated that you need to take notes to understand it. Plus it alienates audiences with reading/comprehension disabilities. 

Interesting Story: Everyone has a different standard to which a story is considered interesting. This can usually be judged on the premise alone. Many stories start off strong and then fall into cliche’d and predictable territory, or abuses its audience. Stories abuse their audience by, making fun of their target audience, turning an important/widely favorited character into a cliche or gravestone with no important relation to the story, discriminating against a people group, and baiting by making promises without delivering. 

Fleshed out Characters: flat one-dimensional characters can only make a story so compelling. If I can summarize a character with the “____ one” and have someone completely understand the character without any further explanation then that character really isnt up to snuff with carrying an entire story. (aka cliche’s and tolkenism)  Unrelatability is also a huge factor. Too many comics don’t know what their audiences want or relate to. If it wants to relate to young women, then another gritty emotionless muscle man will target men with power fantasies and much less likely be relatable to the target audience of young women. And if the whole cast doesn’t include a huge demographic then it is therefore alienating that entire group of people. Who a comic excludes is as important as who it is including.

Visual Appeal: This does NOT mean well-drawn. Which is also very subjective and personal. Art style and color must reflect the mood and style of the story it is trying to tell. If a comic is supposed to be funny, but the character’s facial expressions don’t transmit the joke properly then the writing loses punch. If all the colors hinder the readability then it weakens the whole. The visual appeal also falls into the important category of being relatable. If the characters are depicted in an offensive manor towards a people group, then that’s who its alienating and effectively made at the expense of. Visual Appeal is pretty much the blanket that holds everything together and denotes the flow of the entire story.

(feel free to add to the discussion or send me asks abt it, i’d love to continue the conversion)

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Hey everyone! I’m opening up a few commissions slots again for a short period, just some headshots for now :) I’m also offering traditional sketches this time!

Digital Color Headshots - $35

1.Open

2. Open

Traditionally Sketched Headshots - $12

1. Open

2. Open

Will Draw: Fandom characters, Celebs, OCs, etc

Wont Draw: Gore, Mecha, Furries/Anthros, Offensive subjects, NSFW (casual nudity is ok), etc  

Rules:
- Cash payments with Paypal (USD)
- I must receive the payment before I start working on your commission
- No refunds unless I am unable to complete your work for some reason (not likely to happen)
- I will make tweaks to your commission if requested. Only a few tho pls.
- Please don’t rush me. If you need it by a certain time I will work with you
- Commission art is for client’s personal use only

If you have questions or are interested in a commission, please send me a tumblr IM or email me at starshipsorceress@yahoo.com <3 Thanks!

Paragraphs on Conceptual Art

By Sol LeWitt 

The editor has written me that he is in favor of avoiding “the notion that  the artist is a kind of ape that has to be explained by the civilized  critic”. This should be good news to both artists and apes. With this assurance I hope to justify his confidence. To use a baseball metaphor (one artist wanted to hit the ball out of the park, another to stay loose at the plate and hit the ball where it was pitched), I am grateful for the opportunity  to strike out for myself.

I will refer to the kind of art in which I am involved as conceptual art. In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.  When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. This kind of art is not theoretical or illustrative of theories; it is intuitive, it is involved with all types of mental processes and it is purposeless. It is usually free from the dependence on the skill of the artist as a craftsman. It is the objective of the artist who is concerned with conceptual art to make his work mentally interesting to the spectator, and therefore usually he would want it to become emotionally dry. There is no reason to suppose, however, that the conceptual artist is out to bore the viewer. It is only the expectation of an emotional kick, to which one conditioned to expressionist art is accustomed, that would deter the viewer from perceiving this art.

Conceptual art is not necessarily logical. The logic of a piece or series of pieces is a device that is used at times, only to be ruined. Logic may be used to camouflage the real intent of the artist, to lull the viewer into the belief that he understands the work, or to infer a paradoxical situation  (such as logic vs. illogic). Some ideas are logical in conception and  illogical perceptually. The ideas need not be complex. Most ideas that are successful are ludicrously simple. Successful ideas generally have the appearance of simplicity because they seem inevitable. In terms of ideas the artist is free even to surprise himself. Ideas are discovered by intuition.  What the work of art looks like isn’t too important. It has to look like something if it has physical form. No matter what form it may finally have it must begin with an idea. It is the process of conception and realization with which the artist is concerned. Once given physical reality by the artist the work is open to the perception of al, including the artist. (I use the word perception to mean the apprehension of the sense data, the objective understanding of the idea, and simultaneously a subjective interpretation of both). The work of art can be perceived only after it is completed.

Art that is meant for the sensation of the eye primarily would be called perceptual rather than conceptual. This would include most optical, kinetic, light, and color art.

Since the function of conception and perception are contradictory (one pre-, the other post fact) the artist would mitigate his idea by applying subjective judgment to it. If the artist wishes to explore his idea thoroughly, then arbitrary or chance decisions would be kept to a minimum, while caprice, taste and others whimsies would be eliminated from the making of the art. The work does not necessarily have to be rejected if it does not look well. Sometimes what is initially thought to be awkward will eventually be visually pleasing.

To work with a plan that is preset is one way of avoiding subjectivity. It also obviates the necessity of designing each work in turn. The plan would design the work. Some plans would require millions of variations, and some a limited number, but both are finite. Other plans imply infinity. In each case, however, the artist would select the basic form and rules that would govern the solution of the problem. After that the fewer decisions made in the course of completing the work, the better. This eliminates the arbitrary, the capricious, and the subjective as much as possible. This is the reason for using this method.

When an artist uses a multiple modular method he usually chooses a simple and readily available form. The form itself is of very limited importance; it becomes the grammar for the total work. In fact, it is best that the basic unit be deliberately uninteresting so that it may more easily become an intrinsic part of the entire work. Using complex basic forms only disrupts the unity of the whole. Using a simple form repeatedly narrows the field of the work and concentrates the intensity to the arrangement of the form. This arrangement becomes the end while the form becomes the means.

Conceptual art doesn’t really have much to do with mathematics, philosophy, or nay other mental discipline. The mathematics used by most artists is simple arithmetic or simple number systems. The philosophy of the work is implicit in the work and it is not an illustration of any system of philosophy.

It doesn’t really matter if the viewer understands the concepts of the artist by seeing the art. Once it is out of his hand the artist has no control over the way a viewer will perceive the work. Different people will understand the same thing in a different way.

Recently there has been much written about minimal art, but I have not discovered anyone who admits to doing this kind of thing. There are other art forms around called primary structures, reductive, ejective, cool, and mini-art. No artist I know will own up to any of these either.  Therefore I conclude that it is part of a secret language that art critics use when communicating with each other through the medium of art magazines. Mini-art is best because it reminds one of miniskirts and long-legged girls.  It must refer to very small works of art. This is a very good idea. Perhaps  “mini-art” shows could be sent around the country in matchboxes. Or maybe the mini-artist is a very small person; say less than five feet tall. If so, much good work will be found in the primary schools  (primary school primary structures).

If the artist carries through his idea and makes it into visible form, then all the steps in the process are of importance. The idea itself, even if not made visual, is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps –scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed works, models, studies, thoughts, conversations– are of interest.  Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product.

Determining what size a piece should be is difficult. If an idea requires three dimensions then it would seem any size would do. The question would be what size is best. If the thing were made gigantic then the size alone would be impressive and the idea may be lost entirely. Again, if it is too small, it may become inconsequential. The height of the viewer may have some bearing on the work and also the size of the space into which it will be placed. The artist may wish to place objects higher than the eye level of the viewer, or lower. I think the piece must be large enough to give the viewer whatever information he needs to understand the work and placed in such a way that will facilitate this understanding. (Unless the idea is of impediment and requires difficulty of vision or access).

Space can be thought of as the cubic area occupied by a three-dimensional volume. Any volume would occupy space. It is air and cannot be seen. It is the interval between things that can be measured. The intervals and measurements can be important to a work of art. If certain distances are important they will be made obvious in the piece. If space is relatively unimportant it can be regularized and made equal (things placed equal distances apart) to mitigate any interest in interval. Regular space might also become a metric time element, a kind of regular beat or pulse. When the interval is kept regular whatever is irregular gains more importance.

Architecture and three-dimensional art are of completely opposite natures.  The former is concerned with making an area with a specific function. Architecture, whether it is a work of art or not, must be utilitarian or else fail completely. Art is not utilitarian. When three-dimensional art starts to take on some of the characteristics, such as forming utilitarian areas, it weakens its function as art. When the viewer is dwarfed by the larger size of a piece this domination emphasizes the physical and emotive power of the form at the expense of losing the idea of the piece.

New materials are one of the great afflictions of contemporary art. Some artists confuse new materials with new ideas. There is nothing worse than seeing art that wallows in gaudy baubles. By and large most artists who are attracted to these materials are the ones who lack the stringency of mind that would enable them to use the materials well. It takes a good artist to use new materials and make them into a work of art. The danger is, I think, in making the physicality of the materials so important that it becomes the idea of the work (another kind of expressionism).

Three-dimensional art of any kind is a physical fact. The physicality is its most obvious and expressive content. Conceptual art is made to engage the mind of the viewer rather than his eye or emotions. The physicality of a three-dimensional object then becomes a contradiction to its non-emotive intent. Color, surface, texture, and shape only emphasize the physical aspects of the work. Anything that calls attention to and interests the viewer in this physicality is a deterrent to our understanding of the idea and is used as an expressive device. The conceptual artist would want o ameliorate this emphasis on materiality as much as possible or to use it in a paradoxical way (to convert it into an idea). This kind of art, then, should be stated with the greatest economy of means. Any idea that is better stated in two dimensions should not be in three dimensions. Ideas may also be stated with numbers, photographs, or words or any way the artist chooses, the form being unimportant.

These paragraphs are not intended as categorical imperatives, but the ideas stated are as close as possible to my thinking at this time. These ideas are the result of my work as an artist and are subject to change as my experience changes. I have tried to state them with as much clarity as possible. If the statements I make are unclear it may mean the thinking is unclear. Even while writing these ideas there seemed to be obvious inconsistencies (which I have tried to correct, but others will probably slip by). I do not advocate a conceptual form of art for all artists. I have found that it has worked well for me while other ways have not. It is one way of making art; other ways suit other artists. Nor do I think all conceptual art merits the viewer’s attention.  Conceptual art is good only when the idea is good.

title: build a home in me (i’ll give you a place to hide)
pairing/characters: promptis if u tilt ur head
rated: g
summary: Sometimes Noctis just wants a place to hide from the endless cacophony that is being the next in line for the Lucian throne. Prompto doesn’t have much to offer, but he does his best.
alternatively, how prompto accidentally became a willing accomplice to noctis’ self-kidnapping from all the pressure that is his life.

i can’t believe i’m back with more ffxv fanfiction but here you go, something soft because friendship is really important to me and i’m a sucker for hurt/comfort, also honestly let noctis rest already, i will Fight

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Prompto waves goodbye to the other members of the photography club, humming to himself as he turns to head home. But when he turns the corner, he finds a familiar figure leaning against the wall.

“Noct! You’re still here?”

Noctis glances up at him. “Hey, Prompto. You done with club?”

“Yup! You wanna go somewhere?”

“Can we go to your place?” Noctis is already walking down the stairs, expecting Prompto to follow.

Prompto blinks at his friend’s back. They usually go over to Noctis’ apartment, since it’s closer and Noctis has all of the latest consoles and also just. Ignis’ cooking. But Prompto doesn’t voice his questions out loud. Instead, he bounds after Noctis. “Sure! Is your ‘guard giving us a ride?”

Noctis’ shoulders immediately go up. “Let’s take the train,” he says shortly.

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In honor of Saiyuki’s 20th birthday, we will be hosting a fanfiction big bang! If you’ve ever participated in one before, the rules will be very similar. Participants sign up to write a fanfic of at least 10k words, and then artists claim the fics and illustrate them. Stories get posted in full with their art once everyone is done.

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We will be requiring beta reading for this fic event, and we encourage authors to also sign up as betas! If you can’t write a fic or make art but still want to participate, beta reading would be a great way to do it. We aren’t going to screen quality, but we want to know that every fic got a second set of eyes before it got published.

We’ll also need pinch hitters for both artists and writers. A pinch hitter is someone who can fill in with a fic or piece of art in case someone drops out. There will be an option to sign up to pinch hit on the form.

All Rules under the cut. Also, view the full document here. We also have a page on our blog with the rules here. 

(Everything pertaining to the bang will be tagged “saiyukibang” if you want to track or blacklist it.)

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anonymous asked:

How would the espadas react to finding their s/o's sketchbook and seeing all kinds of beautiful detailed drawings of themselves and some other espadas/arrancars too? There's even some drawings of them looking human! Thankyou so much for doing this blog it's so detailed and your brilliant at answering our requests so realistically and with such care!

(*・U・)ノ☆ 

Starrk:

-He doesn’t see much point in drawing as a past time, but if you like it, than it surely has some value. The drawings of him mean no more than any others, and he mostly just leave your hobby in peace. 

Halibel:

-She’s flattered that you chose to use your time for drawing her, and it’s absolutely fascinated with the sketches. Anything worthwhile to you has meaning, and she’s determined to see it the same way you do. 

Ulquiorra:

-He sees absolutely no use in drawings, and immediately leave the sketchbook where he fond it. Your hobbies are nothing he wants to deal with, especially not one that means so little to the real world. 

Nnoitra:

-He has no idea why drawing amuses you, and much less of one as to why drawing him could ever be fun. It’s most likely some human he could never understand, and he leave it at that. 

Grimmjow:

-It’s a massive boost to his ego that you spend your time drawing him, and even if the hobby itself confuses him, the blatant praise goes straight to his head. He’s absolutely delighted to have found it. 

Szayel:

-While the drawing itself isn’t particularly appealing, he’s ecstatic that you’ve chosen to draw him so often. Indeed, he must be the most wonderful subject you could track down for such masterpieces. 

Aaroniero:

-He doesn’t see much point in drawing, but likely fakes an interest to please you. He surely has information on the art somewhere in his amassed knowledge, and it would be a waste not to use it. 

AKUSAIMONTH : BERSERK

DAY 8: SET D - He’s fooled me for 10 years and I let him step on me every time.
- 他騙了我十年然後我每次都讓他踩在我身上 -

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We are the best friend , aren’t we ?

This one is the most difficult subject !!!!!

I am not blame Lea play with Ven. Merely I have no idea what I can draw. What would Lea lie to Isa? For Ten years , It must be Lea said. But why does Lea have to lying ? they are best friend ten years ago.

So I just can come up this idea. Lea said to Isa “We are the best friend.” but Lea play with other children is more or same close like he play with Isa. So in Isa’s mind, Lea’s action equal to lying to he. In fact, There is more comes from Isa’s jealousy. well, I just assume it. sorry I can’t explain it well. :P

Hi friends!!

So I don’t usually do this, but one of my good friends is going to college soon and I wanted to help her out!!

@fairytails-nakama is super awesome, ultra talented, and one of the kindest people I have the pleasure of knowing. Zack (my husband) and I had the honor of having her over for the anime con, and and she was nothing but respectful and sweet while she was with us. She helped us pay for groceries even!

She is a very hard worker, and I wanted to make sure that when she goes to college next year that she has a nice cushion to buy whatever she needs. She has saved up a lot of her money already for it, and she works every week to contribute to that.

She is also moving down to where I live and going to get an apartment, and is probably going to have to pay for a downpayment which is kind of hecka expensive.

My point? If you donate to her PayPal at paypal.me/KelleyBateman then I will match your donation (as long as it is no more than $12 each donation, then I am able to do so!)

She also does art commissions for Fairy Tail from what I am told, and if you commission her then you are able to get a 500 word drabble for that character or OTP from me! Check under the tag ‘auds writes’ and you can see what my stories/drabbles are like!!

Also, if you don’t feel comfortable donating to her on her PayPal, mine is paypal.me/unashamedshipper and I will transfer the money that I get FOR HER to her DIRECTLY. You must put in the subject line that it is for Kelley because I also have my paypal open for my writing materials etc.

Thank you so much, my dears! Again, you are not obligated to donate, but I am sure she would greatly appreciate it!! I also would too because I want to make her happy. If you are unable, please signal boost this and please help me give Kelley the things she needs to succeed!

also here’s some food for thought: the wiki states that chuuya’s height is 160cm/5′3″ft, and his weight is 60kg/132.27lbs.

the bmi calculator isn’t exactly the most reliable tool when it comes to saying what your ideal weight is, but i guess it can be used for general purposes and for figuring stuff out when it comes to fictional characters. so anyways!

the BMI calculator says that with this height and weight, his BMI is of 23.4, so it’s ‘Normal’. but if we change his weight to 64kg, just more 4kg, his BMI becomes 25.0, ‘Overweight’.

what i’m trying to say here is, though it isn’t quite accurate, the author probably took into consideration the fact that chuuya has great martial arts skills and probably intended for his supposed heavier weight (it doesn’t really show in the art style lbr), somewhat close to being “overweight”, to be muscle weight. which makes sense, because when you train your body, the muscles tend to not only be more defined but they also grow bigger and stronger, to put it simply.

so what i’m trying to say here is….. where’s my muscular chuuya at.