what an awesome article

anonymous asked:

hey i just started watching your character design stream from earlier, and i saw that list of like characteristics and important things about that character?? (i cant find it again in the video so i cant remember all i saw) just wondering what you usually put on that list when you make characters? im trying to start on a comic but i have trouble focusing and setting goals so i can never make these lists for myself

Here’s the list of character design questions:

- What is this character’s primary shape? (Curves? Triangles? Arches? etc)

- How does clothing augment this character’s personality?

- What is important information that needs to be shown about this character?

- Name two or three repeating design elements.

- Name the primary, secondary, and supporting colours of this character.

- How does this character move?

I’ve based the questions off this awesome article. It goes more in depth with what makes good character design and things you should consider when developing the look for your comic’s cast.

I hope these help. Good luck with your comic! :D

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on how to switch up meals, I'm constantly having the same things everyday but have guilt if I have something different. What did/do you do when feeling guilty about food?

Hey anon! What helps me is remembering that it is VITAL we incorporate a variety of foods into our diets to get in all the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that we can only get by keeping a bunch of different foods in our lives! Focus on eating fresh, whole foods from the earth and not so much about focusing on “safe” foods and what not. There is an awesome article that Danielle @sweeterthanabumblebee just posted the other day about “good” and “bad” foods: http://www.thereallife-rd.com/2017/05/good-and-bad-foods/

Vikings Season 4 is a coming.

Oh what an awesome cast shot. This is from an article at ew.com previewing the new season. Plus the costumes are super sweet.


Patrick Kane shares something important with us:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.


When I was a kid in high school, my art teacher Mrs. Barker used to tell me my drawings were a bit juvenile. She was 100% right. But I was 15 or 16; I was juvenile. I’d sit up the back of class ignoring her when she talked of Egon Schiele, Brett Whiteley or Russell Drysdale. Being content that I was pissing her off by drawing Gandalf, Kaneda or the cover of Metal Gear Solid. I’ve never been good with authority and if you command me to do something I’ll usually do the opposite, often to my detriment. Alas I’ve never grown out of that.

But, despite the lowbrow nature of all that nerdy stuff, it taught me draughtsmanship, anatomy, composition, lighting and texture. Without learning those basics I would never tried more abstract forms of art. I needed to feel comfortable and build my confidence before journeying into the unknown. Plus, because I have those skills it’s meant I can actually make money from different forms of art like illustration, tattooing and art direction. Fields where the clientele are more comfortable paying for things they know rather than brain explosions “that look like a five year old did it”.

My college teachers were a little more tactful in their approach and guidance and that helped my tastes evolve. (Thanks Mister Edwards!)  They tried to understand my antagonistic nature and introduced me to the violent explosions of Basquiat and the terrifying visions of Francis Bacon. Not to mention graphic designers and typographers like Neville Brody and David Carson. Oh man, when I saw a magazine spread designed by Carson where he purposely made the entire body copy of the article unreadable I freaked the fuck out. What an awesome punk rock ‘fuck you’. I loved that. Although I’m sure the poor writer didn’t. All that stuff opened the flood gates for me to enjoy all the types of art I’d once ridiculed. I discovered Picasso could actually draw, he was just a fucking badass rebel.

I imagine Mrs. Barker and I probably enjoy similar sorts of art now and her heart was in the right place back then. Although it’s only now, 20 years later that I feel comfortable even attempting the sort of art that I would have sneered at in my youth.    

Anywhoo, I’m not sure what the moral of this spiel is (empathy? you can’t teach rebellious little shits about art?), but I found a bunch of drawings from that high school era and they made me think. Plus it’s the internet, and having a goddamn rant on the internet is what its there for right?

As you were.

Also, I’ll be having an exhibition in a couple weeks, and if you’re in Sydney  and not there pretending you like what you see, you’re unfriended. #art #rant