what stands between the artist and

ideas of exercises to help with your practical art skills, as well as things to keep in mind while making art and new ways to find inspiration:

  1. draw every day
  2. recreate a drawing you did before, but better
  3. draw something using only simple geometric shapes
  4. do studies of famous artworks
  5. listen to artists explain their work, it’s super interesting
  6. take life drawing classes (or use online photo resources)
  7. find an artwork you love, and work out why
  8. draw caricatures of friends
  9. set a 1 minute timer and draw an object as quickly as possible
  10. draw something you can’t see, eg. music, emotion
  11. research artists you admire and find out how they work
  12. think about composition: what stands out, what recedes etc.
  13. find a famous artwork you hate and work out why
  14. sit outside and draw the landscape
  15. copy a photo exactly
  16. draw a scene from a film
  17. draw the contours of an object not the outline
  18. visit an art exhibition near you
  19. draw your bedroom
  20. look up tutorials online - there’s so many useful ones!
  21. practise creating contrast between light and dark in pictures
  22. research colour theory
  23. do a self portrait
  24. learn about art history! Research different movements etc.
  25. try a new medium
  26. consider the feeling you want to portray with the artwork
  27. draw without looking at the page
  28. draw a character from a book you’ve read
  29. draw something you don’t usually draw
  30. look at your pictures in the mirror to help you see problems better
  31. follow artists and galleries on instagram for inspo
  32. draw an ugly object in a beautiful way
  33. try using only bold, bright colours
  34. plan your colour palette before starting an artwork, and stick to it!
  35. if you usually work in 2D, make something in 3D
  36. always remember to add shadows
  37. draw an object which is important to you
  38. use 5 lines to depict an object, make every line count
  39. draw using negative space
  40. always draw from life when possible!
  41. think carefully about which direction the light is coming from
  42. study proportions and anatomy!! 
  43. draw your pet
  44. research items symbolic meanings in art
  45. make an art blog to compile images that inspire you
  46. draw using only straight lines
  47. try accentuating any subtle colours in an image
  48. draw models from fashion websites
  49. sketch with friends! They always have great ideas
  50. keep drawing even if you find it hard, you improve with every mistake!

{my art masterpost might also be useful to you} 

Good luck! xx

king-catboy  asked:

Just wanted to say I really admire that someone as populair as you actually stands up for the artists that drew those silhouettes. That's really cool especially considering how much hate you'll get for it.

Thank you! I’m so tired of people like that thinking they can do whatever they want with someone’s work because “LOL WELL I’M NOT BREAKING ANY LAWS LOL”. As I stated in another ask, there’s a big difference between something being legally wrong and something being socially unacceptable.
People like that think as long as what they’re doing isn’t considered illegal enough they can step on however many toes they want. If you don’t want any respect for yourself, then yeah sure go for it. If you want the respect of peers and creators around you though, don’t be a dick and use shit that doesn’t belong to you unless you have permission. It’s not rocket science and I don’t get how it’s being defended.

A Comforting Presence

Group: BTS

Pairing: JIMIN X READER

Summary: As Jimin’s date you have the duty to comfort him.

Genre: fluff, BBMAs au

Length: 0.8k

A/N: The BBMAS are tomorrow, at 5:00 PM PDT

Originally posted by sunnypost

The awards had been more emotional than you expected, even though for most of it, you had been nervous awaiting the results for the top social artist, hoping it would be your boys. The duration of the awards you had been sat comforting your boyfriend, who you had been sat next to, squeezing his hand every time he seemed to zone out and offering him warm, reassuring smiles.

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What’s In Store For The Get Down Part 2?

Read under the ‘Keep Reading’ or on NerdyPOC’s Medium

The Get Down is set in the South Bronx in New York and revolves around these teens who change the city through their music, dance and graffiti. It gained popularity on Tumblr and Twitter after many had pointed out how a show full of diversity and incredible storytelling was being sidelined for shows that did not break the status quo. Many feared last year that due to the ratings not being as high as some of the other Netflix hits such as ‘Stranger Things’ that we wouldn’t get more episodes but that fear was dispelled when we got a trailer for Part 2 last week.

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Painting The Sky

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader (Artist Taehyung)

Genre: Fluff with a little angst

Word count: 4,300


The first time you had seen him was at an art museum late in the afternoon. He had been standing there, staring at one painting for the past five minutes. Your curiosity had gotten the better of you and you found yourself moving to stand next to him, keeping a safe distance between the two of you. You looked at the painting that had caught his attention, trying to see what he saw. It was a famous painting, one that everyone knew. The Starry Night painted by the famous Vincent Van Gogh. You had never really been into art. The only reason you were at this museum was because your mom forced you to come, saying that you needed to get out of your house. You had wandered away from her long ago, frustrated that she took forever in museums. And now here you were, staring at a painting just because a stranger was staring at it too. Thinking of the stranger, you turned your head slightly to look at him. He was gone. Your body tensed as you cast your eyes around for the mysterious man. You didn’t know why but you were interested in why he was staring at the painting for so long.

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anonymous asked:

How do you get to the point where you're okay with what you write? I can barely stand to read my fics once I'm done with them because all I seem to see are ways I could do better.

Confidence in your own ability is something you kinda have to practice and something that comes with time/experience. When you start out there’s going to be a gap between your level of skill and the kinds of art you want to create. Artists can’t draw exactly what they want the first time they pick up a pencil just as writers aren’t going to be able to put out a masterpiece they’re 100% satisfied with the first time they create a story. 

Also, because you spend more time with your work than anyone else will, the flaws and imperfections in your story will always be more readily apparent to you than they will be to other people. You’re always going to see the ways you could have improved on your work, but the next step to take is that you need to apply that to your next piece. Over time, you’ll get better and eventually get to the point when you can go back and read your older stories and enjoy them. 

It’s also important to respect your own work. Challenge the internet’s culture of self-deprecation and be proud of the things you put time and energy into. Artistic mastery is a journey, not a destination, and as long as you keep striving towards your writing goals, you’re going to reach a point where you can admit you could have done better yet still be proud of the effort you put out. 

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Seventeen model! Vernon

SVT: Model! Vernon

  • was scouted by an agency when he was shopping with some friends
  • originally thought it was a scam until he went and visited the agency that was listed on the business card
  • five months later, Hansol was one of the top models in Korea
  • he was so popular that even some big name brands in other countries (including America) wanted him to model for them
  • was talked into doing a photoshoot with Billabong and was scheduled to fly out to Australia to do some beach shots
  • you were the other famous model that was assigned to this shoot
  • you got your first glimpse of him when he was doing his individual shots in the water
  • he had his shirt off, revealing chiseled abs that glistened from the sea spray, and an easy smile on his face, although once the camera stopped flashing he immediately asked for a shirt to cover himself
  • he was sweet from what you could tell, he often joked with the staff in between pictures and was shy when he had to remove his shirt once more
  • you were called over to be introduced, he barely said three words to you since he was so shy, before you went and changed into the attire from Billabong’s clothing line
  • you were each given a surf board to pose with while standing next to each other, but in between shots he turned to talk with one of the makeup artists and accidently hit you with the board
  • you immediately fell into the sand, feeling grains of sand sticking to you because of the waterproof makeup you were wearing
  • Hansol’s like !!!! omgwhatdidijustdo and helped you to your feet, apologizing profusely with a look of pure horror on his face
  • he offered to make it up to you by treating you to lunch during your break
  • you said yes since he was nice and hey, free food
  • well, that unofficial “date” turned into an actual date, that was followed by many more
(TRANS) Haru Hana Vol. 24 - BTS Interview

Rap Monster
Q: The evolution of your autograph?
A: My autograph was completely different before. The office’s team leader said, “It’s too simple, you can’t use that” so that’s why it looks like it does now (laughs). It took a long, long time before I decided to use this. I think I probably signed like a couple thousand times.

Q: What’s great about the members?
A: J-Hope definitely will not overstep the boundary. He always has a sense of propriety so when he says something, you’ll think “ah~ that’s right.”

Jin hyung is also the type that values rules and regluation. Also, he would often hand me things that I had forgotten. He would remind me and say, “You forgot this~.” (laughs)

Suga hyung is a music partner. He’ll notice that things that I overlook.

V is always very cute and lively (laughs). I don’t have anything like that so there’s a lot for me to learn.

Jungkook has always worked super hard. Seeing him makes me think that I need to fight on!

Jimin always listens to me. He really is a very gentle dongsaeng.

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Emma Watson for the Interview magazine May 2017


Emma Watson loves to act, but she also loves her privacy.

Celebrities have often spoken out about the pros and cons of fame, admitting they’ve subscribed to a life in the public eye but also requesting just a little bit of privacy when it comes to their personal lives. Although it can be difficult given the public’s need to know about celebrity living, Watson seems to have figured it out.

Jessica Chastain interviews Watson in the latest issue Interview, and inside the glossy pages the Harry Potter alum opens up about literally growing up in the spotlight. It’s not the first time Watson has opened up about her experience with fame and the rules she follows in order to maintain a balanced life. 

“It’s one of the things that I struggle with, because the three of us—Dan[iel Radcliffe], Rupert [Grint], and I—were kids when we got cast in this fairy-tale series, and what happened to us was kind of a fantasy story in itself. Outside of the movies,” she tells Chastain. “So the story of my life has been of public interest, which is why I’ve been so passionate about having a private identity. When I step into a character, people have to be able to suspend their disbelief; they have to be able to divorce me from that girl.”

In order for fans to do that, Watson argues, she has to cut them out to an extent.

“And not having everyone know every single intimate detail of my entire life is part of me trying to protect my ability to do my job well,” she says.


With so many eyes on her all the time, The Circle actress admits she’s become hesitant in life out of “fear” of messing up. “I know that I’m under a different microscope, a certain level of scrutiny, which I find really hard at times,” Watson says. “And sometimes the fear of doing things is overwhelming. I get incredibly overwhelmed, and sometimes feel hemmed in by that, afraid of that.”

At the end of the day, however, Watson doesn’t let her fear control her; she controls her fear. “I know that if I live in that fear, then my life as an artist, as a human being, really, is over,” she notes. “Ultimately, it will silence me, and it will silence what is in me—which I have yet to explore and uncover.”

Ultimately, Watson took a stand with her fame. She told Vanity Fair’s March 2017 issue that she won’t take photos with fans anymore—except on a red carpet or fan event—her biggest rule of surviving fame. 

“For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters,” she explained. “They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”

Instead, Watson is willing to offer her time. “I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? Children I don’t say no to, for example.”

Clearly she has exceptions to her rules.

Keep Positive

There are so many perks of being a multishipper! Some of the best are supporting everyone’s views on a certain ship and meeting new friends. So when I see BS like the Voltron fandom discourse it disgusts me.

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO SHIP WHOEVER THEY WANT! It’s not only about shipping, but simple character remarks, AUs, fan art, fics, etc. are thrown into this pointless discourse. And when people go as far to cause drama on or offline (especially at cons) they not only belittle themselves, but hurt a hard working creator. 

The beauty of fiction, no matter the media, is how everyone can interpret something differently. Some series even help people overcome real life issues. So when this discourse BS goes around, realize that it does hurt those people who gained confidence because of a series. Sometimes that’s all the have.

There’s a HUGE difference between constructive criticism and blatant harassment. I’ve been through it, my fan artist and fan fiction writer friends have been through it, even my neighbor’s ten year old granddaughter has dealt with it. It’s something we, as creators, have to stand up against online. 

What worries me is the people who are bullied for simply liking something or having a different POV on a character, ship, AU, etc. Their opinion is just as valid as yours. We can agree, disagree or even agree to disagree, but always show your fellow fandom members the respect they deserve. 

Anyway, to keep everything positive, just remember that your voice matters. Keep up the amazing work, and never quit, because your work, opinion, etc. diversifies the fandom and helps it grow! Have a wonderful day.

The Lonely Tree (Part 14.5)

Word Choice: 1644

Summary: You help Steve with one of his pieces for the art show.

Warnings: Language, Nat and Wanda and Maria being the absolute worst

Y/N: One more part guys… I’m gonna cry. 

Catch up here!

Originally posted by ohevansmycaptain

You arrived at the studio before Steve, and even though you had posed for him many times before, the formal setting made you feel more nervous than you expected. You had just slipped out of your coat and were fidgeting with the white leggings and white long sleeved shirt he had asked you to wear when he finally made his appearance.

“Are you going to tell me why I’m wearing all white, or are you just going to skip ahead to the part where you murder me? Just curious. Nice choice of venue by the way, very dark and empty.”

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Between the Lines

Everybody judges a book by its cover. 

There’s no sugarcoating it. Editors know it, publishers know it, writers know it. In a market overstuffed with generic stock images of flashy neon backgrounds and pale, angular figures either half-dressed or half-hidden in the shadows, it’s hard to stand out.

Which is why when his editor had first started looking for an illustrator to attach to his book nearly five years ago, he’d jumped at the chance to oversee the selection process.

“I want something rustic,” he’d told Miller. “Something actually drawn. None of that CGI stuff.”

“You keep saying ‘CGI’,” Miller had replied. “I don’t think it means what you think it means.”

Or, the one where Bellamy needs an artist to illustrate his fantasy adventure series.

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Leading Man

600 Follower Celebration fic for @bulletscrossbowpie

Summary: You call Dean to help cheer you up while you’re filming your latest movie.

warnings: fluff to angst, non-explicit sex mentioned, jealous!Dean, actor!Reader

word count: ~2200


“CUT!” the director called, and you sighed in relief.  You were working on a romantic drama and feeling totally out of your element.  The man playing your opposite, Ryan, was completely cheesy and hitting on you constantly, and the movie in general was not your cup of tea.  You just wanted to get this job over with so you could pick up your next horror film, now that was what you liked to do.

Ryan leaned over toward you, smiling.  “Nice take, Y/N.  Can’t wait for tomorrow!”  You gave him a half smile in return, feeling the exact opposite of him.  The schedule for tomorrow included the love scene between your character and Ryan’s, and you were dreading every minute of it.

You walked out of the sound stage, pulling out your cell phone.  You dialed the first number that came to mind, and held your phone up to your ear.

He answered on the third ring.

“Please tell me you’re somewhere near LA, I could really use a drink and a friend.”

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The Signs as Suicide Squad Characters (pt.2 of 2)

Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel) - Cancer, Libra

Harley Quinn is no standard criminal. In fact, it all started at Arkham Asylum, where she worked as psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel and began analyzing the Joker. She grew obsessed with him and ended up falling in love with someone judged as an insane monster by others. The Joker is responsible for her transformation into Harley Quinn, in which she sees an opportunity to live a life with her Puddin’. Harley is a truly unique character, lovable because of her goofy and cute acts as well as her uncommon accent or sometimes bumbling behaviour. She seems carefree on the surface while she is deeply troubled due to her love for the Joker inside. The Joker’s companion has no natural superpowers but superb gymnast skills which she uses to knock her enemies out.

Joker - Scorpio, Gemini

The greatest opponent of Batman till this day - there are not many words that can describe the Joker’s distinctiveness. His total unpredictability allows him to break out of Arkham Asylum again and again. Nobody knows his true origin for nothing what the Joker says should be taken on trust. It’s just so easy to fall for the Joker cause no one can tell what’s serious and what’s deception coming out of his mouth. But beside his intimidating and manipulative aura, he’s a highly intelligent psychopath who acts ‎like an innocent clown or like a violent killer with total disregard for human life - all depending on his mood or current intentions. Appearing with a sense of honour can change in the next second into the desire to mock about himself, he loves to bring Batman in a life-threatening condition whom he considers to be the only one to be capable of standing up to him, but almost every time counts on him getting out alive. Harley is an integral part of his craziness  and maybe she truly is the closest one to tell if the Joker really loves her, but in the end his psychotic mood swings oftentimes get between the two of them.

Katana - Virgo

After the murder of her husband and sons at the hands of a criminal Japanese organization, Tatsu Yamashiro took up that same blade that was used to kill her family, traveled to America and vowed to battle against injustice. But her weapon “Soultaker” is no ordinary sword as it captures the souls of its victims and allows Katana to communicate with them. What also makes Katana stand out from the rest of the Suicide Squat is that she isn’t a villain. She volunteered to be there to protect and support Rick Flag. The highly skilled martial artist and swordswoman is extremely loyal towards Rick but nevertheless is a lone wolf. Since Katana is goal-oriented, perfectionist and reliable she has been a part of numerous super teams like the Justice League or the Birds of Prey.

Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) - Capricorn

When someone looks at Croc merely seeing a monster, then this one didn’t get him at all. True - Waylon Jones was born with a rare mutation defect that slowly turned his skin and body features into reptile-like or should one say crocodile-like appearance. He’s therefore super strong, an expert swimmer and has teeth able to rip flesh and bones apart. Before becoming a hard piece for Batman and a Suicide Squad member, Jones really had a crappy childhood: With the Father gone early and the mother an alcoholic, young Jones earned his money by Alligator wrestling. His nickname was now Killer Croc and he went to the bad. Croc is a sincere being, always calm and cool-looking. He’ll never forgive the one betraying the Suicide Squad and he’ll say ‘You’re one of us’ to the one earning his trust. Croc’s not much of a talker. He’d rather take it to action. He endures much because he always had to deal with being an outcast because of the way others see his exteriors and judge him before knowing him. Therefore he’ll be protective if someone really kneels into getting to know him a bit.

Rick Flag - Sagittarius

Rick Flag has no actual superpowers but is highly trained and skilled in combat with or without weapons. The former member of the military was chosen to lead the squad by Amanda Waller but he is not really enthusiastic about babysitting a bunch of criminals. Flag is a man who is attempting to do what is right and who has seen it all, maybe that is why he suffers from occasional mental instability. Through the movie, he succeeds at transforming the bunch of  villains into a unit, willing to do anything to destroy The Enchantress. Rick Flag in particular is not able to give up on June Moone because he loves her. In fact, the only time we see a softer, more caring side of him is when he is together with the possessed June. He would do anything to stop her from suffering.

Pairings in Keyakizaka46

Pairings. Or also called, OTP ( One True pairing). The definition goes by: “your favorite relationship in a fandom”, or “the relationship that match the best”. AKB48 already proved the existence of pairing like Atsumina, Wmatsui, or Sayamilky. Keyakizaka46 is no exception.

Why is it so particular? why does pairing influence fandom culture so much? I have already defined Idols in 3 relationship. Idol x herself, idol x fans, and idol x idol. Pairings is one aspect of the third relationship. Fans are keen to watch members interaction because it is different from what they can possibly have with the idol herself. The friendship, bond between members shows aspect of your oshimen that you would never imagine. This is the magic of the OTP. 

Before we get started, i want to point out that those pairings are just my opinion and are by no means a judgement on who is closest to who. Being close is a huge factor, but i also works on the pair chemistry.

“Za cool is the name of the tandem Shida manaka/Watanabe Risa”

I’ve been lurking Japanese fandom for quite some time and the most well known pairing is undoubtly “Za cool” or also called “MonaLisa”. It make sense because Keyakizaka has been built on a cool image and both of them have natural assets like great, lean figure and slim silouhette. It’s not really about the interaction between the two ( correct me if i’m wrong) but for what they represents in Keyakizaka; they are the symbol of classy, good looking girls that japanese teenager aspire to be.

It’s about the looks, but also the manner. In individual PV, both of them traded the usual cute and appealing idol video to make more personal, in depth short movies to assert their cool personalities ( One is doing martial arts, the other is making a fashion show in her living room). When you think of it, there is cool members in the 48group but none of them stand out better than a whole pairing. I would not be surprised to see both of them in fashion magazine, like true cousins of their senpai of Nogizaka46.

Something to notice, Nogizaka and more recently Keyakizaka have a sizeable amount of female fans. Cool members that convey self confidence are very popular among them. And when Za cool cultivate a “strong, reliable” character ( close to danso) you can be sure members and fans match perfectly.

“Yuichanzu has already 2 B-sides up their sleeves, and fans are asking for more.”

Born from management’s wish to operate Kobayashi and Imaizumi Yui musical talents, the duo Yuichanzu has evolved into a distinctive musical aspect of Keyakizaka, the pop-folk tune of the group. No management have put as much faith in a musical sub-unit in the past, and it tells how important the duo has become for Keyaki.

Yuichanzu is even more of a deadly weapon when you take into account the global consensus of musical landslide AKB group releases have become. Not only Keyakizaka stand out with their powerful main track (hello Silent Majority), but they take the luxury to open their musical range by releasing ballad like the musically acknowledged “bob dylan wa kaesanai”. In a world dominated by visual and Auto-tune, Yuichanzu stand as a new refreshing effort to set back music as the main concern of a group. Even for idols.

This tandem success also come from an efficient blend between them. Yuipon is kind/quiet type, almost shy, while Zuumin has this cheerful, almost bewildering personality. Together, they sing in harmony, making way to one of their best performance .

The perspective to bring Keyakizaka this so much awaited musical variety is what makes Yuichanzu so valuable. Not only it defends the idea that idols are also artist ( and not ONLY marketed musical product) but it hugely helps other girls than the center develop their personalities. “Idols you can see grow” has never been more true than the present day.

“The Sun and the moon. What do they have in common? They both shine.” 

TechiNeru relationship has been slightly elaborated here. But it still has to be mentioned. This is my own belief that Neru is Yurina’s rival; from the opposition of their styles, from their close level of skill. From their respective stories and role in the group. What made Batman so popular as a Hero? Because he had lot of powers? In that case green lantern would win hands up. Then No. The real answer is that he had charismatic enemies and rivals, like Joker. In the same logic, This duo will climb to new heights thanks to their rivalry. This is passion.

Something that i have omited to talk about, is the bond between them. Neru has chosen to defy her parents when becoming an idol, defying at the same time the path she chose over the path chosen for her. Yurina became an idol to forget about an alleged painful past. To pour all her energy into a “new her” was a way to not look behind ever again. It comes from her famous quote “Whatever happened in the past, i have no choice but to only look forward.” Despite their clear contrast as orthodox and unorthodox idols, they share the same resolve : To face the future with a challenging heart. 

Then probably, Nagaham Neru is the member that understand Yurina the most. Only a center can understand a center, as you bear the overwhelming pressure of fans and management expectation in your shoulders. Both have solo songs, both lead a generation. One can suffer from the eternal comparison between the two ( Watanabe Miyuki mention her painful experience as being Yamamoto Sayaka eternal number 2) and this is why the link between them is so strong. During Keyakizaka one man’s live performance, Yurina was on the verge of tears, overwhelmed by the emotion of sharing this last performance with fans. You can catch a glimpse where Neru quickly hug Techi to cheer her up during the next verse.

“The OTP without name. What about the two pillars?”

The appearance of this duo has been quite recent, precisely during the sports festival in Keyakitte, Kakenai? episode. There was the blue team led by Sugai Yuuka who represented the “my pace” team, while the red team was led by Moriya Akane, the “gachi” (serious) team. This is probably the most accurate representation of this tandem. You have on one side the kind, caring member that makes you comfortable ( the mother), and on the other side the strong, reliable member that pumps you up ( the father). In any case, the “Yuukanen” duo is the pairing that all keyaki members look up to.

I chose the two pillars because the two have the potential to be captains. To ensure good communication between member, to represent the group in talk session ( especially Yuuka), to call people out when members are slacking off during practice ( Akanen), to set a good role model for members to follow. This is the necessary sternness that helps Keyakizaka keep their high level of performance.

Those two are the self-consciousness of Keyakizaka46, essential to make the group operate backstage. We’re not even talking about their  SUPER high level of aesthetic and own individual appeal ( Sugai sama and her noble persona, Akanen the big sister that hates to lose). Their awareness and sense of responsability framed the group into the right path. Keyakizaka was a rookie group without senpai, and the two of them assumed this role just naturally. The very definition of idols are people you admire and respect; Yuuka and Akanen absolutely fit those requirements.

“Boke&Tsukkomi is an absolute reference of Japanese comedy”

Now we’re entering non-established pairings, but that holds potential in the future. The limitless ponkotsu personality of Watanabe Rika and the variety talent of Oda Nana makes the pairing extremely potent. It’s true that Berika can make any situation laughable on her own, but Oda nana presence frame those funny moments, making them less awkward and more elaborated.

In japanese entertainment industry, the workforce mainly consist of actor/actress and singer, but also people you call “talento”, like Becky or Lola. They don’t have any particular skills, except that they are extremely good at talking. To give good rythms and atmosphere to a variety show, you invite those kind of celebrities. And it works! Only thanks to selling their image and smooth talking, the best of them are very popular and can endorse as much as 10 brand advertisement. This is important to understand japanese culture.

So yes, they don’t have the musical talent of Yuichanzu or the visual of Za cool, but Oda Nana and Watanabe Rika are the living ground of an excellent Boke&Tsukkomi pairing. The “boke” make stupid nag, while the “tsukkomi” correct him/punish him, make the situation hilarious. This concept is so popular that best comic duo like Downtown or 99 originated from this. Well, Watanabe Rika&Oda Nana holds this tremendous potential of talking and comedy. 

“If you marry weirdness and cuteness together, how will it blend?”

This is a personal wish of mine, to see more of those two. To pair those two is like making a step in the unknown. But since Keyakizaka taught me that everything is possible in the line up, i’m willing to hope. Nogizaka’s sister group is filled with great individuals which explain Ozeki and Uemura’s mixed visibility in the group ( they are often in the third row), but i’m convinced it is not because of their lack of personality.

In a group heavily cool oriented, to be extremely cute is an advantage. Uemura rina can benefit from it. But what she needs is to overcome her fear to stand out, and it is not an easy feat. But this weakness can be filled with Ozeki’s natural outgoing personality (someone who is not ashamed to turn herself into ridicule). Ozeki style. An underrated genius in comedy that probably would rise tenfold if given the proper tool to shine. It is understandable that comedy is not Keyakizaka top priority, but i’m eagerly waiting for her to take the group by storm.

Ozeki helps Rina to believe in herself, and Rina helps Ozeki in the visual department. And despite their opposite personalities, i have noticed a great relationship between the two; as they take 2 shot regularly together or holding arms during variety shows. If they helps each other’s out i’m sure they will find their rightful place within the group. Oh, and, i genuinely think BOTH are cute!

Conclusion 

As you might have expected, Keyakizaka draw his strength from the richness of the girls color and personalities, going from visual and music aspect to comedy and presence. The young group also beats the odds by running backward current trends that promote individuality ( Sayanee, Sasshi, Jurina) in successfuly highlighting a group unity. ( thanks to their group choregraphy and huge line up). Indeed, to have 3 times Techi as center is also promoting individuality, but what makes the difference is that compared to 48group, Keyakizaka doesn’t suffer from shuffle and dilemma between old and new gen promotion (because the girls all start from the same point). It ends up with all those strong pairings mentioned above. 

Why is idol popular? Because idols helps sharing this positive energy to fans, or non fans alike. An energy that encourage you to step forward. This is a constructive energy. Also, from their genuine bond between them helps you recall to value your friendship with those that you loves and loves you in return. Those pairings remind you to be grateful for what you own. It helps you feel generous.

It is only depending on you to have your own OTP. Share this heartwarming feeling. Share the love.

What if you were the inspiration for book character?

What if unknowingly you stood beside a budding author and they were struggling to add characterisation to one of their characters?

This could have happened at any point at any time.

While standing in the grocery store, you stood trying to decide between which pair of earphones to get. “My character will also be just as passionate about music and will struggle to overcome small issues that could effect listening to their favourite artists” the author declares

You could be on a date with your significant other and the author could think “I want two of my characters to share that level of romance and love”

Or even physical details, you could just simply walk past a author and they might immediately picture their characters having your untamed hair, your noticeable freckles, your curves, the happy bounce you have in your step or your button nose; the possibilities are endless.

I find this a fascinating concept, being a strangers muse without even realising. Someone finding your insecurities so capturing they have to write about it.

Anyway continue inspiring x

@aludy98 tagged me in a thing

Birthday: 7/11

Gender: Female

Relationship Status: I’ve been dating someone for about a month now and we just started talking about making it more serious :)

Favorite Color(s): Lime Green

Wake Up Time: Usually between 8 and 9:30

Love or Lust: Love

Favorite Food: Tacos and Burgers

Met A Celebrity: I’ve seen a bunch of celebrities at places. I met the gov of Pa once???

Last Song I Listened To: She’s American by The 1975

First Kiss: It was at a summer camp on a dare when I was a little bb sprout

Tall or Short: Standing tall at 5′1″

Nickname: Amber and Wilkshake

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Last thing you googled:  What is the difference between Batesian and Mullerian mimicry?

Favorite music artist: Walk the Moon

Song stuck in head: Whistle While You Work It by Katy Tiz

Last movie I saw: I had Aladian on the TV as background noise while doing homework earlier

What are you wearing right now? Penn State pajama shorts and a Fault in Our Stars Tank Top

Why did you chose your url? My best friend and I were drunk last year and thought it would be funny

Do you have any other blogs? Yep

What did your last relationship teach you? Don’t date electric bass players

Religious or spiritual: At the moment no

Average hours of sleep? On average around 4 to 5

Lucky number? 21

Favorite characters? Sofia (Girlboss) Lorelie Gilmore (Gilmore Girls) Amber (Parenthood) and Abuelita (One Day at a Time)

How many blankets do you sleep in? 1 or 4. There is no in between.

Tagging: @dol-oh-phin @nakedbluenailpolish and @levins18

Reylo: planed since the beginning?

Today I received The Art of Star Wars The Force Awakens (in French so what will be written in inverted comas are translations from the book), a book that, as most of you know, contains all the concept art created for the film. And I was quite surprised (but in a good way) when I saw two pictures which are part of the first pieces of art for TFA both created in early 2013.

  • The first one, which is above, is entitled “Darth Talon, Dark Side of the Force” and it represents a dark side user, a female Sith Lord, who is described in the paratext as being “manipulated” by an “evil creature”.

We know that when Lucasfilm started working on The Force Awakens, its story and concept art, not only the plot but also the characters were a source of real indecision. Rey was first called Kira, Finn was called Sam, Jakku was an oceanic planet and Kylo Ren’s appearance and name changed drastically. Moreover, we know that JJ Abrams even had the idea to make Snoke a woman which shows that even genders changed.

So when I first saw this painting and read the paratext, I immediately drew a parallel between Snoke and Kylo Ren because as Darth Talon Kylo is a dark side user manipulated by an evil creature (Snoke)

But my biggest surprise was when I saw those sketches bellow.

  • This set of 4 sketches, created by McCaig, the same artist as the first painting, is entitled “Seduction” 

And what do we see ? Darth Talon, the female Sith Lord, seducing a young male Jedi, having quite an intimate moment with him before leaving (And where does she stand in the last sketch? In the light ! *cough*)

So if Kylo can be compared to Darth Talon, who can be compared to the Jedi?
My answer is Rey since she is from the light side, owns a light saber and is from the opposite sex just like the Jedi.

To me, this set of pictures shows that a seduction or even a romance between a dark side user and a light side user was envisaged already at the beginning of the creation of TFA.
So since there is this strange similarity between Darth Talon and Kylo Ren / the Jedi and Rey can we assume that the seduction/romance between the two canon characters will happen in future episodes?

Moreover, the most interesting thing with this set of sketches is that one is missing since they are called “Seduction 01, 02, 03, 05″. Afraid to give too much information Lucasfilm? 
Sorry but why would they remove a sketch if not because it gives too much details on future films? 

By writing all this, I’m not claiming that Reylo will indeed be canon I’m just sharing similarities between concept art characters and canon characters and the theories they involved.

Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) (1919) - Amedeo Modigliani

This exquisite three-quarter length portrait powerfully synthesises all the characteristic traits which Modigliani developed in his post-1916 portraits: the geometric simplification of the female form, the S-shaped curve of her body inscribed by a flowing melodic line to which her whole body is subjected, the elongated neck and face, the stylised, accentuated line of her nose and the pursed, small mouth with sensuous lips. Uniquely, in Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) Modigliani has endowed his lover with a pair of piercingly bright eyes, with delicately indicated pupils. This departure from his more usual ‘almond’ vacant eyes, which imbued his sitters with an enigmatic and impenetrable mood, gives Jeanne a powerful sense of personality. What makes the present work stand out among Modigliani’s portraits is a beautifully achieved balance between his unique mannerism and stylisation and a tender insight into the personality and psychology of his muse.

anonymous asked:

Hi~ I just wanted to say that you're my favorite scenario blog by far. Your writing is so great and I thoroughly enjoy reading everything you create. Plus, you're adorable. So I've been rewatching Happy Camp and I noticed that behind the boys are a couple translators. I want to be a translator myself, so seeing that gives me so much hope. Like maybe in the future I'll translate for EXO omg. But I was wondering if you could write a scenario where you translate for Kai? If not, np. Thank you ・v・♡

♡ thank you omg! 
here’s some cute kai where you’re his translator for a concert and he keeps getting close to you on stage and afterwords he confesses?!?

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