19 9 / 2014

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19 9 / 2014

fayeyong:

Saw this #babyme tag floating around on Ross’s tumblr… which made me think back to my own childhood. I often hear of other artists who say stuff like “I was born with a crayon in my hand” or “Ever since I was a tiny little kid, I was always drawing and drawing and drawing/ I displayed artistic talent since I was a child”, or the super dramatic “I’ve always wanted to be an artist”. Looking back at my wee years, I remember it being very mundane and low key. I don’t recall feeling any particular passion towards any hobby, and I don’t think there was any super talent that manifested itself.
There was a stint at about 9-12 where I started drawing a lot of bad, half abandoned, legless (literally) Sailormoon fan-comics, but I think that was more out of extreme Sailor Moon fandom rather than any actual love for drawing.
In secondary school I started drawing manga (always abandoned) and half scribbled comics about my classmates, but to be honest I think maybe 40% of that was artistic interest, and 60% of that was my awkward way of fitting in, because my friends found those comics funny. (I wasn’t the super smart kid, I wasn’t the athetic kid, I wasn’t the pretty+popular kid, so hey I could be the art comic!) That, and I was also pretty interested in digital technology in creating art.
My discovery of my love of art didn’t manifest really, until I got to university (ostensibly to study something practical like Multimedia Design) and ended up picking a load of Illustration modules…  and the rest is downhill from there. :P
Ultimately, I don’t believe that I’m one of those “born with talent” artistic geniuses, I very much think that where I am today is a result of 10% initial interest in art, and 90% practice practice practice. It would be NICE to be born with bucketloads of natural talent, but I guess one can indeed get by with a lot of hard work, balanced self criticism and more hard work. 
So if you want to do something new, I don’t think it’s too late to start. You just have to be prepared to put aside any preconceived adult ego of how things should be, and just do it. Stumbles and falls aplenty (when you see 12 year olds on Deviantart who can out-draw you blindfolded), but like any other skill, if you want it you gotta work for it. :)

fayeyong:

Saw this #babyme tag floating around on Ross’s tumblr… which made me think back to my own childhood. 

I often hear of other artists who say stuff like “I was born with a crayon in my hand” or “Ever since I was a tiny little kid, I was always drawing and drawing and drawing/ I displayed artistic talent since I was a child”, or the super dramatic “I’ve always wanted to be an artist”. Looking back at my wee years, I remember it being very mundane and low key. I don’t recall feeling any particular passion towards any hobby, and I don’t think there was any super talent that manifested itself.

There was a stint at about 9-12 where I started drawing a lot of bad, half abandoned, legless (literally) Sailormoon fan-comics, but I think that was more out of extreme Sailor Moon fandom rather than any actual love for drawing.

In secondary school I started drawing manga (always abandoned) and half scribbled comics about my classmates, but to be honest I think maybe 40% of that was artistic interest, and 60% of that was my awkward way of fitting in, because my friends found those comics funny. (I wasn’t the super smart kid, I wasn’t the athetic kid, I wasn’t the pretty+popular kid, so hey I could be the art comic!) That, and I was also pretty interested in digital technology in creating art.

My discovery of my love of art didn’t manifest really, until I got to university (ostensibly to study something practical like Multimedia Design) and ended up picking a load of Illustration modules…  and the rest is downhill from there. :P

Ultimately, I don’t believe that I’m one of those “born with talent” artistic geniuses, I very much think that where I am today is a result of 10% initial interest in art, and 90% practice practice practice. It would be NICE to be born with bucketloads of natural talent, but I guess one can indeed get by with a lot of hard work, balanced self criticism and more hard work. 

So if you want to do something new, I don’t think it’s too late to start. You just have to be prepared to put aside any preconceived adult ego of how things should be, and just do it. Stumbles and falls aplenty (when you see 12 year olds on Deviantart who can out-draw you blindfolded), but like any other skill, if you want it you gotta work for it. :)

17 9 / 2014

#BabyMe for #sketch_dailies.

#BabyMe for #sketch_dailies.

17 9 / 2014

ornamentedbeing:

COLLECTION:  Comédie-Française

RÔLE:  Diana

DESCRIPTIF COSTUME:  Costume de style empire. Robe à taille haute en moire rose pâle, manches ballons avec rangs de perles et broderies dans le bas de la robe. Manteau de cour avec traîne en velours rouge brodé or.

DATE DE PRODUCTION:  1996-05-25

LIEU DE PRODUCTION:  Comédie-Française, Paris (Salle Richelieu)

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14 9 / 2014

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

And people wonder why I’m afraid to hold my hubby’s hand while walking down the street.

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

And people wonder why I’m afraid to hold my hubby’s hand while walking down the street.

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12 9 / 2014

Hikers in a creepy forest…

Hikers in a creepy forest…

11 9 / 2014

lacedheartt:

Evening dress 1887-1889 via MET.

11 9 / 2014

tealin:

I don’t think this directly affected me, in my time at Disney, as I was always too junior (and heretical) to be desirable within the studio, never mind to another studio.  I’m sharing it because while it’s not as fun as, say, browsing character design blogs, it is important for anyone wanting to get into the animation industry to read about this. The whole of animation history is full of studios taking advantage of their employees and it is not in their interest to change, which is why employees must be vigilant not to be taken advantage of, and not to let it happen to others.  No matter what your studio may tell you about being a happy family, it’s a business, and will make cold-blooded business decisions when it suits them – in fact the whole ‘happy family’ rhetoric is a cold-blooded business decision, as it encourages employee loyalty and is much less expensive than competitive pay.*  It isn’t in anyone’s interest to revisit the bidding wars of the ’90s because everyone suffers in the long run, but that does not make it OK for studios benefiting from record profits not to pass that along to the people who made the films, never mind conspire with each other to keep their workforce from finding just compensation anywhere else.

And for people who take only a recreational interest in animation: it ain’t all peaches and cream: be an informed fan.

*To be fair, I have worked at studios that are, more or less, happy families, but the truth of it seems to be in an inverse relationship to size and to explicit statements of familial happiness.

11 9 / 2014

d0nnatron:

thecutestofthecute:

axolotl-galaxy:

alpha-ohmega:

Thanks guys, I needed this talk

lianarainbow50, here’s to you.

I was definitely NOT expecting the last one oh my G O D 

Things I need to remember .

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09 9 / 2014

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