appoggiatura:

Drawn with the procreate app on my ipad! Will probably refine it later :3

appoggiatura:

Drawn with the procreate app on my ipad! Will probably refine it later :3


archangvl:

Untitled | Dieter Orens

archangvl:

Untitled | Dieter Orens

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fowllanguagecomics:

I got the opportunity to talk to some students later this month about making a career as an artist. This is pretty much the TL;DR version of what I’m gonna say. (bonus panel)

fowllanguagecomics:

I got the opportunity to talk to some students later this month about making a career as an artist. This is pretty much the TL;DR version of what I’m gonna say. (bonus panel)

(via rosalarian)


sparklermonthly:

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble."this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…""this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…""there is better stuff on later pages…"It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

This was always a HUGE pet peeve of mine when doing portfolio reviews at cons, and we still get it with submissions sometimes. (relevant because short comics submissions are currently open!! :-D  )
I totally get the urge to be modest, but don’t sell yourself short! If you don’t believe you can do it, no one else is going to believe it either. 

sparklermonthly:

naamahdarling:

howtonotsuckatgamedesign:

mirrepp:

Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

This was always a HUGE pet peeve of mine when doing portfolio reviews at cons, and we still get it with submissions sometimes. (relevant because short comics submissions are currently open!! :-D  )

I totally get the urge to be modest, but don’t sell yourself short! If you don’t believe you can do it, no one else is going to believe it either. 


generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

(via izandra)


spx:

door:

paulinaganucheau:

I’ve had a bunch of people request this, so my Magical Arsenal print is now available as a shirt! You can purchase the shirt here here here here!

I’ve mocked up my favorite color options! You can fight so much evil in all those colors. There’s also a hoodie! (Which I’ll probably grab one for myself. Perfect fall hoodie!) 

Pick up your shirts here!

Prints are also still available here!

If anyone has any questions feel free to message me! Love, P 

Paulinaaaaaa

This changes everything.


camilladerricoart:

Camilla d’Errico “TriHart”

camilladerricoart:

Camilla d’Errico “TriHart”


rfmmsd:

Artist:

Suite Charlie

"China Doll"

Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media on Wood (Resined)

24” x 30”

"Golden Hour"

Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media on Wood (Resined)

18” x 24”

"Mother’s Milk"

Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media on Wood (Resined)

18” x 24”

"Porcelain Soldier"

Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media on Wood (Resined)

18” x 24”

"Styx and Stones"

Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media on Wood (Resined)

24” x 24”