Hogwarts Houses and each landscape
Guys…I really want to go to Chicago. This needs to happen.
I want to be in a place that’s big and loud and where cool/important things are happening all the time. I want to be surrounded by innovation and new ideas and inspiration and new people every day.
I have a lot of respect for Ze Frank, and I adored his year-long project, The Show. So many people have said things similar to this, but it’s always a good thing to hear again. In summary: if you want to make stuff, make stuff. It’s the only way you’ll get past the point of making things to the point of having made stuff. Then you get to make more stuff. So go make stuff!
Thoughts on the Creative Career (by zefrankenfriends)
EVERYONE IS GIFTED. TRY EXPLORE, DEVELOP AND SHARPEN YOURS.
— Nikki Giovanni (via amandaonwriting)
Fiona Staples gallery
My artsy crush!
— Love Poems, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
— Osho (via nirvikalpa)
My good buddy Justin wrote this up for the person asking about design textbooks:
I was going to write some much longer rant about this, but I decided simpler is better. Be forewarned; this is an opinion piece.
There are no books on ‘concept design’. You learn from two fields, “craft”, and…
And I found this very helpful just by looking at it. I was never good at coloring gold.
Gold is tough. This is awesome.
Gold is super hard and this is a great tutorial so adding my own tip to this. A trick to painting gold is throwing in some desaturated yellows to where they look almost greenish. Just eyedrop this pic, you’ll see what I mean.
Full pic is here, I used this as an example since it’s made of legit real gold.
Your task: Use the above image and super rough sketch as a base for your illustration. The sketch is merely a breakdown to help you with proportion and layout, if you need it; you’re not obligated to use it. The idea is to get many different images with the same layout to show the diversity of Tumblr’s Sherlock fanartists. The inspiration for this project was this post: marching123.tumblr.com/post/42421111239
-If possible, images should be the exact dimensions as the original: 750x596. General proportions of characters to each other should remain the same; this doesn’t mean you need to draw realistically or have them be exactly this size, just try to keep them the same size as the original compositionally. Feel free to draw larger and then size it down. if you are scanning or photographing, just do your best to get the composition the same when you crop it. Main two characters should remain John and Sherlock, but if you want to include other characters around them, feel free.
-Be as diverse with style, color, and medium as you want. Change the clothes, the meaning of the scene, the expressions, anything. You’re encouraged to push it as far from the original as you want to. None of the above rules are meant to restrict you to the point you feel you can’t be yourself; if you’re having trouble with it send me a message and maybe I can explain it in a different way.
-Images can include digital art, traditional art, crafts/collage/food/whatever, cosplay photo, any graphic that keeps the spirit of the original.
-Writers may submit a 221B (221 words, the last ending in “B”) inspired by the image or by someone else’s image if they wish (please message the artist if it’s okay to do so before posting it though!).
-Submit by April 20th; participants posting after then can still go on the blog but won’t go in the big collage image I’ll put together at the end of it.
How to submit: post the image/fic on your blog. Tag it within the first three tags “letsdrawsherlock”. You can also send the blog an ask, from the blog where you have posted your entry, with the post ID, so I can look it up.
I’m not going to do anything with your image/fic except reblog it here, and edit it into a large image at the end containing all the artworks submitted.
If you have any questions, feel free to send an ask to letsdrawsherlock.tumblr. Have fun!!
I need to do this!