scarybioloyg:

fuckitandflee:

The real problem with books-turned-movies isn’t “omg they didn’t include every single word in the book” it’s “omg they completely overlooked the main theme, threw out any significant allegories, took away all the emotional pull, an turned it into a boring action movie with a love triangle in it”

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zellah4:

OMFG


Messed up!!!
zellah4:

OMFG


Messed up!!!
zellah4:

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Messed up!!!
zellah4:

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Messed up!!!
zellah4:

OMFG


Messed up!!!
zellah4:

OMFG


Messed up!!!
zellah4:

OMFG


Messed up!!!
zellah4:

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Messed up!!!
zellah4:

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Messed up!!!
zellah4:

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Messed up!!!
emmisnotshortforemma:

You can now get art from this blog in book form!My book DIARY is filled with journal drawings from June 2014 to August 2014. It’s a 42 pages long full-colored book, and it’s available here.

I needed to know you had a Lulu store.Now I can happy.
emmisnotshortforemma:

You can now get art from this blog in book form!My book DIARY is filled with journal drawings from June 2014 to August 2014. It’s a 42 pages long full-colored book, and it’s available here.

I needed to know you had a Lulu store.Now I can happy.

emmisnotshortforemma:

You can now get art from this blog in book form!

My book DIARY is filled with journal drawings from June 2014 to August 2014. It’s a 42 pages long full-colored book, and it’s available here.

I needed to know you had a Lulu store.
Now I can happy.

What's the best practical advice you can give to someone who does not draw due to a believed lack of skill, and a short attention span, who would really really like to draw"?
Asked by Anonymous

I know it sounds cliche, but do the best with what you have. It’s really all that anyone can do in the end.

1- Short attention span: maybe make shorter drawings like doodles and quick sketches. It’s a very common practice in life drawing (and all forms of observatory drawing) to do 30 second sketches, and to practice drawing as fast as you can to see if you can get the hang of form and movement without all the extra details. This is a completely valid art form and it’s not any less impressive than long-term projects.

Don’t feel that you have to finish everything you start. A lot of what we now consider great works of art were considered “unfinished” by the original artist. 

Do you have any technique to help you focus your attention? Doodling is mine as I find that it helps me organize my thoughts and it gives me something to do while I’m working on other tasks (I’ve found that alternating two tasks is a lot easier for my attention span than trying to focus entirely on one for a long period of time). If you have certain songs that help you focus or even certain scents that make you feel at peace, I highly encourage you to keep those around while you draw.

2- Lack of skill: Art doesn’t have to be good.  Bad art is still art. Make ugly art. Make weird art. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like the picture in your head. It almost never does for anyone AND nobody else knows what the picture in your head looks like, so it’s very likely that nobody will know you didn’t make it the way you wanted to. Anyway, who cares what it looks like as long as you have fun making it?

A lot of people confuse “technical drawing skills” with “art skills”, so be careful about that too. Just because you can’t draw doesn’t mean you aren’t talented. There is more to art than drawing (there is even more to drawing than the act of drawing itself). A lot if is about looking and thinking. It’s about remembering your favorite mix of colors and reproducing it. It’s about paying attention to what you like and don’t like. All those things are artistic abilities, and I’m sure you have some of them.

Plus, natural skill is highly overrated. More often than not, hard work is what makes someone a good artist.

positivedoodles

Not sure if you're still taking advice questions, but do you have any advice for someone who used to be artistic and creative for years, but over the last few years has lost all their inspiration or any feeling of creating? Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous

Here are my 20 top creativity boosting tips in no particular order.

1- Pick a book of poetry, and create a piece of art based on every poem. Continue until you’re done. Then pick your favorite one, and reinterpret it in another medium.

2- Make yourself a playlist of songs and noises that get you in the creative mood. 

3- Make an inspiration board on Pinterest or make a physical inspiration board and post it in the area where you do most of your creative work.

4- Take things from one medium and transfer them to another. For example, is there something about film-making that you think is super cool? a specific technique? write a short letter arranging the words and thoughts in a way that mirrors that technique. 

5- Light a candle while you’re working, and light that candle again every other time you’re working. Your mind may make a connection between the scent and the work process.

6- Open a word document and write the first 10 words that come to mind. ask someone else to write another 10 words. Pick one word from your list, one from theirs, and try making something based on the connection (or lack thereof) between those two words.

7- Do a 30 day challenge (or just google “creativity prompts” then do some of them). 

8- Collaborate with a friend. Have them to do part of the project, then you do the next part, then them, then you, so on.

9- Find two artists with very different styles, and try to make something that combines the best of both styles. Try to make something that combines the worst of both styles.

10- Work at it every day. Even if all you do is stare a blank canvas for two hours trying to come up with something to paint, what you’re doing is getting in the mindset to create/work.  

11- Change the way you talk about yourself. Instead of saying “I used to be creative, but I’ve lost all my inspiration” say “I haven’t created in a while, but I still have creative energy in me and I will get it out eventually”.. It’s harder to be creative if you’re already telling yourself that you’re not.

12- Take care of external factors. Depressed? Stressed? Overworked? All those can block creativity. Take care of your health first, always. 

13- Research artists that you like and what their artistic routines were. Some artists only worked standing. Many (myself included) need at least one cup of coffee to work. Different people find creative energy in different ways, and there’s no harm in checking out what has worked for others in the past.

14- Don’t try to make good things, clever things or even impressive things. Just make things you think you’ll have fun making.

15- Try guided meditation with a focus on positive affirmations about your creativity.

16- Paint in your mind. I say paint because that’s where I first heard the concept, but it applies to pretty much every medium. Instead of actually writing a story, playing a song or drawing a picture, simply go through the motions in your head. Whenever you see something like, compose something about it in your head. Don’t think about making a tangible version of it. Just focus on doing it in your head.

17- Spend a lot of time alone with your thoughts. Take a break from doing things, and simply focus on being. Watch where your mind wonders. Take notes of your worries and interests. All of this is creative. All of this is important.

18- If you can, travel. Even if you’re just traveling to a new part of town, changes of scenery are great inspiration. If you can’t, looking at pictures online is still pretty inspiring (not as good of course, but still good).

19- Try remaking an old piece and see what happens. 

20- Observe and study as much as you can. Study things in your artistic field, but also out of it. Fill your mind with knowledge. Read many different kinds of books (or watch informational tv if reading is not your thing. Try podcasts. Whatever you enjoy most). Observe trees and clouds. Pay close attention to how beautiful and weird the world is.

positivedoodles

femmadilemma:

brooklynboobala:

artifuss:

fyodorpavlov:

When Fancy Feast told me she wanted to commission a portrait from me, I lost my mind a little bit. Then I continued losing it when she dropped “Mucha” and “carnivorous plants” and let me loose. I adore this woman, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to paint her. This is probably one of my most favorite burlesque performer portraits so far.

I am reposting this portrait fyodorpavlov did of me because someone is circulating his work after removing his credits. Don’t be a pissbaby and credit the artist!

I love this so much. Fancy, you are a goddess. <3

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femmadilemma:

brooklynboobala:

artifuss:

fyodorpavlov:

When Fancy Feast told me she wanted to commission a portrait from me, I lost my mind a little bit. Then I continued losing it when she dropped “Mucha” and “carnivorous plants” and let me loose. I adore this woman, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to paint her. This is probably one of my most favorite burlesque performer portraits so far.

I am reposting this portrait fyodorpavlov did of me because someone is circulating his work after removing his credits. Don’t be a pissbaby and credit the artist!

I love this so much. Fancy, you are a goddess. <3

incredible

isopoly:

"Change your Heart”
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isopoly:

"Change your Heart

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syfycity:

Steven Moffat on apologies
did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010. Source


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did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010. Source

I did not know that…

90schild:

I think about this every time I watch a superhero movie….
90schild:

I think about this every time I watch a superhero movie….
90schild:

I think about this every time I watch a superhero movie….
90schild:

I think about this every time I watch a superhero movie….

90schild:

I think about this every time I watch a superhero movie….

boomerstarkiller67:

Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead - Bewitched (1964)

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.

J.D.Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye (via bookmania)

zuriya:

I genuinely resent how ‘respecting parents’ often translates into allowing yourself to be an emotional (or even physical) punching bag, doormat or vessel for them to relentlessly project their idealized image of the perfect child, which often proves detrimental and inhibiting. Fuck that shit.

curiouslymistook:

healthycomfyhappy:

blk0912:

boredandmoist:

This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.

Today, I just got the keys to my first house.

Give it time.

Needed this today

when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be. 

this post could literally be saving lives rn and that is why i love this website.

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