Oh man, there’s a million things I could say. People much smarter than me have written books on how to start painting in oils. I’m learning just like everybody else. But I would say start simple? Don’t pressure yourself into painting complicated subject matter before you’re ready. Learning to paint can be an overwhelming process and I think it’s best to start with value studies and/or a limited palette to give yourself the chance to just get comfortable with the medium. Paint from life, at least to start with, using a simple still life set up with a single light source. And check your drawing, ALL the time. No amount of gorgeous brushwork or rendering is going to hide incorrect proportions. Don’t worry about style, or finding your unique signature way of painting. That will come on it’s own. Trying to paint exactly like another artist is like trying to change your personality. It will look fake, and you won’t be able to keep it up. And have fun with it! Nobody will arrest you if you ruin a few canvases so don’t pressure yourself into thinking you need to make masterpieces. Or, if you want you could just throw everything I said out the window and just throw/splatter paint at the canvas like Pollock. Either way, find a way of painting that gets you excited for the next one. ;)
I drew this animation over the weekend on my iPad with a tiny amount of Photoshop touch-up before posting.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this and maybe I’ll clean it up even more to actual final art style!
Cannot wait until the book comes out! (2015?)
For all my kitchen witches.
This is all super important to know even if you don’t cook/bake, because one time I confused teaspoon and tablespoon when taking medication with codeine and passed out on the couch for 14 hours.
Or you could just learn to count by fucking 10 and use the metric system. Which doesn’t need a complicated ass chart to remember/understand.
I’m pretty sure that we tried that once in the 80’s and it was met with so much resistance that it just didn’t happen. In the meantime, please appreciate the very neat graphic made with the Imperial system which curiously resembles the Tree of Life in Kabballah… which is the primary reason why I posted this in the first place.
Instead of printing it, get it as a poster or sticker from the original creator: http://sblattindesign.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/measure-up/
telling someone they can’t be sad because others have it worse is like telling someone they can’t be happy because others have it better
3. Chalcopyrite with Quartz
4. Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
5. Fluorite stalactite
8. Rainbow Aura Quartz
10.. Burmese Tourmaline 8.15 ct
Just a thought regarding the lovely messages I’ve gotten saying that I’m talented (first off THANK YOU). This drawing was done my first semester of art school, and this was what I was capable of with “raw talent”:
This was done my last semester of art school. I had exactly the same amount of…
I AM BEST PRINCESS
'if lesbians use dildos why don't they just have sex with a man?'
'if straight men like fucking women in the ass why don't they just fuck men?'
Finally, a brilliant response to a dumb question.
Dildos aren’t shaped like penises, they are shaped like the inside of a vagina.
Besides, not everyone uses dildos anyway. I still enjoy this snarky response. Good jorb.
animals with albinism - imgur.com
PS not all have albinism, some are just rare characteristics/mutations