Jiji's Artsy Antics

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Apr 8
If you have had a bad day, here’s a caterpuppy to cheer you up.

If you have had a bad day, here’s a caterpuppy to cheer you up.

Apr 5

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of horse references.

[From various sources]

So, I am dicking around on Facebook, trying out HOGs (Hidden Object Games) and I stumble over this. I didn’t notice it during my first visit at the scene, but after that it just… jumped me right in the face.

Can you see it?
Well yes, because I marked it for those who don’t ;P There’s the Alliance crest from WoW hidden in that scene! Wth?
Hidden Shadows, I don’t think you have permission to use that, do you? it’s edited, they clipped the vines, the hammer on top and some of the bottom to leave only the shield with the lion and the two gryphons, but guys, you cannot fool us. Even if we are Hordies.

We know the face of the enemy, altered or not!

(Source: otakumastermimi)

(Source: unitology)

sniperj0e:

sniperj0e:

ok but what if like. werewolves transform under the full moon but theres just this one and by day hes a big tough guy and then when he transforms hes a tiny dog. just fucking. just fucking turns into the tiniest, fluffiest dog

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imagine that howling at the moon

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imagine

Actually, I can totally imagine that, thanks to a game called TOKYO JUNGLE that plays in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, where pets have to learn to survive on their own.

And your very first animal to start out with is… a Pomeranian.

They also come in white and black and you can have a whole pack of the little buggers. By carefully leveling your puppy and breeding them with the right mates, you can create an army of adorable killers, able to take down lions, elephants and even dinosaurs (yes, there’s dinosaurs in the game).

So, with that in mind… I think the tiniest, fluffiest little were-puppy can be truly frightening. More so than fluffy white rabbits perhaps.

anatomicalart:

My art teacher told me a really motivational thing. She said, “you’re not making improvement unless you’re making bad art.”What she meant was, if you’re drawing something that you find easy to draw you’re not really learning. If you’re trying to draw what you find hard to draw, then you’re learning and improving.if you’re struggling. If you’re really trying but what you’re doing just doesn’t look correct to you, but you just keep working at trying to get it right, well that’s where you’re really improving.
Venturing outside your comfort zone is the key to artistic improvement. It’s also one of the scariest things to do, so it’s okay to be afraid but you should really give it a go.

anatomicalart:

My art teacher told me a really motivational thing.
She said, “you’re not making improvement unless you’re making bad art.”
What she meant was, if you’re drawing something that you find easy to draw you’re not really learning. If you’re trying to draw what you find hard to draw, then you’re learning and improving.
if you’re struggling. If you’re really trying but what you’re doing just doesn’t look correct to you, but you just keep working at trying to get it right, well that’s where you’re really improving.

Venturing outside your comfort zone is the key to artistic improvement. It’s also one of the scariest things to do, so it’s okay to be afraid but you should really give it a go.

(Source: pleasestopbeingsad)

Feb 7

I don’t really like where this is going…

The other day I stumbled over a club on FA that has me kind of worried where the artist community is heading. I am not sure how much I should “bitch” about, but I do feel like ranting a little.

Said club is a gathering of artists who probably do art just for shiggles. I guess. I noticed one of them had a journal entry on his page that stated he needed money, so I could be totally wrong here.

They banded together in a "Pay what you want" club.

Now, when you actually can do art and don’t have to relay on people paying you for it, or you simply don’t mind/don’t care if somebody pay you just five bucks or nothing at all for 9 hours of your time spent on working on their stuff… more power to you?
If it’s what floats your boat and you have fun doing that that’s perfectly fine, and for people with small budgets it probably is a pretty good thing as well, but I cannot help but worry about this.

I am in a position where I actually need the money from commissions. I can do without it, but that means no extras for me. No going out, no games, no vacation… you get the idea. Would be just paying the bills and some food for me and the fuzzies, so the income from commission work means I can go have some fun.
For a long time I was struggling with pricing (I still am), and I know a lot of other artists have the same problem. It’s not only a question of wether you think your art is work it or not, but there’s quite a bit of competition out there.

Now, most people I know wil charge you way less than a “professional” would do. And a lot of those buying art still think it’s too much what they ask for.
I noticed it’s mostly people that don’t draw themselves, so they have to grasp of how much time, work and effort go into it. Not to mention that what you charage is also supposed to cover the power used when working digitally or the materials if it’s a traditional painting or drawing.

I can’t help to worry that this “Pay what you want” thing could end up harming artists who actually need the money they earn with their work. With people always complaining about commissions being too expensive, I can just see arguments arising. You know, the kind of where somebody wants art for you, you point him to your price list and they will curse you to hell because you have no “pay what you want” option.

I just really don’t know how to feel about it. But I know how hard it is for artists as it is now and I can’t stop thinking about the potential danger a pricing model like this could bring for those of us who need that income.

Feb 5

(Source: lj7stkok)

wrathfulcalm:

shezzainblue:

onlysnakescanlove:

spookymrsboo:

The impossibly tall creature - The Mist

I remember in the short story, it was described as having legs that went up into the sky.

Just legs.

As in, being so impossibly tall that you couldn’t see it’s body.

Fuck’n King is creepy when he tries to go Lovecraftian, man.

Dude this movie is one of my FAVORITES. Because THE BREAKDOWN OF SOCIETAL THINGS. CULT MENTALITY. CTHULU TYPE MONSTERS. 

First time I saw this…first thing that came to mind and still is..”World-Breaker.” That’s what my mind called it from the first till even now.


Wait… this needs Host of the Seraphim. You can’t have the creature if you don’t have the awesome bit of music that comes with the scene, too!

(Source: stridesthebehemoth)

(Source: speedlimit15)

Doodling Sylvari at 5am on a Sunday morning.

Doodling Sylvari at 5am on a Sunday morning.

(Source: belligerentjohnny)