alexandrediboine:

The amazing Gobelin`s short i did backgrounds for ( The beautifull ones areZorin Vasili and Sergey Kritskiy`s, the ugly forest one`s are mines ) is out ! Directed by the amazing Nadya Mira !

cubebreaker: In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.

pencilcat:

I was inspired to create my own set of colors! Used schemes that I really love, plus some other challenging ones.

I’m feeling kind of ambitious today. Does anyone want to send me some of these as a kind of end of summer send off? I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to all of them, but I’ll see what I can do. Help me get my groove back, people!

pencilcat:

I was inspired to create my own set of colors! Used schemes that I really love, plus some other challenging ones.

I’m feeling kind of ambitious today. Does anyone want to send me some of these as a kind of end of summer send off? I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to all of them, but I’ll see what I can do. Help me get my groove back, people!

This is Harry. As a boy Harry was very, very shy.

Some people might have even said that he was painfully shy. As if his shyness caused them pain, and not the other way around. There are many things that can cause a person to recede, to look away from other people’s eyes, or to choose empty hallways over crowded ones. Some shy people try to reach out, and try, and nothing seems to come back. And then there’s just a point where they stop trying.

In Harry’s case, he was slapped in the face and called names designed to isolate him, designed to deliver maximum damage. This because he’d come from another country, and didn’t know the right words to use, or the right way to say them. And so, Harry learned to be still. To camouflage, to be the least.

Some people describe this as receding into a shell, where the stillness hardens and protects. But the eyes, even when they look down and away, are still watching, still looking for some way out, or in. Painfully shy.

Then, in middle school, Harry found theater, where he forced himself to speak through other people’s words. And then dance, where he started to speak through the movements of his body. To be so still for so long when you’re young means a lot of pent-up energy, and it was released there, through work, endless work.

If someone carves into a sampling with a knife, the injury is as wide as the entire trunk. Though that mark will never fully heal, even grow the tree around it, and as you grow, the scar gets smaller in proportion.

If you, right now, are in a shell, you should know that you’re not alone. That there are many, many other people like you, and that there’s nothing wrong with you. It might even be necessary right now, it might keep you safe for a time. But after the danger is gone, after it has exhausted its use, you’ll find a way out.

You may need help, you might need to work pretty hard. You may need to find some ways to laugh at yourself. Or find a passion or friend. But you will find it. And when you do, it will be so good to see you.

This is Harry. As a boy, Harry was very, very shy.

If you are in a shell… (video)
| narrated by ze frank
| choreography and performance by Harry Shum Jr.

(Source: fan-tastig)

twptep:


Big Col’, 2014

I tried digital painting for the first time using Colin Walker from Albannach as my model. I used a Bamboo Fun tablet and Krita, which I highly recommend. (Unfortunately, as far as I know, I think it only runs on Windows. Sorry, Mac users.) 
If anyone has tips on streamlining the digital painting process, please share!

The resemblance is… kind of there? I tweaked it since yesterday’s upload; sorry if it looks different. (A good different, anyway.)

twptep:

Big Col’, 2014

I tried digital painting for the first time using Colin Walker from Albannach as my model. I used a Bamboo Fun tablet and Krita, which I highly recommend. (Unfortunately, as far as I know, I think it only runs on Windows. Sorry, Mac users.) 

If anyone has tips on streamlining the digital painting process, please share!

The resemblance is… kind of there? I tweaked it since yesterday’s upload; sorry if it looks different. (A good different, anyway.)

sarahseeandersen:

People are too talented sometimes.

sarahseeandersen:

People are too talented sometimes.

twptep:

Impromptu portrait. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

I’m feeling pretty today. (From the shoulder up, anyways.)

twptep:

Impromptu portrait. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

I’m feeling pretty today. (From the shoulder up, anyways.)

We make art to fill a void in our lives

I think, at this point in our world, we’ve got a really confused idea of the way that gender and sexuality work and we’ve created this really superfluous binary in the way we think about gender. I guess I identify as queer because I don’t identify with that. [x]

soyatree:

Girls of Kyrgyzstan

Aza Shade
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2011

soyatree:

Girls of Kyrgyzstan

Aza Shade

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2011

All I want for Christmas are more queer ladies in the media.

Pleeeeeeeeaase?