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Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks
They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS. 
The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.
What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project. 
So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.
The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.
Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog! 
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Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks
They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS. 
The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.
What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project. 
So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.
The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.
Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog! 
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Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks
They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS. 
The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.
What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project. 
So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.
The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.
Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog! 
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Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks
They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS. 
The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.
What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project. 
So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.
The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.
Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog! 
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Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks

They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS. 

The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.

What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project. 

So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.

The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.

Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog! 

bridgioto:

Rough WIP animation stuffffffff just for fun and practice. Hermine is not paying attention to Newt’s ranting :P

Oh wow, this is awesome work! That yawn is adorable!

Also much love for Lady Newt and Lady Hermann.

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I remember when people first realized how much funnier these comics were just without Garfield’s dialog, which Jon was never able to hear anyway. Garfield only ever communicated to us readers in thought balloons, after all. What we’re seeing here is Jon’s canonical reality.

I’m torn between laughing at these and being deeply worried for Jon lol

To be honest, this just reminds me of myself, and the one-sided conversations I have with my cat. Yes, he will sometimes meow to direct questions, but has no other commentary to contribute. So my life is much like Jon’s, with a bit more serenading of the cat.

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17000dollars:

17000dollars:

i want the kind of funding that scientists in comic books have.  where are you getting this money?  do you publish papers or do you just turn people into giant lizards and call it a day?  do you have to get that shit peer reviewed?  who is paying for your research?  can you give me their email address 

i have googled ‘evil science grants’ and the results were not satisfying

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I was wondering how you manage to make your faces actually look like the person they are meant to look like? Some of my facial features always end up looking the same, and yours are so perfect... *showers you with love* You are my art guru.

thetuxedos:

art guru!!!!

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ART GURU.

BUT NO in all seriousness, thank you! You’re a sweetheart! ;O; Proportions are pretty awful to get down when you’re just starting out, and while there are a bunch of ways you can start practicing with it, it’ll be difficult to be absolutely precise. I still struggle with proportions occasionally. Fun fact: I don’t post all of my work. I only post the work that turned out okay aHA. So basically don’t be frustrated when every single piece doesn’t turn out. Here are a few tips.

Let’s use this picture of Laurence and Hugh because why not.

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They’ve both got eyes, a nose, and a mouth, so why do they look different?

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These lines are the generic way of mapping out where to put things together. I used this when I was starting out and it’s a helpful way of getting your hand and wrist to work together. At this point they both nearly look the same. I say this a lot, but I think it’s important: shape is what puts a drawing together.

Compare features of the face to help you figure out placement.

For example:

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The bottom of his ear lines up right to the middle of his nostril. His tear ducts line up right at the corners of his mouth. Then you can get super technical and say, oh, the outer corner of his eye lines up with that fold in his collar and then from there you can see other things like the approximate distance from the edge of his mouth to that connecting line from the eye to the collar. They don’t meet so his mouth is smaller than the width of his eyes, etc, etc. Whatever works, man.

This is a favorite technique of mine so lemme use another example:

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Eventually you get to the point where most of your proportional accuracy will come from just looking. You will eventually adjust your eye to see what makes a person who they are by the shape of their features.

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Laurence has narrow, oval shaped eyes, while Hugh has more of a diamond shape. Not everyone has perfect almond shaped eyes. You can capture an entire character personality through their eyes alone, so shaping them out is extremely important.

The way you draw your lines is also important. Sharp and smooth lines will give your drawing personality. Reveals the character, in a sense.

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Other things to consider: the shape of the nose.

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Mads’ is flat and goes down in a steady slope, while Hugh’s juts out in a smooth, almost concave curve.

SHAPES SHAPES SHAPES. Use shapes and structure to find proportion.

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I did a lot more than I anticipated omg. Oh gosh and I have a feeling I kinda just rambled and didn’T MAKE ANY SENSE AH. Let me know if you need more help or if I was speaking gibberish I am so bad at putting my thoughts into words aHHHH. But gosh I hope this was at least vaguely helpful. You’re a darling and thank you for your kind words!

Good luck on your artistic endeavors! /hugs

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