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Expect : Sketches, Vector, digital drawings & paintings, & possibly some bead sprites ************************************** My name is Jodie. You might be able to tell by my url that I LOVE octopuses. It was also my college nickname when I was in class with Bamboohipstersquid.
I'm not terribly social but I love when people talk to me on tumblr.Drop me an ask any time. *************************************** I use GIMP and Inkscape mostly when making any work at home, but at College I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. ***************************************
1 month ago with 65,772 notes

worclip:

This Too Shall Pass (2012) by Tomorrow Machine

Independent packaging project for perishable goods:

Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.

Smoothie package
Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

Rice Package
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

Oil package
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.

1 month ago with 1,572 notes

"DON’T GO TO ART SCHOOL.

The traditional approach is failing us. It’s time for a change.

I’ve had it.


I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won’t do it. Unless you’re given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money.

I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. I’m not some flaky, disgruntled art graduate, either. I have a quite successful career, thankyouverymuch.

But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. Graduates are woefully ill-prepared for the realities of being professional artists and racked with obscene amounts of debt. By their own estimation, the cost of a four year education at RISD is $245,816. As way of comparison, the cost of a diploma from Harvard Law School is a mere $236,100.

This is embarrassing. It’s downright shameful. That any art school should deceive its students into believing that this is a smart decision is cruel and unusual.

Artists are neither doctors nor lawyers. We do not, on average, make huge six-figure salaries. We can make livable salaries, certainly. Even comfortable salaries. But we ain’t usually making a quarter mil a year. Hate to break it to you. An online debt repayment calculator recommended a salary exceeding $400,000 in order to pay off a RISD education within 10 years.

Don’t do it.

Don’t start your career with debilitating debt.

Please. I beg you. Think long and hard whether you’re willing to pay student loan companies $3000 every single month for the next 10 years.

YOU’VE GOT OTHER OPTIONS.

You don’t have to go to college to be an artist. Not once have I needed my diploma to get a job. Nobody cares. The education is all that matters. The work that you produce should be your sole concern.

There are excellent atelier schools all over the world that offer superior education for a mere fraction of the price. Here are a few:

Watt’s Atelier

(http://www.wattsatelier.com/org/WattsAtelier/cms.aspx)

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts

(http://laafa.org)

The Safehouse Atelier

(http://www.thesafehouseatelier.com)

There are more. Many, many more. And none of them will cost nearly as much as a traditional four year school.

And then there are the online options. The availability of drawing and painting resources is incredible.

Sitting at a computer I have direct access to artists all over the world. I have the combined wisdom of the artistic community to pull from at my leisure. For less than a few grand a year I can view more educational material than I would see at any art school. You can get a year of access to all of the Gnomon Workshop’s videos for the cost of a few days at the average art school.

With all of these options it can be a little daunting. So you know what? I’ve come up with a plan for you. Do this:

The $10k Ultimate Art Education
$500 - Buy an annual subscription to The Gnomon Workshop and watch every single video they have. http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/subscription/

$404.95 - Buy Glenn Vilppu’s Anatomy Lectures and watch all of them.
http://www.vilppustore.com/Drawing_Anatomy.htm

$190 - Buy all of these books and read them cover to cover.
http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2011/10-books-every-artist-must-read/

$1040 ($20/week x 52 weeks) - Weekly figure drawing sessions. Look up nearby colleges and art groups and find a weekly session to attend.

$2500 - Sign up for a SmART School Mentorship when you feel ready to get one-on-one guidance to push your abilities.
http://www.smarterartschool.com

$2400 - Sign up for four classes from CGMA. Get taught by professionals in the industry on exactly the skills you want to learn.
http://www.cgma2dacademy.com

Free - Watch all of these keynotes. http://www.jonathanfields.com/blog/the-7-keynote-mba/

Free - Study other things for free. Suggested topics: business, history, philosophy, English, literature, marketing, and anything else you might be interested in. http://academicearth.org

$500 - Throughout the year, use at least this much money to visit museums in your area. And not just art museums. All museums.
Free - Create accountability. One of the great advantages to attending a school is the comradery. So use the internet to create your own. Go join a forum ( http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/ ) where you can give and receive critique on the work you’re developing. There are many different ones out there that can suit whatever flavor you prefer.

The rest - Materials. Buy yourself some good art materials to create with. Whether digital or traditional. Don’t skimp.

There. For less than a quarter of the tuition for RISD you’ve got yourself a killer education. You’ve received more quality, focused education than I think you’ll find at any art school.

Moving forward
There has never been a better time to be an artist. I’m inspired by the sheer quantity and quality of internet resources available to artists.

But I encourage all aspiring artists to think long and hard about their options. Student loans are unforgivable through bankruptcy and can wreck your financial future. Establishing a career while under the unceasing brutality of student loans makes an already difficult task nearly impossible.

Find another path. Art is a wonderful, beautiful, fulfilling pursuit. Don’t ruin it with a mountain of debt.


*DISCLAIMER: I do not mean any offense to any of the educators at art schools. I have numerous professors who I consider close friends. This is neither an attack on you, nor your teaching abilities, nor the value that you provide for your students. I’m talking about the schools, not the artists teaching at them.*”

- Noah Bradley

- Noah Bradley is a Environment Concept Artist & fantasy & sci-fi & concept artist Illustrator based in Virginia. Website here: www.noahbradley.com

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1 month ago with 46,558 notes

whinecraft:

ive been asked a few times how i draw back-views, especially for character sheets so i wanted to share a little trick I learned a while back that’s really really helpful especially if you’re used to drawing things from the front and need help getting the proportions right from the back view.

You don’t ALWAYS have to do this the way that I do; The only reason I put effort into the front view is because this is going to be a character sheet and I need the front view to be fleshed out.

But alternatively; Just sketch out a sillhouette, then fill it in on a higher layer. 

Sorry if someones already done this before im just answering a frequently asked question ;w;

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greekceltic:

hanmonsterart:

queensimia:

animationtidbits:

Understanding Color

23 minutes of all the important bits of color theory. Man, I so could’ve used this when I was in college.

Another super useful and well worded video on art things! Color, in this case. I really like the way this guy talks on stuff.

Really nice vid.

1 month ago with 35,004 notes

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Guide to Fashion Terms and Wedding Dresses storymixmedia. 

For my most popular style infogaphics go here:

1 month ago with 58,922 notes

"overlay is da bomb!" tutorial

littlemisspaintbrush:

ever wondered how to put pattern effects on stuff? this is how i do them. :P (using paint tool SAI)

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*other colors will change the color of your shape. tip: brownish patterns will give your shape an antique/vintage/old effect. orz i fail at explaining haha

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lol i love the overlay effect! :D i hope this helped! :3 

2 months ago with 51,930 notes

sephir-amy:

nowicantlose:

mylittledoxy:

Support » http://www.patreon.com/doxydoo
Guest » http://www.patreon.com/seel

Reblogging to reference later.

Also hangin’ onto this!

2 months ago with 13,892 notes

memoircomics:

hammpix:

Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.

As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.

I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.

omggggggggggg

2 months ago with 5,017 notes
Would you mind showing how you draw your face profiles/side views? You're really good at it and like the noses are really cute and your jawbones don't look all awkward either;;
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spacestepmom:

i made another giff because i cant explain shit u-u