The Legend of Korra Book 3 trailer for those who live outside the US. you’re welcome
The Legend of Korra Book 3 trailer for those who live outside the US. you’re welcome
Feng ( George ) Guo Concepts/Sketches
Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:
- In what they normally wear
- In what I’m currently wearing
- In a school uniform
- In swimwear
- In underwear
- With no clothes on
- In winter clothes
- In fancy clothes
- Making 3 different expressions
- Standing on their hands
- With their favorite animal
- Hanging out with a friend
- Sitting on the couch
- Doing something they don’t normally do
- Playing a sport
- Beaten up
- As a kid/adult
- Wearing a funny hat
mishapoclaypse 2.0 except instead of creepy edits of misha’s face everywhere, everyone donates as much money as they can to a good charity (or to misha’s charity, Random Acts) and if they can’t donate, they do random acts of kindness for strangers all week
This is a chance to actually make a difference and not just play some joke
And acts of kindness can mean anything guys. You don’t have to spend any money at all.
Tell a stranger you like their hair or clothes. Buy someone a meal. Compliment that one quiet person in the back of the class and expect nothing. Do something just to see someone you care about smile.
I think this is a wonderful idea, and not only will it make Misha’s heart soar, it’ll make the world a better place as well. Donate if you can, but the random acts of kindness to anyone you encounter for the week will go a /long/ ways. Let’s do this, guys! Promote!!
wardrobe update in a nutshell
… which I think encapsulates just about everybody, so I hope the scope of my post won’t be too narrow! ;)
There’s an interview that Kristen Stewart did at one point or another, and she’s talking about women, and this is what she says: "If you looked at a girl wrong now, I would fly across the room and kill you. It’s like I feel so, so, so protective of a certain thing women have." Which is an amazing sentiment (I feel about the same way, really), but I also feel the same way about new artists. I would literally fly across a room and kill you if you looked at a new artist wrong.
I think almost everyone picks up drawing because they find some joy in it, and I think some advice that more experienced artists give robs people of the joy of drawing and the joy of being part of a community and the joy of learning and sharing resources. That’s okay because I know that we all have different goals and we’re all on separate journeys when it comes to art, but since I have such a positive-oriented approach to art, this is the form that most of my advice has taken … mostly I’ve just thought back on the advice I’ve given and just summed it up into three points that are most important to me:
- Take all advice you consume with a grain of salt! It’s okay to disagree with advice from other artists - yeah, even the advice I’m giving right now! When I was new, I used to take everything I read from the mouths of artists as gospel. While most artists dispense advice with the intention of being well-meaning, often the most popularly endorsed advice can be the most damaging. I make it no secret that I have always hated the popularly endorsed advice that you have to ‘learn the rules before you break them’, because as an artist now, I don’t regret the times that I spent self-indulgently doodling, I regret the miserable times I spent trying to draw ‘right’ before having ‘fun’. But maybe that’s just me. Which is a really good lead up to …
- There isn’t a ‘right’ way or a ‘wrong’ way to draw - whatever feels right for you is the right way. Although what I really want to say is that you can draw however the fuck you want, you can draw whatever the fuck you like, FUCK EVERYBODY. This is advice I most often espouse and have been doing for years and I STILL feel so dangerous saying it, isn’t that ridiculous? I just don’t feel art is a ‘complete step A before continuing to step B’ or like an ‘insert tab b into tab c to create d’, like, making art isn’t a linear progression. If you WANT to learn the rules before you break them because YOU find that is fun and it works for you, then you should go for it! But if you’re the opposite of that, you should go for that too, it’s fine!! if you think that’s what is fun and that’s what is helping you achieve your goal, whatever that goal may be, then hell yeah, do that. There’s nothing wrong with that.
- We are all each other’s biggest resource and we should support each other.It’s okay to ask other artists for their brush settings. It is okay to ask other artists for tips, and tricks, and tutorials.
As artists, we are also well within our rights to say no to each other!! But don’t you dare dress it up as though you are only concerned about the welfare of the artist on the other end. I am so sick of that!! You cannot tell me that as a new artist, you never downloaded or set your brush settings to the same settings your idol. You can’t tell me that 20 seconds into drawing with those brushes, you realised that brush settings wasn’t going to be the thing that was going to get you closer to emulating the quality of art you admired. If you don’t want to share your brush settings, or become a walking tutorial base, a quick ‘I’m sorry, I don’t share my settings right now/I don’t have the time to make a tutorial!’ will suffice, cut the condescending ‘well, giving you my brush settings/making a tutorial won’t work/help, you should EXPERIMENT, you need to TOUGH IT OUT LIKE ME, you need to GO THIS ALONE.’
I think it’s really, really sad because we do inspire a kind of ‘lone wolf’ mentality among artists - I am EXTREMELY hesitant to ask even my closest friends about the tools they use or the techniques they employ. I feel guilty and I feel shamed, like I’m cheating. I’m not cheating. I’m asking for help. I want to learn. I want to experiment with new tools and what better tools to experiment with than things I have seen endorsed?
But the mentality is just so ingrained - that other artists think that asking advice from each other is lazy and a way to seek shortcuts - that it is an absolute hell nightmare being unable to ask for help and to share advice and to talk about techniques. So I need as many people as possible to know that it is okay to use each other as a resource. ASK each other for hints and tips, GIVE out resources if you feel comfortable. You can always, always say no, you are not obligated to do this, but nobody needs the patronising talk about things they would realise within about 5 seconds even if they did think that way. Yeah, whatever, it’s clear you can’t paint the Mona Lisa with just the same brush Leonardo Da Vinci used but I really feel there is no actual harm in trying. There is no reason you need to make somebody else feel awful just for asking for advice, and there is no reason why you should feel awful just for asking for advice.
Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here. For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)
More people need to know this.This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.
This just made me cry all over again(Ina good way)
”no u arent doing it right let me demonstrate”
Johnny depp teaching other johnny depps so they can rule the world in his absence
The mother Depp teaches it’s Depplings how to behave in the wild.
ATTENTION ALL GIRLS: We ALL know that the lower stomach is one of the very hardest places to burn fat and tone.
These are some terrific exercises to do in the morning and at night to burn those hard to tone areas!
Do this every morning when you wake up, and every night before you sleep. I guarantee you’ll see results in a week flat!
Liking and reblogging for future reference!
Oh man, my old soccer coach used to make us do the top left one
Used to do these in ballet class.
Great way for us art vampires to stay in shape!
Or if you just want reference for drawing characters exercising.
these are pretty good for anyone to do really 8D
Kanto Illustrations #074 - 094 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
Piper continues to re-imagine the complete Pokedex, and this is the next installment! As usual, Piper’s take on each Pokemon continues to be really fun and creative, and we just can’t get enough. Make sure you follow along on Tumblr or Twitter for all the latest updates.
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