<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://danaterrace.tumblr.com/post/127088326350/i-think-u-should-tag-ur-gore-3-just-saying">danaterrace</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>;)</p><p>nope</p><p>EDIT: Okay dear followers, I love and appreciate you all but this is my *personal* blog where I post my *personal* work. If you followed me b/c you saw my work on Gravity Falls, thank you! I worked really hard on that show. But if my personal doodles aren’t your thing, that’s cool (I totally get it), you can unfollow me but still see all my GF stuff when it’s reblogged onto the <a href="http://gravi-teamfalls.tumblr.com">Gravi-Team Falls Crew Tumblr</a>. </p><p>I will not be tagging my art any which way on the off-chance that it might end up on someone’s random feed and offend them. Unlike real life, if you see something you don’t like you can just SCROLL DOWN. Take advantage of that privilege! Tumblr may promote my posts to non-followers and I’m sorry but that’s on them, not me.</p><p>Also, c’mon dudes. <a href="https://instagram.com/mrsangemi/">IF I WAS POSTING PHOTOS</a> (#gore #ilovethisinstagram) I’d tag, but these are just drawings. And if you’ve been on the internet for more than a day you’ve probably seen worse. </p><p>xoxoxoxo</p><p>Dana</p></blockquote><p><p>I have to respectively disagree with Dana’s reasoning here. It may be your personal blog, but don’t forget it’s displayed in a very public environment. Tagging your gore is minimal in helping someone avoid a triggering experience. Empathy is achievable here with a very low cost. A lot of art offends people by being in conflict with someone’s ideals, values, morals, world view. All these things are that person’s choice so causing offense with art is unavoidable and the burden is on the viewer here to look away. But that’s not the same as triggering someone who suffered a past trauma. Trauma is not a choice and if there’s a small way to provide empathy to that person and help their day go smoother then it’s not an undue burden on you, the artist.</p><p>This already exists in layers in our society. We commonly see it in movie ratings or game ratings. It is not thorough but it is telling to what to expect if you go further. It helps.</p><p>Tagging trigger laden content is a means by which to allow viewers with trauma to make a choice before proceeding.</p><p>As artists we are responsible for the effect our work has in the world. As human beings we are responsible for providing empathy to others.</p><p>There are people who filter out certain tags to still enjoy Tumblr and function as well as possible each day.</p><p>I for one don’t mind tagging trigger warnings that are obvious or going back and adding on tags if someone has a legitimate request for me to do so.</p></p>
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
kellysue talks about her approach to being an intersectional feminist artist human who makes people uncomfortable for a living.
Much respect for her words.
Here is the thing. The old guard in comics are comfortable with feminism mostly under very strict guidelines. It has to be palatable to them. They are VERY comfortable with characters who spout faux female empowerment slogans while wearing skin-tight rubber bands or whatever. They are comfortable with characters who say GIRL POWER loudly, as long as they don’t actually accomplish anything or overshadow the hero. And now they are comfortable with super adorable little pixie heroines, because they wrongly believe they pose no threat to the status quo. But when female characters actually act with agency and are immune to being tut-tutted, there is still a lot of pushback. HOWEVER! I think the audience has moved past this, mostly. I think the audience is ahead of the industry.
PLEASE stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to!!!!
DON’T go making phony calls!!!!!
PLEASE stick to the seven-digit numbers you’re used to!!!!
[There are] metabolic costs [for] multitasking, such as reading e-mail and talking on the phone at the same time, or social networking while reading a book. It takes more energy to shift your attention from task to task. It takes less energy to focus. That means that people who organize their time in a way that allows them to focus are not only going to get more done, but they’ll be less tired and less neurochemically depleted after doing it. Daydreaming also takes less energy than multitasking. And the natural intuitive see-saw between focusing and daydreaming helps to recalibrate and restore the brain. Multitasking does not.
Time-Stacked Landscape Photography That Mimics Impressionist Paintings by Matt Molloy
Canadian photographer Matt Molloy uses the technique of timelapse to gather different shades of the sky in one location to form a “time-stack,” which records the progression of time. Instead of composing an image from one day, Molloy is able to collect the multitude of shades of color and patterns through the progression of time. Instead of showcasing what the sky looks like one sunny, clear day, we see the sky under different temperatures and conditions in a single image. By using the “time stack” technique the end results mimic one of an impressionist painting.
Hi Neil, recently the "Orphan Works Copyright Act" in the USA has been brought to my attention, which would change our inherent copyright to all our works instead to being forced to register all works with a private sector or everyone everywhere can use our things commercially and freely. This seems like a bad thing. Is that really what's happening? How can we as artists stop it? (Someone said the deadline is Jul 23rd? Not a lot of time!)
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/124666392536/hi-neil-recently-the-orphan-works-copyright-act">neil-gaiman</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Yes. Don’t worry. None of that is true, I’m afraid. So you don’t have to worry. </p><p>Here, this is a summary of the actual situation: <a href="http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/07/20/dont-believe-the-hyperbole-theres-no-orphan-works-law-before-congress/" rollapp-href="http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/07/20/dont-believe-the-hyperbole-theres-no-orphan-works-law-before-congress/">http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/07/20/dont-believe-the-hyperbole-theres-no-orphan-works-law-before-congress/</a></p></blockquote><p><p>Hey all. Very well put wrap up on the whole Orphan Works thing.</p></p>
I interrupt a long-term hiatus to help raise awareness towards the new Copyright Laws that might come into effect starting next week unless we join efforts to stop it.
A friend and fellow artist, Will Terry, has joined forces with Brad Holland to help us understand what this Copyright Law is all about, here is their message:
“Orphan Works in a Nutshell:
- Congress is drafting a new US Copyright Act. If passed, it would replace current US Copyright law. There isn’t any bill yet, but the Copyright Office has issued its recommendations for one. Their Report is 234 pages long and is very complicated, so it’s risky to try reducing it to a few words. But here’s a summary of its basic features:
It would void your Constitutional right to the EXCLUSIVE CONTROL of YOUR work.
It would effectively reverse the default premise of copyright law; which means…
It would make the public’s right to use your work its defining goal; which means…
You would have to make your work available to the public.
You would have to do this by registering every picture you want to retain the rights to with for-profit registries.
Unregistered work would be considered legally “orphaned.”
Orphaned work would be available for commercial infringement by “good faith” infringers.
Good faith infringers would be anyone who believed they had made a “reasonably diligent,” but unsuccessful effort to find you.
Infringers could also ALTER your work and copyright the “derivative works” in their own names.
This would affect all visual art: drawings, paintings, sketches, photos, etc.; past, present and future; published and unpublished; domestic and foreign.
It would include family snapshots and any picture or work you ever put on the Internet.
The Copyright Office acknowledges that this would pose special “challenges” for visual artists…
But they conclude that it’s in the public interest for your work to be available for anyone to use.
The Copyright Office has also recommended the following:
Mass Digitization of the world’s intellectual property by corporate interests.
Extended Collective Licensing, a form of socialized corporate licensing that would replace voluntary agreements between artists and clients.
A Copyright Small Claims Court to handle the expected flood of orphan works lawsuits.
—> The deadline is This Thursday, July 23, 2015″ <—
– WHAT CAN WE DO? –
Write a letter —>HERE <— Let them know why this isn’t a good idea!
No, the Senate hasn’t voted on it yet. But this is a dangerous precedent.
First of all, most people have no clue the law exists, let alone what it does: protect the vast majority of wild birds in the United States by making it illegal to buy, sell or possess live or dead birds, their eggs and nests.Our birds are already showing declining numbers due to a host of problems; this would make it even more difficult to protect the ones that are left. People are willing to protect the Endangered Species Act because they know about it; few people know that the MBTA is even more effective.
For those who complain about the MBTA, especially vultures who wish they could use the feathers and other parts in their collections or art, listen up: The law is there for a good damned reason. You remember hearing about the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon when the last individual died in 1914?
You remember hearing how that species, just twenty years before, you could find flocks of them numbering in the millions? That drastic drop happened because there was no law in place to protect them.
We almost lost a LOT of other species of bird at the same time. Not only were people hunting and eating all sorts of birds, but the feathered hat trade was HUGE. You know great egrets, these gorgeous birds?
Yeah, we almost lost those. People wanted the beautiful white plumes they grow. What they didn’t realize was that those plumes ONLY grow during mating and young-rearing season, so you would have hunters go in and kill one or both parents, after which all the babies would starve to death, and for the sake of a few feathers four, five, or more birds died all by the hand of one hunter. The egrets almost went extinct, and the ONLY thing that saved them was the MBTA.
You know what else the MBTA helps prevent when it’s applied properly, and what it could be further leveraged to prevent? Habitat loss, spraying of chemicals, over-hunting and poaching, and other stresses on already stressed species. Without it, conservationists will have one less tool to use to keep people from decimating wild bird populations for selfish means.
You want to see the MBTA revised so you can have your found blue jay feathers or that robin skull for your collection? Great–support revisions. But don’t celebrate this devastating move on the part of Congress.Contact your Senator–yes, even if you can’t vote–and contact President Obama. Tell them we need the MBTA. Tell them we need our birds protected.
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That’s it. Get on it, bitches.
Hey, they’re down to $8,127 left to raise and 72 hours to do it in. Signal-boosting.
Okay, they’re $4,991 away from their goal. That means 207 more readers to pitch in by tomorrow at midnight.
I’ll be buying a gift subscription for someone who has reblogged this post later today. Spread the word and/or subscribe or donate, please.
I don’t generally do promotion stuff, but… I mean… Come on…
There’s something wonderful about Marvin Bileck’s minimal illustrations for All About the Stars.
This book was a treasure. As a kid my mom took me to my school’s elementary library book sale. They had stacks of books from decades prior that they wanted to be rid of to make room for new things. Most books were ten cents or a quarter. I bought a lot of science oriented books (being a science junky). Books were things I only got on gift holidays, or if I saved my snack money up for the yearly book fair, so this was a rare treat to stock up. I left with more books than the two of use could easily carry to the car.
Years later, I only remember two, this book and a yellow book about dinosaurs.
A few years ago I lost both books in a move.
Yesterday I thought of them, mentioning them to Ams. I tried, but couldn’t remember the name of either book, just the cover and some of the interior illustrations.
It’s kinda funny it just appeared in my dash tonight. Life is weird.
Thanks to the original author and all the people that passed this along till it found its way to me.
It sounds silly, but just seeing the pictures made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I always struggled drawing hands before anyone told me what to do. So here is a HANDy dandy drawing reference to see the steps on an actual hand. There are three big muscles in the palm. The thumb lump is most important because without it you’ll never even get the shape right. Circle up the knuckles and draw bendy lines (red) to connect them. Make sure the fingers go from medium-tall-short-shortest just slightly (index=>pinky finger). Notice the big red squareish shape around the palm-that’s the first thing I do. Note: every infer has 2 knuckles don’t forget the thumb does too…just in a weird way.
I’m re-posting this so it’s on my tumblr and I can reference it as needed, because I am an awful fucking cartoonist, but I live in hope.
comparison is the thief of joy
comparison is the thief of joy
comparison is the thief of joy
comparison is the thief of joy
comparison is the thief of joy
comparison is the thief of joy
// repeat ad infinitum
repeat after me: i can and i will. i may not get there right away. i may fail multiple or even hundreds of times. but i am going to pick myself back up and eventually get to the point i want to be at in my life.
Winter is a busy time for the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena. This automotive ice formation formed on the front of a Jeep Cherokee parked in the visitor’s lot at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. When the jeep pulled out of its spot this awesome ice grille remained attached to the wheel stop.
It disturbs me how many people don’t know the anatomy of a pen/pencil/brush/stylus/tool of choice when held by an artist. I would have thought this was common knowledge!
There is a tube inside your tool of choice that is filled with art. When you first pick it up for the day, there’s a very small blockage (the red part in the diagram that I have helpfully provided for you) of bad or awkward art that has sunk down and settled near the tip. The only way to get rid of it is to draw it out onto a page/canvas.
Once you do that, you can get to the good art! It’s totally normal. It happens to everyone. That’s why people do warmups before they draw - they know that awkward art is lurking right near the tip, so they’re getting rid of it.
New artists especially seem to not know that it’s there, and sometimes they might think their bad art blockage is never ending, but if you keep drawing, you’ll get to the good art. Sometimes that awkward art blockage can build up a little bit if you go a long time without drawing, too. Just keep going, though. I promise you that you can break through it, if you just keep going.
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jobhaver.tumblr.com/post/100855413505/please-dont-use-third-world-i-think-its">jobhaver</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>“Developing countries” is a neoliberal euphemism which implies that poor countries are poor because they just havent developed a proper capitalist infrastructure yet. The phrase “third world” comes from the “Three Worlds Theory” of Mao Zedong which divides nations into categories based on the patterns of exploitation they fall under (with “third world” nations being colonized and exploited).</p>
<p>“Third world” identifies oppressed nations as being colonized and exploited, “developing” implies that they have failed to adopt neoliberal policies and open themselves to foreign capital.</p></blockquote><p><p>Boom.</p></p>
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
I see people getting married to people they’ve known for, like, a year and a half. A year and a half? Is that really enough time to get to know someone to know you want to spend the REST of your life with them? I mean, I’ve had sweaters for a year and a half and I was like, “What the fuck was I doing with this sweater?”