Welcome! Gal is a 23-year-old Malaysian physiotherapy student, with a head of probably a 17-year-old's likes, loves, and interests, and this here's an all-sorts-of-things-blog, from personal posts to fandom reblogs (foreword of warning: MULTIPLE AND SECONDHAND FANDOMS, and when I'm in a hurrying mood, I tend to leave posts untagged), but you can generally deduce that I pretty much love the following:ISLAM, ANIME, MANGA, READING, WRITING, DRAWING, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, MOTIVATIONAL POSTS, HARRY POTTER (BOOK AND MOVIE VERSIONS), SHERLOCK HOLMES (SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S, BBC AND MOVIE VERSIONS), LEGEND OF KORRA, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, THE HOBBIT (MOVIE VERSION), GAME OF THRONES (TV VERSION, KUROSHITSUJI, FINAL FANTASY, KINGDOM HEARTS, DRAGON BALL/Z/GT, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SCORPIONS...
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Arthur de Pins
The Schizophrenic Murdering Artist
Richard Dadd was a young British painter of huge promise who fell into mental illness while touring the Mediterranean in the early 1840s. He spent over forty years in lunatic asylums, dying at Broadmoor in 1886. During that time he painted, producing mesmerizingly detailed watercolors and oil paintings of which The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke is now the most well known.
Among the symptoms of Dadd’s illness – which sounds today like a form of schizophrenia – were delusions of persecution and the receipt of messages from the Ancient Egyptian deity Osiris. Dadd was commanded to kill his father and did so in the summer of 1843. After an equally well planned escape to France, the artist was eventually admitted to the Criminal Lunatic department of Bethlem Hospital in Lambeth (now the Imperial War Museum) and it was here that he painted the Fairy Feller. According to the inscription on the back of the canvas it took him nine years to complete, between 1855 and 1864.
The photo is by Dr Diamond. who photographed the inmates of Bedlam…
Also, the Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke is unfinished. Look at the bottom of the painting and those light brown areas, like the axe and some of the nuts…
자꾸만 네가 떠올라, Sinking of you, Daehyun Kim, 2010
The Korean title translates into “i keep thinking of you,” but it literally means “you keep floating up”
and then the English title is “Sinking of you”
so when you think of another person, that mentally woven image will float up to the surface beyond your reach
while you are weighted down by your own obsession.
Oh, what, it’s China! (from Hetalia). Fanart since I need to flesh out my print portfolio before Otakon and I finally have time to do it. I’m planning to draw some more mini-print sized character cameos over the course of the summer, so… gaah.
From ~Maidith on deviantART:
“How do I improve my art work?” is one of the most asked questions in art related forums, mainly regarding drawing and painting in any media. Because the question is recurring so often, I wrote the following tips that I still copy-paste in various threads.
You can apply these universal strategies not just to traditional and digital painting media, but most of them even to photography and collage.
- Look at pictures by artists you admire, and try to figure out things. How do they handle light and color? What edges are sharp, and what edges are soft? Why do they use that particular color there? What technique did they use? How did they work? The more you look at work of others, the more different kinds of styles and techniques you will see.
- Learn from the masters. Copy works you adore. Not for imitating the artist or showcasing your copy, but for the sake of learning. Don’t be shy, ask your favorite artist everything you want to know, such as “What paper do you draw on?”, or “How do you go about painting a picture, do you start with a sketch?”, etc. But be specific, don’t ask “how can I paint like that?”. And check the artist’s website, chances are they already have tutorials, a FAQ or step-by-step tutorials there.
- Challenge yourself. Never used a particular medium? Then buy it, no matter how poor you are, and try it out. Never drawn a still life? Do it. Never used that particular color scheme? Give it a try. At a certain point, when you are afraid of repeating yourself, you are on the right track to improve.
- Use reference. If you aim for realism, you can’t paint most things straight from your imagination. The old masters always made preliminary studies of life models, and did most paintings from life models too. For example, if you are unsure how to paint a head with the light source from below, look up a photo, or take it yourself, or have someone pose for it. It is worth every effort!
Stock photos from deviantartists can be a valuable resource also and provide inspiration.
- Draw from life. It’s probably the most valuable practice that there is. Sign up for a life drawing class so that you’ll be actually “forced” to do it. Believe me, it works wonders.
As for studying anatomy from books about figure drawing (Loomis, Bammes, etc.) a good exercise is to copy the body parts and figures in there and then trying to draw the same from your mind to see how much you remembered.
- Look up tutorials. Browse through the tutorial section and study the many different ways and media of the different artists. Also visit the websites of the great artists here - many have tutorials up there.
- Collect pictures. On my harddisk, I have different folders of fantastic art.
They are very inspiring to browse through and can give you new ideas in terms of technique. Whenever I feel uninspired, I look through my folders.
The images I’ve collected over time, mainly from Cgtalk.com, Deviantart, Epilogue, Artrenewal.org and many other websites.
Why Reference is not a crutch
Forums for those who want to learn
World Avatars/Ancient Avatars. Africa, Middle East, East Asia, and South America.
everything is just so perfect
WIIIILL ALLLWAYS LOVE YOUUUUU~OOOOOOU
Not something I’d get asked as often as one might think, but I do get asked this nevertheless. Every other artist that maybe skilled, talented, experienced, etc. get asked this all too often from what I see. The best me or any other artist that isn’t a teacher can give you is just…
It’s alright, mister. You still have a wife and kid. Finish up with that interview, write the story, submit, then go back home, enjoy your life and time with your family.
محتويات هذه القصة هي قصة التبادل بين اليابانية والعربي
Was taken from this cartoon
The contents of this story is the story of the interaction of Japanese and Arabs
omg the other photo of this;
waqt la buda min mufaasalah-i died there couldn’t come back.
Sounds a lot like my old arabic text books from school.
Tehehhe. |Arabic humor omg,
*this one is okay but look at this one. teheheh
kira kira dane