1. ridge:

    why does everyone care about being mature for their age like maybe i fucking like drinking from juice boxes and eating my popcorn like a fucking lizard fight me about it

    (via flip-f0neshawty)


  2. "I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am."

  3. "I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go."
    — Jeffrey McDaniel (via floriental)

    (Source: thechocolatebrigade, via elephant-houses)


  6. "It’s like coming home after a long trip. That’s what love is like. It’s like coming home."
    — Piper Chapman - What is love? (via larmoyante)

    (via hawtvintage)


  7. "Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you."
    — (via ephemeral-scars)

    (Source: ohfuckitsbarbie, via michelledoit)


  10. "Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow."
    — note to self  (via koreyan)

    (Source: c0ntemplations, via weatheredxtown)


  11. sketchbookofbalderdash:





    Limited Palette:

    A limited palette is a palette that an artist has reduced the number of colours on. This is done for a number of reasons, perhaps an extensive palette is not needed for the subject, for example it is more efficient for an artist’s work to mix from a small select group of…

    Yay! Primary and Split primary is almost all I ever work with. +b&w obviously.
    Mostly I just use primary but use a warm/cool coloured undercoat to change the mood of the picture all around. Like warm red undercoat + cool blue waves and variously mixed greys for rocks and the whole scene looks like summer (but you don’t see any red) same picture with a cool undercoat looks dreary and bleak.
    Split primary is great when the mood is changing in each section of the picture but otherwise not entirely necissary.

    Art is so fun like that. I need to do more painting.

    I really have to try that! It sounds like complementary underpainting but with temperatures instead of complementary colours. Never heard of anyone doing that before. My current palette is a split primary palette plus black and white and some earth colours (yellow ochre, raw umber, and burnt sienna, I might even have a burnt umber but it’s off somewhere in a drawer). I sort of collected this palette over time from when I was first starting as kid, then what my teacher told me to bring to classes and the rest from articles that I read and wanted try out. I really want to update this because I feel it’s not personal enough and that I’m painting with what I’ve been told to rather than actually figuring it out myself and owning my palette. I haven’t decided on what paints to use, I just know that I want to branch out into CMY primaries.

    Yeah. Its pretty much just like that. I don’t know if anyone’s done it before either (but I have suspicions about some of the old masters from examining the ridges in their brush strokes carefully)
    P.s: it really freaked out my high school art teacher when I was doing the example above, the warm red under seascape piece. He was all “I said complimentary not near-opposite!!!” But then it looked better than most so he chilled again.
    I’ll confess I didn’t really know about the warm vs cool thing at that point, I was just experimenting to see what would happen with opposites.

    Anyway it just proves that experimentation is the best. At worst you get a “fail piece” (you know the ones that make your eyes vomit at it but your friends swoon over so you give it to them and them fucking frame it and hang it in their living room so every time you go to their place you’re forced to see it again) or 2 or 3 and sometimes those fails can be used to make a win in the form of a new technique/style/practice with certain subject matter which you’re really bad at and can’t figure out why you can do everything BUT this goddam foot even though you can totally do the left one every time!

    Sorry I may have vented some sketchual frustration.

    Oooh, which old masters? I believe I’ve only ever seen Rembrandt and Rubens in person. But I loved the experience and want to see many more. Nice story about your teacher. I have had some ‘fail drawings’ of the kind that have accidentally gotten burnt, it was quite the shame really. No apologies needed, I really related to the whole foot thing but for me it is eyes, or rather pupils, I have tendency to make them look cockeyed and not a little sigogglin when the subject is looking straight out of the picture. One is always perfect but then you have to go on to do the other one. “Sketchual frustration” I love it and I am going to steal that and use it in my everyday speech.

  13. conceptcookie:

    Drawing the Nose Video Tutorial

    In this Citizen tutorial Tim Von Rueden takes you through drawing the nose in a front, side, and 3/4 view. The tutorial follows the handout given in Exercise 24 and will go through the process of sketching, shading, and coloring the nose.

  14. (Source: worshipgifs, via poetrywise)


  15. ryex:

    Stay up late, watch tv.
    We never watched it really.
    We made plans I thought we’d keep.
    The dates still in my diary.
    No more waiting for me.
    No more waiting for you.

    (Source: holliexlightbown, via wild-nirvana)