01 9 / 2014

euclase:

Red Sonja (updated), drawn in PS.

euclase:

Red Sonja (updated), drawn in PS.

01 9 / 2014

blackfashion:

Stefi Celma, 27, France
French actress
Pic from “Case départ”

blackfashion:

Stefi Celma, 27, France

French actress

Pic from “Case départ”

01 9 / 2014

aidosaur:

left-handed: north and kaia.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.
More non-dominant illustrations.  Posted the drawing of this one on twitter a while ago, but it took a long while to color.  (Mostly due to going in and digitally re-coloring the rain with my left hand.)
For those keeping up with my health issues: my right hand is feeling minutely better from its respite, I appreciate the concern and the nice messages.  I’ve now had an MRI but have not been diagnosed yet.  Thanks everyone for your patience with me.

aidosaur:

left-handed: north and kaia.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.

More non-dominant illustrations.  Posted the drawing of this one on twitter a while ago, but it took a long while to color.  (Mostly due to going in and digitally re-coloring the rain with my left hand.)

For those keeping up with my health issues: my right hand is feeling minutely better from its respite, I appreciate the concern and the nice messages.  I’ve now had an MRI but have not been diagnosed yet.  Thanks everyone for your patience with me.

01 9 / 2014

africandogontheprairie:

Watching the neighbors’ chihuahuas.
The fact that this picture even exists is proof that he is getting so much better at staying calm when people and dogs pass by the window. We’re not there yet, but this is a vast improvement. Counter-conditioning works. I’ve also found (and I feel insane even saying this, but it is honest-to-god completely true) that if I say the phrase “Oh, is that a kitty?” he visibly relaxes and starts wagging his tail in a calm, friendly way, rather than an excited/aroused way. I wonder if he remembers me saying “kitty” when talking to his cat sisters in Malawi, but that seems far-fetched. Maybe he just likes the sound of the word “kitty.” Regardless, I like the idea that anything he finds threatening (from a squirrel to a dog to a group of teenagers) can be rendered immediately pleasant by mentioning that it could be a kitty. It’s like, “HOW DARE YOU, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU — oh, are you a kitty? Welcome. Welcome to all kitties.” 

africandogontheprairie:

Watching the neighbors’ chihuahuas.

The fact that this picture even exists is proof that he is getting so much better at staying calm when people and dogs pass by the window. We’re not there yet, but this is a vast improvement. Counter-conditioning works. I’ve also found (and I feel insane even saying this, but it is honest-to-god completely true) that if I say the phrase “Oh, is that a kitty?” he visibly relaxes and starts wagging his tail in a calm, friendly way, rather than an excited/aroused way. I wonder if he remembers me saying “kitty” when talking to his cat sisters in Malawi, but that seems far-fetched. Maybe he just likes the sound of the word “kitty.” Regardless, I like the idea that anything he finds threatening (from a squirrel to a dog to a group of teenagers) can be rendered immediately pleasant by mentioning that it could be a kitty. It’s like, “HOW DARE YOU, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU — oh, are you a kitty? Welcome. Welcome to all kitties.” 

01 9 / 2014

"

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

"

01 9 / 2014

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

(Source: kropotkindersurprise, via utcualm)

01 9 / 2014

devkimiko:

Part 1 of my continuing series on printing! Today we look at colour and that oft asked question of “Why do my prints looks so different from the screen what happened”. Part 2 covers DPI and file setup, and Part 3 looks at making PDFs in InDesign.

(via helpyoudraw)

01 9 / 2014

jasonlatour:

From DAREDEVIL: BLACK & WHITE #1-(Marvel, 2010) “Second Sight”- Peter Milligan (writer)- Jason Latour (artist)

(via chrissamnee)

31 8 / 2014

"A boy may be as disagreeable as he pleases, but when a girl refuses to crap sunshine on command, the world mutters darkly about her moods."

from Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch (via makingupachangingmind)

Somewhere, Kristin Stewart just smirked a little. 

(via other-bronte)

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31 8 / 2014

thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…

I love this.

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