Part 2 of the 50 hands/50 feet extra credit assignment. 

One of the extra credit assignments in Concept Art for Animation was to draw 50 hands and 50 feet. I got all 50 hands, but only around 5 feet or so. Most of the hands are mine, but about 1/4th of them were referenced from photos on Pixeylovely. I’ll have to draw the rest of the feet on my own eventually. God knows, I need to practice. 

curiousaries:

empresspinto:

nigga-chan:

People need to realize the significance of this post, because when I reblogged it it was just blank so I think some people may not understand what this is trying to say

Adopting an animal (or buying from someone close to you who has recently had puppies, kittens, etc) is not like simply going to the store and buying a toy. You do not just get to throw it away once you are done with it and it stops being cute in your eyes

This is a real living thing that has emotions, needs, and wants, not something to be thrown away when YOU are done after YOU entered at commitment to raise and care for this animal. 

What’s just as bad as dumping the animal off just anywhere you want, whether it be on the side of the road or in a shelter, is that a lot of these animals end up dying after that. Animals are NOT always adopted and strays are not always picked up. Animals can get put down, run over, tortured, and a list of other things 

People should really think about what they are responsible for before they bring an animal into their life

Not to mention that that animal loves you, you are his world, and when you drop him off at the shelter - or worse, in the street - you are abandoning him. He doesn’t know what he did wrong, he thinks you’ll come back, maybe you just dropped him off for a bit and you’ll come back to him.
Not only did you make a commitment, but that animal loves you and throwing them away isn’t just breaking that commitment, it’s throwing away someone who doesn’t understand why you don’t love him anymore and where you went.

 The thing that annoys the shit out of me is when people say they’re getting rid of their dog because they had a baby and they “don’t have time for the dog”. Like, you can’t feed your dog and let it outside to use the restroom because you had a baby? You’re going to be home the same amount, if not more if you have a child, so how does that change anything with the dog? That dog would rather get a pat on the head for a second a day than be given away or put to sleep. You could ignore it forever, or literally have no time for it other than to make sure they’re still alive and that goddamn dog would STILL rather be with you. They fucking love you, are you going to give away your kid when they get too big, or because you have another baby and you don’t have time? Like damn, a dog is a commitment, don’t get it because its cute, get a dog because you. love. animals. I can not tell you how many dogs I have found, located the owners and them actually tell me they don’t want the dog and it’s ‘my problem’ so I HAVE to give it to the shelter. That is beyond unsettling for me. 

 And as for the too big thing, as fucking if you didn’t know what breeds of dogs get big and which ones don’t. Fuck you. 

 Every time I leave my home I have endless anxiety that my dog has gotten out, or she has gotten sick, I would fucking die if something happened to Chloe, I plan on having her tattooed on me when she dies and other people are just throw away a relationship with that animal like it’s no big deal, and that hurts me, it fucking hurts me. 

 Chloe checks on me every morning while I’m asleep, she kisses me goodnight, she licks my cuts, I could never imagine just giving her away like it’s no big deal. 

Reblogging because I volunteer at an animal shelter and see this shit a lot, especially with cats. One man gave his cat to the shelter because his new girlfriend didn’t like him. Another person got a dog and decided “they were tired of having a cat.” And one wonderful family decided they didn’t like their cat anymore and, instead of giving him to a shelter, just kicked him out and let him be a stray. When the shelter found him and contacted the family, the owners actually cursed them out over the phone. 

People suck. 

(Source: twocentslice, via planningpermission)

dashawnmahone:

veesdumpingrounds:

tiny tutorial thing I meant to make for the people I sometimes help out on portefolios : ) just wanted to share perspective doesnt have to be a bugger, yknow ? 

For my art bros

Reblogging so I never loose this.

(via narpoop)

Quick sketches.
And yes, I totally drew fanart for barbie dolls. 

Quick sketches.

And yes, I totally drew fanart for barbie dolls

bowlingalleymomma:

ourlifewithneo-x:

Some of these are real good, gonna have to try them. 

I love this

These tips are adorable and sound useful, but did people really get $5 from the tooth fairy? I was lucky if I got more than 1. 

(via planningpermission)

humansofnewyork:

"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."

I’d normally read HONY posts and keep scrolling, but this one made me mad enough to reblog. 
I know he’s entitled to his opinion, but I hate the fact the guy is trying to speak for the entire community. The fact he thinks people bring discrimination on themselves shows how short-sighted his thinking is. Nothing, and I mean nothing, gives someone the right to treat you like a lesser person because of your sexuality, race, gender, or the like. I can’t stress this enough; you cannot cause another individual to have hateful thoughts about you because of how you are born, and you cannot cause them to act on those prejudice thoughts. The idea that someone causes the bigotry they face…. I’d really like to see him say this to Matthew Shepherd’s family. Please, tell them he brought it on himself and see how that fucking goes.
And what is this guy’s definition of “getting in people’s faces too much”? Referring to their sexuality in a chat more than once a year? Mentioning their partner in a conversation? Protesting anti-gay bills? Saying they wants rights? Fighting for equality for everyone in the LGBT community, including you, while you sit on your ass and claim no one has it that hard?
I live in Kansas, where they recently tried to pass a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBT couples because of religious beliefs. With this bill, a gay couple could walk into a restaurant and be kicked out if homosexuality was against the owner’s religion. It sailed through the House 72 to 49 votes, and thankfully didn’t made it passed Senate. 
Not that much discrimination, my ass. 

humansofnewyork:

"I know this isn’t going to be a popular opinion, but I’m gay, and I don’t think there’s nearly as much discrimination as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experienced discrimination. But it hasn’t been a huge factor in my life. I feel like a lot of people bring discrimination on themselves by getting in people’s faces too much. They like to say: ‘Accept me or else!’ They go around demanding respect as a member of a group, instead of earning respect as an individual. And that sort of behavior invites discrimination. I’ve never demanded respect because I was gay, and I haven’t experienced much discrimination when people find out that I am."

I’d normally read HONY posts and keep scrolling, but this one made me mad enough to reblog. 

I know he’s entitled to his opinion, but I hate the fact the guy is trying to speak for the entire community. The fact he thinks people bring discrimination on themselves shows how short-sighted his thinking is. Nothing, and I mean nothing, gives someone the right to treat you like a lesser person because of your sexuality, race, gender, or the like. I can’t stress this enough; you cannot cause another individual to have hateful thoughts about you because of how you are born, and you cannot cause them to act on those prejudice thoughts. The idea that someone causes the bigotry they face…. I’d really like to see him say this to Matthew Shepherd’s family. Please, tell them he brought it on himself and see how that fucking goes.

And what is this guy’s definition of “getting in people’s faces too much”? Referring to their sexuality in a chat more than once a year? Mentioning their partner in a conversation? Protesting anti-gay bills? Saying they wants rights? Fighting for equality for everyone in the LGBT community, including you, while you sit on your ass and claim no one has it that hard?

I live in Kansas, where they recently tried to pass a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBT couples because of religious beliefs. With this bill, a gay couple could walk into a restaurant and be kicked out if homosexuality was against the owner’s religion. It sailed through the House 72 to 49 votes, and thankfully didn’t made it passed Senate. 

Not that much discrimination, my ass. 

ac-mcfucked-up-deactivated20140 said: aaaaaay those are good hand studies yo

Aww, thank you!!!!!

I just scanned a buttload of drawings, so I finally have some things to upload. Anyway, I drew this while watching Into the Darkness with family in NYC last month. My brush pen was running low on ink.
I seem to draw more fanart if I’m sketching while watching something.

I just scanned a buttload of drawings, so I finally have some things to upload. Anyway, I drew this while watching Into the Darkness with family in NYC last month. My brush pen was running low on ink.

I seem to draw more fanart if I’m sketching while watching something.

amphiaria:

heysawbones:

artist-confessions:

I found out someone stole the catalytic converter off my car last night and the replacement may cost me $700+. So, this is gonna be curt because I’m not in the mood to be nice right now.
One of my biggest art pet peeves is when people assume that just because someone goes to art school, they magically have skills handed to them and don’t work as hard as other people, or that just because they’re self-taught, their art -regardless of craftsmanship- is inherently better than any art student’s. I’ve seen people actually say they have more respect for self-taught artists than student because “self-taught people had to work for it”. 
Well, I’m sick of hearing the same ill-informed crap over and over again. So, as someone who was self-taught for several years before attending art school, I’m dismantling The Tower Bullshit and Asinine Assumptions brick by fucking brick:
Turd #1: Art students have everything handed to them while self-taught artists have to find answers.
….What the hell do you think happens in an art school classroom?? Do you think the teacher opens a secret passage in the floor and leads us through the lost catacombs of Atlantis where we discover the crystals of truth and absorb their power, becoming masters of the creative industry?
True, in art class you have a professor teaching techniques, and, depending on the class, required textbooks, but that doesn’t mean skills are magically bestowed upon you because of it. You still have to apply what you’ve learned and practice (keyword, here) to improve, and, in some cases, go beyond what’s asked of you to have something portfolio-worthy. There are people who come to art school with this mindset and get mad when they aren’t pros after freshman year. 
The fact we go to classes doesn’t mean we don’t work as hard as self-taught artists. We don’t sit behind a desktop and absorb talent like some weird, photosynthesis shit. 
Turd #2: Self-taught artists work harder than art students.
I call bullshit. Like I mentioned earlier, I was self-taught before going to art school, and I can tell you, I worked a thousand times harder in art school than I ever did (or do) on my own. How many self-taught artists do you know pull all-nighters working on personal projects? Or draw 200 concept sketches for a drawing before starting it? Or fall asleep in front of their computer at sunrise because they’ve been drawing non-stop since the morning before? Back at SCAD, it wasn’t unheard to see animation majors bring toothbrushes and a change of clothes with them to the animation building during finals week. How many self-taught artists have you heard of spending literally days in front of a computer working on a piece of art??
This isn’t to say there aren’t self-taught artists with that kind of determination, but, unless they’re doing uppers, the vast majority of people aren’t going to be working that hard without some external source, like school or clients, making them feel compelled to.
Turd #3: Artwork by self-taught artists is better than artwork by students because of how much they worked.
No they fucking aren’t. Measure artwork’s worth by the skill level, not how the artist obtained it.
Turd #4: All art students draw is realism, so it’s their stuff is boring. Self-taught artists have more fun styles.
Oh really? Say it again. Please. I fucking dare you.
Turd #5: In art school, the students have a teacher giving them advice. Self-taught people don’t have that. So when they improve, it means more.
Yes, art students have access to professors who – if their school did a good job of staffing – have either worked or are currently working in the industry.  I won’t lie, having face-to-face access with someone who’s experienced with the industry you want to pursue is awesome, but people outside a classroom can still do this online. There are critique groups on DA and critique threads on conceptart.org. And often times on CA, the people who give critiques are also working artists. It may not be a face-to-face conversation, but the advice is worth just as much.
And if you want advice about an industry, just ask someone in that industry. Working artists are every-freaking-where online, and I’ve found 90% gladly answer questions about how their profession. I sent emails to animators just last month. Hell, I mailed Square Enix a letter back when I was 16 asking what it takes to become a game designer (this is before I decided on animation), and they actually replied. I still have that letter.
So, the improvement doesn’t mean MORE when a self-taught artist obtains it. You can get knowledge and advice about art outside a classroom. And going along with #1, the professor doesn’t hand skills to you. There’s still work involved.
TL;DR- Stop doing everything you’re doing.
If this rant sounds like I have some grudge against self-taught people, I don’t. Like I mentioned earlier, I started out self-taught. I spent days reading tutorials and anatomy books before going to school for art. I don’t care how you obtain your skill as long as you love what you do. My problem is when people who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom assume art students don’t work as hard as they do.
—
http://jakkrobbit.tumblr.com/

I was with you on this. Mostly, I’m still with you on this, except I have known… uh, most of the self-taught artists I know regularly pull all-nighters and spend days at a time in front of a computer on a single project. I don’t think it’s reasonable to favor the self-taught (a poor term; who is truly self-taught when there is Google?), but I do have that little nitpick. I mean, if anything, most of “us” end up pulling that kind of shit because we really could’ve used that time management and honed workflow one supposedly at least begins learning in school.

How many self-taught artists have you heard of spending literally days in front of a computer working on a piece of art??
lots of them, actually?????????

I should go ahead and address that point.





Like I mentioned in the last paragraph of #2, I understand there are self-taught artists out there who are motivated to work hard. There are people outside of schools who push themselves to the next level, just as there are students who half-ass everything they make.
In my experience, I haven’t seen many people work tirelessly without some external force, like making gift art, commissions, school work, or prints for a convention. But I know my experience is limited. There are probably hundreds of self-taught artists who work themselves to the bone.

That portion of the confession was originally meant to list examples of how hard art students work and that they don’t have it easy like some people assume. Since I was ticked off about the theft I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I strayed and started ranting. Sorry I stopped thinking for a few seconds. 

amphiaria:

heysawbones:

artist-confessions:

I found out someone stole the catalytic converter off my car last night and the replacement may cost me $700+. So, this is gonna be curt because I’m not in the mood to be nice right now.

One of my biggest art pet peeves is when people assume that just because someone goes to art school, they magically have skills handed to them and don’t work as hard as other people, or that just because they’re self-taught, their art -regardless of craftsmanship- is inherently better than any art student’s. I’ve seen people actually say they have more respect for self-taught artists than student because “self-taught people had to work for it”. 

Well, I’m sick of hearing the same ill-informed crap over and over again. So, as someone who was self-taught for several years before attending art school, I’m dismantling The Tower Bullshit and Asinine Assumptions brick by fucking brick:

Turd #1: Art students have everything handed to them while self-taught artists have to find answers.

….What the hell do you think happens in an art school classroom?? Do you think the teacher opens a secret passage in the floor and leads us through the lost catacombs of Atlantis where we discover the crystals of truth and absorb their power, becoming masters of the creative industry?

True, in art class you have a professor teaching techniques, and, depending on the class, required textbooks, but that doesn’t mean skills are magically bestowed upon you because of it. You still have to apply what you’ve learned and practice (keyword, here) to improve, and, in some cases, go beyond what’s asked of you to have something portfolio-worthy. There are people who come to art school with this mindset and get mad when they aren’t pros after freshman year. 

The fact we go to classes doesn’t mean we don’t work as hard as self-taught artists. We don’t sit behind a desktop and absorb talent like some weird, photosynthesis shit. 

Turd #2: Self-taught artists work harder than art students.

I call bullshit. Like I mentioned earlier, I was self-taught before going to art school, and I can tell you, I worked a thousand times harder in art school than I ever did (or do) on my own. How many self-taught artists do you know pull all-nighters working on personal projects? Or draw 200 concept sketches for a drawing before starting it? Or fall asleep in front of their computer at sunrise because they’ve been drawing non-stop since the morning before? Back at SCAD, it wasn’t unheard to see animation majors bring toothbrushes and a change of clothes with them to the animation building during finals week. How many self-taught artists have you heard of spending literally days in front of a computer working on a piece of art??

This isn’t to say there aren’t self-taught artists with that kind of determination, but, unless they’re doing uppers, the vast majority of people aren’t going to be working that hard without some external source, like school or clients, making them feel compelled to.

Turd #3: Artwork by self-taught artists is better than artwork by students because of how much they worked.

No they fucking aren’t. Measure artwork’s worth by the skill level, not how the artist obtained it.

Turd #4: All art students draw is realism, so it’s their stuff is boring. Self-taught artists have more fun styles.

Oh really? Say it again. Please. I fucking dare you.

Turd #5: In art school, the students have a teacher giving them advice. Self-taught people don’t have that. So when they improve, it means more.

Yes, art students have access to professors who – if their school did a good job of staffing – have either worked or are currently working in the industry.  I won’t lie, having face-to-face access with someone who’s experienced with the industry you want to pursue is awesome, but people outside a classroom can still do this online. There are critique groups on DA and critique threads on conceptart.org. And often times on CA, the people who give critiques are also working artists. It may not be a face-to-face conversation, but the advice is worth just as much.

And if you want advice about an industry, just ask someone in that industry. Working artists are every-freaking-where online, and I’ve found 90% gladly answer questions about how their profession. I sent emails to animators just last month. Hell, I mailed Square Enix a letter back when I was 16 asking what it takes to become a game designer (this is before I decided on animation), and they actually replied. I still have that letter.

So, the improvement doesn’t mean MORE when a self-taught artist obtains it. You can get knowledge and advice about art outside a classroom. And going along with #1, the professor doesn’t hand skills to you. There’s still work involved.

TL;DR- Stop doing everything you’re doing.

If this rant sounds like I have some grudge against self-taught people, I don’t. Like I mentioned earlier, I started out self-taught. I spent days reading tutorials and anatomy books before going to school for art. I don’t care how you obtain your skill as long as you love what you do. My problem is when people who’ve never stepped foot in a classroom assume art students don’t work as hard as they do.

http://jakkrobbit.tumblr.com/

I was with you on this. Mostly, I’m still with you on this, except I have known… uh, most of the self-taught artists I know regularly pull all-nighters and spend days at a time in front of a computer on a single project. I don’t think it’s reasonable to favor the self-taught (a poor term; who is truly self-taught when there is Google?), but I do have that little nitpick. I mean, if anything, most of “us” end up pulling that kind of shit because we really could’ve used that time management and honed workflow one supposedly at least begins learning in school.

How many self-taught artists have you heard of spending literally days in front of a computer working on a piece of art??

lots of them, actually?????????

I should go ahead and address that point.

Like I mentioned in the last paragraph of #2, I understand there are self-taught artists out there who are motivated to work hard. There are people outside of schools who push themselves to the next level, just as there are students who half-ass everything they make.

In my experience, I haven’t seen many people work tirelessly without some external force, like making gift art, commissions, school work, or prints for a convention. But I know my experience is limited. There are probably hundreds of self-taught artists who work themselves to the bone.

That portion of the confession was originally meant to list examples of how hard art students work and that they don’t have it easy like some people assume. Since I was ticked off about the theft I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I strayed and started ranting. Sorry I stopped thinking for a few seconds.