Monday, June 23, 2014

riseofthecommonwoodpile:

riseofthecommonwoodpile:

mostly finished preview track

very unlike anything else on the album, especially the vibe, definitely the meanest track I’ve done so far for this particular album

just take it already

I posted this at 1am which while good for my web brand is bad for getting people to actually hear it

Sunday, June 22, 2014

jennerallydrawing:

jennerallysleepy:

I’m not kidding Vio is 1000000X more fun than any app ever ok ok I think I messed up the lyrics but I mean SOUNDING LIKE A ROBOT IS COOL OK

haha, everyone get this app. this has been a psa. thank you.

peaceofseoul:

Let me know if you have questions!!!

flatbread

no-more-ramen:

Making flatbread is ridiculously easy and very rewarding.
It’s a versatile food—pretty much everything is good on flatbread— and if you don’t want to buy those $3-5 loaves in plastic bags from the supermarket anymore, making your own bread is a great way to save some money and a useful thing to learn.
It is also possible to capture and culture your own yeast if you don’t want to buy it (and happen to like sourdough). It is very easy, so no need to be intimidated out of the idea immediately. I won’t go through the process here, but there are plenty of online resources that can tell you how to do it, and the general idea is: 1 part water + 1 part flour + clean container + time in a warm room = yeast starter.

For the flatbread, you will need:

3 - 4 cups of flour1 cup of warm waterA packet of yeast, or 2 tsp of yeast, or a hunk of yr starter.Butter or oil for the panA rolling pin (If you don’t have a roller, improvise. There are plenty of items that work as rollers, for example, an empty 40 filled with water is prime)Optional: any herbs you like. I like rosemary in mine. Thyme is good, too.

Instructions:

- Mix the water, the yeast, your spices (if any), and one cup of the flour in a big ol’ mixing bowl. This resulting sticky goo, equal parts flour and water, is dough in its sponge stage. If you want a stronger tasting yeasty bread, cover it up in its sponge stage with some plastic wrap and let it bubble for an hour or two.

- Mix the rest of the flour in with a spoon, and then with your hands, 1/4 of a cup at a time. You may not need all four cups of flour. Once the dough is a shaggy mass that cleans the sides of the bowl, it’s ready to be kneaded.

- Put the dough on a floured surface. If it’s wet and sticking to your hands, continue to add flour. Kneading is fun, and you get to do it now. Do it for like five to eight minutes. Try not to break the dough when kneading and make sure to fold and rotate it. The dough should end up feeling smooth, elastic, and somewhat firm.

- Put it back in the bowl. Cover it up with plastic wrap and ~let it rise~. The longer the dough rises, the stronger the flavor. I love a yeasty and flavorful bread-y bread, so I let mine rise overnight in a warm place. But as little as an hour is just fine, too, and this is what most recipes typically call for

- Once it has risen to double its size, or to your satisfaction, press the CO2 bubbles out of it. (“Punch it down”.)

- Take a little hunk of dough—say, like, a quarter of the size of your palm—and place it on a floured surface and UTTERLY FLATTEN IT with your rolling pin. Like, pretty thin! It will rise to about double its thickness on the stove.

- Butter or oil in your frying pan on the stove. I do a little less than “medium” heat. Throw that sucker on there, and flip when the other size is nice and brown.

- At this point, I like to grate some cheese and mince some garlic and put those on the bread. A $5 block of cheddar lasts me like two weeks, and flat bread with white cheddar and garlic is very much worth it, in my opinion. Sauteed vegetables on it are great, too. Get creative.

For storage, put your dough in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. You will find that a little hunk of the dough goes a long way, so depending on how often you make this bread, this bowl could last you a good while.

so-i-did-this-thing:

eckses:

RALEIGH’S WALL - CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Occasion: As avid fans may know, the 1 year anniversary of the release of Pacific Rim is on 12th July, in exactly 3 weeks time. Baldwinboy5ive and I feel this is cause for celebration. 
The Brief: Since Raleigh’s a fan of old-school photos, and likes putting his favourites up where people can see them, we thought it would be appropriate to create Raleigh’s Wall. The idea is that you draw anything that looks like a photo taken in the Shatterdome (selfies, candid shots, the baby photos Tendo hands out like candy, whatever…) and we’ll compile it on the wall, a reminder that the fandom’s still going strong, and, in Guillermo’s words, “we’re all in the same robot.”
The Technical Stuff:
1. If you want to get your pic on the wall, just contact me or baldwinboy5ive and either submit it or email it to either of us. We’ll probably need to edit it a little (add “sticky tape”, add a “frame”, rotate it etc) to make it fit, but we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.
2. 300dpi is best but 72dpi is okay too.
3. We’d love to get this up on the actual day of the anniversary, so the deadline for this is basically any time before 12th July.
4. Please, please reblog, even if you’re not an artist yourself! The more pics we manage to get up the better!
5. This is just for fun. There is absolutely no profit, no payment, nothing. Just a way to bring people together in a kind of multiplayer art-trade, because we believe not only in ourselves but in each other!
HAPPY DRAWING!

Signal boost!

so-i-did-this-thing:

eckses:

RALEIGH’S WALL - CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Occasion: As avid fans may know, the 1 year anniversary of the release of Pacific Rim is on 12th July, in exactly 3 weeks time. Baldwinboy5ive and I feel this is cause for celebration.

The Brief: Since Raleigh’s a fan of old-school photos, and likes putting his favourites up where people can see them, we thought it would be appropriate to create Raleigh’s Wall. The idea is that you draw anything that looks like a photo taken in the Shatterdome (selfies, candid shots, the baby photos Tendo hands out like candy, whatever…) and we’ll compile it on the wall, a reminder that the fandom’s still going strong, and, in Guillermo’s words, “we’re all in the same robot.”

The Technical Stuff:

1. If you want to get your pic on the wall, just contact me or baldwinboy5ive and either submit it or email it to either of us. We’ll probably need to edit it a little (add “sticky tape”, add a “frame”, rotate it etc) to make it fit, but we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.

2. 300dpi is best but 72dpi is okay too.

3. We’d love to get this up on the actual day of the anniversary, so the deadline for this is basically any time before 12th July.

4. Please, please reblog, even if you’re not an artist yourself! The more pics we manage to get up the better!

5. This is just for fun. There is absolutely no profit, no payment, nothing. Just a way to bring people together in a kind of multiplayer art-trade, because we believe not only in ourselves but in each other!

HAPPY DRAWING!

Signal boost!

meaghanmustdie:

pastel prom by BLEACHLONDON

mahouprince:

kanyewestismyfather:

if you haven’t heard about melanie martinez you should get into her like NOW. she used to be a contestant on the voice but she’s doing her own thing independently and her new song dollhouse is just PERFECTION

GET INTO IT. BUY IT ON ITUNES. SUPPORT YO FEMALE VOCALISTS

I havent really seen a music video that’s impacted me this much in a while- oh my goodness she is SOOO talented. This song was literally brilliant and the video was great too. I love her style!

voidbat:

misskittystryker:

Trying out my Tank Girl cosplay… If I’m honest I feel a little uncomfortable with my belly showing… I guess I need some support!

you are the most glorious tank girl i have ever laid eyes on. jesus christ, thank you for existing.

voidbat:

misskittystryker:

Trying out my Tank Girl cosplay… If I’m honest I feel a little uncomfortable with my belly showing… I guess I need some support!

you are the most glorious tank girl i have ever laid eyes on. jesus christ, thank you for existing.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

aluhnim:

thankyoucorndog answered your post: I’m going to make some art today. Leav…

talk to us about contrast and sillhouettes

AHHH Maddie, you know me well. I find those two things really important in comics, character design, and everything really? I might not be the person to ask about contrast, since I have a preference on how I like to handle my compositions. Contrast should really help with the focus of your panel/illustration/layout, which is basic in theory. With black and white at least, a good way to see how your pages are going is by doing a squint test? 25% white 75% black, vise versa…color is a beast of its own, but it’s relatively the same concept (in most cases?). That’s how I work at least.

Especially with laying out pages, I take into consideration how each panel flows into the next. Like in my Limit comic for Zak’s class like…two semesters ago (ah jeeze it’s lookin’ so old now)

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Contrast is not only for one panel in this case, but the whole layout of the page?

And as for silhouettes, SHAPES. Shapes shapes shapes. Even if your characters are a bit more on the semi-realistic/realistic side, faces are all different. Use shapes to not only define features but their posture as well. It’s something I’m still trying to pin down myself, since I did take a step back from animation and character stuff and focus on storytelling.

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This is from an old sketchbook, but it’s mostly talking about how to use shapes to create interesting poses, but also to remember to break out of those shapes as well to create points of interest! (Like the triangle shaped pose with the foot sticking out)

I hope that’s decently informative?