June 18, 2014

Anonymous said: When you draw, do you find yourself kind of 'feeling out' what you're drawing, as if you have a perception of the depth of the object?

doopliss:

It depends. A drawing professor once told me that skilled draftspeople look more at the subject than they do at their work, and when you do that, you are feeling along the contours of the thing with your eye as you replicate them with your hand. But at the same time If I’m drawing from life, or from a preexisting image, the process requires discarding intellectual information about the thing being drawn: you draw only what you actually see, not what you understand to be there. In that sense the depth of the object doesn’t matter, only the two-dimensional lines and shadows which the depth produces.

If I’m drawing from my imagination the process is a little different. Sometimes I’m kind of 3D rendering it in my mind in order to get the shading and foreshortening right, but years of consistent life drawing practice mean that I’ve more or less memorized convincing configurations of lines for thousands of frequently-drawn objects, and I usually don’t have to think it through that much.

This is just about perfectly stated. And reminds me that I have to do much much more habitual life drawing.

June 18, 2014

kozyndan:

Love this so much on so many levels. PLUS whoever made this ended up with a photographic artwork similar to the drawn/painted artwork of our recent mural, “An Ode To California”.  Great minds think (sort of) alike)

 

kim-jong-healthy:

humpback whales in their natural habitat before deforestation forced them into the sea

June 17, 2014
heroesonline:

A WORD ABOUT CONDUCT AT HEROESCON

HeroesCon is dedicated to providing a fun, safe and harassment-free convention experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of anyone in any form. Convention participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from HeroesCon without a refund at the discretion of the convention organizers.

Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and in particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized or excessively gory clothing/uniforms/costumes.

If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the HeroesCon staff or a volunteer. We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.

All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all HeroesCon events.  This policy goes for the show floor and after-hours events at our host hotels as well.

Thank you!
-Shelton Drum



Kudos to HeroesCon for stating its anti-harassment policies publicly, and for underlining its place as not only a fun show for adults, but a show aimed at families as well. I wish every show were as welcoming and as fun as HeroesCon. By the way, I’ll be there this weekend in Indie Island! 

heroesonline:

A WORD ABOUT CONDUCT AT HEROESCON
HeroesCon is dedicated to providing a fun, safe and harassment-free convention experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of anyone in any form. Convention participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from HeroesCon without a refund at the discretion of the convention organizers.
Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and in particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized or excessively gory clothing/uniforms/costumes.
If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the HeroesCon staff or a volunteer. We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all HeroesCon events.  This policy goes for the show floor and after-hours events at our host hotels as well.
Thank you!
-Shelton Drum
Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

Kudos to HeroesCon for stating its anti-harassment policies publicly, and for underlining its place as not only a fun show for adults, but a show aimed at families as well. I wish every show were as welcoming and as fun as HeroesCon. By the way, I’ll be there this weekend in Indie Island! 

(via kickstandkids)

June 17, 2014
HURLEY. One of the twenty-five dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. 
Subject suggestion was “Lost/Bad Robot.”

HURLEY. One of the twenty-five dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here

Subject suggestion was “Lost/Bad Robot.”

June 17, 2014
BIRDS. 
Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics, bought a $25 drawing but he’s such a sweet guy I decided to do a little strip for him instead. Also because I love birds (his subject request). 

BIRDS. 

Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics, bought a $25 drawing but he’s such a sweet guy I decided to do a little strip for him instead. Also because I love birds (his subject request). 

June 17, 2014
John Martzs' Screen Saver

matthewbogart:

I love this idea John Martz talks about on this episode of "Make It Then Tell Everybody" in conversation with Dustin Harbin and Dan Berry


DAN: Do you have methods of tricking yourself into having ideas?

JOHN: It’s not a method as much something that I came upon, which is, I keep all…

I’m great in interviews, as long as the topic stays close to boobs.

June 16, 2014
THE NYMPH (print).
5” x 7” indigo print, available here, $10.

THE NYMPH (print).

5” x 7” indigo print, available here, $10.

June 16, 2014
FASCINATING RHYTHM (print)
5” x 7” indigo process print, available here, $10.

FASCINATING RHYTHM (print)

5” x 7” indigo process print, available here, $10.

June 16, 2014
THE LADIES MAN.
11” x 14” giclee print, timed edition ending 5pm EST today (June 16). Details.

THE LADIES MAN.

11” x 14” giclee print, timed edition ending 5pm EST today (June 16). Details.

June 16, 2014
dharbin:

BEHOLD! THE TRICERATOPS!
14 x 11 signed & numbered limited giclee now listed for preorder here.
Look for an enormous folding leporello (accordion) book of dinosaurs drawn by me and published by Nobrow Press, coming this fall.

Reblogging myself—this is going to print today, so if you’d like to get in on the numbered presell get on it! 

dharbin:

BEHOLD! THE TRICERATOPS!

14 x 11 signed & numbered limited giclee now listed for preorder here.

Look for an enormous folding leporello (accordion) book of dinosaurs drawn by me and published by Nobrow Press, coming this fall.

Reblogging myself—this is going to print today, so if you’d like to get in on the numbered presell get on it

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