Posted 8 hours ago

“If you’re an aggressive individual and you want to make this your field — and there is no school. You make your own school. You make your school. I say that you borrow arms and legs and heads and necks and posteriors from anybody you can. In comics, which is a peculiar field, every man — every artist — is the other artist’s teacher. There’s absolutely no school for it. People can teach you the mechanics of it, which is good. I can see a good reason for that. But drawing a good figure does not make you a good artist. I can name you 10 men, right off the bat, who draw better than I do. But I don’t think their work gets as much response as mine. I can’t think of a better man to draw Dick Tracy than Chester Gould, who certainly is no match for Leonardo Da Vinci. But Chester Gould told the story of Dick Tracy. He told the story of Dick Tracy the way it should have been told. No other guy could have done it. It’s not in the draftsmanship, it’s in the man.

Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It’s in the man. If you want to do, you do it. If you think a man draws the type of hands that you want to draw, steal ‘em. Take those hands.

The only thing I can say is: Caniff was my teacher, Alex Raymond was my teacher, even the guy who drew Toonerville Trolley was my teacher. Whatever he had stimulated me in some way. And I think that’s all you need. You need that stimulation. Stimulation to make you an individual. And the draftsmanship? Hang it! If you can decently, learn to control what you can, learn to control what you have, learn to refine what you have. Damn perfection! You don’t have to be perfect. You are never going to do a Sistine Chapel, unless somebody ties you to a ceiling. So damn perfection!

All a man has in this field is pressure, and I think the pressure supplies a stimulation. You have your own stresses; that will supply your own stimulation. If you want to do it, you’ll do it. And you’ll do it anyway you can.”

Jack Kirby, offering advice to aspiring artists during a 1970 panel with Shel Dorf at the first San Diego Golden State Comic-Con (which would later become Comic-Con International)

(Source: chrisvisions)

Posted 8 hours ago
official-sokka:

gebbeh:

I made this a while ago and it’s been sitting in my drafts… Sorry not sorry.

I want to be appalled but I’m mildly entertained

official-sokka:

gebbeh:

I made this a while ago and it’s been sitting in my drafts… Sorry not sorry.

I want to be appalled but I’m mildly entertained

Posted 8 hours ago

uniquemoi04:

Suit up #alcohol, you’re up. #drunk #alcoholic #nothealthytoday #beer

Posted 8 hours ago

When you see a fine ass woman..

hahalolshit:

dippednv8splash:

dippednv8splash:

yoshibruh:

When she says she loves video games..

When you find a girl like that, you never LEGO of her.

WHO IS DOING THIS

Posted 9 hours ago

eschergirls:

This is not really an Escher Girl, but the LoL cinematic trailer submission on this page made me think of this screencap of an FF XV trailer.  Notice how every male character have textured, realist skin while the two female characters have perfect pale skin with makeup on.

This reminds me of a previous post where somebody brought up the lack of wrinkles or facial creases of any kind on a woman character in a League of Legends trailer, and I also posted a picture of the male and female faces in Batman: Arkham City as another example where female faces must be devoid of any lines (even expression lines) while male faces can have all sorts of interesting features and details, and can be exaggerated to give more character to the faces.

This isn’t just about women having to be portrayed as eternally young, or how women’s standards for beauty are so tied with having no lines on our faces, but it’s also incredibly limiting when designing and portraying female characters.  If all your female characters always have to have smooth round faces, no wrinkles, etc (and often big eyes and pouty lips too), then it’s going to be that much harder to try to make them look different than each other.  And if they also aren’t allowed to show lines on their faces for expressions, then it’s going to limit the range of their expression too, or they’re going to end up with a weird doll look when you do have them emote.  The point is, it can end up creating a very limited box for female character visuals, and creating characters that all look very similarly, even if you really don’t mean to. And that in turn limits how much information you can convey about those characters, visually.

Posted 1 day ago

pyrrhics:

Takehiko Inoue

(Source: samuraitears)

Posted 1 day ago

lilbijou:

chichitwotimes:

brownwerkk:

hantisedeloubli:

michiko-malandro:

femburton:

human-sloth:

this is the most important thing on the internet today

please explain this
snoopdogg

O M G

D E A D

**CRYING**

i’m jumping out the window

Stop what you’re doing and watch this

Posted 1 day ago

here’s a thing I did today.

Posted 1 day ago

kazucrash:

Tekken Tag Tournament
Publisher: Namco, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (EU)
Developer: Namco
Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Year: 1999 (Arcade), 2000 (PS2), 2011 (PS3)

Posted 1 day ago

god I need the next episode of this to come out already.

Posted 1 day ago
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)

Posted 1 day ago

bootyscientist:

blkdzn:

grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

Dear God

just imagine dealing wit this on a routine basis and throw in the fact that nobody will care, nobody will help, and in fact, you’ll even be accused of “exaggerating”, and then MAYBE you could understand why black people are “always so hostile”

Posted 1 day ago
Posted 1 day ago

kalthrace:

nprcodeswitch:

"Kind of racist? Try Diet Racism!"

Posted 1 day ago

crimsongrimoire:

Playing a jrpg and you’re overleveled

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