Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
Aldrovandus gives us a curious specimen of a horse, which the artist has drawn with the slashed trunk breeches of the time. He says that Fincelius, quoting Licosthenes, mentions that this animal had its skin thus slashed, from its birth, and was to be seen about the year 1555. Its skin was as thick as sole-leather. It was, probably, an ideal Zebra.
So, apparently Ulisse Aldrovandi (or his artist?) interpreted Zebras as being horses wearing then-stylish clothes. Huh.
I’m fascinated by erroneous beliefs — hence my coverage of cryptozoology — and I’ve become increasingly curious about why animals in old depictions are usually “wrong”. Not being an art critic or a…
Dolphins in ancient art that were discussed in my latest post of Lord Geekington. First and second are Bronze Age depictions from a Late Helladic blade and the palace at Knossos. Strange wavy coloration aside, they’re immediately recognizable. The next two are 5th Century BC coins from Syracuse (Sicily) with small and simple but still excellent dolphins. The final two are from 4th Century Eretria and show one very realistic dolphin… aside from the human riding it… and one which is curiously stylized to have superfluous fins and a curved rostrum.
"One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again."
- Marshall Vandruff
(via Amanda Palmer via Neil Gaiman via Jonathan Carroll)
The little tree person is from one of my sketchbooks.
It took me SO LONG to learn this. I still flog myself sometimes over not being able to make art 24-7.
Dont ask artists for free art you scrubs
How to waste your talent while losing your friends all at once because all you care about is money: A tumblr guide on how to be a cunt to those who admire you.
Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission and s/he had no money.
the mona lisa was a commission you shitshill, that’s how artists make a fucking living. it’s how we get the money to pay for things we need, because we don’t want to spend all our time working in a shitty job instead of doing things that are important to us, like working on personal projects or spending time with people we like. by thinking that you deserve free art is basically telling them “your time and skill isn’t worth anything but my personal enjoyment!” and if someone only wanted to be friends with me for free art, i don’t want that friendship because that sounds like an awful friend. artists are people with lives and often art is our only source of income and if you really admired us you would understand and support that.
I would like to make a public service announcement on this piece of shit information floating around the internet. I’m NOT going to take pot shots at an artist’s personal palette but this is just misinformation to thousands of other people out there who may or may not know better.
Number one. IF YOU ARE PAINTING, YOU’RE NOT REFERENCING A DIGITAL SWATCH. So first of all, you need to know where paint comes from. I dont even know where to start with this. I mean seriously, the statement about not being able to make pure, strong colours with cadmiums is just so full of ignorance, I don’t even know where to start.
If you need visual evidence, let’s take a look at this picture
This picture was invented before CMYK ever came around, tbh. Too bad Klimt is dead or else he would attest to this just like EVERY OTHER TRADITIONAL PAINTER will.
Mixing colours is not magic nor is it as easy as picking colours from a digital swatch. It takes practice to understand how certain colours react with one another, employ painting techniques such as not mixing white with every goddamn colour to lighten a hue.
Let’s take another look at a somewhat LESS brightly painted piece.
The saturation is not nearly as bright but the chroma is pure. There are no muddy colours, nothing is brown where it was not meant to be. Because Kandinsky knows how to mix colours. It didn’t happen overnight nor was he born with that knowledge. It was years and years of practise and work.
Even Klee knew what was up. He was not a master artist by any means but he worked goddamn hard at it and look what he created.
Here’s another Klimt because we all love him so:
CMYK exists because it does not know how to replicate the natural pigments of paint that can reflect light. It’s a beautiful, beautiful fake at best. I love CMYK. I even want to get a tattoo that says CMYK. But it is by no means the one and only.
So PLEASE. PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF AND CROSS REFERENCE YOUR COLOUR THEORY BEFORE YOU BUY INTO THIS GARBAGE. NEWTON KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MADE THE COLOUR WHEEL GUYS.
PAINTERS SPEAK OUT FOR OUR BELOVED COLOUR WHEEL! REBLOG AND REPOST! Whoo!
EDIT// Additionally, I re-read that ignorant infographic or whatever and have come to realize that the artist classifies pthalo blue/green and hansa yellow as CMYK. That is not CMYK guys. CMYK is used for digital prints because you can’t use paint. Duh. God, that information is so wrong, it wasn’t even worth making this post.
Day 1082 - 18 November 2013
with a dash of positivity
And I could see any hard core horse riding enthusiast going “What are you doing!? That’s not how you ride!”
I guess he’s trying to blend in and not be the
centaur of attention
So here’s the deal. I need around $50-$100 USD to open a bank account. I have no way of making money right now and I would like to get it done as soon as possible! My solution: Take commissions and have the money sent to my Mom’s PayPal, who will then use that money to help me open the account. I trust her wholeheartedly with my money so there’s no risk of it getting stolen (from me) or anything.
If you can’t help out, signal boosting is appreciated!
So, what I’m offering is adoptable characters!
bad art blogs are really fucking shitty let me tell you why
back when i was in my deviantart phase i used to make shitty standard weeaboo ocs and shitty traditional weeby art that at the time i thought was good and i would post it online to show to my friends and to have fun
the thing that actually stopped me from posting my art online (and what effectively made me quit art as a whole) was seeing my art on a bad art blog ripping apart my OC and laughing at my art and linking back to my deviantart encouraging other people to do the same
i put everything i’d ever drawn into storage on my account, feeling ashamed of myself, and cried like a fucking baby
to this day i am still terrified of posting my art online and i haven’t picked up a pencil and drawn nearly anything in two years because hell, i know my art isn’t good but i can’t draw anything for leisure out of fear i’m going to get mocked and laughed at for just doing something that makes me happy
you can say you’re not bullies as much as you want but when you’re effectively making other people feel like shit for doing something for fun and to feel creative and a part of something
you fucked up
you’re a bully
Can we add Retsupurae to this
I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING
or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant
I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation
and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange.
"mary i know ur only half a virgin"
"fuck off gabriel"
I’m bothered by how the outlet and plug don’t match
i feel like thats the point of the piece. she has insomnia so she cant “plug in” to sleeping.
speaking of art history
this is Undine by Chauncey Bradley Ives. she’s at the Smithsonian.
and this is her from the back
that is marble, y’all.
carved so thin you can SEE THE LIGHT THROUGH IT.
fucking art, y’all.
the realism of thin fabric folding and draping over a freaking perfectly sculpted body is killing me
when u draw something and u hate it and everyone loves it
when u draw something u like and everyone ignores it
there are two types of artists
- those who can only draw animals
- those who can draw anything but an animal