LOL - true? What a bunch of fools. The drawing was fabulous. õ_o’
they’re probably mad bc i got frilled shark anatomy wrong omg ;A;
i’m so sorry i’ll be more careful next time……….
LOL - true? What a bunch of fools. The drawing was fabulous. õ_o’
they’re probably mad bc i got frilled shark anatomy wrong omg ;A;
i’m so sorry i’ll be more careful next time……….
day 5 is a mermaid!
horrendous abyssal mermaids are way, WAY cooler than overly pretty pelagic ones
i mean, only their voices have to be alluring, right? what if they’re actually some sort of repulsive sea witches, with rough, cold grey skin, sharp irregular teeth, cloudy eyes and long wiry hair? emerging deep from the brine at night to pull in unsuspecting sailors, who all too happily give away their lives for what they perceive as slammin hot babes……..
i looked up sirens on wikipedia and apparently they’re fugly bird monsters who perch on rocks at sea, waiting for ships to pass by, so it seems i’m not too off the mark here <3 ◡‿◡ what wonderful news.
this one is based on a frilled shark, one of the most beautiful species of creepy deep sea fish in the world, with long snakey bodies and wide toothy grins ⊙‿⊙
also she’s dedicated to Tiff, you perfect creature you~ ヽ(*・∇・)ﾉ
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT I FINALLY HAVE SOME FREE TIME AGAIN (ノД`)・゜・。
which means i’m taking this up again and 4th in line is a lovely naga!
I used to have 6 cats. Now I have 4.
Feeding 6 cats a strict diet was really hard, and most often resulted in chaos and injuries, so I switched to open feeding. Predictably, they gained weight. Like, a lot of weight.
So, I decided that I should switch from the cheap walmart stuff ($10 for a 15 lb. bag) to something healthier with less filler.
I went to Petco and chose Nutro brand. It seemed like a great deal. $25 for a 15 lb. bag instead of $30-$50. I didn’t bother reading reviews, because, clearly this stuff had to be better than my cheap bag of Friskies or 9lives or whatever.
I regret that more than anything.
Less than two weeks after opening the first bag, our youngest cat Loki started getting sick.
He was slightly anemic, vomiting, diarrhea. I pushed water, decided to keep an eye on him. We’re newly married and don’t have all of the money in the world, so vet trips are reserved for emergencies.
Over the next few days though, he got worse. After he peed himself while snuggling with one of our other cats, I scheduled an appointment with the vet.
The vet said that all of his blood tests came back fine, except for the one with his kidney levels. He was in kidney failure. We had no idea what could have caused it. The emergency vet a week later suggested FIP.
He stayed at the vet on an IV for 2 days, and they sent him home with an antibiotic and some NutraCal. I assumed that meant he was okay and was going to recover. I was wrong.
He continued deteriorating over the next few days, despite my best efforts (I was pushing food and water with a syringe) until the day I came home from work and found him mostly unresponsive. We rushed him to the emergency vet, told our story, and then came to the tearful decision to have him put to sleep. He died before they could give him the injection. It was heartbreaking.
We agreed with the emergency vet, blamed FIP, and tried not to think about it.
During this time, the cats had finished the first bag of Nutro and had a tiny bag of some other stuff to tide them over until I could get to Petco to get another bag.
So that’s: Bag of Nutro, break, second bag of Nutro.
Within a week of opening the second bag of Nutro, Oreo became sick as well. He was displaying the same symptoms as Loki, but with the added addition of vomiting.
We couldn’t afford to have him hospitalized after spending $1000 on Loki. That had tapped out our savings. All we could do was carefully monitor him, keep him hydrated, and hope he would eat something.
During this time, we began trying to figure out what had caused this. They weren’t related in the slightest, so the chances of them both having FIP were incredibly slim. They were indoor cats, and I keep all toxins away from them. We had no idea what the culprit could be.
Finally, after Oreo had passed, my husband asked about the cat food. The timing just seemed too weird to be a coincidence. To placate him, I decided to look into any recalls.
What I found was absolutely horrifying.
This site alone has 1500 reviews, with an average rating of 1.5 stars. Report after report of dogs and cats of all breeds, falling sick with the same symptoms, most dying, after eating this food.
I called Nutro to submit a complaint and I was met with anger and cold insistence that it could ABSOLUTELY NOT be their food and to not believe everything I read online, because they hadn’t had ANY complaints. Not once did any person I talk to even say “I’m sorry for your loss.”
I am torn between the feeling of “I murdered my cats” and “This company murdered my cats”. If I had just read reviews, my babies might still be with me. On the other hand, this company is putting poison on the shelves and denying that they’re doing so.
Pet stores can’t take the food off of their shelves unless there is a recall. They also cannot legally warn you against it. All that can be done at this moment is to get the word out about what’s happening.
If you have been feeding Nutro to your pet, and they got sick in the slightest, please get a sample of the food, submit a complaint to Nutro and to the FDA/CDC.
If you have friends with pets, please tell them not to buy this stuff.
If you read the reviews on the site I linked to, you’ll see how horrifying this really is.
PLEASE, REBLOG THIS SO WE CAN GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS BRAND.
I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.
Please spread this around, people with pets and service animals need to know.
I’m excited to announce my first monster girls-themed zine, "Pretty Monsters"! Inspired by the popular 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge, the zine contains 16 pages of 12 never-before-seen Monster Girls illustrations.
- A5-sized booklet (5.83” x 8.27”)
- Contains preorders-only BONUS
- Will start shipping Jan ‘14 onwards
- For Comic Fiesta 2013 attendees, please visit our FB page for details
Order now at our brand new Storenvy ! Reblogs are greatly appreciated.
So cool to see something like this inspired by the challenge I made!
♥Hello Monster lovers!♥
Due to the overwhelming demand for Digital Editions to be available, the Monster Anthology: Slime Edition PDF will now be available for purchase from December 1st, 2013, thru January, 31st, 2014!
All you need is a PayPal account and an e-mail address. Select the Monster Anthology, update your cart and checkout, you will then be redirected to your download! You will receive a .rar file and password!
What this PDF includes:
- Content is R-18, and features both male, female, and some inbetween slime characters; and feature straight as well as gay couples. The inside contains comics, pin-ups, and illustrations for more than 100+ pages of kinky slime fun!
Purchasing Digital copies of the book will get all the artists some extra money for the holidays, as well as to helping to fund the next volume!
If you can’t purchase a copy, please reblog to help signal boost, or follow our 18 wonderful artists!
Thank you very much everyone! Happy Holidays!
YO I’M MAKING A COMMISSION POST!
SKETCHES! Fast turnaround, but sorry! no preliminary sketch (thats what keeps them fast!) If you have specifics make sure you tell them to me! If you get a traditional sketch, let me know if you want the original drawing, because I’ll send it for 2 bucks extra! Payment is due upfront.
INKS! More detail and a larger drawing! Payment is due after the sketch is given the green light. I’ll send you the original drawing too! (If you live outside the United States I’ll have to charge you shipping, sorry (but I’ll throw in an extra sketch for you).)
FULL ILLUSTRATION! I’ll only take one of these at a time! Full background, maximum detail, the whole 9 yards. Make sure you send me a lot of details! Half payment is due after the sketch is approved, half on delivery of the finished piece. I’ll send the original drawing to you!
THE WON’TS: mecha, nsfw, things I know the creators discourage (homestuck/night vale), and anything that makes me feel uncomfortable based on content.
If you’re interested in a commission, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with info, references, and any other details you’d like! I take paypal, and it’s the same as my email.
hey hey hey i just quit my job so now this will be my only income for a bit! meaning commissions will be ALWAYS OPEN!!!!!
Well, it seems like Anime Sols’ Black Friday Double-up promotion has been a success so far! Not only did Dear Brother set #2 get fully funded in this short amount of time, but Creamy Mami set #3 is almost completely funded (I’m pretty confident it will—it still has over a month to go and not much left to get in pledges as of this moment.)
There are still some series that could use a little help, though, and right now is the BEST time to do it since your pledges will still count for double the amount until midnight tonight!
Shows that still need some love:
- Tezuka’s 24 Hour TV Specials
- Black Jack TV set #2 (it only has 2 days to reach it’s goal!)
- Hurricane Polymar Complete set
Even if you can only pledge $5, that turns into a $10 pledge with the Double-up promotion, so consider just that amount if you can! (And remember, you won’t get charged until the series reaches it’s goal.) Keep spreading the word!
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 paintedpiece.
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.
#whelp I was fooled by that first one #and tbh as an art student I can’t believe I let that slip by me… #printing ink and paints are two very different things… #art resources
Yeah, bullshit. During my time using oils in school my teacher, Eric Fowler, ENCOURAGED it.
When I saw the original version of this post lets just say I got SO. ANGRY.
It was like they were trying to slap everything about traditional art I learned back at university out the window with their misinformed bullshit.
I’ve had over five years of college-level art training now and I have to use those powers for good! Calling bullshit on the bullshit; this is doublebullshit, but here’s what’s up with your examples.
Klimt’s vibrant colors are coming from yellow paint, an earth tone able to be made in high fidelity during the time period he was working in and one of the colors that is consistent between the two pallet sets, so, not really a good example of RBY’s redeeming qualities. CMY is not “transferring from digital” because digital is an additive mixing process between RGB, Red Green and Blue; the three colors our eyes can actually “see” and combine into the rest of the spectrum. As primaries, RBY still don’t form an equidistant tertiary on a real color wheel and thus draws a narrower feild of mixing colors; you will never get a vibrant green or purple, which your examples don’t show either!
RBY is certainly something artists have learned to work with for a long time but tradition and examples that show artists surmounting previous challenges is not the same thing as “these new tools are not improvements.” Vermeer’s Girl With the Red Hat is an example of doing a lot with a little, but we can see how his pallet was limited. These old paintings take their strength from strong value & hue contrast, and Vermeer intelligently used the pigments he had to work with at full saturation for great impact. But you’ll never see a strong green or purple in any of his paintings.
When we’re talking CMY we’re talking about a cool color shift between the R and B in the tertiary we typically use creates a larger workable field in Color Space.
To explain what I’m getting at here I’m gonna crack open my paint box and go through the three types of color mixing I’ve been taught in my art education, going all the way back to “Blue and Yellow make Green!” in gradeschool.
Here is RBY, what we’re taught as kids. (sorry for the blurry photo, i’m in a rush!) Red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green, via versa— and while it’s true that purple and green and orange are secondaries that exist between red, blue, and yellow, navigating color space isn’t like rotating around the spokes of a wheel. When you mix between a red and a blue, you literally move between them. (refer to the link above.)
So you will never get a real green or purple out of this pallet, not ever, no matter how good you are. You can fake it in the best of ways, by using blues near muddy oranges to make the more orange, or etc, but you’re still working with hobbles.
To get around this, here’s the “modern” oil pallet I was taught at community college during my last years of highschool. It includes a warm and a cold of each RBY, and in the corner there are some umbers to mix earthy browns.
Mixing “cold” blues and yellows together produces a more vibrant green because you are navigating closer to the “outside” of color space; the farther apart two colors are on the color wheel, the more they mix into nuetral gray, so this makes sense.
But even then, i still need all of these additional colors and was even asked to buy some of them in that same class! Besides the ochre and turquoise there, I had to purchase the two greens, an orange and a purple. A pattern arises.
Here’s what I learned at DigiPen; When Magenta and Pthalo take center stage, I can gaurantee my purples will be vibrant and my greens will be much stronger. But the reality of color mixing is this; each color does exist independently as an actual color that, at full saturation, has to come from actual pigment. When you mix oils, they’re partially pigment and partially medium, and they dillute each other the more you add between them.
Here’s how it looks in comparison;
CMY gets you way more bang for your buck in color space, and if you modified it with the same warm/cool principles in the traditional pallet, bam, you’re basically an unstoppable color monster!
But even switching to CMY, here’s what my paint collection looks like now. In short; CMY better reflects actual perceptive science; cyan, yellow and magenta are high-key, strong mixing colors because they each activate two cones in our eyes at once. Pthalo blue, a staple in all three palletes, is derived from the same pigmentation originally used to make cyan ink; printing and painting rely on the same real-world materials and perceptive laws to create color on a page.
As for “pure chroma, low saturation,” that shows a baffling misunderstanding of what the original post even meant about achieving vibrancy.
In short? Okay, so, no three tubes are going to cut it. You have to buy a lot of paint. But don’t forget how to navigate color space, and don’t ignore the value of new information and discoveries! CMY is a decided improvement upon the RBY model.
HEYYY folks!! so i’m doing commissions again for the holidays!! i’d really reeealllyyyy appreciate ANY help <3 really!!!
AVAILABLE OPTIONS ARE~~~
- - $30: lineless, full color flats!
- - $25: b/w lineart
- - $35: lineart(like above)+ full color
please please e-mail me at email@example.com (and not on tumblr) if you’re interested!! my paypal is the same address. you pay, i start! i’ll draw any kind of character!! and if you want a little handlettered message or phrase (if you wanna gift it to somebody or somethin) let me know!! everything is drawn at 300dpi so you can print it out as a card or whatever!
i’m going to be doing five slots at a time; if there is more interest, i will add you to a wait list and give an estimate as to when i’ll be getting to you.
it will probably be about a week’s wait for each commission!
THANKS A LOT FOR LOOKIN!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Free Shipping till Monday at Society6! Don’t miss it and visit my page! :-)
Hello there! I would like to know if any of you are interested in commissions! I cannot offer much, as I am busy lately (exams and work!) but here is what I can offer for you:
Thigh/Waist up sketch - $9
Full body sketch - $13
Simple Colored Chibi - $11
Any additional character is $7/$8 (sketch/chibi, respectively)
I do have some restrictions, however. I will not draw gore or fetishes, sorry! I will draw ecchi/nsfw but that will come at an extra cost. Please discuss this with me if that is what you wish to have. Yuri is preferred as my skills are better with women, but I can do yaoi and hetero as well.
Please give me picture references of the character of your choosing! I will draw canons and OCs. And you may color the sketch I draw for you as well!
Message me here on tumblr or at firstname.lastname@example.org (whichi is also my paypal email address) for further information or if you are interested. Thank you!
Please do not send me any kind of money before we have discussed things.
If you are unable to commission me, I’d appreciate it if you could reblog this post to help me out!
alright, thanks to everyone who indulged me tonight, it was fun as usual!ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ
i’m terribly sorry for my narcissism i think it’s calmed down a little now so no askmemes for a good while i promise
so good night~
I STATED THREE OTHER NON-HS SHIPS ON THAT POST but if you want another then i give you bubbline bc that shit is impossible not to love and it’s ridiculously popular for good reason d(´＿｀。)