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roachpatrol:


“No, no, listen. Don’t listen to me, listen. You can find your people if you are brave. “ —P.S Beagle, “The Last Unicorn”

(you can get this as a print)

roachpatrol:

“No, no, listen. Don’t listen to me, listen. You can find your people if you are brave. “ 
—P.S Beagle, “The Last Unicorn”

(you can get this as a print)

Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

vastderp:

mercurialmalcontent:

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25 without that experience.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

One of my favorite books, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell, was Susanna Clarke’s first novel — which was published when she was 44.

Whenever I get down on myself for not being far enough along in my writing, I remember that, and remind myself that so long as I’m alive, kicking, and moving forward, it’s not too late.

All of these thinks, and also seconding that JSaMN is a hell of a novel.

rainbowbarnacle:

mynameiseyyyyyy:

muchymozzarella:

thranduart:

You offer it to me freely…..

OH MY GOSH

Oh my goooooooood, I’m dying from how cute this is

*dead* *lily pops out from chest* 

/chokes

rainbowbarnacle:

mynameiseyyyyyy:

muchymozzarella:

thranduart:

You offer it to me freely…..

OH MY GOSH

Oh my goooooooood, I’m dying from how cute this is

*dead* *lily pops out from chest* 

/chokes

LAST WEEKEND

I went to SAKURA CON. It was great. Highlights included:

  • minimal costume-related stress (cosplay that looks like street clothes= win)
  • freaking amazing costumes all around us, all the time
  • play testing my Homestuck version of Cards Against Humanity with random con people (and they enjoyed it! holy crap!)
  • meeting parents for drinks in cosplay with drunken roommate in tow (drunken roommate kept offering candy sprinkles to strangers)  (they were pretty good sprinkles to be honest)
  • the Seattle P.I. taking an unflattering photo of my butt

and definitely not least:

  • pure nerdy hangout time with friends. Every year, the number of people I know that go to this thing grows. I run into them in the halls, we geek out over art together, we play board games. I share food with them in the park when we’re exhausted and shaky-hungry from wandering the dealer’s room. Some of them run panels, and I get to go and cheer for them, and it’s fantastic.
  • so yes, pretty much winning at being an adult

gingerly poking tumblr

two weeks since looked at my dash

oh jeez oh man

what did I miss

drama? fandom wank wars? petitions for nonbinary gender representation in Nigerian shoe fashions? kitten gifs? I bet there were kitten gifs

I need a summary

Apr 7
mallius:

殺X殺

mallius:

殺X

Apr 7

seriousjones:

i need men’s rights because i’ve been walking in a small circle for years. i can only do men’s lefts. i am very hungry. women laugh at me

Apr 7
roachpatrol:

paintgod:

my brief was to “Ask someone for instructions in what to do and then obey them” and i think i did pretty well! i asked my friend “what should i do for this assignment?” and she said the above quote and then i had to make a record of it!!

i would buy this poster so fast

roachpatrol:

paintgod:

my brief was to “Ask someone for instructions in what to do and then obey them” and i think i did pretty well! i asked my friend “what should i do for this assignment?” and she said the above quote and then i had to make a record of it!!

i would buy this poster so fast

Apr 7

Pancakes

I’ve reposted this as a dash stretcher before, and now it (and a few other stories I hadn’t seen!) are collected together. These comics give me the best warm fuzzies, and it’ll take you all of ten minutes to read them all. Doo eeeet.

Apr 7

Picture Posting Etiquette? Halp?

gardenprophet:

So, I kind of have this habit of collecting images from around the internet. Pretty, pretty fanarts and original arts and everything in between. I have been doing it for about 18-20 years now, I shit you not kids. I have some old school stuff that’s just chillin’ in my images folder. Because of Tumblr, I want to shaaaare them (only the best, I promise).

However, some of this stuff is either:

a) circa 1990, and maybe not on the net anymore? - 10%
b) not noted or tagged in any significant way and I have no idea where it came from - 90% (shut up! I was 11! it was the 90’s! things like this didn’t occur to me!)

So… I guess the question is, should I start making image posts, and tag to the best of my ability, even if in many cases that tagging will be ‘I have no clue’? I mean, people have reverse image look up same as I do, but is it a cardinal tumblr-etiquette faux pas if I can’t link to the artist?

I think tumblr!miss manners would say that while tagging with artist is ideal, if the source can’t be found with a reasonable amount of google image searching, tagging “source not found/needed” or something to that effect is ok too. If nothing else it might remind people that really like it that there is an artist; they can sleuth too if they feel like it. Hell, people might message you a source.

Additionally, nobody will think you drew it. That’s awkward for all parties, yo.

As an artist (for giggles, let’s pretend we’re in a magical universe where making art is my primary income), if I found out somebody reposted my art from my own .com to <social media site of your choosing> and it got 200,000 notes without any reference to me, I’d feel pretty peeved about the potential prints/ commissions/ what have you that I might have missed out on. Trust that viewers are lazy, and will be 100x less likely to buy art if they have to look it up themselves.