Occasionally I look at old pictures of me and have troubles connecting who I’m looking at.
Examples of dogs represented in ancient Mexican art.
All of these artifacts date from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The first is from Nayarit, and the rest are from Colima. The dog in last sculpture is shown to be wearing a human mask.
Courtesy of & currently located at the LACMA, via their online collections.
New Namesake page!
It was really satisfying to draw that not gonna lie.
Read the beginning.
I am a person constantly thinking ahead of my own reality.
Like, lately I’ve been thinking of covers and junk. If I had a choice, The Boneyard Tree project would have one of the beautiful typography and swirling Celtic knots forming a tree. And each chapter might even have an illustration from artists I admire.
The biggest problem with this habit is that it is rarely realistic.
Clyde and his best friend.
afrofabulous asked: 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.
(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.
"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."
Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray, 1939 (via)
Mirrors and Windows is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces. See if you can guess the country and click the link to find out.
“After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
an as-yet-unnamed lovely young vulcan couple from the fic shimmy and I are writing - I find drawing oc’s really helps me get to know them. they’re ambassadors; the tiaras were given to them as gifts from a particularly friendly race they keep in close contact with. popped them in a pair of slightly tweaked gorgeous alexander mcqueen dresses because I have the enthusiasm but, alas, not the talent for fashion design.
oh no they’re stunning anyway here’s seleia and t’mir