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  • C.S. Lewis:

    I made you a character in my book!

  • J.R.R. Tolkien:

    OMG me too!

  • Lewis:

    You're the man who created the wardrobe that leads to Narnia!

  • Tolkien:

    ...

  • Lewis:

    Who am I?

  • Tolkien:

    A tree

  • Lewis:

    ............

  • Tolkien:

    But, like, a cool tree

  • I always figured the Professor was CS Lewis himself... Ransom from Out of the Silent Planet is DEFINITELY Tolkien. The man finds himself on an alien planet and the first thing he does is want to learn all the languages and write complex dictionaries, and wax lyrical about how amazing the trees are.

vickorano:

e1n:

I am currently taking a class called “Visual Communications”, which apparently is the very first foundation class people take when they go to an art school.  The purpose of this class is to train you so that you are confident with your lines and won’t need to scribble too much while sketching.

Our first week’s homework is training on hand stability.  I’ve heard a lot of artists complain that they have “shaky hands” and so when they ink their drawings, it comes out crap, so I thought I’d share my homework with you guys.

  1. Draw a line about 2 inch long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  2. Draw a line about half a page long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  3. Draw a line from one end of the page to the opposite end, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler.  Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker.  Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Repeat the above exercise, but with an arc, and then with a wave.

We’re supposed to do this every day before we draw as a warm-up.  Basically just keep drawing lines, arcs, and waves until you fill up an entire 8.5x11 page.  Use felt-tip pens like microns/multiliner/sharpie.  Keep doing this for the rest of your drawing life and your inking will get significantly better.

Here, people who have trouble making smooth lines in their work:  do this, and your penstroke will be as confident as ever.

utadasam72:

minimoonstar:

xeppeli:

street—trash:

mitochondria-eve:

UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW

Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

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http://trilobiter.tumblr.com/post/93862265516/inbox-there-is-no-reason-for-sean-to-be

trilobiter:

inbox:

there is no reason for “sean” to be pronounced “shawn”

There is if you are familiar with the effect of palatization in the Irish language.

"Sean" is perfectly phonetical given the rules of Irish spelling. The letter "e" indicates that the "s" is palatized, giving it the sound of…

This reminds me of a time when I was at school and I had to read out a list of canidates about to do a drama performance to an examiner and one was called “Sian”. In my slight stage fright I thought “Oh, wait, that’s that Irishname pronounced “shawn!”

Sadly it is “shahn” and a Welsh girls name, whereas “shawn” is a boys name. Very subtle difference in how you say them. I went backstage to find this girl who was about to do a performance really vital to her drama qualification freaking out. It didn’t really matter, but I’m always worried I made her nervous at the wrong time!

Don’t mix up your Sians and your Seans.

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