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hiddlesy:

Wolverine The Musical - Hugh Jackman

Who am I?
Am I a superhero with some claws
or just an actor searching for applause?
Wolverine has all the fans
but what about me, Hugh Jackman?

Who am I?
I played the wolfman, yes it’s quite the task
and X-Men: Days of Future Past
I’m at the gym doing weight each day
You have got to look buff these days

Must I lie?
I cannot eat these ice-cream anymore
I need a body people can adore
I gave up junk food that I know
I made that bargain long ago… 

And all my snacks and crisps, they’re gone!
And now this Wolverine can go on..
Who am I?
Who am I?

I’m Wolverine.

(via kanshisha-akira)

A few things I’ve learned about drawing…

Hey, I don’t think this’ll reach as many people as I would like, but figure it might be something worth noting as I doodle more and more in the copious amounts of sketch books that I have. Drawing has ALWAYS been a thing for me, and though I’ve never been a professional, and can hardly even throw my ranks up with half the people I follow, I still doodle a damn good piece every now and then.

Is it the best? No. Will I get better? Maybe, though it’s not my primary concern. Am I happy with it? Yes. Always, always and forever. This has taken me a bit of time to realize over the past year or so, but I am ALWAYS happy about my art, my doodles, my whatever, and I believe that adds a bit to the quality of the pieces that I work on… So yea… I just want to  ramble on about a few things that I’ve noticed over my life in drawing. Things that I’ve either picked up from others, or that I’ve come to the conclusion all on my own. I don’t know how many points are going to be in this not so shortly worded list, but I’ll do my best to keep each brief and concise… And fail miserably. Please note that some of these will probably be opposite of what you may have been told in the past. Yes, different people do conflicting things to get the same results, kinda strange, but also neat in a sense.

1. The whole “basic shapes” thing? Feel free to forget it:Alright, so the first thing I’m gonna put down right now will get me yelled at by some art veterans. You know those little things that art teachers always tell you? To always start with circles and this and that and the other? Yea, feel free to ignore that. Don’t get me wrong, there are basic shapes in EVERYTHING. Circles, triangles, squares, they’re EVERYWHERE, and they DO make up the basics of just about anything you could draw… But if it doesn’t help you? don’t fret about it, yea? These basic shapes are meant to serve as a guide line, and for some, guide lines help, but that shouldn’t stop you from just putting your pencil on the piece of paper and just drawing. For the longest time I would draw without putting ANY of these basic shapes on the piece of paper first. Part of the reason is because I always did traditional drawing, and I have a heavy hand, so I can’t really sketch too well, which would clutter the piece up so much with darker circles and squares then what I wanted, so I just ignored that part.

Eventually, though, you’re going to start seeing these shapes, the fact that the head of a person is a round thing with a triangle that encompasses the chin area. The computer is a couple of squares and rectangles that fool you into believing there are dimensions. You’ll start seeing these in your drawings, and start drawing accordingly… At least, this is what happened with me. I started “seeing” these basic shapes before I started drawing, or as I was drawing, and drew accordingly. Do I get 100% results every time? Not really, no two drawings are the same, though a lot of them are similar (which is what I try to go for when drawing a character over and over :P)

Also, look at Bob Ross. Some of his paintings are AMAZING, but I’ve never seen him throw down a single piece of guiding shapes to his happy trees and clouds. Admittedly, he had been painting for years, and probably had some sort of extra sense just for painting, but still. His stuff is rather amazing, and he just… Goes.

So don’t feel like you’re obligated to be a fucking engineer with every piece of work you do. You DON’T have to put down a circle, and then a triangle, and then a couple of guiding lines, and this, and that, and the other, before you start getting to the fun bit (unless that is the fun bit for you, then have at it!), they typically help, but are not necessary, so feel free to ignore that.

2. Tracing can be a good thing: Note, CAN be. I’m not saying “Go and trace everything,” because that’s not right, but I’ve been told many times that tracing does nothing good for someone’s artistic ability. To this I say they’re wrong. Again, I’m probably going to be yelled at for this, but the way I see it, you’re putting pencil to paper (or pen to pad), and going at it. Honestly, these pieces should be trashed once you’re done though, as they still aren’t really your pieces.

Really, though, this plays into my first point. You just might not “get” the whole “basic shapes” thing. Sometimes you want to feel like you’re a good artist. Sometimes you want to see what something looks like without all the colors and stuff. So long as you put that pen on paper or pad, and draw out the lines, then you’re learning. You might go “Ooooh, so that’s how that works” or “Hey, I think I can twist this a bit,” this is learning. Tracing can, I think, help build confidence too… Maybe not the best way, but it’s a way I think. In the end, it helps the person think and see that the thing they thought was unobtainable may, in fact, be obtainable. Through hints, tricks, and a little cheating, they’ve seen that the person they think is just some godly savant of art, but just some dude who can draw well, and maybe they can too.

But again… Please… Trash your piece once you’re done, and don’t post it all over saying “look what I can do!” Even I still say it’s not, truly, your piece of art, and was more just a learning experience then actual work.

3. It’s all in the eyes… And eyebrows. This point is for those who draw characters and such, just remember that the key to expression is best preformed through the eyes, and ESPECIALLY the eyebrows. This was a point that I heard in school, after a friend of mine was talking to another friend about their art. When asked how they’re art got so much more emotion over night, the artistic friend just stated “I added eyebrows.” It’s so true, though, so if you don’t draw eyebrows, just try it, see what you think.

4. Don’t listen to me: As I said, I’m not the best, I’m not great, I can hardly call myself good. Most of what I’ve said is basically opposite of what you may have heard, and I don’t think you should really listen or believe anything I say.

But, more importantly? You should go DO. Try it out! Make mistakes! Keep on drawing! You won’t get better by everyone telling you what to do! Knowledge is not application, so go applicate! Try new things, or keep making old things better! Push limits, or just draw! DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE! This is the key thing I think everyone forgets, DRAW WHAT YOU LIKE. I don’t care if it’s ponies, or barbie, or porn, or gore, or babies eating babies (though I’d question your subject matter) or all of the above, JUST GO DRAW IT! Stop reading and start doing. You’ll never get better if you don’t at least throw down a picture every now and then.

And if you’re either fine with how you draw now, or believe you won’t get any better and have given up on the matter, then I commend you, because you’ve basically just read a fools rambling for this long and haven’t said “well, he’s a raving lunatic.” So hey, good on ya for reading!

And that’s about it. The only REAL piece of helpful advice that I’d say you should still believe is the eyebrow thing. It really does help add character.

5. Finally, you’ll never be perfect: This is the single best, and worst thing about drawing, and art in general. It will NEVER be perfect. You won’t be able to get the tree just right, you won’t be able to get both eyes perfect with each other, it just won’t happen. Your character will look different in panel two then in panel one, that mountain looks like a jagged triangle, and the bunny’s ears are too small. Yes, you won’t be able to get it perfect. We are never as good as we want to be, we can always imagine something that looks so much better then what we put down, there is always someone who’s better then you. It’s this inability to see our own true greatness that causes us to want to get better, this feeling that we must be as good as those we look up to that causes us to work harder and try new things. Because we aren’t perfect is why we improve, and because we always improve, we usually feel good about our art. There will be times when you wonder if it is good enough, if you could be better, or that you can’t be better, and then it passes because eventually you power through those feelings, or just feel so mad that you force yourself to do better. That happens, but, I’d say most of the time we’re pretty happy with what we do.

And if that’s not the case, then feel good that you can draw better then the person who draws stick figures… Unless he draws really, REALLY good stick figures… Then feel better that you can draw more then just stick figures, and tons of people love stick figures, so why shouldn’t they like your stuff either?

Anyway, I think that’s enough for one post. This has gone on way too long anyway, and should probably be printed and throw at a teacher or something to be graded. Still… One final note. OWN your art. Be good with what you have, and know that you at least created something. Be proud that you at least tried, and that it’s something that you can do, and that you had fun doing it. I think this bumps the quality of the work just slightly, but you can’t produce anything good if you didn’t enjoy doing it, yea?

pisceswitch:

hipstermoriarty:

hipstermoriarty:

lostthebattlebutwonthewar:



Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area — all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef. Reblog if this outrageous decision does not represent you. This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot give up hope. Sign up here to make our movement bigger than ever and keep up the fight to ‪#‎SaveTheReef‬: http://www.SaveTheReef.org.au


Please Sign the petition guys. So many creatures will be decreased dramatically or even become endangered if we don’t stop it. Also watch the video. It really gave an insight into what would happen if this went ahead. 

like dugongs. they’re mad important and live on the reef

Hey, so GetUp! is deciding to take legal action against this travesty, and you can donate to their kick starter here

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has caved to the pressure of the mining industry and the Federal Government. The agency charged with "the protection, wise use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef in perpetuity" has allowed it to be sold out for short-term profits. Late yesterday, they granted a permit to dump five million tonnes of dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This destructive project is now allowed to go-ahead - unless we make a last ditch effort to challenge it in court. Click here to learn more, and help fund the legal challenge to save our Reef: http://www.getup.org.au/reef-fighting-fund

another legal action kick starter can be found here:
https://fightforthereef.org.au/reef-fighting-fund/ 

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!

pisceswitch:

hipstermoriarty:

hipstermoriarty:

lostthebattlebutwonthewar:

Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area — all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef. Reblog if this outrageous decision does not represent you. This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot give up hope. Sign up here to make our movement bigger than ever and keep up the fight to ‪#‎SaveTheReef‬http://www.SaveTheReef.org.au

Please Sign the petition guys. So many creatures will be decreased dramatically or even become endangered if we don’t stop it. Also watch the video. It really gave an insight into what would happen if this went ahead. 

like dugongs. they’re mad important and live on the reef

Hey, so GetUp! is deciding to take legal action against this travesty, and you can donate to their kick starter here

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has caved to the pressure of the mining industry and the Federal Government. The agency charged with "the protection, wise use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef in perpetuity" has allowed it to be sold out for short-term profits. 

Late yesterday, they granted a permit to dump five million tonnes of dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. 

This destructive project is now allowed to go-ahead - unless we make a last ditch effort to challenge it in court. Click here to learn more, and help fund the legal challenge to save our Reef: 

http://www.getup.org.au/reef-fighting-fund

another legal action kick starter can be found here:

https://fightforthereef.org.au/reef-fighting-fund/ 

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!

(via the-chibster)

cytwex:

cytwex:

cytwex:

music
You go guys -Cytwex

100 note edit.  Another song
Music

200 note edit. whoa nelly.   The Alex S remix. 
Music

cytwex:

cytwex:

cytwex:

music

You go guys -Cytwex

100 note edit.  Another song

Music

200 note edit. whoa nelly.   The Alex S remix. 

Music

cmacmac:

cmacmac:

This is my comic Blame. It’s taken me a VERY long time to create this (mentally not physically. Physically it only took me a little over a week to draw).

Just reblogging this because no one gets to see it when it’s buried in my blog, and the whole point of the comic was to make me tell people.

(via allonsyraerae)

black-quadrant:

don’t mistreat people who are sincerely kind

don’t use them for their generosity

and for fuck’s sake don’t take them for granted expecting them to always be there because they’re nice

good-natured people can be worn down so much that even they can become jaded

treat these people right

(via laceymod)

wolfnanaki:

kameinu:

Better than Rainbow Rocks.

Oh my god.

Gaah! Yet again, hasbro pandering to the Brony Community!

wolfnanaki:

kameinu:

Better than Rainbow Rocks.

Oh my god.

Gaah! Yet again, hasbro pandering to the Brony Community!

(via micthemicrophone)

aca-girls-pretty-please:

upperstories:

Disney animator Heidi Gilbert recently put together this original animatic based on the Wicked musical in an attempt to see about having it done as an animated movie.

DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW LONG I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS THING OF BEAUTY SINCE IT WAS TAKEN OFF OF YOUTUBE????????

*SEVERE CHOKING*

(Source: siddershow, via duskandcdmod)

shaunofthebread:

The greatest Twitter exchange of all time.

I absolutely love it when popular people have fun. It’s like “Oh RIGHT! They’re PEOPLE! Not, I don’t know, some unobtainable higher power that none shall think lesser of.

(via mandopony)