Dusty Owl
i’m thankful my childhood was filled with imagination & bruises from playing outside, instead of apps and how many damn likes u get on a pic
(via quotecomedy)

meatfart:

electricalice:

while this is mostly about facts, there are a lot of opinions in this tutorial (namely my distrust on several brands marketing strategies, and my opinion that’s better to start with cheap student quality stuff. LOTS of people disagree on that point) as well that you should take as what they are: personal opinions.

here is slightly more readable than on tumblr

this is the result of several years of research on creating a cheap but high quality palette that would help me.

other things to be aware of: pigments are generally more resistant in oil and acrylics than they are in watercolor. but there are a couple of pigments that work well in watercolor but really badly in oil.

resources
pigments through the ages
a comprehensive guide to watercolor pigments and a lot of tests on popular brands
about van gogh’s bedroom
Blue and Yellow don’t make green by Michael Wilcox

a side note, at least for acrylic in my experience, sometimes there are colors in acrylic lines like manganese? i think or say some kind of aqua…special fun kind of color. Get familiar with the pigment codes, and check these blended colors and just buy the base tubes. You can mix the fun color yourself and makes tons of variation. Some blues especially? are basically pthalo blue and pth. green and white in different ratios….so it would be a waste obvi to buy an aqua and prussian or manganese or brilliant blue with acrylic lines cause you can make all or those and more yourself. Really just buy blends if youre using that exact color for large fills or sth….some of these base colors have different shades you’d do well to be aware of too and select those based on what colors you intend to mix with.

OP mentions only buying the primaries in artist grade, but I’d recc getting the secondaries too…diox purple, some kind of pigment orange, pthalo green….it’s very difficult to mix these colors purely with primaries and they often become muddy. It’s best when you get picky to just buy the actual single pigment secondaries for vibrancy’s sake…

OH ACTUAL LEGIT SAFETY NOTE???

many pigments are actually HEAVY METALS or METAL OXIDES. Typically this will reflect in higher price, but Chromium Oxide green or Cadmium red or Cobalt blue and others are TOXIC. Don’t put them on your skin, wash after using them, and you really ought no eat while painting with them ahaha…It’s not like insta-cancer or illness if you’re in contact/using these materials, but don’t deliberately get this stuff on you!

Dita Von Teese | Colour/Outfit Porn

I don’t care about losing people who don’t wanna be in my life anymore. I’ve lost people who meant the world to me and I’m still doing just fine.
(via sexual-feelings)

laralaralara:

verysharpteeth:

Congratulations Raleigh on making the best first impression possible. So many movies the male character meets the female character through some misunderstanding or she hates him to begin with because she doesn’t “get” him. Raleigh is a perfect gentleman from the first second. HE SPEAKS JAPANESE. Like somewhere along the line he learned Japanese well enough to converse in it (and he’s already said that he and Yancy weren’t really good students, so this boy put some effort into this at some point). And he lets her know that he can keep up with her, but without really embarrassing her. His better or worse comment is disarming and his expression is completely charmed that he caught her judging him. So she’s already modifying her opinion of him by the second to last gif (and he succeeded in making her smile). And rather than laugh and swagger off, he gives her a very respectful nod, an acknowledgement of her culture rather than his. Everything about Raleigh focuses on Mako rather than himself.

burdenofeclecticism:

this is the single best post on tumblr

inneroptics:

"I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." - Georgia O’Keeffe

inneroptics:

"I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." - Georgia O’Keeffe

An intense staring fox illustartion! Seriously look into his eyes……… Anywhoo done in watercolours and inks on watercolour paper. I dedicate this to the vosje because its her birthday and well…. foxes.. yeah. So Happy Birthday!! 

An intense staring fox illustartion! Seriously look into his eyes……… Anywhoo done in watercolours and inks on watercolour paper. I dedicate this to the vosje because its her birthday and well…. foxes.. yeah. So Happy Birthday!! 

mamaumbridge:

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe

Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are.
Cristina Yang (via mxllifluous)
I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.
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cradily:

hingle-mccringle:

eccentricsage:

thefibber:

un-punk:

an-tiarna-na-fainne:

5anddime:

cradily:

"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about

This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).

LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR

VIVA AN GAEILGE

Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.

The loss of the Irish language at this point would be one of British Imperialism’s most devastating triumphs over the Irish people. Cultural Imperialism taught us that we were less, that we were backwards, that our language was that of peasants and vagrants. If we let Irish die it will be the most literal silencing of all. Forgoing our own words for theirs. We should all make the effort to use whatever “cúpla focal” we have, even if all you can say is “An bhfuil cead again dúl go dtí an leithreas.” It is especially important to use Irish on social sites like this. We need to make Irish a living language again. 

Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste.

This doesn’t even cover it, though… The British also tore down Irish structures and replaced them all with British ones… Even now, all those Irish towns and Irish pubs that we think of as iconic are what the British built.  They also outlawed Irish music and dance, and ordered that all the Irish harps be destroyed. 

Stop moaning about it on fucking Tumblr and learn/teach Irish then! Whining about it on this website isn’t going to change what my ancestors did.

nobodys whining about it we’re discussing the importance of not letting our culture become entirely erased because of what your poxy ancestors did so shut the fuck up and eat your crumpets and tea m8

owlmethis:

dustyowl:

Look at the lovely art waiting for me when I got home today, thank you so much owlmeart I can’t wait to frame these and hang them in my room.

EEEEEH! I’m so so so happy you liked it!! Geez, thanks you!!!

Thank you for your beautiful art! ^_^

owlmethis:

dustyowl:

Look at the lovely art waiting for me when I got home today, thank you so much owlmeart I can’t wait to frame these and hang them in my room.

EEEEEH! I’m so so so happy you liked it!! Geez, thanks you!!!

Thank you for your beautiful art! ^_^

Look at the lovely art waiting for me when I got home today, thank you so much owlmeart I can’t wait to frame these and hang them in my room.

Look at the lovely art waiting for me when I got home today, thank you so much owlmeart I can’t wait to frame these and hang them in my room.

Criminal Minds + The Alphabet 

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