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  1. "Proof of my oath, stay with me. For trials await."
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    Jian Wan Long || INFJ || 8w9 || so/sp
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    Listening to : Bayang-bayang Ilusi - Anggun
    Time : 10 hours
    Wants to draw : Misleading picture, Chinese Ceramics style.
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    A picture for another PC of mine in the roleplaying campaign with my gaming group.

    ….Another Half-elf Cleric/Invoker, but developed differently and ended up being a different type of char altogether. A maiden that walked with perseverance and proofs of her faith.


    Also, this is one hell of a misleading picture, I feel. XD she looks so…fragile and gentle (there’s a not-so-hidden part who throws Guan Daos)

    Pic-wise, I tried making it a bit of a…Chinese ceramic-ish, but the flowers, they are hard, so very hard.

    I’ll keep trying!

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  2. Texture from : http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jFM-Fd8NDFE/TPZ3gEd7jlI/AAAAAAAALbo/QVu9H4BiGOo/s1600/OilPainting-5.jpg

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    Listening to : Euh…..
    Wants to draw : Random stuffs. Japonism. Fan. Kukri. Victorian-ish portrait.
    Time : Pre-game until Level 11 almost 12. >_>
    Dark Arts used : High Pass, Texture
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    This was supposed to be a quick sketch.
    Then I took a peek on Victorian era portraits and the idea just…grew.
    I’m having fun but I’m getting distracted, A LOT.

    Margritte, again. This time posing with some of her goods that’s there in her home.
    The curtain and the fan is…something….random, though. BUT I’m sure she has it as well.
    But at present, almost all of it are left home except the hand mirror, which has now become a standard hand mirror.

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  3. "Let’s return home, to continue our journey. : )"
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    Aoire || ENFJ || 9w1 || sx/so
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    Listening to: Sara Bareilles - Satellite Call and Alanis Morissette - Magical Child
    Time : 9 distracted hours.
    Wants to draw : The character.
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    It’s been a while since I posted a drawing. This is a character portrait for an ongoing RP of mine. A shota— innocent optimistic warder/shepherd/ingenue (4e terms; Cleric/Invoker Hybrid). Oversized sweater, flower necklace, wide innocent smile. 

    A shepherd, basically. But of WHAT, that’s another matter.

    I enjoyed drawing such a colorful pic— even though..uuuh..I’m still a bit too struggling with the tone and the values.

    Anyway, enjoy!

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  4. 花言葉, 憂鬱な朝, 戻らない男達
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    Texture from http://www.unsigneddesign.com/restainedpaper/Stained%20Paper/stainedpaper8.jpg
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    Catharsis:

    I piled expectations, I expected perfection,
    I waited for promises to be fulfilled and seek to demand it myself when it doesn’t.

    And so I waited in the dim morning light for something that will never come,
    And so you waited under the faint morning breeze for something that will never be enough,
    oh, he comes; Those many he. One by one by one by one, coming and leaving and staying and departing.
    but never bringing the thing we sought, we seek, we will seek.
    Only fragments;
    and
    promises.


    And it was not even their fault.
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    Listening to:
    Overall Picture : Ayumi Hamasaki - Moments
    Pattern :
    Florence and the Machine - No Light, No Light;
    Diana Vickers - Notice;
    Mika - I See You;
    George Michael - I Can’t Make You Love Me
    Natasha Bedingfield - I Bruise Easily
    Rihanna - California King Bed
    Sara Bareilles - Islands

    Time: 30 hours?
    Wants to draw: Kimono, then emotionally honest picture.
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    The title mean.. “The language of flowers, a depressing morning, and the men who never returned.”

    So long.

    An emotionally honest picture. Started as “aaah I want to draw pretty kimono” and ended up….being honest.
    “I’m afraid”, spoken beautifully in the language of fuck yous, filled with symbolism and meanings.

    My gift for myself is (temporary) emotional honesty.

    I thought this was a gift;
    Past to present.
    But apparently this is a boon.
    Future to present.

    thanks to Obliro for the Tarot talk. It helps :D

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  5. Listening to : Anggun - Devil in My Mind
    Time : 16 hours
    Wants to draw : pretty, pretty dress. Also Marg.

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    Dress basically inspired / copying Andrew Gn’s Resort 2014 collection, wore by Julianna Margulies in the 2014 Golden Globes

    http://gofugyourself.com/golden-globes-well-played-julianna-margulies-2-01-2014

    http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/01/julianna-margulies-in-andrew-gn-at-the-2014-golden-globe-awards/====

    First picture of 2014 !

    A character of mine. Actually it’s both a result of reading the dresses of Golden Globes and roleplaying and they both ended up…. as this.


    Unlikely? Not really. the makeup and dress is basically 2014, but I think it’s something she’d do all right, given a proper occurrence.

    I ended up talking over her features and appearances and dressing styles with Obliro, for that I should thank you *curts*

    Also for the makeup and anatomical help

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  6. It was raining. Occasionally there are other sounds — thunders, birds. None of them are visible.
    The path is a long, straight one; carefully lain gray bricks.
    White cylinders stood like skyscrapers far, far away in the grey distance; spotless and shining against the dull gray sky.
    No matter which direction they are turning, the same cylinders stood silent in the background; as if waiting, or silently mocking at the grey world around them.

    Meanwhile, black boxes with green lines, varied in sizes, floated around. As big as a head; a carriage; a house; all without openings.

    Lack of winds didn’t make the air any less cold, and the drizzling droplets dropped delicately; silently, soundlessly so.

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    Texture Credits : http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jFM-Fd8NDFE/TPZ3c_LoJrI/AAAAAAAALbg/Y2c7AKdWlS4/s1600/OilPainting-3.jpg

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    Listening to: Rainymood (rainymood.com) and Maaya Sakamoto - Another Grey Day in the Big Blue World
    Time: 6 hours (that was spread around 15 hours or so)
    Wants to draw: Concept art.
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    …So I have this D&D campaign I’m running with few other people. And part of that is making worlds? Which is fun.

    Only not so much when your brain ask for one thing and then when you Googled for concept arts, NOTHING FITS.


    Instead of wasting hours brainstorming / practicing Google-fu… or altering visions..Here goes. Not much, but damned if I’m not happy.

    My first time drawing environmental concept art! eeeeeee

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  7. thebigblackwolfe:

    feliscorvus:

    albino-code:

    sandboxalchemy:

    The Faerie Queene - 2013 - Photoshop

    …Unlike some fairy folk, she is not young and lithe, a wisp of a spirit passing through the ether… but, on the contrary, she is shrewd, powerful, and kind, possessing a grace and elegance that never fades… and she has far more interesting stories to tell, if you care to listen.

    I’ve been working on this painting for the past couple of weeks. I thought it might be time to share it with the world. I hope you like! 

    This is brilliant!

    !!! Coolest art I’ve seen today.

    *silently shrieking at all this perfection*

    <3 <3

    (via kucala)

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  8. selfcareafterrape:

    Remember:

    You are allowed to decide how you spend your time and energy.

    You are allowed to say no to people.

    You are allowed to have time where you take care of yourself instead of others.

    You are allowed to walk away.

    You are allowed to expect that others treat you with respect.

    Creating healthy boundaries can be hard at first, especially because some people will push against them just to see if you’re really going to stand your ground. But standing your ground in those situations is the best thing you can do- because if you give up ground, those people will then see it as an excuse to continue pushing your boundaries to get what they want.

    You are allowed to take care of your needs over other people’s wants.

    again, reminder, reminder, reminder; for myself and for those who may need it.

    Heaven knows how many relationships I had that sunk because of lack of this— whether from my side or their side.

    Heaven knows how many of these are building, piling— and soon enough, misunderstood feelings and paranoia are building, building, and then BOOM.

    Heaven knows how many of these are goodwill.

    Heaven knows how many of these are actually malicious intent or people wanting to use me, or I wanting to use them.

    Heaven knows, because I don’t. I don’t.

    (via kucala)

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  9. How a relapse feels

    edrecoveryprobs:

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    mod note: while relapsing may feel like losing all of your progress and starting completely over, remember that you have learned things and that your progress is not invalidated or undone just because of a slip or relapse. You have more skills and more experiences that you didn’t have before that can help you pick back up with recovery more quickly and easily than before. Relapses happen! It’s coming back from them that counts <3

    (via kucala)

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  10. I wrote a poem about it, and then threw it away, because that’s the last thing I need right now: More words dedicated to people who will never dedicate a single thing to me.

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  11. Let’s examine a traditionally male-dominated role that is very well-respected, and well-paid, in many parts of the world — that of a doctor. In the UK, it is listed as one of the top ten lucrative careers, and the average annual income of a family doctor in the US is well into six figures. It also confers on you significant social status, and a common stereotype in Asian communities is of parents encouraging their children to become doctors.

    One of my lecturers at university once presented us with this thought exercise: why are doctors so highly paid, and so well-respected? Our answers were predictable. Because they save lives, their skills are extremely important, and it takes years and years of education to become one. All sound, logical reasons. But these traits that doctors possess are universal. So why is it, she asked, that doctors in Russia are so lowly paid? Making less than £7,500 a year, it is one of the lowest paid professions in Russia, and poorly respected at that. Why is this?

    The answer is crushingly, breathtakingly simple. In Russia, the majority of doctors are women. Here’s a quote from Carol Schmidt, a geriatric nurse practitioner who toured medical facilities in Moscow: “Their status and pay are more like our blue-collar workers, even though they require about the same amount of training as the American doctor… medical practice is stereotyped as a caring vocation ‘naturally suited‘ to women, [which puts it at] a second-class level in the Soviet psyche.”

    What this illustrates perfectly is this — women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value.

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  12. kleinecharlotte:

    Art History Meme [3/8] Artists
    ↳ Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

    well hot damn.

    (via inkclaws)

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