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theeclecticillustrator:

In one of my watercolor classes at university, my professor would turn on music once in a while and the entire class would be hushed to silence. For an hour or two, the only sound would be the music on the cd player and our brushes as we would paint our responses to the music. The first time we did this exercise, it seemed really strange and new age-y to me, but after a few class periods like this, I realized it was like doodling with paint instead of pencils, and just me illustrating my mental, emotional visualizations of the songs onto paper.  Music often brings images to my mind - both abstract and more concrete - and this was just a way to capture that. As such, it was a very cool homework exercise to work through.

I was reading through a book of creative prompts recently looking for some art ideas to do with my tutor kids when I found a spread with instructions for an intuitive music response sketch project. It was basically the same idea as my assignment in college, and immediately caught my eye. I decided to give it a shot and try my hand at sketching music again. Here’s my first such drawing since my CUNE days. It was drawn in vine charcoal and white charcoal pencil on textured brown paper. I hope you like it! 

Song: Uptown Blues by Jimmy Lunceford 
(My version is the music from the Tower of Terror area soundtrack)

I should do this again sometime soon because this was just so much fun. :) 

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vicktoriyaaaaa:

milsotherapy:

Cutest thing ever

The most precious thing ive reblogged in a long time

This. 
Heart = warmed to the point of melting completely. 

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dizzymaiden:

weezly:

rockys-cock:

This picture was too good for me not to share. 
This is Chris Dobens, creator of the Boston Strong T shirt campaign, embracing his girlfriend,Emily Engelhardt, who was injured in last year’s marathon bombing, right before she crosses the finish line. 
This picture is, in my opinion, one of the most important ones taken today. 

This is one of the most powerful photos of modern history.

Love that dirty water….Boston Your My Home!!!!!!! xoxoxo to all of the runners who got out there and proved ALL those who wish to hurt others wrong!!! Go Boston and all others who are terrorized by evil.

dizzymaiden:

weezly:

rockys-cock:

This picture was too good for me not to share. 

This is Chris Dobens, creator of the Boston Strong T shirt campaign, embracing his girlfriend,Emily Engelhardt, who was injured in last year’s marathon bombing, right before she crosses the finish line. 

This picture is, in my opinion, one of the most important ones taken today. 

This is one of the most powerful photos of modern history.

Love that dirty water….Boston Your My Home!!!!!!! xoxoxo to all of the runners who got out there and proved ALL those who wish to hurt others wrong!!! Go Boston and all others who are terrorized by evil.

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frozendailydose:

dosageofdisney:

I was not expecting that!

I don’t think anyone was expecting that!

frozendailydose:

dosageofdisney:

I was not expecting that!

I don’t think anyone was expecting that!

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picture-of-sophisticated-grace:

akapost:

doodles

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A-KA

No but the reason I love this is that they are all in Anna’s point of view <3

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theeclecticillustrator:

Spring break for me means our tutoring/daycare center at my school is closed and I have a week off from my day job. Spring break also means that I still manage to find myself on campus at 8:30am Monday morning, coffee in one hand, paintbrushes in the other, ready to help decorate my friend’s classroom. Her room theme this year is “Candyland,” and oh, is it ever epic!

We started last fall with some basic decorations at the beginning of the school year - a tree, Plumpy and his plum basket. As the year has progressed, my teacher friend and I have painted and inventively assembled Lord Licorice, Mr. Mint, Jolly, Grandma Nutt, and Gloppy, each in their own environment just like on the board game. We’ve also designed a multicolored path that winds around the classroom and which grows each day as the students learn more. 

Today, I painted Princess Lolly while my friend patiently assembled, spray painted and wrapped 30-someodd CDs glued to straws and transformed them into lollipops for the Lollipop Woods. Each of our previous characters has been introduced to the classroom at a corresponding holiday, and since yesterday was Easter, Princess Lolly seemed like a wonderful, young, spring, happily celebratory person to arrive next. 

MH and I are SO THRILLED with how Princess Lolly and her woods turned out. We are both proud of all our hard work paying off and grateful that we are able to take house paints, old CDs, a little cellophane, a little card stock, and a few colorful straws and turn M’s classroom into a wonderland for her kids. Although it was so much fun to paint and work on, what I’m really excited for is the kids’ reactions next Monday after break when they walk into their class for the first time since we added Princess Lolly. I hope they absolutely love it! :) :D 

One day, I pray to have a real career in my field. Until that time, though, I am so absolutely blessed and thrilled to be able to volunteer for awesome design and painting projects like this! 

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theeclecticillustrator:

This is a really different sort of sketch from my usual sketchbook doodling, but I just received my new box of Koh-i-Noor tri-tone pencils (thank you, #ArtSnacks, for my newest obsession!), and I couldn’t wait to try them out! It’s been years since my massive four-colour pencils of my childhood, and I’ve never drawn with Koh-i-Noor’s tri-tones before. I love how they feel in my hands, and how they lay down color on the paper. Definitely some new favourites here! I just need to get accustomed to three colours in one pencil, and figure out how to control those hue variations a bit better. 
So, here she is - my lavender woodland girl. And I am in love with these pencils. There will be lots more experimentation with these in my near future! :) :D 

I&#8217;m working on a few more of these, simply because this one was so much fun and I am loving these pencils! 

theeclecticillustrator:

This is a really different sort of sketch from my usual sketchbook doodling, but I just received my new box of Koh-i-Noor tri-tone pencils (thank you, #ArtSnacks, for my newest obsession!), and I couldn’t wait to try them out! It’s been years since my massive four-colour pencils of my childhood, and I’ve never drawn with Koh-i-Noor’s tri-tones before. I love how they feel in my hands, and how they lay down color on the paper. Definitely some new favourites here! I just need to get accustomed to three colours in one pencil, and figure out how to control those hue variations a bit better. 

So, here she is - my lavender woodland girl. And I am in love with these pencils. There will be lots more experimentation with these in my near future! :) :D 

I’m working on a few more of these, simply because this one was so much fun and I am loving these pencils! 

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kellerprocess:

dirae3:

imjakestimpson:

burnshit—fuckschool:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

sadiehd:

unlockaflockofwords:

Always reblog The Princess Bride

mawwiage

MOST QUOTABLE MOVIE EVER

this film though ffs

"Have fun storming the castle, boys!"

"You think it’ll work?"

"It’d take a miracle."

"Byeee!~"

"hear this now: i will always come for you…"

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shoomlah:

Oh, Elsa.  What are we going to do with you.

Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape.  Thing.  You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle.  THAT’S MY EXCUSE.

I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well.  Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.

-C

( See the rest of the series HERE , and check out the FAQ HERE 

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theeclecticillustrator:

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope your day is blessed and beautiful, and that you are able to spend time with your family and friends. Above all, I hope you know that you are so unbelievably, completely, unconditionally loved by our Heavenly Father.

theeclecticillustrator:

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope your day is blessed and beautiful, and that you are able to spend time with your family and friends. Above all, I hope you know that you are so unbelievably, completely, unconditionally loved by our Heavenly Father.

sourcing too much work??????

pimptier:

did u kno DEVIANT ART HAS A FUCKING BUTTON THAT DOES ALL THE SOURCING WORK FOR YOU

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CLICK THE TUMBLR BUTTON (or whatever site you wish to post it to) AND LOOKIE HERE ASSHOLES

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LOOK ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK WHICH BLOG YOU WANT IT TO GO ON AND CLICK PUBLISH POST YOU CAN EVEN QUE IT IF YOU GO ON ADVANCED POST

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SO IF YOU COMPLAIN THAT SOURCING IS TOO MUCH FUCKING WORK LOOK HERE DEVIANT ART HAS A BUTTON FOR IT YOU LAZY FUCK

WAS THAT SO FUCKING HARD 

NO EXCUSE NOT TO SOURCE - even if it’s not from DA with a handy sourcing tool. 

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kriseasler:

'nuff said. you can tell i have high respect for the magical girl trope…and unicorns. 

um. this. love. 

kriseasler:

'nuff said. you can tell i have high respect for the magical girl trope…and unicorns. 

um. this. love. 

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elioli-art:

From a failed freelance gig we did when we were 16. Good learning experience though! http://elioliart.blogspot.com/2011/09/paradise-collection.html

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theeclecticillustrator:

I have always loved Captain America for a whole lot of reasons. He’s my favorite, any day. When #SketchDailies posted #CAPTAINAMERICA as yesterday’s sketch prompt, of course I couldn’t pass it up. I am always so intimidated by the beautiful artwork that comes through my twitter feed for Sketch Dailies, and I’ve never been brave enough to work on a quick sketch for them before. The Cap is just too good to pass up, though. :) ;) 
I hope you all enjoy this little sketch of mine. I’m learning how to color in Photoshop, so it was a great excuse to practice that skill set some more. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. :) 

my sketch for yesterday’s #SketchDailies prompt. love the Cap!!(i’m still learning how to color illustrations in photoshop, so please forgive the learning curve…)

theeclecticillustrator:

I have always loved Captain America for a whole lot of reasons. He’s my favorite, any day. When #SketchDailies posted #CAPTAINAMERICA as yesterday’s sketch prompt, of course I couldn’t pass it up. I am always so intimidated by the beautiful artwork that comes through my twitter feed for Sketch Dailies, and I’ve never been brave enough to work on a quick sketch for them before. The Cap is just too good to pass up, though. :) ;) 

I hope you all enjoy this little sketch of mine. I’m learning how to color in Photoshop, so it was a great excuse to practice that skill set some more. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. :) 

my sketch for yesterday’s #SketchDailies prompt. love the Cap!!
(i’m still learning how to color illustrations in photoshop, so please forgive the learning curve…)

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kriseasler:

gah. I can’t tell you how much of a joy this was to color because the original scan was so nice. It’s not exactly “best in the business,” but I think this scanner and I are going to have a beautiful relationship. In other news - still can’t quite answer the question posed in this. it snowed yesterday. bah. Also, Mollie! It’s an Epson V370 Photo scanner, and it is a gorgeous little thing. :3 

I love, love, love, LOVE this!! seriously, quit being so talented and making it look so easy and showing us all up and everything. but don&#8217;t ever stop doing what you&#8217;re doing because i love it so much, so i would be very sad. lol. LOVE YOU! :) 
and congrats on the new scanner. i think the only time i will be more excited for you is a. when you move to california or b. when you start work at pixar or c. when you have your first child and i get to be aunt mollie. ;) 

kriseasler:

gah. I can’t tell you how much of a joy this was to color because the original scan was so nice. It’s not exactly “best in the business,” but I think this scanner and I are going to have a beautiful relationship. 

In other news - still can’t quite answer the question posed in this. it snowed yesterday. bah. 

Also, Mollie! It’s an Epson V370 Photo scanner, and it is a gorgeous little thing. :3 

I love, love, love, LOVE this!! seriously, quit being so talented and making it look so easy and showing us all up and everything. but don’t ever stop doing what you’re doing because i love it so much, so i would be very sad. lol. LOVE YOU! :) 

and congrats on the new scanner. i think the only time i will be more excited for you is a. when you move to california or b. when you start work at pixar or c. when you have your first child and i get to be aunt mollie. ;)