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iherring:

Character Designs

Some design samples based around various themes with little title cards added for fun.

"Phantonauts" - Collection of nautical spirits wandering the seven seas aboard the Flying Dutchman.

"The Great Escapo" - Failing magician/escape artist with a dis-interested assistant and rabbit holding his act together.

"Junior Citizens" - see previous poster here

'Blast off into an adventure that’s out of this world! Trouble begins above the planet designated Europa Nova. Vapour miners have been mysteriously disappearing en route to planet’s surface. The Administrator has placed the satellite in lock down until a Homeland Agent can investigate.  When the agent himself goes missing, it’s up to two teenage cosmonauts to discover this sinister plot. Aided by the hyper-intelligent simian, Rutherford, and their trusted Spacebot M156 (“Murphy”), the JUNIOR CITIZENS must solve the case before time runs out!’

Random Thought-Dropping Ramble about my Artistic Fears; Read if You Dare

robscorner:

Doing some pondering for today (I hate when I think too much), and usually on a day like your birthday, I like to look at these as self-reflective periods. Like looking in a mirror periodically to check and see if your appearance is unkempt or not throughout the day.

I have quite a few fears being an artist/creator (believe it or not, for those who think I’m just a robot) and typically almost none of them are too earth-shattering or horrible to merit any attention. But there’s one that absolutely terrifies me.

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10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones ▷

gailsimone:

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

Reblog a thousand times.

I have been poor. I have lived in serious poverty. 

I worked as hard then as I do now, and I work very hard indeed, as did almost everyone else I knew who was poor, regardless of background, ethnicity, or marriage status. 

We all know these things the wealthy and entitled say are lies…why do we allow that to continue to be the narrative?

cheeks-74:

xombiedirge:

Pop Culture Portraits by Simon Delart / Tumblr / Store

18” X 24” Giclee prints, numbered editions of 100. Available at WonderCon 2014 from the Hero Complex booth #101, and also online HERE.

Awesome!

inspectorbuffoon whispered: Were there any classes you took to develop your skills as an artist? If yes, could you recommend a noteworthy class or two??

robscorner:

No… *sweats*

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Unfortunately, I don’t have much advice to offer on what classes to take as I never went to art school or even gone to anything like a life drawing class (I’m a failure at that).

I’m completely self-taught, and though I don’t have any classes to recommend, I do know that there is an ample supply of lessons, tips, tutorials, tricks, and things to find online if you need it. Also, having or developing a small circle of artist acquaintances to feed off, share, and learn from each other is another way to develop your skills.

I believe that as long as you have the drive and persistence, you can learn anything without even needing to take a class (art-related classes, that is). It’s just as equal to going to school and being fed on what to learn. If a person’s drive is nil at school/college/art class, the end result will be the same if the person had no drive learning things on the internet and on their own. 

Hope that helps! ^^

shenaniganza:

restinpeaches:

tamagotchi sonic is so cute omg

Sonic about to produce a new entry in the franchise in that last gif I take it.

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

EDIT:  ONE MORE THING!! A critic asked who his current favorite actor is and his answer was Viola Davis…

This was YEARS before The Help.

moonbakerey:

madoka07:

2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86

exhibition work
"Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
http://www.facebook.com/events/658896564156271

Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
http://youtu.be/jNjji8I5VbY

good laird

traddmoore:

From the pages of ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2, I introduce to you:

DR. CALVIN ZABO and MR. HYDE