azidraws:

Did some world building yesterday with the aim to create more mini-monster types, so I came up with a series of “slugs” that all function the same in that they attach themselves to living creatures and eventually incapacitate them. These are the less dangerous types, although if not removed, their effects are fatal.
azidraws:

Did some world building yesterday with the aim to create more mini-monster types, so I came up with a series of “slugs” that all function the same in that they attach themselves to living creatures and eventually incapacitate them. These are the less dangerous types, although if not removed, their effects are fatal.
azidraws:

Did some world building yesterday with the aim to create more mini-monster types, so I came up with a series of “slugs” that all function the same in that they attach themselves to living creatures and eventually incapacitate them. These are the less dangerous types, although if not removed, their effects are fatal.

azidraws:

Did some world building yesterday with the aim to create more mini-monster types, so I came up with a series of “slugs” that all function the same in that they attach themselves to living creatures and eventually incapacitate them. These are the less dangerous types, although if not removed, their effects are fatal.

happydorid:

painting peonies continued

kanotynes:

image

*waves arms around awkwardly*

rostovjanka:

Doing some prepwork for a comic.

medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

heysawbones:

abbysucks:

honestly, i dont know why i made this. 

i mean i do but

I empathize with your frustration over worn-out tropes. I really do. I also haven’t enjoyed the proliferation of Adventure Time clones. I think they’re boring (reason: they are boring).

I see where you might say, why is this any more original than what it purportedly stands against? You might question the motives of people designing these characters. Are these people really creating characters, or are these creations merely symbols of an immature political ideology? I get that. These characters aren’t somehow above criticism, either as tools for good storytelling, or vehicles of social responsibility.

That said, I can’t see why, out of all the things one could “call out” to shit on, this was it. Consider these possibilities, alone or combined:

  1. Some white person made this character in order to actively deflect accusations of excluding others, and to gain credibility with their peers.
  2. Some white person made this character because they like Pen Ward stuff, and felt this character was a good fit for their cast.
  3. A white person made this character because they felt that it is important to convey that white is not synonymous with default.
  4. A person who is not white made this character because they felt that it is important to convey that white is not synonymous with default.
  5.  A person who is not white made this character because they like Pen Ward stuff, and felt this character was a good fit for their cast.
  6. A person who is not white made this character because they feel like popular media pretends people like them, don’t exist.
  7. A person who is not white made this character to piss off white people.

And then, just push it all right out your ear, because collectively, it doesn’t matter. It can be frustrating to see people doing the same thing over and over again, and patting themselves (and each other) on the back for it, but that’s if you look at it from way, way too close up. Zoom out a lot. This is a big picture thing.

No matter what the shallow, self-absorbed, social-climbing, industrious, brave, determined, callous, cynical, idealistic, immature, or visionary reasons the individual may have for creating a character that pointedly deviates from “white male as default”, the collective result is that people are progressively made aware that white males are not the default. The idea may not seem new to you, given that you have your microscope trained on a part of the internet that is rather specifically invested in this sort of thing. Myopia makes this seem more all-encompassing than it really is - out there in the rest of the Western world, media representation is still overwhelmingly white, and tailored to the sensibilities of men. Pull back a little bit, let the assumptions about people’s personal motivations slide (I have a hard time with this too, but let’s face it: a lot of good things have happened both despite and because of people with selfish motives), and it’s easier to see that ultimately, the “punk chunky brown girl” is a good thing.

johnleedraws:

Feral kid <3

bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!
bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!
bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

"I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress"
Alexander McQueen  (via tierdropp)

ovopack:

Beluga

indolentjellyfish:

crushingdisappointment:

Collaboration with Kiweet.
Started in October of last year and finally finished, progress gif shows how the picture evolved as we both worked on it.

I missed this before but this is great you two!
indolentjellyfish:

crushingdisappointment:

Collaboration with Kiweet.
Started in October of last year and finally finished, progress gif shows how the picture evolved as we both worked on it.

I missed this before but this is great you two!
indolentjellyfish:

crushingdisappointment:

Collaboration with Kiweet.
Started in October of last year and finally finished, progress gif shows how the picture evolved as we both worked on it.

I missed this before but this is great you two!
indolentjellyfish:

crushingdisappointment:

Collaboration with Kiweet.
Started in October of last year and finally finished, progress gif shows how the picture evolved as we both worked on it.

I missed this before but this is great you two!

indolentjellyfish:

crushingdisappointment:

Collaboration with Kiweet.

Started in October of last year and finally finished, progress gif shows how the picture evolved as we both worked on it.

I missed this before but this is great you two!