kateordie:

meanwhilestudios:

tally-art:

New Home Is Where The Internet Is!  Tumblr’s 10-page limit is keeping me from posting the whole thing, so head on over to the webcomic to read the rest (plus a blog post with Paris photos and doodles).

I’m going to Strasbourg tomorrow!!!  I’m so excited.  We might take a day trip into Germany and the Black Forest 8-D AHHHHHH.  Back soon, love and hugs~

-Your friend Tally

Tally is not only an AMAZING comic artist but she’s living the dream! I hope my girls grow up and don’t let the constant yet abstract notion of fear dictate how they live in this world. Way to go Tally!! :D

I love this so much! As someone who’s only really started to travel in the last year, I totally get that initial terror. I’ve been pretty fortunate, and made so many friends all over the world. I went to Boston on a whim this weekend and got to spend an evening with comic people I met mostly through twitter - and everyone was wonderful. Yes, I got terrible food poisoning on the way home, but I also got to have barbecue and Manhattans with people who used to be strangers. Travel! It’s good for you.

briannasketches:

my Night Vale project for class is finally probably finished and I’m going to sleep for ten years now

((probably best in full view))


A new man came into town today. Who is he? What does he want from us? Why his perfect and beautiful haircut? Why his perfect and beautiful coat? He says he is a scientist. Well, we have all been scientists and one point or another in our lives. But why now? Why here?

A new man came into town today. Who is he? What does he want from us? Why his perfect and beautiful haircut? Why his perfect and beautiful coat? He says he is a scientist. Well, we have all been scientists and one point or another in our lives. But why now? Why here?

delacrvz:

Strong Eyebrow Game (Work in Progress)
(notes: hah a)

delacrvz:

Strong Eyebrow Game (Work in Progress)

(notes: hah a)

elloellenoh:

paninyas:

this list has been brewing for a few weeks and now is as good a time as any to post it. although it’s by no means comprehensive and is really only the tip of the iceberg, here are (in no particular order) 30 speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian) books written by women of color

  1. Dawn by Octavia Butler
  2. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
  3. Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell
  4. Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
  5. Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  6. Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
  7. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
  8. Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
  9. Half World by Hiromi Goto
  10. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  11. Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  13. The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
  14. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  15. Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
  16. Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe
  17. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  18. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  19. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
  20. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  21. Filter House (short stories) by Nisi Shawl
  22. Huntress by Malinda Lo
  23. Legend by Marie Lu
  24. Signal Red by Rimi B. Chatterjee
  25. The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  26. The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
  27. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
  28. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
  29. Ascension by Kara Dalkey

update: kate elliot is not actually a woman of color and i’m confused as to how she ended up on this list :(

I see these lists go by and I always sigh because I’m not included again, and then I shrug and do nothing. And I realize I’m part of the problem for doing that. So let me include my book and others by wonderful POC women authors not on this list who write spec fic (sci fi, fantasy, dystopian)

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Shatter me by Taheri Mafi

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley

Living Violet by Jaime Reed

The Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie Liu

Into the Wise Dark by Neesha Meminger

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti

The Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono

If you see any I’ve missed, please add! I hope we can compile a more comprehensive list at some point.

lumichi:

"Welcome…… To Night Vale. ♬♩♫"The Man in the Tan Jacketwww.oliviachinmueller.comUPDATED VERSION!Well, I kept fussing with it and ended up extending the image quite a bit.Here is the post of the old piece of you are interested: Boop

lumichi:

"Welcome…… To Night Vale. ♬♩♫"
The Man in the Tan Jacket
www.oliviachinmueller.com

UPDATED VERSION
!
Well, I kept fussing with it and ended up extending the image quite a bit.
Here is the post of the old piece of you are interested: Boop

Urgent security update

heatherbat:

daveio:

herdivineshadow:

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

[ bad advice snipped ]

You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.

But don’t change your password yet? 

That’s what daveio says on the twitters

Heartbleed is a very, very big deal, and it’s quite rightly scaring the crap out of people. The response here is more complicated than ‘change your passwords’, and that complication is very important.

Heartbleed dumps a portion of the server’s memory out to the attacker. This chunk of memory can contain sensitive information, including your password.

Here’s the kicker: the more recently a vulnerable server has processed your password, the more likely it is to appear in one of these chunks.

And more importantly, if you change your password, you are risking both your old and new passwords.

What do?

  • Go to filippo.io/Heartbleed. Type in the domain name of the site you want to check (for tumblr, you would enter tumblr.com) and press “Go!”
  • If and only if you get a message saying that the site is “not affected”, change your password on that site and any other sites that you use it on. In future, use unique passwords for each site.
  • If you get a message saying that the site is vulnerable, do not use that site. Keep checking every so often, and only use the site again when you get the “not affected” response.

Send me an ask if you need help or more information, I’ll do what I can.

::points:: listen to this man. this shit is his job AND his passion.

somewhatrobosexual:

goshorter:

(via #undercut Instagram photos | Webstagram)

this is exactly what i want my hair to be. cut/colour, everything.

somewhatrobosexual:

goshorter:

(via #undercut Instagram photos | Webstagram)

this is exactly what i want my hair to be. cut/colour, everything.

circle-eyed:

I just finished part 2 of Burial at Sea and I have a lot of feelings about Bioshock.

qwertyprophecy:

Visitor

qwertyprophecy:

Visitor

roachpatrol:

tamorapierce:

minuiko:

Master and student

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frostpine is perfect. Oh, god, they’re all perfect!!!!!!!!!

ROSETHORN AND BRIAR MY MOMTP AAHHH 

elrincondekaisermilan:

John Mueller (via Multiversity Comics » 31 Days of Hellboy: John Mueller)

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

theloppyone:

a hand-lettering exercise that got really out of hand. oh well i like  my really unnecessarily grandiose welcome signs anyway :p

GIRLS LOVE GIRLS — take a look at my girlfriend, she’s the only one i got. [listen] [dl] [art]



Hi I'm Ani! And this personal blog is full of reposts, text, and the occasional sketch. Feel free to check out the art tag if you don't want to have to wade through all the other stuff! And feel free to message me :)

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