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May 20 2018

when you flip the canvas and the drawing still looks good

The “If you’re not drawing 24/7 you aren’t working hard enough.” mentality is garbage.


When I was in college there was this ongoing competitive mindset from the teachers /students that: “If you’re not drawing all night / getting 1 - 2 hours of sleep, you’re going to fall behind.” If you’re an artist you’ve probably met this kind of thinking… I’ve heard it from so many pros / tutorials.

One of my professors said that line all the time. I loved this dude. he worked at Disney on many of my favorite movies, and my young self became absorbed in this mindset. About 3 years into my degree that professor had a stroke, and when he went to the doctor they said he had actually previously had something like 10+ strokes without even knowing, brought on by stress, and that he needed to slow down

Since then I’ve heard tons of other stories accounts of sickness and divorce brought on from addiction to work.

A few years later I was listening to an Animation podcast interviewing Glen Keane. He brought up that there were other animators who would live and breath their work, never going home, barely sleeping, etc. 

What shocked me was that Glen Keane said something like “I ignored this idea, and decided to go home every night to spend time with my family, because I could learn just as much from my life experiences with them.” 

Anyway I just wanted to take a second after hearing a statement like this again recently and let any young artists out there know that:

There’s nothing wrong with investing plenty of time studying and drawing, but also be healthy. 


i have a “why am i like this” moment at least five times a day

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I don’t know how many Swedes follow me, but I HAD to share this. (To be fair, Danes don’t understand Swedes either)

Gimli (in Swedish): I never thought I’d die next to a Dane.

Legolas (in Danish): How about dying next to a friend?

Gimli (in Swedish): What the fuck are you saying?

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“I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: “Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.”

— THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)

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A cat dressed in a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt takes part in a parade in Kiev on May 28, 2016. (Gleb Garanich/Reuters)


This has to be the same cat I posted a few years ago! Kitty!



love… is stored in the cat

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I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.
— Joshua Graham
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Has anyone added the original yet????

Play fullscreen


I stumbled on this video while searching for playlists and OMG

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gotta go fast

this is?? so fucking ominous??

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