I just found these at a thrift store for $40 (they’re originally $150,) looked brand new…but they were half a size too big.
“So you’re not entirely fearless, Batter.”
((I have no idea how to draw roller coasters plz forgive))
There’s something about the act of intentionally going in and removing artists comments from a reblog, even just a line or two of text, that never fails to make me uncomfortable. These would totally be the people in real life that compliment your work and then offer you 2 bucks for it or ask for free drawings in exchange for “exposure and because hey they actually like it”. Nothing quite like implying someone likes your drawing, but they don’t value it as work or what you have to say about it (even if what you’re saying is trivial).
And in a very tumblr specific way, imo like removing comments feeds that gross repost no-need-for-credit culture blogs that exist? By disassociating the artist you can sort of inadvertently reaffirm that they don’t matter because “you should be happy they like your work at all” sentiment, etc.
I really don’t need that kind of condescending approval.
The reblog portion of Tumblr is a double-edged sword because it really depends on the motivations of the reblogger. It’s a ridiculous way to get exposure. Unlike a gallery of “favorites” on other art sites, your work gets affronted to a stranger to judge. To varying degrees, reblogging on Tumblr can be a way to use someone else’s labor to assert your own individuality. That’s not horrible. I do it. I like showing people what I like. But I also like giving the artists I like exposure too and sometimes I even write about them and why they’re so great. I think a lot of artists are aware of how unsticky their identity is to their art on Tumblr which is why it’s common practice to just write anything under a drawing even if they don’t even have a comment. Like a period or yah, whatever, fuck etc etc
That’s been the conundrum of social networking for a long time; media is very portable so you can decorate yourself in your tastes in a way that really gives zero benefit to the creators, unlike a band t-shirt for example. There’s nothing wrong in being proud of your scrapbook-y blog but there is a lot wrong with taking that feeling to the extreme and feeling that what the work says about you is more important than the person who put the labor and personality into it. It’s not to say your likes and dislikes aren’t important. They’re important. What the artist feels is important. Don’t make a hierarchy out of it though.
It doesn’t keep me up at night but it is dehumanizing to have it happen to me. Also sometimes I write stuff about the artist under the other people’s art that I post and people reblog and erase it and that hurts too (weirdly enough, more than when it happens to my own art).
This is perhaps a more biting thing I’m willing to admit but I guess I’m not at all impressed by people who think their “great taste” is a sole reason I should respect them….
Just wanna say if you repost anything from pixiv or otherwise, the least you can do is put the artist’s name in text w/ a link in the description, and not stopping at just a click through link cause those dont always work or show up on the dash because tumblr is weird. And it just feels more respectful to be blatant with your credit line.
It is also good to put credit on your blog for the graphics you use in your theme and icon if applicable :>
some people dont like captions showing in their scrapbook blog but lots of people make themes that dont show the caption so at least if anyone reblogs it from you the credit line will be intact.
A while ago i posted a drawing along with a sample of writing, just a random out of context scene that the drawing was only intended to complement, and was dismayed to see soon after posting it that someone deleted the entire thing on their reblog. It took courage to post that because I’ve never been confident in my writing skills and that lack of confidence felt justified when someone deleted the words. Remember that an artist is putting themselves out there when they post something, and the course of their online relationship to the audience is important to their confidence. Idk just please be cognizant of those who are putting their work out there UoU
I found this nice tutorial/anatomy advice spread created by meghanhetrickof deviant art.
She gave me permission to post it up here to share so go make sure to visit her and look at her other creations of goodness!
this is a bitchin idea and illustration! but she seems to have lost her lovely bronze skintone :<
because finding the correct bra size has pretty been a pretty dramatic and awesome change for me. i worried somebody was gonna act like a damn fool, i just wasn’t sure in what way. maybe i’d be called an attention whore for daring to remind people i/other women have breasts? maybe someone would make shitty, sexist jokes? it wasn’t that, but sure enough…
47 minutes later
Condoms and Gardenia Flowers