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Land of Mirrors and Illusion
Isabell/♎/21 years old/German/Self Proclaimed Artist/ENFP

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April 24th 2014

6 Types of Love

Eros
a passionate physical and emotional love based on aesthetic enjoyment; stereotype of romantic love

Ludus
a love that is played as a game or sport; conquest; may have multiple partners at once

Storge
an affectionate love that slowly develops from friendship, based on similarity

Pragma
love that is driven by the head, not the heart

Mania
obsessive love; experience great emotional highs and lows; very possessive and often jealous lovers

Agape
selfless altruistic love; spiritual

April 24th 2014

real-justice-waluigi:

politicalsexkitten:

So these tweets are actually real.

I really like how she tries to defend herself by stating how much she loooveees Japanese culture

"You guys I did this with Japanese people it’s cool"

"I go to Japan like so much ok I know the culture"

"I know so many Japanese people and even the director was Japanese!"

God these bullshit statements alone just insinuates that hey Japanese people are working with me so I can’t be doing anything wrong or racist, otherwise they’d tell me! 

Yeah because even if you’re an artist at the end of her career and desperately trying to save it, you’re still a well-known name and PoC don’t have many opportunities in this industry and will take any job that’s offered to them. This includes everyone who worked on this video. Why?

Because People of Color are easily replaced. They’re expendable. 

this is the most ridiculous statement.  they work for a rather large record label in Japan. do you really think they’re going to get fired because they didn’t want to work with Avril Lavigne? please don’t make comments about the music industry (and, specifically, Japanese people in the Japanese music industry) when you so obviously know nothing about it.

Oh, you don’t want to work with her cause her entire music video is racist? Whatever. We’ll just find another director/choreographer/dancer. 

who do you think wrote the music video? because it sure as fuck wasn’t Avril.  it was the JAPANESE RECORD LABEL and the JAPANESE PEOPLE who work for it. they worked out the music video and Avril went along with it. you really need to read a book about the music industry.

That’s it. That’s literally it. That’s how it works. So we suck it up and work with these people cause the industry doesn’t value us enough and not working only harms us, not the artist.

sorry, can you list one source that says Japanese people are not valued within the Japanese music industry?

I mean, spewing random Japanese words that have nothing to do with your song is just short of saying Ching Chong Long Ting Tong, but you know. She’s just admiring the culture. 

Sure does remind me of this skit:

This is extremely racist and insulting. I’m an Asian American. I studied Japanese for two years. I’ve yet to begin to scratch the surface of Japanese culture and etiquette and I’m not even that confident or comfortable speaking or writing it because I don’t feel as if I know enough about it to say I can speak Japanese. 

so… saying random words in Japanese.. in a song written FOR Japanese fans.. in a song that wasn’t even released as a single in the US… is racist?

Singing random words in a language you don’t know is racist when you use it for the sake of a song that just appropriates a part of their culture so much. 

which part of their culture is it appropriating again? 

Then you have your Japanese backup dancers. They all look the same, they’re silent, and “kawaii”. 

well, you know, back up dancers don’t usually talk during music videos, so…? 

Of course, to you dear Avril, this sure doesn’t perpetuate the stereotype of cute, obedient, and submissive Asian women girls right? They’re just too damn cute and fit your set!

because Avril hired the dancers herself. her Japanese choreographer wasn’t the one who told them how to act on set and how to dance to the song or anything. nope. it was all Avril.

God. You’re turning 30. I don’t care if you want to act childish or dress a certain way. But grow the fuck up and stop making arguments that defend your racist actions and try to justify them by name-dropping everything Japanese.

again… what the fuck is racist about this?

You’re not Japanese. You don’t know Japanese. You don’t know Japanese culture. Your song doesn’t “honor” or “flatter” Japanese people or Japanese culture. It perpetuates the stereotype the West already holds and you try to pass it off as being cute and creative and appreciative and dedicate it to your Japanese fans.

sorry, didn’t realize you were an expert on Avril Lavigne! So you know exactly how much of her 30 years she’s spent in Japan? you know how much Japanese culture she knows? also, “dedicate it to your Japanese fans?” it wasn’t dedicated to them. it was literally written FOR them. as in, on her JAPANESE MUSIC LABEL. IN JAPAN. WITH JAPANESE EXECUTIVES WHO MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN AVRIL LAVIGNE.

No. Fuck you. 

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but really. Avril wrote the song (with the help of three other people) and that was about all the artistic control she had over it.  she didn’t make the music video or design the costume or hire the dancers or choreograph the steps. so why are you acting like she did?

April 24th 2014
#ref
April 24th 2014

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

April 24th 2014
Some of them, they think it's funny to have their little sleepovers and go into their little bathrooms and say my name five times in the mirror. They find it less funny when I actually show up and feed their lungs to the family dog. 
Yes..I finally watched it
April 24th 2014

sosuperawesome:

Resin stacking rings by daimblond

April 24th 2014

annabelle-rose:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/164240717634789275/

These nail polish flowers are absolutely amazing!

April 23rd 2014
April 23rd 2014

I just really wanted to draw a femaleLuke…

April 23rd 2014

archmasterjazzy:

spideri:

literally all white people on tumblr

So true it hurts