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jeiwalking:

things to remember while drawing:

  • anatomy is great but dont stop because you cant get it perfect
  • not every picture has to be a masterpiece
  • try new things but remember its ok to draw things you like to draw
  • just because someone younger than you is “better” than you are does not mean you are untalented 
  • everyone sees things differently
  • be proud of what you can do because nobody can do things the same way you can

(via nootsroots)

recycledmoviecostumes:

Recycling gowns is hardly new. It has been in practice in film and television since their invention, and has been common practice in theatre productions for hundreds of years.  In addition, it is also sometimes seen in paintings. Many artists have been known to reuse clothing that they painted. For example a yellow house coat trimmed in ermine appears in several paintings by Vermeer. Sometimes the artist owned the actual garment they painted (almost certainly in Vermeer’s case), while other times it may have been an example from a woman’s magazine that they copied over and over again.

This beautiful striped Victorian gown is especially interesting, because it is actually based on a gown from works of art by French artist James Tissot. The reproduction gown itself has been seen in at least four films. It was first worn on Rya Kihlstedt as Lizzy Elmsworth in the 1995 production of The Buccaneers.  It was seen again Maite Yerro as Juliet on a movie screen in the 1996 film Evita. In 2000 it was worn by Neve McIntosh as Lucy, Lady Audley in Lady Audley’s Secret, and lastly it was worn on Isobel Pravda as Camille Monet in the 2006 mini-series The Impressionists.

The original gown on which the costume was based was not only painted by James Tissot - it was painted by him numerous times.Tissot was an artist who was mostly known for his paintings of women dressed in their elaborate gowns, and while it is not known if Tissot owned some of the gowns he repeatedly painted or not, the fact that his parents were both in the Fashion Industry might lead one to believe that his owning them would not have been out of the realm of possibility. In Professor Lou Taylor’s book The Study of Dress History, he writes:

Tissot reused favorite garments over periods of two or three years. Thus the notion that his 1870s paintings reflected the most up-to-date fashions may be flawed.

Five paintings in which Tissot painted this black and white gown include: The Captain and the Mate (c.1873), The Return from the Boating Trip (c.1873), Boarding the Yacht (c.1873), Still on Top (c.1874) and  Holiday (c.1876).

To see a full gallery of Tissot’s paintings and the beautiful gowns they showcase, go here.

Costume Credit: Katie S., Kiteflier, Shrewsbury Lasses

E-mail Submissions: submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

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The same techniques in painting as in movies. Such an interesting crossover.

sketchinfun:

Lunch break sketch. Two little words that for some reason today affected my mood :(. Been thinking about those two words for a while, but more frequently recently.  Art and stuff…I apologize for the moody post.

I have been asking myself the same question lately. I am sure that I will figure it out soon.

sketchinfun:

Lunch break sketch. Two little words that for some reason today affected my mood :(. Been thinking about those two words for a while, but more frequently recently. Art and stuff…I apologize for the moody post.

I have been asking myself the same question lately. I am sure that I will figure it out soon.

On Sketchbooks

victoriaying:

I got into a conversation with someone on Twitter about Sketchbooks and how to work in them.


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Personally I’ve got a long and fraught history with Sketchbooks and like many difficult relationships in my life, it took years to finally get to a place where the…

stridersknowbest:

geisttotend:

no but seriously i have this text post stuck in my sketchbook it genuinely motivates me to do art

THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

"Your art is hot like potato crisps"

stridersknowbest:

geisttotend:

no but seriously i have this text post stuck in my sketchbook it genuinely motivates me to do art

THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

"Your art is hot like potato crisps"

(Source: zombieboys, via nootsroots)