Martin Rietze’s photos of the volcano Kawah Ijen in East Java, Indonesia- its sulfer-rich flows and gases rise to temperatures upwards of 600° C, causing the flames to burn a bright, electric blue when viewed at night.

photography by Martin Rietze

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#nature #volcano #lava #kawah ijen 

Red Riding Hood. 


Red Riding Hood. 

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@14 hours ago with 6489 notes
#art #inspiration 


Awesome tips

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@4 days ago with 42685 notes
#tutorial #reference 
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#art #comics #inspiration 
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Anonymous said: I absolutely love your work!! I was wondering, do you animate on photoshop as well? I know its possible, but I also heard its very difficult. Im trying to find ways to create animations once I am done with school and no longer have access to all dem fancy tools~


Thanks so much! I do animate in photoshop. As a person who knows a billion PS keyboard shortcuts I actually feel like it’s a far easier option, but it all depends. Learning how to do new things in a program is almost always intimidating.

I use a free pluggin called AnimDessin, which gives you a lot of tools you can find in flash (onion skinning, copy frame, new frame.) It requires CS6 or CC. The creator Stephane Baril has tutorial videos on his vimeo which are helpful (and is in general a very cool person.) 

Here are some progress shots of how I do things:
imageWork space (full size)imageRough anim (I tend to do very basic roughs unless it’s something i’m not sure will work.)imageFinished!

If I’m working on a film, anything with sound, or anything longer than 10 seconds I also edit in premiere. I use some other programs for minor things and effects, but those are the main ones.

All said, everyone just has to find what’s right for them. I know animators who just like to go paper/light board/scanner, and some who just have one program they’re really into. I can’t vouch for programs I haven’t used, so all I can really say is give everything a chance, download free trials, and figure out what works for you.

I also know over 10 people who animate in photoshop and I don’t think any of them use the same technique to animate! Lots of ways to do things. My way is a little complicated at first, but very tidy and fast for me. 

@4 weeks ago with 1371 notes
#animation #reference 


So happy to finally show you all what I’ve been working for the past 8 weeks! Here’s my re-imagining of the classic story, Peter Pan!

This is a project I did for my Color and Story class at Art Center with Richard Keyes. The class was assigned to create 4 characters and key scenes based on the story of Peter Pan. If you’ve followed me before my Art Center days, then you’ll know that Peter Pan was something I did for my entrance portfolio for college. It was fun to come back to my old project and revamp it!

In all honesty, I’m still planning on reworking several pieces for this project and add more characters and key scenes. BUT I thought I’d share regardless that way we can all see the progression of this particular project! 

Characters  :

- Hook
- Wendy
- Peter
- Tinkerbell
- Tigerlily (not added)
- The Lost Boys (not added)

Key Scenes :

- Wendy gives Peter a “thimble”
- Peter realizes Wendy is alive, Tinkerbell looks upon them with guilt
- Wendy decides she wants to return home
- Peter returns Wendy home and gives her a “kiss”

Enjoy! :)



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@1 month ago with 12509 notes
#art #inspiration 


my new comic, Quick$ilver, is live!!!
Read the 13-page intro from the beginning *HERE*!
(it’s also on tapastic!)
I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that I’m going to be at SPX next weekend with, among other things, mini volumes of this comic, at table B-13!

I hope you all enjoy reading about the disastrous life & times of my precious angel <3 <3

((GENERAL WARNING! this comic contains, and will continue to contain, mature content, including violence, language, sexual content and alcohol. Nothing that I would consider quite 18+, but I figured I’d put it out there just in case.))

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@1 month ago with 875 notes
#screams #everyone go read this #art #comic 

The Wolf and The Red


The Wolf and The Red

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#art #inspiration #WOW 

Distillerie Italiane (by paul.malon)
1890s poster by Leopoldo Metlicovitz.


Distillerie Italiane (by paul.malon)

1890s poster by Leopoldo Metlicovitz.

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#art #inspiration 


A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

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@4 days ago with 233720 notes
#nature #eclipse #inspiration 


Favourite Wonder Woman artists ★ Marguerite Sauvage

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@5 days ago with 4544 notes
#art #comics #inspiration 

페이퍼맨 노자키군


페이퍼맨 노자키군

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@3 weeks ago with 14962 notes




Joseph Simons

excellent musculature reference in unusual poses

thank you

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@1 month ago with 24437 notes
#reference #anatomy 


Let me link Yall’ to this holy grail.
I present to you Character Design Reference
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I couldn’t even include all of the reference boards this blog contains on this photoset. That’s right! There’s EVEN MORE! There are pages and pages of them! It is an inspiration treasure trove!
Bookmark this link!
Fill your life with inspiration!

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#reference #resource