September 24th, 2014

digitalduckie:

So long story short, I was among many of those employed by my office that was laid off today. I’m already being proactive about finding a new job, but in the meantime I still have rent, a car payment, gas, groceries, loans, and utilities to be paying.

It helps tremendously when anyone commissions me or buys something from my shop. Or even when they signal boost me in times of great need.

There’s hardly a thing I won’t draw or at least attempt to draw!

And if you’re kind enough to simply wish to donate, I’m willing to do at least a sketch request because I feel bad otherwise.

I appreciate all considerations from everyone!

(via kitsaria)

September 23rd, 2014

mizliz:

gotham + red 

reminder for bisexuals

lyricalred:

today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility. 

reblog to save a life. 

(via bitchenwitch)

gwipodcast:

Did you watch GOTHAM last night?
If not here’s what you missed in one quick comic :)

gwipodcast:

Did you watch GOTHAM last night?

If not here’s what you missed in one quick comic :)

minim-calibre:

gothiccharmschool:

kellylugosisdead:

FYI….just saw this on Anne’s FB page!!!

Aaaaaugh. Do I cancel my Amazon pre-order, call Garden District Bookshop, and place an order? 

Yes, probably.

minim-calibre:

gothiccharmschool:

kellylugosisdead:

FYI….just saw this on Anne’s FB page!!!

Aaaaaugh. Do I cancel my Amazon pre-order, call Garden District Bookshop, and place an order? 

Yes, probably.

more Gotham thoughts

As to the main characters, the actor for Jim does a pretty good job…we’re still setting up his character I know but Jim’s always been about his morality and dedication to doing what’s right, that’s who Jim Gordon is, and that’s captured really well.

Harvey is really good…Bullock’s never been a favorite character, but he is a complex character. Right now I know it’s too early to see all of that complexity but I hope it can be explored more - Harvey plays the game, yes, but he also cares a lot (almost too much, it can be argued - he bows to the game because he feels it’s the only way he CAN get anything close to justice done) and I really think that will be shown. I’d love to see how he became so cynical.

MOAR RENEE, MORE CRIS.

Jade Pinkett Smith is amazing as Fish Mooney, it’s like she hits that sweet spot btwn realism and kitschy comic noir. I enjoyed every scene she was in.

I wish Falcone had his mustache. 

I have no fucking idea why Jim told Bruce the truth at the end besides having to do it to obviously set up some kind of tension so that was terribly hamfisted but whatever. Still enough to enjoy.

random thoughts on Gotham

I watched the pilot without having seen any previews or been spoiled for ANYTHING

- Ahaha omg I like their Nigma, he’s perfect

- Oswald is pretty awesome too like seriously spot-on

- Alfred is just the PERFECT amount of sarcastic I love him already

- For a second I was worried Selena was an adult but it looks like she might just be a little older than Bruce? Or maybe the same age but just looks older? At any rate, she cute. Dunno what to think about her yet.

- It really really bothers me that both Renee and Cris are adults at this time while Bruce is still a kid, like I should just accept that they are but they’ve never been the same age as Jim and idk I KNOW I’LL GET OVER IT BUT IT BUGS ME. 

- BUT THEN AGAIN LIKE HALF THE MAJOR VILLIANS ARE WAY OLDER THAN BRUCE IN THIS SO WHATEVER I’LL DEAL

- I am lukewarm on Renee’s connection to Barbara, I do not understand the narrative sense for doing that and I don’t like that it appears to give Renee this weird AND STUPID jealousy motivation for accusing Jim (at least the way they wrote it) but as long as it doesn’t make Renee look bad I’ll deal with it

- I AM VERY PROTECTIVE OF RENEE MONTOYA OK

- Is it me or was there absolutely no reason for Cris or Renee to think Jim/Harvey was involved in a cover-up based on what Oswald said? Like that just felt like it came out of left field. I get that you could assume they were involved based on how crooked the Gotham force is and it looks like they’re establishing neither Renee or Cris trust Harvey but still they made it look more like Renee did that out of jealousy or some shit which, again, stupid. Hopefully that wasn’t the angle they were going for and it was just poor writing direction

- WAS THAT GUY AUDITIONING FOR MOONEY WHO I THINK IT WAS AHHHHHHHHHH sorry I know, hook line and sinker but I can’t help it, I live for that shit

Ok besides a little bad dialogue, a few weird cinamatography choices and the Renee- Barbara thing I was actually quite pleased at the pilot and will definitely be watching the next episode

September 22nd, 2014

yaaaayyy i was worried I’d missed the Gotham pilot but it’s not on til 8 I still got 20 min 
can’t wait 

You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
Asketh - Anonymous

samspratt:

Oh boy.

"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.