Your face is your most expressive feature; it tells the world what you are feeling, who you are and where you come from. Although no two faces are exactly the same, they share a number of common characteristics; a couple of eyes, a nose, a mouth and a philtrum.
The philtrum is the groove on your top lip that lies just beneath your nose. You see it every day in the mirror so you probably never think about it
It has no obvious function. Instead it is an accident of our origins, a clue to our fishy past and how our faces first formed
When was the last time you did an Oekaki?
I always liked this one.
Oh maaaan. Years ago. I cut my teeth on this board called Traumabunny back in middle school and early high school, and that was stellar, but it shut down… Then I moved to this one called Oekaki Circle that was pretty slick, but I missed the old crowd and it closed within a year… After that I don’t recall going on any boards in the last three or four years. Hell, that pic is from ‘03, it may be even longer.
It’s not for lack of trying, but all the ones I find now have adopted this form of the java app that requires a login, makes the layout of the board hideous, and the applet itself is really buggy and weighted down by useless complexity. (See: the entirety of Oekaki Central, which is just… heinous. In more ways than the drawing applet, actually.) And without a good crowd (TB had resident trolls that were actually funny! SO RARE) there’s just no point.
Step 1: Wake up too late to go to that thing you wanted to go to. Console self with a Nutella sandwich and a podcast about how decapitations work.
Step 2: Have a flash of inspiration as the podcast ends, start drawing. Put Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” on loop.
Step 3: Friend texts you, informing you that Warren-fucking-Ellis reblogged your drawing. Look down at current sketchpage. That thing you’ve been drawing: Mephistopheles.
Step 4: Drench eggs in hot sauce, consume.
Step 5: Get called by a company you’ve never heard of about a “customer relations” job. Afterwards, call friend they said rec’d you, only to find he’s never heard of them. Conclusion: Pyramid scheme? Ghosts? Ghost pyramid scheme, with knives? Draw Slenderman.
Step 6: Feel as if Eye of Sauron is focused upon you. Eat salad.
ever considered making shirts? id love to have a tshirt or something with one of your cartoon drawings on em. just sayin'
Oh my gosh, I do want to make shirts eventually. But the design has to be so badass that there’s no chance of me being horrified when I see a person actually wearing it on their body. Another thing to add to my towering to-do list…!
(Idk why I’m so hung up on making the platonic ideal of art tee when I’ve already had people get tats of my drawings and it’s been fine… C’est la vie…)
All right, so Ben Caldwell’s Wonder Woman pitch got attention back when I was on the way to Afghanistan so I never got a chance to comment on it (even to note it has lovelyart), but tonight I’m thinking about Wonder Woman, DC current direction for her, fans and such. A…
(Single person who requested this, I hope you’re happy, haha.)
Going by track order? What?
Baby Don’t Cry: Daesung is flawless. I want to draw him leaping over a rainbow. Or standing dramatically on a windswept mountain peak with pegacorns flying behind him. Or in the act of slaying a magnificent dragon.