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Really sorry about the lack of art lately. I’m having some health issues (mostly anxiety related), plus I strained my pectoralis minor again (an injury I’m sort of prone to), which is causing numbness and pain in my drawing arm. Thankfully it’s healing and I’m getting the anxiety taken care of, so hopefully I’ll be able to go back to filling this blog with fanart and doodles again soon.

Hey Pickles. What could you recommend to a layperson trying to make digital sketches? Hardware?Software? The best way to take napkin drawings and put them on the web.

Microsoft Paint is actually a secret among artists. It’s free and takes almost no memory to run, so sketch away. Other than that, Fire Alpaca is another neat free program with a good brush algorithm.

As far as hardware goes, I’d recommend Monoprice tablets. They’re WAY cheaper than Wacom products and work just as well.

Okay, the Distillum archives are now completely restored. Thanks for your patience!

prettycoolwebcomics:

Pretty Cool Webcomics: Distillum

Hi! I’d like to suggest a comic for consideration.

My friend Pickles writes and draws a comic called Distillum at http://www.distillum.com It’s an urban fantasy/slice of life sort of comic about a group of 20…

AAAAHHHHH thank you!!! ;u;

When you live in Savannah, you learn what hauntings are “normal.”
I’m sorry about the Archives being broken! That’s my bad. I broke the entire site by updating it, and I’m still piecing it together. Apologies!

When you live in Savannah, you learn what hauntings are “normal.”

I’m sorry about the Archives being broken! That’s my bad. I broke the entire site by updating it, and I’m still piecing it together. Apologies!

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

I know this is an art blog but this is so, so, so important. And don’t just talk about it online. Talk about it in real life, talk to your families, your friends.

I’ll be tagging my Ferguson posts.

Guys I just applied for an awesome job that’ll actually use the crap I learned in college, wish me luck.

plesiosaurbones:

bluedelliquanti:

"On Demographics."

Following the news this week made me really, really angry and I don’t think some people realize just how many Americans are affected by aggressive and militarized law enforcement. We need to call for immediate police reform for the sake of the kids coming up right now.

This is amazing, Blue.

Hello new character. You have an interesting fashion sense.
Don’t remain neutral when faced with violence.

Perpetrators of violence count on people who will look away, who don’t want to get involved, who want to stay out of it. Don’t be passive, don’t ignore. Because when you refuse to acknowledge violent deeds for the sake of “staying out of it,” you’re telling the aggressors, “Yeah, okay, I’m cool with this. Just keep doing what you’re doing.”

I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
Anonymous

natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

This is so, so, so important. Don’t let this get swept under the rug. Keep sharing, keep telling. Make sure everyone knows what’s happening in Ferguson. Don’t let them get away with this.

Hey there, handsome. What’s your name?
My favorite scene in FFIX.

My favorite scene in FFIX.

Rest in Peace.

Rest in Peace.