A Thousand Words Untold

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My name is Redha and this is my art blog.

Will contain a lot of fan art, but will also subsequently contain assignment projects and the like. I'm currently a student in Graphic Design and Animation.

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drinkyourgoddamnedtea:

Even if you don’t live in Billings, Montana, please signal boost this!  We need help, it is dire, and I can’t ignore it any longer!  We are two 23-year-old females in need of a safe, affordable place to stay while we get back on our feet and search for a place of our own.  One of us works 5 days a week at Rimrock Mall’s Tilt, the other stays at home and keeps to herself.  We can pay something for rent, we will take care of our own food, but we just need a safe place to go as we are evicted the 14th of June from our current holding.  Could someone please message me if they have any options for us? We don’t want to have to take to the streets!

I know this is just an art blog but my friend really needs help. 

I need you guys to help her - if you know of a place to stay or at least KNOW of anyone living in her area, please please please get this around so that it reaches more people - and hopefully someone who has the means to help. 

Please guys, this is really important. 

— 1 year ago with 238 notes

oldblueeyes:

Alan Watts: What if money was no object? (x)

— 1 year ago with 88188 notes
aishaneko:

nocasdatsgay:

omfgamierika:

bonitabreezy:

thepurpleeyedone:

I just got slapped in the face by 1999.

Hundreds of grade school girls sticking these in the corners of their eyes

THEY WERE MEANT FOR THE CORNERS OF YOUR EYSES I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THIS I ALWAYS STUCK THESE ON MY EARSA ND THEY ALWAYS FELL OFF AND I WOULD ALWAYS GET MAD

EVERYONE I KNEW PUT THOSE ON YOUR EARS WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY WERE FOR YOUR EYES MY LIFE IS A LIE

…I put them on my nails…

aishaneko:

nocasdatsgay:

omfgamierika:

bonitabreezy:

thepurpleeyedone:

I just got slapped in the face by 1999.

Hundreds of grade school girls sticking these in the corners of their eyes

THEY WERE MEANT FOR THE CORNERS OF YOUR EYSES I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THIS I ALWAYS STUCK THESE ON MY EARSA ND THEY ALWAYS FELL OFF AND I WOULD ALWAYS GET MAD

EVERYONE I KNEW PUT THOSE ON YOUR EARS WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY WERE FOR YOUR EYES MY LIFE IS A LIE

…I put them on my nails…

(via kada-bura)

— 1 year ago with 245083 notes
Artist confession: I think it’s fine for an artist to get popular from their fanwork.

nightingales:

I do, and I feel like it’s a (quote unquote) unpopular opinion but that’s the way I feel!

There is NOTHING wrong with getting recognised because you draw fanart of a popular movie, book, television show, comic series - whatever. And I don’t understand why so many fellow artists are vehemently against this, or why so many artists have to justify to so many people, all the time, that they are drawing what they draw because they like it.

Look, I’m going to reveal what might be a really shocking fact: I don’t think any artist will draw anything they don’t wholly enjoy. And that is a good enough reason for me for anyone to begin drawing fanart. I don’t require that they jump through hoops to prove to me that they really love whatever they’re paying homage to in their art.

I just don’t think that artists need to justify themselves or have to completely reject the obvious fact that yes, some artists get really popular off their fanart, but no, there is nothing wrong with that. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the recognition, either. You are still getting recognised for the work that you do.

This brings me to another point, which might also be shocking but: I believe that you should be allowed to use any means available to you to get recognised. And there is NOTHING wrong with using fanart as a platform to get recognised. I don’t know why some artists have such a superior attitude; as if you decide to take 5 years attempting to make people care about your original characters you’re automatically better than the person who took 5 months to get recognised because they drew fanart for something they really love.

The fact is, people relate better to characters they already know & are familiar with. It doesn’t mean that you can’t, or that it’s impossible to make someone care about your OCs as much as you do - it’s just that you can acknowledge that drawing something people are already familiar with is a good platform to get them interested in something unfamiliar.

I love drawing my OCs, I love them to death. I also love drawing fanart of things I really enjoy. I don’t like feeling that the fanart I draw is less valued than my OCs. I don’t like feeling guilty when I do draw fanart, thinking that people will dismiss what I draw simply because of the subject matter. I don’t like the wrongful assumptions about artists who draw fanart. I don’t like feeling that I can’t fully enjoy the praise I get for fanart simply because it’s fanart. I don’t like that artists are often forced to continually justify why they draw fanart. I don’t like that it’s taboo to admit that perhaps it IS nice to get recognised for your work, even if it’s from fanart.

I don’t like the bitter attitude that some artists throw around to other artists who might draw a lot of fanart and who might be recognised for it. Why are you even angry? Why are you angry at another fellow artist’s success? What are you really mad about?

When it comes down to it, most of us, as artists, probably drew things we liked when we were first starting out. We probably drew fanart. We probably started drawing Disney characters, or Neopets, or characters from shows or books. So remember that. Stop griping about other artists, embrace fanart, remember you don’t have to justify yourself to anyone and draw to your heart’s content.

— 1 year ago with 295 notes
#YES THIS THANK GOD THANK YOU 

choodraws:

nightingales:

Heyyyoooo I just want to make a PSA that it’s perfectly OK for artists to reblog their own work if they want more people to see it! It’s actually perfectly OK for an artist to do anything they want to further the exposure of their artwork!

This PSA was facilitated by this ask that Sam got, and I saw Choo’s reply (‘lmao i got a bunch of asks like this saying if i was truly happy with my work i wouldn’t ‘fish for notes’ by reblogging myself’) and I just ??? I really have one question to ask the Tumblr community and it’s this:

What the hell is your problem?! What do you guys have against artists trying to get more exposure for themselves? Why do you constantly, consistently act like artists attempting to get more exposure for themselves is in line with Satan’s dark plans for the apocalypse?

Fuckin tell me because there’s a long list of stuff we are Not Allowed To Do because Attention Is Bad. Can anyone actually tell me why attention is bad for artists?? Because it’s not like trying to make any headway in the community actually relies on exposure and attention or anything hahaha nope sorry I forgot that we’re all meant to just create and share our work in the equivalent of a dark basement so someone can come and “discover” us.

No, you can’t draw fanart to get exposure (I wrote a post addressing why it’s perfectly OK to draw fanart to get popular, you can suck my butt if you disagree), you can’t reblog yourself in the hopes that more people will be exposed to your work, taking advantage of networking is wrong, yeah well guess what buddy I have news for you, you’re wrong, stop being jerkoffs about artists trying to advertise their work, thank you & goodnight.

god bless u may for being articulate and fantastic.  

something for everyone to think about!

(via reimenaashelyee)

— 1 year ago with 531 notes
Accidentally OTP’d oops
Although it was more of a practice on intimate poses. Idek uvu;;

Accidentally OTP’d oops

Although it was more of a practice on intimate poses. Idek uvu;;

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#Xaldin  #Xemnas  #XalXem  #fan art  #Sketches and Doodles 

artbydana:

talikira:

miloucomehome:

weregarurumon:

bitca:

freckles04:

ursulacousland:

ask-paint-mako:

starbuckviper:

amischiefofmice:

wigmund:

mysticorset:

blackhawklullaby:

“you were the only one who took your shoes off when you walked in”

“i was?”

This is actually 100% true. It really annoys and weirds me out when people go into a home and keep the shoes on that they’ve been stomping around in the dust and dirt with. Do you realize how much this made watching tv growing up confusing?

STEPHANIE TANNER IT IS RAINING OUT YOU TAKE THOSE SHOES OFF AND LEAVE THEM UNDER THE AWNING OUTSIDE DON’T YOU DARE TRACK THAT INTO YOUR DAD’S BIZARRELY PRISTINE HOUSE.

I know it’s considered polite to do so elsewhere while here in the US it’s viewed as someone getting settled in for a longer stay or being overly familiar. I always wonder where this difference emerged from. 

I am a canadian in my soul or something cuz I take my shoes off I glare at people who dont’ take their shoes off YOU STEP IN TERRIBLE THIGNS TAKE YOUR GODDAMN SHOES OFF dont’ put them on the couch  NO NO NO NO NO

I’m british and I always tend to take my shoes off when i get indoors hmm

-blinks- wait, wait. Hold the fuck up.

there are people who don’t take their shoes off?

this is a Canadian thing?

What?!

… Wow. We do this too but we’re one of only a few of the people in our circle of friends who do…

Oh hell yeah. Shoes get taken off AS SOON AS you enter a house here. You only leave them on if you’re invited to do so, and usually only in the summer, because you’re probably heading right out onto the back deck. Because sun. Because we don’t get enough sun.

lol I’m American but if I go to someone’s house I always wear socks with my shoes because I expect to take them off (I don’t like bare feet)

I mean I guess it’s true that other people expect or can be expected to leave their shoes on, I think it depends on a) if there will be any outside activity, b) how long you’re staying, and c) whether the home has carpet or wood floors (or any other hard surface), because it’s less of an issue to wear your shoes indoors if the floors are wood. (And you’d probably want to leave them on in the winter because YIKES that’s gotta be cold.)

This is serious business, folks. You come to my house, you take off your shoes. 

Oh dude— would get yelled at to take off my shoes before running inside as a kid (maybe this is also a Jamaican thing?) And generally, we’ll politely ask you take off your shoes.

(Actually, if a friend or neighbor is having a big party, you should see a mountain of shoes in the entranceway. (Unless the host says “It’s ok, keep your shoes on”) If you want to keep your shoes on, you stay outside.)

But do Americans really keep their shoes on when they enter a house? I find that mindboggling (o_o;;) /Canadian

I always take my shoes off— I only ever leave them on if I forgot something and don’t have the time to take them off and put them on again. Having your shoes on whilst inside the house FEELS WEIRD…

Though that reminds me, in Elementary we had indoor and outdoor shoes…

I don’t think it’s just Canadian, we do it here in Australia too. Wearing shoes inside just feels weird!

Wait you mean it’s not just a Malaysian thing what

(Source: bryanbicks)

— 1 year ago with 27393 notes

chirart:

So I’ve discovered a surprising number of people I know didn’t know this, and I thought it was a common trivia, so I think I’ll mention it here:


Beauty and the Beast is an allegory for a new bride’s fear of sex from her groom and her own sexuality, and eventually learning to embrace both and becoming empowered through it.

Considering the socio-norm back in the day was to marry young women between families as economical arrangements, a new bride would find the prospect of a (usually older) gentleman who demands sex (or at least, has the expectation of sex—for consummation of the marriage at the very least) to be terrifying and beastly, and can be seen a danger on her innocence and purity.

Going by the original tale (I’ve just used the Disney screencaps just for the photoset!): the beauty (new bride) is removed from her family and home (her comfort and the only place she knows) to go live with her new spouse out of an arrangement her father was forced into (an arranged marriage), bracing herself for the worst sort of monster—one who will be violent and rageful and subject her to a life of harm and terror… only to discover that, when she lives with the beast, he’s an intellectual thrill and a delight to bond with. Still, she does not love him, and so he allows her to return home (by her own choice!), only to discover she does indeed love him when she receives a vision that the beast is sick and dying. She rushes back to his side (again, by her choice!), and through this acceptance of friendship and newfound adoration, she sees her spouse not as a beast out to consume her or ravish her, but as a man and very human, and she learns to take charge of her own sexuality—becoming a woman in her own right.

It’s an easy story to paint as romanticizing an abusive relationship, so I think it’s a pity more people don’t realize it has its roots in empowering a woman’s own view of sex and her own sexual destiny!

/the more you know

(via artbydana)

— 1 year ago with 9431 notes

Do you ever take a look at other artists around you and just

how do they do it

why is their art beautiful

WHY KENAPA MENGAPA

— 1 year ago
#wait this isn't my Xemnas blog  #although I tell myself keep practicing and I can definitely get to that stage at some point  #I do feel insecure from time to time :'|