***** Weekly Links are the (almost never) bi-weekly article series where I post interesting links I’ve found over the past 2 weeks. Mostly I post art references (thiccccccc), art videos that helped me, philosophy stuff occasionally, and lastly some music that I found and love! I also do a little blog post about myself if you’re a weirdo and wanna read about my struggle to become the anime tiddiez master. *****
So my bro was cleaning out our bookshelf the other day, whilst I was very busy playing Animal Crossing. This dang guy threw some of my old art books at me that he had found buried in the shelf. They were some old figure drawing books I bought, but gave up on because I wanted quick solutions to my art problems. Fuck, here I go quoting The Alchemist again!
Santiago asks the Alchemist why other alchemists in the past tried to make gold but couldn’t do it. The Alchemist replies: “They were looking only for gold. They were seeking the treasure of their Personal Legend, without wanting actually to live out the Personal Legend.”
Like most people these days I wanted to become the anime titty master without putting in the years of work drawing anime tiddiez. Seeing these “hard” art books again, with the desire to learn art, I realized just how much golden information the authors were trying to teach me. I now realize these books are fucking amazing and am going to spend time referencing the books when doing my studies.
So what’s the point of all this rambling? The point is, if you’re not ready for a book (or lesson in life), you just straight up won’t see what it’s trying to teach you. It will look invisible to you, or the path will look too difficult, even though that’s the right path you need to go down to learn what you need to learn. What did Lao Tzu say: “The smooth way looks rugged.”
If you’re someone with great focusing abilities, hey, by all means get any art book you can and learn from them.
If you’re someone who’s really fucking unfocused like meself, you need to develop a hunger to learn about art before you try and tackle difficult art books. There are no short cuts in art, it’s a hell of a lot of grinding.
also, PERONA SKETCH!!!
Jenna Lynn Meowri – Really pretty white cosplayer! She has a fit build with a nice booty. OMG though, forget about her ass, I love her cheek bones! She has a very pretty facial structure, best part about her, hands down. All the smart girls work out and get dat booty these days, but to find a girl with a pretty skull? Can’t improve that, not naturally anyways. :X (Instagram)
Amanda Hummer – God damn it, it happened again. I every time I convince myself I only love Asian girls, I find some gorgeous Latina… x_x If Jenna Lynn has the pretty cheek bones, this girl has the pretty eyes + perfect eye brows combo. Deadly! Haha like I say every time, why do I even look at non-Latina girls?
Eri Kitami – Annnnnd then this lady makes me forget everything I just said (maybe I’m just too easily captivated by beautiful women?)… She’s a Japanese latex model, I love her bangs and the way she does her eye-liner. *gasp* (her Instagram)
Amanda Elise Lee – Big booty blondie! She has an incredible body, pretty sure she has fake boobs though FUCK. She’s pretty in the average white girl way. She doesn’t seem to wear much makeup, so on second thought that makes her very beautiful hah!
Modern Qipao – Site that sells cheongsams and other very beautiful Chinese dresses. If you need references for cheongsams, look no further!
Ross Tran – I probably don’t even need to write anything here, because you prolly already know about him. He’s a famous artist on youtube. Oh man this guy’s colors are fucking amazing! (Deviant Art, Twitter, Instagram)
Juniu21 – Hoooo man, this guy is good. Not too well known, concept artist/freelancer. Check this guy out, he paints in a dark style, pretty fuckin bad ass. Lots of sexy demon ladies and dragons and monsters.
Ranou75 – FUCK, this guy right here is on fire! This dood is definitely art goals for me. He’s an anime style artist who paints in a very unique style. He has a certain way of painting his eyes and hair that just makes them sparkly and beautiful as fuck! One of the most unique anime style artists I’ve ever seen. x_x (his Pixiv)
Bobby Chiu – A creature designer who teaches at schoolism. I’m not too interested in his work, buuuuuuuutttttt he does tons of interviews of other top artists on his youtube. Worth checking him out to learn some wisdom from some top tier artists. (Twitter, Instagram)
Pencil Kings – Art tutorial website. Lots of good tutorials for mostly $15, taught by experienced professional artists. I told ya before that I’m taking a course from these folks, and it’s been pretty enlightening for me to know just how much I fucked around my first year of learning art. XD
DesignDoll – A free program that lets you pose a doll (with fully adjustable body parts, yes even titties and thickness). It’s pretty simple to use, although I could see it taking some time to really get good at posing the dolls quickly. If you pay $80 for the premium version you can download poses from a online pose library, which would be pretty fucking valuable! The free version doesn’t really have any restrictions on it, so definitely worth checking out if you need help with a pose or just wanna get that pose perfectly.
Hugo LX – Breakfast At Roney’s – Ooooooo man, this past month I’ve been getting back to my house roots. This one is pretty minimal and pretty damn chill. ^_^
LUZ1E – In Your Arms – Oh that Luzieeeeee. She’s a house producer that makes some pretty sweet lo-fi house with amazing vocal samples. This one is more upbeat that her usual stuff, but still incredible. Check out her other songs, she’s pretty damn good.
Herb LF – Von Zeit zu Zeit seh’ ich den Alten gern – I don’t even know where to begin with this song… It’s house I guess? But that piano sample and that other sample from Jazzanova, fuck man, just… fuck. I didn’t know I lived in a world where something this beautiful existed! Shoot me now plz, I’m done.
Sweely – Around – Another song with some beautiful background sample work (piano or guitar or something?). It starts out kinda down tempo and beautiful, but then that beat starts at 2:41, I was like: SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT more gold! And then that black lady at 5:15, EEEEEEEEEEE this song is groove overload! It’s songs like this and the previous Herb LF song that make me regret not listening to House 24/7… How many other fucking brilliant shining gems are out there that I haven’t found yet? Gives me shivers just thinking about it, phew! ^_^
Jazzanova – Hanazono – Jazzanova, uh, hmm, hard to define… Jazzy, lounge music occasionally with vocals? I used to listen to them years and years ago but totally forgot about em. Thanks to Herb LF, I found them again. Check them out, really beautiful jazzy stuff. <3
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices – Fucking beautiful song (those vocals make me cry, fuck) by Porter Robinson. This dang guy is only a month older than me and he is fucking killing it! I’m so glad he’s really trying out different styles with his music and not just getting tied down to one style. This guy is going places, can’t wait to see the genres he explores throughout his life. Also, check out this fucking badass trance version, omg. ^_^
Slowly, my dream is coming true. I’m weaving a massive spell. Every day it manifests itself a little more.