JUNGLE GYM - Molly Mendoza 2013

Lauren Bacall, Harper’s Bazaar, May 1943 (Louise Dahl-Wolfe)


Obvious connotation of Karkat’s sign I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere, although I am sure someone has thought of it before:

A cancer is what happens when an organism splits and starts attacking itself. And what does Karkat constantly do? ATTACKS HIMSELF. Present, Past and Future Karkats attack themselves. Kankri criticizes The Sufferer, and Karkat calls Kankri a windbag. Its a constant cycle of self-attacking.


More GrizandNorm tips. These are just amazing… simple, effective, to the point and instantly usable.
If you guys don’t know about GrizandNorm, you should definitely check them out.


Tuesday Tips — Painting a shiny object

the steps are:

1.  matte base object

2.  add ceiling reflection 

3.  highlight

yes, it is that simple.  Throughout the years, I learn to edit.  It’s unnecessary to paint or render every single grain of hair and detail.  It’s about communicating the idea across.  A lot of it is about believability.  I find this technique works for me.  And as always, it is a good idea to practice it on a simple basic primitives.  (I know, I know, it’s not the most exciting thing).  But you will be surprise on how fast you can paint when you master your basic shapes. 

Attached are gif I made to show you my steps on a sphere, and one of my shoe illustration I painted using the same technique.


He did this to himself. Then looked at me with sad eyes because I was to busy laughing to help him.


*throws all the winry at you*