10th April, 2014

pumml:

Gallery 1988 is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a group show “The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture”. Subtle has never really been my style, but here is my ode to the great Breaking Bad. 14” x 24” very limited print will be available at the show this Friday night!

pumml:

Gallery 1988 is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a group show “The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture”. Subtle has never really been my style, but here is my ode to the great Breaking Bad. 14” x 24” very limited print will be available at the show this Friday night!

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9th April, 2014

Well hey now….look who’s making it to the Tumblr suggestions now, ms. spikysofia​
Making raaaaaaaad stuff 
<3

Well hey now….look who’s making it to the Tumblr suggestions now, ms. spikysofia

Making raaaaaaaad stuff 

<3

7th April, 2014

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - HandsThis is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.Norm

I love following this guy. Every post is full of golden drawing knowledge.

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands

This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.

Norm

I love following this guy. Every post is full of golden drawing knowledge.

(via GrizandNorm)

4th April, 2014

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th. So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece! For more information on the show check it out here! 




For all my Sailor Moon ladies fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th. So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece! For more information on the show check it out here! 




For all my Sailor Moon ladies fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th. So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece! For more information on the show check it out here! 




For all my Sailor Moon ladies fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th. So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece! For more information on the show check it out here! 




For all my Sailor Moon ladies fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th. So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece! For more information on the show check it out here! 




For all my Sailor Moon ladies

fuckyeahillustrativeart:

perrymaple:

:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple

With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th.
So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece

For more information on the show check it out here

For all my Sailor Moon ladies

(via Fuck Yeah Illustrative Art!)

3rd April, 2014

chelseakenna:

This is an important read for freelancers. I’ve fallen into this trap a LOT lately and it has affected my health.
I’ve since made it a goal to better balance work with the rest of my life. You can’t be productive unless you take care of yourself first.
cuhelski:

saetje-reference:

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal
We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!
However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 
The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 
The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.
And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you are not drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

This mindset is rampant throughout college and even in the professional studio environments too. It’s so sad, I’ve fallen Ill because of it and still have a hard time breaking away. I see many of my peers ruining their bodies and minds too to live up to an ideal of working 24/7.

It feels really relieving to see I’m not alone in this. The guilt of not always feeling inspired. The frenzy of not wanting to let anyone down (especially yourself) can completely break you down. I’ve been beyond fortunate to have some of the most understanding and compassionate bosses ever, so the idea of the letting them is crushing. One of the most valuable things I’ve learned since I started freelancing is to take time for yourself when you need it. Not “when I’m done with this project in 2 months I’ll relax.” Take care of yourselves artist friends. &lt;3

chelseakenna:

This is an important read for freelancers. I’ve fallen into this trap a LOT lately and it has affected my health.

I’ve since made it a goal to better balance work with the rest of my life. You can’t be productive unless you take care of yourself first.


cuhelski
:

saetje-reference:

juliedillon:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal

We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

YES. Thank you. It makes me really uncomfortable when I hear professionals saying things like “if you are not drawing 24/7 you’ll never make it”, implying that having outside interests or taking care of yourself means you will fail. You undoubtedly need to be dedicated and focused to succeed as a freelancer, but what is the point of having the so-called freedom that freelancing is supposed to provide you if you can’t even leave your desk every once in a while? Exercise, get outside, socialize, have other hobbies. I’ve found I’m more productive and happier and healthier and more passionate about my work and my career when I take time off, every day, to get away from work for a little while. Building a career is important and rewarding, but your life is not comprised solely of the amount of work you are able do. Your life is not defined solely by how many hours you clock at your work desk. 

This mindset is rampant throughout college and even in the professional studio environments too. It’s so sad, I’ve fallen Ill because of it and still have a hard time breaking away. I see many of my peers ruining their bodies and minds too to live up to an ideal of working 24/7.

It feels really relieving to see I’m not alone in this. The guilt of not always feeling inspired. The frenzy of not wanting to let anyone down (especially yourself) can completely break you down. I’ve been beyond fortunate to have some of the most understanding and compassionate bosses ever, so the idea of the letting them is crushing. One of the most valuable things I’ve learned since I started freelancing is to take time for yourself when you need it. Not “when I’m done with this project in 2 months I’ll relax.” Take care of yourselves artist friends. <3

(via daisy's tumblr)

31st March, 2014

sachinteng:

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!
UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

I might have to give this a try. sachinteng:

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!
UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

I might have to give this a try.

sachinteng:

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

I might have to give this a try.

(via molotov cocktail)

30th March, 2014

rebeccamock:

Wow, almost 50,000 notes! Thanks Tumblr! (and thanks Annie!) This post includes a couple gifs I never posted to Tumblr, too.   1 - The animated version of the Walrus cover, which ended up not being used2 - The Party3 - The Quiet Ones, the gif version of which I couldn’t upload to Tumblr myself because sometime Tumblr just hates gifs. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻4 - Main Street Blues 
The link below is to a post about my work on nfgraphics.com, a nice collection of almost all the .gif work I’ve done. If you’re interested, you can also read an interview I did recently.
anniestoll:

Hey that’s my pal, @rebeccamock&#160;!  Make sure you follow her tumblr too: http://rebeccamock.tumblr.com/
silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.



rebeccamock's beautifully animated backgrounds. 
I want to learn how to do this. All of this. These are amazing.  rebeccamock:

Wow, almost 50,000 notes! Thanks Tumblr! (and thanks Annie!) This post includes a couple gifs I never posted to Tumblr, too.   1 - The animated version of the Walrus cover, which ended up not being used2 - The Party3 - The Quiet Ones, the gif version of which I couldn’t upload to Tumblr myself because sometime Tumblr just hates gifs. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻4 - Main Street Blues 
The link below is to a post about my work on nfgraphics.com, a nice collection of almost all the .gif work I’ve done. If you’re interested, you can also read an interview I did recently.
anniestoll:

Hey that’s my pal, @rebeccamock&#160;!  Make sure you follow her tumblr too: http://rebeccamock.tumblr.com/
silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.



rebeccamock's beautifully animated backgrounds. 
I want to learn how to do this. All of this. These are amazing.  rebeccamock:

Wow, almost 50,000 notes! Thanks Tumblr! (and thanks Annie!) This post includes a couple gifs I never posted to Tumblr, too.   1 - The animated version of the Walrus cover, which ended up not being used2 - The Party3 - The Quiet Ones, the gif version of which I couldn’t upload to Tumblr myself because sometime Tumblr just hates gifs. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻4 - Main Street Blues 
The link below is to a post about my work on nfgraphics.com, a nice collection of almost all the .gif work I’ve done. If you’re interested, you can also read an interview I did recently.
anniestoll:

Hey that’s my pal, @rebeccamock&#160;!  Make sure you follow her tumblr too: http://rebeccamock.tumblr.com/
silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.



rebeccamock's beautifully animated backgrounds. 
I want to learn how to do this. All of this. These are amazing.  rebeccamock:

Wow, almost 50,000 notes! Thanks Tumblr! (and thanks Annie!) This post includes a couple gifs I never posted to Tumblr, too.   1 - The animated version of the Walrus cover, which ended up not being used2 - The Party3 - The Quiet Ones, the gif version of which I couldn’t upload to Tumblr myself because sometime Tumblr just hates gifs. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻4 - Main Street Blues 
The link below is to a post about my work on nfgraphics.com, a nice collection of almost all the .gif work I’ve done. If you’re interested, you can also read an interview I did recently.
anniestoll:

Hey that’s my pal, @rebeccamock&#160;!  Make sure you follow her tumblr too: http://rebeccamock.tumblr.com/
silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.



rebeccamock's beautifully animated backgrounds. 
I want to learn how to do this. All of this. These are amazing. 

rebeccamock:

Wow, almost 50,000 notes! Thanks Tumblr! (and thanks Annie!) This post includes a couple gifs I never posted to Tumblr, too.   
1 - The animated version of the Walrus cover, which ended up not being used
2 - The Party
3 - The Quiet Ones, the gif version of which I couldn’t upload to Tumblr myself because sometime Tumblr just hates gifs. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻
4 - Main Street Blues 

The link below is to a post about my work on nfgraphics.com, a nice collection of almost all the .gif work I’ve done. 
If you’re interested, you can also read an interview I did recently.

anniestoll:

Hey that’s my pal, @rebeccamock !  Make sure you follow her tumblr too: http://rebeccamock.tumblr.com/

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

rebeccamock's beautifully animated backgrounds. 

I want to learn how to do this. All of this. These are amazing. 

(via Rebecca Mock Illustrates)