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highland-horses asked:
Question: what are you creating your mural with? Are you just doing a Sharpie mural, or is it paint? And also, what kind of strategy do you use for creating those kinds of murals? I always have a hard time with dividing the sections into different designs and parts. Also, yours looks lovely so far.

Oh, it’s just acrylics and some water for thinning it out/ making it more transparent in sections for now. I’m using a limited palette to start — just three colors, really, because I can always paint over but I can’t take paint back up and right now I’m liking the bare wall showing through. For strategy? I just pretend like I’m tiling a floor when I’m balancing the squares to put my monsters in. I make a sort of plan of randomness, because actual randomness will end up with two squares of the same size next to each other. I try to remember on big pieces to give the eye a place to rest. In art (and writing) attention will always go to the section of starkest contrast — the darkest dark beside the lightest light. So I keep that in mind too, for focal points.

Also I sort of twiddle things down on pencil and paper to start. Just to get a sense of big shapes. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I also take a break when I start to get bored or tired. That’s when I’ll get lazy with my edges.

Also, most importantly, it’s just paint and a wall. You can always paint over the lot of it. So no stress. Just experimentation.

(and thanks)

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I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind. 
So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.
I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf. I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind. 
So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.
I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf. I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind. 
So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.
I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf. I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind. 
So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.
I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf. I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind. 
So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.
I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf.

I looked at my basement wall and it looked back at me and then it said do something to me quick before I change my mind.

So I’ve decided to put monsters in my basement.

I’m starting with one of my old dragon friends. I don’t know how involved this will get. It’s a long wall. I think I need some gold leaf.

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Here, I went out and got them for you.

Date someone who would rather watch your favorite movie with you then go to a party on Friday night. Date someone who will share their food with you even though you said you didn’t want any. Date someone who will warm your hands in the winter and kiss your pink nose. Date someone who will text you they love you at 2am and at 9pm. Date someone who will let you change the station in the car when they’re driving. Date someone who can make you smile when you would rather die. Date someone who makes your insides feel like you’ve just downed a bottle of vodka. Date someone who makes you better.

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(via bl-ossomed)

Date someone who might possibly let you drive their Camaro even if it is only after their clutch leg is tired from driving 5100 miles already

(Source: jessielou24)

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Yesterday, I was asked if there was any place to get the original Raven Boys bookplate to match the other two. I said I did not have any, which was and remains true.

Mabel’s Fables, however, has just let me know that they have about 10 of them left — I think you have to order a copy of Raven Boys from them to get one, but you can ask them. So there ya go.

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fuckingkavinsky:

So remember way back when I said I’d be making a prompt week and then totally did not do the thing?  I know, I’m the worst.

Anyways, this time I will totally be doing the thing.  I started a blog, cabeswaterprompts and the first round starts next Sunday!

Stay tuned for rules and prompts.

Also, I’d appreciate it if you gave this a reblog to spread the word and (hopefully) get as much participation as possible.  

I just want to encourage new people to write/draw/engage.