Inspiration Blog

A blog where I reblog all the images that give me inspiration in my work.
blackblobyellowcone:

i-love-art:

"Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams." ~ Murasaki Shikibu
 

Hey there, I noticed you were very careful in deliberately removing the link I included to my shop for people to buy prints of this illustration I made before re-blogging it on your art appreciation tumblr. It would have taken you zero effort to leave it as is but no. I wonder if the irony of claiming to love art (art I put a lot of time and effort into making, which I share on the internet for people to enjoy without having to pay anything) while at the same time denying artists the chance in our short-attention-span tumblr culture to profit from their work on their own terms escapes you.
You cannot claim to love art but decide artists don’t deserve to be compensated in even such a small way as a link to an etsy shop for their hard work. A few years ago I might have let this go but the absolute lack of respect people on tumblr have for crediting and supporting the artists who create the work you happily reblog has made me acutely aware of how exploitative this malicious culture of  $$tumblr-exposure-bucks$$ is. 
artists deserve to be paid for their work.
when you take artists for granted because they post their work for free you are actually degrading the value of art. 

I don’t have many followers but this needs to be Re-blogged (with the link left in) as many times a possible, as a fellow artist this kind of behaviour really gets to me, please do not delete the links to an artists website when you reblog their artwork.

blackblobyellowcone:

i-love-art:

"Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams." ~ Murasaki Shikibu

 

Hey there, I noticed you were very careful in deliberately removing the link I included to my shop for people to buy prints of this illustration I made before re-blogging it on your art appreciation tumblr. It would have taken you zero effort to leave it as is but no. I wonder if the irony of claiming to love art (art I put a lot of time and effort into making, which I share on the internet for people to enjoy without having to pay anything) while at the same time denying artists the chance in our short-attention-span tumblr culture to profit from their work on their own terms escapes you.

You cannot claim to love art but decide artists don’t deserve to be compensated in even such a small way as a link to an etsy shop for their hard work. A few years ago I might have let this go but the absolute lack of respect people on tumblr have for crediting and supporting the artists who create the work you happily reblog has made me acutely aware of how exploitative this malicious culture of  $$tumblr-exposure-bucks$$ is. 

artists deserve to be paid for their work.

when you take artists for granted because they post their work for free you are actually degrading the value of art. 

I don’t have many followers but this needs to be Re-blogged (with the link left in) as many times a possible, as a fellow artist this kind of behaviour really gets to me, please do not delete the links to an artists website when you reblog their artwork.

mightyzuzu:

rosettast0ned:

Ukiyo-e Heroes is a project that recreates classic video games in the form of classical style Japanese paintings.

Haha this is really amazing! 

(via gallantgambler)

archiemcphee:

For an ongoing series entitled Invading The Vintage, Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla (previously featured here) turns beautiful vintage postcards into awesome works of whimsical science fiction-themed art. AT-ATs gallop down a scenic oceanside street while the Doctor parks the TARDIS outside Downton Abbey (aka Highclere Castle) and heads inside for dinner. A group of iconic sci-fi baddies gather at a waterside resort as a family of Jawas shows up to an outdoor flea market in their Sandcrawler to sell both droids and used cars. Meanwhile ED-209 has some Canadian Mounties to deal and a group of aliens have landed their flying saucer somewhere in the Alps to cool their heels and commune with some Alpine cows.

Brambilla has altered each postcard so thoroughly and subtly that the longer you look at it, the more of additions you’ll notice.

Visit Franco Brambilla’s website and the Invading The Vintage Facebook page for many more geektastically enhanced postcards.

[via io9]

(via gallantgambler)

bigplanetcomics:

milkbarista:

fan art!
a combo of two of my favorite comics, Prophet and Adventure Time. y’all should read those things. top quality things.

Awesome mash-up.

bigplanetcomics:

milkbarista:

fan art!

a combo of two of my favorite comics, Prophet and Adventure Time. y’all should read those things. top quality things.

Awesome mash-up.

royalboiler:

The dudes at The Emerald city comic con let me do the cover for the program book this year. So I drew the convention center escalators full of characters from the creators that are gonna be at the show. 
They’re all or mostly all creator owned (with the exception of the Bubble gum crisis Priss) 
This was lots of fun to draw, I’ll post a guide to who everyone is later. 

royalboiler:

The dudes at The Emerald city comic con let me do the cover for the program book this year. So I drew the convention center escalators full of characters from the creators that are gonna be at the show. 

They’re all or mostly all creator owned (with the exception of the Bubble gum crisis Priss) 

This was lots of fun to draw, I’ll post a guide to who everyone is later. 

pxlbyte:

8-Bit Botany by Cynical Huang

"This is a 3D environmental project I completed during the summer of 2012 at the University of Florida. The idea was to introduce a subtle but fun element into the environment that people could enjoy. I placed them around campus on the final day of classes."