art stash of an insomniac tissue







When my daughter first showed signs of hating herself, I got out photoshop. We went and found an image of her choosing, of a woman. I spent the next two hours showing her just how easy it was to alter this woman. I changed her hair, whitened her teeth, made her thinner. I erased her blemishes and even made her taller while my daughter sat there aghast. At the end of it she loudly said - ” THAT’S NOT FAIR!” 

I told her that damn near every image she saw of people in magazines, on television, etc, was altered like this, and that she should never compare herself to that, because even supermodels don’t look like supermodels. 

I wish I could do that for every child. I wish it was a mandatory class in school.



I SAW THIS IN CLASS BEFORE. THE TEACHER WAS ALL LIKE ”please, never compare yourself to people you see in magazines. They’re always altered. It’s as easy as that.” I ALMOST STOOD UP AND YELLED ”AMEN, MISS. AMEN.”

France want’s to put a health warning on images like these

you go france. 

(Source: vuittonable)

August 21st | 473,655 notes | Reblog
important  # this tag  # photoshop  


Sprawling Cardboard Architecture by Nina Lindgren

August 21st | 1,222 notes | Reblog
art  # installation  # other art  


José Julián Londoño Calle

August 21st | 3,587 notes | Reblog
art  # digital art  # concept art  


Aztec masks.

The Walters provides an excellent overview of the significance of skeletal masks to the Mexica, which I have included below.

Throughout Mesoamerica, the wearing of masks was central to the performance of religious rituals and reenactments of myths and history. The face is the center of identity, and by changing one’s face, a person can transcend the bounds of self, social expectations, and even earthly limitations. In this transformed state, the human becomes the god, supernatural being or mythic hero portrayed.

Masks of skeletal heads, whether human or animal, are relatively common, for death played a central role in Mexica religion. Death was one of the twenty daysigns of the Mexican calendar, indicating its essential place in the natural cycle of the cosmos. Death also was directly connected to the concept of regeneration and resurrection, which was a basic principle in Aztec religious philosophy.

A key Mexica myth recounts the journey of Ehecatl, a wind god who was an aspect of Quetzalcóatl (“Feathered Serpent”), a powerful Mesoamerican deity. Ehecatl travels to Mictlán, the land of the dead, where he retrieves the bones of long-dead ancestors. He grinds their bones and mixes the powder with his blood, offered in sacrifice. With this potent mixture, the god formed the new race of humans who, according to Mexica cosmology, inhabit the present fifth age of Creation. Thus, death and rebirth are intimately connected in Aztec thought and religious practice.

The mask represents the concept of life generated from death with visages animated by lively eyes and painted skin. The mask was probably worn during rituals, covering the performer’s face or attached to an elaborate, full-head mask, and transforms the person into a new being that symbolizes the pan-Mesoamerican belief in life springing from death as a natural, and inevitable, process of the mystical universe. (Walters)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA, 2009.20.1212009.20.1.

August 21st | 792 notes | Reblog


i hope this is readable omg

yea take this with a grain of salt because granted half the time i have no idea what im doing and yea

step by step explanation of  this

August 21st | 13,227 notes | Reblog
art  # digital art  # helpful  


Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London

August 21st | 1,791 notes | Reblog
wow  # art  # street art  
Shingeki no Kyojin => key frames to final animation

Dedicated to l-e-v-i-ackerman
Key frames originally posted by artbooksNAT [x] [x] [x]

(Source: 21sekundurfyrir)

August 21st | 24,452 notes | Reblog
art  # animation  # shingeki no kyojin  # anime  # snk  
Forth →