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2021-05-20 01:25:59

    a public service announcement


    and i thought only bob ross knew what was up


    this single post is more useful to me then four years of art school 


    We did it in color study class on my college and it’s incredible the difference between using red/blue/yellow than cyan/magenta/yellow. The purple was colored like shit, so as the greens. Than we tried the actuall primary colors and it FELT SO GOOD!





    On the left we have dissapoinment; on the right, love.


    Then why do they teach us that RBY are primary colours in Pre-KG????


    To mess with our heads….

    Or because they think that cyan and magenta are too difficult for kids to learn? Lame either way


    Reshare to save lives


    Okay, no. No no no no no no no no NO.

    Listen up you fucks because I’m not wasting thousands of dollars on an art degree to watch y’all fuck up basic color theory.

    Red, yellow, and blue are the primary colors

    If you’re using p i g m e n t.

    Do you hear me? When you’re using traditional media, fucking actual goddamn paint, Bob Ross style, your primary colors are!

    When you use paint, your primary colors are red yellow and blue and don’t forget it.







    So say it with me folks!

    Red yellow and blue, are the primary colors fortraditional pigment that’s mostly used in paints and shit. You use red yellow and blue when you’re painting traditionally, Bob Ross style. 

    Red blue and green is light, which is what you’re painting with when you pick up your tablet and go digital.

    CMYK is ink, and ink only. You could use cyan, magenta, and yellow as your primary colors in paint if you wanted to be a complete dick, but they’re not your primary colors unless your work is going to be printed using. i n k. The only time they could be considered the primary colors in a traditional medium is if you’re using ink.

    Good day.


    Also thatswhiskytoyou’s color mixing is bullshit because THIS:

    Is my icon. I painted this using RED. GREEN. AND BLUE. AS MY PRIMARY COLORS and they turned out fine. Of course, I used the finger smudge tool first and then the color mixing tool and then the blur tool, but hey what do I know.

    Clearly using the blur tool only doesn’t cut it.

    “Oh but Leo!” You say. “You used cyan and magenta in that color wheel!”

    Well bitch guess what.

    this is the digital color wheel. I’d say I mimicked that pretty well, don’t you think?

    Oh and one other thing, notice how Blue and Yellow are directly opposite each other on this color wheel? That’s because we’re dealing with light, and with light, yellow and blue are complimentary colors.

    Which is why when you mix them, it looks like this:

    Which is a pretty neutral gray tone: They cancel each other out on the rgb color wheel when you mix them together.


    If you’ll notice, yellow and violet are now opposite each other, meaning they’re complimentary colors and if you mix  them, they’ll make a neutral gray.

    But if you mix yellow and blue, same colors as before, YOU GET THIS:

    Now keep in mind that the person in the video uses a darker blue, so they get a darker green, but the point is that it doesn’t make that neutral gray.

    Now what happens when we mix yellow and violet paint?

    Ah yes, you get a bunch of muted colors the more evenly you mix them.

    What happens when you mix yellow light and purple light?

    I see, I see.



    They didn’t teach you about red blue green and cmyk in pre-k because when most of us were in pre-k digital art was still in its early stages and what fucking seven year old knows how to use a printer.



    The reason the primary colors for light are so dramatically different from the primary colors for paint and ink is because your eye only receives combinations of red light, blue light, and green light. Our eyes do not have a sensor (cone cell) for yellow light. So when we paint with light, red green and blue are our primary colors. Because of our eyes.

    Furthermore, paint primary colors are colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors together. For paint, they are red yellow and blue, because you cannot mix orange and green to get yellow. Mixing orange and purple paint does not make red. And mixing green and purple paint does not make blue.

    Mixing blue and green paints will make cyan. Mixing red and blue paints will make magenta.

    That’s why cyan and magenta aren’t primary paint colors.

    However, you can’t mix yellow and blue ink and get cyan. You can’t mix red and blue ink to get magenta.

    And that’s why cyan and magenta are the primary ink colors.

    Brighter and stronger paints are created through tints and shades, through a thorough understanding of color theory and a few quality paint recipes. Not by bullshit posts on tumblr designed to mislead you.


    Art side of tumblr saving lives with color theory education


    I’m so glad people jumped in cuz I was about to get real tilted. Fuck, unless you actually learned this shit don’t tell people what they can and can’t do.


    Fullmetal Alchemist was the only decent shonen ever created, and that’s the truth.


    I ranted in the tags, but you know what fuck it let’s go.

    FMA is shonen. It’s targetted primarily at young boys like most shonen is.

    And it deals with heavy shit. It has gore, it has parental abandonement, it has abuse, it deals with genocide and militarization and a fuck tonne of rights abuses. But it also deals with it sensitively. Arakawa wrote a compact story with great escalation and increasing of odds.

    It also has fucking complex characters. FMA is one of the few shonen series that has made sure it’s female characters are on par with it’s male characters. It would’ve been easy to fall into the shonen trap and just sideline the female characters. But no. All the women hold their own, they do stuff. Winry is the mechanic. Lust is a great spy. Riza’s importance is never toned down. In fact she serves as a great escalation point to show shit hitting the fan. Olivier Mira Armstrong fucking commands one of the tightest and most brutal regiments, and she will chop heads. Lan Fan goes from bodyguard to assistant revolutionary. Mei chan’s development is huge for a kid. Izumi is the badass mentor.

    But it’s not just the women. Even it’s male characters are varied. They’re soft. They emote. Maes Hughes won’t shut up about his family and how much he loves them. Alex Armstrong is a gorgeous buff dude who’s the second softest dude in the series. And they’re all shown as complex people.

    It also was set in a crapsack world that relied on teenagers to do shit. But you know what else it did. It made it clear that this was not what teenagers and kids should be doing. It made it clear that this was the fault of the adults, and adults should make the world safe for kids.

    It had teenagers and kids who grew up, emotionally too. It showed that the emotionality was valid. It broke up pairs of it’s most codependent characters to do this. Ed and Al get a fuck tonne of development once they get separated. The same goes for Ling and Lan Fan. And you know what, even though the circumstances that separated them were shit, it’s shown that their growth away is equally important as it is together.

    You know how great that is for the young boys the series is primarily targetted at? To see badass women who emote and are different? To see buff men being gentle and emotional?  To realise that you have to take responsibility for your actions? To realise that yes saving the world is good and all, but it should not be your responsibility?

    FMA is fucking great, and all shonen works need to get on it’s level.



    EVERYBODY knows (or should) that you DO. NOT. STOP. in Vidor, Texas. 

    It’s best to just run out of gas elsewhere. Whatever you do, black folks, DO NOT STOP IN VIDOR, TEXAS. 

    There’s a good chance you’ll get lynched or just come up missing - and I’m not joking.

    also do NOT stop in Harrison, Arkansas!!!! (relatively close to OK and MI) a nazi town with a BIG KKK organization.

    Reblog To Save Life


    Okay but like reblog to LITERALLY SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE


    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please puHLEAAASSEEEEEEE BE SAFE


    They are called sundown towns and there are a LOT of them in the US.


    This website has a clickable map where you can see suspected and confirmed sundown towns by state, as well as information about whether these attitudes are historical or current.


    Reblog for the link

    reblog for the link



    If you are white, don’t stop in any of those towns either; spend your money elsewhere.


    I’m just gonna add Casar, NC to this list folks. It’s in the middle of nowhere but still


    Vidor, Texas had 150 residents show up for a BLM rally.

    I still wouldn’t say it’s safe, but it’s a big sign that times are changing.


    Susanna and the Elders, Restored (Left)

    Susanna and the Elders, Restored with X-ray (Right)

    Kathleen Gilje, 1998


    Oooh my gosh this is rad. This is so rad.

    For those who don’t know about this painting, the artist was the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

    Gentileschi was a female painter in a time when it was very largely unheard of for a woman to be an artist. She managed to get the opportunity for training and eventual employment because her father, Orazio, was already a well established master painter who was very adamant that she get artistic training. He apparently saw a high degree of skill in some artwork she did as a hobby in childhood. He was very supportive of her and encouraged her to resist the “traditional attitude and psychological submission to brainwashing and the jealousy of her obvious talents.”  

    Gentileschi became extremely well known in her time for painting female figures from the Bible and their suffering. For example, the one seen above depicts the story from the Book of Daniel. Susanna is bathing in her garden when two elders began to spy on her in the nude. As she finishes they stop her and tell her that they will tell everyone that they saw her have an affair with a young man (she’s married so this is an offense punishable by death) unless she has sex with them. She refuses, they tell their tale, and she is going to be put to death when the protagonist of the book (Daniel) stops them.

    So that painting above? That was her first major painting. She was SEVENTEEN-YEARS-OLD. For context, here is a painting of the same story by Alessandro Allori made just four years earlier in 1606: 


    Wowwwww. That does not look like a woman being threatened with a choice between death or rape. So imagine 17 year old Artemisia trying to approach painting the scene of a woman being assaulted. And she paints what is seen in the x-ray above. A woman in horrifying, grotesque anguish with what appears to be a knife poised in her clenched hand. Damn that shit is real. Who wants to guess that she was advised by, perhaps her father or others, to tone it down. Women can’t look that grotesque. Sexual assault can’t be depicted as that horrifying. And women definitely can’t be seen as having the potential to fight back. Certainly not in artwork. Women need to be soft. They need to wilt from their captors but still look pretty and be a damsel in distress. So she changed it. 

    What’s interesting to note is that she eventually painted and stuck with some of her own, less traditional depictions of women. However, that is more interesting with some context.  

    (Warning for reference to rape, torture, and images of paintings which show violence and blood.)

    So, Gentileschi’s story continues in the very next year, 1611, when her father hires Agostino Tassi, an artist, to privately tutor her. It was in this time when Tassi raped her. He then proceeded to promise that he would marry her. He pointed out that if it got out that she had lost her virginity to a man she wasn’t going to marry then it would ruin her. Using this, he emotionally manipulated her into continuing a sexual relationship with him. However, he then proceeded to marry someone else. Horrified at this turn of events she went to her father. Orazio was having none of this shit and took Tassi to court. At that time, rape wasn’t technically an offense to warrant a trial, but the fact that he had taken her virginity (and therefore technically “damaged Orazio’s property”. ugh.) meant that the trial went along. It lasted for 7 months. During this time, to prove the truth of her words, Artemisia was given invasive gynecological examinations and was even questioned while being subjected to torture via thumb screws. It was also discovered during the trial that Tassi was planning to kill his current wife, have an affair with her sister, and steal a number of Orazio’s paintings. Tassi was found guilty and was given a prison sentence of…. ONE. YEAR……. Which he never even served because the verdict was annulled.

    During this time and a bit after (1611-1612), Artemisia painted her most famous work of Judith Slaying Holofernes. This bible story involved Holofernes, an Assyrian general, leading troops to invade and destroy Bethulia, the home of Judith. Judith decides to deal with this issue by coming to him, flirting with him to get his guard down, and then plying him with food and lots of wine. When he passed out, Judith and her handmaiden took his sword and cut his head off. Issue averted. The subject was a very popular one for art at the time. Here is a version of the scene painted in 1598-99 by Carivaggio, whom was a great stylistic influence on Artemisia:


    This depiction is a pretty good example of how this scene was typically depicted. Artists usually went out of their way to show Judith committing the act (or having committed it) while trying to detach her from the actual violence of it. In this way, they could avoid her losing the morality of her character and also avoid showing a woman committing such aggression. So here we see a young, rather delicate looking Judith in a pure white dress. She is daintily holding down this massive man and looks rather disgusted and upset at having to do this. Now, here is Artemisia’s:


    Damn. Thats a whole different scene. Here Holofernes looks less like he’s simply surprised by the goings ons and more like a man choking on his own blood and struggling fruitlessly against his captors. The blood here is less of a bright red than in Carrivaggio’s but is somehow more sickening. It feels more real, and gushes in a much less stylized way than Carrivaggio’s. Not to mention, Judith here is far from removed from the violence. She is putting her physical weight into this act. Her hands (much stronger looking than most depictions of women’s hands in early artwork) are working hard. Her face, as well, is completely different. She doesn’t look upset, necessarily, but more determined. 

    It’s also worth note that the handmaiden is now involved in the action. It’s worth note because, during her rape trial, Artemisia stated that she had cried for help during the initial rape. Specifically she had called for Tassi’s female tenant in the building, Tuzia. Tuzia not only ignored her cries for help, but she also denied the whole happening. Tuzia had been a friend of Artemisia’s and in fact was one of her only female friends. Artemisia felt extremely betrayed, but rather than turning her against her own gender, this event instilled in her the deep importance of female relationships and solidarity among women. This can be seen in some of her artwork, and I believe in the one above, as well, with the inclusion of the handmaiden in the act.

    So, I just added a million words worth of information dump on a post when no one asked me, but there we go. I could talk for ages about Artemisia as a person and her depictions of women (even beyond what I wrote above. Don’t get me started on her depictions of female nudes in comparison to how male artists painted nude women at the time.) 

    To sum up: Artemisia Gentileschi is rad as hell. This x-ray is also rad as hell and makes her even radder.

    I love art history.


    I’m reblogging this again to add something that I also think is important to know about Artemisia Gentileschi. Back in her time and through even to TODAY, there are people who argue that her artworks were greatly aided by her father…. As in he either helped her paint them or just straight up painted them himself. Hell, there are a number of works only recently (past several years or so) that have been officially attributed to Artemisia because people originally saw the signature with “Gentileschi” in it and automatically attributed it to Orazio. So, not only was Artemisia Gentileschi an amazing artist and amazing historical figure, but I don’t want it to be ignored that there are people over 400 years later who still won’t give her the credit she deserves, just because she’s a woman and obviously women can’t paint like she did.


    there’s this book Blood, Water, Paint that’s about her and it’s honestly so amazing 10/10 would recommend




    “Knowing that they were losing “valuable product” due to their slaves’ propensity to swim, slave owners began taking drastic steps to protect their property. One of these steps was to instill a fear of the water by dunking disobedient slaves in water until they nearly drowned and by creating fear through stories of creatures living in the water. Thus it didn’t take long to excise or destroy the West African swimming tradition from African- American culture. The Jim Crow laws that were enacted after The Civil War prohibited blacks from the popular seaside resorts in places like Atlantic City, N.J. and Revere Beach, Mass. And by the 20th Century, as the swimming pool began to gain in popularity in the United States, the color line prohibited blacks from enjoying this pleasant recreational skill.

    In addition, self-segregation also played a role in limiting those of African ancestry from getting in the water. I remember my Aunt saying to stay away from the pool because, “black folk don’t swim.””


    Such a long and consistent history of anti-Blackness and swimming. Long before police openly assaulted little black girls in McKinney, GoodWhitePeople™ were enforcing White Supremacy and segregating swimming pools.


    Motel manager, James “Jimmy” Brock, pouring acid into a swimming pool to drive black people away from a “Swim In” protest, in St. Augustine, Florida on June 18, 1964.

    Next time you hear someone ask questions like, “Why don’t black people swim?” Or “Why are so many black people afraid of dogs?” And, “Why are there do so many black people live in poverty?”…..let ‘em know that those aren’t coincidences. These things didn’t just happen naturally, all on their own. There’s a reason for it, and you don’t have to be an historian to know they’re all interconnected through slavery, endemic racism and persistently racist cultural norms.


    always reblog…


    i can’t talk shit about the pirates of the caribbean films as if elizabeth swann becoming pirate king didn’t hand my entire ass to me and make me the gay i am today


    these 2 looks basically defined my sexuality and i’m not afraid to admit it


    things pirates of the caribbean got right:

    1. will and elizabeth’s love story

    2. elizabeth becoming pirate king

    3. avoiding sexualizing elizabeth or the other female pirate characters in the first 3 films by allowing them to wear period-accurate pirate outfits that aren’t tailored to be revealing and impractical for ‘sex appeal’ just because they’re women

    4. hans zimmer’s entire score but especially the iconic ‘he’s a pirate’ main theme


    5. When the movie came out, morally-gray characters like Jack were actually not really a thing yet in pop culture, and it’s not Pirates’ fault that there are a ton of stupid shitty copycats out there.

    6. I run a corseting panel at cons and literally use Elizabeth’s lace-up scene as a video clip of what historical corseting was actually like, because the only thing they got wrong in this scene is that tightlacing wouldn’t be a thing for about another 200 years (and you couldn’t tightlace with the corset style Elizabeth is wearing anyway). It’s one of the most accurate corseting scenes I’ve ever seen.

    7. Will’s hat.

    8. That scene with all the pirates on the gallows where that little boy starts singing Hoist the Colours? Yeah, that’s fucking legendary. The rest of AWE was kind of a trash fire, but that scene gave me goosebumps.

    9. There’s this great shot in the first one where they really drive home the class differences inherent in this time period by having the governor talking about progress and civilization to Elizabeth in their carriage, and then they cut to a shot outside the carriage where a beggar gets splashed by mud from the wheel. It’s a perfect way to underline that everything is not, in fact, a nice little upper-class fairytale, and to give some weight to Will’s storyline, because he has a lot more in common with that beggar than with the governor.

    10. For its time, the CGI was fucking amazing.

    11. And let’s not forget the work of the makeup department, which had to actually invent new ways of putting on makeup for this movie.

    12. The governor’s death scene. Holy shit.

    13. They could have gone with a Jack/Will/Elizabeth love triangle, but they didn’t. There are some hints Jack is in love (or at least in lust) with Elizabeth, but he recognizes that she loves Will, and that’s that.

    14. You’ve got to admit that wedding was unique.


    15. The introduction of fantasy elements to historical fiction outside of Tolkein-esque fantasy, and how it contributed to and expanded the Fantasy Media boom we’re still enjoying today.


    1. They had a woman of colour play a goddess.

    2. They had a woman pirate right in the first film, when the tradition is to only show male ones (hell, the PotC ride at Disney had a wench auction scene until recently). And it was a female pirate of colour at that!

    3. Elizabeth may not have known how to fight in the first film, but she wasn’t helpless either. Her first instinct was to fight, but she also had the brains to recognize when it was best to hide instead. Plus when given the chance she stabbed Barbosa that one time.

    4. Elizabeth’s lack of fighting ability was not simply because she was a woman, it was clear it was due to her societal circumstances, since we saw other women of different socioeconomic backgrounds being able to fight (and when given the opportunity to learn Elizabeth took to fighting like a duck on water).

    5. The Hoist the Colours scene where we see pirates of multiple ethnicities and their varying flags, reminding us that pirates came in all shapes and sizes and weren’t just white men.

    6. One of the Pirate Lords being yet ANOTHER woman of colour. She may not have had much of a speaking role if memory serves, but even her presence is already a big deal.

    7. The pirates accepting their King is a woman without much fuss.


    Pirates is amazing I will not here a bad word

    Davy Jones CGI is legendary and a ton better than some of the stuff done today 😄


    I’m pretty sure that female Chinese pirate was a nod to a real, documented female pirate king who was Chinese and had a whole fleet of ships at her disposal but I can’t remember her name rn


    My favorite part about the Bretheren Court voting wasn’t that they were against Elizabeth for becoming King as a woman and newcomer. They were pissed at Jack for being a chaotic neutral who broke the decades long tradition of an egotistical stalemate by voting for someone besides himself.

    Also, the deleted scenes from Black Pearl and At World’s End that divulge more of Jack’s troubled past, like how he was branded as a pirate by the East Indian Trading Company because he stole a ship full of slaves and freed them.

    Keep fighting

    I’ve been wanting to share this comic ever since I noticed that after the first two weeks of protesting most of social media started “going back to normal” as if there aren’t still people walking out and protesting making sure this movement doesn’t go silent or looked over. I appreciate every single individual that is out in those protests helping and being vocal for this change. Also those continuing to spread word and help out through petitions and donations. I wish y’all to stay safe and well.


    Coming into a fandom late


    Coming into a fandom early and watching it become an angry clusterfuck


    Being in a dormant fandom that suddenly comes alive again after a new book/movie


    Don’t forget about those who come in the midst of a fandom war. 


    Accuracy at its best


    Being in a fandom and not even knowing there’s a war going on…


    all of this shit…lol


    When You’re Not In The Fandom But You’re Nosy AF


    When you get into a fandom only to discover it’s dead


    This gets better every time I see it. 


    Being in a dead fandom…


    Or being in such a tiny fandom that it feels like youre the only one


    The accuracy hurts.


    Being in a fandom that had a shit ending.


    When you’ve been fangirling long enough, you’ve experienced all of the above.


    Being in a fandom meant for kids.


    This just gets better..


    When you realize that joining the fandom has ruined you


    Fandom hell in general


    This^^^ just… ALL OF THIS.


    Being in so many fandoms that you don’t even know what’s going on




    Trying to recruit people to your fandom


    Annnnnnndddd it’s back


    Being in a fandom which has so many antis


    I’ve probably reblogged this before, but that was before these great additions.


    Being in a fandom that actually works together


    Why is this so true? All of it.


    being in a fanbase but all your mutuals suddenly turn into Kpop blogs


    I always enjoy it when a good post comes around again and has been improved by the reblogs like the years for a fine wine.


    Being in a fandom when shit goes down and everyone has different opinions


    When you are in a fandom and don’t care for others people opinion…..even if they are right…(believe me, I have met several of those)


    Being in a fandom you never meant to join


    I love this. and it’s gotten better


    After abandoning a fandom you’re still a little bit emotionally invested in….


    All of these are me. Lol


    Being in a fandom on Tumblr


    And it reached its epic conclusion