Green Haired Mess
Do you think that 28 is too old to try to pursue a career in art on your own terms? I wanted to be a 3D animator for as long as I can remember, but when I got to college I realized that going to college for it wasn't for me. The school and the environment was horrible and I was completely uninspired to continue animation. I went to school for fashion illustration after that and I although my teachers thought my art was truly beautiful, I didn't get to finish because I started a family.

superhappy:

bigbigtruck:

(cont.) I became inspired again recently and I have been drawing and sketching everyday (for the past two years) as well as learning animation on my own. I am heavily influenced by your webcomic, but I just wanted to know if it was too late to pursue my dream without school and by myself at 28?

I started TJ and Amal at 31, with a weak art education and zero experience in comics, so you can probably guess where I stand on the matter!

I wish our culture didn’t place such heavy emphasis on “making it” in your teens and twenties; that the (justifiable!) attention paid to prodigies wouldn’t set “prodigy” as the norm.  This kind of BS does everyone a disservice.

If you have a dream and the resources/ability to pursue it, there’s no reason to sit it out just because “everyone makes it by 25.” Because everyone DOESN’T make it by 25. Some do, some don’t, whatever.
What’s more, age can bring experience that will inform your work — work you couldn’t have made at 20 or 25 without that experience.

Sometimes when I get discouraged about this stuff, it helps to remember an anecdote I read a few years ago—
A retiree mentions to her friend that she’s considering going back to college and finishing her degree.
"What, at 65?" says her friend, "You’ll be at least 40 years older than everyone else in class!"
To which the lady replies, “oh, so you think I should wait till I’m 70?”

There’s no going backwards.

Good luck!

Jim Davis was 32 when he created Garfield.

And that should be a warning to us all.

eytancragg:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.


I ain’t never heard of this lady and that is fucking disgraceful

eytancragg:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

I ain’t never heard of this lady and that is fucking disgraceful

Oh hey I still have this in the run. https://31.media.tumblr.com/a68fb26b1a627465fa6cc59bf9a69298/tumblr_inline_n2ml3qqUsy1qjrwea.jpg Let’s make his stock soar! Wait that sounds a bit…

Oh hey I still have this in the run. https://31.media.tumblr.com/a68fb26b1a627465fa6cc59bf9a69298/tumblr_inline_n2ml3qqUsy1qjrwea.jpg Let’s make his stock soar! Wait that sounds a bit…

sooheesprite:

how long has it been. happy 413

sooheesprite:

how long has it been. happy 413

pxscomics:

Welcome to Paradox Space! A website devoted to comics inspired by Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck!
The comics will hop all over the prodigious universe and canon storyline of Homestuck, featuring the characters, various hypotheticals, hilarious antics, doomed timeline scenarios — it’s wide open. The site updates every weekday!
The comics are created by an extensive cast of contributing artists and writers! The above image was created by Allison Shabet, creator of Dead Winter! Check back here for updates on new comics, and more!
Go read Paradox Space!

This is the second best thing that could’ve happen today.

pxscomics:

Welcome to Paradox Space! A website devoted to comics inspired by Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck!

The comics will hop all over the prodigious universe and canon storyline of Homestuck, featuring the characters, various hypotheticals, hilarious antics, doomed timeline scenarios — it’s wide open. The site updates every weekday!

The comics are created by an extensive cast of contributing artists and writers! The above image was created by Allison Shabet, creator of Dead Winter! Check back here for updates on new comics, and more!

Go read Paradox Space!

This is the second best thing that could’ve happen today.

imma-burr:

iamtheblues:

iraffiruse:

Tumblr needs more bears

BEAARS

I can’t decide which is my favorite… the one scratching its balls, the one on the picnic bench, or the one angrily sitting in a kiddie pool.

It’s totally a toss up between the one scratching itself and the one in the pool. My god, this post is beautiful.

pacific-indigo:

Red Fox Shiba


asapscience:
This dog was bred to hunt BEARS. The Caucasian Shepherd who is most popular in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Northern Caucasus, can reach a weight of up to 200 lbs. Cute big guy!

asapscience:

This dog was bred to hunt BEARS. 

The Caucasian Shepherd who is most popular in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Northern Caucasus, can reach a weight of up to 200 lbs. Cute big guy!

eytancragg:

Insert bugs singing “that’s the life for me” from James and the giant peach

Why do you have this meal spread out through the day?