tomatomagica

nannaia:

This is a hairstyle timeline that is meant to cover the Taishō era (1912-1926). However the dates for many reference photographs were rather vague, so some might actually fall into Shōwa era (1926-1989). Regrettably I couldn’t cover EVERY single hairstyle from this period so please consider this to be a brief overview. There are no Geisha, Maiko, etc featured here; they will be covered in another fashion timeline someday.

Some interesting notes about Meiji-Taisho era from Liza Crihfield Dalby’s Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993)

·         “Men and women of Meiji had gulped up Western culture with all the indiscriminate enthusiasm of new converts. By Taishō, Japanese sensibilities vis-à-vis the West were much smoother. This was Japan’s political equivalent of the … social scene of the American Roaring Twenties. Japanese born during Taishō would enter adolescence as modern boys and girls. Significantly, women opened their closets to Western clothing during this decade. Kimono has lost space ever since.” (pg. 124)

·         “By 1915 Japan was beginning to feel itself a world-class nation, more confident of its military strength and social development. Ordinary Japanese were inclined to look at their society in light of how life might be bettered by adapting foreign ideas, or made more interesting by acquiring foreign fashions. Borrowing from the West was of course not new, but it had now become a more reciprocal and respectable process.” (pg. 124)

WOMEN’s HAIR:

·         In the Meiji era “a few women cropped their hair, but these courageous souls were simply regarded as weird” and indecent (pg. 75)

·         “If cutting the hair short was too radical [in Meiji Japan], as public reaction attests, women’s hair did gain a new option in the sokugami style, a pompadour resembling the chignons worn by Charles Dana Gibson’s popular Gibson girls. The further the front section, or ‘eaves,’ of the hair protruded, the more daring the style. The sokugami style bunched the hair, coiling it in a bun at the crown of the head. Unlike traditional coiffures, sokugami did not require the heavy use of pomade, pins, bars, strings, and false hair to hold its shape. Its appeal was promoted as healthier and more rational – hence, more enlightened- than the old ways.” (pg. 75)

bitprince

aftertouchs:

hawkelahawke:

Firaxis Games’ concept artist Sang Han Sang on how to give your digital art a traditional look and feel. [source]

00. BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Many people have tried using brushes that simulate analogue bristles, but they may not have thought about how the paint is applied. Traditional painters take great care in applying each stroke of paint, which has been thoughtfully blended to the right colour and value on a palette.

Since the digital medium is so fast and forgiving, we tend to dive right in without much thought and noodle around until something happens. I think this leads to muddy colours, and the energy of the initial gesture gets lost.

01. SKETCH IT OUT

I begin with a rough sketch, trying to keep it loose and gestural. It’s difficult to think about design, colour, lighting and composition all in one pass so I break it down into steps and keep it simple at the beginning. These early steps are important because not only are they the foundation for an entire painting, but some of these strokes may show through in the finished work.

02. LAYER IT UP

Here I create a new layer and change the mode to Multiply. I then paint on this layer with a colour that resembles yellow ochre or burnt sienna. This will help to gauge value and colour more easily than if it was a white canvas. I could have simply filled the layer with a flat colour, but again, the painted strokes may show through and add to the final painting.

03. RENDERING

In this step, I block in the local colours and start rendering. As I do this, I try to remember not to overly blend or noodle around too much, as mentioned above. One of my goals is to retain the energy of each brush-stroke and put paint down with a sense of conviction. Sometimes I put a single stroke down, undo it and repeat this process many times until I’m satisfied.

04. LEAVE MARKS

Keep in mind that you don’t have to render everything. You’ll notice in traditional paintings, certain details are kept as abstract marks. This adds another level of interest to the viewer. As you get closer to the end of the painting, lay the strokes down with lower opacity to give the effect of thicker paint. I like to do this when rendering certain accents, such as highlights.

I need this like burning.

sheevpalpatine

suewongfashion:

SUE WONG FEATURES GUO PEI

Hailed as one of China’s first, if not finest, couturiers, Beijing-based Guo Pei has dressed some of the world’s most powerful and wealthiest women. Her elaborate designs are sought after by the wives and daughters of Chinese tycoons and political leaders, as well as celebrities such as American pop star Lady Gaga and Chinese actress Li Bingbing. Other rich and famous clients fly in from the fashion capitals of Paris and New York to visit her atelier in Beijing, where they spend millions of yuan to have her create richly embroidered gowns dripping with crystals.

sheevpalpatine

a mix for thieves and con artists. bombastic and smooth, for breaking into art museums and robbing banks, for earning that money the hard way, for the flawless con and the perfect heist. [listen] [take it home]

01. Dollars in the Night - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
02. Busy Earnin’ - Jungle
03. Run (I’m A Natural Disaster) (Instrumental) - Gnarls Barkley
04. Money - Jesca Hoop
05. Million Dollar Gold Digger - Lana Del Rey/Kanye West
06. Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
07. Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
08. UH-OH (feat. Serena Ryder) - Jeremy Fisher
09. Hit That Jive - Gramatik
10. Death By Diamonds And Pearls - Band Of Skulls
11. Gold Snafu - Sticky Fingers
12. Like A Million - Pomplamoose
13. Joker & the Thief - Wolfmother

wecansexy
fivebrights:

Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out // A Bill Cipher-Dipper Pines (Bipper) Fanmix LISTEN (8tracks) // DOWNLOAD
[Side A // Bill Cipher]
1. Hi (Psapp) "[With] every page I turn I want more/’cause you excite me like a locked door does."
2. Location (Freelance Whales) "I am starting to sense your location: you are somewhere in the attic/I’m floating on the stairwell…"
3. I Want You (Summer Camp) "[I’d] write your name in blood on every wall, it would make the evening news."
4. Slip Into Your Skin (Patrick Watson) "Slipped into your skin and spent the night."
5. Daredevil (Fiona Apple) "I guess I must just be a daredevil/I don’t feel anything until I smash it up/Give me what you got in your mind."
6. Laughing With a Mouth of Blood (St. Vincent) "Laughing with a mouth of blood from a little spill I took/And I can’t see the future but I know it’s got big plans for me…"
—Interlude // 7. Meeting in the Moors—
[Side B // Dipper Pines]
8. Canto I (Le Loup) "I wasn’t fully like… able to experience the world at all…And that’s probably what made it feel more like hell."
9. Devils (Say Hi) "Well the devil got my number and the devil got my size/And the devil got my head and the devil got my eyes."
10. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out (The Antlers) "You and I divide but not devout/Every night my teeth are falling out."
11. Numb (Barcelona) "This morning found me out of action and alone/I’d lost command of all I thought I owned."
12. I Signed the Line (A Camp) "I signed the line that was dotted/I like to end what I started/I signed the line and I realize a lot of lies were written…"
13. Dread in My Heart (Mother Mother) "And whenever I begin to feel like I might be deranged/I remember there’s a little shitty devil in my brain."

fivebrights:

Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out //
A Bill Cipher-Dipper Pines (Bipper) Fanmix
LISTEN (8tracks) // DOWNLOAD

[Side A // Bill Cipher]

1. Hi (Psapp) "[With] every page I turn I want more/’cause you excite me like a locked door does."

2. Location (Freelance Whales) "I am starting to sense your location: you are somewhere in the attic/I’m floating on the stairwell…"

3. I Want You (Summer Camp) "[I’d] write your name in blood on every wall, it would make the evening news."

4. Slip Into Your Skin (Patrick Watson) "Slipped into your skin and spent the night."

5. Daredevil (Fiona Apple) "I guess I must just be a daredevil/I don’t feel anything until I smash it up/Give me what you got in your mind."

6. Laughing With a Mouth of Blood (St. Vincent) "Laughing with a mouth of blood from a little spill I took/And I can’t see the future but I know it’s got big plans for me…"

—Interlude // 7. Meeting in the Moors—

[Side B // Dipper Pines]

8. Canto I (Le Loup) "I wasn’t fully like… able to experience the world at all…And that’s probably what made it feel more like hell."

9. Devils (Say Hi) "Well the devil got my number and the devil got my size/And the devil got my head and the devil got my eyes."

10. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out (The Antlers) "You and I divide but not devout/Every night my teeth are falling out."

11. Numb (Barcelona) "This morning found me out of action and alone/I’d lost command of all I thought I owned."

12. I Signed the Line (A Camp) "I signed the line that was dotted/I like to end what I started/I signed the line and I realize a lot of lies were written…"

13. Dread in My Heart (Mother Mother) "And whenever I begin to feel like I might be deranged/I remember there’s a little shitty devil in my brain."

snappledragons
checkovurself:

upbeat and positive music for when you need to pick yourself up and get shit done with no time for the assholes who get in your way, you’re cosmic and eternal and don’t have time for bs
listen x // art x
Everybody Loves Me-One Republic // Rescue-Yuna // Secrets-Mary Lambert // Shake it Out-Florence and the Machine // The Walker-Fitz & The Tantrums // Riptide-Vance Joy // Let’s Dance to Joy Division-The Wombats // Daylight-Matt & Kim // Harlem-New Politics // Mountain Sound-Of Monsters and Men // Home-Edward & The Magnetic Zeros // Pumpkin Blood-NONONO // The Run And Go-Twenty One Pilots // Wnen We First Met-Hellogoodbye // Take a Walk-Passion Pit // Stars (Hold On)-Youngblood Hawke // I Wanna Get Better-Bleachers // While We Go Dancing-Fort Nightly // Want It Back-Amanda Palmer // Young Volcanoes-Fall Out Boy // Carried Away-Passion Pit

checkovurself:

upbeat and positive music for when you need to pick yourself up and get shit done with no time for the assholes who get in your way, you’re cosmic and eternal and don’t have time for bs

listen x // art x

Everybody Loves Me-One Republic // Rescue-Yuna // Secrets-Mary Lambert // Shake it Out-Florence and the Machine // The Walker-Fitz & The Tantrums // Riptide-Vance Joy // Let’s Dance to Joy Division-The Wombats // Daylight-Matt & Kim // Harlem-New Politics // Mountain Sound-Of Monsters and Men // Home-Edward & The Magnetic Zeros // Pumpkin Blood-NONONO // The Run And Go-Twenty One Pilots // Wnen We First Met-Hellogoodbye // Take a Walk-Passion Pit // Stars (Hold On)-Youngblood Hawke // I Wanna Get Better-Bleachers // While We Go Dancing-Fort Nightly // Want It Back-Amanda Palmer // Young Volcanoes-Fall Out Boy // Carried Away-Passion Pit