Where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Lately I can’t put pen to tablet without feeling the unshakeable need to bawl my eyes out. With Grayscale in particular. I just hate the style of my art and what it’s become. I’ve lost the expressiveness I feel like I used to have, and in my attempt to make things more anatomically correct I just made everything look stiff, unnatural and boring. My character designs don’t remotely match up with what the characters look like in my head and I feel like I’m stuck with them because I’ve drawn them that way for this long and changing them would make the comic inconsistent, and I don’t think I could manage to make them look the way I wanted even if I tried anyway.
I’ve gone through four years of college and my whole life of drawing every day and I’m still not half as talented or skilled as some of the hobbyists whose work I see everywhere. And I know logically that the road to improvement just involves more work, but stylistically I don’t know how to achieve what I want. I hate my style - it seems bland and lacks character. But I don’t know how to change it.
At the moment I’d just settle for being able to draw my mediocre scribbles WITHOUT feeling unmitigated loathing, frustration, of the need to cry. That would be nice.
I CAN’T WORK IN THESE CONDITIONS.
Grunt is such a wonderful boy. :’) higher res here~
Can I just say how much I love the way Grunt and Wrex relate to each other, during Citadel? It’s like an instant paternal thing — all the better when you remember that Wrex killed his father, who was apparently an asshole, and that Grunt’s “father” was a warlord and mad scientist so monstrous, so murderous, that even the krogan were like NOPE and kicked him out. But they meet each other and immediately they’re total bros — sparring, snarking, but it’s clear they like each other. Wrex thinks highly of Grunt and thus promotes him, and Grunt chooses to serve Wrex. Even if Wrex will soon have biological children, he’s already got a son in Grunt.
WITH SHEPARD. It almost makes up for the lack of Shepard/Wrex romance possibilities. :P
You know, you have something there.
As far as Wrex is concerned, Grunt proved himself in his Rite of Passage (and [potentially] did something that NO OTHER KROGAN HAS DONE IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS SINCE WREX HIMSELF DID IT, i.e. kill the thresher maw) and thus is worthy of the clan name, of bearing arms on behalf of all of Tuchanka in the name of Urdnot. Grunt was never born of a krogan female, his genes cobbled together by mad science, but as far as Wrex is concerned, he’s as much a krogan as anyone else, and subject to the same rites and rituals and honours as any other who can prove him- or herself.
And Grunt has contempt for what the krogan have done to themselves in the past - he makes that clear when he visits Tuchanka for the first time - but he can see that Wrex has a plan to make the krogan great again, not just as mindless soldiers or cannon fodder. When Wrex makes the offer to him to join Clan Urdnot he accepts, and succeeds in the Rite to become an Urdnot - but with no mere krogan as his battlemaster. He chooses Shepard. In his eyes, no one can defeat her, so no one is more worthy of teaching him.
So yeah. Baby Grunt is Wrex and Shepard’s little seven-hundred pound bouncing baby boy. He’s adorable :D
And this art is awesome.
rebloggin because I LOVE commentary like these ;u;
Reblogging for keekal because you called him ‘baby’ the whole way through and it stuck, now I call him Shepard’s baby too.
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T
how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??
WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.
You have to pay for the ambulance!?
I knew Americans had to pay but this is way beyond what I thought it would be. Freaking hell.
My generation got a cheap college education when we were young, and we’re getting good retirement benefits now that we’re old. Pretty nice. But now we’re turning around and telling today’s twentysomethings that they should pay through the nose for college, keep paying taxes for our retirements, and oh by the way, when it comes time for you to retire your benefits are going to have to be cut. So sorry.
And THEN you’re telling them that they’re the most spoiled, entitled, self-absorbed generation in history.
Oh, and did you want to work for your tuition before you started school? Fuck you, teenagers don’t deserve a higher minimum wage.