Red Rabbit Running

One part art blog, one part diary. May also include a collection of references, guides, tutorials and other things to help with art. Also may feature music, inspiring artists and other amusing things.

Hello from another dimension

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a habit of falling off of the world from time to time. I’m still here, I still love all of you(even you guys who I haven’t talked to in years; I’m a terrible friend and I’m sorry I still love you I’m just a terrible friend). But I am alive and well; I just thought it was about time to jot something down I’ve been thinking for a while. I’m gonna go ahead and put a cut down here, just so it stays neat and tidy.

These rabbit holes can be deep yo.

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terminalmontage:

The internet is all abuzz! Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro making a new Silent Hill (with Akira Yamaoka back as the composer? Judging by the SH theme playing at the end of the teaser).
Silent Hill is one of my favorite series. Well specifically the first 2 (3) games. Later titles like Origins, Homecoming, Shattered Memories and Downpour were hugely disappointing because the devs of all those games had no idea of SH is all about, but this new team up seems very promising. And the dev team doesn’t seem like it’s an American one anymore, which could be a good sign!
I will buy a PS4 for this.

terminalmontage:

The internet is all abuzz! Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro making a new Silent Hill (with Akira Yamaoka back as the composer? Judging by the SH theme playing at the end of the teaser).

Silent Hill is one of my favorite series. Well specifically the first 2 (3) games. Later titles like Origins, Homecoming, Shattered Memories and Downpour were hugely disappointing because the devs of all those games had no idea of SH is all about, but this new team up seems very promising. And the dev team doesn’t seem like it’s an American one anymore, which could be a good sign!

I will buy a PS4 for this.

(via mraids)

Allow me to share with you the song of my people.

Tacky- Weird Al Yankovic

krakaen:

A couple of tips for painting eyes! This may or may not be 100% anatomically correct, but it’s what I use and I think it looks good so yeah!!

I just recently “discovered” the “lampshade idea”, and if you need a little more explanation, imagine a lampshade with a piece of dark paper taped over the smaller opening, with the smaller side down/toward the center of the head. It helps to try and figure out where the light and shadow lies!!

Also Mike because his eye is really big and he’s fun 2 draw ha hahaah

Anyways, I hope this helps, this isn’t the right way this is just how I do things, blah blah blah. Happy painting!

(via artist-refs)

DIY Aluminium Calligraphy Pen

watering76:

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You’ll need tape, scissors, knife, disposable chopsticks, empty aluminium can, stapler and ink.

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Calligraphy Pen for Gothic: cut the aluminium into two pieces like above and tape it on chopstick, then Staple the aluminium.

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Medium Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

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Fine Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

Now enjoy it :)

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Turning straw into pen.

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用吸管做藝術筆 Turning straw into pen.

watering76:

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先前用削鵝毛筆的方法做了一支吸管筆,堪用,不過不大好寫。

這裡教的是之前用來寫藝術字的2.0版,很簡單的。(動圖請耐心等候..)

你需要準備吸管、剪刀、刀片、釘書機、墨水。You’ll need straw, scissors, knife, stapler and ink.

1.把吸管壓平。 Flatten a straw.

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2.將兩邊剪掉一點。 Cut off two side of the straw.

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3.因為吸管防水,寫字時表面張力會干擾墨水流出,所以要在內側用刀片輕輕的刮幾下製造幾道溝槽。We know straws are waterproof, which means surface tension will jamming the ink when writing. Gently scratching inside of the straw with knife to make few groove.

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4.用釘書機釘起來。 Staple the straw.

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5.從後端注入墨水,一次不要太多,不然會漏。 Inject few drop of ink. Don’t inject too much or it will leak.

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好啦~~~這樣就可以開始寫字畫圖囉!!!

Done!! You can starting your creation now!

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yeahwriters:

5 Books on Writing That Every Writer Should Read
To be a better writer, there are really only things that you need to do: Read, and write. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t read about being a writer, and that having a well-rounded understanding of how writing “works” isn’t beneficial.
These 5 books were all assigned to me as a creative writing undergrad, and all have pieces of wisdom in them that have etched themselves so thoroughly into my brain that I feel like they’re all floating over my head while I’m writing.
I specifically chose these because they aren’t all just saying “here’s how I write, you should do it too”—the topics of these books are very diverse!
1. Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose: Like I said, the best thing you can do to be a better writer is read. But what does that mean? What should you read? Francine Prose (yes, that is her real last name, if you can even believe it!) helps you answer those questions, and shows how looking for certain things while you read and reread can strengthen your own writing. Check it!
2. On Writing by Stephen King: This is the one book on my list that is saying “here’s how I write, you should too”. But Stephen King is basically the most prolific writer ever, so I was happy to listen to his advice. Two points of his really stuck with me: 1. Adverbs are lazy and 2. Sometimes the best thing you can do for a story is put it down for a long time—like, 6 months or a year—and come back to it with eyes so fresh that it’s like you’re editing someone else’s story. I’d be interested to know what points of his sticks with you guys!
3. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: I posted about this the other day, but this book is like my writing Bible. In fact, a friend of mine who doesn’t even write got to reading it, and he loved it, too. Basically if you’re a human with a goal, this book will help you. And Anne Lamott writes kinda like this wise, kind mother who isn’t afraid to also tell you what’s up. Whereas a lot of other books on writing are about the actual storytelling, I like this book because it’s more about the writer’s “lifestyle”. Go get it now so that we can gush together!
4. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe: This is actually just an essay, but considering that Poe is often credited with being the inventor of the modern short story, I had to include it on this list. It’s in this essay that Poe famously defined a short story as one that can be told in one sitting. Whereas King’s On Writing is really “zoomed in” on topics like word choice, this essay is a high level, theoretical piece on what a story actually is. You can get it for 99 cents on Kindle, or, even better, read it as part of a collection of all of his stories… ugh, they’re SO good!!!
5. Elements of Style by Strunk & White: I cannot tell you how often I’ve received this little book as a gift—for high school graduation, for college graduation, and for many Christmases and birthdays. But it’s all good because it is kinda essential for a writer to have. Elements of Style is all about—gasp!—grammar. (I should probably give it a read-through again so that I can re-center and remember my grammatical skillz, actually!) Also, there are some cute versions out now that make it seem less snore-fest-y—I really want this illustrated copy!
If you read any of these books and post quotes from them on your Tumblr, tag them #yeahwritebooks and I’ll reblog you!

yeahwriters:

5 Books on Writing That Every Writer Should Read

To be a better writer, there are really only things that you need to do: Read, and write. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t read about being a writer, and that having a well-rounded understanding of how writing “works” isn’t beneficial.

These 5 books were all assigned to me as a creative writing undergrad, and all have pieces of wisdom in them that have etched themselves so thoroughly into my brain that I feel like they’re all floating over my head while I’m writing.

I specifically chose these because they aren’t all just saying “here’s how I write, you should do it too”the topics of these books are very diverse!

1. Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose: Like I said, the best thing you can do to be a better writer is read. But what does that mean? What should you read? Francine Prose (yes, that is her real last name, if you can even believe it!) helps you answer those questions, and shows how looking for certain things while you read and reread can strengthen your own writing. Check it!

2. On Writing by Stephen King: This is the one book on my list that is saying “here’s how I write, you should too”. But Stephen King is basically the most prolific writer ever, so I was happy to listen to his advice. Two points of his really stuck with me: 1. Adverbs are lazy and 2. Sometimes the best thing you can do for a story is put it down for a long timelike, 6 months or a yearand come back to it with eyes so fresh that it’s like you’re editing someone else’s story. I’d be interested to know what points of his sticks with you guys!

3. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: I posted about this the other day, but this book is like my writing Bible. In fact, a friend of mine who doesn’t even write got to reading it, and he loved it, too. Basically if you’re a human with a goal, this book will help you. And Anne Lamott writes kinda like this wise, kind mother who isn’t afraid to also tell you what’s up. Whereas a lot of other books on writing are about the actual storytelling, I like this book because it’s more about the writer’s “lifestyle”. Go get it now so that we can gush together!

4. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe: This is actually just an essay, but considering that Poe is often credited with being the inventor of the modern short story, I had to include it on this list. It’s in this essay that Poe famously defined a short story as one that can be told in one sitting. Whereas King’s On Writing is really “zoomed in” on topics like word choice, this essay is a high level, theoretical piece on what a story actually is. You can get it for 99 cents on Kindle, or, even better, read it as part of a collection of all of his stories… ugh, they’re SO good!!!

5. Elements of Style by Strunk & White: I cannot tell you how often I’ve received this little book as a giftfor high school graduation, for college graduation, and for many Christmases and birthdays. But it’s all good because it is kinda essential for a writer to have. Elements of Style is all aboutgasp!grammar. (I should probably give it a read-through again so that I can re-center and remember my grammatical skillz, actually!) Also, there are some cute versions out now that make it seem less snore-fest-yI really want this illustrated copy!

If you read any of these books and post quotes from them on your Tumblr, tag them #yeahwritebooks and I’ll reblog you!

(via writersyoga)