I want to live so densely, lush and slow in the next few years, that a year becomes ten years, and my past becomes only a page in the book of my life.

—Nayyirah Waheed  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: thesoutherly)

jialingpan:

EDIT : PREORDERS ARE NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE!

Hello everyone! I’m proud and extremely excited to present to you a Bravely Default Flying Fairy Fanbook preview.

  • B5 size | Matte Cover with Foil Stamp
  • 26 Pages Full Colour
  • Orders come with 4 postcards
  • First 50 orders get a special Magnolia Print! FCFS

There are many more wonderful artists in this book. Participants in no particular order are :

Haku | Jialing Pan | Loika | Leslie Hung | Yoonmi | Finni Chang | Hwei | Sushes | Max | OnoMono | Fenix | Mero | Kim Quim | Blue | Mirukupie

More previews to come and the estimated shipping date is mid to late October!

Thank you so much and much appreciated for sharing if you do : )

PREORDERS LAUNCHED!

As well as my Storenvy. We already have a couple of orders even before I launched it live! Thanks so much everyone, please share more ~

<3

EDIT : PREORDERS ARE NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE!

Hello everyone! I’m proud and extremely excited to present to you a Bravely Default Flying Fairy Fanbook preview.

  • B5 size | Matte Cover with Foil Stamp
  • 26 Pages Full Colour
  • Orders come with 4 postcards
  • First 50 orders get a special Magnolia (Bravely Second) Print

There are many more wonderful artists in this book. Participants in no particular order are :

Haku | Jialing Pan | Loika | Leslie Hung | Yoonmi | Finni Chang | Hwei | Sushes | Max | OnoMono | Fenix | Mero | Kim Quim | Blue | Mirukupie

More previews to come and the estimated shipping date is mid to late October!

Thank you so much and much appreciated for sharing if you do : )

I’ll be at Anime Expo’s Artist Alley for the first time at Table C52 with JustKaen!

Do come by and buy prints and take ink commissions if you wish. Do say hi as well ^ v ^

Gorgeous, lovely, Lupita Nyong&#8217; who well deserves her award.Dreams do come true!

Gorgeous, lovely, Lupita Nyong’ who well deserves her award.

Dreams do come true!

The Copyright Manifesto I’ve been meaning to write for two years

prettyarbitrary:

reapersun:

tylociraptor said: Um, shouldn’t you just respect the request of the copyright holder and not sell fanworks then…? How is it NOT okay for others to sell your works if its okay for you to violate THEIR copyright…? :/

Fair question.

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There are multiple vectors at work here.

1: Websites are owned by companies.  Company policy =/= law.  Companies in fact often have much more detailed and stringent policies on what they consider ‘infringing material’ than the government does, because they don’t want an issue to blow to the point where they get taken to court, even if they’d win.

2: Intellectual property law (which includes copyright, trademarks, and patents, among others—each of which gets treated differently) is currently in the midst of a sea change.  Since nobody in the executive or legislative branches of the US government seem inclined to take up the torch, US intellectual property law is currently being redefined mostly by the courts, one case and precedent at a time.

3: The issue hinges on the definition of ‘derivative’ vs. ‘transformative’ works.  Derivative works are considered to have no redeeming artistic value.  In layman’s terms, they’re ‘ripoffs.’  Transformative works are works that take existing objects, concepts, art, cultural artifacts, etc. and remix, reinvent, or reinterpret them in ways that are legally considered to contribute to the ongoing, churning cultural dialogue that is ‘art.’

(You may be able to spot an issue there already.  The terms ‘legal’ and ‘art’ are not exactly two words that naturally go together.)

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An informative read on the ever grey topic of fanworks and the line toed for copyright in terms of art/writing.

Inktober #14'How far will you fly, I wonder?'I also just really like drawing girls with puffy hair and odd but pretty fashions.

Inktober #14

'How far will you fly, I wonder?'

I also just really like drawing girls with puffy hair and odd but pretty fashions.

Inktober #13Gasp, if you can.

Inktober #13

Gasp, if you can.

Inktober #12
’久しぶり〜’
Jinguji Ren in questionably inaccurate Persian-ish mishmash clothing for my dear Graff.

Inktober #12

’久しぶり〜’

Jinguji Ren in questionably inaccurate Persian-ish mishmash clothing for my dear Graff.

Inktober #11'ただいまSerahちゃん’Hijirikawa Masato for my dear friend (which I&#8217;ve owed for a long time)!

Inktober #11

'ただいまSerahちゃん’

Hijirikawa Masato for my dear friend (which I’ve owed for a long time)!

Inktober #10
My scanner and laptop are back! Getting back onto the Inktober submissions&#160;: )Lolita-esque fashion illustration based on an adorable outfit my friend Lauren wore to Japan Expo.

Inktober #10

My scanner and laptop are back! Getting back onto the Inktober submissions : )

Lolita-esque fashion illustration based on an adorable outfit my friend Lauren wore to Japan Expo.

Anonymous asked: Hey, sorry if this is already answered somewhere but what brush pen did you use for your latest sketch?

Hi there! Thanks so much for the interest : ) Not to worry, no ones asked me that before.

If you’re referring to the sketch with the woman, for that one I used a semi dry Pentel medium tip refillable waterproof brush pen. Its light grey in colour. I say ‘semi-dry’ because if you have a new pen fully loaded with ink, the lines are much more opaque and crisp as opposed to the more textured look I went with there.

I hope that answers your question!

Inktober #09
Should be on track now with submissions somewhat. Graceful women in cloths?

Inktober #09

Should be on track now with submissions somewhat. Graceful women in cloths?

Inktober #08.
Women drawn in ink. Catching up with submissions.

Inktober #08.

Women drawn in ink. Catching up with submissions.

Inktober #07
Straight with pen and ink drawing of a Suzuki GZ250 body. GD direct mechanical drawing is hard.

Inktober #07

Straight with pen and ink drawing of a Suzuki GZ250 body. GD direct mechanical drawing is hard.