I kind of hope that inktober allows for digital programs, like becoming comfortable using LNP on previously scanned sketches as a warm-up. If not, then I suppose I am participating in Faketober? :)
The three norns.
Arthur Rackham, from Siegfried & The twilight of the gods, by Richard Wagner, London, 1911.
“Kontusz (from Polish language; plural kontusze; also spelled in English language as Kontush or Kuntush from Ukrainian: Кунтуш) (originally Hungarian Köntösis - robe) - a type of outer garment worn by the Hungarian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian male nobility (szlachta). It became popular in the 16th century and came to the lands that were under Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth rule via Hungary from Turkey. In the 17th century, worn over an inner garment (żupan), the kontusz became a notable element of male Polish national and Ukrainian cossack attire.
The kontusz was a long robe, usually reaching to below the knees, with a set of decorative buttons down the front. The sleeves were long and loose, on hot days worn untied, thrown on the back. In winter a fur lining could be attached to the kontusz, or a delia worn over it. The kontusz was usually of a vivid colour, and the lining was of a contrasting hue. The kontusz was tied with a long, wide sash called a pas kontuszowy. The kontusz was more of a decorative garment than a useful one. Tradition states that the first kontusze were worn by szlachta who captured them from Ottomans to display as loot. Throwing kontusz sleeves on one’s back and stroking one’s mustache was considered to be a signal of readiness for a fight.
In 1776, Sejm deputies from different voivodeships of Poland were obliged to wear different coloured żupany and kontusze denoting their voivodeships. In Poland, kontusz was worn mainly by the nobility, but it was a common part of Zaporozhian cossack attire.” (source)
you make my black heart sweat
Long ago, a friend of mine, who was a pretty classic 80s punk, was walking through the campus housing area of a university, and one of the frat boys shouted at him: “You’re ugly, and your mother dresses you funny.” So he shouted back “Yeah, well, you’re ugly, and your mother undresses you seductively.”
And you might think that this would result in him getting beaten up by a bunch of angry frat boys, but what it actually resulted in was all but one of the frat boys laughing too hard to take offense.
Wit: Actually useful.
Could Graham use this incident in a story? It fits a character of his beautifully.
very into charts about naps
This is very useful for when I go back to uni.
My employer is looking for a freelance concept artist to do some character designs for a game. We’re shorthanded, so we’re looking for a top level artist to help design some characters. Think Dark Souls and you won’t be too far off. It’s not an anime or Warcraft look we’re going for.
There’s me: rahmakesart.com
and my husband: kgschmidt.com
Depending on pay rate, we’re interested. Where do we apply?
Rah’s broccoli plant made something edible!
HAS YOUR MINECRAFT GARDEN GOT BROCCOLI, JESSE? HUH, DOES IT?
This was the culmination of a season’s effort for that plant, I’ll have you know. No Photoshop, no enhancements. It was delicious.
Anyone who has ever had a job working at a restaurant can relate, right? Work your butt off serving customers, sweeping the floor, cleaning dishes, and then taking the bus home after earning a near minimum wage salary.
Many restaurant owners believe they have no other option. Sometimes their reasoning is understandable. Other times? Not so much.
Moo Cluck Moo co-founder Brian Parker takes a different approach. He pays his employees $15/hour.
“How much more do we have to make? How big of a pile of money do CEO’s have to sit on?” he says.