The Sandstorm Rages...

Questions?   An online collection of posts from an art supply store employee! To be honest, most of my time on tumblr is spent browsing other peoples' posts. But I do offer up the odd reblog of important reads and rad photosets, an occasional post of my own art, and I'm trying to get into the habit of posting both original and reblogged tips/tricks/reviews of art supplies to help inform the curious artists on tumblr. :)

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This is really lovely. :) The ink work and the colors are fantastic.

This is really lovely. :) The ink work and the colors are fantastic.

(Source: mountainlaurelarts)

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#reblog  #Not Artist Protips 

Sometimes I just turn everything off and open this video and bask in how awesome parasaurolophuses are.

— 2 months ago with 142 notes
#videos  #original post  #Not Artist Protips  #parasaurolophus  #dinosaur  #coolest ever 


That artist feel when


"shit that’s not right, let’s try again"



(Source: canticleofisabela, via fishnbacon)

— 2 months ago with 90614 notes
#reblog  #digital artings  #Not Artist Protips  #I hate this process so much 
Never Shop At Hobby Lobby Again: A List Of Alternative Craft Stores Both Chain and Indie →

I’m in the suburbs of Seattle, and I know we’ve got a Hobby Lobby near by, but we also have approximately 19 billion other places to go to, for whatever it is you may need. Craft stores, art stores, bead stores, yarn stores, trinkets, knickknacks, whatever.

We’ve got a handful of Joann Fabrics, several Michael’s craft stores, a couple of Ben Franklin craft stores, Artist & Craftsman, some Pacific Fabrics locations, CraftMart, Daniel Smith, Blick, Fusion Beads, Garden of Beadin, Bird Tail Beads, Mad Cow Yarn, and I would guess certainly no less than twelve thousand more places to choose from. Chain stores or one-off local shops, we have no shortage.

If the people behind Hobby Lobby are going to behave like this, I am perfectly content giving other people my money.

(Source: tommyistoofastforthisshit, via paradox-danish)

— 2 months ago with 459 notes
#important  #craft supply  #craft stores  #Hobby Lobby  #feminism  #Not Artist Protips  #reblog 
"If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism."
Cornelius Lindsey (via afrochronicles)

(via cubone)

— 2 months ago with 250270 notes
#important  #reblog 



it’s stupid that i still feel like nothing i do will matter if i’m not pretty. :( 

no words for how much i identify with this. it doesn’t matter how successful i am, i still fret about not being pretty.

yeaaahhhhh :[

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#society blows  #You are lovely though Liz!  #reblog  #important  #Not Artist Protips 


*customer pulls out a $100 bill to pay for a $9 purchase at 8:30 in the morning*

Customer: I’m using you guys as my bank this morning! :3

Here’s an idea

Use a bank

(via corycat90)

— 2 months ago with 173 notes
#reblog  #Not Artist Protips  #assholes 
the single greatest cloud brush I’ve worked with so far oh my god



just adjust opacity and size depending on how crisp lines you want


this shit took like 10 minutes

(via fishnbacon)

— 2 months ago with 64143 notes
#Artist Protips from others  #neat  #reblog  #digital artings 


why do i keep laughing at the thought of female!spiderman…(spidergirl? spiderwoman?) getting caught without her mask on and the dude who catches her just goes on a rant about ‘fake geek girls’ and how ‘that costume isn’t even accurate oh my god’ and ‘comic-con was last week’

and her secret identity is saved because some dudebro in a batman t-shirt thinks he’s hot shit 

(via paradox-danish)

— 2 months ago with 119462 notes
#this is also my new favorite movie  #thanks for being such a douche bag  #off to fight more crime elsewhere now  #away from you  #reblog  #Not Artist Protips 



You can’t convince me that this isn’t canon so don’t even try.

Reblogging this because my wife loves it to death!

This is my most favorite of all time.

— 2 months ago with 519 notes
#reblog  #Not Artist Protips  #adorable  #Roy Koopa  #Koopa Kid 


how do you play the head it game with a garchomp really

This is one of my favorite comics ever. :) My husband and I frequently quote it when we are upset about something. From now on, I will name all of my Garchomps Lottie.

— 2 months ago with 12021 notes
#adorable  #reblog  #Not Artist Protips  #pokemon  #Garchomp  #Lottie 


When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

(Source: sandandglass, via monster-princelet)

— 2 months ago with 600798 notes
#important  #feminism  #reblog  #Not Artist Protips  #The Simpsons  #this show will always be one of my favorites 



I want a superhero movie where the hero dies in the first ten minutes and the woman who was supposed to be the love interest puts on his costume and becomes an even better hero.

I want all of the advertising to be for the hero and none of the marketing to even allude to this death.

(via paradox-danish)

— 2 months ago with 341213 notes
#This is my new favorite movie  #reblog  #Not Artist Protips