Art History Meme : [2/6] Themes in Monet’s work

Giverny before and after Monet eyes disease

  • Monet’s House viewed from the Pathway at Giverny (1899)
  • The House at Giverny viewed from the Rose Garden (1924)
  • The Japanese Bridge, the Water-Lily Pond (1899)
  • The Japanese Bridge (1924)
  • Pathway in Monet’s Garden at Giverny (1889)
  • Path with Roses, Giverny (1922)
  • The Weeping Willow (1918)
  • Weeping Willow, Giverny (1922)


5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.





Pixel Brush


Hey guys! A lot of you are asking about my recent textures and how to do them. I’m normally a cardboard-photo-texture-set-to-overlay-on-a-layer-above-your-drawing kinda gal, but lately I’ve been messing around with new grittier stuff.

so here’s my hard pixel airbrush made in photoshop. It’s super fun.



Load the image in photoshop. Select the whole canvas and go to Edit> Define Brush Preset. Select this brush from your brush menu.

Now go to brush settings and use these settings:




I would just upload the brush file itself but I don’t know how to do that. I ain’t a wizard. I don’t know how all the world works! Whatever! Learn how to make brushes yourself!! It’s very useful!

This brush is best used in high resolution (always work in high res!) It looks like soft grit when zoomed out, but when you get up close, you can see all the hard pixels.


penelope staring towards the sky, contemplating existence


Hey! I made paper textures in repeat so they can be used for any size project!  The ones above are only some of the textures I made.  All  are available for download. All textures come in 600, 300, and 75 dpi. 

Feel free to use these for whatever you want personal or professional.


Braiding Tutorial Reference by ConceptCookie

Posting this a little later than I had originally planned, Otakon 2014 was over a month ago, but I hope this is informative and helpful for those of you looking to order stickers for your own shops or conventions.

Stickers in this video were ordered from:

♥ StickerYou- http://www.stickeryou.com/
♥ PSPrint- http://www.psprint.com/

Sailor Moon Stickers from this video are available in:

♥ My Etsy Shop: http://goo.gl/b53uo3
♥ My Store Envy: http://goo.gl/hIZKru

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This is a really great, educational video for learning how to choose colors.  I highly recommend this video if you struggle with choosing color palettes and are looking for a simple solution.