***This blog can sometimes be very NSFW***
I'm Ashley.
I'm 22 and I am an illustrator and a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts.
I am a Pisces, an INFJ, and I stan for FFIX so hard. No shame.
In this blog you can expect to see whatever I feel like posting because I decided it's too hard to try and categorize this thing further than "inspiring art and badass clothing mixed with politics".
My favorite things are books and painting, and I love music of most any kind though lately I have been especially addicted to Nightwish and Loreena McKennitt.
I also have an art blog, which can be found at
www,ashleydoesartstuff.tumblr.com
Feel free to check it out, promote me, and what have you.
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jennathings:

jennakass:

Hey so I finished that comic. (Except for the cover. That is still being painted, ha ha ha.) I had/still have no idea what I was/am doing, but it’s done and that’s what matters to me right now.

I know of at least a handful of actual Comic People who follow me - if you guys have any suggestions as to type placement, I’d certainly welcome it.

I would like to formally apologize to anyone and everyone whose passion and/or living is comics.

I have no apologies to make for my Gross Fangirl Emotions, though.

jENNA MOTHERFUCKING KASS OMG

ashleydoesartstuff:

I made a piece for Julie Dillon’s Catalogue of Merfolk challenge. 
This was an interesting thing to make, because it didn’t go anything like how I wanted it to go. But I think despite these difficulties it came out decent. 
I made an anglerfish mermaid! Anglerfish are my favorites and they don’t get nearly enough love in my opinion. Plus it was another reason to make glowy things!
I hope you like it!

ashleydoesartstuff:

I made a piece for Julie Dillon’s Catalogue of Merfolk challenge. 

This was an interesting thing to make, because it didn’t go anything like how I wanted it to go. But I think despite these difficulties it came out decent. 

I made an anglerfish mermaid! Anglerfish are my favorites and they don’t get nearly enough love in my opinion. Plus it was another reason to make glowy things!

I hope you like it!

saintbutt:

EXCUSE ME WHILE I HYPERVENTILATE sabriel by clockwork-madness http://clockwork-madness.deviantart.com/art/Sabriel-362258326

I found my art in the Old Kingdom tag! :’D Everyone who likes this, I encourage you to go follow my art tumblr, which can be found HERE!!! 

saintbutt:

EXCUSE ME WHILE I HYPERVENTILATE

sabriel by clockwork-madness
http://clockwork-madness.deviantart.com/art/Sabriel-362258326

I found my art in the Old Kingdom tag! :’D Everyone who likes this, I encourage you to go follow my art tumblr, which can be found HERE!!! 

I Sell Prints!

ashleydoesartstuff:

Hey guys, just a reminder that I have a Society6 account that I sell prints from. If you’re interested in any of the works you see here, go check it out~

And if there’s something you like you don’t see there, message me about it and I’ll put it up for you :) 

~*Shameless Self Promotion Time*~

ungoliantschilde:

Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates is WELL worth the time to read!

Interesting Trivia: Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski kept a copy of that book on set during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean. Look at the outfits. They look familiar, don’t they? There’s a reason.

meereeneseknot:

ASOIAF: Dornishmen by ~Anthenora
The salty Dornishmen were lithe and dark, with smooth olive skin and long black hair streaming in the wind. The sandy Dornishmen were even darker, their faces burned brown by the hot Dornish sun. They wound long bright scarfs around their helms to ward off sunstroke. The stony Dornishmen were biggest and fairest, sons of the Andals and the First Men, brownhaired or blond, with faces that freckled or burned in the sun instead of browning ­—Tyrion, Chapter 38. A Storm of Swords.

meereeneseknot:

ASOIAF: Dornishmen by ~Anthenora

The salty Dornishmen were lithe and dark, with smooth olive skin and long black hair streaming in the wind. The sandy Dornishmen were even darker, their faces burned brown by the hot Dornish sun. They wound long bright scarfs around their helms to ward off sunstroke. The stony Dornishmen were biggest and fairest, sons of the Andals and the First Men, brownhaired or blond, with faces that freckled or burned in the sun instead of browning ­—Tyrion, Chapter 38. A Storm of Swords.

(Source: ilanawexler)

artandetcetera:

Pack of Dogs Playing Cards by John Littleboy

John Littleboy is a self-proclaimed “artist of all things inky-dinky.” Littleboy studied at Rhode Island School of Design and graduated from Stanford University. He currently resides in San Francisco.

c0ssette:

Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI (c.1910)  by Frank Cadogan Cowper.

c0ssette:

Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI (c.1910)  by Frank Cadogan Cowper.

afghangster:

Calligraphy by Hafsa

My good friend, Hafsa, is a talented calligrapher and I wanted to share some of her work with all of you. She sells pieces at a reasonable price and even does custom orders. If you’re interested or just want to check out more of her work, go to: www.facebook.com/HKcalligraphy

Trust me, they make great (Eid) gifts. 

HOW!!!?!?!

robertbchew:

Jean Leon Gerome (1824- 1904). Gerome is from the group of artists called the Orientalists. He is also one of the best known from the movement. Gerome captured the grandeur of the Middle East/Africa in his paintings. Architecture, figures, light, and color. He was master of them all. He also did paintings that handled other points in history. My favorite is the painting of the Gladiator. His paintings are like time portals to ages long past.

Gerome’s work is celebrated across the world. There are books available on Orientalism and if you’re lucky (like me) you might stumble across some of his work in a museum. I’ve attached a website that has a large collection of his work.