The official tumblr blog for Tiny Gryphon Studios, a mediocre studio site for an artist who's dreaming big. You'll be seeing all of my work up on here including some drawings, sketches, digital paintings, and 3d work.

Just call me TootsieHG :D

 

I just updated my icon so that it no longer has any old outdated info… or really any info at all, but yeah…

Now it’s just this awesome tiny gryphon that is no longer held back by some misguided text :D

The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.

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As far as I’ve ever known about capitalism is that, no not everyone can be rich, but rather, anyone can be rich. It’s obviously not the most perfect system but it has worked well enough to prove that anyone is capable of reaching that point no matter how low they’ve ever been. Granted many had to do this through either connections, luck, the misfortune of others (whether intentional or even wanted is something else entirely), through sheer will and/or perseverance, or even just through the knowledge of knowing how. Simply put, no not everyone can be rich, but everyone has the potential for it just as everyone has the potential to be poor or even middle class.

medievalpoc:

windspeare:

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madamefaust submitted to medievalpoc:

I know it’s not 1800s week, but this gentleman is currently on display at the Newport Antiques Show in Newport, RI and I didn’t want to forget about him or his fabulous eyebrows by the time 1800s week happened.
John BlanchardThomas Howland
United States, 1850-1857 [x]
Thomas Howland was a resident of Providence, Rhode Island who worked as a stevedore and became the first black elected official in the city when he was elected warden of Providence’s Third Ward. He was denied a passport on the basis that he was a person of “African extraction” and thus “not deemed [a citizen] of the United States” - again, this man was an elected official, in addition to being a citizen with voting rights. In 1857, he and his wife and daughter left Providence for Liberia where his wife became a teacher and Howland worked as a sugar manufacturer. 

That is really cool! I’m going to post this (even though it’s actually an American painting), since this painting’s going to be on display this weekend at the Newport Antiques Show, in case anyone wants to go see it in person!

I’m sorry but… Isn’t this another case of an immortal celebrity? 


#DEAD
If this had been anyone except The Rock I could have resisted reblogging but….
Can we just please put him in every single silly action film loosely based on historical mythology pls?

P.S. here’s a vase from 5th Century B.C.E. Greece depicting Heracles slaying Busiris:

medievalpoc:

windspeare:

medievalpoc:

madamefaust submitted to medievalpoc:

I know it’s not 1800s week, but this gentleman is currently on display at the Newport Antiques Show in Newport, RI and I didn’t want to forget about him or his fabulous eyebrows by the time 1800s week happened.

John Blanchard

Thomas Howland

United States, 1850-1857 [x]

Thomas Howland was a resident of Providence, Rhode Island who worked as a stevedore and became the first black elected official in the city when he was elected warden of Providence’s Third Ward. He was denied a passport on the basis that he was a person of “African extraction” and thus “not deemed [a citizen] of the United States” - again, this man was an elected official, in addition to being a citizen with voting rights. In 1857, he and his wife and daughter left Providence for Liberia where his wife became a teacher and Howland worked as a sugar manufacturer. 

That is really cool! I’m going to post this (even though it’s actually an American painting), since this painting’s going to be on display this weekend at the Newport Antiques Show, in case anyone wants to go see it in person!

I’m sorry but… Isn’t this another case of an immortal celebrity? 

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#DEAD

If this had been anyone except The Rock I could have resisted reblogging but….

Can we just please put him in every single silly action film loosely based on historical mythology pls?

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P.S. here’s a vase from 5th Century B.C.E. Greece depicting Heracles slaying Busiris:

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Siberian dinosaur spreads feathers around the dinosaur tree

Knowledge about stuff like this makes watching movies like Jurassic Park really funny. (For many reasons including Allen Grant mentioning their relation to birds and EVERYBODY denying or even ignoring the thought, and the simple little fact that none of the dinos have feathers or colorful patterns and etc) But what makes it neat for me is that in the movies on the second island it shows off a lab that was focusing on the raptors (which is also technically wrong, their size indicates utahraptor not velociraptor, even then…). They obviously knew they did something wrong with the DNA and were trying to figure it out, cause if you notice the raptors on that island had feathers. Though, they had very little, they did in fact have some feathers. My best guess, not only did the scientists know about their botched DNA they were trying to fix it (this probably includes the size being botched so the source could still very easily be Velociraptor, they just made them too big). Shame everything went to shit before they could finish their experiments :P

(dinosaurs are awesome by the way)

(Source: centuriespast)

whatevercactus:

How to save hardened paint brushes!

This has been one of the most
useful tips I have learned while in
college so I thought I would share
how I save paint brushes that I was
too lazy to clean out good enough
the first time.
  1. Step One: go buy murphy oil soap, or check your cabinets and look for it. I was surprised when I saw it sitting in my cabinet at home because I had no idea we actually used to clean our house. It’s pretty common to find in stores. You can buy it at dollar general for just a few bucks.
  2. Step Two: take your brushes that you have let become really hard because you either used glue in them, or acrylic paint. Soak them for as much time as possible! The more you let them soak, the easier it will be to work apart the bristles. I have let mine soak anywhere from 24 hours to 96 hours.
  3. Step Three: once you have let your brushes soak, rinse the brush under slow moving water, use your hands to move the bristles around.. all you are trying to see how much the murphy oil soap did on its own, and if it is still a little stiff you will want to let it soak some more.
  4. Step Four: I have a pinch pot I made in a ceramics class to be able to wash my brushes. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but it does need to be textured! I drew patterns on the side so I could rub my brushes to make bristles start working in different directions. 
  5. Step Five: after you loosened the bristles by rubbing it on something textured, dip them back in the murphy oil soap and rub it a few more times on the textured surface. this allows the soap to get in all of the new openings in your paint brush.
  6. Step Six: rise it out with the bristles facing down so that anything hard comes out of your brush instead of staying up in the top. You should really use your hands a lot in this step to make sure any glue or paint chips are out.
  7. Step Seven: put a little bit more soap on the brush with a little bit of water, only dampening the bristles. leave it like that until the next time you want to use the brush, and it should be like new.
Bonus to this reference post:
one of my professors used murphy's to
get paint stains out of clothes. 

I made an offer for an art trade using the tags of one of my reposts, and if no one takes it up, I’m totally drawing that lesbian couple. Expect it by next thursday >:D

cometkins:

I made a bunch of custom brushes for FireAlpaca today and thought I’d share. They might work in PS and SAI as well but I don’t have a way to test, so feel free to try if you have those programs.

http://curiousglaistig.tumblr.com/post/92768920143/painted-bees-aryinspires-nijimei

painted-bees:

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nijimei:

cherucat:

straight people are so weird wtf like heres a drawing of two animals in love but one has eyelashes so you know these are Straight Animals

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YES THIS OMFG

There’s this weird unspoken rule of western animation that…

If you really want to get into it, it’s not just eyelashes nor is it just limited to animation and/or art. It happens in real life all the time, especially towards babies and young children. Along with eyelashes are (pink) bows, colors (blue = boy; red/pink = girl), and bodyshapes (stockier, broader, angular = boy/man; thin, petite/hourglass, rounded = girl/woman). Though it is a good idea to keep in mind the genders you are meaning to portray, it’s also a good idea to keep in mind what these symbols are generally used for.

With that in mind, I’d love to see more varied and diverse characters! Just break the system and show the world that you don’t need eyelashes or a bow just to be a girl! Or even an angular, or plain design just to be a guy! The world is so amazing for designs and variations, I’d just love to see more than just the cookie cutter barbie dolls animation has been making lately.