progress not perfection
Drawing things out makes me feel a little better
Sorry for the long rant ^^;
Some people don’t feel artists deserve compensation seeing as it’s not as “essential” as, say, doctors or plumbers….Of course, then there are those who think that artists don’t even deserve recognition, let alone payment, so they take away artist sources and comments, thinking that artists live off of the euphoria of drawing alone (and of course if we complain about it, we’re being selfish bitches or spoiled brats).
Yes, recognition is amazing, but we also don’t want to work for free (unless it’s something you just REALLY want to do of course and isn’t looking to buy food with recognition coupons). There are plenty of great companies and people who hire artists, and these hired paid artists get plenty of recognition.
Please note: I don’t mean to say you shouldn’t ever draw for anyone for free evar ever, but you deserve to be paid. Your art has value, and more importantly, your artistic skills have value and people should not expect it for free.
This also is pretty good/funny: Should I work for free? a flow cart
Thank you so much, I will ;3;
Pissing off trolls is entertaining but really exhausting, emotionally speaking, so please be careful <3 Also I hope you’ll enjoy my art! \o/
Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list.
I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogging (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list.
Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, etc), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.
The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)
Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)
Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)
- Little creatures (without wings)
- Creatures with wings (except dragons)
Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)
Peri (Persian fairies)
Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)
Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)
Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)
- Spirited Creatures
Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)
Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)
Demons in the Americas (list)
European Demons (list)
Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)
Judeo-Christian Demons (list)
Mahaha (a demon in Inuit mythology)
Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois mythology)
Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)
Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)
The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)
Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)
Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)
- Horse-like mythical creatures
The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)
Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)
Horse-like creatures (a list)
Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)
- Undead creatures
Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)
- Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids)
Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)
Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)
The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)
Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)
Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)
Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)
Yech (Native American folklore)
Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit mythology)
- Sea creatures
The Kraken (a sea monster)
Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)
Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)
Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal mythology)
Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)
The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)
Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)
Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit mythology)
- Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category
Myrmidons (ant warriors)
Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)
Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit mythology)
Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)
The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)
Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)
Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)
Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit mythology)
- References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe
- References on writing a myth or mythical creatures
(I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)
➸ gets into a cab only to find someone else already inside AU
➸ out walking their dog who starts chasing after the other person’s dog AU
➸ cat/dog runs away and other person finds it AU
➸ mistaken identity AU
➸ pen pals AU
➸ sit next to each other in orchestra AU
➸ partners in (literal) crime AU (theft? fraud? hacking? murder?)
➸ partners in dance class AU
➸ trapped on a deserted island together AU
➸ wizard AU where one accidentally apparates into the wrong house
➸ protester and police officer AU
➸ lab partners AU
➸ new neighbors AU
➸ one’s blind and falls in love with the other’s voice AU
➸ hair stylist/make up artist and actor/model AU
➸ bffs when they were little but one moved away and they run into each other again AU
➸ mailman(/woman) and person who receives a lot of mail AU
➸ private detective and client AU
➸ archaeologist AU
➸ paramedic AU
➸ runaway royalty and confused commoner AU
➸ android and human AU
➸ ghosts in love AU
➸ go to the same support group AU
➸ just keep running into each other everywhere AU
➸ orchestra player/pianist and concertgoer AU
➸ younger siblings are best friends AU
➸ photographer and model AU
➸ writer and editor AU
➸ immortal and non-immortal AU
➸ screenwriter and director AU
➸ greek god and roman counterpart AU
➸ ALL OF THE AUS
Thank you! ;_;
Because of the troll who will not stop harassing me, I have deactivated the anon ask. Sorry about that!
If you have a request and want to remain anonymous, please say so and I’ll comply! ^u^
Thank for your attention and infinite patience, art shall come soon!
(picture courtesy of Kitsu)
So apparently, my followers and people who liked/reblogged my art started getting this anon ask in their inbox since yesterday night (at my timezone), that is to say about 13 hours ago.
Do I have to say all the levels of wrong this accusation is? I have never stolen anyone’s art, I don’t trace (and despise the tracers), I haven’t even used a picture reference in a very long time. Hell, I barely go to Pixiv at all!
I don’t even have an Internet connection at my student room, and whenever I’m at my parents’ I prefer watching TV series online than drawing, come on!
So yeah, this is bullshit, and I can easily prove it. With Livestream, for instance, among other means.
But hey, you are free to show me the “stolen” art, because I’m curious!
Oh yeah, and, after all these years of producing art, it is now that I get that kind of accusation, along with all the hate asks I’m receiving this past month… HMM, UNCANNY.
So yeah, that’s all I have to say for now. Hopefully my next posts will be about art! If the troll is willing to go away for good!! (If you’re tired to read this kind of posts, just Tumblr Saviour “aaah trolls”)
Nice try, but 1) I know these asks come from the same person, and 2) nope anon, you’re not from Poland, you’re from France. How dare you insult Polish people with your stupidity.
In case you did not get my hints, because you prefer reacting to my hidden “fuck you”s like the immature bitch you are, yes, I know who you are, and I can prove it. Don’t make me reveal your identity and tumblr username in public, because I am so done with your shit, it’s getting ridiculous.
Oh and, what a shame, we were such good friends! Well, from my point of view, at least, because obviously that’s not yours. So yeah, you can start forgetting about me, because I really, really hate you, and if I ever come to see you IRL, I miiiight have a mighty need to punch you in your fat, ugly face.
Don’t worry though, I’m not a huge bitch, and the few things you lent me remain in good care, and I’ll return them to you as soon as possible. However, you perfectly know what you owe me, and I’ll never give it up to you. Don’t ever forget that.
Oh yeah, and stop spreading that rumor that I’m an art thief and a tracer. This is obviously false, and I can easily prove it. The tracer one here, is you.
Fuck, what have I even done to you???
hmm i complain a lot about the trolls but i tend to forget the new followers coming out of nowhere and invading my artblog and its nsfw counterpart ahahaha are you guys that eager to see the comic
so heyyy hunnies <3