The illustration and inspiration of Jasmine Natalie Matthews, a 21 year old student studying visual communication:illustration. Likes leaves, geometry & corrugated card (throwing a random selection of interests out there. why not....)

ART: Kimsooja’s Room of Rainbows

South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid.

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pages of my sketchbook..


Anton Van Hertbruggen is an illustrator from Ekeren, Antwerpen, Belgium

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The newest edition to my design library

The newest edition to my design library

Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s

by John Philipps Emslie

(several via the Wellcome Collection)

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2014 Moon Phases Calendar by alittlelark






The Realistic Packaging Paintings of Yrjö Edelmann


"haha wow they really suck at wrapping pres- WHAT?"

And here I was thinking my gf had made a masterpost illustrating her ability at wrapping presents. Man was I wrong…

"why would you wrap a present like this, it’s gorgeous and all anyway, b- …oh."

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im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

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what the fuck did i just watch

I don’t know but it really speaks to me



what the fuck did i just watch

I don’t know but it really speaks to me

(Source: trixiofthesea, via naiix2)