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With all the Thanksgiving festivities happening lately (my last feat is today – yum!), I feel like I was hardly on the computer this week! Therefore, only a couple of links for you this week. Enjoy!

That’s all for this week! And now, some fanart to feast your eyes on.


DeviantArt user naturalshocks has such a stunning gallery of minimal white-on-black work. Jam packed with Sherlock art, each piece is always so lovely. Enjoy!

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I missed last week’s weekend posts so there’s a lot to catch up on this week! Enjoy!

  • I need one of these Piggyback Riders STAT. It would make hiking trips with the little SO much easier, and she would love the view.
  • This article from the Frozen Moon about being an Anti-Mommy Mom sits near and dear to my heart. It’s long, but it covers the feeling that for her, being a mom isn’t enough – she has to be her own person too. I struggled with that (and the guilt that comes with it) around my daughter’s first birthday, and I can so relate to her post! A fave quote from it: “I want to BE a bigger picture, one where motherhood is just the part of the color scheme in the art of my life.” SO MUCH YES.
  • Minor confession: I have been SUPER disappointed with the Final Fantasy games since FFXII. (I’ve never played FFX, so I can’t judge those). This article about why it’s okay to (possibly) be excited about FFXV, and pretty much describes my exact feelings on the subject of FF.
  • The new trailer for Insurgent is up and I am actually really disappointed. Maybe it’s because I am always cynical about book-to-movie adaptations, but this was just a disappointment. I feel like it’s entirely catered to 3D, doesn’t actually give any sense of the story, and as far as I can remember (though it’s been awhile), this ‘scene’ has NOTHING to do with the book. I know it’s a teaser trailer, but really? Grumble frumble. Your thoughts?
  • One of my favorite YouTubers Mary Doodles has started a new series called How To Art! I know this may seem like a weird pick, as I consider myself pretty competent in the how-to-art department, but I love seeing other artists process and thoughts on the subject. I feel you can never have too much info on a subject you love. Part 1 and Part 2 are up, with more to come! I really like Part 1, and her thoughts on art in general.

And now, some spectacular Sailor Moon fan art.


AHHHHHHH! I am dying of joy over here. Art noveau is one of my favorite art styles, and this series by DA User eri-phyle is just spectacular!! Click her username to see her gallery, which has lots more individual Sailor Scout artwork.

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  • Jess from Bookworms and Dresses posted this personality test and it is really cool! I loved learning about my type, which fits me to a tee (tea? T? What kind of t-word goes here?!?!?) and it was equally fun to learn about the other personality varieties. I am an INFJ type, which is apparently rare (according to their site, less than 1% of the population!). The basic description is, “Quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists”. What type are you?
  • One of my favorite YouTubers (and you know, a fabulous artist!), Mary Doodles posted this Alice In Wonderland vid. I just love all her stuff. I highly recommend looking at her 21 Darth Vaders video – so great!

 

  • Jessica from The Pyreflies had a great post about photo backgrounds. I always try and take nice pictures, but I’d never really put too much thought into the background; it’s usually just my table or desk! I’ll definitely be trying to switch it up.
  • While I don’t have an iPhone (nothing against them, it’s a money thing for me and when I got a smartphone I went for the cheapest option!) I am soooo envious of the camera for the iPhone 6. Especially in comparison to all the previous iPhones.

This week’s fanart features the big ole baddie from the Legend of Zelda series – Ganondorf! I love the lighting in this piece – so well done.

Brought to you by Deviant-artist d-torres.

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  • This scarf tying video is one of the best I’ve seen. It covers every way to wear a scarf I can think of, and it’s not even four minutes long.
  • I have just discovered Litterati, and I think it’s wonderful. And considering I take a walk nearly every day with my daughter, participating will be no problem!
  • A video about geek girls stereotypes has been floating around the internet, and while I think it’s purposefully over the top, it has a lot of truth to it. I’ve never run into this in a comic store, but most definitely have in a video game store. I can’t count the times in high school/college where I went to buy games and was asked, “Oh, is this for your boyfriend?”. Silliness.

Today’s Zelda fanart comes from one of my personal favorite illustrators – Megan Lara. I own three tees with her designs, plus a print, and I’d happily own many more!

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  • Lately I’ve been feeling unsatisfied with my apartment,interior design-wise, so I’ve been having a blast fooling around in these home design sites: Homestyler and Room Sketcher. I love that I can input the dimensions to be able to design for rooms I already have. Also, really handy for down the road when we are ready to build our house!
  • In the same vein, if you’ve never been to Houzz, check it out. Think Pinterest for room design – so many beautiful rooms to look at! And super easy to add to your idea book. I love that you can add notes, so if you only like one specific thing about a room image you can mark it.

Today’s fanart is a bit different. . .

This video is almost fifteen minutes long, but for me the time just flies. I love watching time lapse art vids, and this one is just amazing. The compositional layout is just crazy! This is the poster for the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, and it’s stunning. In fact I love it so much I have a linen print of it in my living room!

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  • This fox hat is just so cute! Especially as I have a best friend who is welcoming a little boy soon. Note to self – learn to crochet!
  • I saw this tea infuser on Instagram and I think it’s just hilarious. The Tea-tanic!!

  • I hadn’t read this story in ages until Incendiarism posted it last week, and it is just as hilarious as I remember. If you click only one of these links, have it be this one!
  • My whole life I have always been freaked out by little clusters of small holes, and I just found out it has a name – Trypophobia. I feel like much less of a crazy person knowing this is an actual thing! Below is a great video about it, though if you’re like me you may need to just listen and not watch!

 

  • This month for the Novel Tea Book Club we are reading Etiquette and Espionage! It’s set in steampunk Victorian England, and a member of the club posted this fun steampunk name generator in the group. I am Officer Cadet Mattie Jay-Blackmoor which I so love (and is begging to be illustrated)! What’s yours?
  • And in the vein of bookclubs, Nerd in the Brain has just started up an online book club which I am excited to join! I love that she is incorporating independent authors for some of the books. This month the adult book is The Sneaker Tree (there is also a category for teen/YA readers). Definitely head over and sign up if you’d like to join in on the fun!

And your weekly dose of Zelda fanart.

Combining Zelda AND kitties?!?!¬† I just can’t take the cuteness! His gallery is filled with SO MUCH CUTE – click the pic to head over and check it out!