22 7 / 2014

katebrezzy:

And here it is – the most embarrassing thing I have ever posted online. Out of all the journal comics I’ve done - depression, isolation, inadequacy, bad jokes – this is the one I’m almost too ashamed to put out there. It’s something I very rarely talk about to people close to me, because it’s something I’m extremely embarrassed about. For a long time I just wanted to pretend that I had no interest in romance at all because it was better than admitting that I couldn’t get a date to save my life.

In fact, I’m a huge sap. I love romance and I love the thought of sharing my life with someone who just gets me. I get weak in the knees at every cute boy I see. I love all that hand-holdy, nose-rubby, cuddle-bunny crap. But it’s easier to say “I don’t care if I find someone” than to say “I desperately want to be loved and I’m afraid I’ll go my entire life without experiencing it because no one I like is interested in me.”

I’ve gone 24 years without a partner on Valentine’s Day, but I actually love this stupid holiday. It represents something I believe in very strongly – love. And I feel love all around me. From friends, family, and especially from myself. And feeling that love gives me hope that maybe someday I’ll be able to spend Valentine’s Day with someone really special to me.

11 7 / 2014

babsdraws:

sarahhiraki:

STOKED on the beautiful new design for Batgirl. <3

MY FAVORITE FANART SO FAR! Everyone bother DC to make it into a t-shirt!! 

Cuuuute!!

babsdraws:

sarahhiraki:

STOKED on the beautiful new design for Batgirl. <3

MY FAVORITE FANART SO FAR! Everyone bother DC to make it into a t-shirt!! 

Cuuuute!!

10 7 / 2014

Remember that tome I told you to follow @babsdraws I TOLD YOU SO!!! I&#8217;ll be cosplaying the new batgirl for NYCC! (Lol I hope you enjoy my sweet photoshopped @reevzfx cowl I put on me) I definitely plan on sculpting my own! WOO BATGIRL

Remember that tome I told you to follow @babsdraws I TOLD YOU SO!!! I’ll be cosplaying the new batgirl for NYCC! (Lol I hope you enjoy my sweet photoshopped @reevzfx cowl I put on me) I definitely plan on sculpting my own! WOO BATGIRL

30 6 / 2014

Anonymous said: What is your job? Because I'm really confused as what you work as because your job seem fun and artistic, but I'm scared to have my job be in the art major because I'm afraid I won't land a job.

yumeninja:

Hi There!

I am a Lead Graphic Designer for an international Japanese print/electronics company. I work at one of their many contract sites and I oversee the print center and basically clean up corporate logos/art/flyers/ugly stuff all day.

I never want to put anybody off from working in the art/creative industry, but I have to be realistic and say you need to have drive. I know that everyone wants to be successful and do only the kind of art they want to do (not saying that’s what you want, but it’s what i would want)… however, it is the boring everyday-stuff that really pays the bills.

Makeup artists: many people would want to be alex box (illamasqua) or some other head creative director …but the jobs that ALWAYS pay the most and come every year are: WEDDINGS and PROM…and regardless of what decade you are in, there are some very general things you do over and over.

Photography: same thing, you can want to be Steven Miesel or David La Chapelle, but the jobs that always pay MORE and come MORE OFTEN are ..weddings, graduations, big parties..etc

You really have to think about how to apply your major/skillset in a wide variety of ways. But all the while, working towards your own personal goals.

You have to stay hungry, and NETWORK YOUR ASS OFF.

I work a full time 8-5 job, Monday - Friday, but 60-70% of my weekend nights are spent either working on my freelance, portfolio, or personal projects.

The most successful people in any creative field, as I have seen it, have a combination of 2 of these things:

1. NETWORK (BE PLEASANT TO TALK/WORK WITH): this includes going out to meet similar professionals, volunteering and then landing paid gigs (never work free twice btw! always do work you’re proud of, but never let them take you for a free ride 2x!!) with creative companies or creative start ups, or making sure you meet the people in charge of projects you want to work on, or people who do hiring at places you want to work… you have to constantly make people aware of you and your skill set.

2. BE PROLIFIC IN DOING GOOD WORK: do a lot of work, always showcase your work. The more work you do, the better you will get, and the bigger amount of good work you will have to pick from when you show people. It doesn’t have to be 100% perfect/amazing, but consistent and good.


3. BE PUNCTUAL:
Not everyone wants you to be the next picasso, what they want is someone who they know can meet a certain level of expectations and someone who they don’t have to hound to show up or show theme the goods. 

Working in a creative field often means that you will meet different people with different standards at taste levels…all you can do is do your personal best each time, be proud of what you’re doing, and be responsible.

That’s how you get work. There are a lot of people with vague descriptions of how to be successful..and that’s fine. 

I work in a creative field doing the most asinine “creative” work. But I get to look how I look and nobody micro-manages me because outside my ‘creative’ skill set I’ve also got pretty good customer services/people skills. I’m articulate enough to leave people feeling confident that I will not mess up their jobs, so they really don’t care what I look like, and I always let them know in the most non-confrontational way, my appearances do not effect my ability to get shit done, get shit handled, all while smiling and letting any kind of insult roll right off my shoulder.


You can definitely get a job in art, you just have to broaden your vision of what “jobs in creative fields” entail, and what other skills you have that can be used to benefit yourself in the professional work environment.

This!!!!! I support my cosplay lifestyle 100% from my 9-5 Graphic Design job. I went to art school, and I have a BFA. You need to be able to drive yourself into success, and it won’t come easily. work hard and good things will come to you!

24 6 / 2014

gailsimone:

I have to just assume that the world is ending because nothing can be cooler than this.

THATS JIM! BAHAHA!

gailsimone:

I have to just assume that the world is ending because nothing can be cooler than this.

THATS JIM! BAHAHA!

(Source: thesanitizer)

14 6 / 2014

13 6 / 2014

chellzisyeezus:

abby-mcnasty:

entelijan:

regalasfuck:

vanillacts:

Jamaal Charles catching his own pass

WHATTTTT

Shiiiit

The fuckkkkkk

And if you dont think this is the tightest shit then get the fuck out of my face

MUAHAHAHA PUMA REPRESENT!!!

(via stabithastabs)

09 6 / 2014

Mortal Kombat X (E3 Gameplay)

(via edboon-deactivated20140711)

05 6 / 2014

Anonymous said: Hello Bethany~ I'm working on a spider woman cosplay, but I cannot figure out how to make her mask without it falling off my face lol can you help me out please?

Actually, my friend BelleChere might be a better source for that question! She made the most beautiful spider-woman next to my Ms. Marvel this past weekend :3 (here’s her tumblr! http://bellechere.tumblr.com/

05 6 / 2014

garterbunny said: hi there i noticed that you did a juliet starling cosplay and i was just wondering where you got your costume from. i'm so nervous about ordering just because i've heard horror stories of tiny socks and ill made skirts. if you could hint me in the right direction that would be great!

I made mine before the game even came out :3 everything but my beautiful nick’s head which was painted by Babs Tarr. I think I’ve posted my costume breakdown if you want to take the plunge and make your own!
http://bethany-maddock.tumblr.com/post/22381455758/hey-was-wondering-how-you-made-the-lollipop-chainsaw

But definitely let me know if you have any more questions! I know there’s a ton of information in there >___

31 5 / 2014

OMG my first panel with amazing ladies!! @nadyasonika @echoendless @ridd1e @kristenhugheycosplay

OMG my first panel with amazing ladies!! @nadyasonika @echoendless @ridd1e @kristenhugheycosplay

26 5 / 2014

My whole career is a lie

My whole career is a lie

(Source: somethomas, via kotakucom)

25 5 / 2014

gaminginyourunderwear:

sanjuanwolf:

I sometimes forget that Death is a female (who’s in love with deadpool) in the Marvel universe.

How did I miss this?

Boston’s Deadpool

(Source: fialsamsagui)

20 5 / 2014

cosplayfanatics:

Sheik Cosplay By kupochan14

Follow cosplayfanatics for more cosplay

More people need to see this cosplay because it is brilliantly executed. I remember seeing her at Katsucon and it made me so happy!

09 5 / 2014