hannahcarbons:

WTNV Tarot
XVI - THE TOWER: TELLY THE BARBER
“A straight Tower of Babel allegory about pride preceding a fall.”
"The looser the assignment of the element to the Tarot Card, the better the art will be for reasons I really can’t explain nor do I intend." - Hannah’s Maxim
Will I admit that this is an extremely loose association?  Yes. And I apologize.  So generally Tower is an omen that bad things are going to happen, but like Death, it often is used just for the surface meaning of “bad things going to happen.”  The Tower’s Rider-Waite meaning comes from the story of the Tower of Babel, the idea of pride preceding a fall, or hubris.  The problem is, not for the life of me I can think of an instance of Night Vale where one’s hubris leads to a downfall.  The only thing that comes even remotely close is Telly, and even then you can argue that it wasn’t his hubris.  Cecil, however, frames his situation as such.  Obviously biased of course, but the best I could figure out for now, I guess.
A lot of salt and splatter brushes were used to give a nice hazy, delusional feel to the piece, along with dizzying camera angles.  I like the lime greens in this.
Click Here for the Masterpost of completed WTNV Tarot Cards so far!

hannahcarbons:

WTNV Tarot

XVI - THE TOWER: TELLY THE BARBER

A straight Tower of Babel allegory about pride preceding a fall.”

"The looser the assignment of the element to the Tarot Card, the better the art will be for reasons I really can’t explain nor do I intend." - Hannah’s Maxim

Will I admit that this is an extremely loose association?  Yes. And I apologize.  So generally Tower is an omen that bad things are going to happen, but like Death, it often is used just for the surface meaning of “bad things going to happen.”  The Tower’s Rider-Waite meaning comes from the story of the Tower of Babel, the idea of pride preceding a fall, or hubris.  The problem is, not for the life of me I can think of an instance of Night Vale where one’s hubris leads to a downfall.  The only thing that comes even remotely close is Telly, and even then you can argue that it wasn’t his hubris.  Cecil, however, frames his situation as such.  Obviously biased of course, but the best I could figure out for now, I guess.

A lot of salt and splatter brushes were used to give a nice hazy, delusional feel to the piece, along with dizzying camera angles.  I like the lime greens in this.

Click Here for the Masterpost of completed WTNV Tarot Cards so far!

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hannahcarbons:

WTNV Tarot
XV - THE DEVIL: THE CONDOS
“May be the time for a Deal with the Devil, other temptations or the confrontation with one’s inner evil. Occasionally interpreted as a symbol of sexuality, knowledge, ambition, or the need to balance indulgence and abstinence.”
The decision to make Devil The Condos came shortly after I had solidified the idea of The Lovers as The Whispering Forest.  Now, I am one to jump up and somewhat balk at the ideas of Tarot parallels in mirrors amongst individual cards in the deck, as more often than not Tarot cards are symbols of individual events and archetypes.  But despite that above I do feel that there can be readings of similarities when it comes to Lovers and Devil, particularly in the idea of innocent vs. malicious temptation.  Lovers, and by extension Whispering Forest, is a sort of innocent temptation, while Devil is portrayed as much more malicious and dangerous as a Lotus Eater-esque sort of conflict.
A common question I have received is why haven’t I included The Man In The Tan Jacket yet, particularly as The Devil card, even though he has intense parallels to the Devil.  I chatted about it earlier in a writing piece here you can check out.
Of course when I attempt to take a bite of an artistic element I’m new to, I  must take a big bite.  Fairly rough at perspective? How about doing 20+ identical cubes at varying heights at an awkward bird’s-eye view.  My apologies to those who attended a few of my Livestreams where I would helplessly fiddle with cubes.  Although the cubes are black, I adjusted them to be somewhat starry-looking to tie into the description of the Condo rental office, and so I don’t have to place simple black blots on the card. The placement of the sun and the symmetry of the cubes is in the style of the classical illustration of the Devil tarot.  I learned how to fiddle with the soft edge brushes, and I really loved how Carlos turned out floating there in the cube.
Click Here for the Masterpost of completed WTNV Tarot Cards so far!

hannahcarbons:

WTNV Tarot

XV - THE DEVIL: THE CONDOS

May be the time for a Deal with the Devil, other temptations or the confrontation with one’s inner evil. Occasionally interpreted as a symbol of sexuality, knowledge, ambition, or the need to balance indulgence and abstinence.”

The decision to make Devil The Condos came shortly after I had solidified the idea of The Lovers as The Whispering Forest.  Now, I am one to jump up and somewhat balk at the ideas of Tarot parallels in mirrors amongst individual cards in the deck, as more often than not Tarot cards are symbols of individual events and archetypes.  But despite that above I do feel that there can be readings of similarities when it comes to Lovers and Devil, particularly in the idea of innocent vs. malicious temptation.  Lovers, and by extension Whispering Forest, is a sort of innocent temptation, while Devil is portrayed as much more malicious and dangerous as a Lotus Eater-esque sort of conflict.

A common question I have received is why haven’t I included The Man In The Tan Jacket yet, particularly as The Devil card, even though he has intense parallels to the Devil.  I chatted about it earlier in a writing piece here you can check out.

Of course when I attempt to take a bite of an artistic element I’m new to, I  must take a big bite.  Fairly rough at perspective? How about doing 20+ identical cubes at varying heights at an awkward bird’s-eye view.  My apologies to those who attended a few of my Livestreams where I would helplessly fiddle with cubes.  Although the cubes are black, I adjusted them to be somewhat starry-looking to tie into the description of the Condo rental office, and so I don’t have to place simple black blots on the card. The placement of the sun and the symmetry of the cubes is in the style of the classical illustration of the Devil tarot.  I learned how to fiddle with the soft edge brushes, and I really loved how Carlos turned out floating there in the cube.

Click Here for the Masterpost of completed WTNV Tarot Cards so far!

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neptunain:

to catch a bus you have to think like a bus

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slow-riot:

George Bush doing the ice bucket challenge thing is really unsettling to me because it’s all over my dashboard right now and I truly don’t understand why people on this website now seem to think of him as America’s goofy uncle that does bad paintings you do remember who he is right?

(via f1rstperson)

“Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.”

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dynastylnoire:

lovelyandbrown:

mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

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blastortoise:

white people: mike brown robbed that store!

Lawyer: no he didn’t

Store owners: nope

Eye witnesses: nah

white people:

white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE

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orcapie:

What?? WTNV art that isn’t Cecilos WHAT

So I’ve had this idea for a series of Welcome to Night Vale art nouveau pieces for ages. I didn’t know if this would even work, and I’ve been afraid to try for months, but, I guess I’m doing it after all! 

(P.S the flowers are Clematis Josephines ;) )

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“What was a policeman, if not a civilian with a uniform and a badge? But they tended to use the term [civilian] these days as a way of describing people who were not policemen. It was a dangerous habit: once policemen stopped being civilians, the only other thing they could be was soldiers.”

"Snuff" by Terry Pratchett (via knerdy)

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shazampanic:

i want clint to notice everybody complaining about him and kate having the same superhero name bc “it’s confusing” so he officially changes his name to “dude hawkeye”

he even tweets it and has cap write it in the official superhero directory (he also makes cap make that a thing for this exact use) and makes everybody call him dude hawkeye on the coms and shit 

and when ppl call kate  ”lady hawkeye!” he just pulls out his mini-copy of the superhero directory and points to the page that says “Hawkeye: Kate Bishop” and is like “you must be mistaken friend, she’s hawkeye, i’m dude hawkeye, but there’s no lady hawkeye” 

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sirida:

I’m really not sure about what size to make Doug. But I guess here we go with a first design idea.

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