Images that Inspire Creativity

I go to Ringling College of Art and Design, to pursue my future in Illustration.
This page is to help inspire others to Create
midwife-in-the-making:

Children are our guides to the higher spiritual planes. They serve to remind us of what we may have lost or forgotten in our efforts to cooperate with our culture. They remind us that all human minds, young and old, are tuned to the same fundamental wavelength, and that we call all read minds- we just pretend that we can’t as we get older and find that our culture demands duplicity.
The child’s state of consciousness is not to be rejected or replaced, but supplemented by the growing knowledge that you can’t get what you want by force- physical or psychic. 
This is what we have to teach children with the utmost patience we can muster, for the pain they may cause us is nothing to the revelation they offer at every moment. 

Stephen

From Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Mid-wife

midwife-in-the-making:

Children are our guides to the higher spiritual planes. They serve to remind us of what we may have lost or forgotten in our efforts to cooperate with our culture. They remind us that all human minds, young and old, are tuned to the same fundamental wavelength, and that we call all read minds- we just pretend that we can’t as we get older and find that our culture demands duplicity.

The child’s state of consciousness is not to be rejected or replaced, but supplemented by the growing knowledge that you can’t get what you want by force- physical or psychic.

This is what we have to teach children with the utmost patience we can muster, for the pain they may cause us is nothing to the revelation they offer at every moment.

Stephen

From Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Mid-wife

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Artist:

James Linkous

TheDiffusion” Series

 

"Self-Portrait / Diffusion 5"

3.5 ft x 6 ft

Charcoal

 

"Self-Portrait / Diffusion 4"

3.5 ft x 6 ft

Charcoal

 

"Self-Portrait / Diffusion 3"

3.5 ft x 6 ft

Charcoal

"Self-Portrait / Diffusion 2"

3.5 ft x  6ft

Charcoal

 

"Self-Portrait / Diffusion 1"

3.5ft x 6ft

Charcoal

"When one is born, their image of self is a pure crisp pool of water. When one experiences something traumatic, it acts as a pollutant to this self-image. The concentration of the trauma may diffuse, but the initial concentration is difficult to bear. One loses the very definition of their self through this trauma. When a parent dies, one has to deal with not being my mother’s son." When one experiences heartbreak, they lose the part of oneself that is, "my lover’s significant other." The remnants of the diffused pollutant remain in the pool for one’s entire life, slowly darkening the pure pool were born with, but we slowly adapt to survive the filth."

(Source: jameslinkous.com)

derrickdent:

Inktober Day 4: Bone Armor and Derpy Pet Companion

BONUS: Illo-friend John makes a guest appearance! Rocking the same theme, no pencils or ref.

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