supercakeattack asked:

Why are you so awesome?! Do you like potatoes?! What is your favorite potato?!
  1. WHO KNOWS
  2. yes
  3. Russets if I’m mashing ‘em, possibly a mix with yukon gold if I’m in the mood.  Boil, strain, mash (there will be no ricing in this house).  Melt in butter, add milk for creaminess and texture.  Salt, pepper, sour cream, and sautéed leeks to taste.  Basic, simple bliss.
shoomlah

5ouda asked:

Where does your username come from? Like, what made you choose it?

shoomlah answered:

Shoom’lah is a portmanteau of two words in D’ni, the language from the MYST franchise- shooth, meaning “death,” and m’lah, meaning “lizard.”  So I guess it means “Death Lizard” or “Lizard of Death” or “Ew it’s a dead lizard don’t touch it” or something comparable.

I came up with the name when I was trying to design creatures for my own Myst age back in 2000 (the Shoom’lah was some semi-aquatic reptile that was an omen of death), and when I needed a screenname in the now-defunct Rivenguild forums I went with that.  I can honestly say I didn’t expect it to stick, especially not for eleven years.

And, if you’re curious, my drawings of the actual shoom’lah creature over the years:

I’ve gotten three or four asks about this recently, so it seems as good a time as any to reblog this sucker. FOURTEEN YEARS STILL GOIN’ STRONG

There’s a moment in Myst where you find a bolt of Black Ships fabric in Sirrus’ room on Stoneship, and I’ve always thought it would fun to redraw it at higher resolution… aaand make it a little fancier.  Why not.
The idea that Sirrus probably sews his own clothes is just…  It’s just great.  What a fuckin’ dandy.

There’s a moment in Myst where you find a bolt of Black Ships fabric in Sirrus’ room on Stoneship, and I’ve always thought it would fun to redraw it at higher resolution… aaand make it a little fancier.  Why not.

The idea that Sirrus probably sews his own clothes is just…  It’s just great.  What a fuckin’ dandy.

riptidemonzarc asked:

You probably get this all the time, but how is your first name pronounced? It's a word in French (roughly pronounced 'leen-yah'), but that doesn't mean that's how you say it (or prefer it said).

Haha that’s just the name of my blog!  My actual name is Claire Hummel, hidden down there in the blog description.

I went with Ligne Claire as a blog name since it does double duty as 1. a French comics style that I adore, and 2. a pun on the fact that I’m an artist, named Claire, who does a lot of clean linework. :)

My steampunk Sailor Uranus (that’s Admiral Tenoh, thankyouverymuch) for Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Show down in Anaheim, CA!
I love the idea of doing customized/unique uniforms for each of the senshi, especially if it means I get to put Haruka in a more tailored/militaristic getup.  I have designs sitting around for the rest of the senshi, but… but let’s be honest.  I’m lucky I finished one design in time for this show. :P
-C

My steampunk Sailor Uranus (that’s Admiral Tenoh, thankyouverymuch) for Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Show down in Anaheim, CA!

I love the idea of doing customized/unique uniforms for each of the senshi, especially if it means I get to put Haruka in a more tailored/militaristic getup.  I have designs sitting around for the rest of the senshi, but… but let’s be honest.  I’m lucky I finished one design in time for this show. :P

-C

sbosma

World-building in illustration

sbosma:

Got any questions about world-building as it relates to illustration? General? Specific? Put ‘em in the ask box: http://sbosma.tumblr.com/ask

I think I’m gonna write a post about it, but I’d love to hear what people are curious about as jumping-off points. Can be about specific images I’ve made or about the practice in general. I don’t really do this stuff too often, but I’ve gotten several questions and it’s something I like talking about.

Sam Bosma is gonna be answering questions about world-building in illustration!  This is something I would love to write about, but in the meantime I’m just gonna sit and listen to Sam because why wouldn’t I

howtotrainyourdragon
howtotrainyourdragon:

Join us at Gallery Nucleus on June 21st at 6pm for the opening reception of Flight & Fury, a How to Train Your Dragon-themed exhibition featuring original artwork by DreamWorks Animation artists. Meet the artists, win raffle prizes, and celebrate the release of #HTTYD2 with other fans! Find out more: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/432

My Hideous Zippleback piece is going to be in the Nucleus show this Saturday- I wish I could make it in person, so here’s hoping some of you will go in my stead. :)
-C

howtotrainyourdragon:

Join us at Gallery Nucleus on June 21st at 6pm for the opening reception of Flight & Fury, a How to Train Your Dragon-themed exhibition featuring original artwork by DreamWorks Animation artists. Meet the artists, win raffle prizes, and celebrate the release of #HTTYD2 with other fans! Find out more: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/432

My Hideous Zippleback piece is going to be in the Nucleus show this Saturday- I wish I could make it in person, so here’s hoping some of you will go in my stead. :)

-C