Two of EverythingThe homeless arrive here on regular schedules to give their pets up for adoption instead of letting the Humane Society seize them. It’s on the grounds that someone reported animal abuse, but as I write the paperwork and look the animal over, I notice that they’ve been fed, been watered, been taught to listen and heel, to be loyal, even that they’ve been brushed. Meanwhile the owners wipe their noses on their fingerless gloves and scratch the lice out of their beards. Their brows have fallen into their eyes like the collapse of a Roman monument; their skin is not only darkened by harsh desert sun but by grime and layered with years. They suck at the grit in their teeth and smell of garbage or truck stop showers and donated toiletries from hotel sinks.More Like This
It was Tuesday, December twentieth. The snow outside limited our clientele—no one wanted to come play with kittens and pit bulls when black ice slunk across the asphalt of Phoebe and snowmobiles crowded sections of
I'll Never Grow TiredTonight I'm going to stop youMore Like This
on the porch, we'll stand toe to toe
the way we used to when
the pulse that thrummed
quick and strong through our veins
sang out our young, unbridled hope.
Our eyes will meet and,
just like the first time,
I'll take a moment to run my fingers
through your shining thoughts and
caress the sharp lines of your mind.
I'll lean forward and press my lips onto
the the flower-petal curve of your self-expression,
and that will be enough for you
to take me by the hand
and lead me up the stairs.
In the soft moonlight that filters through
the trees and our gauzy curtains
I'll unbutton your fears and slip them from your shoulders,
revealing smooth broad dreams. And,
careful not to miss a single freckle of insecurity,
I'll kiss my way down to the hollow of your throat,
where your soft-spoken tendencies
rest among unshakable beliefs.
Between the ridges of your ribs I'll count your worries
and smooth them away with my fingertips.
Over the subtle curve of your hips
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.More Like This
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Animal Drawing
Anatomy for the Artist