Bikini Body + 20 new full-size templates


Ok! You all know I draw fashion figures. But this is by far the most magnificent site I have found. Check out the beautiful fashion croquis in all their real life glory!!!!! I am seriously crushing on these!

Originally posted on Tracing Real Body Models:


The media has been driving us crazy the last few years with their “bikini-body” and “beach-ready” article about how to get (perfect) for the summer. Have you ever hesitated to go to the beach or to a swimming pool because you didn’t want to strip down, believing that you don’t measure up to those impossible ideals? No more! Please, take your body swimming no matter how you think it should or shouldn’t look. You just might have so much fun frolicking in the water that the “looks” part will lose some of its exaggerated importance.

And while  you’re at it… Help us show the diversity of body sizes that exist in real life! 

Host a bikini-body photo-shoot! Here’s how to go about it:


Zava, Mila and Shantala,
20 new real body full-size templates
to trace and dress

More new model templates to trace…

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Ode to My Valentine


I’m heading out of town tomorrow to spent VDay with two dear friends, a Galentine’s weekend. I figured a little reblog from last year would be good. And a quote by Judy Garland.

“For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Originally posted on DCTdesigns Creative Canvas:

I was proposed to for the first time when I was eight, my engagement ring out of the candy dispenser. His mother had graciously lent him a velvet box to dress up the presentation. Hair combed he arrive at my front door. And as fate would have it, I wasn’t home.

For me
You live
In the Tall tale
Of an 8yr old’s Proposal
oft regaled 

For me
You live
in the barn amidst
Hay fort fears
Born sparks alit

I know this tale intimately in its retelling, an urban legend of my youth, one the love stories that shaped my desires. I admit I wondered what it would be to marry my childhood friend-to have 40 plus years with one man, my model of marriage. Having two divorces under my belt, I clearly have not lived up to its expectations. (According to my bosses the first one is a…

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Brain Scan.. Not as pretty as my artwork…


There is no other way to say this but Ray needs our support. So please buy his artwork (which is fabulous and would look great on your wall btw). There is power in community. In people connecting with one another. In compassion. And in the courage of the fight. Let’s show our support!!

Originally posted on Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas:

Dearest friends, fans, FAMILY!
Please reblog, share, tweet, FB, you name it!

Over the years it has been my freehand spray paint artwork that many of you are accustomed to seeing.  There will be more but for now, there is this.  My wife and I are working hard on keeping you up to date.  We are blown away by the more than 60K followers who show there support to us daily on the blog and other social media platforms!

So, here is a scan of my brain and the Tumor is circled. Its bigger than first thought.  On the 9th I have one more MRI w/ spectroscopy to determine the rate of growth and cell types.  Then it gets really hairy.

Ray Brain

I am doing the best I can to be in good spirits and will continue to strive! It really helps knowing I have touched so many people with my artwork…

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