John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his moonlit scenes and landscapes.

these paintings are incredible because we’ve all seen eerie clouds like this, but they’re virtually impossible to photograph the same way we see them. So this guy pained them. This is why painting and art is important. 

I’m gonna learn to do this now. 

These are some sketchbook pages that I colored in photoshop.

A lot of artists at Nick talk about “drawing stupid.” Basically it means unstructured drawing where you stop worrying about rules and expectations and goals and you just go nuts and make stupid pictures. Its like learning through play. Kids do it intrinsically because they are total imagination badasses. 

Anyway I have a good friend who is a boss at design AND drawing stupid so I gave her a cameo in this image set. She’s always showing me art and music videos and stuff that I wouldn’t find on my own. I guess she’s kind of inspirational. Never tell her that.