the art of riordan james flynn

Costume pieces for Dolores Umbridge and BBC’s Merlin for Dragon*Con. :) 

The hat is hand-stitched and pin-tucked with pearls and rhinestones. I’ll be making her wand tomorrow night. 

Hope to see you all there!


Depression + Robin Williams, 11 months in Ireland.

Depression + Robin Williams, 11 months in Ireland.

Well, readers. Here we are. Almost a year forward from when I got on a plane and my life changed for the better in a thousand ways. I’ve spent the last eleven months with my best friend, gotten to know some beautiful, intelligent people, and grown to love a big city when I swore to be a small-town kid forever. I am not leaving forever. I am sure, and I must promise myself now, that I will be back…

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"I wish I could draw!" 
No.
No you don’t. 
[What people don’t understand about being an artist is that it’s incredibly draining, taxing, thankless and mocked work and what you have to sacrifice to be good at it is sometimes really not worth the end product. I feel like I’m bleeding out.
You wish you could draw? No you don’t. Be grateful you can’t.

This also ties in a lot of themes of isolation and misery that come with being autistic, so it’s pretty intensely personal work. It’s ridiculously wanky and depressing so I don’t expect anyone to like it or understand.]
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"I wish I could draw!" 

No.

No you don’t. 

[What people don’t understand about being an artist is that it’s incredibly draining, taxing, thankless and mocked work and what you have to sacrifice to be good at it is sometimes really not worth the end product. I feel like I’m bleeding out.

You wish you could draw? No you don’t. Be grateful you can’t.

This also ties in a lot of themes of isolation and misery that come with being autistic, so it’s pretty intensely personal work. It’s ridiculously wanky and depressing so I don’t expect anyone to like it or understand.]

[Over here on dA]