It’s dark because you are trying too hard. 
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. 
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. 
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. 

I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. 
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. 
When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. 
No rhetoric, no tremolos, 
no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. 
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. 
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light. 

So throw away your baggage and go forward. 
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, 
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. 
That’s why you must walk so lightly. 
Lightly my darling, 
on tiptoes and no luggage, 
not even a sponge bag, 
completely unencumbered.

Aldous Huxley

Ryan Tippery | 2011

Ryan Tippery | 2010

Ryan Tippery | 2010

I’ll post more tomorrow, and to those who messaged me just now, I’ll respond to you in the morning. Everyone have a great night!

Ryan Tippery | Joao Ruas  2010
Ryan Tippery | Joao Ruas  2010

Ryan Tippery | Joao Ruas  2010

Ryan Tippery | 2009

Ryan Tippery | 2014

yung-bowie replied to your post: Ryan Tippery | 2009

Wow, this is completely different from your other work. It’s great to see the progression, keep it up!

Yeah I definitely switched gears after graduating from College. I’m thinking of doing some colored pencil work in the near future to see how I’d approach it now.

explosivesunflower replied to your post: Ryan Tippery | 2009

Did you seriously art this? I’m so happy right now. Do you have an Instagram?

yeah! :) my instagram is just ryantippery

Ryan Tippery | 2009

Going through old work from highschool / college. I’ll probably post some. You’ve been warned.