HM THEMES

hugonebula:

Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section.

"The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut…"

(via Artist Creates Glass Loaves That Can Be Sliced Into Beautiful Portraits Like Bread | Bored Panda)

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wapiti3:

The nests and eggs of the broods in Deutschland and neighboring countries birds. ; By Willibald, E. on Flickr.

Publication info Luckau: CF Kutzscher, 1854
Contributing Library:
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
BioDiv. Library

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corycat90:

Modern Pantheon

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kateordie:

ananthymous:

Girl with the Skeleton Hand 2

One of several comics collected in CUTTINGS, the upcoming Johnny Wander book! It’s up for preorder on Kickstarter right now!

Fact: Cecilia has a secret fondness for elephants. There are small figurines scattered around her apartment!

johnnywander.com

I like everything about this. Everything!

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awkwardsituationist:

photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd

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cicadamagazine:

makerofnets:

At the end of April, my partner and I were invited to Gwaii Haanas to help our friend, a biologist, to monitor sooty grouse, goshawks and other sea and song birds. Gwaii Haanas also asked me to do some drawings while I was there. I drew many of these on the boat and in the floatcamp during a gale warning.

Suuuuch gorgeous work by Kara Sievewright! 

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tattoohistorian:

A couple very spring-like tattoos in here. Love the floral branch with caterpillar and snail! From Ottolenghi via Guerrieri (1912)

tattoohistorian:

A couple very spring-like tattoos in here. Love the floral branch with caterpillar and snail! From Ottolenghi via Guerrieri (1912)

timur-i-lang:

Construction of the fort of Khavarnaq, by Bihzad
Herat, ca. 1494-1495 C.E.

timur-i-lang:

Construction of the fort of Khavarnaq, by Bihzad

Herat, ca. 1494-1495 C.E.

starlock:

↣ HB! CHAPTER TWO START ↢

↣ READ FROM THE BEGINNING ↢

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THE WEBCOMIC ABOUT GAY WESTERN CENTAURS IS BACK with a vengeance and a timeskip! I’m happy to report that I was able to make excellent use of the break and all of the preorders for the first volume are out the door, I quit my part-time foodservice job, and it was replaced instantly with several other exciting things! 

In other news, I’ll be at Anime Boston, Emerald City Comic Con, and MoCCA Fest with copies of Vol.1 (as well as a few prints), and I hope to see some of you there!!!

THANKS FOR READING!!

♥ TORIL

drawingtutor:

Adrian Madej brush creation tut 

drawingtutor:

Adrian Madej brush creation tut 

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glitterghoul:

adorable

glitterghoul:

adorable

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camille-andre-book:

As a student in animation, I am currently working on my graduation movie.

I share with you a concept art I did in 2013 for this character.
(Because I wanted it white, I painted it in black before \°<°/ )

victongai:

The Cloisters NY Subway Poster

Victo Ngai

When I visited NY as a student, I remember seeing all the beautiful subway art-cards and posters, I would look at them with dazed eyes and tell myself : one day. 

When Amy Hausmann, Deputy Director of MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, asked me if I would like to design one of the two 2014 NY Subway posters, I was beyond myself. 

The Cloisters is one of my favorite places in New York. It’s proximity to the heart of New York city makes it surreal, the short train ride transforms mid-town skyscrapers to a medieval abbey like a time machine. To me, The Cloisters is the perfect subject for the poster theme: “Fantastic Ride of MTA”. The format of this piece was inspired by the beautiful Unicorn tapestry displaying in the museum. To make it more contemporary and further embrace the idea of time travel, modern visitors are venturing into the world where mythological creatures and medieval hunters exit. I also sneaked in many small details which I hope viewers will have fun discovering: such as a dog chasing a squirrel, a fat tourist family which the sons look like clones of the father, the kissing puppy lovers. etc

These posters are slowly being put up in stations around NY, it makes me really happy getting emails with photos of the poster in context and people telling me how the posters have enticed them to visit The Cloisters. The photo above are taken by friend and fellow illustrator Daniel Fishel. 

Thank you all so much who came out during the snow for the MTA Arts for Transit talk at the Society of Illustrator last Saturday. Thank you Greg Ruth for recommending me to Amy. Last but not least, thank you Amy and Lydia for this great project and all the creative freedom any illustrator could ever wanted! 

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ecarian:

mikayel:

The Little Matchgirl

A little insight! This is a “children’s book” set in the time of the Industrial Revolution.

A young girl has to go out and sell matches and is not allowed to come back until she does because her father is an abusive drunk to her and her siblings. Their mother is dead. On this particular day, she can NOT sell her matches so she retreats to a corner but it’s winter so it is dreadfully cold. With ever match she lights, she dreams of Christmas related things such as a well decorated tree or a Christmas dinner. But she can’t have them because she is too poor. With her last match, she dreams of spending time with her grandmother on Christmas but it fades too soon. That being her last one, she goes to sleep but her grand mother retrieves her.

If you couldn’t recognize it in the last gif, the girl has frozen to death.

oh my gosh

Here’s a link to the video