one small duck

night-catches-us:

kb-saransar:

"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.

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Mostly finished phoenix. Might need a touch up.

Picture number two for scanning tomorrow (I hope…)

Watercolour and fine liner on 180gsm hot pressed arches paper. Size is roughtly A2.

Mostly finished phoenix. Might need a touch up.

Picture number two for scanning tomorrow (I hope…)

Watercolour and fine liner on 180gsm hot pressed arches paper. Size is roughtly A2.

ancientart:

Sleeping Hermaphroditos, a Roman Imperial work (2nd century AD), which was discovered near the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, and probably inspired by a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. The mattress was sculpted by Bernini. 

With the voluptuous curves, one might assume walking by this sculpture, without closer observation, that a female is depicted. Hermaphroditos was actually a male, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, and is depicted here as a bisexed figure. The sculpture, and those like it, raise profound questions about the nature of arousal and desire.

The following sections are written by Astier Marie-Bénédicte of the Louvre, and are all worth a read:

The story of Hermaphroditos:

There is nothing improper in this work, but it still intrigues the viewer. Hermaphroditos, had rejected the advances of the nymph Salmacis. Unable to resign herself to this rejection, Salmacis persuaded Zeus to merge their two bodies forever, hence the strange union producing one bisexed being with male sexual organs and the voluptuous curves of a woman. Stretched out in erotic abandon on the mattress provided by Bernini, the figure sleeps. Yet Hermaphroditos has only fallen half asleep: the twisting pose of the body and the tension apparent down to the slightly raised left foot are indicative of a dream state.

An embodiment of Hellenistic taste:

[…] The subject reflects the taste for languid nudes, surprise effects, and theatricality, all of which were prized in the late Hellenistic period. The work is designed to be viewed in two stages. First impressions are of a gracious and sensuous body that leads one to think that the figure is a female nude in the Hellenistic tradition; this effect is heightened here by the sinuousness of the pose. The other side of the statue then brings a surprise, revealing the figure’s androgynous nature by means of the crudest realism. This effect of contrast and ambiguity, indeed this taste for the strange that plays with the viewer’s emotions, is the result of the theatricality of some Hellenistic art. This utopian combination of two sexes is sometimes interpreted as a half-playful, half-erotic creation, designed to illustrate Platonic and more general philosophical reflections on love. 

Courtesy of & currently located at the Louvre, France: Ma 231. Photos taken by Anne-Marie Bouché.

conveniently, this little beuaty dropped one to my dash today.  It just so happens to work in well with the main character of a sci fi comic i’m plotting….

Finished:the Guide.
Pen on paper.
Inspired by the song psychopomp by Canadian rock band the tea party.  

Getting it scand next week and looking into printing options. 

The scan will be posted on deviant art once I have it and will be available for purchase via printing options on that site :)

More posters to come (no more directly inspired by songs at this stage)

Finished:the Guide.
Pen on paper.
Inspired by the song psychopomp by Canadian rock band the tea party.

Getting it scand next week and looking into printing options.

The scan will be posted on deviant art once I have it and will be available for purchase via printing options on that site :)

More posters to come (no more directly inspired by songs at this stage)

Prototype/work in progress: fabric masks. 

I love masks. But I have a problem. ..
I wear glasses.
I also can’t wear contacts. 
So, if I want to wear a mask for a costume part I cant.
But I’ve found that I can wear fabric masks will fit under my glasses (yay).

Working on designs and modifications. The eye holes feel too small for one thing.  Back to the drawing bord :)

Prototype/work in progress: fabric masks.

I love masks. But I have a problem. ..
I wear glasses.
I also can’t wear contacts.
So, if I want to wear a mask for a costume part I cant.
But I’ve found that I can wear fabric masks will fit under my glasses (yay).

Working on designs and modifications. The eye holes feel too small for one thing. Back to the drawing bord :)

Spring :)

Spring :)

Radom update type thing!!

Did a random water colour of what I call a leaf wyrm. Its a bit rough. Still learning brush control and timing :)

Leaf wyrms as very small subspecies of dragon often found in thick forested areas. Or at least thought to. They are so well como flagged that there has only been a few reports of them. 

One of the smallest breads of wyrm, thire bodies are about the size of that of a rat.  Also, aside from their wings they have no appendages and are completely reliant on their very dexterous prehensile tail.

They belived to be omnivorous and hibernate in tree hollows during winter. 

Water colour and fine liner on canson drawing paper.

Radom update type thing!!

Did a random water colour of what I call a leaf wyrm. Its a bit rough. Still learning brush control and timing :)

Leaf wyrms as very small subspecies of dragon often found in thick forested areas. Or at least thought to. They are so well como flagged that there has only been a few reports of them.

One of the smallest breads of wyrm, thire bodies are about the size of that of a rat. Also, aside from their wings they have no appendages and are completely reliant on their very dexterous prehensile tail.

They belived to be omnivorous and hibernate in tree hollows during winter.

Water colour and fine liner on canson drawing paper.

stairs-to-nowhere:

the-fast-and-the-fluffiest:

j-a-s-u:

My friend told me about a watercolouring techinque where you mix sugar and water and after “painting” the paper with the liquid, you add the watercolour.

I wanted to try it out and took a couple of photos…

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I give up arting forever

What the hell

On the list of things I need to learn how to do this. Thanks jj! …

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

Work in progress: posters
Phoenix,  the guide,  the weaver of dreams, dreams.

Hoping to get at least two complete by the end of tbe month so I can get tgem printed.

Work in progress: posters
Phoenix, the guide, the weaver of dreams, dreams.

Hoping to get at least two complete by the end of tbe month so I can get tgem printed.