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Nicolay, Nicolas de, 1517-1583. Le navigationi et viaggi nella Turchia, 1577.

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Houghton Library, Harvard University

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Speed Animation 120
I tried something different today, a run with really pushed perspective and it was pretty difficult.  lately i’ve been obsessed with drawing pushed perspective and really pushing proportion so this was pretty fun for me.  The speed lines didn’t turn out how i wanted and it was first time attempting those and for some reason my mind isn’t grasping the concept of them…. well, i can try again on another animation.  this test took me about an hour and a half because it was so challenging.  but i learned something new today!

jasonwongart:

Speed Animation 120

I tried something different today, a run with really pushed perspective and it was pretty difficult.  lately i’ve been obsessed with drawing pushed perspective and really pushing proportion so this was pretty fun for me.  The speed lines didn’t turn out how i wanted and it was first time attempting those and for some reason my mind isn’t grasping the concept of them…. well, i can try again on another animation.  this test took me about an hour and a half because it was so challenging.  but i learned something new today!

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Artist: Depeche Mode
Song: Angel
Album: Delta Machine (Deluxe Version)
Plays: 4
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Angel - Depeche Mode [Delta Machine (Deluxe Version)]

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The gods, too, are fond of a joke

— Aristotle

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Speed Animation 101
Wanted to try some water so here is my first attempt.  it was actually really fun!  this took me about 45 minutes after watching some ref videos to try and get the viscosity correct…. played around with some of the timing too.  very different from animating smoke for sure.

jasonwongart:

Speed Animation 101

Wanted to try some water so here is my first attempt.  it was actually really fun!  this took me about 45 minutes after watching some ref videos to try and get the viscosity correct…. played around with some of the timing too.  very different from animating smoke for sure.

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wasbella102:

Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early am 18 Oct 2009

THIS IS REAL

nightdestroystheday:

wasbella102:

Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early am 18 Oct 2009

THIS IS REAL

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Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

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Black-figured plate, attributed to the painter Psiax
Greek
c.520-500 BCMade in Athens, Greece; from Vulci in Etruria (now in Lazio, Italy)
An archer blowing a trumpet
The archer on this plate wears a flapped and pointed cap, patterned trousers and a long-sleeved top. His costume is unusual, and is mostly Scythian in origin, as is the combined bow-case and quiver hanging from his waist. Scythian archers were employed as mercenaries in Athens from the mid-sixth century until 514 BC, when the Persian conquest of Thrace cut lines of communication and recruitment with Scythia. After this, Greek archers start to appear on vase paintings: they retain many elements of Scythian dress, but unlike the generally bearded Scythians, they are shown clean-shaven, as here. The trumpet this figure blows is thesalpinx, blown in battle.
This plate was painted by Psiax, who worked in both the conventional black-figure and the new red-figure techniques. The design, with the single black figure set on a plain clay background, looks like a translation into black-figure of a contemporary red-figure decorative scheme. Comparing it with a red-figure plate by the painter Epiktetos, which also shows a single archer, the opportunities offered by the newer technique are clear. The red-figure archer stands out more boldly against his black background; more varied and intricate patterns can be achieved because the details of his costume are painted rather than incised.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Black-figured plate, attributed to the painter Psiax

Greek

c.520-500 BC
Made in Athens, Greece; from Vulci in Etruria (now in Lazio, Italy)

An archer blowing a trumpet

The archer on this plate wears a flapped and pointed cap, patterned trousers and a long-sleeved top. His costume is unusual, and is mostly Scythian in origin, as is the combined bow-case and quiver hanging from his waist. Scythian archers were employed as mercenaries in Athens from the mid-sixth century until 514 BC, when the Persian conquest of Thrace cut lines of communication and recruitment with Scythia. After this, Greek archers start to appear on vase paintings: they retain many elements of Scythian dress, but unlike the generally bearded Scythians, they are shown clean-shaven, as here. The trumpet this figure blows is thesalpinx, blown in battle.

This plate was painted by Psiax, who worked in both the conventional black-figure and the new red-figure techniques. The design, with the single black figure set on a plain clay background, looks like a translation into black-figure of a contemporary red-figure decorative scheme. Comparing it with a red-figure plate by the painter Epiktetos, which also shows a single archer, the opportunities offered by the newer technique are clear. The red-figure archer stands out more boldly against his black background; more varied and intricate patterns can be achieved because the details of his costume are painted rather than incised.

Source: British Museum

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"I’ve done nothing horrible. And nothing heroic."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve done nothing horrible. And nothing heroic."

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Julius Caesar was captured by Sicilian pirates in 75 BC.  When he heard the amount of the ransom the pirates were asking he was offended by how low it was and insisted that they ask for more.
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did-you-kno:

Julius Caesar was captured by Sicilian pirates in 75 BC.  When he heard the amount of the ransom the pirates were asking he was offended by how low it was and insisted that they ask for more.

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This is just an amazing poster of all the Batman Villains!!!
It’s called “The Myriad Monikers of Gotham’s Villains 2.0” and it’s by Pop Chart.
You can buy the poster for $20 here!

g33kmk:

This is just an amazing poster of all the Batman Villains!!!

It’s called “The Myriad Monikers of Gotham’s Villains 2.0” and it’s by Pop Chart.

You can buy the poster for $20 here!

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Batman By DeviantArt User Epyon5http://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com

daily-superheroes:

Batman By DeviantArt User Epyon5
http://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com

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