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do you ever just
when someone draws something just for you
Arthur de Pins
The Schizophrenic Murdering Artist
Richard Dadd was a young British painter of huge promise who fell into mental illness while touring the Mediterranean in the early 1840s. He spent over forty years in lunatic asylums, dying at Broadmoor in 1886. During that time he painted, producing mesmerizingly detailed watercolors and oil paintings of which The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke is now the most well known.
Among the symptoms of Dadd’s illness – which sounds today like a form of schizophrenia – were delusions of persecution and the receipt of messages from the Ancient Egyptian deity Osiris. Dadd was commanded to kill his father and did so in the summer of 1843. After an equally well planned escape to France, the artist was eventually admitted to the Criminal Lunatic department of Bethlem Hospital in Lambeth (now the Imperial War Museum) and it was here that he painted the Fairy Feller. According to the inscription on the back of the canvas it took him nine years to complete, between 1855 and 1864.
The photo is by Dr Diamond. who photographed the inmates of Bedlam…
Also, the Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke is unfinished. Look at the bottom of the painting and those light brown areas, like the axe and some of the nuts…
자꾸만 네가 떠올라, Sinking of you, Daehyun Kim, 2010
The Korean title translates into “i keep thinking of you,” but it literally means “you keep floating up”
and then the English title is “Sinking of you”
so when you think of another person, that mentally woven image will float up to the surface beyond your reach
while you are weighted down by your own obsession.
my personal idol, one of the best animators ever, Rune Bennicke
and his fanart/concept design for an adaptation of chinese rock star Zheng Jun’s comic book Tibetan Rock Dog
I’m literally pulling these out of my ass in 15 minutes. I’m supposed to be getting ready for some other matters but I DON’T CARE
AND INTRO COMPLETE HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I NEED TO GO PACK NOW GOODBYE TUMBLR I THANK YOU ALL FOR READING AND I WILL CATCH YOU NEXT WEEK. LAN OUT. THIS HAS BEEN FULLTIME ARTIST.
H M Y FUCK I NG
“Heirloom” Pop-Up Art Book by Alison Ann Woodward unfolds piece by piece to reveal the anatomy of a white horned creature.
Clothing design based on real Mayan anthropological facts :D
DIANAAAAAA this is too pretty!!!! ashjkl I love the Mayan design and Tikal is wearing poncho and Shadow’s ornament, which costume did you use reference?
THAT OWL!!!!!!!!!! (ノ ´д｀)ノ ♥
It’s older than a poncho, this is a huipil, a blouse with no sleeves. The name comes from the Nahuatl (Mexica’s official language) word huipilli.
It was and is still used throughout the women of Mesoamerican cultures. Especially in hot weather areas such as the Maya civilisation territory.
The design is simple as I don’t imagine a Sonic character using these extravagant Maya headdresses, used mainly by the royalty and priesthood.
The Mesoamerican ones were mainly made of feathers as a strong symbol os spirituality and light. In the Tahuantinsuyo civilisation (Andean civilisation) were mainly made of gold. Both use both feathers and gold, the Maya use other materials as well.
This is a representation of a ceremony in Xcaret, México. Images speak here more than words.
The cultures of Mesoamerica use during rituals ayoyotl, also known as huesos de fraile (monk bones) which are empty nuts of a tree called chachayotl that hit themselves when movement is produced making a very pleasant and characteristic sound :3
Many of Sonic Adventure elements were based on the Tahuantinsuyo and Maya civilisations. The Tahuantinsuyo people used most frequently gold and the Maya people used minerals the most. Mixed most of the times por sculpture and jewelry and also for quotidian objects to beautify them. Turquoise and jade were used the most along with obsidian, characteristic mineral of Mesoamerica.
These are some colours which are frequent in american cultures. Most of them are of mineral origin but there’s also plant and animal origin.
That red is obtained by crushing cochineal bugs on a metate (stone mortar). Purple colour is obtained from a shell that leaves a purple secretion. The blue is mineral and here’s an specific tone called Azul Maya or Maya Blue. You can see it in the paintings of Bonampak. I try to use this colours the most for it’s my favourite and it is completely related to the Maya which is my favourite culture | civilisation.
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I’m so lovin’ the way you take a lot of time to make research for this…
(( For me it’s hands. Always hands. I admire other artists who draw beautiful amazing hands. ))
Oh yeah, that’s my main weakness too. I wonder how they’re able to pull it off beautifully like that. ;a; Did they study about it until they get bored or never stopped referencing or practicing, gosh I need to knoooow!
I frankly admire people who can draw proportionate body sizes, in general. Mine’s always skewered in one way or the other - unmatched limbs’ length, smaller body frames in relation to head sizes, etc. etc.
Another awesome pic!
This is really true, I really am utterly amazed at the amount of people that view artists as “something not human”, almost as if we were machines. Then attack and become absolutely horrid because we won’t appease them or we don’t act a certain way like they want us to or because we “are getting attention we don’t deserve.” Artists work really hard on their works and to treat them like they don’t deserve attention for all that work or that they’re not human but a machine to appease you all is pretty lowly behavior…
This is also…really ironic since art is one of the most human subjects…