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Aug 13 '14
shingworks:

A Dhio for Aidosaur, whose hand is in pain! Almost nothing is worse for an artist than chronic hand pain :c (but the hyenadon god of artisans hopes that you feel better)

AAAAAAAAAAA DER-SHING!!!  This is the sweetest, nicest thing, thank you so so so much!!!!  Ah what gorgeous colors, what great teeth, what a terrible awful beast with no friends ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Please guys go follow Der-shing, you will not be disappointed!  also be wary of spiders.

shingworks:

A Dhio for Aidosaur, whose hand is in pain! Almost nothing is worse for an artist than chronic hand pain :c (but the hyenadon god of artisans hopes that you feel better)

AAAAAAAAAAA DER-SHING!!!  This is the sweetest, nicest thing, thank you so so so much!!!!  Ah what gorgeous colors, what great teeth, what a terrible awful beast with no friends ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Please guys go follow Der-shing, you will not be disappointed!  also be wary of spiders.

Aug 4 '14

erikkwakkel:

Fun Medieval Doodles

Here is a small selection of doodles I tweeted over the past year (@erik_kwakkel). Although they are usually not exactly eye-candy, they are easy to like. I think this is because they are often very funny, but also because the activity is such a familiar one. Almost without thinking we ourselves doodle on notepads, post-it notes or in the margin of the newspaper.

While our drawings are often the result of boredom, in the Middle Ages there was often a more pragmatic rationale behind their creation. In some cases they were a response to the text, such as the Adam and Eve doodle above. Moreover, many were the fruit of correcting the nib of the pen, like the little dog’s head. They are the medieval equivalent, as it were, of our scratching on a piece of paper to get the ink flowing.

In other cases still it remains a mystery what the doodling scribe was thinking. Why draw the skeleton that seems to hold a glass, for example? Is it a warning that our enjoying the delights of this planet will ultimately come to an end? A medieval campaign against riding your horse while under influence? Whatever the meaning of this poor guy with his drink may be, and in spite of the fact we are reminded of our own mortality, sketches like this do brighten the page - and my day.

Aug 3 '14
adamtanart:

Gaudy

adamtanart:

Gaudy

Aug 2 '14
cartoonretro:

Edmond Kiraz

cartoonretro:

Edmond Kiraz

Aug 1 '14
Anamanaguchi - Prom Night (Endless Fantasy)

mudjoe2:

Anamanaguchi - Prom Night


Holy shit so good.

Jul 31 '14
oldfishingphotos:

Coelacanth Stamp
Comoro Islands
Source: stampcommunity

oldfishingphotos:

Coelacanth Stamp

Comoro Islands

Source: stampcommunity

Jul 30 '14
Shadows of a Wisteria Tree in Vessa Chios, Greece (source website seems to have been taken down)

Shadows of a Wisteria Tree in Vessa Chios, Greece (source website seems to have been taken down)

(Source: elladaa)

Jul 23 '14
Jul 15 '14
Jul 14 '14
100artistsbook:

John Duncan (Scottish, 1866-1945), Angus Og, God of Love and Courtesy, Putting a Spell of Summer Calm on the Sea, 1908. Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 101.6 cm. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

100artistsbook:

John Duncan (Scottish, 1866-1945), Angus Og, God of Love and Courtesy, Putting a Spell of Summer Calm on the Sea, 1908. Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 101.6 cm. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

(Source: birdsofrhiannon)

Jul 13 '14
Jul 12 '14
Jul 11 '14
homelustdesign:

Girls riding on Sheep by John Drysdale

homelustdesign:

Girls riding on Sheep by John Drysdale

Jul 10 '14
friendlystray:

Doodled up some of aidosaur ‘s guys cause GOSH GOSH GOSH SUCH CUTIES GOOOOOOSH!!!!
Also Yuko is one of the nicest, sweetest, people ever. EVERRRR. FYI.

Aaa Katie’s the sweetest and the best!  I am forever grateful to have such a good thoughtful talented friend ♥ ♥ ♥

friendlystray:

Doodled up some of aidosaur ‘s guys cause GOSH GOSH GOSH SUCH CUTIES GOOOOOOSH!!!!

Also Yuko is one of the nicest, sweetest, people ever. EVERRRR. FYI.

Aaa Katie’s the sweetest and the best!  I am forever grateful to have such a good thoughtful talented friend ♥ ♥ 

Jul 5 '14
workman:

heracliteanfire:
A cuckoo standing in profile to right on a tree branch, singing; illustration to Thomas Bewick’s ‘History of British Birds’ (Newcastle: 1804, Vol I); proof. Wood-engraving with hand-colouring (via British Museum)

workman:

heracliteanfire:

A cuckoo standing in profile to right on a tree branch, singing; illustration to Thomas Bewick’s ‘History of British Birds’ (Newcastle: 1804, Vol I); proof. Wood-engraving with hand-colouring (via British Museum)