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Marcelo Bordese

Thought for a sec this was William Blake (whose paintings are among the inspirations for Silent Hill).

Mona Furter?

Mona Furter?

(via techsgtjenn)

Holy crap.
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Big Fish

Holy crap.

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Big Fish

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20th Anniversary Twin Peaks Art Exhibit

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20th Anniversary Twin Peaks Art Exhibit

Bryan Lewis Saunders's Self-Portraits on Drugs

(Pictured, 150 mg Buspar, snorted)

"…everyday (sic) I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence. "

If ever I was wondering about some of these drugs, these give me some idea of their effects. For example, Cocaine, meth or PCP = no, never, thank you. Which, to be fair, was already my opinion.

Turnabout art class.

Turnabout art class.

Gesture Drawing Tool

This is a pretty good source for artists who don’t have access to a figure drawing class: a variety of models in a variety of poses. You can specify make or female, clothed or nude, and 30-second, 1, 2, 5 or 10 minute intervals. some of those poses I’d hate to hold for that long — I’ve done figure modeling before!

The Model

The model sat, egoless, naked, one knee raised, head down. The students captured his form in large, looping curves, a bell chimed, and he stood, arms akimbo, facing the lights. Another minute, another stroke of charcoal pencil, another bell, another pose. Again. Again. Again.

The teacher calls for ten-minute poses. The model becomes his body. The model becomes an observer to his body, tracking aches and tickles as they migrate from shoulder to thigh, thigh to buttock, buttock to biceps, biceps to back. The model remembers the last time he posed, drawn by someone who loved him, long ago, and he finally understands that the love was real, the ending no fault of either lover, that it happened because it happened, and that tautology is enough.

The teacher calls for thirty-minute poses. The model recites multiplication: twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes. The model regrets closing his eyes, as this leads to less-focused mind-wanderings, and erotic daydreams come with trouble in this setting. The model experiences leaving his body and running around the room flapping his arms. The model experiences time expanding and contracting at his beck and call. The model calculates how many pages per day he must write to achieve a certain arbitrary goal by the end of the month.

The teacher calls for one final pose, forty-five minutes. The model meditates on focus. The model’s stomach gurgles. The model imagines himself with wings. The model is drawn with a halo.

Ursula Vernon’s “The Tax Man II:Rising Water” — she’s selling prints to, well, help pay taxes.

Ursula Vernon’s “The Tax Man II:Rising Water” — she’s selling prints to, well, help pay taxes.

thedailywhat:

Science Experiment of the Day: It may surprise you to learn that Greek statues weren’t always the bland, joyless marble heaps they are today. When they were first crafted, the sculptures were awash with color. Unfortunately, time takes its toll, and the paint-job has long been due for a serious touch-up.
Science to the rescue: Employing UV light to illuminate pigment traces and a technique called “raking light,” which involves shining a lamp against the surface of the statue to emphasize color patterns, researches were able to discern where the paint should go. With the aid of Infrared and X-ray spectroscopy, the type of material used to make the different colors could be determined.
Combining these findings allowed the researchers to construct a model showing which colors were used and where.
tl;dr: Science is awesome.
[io9.]

thedailywhat:

Science Experiment of the Day: It may surprise you to learn that Greek statues weren’t always the bland, joyless marble heaps they are today. When they were first crafted, the sculptures were awash with color. Unfortunately, time takes its toll, and the paint-job has long been due for a serious touch-up.

Science to the rescue: Employing UV light to illuminate pigment traces and a technique called “raking light,” which involves shining a lamp against the surface of the statue to emphasize color patterns, researches were able to discern where the paint should go. With the aid of Infrared and X-ray spectroscopy, the type of material used to make the different colors could be determined.

Combining these findings allowed the researchers to construct a model showing which colors were used and where.

tl;dr: Science is awesome.

[io9.]

An assortment of track and album covers I did for my Bandcamp page.

An assortment of track and album covers I did for my Bandcamp page.

Capricorn poster in public libraries decried as Satanic

Ursula’s poster, the image for which I posted yesterday, is part of a summer reading program throughout the US.

So today she discovered this comment (and resulting agreement-rich thread) at The Watchman’s Cry (an End-Times forum (JWs?)):

So my twins went to public school school last year (never again!), and a couple of days before the last day of school, they brought home a flyer promoting the Public Library summer reading program. As you know, the Public Library is Govt. I was shocked by the picture on it- a man/goat rising out of waves with vacant eyes who is holding a scepter/rod in one hand, a book in his other, and he has three killer whales in front of him (he is standing) tied to the loop of his belt. My husband was also appalled, so he looked it up to realize that this horrendous picture is being promoted at EVERY public Library across the USA! So This image was probably passed out at all the public schools and seared (subliminally) into childrens’ minds. We got this around June 2nd and the oil spill was Aprill 20. It looks like the “beast rising out of the water” as written in Revelation.

Ursula is so proud!

(To be clear, I have no doubt the end-timers actually believe this; I also have no doubt this was in no way her intent.)

Capricorn by Ursalav: A commission for a national summer reading program with the theme “Make  Waves at Your Library” by Ursala Vernon.

Capricorn by Ursalav: A commission for a national summer reading program with the theme “Make Waves at Your Library” by Ursala Vernon.