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Aug 1

aidosaur:

The Black Earth. (photoshop)

There are many stories about Dhio, nearly every one of them is false.

Aug 1

novacattrueborn:

Further art tip: It’s good practice to sketch the ENTIRE figure, to avoid early-onset Liefeld Syndrome.

What with the who?

I’m too tired for big words I’m going to bed.

Rob Liefeld.

 chriskotthoff replied to your photoset “A Huntsman Prime in Clan Diamond Shark’s Lambda Spina scheme. I…”

Amazing work! I wasn’t a big fan of Loose take on Huntsman (he was starting to add way too many curves on mechs) but the running pose makes it look very sharp. The paint scheme is great as well.

Thanks, man. I had a lot of fun working on this one, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Thankfully, the recipient liked it, too!

A Huntsman Prime in Clan Diamond Shark’s Lambda Spina scheme.

I figured it was high time that I uploaded some of my recent minis. This one got a nice home with 1hellcat to flesh out his Shark-Fox unit. It was painted using craft acrylics, and the “snow” base was made with Crayola air-drying clay. This time, I decided to get a bit fancy with the painting and include some weathering/damage, as well as some kill markers on the left shoulder.

ancientart:

Sumerian headdress, made of gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and dates to ca. 2600–2500 B.C.

Kings and nobles became increasingly powerful and independent of temple authority during the course of the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 B.C.), although the success of a king’s reign was considered to depend on support from the gods. A striking measure of royal wealth was the cemetery in the city of Ur, in which sixteen royal tombs were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by Sir Leonard Woolley. These tombs consisted of a vaulted burial chamber for the king or queen, an adjoining pit in which as many as seventy-four attendants were buried, and a ramp leading into the grave from the ground.
This delicate chaplet of gold leaves separated by lapis lazuli and carnelian beads adorned the forehead of one of the female attendants in the so-called King’s Grave. In addition, the entombed attendants wore necklaces of gold and lapis lazuli, gold hair ribbons, and silver hair rings. Since gold, silver, lapis, and carnelian are not found in Mesopotamia, the presence of these rich adornments in the royal tomb attests to the wealth of the Early Dynastic kings as well as to the existence of a complex system of trade that extended far beyond the Mesopotamian River valley. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections, 33.35.3.

ancientart:

Sumerian headdress, made of gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and dates to ca. 2600–2500 B.C.

Kings and nobles became increasingly powerful and independent of temple authority during the course of the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 B.C.), although the success of a king’s reign was considered to depend on support from the gods. A striking measure of royal wealth was the cemetery in the city of Ur, in which sixteen royal tombs were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by Sir Leonard Woolley. These tombs consisted of a vaulted burial chamber for the king or queen, an adjoining pit in which as many as seventy-four attendants were buried, and a ramp leading into the grave from the ground.

This delicate chaplet of gold leaves separated by lapis lazuli and carnelian beads adorned the forehead of one of the female attendants in the so-called King’s Grave. In addition, the entombed attendants wore necklaces of gold and lapis lazuli, gold hair ribbons, and silver hair rings. Since gold, silver, lapis, and carnelian are not found in Mesopotamia, the presence of these rich adornments in the royal tomb attests to the wealth of the Early Dynastic kings as well as to the existence of a complex system of trade that extended far beyond the Mesopotamian River valley. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections33.35.3.

fossilporn:

An early relative of the horse – Protorohippus venticolus – about the size of a large dog.  Green River Formation in Wyoming.

fossilporn:

An early relative of the horse – Protorohippus venticolus – about the size of a large dog.  Green River Formation in Wyoming.

(Source: whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)

computerisyourfriend:

Fun with waterslide decals. I don’t normally use these but I wanted my Tau Ceti mechs to look authentic. These decals were ordered from Fighting Pirannha Graphics.  

The logo that looks like a stylized 4 is the unit insignia of the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers.

The logo with a clenched fist holding a sword is the banner of the Capellan Confederation, the Ranger’s employers.

Waterslide decals are tricky beasts. They are hard to apply (they are tiny slivers of film that you soak in water!) and even harder to look good so they blend with the model. You need to use a setting agent and then a coat of varnish to keep them pristine.

rakeeshsorrel:

ashashi-corner:

HE DID NOT GET ROB PAULSEN TO DO THIS

HE DID NOT

NOSTALGIA CRITIC HOW—!!!

YES

Oh my god.  My childhood.  It’s……….yes.

(Source: saraarp)

blasternation:

ampullae:

Sometimes we come across works of fan fiction that are so beautifully crafted that they inspire us to our very core. They tell us tales of loss and hope; of tragedy and strife.
This is not one of those fics.
Witness one of the best badfic series of all time with John Freeman who was Gordon Freeman’s Brother!
Half-Life: Full-Life Consequences
Half-Life: Full-Life Consequences 2: What Has Tobe Done
Half-Life: Full-Life Consequences: Hero Beggining
Half-Life: Full-Life Consequences: Free Man
BONUS:
Quarter-Life: Halfway to Destruction
John Freeman Remix

Oh man, I was actually the narrator for Free Man. I was totally awful compared to the others.
Still love these damn videos

blasternation:

ampullae:

Sometimes we come across works of fan fiction that are so beautifully crafted that they inspire us to our very core. They tell us tales of loss and hope; of tragedy and strife.

This is not one of those fics.

Witness one of the best badfic series of all time with John Freeman who was Gordon Freeman’s Brother!

BONUS:

Oh man, I was actually the narrator for Free Man. I was totally awful compared to the others.

Still love these damn videos

(Source: ikantenggelem)