August 20, 2014

angryblackman:

"How are your grades?"

"What are you majoring in?"

"Have you got a girlfriend?"

"What do you want to do when you graduate?"

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3:13pm
Filed under: Life 
August 20, 2014
wecometolife:

“Ezio” by Craig Mullins

wecometolife:

“Ezio” by Craig Mullins

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August 20, 2014

littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping

No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or aquascaping, is just as difficult, expensive, and cutthroat as any other sport but requires expertise in many different fields to guarantee success. Aquarium designers possess large amounts of expertise in biology, design, photography, and excel in the art of patience, as individual aquascapes can take months if not years to fully mature into a completed landscape.

The world’s largest nature aquarium and aquatic plants layout competition is the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) which annually ranks hundreds of competitors from around the world with Asian and Eastern European countries generally dominating the top slots. While it’s somewhat difficult to track down galleries of winners from every year, above are some amazing entries from the last few years. To see more, oh so much more, check out: IAPLC Grand Prize Works, IAPLC 2011 Top 27, IAPLC 2013 Top 6, IAPLC 2012 Top 200 (or here), and the first Eastern European Planted Aquarium Design Contest.

http://beautifuldecay.com/category/sculpture/

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/the-incredible-underwater-art-of-aquascaping/

http://en.iaplc.com/

August 20, 2014

pubicles:

Becoming a cold hearted bitch wasn’t really what I planned to do with my life but here I am

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4:33am
Filed under: Life 
August 19, 2014
Thalestris by Pansy-x

Look at my pretty Thalestris !
I recently started playing Neverwinter and she’s the healer of my team.

Thalestris by Pansy-x

Look at my pretty Thalestris !

I recently started playing Neverwinter and she’s the healer of my team.

August 19, 2014
vgjunk:

Dice-powered shotgun combat from Battle Hunter / The Hunter AR0062, a game it seems that I will be forever fascinated by.

vgjunk:

Dice-powered shotgun combat from Battle Hunter / The Hunter AR0062, a game it seems that I will be forever fascinated by.

August 17, 2014

natural-magics:

It’s been over a year since my last giveaway, so I think it’s about time for me to host another :) Click the images for a larger view.

Contents:

  • Silver crescent moon necklace with an amethyst crystal briolette
  • Blue flash labradorite pendant, handmade by me (chain included)
  • Rose quartz heart
  • Midnight goldstone star
  • Raw celestite crystal
  • Raw green calcite
  • Tumbled amethyst
  • Tumbled moonstone
  • One antique key from this lot: (see photo)
  • Corked glass bottle containing mixed gems (amethyst, carnelian, red garnet, sodalite, and quartz)

Rules and Qualification:

  • Reblog this post to enter the giveaway, that’s it!
  • Likes do not count, though it’s fine to like this to bookmark the post.
  • Please be courteous — don’t spam reblog. This will disqualify you.
  • Deleting or altering the text of this post will disqualify you.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter, as per tumblr guidlines.
  • Your ask box must be open for me to contact you, if you win.
  • You must be willing to give me a shipping address to send the prizes.
  • The winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner shall be chosen.
  • So I know that you’ve read these rules clearly, tag this post with “magicbunnies” when you reblog it. 
  • You don’t have to follow me, though it’s appreciated if you like my blog!

Other Info:

  • This giveaway ends on Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 11 pm EST.
  • The winner will be chosen at random with random.org for fairness — I will keep very close track of the notes.
  • The worth of this giveaway is about $55 USD.
  • I will pay for shipping expenses, including international shipping.
  • It’s okay to reblog this post more than once, but like I said, please don’t spam.
  • I’ll likely be including some surprise goodies as ideas come to me.
  • All of the crystals featured are natural and untreated, besides the sparkly goldstone.
  • Do you like the jewelry featured? You can view more of my work at my shop.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Good luck and take care!

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1:56pm
Filed under: tbd giveaway magicbunnies 
August 15, 2014
Pilot by Pansy-x
 I drew this at work, I was bored, liked the colours and wanted to do something cute… So here Leftforbed oc Pilot !

Pilot by Pansy-x


I drew this at work, I was bored, liked the colours and wanted to do something cute… So here Leftforbed oc Pilot !

August 14, 2014

leonardian:

DAVID
Bronze & Gilding | Andrea del Verrocchio
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Date: ca. 1466-1468
Size: 125 cm (49 inches)

Sketches
Left: Circle of Verrocchio, ca. 1470
Right: Lorenzo di Credi, Study, ca. 1480


Florence, 1466.

The 14-year-old Leonardo was apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio, at the time one of the best artists the city had to offer, at his workshop on Via Ghibellina.

Living conditions in these workshops were cramped at best: downstairs at street level was the actual workshop space where everything happened, from painting to casting metals, clay and stone sculpture, to showing potential customers the works on offer. Open to the street, there would often be animals running around in them too, such as chickens, cats and dogs. Upstairs or in the back were the living quarters that were shared by the Maestro and all the apprentices and assistants.
Leonardo would not have instantly learned how to paint or sculpt, but would have been put to use on the shop floor, sweeping and cleaning, grinding beetles and stones for colours, mixing solvents or learning how to make brushes and prepare wood panels.

It was sometime during Leonardo’s first year at the bottega that the Medici family commissioned Verrocchio to create a small bronze statue of the biblical David - possibly for their private collection rather than their famed gardens.
As apprentices often doubled as models, it was only natural for Verrocchio to look for the perfect David in his own workshop first…

… and he found him in Leonardo. Slender and graceful, beautiful and intense, and already exuding an air of inner strength that shines through in the statue, he would have modelled for it for several days, most definitely in the nude, right there in one of the corners of the bottega while life continued around him. The clay models created during this would have remained in the workshop for other artists to study long after the actual piece was delivered.

How long it took for the statue to be finished is unknown, but it seems it did not leave the workshop straight away. Instead of going to the Medici, it was bought by the Signoria in 1476 to be displayed at the bottom of one of the main staircases of the Palazzo Vecchio, and it soon became a symbol for the city: the young David, having defeated a much bigger enemy, just like Florence itself.


Today, it stands in the Donatello Room of the Bargello, a giant space that somehow doesn’t seem to dwarf the ever so small and delicately worked statue, but rather amplifies its expressiveness. Recent restoration revealed fine gilding of the hair, the eyes, armour and sandals under layers of black paint and varnish which were slowly eating away at the bronze.

August 11, 2014

theartofanimation:

Elliot Alfredius

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6:57am
Filed under: Art Elliot Alfredius