From the Bear Pit

burntcopper:

Captain America 2 : The Winter Soldier | Everybody Wants To Rule The World

…WHOA. now that’s good editing.

arrogantanupapaya:

kalifrak:

kalifrak:

The crouching cover is in this year…

I fully expect to see Bilbo on the cover of DoS in this pose.

Edit: FUCKIN CALLED IT

oh my god

euclase2:

I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I felt like doing it. 

In case you need a ride somewhere.

thenailasaurus:

The Nailasaurus x Nail That AccentMore info here

thenailasaurus:

The Nailasaurus x Nail That Accent

More info here

gingerhaze:

destronomics:

Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Art — Nebula and Gamora — by Andy Park

i live for this

webofgoodnews:

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill reveals identity of long-anonymous donors of millions and their amazing story
After I finished, many individuals in the audience came up to thank me for speaking and offered support and encouragement. But one man stands out to this day. He was a slight gentleman who appeared to be in his late 60s or early 70s. Modestly dressed, in dated clothing; the stuff my father wore when I was a kid. He put an envelope into my hand. He said he was inspired and trusted me to use it in a way that would best help animals but demanded that his gift remain anonymous. I thought it would be rude to open the envelope in front of him, so I simply thanked him very much, promised he would remain anonymous, and continued to greet other guests.
It wasn’t until I got back to the zoo that I even remembered I had the envelope in my pocket. It contained a folded check. I expected maybe $25. When I opened it, I almost fell down. Ninety thousand dollars! My initial reaction was that there was no way this check could be valid, an assumption that still shames me. His appearance made me think that he had limited means.
The check was written in shaky handwriting. It looked like it had been written very slowly. Maybe this was an elderly gentleman who meant well but was a bit delusional regarding his financial capabilities? I prepared for an “insufficient funds” response from the bank — but the check went right through.
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webofgoodnews:

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill reveals identity of long-anonymous donors of millions and their amazing story

After I finished, many individuals in the audience came up to thank me for speaking and offered support and encouragement. But one man stands out to this day. He was a slight gentleman who appeared to be in his late 60s or early 70s. Modestly dressed, in dated clothing; the stuff my father wore when I was a kid. He put an envelope into my hand. He said he was inspired and trusted me to use it in a way that would best help animals but demanded that his gift remain anonymous. I thought it would be rude to open the envelope in front of him, so I simply thanked him very much, promised he would remain anonymous, and continued to greet other guests.

It wasn’t until I got back to the zoo that I even remembered I had the envelope in my pocket. It contained a folded check. I expected maybe $25. When I opened it, I almost fell down. Ninety thousand dollars! My initial reaction was that there was no way this check could be valid, an assumption that still shames me. His appearance made me think that he had limited means.

The check was written in shaky handwriting. It looked like it had been written very slowly. Maybe this was an elderly gentleman who meant well but was a bit delusional regarding his financial capabilities? I prepared for an “insufficient funds” response from the bank — but the check went right through.

lucaspsi:

shotarokaneda:

this dog is part husky part lab

the split is straight down the middle, quite literally

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LOOK AT THIS!!! It looks like two different dogs! She literally got looks from both sides of her parents! JUST IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THEY MUST BE!!!!!

amyisbeeboobop:

neonstorm:

asylum-art:

Hyperrealistic Portraits Using Acrylic Paint by  JW-Jeong

(Joongwon Charles Jeong) on deviantART

Joongwon (Charles) Jeong is a hyperrealist painter from South Korea. A freelance artist and illustrator, Jeong studied Visual Communication Design at the Hongik University of Fine Art & Design in Seoul.

Jeong’s preferred medium is acrylic on canvas which he says is so versatile and its effect ranges from “thick, oil-like texture to watercolour splashes.”

With solo and group exhibitions in Seoul, Jeong is also quite popular online, especially on deviantART and Facebook where you can see much more of his incredible work.

Jeong lists his favourite artists as: Michleangelo, Titian, Holbein, Norman Rockwell, Sebastian Kruger, James Gurney, and Drew Struzan

how

This is over whelming

inhuemane:

iampaigie:

lceburgs:

these are fucking paintings

inaneenglish:

lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

This is why it pisses me off that Greg Land still gets work when more talented people (read: more talented women) are passed over for jobs. He can’t draw well! He just can’t. He’s lazy and prioritizes sexualization of the female form over basic anatomy. This is what us awful comic book feminists mean when we complain about objectification in comic book art: seeing female bodies contorted and warped beyond plausibility to suit straight male fantasy. 

lumos5001:

excessively-irish-courfeyrac:

Lestrade’s phone passcode is totally “Greg” because the only person to try to hack his phone would be Sherlock and it’s the one thing he doesn’t know.

HEADCANON SO FREAKING ACCEPTED

littlelotte-xo:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Omg this is cool

littlelotte-xo:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Omg this is cool

readmore-worryless:

"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

schmendrick-the-magician:

endless list of favorite films: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
”Serve God, Love me, and mend.