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miugai:


洗洗眼 <3


This has been badly photoshopped - they removed the contours under his eyes and smoothed the skin. Heresy! Screen grab included to prove it.

miugai:

洗洗眼 <3

This has been badly photoshopped - they removed the contours under his eyes and smoothed the skin. Heresy! Screen grab included to prove it.

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ArtSnacks July 2014. Magnesium double-hole sharpener by Kum; Cretacolor Aqua Monolith woodless watercolor pencil in Prussian blue; Connoisseur Round Taklon All Media brush #2; Higgins pigment-based ink in red.

ArtSnacks July 2014. Magnesium double-hole sharpener by Kum; Cretacolor Aqua Monolith woodless watercolor pencil in Prussian blue; Connoisseur Round Taklon All Media brush #2; Higgins pigment-based ink in red.

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!

Today we have a 24 volume set of Shakespeare’s works by the Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Co., published in New York around 1900. Each is leather bound with gilding.

Shakespeare’s Works. New York: Knickerbocker Leather and Novelty Co.  1900’s.  Charlotte Smith Miniature Collections. 

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-Laura H. 

I have some these little books but not the complete set or the original case. They are little gems.

(via gouachetea)

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ArtSnacks June 2014
A lovely assortment this month! K-42 Paint Marker in medium purple color by Krink (and Krink sticker); Molotow One4All in Traffic Red; Copic Multiliner in Warm Gray - 0.3 size (very fine); Wolff&#8217;s Carbon Pencil in 6B; Extra Sour Cry Baby Bubble Gum.

ArtSnacks June 2014

A lovely assortment this month! K-42 Paint Marker in medium purple color by Krink (and Krink sticker); Molotow One4All in Traffic Red; Copic Multiliner in Warm Gray - 0.3 size (very fine); Wolff’s Carbon Pencil in 6B; Extra Sour Cry Baby Bubble Gum.

Happy Star Wars day!

May the 4th be with you!

(Source: sansaofwinterfel, via numenorians)

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Artsnacks box for May 2014. Truly yummy!
Cretacolor fine art graphite 3B pencil; Touch Twin marker with fine &amp; broad points; ZIG Kurecolor Twin refillable marker with fine and chisel points; Mono NP Non-PVC Eraser by Tombow (no hard rub needed); Baggu 3D Zip Case (very large and machine washable), and sour apple Dum Dum pop.

Artsnacks box for May 2014. Truly yummy!

Cretacolor fine art graphite 3B pencil; Touch Twin marker with fine & broad points; ZIG Kurecolor Twin refillable marker with fine and chisel points; Mono NP Non-PVC Eraser by Tombow (no hard rub needed); Baggu 3D Zip Case (very large and machine washable), and sour apple Dum Dum pop.

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April ArtSnacks!: Koh-I-Noor Tri-tone colored pencil in Forest; Windsor &amp; Newton Vine Charcoal Soft; Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint in Ultramarine Blue; Snap Series Brush by Princeton Artist Bursh Co. (#1 Round). 
I&#8217;m very pleased  especially with the Liquitex paint and the paintbrush. I&#8217;ve been collecting this paint in the clearance bin at A. C. Moore for the last few weeks and didn&#8217;t have this color. The brush is very fine. 
I&#8217;m less excited about the tri-tone pencil and the vine charcoal but I may take that as a challenge.

April ArtSnacks!: Koh-I-Noor Tri-tone colored pencil in Forest; Windsor & Newton Vine Charcoal Soft; Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paint in Ultramarine Blue; Snap Series Brush by Princeton Artist Bursh Co. (#1 Round). 

I’m very pleased  especially with the Liquitex paint and the paintbrush. I’ve been collecting this paint in the clearance bin at A. C. Moore for the last few weeks and didn’t have this color. The brush is very fine. 

I’m less excited about the tri-tone pencil and the vine charcoal but I may take that as a challenge.

It never has.

Will we ever learn this? We must if we hope to evolve to better people.

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Sign Petition to Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

please sign this petition  to recognize nonbinary genders please this is about my rights and my friends’ rights and so many other people’s rights

if you dont sign it or have already signed it at least reblog it spread it please even if your blog isn’t like that even if you are cisgender or binary transgender please please

we have one day to get 50K signatures please  i’m actually begging you 

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ablondeinkorea:

victyrion:

crown-of-weeds:

define-space:

i really admire the design for these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp. in a world were barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander has taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around.

This is beautiful.

Form AND function excuse me while I die

I saw steps like this down near Changwon.  it might even be these ones.

While this is a striking design, I don&#8217;t think it could be built in the US since ADA Ramp Guidelines requires handrails on ramps. It&#8217;s just not safe.

ablondeinkorea:

victyrion:

crown-of-weeds:

define-space:

i really admire the design for these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp. in a world were barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander has taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around.

This is beautiful.

Form AND function excuse me while I die

I saw steps like this down near Changwon.  it might even be these ones.

While this is a striking design, I don’t think it could be built in the US since ADA Ramp Guidelines requires handrails on ramps. It’s just not safe.

(via gouachetea)

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Received my second ArtSnacks box today! Aristo 3Fit mechanical pencil, General&#8217;s White Charcoal pencil, Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle Premium Taklon Brush, and M. Graham &amp; Co. Artists&#8217; Gouache (Raw Sienna). Forgot to photograph the Jolly Rancher Green Apple Crunch&#8217;n Chew.

Received my second ArtSnacks box today! Aristo 3Fit mechanical pencil, General’s White Charcoal pencil, Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle Premium Taklon Brush, and M. Graham & Co. Artists’ Gouache (Raw Sienna). Forgot to photograph the Jolly Rancher Green Apple Crunch’n Chew.

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hyperallergic:

Smithsonian Brings Google Glass to the Museum

Viewers wearing Google Glass interact with David Datuna’s “Portrait of America” (2013). (all images…

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I was able to experience David Datuna&#8217;s &#8220;Portrait of American&#8221; at the National Portrait Gallery and it&#8217;s a terrific piece. I haven&#8217;t been a huge fan of Google Glass but now that I&#8217;ve used it I can truly appreciate it&#8217;s capabilities through this artwork. However, I must say that the artwork stands on it&#8217;s own without the Google Glass - it&#8217;s a compelling construction full of thought provoking images. 

hyperallergic:

Smithsonian Brings Google Glass to the Museum

Viewers wearing Google Glass interact with David Datuna’s “Portrait of America” (2013). (all images…

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I was able to experience David Datuna’s “Portrait of American” at the National Portrait Gallery and it’s a terrific piece. I haven’t been a huge fan of Google Glass but now that I’ve used it I can truly appreciate it’s capabilities through this artwork. However, I must say that the artwork stands on it’s own without the Google Glass - it’s a compelling construction full of thought provoking images. 

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pampong:

Juan Casini

This is a little gem of a book.

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Merry Happy!

Merry Happy!

2013 at NPG: Highlights from the Year

This video will give you are great look at the National Portrait Gallery. I’m very proud that I work here. You’ll see some of the labels, text, murals and titles that I’ve designed.