aintgotnoladytronblues
aintgotnoladytronblues:

morioh:

sullenmoons:

moebius

If that name wasn’t there I would have thought this was someone else and a certain color palette makes a ton of sense now.

sullenmoons tagging it “moebius” does not make it a moebius drawing. there’s a good chance it makes you think it’s someone else because it is by someone else; sullenmoons has cropped the artist signatures off other people’s work and tagged them as “moebius” like this in the past, and the only reason i’ve caught it is because i know the artists in question well enough to have recognized the work.
in this case, it’s a crop and color edit of one of arthur suydam’s original paintings made for heavy metal magazine during his development of the adventures of cholly and flytrap! the more you know. it wasn’t hard to back that memory up with searching for source, it was five minutes’ worth of lazy, irritated effort.
if you give a shit about properly crediting the artists you love, stop fucking following sullenmoons.

aintgotnoladytronblues:

morioh:

sullenmoons:

moebius

If that name wasn’t there I would have thought this was someone else and a certain color palette makes a ton of sense now.

sullenmoons tagging it “moebius” does not make it a moebius drawing. there’s a good chance it makes you think it’s someone else because it is by someone else; sullenmoons has cropped the artist signatures off other people’s work and tagged them as “moebius” like this in the past, and the only reason i’ve caught it is because i know the artists in question well enough to have recognized the work.

in this case, it’s a crop and color edit of one of arthur suydam’s original paintings made for heavy metal magazine during his development of the adventures of cholly and flytrap! the more you know. it wasn’t hard to back that memory up with searching for source, it was five minutes’ worth of lazy, irritated effort.

if you give a shit about properly crediting the artists you love, stop fucking following sullenmoons.

kiss-distinctly-american

kiss-distinctly-american:

Compare and Contrast:

1) Gustav Vigeland statue in Vigelandsparken (Oslo, Norway)

2) Insufferable (Mark Waid/Peter Krause/Nolan Woodard)

For forwhenifeellikesharing and @hungryghoast

oh my god imagine Baby Puncher the hero vs. Babypuncher the villain and they fight to a standstill leaving just this absolute Akira-Neo-Tokyo-like wasteland of destroyed babies

ghostrightsactivist

bogleech:

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Oh yeah, I did forget to say anything about Barlowe’s Inferno setting.

I personally think he does his best work when 1) he’s aiming to disturb and 2) he’s not binding himself to biological feasibility. He’s an expert in the latter, sure, but I think once you understand the rules of real living things it’s just all the more fun to make something impossible and flesh out its inner logic.

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This is my favorite one of his inferno paintings, probably because it has some silliness to it.

steelandcotton
steelandcotton:

A famous set of archer’s rings was auctioned in April 2007 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. Lot 602, “Extraordinary Group of Seven Jade Imperial Archer’s Rings,” along with its original fitted cinnabar box and cover, former property of the Qianlong emperor (and probably stolen from the Summer Palace), went to an Asian collector for the princely sum of US$6.1 million. Qianlong, perhaps the most well-known emperor, was a major patron of Chinese arts. He also strongly promoted the preservation of traditional Manchu culture and heritage, of which archery and archer’s rings were key elements. It is not surprising that the famous engraving of Qianlong which is the frontispiece to Sir George Staunton’s account of Lord Macartney’s embassy to China shows archer’s rings conspicuously displayed on both of Qianlong’s thumbs. The seven Qianlong rings, identical in size and shape, are of white jade, light and dark green jade, “red skin” green jade, and archaic Han jade. The rings are incised with scenes of mountains, pines, and clouds and the Emperor’s poems in his own calligraphy. One white ring, for example, is carved with the poem “Fishing Alone at Hanjiang River,” a poem Qianlong likely composed specifically for this ring as the figures and calligraphy are in complete harmony. These poems provide revealing insights into the ruler across several decades of his reign.
Source: http://asianart.com/articles/rings/index.html

steelandcotton:

A famous set of archer’s rings was auctioned in April 2007 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. Lot 602, “Extraordinary Group of Seven Jade Imperial Archer’s Rings,” along with its original fitted cinnabar box and cover, former property of the Qianlong emperor (and probably stolen from the Summer Palace), went to an Asian collector for the princely sum of US$6.1 million. Qianlong, perhaps the most well-known emperor, was a major patron of Chinese arts. He also strongly promoted the preservation of traditional Manchu culture and heritage, of which archery and archer’s rings were key elements. It is not surprising that the famous engraving of Qianlong which is the frontispiece to Sir George Staunton’s account of Lord Macartney’s embassy to China shows archer’s rings conspicuously displayed on both of Qianlong’s thumbs. The seven Qianlong rings, identical in size and shape, are of white jade, light and dark green jade, “red skin” green jade, and archaic Han jade. The rings are incised with scenes of mountains, pines, and clouds and the Emperor’s poems in his own calligraphy. One white ring, for example, is carved with the poem “Fishing Alone at Hanjiang River,” a poem Qianlong likely composed specifically for this ring as the figures and calligraphy are in complete harmony. These poems provide revealing insights into the ruler across several decades of his reign.

Source: http://asianart.com/articles/rings/index.html