I found some old art books today called ‘Celtic Art: The methods of Construction by George Bain’ Which, I found interesting. I only have 4 out of the 7, they are very old (From 55 years ago). I thought I would just share some scans from them, some people might find them useful. :)
Ohhhh horror vacui neat to see tutorials on it.
NOTE TO SEEEEEEEEELF buy this book.
Too late. Already bought it. But I leave this up. Um… this is an art blog now, so I’ll sometimes reblog study/resources that I find real cool or helpful.
i have done the thing
I found my new favorite image of all time.
Character and scenery designs as printed in Animage vol. 422.
These scans have been scaled down to 1/3 their original size for the purposes of posting them on tumblr, so if you’d like to see the original scans in all of their high-res glory, please click on the link below:
I wish they’d included more characters, but oh well!
a group of weasels can be called a confusion
it is a confusion of baby weasels
this girl literally destroys all other covers of let it go and she does it sitting down
Hey tumblr… while we’re all jumping on social justice causes, how about we take time time to address another major concern: the captive wildlife crisis.
You realize that the exotic pet trade is a major reason why there are only several thousand tigers left in the wild, yes? You realize that supporting the exotic wildlife trade is basically the same as supporting poaching, yes?
No one… NO ONE should keep an exotic animal as a pet. I don’t care how cuddly or cool they seem. They have been taken from their natural habitat, bred, and abused for profit and amusement. They are not domesticated like dogs and house cats and are therefore unreliable. Their native populations are dwindling to nothing in a shockingly short time (in the last hundred years).
The captive wildlife crisis is perpetuating the extinction of these species.
More often than not, captive wildlife live in squalor and are fed diets that allow their health to deteriorate. They are inbred. They are not well cared for. I don’t care how noble your intentions. They develop teeth, intestinal, eye, and leg issues. Their life span is cut in half.
And it’s posts like this that hype and glamorize something that is causing severe and permanent harm to the animals that you claim to love so much.
For those who don’t understand the gravity of the situation, I highly suggest you watch The Elephant in the Living Room. Also, check out this story about Zanesville, OH that details what happens when things go wrong with owning exotic animals.
Y’all jumped on the bandwagon to support orcas after Blackfish… it’s time to see the bigger picture.
If there’s one thing i’m against, (and I’m not against much,) it’s the captivity of exotic animals: You want a tiger, instead of a dog, because you just want a ‘wild animal’ instead of an animal that has been developed over millennia as a perfect companion animal.
As grey an area as this is, having any animal that isn’t a dog/cat/rat/etc, rubs me the wrong way - Small monkeys/lemurs, sugar gliders, whatever. Yeah, sugar gliders are cute. That doesn’t mean you need to have one in your pocket.
heads up, though, the tiger in the gifs is not part of that industry. He’s a zoo animal, and has to be cared for while he’s young by staff outside zoo hours.