a compilation of some really tiny water-y pen doodles i’ve been doing in my sketchbook. trying to do some studies for a bigger piece i’m workin on.
you are a small bug in a forest
there are so many leaves that you could hide under for shelter when it’s rainy, so many rocks to lean against when it gets windy
on hot days there will always be water for you on the grasses and plants that have left dew drops for you from that morning
sometimes you won’t find what you’re looking for on that one day when you had plans for yourself, but you can always plan for something else
maybe even something better
you might have ideas on climbing a flower that you thought was beautiful yesterday, until you see another beautiful flower and decide to climb that one instead
you might find it to be only pleasing to the eye, until again you’ll climb another and it is not only pleasing to your eye but to your mind, and my god does it smell so sweet
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Quick, what do you picture in your head when we say, “Ancient Greece”? If you’re like most people you either picture lots of dudes standing around in togas, or white marble statues with no pupils in their eyes… In reality, Ancient Greece’s statues looked more like someone crashed their LGBT pride parade into a Mardi Gras Festival. Recent studies using the awesome powers of lasers and shit (no, seriously!) have found that once completing the iconic marble statues and buildings we know today, the Greeks covered them head to toe in bright primary colors. Greek sculptors worked together with painters to come up with psychedelic patterns and colors to make their statues and buildings pop.
Thanks to pigment fading over time and Victorians literally white washing artifacts, woo!
From Indonesia with love : “SAVE PALESTINE, SAVE GAZA!”
Taken at Bundaran HI, Jakarta - Friday, July 11th 2014.
Watch the full video here : Pro Palestine Rally in Jakarta
The most valuable chart…
yes thanks for colouring it I had a hard time reading that
A Russian tank manufacturer has unveiled a new tram design that it plans to start mass-producing in 2015. These beautiful pieces of engineering will hold 190 to 270 passengers and will be able to traverse on even the older, worn out Russian tram tracks.