The Death’s-head Hawkmoth is one of the only species of moth that can emit sound. It does so by expelling air from the pharynx (basically the throat), to make… tiny adorable squeaks.
WHAT AN ADORABLE BABB
STOP TOUCHING ME STOP TOUCHING ME STOP TOUCHING ME STOP TOUCHING ME. STOP TOUCHING ME..STOP TOUCHING ME…STOP TOUCHING ME….Stop touching me…….stop touching me……..stop touch……….me…
Some guy called Matthew Christopher Nelson, who is also trying to fund an art book made of stolen pictures on Kickstarter, stole one of my pictures too. Signal boosting this shit, since this really isn’t ok in any way.
I reported the picture on facebook and also on Kickstarter, since there is a possibility that he would use my stolen picture also on his book if he got it funded. I’m not sure if it will help and all, but hopefully it will…
Moët & Chandon: White Star and Imperial - Alphonse Mucha (1899)
Published in Paris by F. Champenois.
ways writers get illustration for their books and make them successful. 1. make the art yourself 2. hire a reputable illustrator to collaborate with. 3. purchase artworks with written permission to use the work for commercial purposes ways to not get illustrations and likely get sued in the process if you do. 1. trace things others did and color it. especially if for commercial purposes. 2. use other peoples photos as stock images to alter how you like without the original artists written permission. 3. use both these methods and get cease and desist letters and multiple law suits for personal damages and copyright infringement.
“Artist” & “Fantasy Author” Matthew Christopher Nelson has a project about to be funded on kickstarter where he is using “re-appropriated” (stolen) images from BJD artists and collectors (myself included) to illustrate his new fantasy novel. He has taken many many images from online accounts and run them through photoshop filters to call his own (to add insult to injury he has re-named the dolls as his characters and mis-gendered a great many of them.)
You can find the bulk of “his” “illustrations” on his facebook page. His current kickstarter project features several stolen images in its preview, as did a past canceled one, implying a certainty that these images are still intended as part of the project.
As of now, he has refused any communication with the original artists to confirm the use of images, or the removal of images and his attitude in recent posts seems to indicate he has no intention of ceasing this project or admitting to what he is trying to do.
Above you can see several examples of the original work and “his” work. All the dolls in the photos belong to and were painted by me. In addition to private BJD owner pix, he is also using official BJD images from companies such as Iplehouse and he’s even snuck in an image of Ezio from the popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed.
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Calgary-based multi-media artist Jeff de Boer created an awesome series of suits of real metal armour made specifically for Cats and Mice. We can’t help but imagine Tom and Jerry wearing this beautiful battle gear.
Visit Jeff’s website to view more armour suits from this fantastic series.
[via Design You Trust]
Octopus playing chess. Created by Leigh Dyer
Most of the new items are now in the shop! Turquoise Mountain Pendant (bottom left of this photo) will be listed tomorrow. (at soliloquyjewelry.etsy.com)
Metallifauna by Nikos Hitoglou / Metalmorphoses
Despite the resilient nature of metal, with the right touch it can bend to a master’s will and take on shapes beyond its own, that’s why Satan uses it to send secret messages to kids. Sculptor Nikos, on the other hand, crafts a veritable Ark of animals and creatures from gears, pliars, and other hardened tools: all no match for Nikos’ metalbending.
Edwardian Sapphire And Diamond Tassel Pendant/Brooch.
The Serpent Gourd flower(Trichosanthes cucumerina). T cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine The gourd is popular in Southern India and Southeast Asia. It comes in various colors, sizes and shapes, growing to as long as 6 feet, and in Asia is often seen with a rock tied to the tip to keep it growing straight. Shoots and leaves are also eaten as a vegetable. The Snake Gourd has a very strange flower that opens at night
Photo credit: © tomrapsey on Flickr
Here are 5 tools I forged recently. Three tools I needed and two tools my father needed.
Handled slot punch, 1/2” hand slot punch, 1/4” round punch from A-33.
W-1 center punch and big nail set from 5160