The demi-god vulture Jatayu is struck down by the demon Ravana, as Jatayu attempted to intercede in the demon’s kidnapping of Sita.
Raja Ravi Varma (Malayalam: രാജാ രവി വര്മ്മ) (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian artist from the princely state of Travancore (presently in Kerala) who achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art.
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Daenerys, or at least my imagining of her, finally risen from the ashes of last June’s hard drive failure. With the new season starting, I finally worked up the gumption to recreate it using low-res lineart I had posted to Twitter.
If you’re local to Vancouver, you can pick up a print of this (and so, so many more) at FanExpo this weekend!
Painted a birdboy with actual paint?? Based him off the King of Saxony birds of paradise. #painting #birds #dudes #fashion #portrait #art #drawing
SEAN DOVE KICKSTARTS JAMES BOND-INSPIRED ‘LAST DAYS OF DANGER’ ART BOOK
I’ve been getting back into James Bond movies pretty heavily over the past few months, but my interest in the world’s most famous spy is clearly small change compared to Sean Dove. In December, Dove took on a project called “#Decembond,” where he drew a piece of art inspired by all 23 James Bond movies. Now, he’s collecting them all in a hardcover called Last Days of Danger and using Kickstarter to fund the printing.
At 56 pages, the book not only includes the art, but also commentary for each film based on Dove’s experience watching them for the project, but really, that’s just icing on the cake. The art alone is worth the price of admission.
Henry Hargreaves + Caitlin Levin - FOOD MAPS
typography by Sarit Melmed
These food maps created by stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer and former model Henry Hargreaves originally were inspired by a passion for travel. Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place.
"In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn’t know the saying "throw some shrimp on the barbie" and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese? And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes?
These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food. This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation - just as we hope these beautiful maps will do too.”
[more Henry Hargreaves + Caitlin Levin | art project found at Co.Design]
The King James Bible reduced to 0.0001% using Microsoft Word’s Auto-summarize
Baskerville letterpress on mounted Bible paper
A pirate dude who apparently lost his shirt. And has a crink in his neck?
Drawin’ Shinji/Kaworu like it’s 1999, because some ships sail forever.
Happy Birthday to the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin!
Here are some beautiful Palekh paintings from the late 70s / early 80s by Kaleria and Boris Kukuliev depicting Gagarin and others in scenes of celestial fantasy.
EMERALD CITY COMICON ‘MONSTERS & DAMES’ EXCLUSIVE ART PREVIEW: RYAN OTTLEY, LINDSAY ISHIHIRO, SCOTT KURTZ, AMY MEBBERSON & MORE
The official art book of Emerald City Comicon, Monsters & Dames is an annual release that invites a wide spectrum of talent to indulge their artistic idiosyncrasies in the name of charity, with proceeds from sales of the hardcover release and original art auctions having raised over $55,000 for Seattle Children’s hospital. Between now and Emerald City’s start date of March 27, ComicsAlliance will showcase some of the gorgeous work to be found in the 2014 edition of Monsters & Dames, including exclusive images you’ll see here before any where else.
Today’s preview includes never-before-seen art by Ryan Ottley, Lindsay Ishihiro and Scott Kurtz, as well as new art by Robin Kaplan, Amy Mebberson, Scott Blair, Brett Bean and Edwin Huang.