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Oh and I'm Laura Juo-Hsin Chen.
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Bee and PuppyCat fanart by MissPATYhttp://misspaty.tumblr.com/

This is so awesome! We love the colors and the treatment! Keep being magical…. ^_^
If you want to submit more Bee and Puppycat fan art, click here!
-Kiki
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stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
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stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
yy22:

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson: Ladakhi
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.

cold ass oriental cultures are the coolest f***ing thing
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cartoonhangover:

natazilla:

feb 1st, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long to make wonderful cartoons…
–Fred
cartoonhangover:

natazilla:

feb 1st, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long to make wonderful cartoons…
–Fred
cartoonhangover:

natazilla:

feb 1st, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long to make wonderful cartoons…
–Fred
cartoonhangover:

natazilla:

feb 1st, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long to make wonderful cartoons…
–Fred
cartoonhangover:

natazilla:

feb 1st, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes so long to make wonderful cartoons…
–Fred
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lissabt:

Proto-Negora: post 1 of 2!This last weekend i got to participate in the Konatsuya Dai Kaiju show at Q-pop!The show was centered around the work of Japanese artist Konatsu and her cat-kaiju creation, Negora. Normally available as a vinyl toy in a variety of color varients, for the show we were given blank figures to customize.
For a gallery piece this was a really nice change of pace from… flat artwork. I’ve dabbled a little in vinyl toy mods before, and this was a fun one. I only regret i didn’t take more WIP shots :(
Basic info, for anyone interested in how i did it:- The toy i started with had a glossy finish, so i sprayed it with primer first. Other vinyl toys i’ve worked with already have a white matte finish and i just paint right onto those.- The grey parts in the WIP photo at the top are sculpted bits that i added on with ProCreate Sculpting Putty. I like this stuff a lot; it’s not super expensive, doesn’t require heating or baking, and you can get some great detail and texture with it. Gotta be patient and give it about 24 hours to really let it dry before you paint it, though.- I used acrylic paints. I happened to already have a bunch of Citadel modeling paint, but really any acrylic paint will work. I’ve seen really cool figures that have been airbrushed, and i’m sure you could find a better flat-drying modeling paint… i’ve even seen people paint these with gouache. But acrylic got the job done.- Since i was working with acrylic i didn’t bother with any kind of sealant or clear top coat, but depending on the kind of paint you’re working with this can be a good way to go. I also gives the toy a finished glossy look, which is pretty boss. BUT I was short on time and the acrylic keeps itself in place.
All in all, i’m really pleased with how this turned out and i look forward to doing more of these in the future :)
lissabt:

Proto-Negora: post 1 of 2!This last weekend i got to participate in the Konatsuya Dai Kaiju show at Q-pop!The show was centered around the work of Japanese artist Konatsu and her cat-kaiju creation, Negora. Normally available as a vinyl toy in a variety of color varients, for the show we were given blank figures to customize.
For a gallery piece this was a really nice change of pace from… flat artwork. I’ve dabbled a little in vinyl toy mods before, and this was a fun one. I only regret i didn’t take more WIP shots :(
Basic info, for anyone interested in how i did it:- The toy i started with had a glossy finish, so i sprayed it with primer first. Other vinyl toys i’ve worked with already have a white matte finish and i just paint right onto those.- The grey parts in the WIP photo at the top are sculpted bits that i added on with ProCreate Sculpting Putty. I like this stuff a lot; it’s not super expensive, doesn’t require heating or baking, and you can get some great detail and texture with it. Gotta be patient and give it about 24 hours to really let it dry before you paint it, though.- I used acrylic paints. I happened to already have a bunch of Citadel modeling paint, but really any acrylic paint will work. I’ve seen really cool figures that have been airbrushed, and i’m sure you could find a better flat-drying modeling paint… i’ve even seen people paint these with gouache. But acrylic got the job done.- Since i was working with acrylic i didn’t bother with any kind of sealant or clear top coat, but depending on the kind of paint you’re working with this can be a good way to go. I also gives the toy a finished glossy look, which is pretty boss. BUT I was short on time and the acrylic keeps itself in place.
All in all, i’m really pleased with how this turned out and i look forward to doing more of these in the future :)
lissabt:

Proto-Negora: post 1 of 2!This last weekend i got to participate in the Konatsuya Dai Kaiju show at Q-pop!The show was centered around the work of Japanese artist Konatsu and her cat-kaiju creation, Negora. Normally available as a vinyl toy in a variety of color varients, for the show we were given blank figures to customize.
For a gallery piece this was a really nice change of pace from… flat artwork. I’ve dabbled a little in vinyl toy mods before, and this was a fun one. I only regret i didn’t take more WIP shots :(
Basic info, for anyone interested in how i did it:- The toy i started with had a glossy finish, so i sprayed it with primer first. Other vinyl toys i’ve worked with already have a white matte finish and i just paint right onto those.- The grey parts in the WIP photo at the top are sculpted bits that i added on with ProCreate Sculpting Putty. I like this stuff a lot; it’s not super expensive, doesn’t require heating or baking, and you can get some great detail and texture with it. Gotta be patient and give it about 24 hours to really let it dry before you paint it, though.- I used acrylic paints. I happened to already have a bunch of Citadel modeling paint, but really any acrylic paint will work. I’ve seen really cool figures that have been airbrushed, and i’m sure you could find a better flat-drying modeling paint… i’ve even seen people paint these with gouache. But acrylic got the job done.- Since i was working with acrylic i didn’t bother with any kind of sealant or clear top coat, but depending on the kind of paint you’re working with this can be a good way to go. I also gives the toy a finished glossy look, which is pretty boss. BUT I was short on time and the acrylic keeps itself in place.
All in all, i’m really pleased with how this turned out and i look forward to doing more of these in the future :)
lissabt:

Proto-Negora: post 1 of 2!This last weekend i got to participate in the Konatsuya Dai Kaiju show at Q-pop!The show was centered around the work of Japanese artist Konatsu and her cat-kaiju creation, Negora. Normally available as a vinyl toy in a variety of color varients, for the show we were given blank figures to customize.
For a gallery piece this was a really nice change of pace from… flat artwork. I’ve dabbled a little in vinyl toy mods before, and this was a fun one. I only regret i didn’t take more WIP shots :(
Basic info, for anyone interested in how i did it:- The toy i started with had a glossy finish, so i sprayed it with primer first. Other vinyl toys i’ve worked with already have a white matte finish and i just paint right onto those.- The grey parts in the WIP photo at the top are sculpted bits that i added on with ProCreate Sculpting Putty. I like this stuff a lot; it’s not super expensive, doesn’t require heating or baking, and you can get some great detail and texture with it. Gotta be patient and give it about 24 hours to really let it dry before you paint it, though.- I used acrylic paints. I happened to already have a bunch of Citadel modeling paint, but really any acrylic paint will work. I’ve seen really cool figures that have been airbrushed, and i’m sure you could find a better flat-drying modeling paint… i’ve even seen people paint these with gouache. But acrylic got the job done.- Since i was working with acrylic i didn’t bother with any kind of sealant or clear top coat, but depending on the kind of paint you’re working with this can be a good way to go. I also gives the toy a finished glossy look, which is pretty boss. BUT I was short on time and the acrylic keeps itself in place.
All in all, i’m really pleased with how this turned out and i look forward to doing more of these in the future :)
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cardboardlife:

Sketchbook drawing
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kalidraws:

I saw the photos from the Thom Browne Spring 2015 Menswear show and I was immediately hooked, it’s a m a z i n g. I want that pink gundam jacket VERY MUCH. So I decided to engage in wish-fulfillment and draw Sam and I in tweaked versions of 2 of the suits. Maybe you wanna draw yourself in your ideal high-fashion suit, too?
kalidraws:

I saw the photos from the Thom Browne Spring 2015 Menswear show and I was immediately hooked, it’s a m a z i n g. I want that pink gundam jacket VERY MUCH. So I decided to engage in wish-fulfillment and draw Sam and I in tweaked versions of 2 of the suits. Maybe you wanna draw yourself in your ideal high-fashion suit, too?
kalidraws:

I saw the photos from the Thom Browne Spring 2015 Menswear show and I was immediately hooked, it’s a m a z i n g. I want that pink gundam jacket VERY MUCH. So I decided to engage in wish-fulfillment and draw Sam and I in tweaked versions of 2 of the suits. Maybe you wanna draw yourself in your ideal high-fashion suit, too?
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project_02_Shader Experiment
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wait in loop
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