If you love animals or drawing then you should add this book to your collection. The Art of Animal Drawing is a crash course in not only animal anatomy, but usage of lines, page composition, animation and more! It covers over 20 different species, but the material itself may be incorporated into any type of figure drawing.
There’s an online version of the book HERE, or you can purchase it on Amazon.com
Elijah Solomon Halfway to Somewhere
Every year thousands of men and women risk their lives trying to illegally enter “Fortress Europe”, where increasingly strict border policies keep pace with increasingly anti-immigration minded constituencies. Since 1993, over 16,000 people have died trying to emigrate. They come from Sudan, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Somalia, to name a few.
Some are refugees from war torn countries while others seek political asylum. Many have given up on economic wastelands in search of honest labor in foreign lands, and while on their uncertain journeys will find themselves stuck in rundown parts of Istanbul or Tel Aviv, scraping by on expired visas, waiting to catch a break or sock away enough currency to pay traffickers to sneak them into Europe.
In the ramshackle neighborhood of Kumkapi in Istanbul, refugees pay up to $2000 to be stuffed into the back of a van and driven to Edirne before hiking in the dark for three hours to the river Evros where inflatable rafts then ferry them across to Greece. Many drown attempting the crossing or suffer other unfortunate fates. Others choose to stick it out in Kumkapi and end up living years or decades in Istanbul illegally, with few options for re-settlement or legal labor.
In Tel Aviv, most refugees and ‘economic migrants’ end up in Shapira, where the neighborhood park is filled nightly with homeless Sudanese and Eritrean men. Right wing sentiment in Israel has recently turned more aggressive, with a molotov cocktail attack and stabbing in broad daylight terrorizing the African communities in Shapira, and public opinion has edged towards mass deportations.
49ers get their 2nd straight win, snapping the Rams 2-game win streak to move to 8-4.
Vernon Davis finishes with 82 yds, 1 TD and 2 epic hurdles.
"Don’t repeat yourself. It’s not only repetitive, it’s redundant, and people have heard it before."
Lemony Snicket, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”
God bless Lemony Snicket. I never really got into his books, but I must say, the man had a way with words and rhetoric.
Repetition is one of my favorite literary devices.
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"Art is to console those who are broken by life."
i feel like this has a different meaning when the colors are reversed
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allow me to introduce you to some things made by zuhair murad
the guy who showed me it was indeed possible to fall in love with dresses