This is my new baby space cow. I love Spiritbreaker so much. <3
Undressing Alain! From the center spread of Pathfinder Player Companion: Knights of the Inner Sea. Easily one of my favorite Player Companion center spreads so far!
King Lear comic project. initial sketches and character designs
|—||Ishiro Honda (via phillscave)|
A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
… when an image is presented as a work of art, the way people look at it is affected by a whole series of learnt assumptions about art. Assumptions concerning Beauty, Truth, Genius, Civilisation, Form, Status, Taste, etc.
Many of these assumptions no longer accord with the world as it is…Out of true with the present, these assumptions obscure the past. They mystify rather than clarify. The past is never there waiting to be discovered, to be recognised for exactly what it is.
History always constitutes the relation between a present and its past. Consequently fear of the present leads to mystification of the past.
The past is not for living in; it is a well of conciousness from which we draw in order to act.
Cultural mystification of the past entails a double loss. Works of art are made unnecessarily remote. And the past offers us fewer conclusions to complete in action.
When we ‘see’ a landscape, we situate ourselves in it. If we ‘saw’ the art of the past, we would situate ourselves in history.
When we are prevented from seeing it, we are being deprived of the history which belongs to us. Who benefits from this deprivation?
In the end, the art of the past is being mystified because a privileged minority is striving to invent a history which can retrospectively justify the role of the ruling classes, and such a justification can no longer make sense in modern terms.
And so, inevitably, it mystifies.
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
OH MY GOD I LOVE IT. I could wish it was a bit less dense, but if you take it one sentence at a time, it has so many layers of meaning, and it explores a lot of the ideas I’m trying to express here. Especially this little haymaker:
I almost want to break it up into separate one-sentence quotes and dole them out bit by bit, but I think the impact of them all in context is pretty intense if you brace yourself! Thank you SO much for sharing this!
Many moons ago when I was doing boards on Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we had a brainstorming session where I tried to throw out some helpful ideas on who in history the duo could visit. I suggested a version of the story where Sherman would have to gather seven magic balls in order to have his time traveling wish granted. But I guess that was just not meant to be.
Oh well. Perhaps (in) another time…
Albert Bierstadt - Storm in the Mountains (1870)