ariella, 23, no known weaknesses. art @afraidioactive/@agbouskila.

inspiringdresses:

Earrings, ca. 1820-1830, GermanV&A Museum

Cast-iron jewellery was an inexpensive but fashionable novelty for consumers in Europe and America from around 1800 to 1860. Developed in Germany in 1806–7 and often worn during mourning, it became the symbol of Prussian patriotism and resistance to Napoleon I in the Prussian War of Liberation fought from 1813-15. Women donated gold jewellery to their country in exchange for iron inscribed ‘I gave gold for iron’.
The transformation of cast iron, a dark metal of little value, into a fashionable product was an important Prussian manufacturing success. Factories became adept at casting small, delicate parts which could be assembled to create the jewellery. A renewed interest in the Medieval past throughout Europe brought stylistic change. After 1815, the Neo-classical designs of earlier Berlin ironwork were replaced by Gothic motifs such as the trefoil, quatrefoil, and fine pointed arches. The jewellery quickly gained an international profile. Demand peaked in the 1830s, when Berlin alone had 27 foundries and manufacture spread to France and Austria.

inspiringdresses:

Earrings, ca. 1820-1830, German
V&A Museum

Cast-iron jewellery was an inexpensive but fashionable novelty for consumers in Europe and America from around 1800 to 1860. Developed in Germany in 1806–7 and often worn during mourning, it became the symbol of Prussian patriotism and resistance to Napoleon I in the Prussian War of Liberation fought from 1813-15. Women donated gold jewellery to their country in exchange for iron inscribed ‘I gave gold for iron’.

The transformation of cast iron, a dark metal of little value, into a fashionable product was an important Prussian manufacturing success. Factories became adept at casting small, delicate parts which could be assembled to create the jewellery. A renewed interest in the Medieval past throughout Europe brought stylistic change. After 1815, the Neo-classical designs of earlier Berlin ironwork were replaced by Gothic motifs such as the trefoil, quatrefoil, and fine pointed arches. The jewellery quickly gained an international profile. Demand peaked in the 1830s, when Berlin alone had 27 foundries and manufacture spread to France and Austria.

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— 11 hours ago with 243 notes
#history  #things  #bro. 
kalidraws:

Guess what! 1200 Posters is back, and if you missed out on grabbing my poster the first time around, now’s your chance! Buy it here. Also, The Creative Action Network is now accepting submissions for new posters too.

If you’re curious, you can check out my original process post for this piece from way back in 2011. (yeesh time flies!)

kalidraws:

Guess what! 1200 Posters is back, and if you missed out on grabbing my poster the first time around, now’s your chance! Buy it here. Also, The Creative Action Network is now accepting submissions for new posters too.

If you’re curious, you can check out my original process post for this piece from way back in 2011. (yeesh time flies!)

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— 23 hours ago with 3781 notes
#kali ciesemier rides again 
owengentillustration:

Your Blissful Shadow - for Rebecca & Sarah

owengentillustration:

Your Blissful Shadow - for Rebecca & Sarah

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— 1 day ago with 2432 notes
idiacanthidae:

Another round of tiny colors studies!! Really into candy-colored things lately aaaah (⊙△⊙✿)
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photoshop

idiacanthidae:

Another round of tiny colors studies!! Really into candy-colored things lately aaaah (⊙△⊙✿)

photoshop

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— 1 day ago with 1738 notes
#process  #colour  #light  #whispering 'bro.....' to my laptop all awed 
fayren:

Did you know TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #33 comes out tomorrow? And that I did all the art? There’s even one more page to preview!
I’m a little embarrassed to be posting this, but I made it over a month ago when I was working on the issue, and I’m sure there’s an abuse of sugar or maybe caffeine that can be blamed for it. 

fayren:

Did you know TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #33 comes out tomorrow? And that I did all the art? There’s even one more page to preview!

I’m a little embarrassed to be posting this, but I made it over a month ago when I was working on the issue, and I’m sure there’s an abuse of sugar or maybe caffeine that can be blamed for it. 

— 1 day ago with 1213 notes
#this is not art style inspiration. this is art life inspiration.  #sarah stone is a treasure  #transformers 
jessiewongg:

this is my half of a trade with mohja! she wanted dick grayson and damian wayne
ahh man I miss this series so much, sighs wistfully…

jessiewongg:

this is my half of a trade with mohja! she wanted dick grayson and damian wayne

ahh man I miss this series so much, sighs wistfully…

— 2 days ago with 7003 notes
#gesture  #shapes  #batmans 

sveltte:

This comic was a long-term assignment for school. We had free reign to do whatever we wanted as long as we used imagery from a series of field trips, so I ended up doing a comic about some feelings stuff that I was trying to figure out over the course of the semester.

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— 3 days ago with 1698 notes
#comics  #line  #drawing  #composition  #ow/damn ??? 
technicolorchameleons:


Orchid Spirits

May adopt this out, not sure how I’m going to determine who gets it though.

technicolorchameleons:

Orchid Spirits

May adopt this out, not sure how I’m going to determine who gets it though.

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— 3 days ago with 4506 notes
#bones 
beastlyworlds:

A little scrawly drawing of Kate from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m kind of a wuss about horses anyway, so this great, moody take on kelpies was pretty (utterly) terrifying to me

beastlyworlds:

A little scrawly drawing of Kate from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m kind of a wuss about horses anyway, so this great, moody take on kelpies was pretty (utterly) terrifying to me

— 4 days ago with 75 notes