So Nihilistically Cool

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

pikaole:

The sunshine

everything this artist does is so gorgeous and sumptious-looking.

pikaole:

The sunshine

everything this artist does is so gorgeous and sumptious-looking.

libutron:

Blue-tailed Skink
Plestiodon quadrilineatus (Scincidae) - Syn. Eumeces quadrilineatus -, better known as Blue-tailed Skink or Asiatic four-lined skink, is a flashy lizard, little known and apparently rarely encountered on some continental shelf islands in tropical China. It has also been recorded in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand [1].
Plestiodon quadrilineatus is a medium-sized skink, up to 20 cm in total length. Dorsal color varies from dark brown to jet-black. Scales are smooth and glossy. Two prominent, whitish stripes extend from snout to tail dorsally. Parallel to these are two thinner white lateral stripes. These four stripes eventually merge with the brilliant blue of the tail. The blue color may fade with age [2].

Photo credit: ©Rob Ferguson | Blue Tailed Skinks in Hong Kong, China.

libutron:

Blue-tailed Skink

Plestiodon quadrilineatus (Scincidae) - Syn. Eumeces quadrilineatus -, better known as Blue-tailed Skink or Asiatic four-lined skink, is a flashy lizard, little known and apparently rarely encountered on some continental shelf islands in tropical China. It has also been recorded in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand [1].

Plestiodon quadrilineatus is a medium-sized skink, up to 20 cm in total length. Dorsal color varies from dark brown to jet-black. Scales are smooth and glossy. Two prominent, whitish stripes extend from snout to tail dorsally. Parallel to these are two thinner white lateral stripes. These four stripes eventually merge with the brilliant blue of the tail. The blue color may fade with age [2].

Photo credit: ©Rob Ferguson | Blue Tailed Skinks in Hong Kong, China.

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Plancheite and Dioptase - Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Plancheite and Dioptase - Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo

dimespin:

It is what it is.

how can this have less than a hundred notes, this is better inking than ninety-percent of the comics I consume and it also has tiny acorns

dimespin:

It is what it is.

how can this have less than a hundred notes, this is better inking than ninety-percent of the comics I consume and it also has tiny acorns

rareredmeat:

chyldea:

glasmond:

simonist:

Forest Interior tutorial by dpaint

Here is a way to organize the complex information of an interior forest. This will work no matter what your rendering style happens to be. Whether you are an impressionist painter like me or a realist, the basic building blocks for the picture are the same the only difference is how far you want to carry the finish. This photoshop demo is based on a traditional painting I did a while back.


The challenge is to arrange the information to give you the illusion of space where no horizon is apparent. Forest scenes work best when you use clearings to establish a foreground or middle ground to help divide space in the scene. It doesn’t matter if you are painting jungle or alpine forests the abstract qualities of design still apply.


It helps to visualize the anchor points of the composition first. These objects will have the most detail and can be flagged or spotlighted for greater effect. They will give your eye a place to go in the image allowing you to use areas of less detail as counterpoints.


I always start with large areas of color keyed to the average for that mass this helps to unify the shape. I set up the different layers and work between them to balance color value and shape. Once these are established to my liking I begin to develop and refine the painting adding interest as I go.

fuckedi fick fuck 
I so need to try this 

*eyegasms*

wow

[ ❀ ] meet the blogger:

name:  Rax
height: 163cm? maybe a tiny bit more
eye color: dark brown
birthday:  november 18th
favorite color: purple, rainbows
best school subject(s): everything except geography. and music theory.
current shirt color: white avec un chien
day or night: I like both
Sexual Orientation: asexual/panromantic
single or taken: how quaint
celebrity crush: Mitik the walrus
coffee or tea: cream soda

cael-illus:

Hey folks, sorry it took me so long to get the special for this month up! I got busy with the whole… quitting my job and moving thing, whoops. As such, I decided to keep things simple and just do sketch portraits. So if you wanted some cheap art from me, now’s your chance!I’ve moved my commission headquarters to a Trello format to keep things organized in one place! You can find my main commission page here, and the link for this monthly special is here.Just email me at cael.illus@gmail.com if interested— Thank you!

cael-illus:

Hey folks, sorry it took me so long to get the special for this month up! I got busy with the whole… quitting my job and moving thing, whoops. As such, I decided to keep things simple and just do sketch portraits. So if you wanted some cheap art from me, now’s your chance!

I’ve moved my commission headquarters to a Trello format to keep things organized in one place! You can find my main commission page here, and the link for this monthly special is here.

Just email me at cael.illus@gmail.com if interested— Thank you!

banana-buff:

Impa will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors!!
Coming Sept 23rd :D

Impaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa let me touch you ear creepily and love you <3

banana-buff:

Impa will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors!!

Coming Sept 23rd :D

Impaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa let me touch you ear creepily and love you <3

rhamphotheca:

Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale
by Jason G. Goldman
One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her. While fin whales do sometimes breach, it’s rarely seen and even more rarely caught on camera.
The videographer, Séréna, is a summer research assistant with CIRCE, a Spain-based cetacean conservation, research, and education organization.
Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) are the second largest creatures on our planet, just after blue whales. When you consider that the average fin whale needs to hurl its 80+ tons and 89+ feet out of the water and into the air, the spectacle becomes even more amazing. As one of the fastest whales in the world, the fin can reach cruising speeds of 23 mph with short bursts up to 29 mph. (The Sei whale may beat it for short sprints up t0 40mph, but not for cruising speed.) Their impressive speed has given Fin whales the nickname “greyhounds of the deep.”
(go see video at io9)
[source: The Dodo; CIRCE]

look at how long this whale is. more like the dachshund of the deep really.

rhamphotheca:

Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale

by Jason G. Goldman

One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her. While fin whales do sometimes breach, it’s rarely seen and even more rarely caught on camera.

The videographer, Séréna, is a summer research assistant with CIRCE, a Spain-based cetacean conservation, research, and education organization.

Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) are the second largest creatures on our planet, just after blue whales. When you consider that the average fin whale needs to hurl its 80+ tons and 89+ feet out of the water and into the air, the spectacle becomes even more amazing. As one of the fastest whales in the world, the fin can reach cruising speeds of 23 mph with short bursts up to 29 mph. (The Sei whale may beat it for short sprints up t0 40mph, but not for cruising speed.) Their impressive speed has given Fin whales the nickname “greyhounds of the deep.”

(go see video at io9)

[source: The Dodo; CIRCE]

look at how long this whale is. more like the dachshund of the deep really.