French photographer Thierry Cohen wants to show you what the cities might look like if they went dark on a clear day, and if the photographer focused on bringing out the stars. His project Darkened Cities shows recognizable cityscapes in darkness under the night sky.
To create the images, Cohen first traveled to locations that are untainted by the light pollution of large urban areas, capturing beautiful night shots of the Milky Way floating overhead.
He then combined these photographs with manipulated photographs of various cities (e.g. San Francisco, New York City, Tokyo, Rio de Janerio) to complete the effect.
i need to go out someone without light some day. literally the dream
Every time I see this I think ‘wow, that’s pretty’ and then ‘wow, that looks like there was a really horrible disaster and everyone is dead’. Like, this is somewhere between gorgeous and fridge horror.
Here are some extremely useful pose guides made by Aomori over on deviantArt.
This is mostly just a reference for myself because I just lost these and couldn’t remember where to find them, so I’m not going to bother tagging. But I thought some of my followers could also possibly use these too.
Bertha Boynton Lum was an American artist who helped making the art of Japanese and Chinese woodblock printing known outside Asia, mixing it with the elegant Art Nouveau. Her prints are inspired by old legends and the street life of Beijing.
Her works were very popular both in Asia and in America. Her very personal style managed to please the two cultures at the beginning of the last century and it still strikes a chord today.
Steamy, punky, gorgeous girl.
Her leg is made of cherrywood. Her bod is made of amazing.
I was derping and found some absolutely stunning kingfisher inlay. I remeber totally getting sidetracked by it when I supposed to be researching something elese back in the day.
Each piece is inlaid with kingfisher feathers and ‘beads’ of coloured glass. They are attached to a silver backing and are decorated with (probably) imitation pearls.
The use of kingfisher feathers in Chinese ornaments has a long history but very often because of the materials they don’t survive. As a result, there is little information available describing how kingfisher feather ‘enamelling’ was actually undertaken. Obviously, the first step would have to be catching on of those birds without damaging it too much and stripping it of all its feathers. Each feather was then taken out and painstakingly glued to a silver backing. The base was likely prepped before hand with different partitions to create a specific shape. The whole process of inlaying with the feathers was called tian-tsui ‘dotting with kingfishers’. As feather inlay must have been such a fiddly and infuriating process no doubt these pins would have been super expensive.
Kingfisher feathers were most used for hair ornaments and less often in fancy hats. Shown here is a a phoenix crown that was typically worn by empresses in earlier Chinese dynasties but was a garment that was appropriated by other segments of Chinese society in formal occaisons like marriage. These crowns were often formed over copper wire and then covered with kingfisher feather inlay in the shapes of flowers, butterflies, phoenixes, pearls, and mirrors.
I found a super indepth article on it here and probably. DON’T GLAZE OVER.
I have been drawing some pretty tough ladies lately!