The Deep Space Explorer Thea from Otherworldly Grounds
I’m really quite sorry for the quality of this animation - I don’t know what the hell Tumblr’s problem is, but it’s about to be 2014 and there’s absolutely no reason why there should be such shitty limits placed on gif uploads. What boggles my mind even more is that they’ve recently made the limits so much harsher - just earlier this year I was able to upload a 1000x800 animation that worked great.
The master! Discomedusae from Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature.
Brooding Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann
Kevin Sonmor (b.1959, Canada)
Canadian painter Kevin Sonmor’s iconic work pushes the boundaries between the historical conventions of landscape painting and the contemporary aesthetic of the abstracted landscape. An inspired student of Flemish painting, his visions are dark and atmospheric yet filled with familiar still life objects. These objects float through Sonmor’s rich, painterly landscapes, creating powerfully intriguing works that hover between contemporary and historic painting traditions. Sonmor’s paintings capture the feeling of Northern European still-lifes and Vanitas studies, rendering images in hues and shades of feeling while still carrying a distinctive contemporary edge.
The Brain Scoop: Where My Ladies At?
This was an incredibly difficult video for me to write and record. I haven’t been this uncomfortable or nervous about an episode since we decided to launch the Wolf series. I did it because I know my fellow female creators are with me: these comments are not easy to ignore, and they do have a negative impact on our desire to make videos and blaze trails.
Things can be said about women being more sensitive than men, or that men deal with these comments too, or that we should just accept that they’re going to happen.. but if I do, I’ll quit. If I accept that this is just part of the deal, this is what it is and always has been, it’s a requirement of my job to toughen up and barrel through, I won’t be able to continue. The remarks are enough to make me want to throw my hands up and retreat to a tiny cabin in the middle of nowhere. If the compromise is that I need to become desensitized, I would probably just do something else instead.
Let’s not create that kind of environment for our peers. Let’s be supportive, encouraging. Focus on the content, not the presenter. Ignoring the fact that these comments are uncomfortable is dismissive and counter-productive: let’s have less tolerance for both those comments, and the apathetic attitude attached to how they affect our community.
And, please: check out the women in the video description for more fantastic channels to subscribe to.
Thank you for the video, Emily!
Beautiful and detailed. Click the image to view the full size (9,904 × 6,608 pixels).