I'm a 22 year old starving artist-type person, who spends a gratuitous amount of time on the internet. I'm also a classically trained musician, and I play the clarinet, piano, and hammered dulcimer. I like books, anime, video games, and (just recently) Homestuck. My deviantART name is Skyeacreon, and all of my art that I post here is under this tag: my art. Feel free to request a drawing in my ask box!
This animation is absolutely glorious. Just take a moment to appreciate that this was all done by somebody’s hand; that they slaved over this, and this was the result of a human, not a computer. It’s completely perfect.
are we not gonna talk about the fact that the reflection is Ariel and Prince Eric?
wait… but Sleeping Beauty came out in 1959, and The Little Mermaid came out in 1989…. that’s a 30 year foreshadow….
Disney you clever bastards.
This is not a foreshadow. It’s probably the same dance sequence reused. Disney is notorious for reusing animation from earlier work in. There are hundreds of examples of this, and it’s possible that they reused this scene. But not likely. iirc there’s never this wide a shot of Ariel and Eric.
Don’t believe me? If nothing else, you can see that Ariel’s hair bow is missing. Think and LOOK before you to conclusions you guys.
Presenting, the world’s shiniest living thing - Pollia condensata
[Pollia condensata is] a tropical metre-tall herb that sprouts its shiny berry-like fruits in clusters up to 40-strong. These little orbs are iridescent – they use special layers of cells, arranged just so, to reflect colours with extraordinary intensity. This trick relies on the microscopic physical structures of the cells, rather than on any chemical pigments. Indeed, the fruits have no blue pigment at all.
In the animal kingdom, such tricks are commonplace – you can see them at work on the wings of a butterfly, the shells of jewel beetles, or the feathers of pigeons, starlings, birds or paradise and even some dinosaurs. But in the plant world, pigments dominate and structural colours were thought to be non-existent.
Many animals use such structures to produce colour. This is why, like Pollia fruits, the wings of many butterflies and the feathers of many birds, can still look stunning after years in a fusty museum drawer. By finding the same structures in Pollia, Vignolini has uncovered a great example of convergent evolution, where species from different branches of the tree of life arrive at the same adaptations independently.
But Pollia fruits reflect more light than any bird or butterfly. Vignolini hasn’t just found the first strong iridescent colours in a plant; she’s found the strongest iridescent colours in nature. Or alternatively: “Ooh, SHINY!”
(via Not Exactly Rocket Science)
Wanted to paint some cranes~!
Life within death.
Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese/Japanese Lantern, blooms during Winter and dries during Spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen. The outer cover is a thin mesh that held the flower petals, seen in golden brown colour.
Violet Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) with feather detail. Iridescence in bird feathers is due to microstructures of the feather refracting light like a prism. Fossil evidence has shown that birds have had these structures in their feathers for at least 40 million years.
disincanto (fioritura), acrilyc and oil on canvas, cm 60 x 60, 2012
Saccharin, an artificial sweetener, that has been recrystallized.
Image by Stefan Eberhard, University of Georgia.
Secret World (by Philippe Sainte-Laudy)
Toradora OST- Lost My Pieces
John Rowe: Disney
“regardless of everything, i came to know you as a relic”
24x36” acrylic on cradled gessoboard
Osteospermum — a beauty from Africa, related to sunflowers.
maruti-bitamin, on Tumblr