The world is just wonderful!

Love culture and cute stuffs.
Oh and most of the photo(unless noted)are not by me! Tired of typing NOT BY ME.

365watercolor:

I looove this speedpaint. The way they color the skin, especially where they put reds around the eyes and shoulders is very similar to what I do/am trying to improve. Most of the watercolor speedpaints use techniques and have styles that are eons away from mine and so remote I can’t actually learn anything from them but this one is right in my range!

The shading here is a lot more soft than mine. I use hard lines and they blend them out with a dry brush - a technique I’m really going to have to try because the softening effect it has on the shading is gorgeous.

loresseintes:

Vaiśravaṇa (Bishamonten, ビシャモンテン) is one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism. He is the guardian of the north and also one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology.

loresseintes:

Vaiśravaṇa (Bishamonten, ビシャモンテン) is one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism. He is the guardian of the north and also one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology.

(via numantinecitizen)

medievalpoc:

cultureunseen:

http://society6.com/artist/replaceface

You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….

For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)

A French Gentleman, c. 1800

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Toussaint L’Ouverture, c. 1790s

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Alexander Pushkin, 1899

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Portrait of Général Thomas Alexandre Dumas (father of author Alexandre Dumas)

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Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Javanese Aristocrat and Artist in the Netherlands, 1840

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Olaudah Equiano, c. 1840s

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Abram Petrovich Gannibal, c. 1690s

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges, c. 1780s

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Ira Aldridge, Victorian Actor, c. 1840

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János Bihari, Composer, c. 1840

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The Postillion of Erddig House, 1730

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Jack Black of Ystumllyn, Wales, 1754

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A Young Eastern European Man c. 1750:

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P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!

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