so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about armor for people with curves and big breasts, and a trend I’ve noticed among “anti-boobplate” circles where the positive examples highlighted tend to work best for people with flat or smaller chests. It’s definitely a conversation we should be having, since most boobplate looks ridiculous, and as it’s been pointed out by many, many people all mostly quoting the same article, could kill you if you fell forward. However, I worry sometimes that people take these arguments to their logical extremes, and lump breasts and curves in with the problem, or make boring outfits in the name of “practicality.”
So I wanted to draw some armor that is at least believable, if not practical, and works with a curvy figure without sexualizing it. Would this actually work in real life as real armor? Probably not? But I’m not sure that’s the most important thing to focus on, unless you’re making a gritty, realistic, historically-accurate work. For fantasy? COOLNESS is what counts. I’m all for seeing non-sexualized, diverse ladytypes with functional armor, as long as the coolness factor doesn’t get lost!
100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson.
From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.
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(via brain pickings)
Vol. 0 Preview: Mini-prints #2 and #3! Molly & Théo cameo portraits.
These serve a dual purpose, both as interior art for the book and as standalone mini-prints for the print pack. I wanted a classic look for these pieces that would be typical of the times, so I tried to channel my inner Rockwell. There’s a little bit of Leyendecker in there too, I think.
Editor In Chief: Monica Corcoran Harel
A self-described “Capitolist”, editor-in-chief Monica Corcoran Harel appreciates every nuance of style, from a false eyelash to a top hat. She is the co-author of The Fashion File and also writes for the New York Times, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle and Los Angeles Magazine. She lives happily with her husband Gadi Harel and their daughter, Tess Darling.
Mod Sailor Mars. Late 1960s - early 1970s. I thought her hair would be a pretty good fit for this time period. Of course, I took a took a few liberties.
Only one more to go in this series!