Why Waffles?

Because we can. Also wiwaffles.tumblr.com for actual art stuff.

aromansoul:

This is the most clear description of creativity I have ever heard. Really, really valuable.

Velma Googles herself (without safe search on).

Sketchbook doodles. Hair band guitarist, an old character, the Rose Knight from the Warlords & Sellswords illustration, and Sherlock Holmes from a still of the old Russian miniseries.

mattrhodesart:

Dune

I succumbed to the siren song of Dune and was dashed upon its rocks like so many concept artists before me. If you’d like to know more about these designs, I’ve written up some descriptions here.

samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

samspratt:

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY

In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.

In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.

As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

beckyandfrank:

A recent commission of Batman’s day-to-day life.

beckyandfrank:

A recent commission of Batman’s day-to-day life.

erikkwakkel:

1700-year-old blackboard emerges
From underneath the sand of an Egyptian desert, an astonishing find: an intact classroom dating back 1700 years, with the schoolmaster’s writing still on the “blackboard” - a wall, in this case. The properties of the environment (dry, warm) no doubt contributed to the pristine preservation of the schoolmaster’s writing: the ancient Greek letters look like they were written last week. The word “imitate” is found next to the text, which indicates that the pupils were supposed to copy the text, likely onto wax tablets, per custom in this age. The text on the blackboard itself is equally remarkable. Referring to Homer’s Odyssey, it discusses the use of opium as a drug - which, according to the red writing, “takes away grief and anger, and brings forgetfulness of every ill.” A model text to be copied by young children that advertises the beneficial properties of a recreational drug: it’s a remarkable find all around.
Pic: Paola Davoli / 2.5 Generic. Though discovered some years ago, the news was reported on various websites on 11 February, 2014. I used this one from Live Science as a source for the images and the information (images of the classroom are found there, too).

erikkwakkel:

1700-year-old blackboard emerges

From underneath the sand of an Egyptian desert, an astonishing find: an intact classroom dating back 1700 years, with the schoolmaster’s writing still on the “blackboard” - a wall, in this case. The properties of the environment (dry, warm) no doubt contributed to the pristine preservation of the schoolmaster’s writing: the ancient Greek letters look like they were written last week. The word “imitate” is found next to the text, which indicates that the pupils were supposed to copy the text, likely onto wax tablets, per custom in this age. The text on the blackboard itself is equally remarkable. Referring to Homer’s Odyssey, it discusses the use of opium as a drug - which, according to the red writing, “takes away grief and anger, and brings forgetfulness of every ill.” A model text to be copied by young children that advertises the beneficial properties of a recreational drug: it’s a remarkable find all around.

Pic: Paola Davoli / 2.5 Generic. Though discovered some years ago, the news was reported on various websites on 11 February, 2014. I used this one from Live Science as a source for the images and the information (images of the classroom are found there, too).

juliancallos:

Here are a bunch of youths stuck in foods.

wiwaffles:

Flame Master.
Gouache, acrylic and casein on hot press watercolor paper.
9.5” x 10”.
The Warlords & Sellswords project is still going strong, and I’ve gotten permission to give everyone another peek at the art being made. The fire wizards of this world need combustible materials at hand in order to create their fireworks, which is why she has that odd device.

wiwaffles:

Flame Master.

Gouache, acrylic and casein on hot press watercolor paper.

9.5” x 10”.

The Warlords & Sellswords project is still going strong, and I’ve gotten permission to give everyone another peek at the art being made. The fire wizards of this world need combustible materials at hand in order to create their fireworks, which is why she has that odd device.

noise-wave:

Studio Ghibli just announced its first ever TV series, and even more exciting it’s an adaptation of a book by Astrid Lindgren. “Sanzoku no Musume Ronja”, or “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter”, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.
The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.
It will be interesting to see the new route Studio Ghibli takes now that it is making TV animes.
Source: Studio Ghlibi (Facebook)
(vía NHKアニメワールド 山賊の娘ローニャ)

I have trouble expressing how awesome this is. Ronja is one of my favorite Lindgren stories, and Studio Ghibli is great.

noise-wave:

Studio Ghibli just announced its first ever TV series, and even more exciting it’s an adaptation of a book by Astrid Lindgren. “Sanzoku no Musume Ronja”, or “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter”, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.

The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.

It will be interesting to see the new route Studio Ghibli takes now that it is making TV animes.

Source: Studio Ghlibi (Facebook)

(vía NHKアニメワールド 山賊の娘ローニャ)

I have trouble expressing how awesome this is. Ronja is one of my favorite Lindgren stories, and Studio Ghibli is great.

(via theoeuvre)