Reblogged from Miss Spite's Miscellany.
I wonder if boys realize they sound exactly like those annoying nit-picky people on House Hunters when they talk about the type of girl they want.
Rrrick you don’t have to be on anon! Christ has risen! Its 2014! We can be public with our love.
"I always get annoyed when I hear of another colleague telling a young artist that they ‘don’t have the goods’ or they ‘should give up’. I’m reminded of a drawing student of mine who improved so dramatically by the end of the semester that it was kind of magical. It should be obvious to know that when we are young, there is so much potential. (I was a terrible student by the way.) We can hit our stride at anytime. There’s no schedule for this. There could be some "eureka moment" or a series of them, that allows a person to grow. Everyone learns and progresses at a different pace.”
AWESOME DRAWINGS BY JIRI ANDERLE
Czech painter and graphic artist Jiří Anderle (born 14 September 1936, in Pavlíkov, Rakovnik) Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague,1955-1961. Active member of the Black Theatre of Prague from 1961 to 1969, founded by fellow student Jiri Srnec, touring Europe, Africa, the United States, Latin America and Australia.
Throughout the Middle Ages, enormously popular bestiaries presented descriptions of rare and unusual animals, typically paired with a moral or religious lesson. The real and the imaginary blended seamlessly in these books—at the time, the existence of a rhinoceros was as credible as a unicorn or dragon.
Although modern audiences scoff at the impossibility of mythological beasts, there remains an extraordinary willingness by the public to suspend skepticism and believe wild stories about nature.
Domenico Gnoli (1933-1970) is one of the most neglected illustrators of the 20th century. Born in Rome, Italy, he was an Italian artist, writer and stage designer. Gnoli was an imaginative, intense and technically gifted artist. He is best known for his books Orestes (The Art of Smiling), 1961 and Bestiario Moderno (Modern Bestiary), 1968.
In Modern Bestiary, Gnoli produced an incredible collection of pen and ink illustrations that are intricately detailed and nothing short of amazing. Looking like ‘pop art’, his animal creations look like strange but lovable household pets. Who wouldn’t want a flying cat or rhino-chicken?
“DRAW FROM LIFE. All the time. Draw naked people. Draw clothed people. Draw pets and buildings and teacups and trees and draw all of it all the time. Put it in a book that you keep in your pocket. Steal life from the realm of the living so that the worlds you create might also live.”