Poster: The Shire | Fringe Focus “I don’t think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.” “What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Okay, that quote doesn’t really have anything to do with the Shire. This poster is the third and final design in my Lord of the Rings series. While these aren’t explicitly posters for the films or the books, they are meant to be chronological. More than anything, these posters reflect how the movies feel to me. Prints of the Mordor poster are still up for grabs on my Kickstarter Poster Project! Let me know what you think the comments! Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) refers to remarkable constructions of classical antiquity listed in an Eurocentric way by various authors in guidebooks popular among the ancient Hellenic tourists, particularly in the 1st and 2nd centuries BC. The most prominent of these, the versions by Antipater of Sidon and an observer identified as Philo of Byzantium, comprise seven works located around the eastern Mediterranean rim. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing seven entries. Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact. Background In this painting by Maerten van Heemskerck, the seven wonders of the ancient world are depicted as a background for the abduction of Helen by Paris. The Walters Art Museum. Scope The Seven Ancient Wonders Influence Arts and architecture Modern lists See also
The Hobbit One of the great things about the worlds that Tolkien creates are the half-mentioned places and events that are going on in the background of Middle Earth. By hinting at them and leaving them a bit mysterious, Tolkien gives the reader a chance to use their imagination and place themselves inside the world and explore it for themselves. Many of us, when we read stories like these, like to imagine ourselves there in the background as clever, dangerous warriors, or as powerful wizards and the like. Which led me to an idea for a painting that I plan to share with you over the next few weeks as it develops. Makes sense right? Let me explain: A few months ago, I went mountain biking with a few of my friends. It occurred to me, while I was out there bewildered and lost, that if this were war, I would probably have just gotten us all killed. This image was a result of that. When I got back from the trail ride, I scribbled this thumbnail down:
Gravity (comics) Gravity (Greg Willis) is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Gravity #1 (August 2005) and was created by Sean McKeever and Mike Norton. Gravity's first appearance was in his own limited series: Gravity #1-5 (2005), later released as a digest-formatted graphic novel as part of the Marvel Next imprint aimed at younger readers. Greg Willis is born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Gravity has the ability to manipulate gravitons in various ways, such as decreasing his own gravity, enabling him to fly; decreasing the gravity of objects around him, enabling him to simulate super-strength; and attracting or repelling objects. IGN praised the Gravity comics, comparing the comics favorably to the classic Spider-Man comics. Gravity at Marvel.comGravity at Comicvine.comGravity at Marvel.wikia.com
The Lord of the Rings One of the great things about the worlds that Tolkien creates are the half-mentioned places and events that are going on in the background of Middle Earth. By hinting at them and leaving them a bit mysterious, Tolkien gives the reader a chance to use their imagination and place themselves inside the world and explore it for themselves. Many of us, when we read stories like these, like to imagine ourselves there in the background as clever, dangerous warriors, or as powerful wizards and the like. We don't ever just place ourselves in there as hapless serfs who get ordered around a lot and eventually eaten. Or as complete bunglers for that matter. Which led me to an idea for a painting that I plan to share with you over the next few weeks as it develops. Makes sense right? Let me explain: A few months ago, I went mountain biking with a few of my friends. It occurred to me, while I was out there bewildered and lost, that if this were war, I would probably have just gotten us all killed.
Free eBooks at Planet eBook - 80+ Classic Novels and Literature The Silmarillion So I know I said I wasn't planning on doing (or monkeying with) any of these Silmarillion pieces digitally. But I gave in and joined the Dark Side for a bit to push the Glorfindel and the Balrog piece a little further. I can't help it, sometimes I just have to monkey with the paintings. In the end, I just love pushing the traditional parts further on the computer. But this is where it starts guys. Polysics Polysics ( ポリシックス , Porishikkusu ? , typeset POLYSICS ) is a Japanese new wave and rock band from Tokyo , who dubs its unique style as "technicolor pogo punk". It was named after a brand of synthesizer , the Korg Polysix . The band started in 1997, but got their big break in 1998 at a concert in Tokyo . History [ edit ] Hiroyuki Hayashi plays guitar at a POLYSICS live show in 2003, supporting the US release of the album Neu Polysics was formed in 1997 by Japanese high-school student Hiroyuki Hayashi. In 1999, Polysics released their first albums 1st P and A.D.S.R.M! In 2003, Neu was released in the United States on Asian Man Records to rave reviews and great sales. Also during 2003, Polysics appeared on UK television for the programme Adam & Joe Go Tokyo performing "Kaja Kaja Goo". In 2004, Polysics released a greatest hits compilation titled Polysics or Die!!!! On February 28, 2007 Polysics released their album Karate House in Japan. Their Budokan concert, BUDOKAN OR DIE!!!!
Anke Eissmann Tolkien • Beowulf • Beowulf Alive • Rejected Quarterly • Ghoststories of Herborn • Troy • Alexander • Consommé Althusius • The Falcon and the Star • Schule macht Spaß • Temeraire • Greek Tales • Childrens' Bible • Princess Sisi • Fairytales from Austria • Tolkien's View • The Scarecrow and the Storms • Sherlock (BBC) • The last dragon-warrior • Inbetween Mirrors • The Enchanted Pipe • In the Clutches of the Troll-King • In the Nameless Wood The works of J R R Tolkien Beowulf The creation of an illustrated edition of the Old English poem Beowulf was my final project of the BA (Hons) Art&Design-course at Colchester Institute, Colchester, UK. In 2009, the book was published by Walking Tree Publishers. Beowulf Alive is a live performance of the poem by Hannes Kaiser I created a poster illustration and interior illustrations for the text. The Rejected Quarterly is a small literary magazine sold at universities along the westcoast of the United States.
More Like Early Renaissance Europe 1430 by ~Hillfighter "Tolkien opened up in me a dormant love of lost and misty times, myth and legend..." | Ted Nasmith - Tolkien Illustrator - Renderer - Musician Ryukyuan music Ryukyuan music (琉球音楽, Ryūkyū ongaku?), or Okinawan music (沖縄音楽, Okinawa ongaku?), is the music of the Ryukyu Islands, largely made up of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Genres The two main styles of traditional Ryukyuan music are koten (classical) and min'yō (popular). Ryukyuan classical music Uzagaku Ryukyuan classical music (琉球古典音楽, ryūkyū koten ongaku?) Min'yō and shima uta Shima uta (島唄?) Yunta (ユンタ?) Warabe-uta Warabe uta (童歌?) New folk songs "New min'yō" (新作の民謡, shinsaku no min'yō?) Okinawa pop The music of the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa in particular, came under the influence of American rock music beginning with the end of World War II. Instrumentation The instrument that defines Ryukyuan music is the sanshin. Additional instruments are often used in Ryukyuan classical music, and sometimes incorporated in folk music: Tonality The following is described in terms used in Western disciplines of music. Notable Ryukyuan music Traditional Pop
My new affinity for Tolkien's world of Arda has led me to these fantastic works of art. by isaac233 Apr 11