I think this is the moment they both realized it was a bad idea
look at the pain in his eyes in the second gif
he can’t even bear to watch a little girl in a video game die
because he thinks of his daughter
this is why i love this man
GEOFF BBY C’MERE LET ME JUST HUG YOU
my love for geoff ramsey just multiplied
As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas. They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.
The monks will spend up to eight hours a day working together on one of their sandpaintings. The process starts with an opening ceremony and the consecration of work site.
Each work begins as a drawing, the outline of the mandala. Then, colored sand is poured from traditional metal funnels called chak-purs. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.
Once the sandpainting has been completed it is ceremoniously destroyed using a ritual vajra.
"The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing."
[via My Modern Metropolis]
A phenomenal fuck-ton of hip references.
[From various sources]
Cleaned up convention sketches.
I Avatarded some characters. That was fun! And Jasper preening… =u=
Alex belongs to Xhakhal
Oh, Elsa. What are we going to do with you.
Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape. Thing. You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle. THAT’S MY EXCUSE.
I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well. Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.
Killin’ it as per usual. Love this.
Doodles that go further than doodles…
I saw somewhere the idea of Anna training to be a knight of the royal army so she could protect Elsa. I loved it, so gave it a go.
Guess I’ve also been pretty influenced by Spera and Bravely Default… *sigh*
please tell me her sword is made of Elsa’s unbreakable ice, please.