dynamicafrica:

British-Nigerian sketch artist Kevin Okafor photographs each step of his drawings, you get a glimpse at his technique, and it is impressive how he uses charcoal for the hair—he smudges it, and then with a pen eraser thinly threads and creates highlights. He also uses other materials such as Faber-Castell graphite and black colored pencils

 

(Source: unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream)

urbanfragment:

“The Wind has a voice.”
Richard Meier’s Douglas House on the shore of Lake Michigan, Harbor Springs.
Beautifully captured by architectural photographer Scott Frances.
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urbanfragment:

“The Wind has a voice.”

Richard Meier’s Douglas House on the shore of Lake Michigan, Harbor Springs.

Beautifully captured by architectural photographer Scott Frances.

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I adore the way fan fiction writers engage with and critique source texts, but manipulating them and breaking their rules. Some of it is straight-up homage, but a lot of [fan fiction] is really aggressive towards the source text. One tends to think of it as written by total fanboys and fangirls as a kind of worshipful act, but a lot of times you’ll read these stories and it’ll be like ‘What if Star Trek had an openly gay character on the bridge?’ And of course the point is that they don’t, and they wouldn’t, because they don’t have the balls, or they are beholden to their advertisers, or whatever. There’s a powerful critique, almost punk-like anger, being expressed there—which I find fascinating and interesting and cool.

melissacooke:

“Washed Out”, graphite on paper, 50” x 50”
by Melissa Cooke