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Saturday, November 5, 2016

News


1. Humans settled in Australia’s arid interior around 49,000 years ago, 10,000 years earlier than previously reported 


2. Early morning in the beautiful lavender fields of France... 


3. A hotel for wild bees


4. 8 of the coldest places in the world to live -
http://mnatu.re/XS7sel

Monday, October 17, 2016

Paradise Lot: Gone-God-World #01 (R.E. Vance)


The gods are gone. All of them. 
Their last message to humanity was: "Thank you for believing in us, but it is not enough. We're leaving. Good luck." At first no one took them seriously. Until, that is, all the denizens of all the heavens and hells started showing up on people's doorsteps.

Creatures that were once thought of as myth are now refugees striving to adapt to life on earth. Trouble is, after eons of living forever, they're not very good at being mortal. 

Caught in the middle is Jean-Luc, a struggling hotelier who (reluctantly) promised to help these wayward 'Others' live in this new GoneGod world. But taking care of his guests, keeping his hotel afloat and dealing with the constant drama of the Others' lives is figuratively killing him. And now that an unusually strange Other is in town, his figurative demise might soon become more literal. 

Paradise Lot is a new urban fantasy series by R.E. Vance that chronicles the adventures of the humans and 'Others' alike, as they struggle to navigate this strange, new post apocalyptic godless world. 

The Cast: 
- The human Jean-Luc; 
- The angel Penemue; 
- The gorgon Medusa; 
- The fairy TinkerBelle; 
- The archangel Michael; 
- The succubus Astarte; 
- The poltergeist Judith; 
- The shade Bella... 

and many, many more legendary characters from mythology, folklore and fairy tales. 

Published April 29th 2015
Pages - 80, Series - Urban Fantasy, ASIN - B00WOSCUTK

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Text Overdose World Record :p


1 tiny panel and like hundreds of words...when you are on a tight budget. Later couple of characters were pulled alive from the rubble of the apocalyptic text monologue.

Comic - 3 Run ka Sauda

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Freelance Talents (Digital Art)


*) - Artist Luca Bancone - "Daily Sketch, I'm thinking about studing more this character with a series of illustration of her journey...."

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Artist Misha Sung - "Just finished this, and I'm very happy about it, but would still love to know if there's any room for improvement?"

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Yohan Haash - "Today's insomnia painting , focus on composition, mood and depth ... tried to keep my brushstrokes loose and to simplify major shapes.."

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Resistants Series (Big Blue Comics)

In an oppressive corporate-ruled future, a small band of alien refugees and human freedom fighters struggle to put the power back in the hands of the people. The year is 2121 and the alien refugee, Interval, leads the rebel strike team known as THE RESISTANTSIn the last few years, they have helped build a large-scale humanitarian aid group to help the downtrodden and unemployed. They go on frequent raids in the Takeo Corporate-State to get food, water and technology for the needy people in the desert marketplaces. Their efforts are noble, but fleeting, as precious supplies and resources continue to dwindle faster than they can be attained. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

THE RESISTANTS: Declan

by K.J. Kaminski, Jason Krause, Jason Howard & Teo Gonzalez, Pin-up by Jason Johson & Teo Gonzalez

Declan Albright has a past connection to THE RESISTANTS‘ leader Interval. He’s pulled into her fight when, he’s deemed guilty-by-association, and a large bounty is placed on his head. But is there something more to the two-bit hunters now on his trail, than first seen.
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THE RESISTANTS: Kestrel 
by K.J. Kaminski, Chris Royal & Fahriza Kamaputra, Pin-up by Ben Herrera & Teo Gonzalez
When a weapons test threatens their safety, Erin Hawthorne a.k.a. Kestrel leaps in to action to save her fellow employees. In the conflict, she finds her true calling, helping others because she can. Will she follow her cause as a member of THE RESISTANTS?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Drawing - How to Get Started if You Haven't Drawn Before (Sycra) #Digital


Sooo... This is a long one. I try to explain to the best of my ability, how to go about getting started in art when you don't have any experience and don't know what steps to take. It's tough to comment much because there are an infinite number of ways to get to your destination, so who am I to tell you what to do? But because I get asked this a lot, I gave it a shot. Hopefully it helps.

The painting I did is sped up. The actual time it took was 59 minutes. I didn't have any plan when I started nor did I know where it would end up so yeah... 

Tools:

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Wacom Intuos3 12x9

Camtasia Studio

For FREE art resources, like photoshop brushes, reference images, art books etc... check out the Resources section at http://www.sycra.net

The forum at http://sycra.net/forum/ is a growing community of artists all working to improve and help each other, it's free to join, so if you want to receive comments or critiques on your work, or maybe offer some advice, head on over!

Follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sycra-A...

For full length feature tutorials on how to paint, how to draw, and more, visit PencilKings athttp://www.pencilkings.com/dap/a/?a=914

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Skin (April Lindner)

April Lindner (Author), Robert A. Fink (Introduction)

Haven’t we all been told how beauty is thin as truth? And don’t we believe and disbelieve this “lie we’d carve and starve for. / We’d suck it till the juice ran down our arms”? Skin compels us, repels us. Beauty may be only skin deep, a fine covering—sensuous, at times translucent, almost transparent, and yet so obdurate. Skin insulates, guarding its vital organs just beneath this surface that teases us to peek, to try to penetrate. We call this desire by many names, the best of which is love. April Lindner’s sensuously orchestrated collection of poems conveys the beauty and truth of love, how we know it to be paradoxical, obsessive, fearful, rapacious, holy.—Robert FinkFontanelHere’s the ravine, a stretch of skinspanning the breach like a footbridge.Canvas-thin, it trembles with the bloodthat runs beneath. Something less tangiblecourses there too, a whitewater flumeof images: the stretching housecat;car keys that sing and catch light;floorboards knotted with dark, animal eyes;the window with its shifting square of sky.All things equal, each thing startling,and everything unmediated by the mind’shabitual grapple with whyand so what. You frown at a fadedwallpaper pineapple, and the membraneflutters harder. I’m carefulwhen I comb your sparse brown hair.When I sing your name I borrow a liltI’d never use in speech. The wordsdon’t matter; I’m saying drink me while you can,like milk. Let me be flesh and flannel,hands that loosen your tangled blanket.Know me by scent before you learn my name,before doorknobs turn into doorknobs,before the gates knit shut. 

Type: Poetry collection, Hardcover, 88 pages
Published:  March 15th 2002 by Texas Tech University Press (first published March 2002)
Original Title: Skin (The Walt Mcdonald First-Book Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0896724840 (ISBN13: 9780896724846)
Edition Language: English

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

#Book Fatal Embrace


High-spirited horse trainer Jessica Stanson stumbles into the perfect job on one of the most elite ranches in Montana. Or at least it would be if her boss, ex-detective Michael Carven, stopped acting like he didn't want her there. Jessica has to prove herself to him on the ranch, and also try to penetrate his armor to get to the man inside. Michael Carven is a man who has left a difficult past behind him, and now works at his dream job raising horses under the Montana sky. But he knows that the past has a way of coming back to him, and soon enough, it does. A wave of violence hits the nearby small town of Riverside, nestled deep in the mountains, as a cunning serial killer preys on the population. 

Against his will, Michael finds himself both drawn into the case and coming to care for his independent new trainer. And if having a killer on the loose wasn't enough, his two worlds collide when Jessica becomes the only material witness in the case. Before it is over, Michael and Jessica will put everything they know and hold dear on the line to catch a vicious, cunning killer - and to protect each other as well.

Pages - 280
ISBN - 9781410402462
Author - Aris Whittier
Published - March 2011