Monday, November 5, 2012


Old Pictures of Animals and Bones, Etc.

It's not new, and it's maybe a little feed-inundating depending on your internet appetites, but the Scientific Illustration Tumblr is beautiful and fascinating. For instance, here's a drawing of a spider "yielding" to a silk-sucking machine, and here's a teenaged t-rex screaming with a crab on its tail (I think?).

[Thanks, Angela!]

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Relevant to my interests, consistent with my concerns, +1.




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Gah, I love stuff like this! My half-sleeve is all nature tattoos, and when I was consulting with my artist before getting them done, she handed me a stack of those old nature books that just have drawings of different species of plants and animals (like the ones shown here). I wanted the tattoos to be as realistic as possible, but still look like art, so those old nature drawings were perfect.


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"Little Rex Adventures" may be, in fact, the greatest image I've ever seen. I want it mural-sized. 8x10 is not enough T-Rex. Its expression is just the best combination of shock, horror, and betrayal. I seriously love it.


I...feel really bad for that spider?


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