Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.
The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.
'Rebirth of Flora'
My first book, ONCE UPON A CLOUD with Dial Press at Penguin is finally finished! Its up for preorder here and will be in stores in Spring 2015. These are some of the pages of characters little Celeste meets in the story.
The spirit of gardening. Sketch by Ron Chan, based on a photo by Humans of Portland.
Illustration work done for SAMSUNG, “Hop Free” from my [GLITTERS] series
Photography By Masashi Wakui
older client work, for legends of the cryptids :)
I SEE TREES OF GREEN
RED ROSES TOO
I SEE THEM BLOOM FOR ME AND YOU
AND i THINK TO MYSELF
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
Titan aka the Mermaid Moon
Artist Koshi Kawachi, inspired by his surroundings, put musical staff lines across various cityscapes and mountains, dotting each point with the resulting music note. The result is a fascinating, organic piece of music that comes from pure artistic imagination. Watch a video below of the notes being played!
I think we can all just agree that dragons are pretty cool…
But dragon designs in film and on television are so vanilla. Look! Look at what we could have!
- Dragon Head - by “Veramudis"
- I’m Fabulous - by Katarzyna Marcinkowska “Grzanka" (Tumblr)
- Dragon Mounts - by “V4m2c4”
- Bluejay Dragon - by “Shinerai" (tumblr 1) (tumblr 2)
- Patterns- by “WhiteRaven" (tumblr)
- Last Ones - by “WhiteRaven" (tumblr)
- Classic Tabby Dragon - by Hillary Luetkemeyer “Hibbary"
- Minty - by Katarzyna Marcinkowska “Grzanka" (Tumblr)
(Also these are all just incredible artists go shower them with attention.)
EDIT: Some copypasta error happened with the artist credits, but have been corrected. Katarzyna is the artist credited properly with #8.