Collection: The Warrior and the MageCollection: The Warrior and the Mage11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Warrior and the Mage
“Preys of the thirst of blades and hunger of spells, what are we but witnesses of a war of two? Steel cloaks the hills as mist rises from the seas, and the night grows bright from shining swords and enchanted words. Whose blood will it be on the meadows, whose cry will echo the victory? When the drums are put to sleep, who will rule between the warrior and the mage?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Amongst the Elves and FaeCollection: Amongst the Elves and Fae11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Amongst the Elves and Fae
“Where is the breadcrumb trail of fairytales, and breath of mother nature? We have grown blind to ancestors and their lore, surrendered to fantasy what we believed before. Yet still we dream of elves and fae, of fluttering twilight sprites and lords of timeless halls; we long for lands where battles are won with bow and arrow, skies belong to eagles, and fields feel the flow of magic under the grass. How have we come so far, and how to go back?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Fan Art Friday: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesFan Art Friday: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Heroes In A Half Shell
New York City, chemical ooze, and the delicious smell of pizza can only mean one thing — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
For being named after Renaissance artist greats, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, had rather humble beginnings. Let’s travel back to 1983 to when Kevin Eastman created the idea for the turtles during a brainstorming session with his friend Peter Laird. Eastm
Cosplay Friday: X-MenCosplay Friday: X-Men7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters
Rogue Gambit I
The X-Men made their comic book debut in 1963 as a group of mutants who were born with superhuman powers and were feared and hated by society for being different from humans.
The inspiration for The X-Men came from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and was originally titled The Mutants. Marvel asked editor Stan Lee to change the title because they thought no one would know what the wor
Fan Art Friday: CinderellaFan Art Friday: Cinderella9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Cinderella A Dream is a Wish
Cinderella and her glass slipper have become a modern day institution since Disney’s classic film debuted 65 years ago.
The tale we’ve come to know today originated in Europe, but its roots can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt where we find the original “Cinderella,” a Greek slave girl named Rhodopis who goes on to marry the king of Egypt. The Cindere
Collection: Message in a BottleCollection: Message in a Bottle10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Message in a Bottle: The Eternal Act of Faith
Whether it’s the sole survivor of a plane crash, stranded on a fly–speck Pacific island or the forlorn deserted lover standing alone in the early morning fog at mid–span of Waterloo Bridge, there is nothing sadder, and nothing more defining of the human spirit, than the tossing into the sea of the “message in a bottle.” The idea, more than the actual execution, of this desperate measure, has come to symbolize an eternal act of human faith — that somehow Divine Providence will guide this message through the shifting seven seas to be found on a beach by the one who needs
Spy Tools of the FutureSpy Tools of the Future1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spy Tools of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
Watch Dogs by AcerSense
Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern MusicCollection: The Heartbeat of Modern Music10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Heartbeat of Modern Music
From the days of Beethoven and Franz Liszt, to the Vaudeville stages of America in the1880s to the 1930s, to the electronic keyboards anchoring the rhythms of today’s rock groups and pop singers, the piano has been the heart of the music animating our popular entertainments. Not as sexy as the guitar, nor as brash as the drums, the pianos have been the steadying source of rhythm and timing holding together songs and other compositions for the past several centuries. And, oh yes, while not being so overtly sexy, pianos can be very romantic. Enjoy this gallery of the musician’s most basic dream machi
Edison And Tesla's Electric FeudEdison And Tesla's Electric Feud7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The War of Currents Edison and Tesla’s Electric Feud
Edison VS Tesla
The $50,000 Wager
The story goes that when Thomas Edison’s Serbian-born employee Nikola Tesla told his boss that he could make several fixes to his direct current power generators, Edison offered him a healthy reward — $50,000 — if he was successful. In a few months, Tesla finished the project and asked for his payment. Apparently Edison laughed Tesla off and instead off
Collection: A Warning In Another's EyesCollection: A Warning In Another's Eyes10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Warning in Another’s Eyes
Stop and Stare
Staring is not the same as intently gazing into another person’s eyes as a manner of communication.
That can be a quite pleasurable experience. Staring into another’ eyes too often presages the delivery of a warning or very bad news. The fixed stare is the facial equivalent of a flashing amber light, indicating you should proceed but only with great caution. Keep that in mind as you peruse t
Galileo Galilei: The Starry MessengerGalileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
GALILEO GALILEI: The Starry Messenger
February 15 marks Galileo’s 461st birthday.
The man has a long list of accomplishments in the field of astronomy attributed to his name, including improving and developing the telescope, discovering sunspots, and proving that earth was not the center of the universe.
One of Galileo’s most widely-known accomplishments is the discovery of Jupiter’s four largest moons, also known, aptly, as the
Collection: The Way Of The RomaniCollection: The Way Of The Romani8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Way Of The RomaniIndomitable, Inscrutable & Irrepressible
They are commonly known as Gypsies, but that moniker conjures up the trite stereotypes and pervasive misconceptions commonly associated with a people whose culture and history are actually profound and nuanced. A vociferously unassimilable people, they are European (and increasingly American) urban nomads in constant migration, refusing to alter their culture in any way necessary for joining the modern wor
Dying Of Thirst: Earth's Water Is Running OutDying Of Thirst: Earth's Water Is Running Out7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dying of Thirst Earth’s Water
Is Running Out
Every day the sea level gets a little higher, and every day we have a little bit less water to drink.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, 2.7 billion people are faced with water scarcities during at least one month of the year. As drought conditions prevail in many places around the globe and our limited supply of accessible fresh water continues to dwindle, the problem is getting worse, not better.
A global w
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Cosplay Friday: Calling All HeroesCosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Calling All Heroes
Sonic Wave by cibo-black-cat
Not for the faint of heart,
The fan–made Defense of the Ancients (DotA) strategy game takes place on a virtual battlefield where skillfully trained players level up their heroes and arm attacks against each other’s teams to claim satisfying victory. Released in 2003, it is one of the original multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games and certainly one of the most suc
Cosplay Friday: Cowboy BebopCosplay Friday: Cowboy Bebop8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: See You Space Cowboy
The Space Age Adventures Of Cowboy Bebop
Making its debut in Japan in 1998, the cult anime series Cowboy Bebop by director Shinichirō Watanabe, set in the year 2071, tells the story of a crew of bounty hunters (aka cowboys) traveling through space in their ship, the “Bebop.” In the world of this series, the Earth has been damaged and humans have been forced to create colonies acr
Collection: The Green Fairy Takes Flight AgainCollection: The Green Fairy Takes Flight Again1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Green Fairy Takes Flight Again
It was banned in America in 1915, but distillation and sale resumed in USA and Europe in the 1990s. It’s a spirit produced from the flowers and leaves of the wormwood plant. Anise, fennel and other “medicinal herbs” are blended in according to secret formulas of different distillers. Who drank absinthe? Hemingway, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Toulouse–Lautrec, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso, Oscar Wilde and occultist Aleister Crowley. Why were writers, poets and painters so ardent for this drink? Its secret is trace amounts of terpene thujone, reputed to induce clarity of
Fan Art Friday: Indiana JonesFan Art Friday: Indiana Jones10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Fortune &
Temple of Doom blu ray art
Indiana Jones. Professor. Adventurer. Archaeologist… or Raider?
With his iconic fedora, brown leather jacket and bullwhip, this rugged explorer has been sparking increases in enrollment for Archeology departments across the country since his cinematic debut in 1981. Created from the first collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones has not only become one of
Collection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage GodCollection: Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fashion is a Seductive and Savage God
Asia’s Next Top Model Tiger
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas was published this month. It tells the story of two revolutionary British designers who re–invented and re–energized Fashion Weeks in Paris and New York and brought real outrage and excitement back to high fashion. In the past twenty years these
Lewis Carroll: Alice In WonderlandLewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Lewis Carroll: Through A Glass, Darkly
Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacano
The more one is denied something, the more one desires it.
The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Collection: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2Collection: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 26 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realm of Fantasy: Of Angels
and Demons Vol. 2
Dungeons and Dragons Credence
“Such angels and their halos
wells of molten gold spilling
on their necks without burning
their dark skin full of bones and swords
so unlike those demons who with
the paleness of the parched thirst
upon thirst and with clawed hands
tear at their own throats
both searching in ancient circles
Collection: Haunted HousesCollection: Haunted Houses1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Coming across a deserted house, whether hidden by the distance of a rolling countryside or by the shadows of adjoining city ghetto dwellings, is like stumbling across an unnoticed, unburied corpse. It is obviously dead now, but once it was full of lives. Coming across a haunted house is different. Deserted or still occupied, it is a place where lives, unsatisfied, have refused to move on into a full death. The houses reflect their tenants. They are living dead structures, refusing to return to dust.
“What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow”
– Mary Shelley