In the past week I was a bit sick and I stayed at home. I started to listen to long awaited audiobooks of R.A. Salvatore. And in 4 days I've listened to the whole Dark Elf trilogy. He is awesome, truly is.
This is what I was doing in one of the days. Inspected a set of water colours I never used before. Thanks to my parents who bought me this in Russia, few years ago.
The Reference: Real Photograph from: The Cube Book - Earth, pages 70-71: Khumbu (Nepal) - Everest (left) and Nuptse (right).
(C) for original to photographer, white star publishers, of the cube book. (C) for this drawing in particular, to myself.
Contrary to popular belief, orange dragons are not so rare nor are they elusive creatures (they couldn't have cared less). The not well known fact is, orange dragons as a species, are masters of culinary arts and loathe to leave their beloved kitchens.
Even for the instances when they need to fetch and gather ingredients for their arcane, exotic and delightful recipes, they simply trade or barter some of the food they cook so that they may keep cooking undisturbed, with passion and in peace.
When i'd stay over at my grandmother's house as a child i was always unnerved by two things, the long hallways void of anything but random bits of fake foliage/plastic flowers & the perpetually vacant guest room. i was told to "never meddle in there" as it was for guests, yet i can never recall her having any. I never would go in to it, id rarely go to that side of the house,i could not stand the constant unnerving feeling of being observed and of never being alone when i was near that room. Strangest fact of all would have to be that no matter the time of day, it was always dark in that guest room, could be due to the positioning in which it was built onto the house, or that every time i was near it, i'd never take the time to look around. but one things for sure, even now as an adult, i still dread scurrying past it.
The view off my deck captured in the less than 1" top to an antique oil cruet of my Great Aunt's from the early 1900's. The glass is so old it has begun to purple ...taken in natural daylight from the window, hand-held with a 60mm 2.8 macro lens.
my entry for the Beauty of every day objects...[link]
This photo shoot was taken during a snow storm in the North East. We received 18 inches of snow but our persistence reflects our results. The shoot took nearly a month of preparation to find the right model, make up artist and clothing/equipment. This is my Fifth submission for the Tomb Raider contest. I hope everyone likes all of the hard work we put into this photo shoot.