Grisaille Egg or Catherine the Great Egg
Carl Faberge, 1914
Gift of Tsar Nicholas II to his mother Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Considered one of the most impressive eggs, and a favourite of Maria Feodorovna. It included a a surprise of Catherine the Great in a sedan carried by two footmen, now lost. Today it resides at the Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. along with the Alexander III Portraits Egg [x].
They also have one another faberge egg , the nuptial crown worn by all Russian grand duchesses on their wedding day, including Empress Alexandra. There are many other imperial artifacts at the Hillwood as well. Definitely check it out if you are in DC!
Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.
This is Shooting Star! With her corkscrew pigtails and her Chucks of justice, she flits through the night shooting stars to turn darkness into light.Drawn by yours truly,Alex Law;)
alien hunter garnet reporting for duty
This is the same man.
This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!” imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.
Women don’t treat men the way men treat women.
it’s also worth noting that despite all the geeks complaining about women’s impossible standards, the fantasy on the right sets a really really easy low bar to meet:
"cool clean friendly non-aggressive man who will cook a food for u"
yep what an unfair standard to be subjected to
that last comment was beautiful
Some intriguing illustration work by artist Dave Flora for the 19th century vampire ‘penny-dreadful’ classic Varney The Vampyre, or The Feast Of Blood by James Malcolm Rhymer, a rip-roaring, blood-curdling 800+ page episodic novel sold in 109 individual installments for a penny each back in the 1840′s. Flora’s work is done in pen, pencil, brush and grayscale markers, and you can seem more (I think) at feastofblood.com. We see lots of artists’ homages to Stoker’s Dracula, some few to LeFanu’s Carmilla, but it’s rare to see anyone attack this seminal piece of vampire literature. The artist calls these pieces ‘a labor of love’, and I’d call them very well done.
In questa reggia
“‘You seem very girlish tonight’. Akio-san said that to me. Very girlish…Just what does that mean?”
"Girls are…In the end, girls are all like Rose Brides."