Reblogging this not only for artists but also for people who write werewolf (and other animal transformation) fiction. If a human turned into a wolf, their knee joints would not reverse— what some fic writers mistake for the knee is actually the ankle. A wolf’s hind feet are relatively long, and they are always walking in way roughly analogous to human “tip-toeing.”
For anyone curious, the artist is Marshall Vandruff and he has a free webinar up on Imaginarium as well as dvds from Gnomon Workshop!
Enhydro Skeletal Smoky Amethyst with Hematite inclusions - Brandberg, Goboboseb, Namibia
Tamrielic Food: Colovia
Cyrodiil is a land with two natures, east and west. If the Niben hasn’t forgotten that it is the birth place of the Empire, then Colovia will never forget that it was once independent. The West is resilient, militaristic, self-sufficient, and always a little wary of the magic and majesty of its eastern sister. As the Alessian Order grew greater and greater in power, Colovia resisted, holding fast to its pantheon of eight gods that is more familiar to modern day Imperials than the monotheism of the prophet Marukh and just as fast to its culinary traditions.
Red meat has always been an important part of the Colovian diet, whether it be beef, ham, boar, or more. Westerners share the Nibenese horror of insects, arachnids, horse, dog, and cat, but beyond that, anything is far game. The meat of Colovia’s shaggy, long-horned cattle is said to be the most tender beef in all of Tamriel, and while worship of Cyrodiil’s old hero-gods is all but dead, many ranchers still pour libations of milk in honor of Morihaus whose more mundane kin sustains their livelihood. Wild boar and domesticated pig are also in great demand. Rich pork stock forms the foundation for many of the region’s soups and many Colovian farmers and counts alike enjoy roasted marrow on toasted bread in the morning. Unlike their Nibense brethren and the southernmost Colovians of the Gold Coast, sea life plays no major role in the Colovian diet minus the occasional salt-preserved anchovy. Instead, they prefer freshwater fare, whether grilled or smoked.
The Colovian diet is rich in dairy, something that upsets notoriously intolerant Nibenese and Dunmeri bellies alike. The yogurt of Hammerfell has steadily become more popular in recent times, but sour cream’s place in the culinary pantheon is securely assured. Oil and vinegar might be the preferred dressing for salad in the balmy Iliac, but Colovian salad (cucumber and radish is always popular) is white with cream.
Unlike the east, western Cyrodiil has a strong agricultural tradition. Wheat, barley, and rye are the region’s staple grains, and imported rice from the Niben can often be found stuffing chickens or cabbage rolls. Beets lend a pink-purple color to cold soups and pickled eggs, and potato dumplings filled with cheese often compliment dinner. Pumpkin has always been especially popular in Colovia, whether to serve as an edible dish or in pie.
Neht Orphelin, wizard, will, if somewhat begrudgingly, admit that Colovian pastries are more than alright.
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i love this MANLY candle. this MAN candle, MANDLE
Colors of Autumn - Submitted by Desvil
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i swear the next time this gets captioned with “this reminds me of achmed the dead terrorist” i am going to launch myself into space
You know why it reminds them of it? Lacking experience with eyebrows. They are deprived of eyebrow based associations. You should pity them for not having any association other than that to connect with this marvellous art.
Computer simulations that teach themselves to walk.
Please cite the papers this is from, this is no better than posting stolen, unsourced art. This is someone’s results from their research: their PhD dissertation, ACM TOG, and SIGGRAPH/Eurographics.
DON’T JUST REPOST IT WITHOUT CITING THE PAPERS.