I wonder what post-scratch Jade looked like in her younger years.

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I haven’t been feeling well, but I have been feeling Halloween. I had a lotta fun and made a huge mess making this Bro pumpkin [mspa scene].

holy shit

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ep 3 doodles

i just wanna draw tiny snarky lil tophs forever and ever she is so freaking perfect

drew this one back in book 3, posting because relevance



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"Song Of The Sea" Trailer

Directed by Tomm Moore (Secret Of Kells)

So excited for this! Lovely looking film.

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The bottom pic is the drawing zoomed at 100%.


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Suave Korra gets shut down again.

Anyways this is for wifey, cuz it’s totally her birthday today and she requested Korrasami fluff ;D GO SPAM HER WITH BIRTHDAY WISHES <3

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Mallory Dyer worked on these two gorgeous and brimmed-with-details illustrations. They’ll serve as our 2015 calendar’s front and back covers. 


This was my first time drawing john, I hope I didn’t heck it up to you big time john fans ;w;;; I tried my hardest to not draw Karkat.

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[ NEWS ] Scholars confirm first discovery of Japanese sword from master bladesmith Masamune in 150 years

  • by Casey Baseel

Should you visit a history museum in Japan, and, like I do, make an immediate beeline for the collections of samurai armor and weaponry, you might be surprised to notice that Japanese swords are customarily displayed with the stitching removed from the hilt. Visually, it sort of dampens the impact, since the remaining skinny slab of metal is a lot less evocative of it actually being gripped and wielded by one of Japan’s warriors of ages past.

The reason this is done, though, is because many Japanese swordsmiths would “sign” their works by etching their names into the metal of the hilt. Some craftsmen achieved almost legendary status, becoming folk heroes whose names are widely known even today.

The most respected of all, though, was Masamune, whose reluctance to sign his blades has made identifying them difficult. But difficult and impossible are two different things, and for the first time in over a century, a sword has been confirmed by historians as being the creation of the master himself.

Masamune was active during the late 13th and early 14th centuries, the part of Japan that today is part of Kanagawa Prefecture. He lived his life during the Kamakura Period, when the samurai class saw the most dramatic rise in its power over Japan.

Producing the highest-quality blades during a time of military power made Masamune’s swords extremely prized. Today, the only swordsmith who can approach his exalted historical status is Muramasa, who was born hundreds of years later. Justified or not, Muramasa is said to have been psychologically imbalanced and prone to violence. Superstition holds that these traits were passed on to the swords he forged, and as such Masamune’s are often held to be the superior weapons.

However, it can be hard to keep track of weapons in a country that’s gone through as many civil wars, revolutions, and occupations as Japan has, no matter how impressive their pedigree. Last year, a man brought a sword, which had found its way into his personal property, to the Kyoto National Museum to be appraised. Historian and sword scholar Taeko Watanabe spent the months between then and now studying the blade, and has recently announce her conclusion that it is a Masamune.

"Judging from its unique characteristics such as the pattern that can be seen in the side of the blade… it was unmistakably forged by Masamune."

The particular sword, which Watanabe says is called the Shimazu Masamune, had been given in 1862 by Iemochi, the 14th Tokugawa shogun, to the Imperial Family to mark his marriage to Princess Kazunomiya, also known as Princess Kazu.

"By presenting such a masterwork to the Imperial Family, Iemochi showed the deepest appreciation and highest respect," Watanabe commented.

Following this, the sword’s whereabouts were unknown until its anonymous owner brought it to the museum in Kyoto. It is the first blade to be confirmed as a Masamune in roughly 150 years.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rocket News 24

Masamune is known as one of the greatest sword smiths of all time, his work still outranking modern blades even though his were made 13th and 14th century. He was brilliant as well as wise, many of the legends surrounding him describing his swords as somehow peaceful, for they were not bloodthirsty, and indeed true works of art. discovering one of his original works is absolutely incredible.

I’m so happy I could cry I love Masamune so much I could write a book about how amazing he was. He has a living descendant, Tsunahiro Yamamura, who continues work in the field of sword smithing. 


Kilij Sword with Silver Scabbard

  • Dated: 17th or 18h century
  • Culture: Persian
  • Measurements: overall length 92.5 cm, blade length 72 cm

The sword has a single-edged blade, strongly curved and made of finely watered steel. The hilt features a cross-shaped guard of ivory with a snake head pommel. The scabbard of embossed silver plate with hallmarked and chased decor.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Arcimboldo Galleries

i’ll be making persian styled curve in my next sword, and from there I’ll work my way up to a double edged blade. It’s surprisingly easy to warp cold-rolled steel into a curve without cutting the shape from thick sheet metal, instead I use round stock. the round stock gives an already sturdy handle attached to the blade without welding and the blade will be thin but unyielding after tapering 


Moro Fighting Kris

  • Dated: 19th century 
  • Place of Origin: Southern Philippines
  • Measurements: overall length 28” (71.1 cm); blade length 24” (60.9 cm)

Apparently this Moro fighting kris has a rare handle style. The wood handle has an octagon shaped pommel that has silver bands, brass tacks and is inlayed with mother of pearl. The original rattan binding is intact, and the stirrup is made of silver. The blade is long and heavy with a good active pattern showing.    

Source: Copyright © 2014 Erik’s Edge

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