Intricate Geometric Animal Illustrations by Kerby Rosanes

Kerby Rosanes aka Sketchy Stories is an illustrator from Manila, Philippines. The young sketch artist specializing in amazingly detailed and elaborate doodles has been recognized by international and notable art communities after reverting to a part time professional career in design and has been featured in design blogs and magazines.

“Doodling” is looked down as a lesser refined art technique but Rosanes has brought the humble art to the forefront with his intricately detailed, creative and complex drawings. Taking a plain black fine marker to a sheet of paper, he explores a versatile range of themes such as  surrealism, abstract art, cartoons, and complex floral patterns. From precisely mimicked animal portraits with a face partially made from mechanical gears similar to clockwork, and many portraits and subjects trapped together in the middle of inseparable yet opposing elements, the artist depicts the struggle of contemporary with classic.

Kerby Rosanes has amassed a huge following on his Instagram profile where he showcases most of his work. The artist has come a long way from sketching doodles as a hobby to becoming a  professional artist whose works are recognized and appreciated by fans and critics alike. You can buy his work in his Society6 shop.

Important features of LEED projects

The LEED rating system is designed and to provide the best sustainability assessment according to the American and equivalent international standards addressed by LEED Reference books.
LEED projects ensure efficient use of water fixtures, conserve water condensation and utilize rainwater collected for landscape irrigation, use the water collected with gray water systems for flushing etc. LEED system importantly addresses to the facade design by considering energy efficient envelope measures, together with the selection of high performing electro-mechanical systems and compliance with the ASHRAE or USGBC approved international equivalent standards. To prevent Heat Island Effect, the roof areas are usually covered with high albedo roof materials as well as the parking area, where the project needs to use of light-colored sun reflecting materials to minimize heat island effect. Another important sustainability feature in LEED system, it encourages buildings promoting pedestrian access, a bicycle parking together with a dedicated bicycle lane connecting with mass transit system. To reduce the carbon footprint of overall building project electric vehicle charging stations are involved in many LEED projects.
Site selection is addressed essentially by LEED projects that selection of a sustainable development location within walking distance to public transport stops contributes achieving green building goals. Minimizing use of high VOC content materials improves the health and comfort of occupant indoors. The content of volatile organic compounds in chemical products such as adhesives, silicones, carpet tiles is preferred under the international limit. The design criteria according to ASHRAE 62.1 standards to ensure adequate fresh air indoors required to be provided into the spaces. The fresh air supply rate into the building, above the ASHRAE 62.1 standard, provides the building a healthy and comfortable environment for occupants. Implementing Daylighting, shading strategies makes a significant difference through the whole project design.
Many green building projects use energy modeling simulations tools to estimate the virtual or computerized performance of the building before the construction starts. Because of how much energy would be based on computer simulations of building energy-modeling service monthly spending, it emerges in the design phase of the structure. In this way, optimal solutions by analyzing energy opportunities in new or existing buildings can be selected. Local climate conditions, the sunny days of the year, humidity levels of specific environment where the building is located, electro-mechanical systems of the building, the building’s function, building envelope performance, can be simulated with computer tools by considering previously selected parameters such as the number of occupants is possible to see the results before changes to be made on the building.


Beautiful Floral Tattoos That Resemble Watercolor Paintings Etched Onto Skin

Tattoos at first mention conjure up images of bold black outlines, intricate typography and fierce subjects which is not the case here. Aro Tattoo, a Korean tattoo parlor, has employed tattoo artist Silo to create one of a kind beautiful, subtle and sophisticated watercolor floral tattoos.

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Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch
1st Wedding Anniversary, 14 February 2016
Symbol: Paper

Paper is seen to represent the modest nature of a young marriage. It is also a clean slate, a new beginning upon which to write your passage through the years together. In addition, paper is highly tied to the natural world. Just as a tree grows strong, a marriage builds from one small seed, into a strong tree.      

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Colouring for adults by Fancy Features

Artists Maria Leyden and Chris Mason create giant colorless pictures that are then embellished using a vibrant set of community markers. Once the piece is entirely inked, the canvas becomes something for everyone to admire, and it serves as a unique keepsake for the event.

Fancy Features produces illustrations that are completely customizable based on their special occasion. The company has worked with the likes of charities, large corporations, schools, and weddings, creating more than 100 one-of-a-kind coloring canvases. 

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What Happen When An Illustrator Gets Creative With Words : Literal Art Interpretations Of Idioms By Keren Rosen

Dings&Doodles is a creative illustration outlet on Etsy by Keren Rosen
 that plays around with idioms and proverbs and turns them into ridiculously funny cartoons. The creative posters featured below are made digitally, the bright colors and expressive characters engaged in a scene making each poster unique.

The perfect gift for your English teacher or that special friend who always makes a point to be grammatically correct, the idiom artwork turns a plain sketch into a witty depiction of language and art on a single canvas. The sense of humor that Dings&Doodles has behind these drawings is evident with the wide collection of images featuring popular idioms such as “ Sleeping Pills”, “Window Shopping”, “Fireworks”, “Jam Session" and many others. These amusing images undoubtedly not only take you back to the memories of grammar class  but leave you with a smile on your faces. You can find the entire collection in their Etsy shop.

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Vegan Food Lovers Features
Quick and easy vegan curry 💚
By @naturallyleyonee

(serves 2)
- 1 cup rice (basmati)
- 2 cups water
- 1 can coconut milk (400ml)
- ½ cup spring onions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 3 tbsp parsley
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 2 tsp tumeric
- 2 tsp safflower
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- pumpkin seeds
- sesame seeds
- 1 avocado

1.) Put rice and water in a cooking pot on max. heat. Once it is boiling, set on medium heat and let cook until all the water is gone.
2.) In the meantime in another pot braise lightly the onions and garlic and then add the coconut milk together with curry, safflower, tumeric, parsley, salt and pepper. Add the spinach leaves to the sauce and let everything cook for just a few minutes until the spinach has “shrunk” a bit.
3.) Serve rice together with the curry sauce and add ½ sliced avocado on each plate, top with some sesame and pumpkin seeds and safflower. Enjoy!


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