google projects

Sometimes it feels like I’m drowning and I just–suffocate.

Lance starts being afraid of what he loves

(tryna color but obviously failing)

bonus slav:

they bond over mutual fear (shiro is not amused and hunk is low key worried about lance)

ML 2017 Calendar Project

The Miraculous Calendar project is a collaboration of artists who joined together to create a free to download 2017 calendar celebrating Miraculous Ladybug, as well as a fully illustrated Holiday and Cultural Guidebook with information about the holidays and traditions that the characters on the show would have marked on their own calendars. 

The calendar itself is comprised of a collection of fanart, the traditional 12 month calendar grid, annotated National French Holidays, important dates for the ML fandom, and many other features. 

The supplementary illustrated guidebook contains more art, and a written guide to the various holidays included on the calendar, with information on the holiday itself, as well how they are celebrated and their significance to the cultures represented in the Miraculous Ladybug universe. (This is a fun introductory resource for people looking to learn more about the cultures of the characters, either for personal knowledge or for a resource for their own artistic projects) 

If you would like to download the ML 2017 Calendar Project please continue reading under the cut! 

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writing tips

so i was writing these down for a friend and realized that i might as well compile them into one big post!!

write in bursts: i find that i write best when i’m not going back to edit every couple of seconds, and if i have too much free time i get caught up in making things sound nice instead of getting them down on paper. the way i’ve found around this is to use an app like 30/30, or just set a timer for short intervals of time with breaks in between (i personally use 4 minutes of writing, 1 minute of break). the key is to keep your intervals short enough that you can write nonstop for the entire time, without pausing to edit for spelling or grammar.

start with an outline and flesh it out as you go along: i tend to have trouble knowing where to start with an essay, so i like to start by writing down the most basic elements that i know will be required (intro, body paragraphs, and conclusion) and then adding the more detailed parts (intro: hook, context, thesis, roadmap) and then adding the actual writing for each part. this is kinda hard to explain, you can see it explained better in this post

have your friends peer-review on google drive: once your writing is done, copy and paste your project onto google drive and send the link to as many people as you’d like, with sharing permissions set to “anyone with the link can comment.” people will be able to make suggestions for words that should be replaced, grammar that needs to be changed, let you know if certain parts are unclear, etc. and you can simply choose to accept their edits or to delete them if you find them to be unhelpful. it’s good to have more than one person peer review, since one person might be able to catch mistakes that another doesn’t, or pick up on confusing sentences that were perfectly clear to somebody else.

don’t stop writing at the end of a sentence: if you’re going to take a break, instead of continuing to the end of the sentence, stop right where you are. when you go back to writing, you’ll be able to pick right back up where you left off and get right back into the flow of things, whereas if you’re at the beginning of a new sentence, it’s easier to get stuck and forget what you were going to say

have everything you need nearby: books for quotes or research, any technology and chargers you might need, scrap paper and a pen to jot down ideas, water and snacks, a sweater in case you get cold, etc. it’s easy to get distracted if you have to get up to get things every few minutes. instead, try to hunker down and make yourself a space where you can work for a few hours without needing to get up and break your flow.

uhh there’s probably more but i can’t think of any at the moment, hope your writing goes well, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!

funny story

one time in the 6th grade we were supposed to be working on a research project on google docs. basically the entire class was on one google doc, contributing information. my friends and i were annoying little shits tho so we were fooling around with the messaging system and kept sending those old 2012 memes to the entire class and chuckling like idiots. eventually some kid ratted us out and the teachers actually disabled google chat for the ENTIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT. that meant like 5 schools suffered because of us. to this day, google chat is still banned and my friends and I share a laugh whenever we bring it up

Some additional browser gijinka related designs~

While I was working on designs for Torch (I’m having fun using it haha), I also gave Chromium a chance for designing~


He is the one from whom Google Chrome and some others got most of their knowledge (source code) from. He resembles GC in almost every way except that he has a weaker constitution and he never really had a ‘stable’ job. He mostly uses his free time to teach others who would be browsers in the future…for free.


Eli and Riko wallpapers (requested by anonymous)

Like / Reblog if used.


A selection of drawings by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 –1840). Pierre was sometimes called the “the Raphael of flowers” for his botanical illustrations of exquisite detail and beauty. He collaborated with many botanists and painted the flowers found in the gardens of French chateaux and further afield. He was also an official court artist for the famous Queen Marie Antoinette and after the French revolution Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, became his patron.

You can see the small details of his paintings zooming into the images in the google arts project 

I’m a big fan of the butterfly project, as it helped me so much when I was a teenager. I struggled with self harm for a long time. I first found the project when someone asked if they could draw a butterfly on my wrist, as my scars were visible and still quite red. It was right after my one and only attempt to kill myself. I didn’t understand what they meant, so they explained it to me and drew one on my wrist in sharpie. The second I had access to the internet, I immediately googled the butterfly project and it soon became a habit. Instead of cutting, I drew butterflies; some were extravagant, others were plain, and others were symbols for people that meant a lot to me, but would never know me. It gave me a new thing to focus on and it really made all the difference. Yesterday, I finally got my butterfly tattoo, a permanent one, to symbolise that I’ve overcome so much and I’m stronger than what was bothering me back then. I was 13 when I started, I was 16 when I stopped. Now two years later as an 18 year old adult, I finally have my symbols of victory. I’ve overcome so much, and it’s all because of this project. Many huge thank you’s to whoever started this. I would not be writing this today had I not found your project. It really has made the world of a difference.

Fine Art Sites,Database and Blogs (updating)


Each and every website/blog had a hyperlink before, but all of them disappeared since 7/15 owing to tumblr’s bug. Please search on tumblr to find the bloggers, and copy keywords to search for other websites. 

This is an ever-updating list, since tumblr doesn’t update reblogged post, please open the original link of this post to get the latest list

I’m a painting lover, though I’m a bad rookie at it. Impressionism, Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites and Barbizon School are my favorite genres. I love a lot more, mainly focused on watercolor and oil painting. 

I would appreciate any related supplement  to this list ლ ( ◕  ᗜ  ◕ ) ლ. 

Thanks to all I mentioned in this post, for sharing inspiring art. 

Search Engines/Database:

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine

The Athenaeum

Web Gallery of Art, searchable fine arts image database

Paintings Art Gallery - Gallerix (support reverse search of painting) Advanced Search

Wikimedia Commons 

Artble: The Home of Passionate Art Lovers

Art Project - Google Arts & Culture - Visual Art Encyclopedia - Artist - Web gallery of art

ヴァーチャル絵画館 西洋美術史=時代と様式解説 主題解説=ギリシャ神話・聖書の物語・文学・象徴

Art/Gallery Websites: 

Artstack-art online (collect artworks online)

Arcadia Art | The finest artworks throughout the world and the centuries. All images are in high definition.

Russian Fine Art  (FB)

Landscape Paintings | Landscape Oil Painting | Landscapes Art at Toperfect

Artchive | Gallery artists, artists social network online gallery of contemporary paintings  (Twitter)

my daily art display | A daily dip into the world of art  

Inspirational Artworks: LINKS -

Ambleside Gallery

Heritage Gallery West  

Art Gallery | S.R. Brennen Galleries 

Let’s Paint Nature! | Hiking & Painting in Nature – Chicago

Realist Art Resource (FB: Realist Art Resource)

The Artist’s Road

Kai Fine Art  (Twitter: @Kaifineart )

Tatha Gallery (Facebook)

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont (Twitter: @MntGalleries)

Insight Gallery Fredericksburg (Facebook)

Portraits Inc.–representing the world’s best portrait artists (Facebook)

Art TV–Youtube

Astoria Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole,USA

Dick Idol Gallery - Located in downtown Whitefish, Montana,USA

Painting Tutorials: 

Watercolor Painting Made Easy: Lessons, Techniques & More

Fine Art Tips Facebook  Youtube

Personal Websites of Artists:

Claude Monet biography and paintings in high definition

Vincent Willem van Gogh biography and paintings in high definition -

Alfredo Rodriguez Paintings

Rovina Cai Illustration Tumblr: @rovinacai

Yaphleen Illustration Tumblr: @yaphleen

Claire Basler Floral Painting (FB: Claire Basler)

Sergey Zhiboedov Watercolor

Anne StahlContemporary, abstract paintings by artist Anne Stahl

Polina Yakovleva Illustration

Becky Joy Fine Art - Impressionist Oil Landscape Paintings (Twitter: @beckyjoyartist)

Nick Andrew Oil Paintings (Twitter: @NickAndrewArt )

Kieron Williamson Oil Paintings (Twitter:  @krwartist)

@serge-marshennikov Oil Paintings

Anatoly Korobkin and Diana Korobkina Oil Paintings

@qinni Watercolor (Youtube channel)

Ann Oram Oil Painting (Twitter:  @Ann_Oram)

Anna Armona Watercolor

Sandra L. Strohschein Watercolor (Facebook)

Sung Ho Lee Watercolor (Facebook)

@wratshit Illustration

Kanta Harusaki Watercolor (Facebook)

Linda Wilder Oil Painting (Facebook, Artstack)

Iris Grace Watercolor (Facebook)

Robert Hagan Oil Painting (FB)

@artbylouiseterrier Illustration Website

Donna Young Oil Painting (FB)

Oleg Kozak Watercolor 

Daniel Gerhartz - Oil Paintings and Portraits (FB) 

Vitaly Stroinov Oil Painting (FB)

D. Eleinne Basa Oil Painting (FB)

Katy Lipscomb Illustration (FB)

Richard Musgrave-Evans Oil Painting (FB)

Yoann Lossel Gold Leaf Painting  @yoannlossel (Youtube)

Simon Leonidovitch Kozhin Oil Painting (FB)

Phatcharaphan Chanthep Watercolor and Oil Painting

Jane Hunt Oil Painting (FB)

Robert W. Cook Watercolor (FB)

Pol Ledent (French artist) Oil Painting

Ahad Vatani (Iranian artist) Watercolor

Malgorzata Szczecinska Watercolor (FB)

David Joaquin native American Art (FB)

Pam Herrick prophetic art (FB)

Painting&Other Inspirational Blogs:

♦ Painting, Sculpture

Fine Art Blogger  

ARTECULTURA | Revista Virtual de Artes, com ênfase na pintura do século XIX

Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica  ; Masterpiece of Art (Twitter: @MariaLaterza)

ART BLOG MarkovArt | The Art blog about the Old Masters and Contemporary Artists

Konstatin Sterkhov: Art Of Watercolor

@rainlullaby99 (scroll down and find more blogger)



@topofartcom website 




@art-of-eons (the-esoteric-arts)


@kaiganoshoujo (Twitter:  甘美な少女の絵画bot)































































































































♦ Nature Photography

















@elvenforestworld (Vk group: Elven Forest)
































































@thearcheresspictures (archeress)



♦ Crystals






These are pages from an absolutely extraordinary book called Mira calligraphiae monumenta. The book was first written by Georg Bocskay in 1560s a showcase of the highest quality calligraphy. In 1590s the book was reprinted with addition of natural history-themed drawings by Joris Hoefnagel. 

You can find the whole collection of drawings from the book on google art archive.

The titles of  drawings:

Gillyflower, Insect, Germander, Almond, and Frog

Chard Leaves and Red-Winged Grasshopper

Queen of Spain Fritillary, Apple, Mouse, and Creeping Forget-Me-Not