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This is apparently in the brand new Bears Ears national monument, which some local and national politicians in Utah are trying to have stripped of its monument status.

Rock art fascinates me. The images last thousands, sometimes tens of thousand of years. And even though we don’t share the culture or even the language of the artist, the images still have power.
This panel is carved into the sandstone of Comb Ridge in Southern Utah. It’s part of the new Bears Ears National Monument. The Bears Ears contain over 100,000 archaeological sites. Th e landscape is central to the Dine, Hopi, Ute and Mountain Ute tribes. To see more of my work documentation the deep artistic history of the Bears Ears follow @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) as I work on a massive project documenting the deep history of art.

anonymous asked:

You could start with maybe how to construct a face from different angles, or perhaps facial features?

oh boi,,,, i’m really not the best to ask about faces i struggle a lot myself, you honestly want Loomis for face construction/perspective/planes (the content you want starts at page 165) here’s a summary of that method:

i don’t typically work like this myself anymore but thats how i learned the basics and got to understand volume a little better, ofc studying photos, muscles and skulls doesn’t hurt either!

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“A monster that refused, sometimes, to behave like a monster. When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”  
 ― Kristin Cashore, Graceling

??? belongs to @xgemdrawzx

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