Dark Spot and Jovian ‘Galaxy’ - This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms. Juno acquired this JunoCam image on Feb. 2, 2017, at an altitude of 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) above the giant planet’s cloud tops. This publicly selected target was simply titled “Dark Spot.” In ground-based images it was difficult to tell that it is a dark storm. Citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko enhanced the color to bring out the rich detail in the storm and surrounding clouds. Just south of the dark storm is a bright, oval-shaped storm with high, bright, white clouds, reminiscent of a swirling galaxy. As a final touch, he rotated the image 90 degrees, turning the picture into a work of art.
Not what I thought my first post would be about, but I’ve actually noticed like…4 distinct art styles used in Danny Phantom.
I call them the Baby Danny
aka, the style with the biggest irises and noodliest arms. So noodle that sad Dabby sometimes loses his shoulders altogether from droop. Used most often in the earliest episodes.
The Cutsie Danny:
also big eyed and noodly, but the face and hair are very distinct and more rounded, while the eyes are usually more of an oval shape. Very animated, very flexible, and very expressive. Has the largest shaded portion of hair out of all the styles, plus very big, wide smiles. The back of the head is v smol. Used randomly throughout season 1 and some of season 2, sometimes swapping in the middle of an episode.
probably used in the most episodes and with the most frequency (far as i can tell). The side of his face angles out less, and his arms and legs are a little thicker. Fluffiest hair. Outlines are pretty much a consistent thickness all the way around. Kinda stiff, but usually on-model.
Phantom Planet Danny:
exclusive to season three. Eyes too smol. Body too thicc. Too much space between the side of his face and his eyes. Did his cheekbone mutate and start pushing the sides of his face out? Generally bad. Never shoulderless, droopy Dabby. Makes mama sad.
this is a very out of the blue question but do you have tips on drawing face shapes? they are the only thing i really struggle on. with my art and i cant seem to find any good tutorials
i was actually struggling w/ this a bit too a while back!! mm, i cant offer any great tutorials but i’ll try my best! you should def take my advice w/ a grain of salt though bc my face shapes are one of the most stylized/exaggerated parts in my drawings ;v;
so i think in order to understand face shapes you need to know how the head is structured first.
Ignoring facial features like noses and lips, the two main parts that stick out of the front of the head are going to be your cheek bone and your brow bone. they’re kind of like two little mountains when you’re looking at a 3/4′s view. I think these are the features you want to primarily focus on either emphasizing or de-emphasizing depending on your style. The second thing to notice is that the cranium of your skull sticks out past your neck. This doesn’t really affect face shape as much as head shape, but its still an important anatomical feature to take note of!
I drew up some comparisons of a relatively proportionate face, how i would draw a face in my style, and an extremely exaggerated chibi style. For the first face, I tried to use harder lines and sharper angles. The transition between brow bone and cheek bone is a harsher angle. The jaw as well is more defined and the neck is relatively proportionate to the head, giving this a more realistic/masculine feel. I’m not really familiar with drawing realistic head shapes though so it still looks more stylized. The second head is the way I typically draw faces. I tend to de-emphasize the brow bone and push the cheek out a little for a more cutesy style. I also don’t use many angles and I’ve softened the curves and jawline. Lastly, I thin out the neck to make the head appear bigger and make the ears bigger as well. The last example is extremely common in chibi styles. I’ve completely ignored the brow bone and make the head rounder and squished in. The angle of the cheek bone kind of bounces into the extremely exaggerated cheek and once again the neck is thinned and the ears are made bigger.
I’m not sure if this was really any help on how to draw face shapes, more like generally what i try to consider when drawing a head. There are definitely better tutorials out there! But I think the best way to learn is to observe real people and consider the planes of the face. For me, the key to drawing a face is the cheek bone and jaw; they kind of transform it from a circle and a triangle into an actual head. Ofc, that’s just my personal preference, I hope I helped a little bit! Good luck!!
This post contains the intention of pointing out basic physical traits according to ascendant/rising sign. Planets conjunct the ascendant can modify the overall physical body feature and appearance.
With Aries rising with physical body becomes ruled by planet Mars. Distinctive facial feature are often present that really stand. The face itself can be of a triangular shape; often long and thick while possessing high cheek bones. The forehead is often of a broad stature with hair that is rough or wiry. The hair line, especially in men, is prone to a receding nature at the temple and prone to early hair loss.
Prominent eye brows are usually present, sometimes being bushy. The neck line is often thick and muscular; especially if it’s worked on. Often the face, temple or forehead region have scars or marks on them that are distinguishable.
The physical body itself often contains a strong up rite bone structure to support a muscular and athletic body tone. Despite a more muscular build the body height can be a bit shorter towards average in most cases. The skin can be golden or have a bronze type tint to it. The walking is confident with an upright posture about it. There is much purpose in the steps often ripe with determination. A healthy looking complexion is a strong way to sum up the overall physical physique.
“A month after that, letters start showing up. A, B, C, D, on his right knee. E, F, G, H, I, on his left shoulder. J, K, L, M, N, on his right shoulder. O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, on his left knee, in a small, more oval-than-circle shape. V, W, X, Y, Z, square over his heart.”
Heavy Metal Astrology: A Comprehensive Guide To Physical Appearance
Being able to guess a person’s astrological make up based purely upon looks is a very particular skill set that takes a lot of time and effort to perfect. It is slightly unnerving to some people to know that you can take a peek into someone’s very soul just by understanding the shapes and features of their physical bodies. Well, I am here to offer you that glimpse. I want to give you my own personal guidebook on how to more accurately guess the sun, moon and rising signs of not only your favorite people, but people in your own real life without knowing any of their birth data. Since the sun, moon and ascendant signs are the signs that make up someone’s physicality, that is what I will be primarily focusing on for the duration of this post.
FIRE SIGN PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
The fire sign appearance depicts an air of athleticism. These are the people with the rock-hard abs that go to the gym every day. There is an element of fire sign physicality that allows them to put on muscle much more easily than the other energies due to the high level of testosterone in their blood. Because they are endowed with so much physical energy, playing sports and/or working out is a great way for these people to sublimate that energy into something positive. Their association with fire means that they quite often will be sporting a tan instead of their natural skin tone.
FIRE SIGN PHYSICAL TRAITS
Elongated face and teeth; Thin, light-colored hair, sometimes red; High, sloping forehead; Thick eyebrows that go straight across; eyes pushed back farther than normal, causing them to look like slits; Thin roman nose and lips; broad shoulders and athletic build; An abundance of body hair; Above average height; Lower cheekbones.
Aries Physical Appearance: The Aries look is marked by sportiness and primitiveness, often with a reddish tint to the skin tone; Fair and/or red hair; The bones at the top of the forehead come to a point as if to suggest they have ram horns.
Leo Physical Appearance: The Leo look is marked by regalness and strength, often with them having a bronze glow to the skin tone; They usually have a wide forehead and an aqualine nose with a highly pronounced hairstyle; Feline-shaped eyes; Their physicality denotes an air of dignity and pride.
Sagittarius Physical Appearance: The Sagittarius look is marked by larger than life features; Often taller than average; Everything about their look is exaggerated; Their hair is usually a lighter shade such as blond or light brown; They have long limbs, rectangular-shaped equine faces and ear-to-ear smiles.
EARTH SIGN PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
The earth sign appearance depicts an air of delicate strength. These people have very sturdy physiques and are highly resistant to illness. I often like to refer to them as the more feminine version of fire signs. There is a very obvious physical toughness and robustness, but they do not necessarily have the same sort of inclination towards the more athletic figure due to genetics and the like.
EARTH SIGN PHYSICAL TRAITS
Squared face which can sometimes be chubbier than normal; Thick, darker colored hair, often with copper tones; Thick eyebrows that raise slightly; almond-shaped eyes; small nose and pouty, sensual lips; Sturdy build; Average to below average height; Small teeth; Light brown complexion; High cheekbones.
Taurus Physical Appearance: The Taurus look is marked by harmony and strength; They have heart-shaped Venusian faces with soft but sturdy features; Their physicality gives off an air of strength and gentleness; The hair is often dark and thick and the face squared at the bottom; the eyes are shaped like ovals; the bones at the top of the forehead come together to suggest bull horns.
Virgo Physical Appearance: The Virgo look is marked by meekness and modesty; Their musculature is usually slender; Average to above average height; These people look natural, with the women wearing very little make-up, if at all; The forehead is rounded at the top.
Capricorn Physical Appearance: The Capricorn look is marked by frailty and sturdiness; Chiseled facial features; serious, dark and round almond-shaped eyes; there is a certain sternness about their appearance, which is marked by neutrality and sobriety; frail upper body and strong lower body; the bones at the top of the forehead come together to suggest goat horns.
AIR SIGN PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
The air sign appearance depicts an air of elegance and grace. These are very classy individuals and their physical appearance tends to reflect that. They are much more concerned with what’s going on in their minds than in their physical bodies. They prefer to engage in intellectual debate instead of going for a run, and thus, the air sign physique tends to be more slender and graceful.
AIR SIGN PHYSICAL TRAITS
Graceful facial features; Thin, light-colored hair, often blond or light brown; Rounded forehead; Thin eyebrows that raise slightly; eyes are smaller but much rounder than fire sign eyes; Elegantly-shaped musculature which includes but is not limited to the nose, neck, lips and chin; Average to above average height; Long, thin teeth; Creamy complexion; Low cheekbones
Gemini Physical Appearance: The Gemini look is marked by youth and exuberance; They have a slim, petite frame with a short trunk and long limbs; Their slightly raised eyebrows showcase their inquisitive nature; They have rounded, sparkling and curious eyes with long, butterfly-like eyelashes; there is a doubleness to their facial features; They have pronounced apple cheeks that protrude forward when they smile; long, slender and delicate hands and fingers; average to below average height; Their heads are egg-shaped and rounded at the top because of their Mercury association; There is a small indention along the cheekbone that dips in between the teeth.
Libra Physical Appearance: The Libra look is marked by beauty and symmetry; They have heart-shaped faces with oval eyes and more graceful features than their Taurus Venusian counterpart; Everything about their look denotes balance, grace and class; their eyes are much more rounded and are often blue; They have long teeth attached to beautiful smiles and are often dressed to the nines; They tend to sport the androgynous look due to the Libra association with the scales.
Aquarius Physical Appearance: The Aquarius look is marked by eccentricity and sobriety; They are quite often slim and of average to above average height; They can have large alien-like eyes and similarly-shaped heads; their physicality gives off an air of originality and seriousness all at once; they can either sport the intellectual mad scientist look or the wild and crazy non-conformist look; thin nose and eyebrows which are slightly raised.
WATER SIGN PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
The water sign appearance depicts an air of gentleness and frailty. These are people which are very much in their feelings, and there is this delicate quality to the shaping of their physical bodies. Because of their intense connection with the water element, some can tend towards puffiness. Their association with emotion means that they are not athletically endowed. People with heavy water sign energy have the most difficult time putting on muscle due to the low level of testosterone in their blood.
WATER SIGN PHYSICAL TRAITS
Puffy face, as if to suggest water retention; Thick, darker-colored hair; small, flat forehead; eyebrows of average thickness that are raised higher than normal; round eyes pushed more forward than normal; Average size nose and lips; Soft, frail build; An abundance of body hair; Pronounced chin; Below average to average height; Short, thin teeth; Sallow complexion; High cheekbones.
Cancer Physical Appearance: The Cancer look is marked by gentleness; They tend to have round, watery blue eyes which are full of emotion; Their builds tend to be somewhat stout, especially into their 30s; Rounded chin; Fair complexion; Pronounced breast area and wide child-bearing hips in women; Strong Cancerian males may come across very feminine in physicality due to their softer features and higher levels of estrogen; Rounded, moon-shaped faces; thin lips and noses.
Scorpio Physical Appearance: The Scorpio look is marked by intensity in every sense of the word; They have very sharp, hawk-like features; They have dark, rounded and penetrating eyes; Their hair is often dark and thick; Their eyebrows are arched and angled like small switchblades, which indicate they are not to be messed with; There is a strong sexual energy within them that translates over to the physical body; Their lips naturally protrude forward in a seductive fashion.
Pisces Physical Appearance: The Pisces look is marked by frailty and nebulousness; Their build is usually very petite; Because of the association with the ocean, a lot of them tend to have big, rounded eyes that are blue or cyan; The Pisces look is incredibly difficult to pin down due to its chameleon-like nature, as it is naturally a conglomerate of all of the other signs before it; They are usually of average to below average height; Think of the mermaid/merman aesthetic when dealing with a Pisces person.
Note: If you do happen to have this person’s accurate birth data, be sure to check any aspects being made to the sun, moon or ascendant signs, in addition to the houses these points are placed in, as they will play a major role in the shaping of the physical body.
PLANETARY GUIDE TO PHYSICAL APPEARANCE (Check aspects to sun, moon and/or ascendant)
Mercury: This planet can give you a certain elegance of musculature, endowing you with the nimble physical features associated with Gemini and Virgo.
Venus: This planet can give you a certain softness of musculature, endowing you with the delicate physical features associated with Taurus and Libra.
Mars: This planet can give you a stronger musculature than normal, endowing you with the strong, athletic features associated with Aries.
Jupiter: This planet expands whatever it comes into contact with, endowing you with the larger than life physical features associated with Sagittarius.
Saturn: This planet restricts whatever it comes into contact with, endowing you with the somewhat restrictive physical features associated with Capricorn.
Uranus: This planet can give you a certain eccentricity of musculature, endowing you with the somewhat offbeat physical features associated with Aquarius.
Neptune: This planet can give you a certain frailty of musculature, endowing you with the highly ephemeral physical features associated with Pisces.
Pluto: This planet can give you a very strong and intimidating musculature, endowing you with the hawk-like physical features associated with Scorpio.
Also be sure to check the aspects and houses relating to your ascendant lord. This is the planet that rules over your ascendant and your entire chart. The ascendant rules over the first house, which has the strongest pull over the physical body. This will give you added information on your body shape, musculature and stature.
HOUSES & PHYSICAL APPEARANCE (Check sun and moon house placements)
Fire Sign Houses (1st, 5th, 9th): This can give you a much more athletic build than normal.
Earth Sign Houses (2nd, 6th, 10th): This can give you a much sturdier and more robust build than normal.
Air Sign Houses (3rd, 7th, 11th): This can give you a much thinner, more elegant build than normal.
Water Sign Houses (4th, 8th, 12th): This can give you a much softer, more frail build than normal.
“Babe!” Came Digger’s booming voice from inside the hotel suite. “-’Ey babe, where are ya?”
“In here!” You hummed in delight and wiggled around in the water. Currently residing in heaven, you sat back and waited for Digger to open the bathroom door to find you comfortably sprawled out in the bathtub.
Aries: youthful (maybe even baby face), cute nose, thin or distinct brows Taurus: glowing skin, typically round or oval shaped face, elongated nose Gemini: oval/longer face, finer hair, long limbs, bright eyes Cancer: feminine, very distinct beautiful eyes, small hands, round/full face, luminous skin Leo: amazing hair, flushed skin, pronounced jawline, may have broad/wide features Virgo: clean, tidy hair, oval face, youthful Libra: smooth hair, symmetrical face, bright eyes, defined nose Scorpio: unique or square face shape, prominent nose, heavy-lidded eyes Sagittarius: fine but “plentiful” hair, broad or wide features, healthy skin but large pores Capricorn: well shaped brows, soft smile, dark hair, may be on the shorter side Aquarius: thick hair, nice teeth, full forehead, delicate features Pisces: full face, small hands or feet, soft, sweet smile
* i’m sorry if you can’t relate to these this is just how i see the signs *
The Vietnam War is traditionally viewed as an American War, and while US forces made up the bulk of foreign personnel in Vietnam, the Vietnam War was actually a coalition effort, with troops from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and The Philippines. Interestingly, few people know that South Korea not only participated in the war, but provided the most troops of any other nation next to the US. From 1964 to 1973, South Korean continually maintained a force of 50,000 soldiers, marines, and sailors in South Vietnam. During the war, South Korean soldiers gained a reputation as being the best of the war, feared by both the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army alike. Only volunteers were used for service in Vietnam, and only the best troops the South Vietnamese military had to offer were accepted for service. Throughout the war the South Korean military claimed 41,000 kills.
An example of the South Korean’s balls of steel is best exemplified by the action of Feb 14th - 15th, 1967
near the village of Trah Bin Dong in Quang Ngai province. Their a company of the 2nd South Korean Marine Division prepared a trap for the Vietcong using themselves as bait. After setting up an oval shaped camp, the South Koreans came under attack by two Vietcong regiments. The South Korean’s fought fiercely, then fell back, tricking the Vietcong into believing they were in retreat. In reality the retreat was a faint as the Korean marines reformed their lines and platoons hidden in reserve attacked from the rear, completely encircling the Vietcong. The marines then fixed bayonets and finished the Vietcong in close quarter combat, killing 100 and forcing the rest to surrender.
The South Koreans were also noted as generally being better insurgency fighters than the Americans or other western forces, mostly because Korean culture had more in common with Vietnamese culture than say western culture. Thus South Korean soldiers tended to work better with South Vietnamese and native forces. However, South Korean conduct during the war was far from perfect, and the South Koreans gained a reputation for committing some of the cruelest atrocities during the war. Some of that reputation is hype created by the South Koreans themselves, but some of it is true, and South Korean records show that the military was responsible for at least 8,000 civilian deaths.
During the Vietnam War around 320,000 South Koreans would serve, with 5,099 being killed and around 11,000 wounded.
So, the big question about Pearl in Steven Universe is: Who was Pearl’s diamond?
Well, it’s possible she might not have even been owned by a diamond, but the possibilities are endless there, but she might not have been Rose’s pearl before the rebellion. Rose was just a warrior, so why would she need a pearl? That’s basically my only reasoning for her owner to have been Rose before the rebellion.
Now, the diamonds. Honestly, it differs depending on what you look at. In the episode The Answer she comes out looking like this.
It might be the lighting, but she looks like she could have been White Diamond’s pearl, since she’s mostly white. If you compare this depiction of pearl to the other two, her looks point towards her being White’s pearl. Sine those two are the colors of their diamonds, and their gem placed in the same spots as their diamonds.
Hers is on her forehead, same as White Diamond. And going back to what she looks like in The Answer, it changed though when the setting changes.
So, it could have been the lighting to make her look all White, but if you looks back at Ruby and Sapphire,
They’re just different shades of the one color, until they get on earth.
Their colors change. Slightly, yeah, but they change to their actual colors from their main color theme. Now that means, Pearl’s color theme was white.
So, she might have belonged to White diamond.
Now, some of you might be thinking
“WAIT ASHLEY!! BUT IN THE EPISODE BACK TO THE BARN PEARL’S JUMPSUIT HAS PINK DIAMOND’S INSIGNIA ON IT!!!11!!11111!!! AND WHEN EYEBALL REVEALED IN BACK TO THE MOON THAT ROSE SHATTERED PINK DIAMOND SHE WAS CRYING!!!!!1111111!!!!111!!!”
Shhhhhuit up. Hear me out. Now, if you don’t remember her jumpsuit, here ya go.
There is indeed a pink diamond on it, yeah, but wait for the end for me to explain, as for her crying at Pink’s shattering,
I’ll explain at the end as well.
Jasper called her “A defective Pearl”. Now if you compare her gem to the other pearls we’ve seen, it’s more oval in shape, while theirs are perfect circles.
If you compare them, our Pearl’s gem is clearly differently shaped than the homeworld ones.
Now here’s where that^ all comes together.
Pearl was made for White Diamond, hint her mainly white theme and placement of her gem, but came out defective. White gave Pearl to Pink, for until she got a pearl of her own, as a temporary pearl. This is where she got the pink diamond insignia on her jumpsuit. She met Rose while in Pink’s command, and Pink got her own Pearl made for her. They were going to shatter our Pearl(since she’s considered defective)but Rose defended her, the rest is history. Then Rose(supposedly) shatters Pink. Pearl, being torn between the gem she loves dearly(Rose) and the gem she grew a bit close to before the rebellion(Pink), so her feelings are mixed. She pushes it away, ignoring it and tries to continue on under Rose. So, she ends up in tears when it’s revealed.
So my theory on who our Pearl’s diamond is that she was made for White Diamond, but she was defective, so they gave her to Pink as a temporary Pearl until she got one made for her.
All right, nonnie, then a hands tutorial it is! :-)
First off, I’d like to establish that I (as well as others) tackle art in stages. Hands are no different. To begin with, it’s best to “block” in certain notable shapes, which with hands, is typically the palm and wrist area. Moving forward, I like to include oval shapes to define the knuckles, and plain blocky shapes for the fingers. At this point, it’s refining and detailing, go nuts!
A few gifs to better describe my process. Ultimately, familiarity with hands comes down to practice, and drawing from reference. I recommend studies and life drawing on the daily to help improve your art skills! :-)