I discovered that Michaels has an amazing thing. It’s a perfectly domed pan. That can go in the oven. And won’t melt or get distorted. For 16 dollars. HELLO NEW WORBLA BOOB-MOLD. I’M SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND YOU.
Weapon of choice - The shield. A shield is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping projectiles such as arrows or redirecting a hit from a sword, mace, battle axe or similar weapon to the side of the shield-bearer. Shields vary greatly in size, ranging from large panels that protect the user’s entire body to small models (such as the buckler) that were intended for hand-to-hand-combat use. Shields also vary a great deal in thickness; whereas some shields were made of relatively deep, absorbent, wooden planking to protect soldiers from the impact of spears and crossbow bolts, others were thinner and lighter and designed mainly for deflecting blade strikes. In prehistory and during the era of the earliest civilizations, shields were made of wood, animal hide, woven reeds or wicker. In classical antiquity, the Migration Period and the Middle Ages, they were normally constructed of poplar, lime or another split-resistant timber, covered in some instances with a material such as leather or rawhide and often reinforced with a metal boss, rim or banding. They were carried by foot soldiers, knights and cavalry. Depending on time and place, shields could be round, oval, square, rectangular, triangular, bilobal or scalloped. Sometimes they took on the form of kites or flatirons, or had rounded tops on a rectangular base with perhaps an eyehole. The shield was held by a central grip or by straps which went over or around the user’s arm. Often shields were decorated with a painted pattern or an animal representation and these designs developed into systematized heraldic devices during the High Middle Ages for purposes of battlefield identification.
My excellent friend and the wonderful cosplayer bookkbaby, whom I met a convention this year (along with their hand-constructed Castiel wings). I couldn’t stop marveling over the wings in real life, so when I found out they were building a suit of angelic armor, I asked to draw the whole outfit, and Booky generously agreed. I took a few artistic liberties here, but that armor is as amazing as it looks—in fact, I had to simplify a few of the details because there was just too much to draw! Thank you for letting me create your portrait, dear! <3
In the late ‘90s in Philadelphia [many robbers] would stage a traffic accident, the hopper would get out of the armored truck to see what was wrong, and a minivan would swing up to the side of the truck opening fire. Now when you see something like that start to go down, you throw the truck into reverse, hit the siren, and don’t stop driving until you’re safe or the engine block becomes so filled with blood that it hydro-locks. It’s actually company policy in that case to just plow right through the offending parties. They specifically tell us, “Go ahead and ram that car full speed; we have 30-ton trucks for a reason.”
I love clone troopers, I love that the first thing this show does is humanize them, I love the different tattoos and hairstyles and scars that make them unique, I love how they personalize their armor, I love the questions they raise about humanity and war and free will, I love their nicknames, I love their loyalty to each other, I love that they call each other brothers, I love that even a clone from a “bad batch” died a soldier and a brother, I love that not every clone is loyal to the Republic, I love how every clone has such a different personality, I love Rex and Cody and Echo and Fives and Hardcase and 99 and Wolffe and Hevy, I love how this show turned them all from a CGI mass into individual characters, I just, I love clone troopers.
my submission to the fantasy @buffbabeszine from a few weeks ago! since school started this year, i’ve been trapped in senior year hell/doing adult things (like going to NYC for illustration week!), so getting the excuse to draw a giant owl and some armor heLL YEAH a personal piece amidst all the chaos felt goooood.