traditional ornament

I had electricity cut off all day in the house, so I spent this time on a walk and sitting in a coffee house. In these drawings, I usually don’t use a pencil sketch and immediately draw with a marker. It relaxes and forces you to resort to unexpected decisions. This practice very much helps later in the development of ornaments, costumes and other things.

Also I usually don’t post such things in the gallery, but… maybe someone will find this interesting.

Line maker 0.2, Promarker, A5.

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From the front door of the glass-walled gift shop at the Alnwick Garden in the far northeast of England, the scene looks innocent enough. A sapphire green English lawn slopes gently downward, toward traditional, ornamental gardens of rose and bamboo. Across the small valley, water cascades down a terraced fountain.

But a hundred or so plantings kept behind bars in this castle’s garden are more menacing — and have much to tell visitors about poison and the evolutionary roots of medicine.

“These Plants Can Kill” warn two signs on a locked, iron gate that’s also marked with a skull and crossbones.

The Duchess of Northumberland (aka Jane Percy) started the Poison Garden in 2005 as part of the 12-acre, elaborate garden on the grounds of her family’s home, Alnwick Castle.

Many of England’s cities and towns have apothecary gardens — historical plots containing plants turned into treatments centuries ago by doctors, herbalists, religious folks and shamans. Most such gardens exist today to teach visitors about the history of medicine.

Welcome To The Poison Garden: Medicine’s Medieval Roots

Photos: Joanne Silberner for NPR

Byron Winkelman, Arizona

I’m rarely a fan of versatility, when it comes about tattoos. Most of the time , focusing on a specific style, for an artist, is the best way to excel. But Byron Winkleman is definitely an exception. Going through his portotfolio, I’ve seen amazing neo traditional  stuff, perfect ornamental designs, and even same level japanese art. I’ll post more soon…

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“Bangles are traditional ornaments worn mostly by South Asian women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a common tradition to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism and it is considered inauspicious to be bare armed for a married woman. Chooda is a kind of bangle that is worn by Punjabi women on her wedding day. It is a set of white and red bangles with stone work. According to tradition, a woman is not supposed to buy the bangles she will wear. Moradabad is India’s largest producer of bangles.”

Friday Night

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Dabin surprising you by coming to your work and then taking you on a date

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It was finally Friday! You had been counting down the hours since you arrived to work at 9:24 am. Work wasn’t bad; your colleagues were really friendly, the meetings were never boring! Well, it was your dream job! But you were tired from waking up at 6 am every morning to make it in time for work, you also missed your boyfriend Dabin who you only got to see on the weekends because you were both busy.

It was almost time for lunch when you got a text from the one person you yearned to see. Dabin texted you like he did everyday; asking you how you were and if you were having your meals; because he knew how you forgot to eat when you had your nose stuck in your sketchbook. Yet, he admired how passionate and hard working you were.

The time was ticking by slower than usual, your patience was running thin and you were becoming sleepy; the coffee was no longer working it’s magic. Your colleague and close friend Jisoo whirled around in her chair and wheeled over to you

“Are you going to see your boyfriend tonight?” She asked wiggling her eyebrows in a playful manner

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