Ian Hinley

Painter and Illustrator

www.ianhinleyart.com

Bit of Lovecraft. Bit of Harryhausen.
Today I painted: tentacles.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Greg “Craola” Simkins
In High Places
2014

I adore Mr Simkins’ work. Don’t you?

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Greg “Craola” Simkins

In High Places

2014

I adore Mr Simkins’ work. Don’t you?

Seriously, let’s all start wearing metal shirts again. Yeah?
scifi-fantasy-horror:

by ZEZHOU CHEN

I should really have a pop at some sci-fi soon. Doubt I’ll get it this bang on though. Bang. On.

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by ZEZHOU CHEN

I should really have a pop at some sci-fi soon. Doubt I’ll get it this bang on though. Bang. On.

Just about to break for the evening meal. Don’t even want to as I’m having such enormous fun painting the Arctic. This is part of a much larger piece which is a work in progress, soon to be hitting you in the eyes.
ianhinley:

It’s late, but I’m still sharing this painting I finished today. Don’t try to stop me. It’s called “The Hunt”.

ianhinley:

It’s late, but I’m still sharing this painting I finished today. Don’t try to stop me. It’s called “The Hunt”.

It’s late, but I’m still sharing this painting I finished today. Don’t try to stop me. It’s called “The Hunt”.
centuriespast:

ACHENBACH, OswaldFireworks in Naples1875Oil on canvas, 66 x 102 cmThe Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Lots of beautiful paintings on my dash today. Thanks centuriespast!

centuriespast:

ACHENBACH, Oswald
Fireworks in Naples
1875
Oil on canvas, 66 x 102 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Lots of beautiful paintings on my dash today. Thanks centuriespast!

artofthevictorianera:

The Departure by Ludovico Marchetti

mm-mm.

artofthevictorianera:

The Departure by Ludovico Marchetti

mm-mm.

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sixpenceee:

Lake View Cemetery: The Haserot Angel 

It’s called the Angel of Death Victorious. Due to an effect of weathering and erosion on the bronze, the statue appears to be weeping black tears at all times. 

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fleurdulys:

Anatomy of the Heart - Enrique Simonet
1890

fleurdulys:

Anatomy of the Heart - Enrique Simonet

1890

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"Just hold that happy thought."

I straight up cried in the shower this morning and I knew I had to do something. Not only to commemorate the impact this man had on my childhood, but to help us all (myself included) to learn something from this dark day.

jcleyendecker:

My ten personal favorite artworks by JC Leyendecker. It is interesting that many of them happen to be Easter illustrations!

I’m also a firm believer in J C Leyendecker.

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authoressfreehander:

woodlandgoddess:

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

evilsoutherngentleman:

queenoftheblackmarsh:

deepredroom:

A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.

But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.

And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.

It’s also worth noting that shaping breasts into the armor weakens the metal and ruins it. One arrow can pierce through the molded material and straight into her heart very easily.

Just for consideration.

Side note: “it’s magic, I don’t have to explain shit” — this is lazy storytelling, and lazy storytelling is only tolerated by rocks (because they are too heavy to move away from you).

Never understood the need to make the breast plate look like a freaking corset. It’s not really protecting the chest if it’s creating a visible aim where a weapon can hit.

GIRLS IN ARMOUR. I will pretty much always reblog these posts.

Nobody tell that to Square Enix.

I’m a firm believer in functional armour for female characters.

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