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New one for SooJin Buzelli at Planadviser magazine, based on the concept of “The importance of the right training/knowledge is power.” A pretty tricky phrase to illustrate, particularly since I needed to encapsulate both of those slightly different ideas. I like all the other sketches, but this is the only one that clicks with the concept. A nice thing with SooJin’s assignments is that I often get neat sketches that I can reuse later on for personal stuff.

Bottom is the color study, which, in some ways I prefer, but it made me too sleepy. Flashbacks of falling asleep in overly warm classrooms.


Conures, ringnecks, quakers, and a macaw! Oh my!


Dine and dash.


New revelations rock the Matoran academic community!

In his new book, popular scholar Makaru (writing under the penname maqdaddio) suggests an alternate origin for the term Bota Magna, an ancient planetary body once thought responsible for the destruction of Makuta Teridax. Based on newly-surfaced evidence, the author postulates that the term bota-magna is in fact Matoran in origin, rather than of Spherus Magnan decent. Such a claim turns otherwise firmly-established wisdom on its head and implies a grave mistranslation of historical events.

In short: the discovery of Matoran texts containing the otherwise-unattested compounds botamagna and botama-igna provides the basis of the aforementioned theory, along with the following etymological reconstructions:

botama  |n.cmpd.|  (Bot.) root-system, base of plant-stem; (Anat.) chassis, hips, pelvis-region, posterior; lit. “control of (the) cause of balance” [botama < buatama < bawa-ta-ma, from bawa “mass of gravity”, ta “spirit/essence; cause”, and ma “mastery, control”] 

igna  |n.|  all-encompassing mass; lit. “plurality of parts” [igna < i-ki-na, from i- “of, from”, ki “piece, part”, and na “plural, multiple”]

Initial conclusions are that the term botamagna was not in fact used in reference to a now absent Post-Shattering jungle moon—which was thought to have struck the synthezoid body of Makuta Teridax—and that the term instead refers to some other body characterized as an “all-encompassing root-system/posterior”. The exact historical reference of such a term remains unclear (particularly its anatomical implications), and thus, more definite conclusions cannot yet be made. However, it is to be hoped that further research will shed new light on these important historical events, and indeed that such research will lead to a more well-rounded understanding of the ultimate demise of Makuta Teridax.



Is this going to be a new thing? please let this become a new thing. I want this to be a thing.

Optimus Prime reaches out of people’s chests.  Yes, I like this.


look at that theres another matoran with a candle on their head. this one affixed it their mask too except said mask has a giant hole on top where the wax could easily drip onto their bare goddamn face. just so they could protest. that is hardcore as fuck


This is why I love Alex Hirsch.


Recently, fossils of early birds and their most immediate predecessors have been collected at an unprecedented rate from Mesozoic-aged rocks worldwide. This wealth of new fossils has settled the century-old controversy of the origin of birds. Today, we can safely declare that birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs known as maniraptoran theropods-generally small meat-eating dinosaurs that include Velociraptor of Jurassic Park fame.

—-Natural History Museum


oh my GOD

(Source: moosesmeeses)

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