erikkwakkel:

Circular song

Medieval music books, with their merry notes jumping off the page, are a pleasure to look at. This sensational page from the 14th century adds to this experience in a most unusual manner. It presents a well-known song, the French ballade titled En la maison Dedalus (In the house of Dedalus), be it that the scribe decided to write both music and lyrics in a circular form. There is reason behind this madness. The maze created by music and words locks up the main character of the song, the mythological figure Ariadne, who is a prisoner in the house of Daedalus - she is represented by the red dot. The book contains treatises on music theory, notation, tuning and chant. In other words, it was meant for experts readers. The beholder likely enjoyed the challenge of singing a circular song (did he or she spin the book around?) and how it held its subject hostage in the merriest of ways.

Pic: Berkeley, Music Library, MS 744 (made in Paris in 1375). More about the manuscript here, including more unusual images. This is a study of the book (the ballade is discussed at p. 14).

giannameola:

Class assignment, we were supposed to make posters/album covers for bands we like + little logos so I chose Modest Mouse because I didn’t get tickets to see them at ommegang and that makes me sad 

I quickly turned them into gifs because looking for jobs gave me a headache and this makes me feel better :* 

kize93:

Water color & sepia ink.

Started as an art final but they turned into more of a set of personal pieces. (Assignment: a series of paintings as a final project for a class and we had to cite artists as inspiration/incorporate elements of their style within our work) Heavily inspired by Peri. If you haven’t checked her out, you totally should!

Honestly, her art is so amazing, I am a little nervous showing these.

rachelblier:

I DID A BIOSHOCK THING.

Although I might need to do something about the image quality. (Photograph instead of scan, maybe.)

And he’s on a thick little stretched canvas same as my last couple of collages so there’s stuff to look at on the sides of the canvas too that I didn’t capture here. BUT I’m bringing it to Awesomecon with me next weekend, so I will at least be able to show it off there.

kaciart:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

You are a LIFESAVER

Ive been having so much trouble with my tablet driver and this sorted it right out just now.

kayshasiemens:


TEKKO TIIIIIME
Am about to run out the door to drive from NC up to PA, so gotta make this quick!  I’ll be in the artist alley at Tekko in Pittsburgh PA this weekend — come see me!  I’m at table 73!  I’ll have lots of new art as always, and if that’s not awesome enough there’s the added bonus of being able to make fun of my ghetto Hawkguy cosplay awwwwyeaaaahhh.

Made it to Pittsburgh safe and sound!  See you in the morning! :D

kayshasiemens:

TEKKO TIIIIIME

Am about to run out the door to drive from NC up to PA, so gotta make this quick!  I’ll be in the artist alley at Tekko in Pittsburgh PA this weekend — come see me!  I’m at table 73!  I’ll have lots of new art as always, and if that’s not awesome enough there’s the added bonus of being able to make fun of my ghetto Hawkguy cosplay awwwwyeaaaahhh.

Made it to Pittsburgh safe and sound!  See you in the morning! :D