“Get ready! RICHARD SIKEN’S ‘War of the Foxes’: Spring 2015”I found this on Copper Canyon Press' FB page.
Muff and cape with Worth skirt, 1890’s
From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via Fashion Blog
"You know, I’ve been here for a very long time. And I remember many things. I remember being at a shoreline. Watching a little gray fish heave itself up on the beach, and an older brother saying, "Don’t step on that fish, Castiel. Big plans for that fish." I remember the Tower of Babel, all 37 feet of it, which I suppose was impressive at the time. And when it fell, they howled divine wrath. But come on, dried dung can only be stacked so high. I remember Cain and Abel. David and Goliath, Sodom and Gomorrah. And of course, I remember the most remarkable event - remarkable because it never came to pass. It was averted by two boys, an old drunk, and a fallen angel. The grand story. And we ripped up the ending, and the rules, and destiny, leaving nothing but freedom and choice. Which is all well and good, except… well, what if I’ve made the wrong choice? How am I supposed to know? But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you my story. Let me tell you everything."
come on baby, don’t fear the reaper.
↳Round 1, group 5: saving-things-hunting-people
I must admit that AC: Renaissance novel is not good written at all, Brotherhood is better if you ignore the fact Ezio consider killing Leonardo several times (and then when he really meet Leo he was like ‘ah, screw it, I just want to hug him’ so yeah, just ignore it), but there are some parts worth to suffer if you like Ezio/Leo or just simply want to see more Leo, like:
As they walked, Leonardo chatted amiably, and Ezio found that despite himself he was won over by the other man’s charm. And yet there was something about him that he instinctively found disquieting, something he couldn’t quite put his finger on. A coolness? A sense of detachment from his fellow beings? Perhaps it was just that he had his head in the clouds, like so many other artists, or so Ezio was told. But Ezio felt an instant, instinctive respect for the man.
Ezio found Leonardo engaged in a curious activity. Everywhere in Florence you could buy caged songbirds. People hung them in their windows for pleasure, and when they died, simply replaced them. Leonardo was surrounded by a dozen such cages and, as Ezio watched, he selected one, opened the little wicker door, held the cage up, and watched as the linnet (in this case)
found the entrance, pushed its way through, and flew free. Leonardo watched its departure keenly, and was turning to pick up another cage when he noticed Ezio standing there.
(I really want to see this scene!)
‘You know of the Codex page?’
Mario shrugged. ‘Had you forgotten? It was with the papers you handed over to me.’
‘Can you tell me what it is?’ Ezio was somehow reluctant to involve his friend Leonardo in this unless it became strictly
‘Well, whoever repaired your blade must have been able to read at least some of it,’ said Mario, but he raised his hand as Ezio was about to open his mouth. ‘But I will ask you no questions. I can see that you wish to protect someone, and I will respect that.’
He changed the subject then and started to talk about Venice, La Serenissima,[…]‘And all this,’ he concluded, ‘I know just from books. Imagine what the real thing will be like.’
It will be dirty, and human, thought Ezio coldly. Like everywhere else. But he showed his friend an agreeable smile. Leonardo was a dreamer. Dreamers should be allowed to dream
drew leonardo and messed with some shadows.
why are my faces still so feminine, gah
apparently Leonardo was a really good fencer?? and well tbh this was mostly
linework and uh blood practice (??? that sounds horrible but that’s what it is) and I think I’m getting better with my lines aha
For the 100 Color Palette Meme…
ningyo-mizu: Leonardo Da Vinci with color palette #82 !
This palette’s so light! I needed something happy for it. Thanks!♪
I need to draw Leonardo more
i swear i’ll use a scanner instead of my phone from now on ok
here have some shitty cellphone pics of some stuff from a few weeks ago when i remembered i have rad markers and decided it would be super fun to try beating ezio up a bunch
flat color version of the sketch from before.
when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires