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April 21, 1943: The “Surgeon’s Photograph” was published in the Daily Mail, purporting to be proof of the Loch Ness Monster’s existence.

In honor of Nessie, a host of sea monsters! And a little bit of Loch Ness thrown in.

Maps:  Magnus, Olaus. “Carta Marina.” Sea monsters: a voyage around the world’s most beguiling map / Joe Nigg. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Tatton, Gabriel. Nova et rece terraum [sic] et regnorum Californiae, novae Hispaeiae Mexicanae, et Peruvia … / M. Tattonus celebrem sydrogeographó edita ; Benjamin Wright Anglus caelator.  [New York] : American Heritage, [196-?]

Arrowsmith, Aaron, 1750-1823. Map of Scotland, from original materials… [London], 1811.

Hondius, Jodocus. Septentrio America. [Amsterdam], 1606.

Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673. “Americae: Nova tabula.” The third centenary edition of Johan Blaeu Le grand atlas; ou, Cosmographie blaviane. Amsterdam, 1663. Amsterdam, 1967-

Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552. Typus universalis / Sebastian Münster.  [St. Louis] : Roy Wenzlick and Co., [196-?]

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Typus orbis terrarum : quid ei postest videri magnum in rebus humanis, cvi … / map by Abraham Ortelius, 1590.  New York : Penn Prints, [1986?]

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio. Reproduced from his Theatrum orbis terrarum published in Antwerp.  [Antwerp] 1587. St. Louis, R. Wenzlick [1954]

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I was so sleep deprived the other day that I tried to zoom in on a paper

wtf I just made that post

oh wait that is my post

I havent slept in 2 days

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★ Shiny Grass-Type Starter Pokémon

Separate Photosets: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

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From concept to finished design; here are a few images from the production of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001). You can get a nice look at the work put into a single production background image starting with a sketch, a full colored and detailed comp; which is then eventually drawn and painted again as the final image used for the film.

Considering that the average film has over 1,000 different shots; you can start to appreciate the work that goes into hundreds of fully painted backgrounds for an animated film. And these images aren’t even showing the work that goes into scouting locations, finding references, or even the initial thumbnail sketches and comps for one single background image!

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