Archive for January, 2013

These are the artistic creations of a 22 year old Italian artist named Diego Fazio. He’s found a way to create photo-realistic drawings using a simple charcoal pencil.

It’s so unbelievably realistic that he had to put up some photos of the work in progress just to quiet the doubters on the authenticity of his work. I can’t blame them, heck I wanted proof myself, ha.

Diego is a self-taught pencil master. He started out as a tattoo artist, and developed a passion for creating photo-realistic drawings. Inspired by the works of Japanese artists from the Edo period, like Katsushika Hokusai, he managed to capture people’s imaginations with his precise lines and oriental drawing techniques.

Scroll down for a few of his drawings and/or check out his Deviant Art profile, as well.

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Dutch tattoo artist Helma van der Weide inked this clever optical illusion tattoo of a Pentax K1000 SLR for her daughter, photographer Lotte van den Acker.

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crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon2 A sequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is in the works.

According to Deadline, the new movie will begin filming in Asia this May. Original helmer Ang Lee will not be returning, but producer Harvey Weinstein is in talks with Ronnie Yu, an experienced Chinese director whose English-language movies include Freddy Vs Jason andThe 51st State.

The sequel’s script has been written by John Fusco, who previously penned both Young Guns movies and Forbidden Kingdom, a 1998 martial arts flick starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Fusco has based his script on the same series of novels by late Chinese author Wang Du Lu that inspired the original film.

The sequel will centre on Yu Shu Lien, the character played byMichelle Yeoh in the first film. The original also starred Chow Yun-Fat but casting for the follow-up will not take place until its director has been confirmed.

Fusco told Deadline the sequel “introduces a new generation of star-crossed lovers, and a new series of antagonists in a battle of good and evil”, adding: “It’s so vast and rich, and I found characters from the second and third books in the series to create a most interesting stew while being as true to the source material as I could be.”

Released in 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became the highest-grossing foreign language film in US box office history and raked in over $213m (£135m) worldwide. It later won four Oscars including the award for best foreign language film.

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16 sleep facts that you probably didn’t know anything about

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16 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep

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It’s taken me sometime to understand this principle, let alone practice it. I hope you take the time to read this because I believe you too will be empowered by it.

There are times when I find myself just plan dang miserably angry at a person, a situation or just life in general. Then I pause and ask myself am I really changing anything by being this way? I’m serious, think about it for a second. As you sit there just full of anger and sourness, whatever it is you are mad at feels none of that and may be right as rain. You literally are drinking poison and thinking the other person or situation will be effected by it. Your emotions have no direct impact on either, so on top of the anger you are feeling….you are adding this toxic element also.

I’ll give you a personal example that just happened to me last night. I was angry at the way a girl had been treating me, so I was stewing over it sleeplessly in my bed. Once I became aware of what I was doing I asked myself is my current state even effecting the person I’m angry at or am I just reaping it’s horrible effects And that’s when I decided not to let them nor anger, hurt or control me. So either let your anger be known or just let it go all together because it is a poison that is hurting and effecting you more than you know, GET IT OUT….LET IT GO. I try to live by another motto also, “If you can’t control it, don’t let it control you”.

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