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In which Disney gives you incredibly wise relationship advice.
I do have freckles A LOT of them.
excuse the weird picture I had just got my septum pierced
How to eat pumpkin pie. [x]
Animal Locomotion: Reanimating Muybridge’s 19th Century Illustrations with GIFs
The 19th century photographs by Eadweard Muybridge captured something that had previously been too fleeting for the human eye: the mechanics of animal locomotion.
In his 1893 book Descriptive Zoopraxography, or the Science of Animal Locomotion Made Popular, Muybridge described his most famous animal locomotion capture of a horse. The series of photographs aimed to settle a dispute over “the possibility of a horse having all of his feet free of contact with the ground at the same instant, while trotting, even at a high rate of speed.” The photographs revealed conclusively for the first time that a horse’s feet do indeed leave the ground all at once while in full gallop, the horse pulling its legs briefly underneath itself before sprinting forward.
Muybridge’s animal locomotion studies were a great success and he traveled around showing the horse and other creatures in motion through his “zoopaxiscope” that brought the series of frozen images to life in a sort of early stop motion movie projector. Collected in the Descriptive Zoopraxography book are some of these images, which were traced from his original photogravures. While you might not have a zoopaxiscope handy to reanimate the animals, we do have the magic of animated GIFs.
For many more of Muybridge’s dizzying GIFs, keep reading Animal Locomotion: Reanimating Muybridge’s 19th Century Illustrations with GIFs on Atlas Obscura…
Whale Shark WIP (beside a poliwhirl for scale) & Completed
Part of a pretty big order, this guy took a few days to make (I had to go back and redo a LOT), but I think it was worth it!
Had to take the photos indoors because it’s raining and I’m shipping this out as soon as the payment hits my account so I wasn’t sure I would have time otherwise to take a photo. He’s 10 inches from nose to tail!
Cute whale shark | handdrawn shrink plastic pendant