Some of the first people of Spanish/ Mayan heritage were the product of a truly incredible marriage. As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya. Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs. As he gained acceptance into the culture, he taught Spanish combat tactics to the Maya, which are said to have allowed them to drive out the conquistadors. Guerrero himself became a highly respected figure in Mayan society, marrying a princess named Zazil Ha and being given the temples of Ichpaatún, north of Chetumal. When Hernan Cortez arrived in the area, an attempt was made to retrieve Guerrero and one other survivor. But Guerrero refused to leave, saying, “I am married and have three children, and they look on me as a cacique [“lord”] here, and captain in time of war. My face is tattooed and my ears are pierced. What would the Spaniards say if they saw me like this? Go, and God’s blessing be with you.”

found this on pbs, want to write about this dude

yeah yeah i know its like avatar, i dont care

kingtrash:

well, the “on to the next thing” feeling is what’s satisfying. but no, i can’t say i’m proud of anything i’ve completed

Dear Reader,

This is the gauge of true talent, that no matter how much you are showered with success and praise, you must maintain a healthy hatred with yourself and your work. 

lagubeko:

Sketch, by Reza Riahi.

ok wow, after this reblog, i’ll stop

i’ve been trying to chill out on the rebloggin’ but some things are too good to pass up

(Source: kawaiilluminatii, via huglaegtre)

likeness game is weak last couple days , good news is bought first set of COPIC markers , ocean tones , everything’s gonna be blue

lunchtime doodle

Sld™ 420 drop, we shot this yesterday. Tee available at blah blah, whatever, you know the drill,  the bag of Doritos™ was my idea. 

Smoke safe bros. 

photoshop on the caption was too next level, so nobody on facebook saw my grandma bj joke , but you guys get me right ?

progress on the oils , had I fix construction a billion times :(

discovered this amaizng painter and she’s only 22

super jealous

follow her

b-osullivan:

Portrait (looking down)
20” x 18”
oil on canvas
2013

http://bernadetteosullivan.com/

The mermaids in peter pan are the set the standard for what would later be refereed to as "Bitch Face".

(via verpissdichhhhh)

Under painting , 4 hrs , oil on canvas

selfie