Polar Bear Photography by Paul Souders
Paul Souders recently won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Yearabsolutely gorgeous with a picture of a polar bear immersed in water. This shot is actually part of a superb series of images focused on the animal, by the artist around Hudson Bay near Manitoba in the Canadian province.
Grand Prize and Nature Winner: The Ice Bear- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather. The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice. (Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest )
Some decent pictures of my art journal! This is all written in Theban script (aka “witches’ alphabet), and a few runes on the first page. Feel free to google the letters and figure out what these says, but I promise I’m not that interesting haha
I definitely recommend starting an art journal to anyone who has felt art blocked or just discouraged with art in general. Hell, I’d recommend it to anyone really! This is my first one ever, and I am really enjoying just doing whatever with it. I tend to keep very strict rules for myself when I draw and I want to break them down a bit. It’s a great opportunity for me to just make things I find aesthetically pleasing, while also being able to channel my thoughts in a productive way (extra great for people with anxiety, like yours truly (´ヮ`✿))