Anonymous asked: Do you happen to know why male primates/humans have nipples?
Because females have nipples. And males would look weird with just hair there.
A more science-y explanation is that it’s a developmental holdover. Some people would claim they’re vestigial organs, but it never evolutionarily served any purpose whatsoever (so they’re wrong!). Some people would claim it to be an evolutionary spandrel, which admittedly is a much better guess (so they’re not completely wrong depending on their argument) because it’s not adaptive in any which way for males to have this (surprise! sometimes evolution gives us nonadaptive traits!). But when you look at the biological development, it makes more sense that they’re just developmental holdovers. And that’s because everyone starts off female in utero (yup, females are the default sex). Male nipples developed before sexual differentiation occurs. So which is it, developmental holdover or evolutionary spandrel? It’s always best to abide by Morgan’s Canon that the simplest explanation is the best explanation. And in that regard, developmental holdover wins.
So basically, males have nipples because females have nipples.
Source: Laughing Squid
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at a restaurant while u high like
"can i order this"
"would you like a soup or a salad?"
"WHATS A SUPER SALAD"
Quick little drawing of Rydia from FFIV because I’m a sucker for green-haired girls. If I ever have time I will color it.
A lot of people think I use watercolor, but I’m way too lazy for that. So, I just made a straight-up full blown tutorial for this Ask because it’s so complicated. Here are links to purchasing materials:
- Toned Paper
- Col-Erase Pencils, Prismacolor Pencils
- Brush Pen
- Felt Tip Pens (Other brands: Copic, Sakura, Faber Castell Pitt)
- Markers (Other brands: Prismacolor)
- White Paint Marker (make sure it’s the water-based one)
Method is based off Peter Han’s CGMW/CDA/ACCD course, Visual Communication.
Other Tutorials: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/tutorial
Please watch this
I SAW THIS EPISODE AS A KID AND NO ONE BELIEVED ME WHEN I TOLD THEM ABOUT IT.
yet another unrealistic standard for men
Shut the fuck up misty.
I can’t believe I haven’t uploaded these here yet
these are from my AP Art portfolio I did back in 2011 (in my senior year of high school)
Being half Japanese, I’ve always been intrigued in Japanese mythology, so I chose the theme to be depicting foxes (aka kitsune) in Japanese folklore.
with the help of references and textures, I rendered each piece to look like an old traditional Japanese wood block painting, with my family seal as the motif~
click on the pictures for descriptions~!
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