Nothing puts a smile on a sea monster's face like a naked lady in a seashell. The lady here represents Bold Fortune, and she appears in a map made in 1565 by Paolo Forlani. (Library of Congress)

Hunting Giant Octopuses, Flying Turtles, and Other Ancient Sea Monsters

An early vision of wind-surfing: a woman holds a sail in order to ride the waves on the back of a sea monster. From Paolo Forlani, Vniversale descrittione di tvtta la terra conoscivta fin qvi (Venice,

2014_07_01_map_03_s I found an old treasure map!  let's go adventurous journey.     for this drawing I used  Faber Castell polychromos  Moleskine siketchbook     © Belta(Mayumi Wakabayashi)

I ffound an old treasure map! let's go adventurous journey. for this drawing I used Faber Castell polychromos Moleskine siketchbook © Belta(Mayumi Wakabayashi)

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor how to draw ships

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor how to draw ships

"ziphius" eats a seal while being attacked from by another monster, 1572 edition of Carta marina (detail), by Olaus Magnus

Sea monster known as a “ziphius” eats a seal while being attacked from by another monster, 1572 edition of Carta marina (detail), by Olaus Magnus

парусник (клипер), рисунок тушью на основе картины Montague Dawson - чёрно-белый, парусник #art #sea #ship #корабль

парусник (клипер), рисунок тушью на основе картины Montague Dawson - чёрно-белый, парусник #art #sea #ship #корабль

Swirling Illustrations by James R. Eads Explore Human Connections and the Natural World

Swirling Illustrations by James R. Eads Explore Human Connections and the Natural World (Colossal)

How to Build a Sailboat

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Build the Perfect Sailboat

If you have always dreamed of sailing in your very own sailboat, you need not wait for destiny to hand it over to you. This article is all about building a sailboat on your own.

Mary Blair

these superb illustrations that Lesley Barnes did for an exhibition called The Enchanted Forest, which was held back in and that marked 200 years of Grimm fairytales. The work is fresh to me though, and looks

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