With over 150 votes, this was the top tutorial request and now you can watch the tutorials on creating clothing wrinkles and fabric folding!

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Draw 100 Exercise- Part 1Been following the tutorials over at ctrl+paint, one which tells you to face your insecurities in your drawings. Focus on one aspect and draw it 100 times. So I chose arms/hands in natural positions. Quick sketches with more focus on the arms, hence why some people are bald.

So, I was in the middle of searching for how long Keke Palmer will be on Broadway as Cinderella. Gotta get my ticket. I scrolled down and saw this first comment:

The reach with this one disneyfied ass tale. They, however, have no problem whitewashing different races and ethnicities and see our disdain as sensitive and “reverse racist.” Case in point:Exodus - God and Kings, the new British-American biblical movie set in Egypt, that has caused uproar and boycotts:

Apparently these are acceptable…

Lemme not go over the post limit. This is just a handful that scratch the surface.………………cinderellas……….earliest…………origins………..have……been……..:..traced…………to…..10th century China……….chinese………….cinderella……..white brain malfunction

**Lady on the bus next to me:**Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?

**Little boy:**I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.

**Lady:**And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?

**Boy:**It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.

**Lady:**Do you want to be a Sith?

**Boy:**No! I am Obi-Wan!

The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.

The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.

In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.

Literally.

— | Sounds ridiculous when you put it that way but apparently this is ok to say to someone with a mental illness (via ohyoucrazyrebel) |

During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s

roleas protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there.

Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.I get very defensive of film as an art form, and animation especially, because of stuff like this. People sometimes place it lower on the scale of narrative, or say it isn’t as powerful as the written word, but there are things like this; things you can only imply through the visual language that’s exclusive to film. It’s communicating an idea in a way that you might not even realize, but you feel it. It’s a whole different way of storytelling.

Brahmagupta, Indian mathematician (598 - 670), known as the “inventor of zero”. Picture from findinsideindia.com.

Brahmagupta was head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, a holy city in the Malwa region of central India. (Ujjain has been a center of learning since ancient times, and is known in Hindu tradition as the place where Krishna went to receive his education. The observatory of Ujjain was considered the prime meridian, as Greenwich England is today, making it the baseline for all astronomical observations.)

From his observations he deduced that the moon is closer to the earth than the sun is, and that the earth and heavenly bodies are all spheres. His calculation of the length of the solar year is accurate to within about half an hour! But Brahmagupta is best known for his mathematical writings, and especially for developing the concept of zero as a number.

In his great work Brahmasphutasiddhanta (“The Opening of the Universe”), Brahmagupta wrote:

When zero is added to a number or subtracted from a number, the number remains unchanged; and a number multiplied by zero becomes zero.

Previous schoars had used various symbols as placeholders to show the lack of a number or digit. Brahmagupta was the first to treat zero as a number in its own right, something that could be used in calculations along with other numbers. In doing so, he extended the rules of arithmetic from the natural numbers to what we now call the integers, including zero and negative numbers. Here’s more rules from the Brahmasphutasiddhanta:A debt minus zero is a debt.A fortune minus zero is a fortune.Zero minus zero is a zero.A debt subtracted from zero is a fortune.A fortune subtracted from zero is a debt.The product of zero multiplied by a debt or fortune is zero.The product of zero multipliedby zero is zero.The product or quotient of two fortunes is one fortune.The product or quotient of two debts is one fortune.The product or quotient of a debt and a fortune is a debt.The product or quotient of a fortune and a debt is a debt.

(“Fortune” and “Debt” were Brahmagupta’s quite descriptive terms for what we’d now call positive and negative numbers.)

This is one of those ideas that’s so simple that, from our vantage point centuries later, it’s hard to imagine anyonenotunderstanding it, but people had been struggling along without zero for centuries. It must have taken a stroke of genius to realize that “nothing” is something!

But he didn’t stop with negative numbers! The Brahmasphutasiddhanta also contains methods for:

- Finding square roots, using an algorithm that Newton would rediscover centuries later!

- Solving quadratic equations!

- Trigonometry, including tables of sines and cosines!

- Summing series of squares and cubes

- Finding the area of cyclic quadrilaterals

His work holds up extremely well today. His approximation of Pi was correct to within a few hundredths. About the only place where modern mathematicians would disagree with Brahmagupta is his statement that 0 divided by 0 is 0, where today we leave division by zero undefined.

Sources:

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Brahmagupta.html

http://www.famous-mathematicians.com/brahmagupta/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BrahmaguptaMath and Science Week!