art, design, travel, food, and the really good animated gifs

Hey all, I'm Thane. I illustrate and write Oobites.com.

I like food, science, travel, permaculture, and using technology to rip imagination into the physical plane.

I'm currently living in Bogotá and Villa de Leyva in Colombia.

Here's my portfolio at Behance.
You can buy my prints at Society6.
I got the Twitter too.

I do more Tumblrs:
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Jul 28, 2014
@ 3:01 pm
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Compost Bays at Proyecto Gaia—

All the food at Proyecto Gaia is vegetarian which lends itself easily to composting. Inclusion of dairy, meat or bone, or other animal-based scraps is best left to industrial composting sites (or anaerobic at-home methods).

As with the company I worked for in Austin, Texas, food scraps are combined with high carbon-containing material like leaf litter or straw in this case. They provide structure for the piles allowing better gas exchange. Anaerobic microbial action usually means unpleasant odors.

These bays are built with river bamboo. Compost Pedallers use discarded pallets.

This face of the hills of Santa Sophia is relatively dry and these piles do require watering, but they’re right there in the garden—two birds and all that.


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Jul 28, 2014
@ 5:43 am
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Reciprocal Roof on Proyecto Gaia’s Workshop
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A reciprocal roof uses beams that support one another so no central support structure is needed. You can read about it on Wikipedia probably.
As with the other elements of the frame, eucalyptus poles are used for as the roof beams. Folks are happy to cut down the eucalyptus trees here since they’re not native, but I do have to admit they have a lot of utility; they grow quickly and when cut, a new tree starts in place of the old one. Tons of trees either serve as or get turned into fence posts here.

Reciprocal Roof on Proyecto Gaia’s Workshop

A reciprocal roof uses beams that support one another so no central support structure is needed. You can read about it on Wikipedia probably.

As with the other elements of the frame, eucalyptus poles are used for as the roof beams. Folks are happy to cut down the eucalyptus trees here since they’re not native, but I do have to admit they have a lot of utility; they grow quickly and when cut, a new tree starts in place of the old one. Tons of trees either serve as or get turned into fence posts here.


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Jul 27, 2014
@ 11:25 pm
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Initial steps in painting “Petite Madelines:”
Step 1: line drawing,
Step 2: flat color below,
Step 3: highlights and shadows,
Step 4: paint over lines,
Next: wait 5-14 months to finish painting.
Proust had been perfectly correct to identify taste as the principal agent of involuntary memory, for one’s long-term memories settled or at least were organized in the amygdala, just over the area in the brain concerned with taste and smell—and so smells were intensely intertwined with memories, and also with the emotional network of the limbic system twisting through both areas. Thus, the neurological sequence, smell triggering memory triggering nostalgia.
—Blue Mars, p236

Initial steps in painting “Petite Madelines:”

Step 1: line drawing,

Step 2: flat color below,

Step 3: highlights and shadows,

Step 4: paint over lines,

Next: wait 5-14 months to finish painting.

Proust had been perfectly correct to identify taste as the principal agent of involuntary memory, for one’s long-term memories settled or at least were organized in the amygdala, just over the area in the brain concerned with taste and smell—and so smells were intensely intertwined with memories, and also with the emotional network of the limbic system twisting through both areas. Thus, the neurological sequence, smell triggering memory triggering nostalgia.

—Blue Mars, p236


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Jul 27, 2014
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Jul 25, 2014
@ 12:51 pm
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I just left Proyecto Gaia yesterday, and I’m back in Bogotá. As soon as I translate a bunch of the information I learned there, I’ll post here on Tumblr.


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Jul 25, 2014
@ 12:04 pm
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archatlas:

Caja Obscura Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

Shut up! Súper wauuuu!

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Jul 22, 2014
@ 12:09 pm
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Hey, look at this animated gif showing a time lapse of my Chocoramo illustration. 
The finished thing and related article are here: http://oobites.com/2014/07/chocoramo/

Hey, look at this animated gif showing a time lapse of my Chocoramo illustration.

The finished thing and related article are here: http://oobites.com/2014/07/chocoramo/


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Jul 17, 2014
@ 3:03 pm
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I’m back at Proyecto Gaia—well, I’m hanging out with the Internet in nearby Santa Sofia.  Look at these pictures, I’ve got to work.


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Jul 16, 2014
@ 8:43 pm
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Hey I finished this coco loco drawing and animated some progress.
(This came from the beach in Taganga—check out the map/article.)
I’m in Santa Sofia in Colombia now, but the Internet here is not great. I’m just going to keep this short and get back to work~
Chao!

Hey I finished this coco loco drawing and animated some progress.

(This came from the beach in Taganga—check out the map/article.)

I’m in Santa Sofia in Colombia now, but the Internet here is not great. I’m just going to keep this short and get back to work~

Chao!