I watched Apocalypto about a week ago and I was blown away by the alienness of the Mayan culture.  How did Mel Gibson put together something so beautiful (he didn't, the costume designer did).  Anyway I really wanted to put some sketches together for tablet practice and I finally found time to finish.  The designer said they made all the color dyes out of natural plants found in Mexico.  And she faked all the jade, which was a status symbol.  These girls in the movie are the laughing debutantes of that gristly culture.  Amazing.  I think the coolest part are the jade-teeth and the 'scarification' which I had never heard of before.  Colour me Aztec.

PS - this commercial was too cool to pass up

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