Monday, August 31, 2015

Paintings: The One Ring

The One Ring original watercolor painting

Original watercolor available for purchase from Etsy. US$$103.29
Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$15.60

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul…

Paintings: The World is Ahead

The world is ahead by Kinko-White

...The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say...

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Humor: How to Draw Mickey Mouse

"I’m often asked for drawing tips both in the classes I teach and on my social media and I’m always happy to help. Happy practicing, everyone!"

Link Round-Up: August 31, 2015

May The Force Be With You by Nadège Floriot

"May the force be with you" by Nancy, France-based Nadège Floriot

Hope, Despair, and Thundercats: The Reality of a Post-Christian Society

How the ballpoint pen killed cursive.

Jurabbit Park: Classic Jurassic Park Scenes Recreated With a Rabbit

The Original Storyboard For The Opening Of Batman: The Animated Series

Pixar has teamed up with online learning site Khan Academy to create a free, interactive online course to get students excited about learning the math and science behind their favorite Pixar movies. Lectures are presented by Pixar animators using examples from real movies such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Wall E.  Subjects will include environment modelling, character modelling, animation and rendering.  The series is called Pixar In A Box.

"So you look at a work of art and think to yourself, I could have done that. And maybe you really could have, but the issue here is more complex than that -- why didn't you? Why did the artist? And why does it have an audience?" A primer from PBS Digital Studios, addressing common questions about modern art.

Tattoo Artist Answers Questions You Are Too Afraid To Ask 

Why am I not as excited about Star Wars now as I was in 1999?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Humor: Not so clever man.

"Not so clever man." by Alex Culang of Buttersafe

Looks about on par with one of my Friday night roleplaying group's typical campaigns.

Comic Round-Up: August 28, 2015

Wonder Woman by Ceasar Muyuela

Interview: Hoopla’s Jeff Jankowski Talks About Bringing Image Comics Into the Fold

Interview: Imprisoned Iranian political cartoonist Atena Farghadani is grateful she received the Cartoonist Rights Network International Courage in Cartooning Award, her father said after a visit to her in Evin Prison. Farghadani was sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison for drawing a cartoon showing the members of the Iranian parliament with animal heads.

Interview: Political satirist Mark Russell talks about his DC Comics series Prez

Link Round-Up: August 28, 2015


The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written: Whether you’re a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there’s something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Artist Teresita Fernández muses on the creative process.

Build your own Aliens M41-A Pulse Rifle Prop for under $30

Disney has released a new 15 second teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on the official Star Wars Instagram account that includes some exciting new footage. The teaser takes advantage of Instagram’s new widescreen video feature that was introduced in its latest update.

Google Has a Secret Interview Process… And It Landed Me a Job: If Google sees that you're searching for specific programming terms, they'll ask you to apply for a job. It's wild. Here's how it works.

How to Build a Globe From Scratch

A look inside the brand guidelines for the amazing 1970s NASA “worm” logo

Miya Tokumitsu asks "How did curating, a highly specialized line of museum work involving the care, accessioning, and exhibition of artworks, come to mean, as cultural policy scholar Amanda Coles puts it, “just picking stuff?”"  (Via)

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