Here. Red Panda breaktime.
One day I’m gonna meet my red panda loving soul mate
Indian (Kutch) Gold-Plated Katar
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: height with scabbard 52cm / 20.5 in Height with mount 55 cm / 21.7 in
With slender tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section changing to stiff diamond section at the tip, the dagger has the forte etched and silver-gilt on each face with a panel of flowering foliage, and characteristic heavy fire-gilt copper-alloy hilt decorated throughout with panels of flowering foliage against a punched ground. It is presented in its original velvet-covered scabbard with gilt-brass mounts decorated en suite.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Peter Finer
"5 Cool Ways to Use Business Cards in Evernote"
for PCWorld, AD Liz Fiorentino
This was a fun assignment—I wanted to animate some library card catalog drawers stuffed with notes, to show how Evernote organizes stacks of info based around a business card. The animation can only be seen on the “enhanced” tablet edition of the magazine, but you can see the still version here.
Mata mata (Chelus fimbriata)
The Mata mata is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It is strictly an aquatic species but it prefers standing in shallow water where its snout can reach the surface to breathe. The appearance of the mata mata’s shell resembles a piece of bark, and its head resembles fallen leaves. The mata mata is carnivorous, feeding exclusively upon aquatic invertebrates and fish, which it has to swallow whole, since it cannot chew due to the way its mouth is constructed.
I feel like TF2 really established great standard for character design and silhouette even though all the characters are super stylised they still look like real people, every detail feels unique even all their ears are different.
This kind of attention to detail seems pretty underappreciated outside of the fanbase in general.
Plus the amount of personality and expression that comes out of these characters is very self evident in all of the meet the shorts
my two favourites still being Meet the Demoman and Meet the Engineer
Just thought this would be a useful bit of information for young artists when it comes to overall character design, especially when designing a whole cast of unique characters.
DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW BRILLIANT TF2 IS IN TERMS OF DESIGN. It is one of the best examples to show someone when teaching them about character design.
Like yeah…not only do they have unique noses, jaws, ears even…valve even took the extra step to give them each distinct teeth.
My character design teacher has brought up TF2, and the concept art by Moby Francke, a few times in class. For one Moby Francke was highly inspired by the great artist J.C. Lyendecker.
And many of the key components in designing the character is gesture, shape and silhouette, and just getting in great key components that create story telling.
This is one of the reasons I love TF2 so much because it makes me just…art fangasm all over it.