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Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films

The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:

  • Legend (1985) 
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • The Secret of Nimh (1982) 
  • The Neverending Story (1984)
  • Red Sonja (1985)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Return to Oz (1985)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Krull (1983)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Dark Crystal (1982)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • The Beastmaster (1982)

80S FANTASY

WHERE GORGEOUS SOUNDTRACKS AND AMAZING CONCEPT DESIGN LIVE AND DIE

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tycarterart:

Thanks for all the great emails and questions about putting a portfolio together. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions and decided it would be a better use of my time to write it all out. I’ve derived the content from from my own experience and internships before having a full-time job. As you’ll read, a portfolio is the most important thing you’ll do when applying to a job. I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible.

These are the first five pages in a series of posts about how to layout a portfolio, including content, images, size, material and everything in between. Part I is for the artist still deciding what to do for a discipline. I’ve catered the last three pages to a visual development portfolio for animation but the principles can be applied to any artistic presentation (illustration, design, even interior design).

These are my opinions and I realize there are many ideas out there which are also fantastic. What I have written are simple truths and tips I’ve learned along the way. This doesn’t represent a studio I work or will work for. I hope it is helpful and can provide some perspective into a competitive portfolio and help you land your next job!   

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Designing puzzles?

Hey guys, I dunno if any of you are game designers or simply puzzle game enthusiasts, but I’ve been working off and on on a fan project that will, eventually, include some concepts for some puzzles a player would need to complete. I’m good with story and even the concept of what the puzzles will involve, but I’m not sure how to actually go about pictorally designing or describing how they would work, short of actually programming the things.

I was wondering if anyone had any decent references or suggestions on how to go about designing and then displaying picture-based puzzles? Essentially what I’m pulling together would be a prototype/proposal sort of project, just to showcase potential rather than programming.

Any insight would be super helpful!

Now back to thinking about Kenways…..

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chrisbayooo:

ATTENTION COSPLAYERS

See this shit?
This shit is about to change your life.

This packet of stuff is called Instamorph Moldable Plastic. You literally buy a packet of this shit, and you can make any-fucking-thing.

You open it up, and you get little plastic pellets that look like this.
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Doesn’t look like much, right?

WRONG.

When put in hot water (140°F, 60°C.), these pellets melt into a kind of putty-like stuff, that you can mold into whatever shape you want.

They make the coolest cosplay accessories EVER because they’re plastic - they’re moderately lightweight, they’ll survive being dropped and banged around, and they’re waterproof. I made Nepeta horns and Meenah bracelets for my homestuck cosplays, but it can do a ton of other stuff too.

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Also, the whole project takes maybe a half hour - 10 minutes to boil the water, 2 for the pellets to melt in the bowl (it leaves no residue, so you can use a regular mixing bowl and a spoon to pull it out of the water), a few minutes to sculpt and then a few minutes for it to dry into a completely solid, plastic whatever-you’re-making.

AND THE BEST PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS SHIT IS SO CHEAP

YOU’D EXPECT IT TO BE REALLY EXPENSIVE BUT IT’S NOT

I got a container on Amazon.com for $10, but here’s the actual site so you can check it out some more. http://www.instamorph.com/

SERIOUSLY THOUGH DON’T GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE OF FINDING CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MIX MATERIALS, THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS POST HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES RIGHT NOW

ref for all my cosplaying followers!

and for UK cosplayers Fred Aldous do a very similar product that works in the same way and gives great results!

IT GOT BETTER

YOU CAN BUY PIGMENT PACKS

INSTAMORPH PIGMENT PACKS

AND THEY HAVE A COLOUR GUIDE

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY DAMN MONEY

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UbiWorkshop is making a Piece of Eden!

I don’t know how many of you follow their blog, but the team at the UbiWorkshop has bee hard at work, making a Piece of Eden apple! I, for one, am super excited. It’s looking pretty fantastic so far:

Here’s what Mattieu Bagna, one of the leads on the team, has to say about it in the Workshop forums:

My name is Matthieu and I’m in charge of the Apple of Eden product’s development. Before being product manager at Ubi Workshop, I worked in Europe on the UbiCollectibles range of figurines and statues (Connor the Hunter, Ezio’s Fury, Edward and Black Beard Diorama, etc…). Inside the workshop, I helped develop the Coarse figurine and finally brought to life the Vial replica from Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag.

As a fan of Assassin’s Creed and a specialist in collectibles, be assured that I’m fully dedicated to the development of the most iconic item of the saga.

Here are my answers to (almost) all of your questions. Some points should be kept secrets ;)

What is the scale of the product (Size and weight)?

1:1. As the vial replica, It’s important to me that you can feel and touch the Apple of Eden as it would be the real one.

What is this replica made of?

We’re currently working on several materials and one of them in the polystone resin. We need to find the perfect balance between render, weight, fragility and shipping costs.

Will it glow?

I know that it’s one of most important aspect of the object and that’s the point I’m primarily focusing on. There is still some details I need to work on but yes, it should be glowing.

Does it come with a special stand or box to display it?

We are always very careful regarding our products so yes, it will have a special packaging conceived to protect the Apple and display it the best way possible. Remember the Vial: the cube can’t be appreciated properly without its Abstergo black box.

Is this going to be a limited item?

We know that most of the Assassin’s fans would “die” to get the Apple of Eden so we think that it wouldn’t be fair to make it limited.

How much is this going to cost?

It’s truly difficult to say so far because we still have a lot of technical aspects to set but our ambition is to propose an affordable price. So, in terms of pricing it should be more like the Vial than the Aiden Pearce leather jacket.  

When will this be available? When can we pre-order it?

We working hard to offer the Apple by beginning of 2015. I would love to tell you more or deliver it sooner but my main focus is quality and we won’t make any compromise about it.

This product has to be the pinnacle of every Assassin’s Creed fan’s collection.

It will be available in pre-order as soon as we have a final prototype in hand.

Will it ship to all countries and territories like most of your items?

Yes it will be available in all the countries we serve today.

Will I be able to control people’s minds with it?

No, but I’m sure that it will leave some people jealous.

Will all the locations be in the Assassin’s creed series?

I’m quite certain that you’d rather not be spoiled J

Thank you guys for all your questions. Be sure that your commitment and your passion are our main motivations.

You can find the thread to this forum post here.

I think I mentioned this a few times while I was working on my cosplay, but I’ve been binging on X Files while I work on different projects. I recently re-watched the episode “Sein und Zeit”, still one of the most haunting and bittersweet bits of writing I’ve seen on television.

This song (“My Weakness”) plays a predominant part of setting the mood, and it remains one of my favorite tracks on the entire Play tracklist. Call me oldschool for loving my Moby songs, but this song is one that I listen to whenever I need to write about ghosts and shadows of what could have been.

Feeling a bit nostalgic today, I guess. I’ll let the music speak for itself.

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