We are playing the Welcome to Nightvale monopoly. :’3. (Designed by Slodwick)
I need this.
Well, you can get the images here for free, because Slodwick is the bestest!
Now, you could simply print everything on your home printer and tape it all together, for only the cost of the ink and paper and tape and time. But then you’d have a flat, papery gameboard (unless you mounted it on foamcore), and most likely thin, ink-jet, water-harmable pieces.
To get the whole set (aside from the directions) printed on decent quality paper; with the board printed as one piece, mounted and laminated; all the pages as-downloaded, rather than edited together for less paper; the money printed the prescribed number of times as greyscale on coloured paper; and the game tokens, obelisks, and pyramids all done twice in order to make them double-sided: $53 with a coupon and PA tax. (It was my birthday gift to me!)
No dice though. I had the glow-in-the-dark dice laying around in my room, but almost everyone has some kind of dice laying around somewhere. You can also get a pack for like a dollar at a drugstore, or just cannibalize them from other games. I was tempted to use a non-traditional die, like a 12-sided one or three pyramidal 4-sided dice. Although using those dies would take away the fun and witchcraft of rolling doubles. (I suppose you could get pyramidal dice and keep the roll any doubles rule, with the added stipulation that rolling triple on the means immediate detention. Crap, I thought of that just now, and now I’m really sad that I didn’t get any before my local gameshop closed!)
Again, I had to cut each card, gamepiece, and bit of money myself. Then I folded and taped the cards and tokens together using three rolls of double-sided tape. Finally, to make the game pieces stand, I had left a rectangular bit under each of them, cut a matching rectangle from scrap bits, notched them and slotted them together perpendicularly, then put a thin line of flexible glue at the join so that when they dried, the bases could fold flat for storage and be pulled back out to play.
To cut down on cost (do what I couldn’t figure out how to), take the templates for the money and cards, and edit them so that more fit on a page. For some reason only five bills were put in a pdf, and the card files could have all held one or two more cards each. If you use a paper-cutter all the blank space is just waste. Hell, even if you have horrible shaking hands like me, and still have to use scissors, you probably don’t need whole inches of space. Edit the token and building sheets to be double or triple of what’s on the page, depending on how you want to make them. (I did back-to-back double-siding to save space, but you could also make them stand by making them three-sided plus a little blank space and folding the strip into a triangle.) Editing will save on the number of pages, and thus the price of the final product.
Right now I store them in a little black box my mom and step-father’s exgirlfriend gave me ages ago, but I’m thinking of finding a large enough duplicate or triplicate hardcover book in my collection (or given free at grandmother’s church, or being thrown out by the library) and hollowing that out to make a box for the pieces.
Hope that helped everyone!
There are people with a weak sense of humour.
There are people who miss golden opportunities.
And then there is George Takei.
The main reason why “Wings or it didn’t happen” does not apply to Gabriel
I made a cute mushroom nightlight using a tutorial i only found because Julie Dillon made one!
I did the lazy version of it by using string LEDs instead of soldering stuff….and added crystals wheee!
Anonymous asked: Can you please draw some cute elderly!Cecil and Carlos just cuddling and being sweet? :)
My old student portfolio for Visual Development (Character Design) based on “Wicked” - PART 1 -
Because I often receive questions about portfolios, I thought, well, maybe it would be helpful for some to share my own personal experience accompanied by some visuals. Namely, my own portfolio I submitted to transition from the Animation department to the Visual Development department of Disney Feature Animation.
Now one thing that I will mention here as a disclaimer, and something that will probably be reiterated through out this post is that this is only my personal experience, and there is definitely not any sort of “formula” to make a portfolio for the Disney’s Vis dev. Portfolios that look nothing like this, share no common element, is just as likely to get you into the vis dev department. The acceptance is made by a committee of people, and not just one person’s personal taste or criteria.
Way back in the summer of 2007, I was an artistic intern at Disney. (Mainly 2D character animation, but also some story and vis-dev on the side.)
I was having lunch with one of our mentors at that time, Claire Keane, in which she gave us some advice on structuring a visual development portfolio.
One of her suggestions that stuck to me was to take one story, and dedicate the entire portfolio to it, as if you were developing that into a feature film.
This idea sounded good to me, because it made sense. It’s a semi-simulation of the kind of things you would be doing as a professional artist at Disney anyway, (which gives the reviewers a much better, reliable idea of how you would perform as a contributor) but it also gives the spectator a slightly more immersive viewing experience, as they are taken through one continuous story, with characters they understand, rather than having to adjust to brand new content with the turn of each page.
The many times I have reviewed portfolios, I have also found it a slight handicap to have to ask the artist, “Now, what is this thing from?” 4 or 5 times in one portfolio.
So in 2008, while I was working on Princess and the Frog, (still as a full time student at Calarts), I started on this visual development portfolio. I chose my story to be Wicked, the musical, which I am sure many of you are familiar with.
When I look back at this portfolio, obviously I see so many flaws in terms of draftsmanship, design choices, character choices, taste etc, and I want to fix them all. But again, the purpose of this post isn’t to show who I am as an artist right now, but to dig up my past and say “Well this is how it happened for me in the past.”
Here is part 1 of the portfolio. I know for some it may be frustrating to have this divided into 2, but the nature of tumblr posts seem to want things kept short. So I’ll try and post part 2 of the portfolio as soon as possible. I want to say within the next day or two, but there’s just never knowing with when I’ll get another free moment.
I think what is probably most important to show in your portfolio is a strong draftsmanship, a good taste in design choices, and a special intuition for characterization.(I’m speaking for my own criteria when I review portfolios, and I don’t claim to represent anyone else’s.)
As you can see I also tried to pay attention to the presentation of the portfolio, which is why I tried to design the layout of it with the theme of “drawer of a Shiz student”.
I’ll probably try to address some of those things that I mentioned in future posts perhaps.
I hope this old student portfolio of mine gave you a better idea on who to shape your own. One thing I would recommend is to not copy exactly the method I used to form a portfolio, but see it more as a solution that will hopefully help you come up with your own solution on how to structure a portfolio.
Next up is Part 2, with some development designs of Fiyero, the Wizard, the Flying monkeys etc
I not-angry-shop news:
I had a ridiculous discount today at the fabric store, so I’ve finally gotten some dressy fabrics I’d been eying for months, if not years (let’s just say 60% discount and then another 40% on top of that!). Sure, I don’t really have a place to wear a blue-and-yellow-plaid bustle, or a blacksand tailcoat, but I sure want to MAKE them!
Of course, this is assuming I’ll actually get around to making them…
i can’t wait for them to eclipse one direction. i’ll probably be waiting until i’m dead though, and that’s a real shame because they sound infinitely better than one direction will ever sound & they definitely put on a better show & they definitely have better music.