The-Court-Jester

Welcome to my blog of stuff.
I am a 26 year old male NHS It Guy and University Graduate,
i am a Avid Gamer, Reader of fantasy novels, and General Fanatic of many Fandoms :D

animenostalgia:

News is slowly spreading that director, designer, and animator Toshio Hirata passed away on August 25th. He was best known for directing such cult-classics and hidden gems such as The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981), The Door into Summer (1981), Bobby’s Girl (1985), Time Stranger (1986), Barefoot Gen 2 (1986), and Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987). He also worked on TV shows such as Kimba the White Lion, Yawara!, Petshop of Horrors, and most recently did storyboards for episode 12 of Space Dandy. His body of work is truly impressive, leaving us an amazing legacy. He was 76 years old.

(via bakura240)

artandsciencejournal:

Outer-site Art

 

Tokyo-based artist Makoto Azuma doesn’t appear to believe in doing things by halves. His latest installation looks at the universe, beyond Earth, as a site for appreciating beauty and art. Two pieces, a Japanese white pine bonsai known as the “Shiki 1”, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, were launched into the stratosphere last week in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. This is part of project Exobotanica – Botanical Space Flight (see more pictures here), where Azuma heads a 10 person team, coupled with Sacramento-based JP Aerospace — “America’s Other Space Program”, a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit.

 

Azuma is interested in the beauty of organic movement in plants, and how this beauty would be suspended in space as a weightless environment. The objects themselves – the bonsai plant and the flower arrangement, have an almost uneasy juxtaposition in their nature. On the one hand, they are organic, Earth-bound items that send instant connotations to the viewer about the beauty of our natural world, yet both represent a natural world moulded by human hands – the miniaturised tree and the specifically arranged flowers. In the end, they can almost be seen less as art and more as specific examples of Earthly design; an amalgamation of human and mother nature’s architecture, broadcast to the universe beyond.

 

But equally as stunning is the documentary imagery itself, taken from orbit and brought back to Earth. Oh to see what those blossoms have seen!

- Alinta Krauth 

8bitfuture:

Video: NASA test firing of their new 3D printed rocket.

NASA was able to reduce the number of components in this rocket’s injector from 163, down to just two, by using a printing technology called “selective laser melting”.

Landscape/Environment Tut

badasserywoman:

Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol

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First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your…