95 posts tagged Characters
95 posts tagged Characters
The Department of Awesome Parenting just got even more awesome thanks to the ongoing efforts of an inspired pair of artist parents in the Kirby family. Every single day they decorate napkins for their two sons’ school lunches with an endless parade of characters from movies, comics, cartoons, and some fantastic character mashups as well.
"The napkin images are shared at lunch with their friends and teachers. The napkins are themed to the happenings in or around all of lives."
The images you see here are just a small sampling of their illustrated napkins. Follow them here on Tumblr for a complete gallery and to keep up with each new creation.
It’s a delightfully unconventional play on classic colouring books. But jeez, we never realized that Jessica Rabbit was suffering from such severe spinal curvature. Ouch.
[via Obvious Winner]
“There will be no bargain. I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like my honey where it is.”
Clermont, Florida-based illustrator Kenny Durkin (previously featured here) created this awesome mashup of Star Wars and Winnie-the-Pooh. It’s Winnie the Hutt! All of Kenny’s character combinations are wonderful, but we’re particularly taken by Tigger, who makes a perfect Salacious Crumb.
We’ve just discovered a new member of the Department of Awesome Parenting. Meet Derek Benson, a father and video game developer in Atlanta, Georgia who, since 2008, has been spending his lunch breaks illustrating his kids’ lunch bags with completely awesome illustrations. Derek uses oil pastels and Sharpie pens to decorate plain brown paper bags with characters from his children’s favourite cartoons, movies, books, and video games.
This is some of the geekiest, most ingenious and creative cosplay we’ve ever seen. Actually, it’s equal parts cosplay and performance art. These photos were taken in Seattle at PAX Prime 2013. If you’ve played Portal 2 by Valve then you’ll have recognized it straight away, but perhaps you didn’t recognize that there’s a human being inside that fantastic rigging. This is GLaDOS (short for Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), the wonderfully snarky and sarcastic AI computer system from the Portal video games. Widely considered to be one of the greatest video game characters, she’s the main antagonist in both games.
The person behind and actually inside this awesome cosplay is Athena Cole, who cosplays under the name Enayla. Although she spent years puzzling over how to do it without over anthropomorphizing the non-humanoid character, she spent about three months actually creating the GLaDOS costume and suspension system.
The structure she’s hanging from in the above picture was constructed out of PVC piping and a custom harness made from parachute cords. In order to get the angle right, Cole has to face down with her belly forward and hold her head upright from that position. However, the costume is also padded to hell and back on the inside.
“I’m attached at the shoulders, ribs, hips, and upper thighs, and have a knee and foot strap to hold up my legs.” Cole said. “With all of that, the only genuinely uncomfortable part was holding my head up at that angle. Only slightly sore the next day!”
The rest of the costume is Worbla, which is apparently a special kind of molding thermoplastic favored by cosplayers. There are a lot of incredibly amazing in-progress shots on the Enayla Cosplay Facebook page and her Tumblr that show you the ridiculous level of detail that Cole used in creating the piece, right down to the crackle effect on the armor.
Oh my Glob, it’s time for another Geyser of Awesome field trip! You’re all welcome to join us. This time we’re jetting off to Taiwan to take a ride on an awesome Adventure Time train. Called the “Cartoon Express”, the train was customised by the Cartoon Network. They even have announcements made on this done by the voice of Jake the Dog.
We can’t help but hope that that really is Jake in train form. And, if it is, there’s no telling who else might be along for the ride. Let’s go!
[via Nerd Approved]
This awesome work of LEGO and gaming geekery is a 75” x 45” mosaic made of 10,511 LEGO bricks featuring a vast array (nearly 24 square feet) of characters from classic Nintendo and Sega arcade games.
This geektastic masterpiece was created by an artist in the UK named Franck Lahaye who has put his handiwork up for sale on Etsy, saying, “All profits will go toward my friend’s school project, she is raising money to send her class to Africa next year.”
When a ground pork robot faces off against a ground beef robot, who will emerge victorious? We aren’t sure, but we’re guessing the leftovers will be delicious either way.
[via Obvious Winner]
Sand sculptures are becoming increasingly popular in Japan. Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft assembled a fantastic selection of awesome examples of Japanese sand art created in places like Ibaraki Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture depicting characters from different anime films and series.
Here you see a Laputan robot from Castle in the Sky, Totoro and the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro, an Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, No-Face from Spirited Away, and the cast of One Piece.
Head over to Kotaku to view more.
It’s high time we featured more awesome work from Brosmind (previously featured here), the Barcelona-based studio founded by illustrators Juan and Alejandro Mingarro. These are more characters from their series entitled What’s Inside?.
"Brosmind’s What’s Inside? is a personal project that we’ve been developing since 2009 in our spare time. We’ve been always passionate about how things work, and that’s why we created this project. A collection of 20 characters that are opening themselves with the help of a young Lydia Lopez (our lovely main character from our latest project SHE).”
[via Beautiful Decay]