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nythroughthelens:

A Journey Through South of France: Nice

travelthroughthelens:

Nice is a visual feast.

The soft light toys with the entire spectrum of human emotion as if it is a paintbrush joyfully dragging itself through a colorful palette warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

To understand the level of enchantment that Matisse, Chagall, and countless other painters have felt through the decades in Nice, one only has to wander aimlessly through the streets in the summer when the sun is languidly descending in the sky.

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Nice is the second largest city on France’s Mediterranean coast. Due to its close proximity to Italy (it is located 20 miles west of Italy’s current border) and its geographic good fortune of being one of the busiest trading ports dating back to around 300 BC, it went through many different periods of ownership until it became a part of France in the 1800s.

The Italian influence is strong especially in the older parts of Nice where the narrow streets wind through rows and rows of ochre, and orange buildings, most of which date back to the 1700s.

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The Port of Nice is located in the center of the city. This port serves as a main point of transfer to Corsica as there are ferries that travel to Corsica from the Port of Nice regularly.:

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The colors of the walls in Vieux Nice are a stunning backdrop for its many restaurants, shops, and cafes. The South of France, much like many other Mediterranean cities and cultures, possesses a very laid-back attitude which carries over into every aspect of life. It’s almost impossible to feel the anxious rush that tends to hum along the periphery of life in cities like New York City, London, and Paris while in Nice. :

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It’s in the quiet moments that Nice really blossoms:

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After quiet moments:

(Click on the Read More below to see more photos from the Nice…)

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spookysquidgames:

INDIE APE “ARTCADE” GALLERY SHOW IN SAN FRANCISOTuesday July 22nd 2014Very cool looking indie game inspired gallery show happening tomorrow in San Franciso that will include this awesome They Bleed Pixels piece by Charles Noard. Wish I could make it out there! Details on the art show here. More of Charles’s indie game inspired art for the show here.

spookysquidgames:

INDIE APE “ARTCADE” GALLERY SHOW IN SAN FRANCISO
Tuesday July 22nd 2014

Very cool looking indie game inspired gallery show happening tomorrow in San Franciso that will include this awesome They Bleed Pixels piece by Charles Noard. Wish I could make it out there!

Details on the art show here.

More of Charles’s indie game inspired art for the show here.

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birdandmoon:

northeastnature:

It’s easy to identify an ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) because no other northeastern damselfly has all-black wings. This is a male, and he’s guarding a territory and looking for mates. If a female comes by, she’ll signal her opinion of him using her wings: spread wings mean “Nope” and a wing flip means “Hey, hot stuff”.

Just a reminder that I’ve got a nature blog! It’s all photos that I’ve taken in the field, along with a little bit of natural history.

birdandmoon:

northeastnature:

It’s easy to identify an ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) because no other northeastern damselfly has all-black wings. This is a male, and he’s guarding a territory and looking for mates. If a female comes by, she’ll signal her opinion of him using her wings: spread wings mean “Nope” and a wing flip means “Hey, hot stuff”.

Just a reminder that I’ve got a nature blog! It’s all photos that I’ve taken in the field, along with a little bit of natural history.

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On Thor being a woman...

tannertrue:

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It’s funny. Intellectually, I understood that Thor being a woman was no big deal. But, it wasn’t until I saw the smile on my daughter’s face while wearing the toy Thor helmet that I GOT it. So, good on you Marvel. My little girl might be too small to get it. But other…

Thorbébé just melted my heart.

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ca-tsuka:

Pixar TV special “Toy Story That Time Forgot” poster by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) for Comic Con 2014.
(+ Incredibles poster by Mignola for Comic Con 2004, in memorial)

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jpolgar1:

Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode.  Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall.  We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.

I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time. 

The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved.  The rest of the drawings I did came through though!  Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.

Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots.  The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings.  It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked.  I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.  

If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future.  For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year. 

Space Dandy

Ep 3 Season 2

"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"

(via rufftoon)

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jillianogle:

evonyo:

gais! me and a bunch of other cool peoples will be at booth 1635!
We will have comics, prints, shirts and smiles! please stop by and say hi :)

There will be comics, and maybe robots.

San Diego Comic Con!!
Map and pictures!
We’re kinda triangulated between Oni, SLG, and Random House, apparently. I got to use the word triangulated (not sure if correctly).
Anyway, come on by! @A@b

o-8:

jillianogle:

evonyo:

gais! me and a bunch of other cool peoples will be at booth 1635!

We will have comics, prints, shirts and smiles! please stop by and say hi :)

There will be comics, and maybe robots.

San Diego Comic Con!!

Map and pictures!

We’re kinda triangulated between Oni, SLG, and Random House, apparently. I got to use the word triangulated (not sure if correctly).

Anyway, come on by! @A@b