Back in 2009, I was very briefly involved with an in-development iteration of EA’s great snowboarding game SSX. I spent a week or two messing around with some (extremely) rough character designs for the game’s cast before the project went on hiatus for a while, prior to relaunching as the full-fledged “reboot” game SSX in 2012. (Side note: I had some promotional artwork included as unlockable content in the earlier game SSX3, which can be seen here: http://adamwarren.deviantart.com/gallery/25557130)
Anyhoo: Here are the rough designs I worked up for SSX's Allegra. Her facial design, eye proportions and the like were more or less fixed from the start; I spent the five pages primarily messing around with increasingly messy/ wavy/ flyaway versions of her hair, based off random bits of lady-snowboarder photoreference.
I just can’t get over the emotion evident on his face here.
To think that…when he visited Carl in his office at Cornell as an applicant and Carl reached back, grabbed one of his books, signed it, and handed it to him…that one day, all too soon, Carl would be gone. And that he, Neil, would be called upon to host a Cosmos reboot.
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."