Here are the blank Town Pass Card templates I made, if anyone is interested.
I was trying to find some myself and failed so that’s why I gave it a go.
If you make your own I’d love to see it!
these are totally awesome! :D
I might make one for each of my residents!!
Drawing from films
Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.
The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.
Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.
Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.
What to look for:
- Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
- Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
- Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
- Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
- Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
- Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?
This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.
Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning.
Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…
Canon Pixma inkjet printers? Yeah, they run Doom.
Security researcher Michael Jordon has demonstrated a serious security flaw in this prolific series of home printers by shoving a little bit of hell inside.
This interface does not require user authentication allowing anyone to connect to the interface. At first glance the functionality seems to be relatively benign, you could print out hundreds of test pages and use up all the ink and paper, so what? The issue is with the firmware update process. While you can trigger a firmware update you can also change the web proxy settings and the DNS server. If you can change these then you can redirect where the printer goes to check for a new firmware.
So what protection does Canon use to prevent a malicious person from providing a malicious firmware? In a nutshell - nothing, there is no signing (the correct way to do it) but it does have very weak encryption. I will go into the nuts and bolts of how I broke that later in this blog post. So we can therefore create our own custom firmware and update anyone’s printer with a Trojan image which spies on the documents being printed or is used as a gateway into their network. For demonstration purposes I decided to get Doom running on the printer… It was not straight forward due to it needing all the operating system dependences to be implemented in Arm without access to a debugger, or even multiplication or division. But that’s a blog for another day.
It seems that when I was joking that Doom was the new Hello World, I was wrong. It’s clearly the new “opening calc.exe”.
Thanks go to the BBC for reporting on this! Your tax dollars (tax pounds?), folks.
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Put a sticker on your apples while they are still green on the tree. As they ripen, the part under the sticker stays green and you have a custom stenciled apple
Doodles while group chatting on google hangout and playing virtual cards against humanity :>
The kids in their dark outfits, in wallpaper form size 1600x900.
Something simple, no symbols, as if they’re blank.
Reblog because oops here is the large version: HERE
Didn’t realize tumblr made it so small.
Here’s the original artist’s posts with the most recent wallpaper! Give this one notes instead.
Homestuck (c) Andrew Hussie
7 years ago I decided I wanted to learn how to build a website so I started to learn how to code with 15yo all by myself.
I also started to listen to this great band called Paramore. I wanted to promote them online and specially in Spain, so they would come someday… The only way I could think of was creating a dedicated Paramore website, so I did… I created Pmoreonline.com and then Paramore.es, this is when all the fun began.
I loved (and still love) this band, I wanted to attract people to those sites so they would start listening to them etc. I found myself SO into it… I loved learning and improving my skills in this area and now here I am, 7 years later, I’m a professional web designer.
I live on my own and I pay my bills doing something that I love. Something that I kept improving thanks to my passion for this band.
So this is my tribute to that website and to the band.
Brighter was the first song I ever listened by them. Future is the last track from their latest record. Brighter Future is a great way to describe their impact in my life.
wow. thank you.