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Famous Paintings Recreated with Playmobil Protagonists

By Adrien Sollier at http://www.boredpanda.com/famous-paintings-playmobil-figures-pierre-adrien-sollier/

With this series I want to pay a contemporary “homage” to the painters I admire and who gave me the passion for painting.

At the very beginning, I used the playmobil toys to create my compositions before starting drawing to get an idea in a small scale of the lights and the proportions of my characters (like the old masters used to do with small clay figurines). I found this little character with Emoji face very universal and interesting. I used their peculiar ranges of motion and stiff expressions to create the ironic and sometimes cynical tone I try to use to confront our behavior, our excesses, our habits, and our very way of life. I’m using this Mister “no body” as an avatar of the human species to tell the story of our era in an offbeat and characterized manner.

I take photos of the plastic toys in the position I want and I inlay them with Photoshop on my computer. Later, I transfer this composition on my canvas by hand drawing. Then I draw all the shadows with a blue wash paint leaving the white spaces of the canvas for the lights. Finally, there comes painting and the light work using my acrylics.

The Persistence of Memory

Mona Lisa

The Last Supper

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Liberty Leading the People

La Laitière

Las Meninas

Le Déjeuner des Canotiers

The Raft of the Medusa

Nighthawks

Mme Rivière

The Temptation of Saint Anthony


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Comic-Con 2013 Badge Resale Drawing #SDCC

This just in from the folks at Comic-Con.

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“Comic-Con International is pleased to announce that because of returned/cancelled badges we will once again be able to offer those badges for resale. This year we have also reduced the allotment of reserved badges for certain departments. Comic-Con has decided to add these badges to the resale for our attendees. We currently have several thousand single day badges available for resale, only 3,100 of which are Saturday badges. 4-Day badges are sold out.

Due to the very limited number of badges available and our vendor EPIC Registration being focused on coordinating onsite registration, the Comic-Con 2013 badge resale will be conducted utilizing a random drawing.

To enter the Comic-Con 2013 Resale Drawing, login to your Member ID account now and click the blue notice that says “Click Here to Enter a Drawing to be Eligible for the Comic-Con 2013 Badge Resale!”

The drawing entry period will remain open for 48 hours only, and will close June 12, 2013 at 10:59:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Late entries will not be accepted.

You must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID to enter the drawing.
Anyone who has already registered for or purchased a 4-Day badge (with or without Preview Night) or a single day Saturday badge will not be eligible to enter the drawing.

Those selected to participate in the Comic-Con 2013 badge resale may purchase their own badges, as well as badges for one additional guest. You may purchase for any guest who has a confirmed Member ID (as of June 7, 2013) and does not have a 4-Day badge (with or without Preview Night) or a single day Saturday badge. Your guest does not need to be selected from the drawing pool to be eligible to purchase.

Comic-Con will notify everyone who is selected to participate by email on or before June 17, 2013.”


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This Insane Life-Sized Lego Hobbit Bag End Is Made With Two Million Bricks

By Jesus Diaz 

Lego has made one of their best sets of 2012 at human scale. Made using two (2!!!) million 1×1 bricks—and 3,000 man-hours—it’s so big that you can walk inside. It even has a chimney that smokes!

The set is called An Unexpected Gathering. It didn’t make our best Lego sets of 2012 gift guidebecause of time constrains, but it’s one of the best models released this year, hands down.

Check out all their photos, from Lego’s Facebook page.

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