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"Aranetta." A combination of Bayonetta from Bayonetta and Samus Aran from the Metroid series.
A time-lapse video of this drawing can be found here: http://plagueofgripes.tumblr.com/post/75731230477/aranetta-a-combination-of-bayonetta-from
I explain basically all of my thought processes in the video, but I’ll reiterate a few things for this post:
Combining a blonde and brunette is not easy. Combining purples and oranges is not easy. Combining serious women and flirty women is not easy. Combining armor and cloth is not easy. This is the result.
Basically, with the whole design I had a choice of either Frankensteining details from both ladies or trying to come up with intermediates. That is, I could take Samus’ hair and put it on Bayonetta’s head, for example. Instead, I decided to try to mix the two. I felt like since so many things about these two do not match up, it would be too dangerous to not find medians.
The final result is… fine. I think most people will have contention with the pinks and magentas, but sadly, that’s the closest you can get to an intermediate of all of Samus’ yellows/oranges and all of Bayonetta’s purples. The alternative, which I did try and decided against, was simply lifting some purples and some yellows and trying to match them. I imagine it could be done, but I didn’t much care for the result.
A valuable lesson for us all: combining women on opposite ends of the spectrum results in intense hardships for everyone around them.
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"Bossanetta." A fusion of The Boss from Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater and Bayonetta from Bayonetta.
Again, much of the explanation is in the video.
The video of the whole thing on youtube: http://youtu.be/xAiZPS-HW1c
The core problem of combining these two characters is their personalities, even moreso than the Samus + Bayo fusion was. The Boss is not a sexual entity. Bayo very much so is. So trying to find middle ground is difficult. I settled on her personality being a more provocative Boss, more professional but more liberal in the means to achieve ends.
Combining the two costumes wasn’t easy. The Boss’s sneaking suit combined with Bayonetta’s cat suit meant trying to combine military functionality with the style of a dress suit… made of hair. The end result obviously doesn’t look like a military outfit, but it does look more like a uniform, and more functional than Bayo’s outfit.
Colors were less difficult than normal, although since Boss’s base is white and Bayo’s is black, that’s not surprising. The only problem was deciding where the image should be condensed (what zone to put black on, basically.) I ended up cheating and just going with more of a middle tone as her primary. Kind of lazy.
Fairly happy with this one, aside from quite a few coloring errors I was too lazy to go back and fix. Total time was around 8 hours, I think. Plenty of things to nitpick, but the overall result is fine. I’m sure a more accomplished, professional artist could do something amazing with the idea.
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Business card plays Tetris
A business card that plays Tetris is guaranteed to impress, assuming it doesn’t give its recipient carpal issues.
Arduboy: The Interactive Digital Business Card features a tiny circuit board, an OLED screen, a speaker and input buttons. It is 1.6 millimeters total thickness and offers nine hours of playtime according to its manufacturer, Bateske. The company is looking to price the tiny electronics kit behind the card at around $30 a pop, and is planning a Kickstarter to get the idea moving.
Psych’s live series finale aftershow has its host.
Attack of the Show alum Kevin Pereira has been tapped to lead the one-hour Psych After Pshow following the series’ swan song, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Taped in front of a studio audience in Los Angeles, it airs March 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.
A Q&A discussion with series creator Steve Franks and the entire cast, James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson, will take place. Favorite clips and previously unseen footage will also be shown.
Fans will have the opportunity to submit video questions and enter a lottery to win two tickets at the Psych website at www.psych.usanetwork.com.
Pereira is best known for co-hosting the popular tech-focused G4 series, Attack of the Show. Currently he co-hosts the syndicated quiz show, Let’s Ask America.
Psych After Pshow is produced by Wilshire Studios. Psychairs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on USA Network.
Batman: Arkham Knight — Announcement Trailer
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.
Developer: Rocksteady Games
Platform: PS4/Xbox One/PC
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment