fotojournalismus:

Dmitry GombergAkrak Vazha (The Shepherd’s Way)

Artist’s statement: 

"This is a story about Tusheti - mountain region in the Republic of Georgia. Tusheti lies near the Chechen border and it is culturally closer to Chechens than to Georgians.

The story is about shepherds who travel every summer to their ancestors’ land Tusheti and than return to spend the winter at the bottom of the mountain. Twice a year they travel with their sheep through the pass in the Caucasus which is 3,000 meters high. 

I was staying and documenting life of the Shepherds in the Caucasus mountains for 5 years. These people have been cheese makers since before Christ. Their life is simple and harsh, but beautiful.”

(via 5centsapound)

geekartgallery:

Illustrations by Simon Stålenhag

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late eighties. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside.  Only, in this version of Sweden, robots and hovercrafts are commonplace and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape.  There’s even a rumor that dinosaurs may have been resurrected by some failed experiment. This is the world that exists in artist Simon Stålenhag’s mind, and it’s only accessible through his paintings.

Simon Stålenhag is a Swedish concept artist. He’s worked on lots of media, from films, commercials and book covers to art directing and concepting for video games.

Anonymous asked:

I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.

dgaider answered:

Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.

Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.

If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.

art-of-swords:

3D Swords - Sword of Ecthelion - Gatekeepers hidden city of Gondolin 

  • Maker: Horhe Soloma
  • Modeled: 3dMax2011
  • Preview image rendered using Vray 2.00.02
  • All parts and materials are logically named
  • Ready for rendering
  • *.fbx, *.obj and materials

deviantART user Horhe Soloma created this recreation of the Sword of Ecthelion using 3dMax2011. Though Tolkien did not describe any inscription on the sword, the artist has added these inscriptions on the blade: "Shine the Light! Run Night!" and "Revenge is coming." You can purchase the 3D model here.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Middle-Earth News | Horhe Soloma | 3D Export

garrusvakarian:

Dorian in this concept art though

God! What artistic talent, but this makes me so mad. Everytime someone stabs a map I just want to scream. (Meaning every movie/game that has a map as a prop.) And they are spilling beer on it too! Someone worked on that for days! Forget mage rights. We must defend cartographers at all costs.(Just kidding. Mage rights are very important.)

garrusvakarian:

Dorian in this concept art though

God! What artistic talent, but this makes me so mad. Everytime someone stabs a map I just want to scream. (Meaning every movie/game that has a map as a prop.) And they are spilling beer on it too! Someone worked on that for days!
Forget mage rights. We must defend cartographers at all costs.
(Just kidding. Mage rights are very important.)

anidragon:

zimtkind:

dj-shepherd:

This is the Dragon Age Inquisition Romance Breakdown. Now that Varric has been announced as not being a LI in DAI. 

They have announced that one of them will not be a companion or advisor. So on that chart there is only one person left, I believe.

I thought that was debunked during the Raptr Q&A? (That the 8 romances were among companions/advisors, but that you could flirt with one person outside of them, or something.)

Ah. I thought that flirting could lead somewhere though. My bad. Just another sad Bann Teagan moment then? ;D