critical design thinking

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couldn’t decide which one i liked better so y’all can have both

might post a close-up of vax’s armor later ( ᐛ)

I think it’s a little strange to call criticism of the art and animation “bad criticism” on the basis that the art/animation isn’t an element deserving of critique. I do think that other elements of the show should be more heavily focused on and there’s still plenty of legitimately bad criticism on the art and animation, but this is also a visual medium. The animation is a large part of the work and trying to overlook it or dismiss critique of it outright doesn’t make much sense to me.

Raise your hand if you are incredibly anxious to get the season 3 designs for Vox Machina.

Because let me tell you, when Marisha was discussing Keyleth’s outfit in the periscope they posted, she also mentioned that it was Keyleth’s season 2 outfit, like it was old news, outdated. I’m sitting here, spitting out my drink, going “Did she just…” AND THEN she goes on to say that Kit must be ripping her hair out now trying to redesign Keyleth with shorter hair now that Marisha confirmed it. 

THEY ARE FREAKING PUTTING OUT NEW DESIGNS WE GET A CONFIRMATION ON THE VESTIGE DESIGNS, WE GET TO SEE VAX’S OFFICIAL ARMOR DESIGN, NEW PIKE ARMOR, NEW CLOTHING AND HAIRSTYLES AND OH MY GOD PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME I NEED IT NOW.

So I’m thinking about doing live stream art lessons. These would be actual free lessons from a New York State certified art teacher, not just watching me draw.  

The “catch” would be that if you want to chose what (fanart like this) I draw/what topic I cover, you have to vote on one of three options by making a small $2 donation towards my game design fund.  All of this is meant to fund an adventure game that will teach kids how to research and think critically on the internet.

This is just an idea at the moment…so please let me know if you would like such art lessons, or would want to help me fund the pre-production of my game’s demo by voting on lesson topics. 

Scarecrow from Gotham Knight  requested by anonymous

I don’t care what anyone says. He is frickin’ adorable. When i first saw him i couldn’t stop laughing because he just looked so ridiculous.

I stumbled upon a post loooong ago about it just criticizing his design. I think he was referred to looking “like a confused slug”. ahahaa! and he does! omg

and then he has like gloves on sticks on his shoulders and i’m just, “jon how do you go through doors??”  sideways perhaps. i’m pretty sure he smacked a couple people when turning away akin to smacking someone with your ponytail. haha.

nevertheless i wish there was more of him ;(

At intimate distance, the presence of the other person is unmistakable and may at times be overwhelming because of the greatly stepped-up sensory inputs. Sight (often distorted), olfaction, heat from the other person’s body, sound, smell, and feel of the breath all combine to signal unmistakable involvement with another body.
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The Hidden Dimension, by E.T. Hall.

This book discusses, among other things, proxemics, and its inextricable bind with space, form, culture, architecture and design (and within this many other things).