Some awesome wicked toy art by digital artist and designer Jason Freeny.

Using the power of his imagination, Freeny creates hypothetical skeleton structures and internal organs of iconic toys.

To see more of Jason’s work, including his digital prints, visit his website.

 

John Duvengar, he has some amazing illustrations and is a French artists that is living in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Enjoy his work and check out his portfolio! I particularly love the Rare Vintage Bots collection below.

I am going to start posting inspirational work that helps get my creative juices flowing – I am going to start this series with Vincent Hachen, a very talented digital artist and game designer based in Brazil. Check out his portfolio for some inspiration.

Imagine a wee little printer that sits on your desk that brings in snippets of news and fun things everyday! Or a to-do list that prints itself out so that you can just stick it in your journal. Or if you are a crossword fanatic a new crossword that prints out daily!

 

Meet Little Printer – its like having your own printing press within arms reach. The idea is awesome, I am a traditional print guy at heart and love having something tangible, having Little Printer is like having a mini mailman that delivers some printing goodness right to you and caters to your tastes.

 

This Little Printer is ready for some pre-orders, check it out at Berg.

This weekend I was looking for a new iPad game to purchase, I was getting bored playing the same old games over and over again that I had on my iPad. So I found this little gem of a game, highly addictive and got a lot of friends to also purchase the game.

Dungeon Crawlers is a new turn based strategy game from Drowning Monkeys, published by Ayopa games. This takes on the feel of a classic strategy game and for all your gamer nerds gives the feel of an old school Dungeons and Dragons hack-and-slash dungeon crawl adventure.

It is highly enjoyable with great characters and a little humor thrown in the mix. The game is very linear, and for me started out slow. The game does have some nice potential and I can only see it growing in the near future. Be sure to find all the secret levels in an area as they have new weapons and items that can help in your battles.

Pros: Tactical combat is amazing and very simple. Each character you manage during combat plays a vital role and you need to think tactically so that they team works together rather than against each other. The characters level up on their own, which I enjoy and hate tactical games where you have to micro-manage every single aspect of your character.

Cons: The game does crash a lot and I hope it is fixed with a few updates. Combat does move slowly and when you have to watch the enemies turn you want to just shoot yourself in the face, sometimes when there are a lot of enemies you can go make yourself some lunch and come back, I hope they fix this in an update. There is no way to revive a fallen hero in combat, which stinks, you can restart an encounter but when they take a half hour that kind of is annoying.

Overall: I give Dungeon Crawler 9 out of 10. I had a great time playing this game and I see extreme potential with future updates and I highly recommend this to anyone that likes the classic turn based strategy game.

While looking for some inspiration I stumbled upon Self Made Hero, an independent graphic novel publishing house that started in 2007, currently they have several Lovercraftian items on the illustration line. Looks like they did a comic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, Self Made Hero’s website, Culbard certainly captures the story in rich shadows and cool shades.

I am looking forward to getting my copy and checking out the other Lovecraft lines from the company.

I know we have all done it, come up with a great idea and started it and something happened and you never revisited the project. Another scenario that is too familiar, you have another awesome and amazing idea and you write it down and think about it for weeks and you just drop it or it gets pushed aside because of life and other commitments.

I found an interesting quote on Seth Godin’s Blog:

“99% of the time, in my experience, the hard part about creativity isn’t coming up with something no one has ever thought of before. The hard part is actually executing the thing you’ve thought of.

The devil doesn’t need an advocate. The brave need supporters, not critics.”

My question to everyone is how do people find time for their creative projects?

coffeeHere is a great illustrated article about the 15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee. As a huge fan of coffee this article is great! Hope you enjoy.

http://tinyurl.com/yg8m83q