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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Do a picture of the biggest iconic piece from each KS in each corner and a question mark in the bottom right corner.

I've been trying, and I can't get them to look good at that scale. :down:

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Just now, Argentee said:

I've been trying, and I can't get them to look good at that scale. :down:

 

Can you just do a close up of their heads?

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Grrr. The reason kids don't get results that look right to them (which is what I take "wrong" to mean in this context), is that elementary and secondary school art teachers do a terrible job of teaching the craft of drawing and painting.

 

I suspect two major factors in this:

  • Art teachers, like many teachers, don't actually have to know much about the subjects they teach (foreign language teachers are another serious problem area) in many or most school districts.
  • In an attempt to include kids, they put way too much emphasis on "there is no wrong in art". There is a sense in which that's true, but if you can't get the picture on the page to look like the picture in your head, there really is something "wrong". And it's something that the vast majority of people, even people who think they have no artistic talent, can be taught.

Drawing and painting, like music (and math, writing, and most other subjects, come to that), are second nature to a tiny proportion of the population -- some of the people who are usually called "good at art" or "good at music". But most people aren't wired to have the tools necessary without training and extensive practice. With quality training and extensive and well designed practice, the vast majority of people can become competent illustrators, even if most will never be gifted artists.

 

Failing to give that explicit skills training in classes that purport to be art classes is a disgrace.

 

Not that I have strong opinions, or anything.

Math teacher here and I agree. Another huge problem, going along with what you said, is that the emphasis in most schools is on getting something done, turning it in, and getting a grade. There is very little focus on the idea of taking a piece of work (be it art, writing, math, or anything else) and improving it over time. 

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12 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

need fat dragon mini? for Fat Dragon Games? Or fat griffin?

More fat monsters?

 

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Oh man, that's freakin hilarious! Great work!

11 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Based on my tracking, it was probably in the mid triple digits or more.

I thought the numbers looked wrong this morning, now I know:( Same thing going on over at stonehaven's KS:( Just sad.

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22 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Can you just do a close up of their heads?

Looking at each other Brady Bunch style.

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Numbers Based on 1200-1300 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:     $8,680
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $22,429
Total to Next Goal:     $15,281
New Backers This Hour:     6
Gain in last Hour:     $889
Current Average Pledge:     $111.75
Average Hourly Backers Today:     4.2
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     5.9
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $683
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $935
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     17.2
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     16.4
    
Current Total Pledges:     $1,109,719
Current Total Backers:     9,930
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $1,108,830
Previous Hour Total Backers:     9,924

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As how I like Sophie this time..

 

Cro-Magnon Sophie riding a Mammoth

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43 minutes ago, Argentee said:

I've been trying, and I can't get them to look good at that scale. :down:

 

 

How about a Mr Bones (or Mrs Bones) head from each Kickstarter?

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5 minutes ago, Argentee said:

@TaleSpinner Is this what you were looking for?

 

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Sweet!

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@Aryanun thx for the positive vibes on the KS!

 I like the songs..

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And with the Supporter tag... oh, and feel free to use these, anyone who wants.

 

 

 

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I don't get the point of dropping your pledge at this point if you don't like a few things... you lose your spot...

im only in for $1, I have a ton of minis and am not a huge fan of plastic so I am very picky at this point. That isn't reapers issue or problem. If I like stuff I like it, if I don't then I don't. 

Am I going to flip a table and go where the heck are my full figured bikini armor giants? No. I am not the center of the universe.

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5 minutes ago, Bathory said:

I don't get the point of dropping your pledge at this point if you don't like a few things... you lose your spot...

im only in for $1, I have a ton of minis and am not a huge fan of plastic so I am very picky at this point. That isn't reapers issue or problem. If I like stuff I like it, if I don't then I don't. 

Am I going to flip a table and go where the heck are my full figured bikini armor giants? No. I am not the center of the universe.

 

Indeed!!!

Although I do hope some full figured Bikini Armor Giants show up.

 

I do recall something was said about the spartan statues, there were Amazon ones in a preview thread a while ago.

There was a remark hinting that these might come  too.

 

You can see one in one of these pics. NUDITY!

http://imgur.com/gallery/hHKoL

 

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Numbers Based on 1300-1400 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:     $9,788
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $21,997
Total to Next Goal:     $14,173
New Backers This Hour:     11
Gain in last Hour:     $1,108
Current Average Pledge:     $111.74
Average Hourly Backers Today:     4.7
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     5.9
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $711
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $917
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     12.8
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     15.5
    
Current Total Pledges:     $1,110,827
Current Total Backers:     9,941
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $1,109,719
Previous Hour Total Backers:     9,930

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