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Frank Herbert Mason was an American artist and highly regarded teacher noted for his reverence for the work and techniques of the old masters.

This was evident in his own work and teaching, as well as in his determined efforts to oppose modern restoration and cleaning of great artwork that a growing number of artists and other professionals of the time felt was overzealous to the point of f causing irreparable damage. His efforts in this regard This led to his his role as a co-founder, along with with James Beck, professor of art history at Columbia University, of the organization, ArtWatch International.

Mason’s dedication to art was evident at an early age, and at 16 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Art Students League in New York. There York, where he became a pupil, and later a colleague and lifelong friend, of the noted American painter Frank Vincent DuMond. (Some of DuMond’s other students included artists like Charles Hawthorne, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Andrew Loomis, Norman Rockwell, Frank J. Reilly and Ted Seth Jacobs.)

After DuMond’s death in 1951, Mason was appointed to teach as DuMond’s successor at the Art Students League. He went on to be one of the League’s most popular and influential instructors.

In his own work, Mason defied the currents of Modernism, remaining true to the traditions of representational art. art, though he adopted the brighter, Impressionist influenced palette f his Mentor.

There is an official website devoted to Mason and his work. When looking through the galleries, be aware that in addition to the categories listed on the right for Landscape, Portraits, etc., each of these sections is divided into sub-sections, accessed from the bottom of the page (this is easy to miss).

On the site you will also find mention of a book of his work that portrays the life of Christ, as well as two documentaries on Mason, one of them a full-length film.

One of Mason’s paintings, Little Italy, was acquired by the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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I just saw this illustration set on Behance and of course it made me think of the “angular” (‘don't say ”low-poly”’) art style that is evolving in Massive Chalice.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Double-B-Coffee/10834497

Perhaps a little too polygonal for Massive Chalice. And those clouds strongly evoke Wind Waker. Still, it's fascinating to see a style like this flow into graphic design for products and packaging.

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I was talking to my friend about weapon ideas the other day the darthmaul sword came up and he told me to watch the movie "Man with the Iron First" the Wutang martial arts movie.... so i did. They have some of the most creative weapons I have ever seen lots of them would not work well in the Massive Chalice universe but it got my creative juices flowing.

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The long staff like weapon with a claw I think is a very creative weapon. I have seen nothing like it. While the short chunky axe like swords were always my favorite weapons. When ever I get one in a game I never wanted to give it up (needroll).

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My Son (which means in Vietnamese “Beautiful Mountain”), is a cluster of abandoned Hindu temples built between the 4th and 13th century AD, located in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. This site gives us great insight into political and spiritual life of this important phase of South-East Asian history. Its position in a small valley surrounded by high mountains gave it strategic advantage and easy defense.

My Son was the capital of the Champa Kingdom for the majority of its existence, which started when the people of the Tuong Lam area rose up against their Chinese overlords in AD 192. Many temples were built to the Hindu divinities (such as Vishnu, Krishna, and Shiva) when the Cham came under influence of the Hindu religion, My Son being the favored location for such temples by kings in the 6th and 8th centuries. The vast majority of the 11th century was a period of continuous warfare, and My Son suffered greatly. Following the decline of the Champa Kingdom from the 13th century, by the 15th century, worship ceased at My Son.

The kalan (main tower) symbolizes the meru (sacred mountain) at the centre of the universe. The bhurloka (rectangular base), decorated with reliefs, represents the human world.

Photos courtesy & taken by dalbera. When writing up this post, UNESCO world heritage was of great use.

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Samuel Tilden Daken was an American aritst and writer active in the early dearly part of the 20th century. He was noted for his plein air paintings of the California countryside, mountains, and redwood forests, as well as for his colorful life experiences.

Early in his career, Daken worked as a fresco painter, but most of the houses in which he had painted in frescoes on walls were lost in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, along with Daken’s studio and most of his early work.

His adventurous life included riding the rails with writer Jack London, being caught up in the Mexican Revolution and siding with Pancho Villa, mining for gold, capturing the look of underwater scenes in a diving bell, painting in the High Sierras in extreme winters, and being the lover of vaudeville star Sophie Tucker. Daken taught at his own school shcool in Santa Rosa for a time, eventually joining the faculty at Ursuline College in Sonoma. He changed the spelling of his surname from Daken to Dakin in 1918.

Daken’s granddaughter, Bonnie Portnoy, who never directly knew her grandfather, created the Tilden Daken Legacy Project to explore and investigate the artist’s life, and bring his work to greater light. The project includes a website with galleries of his work in several categories, as well as a book that is in development.

I particularly enjoy his evocative paintings of the California Redwood forests. Daken was also active in efforts to preserve them.

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Elijah in the wilderness. 1878. Lord Frederick Leighton. 1830-1896.

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Relief of Persian Guard, c.480 BC, Achaemenid Period, Iran, Source: Cincinnati Art Museum

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The Roman Arch of Galerius, in the city of Thessaloniki, in the region of Central Macedonia in northern Greece. Less than half of this arch remains preserved today.

Commissioned by 4th century Roman Emperor Galerius, the arch was built 298-299 AD, and dedicated in 303 AD. It was built to commemorate the victory of the tetrarch Galerius over the Sassanid Persians and capture of their capital Ctesiphon in 298.

One relief (shown on the lower section of photo 2, here’s a close up) shows the imperial family making a sacrifice -all theirs faces remain carefully chiseled off. The friezes of the arch all serve to reinforce the power of Caesar Galerius, such as the terrified Persians whom cower under the hooves of Caesar’s horse in the chaotic battle.

Photos courtesy & taken by Dan Diffendale.

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cross post from Class Design

I was thinking about the 5th class lancer/smith/knife thrower and it got me thinking, what about a circus lion tamer for inspiration?

It could use a whip, which could have extra reach compared to a sword. He/she could have tamed pets like the falconer for scouting. And could even throw knifes as a skill, keeping in line with the circus performer motif.

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Of course they would use a shield or something other than a chair.

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Of course they would use a shield or something other than a chair.

But that's an important part of the image! Maybe they could strap it to their arm as if it where a buckler.

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Of course they would use a shield or something other than a chair.

But that's an important part of the image! Maybe they could strap it to their arm as if it where a buckler.

I just can't see a chair/stool as defensive against demons, lol. I good joke upgrade

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I just can't see a chair/stool as defensive against demons, lol. I good joke upgrade

It's only partly for defense really - it's for holding the animal at range so you can continue to use the whip

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i have no idea what use these might be. they are just some bizarre looks that i haven't seen any where else. this is just how some tribes in Africa dress. apparently when someone dosnt have much to do they start weaving grass and makeing diys from things. they do this to themselves in a field without a mirror, when they are board. something very cool about this.

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these are just cool

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MY HEADRESS IS A STICK!

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Not a good look.

Those Landscapes are cool.

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MONGOLIA!!!!

I love the fact they've been discussing using historied Mongolia as a reference. For having the largest land based empire ever, you don't often see their influences in fantasy (not ones I notice). Not to mention that they have like the coolest dudes ever... herders that are expected to ride horses, shoot bows, wrestle, and sometimes raise birds of prey. I always thought their clothing was a unique mix Asian an eastern European. So here's some Mongolian stuffz!.

From Marzan Sharav, maybe a little too "Asian" looking. He painted One Day in Mongolia (not pictured), one of the more famous Mongolian paintings.

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My highlights of the google search "Mongolian Art." Also used are painting from the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery.

This one reminds me of the "low poly" look you guys keep talking about

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Here's one that's One Day in Mongolia, being Godzilla-ed

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This one is credited to someone named Tsolmonbayar

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Here's some culture/fashion references I liked

Mongolian "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros" (at least it looks like it).

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I think this is costume based on Traditional dress. Article.

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Some herders. These hats are everywhere.

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Wrestling is a huge deal there.

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The last three Yokozuna (Highest rank in Japanese Sumo Wrestling) were of Mongolian orgin... Deal with it.

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Traditional modern soldiers

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Refers to something called Dalanzagad, can't seem to (quickly) find more. Cool hats dough.

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When the devs talk about having the characters look like they've been cut from rock, the first woman that comes to my mind is Cate Blanchett.

She has a vary "chiseled" face in my opinion.

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When the devs talk about having the characters look like they've been cut from rock, the first woman that comes to my mind is Cate Blanchett.

She has a vary "chiseled" face in my opinion.

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I actually think this would be among the most helpful thing to post, considering it's dificult to have chiselled yet feminine faces, reference for that specifically seems extra valuable. I might be overthinking it and they've actually got it completely under control, but more can't hurt.

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More women!

Never expected this misogynist to say he wants us to post ladies.

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Can i suggest Mono Lake?

Those would fit right in as terrain doodads for Dry Ocean modules.

MONGOLIA!!!!

I love the fact they've been discussing using historied Mongolia as a reference. For having the largest land based empire ever, you don't often see their influences in fantasy (not ones I notice). Not to mention that they have like the coolest dudes ever... herders that are expected to ride horses, shoot bows, wrestle, and sometimes raise birds of prey. I always thought their clothing was a unique mix Asian an eastern European. So here's some Mongolian stuffz!.

If you're not Mongorian you need to stop treating Mongorians like Will does Obeezy.

If you want more Mongorian references search up Stan's countries (kazahk, uzbek, kryg) and Finland's cultural festivals, holidays, traditional garb...

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Never expected this misogynist to say he wants us to post ladies.

Ma'am, have I done anything to offend you? I'd appreciate it if you kept your hostilities to a minimum.

Finland's traditional garb

I believe you're thinking about the laplanders or sami, which have similar colour scheme in their garb to his image traditional modern soldiers. Their cultures are different, but the finlander's culture and garb are even more so.

When the devs talk about having the characters look like they've been cut from rock, the first woman that comes to my mind is Cate Blanchett.

She has a vary "chiseled" face in my opinion.

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I thought the same about Olivia Wilde; despite having strong cheek- and jawbones and some other strong features, she still looks explicitly feminine. Unfortunately she's about the only other person I can think of that has features I would call chiselled and still feminine.

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for some reason, the person I immediately think of as chiselled is Benedict Cumberbatch. The cheekbones feel more noticeable when he's actually moving around, but still.

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I reskimmed through this topic to see if these had been posted before, but I didn't see 'em.

These are some old Yugoslavian monuments and structures. Some of them look a little too futuristic, but a few of them look like they could fit in the MC world...either as buildings, monuments, or something natural:

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Some uh them pictures ah'm pretty sure were in their "brutalism" examples but the water creature ah posted earlier was in their first art inspiration video so ah guess it's good we're on the same page for inspiration.

This giant wooden one looks the coolest by far to me. It's like a giant norse place of worship. Ah could see some feather-winged sky-snake from a JRPG with a helmet over its' face protecting this temple.

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Ah appreciate y'all don't want to make the demon models many-limbed because that's more difficult to animate. Some simpler options are reverse-jointed legs, wings or other flying/hovering apparati instead of arms/legs, tails instead of legs, and/or webbing between limbs.

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Posture/Stance can make a difference too in how a monster idles/animates

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