Yeah, Yeah. Shut Up Elf.

greenlantern-tas:

batgorilla:

Something I think was cool about GLTAS was that the female characters had distinct facial features.

When people first brought up Aya and Ilana looking similar, I dismissed it as just sameface, because a lot of cartoons seem to use the same cute round face for their female characters, and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be intentional.

GLTAS showed a distinctive variety in facial structure, eye and nose shapes before you even started looking at more cosmetic details of eyebrows, lip shapes, and color palettes. Every facial feature is different on each lady. It speaks to the quality and extra effort not just of the animators, but of the character designers, producers, and directors to make sure each woman was unique. 

Quality Ladies all up in this show. And these are all still very human face designs. There are more named and recurring ladies with less humanoid faces: Sayd, Scar, Amala Rev, Biara Rev, Galia, & Teela.

inbetweenthelineart:

First time using styrene. orz
I still have to paint the other side and seal it and figure out how I’m gonna get it to stay on my head. @_@

Actually, ignore that ask. I’m going to reblog so I can put in some links for you.

Options to consider:
If it’s not fitting close enough to your face to start with, you may be able to shape the styrene closer with a little more heat. It looks like you’ve already shaped it a decent bit though, so this is likely not necessary, and could potentially muck up you paint now. (you may want to consider living it with a layer of craft foam where it touches directly to your face if you haven’t already, it’s a comfort issue with Styrene.
If it’s close enough to the wig line, a thin elastic band like for masks run under the wig and attached to effective points may do the job. Elastic example for if you’r concerned about visibility. For attaching it, I’d suggest glue at the attachment point between elastic and mask and then a small bit of scrap fabric with glue between elastic and face for max stability and minimum chafing.
If it overlaps the wig line, attaching hair pins that can the stuck into the wig might be an effective answer too.
Alternatively, try running a test using double sided foam tape to hold it on. Clean the skin and mask attachment points first, and just plop it on. You’de be surprised how effective it can be. Yes, I mean that sort of foam tape.
Good luck!

inbetweenthelineart:

First time using styrene. orz

I still have to paint the other side and seal it and figure out how I’m gonna get it to stay on my head. @_@

Actually, ignore that ask. I’m going to reblog so I can put in some links for you.

image

Options to consider:

If it’s not fitting close enough to your face to start with, you may be able to shape the styrene closer with a little more heat. It looks like you’ve already shaped it a decent bit though, so this is likely not necessary, and could potentially muck up you paint now. (you may want to consider living it with a layer of craft foam where it touches directly to your face if you haven’t already, it’s a comfort issue with Styrene.

If it’s close enough to the wig line, a thin elastic band like for masks run under the wig and attached to effective points may do the job. Elastic example for if you’r concerned about visibility. For attaching it, I’d suggest glue at the attachment point between elastic and mask and then a small bit of scrap fabric with glue between elastic and face for max stability and minimum chafing.

If it overlaps the wig line, attaching hair pins that can the stuck into the wig might be an effective answer too.

Alternatively, try running a test using double sided foam tape to hold it on. Clean the skin and mask attachment points first, and just plop it on. You’de be surprised how effective it can be. Yes, I mean that sort of foam tape.

Good luck!

GLTAS Episode 5 - Heir Apparent

Iolande and Dulok getting in on the Tengen Toppa Green Lantern theme.

sunshinepatch:

gabzilla-z:

carrinth:

While watching “Reboot,” something occurred to me. IT ALL MAKES SENSE.
GLTAS Season 1.5/2 will end all ala-Macbeth/LotR Witch King of Angmar style!
I AM NO MAN.
Also, me fail at Iolande’s GL outfit from the side. *cries softly* 
P.S. For the uninformed NPE = Null Pointer Exception. :D My coding is showing urgh. I AM NOT AYA. I AM JAVA.

yessss

oh fuck yessss

I would pay money for this to be the solution. Even just as some sort of extra on the DVD. Yeeeeeessssssss. My preciousssss. My queeeeeeeeeennnnn.
Shouldn’t the one saying “OMG. Boobs.” be followed by a “Stack Overflow Error. Infinite Recursion: function call bad_ass.”? Programmer humor. Also, I apparently am twelve.
I need to draw her doing that epic Eowyn face screencap that’s been going around. You know the one:

I AM NO MAN!

sunshinepatch:

gabzilla-z:

carrinth:

While watching “Reboot,” something occurred to me. IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

GLTAS Season 1.5/2 will end all ala-Macbeth/LotR Witch King of Angmar style!

I AM NO MAN.

Also, me fail at Iolande’s GL outfit from the side. *cries softly* 

P.S. For the uninformed NPE = Null Pointer Exception. :D My coding is showing urgh. I AM NOT AYA. I AM JAVA.

yessss

oh fuck yessss

I would pay money for this to be the solution. Even just as some sort of extra on the DVD. Yeeeeeessssssss. My preciousssss. My queeeeeeeeeennnnn.

Shouldn’t the one saying “OMG. Boobs.” be followed by a “Stack Overflow Error. Infinite Recursion: function call bad_ass.”? Programmer humor. Also, I apparently am twelve.

I need to draw her doing that epic Eowyn face screencap that’s been going around. You know the one:

I AM NO MAN!

asatira:

elfgrove:

asatira:

elfgrove:

Fashion (hah, like I have taste) versions of GLTAS Aya and Iolande.

Brainworm from finding a dress that reminded me of Aya.

This will probably seem like a significantly less good idea come the morning.

I see what you did there. I could so do the one on the right. we should do this for Friday or Saturday night bar stuff at Dragon*Con.

1.) You’re actually a little off there. I did Iolande as a black woman because the shape of her nose in the animation makes me think of the “Nubian” nose shape (I know that article study has lack of ethnic variance issues), so I’d been meaning to draw her humanized as a black woman.

I’m probably going to make a stab at covering the other major GLTAS ladies too. Ilana is going to be more Middle-Eastern in design. Probably should’ve gone that direction with Aya too.

2.) We should though! The green jacket might be a huge pain, so you could do all shades of white and gray with purple/fushia accents to do a pre-GL outfit.

Yeah, I kinda knew that, but I still like the look. and so used to conspiring things together. Ego’s as bad as Hal’s. It works well for me. I would probably do black boots (because I have some damn nice heeled boots that would be perfect), and I have all or similar things for everything except the green jacket. I’d either look around to see if I can find a good one, make one, or go with the pre-GL colors. *shrug* I have a couple months.

Which reminds me, time to work on my costumes.

Things that’re happening at Dragon*Con 2012.

greenlantern-tas:

gambitgirl1974:

gabzilla-z:

codex-apollo:

Your welcome. 

Note to self: never always check the gltas tag while drinking.

fixed that for ya

Mamma mia, here I go again!My, my, how can I resist you?Mamma mia, does it show again?My, my, just how much I missed you…
Uh… I think the hiatus might be starting to get to us.

greenlantern-tas:

gambitgirl1974:

gabzilla-z:

codex-apollo:

Your welcome. 

Note to self: never always check the gltas tag while drinking.

fixed that for ya

Mamma mia, here I go again!
My, my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My, my, just how much I missed you…

Uh… I think the hiatus might be starting to get to us.

greenlantern-tas:

“The situation is getting far too dangerous. I want you to back out of the challenge, for your own protection!” - Queen Iolande

greenlantern-tas:

The situation is getting far too dangerous. I want you to back out of the challenge, for your own protection!- Queen Iolande

Razer’s Culture Coded as Middle Eastern

greenlantern-tas:

isaia:

Made as a rebloggable post as per request by the lovely Elfgrove!

This is a cool question!
Worldbuilding geekery time!:
You’re right that there was barely one episode with glimpses into his home planet/village etc. But there were interesting tidbits that (I personally thought) made references to that).

Before I start, I’m not of Arabic/Middle Eastern Descent or Muslim, so anyone who is of said background please correct me if I’m wrong.
Also: the visual development of this part of the episode is probably an “interpretation” or “hollywoodized version” of actual said culture (assuming it is).

Though it could be a reference to any older/less technologically advanced civilization from a much older time period  compared to now? (He still uses swords and shields in their military, and candle light (though this could be because their power was cut off during the fighting?)

The backdrop of his town/village:

Below: Square stone hillside houses in Uruzgan. Afghan in origin.

The inside of his home (decorative rugs/tapestries/objects on stone walls/shapes used (note the blue candles and his militia shield in the right corner OH GOD IS THAT SOME DELICIOUS FORESHADOWING?!!!:

Below: Interiors of homes in Rural Pakistan, Afghanistan.

Weapons:

seems to resemble what Westerners interpret as Scimitar/Persian swords?

(actual Scimitars are more elongated though)

Clothing:
Considerably more conservative dress for women and men (tho I admit you can still see Ilana’s figure WHOA BABE ALERT)

Ilana seems to be wearing a more loose fitting version of a Hijab headscarf?

(Hana Tajima)

(speaking of Sci Fi adaptations of Muslim Dress - Barris Ofee from Star Wars :33)

So I could be reading way into this. But it’s visually interesting and I think it’s cool they made it distinctive.

Though if you look at the other worlds, they also read as channeling other known cultures (or at least what we’ve seen briefly)

Iolande’s culture reads as being Art Noveau/Elvish LOL

And the Zamarons read as being fantasy Greek
(the columns, the amphora shaped, vases, glasses, and Greek Name: Aga’po)

TL;DR
I’m a huge ass nerd, and I want to see more worlds, and maybe previous ones explored more in this series!

Edit: I also noticed that people are wondering if Razer, personality wise is more British or something because of his way of carrying himself or how he treats Aya.

This kind of goes into the uncomfortable territory of me as an outsider making assumptions of what people in the Middle East/Arabic places act like , but in my experience of being around such cultures, having table manners or being protective of women/wives is not just an element in European cultures jsyk.

Thank you so much for making this reblog-able! I think this is a really interesting interpretation (and happen to read it that way myself) that multiple Fanterns have commented upon now, but your ask response was wonderfully comprehensive about explaining it!

Now, since mod (ElfGrove) is a giant sword geek, I want to add my comments on Razer’s sword. While the clothing, architecture, and decor are all coded strongly (Hollywood at least) Arabic/Middle Eastern to my extremely untrained eye, the sword is not.


[Razer’s Sword]

Note: I am reading into this as only a sword geek like myself can, and doubt any of this ever crossed our creators’ minds.

As you pointed out, real scimitars are more elongated than what the drawing is shown to be. However, Razer’s sword is missing several key design markers consistent with Scimitars. The sharp edge on a Scimitar should always wrap around slightly at the tip of the blade, making it not entirely a single-edged sword. This allows it to still function as a stabbing weapon instead of just for slashing motions. Scimitars are also iconic in that the blade gets noticeably wider in both directions before reaching the very tip where this blade is basically only widening and tapering on one side. This makes a Scimitar very blade-heavy, lending more power to slashing motions in that fashion. Now, some later Scimitar designs do not widen the blade like this, but they also lose any similarity to the half-leaf curving silhouette on the blade side of the weapon.


[Scimitar]

Additionally, a Scimitar typically has a significantly protruding cross-guard  set in a counter balance to the overall blade silhouette to prevent a parried enemy blade from reaching the wielder’s fingers (a design common to swords expected to be used in extended close quarter exchanges). Razer’s cross-guard is more decorative and barely protrudes from the overall flow of the blade shape indicating it was expected to be used for quick slashes and then separating from close combat before moving in again, in a more darting motion associated with swift moving agile fighters who would not get into blade pressing tests of strength versus strength but instead would need to avoid the risk of blades getting caught up on a cross-guard, thus slowing their movement.

Razer’s single-edged blade actually reads much more similarly (to me) to the overall silhouette and function of a Falcata — a pre-Roman Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal) blade design — and it’s later relative, the Greek Kopis. A traditionally designed Falcata has one side of the blade entirely flat, while the other side exhibis the half-leaf shape curvature seen in Razer’s blade. The hilt is designed to flow with the overall curvature of the blade to work in a levered fashion for the slashing motions the single-edged blade demands.


[Falcata]

The Falcata does have the almost non-existent typical cross-guard that in many designs is angled for aesthetics and is designed to not break the flow of the blade silhouette. However the hook curve of the pommel section of the hilt is inconsistent with the design of Razer’s blade. The Greek Kopis however, does typically loose that hook in the hilt design. (I discourage Googling this bit as Kopis and Falcata are usually treated as interchangeable terms on the internet despite being a bit different.)


[Kopis]

You’ll note this particular drawing of a Kopis shares the circle ending seen on Razer’s blade.

Neither the Kopis nor the Falcata have the back-curving shape to the flat side of their blade but rather curve forward as that is what is functional with that particular hilt and blade edge combo. — This is, after all, an imaginary alien sword. But, the more you know, right?

Forever a giant flipping sword geek.

necromatador:

elfgrove:

1930s Earth AU - Iolande
Iolande, Jazz singer and owner of a night club. Member of the Green Lanterns gang.
Dress based on this 1930s design.
Necromatador, Naopao, how’s this?

Nice!  And that dress is excellent.

Thank you! Glad to know you approve! Carol, Galia, or Drusa are next on my list to take stabs at.
Also, shamelessly reposting it for my non-night-owl followers. Despite the hinky proportions, I like the basic look.

necromatador:

elfgrove:

1930s Earth AU - Iolande

Iolande, Jazz singer and owner of a night club. Member of the Green Lanterns gang.

Dress based on this 1930s design.

Necromatador, Naopao, how’s this?

Nice!  And that dress is excellent.

Thank you! Glad to know you approve! Carol, Galia, or Drusa are next on my list to take stabs at.

Also, shamelessly reposting it for my non-night-owl followers. Despite the hinky proportions, I like the basic look.

1930s Earth AU - Iolande
Iolande, Jazz singer and owner of a night club. Member of the Green Lanterns gang.
Dress based on this 1930s design.
Necromatador, Naopao, how’s this?

1930s Earth AU - Iolande

Iolande, Jazz singer and owner of a night club. Member of the Green Lanterns gang.

Dress based on this 1930s design.

Necromatador, Naopao, how’s this?