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How to draw and paint step by step and videos tutorial learn from professional concept artists HOME | STEAMBOT Studios Cyril corallo portfolio robinkeijzer Blaž Porenta www.BADiDEAfactory.com Casey Robin | Visual Development Artist & Illustrator LadyBugs Inspired by icons of film and fashion, this series puts a buggy twist on the classic 50's pinup. Amelady(bug)open project » Betty Bumbleopen project » Marilyn Monarchopen project » Bluey Holidayopen project » Harry Potter Inspired Art These pictures are my little contribution to the Potterverse, which I love to pieces. At the Libraryopen project » The Silver Doeopen project » Harry & Hedwigopen project » Ron & Pigwidgeonopen project » Hermione & Crookshanksopen project » A Mermaid for All Seasons With this series, I had fun imaging the change of seasons under the sea. Spring Mermaidopen project » Summer Mermaidopen project » Autumn Mermaidopen project » Winter Mermaidopen project » Midsummer Fairies Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Midsummer Fairies series celebrates the beauty of nature as only wee folk can. Bluebell Fairyopen project » Poppy Fairyopen project » Lantern Fairyopen project » Snowdrop Fairyopen project »

Рыцари кисти: Nicolas Bouvier Уже 17 лет Николя Бувье (aka Sparth) концепт-художник сферы компьютерных игр. Родился во Франции, сейчас живет в Сиэтле, штат Вашингтон, где и работает арт директором в компании Microsoft. В раннем возрасте много путешествовал, был в США, Сингапуре, Китае, Франции и Европе. Начинал над проектами Alone in the Dark 4 и Rage. Также Николя создает иллюстрации для книжных обложек. sparth.com twitter/nbsparth sparth.tumblr.com designcuts.tumblr.com sparthconstruct.blogspot.com

266 лет краудсорсингу: 5 сайтов коллективных переводов 1748 год. Санкт-Петербург. Российская академия наук озабочена наплывом литературы на иностранных языках, закупаемой для пополнения фондов библиотеки. И вот 12 февраля 1748 года в газете «Санкт-Петербургские ведомости» печатается объявление: «Понеже многие из российских как дворян, так и других разных чинов людей находятся искусны в чужестранных языках: того ради по указу Её И. Мы не можем сейчас точно сказать, кому в Академической канцелярии пришла в голову эта идея. Кстати говоря, сам термин этот появился только в 2006-м, и придумал его редактор журнала Wired Джефф Хау. Идея краудсорсинга в области языковых переводов стала особенно популярна под влиянием двух факторов — значительного прогресса в технологиях статистического машинного перевода и развития интернета. Notabenoid Начну, пожалуй, с отечественного сервиса коллективных переводов Notabenoid (notabenoid.com). Duolingo

10 Chinese Social Media Sites You Should Be Following Every social media strategist and industry expert will tell you, the first step in creating an effective social media strategy, at any capacity, is listening. As social media has evolved, marketers have, too. Your community and customers are already discussing your brand, competitors, and industry – so, finding these conversations and tapping in is your first step to developing any solid, scalable social media strategy. But what if these conversations are happening outside of Twitter and Facebook? China is one of the most restricted countries in the world in terms of internet, but these constraints have directly contributed to the staggering success of local Chinese social media sites. Micromedia Sina Weibo “Weibo” is the Chinese word for “microblog”. And just as Hollywood celebrities connect with their fans via Twitter, Chinese celebrities depend on Weibo… and even some global minded celebrities have jumped on the opportunity to connect with their Chinese fanbase through Sina Weibo.

16 Pinterest-Clones in China (and More's Coming) !! 16 PInterest-Clones in China (and More's Coming) !! Everyone knows the legend that Pinterest has made in the last year, and the fire has begun in the China as well - clones are rising up !! So how "heat" is Pinterest in China? Try some casual search on Baidu brings us 17 clones (+1 for Tesent dutu.com!!), including two from IT giants: vancl and taobao!! (Hey, I have prepared you some "bonus" at the end too !!! 凡客達人 (Name Translation: "Masters of Vancl", sub-domain of vancl.com) 哇哦! 讀圖 (Name Translation: "Read the Images", by China IT Giant Tencent) Mark 之 (Name Translation: "Mark it!") 碼圖網 (Name Translation: "Mark the Picture") 知美 (Name Translation: "Know the Beauty") 微圖 (Name Translation: "Small Images") 迷尚 (Name Translation: "Attractive Fashions") 拼范網 (Name Translation: "Puzzle Board") 堆糖 (Name Translation: "Piles of Candies") 嘀咕 (Digu.com) 拼圖圖 (Name Translation: "Play Puzzles") 積木 (Name Translation: "Toy Bricks", mainly stores Interior designs and furniture) [Bonus] Want to make one for yourself?

The best Chinese Pinterest Clones | China Internet Guru Pinterest is hot and already the number 3 social network behing Facbook and Twitter. Like all social networks, clones are to be found in the Chinese digital landscape. Most of them in China are meant to share stuff that can be bought on e-commerce sites like Taobao. Social commerce in china goes beyond sharing. Showing more resemblance to US social commerce shopping sites like The Fancy than Pinterest itself. And with the huge amount of products on Taobao these social sharing platforms are used as a filter to see what trendsetters are selecting for the followers. So what are the biggest and best Pinterest like social networks in China? Meilishuo.com (meaning “beauty talk”) – China’s leading fashion social network for fashion commerce and beyond.Unlike Pinterest where users can pin stuff from anywhere of the web, Meilishuo only offers content from Taobao. Renren Guangjie by China’s Facebook Renren. Fa Xian (Means “discovery” in Chinese) by e-commerce giant Alibaba . Digu Faxianla.com

Best Chinese Tech Clones of 2011 - TechNode Cloning or copycatting is nothing new in China, but it’s still interesting. For Westerners, especially Americans they loathe cloning. It hurts their pride and is an insult to their creativity and hard work. For Chinese, they love it! It comes as second nature and presents grand opportunity to seize a massive market potential. For people outside China, they wonder why Chinese love to copy things. I’ve realized that the term ‘Innovation’ can be interpreted in many ways. Since Chinese are expert copiers from Nike shoes to Italian made furniture to tech start-ups, this skill ought to be commended. Here we go, drum roll please! 1. Winner – Meitun, finished 2011 as number 1 group buying site by revenue Honorable mention – Lashou, had a good fight with Meituan 2. Winner – Airizu, the earliest clone in China Honorable mention –Mayi, operated by one of China’s largest classified sites Ganji 3. Winner – DianDian, incubated by Innovation Works and raised US$10M 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

YouTube = Youku? Websites and Their Chinese Equivalents The Google of China = Baidu Baidu, China's dominant search engine, has a home page and ad-revenue model very similar to Google's, and like its U.S. counterpart, it's moving into other services, including the popular discussion forum Post Bar (tieba.baidu.com) and the Q&A site Baidu Knows (zhidao.baidu.com). Baidu's stock price and traffic grew when Google halted China-based searches after its mid-2010 spat with the Chinese government over censorship. Amazon = Dangdang Dangdang, one of China's earliest VC-funded sites, has, like Amazon, sought to become a general retailer but is still best known for its books. Chinese-Only: Tencent It's impossible to understand the Chinese Internet without knowing about Tencent, the biggest online player by market cap, traffic, and registered users. Hulu = Qiyi In early 2010, Baidu took in a $50 million investment from Providence Equity Partners -- perhaps not coincidentally also a Hulu investor -- to launch the Hulu clone Qiyi. Yelp = Dianping eBay = Taobao

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