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claraknight:

I forgot to upload this yesterday but- aaah! I finally got it!
    The Rayman Legends book (included only in the limited edition) contains 45 unseen concept arts. Some, like the mansion, were already known, but 90% of the artworks were never seen before, and are quite different from the game we know today. The ennemies looked completly different!
For example, I believe that before the Toads and the Armored Toad, the enemies of the first world were Barbarian-alike people. …Which could probably explain why Barbara is also a barbarian?
Needless to say, these said artworks look gorgeous.
    For the story book itself, it’s smaller than I expected, but it still contains around 200 pages full of infos and -mostly already seen- artworks!
It’s full full FULL of text and infos concerning the different games. Knowing some of you ordered the french book, you’ll probably have some trouble understanding what’s going on. But if you are interested in a certain page, I can gladly try to translate it for you!
I’ll give a brief description of how it’s sorted.
Two pages with a commentary of Michel Ancel, then the author of the book himself, Michaël Guarné
Chapter 1: The time before Rayman (a small biography of Michel Ancel before he came up with Rayman)
Chapter 2: Rayman, a human and technical project
Chapter 3: Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the 3D challenge.
Chaper 4: Rayman 3 : Hoodlums Havoc, a Rayman without Michel Ancel
Chapter 5: Rayman Raving Rabbids - Yes, Wii can!
Chapter 6: Rayman Origins - The comeback to the origins
Chapter 7: Rayman Jungle Run: The Ubiart Framework in the palm of the hand.
Chapter 8: Rayman Legends - The Ancel Rock Festival keeps going!
Chapter 9: The Raymania (a sum-up of all Rayman games and cameos)
Chapter 10: The world of Rayman (a chapter about the glade of dreams and with a small sum-up of the main characters/villains of the series).
Chapter 11: The future of Rayman?
Conclusion: Rayman’s fans
Now I need to start revising for tomorrow’s exam, so that’s all I can say for now (I didn’t have the time to properly read it so far) but I’ll keep you informed if I fall on interesting infos.
EDIT: The author kindly asked to not scan the pages of the book. To respect his work and the work of the editors, I won’t do so. Still, I’ll share some infos from the text if you are interested. For the images theirselves, I can only advise you to buy the book. Really, it’s worth it and it pays Mr. Guarné’s hard work! :)

claraknight:

I forgot to upload this yesterday but- aaah! I finally got it!

    The Rayman Legends book (included only in the limited edition) contains 45 unseen concept arts. Some, like the mansion, were already known, but 90% of the artworks were never seen before, and are quite different from the game we know today. The ennemies looked completly different!

For example, I believe that before the Toads and the Armored Toad, the enemies of the first world were Barbarian-alike people. …Which could probably explain why Barbara is also a barbarian?

Needless to say, these said artworks look gorgeous.

    For the story book itself, it’s smaller than I expected, but it still contains around 200 pages full of infos and -mostly already seen- artworks!

It’s full full FULL of text and infos concerning the different games. Knowing some of you ordered the french book, you’ll probably have some trouble understanding what’s going on. But if you are interested in a certain page, I can gladly try to translate it for you!

I’ll give a brief description of how it’s sorted.

  • Two pages with a commentary of Michel Ancel, then the author of the book himself, Michaël Guarné
  • Chapter 1: The time before Rayman (a small biography of Michel Ancel before he came up with Rayman)
  • Chapter 2: Rayman, a human and technical project
  • Chapter 3: Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the 3D challenge.
  • Chaper 4: Rayman 3 : Hoodlums Havoc, a Rayman without Michel Ancel
  • Chapter 5: Rayman Raving Rabbids - Yes, Wii can!
  • Chapter 6: Rayman Origins - The comeback to the origins
  • Chapter 7: Rayman Jungle Run: The Ubiart Framework in the palm of the hand.
  • Chapter 8: Rayman Legends - The Ancel Rock Festival keeps going!
  • Chapter 9: The Raymania (a sum-up of all Rayman games and cameos)
  • Chapter 10: The world of Rayman (a chapter about the glade of dreams and with a small sum-up of the main characters/villains of the series).
  • Chapter 11: The future of Rayman?
  • Conclusion: Rayman’s fans

Now I need to start revising for tomorrow’s exam, so that’s all I can say for now (I didn’t have the time to properly read it so far) but I’ll keep you informed if I fall on interesting infos.

EDIT: The author kindly asked to not scan the pages of the book. To respect his work and the work of the editors, I won’t do so. Still, I’ll share some infos from the text if you are interested. For the images theirselves, I can only advise you to buy the book. Really, it’s worth it and it pays Mr. Guarné’s hard work! :)

Posted 2 days ago // 77 notes
tagged : #Art of Rayman 
cottonbun:

A goofy, cartoony Rayman ( starring as a little guinea-pig for render practice)
Still not quite finished, but I think I’ll just leave it at this stage before I ruin it (at least for now)
P.S.: Would you be so kind and don’t use it as avatar/icon? Or at least have the decency to credit/post a link to the original image. Thank you.

cottonbun:

A goofy, cartoony Rayman ( starring as a little guinea-pig for render practice)

Still not quite finished, but I think I’ll just leave it at this stage before I ruin it (at least for now)

P.S.: Would you be so kind and don’t use it as avatar/icon? Or at least have the decency to credit/post a link to the original image. Thank you.

Posted 3 days ago // 471 notes
tagged : #fan works  #fanart  #fan art 

thespoopydoodler:

Click on the pics for close ups!

Finally finished the Main Character (Plus Villains and Side Characters) lineup for Rayman Fables! (a cartoon proposal for Storyboarding)! I might rework some of the colors (Ly looks a lil strange to me still) but we’ll see! Thought you guys in the fandom’d like to see my progress. C:

Rayman is copyright Ubisoft

Posted 5 days ago // 78 notes
ghostieshadow:

So recently I managed to get hold of my most wanted Rayman item, the smaller version of the mushroom statue. Now when I finally have that one in my collection, it means I have completed my Rayman figure collection!
It took me almost two years to obtain all figures but it was really fun and thrilling to go through all of this. :) I may buy a Globox figure that isn’t sealed thoughPS, I am looking to sell my extra robo-pirate/Henchman 800 figure for a cheap price if anyone is interested!

ghostieshadow:

So recently I managed to get hold of my most wanted Rayman item, the smaller version of the mushroom statue. Now when I finally have that one in my collection, it means I have completed my Rayman figure collection!

It took me almost two years to obtain all figures but it was really fun and thrilling to go through all of this. :) I may buy a Globox figure that isn’t sealed though

PS, I am looking to sell my extra robo-pirate/Henchman 800 figure for a cheap price if anyone is interested!

Posted 1 week ago // 44 notes
tagged : #fan collections  #amazing! 
Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run are now available in a bundled format on the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD, which is a saving of about $1 USD, when compared to buying them individually. (x)

Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run are now available in a bundled format on the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD, which is a saving of about $1 USD, when compared to buying them individually. (x)

Posted 2 weeks ago // 3 notes
thetimiddoodler:

hrRRK; finally finished this fricker. ;v; I’m really proud of it!

thetimiddoodler:

hrRRK; finally finished this fricker. ;v; I’m really proud of it!

Posted 3 weeks ago // 82 notes
tagged : #fanart  #fan works 
Best Gaming Moment - Golden Joystick Awards 2014

‪‎Rayman‬ Legends’ music levels have been nominated by the Golden Joystick Awards for Best Gaming Moment! Show your support and vote for Rayman here: bit.ly/YLLFvd

Posted 3 weeks ago // 4 notes
Rayman retrospective: Where it all began for the limbless hero

Rayman was one of the more successful attempts at taking the fight to Mario and Sonic in the platform genre and introducing a company mascot capable of standing the test of time.

Although the Ubisoft flag bearer is now overshadowed by the studio’s other franchises, the fact he hasn’t gone the way of Crash Bandicoot in the face of such stiff competition is a feat in itself.

Posted 1 month ago // 18 notes
tagged : #Rayman  #history 

grandminimus:

Today is the anniversary of the first Rayman game!

Posted 1 month ago // 158 notes
tagged : #Rayman  #19 years! 
You can download Rayman Jungle Run for FREE today (August 30th) only!Get it here!

You can download Rayman Jungle Run for FREE today (August 30th) only!
Get it here!

Posted 1 month ago // 10 notes
Rayman Animated Series Stream!

Starts in five minutes: A half hour of Rayman videos followed by the animated series itself!


Stream is over! Thanks for coming!

Posted 1 month ago // 10 notes
grandminimus:

It’s that time of year again! Monday, September 1st will mark the Rayman series’ 19th anniversary, so join us on Friday, August 29th for our celebratory stream!The show itself will start at 8:30p EDT, but the pre-stream of Rayman content will begin at 8:00p EDT, so come early if you’d like!
If you need to convert the times to find the starting time for your timezone, try this site and set one side for 8:00p Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and the other side for your location.

24 hours reminder!

grandminimus:

It’s that time of year again! Monday, September 1st will mark the Rayman series’ 19th anniversary, so join us on Friday, August 29th for our celebratory stream!

The show itself will start at 8:30p EDT, but the pre-stream of Rayman content will begin at 8:00p EDT, so come early if you’d like!

If you need to convert the times to find the starting time for your timezone, try this site and set one side for 8:00p Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and the other side for your location.

24 hours reminder!

Posted 1 month ago // 35 notes