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Showcasing the best in contemporary illustration and animation

Showcasing the best in contemporary illustration and animation
In the two projects we take a look at, Justin Mezzell’s experience in print and editorial design comes through in his clean, geometric style. Whether it’s in the architectural details or paying homage to weaponry from popular culture, we enjoy the slick vectors and fresh colours he uses. Read more on Fresh Vector Illustration with an Attention to Detail by Justin Mezzell… We’re very lucky to get an inside look into the magical realm of goblins, fairies and other curiosities of mythology and folktales in the form of Briony May Smith’s sketchbooks. Good news! We have a free ticket to give away to this July’s Icon Illustration Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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Profiles Disembodying the Body If their exhibition “Mark These Cradles” dis-embodies the embodied, Maia Paroginog’s sketchbooks rend the embodied to pieces. Read more… Steps: Episode 4 In this episode of Steps, Lloyd Lucin dances to Kolaj’s “The Touch”. Read more… Art Inconnu - Little-known and under-appreciated art.: March 2010 "Portrait of Karola Neher" 1929 "Karola Neher was a well-known actress in Germany during the inter-war period and played Polly Peachum in the 1931 film adaptation of the theatrical hit The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht. Neher was also Brecht’s mistress for a time. A Communist sympathiser, Neher fled to Moscow with her second husband Anatol Becker in 1934. There they became victims of the Stalinist purges, Becker being executed by firing squad in 1937 while Neher was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp.

Alex Browne Art and Illustration: Illustrations from my book Inner Light. A child's spiritual journey to overcome fear of the unknown with God's love. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Illustrations from my book Inner Light. A child's spiritual journey to overcome fear of the unknown with God's love. Sweet Station Zemer Peled Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others.

84 pictures of dead malls Aug 23, 2012 For those of a certain age, the mall used to be the vibrant hub of retail. Quite literally you could get everything under one roof. But with one in five malls failing, it may herald the end of the mall. Take A Vacation From Reality And Check Out The Hand-Drawn Creatures Inside Guillermo Del Toro’s Sketchbook Creative people tend to have rituals and superstitions about the way they work. Guillermo Del Toro, for example, continues to sketch out characters and ideas for his films in a simple spiral notebook to this day. Perhaps it keeps the visionary director connected to the mindset he had before earning an Academy Award nomination.

The "Dreadful" Project Attached to the back cover of your project card is a barcode. Please keep this barcode intact and uncovered. You must connect your project to an account. Registering your barcode number will connect your project to an account and ensure that it is cataloged correctly. Otherwise it will be catalogued as an anonymous work. Go to www.sketchbookproject.com/connect once you receive your project materials and type in the number on your barcode. Primed High Resolution High Resolution rachelcrummeyrachelcrummey:Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, ‘Notley’, 2013, latex housepaint, spray paint, enamel on dropcloth. “I’m trying to ask questions. So I know people will read it as “NO,”but I don’t know what they’ll do with it. Part of my questioning is, what does refusal mean to people, what does refusal look like?

Alicia Martin Lopez Digital painting, photoshop.Digital Art, Painting2013 Personal Project. Digital painting (Photoshop)Digital Art, Painting2013 MFACA SVA Thesis ProjectDigital Art, Fine Arts, Painting2013 Series of concepts commissioned by VolvoxLabs to create the visuals for a music festival in Toronto.Digital Art, Illustration, Painting2013 Digital painting, photoshop.Digital Art, Painting2013 Personal projectCharacter Design, Digital Art, Illustration2013 Personal projectDigital Art, Illustration, Painting2013 Series of concept arts commissioned by VolvoxLabs to create the visuals for a music festival in Toronto.Digital Art, Illustration, Painting2013 Series of creatures commissioned by VolvoxLabs for a music festival in Toronto.Digital Art, Illustration, Painting2013 Concept art for Digital Dreams summer festival in Toronto. Personal ProjectDigital Art, Illustration, Painting2013

10 common Photoshop mistakes (and how to avoid them) Working in Photoshop is such a ubiquitous feature of our lives that much of what we do becomes automated and subconcious. But ask yourself whether your work habits are holding you back and making you less productive and affecting the quality of your work. Here, we outline 10 of the most common mistakes designers make when using Photoshop. If you recognise any of these in your own workflow, it's time to make a change...

Okolo web In response to an installation project mounted by young artist and designer Tadeáš Podracký, we invited a group of ten graphic designers and illustrators to take part in a visual research programme focused on experimental architectural projects of the second half of the 20th century. While Tadeáš Podracký comes with his own vision of a fictive space in which he studies mutual relations between the human individual and the space as such, the supplementary show embarks on a journey into the recent past, rediscovering ten crucial architectural experiments which offered in their time solutions alternative to the traditional concept of and approach to the phenomenon of space and the various ways it can be treated by its users. The second half of the twentieth century ushered into the process of constituting a modern-age residential space and the development of humans´ attitudes towards it, new and unexpected opportunities for experimenting.

Make Your Mark Volume Three Edited By: Jocelyn K. Glei / Foreword: Scott Belsky More Satirical Illustrations By Pawel Kuczynski EmailEmail These grim and satirical illustrations by Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski (who we’ve featured before here) are excellent examples of art’s ability to express meaningful messages. Each one of his simple but gripping illustrations clearly but deeply expresses and explores a political, social or cultural issue – war, the environment, political corruption, crime, class issues, etc. Check out his thought-provoking art below: Source: pawelkuczynski.com | Facebook | Prints Sweeping Landscapes Painted On A High School Teacher’s White Board We all have different ways of coping with the boredom that comes with a daily routine. Some of us take to YouTube, others smoke. When Gregory Euclide gets restless, he draws. The Minnesota-by-way-of-Wisconsin artist, who has exhibited at Mass MoCA and MAD, teaches high schoolers outside of Minneapolis. His relentless schedule (”38 students an hour, five hours a day, for 8 months") spurred him to start using drawing as an at-work stress release.

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