Sunday, January 26, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Exhibition at Seminole State College Gallery

Couture Coca-Cola

The Coca Cola Italia's  Tribute to Fashion charity project raised money for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy back in 2009.
The following eight female designers were asked to design a bottle: Rosella Jardini (Moschino), Donatella Versace, Angela Missoni, Alberto Ferreti, Consuelo Castiglioni, Anna Molinari (Blumarine) and Etro.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday RoundUp: Tad Carpenter

If anyone has a direct line to Santa, please tell him I want this book. Sad Santa by Tad Carpenter.

Buy his prints and cards HERE.

Also feel free to check out previous Holiday posts:
Haddon Sunblom's Santa Illustrations.
Season's Greeting with Disney.
Snowglobe Infographic.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Avenue, New York City

I am a sucker for the the Holiday Window displays at Bergdorf Goodman, on 5th Avenue, in New York City. They are usually revealed in mid to late November (Watch the video above).
The windows are always themed and this year, each window celebrates a different holiday.
Arbor Day
April Fool's Day
Link to an interview with, David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation and leader of the window display team.
Fourth of July 
Valentine's Day

Saturday, December 7, 2013

An appropriate quote.

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

— Neil Gaiman

Friday, November 22, 2013

Paper Sculptures by Megan Brain

Art Student/Dick Blick Catalog Cover
Cinderella Paper Diorama- Tokyo Disneyland

Northwest American Indian Totem commission

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) *Updated

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

La Calavera Catrina is a 1913 zinc etching done by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada.
The British Museum is hosted two exhibitions of Mexican artwork and culture - "Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler" and "Revolution on paper: Mexican prints 1910-1960" - and displaying Day of the Dead papier mâché figures and an altar, created by Mexican artist Adriana Amaya and children.

Also check out The California Museum's Exhibition, DAY OF THE DEAD: ART OF DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS (September 24, 2013 – January 5, 2014 
LINKS to two of the artists:

Plus just for fun, Ernesto Yerena made these animals of the dead prints.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Think Small 7

think small 7 at artspace
is a biennial international miniature invitational exhibition.The exhibition scheduled for 2013 will be the 7th installment in the series.

Sweet Tooth: Glucose Abstraction #2
3 x 3"
October 25, 2013 - December 22, 2013
October 24, 2013 (Gala Preview - Ticketed Event)
October 25, 2013 (Opening Reception)
November 22, 2013 (Fourth Friday Reception)

LINK to Preview Gallery

artspace gallery
Zero East 4th Street 

Richmond, VA 23224

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Five by Five at Tampa Museum of Art

My work will be included in Five by Five at Tampa Museum of Art.
The event is on Friday, October. 18, 2013, from 8 – 11 PM
Sweet Tooth: Glucose Abstraction#1
5 x 5"

Monday, September 23, 2013

An Adventure in Art

Walt Disney begins with quotes from Robert Henri's The Art of Spirit and then explains the importance of an artist's individual style, but also how each member of the team must set aside his personal vision to match the style of the studio production.

The video also shows the processes and products of four Disney artists painting from the same live oak tree. (Marc Davis, Eyvind Earle, Walter Peregoy, and Joshua Meador)

Monday, September 2, 2013

CS6 Shortcuts

Photoshop CS6 Shortcut Cheatsheet
Photoshop CS6 Shortcut CheatSheet - Tags
Photoshop CS6 Cheat Sheet By ZeroLag Hosting

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcut Cheatsheet

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcut CheatSheet

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Cheat Sheet By ZeroLag Hosting

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Great Collection Chikanobu Woodblock Prints

I have always had a soft spot for traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Check out this collection Chikanobu Woodblock Prints on BibliOdysseyThey are Ukiyo-e woodblock prints by (Toyohara) Yoshu Chikanobu, from the late 19th century.

Priest Mongaku 

The figure crouching on a rock beneath a waterfall is Mongaku (1139-1203), who was born into the Watanabe military clan and initially named Endo Morito. 
However, when he was in his late teens, he decided to become a Buddhist monk and changed his name to Mongaku. To test his spiritual sincerity and physical endurance, he travelled in the middle of winter to the Province of Ki where he planned to practice austerities by standing in the icy cold Nachi Waterfalls for 21 days while reciting 300,000 incantations to the deity Fudo Myoo. 
After 4 days Mongaku collapsed and was carried downstream, where he was rescued and revived by one of the messengers of Fudo. Mongaku immediately went back to the falls, determined to complete all 21 days, but after just 3 days he again lost consciousness in the freezing waters. This time two divine boys, Kongara and Seitaku, seen in the print, helped him up and warmed the waters so that he could complete the three weeks of austerities. Thereafter Mongaku was thought to have special powers given by Fudo. Several years later he would befriend Minamoto Yoritomo and help the Genji rise to power. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stanley Kubrick was obsessed with One-Point Perspective

A video montage by Vimeo user kogonada, of scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket that highlight his love of symmetry and the one-point perspective shot.

Can I use this to teach linear perspective in Drawing 1? Or the principle of balance in a 2D class? Maybe.