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51. Character Sketch - Leona Fay


Took a break from work during a lightning storm.  Sketched this character - Leona Fay.


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52. Making CGI Less Perfect: How Michael Fragstein Made ‘Dagner’

Computer animation is known for its precision, but as Michael Fragstein shows, adding imperfections and abstraction into CG can be just as beautiful.

The post Making CGI Less Perfect: How Michael Fragstein Made ‘Dagner’ appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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53. Damien Poulain

Damien Poulain

Splitting his time between London and Paris, designer and illustrator Damien Poulain focuses on both commercial and artistic work. A man of many mediums, he uses a mix of colorful materials to create bold simple shapes and charming characters. Through his art, he strives to explore ideas behind fragility, balance, and cultural phenomena.

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54. Doodle Process

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Here is a glimpse into the process of creating Post-it-doodle-a-day from 5 February thru 8 May 2016. These doodles were created digitally with an app called ProCreate on an iPad with the Apple Pencil. The process videos are built into the program. It is a long video but I think you will find it interesting if you have been following the daily doodles. Enjoy!

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55. ‘Atomic Puppet’ Debuts Today on Disney XD

In "Atomic Puppet," a superhero is transformed into a powerless puppet who is only effective when placed on the hands of his biggest fan.

The post ‘Atomic Puppet’ Debuts Today on Disney XD appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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56. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 194 - 7.18.16


A 12-hour day on the road for Wenatchee-area school visits plus my daughter's violin lesson left very little time for post card painting... Thankfully, Keeley jumped into the fray again to help keep the project on track :) I kind of LOVE this fantasy hybrid polar bear creature that she painted while I was drawing with Cascade and Grant Elementary summer school kids :) Something about the colors and the shading reminds me a bit of Sophie Blackall's amazing work. Thanks a TON kiddo!

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57. Hidden Hot Air

25 hidden objects.

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58. jack of all trades...

of sorts.

i've been working on these sweet little pendant necklaces lately to add to my shop in september. and needless to say, they definitely come with a bit of a learning curve...and i'm pretty crafty. i'm embarrassed to admit the number of glass cabochons i actually went through until i had a successful outcome. in my defense, it seemed to be the glue (or so i thought) that just wasn't meshing with my inkjet printer. so...

i wound up purchasing a *special* glue which claimed to be THE glue for ink jet printers...no smearing, no bubbles, no color changing. operative word being "claimed." talk about a total disappointment and money wasted (not to mention sheer frustration). while i was purchasing the glue i figured why not purchase some more glass cabochons since i had wasted so many of them. another disaster. 13 out of 25 pieces of glass...BROKEN. the rest, chipped. needless to say, neither of those make for a very happy nicole. however, there is a silver lining....

weeks before i found this little gem (no pun intended) of an etsy shop called pretty charmed. run by a great lady by the name of cheryl. everything perfectly packed. glass cabochons in PERFECT shape. no chips. no breaks. just beautiful crystal clear glass ovals. also the pendant trays and chains to match...perfect. i found it easiest by going with one of her DIY pendant kits. everything you need is included.

for me, i had to forgo the inkjet printer and go to my local staples to have the images printed out on a laser jet printer. the glue just wasn't working out on my inkjet printed images. now everything is good to go and i can add these adorable little pendants to my shop this fall!

{thanks for listening to my little rant about the joys of jewelry making. i'm going back to my paintbrush now...}

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59. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 195 - 7.18.16


Keeley's second excellent postcard contribution for the week. A full day of summer school visits yesterday and then we spend three days backpacking in the North Cascades! We'll keep a look out for wolverines and other wild Washington critters, but there will be a little lull in my post card posts. Stay tuned for a deluge when we return!



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60. Coloring Page Tuesday - Princely Cow

     When you're the youngest brother among princes, you tend to get the leftovers when it comes to gallant steeds...
I've been playing with some color studies of my own lately. The one on the left has a sepia base wash, and the one on the right was straight color - both colored with watercolor pencils.
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     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
     I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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61. Live From The Republican National Convention: Twilight Sparkle and Shrek

The state of American politics in 2016.

The post Live From The Republican National Convention: Twilight Sparkle and Shrek appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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62. ‘Variety’ Figured Out Why People Watch Animation: Terrorism and Mass Murder

After 111 years of publication, "Variety" has come up with a theory about why people enjoy animation.

The post ‘Variety’ Figured Out Why People Watch Animation: Terrorism and Mass Murder appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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63. Cups


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64. Doodle-a-day Process Video

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Here is a glimpse into the process of creating Post-it-doodle-a-day from 5 February thru 8 May 2016. These doodles were created digitally with an app called ProCreate on an iPad with the Apple Pencil. The process videos are built into the program. It is a long video but I think you will find it interesting if you have been following the daily doodles. Enjoy!

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65. Teaching Comics in Wenatchee... and look out for LATER, GATOR!



Down in Wenatchee today teaching a comics workshop in summer school! Drew last week's comic on the iPad Pro enroute back home from Boston. Not my usual routine (I normally ink with a brush and color in Photoshop) but it worked out pretty slick AND you can watch it happen!

Oh, and LATER, GATOR! debuts tomorrow :) Come say 'hi' to the little Gator guy at my hometown book release party: Saturday, July 23rd. 2pm at Trail's End Bookstore


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66. Here’s The Trailer For A Fan-Made Live-Action ‘Futurama’ Short

"Futurama" like you've never seen before!

The post Here’s The Trailer For A Fan-Made Live-Action ‘Futurama’ Short appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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67. NEW COLLECTIONS - noi publishing

Sorry for the lack of posts at the end of last week - there were a few tech problems but all is well now, and I did attend the Paperchase AW16 press show on Wednesday and will post the pictures for you very soon. Today though I am highlighting some of the fabulous designs on cards and wrapping paper from the brand new collections by Noi Publishing. Noi is a UK based card company located in

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68. Are you an introvert who finds it hard to network? I posted some tips at KidLitArtists.com

I have a new post up on the Kidlitartists.com blog with tips for introverts who are attending the upcoming SCBWI Summer Conference in LA, but the post has useful info for any introvert nervous about networking.

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69. CARDS - laura may designs

Talking of wonderful greetings cards Laura May will be launching new card designs at Home & Gift in Harrogate. Laura left her job as an in house print/giftware designer in January 2016 to go freelance and to set up her own small greetings card business under the name of 'Laura May Design' and Harrogate Home and Gift will be her first ever trade show. The show opened on Sunday 17th and will run

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70. Help us "END 68 HOURS of HUNGER" for children

A word or two about the Coloring Book for All Ages:
Our church is producing a coloring book for families to enjoy together.
The purpose of the book is to raise funds for END 68 HOURS of HUNGER. That is the 68 hours from the time a child receives a free lunch on Friday until the time that child gets a free breakfast on Monday morning during the school year. Unfortunately too many children in America are in this category. Our book is designed with families in mind, and is not necessarily a religious book, but more of some of the life sharing events we experience.
Think about yard sales,toys and games, Sunday School lessons, a visit to the Heifer International Farm, lemonade on the lawn, and flowers on the front porch.


This fall we will begin selling our books at our church and online. Any book purchased directly from us will generate $10.00 to the program. Any book purchased online will generate royalties that will also go to the program. If anyone wants a book, once they are printed I will be happy to mail one to you and make sure the money goes directly to the program.

The line drawings range from easy to more complicated and all are family friendly. They are not the typical flowery, design oriented, mass produced images. They are images from our daily life, and from church life in general. There are pages that feature nature, children, adults, events and gatherings that families enjoy. There is a small section of very easy to color pages for young children based upon the Bible story of the 7 days of creation.

Our cover is an original watercolor painting by our resident-Artist, Pastor Bob Maronne. For that cover alone I would buy a book. In fact I plan to buy a number of these to send to friends and family.

Knowing that each book represents meals for a child who needs that nourishment makes it a very worthwhile purchase.

The books will arrive at our church in September. They will be sold with crayons and colored pencils included for the first 100 books sold.
If you want one of these first addition copies, email me and I will make sure you get your book and the children will benefit from your donation.
The sales will begin in our church and the mailed out books are on a first come first served basis.

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71. Friends Come to Visit!

I have felt so loved this past weekend! My dear friend Vicky Alvear Shecter drove all the way up from Atlanta to see me while I'm in the US. Her daughter, Aliya, joined her and we have been having such a marvelous time - I have to share!
     They arrived late Thursday, so we went to "Hollywoods" for dinner. Friday, I arranged a Meet n' Greet for our Hollins students and faculty to meet Vicky and ask her questions about her books, history and creative non-fiction and historical fiction. She drew a crowd!

That evening we saw the new Ghost Busters - fun. Saturday, we went to downtown Roanoke to hang out at the farmer's market and wander about - a weekend ritual.
There are all sorts of hidden treasures in Roanoke, like the fish tanks (Aliya's blue hair matched perfectly)...
and the rooftop deck with a fabulous view of this adorable city in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here we are: Mark Braught, Candice Ransom, Me, Aliya and Vicky.
There's even a coi pond up there!
I had fun picking out clothes for my friends in my fave clothing shop - La De Da. One of the downtown stores has the friendliest boxer on the planet, Rutger. He loved Aliya.
That evening we went to a cookout - more on that soon!

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72. Happy Full Moon!

It has just risen here and is hanging full and heavy in the sky.....


(scenes from Outlander. Music by the amazing Bear McCreary).


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73. ‘Métronome’ by Anna Leterq

Immersed in the cacophonous routine of work, a man manages to escape by composing his music everyday.

The post ‘Métronome’ by Anna Leterq appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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74. FABRICS - dashwood studio

Today we are celebrating all things Dashwood Studio as they reveal their upcoming Autumn Winter fabric collections. We will also look at some of the wonderful ranges already on sale. We begin with Paper Meadow by Jillian Phillips (aka Jilly P) which will be available in October November. September/October will see the release of Distant Dreams by Phyllida Coroneo.... And

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75. Another moving day


Last night pizza! The day finally arrived when Joe had completed the course that he has been studying for the last two years. Since we first met, we knew that this day would come, but in the meantime, there has been a constant back and forth between my place, in Shropshire and his place, in Lancashire.


Considering that neither of us drive or has any money to speak of,  it has been a bit of a palaver over the last 19 months and yet we somehow managed to spend about two thirds of our time together. Because we needed to. But we have longed for it all to be done and to start our new life. So having passed his course,  things were put in motion for him to vacate his flat and move into the cottage.

 

We had the best kind of 'man and van', who was helpful, friendly and businesslike. In less than twenty minutes we were loaded up at Joe's end and on the road.

 

Then it it was goodbye to Preston and everything there. Heading home to the Midlands,  passing the wind turbines of Cheshire.
 

 Taking a brief foray into Wales and then back into England - hello Shropshire!

 

Off the main roads and heading down the familiar bumpy lanes leading home. 

Almost there, and the Wrekin in the distance. Right at the back, poking it's head in the clouds.


The cottage being on a small and busy country road meant that parking was a problem, as it was when Andy and I moved in. So yet again I called on Brian and Jean next door, who moved a car so that we could park up their drive and not get clunked by a tractor.


We unloaded and then began the little procession of humping it all up the lane. Joe and I and the van driver and Brian, of course.


Dumping it in the front yard.


Thankfully there wasn't too much and it was soon inside, if in a considerable muddle. We are now in the process of sorting it all out. But the most important thing is that things are settling down now and our adventure begins.



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