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51. Plein-Air Painting in the 1920s

A silent black-and-white film from the 1920s (Link to YouTube) turned up in the basement of an art club.

At 2:03, it shows a group of well dressed men painting outdoors, using a variety of easels that were typical of the time.
Thanks, Stuart Fullerton and Robert Horvath.

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52. ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Win Reubens

The National Cartoonists Society has recognized the Irish animated feature and the Cartoon Network mini-series for outstanding achievement in animation.

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53. Crazy Happy Love Love Topanga Art

“We just want something really cool that has our ‘Unplugged’ theme and reflects the spirit of Topanga!”

I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the direction I was given for a piece I did a few months ago for the 66th Annual Topanga Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner. Translated, that means, Yay, I get to play!

Topanga is a community in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California (my favorite). It’s somewhat rural, the people here love their trees, animals, festivals, flowy-colorful clothes, sunsets, and folk music.

Check out the final result:TCoC 66th Awards Program v3

This was the cover for the program. Heather, the event organizer, also needed it in oodles of different formats for flyers, posters, Facebooks posts, emails, and even table placards. Because I created the final art digitally, it didn’t take much more work to adapt the design for those oodles.

This is one of the most fun pieces I’ve done in a while and not only does the art reflect that, the responses of the attendees were off the charts crazy happy love love. Loose direction leads to fun art creation, which equals crazy happy love love. Yes?

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54. Writing and Sitting

Writing writing writing.

My time has been spent sitting for long hours writing. With such a large project, it has seemed that I'll never get there. But now that I'm about 80% done, it is finally feeling ...  Can I say it? do-able.
Best of all I love it more than when I started.   Scary stuff, I know.

And as I've worked, I  have found a wonderful link with some amazing information I would like to share. Janice Hardy's Fiction University is so full of great, great things, I've bookmarked it way too many times. Thank you Janice. You rock.

Here's one to start you going-- Ten Traits of a Great Protagonist

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55. This Food Truck Honors Animation Legends with Pretzels

We'll have 2 Chucks, a Natwick, and a Blair.

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56. Robert Rodriguez Will Helm Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Feature

The classic Hanna-Barbera TV series will get new life as a live-action feature film franchise.

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57. DESIGNER - jocelyn proust

Jocelyn Proust is a designer who we last saw on P&P in 2009. After seeing her work featured on Print and Pattern Jocelyn was approached by Annabel Trends (a company manufacturing all sorts of products in Australia) who wanted one of her designs for lovely tea-towels and aprons. At the time Jocelyn wasn’t a pattern designer as such, and continued to work as a graphic designer and to hand paint

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58. ILLUSTRATION - erin blazer

Erin Balzer is an illustrator, printmaker and graphic designer living in Vancouver, B.C. Erin crafts her illustrations by hand using a woodcut technique. Erin has an education background in Graphic Design and Studio Art and recently participated in Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells course. Here are some examples of her work and style and Erin can be found online here.

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59. Artist of the Day: Inma Lorente

Discover the work of Inma Lorente, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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60. Gallery Show Opening Night

Friday I attended opening night for the 8th annual Children's Book Illustrators' Show hosted by Prescott Hill and SCBWI Southern Breeze. Prescott is now Illustrator Coordinator and he did a bang up job putting the show together with the help of the Georgia Center for the Book. The show was hosted at the Decatur Library in the main lobby, where folks can wander through and enjoy the framed artwork and their corresponding picture books for FOUR weeks!!
     Opening night is always a treat because most of the illustrators come to help set up, mill about, and head to a celebratory melt-down dinner afterwards. It's always been one of my favorite Southern Breeze events.

     That's me on the left, and Stan is taking the photo. Otherwise, from the left is Danielle Glover (new friend), Mark Braught, Sara Lynn Cramb, Leighanne Schneider, her hubby Kent, Laura Freeman, and Prescott. Joe Davich showed up a little later too. And here are some more pictures from opening night:

     What a great evening! Read about past shows and the inception of the gallery show here.

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61. David Doran

David Doran

David Doran is a freelance illustrator based in the UK. A recent graduate of Falmouth University, he creates rich and layered work with a strong sense of narrative and visual emotion. His clients include The New York Times, WIRED, Nobrow and the San Francisco Chronicle.


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62. Eloise Renouf

Eloise Renouf’s Etsy shop
features lovely prints of graphic leaves, trees and creatures. Her work quickly demonstrates her passion for nature. Her elegant use of texture and color make work that is instantly recognizable as her own voice. One of the unique strengths in Renouf’s pieces is her ability to create pattern-centric compositions that stand alone successfully as prints.

Not only does she sell work through her Etsy shop, but she has collaborated with companies like Cloud9 Fabrics, Land of Nod, Uppercase Magazine and Target. Some people have even gone so far as to use her work for tattoos!

You can connect with Eloise via Etsy, Facebook and Instagram.









Post written by Bryna Shields.

Have questions about the world of surface design? Let me know via Twitter! I’d like to turn your questions into helpful blog posts for everyone.


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63. Championship

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64. Mechanical Felt Hand.

I made this felt mechanical hand for a movie project I'll be working in for the next few months. 

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65. ***Tipsy Painting Party***

All new Tipsy Painting Party at Maggie's Underground on Tuesday June 16th from 7-9!!!!! 
I'll be hosting a step by step workshop on how to paint your very own painting. And what's better? You can sip on some cocktails while you learn!!! Tickets are $30. You can purchase them through the banquet department of Maggies. Ask for Courtney (732) 363-8124 x10
145 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, Nj 08701

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66. Schweinburg

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67. Two More Wizards!

Willow the Squirrel

Rowena the Porcupine

Greeting blog friends! Do you remember the game, Wizards of the Wild which I helped illustrate that was funded on Kickstarter back in March and April? Well, since the Kickstarter campaign reached so many stretch goals, I was able to make two new characters for the game. This time two female wizards. 

Introducing: Willow the Squirrel and Rowena the Porcupine! These characters were so fun to do, and I learned a lot while doing them.

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68. ’1150 Canyon Road’ by Art&Graft

A glimpse into a suburban street, but not everything is as it seems.

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69. WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? Book Tour recap

I had a FANTASTIC time during my WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? Book Tour earlier this month. Thanks to Simon & Schuster Children's for making the book tour possible for me, and to all the schools, libraries and bookstores who participated.

For those interested, I've posted links to my photos and recap at DebbieOhi.com/2015booktour, including what I learned along the way.

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70. Sheep Hand Fans

Facebook Sheep Contest-01Here's a question for you, imagine you are at the County Fair and it's August and it's hot. All you want is something to cool you down while you wander through the barns looking at the animals and vendors. You come upon a seller of fiber and there are hand fans for sell. Which of these two designs would you buy?

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71. mad max fury road

Since everyone is busy drawing amazing pictures of Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max - Fury Road, I thought the world needed a very bad drawing of the Doof Warrior:

And here is an article about the actor who play the Doof Warrior. I saw the film last week and it's hilarious, I loved it.

Some Doof soundtrack for you (for ambiance) and here's Philip Reeve's film review.

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72. CARDS - noi publishing

One of my favourite card companies Noi Publishing have launched a new range of  small cards. These little blank cards will be suitable for any occasion with a mixture of quirky, cute and botanical designs. Look out for them in shops soon or if you are a retailer you can go online now to order.

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73. Dan Gurney's Sons Drive His Cars at Indy

My cousin Dan Gurney was mighty proud last Sunday when his four sons took some laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in four of his creations. (link to YouTube)

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74. #BookADay: WON TON AND CHOPSTICK by Lee Wardlaw and Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt).

Today's #BookADay: WON TON AND CHOPSTICK, written by Lee Wardlaw​, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin​ (Henry Holt).

Synopsis: "Won Ton cat's purrfect life with his boy is changed forever when the family adopts a (gasp!) puppy." More about the book, including a Teacher's Guide & Activity Kit. Lee was kind enough to answer Three Questions for me on Inkygirl.

More info: Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge | Archives of my #BookADay posts

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75. Sunday Sermon Series

Last Sunday our sermon was about the story of Ruth. Ruth is a story about how God redeems broken lives, brings light to the darkness.

One of the points Pastor Mike touched on was how Naomi's faith was highly visible to those around her. Naomi's faith made a big impact on her daughters-in-law, both of whom refused to leave her side even though their husbands (her sons) had died. Ruth went so far as to return to Naomi's homeland with her (a land that was a bitter enemy of Ruth's birthplace, Moab), and help provide for Naomi. Picture giving up your life here, moving to Iraq, or Iran for good to help your mother-in-law after your spouse has just died.

Rather than do what was easy or comfortable for herself, Ruth did what was best for Naomi. Ruth had seen something in Naomi that convinced her to do this. She had seen Jesus, she had seen "love one another" worked out day after day in Naomi's words and actions. It led me to think about how hard I try to "love one another", and how much harder I should be trying.

So as I listened to the sermon I drew this sketch. Jesus is seen directing Naomi. She is providing for a man, maybe a homeless man, I don't know, but a person in need. He definitely suffers from cartoony giant feet.

I hope you enjoyed this drawing, and thank you for stopping by.

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