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2576. Lawsuit Alleges Disney’s Board of Directors Knew About Artist Wage-Fixing Conspiracy

How deep does the conspiracy against animation artists go?

The post Lawsuit Alleges Disney’s Board of Directors Knew About Artist Wage-Fixing Conspiracy appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2577. ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Antz’ Co-Director Eric Darnell Moves Into VR Filmmaking

Darnell's new company Baobab Studios will release its first virtual reality short, "Invasion," early next year.

The post ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Antz’ Co-Director Eric Darnell Moves Into VR Filmmaking appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2578. ‘The Lost Mariner’ by Tess Martin

An animated interpretation of Dr. Oliver Sacks' case study found in his book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." It uses photographs to visualize the rare memory condition of patient Jimmie G.

The post ‘The Lost Mariner’ by Tess Martin appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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on this 5th day of December, the lovely Camellia is today's FEATURED PIECE.

an ORIGINAL DRAWING listed at 40% off....for ONE DAY ONLY.

{happy Saturday, everyone!}

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2580. Wet

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2581. Sparky Shop Tour

It’s a Sparky print studio tour. Expect nothing less than weird.

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2582. DESIGNERS - scandinavian pattern collection

The lovely designs come from "The Scandinavian Pattern Collection" a business collective which aims to promote Scandinavian designers and patterns to the Japanese market. Members of the collective include Edholm Ullenius, Maria Bergstrom, Anna Berger, and Johanna Orn. Here are some of my favourites but there is plenty more to see at the Scandinavian Pattern Collection website.

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2583. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card No. 35 - 12.4.15

December 5th is National Ninja Day (at least according to the good folks at All the Wonders and others I'm sure - I just haven't checked) and the Polar Bear Post Card Project is getting in on the act!

In this particular scenario, the massive adults of the world (IE the 150 nations currently meeting in Paris to create some consensus on economic and environmental policy regarding climate change) need to "bear" down and get their act together to keep the world from totally falling apart.

THAT way, the our youngest kids and cubs can busy themselves with creative, imaginative, and age-appropriate scenarios of awesomeness - rather than worry about their world slipping quickly into something decidedly worse and unrecognizable or untenable.

Ironically -- especially since this pairing of National Nina Day with these post cards was pretty random -- the following philosophy of the Ninja from the Bujinkan Kocho Dojo is pretty much just about perfect for the action needed on climate change:

A ninja, using the power of his spirit to see through the fears and illusions that would coerce lesser people into doing unjust and immoral things, can realize the harmonious playing out of the forces of the universe and act accordingly.

And so it goes. Polar Bear Ninjas for Climate Change!

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2584. Daily Drawing: Reindeer 4


And we end the week with this reindeer and his wonderful antlers. Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday!

The post Daily Drawing: Reindeer 4 appeared first on rob-peters.com.

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2585. Fifth Day of Advent

Huron Longhouse, The Huron Carol   
"Within a lodge of broken bark..."
Not a stable but a longhouse, in this version of the nativity.  And connecting earth and sky, mortals and immortals, is the rising smoke from the hearth, the heart of the family.

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2586. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card No. 34 - 12.3.15

In the spirit of coming together on climate change... Read the rest of this post

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2587. la campera de Marcela

charcoal and soft pastel on paper. 50X70 cm apprx.

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2588. XMAS GIFTS - boden

Next up we have a selection of interesting homeware Christmas gifts from Boden. The British fashion label has launched a range of bold graphic designs using type and colour blocking on baubals, placemats, coasters, and tea towels. Here are my picks and there are more online at Boden.

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2589. Please Don't Take My Coke Can

I'm waiting for my son in a beer garden in Clonmel, Ireland. There's nothing to do, so I pick up a Coke can from the ground and get busy drawing it. But halfway through, when I look up from my sketchbook, it's gone.  

There's my can, heading off on the tray of a waitress. I jump up in pursuit. "Can I have that back?" 

"What back?" she says. 

"The can—could I have it back? I need it." 

"Tis empty." She looks at me like I'm daft, but she extends the arm, shaking the can and dropping it in my cupped hands.

I return to the table and get back to work. Let's see...slopes...measurements...shading. I glance back to the can.

Oh, no. It's gone again, this time heading into the kitchen on the tray of a busboy. He didn't know, he was just doing his job. I follow him and ask for it back. 

I go back and hunch over the can, glancing defensively from side to side. Now all the servers are over there looking at me like I'm the man from Mars.

This happens four times. And I just wanted to let you know how I persevered to bring you this little study. Sometimes still lives don't stay still.

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2590. How to regrow hair normally for men with proven treatments

An incredible number of men suffer with hair loss and search on the best way to regrow hair normally for males for options. You will find fake statements online what and efficient treatments available but with a lot of phony items or who would you think? I will reveal a number of the confirmed natural treatments of today have to fight the hair loss efficiently. One in males of the most typical hair loss patterns is forehead hair loss. This could happen at any males, regardless sex era or competition. Utilizing herbal treatments is the greatest choice, as this it is cheaper too and is better, more efficient. Perhaps you have previously attempted a few of the well-known within the stores or hair loss manufacturers you discover online, but subsequently ineffective at all. To regrow hair it is unimportant to obtain the correct vitamins inside towards the head, but additionally the external scalp requires consideration how to regrow hair naturally. About the one-hand once the blood flow towards the head is great it will obtain the correct vitamins. But with oils like oil along with other deposits the hair roots could possibly get clogged-up about the hand.


Make use of a great natural wash or it may truly help rub the scalp. The one which I take advantage of may be the’ nettle’ wash. It is hardly ineffective to get rid of oils in the head, but additionally DHT. The thing that is about utilizing these oils vital is the fact that they are hardly impotent. Consequently be cautious simply to make use of a few drops. After-use you have to ensure that you completely clean your own hair. You abandon it in your head for around 40-50 minutes after rubbing in these oils. They are comprised of natural ingredients and numerous oils and therefore are against hair loss an excellent within the fight.

They are ready to create some incredible benefits while these are combined. This is because that it will have a large amount of calcium protein, omega-3 and essential antioxidants to assist nurture the hair roots and origins for hair. Before you purchase and go natural hair loss remedies you need to certainly take a look at what thousands How to regrow hair normally for males and worldwide purchased effectively to prevent hair loss. A course that exhibits present day confirmed How to obtain the most take advantage of utilizing it and natural treatments. You will find more information out within the hair loss product reviews’ newest payment.

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2591. Comic: Snowman Want Ad

Thanks to David Lubar for the caption!

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2592. Harold Speed, Chap. 3: Technique of Painting

Today we'll take a look at Chapter 3: "The Technique of Painting" from Harold Speed's chapter 3 on from his 1924 art instruction book Oil Painting Techniques and Materials.

I'll present Speed's main points in boldface type either verbatim or paraphrased, followed by comments of my own. If you want to add a comment, please use the numbered points to refer to the relevant section of the chapter.

Ada in Her Garden, by Henry Hensche,
an example of impressionistic vision.
1. "Few people realize how little they really see of the marvelous things happening on the retina of the eyes."
Several times in this chapter, Speed repeats a common logical fallacy. The idea is that we see the image on our retinas, as if there's a homunculus farther back in our heads watching the movie at the back of our eyes. This kicks the can farther down the road and doesn't really explain anything.

The retina is better understood as an extension of the brain. Basic visual processing such as edge detection begins happening at the retinal level, and higher-level visual processing occurs as the neural pathways travel back to the visual cortex. The image is processed even further as it moves to the outer cortical areas of the conscious brain.

Nevertheless, what he's saying at its core makes sense. Learning to see as a painter sees involves marshaling our awareness on many levels, and it doesn't come naturally.

Drawing by the sculptor Carpeaux
2. "Sight as a faculty is not so essential to our survival as some of our other senses, such as touch."
This assertion, which he develops throughout the chapter, puzzles me on its surface. How could touch be more essential to our survival than vision? How many things do average modern humans actually touch throughout an average day beyond doorknobs, keyboards, silverware, steering wheels, coffee cups, beer tabs, and the TV remote? Our eyes take in everything from oncoming cars to houses to trees to other people's facial expressions.

What he's trying to express, I think, is the idea that we form mental understandings of things that differ from the "impressionist" view of subjective appearances. Mr. Speed may be using touch as a kind of metaphor for a more Platonic "grasp" of objects that is symbolic and simplified, in the manner of cartoon drawings or Egyptian images.

Touch is an interesting sense compared to sight because it is view-independent, and also separate from any sense of color and light. It's fascinating to look at drawings by the great sculptors, such as Carpeaux, above, because the drawings show little concern for lighting, tone, and color, but rather are more concerned with structure and volume.

Last night Jeanette and I wanted to play with this idea, so we took turns putting an unfamiliar object in a paper bag and asked the other to recognize and describe the object without looking. This would be a fun art school assignment--get a bone or tool or sculpture, and put it in a black box with holes in the side and ask students to come up and feel the object, then go back to their seat and try to draw it. Doing so would require that they invent a POV and a light source and a color scheme. Very interesting challenge.

3. "...the surprise that greeted the first pictures of the impressionist movement."
The principles and practices of impressionism have been so thoroughly integrated into the contemporary academic movement that it's hard to imagine how revolutionary they must have seemed to a Royal Academician a century ago.

Chauvet cave art. Speed suggests that such art is an early example of impressionistic vision.
To my eye, they make a case for art informed by a sense of touch.
These were people who actually killed and dissected these animals,
and they would have known them inside out.
4. Parallel between developments in art history and the individual's development of the faculty of sight.
This is an example of "recapitulation theory," something Speed might have read in Freud. The technical development witnessed throughout art history he argues, develops from cartoon symbols to line to shading, to coloring, to impressionistic vision. Art students learning to paint follow the same course of development.

In this chapter, as with the last book on drawing, Speed is suggesting that all this development may not entirely be progress, and that artists shouldn't lose sight of the importance of line, touch, or the Platonic sense—whatever you want to call it.

5. "The extreme impressionists said there was no outline, and no use for line drawing."
Well, maybe the extreme impressionists such as Monet were using that argument as an excuse because they didn't know how to draw very well in the classical academic sense. There were plenty of great painters who achieved a synthesis between accurate drawing and impressionistic painting, such as Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla, Krøyer, and Mucha, just to name a few.

We sometimes hear art teachers say "There are no lines in nature." I've always thought this was a bit of a silly saying because even if you're drawing with cut-out shapes, every shape has a boundary edge, which is a kind of line. And if you want to argue that there are no lines in nature, you might as well admit that there's nothing visual in nature. There's no color in nature either. What we see is created in our heads by our eyes and brains, and edge detection—the perceptual mechanism behind our sense of line—is a very important element of visual perception, as important as any other feature of perception.

Speed has set us up for a system of instruction where he takes us all the way from line—that is, form regarded view-independent, tone-independent, and color-independent—to the full music of subjective appearances.

Next week—Chapter 4: The Painter's Training
In its original edition, the book is called "The Science and Practice of Oil Painting." Unfortunately it's not available in a free edition, but there's an inexpensive print edition that Dover publishes under a different title "Oil Painting Techniques and Materials," and there's also a Kindle edition.

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2593. Gocco Printing at the ECA!

In between my traditional screen printing sessions, I also went to an induction (training) for Gocco Printing. This is a slightly different method in that the screens are burned to a different substrate that allows variations in value/shading. So you can screen print a full value piece of art. (Regular screen printing is flat color.) It is also different in that the screens are smaller and more portable/easy to set up in small spaces. So we held our meeting in our studio meeting space.
     Our workshop leader was George Douglas. He showed us how to mount our screens to frames.

The next steps were similar to traditional screen printing, albeit much smaller. We applied ink to our screens.
Classmates Catherine and Ailsa's images turned out well on just a few tries.
But I have to admit, my first attempts were TERRIBLE!
So I began again. I cleaned my screen, remounted it, used black ink, a different squeegee, and different paper. This time it came together, so I went ahead and printed my quote on my traditionally screen printed splotches. I was so pleased with the way they turned out!

Next step - back to the print studio for more color variations and more quotes!

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2594. Friday Linky List - 4 December 2015

At GrammarCheck: 5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to Use Instead

From J.H. Moncrieff (via Terri Windling's Myth and Moor): Writers, We Need to Stop Saying This

From MentalFloss: Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees - FANTASTIC!

Want to get in the Christmas spirt? Listen to Ellen Kushner's Sound & Spirit program on "Carols for Dancing"

From The Scottish Book Trust: 5 Ways Reading Can Improve Your Life

From Notes From the Slushpile: How to Be Discovered -yup.

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2595. Illustration Challenge #26

For this one, choose an object and draw the negative space instead of the object itself.

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todays' FEATURED DISCOUNT PRINT is....this icon!


{hello kitty. loved her then. love her now.}

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2597. Illustration Friday : wet

One from my archives in my moleskine days for this week's word, WET.
Some days are like this. Thank goodness for red umbrellas!
pen and ink, acrylic, colored pencil, rubber stamp

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2598. The signings never stops

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2599. December 2015 Featured Illustrator

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2600. Found this dog while doodling in a magazine on cross country...

Found this dog while doodling in a magazine on cross country flight. #airplaneart

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