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326. Andy Serkis Takes His Oscar Campaign To The Streets

He'll stop asking for an Oscar when he gets an Oscar.

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327. Update on Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign



Dear friends,

I just make an up-date on my Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign with a behind-the-scene Asia Travel Video Journal:




I start planning putting together, Acquerello III towards the end of last year.  I go home to Hong Kong for Christmas and New Year.  While I was there, I spent a week in China touring along Yangtze River.  I drew, painted, photoed and filmed some of the people and scenery during my travel.  These artwork are specially made of Acquerello III.  

If you like the my video and enjoy my stories, please support my project or share my Kickstarter project with your friends and networks.  This is an independent art project, any form of support would mean a lot to the success of this campaign.  ^_____^  

Thank you very much, and have a wonderful Valentine's and President Day weekend!! 


Best wishes,

Alina

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328. Running Faun

via Mythwood - The Art of Larry MacDougall http://ift.tt/1D7a6o4




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329. RIP: Gary Owens, Voice of Space Ghost, Roger Ramjet and Powdered Toast Man

Over a fifty-plus-year career as a voiceover artist, Gary Owens appeared in thousands of animated TV episodes.

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330. Eye Candy for Today: Karl Friedrich Schinkel pen lithograph

via Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts http://ift.tt/1Dnk5V0



Das Schloss Prediama in Crein XII Stund: von Triest (The Castle of Predjama in Carniola, Twelve Hours from Trieste), Karl Friedrich Schinkel In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download icons below the image. This striking print by the German artist, active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, is a pen […]

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331. Spring Springs Forth...


How delightful that Spring just explodes everywhere at once. 

 

 So hang in there you snowbound New Englanders.  Believe me, you'll be wearing shorts and barbecues long before we will here in Seattle.


Chances are it'll still be chilly and cold in June, most likely.

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332. Update on Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign



Dear friends,


I just make an up-date on my Acquerello III Kickstarter Campaign with a behind-the-scene Asia Travel Video Journal:



I start planning putting together, Acquerello III towards the end of last year.  I go home to Hong Kong for Christmas and New Year.  While I was there, I spent a week in China touring along Yangtze River.  I drew, painted, photoed and filmed some of the people and scenery during my travel.  These artwork are specially made of Acquerello III.  

If you like the my video and enjoy my stories, please support my project or share my Kickstarter project with your friends and networks.  This is an independent art project, any form of support would mean a lot to the success of this campaign.  ^_____^  

Thank you very much, and have a wonderful Valentine's and President Day weekend!! 


Best wishes,

Alina


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333. Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing everyone a day full of love and wonderfully positive energy!

 

Happy-Valentine's-Day-by-Floating-Lemons

 

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334. Happy International Book Giving Day!

Give a book to a child today!

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335. Happy Valentine's Day

Muskrat LoveIt's a bit chilly in South Florida, 48 degrees Fahrenheit. I fully admit that I am a whimp when it comes to any temperature lower than 60. But, today is Valentine's Day and there is warmth in our hearts.

I hope you enjoy these two little snuggly muskrats. My inspiration for creating them was the Captain and Tennille recording of Muskrat Love, written by Willis Alan Ramsey way back in the 1970's. Happy Valentine's day to Susie and Sam !

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336. Cracked Christmas Reindeer Ornament

As promised, here's another one of the products I had the pleasure of working on.  I think the concept behind this is pretty self-explanatory.  In case it's hard to tell from the photo, the reindeer's scarf doubles as a hook/noose!  Poor stressed-out reindeer.


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337. Classic Love Poems


Happy Valentine's Day! Audible.com has a free clip of Love Poems for you to relish in, read by velvet-voiced Richard Armitage (of The Hobbit). In the clip, he reads Sonnet 116, by William Shakespeare - can you say "butta"!? The full FREE recording includes 15 works by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Keats, Marlowe, Browning, Cummings, Emmerson, the list goes on! CLICK HERE to download your free luv mooshie gushie lovey words. What a wonderful way to say 'I love you' to your favorite someone!
     As Richard says,

“Narrating these classic love poems for Audible has been particularly gratifying for me as an actor,” said Armitage. “These are some of the most beautiful and most romantic verses ever written in the English language. I hope that those who are already admirers of these works enjoy my recitation, and that those discovering them for the first time through this production fall in love with the melodious and heartfelt poetry that makes Valentine’s Day and every day just a little bit more romantic.”

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338. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: A Golden Key

What do Ezra Jack Keats, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Robert McClosky, and Andy Warhol have in common, besides being incredibly creative? Ding. Time’s up. Each won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award when they were in their teens. Of this experience Richard Avedon, among others, said winning was “the defining moment […]

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339. Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent, Dr. Pozzi at Home (detail), 1881. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
A new exhibition of John Singer Sargent's paintings of friends and fellow artists just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, where it will continue through May 25.

Sargent, The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907,
Art Institute of Chicago
Curated by Sargent expert Richard Ormond, the show includes Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose and many other landmark paintings.

"John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. His portraits of these friends and contemporaries, including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, were rarely commissioned and allowed him to create more intimate and experimental works than was possible in his formal portraiture. 
"This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris, Boston and New York as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an unmissable opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits." 
Good news, Statesiders! It will expand to 90 works when it continues at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, June 30-October 4. 

And yes, there's a catalog: Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

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340. Now in colour


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341. read all about it

 My brand new zine is hot of the press and on sale. This cut out and put together tiny little newspaper is for sale HERE.

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342. Workshop Weekend - Greg Manchess!

After a couple of very busy weeks which included 2 workshops, an art open and a computer virus that necessitated a complete wipe and reload, I am trying to get caught up on it all!

Last weekend was the Greg Manchess Alla Prima workshop of awesome. You can read about it starting here.

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343. Day 14: Wynton Marsalis

Wynton_MarsalisWynton Marsalis is a world-renowned trumpeter, composer, and tireless champion of jazz,the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of nine Grammy Awards. The artistic director
of Jazz at Lincoln Center, he is also the author or two children’s books, SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP!, WHOMP! WHOMP! (2012) and JAZZ ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits (2005). Says Marsalis, “When I read books to my kids I always animate the stories with sounds. So I started thinking about how everyday sounds we hear in our homes or on the street relate to the sounds of musical instruments. In this book each sound has two real-life examples, and then the third example is an instrument that makes that same sound.” squeakrumble

Our back door squeeeaks.
A nosy mouse
eeek-eeek-eeeks!
It’s also how my sister’s
saxophone sometimes
speee
.
.
.
eeaks.


“I hope children will realize that sounds are all around us, they just have to
stop and listen. They are fun. Hopefully they will be inspired to start playing an
instrument, because then they get to make and hear the different sounds and turn it into something beautiful.”

Activities for SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP!, WHOMP!, WHOMP! can be found here

    THE BUZZ:

Booklist, starred review:
“Warm up those vocal chops and get ready for the swingingest read-aloud of the year. The creators of Jazz A B Z (2005) offer here an inventive and inspiring ode to the melodies and rhythms of everyday life. Using juiced-up onomatopoeia and spare rhymes that don’t miss a beat, a young trumpeter (bearing a strong resemblance to the author) catalogs the musical sounds, from traditional instruments to neighborhood noise, of his life in New Orleans: the squeeeak of a screen door, the GRrruMBle of a cookie-craving stomach, the nervy brrrawmp of a jazz trombone slide. With sly nods to the city’s musical heritage as well as jazz greats, Rogers’ pitch-perfect, retro-cool illustrations pop against the white backgrounds and give the text—which highlights the sounds in a red, varyingly sized, often undulating typeface—plenty of room to groove. A spirited entrée into poetry, artistic inspiration, or the improvisational nature of jazz, this needs a little practice to get the cadence just right, but then it will be music to everyone’s ears.”

Kirkus, starred review:
“Onomatopoeic words will challenge readers and delight listeners . . . Rogers’ hip, playfully cartoonish spreads pop with clever visual allusions to jazz tunes and players. Loud and clear, the creators show how tuning into everyday sounds can inspire music. Clap, clap, CLAP!”

School Library Journal, starred review:
This exuberant articulation of sounds both subtle and grandiose is sure to inspire closer listening and creative responses.

Publishers Weekly, starred review:
Electric….This is a must for anyone who has ever been drawn to a scat by Ella or a riff from Miles or who has whirled around the dance floor courtesy of Count Basie. The passion for jazz shared by this book’s creators emanates from every page.”

The New York Times Book Review:
“A witty, stunningly designed alphabet catalog of jazz’s great talents and a demonstration of how visual art has interpreted this interpretive music….A wonderful way to introduce classic jazz and American design to children.”

Vanity Fair:
“Jazz ABZ never ceases to swing. Rogers, who did the gorgeous and lyrical illustrations, is an artist of talent and invention, and the book luxuriates in his taste and skill. The greatest surprise is Marsalis’s smashing poetic verses, which carry the book and describe the immortals so gracefully.”

The New York Post:
“Reads like jazz poetry….Paul Rogers’s illustrations, done in a ’40s
and ’50s jazz-heyday cool style, are worthy of museum walls.”


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344. Sleep


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345. How to make vector fabric folds with surface patterns

Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 7.50.04 AMMaking the folds of fabric is actually not that difficult in Adobe Illustrator. The real trick is to think of the repeating surface pattern as one element, then think of the shadows and highlights of the folds as a second element. Separate the two visuals in your mind, and then build them separate. For this tutorial you will need to understand how to use the gradient mesh tool and clipping masks.

Here are the instructions:

Download Patterned fabric with folds_Diane Sammet

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346. Dr. Martens x ‘Adventure Time’ Shoes

Dr. Martens will release a limited edition 'Adventure Time'-inspired footwear line next month.

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347. Touching the Art at the Prado


Diego Velazquez, Forge of Vulcan, Photo Daily Mail
The Prado Museum in Madrid has adapted several classic paintings so that visually impaired people can touch them. Sighted visitors can don blindfolds to experience them that way too.


The images were enhanced with a low bas relief using a 3D printing technique called Didú.

Museum site: Touching the Prado
Daily Mail: Gallery unveils specially created versions of classic paintings that blind people can 'see' by touching them

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348. Advice For Animation Artists Who Want to Illustrate Books

Thinking of moving from animation into children's book illustration? Here's some valuable advice from a dozen artists who have already made the jump.

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349. Happy Valentine's Day!

I would have mailed you a Valentine's Day card....but all the snow....

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350. Margherita Urbani Update

Margherita Urbani

Marguerita Urbani recently updated her portfolio with some impressive new work. Included are projects for the New York Times, Apartamento Magazine and her collaborations with Andy Rementer.

 

Margherita Urbani

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