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326. Jim and Ted 6

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Run!

Do you think Jim and Ted will get away safely? And who’s after them, anyway? I haven’t figured that out yet myself. Tune in next Friday and let’s find out together.

The post Jim and Ted 6 appeared first on rob-peters.com.

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327. Not Doing It Hurts

Last week I shared a blogpost about how I am hooked on hatching. Today I read a definition about habits: “A habit is when not doing an action causes a bit of pain.” It’s true! Not making art because other things seem more important or urgent does hurt. So I’ll stick to my healthy addiction and habit and keep on hatching!

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328. Harold Speed Discusses Color and Taste

Welcome to the GJ Book Club. Today we'll cover pages 192-216 of the chapter on "Tone and Colour Design," from Harold Speed's 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 my comments. If you want to add a comment, please use the numbered points to refer to the relevant section of the chapter.

Veronese—Allegory of Love: Infidelity
1. Veronese analysis
Speed does a diagrammatic analysis of the painting, and notes the large arc formed by the woman's arms and shoulders.

2. Warm and Cool Color
Speed groups the following as cool colors: lemon yellow, green, greenish blue and full blue.
Warm colors include orange yellow, orange, orange red and full red. Purple is on the dividing line.

3. If the colors are very vivid and violent they will tend to make their complementary colors tell in the picture.
Harmony and contrast are not always in agreement. More of one quality makes for less of the other.

4. When the color introduced is of a quieter order, those similar to it in the other parts of the picture sing up in sympathy.
For example, a blue note will bring out all the cool colors.

Seago --Thames Embankment
5. The picture that has a prevailing unity of hue, but is full of color varieties subtly introduced in the tones is one of the most beautiful of schemes.
With all the coal smoke in Speed's day, London subjects were often gray days, mostly monochromatic schemes with subtle color—He advises not to overdo it trying to make a pretty picture. Important to get the sober feeling. The prevailing hue must never be of a very pronounced color, but always in the more neutral range.

6. The selection of too many varieties of colour masses should be avoided....A lavish display is apt to be vulgar. 

Giampietrino Last Supper ca. 1520 after Leonardo
7. Copy of Leonardo's Last Supper. Strong color notes of red and blue brought together in the figure of Christ. 

8. Arrange masses of color so that warm colors are grouped together and cold colors together.
Kind of like shape welding using color temperature instead of value. 

9. "Whenever any composition device becomes too obvious, one's sympathy is alienated."
Speed cautions against making the contrasts too violent, and leaves that for the poster designer.

10. Begin planning your color scheme with the broad idea and let the varieties be added to this large intention.

11. White masses always need very careful designing, as they catch the eye. 

Harold Speed -- The Alcantara, Toledo
12. Toledo bridge. Painted in monochrome, allowed to dry, with color added later. 

Sargent Wyndham sisters.
13. Grouping multiple white masses into a larger mass.
White needs careful observing. Beware of harsh chalky whites.

14. When painting outdoors, it's easier to get the overall color impression, but when painting from imagination, it's harder to invent a convincing color statement.
Beware of using blue too much as a unifier.

15. Good exercise: Start with a black and white reproduction and invent various color schemes consistent with those tonal values.

16. Two sources of inspiration: the study of nature and the study of the best art of all times.
These are also the keys to freeing oneself from the fashion of the moment, says Speed.

17. Page 211. "What a better world we might have if real experts were allowed to control the formation of our habits, and were consulted by those in authority when anything demanding taste came up for discussion."
Speed goes on a rant here. He argues that ordinary people end up preferring art of lower standards merely from habit, because they're not exposed to finer things. His appeal for a cultural elite must have seemed like a reasonable bastion against the artistic excesses of his time, but I don't think such a top-down program would work in free countries, particularly given the penchant for artists to defy authority. 

Today the aesthetic standards are largely defined by commerce. In the USA art lives or dies in the marketplace, with art that sells for higher prices or movies that make big box office results being justified on those terms.

However, the Internet has fostered the growth of a citizen band of book critics, movie commentators, and teachers of form and style. And the Internet has also introduced crowd-sourcing as a new model of funding and distribution. This crowd-sourced check-valve on the arts has changed how and why creators do what they do. I wonder what Speed would have thought of it.

18. Art takes patience to appreciate. 
Speed says, "The mind only opens to the reception of ideas and experiences that are beyond one's present capacity." He says that art takes patience and reverence to really appreciate. He tells the story of the young museum-goer asking him to explain the merits of an old master to him. Speed advocates spending time with older painters and "getting past the brown varnish" to understand its retiring qualities.

19. Beware the "one better" type.
He might be referring to Cubists and Fauvists, and he makes specific reference to poster designers, all artists in his opinion who strive for effect by making extreme statements. Speed is always a voice for restraint, reserve, and balance.


Next week—We'll continue with Materials on page 217.
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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 (with a Sargent cover)," and there's also a Kindle edition.
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329. Pick of the Week for SPARKLE and This Week’s Topic

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It’s Illustration Friday!

Please enjoy the wonderful drawing above by Yu-Wei Liang our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of SPARKLE. Thanks to everyone who participated with drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. We love seeing it all!

You can see a gallery of ALL the entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

SPARKLE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the public Gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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330. Sonny Lieu for Seattle Review of Books

A portrait of Sonny Liew for The Seattle Review of Books.

 

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331. Hardly stainless


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332. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by Anei

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333. DESIGNER - nicola blanchfield

Nicola Blanchfield has a BA(Hons) degree in textile design for fashion and interiors from the University of Huddersfield. She has several years experience working within the greetings card industry. Nicola worked for Tigerprint for five of those years and currently works for UK Greetings. She has recently decided to launch her own website with a range of unique hand made products which include

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334. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by nolarboot

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335. save libraries: free posters to print!

Last night I made some posters for the London #CarnegieOccupation march from Carnegie Library to Minet Library at 11:30 this Saturday (9 April):



But then Minet Library asked if they could have copies of the posters, too! So here are some downloadable versions. I wasn't sure how many libraries would have colour printers, but if you have a coloured marker, it shouldn't take too long to fill in the bubble lettering.


Download in A3 size
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Download in A3 size
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Feel free to use these posters in any non-commercial way that promotes libraries. (And I'd appreciate a credit, just because I'm an illustrator and you should always credit illustrators.) :) If you get a chance, I'd love it if you'd leave a note in the comments, saying where you are, and if you're using it in any particular library. Here's are links to download earlier posters I drew:


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These are harrowing times for our libraries; let's hope the government listens!

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336. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by Nexun

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337. The Channel Islands: Better Than Sea World...



From the west side of the Rocky Mountains to the West coast takes us fourteen hours of 
driving with a few In and Out Burger stops along the way...


 getting to Ventura Beach right before the sun was sinking below the water.





A few days later, we moved farther west, this time by boat from the Ventura Harbor to see what we could see....




and it didn't take long with sea lions basking in the sun anywhere they could.





Soon, dolphins found us, dipping, diving and racing the boat.









Nothing is so thrilling as watching animals where they belong, do what they 
want to do, with no constraints.


Near one of the oil rigs that are paced off along the Santa Barbara Channel, a shallow shelf of a mere eight hundred and fifty feet or so, before the ocean bottom drops to thousands of feet, the show continued with a feeding frenzy on the surface of the water. Pelicans and seagulls swirling above...


 and ever so often, signaled by a puff of air...



A humpback whale getting a mouthful and then sinking back down under the water. 


Turning back towards the mainland, other puff coming up from the water, signaled grey whales, in a rhythmic migration north towards Alaska, making a long journey from the other polar cap. Able to hold their breath for upwards of 8-10 minutes between shorter repetitive breaths, we followed them and waited, rewarded several times with them resurfacing...





just showing the ridge of their spine or the tips of their tails. I wondered if that is all 
the ancient sailors saw, creating imaginative sea monsters...




When the tails came up high, that signaled a deep dive and the great whales disappeared into a world we can hardly conceive of, even now.











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338. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by Phoenix

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339. DESIGNER - michele payne

These colourful designs are all the work of designer Michele Payne. Michele has been a textile designer since she graduated with a Printed Textiles degree from Brighton University in 1994. At that time she specialised in womenswear prints, working as a designer and colourist for Vasino and Miroglio Spa in Italy for four years after graduating. She then returned to the UK and worked as a 

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340. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by Marley

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341. Friday Linky List - 8 April 2016

On Today (via Cynsations): Children's author Beverly Cleary on turning 100: 'I didn't do it on purpose'

From Janette Rallison & CJ Hill Books: Ten Things Published Authors Won't Tell You

From Jane Friedman: My favorite books on getting published

From Ask the Agent: Question - "But ok if I get an agent, what are my chances of selling a book REALLY?" Answer...

From Imgur: Advice From the Creator of Calvin and Hobbes (in comic book form, of course)

From School Library Journal: Copyright: Will We Always Be Behind the Times? | Tech Tidbits Phil Goerner shares some great resources to help you and your students understand copyrights!
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From GCF LearnFree.org: Blog Basics: Copyright and Fair Use

From Shelf Awareness: Cool Idea of the Day: Little Free Library Grants

From PW Global Rights: Bologna 2016: Agents Talk Children's and YA Trends

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342. Illustration Friday: Tool

 
Ravens are so smart they even know how to use tools. You knew that, right?
 
acrylic paint, colored pencils on patterned paper.

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343. Comment on Chasing Freedom by Linda Gondosch

I love history. This looks like a book about an important topic — inspiring American women. Best wishes!

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344. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by MrBlahblah

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345. Comment on Un Ratoncito Pérez muy moderno by bastcilk doptb

I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

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346. 10 Days of Thrones: in anticipation of the new Game of Thrones...



10 Days of Thrones: in anticipation of the new Game of Thrones season I’ll be posting a new illustration everyday… today is White Walker!



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347. Animator Max Hattler Accuses Bassnectar Of Profiting From His Films

Popular DJ and record producer Bassnectar has used Max Hattler's films for years without permission or compensation,

The post Animator Max Hattler Accuses Bassnectar Of Profiting From His Films appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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348. Daddy, what made the twenties roar so loud?

Here’s a fun poster I did for our local Chamber of Commerce’s holiday party last year. The most fun element was illustrating the flapper. Unreal! Finding and manipulating the right typefaces to exude that art deco 20s vibe was also the bee’s knees.

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Like a lot of the work I do, I used reference photos, tracing some parts and making up the others. The advantage to illustrating in the final design versus using a photo is that I can change the line color, weight, fills, and add elements (like the flower in her hat) to tie it all in to the poster design.

Because I created it in Adobe Illustrator, I was also able to pull out elements to make smaller signs, flyers and table signs for the event.

There’s sometimes a misconception that creating design comes out of thin air. The whole “staring at a blank canvas” thing. It can be like that. Most of the time it’s a result of doing a lot of homework on the subject matter – that’s where the ideas come from. The result you see here isn’t complicated, until you start conceptualizing all the other million ways it could have been done. There are always some pretty bad ideas (and designs) that get thrown out.

That’s the work. That’s the art. It’s also the fun. That’s why I do it.

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349. Comment on The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas by spain

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350. ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ Wins International Kids Emmy

The Polygon Pictures series directed by Goro Miyazaki earns some international recognition.

The post ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter’ Wins International Kids Emmy appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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