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51. Harry Beckhoff and the Clear Line Style

The new issue of Illustration magazine (Issue 52) has a feature on American illustrator Harry Beckhoff (1901-1979). Although he studied with Dean Cornwell and Harvey Dunn, he didn't pursue the style of painterly brushstrokes and impastos.



Instead, he defined his forms with flat shapes, whose internal forms are defined by thin lines. The emphasis is more on silhouette and line than it is on texture and lighting.


His style is more reminiscent of the ligne claire ("clear line") style of European comic artists like Hergé (Tintin), and of illustrators like Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) or André Marty (1882-1974).

As with all of the articles in Illustration magazine, this one is comprehensive (47 pages long) and amply illustrated (89 images, most color).


There are a lot of examples of his photo references and his preliminary sketches, which were famous for being exquisite and tiny. The one above is typical, no bigger than a business card.

The bio by publisher Dan Zimmer fills an important gap in American illustration history. Even though Beckhoff was busy and in demand, his work isn't well enough known. There's no book on him and there's not even a Wikipedia page for him. 

The new Illustration magazine (Issue 52) also contains the articles "The Art of John La Gatta" and "Artists for Victory." 
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There is a good chapter about Beckhoff in Fred Taraba's book Masters of American Illustration: 41 Illustrators and How They Worked.

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52. ‘Angry Birds’ Launches in First Place in U.S. and China

"Angry Birds" is a hit in both the United States and China.

The post ‘Angry Birds’ Launches in First Place in U.S. and China appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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53. ‘Gutter Fest: The Movie’ by Genís Rigol, Pau Anglada and Marc Torices

A promotional film created for the fourth edition of Gutter Fest in Barcelona.

The post ‘Gutter Fest: The Movie’ by Genís Rigol, Pau Anglada and Marc Torices appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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54. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 155 - 5.20.16


Another BIKE MONTH post to end the week :) Since Friday was "bike to work" day, this little bear gets to ride/read on some sort of sic-fi arctic snow-cat cycle -- or something like that!

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55. virtuality


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56. just one half - selfprotrait

soft pastels on coloured paper

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57. Contact Dermatitis Signs


We've made signs for babies with Contact Dermatitis, or Contact Allergies for short. If you have a newborn or even a toddler with a Contact Allergy, this sign is for you! These cute panda bear signs can help keep baby safe and clean, and make great baby shower gifts!

Check them out on our website and on Etsy.

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58. Travel journal pages

It feels like ages ago, but just a few weeks ago I went for a quick family visit to Switzerland. Between catching up with family, I got some drawing done, too:

20160429_Flight

20160430_Nijntje

20160429_WhatIAte

20160431_Zwitserland

The post Travel journal pages appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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59. Day 34 of #100daysofoilcrayon #the100dayproject #lisafirke



Day 34 of #100daysofoilcrayon #the100dayproject #lisafirke



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60. Josh McKenna

Josh McKenna

Josh McKenna is an East London based illustrator and designer inspired by everything tropical. His bold geometric shapes, bright colors, and voluptuous vacationing characters give his portfolio a whimsical and sultry personality. Only two years out of school, Josh’s success is impressive, having already worked with GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired amongst other prominent publications.

Josh McKenna

Josh McKenna

Josh McKenna

 

McKenna created this illustration for the French magazine Télérama to represent how the general public’s opinion can overpower scientific fact.

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61. Love One Another

Hello everybody! Today I have some rough sketches to share with you. The following sketch is a rough. I intended to do much more detailed drawings of these kids, but I've been quite busy lately. I couldn't keep from sharing them though, as I feel we could all use some encouragement.

It seems our culture is getting more and more turbulent, darker by the day. The media drives us farther apart time and time again with one pointless, insane argument after another. But is that what you want to be, part of another crazy argument? Is that what you want for our nation? Can you be a part of making the world a better place?

Share the hope that you have. Hope that despite the condition of the world God still sits on His throne. He is still in command. And though nations may rise and fall, God still loves us. Share the hope of Christ Jesus. Choose this day to encourage people around you. Take a break from complaining, griping, and self. Help someone out. Look for a need, and be the solution. Love one another.

Love one another. As always I hope you've enjoyed my work, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by, God bless, and have a great day!--Ryan

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62. Orange


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63. A Vision of Augmented Reality



Where are we headed with augmented reality? This short film by Keiichi Matsuda presents an unsettling vision of a possible future. The film superimposes digital animations over a mundane live action video showing a person's point of view as they ride a bus and shop for food. (Link to Vimeo)

Apps address us as personal assistants. Rewards and bonuses tally up like in a video game. Ads and offers leap out from products. Guidelines appear on sidewalks. The person interacts with this hybrid reality by using voice and hand gestures.


At the website Hyper Reality, Mr. Matsuda says: "Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medellín, Colombia."
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64. Day35 of #100daysofoilcrayon #lisafirke



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65. Grubs and Tako


Have you ever eaten a grub?  I haven't, though I suspect I may have eaten silkworm pupae as a toddler.  I don't think she should eat her dining companion, no matter how plump and juicy he seems.  If she pokes him with her chopsticks, I fear he may just devour her like one of those giant sandworms.  Sluuuuurp gnash gnash mmmmmm

This week, my dog got sprayed in the face by a skunk.  I'm having a heck of a time getting the smell off his head and out of my car.  

Have a pleasant smelling weekend!

Octickle.
Gotta love the octopus!

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66. KIDS DESIGN - boots mini club

I have some more children's designs to post today with a look at the latest summer prints at Boots. These patterns and placement prints are all from their Mini Club childrenswear collection and feature sunny holiday style designs such as bright fish, nautical boats, and colourful flowers. I especially loved the geometric fish (above & below) and for unique ideas I could not recall having seen a

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67. ‘Hyper-Reality’ by Keiichi Matsuda

A provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.

The post ‘Hyper-Reality’ by Keiichi Matsuda appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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68. Not Your Grandpa’s Talking Animals: How Animators Kept ‘The Jungle Book’ Real

Cartoon Brew delves into the animation challenges of Disney's latest blockbuster.

The post Not Your Grandpa’s Talking Animals: How Animators Kept ‘The Jungle Book’ Real appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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69. Wheels


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70. Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ Wins At Cannes

Studio Ghibli's first-ever co-production went up against 17 live-action films at Cannes, and won the special jury prize.

The post Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ Wins At Cannes appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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71. still life in colours

mixed media on paper.

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72. Review Roundup: ‘Angry Birds’ Fly Into Theaters With High Hopes and Low Ratings

Will audiences defy critics and turn out to support an animated feature inspired by a mobile gaming app?

The post Review Roundup: ‘Angry Birds’ Fly Into Theaters With High Hopes and Low Ratings appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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73. RPG Character Sketches

A couple sketches I did on break for a game I play with some friends.  These are pencil and digital.  The one up top is a Wood Elf who can summon a wolf (which comes in quite handy - wish I could do that) and the bottom one is a Half Orc who most people think is well... way too sexy.



I have a few more of these I'll have to upload when I get the chance.

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74. CBCA conference









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75. Day 32 of #100daysofoilcrayon #oilpastels #sennelier #lisafirke...



Day 32 of #100daysofoilcrayon #oilpastels #sennelier #lisafirke #the100dayproject



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