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61651. Devious Duckie poster

Design of a little duck and poster in a 3D pixel style.

Sevensheaven images and prints are for sale at sevensheaven.nl

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61652. Writing

I've decided to try submitting proposals for picture books again. I just love telling stories and really want to get more projects out there. I thought about doing this some time ago but got discouraged by someone's thoughts on my script. So easily knocked down! I had a great email conversation with the brilliant Janee Trasler yesterday that made me feel really encouraged. There's nothing like encouragement from someone whose work you loved before you came in contact.

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61653. Mucha’s "Le Pater"

Half-naked figures prostrate themselves in misty gorges, struggling and writhing before serene spirits of light.

Among Alphonse Mucha’s greatest achievements in his mature years were his seven pictures from the Lord’s Prayer, known as the “Pater Noster” or “Le Pater.”

He created a separate image for each line of the prayer. Above are the images for “Thy kingdom come,” and “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Mucha visualized the familiar prayer as a universal expression of humankind’s relationship with the divine, mixing traditional Catholic devotion with an Asiatic-tinged occult mysticism.
Above: “Lead us not into temptation” and the cover.

The Century magazine in 1904 described Mucha’s unique conception of God as “no longer the benign or wrathful Father, but a mysterious Being whose shadow fills the earth. Nature is personified as a luminous, adolescent giant, and Love descends from heaven in the guise of a woman.”

You can see all seven images, as well as the decorative elements and calligraphy Mucha produced for the cover and the intervening pages at this website.
Quote from: “Alfons Mucha and the New Mysticism,” by Christian Brinton, Century Magazine, 1904.
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) on Wikipedia
Lines and Colors update on Mucha with a LOT of helpful links 
Good reproductions of all seven pictures in the Belvedere Catalog 

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61654. i'm hanging on the wire

I'm so tired these days. I'm exhausted and need my bed as I type this. I just cannot keep up with everything I have to do. When I started this blog I guess I just wanted to start drawing again. Then some time went by and I realised that I might just have some skill and, who knows, I could actually turn my hobby into work. Now I'm at the stage where I can't keep up with it all. I know that all small businesses go through this transitional stage and this is where they can flourish or, for want of a better phrase, go tits up.

I just wasn't expecting to get to a stage where I hardly have the time to draw. These are two pages from my new Moleskine project; the airmail/penpal/Scandinavian themed one. I managed to sneak an evenings drawing in earlier in the week. At this rate this book will be finished in 2036.

Any advice?

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61655. RUG DESIGN - new trend blog

katy repetto works as a rug designer and recently decided to give something back to the rug design community by starting a blog dedicated to rug design and trends. above and below are some of her lil mo designs for momeni and for those interested rug design trends see here.

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Scary Mary is complete! 

 She's a very grumpy hen, prone to throwing a few tantrums...
 But I managed to tame her for just enough time to get the story completed..
 And now I've let her go, she's currently running rampage around the offices of Tiger Tales, near New York...
...I hope they don't mind!

It's been a good fun book to work on with Tiger Tales.

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61657. Ruby Gets Color

I thought it might be interesting to show how Ruby went from sketch to finished illustration. This is will be one of the color examples in my book dummy. I’ve got quite a few more pages to go, so…. back to work!

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61658. DESIGNER - pattern pie

bronwyn seedeen is a melbourne-born illustrator who runs her own design studio called pattern pie where she works on projects for 'publishing and editorial, educational material, posters, logo & stationery design; product, toy & character development, personal prints & anything in between!'. to see bronwyn's portfolio or to contact her visit pattern pie online here.

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61659. “N.Y.C. (No York City)” by Rick Liss

“N.Y.C. (No York City)” by Rick Liss is a deliriously energetic pixilation tour of early-Eighties New York, where crime was rampant and mimes infested Central Park. A lot has changed since then, but the city’s relentless, wired bustle remains thankfully the same. The jarring electronic score, an inspired auditory complement, is by Laurie Anderson.

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61660. The Official Manufacturing Company

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OMFGCO (The Official Manufacturing Company) is a Portland, Oregon-based thing making machine. Comprised of three gentlemen whose experience includes Wieden + Kennedy, Ace Hotel and probably a million sketchbooks — the crew handles a wide variety of graphic and visual projects with supreme dexterity.

I really enjoy the Co.’s collateral and branding systems. Obviously, the work for Ace Hotel is great. But they’ve also done work for smaller companies in their local Portland. What’s nice to see is that, whether the project be large or small, the attention to detail remains the same. It’s always a thrill to see so many various pieces come together to inform a single brand or idea.

Check them out! And check out the shop!

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61661. Garden

I just picked up our first batch of tomato plants for the season. Very excited to get these guys in the ground. They're heirloom varieties selected for their ability to thrive in the Sonoran sun.

In particular, we wanted tomatoes that were fast-growing and didn't get too large. We've got a number of Curve-billed Thrashers (see the nasty little booger below) that like to hop around pecking tomatoes, and the longer a tomato takes to ripen, the greater the risk of a pecking.
Anyway, we're starting with four different varieties: an Amy's Sugar Gem, a Costoluto Genovese, an Alicante, and an Amish Salad.
By the way, these are all going to be watered until Monsoon with rain that was collected over the course of the winter. Not too shabby.

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61662. What I'm working on

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2011

Hi there!

To share a bit of what I'm doing at the moment, I finished working on the animal book I mentioned a few weeks ago. This is a lovely book filled with short animal stories. It was a time consuming project in the sense that I had to do quite a lot of illustrations. Above is a peek at a sketch from one of the spots and here it is in color:

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2011

I also recently finished working on the two baby books from the series I'm illustrating and have just started to work on the following two. I love working on these! Really, they are so much fun. There is something about drawing babies, you can't sketch them without smiling. :o)

Another thing I did recently was work on my website, it went through a little make-over so to speak. I tried to still keep it very simple and clean. I used iWeb. It's so incredibly easy to use it's ridiculous!

And one last thing I wanted to mention. We all know how devastating Japan's earthquake and Tsunami has been. I can't get my mind off these poor people and country. They really need all our help. Even if you think you are just one person in a sea of millions and you wont really make a difference, you can. If we all help it will count. Your help alone might not be able to clear an area from destruction but it can give a grandmother a meal for a day. Or help get a blanket to keep a child warm. It doesn't matter how much you can give, just help in any way you can. It does count.

I decided to help too. You can read more about it here.

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61663. 383: chicken itza

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61664. ORLA KIELY - fulton umbrellas

fulton, the UK’s leading umbrella company, has teamed up with orla kiely to create a collection that combines her stunning signature prints with fulton’s quality rain wear expertise. perfect for april showers they are available from john lewis, harrods and stockists nationwide. shown above is my minilite-2 'cross hatch stem’ but there are several prints and sizes in the collection.

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61665. Spy

I'm sp〜y♪

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61666. It's Here! It's Here!

I recently put together a book dummy using Blurb.com to print it in softcover, and it finally arrived today (after five long days of tracking it from state to state, starting in WA)!  I'll be sending this off to my agents at Cornell & McCarthy to pass around to different publishing companies--YAY!  This is the first dummy book I've really seen through to the end; the first book that I didn't scrap half-way through due to a weak story line, or because it wasn't working overall.  Even if no one picks this book up, it's still one step closer to my dream of becoming an author since I learned so much creating it.  

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61667. spy

take a look (or two):
Scalatores Krickel Krakel

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61668. “Try To Say” by Noella Borie

This music video, featuring paper cut-out animation by Paris-born, New York-based artist Noella Borie, follows a woman on journey “through a mirror, in search of an elusive heart, illustrating the song’s message of leaving a relationship that has gone sour”. Borie’s blog is NSFW. The song is a new single by Broadway actress Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages).

(Thanks, Tim Dunleavy)

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61669. Mia Hansen

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61670. STORESNAPS - bhs

spring had definitely sprung at bhs this weekend where i took a few snaps of their new picnicware for summer outdoor dining. first up was the fun 'sherbert fruit' design available on melamine plates, trays, and bowls, which could be mixed and matched with 'sherbert floral'. this was followed by a more traditional but very colourful all over floral design. also spotted on a similar theme were

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61671. Thoroughly Modern Milly

Some designs take a long time to hatch - I've been meaning to work out a mole design for two years, but what with my book jobs and things, I've only just got round to it. Luckily I had made a little sketch at the time - in *shock horror* the back of a picture book...

I absolutely do not condone drawing in books, but this was an old battered ex-library copy which I picked up from a charity shop after a trip to the dentists, two bus rides away from the village. Happily my bus home stopped right outside a pub, so I popped in for a pint while I was waiting for it and read my book. It is an old favourite and I hadn't got a copy. It's the most beautiful story for children, dealing with bereavement and not at all mawkish or pro-religion of any kind.

Here, Mole is passing on the gift of making paper chain moles, which Badger in turn taught him. And finding myself with pencil but without sketch book, I drew a mole of my own on the endpaper and called her Milly.

In real life, moles are not at all the sweetly shy characters they are often portrayed as; they are quite fierce and territo

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61672. Alejandro Almanza

Ahead and beyond of everyone's time, space and rhythm, 2009. Table, Silverware, chinaware, candles, cutlery, flowers, napkins, cups, vase, table top, chandeliers, disco ball. Risk and Tension. It seems that Alejandro Almanza likes to keep viewers on their toes. Working mostly with construction materials and domestic interiors, Almanza creates situations of stress through sculpture and installations; a house of cards that precariously threatens to fall or break. Danger seems to be a constant in his work, as well as the exploration of materials and our perceptions of them

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61673. 30 Lessons Learned, #23: Book Trailers are Fun (if you don't have to do the work)

It seems that book trailers are all the rage these days so I wanted to make one. Or, I should say, I enlisted my talented family to make one. I just did a simple storyboard. Then my husband did the editing and animation (lucky me) and my brother, a composer, did the music (lucky me). It was a very fun collaborative project.

You can view it here: http://www.aquapup.com/buglette

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61675. beep boop

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