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61651. My Best

Luck of the Cricket

Afternoon Tea
Ouzo the Clown
Jumbo Size
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61653. proverb

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61654. Ingvard the Terrible invades ChildrensIllustrators.com

Well, I finally bit the proverbial bullet and signed up for a year on the online illustration directory Children's Illustrators (you can see my profile & portfolio here). I've been debating for some time whether or not to join any online directory. There's also another one geared toward kid's illustration at www.picture-book.com, and there's a bunch of other directories that are more general.

Part of the problem was I could never get a definitive answer from other people as to whether or not they actually worked. Some got a job or two out of it, others nothing. The other part of the problem is that they're really, really expensive. It's odd that you need to get on a directory to get a gig, but you can't pay for it unless you get a gig.

But, at this point, I need all the help I can get, so I took a shot. At the very least, I just hope I get enough work out of it to make my money back!

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61655. E.T. and Catman

For this sketch card commission, I was given the freedom to draw my favorite child hood movie character. This one was tough because there's quite a few. Regardless, in the end, I settled on the most magical one of them all, E.T. I remember the sense of awe and enjoyment I had as a child watching this movie for the first time. All I know is that after the movie, I wanted my own Extra Terrestrial from another plant running loose in my house :)

And of course, I had to draw another first, Catman, which was cool too.

Posted via email from The Art of Eric Merced

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61656. Alberto Cerriteno

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Inspired by pop surrealism and alternative cartoons, Alberto Cerriteno’s work is filled with rich textures and fantastically imagery. This print entitled Recuerdos is no exception. We see a small group of birds perching on branches sprouting from a somewhat distinguished gentleman’s head. The man appears to be crying and I hope they’re tears of joy. Recuerdos was originally created for the latest album of Mexican indie band Hello Seahorse, but is now available for purchase here.


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61657. Some inspirational motivation

I have a bad habit of thinking other illustrators have a special magic. A magical magic that allows them to *POOF!* produce a drawing, painting, illustration to perfection, right off the bat. Every. Time. It's easy to look at someone successful and not realize there's probably mounds of unsuccessful crumpled papers at their feet. And that's great! Know why? Because it means there is no magic! Just hard work, sometimes failure, and a whole lotta perseverance. So here's to going for it, keeping at it and never, ever giving up!

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61658. Les Bottes Bleues.

My boy Magnus is 7 months old now, has 2 teeth, and some brand new mega cool blue boots that his Mum got him from Sweden (except that it's summer all year long here, so I'm not sure about those fancy bear hunting boots).

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61659. Waiting

This is an image from a book series I did a few years ago called Dizzy and Friends (for 0 to 5 year olds. The images is of a medical waiting room, one of my least favourite things to do is sit in medical waiting rooms. Thou they do provide countless hours of drawing time, I thought it might fit the new topic well.

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61660. Urban Sketches: Coffee Break

I’m a bit under the weather today so will do a minimalist post. These are some sketches I did yesterday afternoon. These are about the actual size of the sketches.

I also drew a few things that were within my line of sight.

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61661. Born Loser 1967

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61662. Leftyjoe's Five things.

These are my best things from this month. :)

1.) Hot thing.

2.) Scary thing.

3.) Brooding thing.

4.) African thing.

5.) Nerdy thing.

my blog. :) Leftyjoe.blogspot.com

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61663. Elgin SUBWAYSURFER Bolling's 5 Best pics

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61664. Balance


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61665. Welcome to Week 200!!!

Hey all:

Art Jumble is four years old!

So enjoy this week of posting your best pieces! We've got some exciting new things in the works for the Art Jumble Blog to be released in the next couple of weeks:

~ A new site design (web and smart phone friendly)
~ Monthly competitions (more details soon)
~ Monthly newsletters
~ Advertising with Art Jumble
~ And other little improvements... 

Comic Jumble (found in the top banner), will be taken down soon for the time being. It's a great idea, but needs to be rethought - so enjoy that while it's up.

Just a couple of stats from the blog:

~We've gotten over 270,700 visits from 12,860 cities around the world

~Most traffic comes from Arizona, New york, Vancouver, Madrid, Toronto, etc.  

~ Most of our referring traffic comes from Google images because Google owns Blogger. All images that get posted to Art Jumble will more than likely show up as Google image searches when people look for things. See for yourself, you might find one or two of your own posted images: http://www.google.com/images?q=art+jumble

~ Over 1,000 people subscribe to our RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ArtJumble

Looking forward for another four years, take care and have fun guys!

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61666. Review of A Wish and A Prayer by Beth Bence Reinke

I found another really wonderful review of a book I illustrated.  A Wish and A Prayer was written by Beth Bence Reinke.   The review was posted on the Teens and Children's Book connection.

You might enjoy reading about the book.  I found the story interesting to illustrate and loved reading it over and over.  Addressing the difference between wishing for something and praying about a situation Beth has captured the feelings of a child who has lost something dear to him and actively seeks help in many ways to find it again. Ending with a trust in God and a gentle prayer, the story is beautifully told.

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61667. Naldo's Favorite 5 Without File Searching for Hours!!!

Not in any order...it's impossible to pick only 5 faves for artists, it's like asking which of you children you can save -- it's just impossible!!!

But there are one's I tend to go back to - - and of course, those vary over the years. I guess the current crop of faves (in no particular order):

A) Miata Toon - A still from an animated flash piece, like an old Odd Rod!

B) Cheerleader Cop - Typical of my short comic stories - a wacky concept taken too far. Cheerleader cop is respected and feared in the corriders of her high school!

C) SST Advertisement - A one-panel for another blog that hints at things that never happened. I'm a cartoonist - I love short works, covers and one-panels!!

D) Fang girls - Standard assortment of buxom babes in a group. Geez, why don't I do this all the time?

E) Avatar - I built a Robbie the Robot Avatar to use in Second Life. I also built a Lost In Space robot -- they're great for going to the SL clubs and jammin'

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61668. And the winners are...

Thank you all for celebrating the ,"Science Around the House", release with me last week. I really appreciate all the encouragement and support,  it was great!  Today is my daughter  Emily's 14th birthday so I asked her to do the honors with the drawing. We decided to draw two names.  Congratulations to....

Deb Meyer

...and Pat Zietlow Miller !

Please send me your contact info (rozf@charter. net) and I will be happy to send a copy out to you. 

Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the projects (and coloring the illustrations).

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61669. Five by Marcelo Baez

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61670. Travel a thousand miles

For IF - "You learn more by traveling a thousand miles then reading a thousand books." Ancient Chinese Proverb

Only 2 more pages, the ArtHouse Project would be done!!

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61671. EFII Podcast Episode 51 – Nigel Buchanan

Episode 51 of the Escape from Illustration Island Podcast features an audio interview with Illustrator Nigel Buchanan. Together we discuss his many years of experience as a professional artist, his move from traditional to digital Illustration, as well as his collaborative efforts with his fellow artists to share resources for greater impact. I also announce EFII’s new Books & Audio section, which features eBooks and audio material for freelance Illustrators.

Here are links to some of the things mentioned on the show:

Nigel Buchanan’s Website
Picture Pig
EFII Podcast Episode 46 – Art Director SooJin Buzelli
ICON6 Illustration Conference
Price Negotiation w/ Maria Piscopo

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61672. Owen's Birth Announcement

OMG - it really bugs me that I'm so far behind on my own blog. Been crazy busy. I know. I know. That's no excuse - blah - blah - blah - lol.

Anyway below is a birth announcement I recently designed. I love projects like this.

photo cards, photo books, photo birth announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday party invitations, thank you cards, baptism christening invitations, stationery

photo cards, photo books, photo birth announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday party invitations, thank you cards, baptism christening invitations, stationery

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61673. 5 things

Can't really judge my 'best' but I think this ones didn't go so bad as the rest...

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61674. The “New Twitter” is Coming

For those of you who use Twitter, chances are you use one of the many Twitter applications (TweetDeck, HootSuite, etc.) instead of going through Twitter.com.

Well, Twitter is beginning to roll out a brand new version of their own user interface that at least begins to compete with some of these other formats. I’m not sure that I’ll be switching out of my comfort zone (I’m a big fan of HootSuite) but there are definitely some compelling features.

Check out this video to find out more:

Go to twitter.com/newtwitter for more info.

What do you think of the “New Twitter”? Will it bring you back to Twitter.com? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

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61675. Dash Shaw’s New Animated Feature “The Ruined Cast”

Twenty seven-year-old indie comic artist Dash Shaw is worked on a hand-drawn animated feature called The Ruined Cast. The teaser trailer is posted above, and he’s keeping a production blog at RuinedCast.com. His project was among those selected for the Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab, and is described as “a disconnected family thrown into chaos when the scientist father loses the test subject of his experiment with appearance-altering technology.” He discusses the project in an audio slideshow on the Sundance Institute website.

The film, which is being made in Brooklyn, is written and directed by Shaw. Other contributing artists include Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson and Ray Sohn. The film is produced by John Cameron Mitchell (whose film Rabbit Hole just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival), Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic (who was Bill Plympton’s producer on his latest feature Idiots and Angels).

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