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Playing around with Hooch our crazy dog after work last week.

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When the wind blows from the West I awaken
Then every breath becomes a song
Every stroke is sacred
Vivian Hadding

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73728. Snow Games

Holly is all bundled up and ready for any snow game!

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73729. The Arrival

I made a few versions of this and I still can't decide which I prefer (click thine linken to fancy a view.) - Das!

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73730. THOR at home

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73731. Yulia

Yulia, an animation short film by Antoine Arditti.jpg

Unfortunately there’s no embeddable video for this short, but do check it out at its own site. Antoine Arditii’s Yulia is an entertaining black-and-white short about a woman who finds herself looking for love in a stark, empty room. The rotoscoped animation was created by printing out 3D animation onto paper, and tracing it with pencil.

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73732. Symmetry

Symmetry is fun, although I have read somewhere it should be avoided in character design. Sketchbook Pro has a symmetry image tool.

Symmetry bird thing

Symmetry bird thing

I’ve been working hard in my sketchbook, I’ve also got some posts planned for the future on customizing your workspace for digital art.

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Quick sketch before work...Shulynn and the Rei from Songs for the Dragon King
by Vivian Hadding

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73734. Ronald Searle at 90


One of the greats, Ronald Searle, turns 90 today. Searle’s unmistakable and influential pen line has decorated countless books and magazines. At 90 years old, the drawings still flow from his hand in his studio in the south of France. Here’s a new interview conducted to celebrate the milestone:

Your take-home quote from the interview: “The moment it is successfull, kill it.”

Oh how I wish I could visit the exhibit of Searle’s work that opens today at The Cartoon Museum in London. And even then, Searle’s complete archive of sketchbooks, drawings, and his personal library, will find a home in the Wilhelm-Busch Museum in Hanover, Germany.

For more, you can’t go wrong with the brilliant and image-rich blog, the Ronald Searle Tribute Blog, and our own posts tagged Ronald Searle here on Drawn!.

Richard Thompson, whose own work shows the undeniable influence of Searle’s, has some nice things to say on the occasion, and shares a link to another recent interview.




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73735. Mark McDonnell Tutorials

Mark McDonnell teaches life drawing at Disney and Dreamworks and shares some of his tips and lessons at his YouTube channel. Here's gesture drawing warm-up part 2. - via Drawn!

This video is a lesson in gesture drawing. Gesture is usually used by animators but is a very useful method for any artist. The style he uses is Disneyesque but you can do this in your own style. It's great to do at cafes, on the bus, at the zoo, etc.

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73736. McEntee’s Train Deal

In 1860, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had a sweet deal for a couple of artists. The railroad approached Hudson River School painters Jervis McEntee and Sanford Gifford with the idea of a sketching trip.

“The company supplies [the artists] with two cars, one which is fitted with sleeping accommodations. They switch off at any picturesque point of view that may strike their fancy, and when they have exhausted its capabilities for artistic purposes, they book on to a train and proceed as far as they choose.”

It was good publicity for McEntee, Gifford, and the railroad. Hey, if Amtrak wants to try the idea out again, I’m sure we can find a couple of artists to sign up.
From “McEntee & Company,” a catalog from the Beacon Hill Fine Art.

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73737. day 64: salon

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73738. John Canemaker’s New Blog

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John Canemaker (far left) with John Kricfalusi, Frank Gladstone and Glen Keane

Finally! Our friend, the esteemed animation historian/filmmaker/teacher John Canemaker has started a regular monthly blog column for Print magazine. He says that the blog will take “a wide-ranging look at many and varied artistic influences on animation, including comic art and CGI, games, book illustration, fine art, classic films, literature, and performance art,” and will explore everything “from Giotto to Johnny Gruelle, Elaine Stritch to Snow White, with the same personal perspective I bring to my teaching, lectures, and books.”

In his first post, Canemaker expresses his appreciation for the comic Bone and chats with Jeff Smith about his forthcoming animated adaptation of Bone. My only suggestion is that Print offers a direct link to his blog that always links to the latest article and Canemaker’s archives, otherwise it’ll be difficult to link to his blog or keep up with his posts.

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73739. CIRCUS

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73740. Unique Merchandise

Enjoy my artwork?
It is now available as unique, cool designs in my new store. It is affordable, unique and makes great gifts for yourself and loved ones.

Artwork: ©Susi Galloway

Artwork: ©Susi Galloway

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73741. Review: "Polly & the Pirates"

Polly & the Piratesby Ted NaifehSynopsis: "Sweet young Polly Pringle languishes in a boring and rigid finishing school for 'ladies of quality,' all the while dreaming of swashbuckling adventure and romance like the kind found in tales of Meg Malloy, the pirate queen. To Polly's shock, she is abducted by a swarthy band of buccaneers and informed that her allegedly dead mother was none other than

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73742. Daisy the Different Dolphin

Just completed illustrating a new book Project, 'Daisy the Different Dolphin'. Story is about a lonely, but unusual Dolphin called Daisy that lives in the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater beach. Her life changes when she becomes friends with a small boy and rescues him from a big shark. Book will be available for sale soon..

Artwork: ©Susi Galloway

Artwork: ©Susi Galloway

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73743. Fight2Win

Did any of you happen to watch American Idol last night and see an ad for Fight2Win.org? I was really moved by the ad, and as a Hodgkin's Disease survivor, have never seen any fundraiser asking specifically for donations for research on Hodgkin's Disease. I always thought this is true largely because it is a treatable disease with a very high success rate. But unfortunately, as it strikes young people predominantly, there are those who succumb to the disease. In some instances the disease is resistant to the treatment protocols. I have met many people through the years, some who do fine and others who do not survive either the disease or the treatment. I am so happy to find out about a way to help learn more about this disease. Almost all of the donated money goes directly to fund the research itself. 

Here is a small way I can begin to help with this cause. Last week I received a box of fabrics from Robert Kaufman. The fabrics are the On A Whim owls design enlarged. They were digitally printed by Spoonflower. I have 5 pieces that are 3 yards each. I am going to offer these in my Etsy shop with free shipping. All proceeds (minus my shipping costs) will go to Fight2Win.org. They would be perfect for larger home decorating projects. I included a photo of the original owls so you can see the size difference. Thanks for helping me with this cause.

73744. Ensign Enigma

A sadly forgotten crimefighter. While villains tried to decipher the meaning of his chest symbol, Ensign Enigma would punch them in the nose. It was oddly effective.

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73745. Portfolio watch


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73746. Interview with Illustrator Jessica Fortner

My interview for "Ape on the Moon" just went live...so go check it out :)


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73747. Secret of Kells In The News

Secret of Kells

Today’s New York Times has an article about the surprise Oscar nomination of Secret of Kells. There are some fascinating details in the article about the grassroots campaign to get the film nominated:

GKIDS was aided by a “superfan,” Jamie Bolio, an animator who had fallen in love with the film at Edinburgh. The company essentially enabled her to be a citizen publicist, allowing her to post on “The Secret of Kells” Facebook page and giving her 200 DVDs to distribute to the Los Angeles cartooning industry.

Also, if you’ve seen the film and want to understand all of its historical references and settings, I can recommend no finer article than this in-depth analysis by Robert Tan posted on Roger Ebert’s blog.

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73748. Homework: Modern Polish Poster Design


If you are in the London area, Kemistry Gallery is currently showing works by the warsaw-based design studio homework (Joanna Górska and Jerzy Skakun). On display is a selection of over fifty of their prints including classic cinema and modern Polish theatre posters. The exhibition runs from March 5th through the 17th of April.







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73749. Off topic...

Obama Sushi

(thanks Jay!)

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73750. Creepy Visitor.

We had two great blizzards here in the Philadelphia area last month (a total of around 84 inches since December 2009). With only a week left of my wife's maternity leave these blizzards were a welcome event. I got to spend some good time with Daisy and Virginia. However, we did receive an unwelcome guest at our back door...

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