MUTE

Look at this CG animation short from Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke! It is both utterly charming and seriously disturbing at the same time. I love the way they animated the boobs! Boobs. Boobs. Now that word doesn’t seem real to me. Anyway, according to this post from DigitalArts, the film has been screened at the Dutch Film Festival and the Anim’est festival in Bucharest. Congrats J, J & M!  –S.

CATCHING UP

It has been a while since I’ve posted, so much has happened in the last month and a half. I started working in from a different location, I got a nasty cold virus, the company I work for merged with six other companies, then a bunch of really fun stuff happened. I have been out almost every night for the last two weeks, so today was all about relaxing, taking naps and catching up with Breaking Bad before the finale {Read More}

ZODIAC STARFORCE

Today I happened upon a beautifully illustrated new web comic called Zodiac Starforce and it looks like it’s going to be awesome! I’m loving the artwork by Paulina Ganucheau, the story has just begun but it certainly seems promising and so far all the main characters are girls so that’s always cool to see. It looks like the comic updates every Tuesday night at 8pm. I’ll be putting this on my calendar for sure. Check it out and let me {Read More}

ALEX’S OCTOPUS

My birthday is in February and this year I was gifted with a handmade card from my nephew, Alex. He loves to draw and I’ve been really into his drawings since he started. He has this confidence when he draws and I really admire the way he’s absolutely sure about every little line that he draws. The theme of my birthday card was land and the sea with the land creatures on the left side of the card and the {Read More}

QUEEN AMIDALA

Today I finished the second in a series of art nouveau inspired drawings of the ladies of Star Wars. This drawing is of Queen Amidala wearing the frilly gown from the parade scene in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. I was able to add more detail to this drawing than the Leia one since I used the Intuos Cintiq this time around. I also borrowed Tatooine and Polis Massa and the surrounding moons, suns, etc. from the Leia drawing so {Read More}

“THE MOTHERSHIP DEPOT” REVIEW

  Here’s an “Art Enthusiast” review of the current DeadEyes exhibit over at REDUX. Check out the review then go check out the show!  –S.

LOVE & THEFT

Today I was checking out the Facebook page of the talented and accomplished artist, Jim Woodring. If you’re not familiar with his dream inspired work I suggest you check it out. Anyway, this morning, Woodring posted a short animated film by Bavarian animator, Andreas Hykade, called Love & Theft and it’s pretty psychedelic and hypnotic. Check it out:     I’m going to have to watch this a few more times to absorb some of the symbolism. I’ll also be checking out Hykade’s other animations. Here’s {Read More}

GIFT WRAP, TEA PAINTING & DEADEYES

I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while. After rebuilding my site, spending time categorizing my past blog posts and learning my way around Corel Painter I guess I haven’t had much time for blogging. So this is just a quick post about stuff that’s been going on over the last month or so. First off, I got some goodies from Spoonflower. Here is my Princess Leia drawing as gift wrap. Fun!   And here are the swatches of {Read More}

NEW TOOLS

  Yesterday I received a very welcome package at my door, my new Intuos5 by Wacom. New tools are always exciting but they usually take a bit of practice to get used to. Here’s my first practice piece; a bit rough but I’m getting the hang of it. Along with the tablet I also got a copy of Painter 12, another new tool for me to learn and get acquainted with. I’m pretty excited to dive in and see what {Read More}

PORTRAITS OF THE TROOPS

Kaziah Hancock is one of a small group of artists who are part of “Project Compassion,” a group who give their time and artistic skills to providing families of fallen soldiers with an original portrait of their loved one. Check out this video and consider making a donation to the project!  –S. Edited to add: Unfortunately the website has been Blacklisted by Google so I have removed all direct links to the site.