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By Rawls — Aug 26, 2010, 11:48 am EDT
oh wait... did I forget to mention that it's FREE!?!? Well, it is. They would LOVE for you to donate of course, which I'm sure many of us will be willing to do. Especially if it encourages them to create more!!
"SCATTERHEAD is based on ALCHEMY. A free ('There's that word again!) vector based sketching tool. It allows you to generate chaos and transform it into something concrete. Place random shapes on top of each other and notice how you start to interpret the mess and see familiar structures. As you go further the chaos vanishes and a rough sketch is born.
Scatterhead contains a number of chosen rough and chaotic pieces that show the potential to maybe become something more than that… Please enjoy our little artbook with the same joy we had putting it together for you guys.
We hope that it will inspire you as you go through it."
Download the book HERE.
May 26, 2010, 12:42 am EDT
We recenlty we caught up with the amazingly talented illustrator David Palumbo to find out about his new book, 'Quickie.' David's client list includes Acclaim Entertainment, Black Library, Heavy Metal Magazine, Lucasfilm, Marvel Entertainment, Night Shade Books, Pyr Books, Riley Films, Roadrunner Records, Science Fiction Book Club, Solaris Books, Upper Deck Entertainment, VH1, and Wizards of the Coast.
What is Quickie about? What can readers expect to find in your new book?
Quickie started as an experiment and grew way beyond any initial plans I had made. The very first paintings that I ever did in my postcard series were just exercises really. I was playing with more energetic brush strokes and testing some color ideas on a small format. Doing little 5x7 oil studies, which is why I call them postcards. I had been thinking about doing a series of nudes, and that seemed like as good a subject as any to test out some new techniques. The more I did, the more I really got into it though. I would occasionally do a larger piece, but most of them stayed at that 5x7 size and I found that I was having a lot of fun and really learning a lot by playing with this looser approach.
As it became a series, I started refining the concept and to be honest I’m still figuring it out. Right now I think of it as contemporary pin-up. I want each piece to be sexy and suggestive, but without giving up beauty and honesty. I want the girls to look like real girls and the situations and poses to relate to real life. I want pin-ups which convey intimacy. Last Summer I collected my favorites from the first year of this continued experiment and released it as a limited edition soft cover.
This year I went one step further and partner with Brand Studio Press to put together this new volume. I don’t look at it as a follow-up so much as the official release. There are a few works repeated from the limited edition, but the bulk of the pieces included in the hardcover are new and I feel that all together it represents my clearest vision of the Quickie series. It’s a nice big book too, 10”x10”, 96 pages, and no text at all ;)
May 11, 2010, 02:35 am EDT
A giant has left us. Fantasy art legend Frank Frazetta passed away at 82 from a stroke on Monday, May 10, 2010 at a hospital near his home in Florida.
His work resonates with timeless appeal that is still fresh and invigorating to this day; he can be considered one of the great masters of his craft, a true innovator and pioneer.
Frazetta helped to define a genre and his work continues to inspire new generations of artists across many fields, including film, animation, illustration, games, and comics. He will be greatly missed, it is a very sad day for the art community, and our thoughts go out to his family at this time.
LA Times Obituary
Frank Frazetta Wikipedia Page
The UNOFFICIAL Frank Frazetta Fantasy Art Gallery
By admin — Nov 04, 2009, 06:18 pm EST
What can you tell us about your book Salvaged?
Salvaged started out as a series of photoshop experiments back in 1999. The only artist that was doing innovative work in such a new field was Dave McKean. I was really drawn to his graphic designs and overall play of shapes. Really a genius of our times and has fortified a new artist era of digital art acceptance.
At one point, after trying to deconstruct McKean’s work… I had to set aside all his work and just focus on my own ideas. I had spent many hours creating and experimenting in hopes to fortify a style that I could call my own. Finally in 2000, I created an iconic image titled ‘Transfusion’ which solidified a working method and also a style that I could claim as my own.
Over the following years, each day after I would return home from my full time job, I would just sit right back down and work until 3am on the Salvaged series. It was a wondrous time and also a stressful one as trying to live a duel life of 2 full time jobs was starting to take its toll. Plenty of sleepless nights, panic attacks, and various drama start to plague my life. Right then, I knew that I had to take a break.
A year later I started to showcase my personal work online and at a few gallery events. Everyone seemed to love what I have created and was given praise for the innovative ideas. It then dawned on me to collect the work and make a small collected volume. Right away, I started to work on the book layout, contacted publishers, and did my best to figure out ‘How to make a book’. That took 3 years before Salvaged finally saw print and was released last year of 2008.
By admin — Nov 02, 2009, 07:17 pm EST
The Imagine Nation is a blog that showcases diverse and creative artwork from around the globe. From video games to film, traditional mediums to digital, and 3D to 2D, The Nation’s sole purpose is to collect artwork that inspires others to grow as artists and share their magic.
There are mega talents that post regularly like Joe Vriens and Kekai Kotaki who both have made huge names for themselves with their stunning artwork and distinctive styles. New and fresh faces, like Marco Nelor and Daniel Chavez continue to keep the rest of us on our toes with their passion and strong desire to “rise up”. Seasoned veterans like illustrator Scott Altmann and Art Director David Kubalak, make strong appearances with stellar showings on a consistent basis. Whether it’s the student, professional, or simply the hobbyist, our hope is that you’ll find the range of artists represented here will ignite your fires and keep you passionate about your craft!
By Rawls — May 27, 2009, 03:54 pm EDT
Trailers for books seem to be the thing these days...
"A Kiss From Tokyo", Theatrical Trailer (1964) - Yuki 7 dashes around the world in hot pursuit of the tantalizingly tricky Diamond Eye, who is stealing parts and plans and leaving behind a path of murdered scientists in her quest to build a missile inside her volcanic lair.
This wonderfully animated book trailer was co-directed by Kevin Dart and Stephane Coedel.
The animation is a part of a promotional event about the release of Kevin's new book, "Seductive Espionage, the world of Yuki 7" which should come out this summer.
Kevin did all the art and Stephane gave them life via After Effects.
Stephane tried to catch what was typical about the vintage look of the movies from this period. Lighting, grain, old school Special Effects (car chase in a studio with background projected film, miniature sets), editing, old fashion transitions, Music, etc...
Cyrille Marchesseau created a great piece of music inspired by Laurie Johnson (The Avengers) and John Barry (James bond).