Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Seed

I met with Johnny Kelly, the director of the animation called The Seed. I had a workshop under him where I had to make a short animation... and realized for the first time that animators are the most patient people in the world. Making a 5~10 minute animation with 2 other people took more than an hour, and we only used clays. Imagine how long he took to make The Seed! He thoroughly explained the process to make this animation and I learned a lot about stop motion animation. I really admire all of his works. I have his poster from Don't Panic. I've never imagined that I would get to meet him in person.

Ken Garduno

"Ken Garduno was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Art Center College of Design with honors in illustration. Since graduation, Ken has gone on to have his work shown in galleries internationally, as well as working as a commercial illustrator on various projects. Ken's work has been published in various publications, and hopes to be in many more." ~Ken Garduno

Source: Ken Garduno

Dimitri Kalagas

"After seven years as an Art Director and Designer, Dimitri has developed an international reputation for producing ideas and visual communications that transcend the clutter. A career of creativity spanning an eclectic mix of mediums - including branding, design, editorship, advertising, photography, radio hosting, managing experimental music events and art installations – Dimitri has evolved into directing film, recently releasing his debut music video for Melbourne band TST." ~Dimitri Kalagas

Source: Dimitri Kalagas

Monsieur Cabinet

Beautiful Mundane series

"Born & raised in England, Monsieur Cabinet (Dave) is an award winning illustrator and designer living in Leeds, England. A graduate of Kingston University, London, when Dave is not illustrating in his studio, he teaches Graphic Design at Leeds college of Art. He is currently exploring the line between Illustration & Graphics, "I like to resolve my ideas in the most appropriate medium"." ~Monsieur Cabinet

I love his small comic sketches too =)

Celluloid Satire Series

Source: Monsieur Cabinet

Victoria Reynolds

Victoria Reynolds Reindeer Voluptuary, 2008
44 x 32 Inches, Oil on panel

Victoria Reynolds Slice of Grace-Pork Butt, 2008
11 x 8.75 Inches, Oil on panel

Victoria Reynolds Down the Primrose Path, 2003
44 x 29 Inches, Oil on panel

Victoria Reynolds Kiss the Fat, 2005
17 x 14.25 Inches, Oil on pane

"Los Angeles-based artist Victoria Reynolds’ paintings of raw flesh, often set in ornate, rococo- or baroque-style frames, are unabashedly sumptuous and sensual (other media include digital imagery, drawing, sculpture, and music). Her work refers to the Venetian art of painting flesh, Dutch vanitas, kitchen and butcher stall scenes, divine sacrifice, and society’s use and sacrifice of animals. Victoria Reynolds exhibits her work internationally, and her work is represented in numerous collections. Recent solo exhibitions include “Drawn and Rendered” at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California; “Carne Vale” at Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas; and “Rare and Well-Done (Blodig och Genomstekt)” at Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden. Reynolds will discuss her works from the past ten years, highlighting those in Nine Lives." ~HAMMER

Source: Richard Heller Gallery

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wataru Itou

Wataru Itou, an art student from Tokyo, spent 4 years of his life building this paper castle. Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle on the Ocean) is currently being displayed at Uminohotaru in Tokyo.

Source: Daily Art Press

Mihai Criste

Surreal Paintings by Mihai Criste. I love how he uses illusion and abstrations in his works.

Source: Mihai Criste blog

Monday, 9 November 2009

Eric Testroete

"I made this as my costume for Halloween 2009. It was kind of inspired by big-head mode seen in videogames. I really wanted to get the faceted geosphere look with wireframe." ~Eric Testroete

When I first saw these pictures (without reading the description), I thought he used CG or photoshop. What a great idea for a Halloween costume!

Source: Eric Testroete

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Guillaume Kayacan

Source: Flickr, Behance Network

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Stephane Halleux

"These amazing sculptures are crafted from bits of leather and all kinds of off found objects, things that from another time that have been put together to create these little beauties. It’s crazy how much attention and detail go into these, and they all look they should be characters in some kind of crazy steampunk, stop-motion movie set in a Triplet of Bellesville universe." ~Kitsunenoir

Don't miss out Stephane's other sculptures!!! They're amazing.

Source: Stephane Halleux

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles

"Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!

Shot with a RED One, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, a Canon EOS 40D, and a Nikon D80.
Stop motion created with Dragon Stop Motion."

What, no CG effects? That's amazing. I think there's beauty in original handmade craft that CG effects cannot create.

Skhizein (Jérémy Clapin,2008)

Réalisé par Jérémy Clapin