June 30, 2009

Illustration podcasts

Podcasts about freelance illustration and comic art.
http://illustrationparty.blogspot.com/
http://www.cvcomics.com/artandstory/
http://www.chrisoatley.com/
http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/
http://javilandblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.wippodcast.com/
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/rss45791.xml

Bianca Ryan


Bianca Ryan
Bianca Taylor Ryan (born September 1, 1994) is an American singer and guitarist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the debut season of NBC's America's Got Talent at age eleven.
http://www.biancaryan.com/
http://www.myspace.com/biancaryan

June 26, 2009

Farrah Fawcett


Farrah Fawcett
(February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrah_Fawcett

British movies


Hoffman (1969) staring Peter Sellers and Sinéad Cusack
A strange and touching love story.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffman_(film)


The Browning Version (1951)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Browning_Version_(1951_film)
http://www.criterion.com/films/873

June 24, 2009

Glenn Barr Elsewhere Show






Attended the opening night of the Glenn Barr's Elsewhere show at Outre gallery on 19th June. Always great to see the original paintings up close. Here are some photos from the night.
http://www.outregallery.com/browse.aspx?Category=166

Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas


Brandt Peters
http://www.brandtpeters.com/
http://brandtpeters.blogspot.com/


Kathie Olivas
http://www.miserychildren.com/
http://www.kathieolivas.blogspot.com/

June 20, 2009

Low brow Art blogs

http://arrestedmotion.com/
http://www.g1988.blogspot.com/

Kelly Vivanco


Kelly Vivanco
http://www.kellyvivanco.com/

Devin Crane


Devin Crane
Devin Crane is an animator and character designer at Dreamworks. I saw his designs in the making of Monsters and Aliens book.
http://devincrane.com/

Krista Huot



Krista Huot
http://www.kristahuot.com/
Flickr site
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristahuot/
interview with Krista Huot
http://arrestedmotion.com/2009/05/interview-krista-huot-quiet-storm-g1988-gallery-1988/

June 17, 2009

Life drawing

Life drawing classes in Melbourne


ink and lead at Newport
http://www.inkandlead.com.au/


Dr sketchy in South Melbourne
http://drsketchymelbourne.com/

Anna Biller's Viva



Viva is a first feature by independent film maker Anna Biller.
A colorful sexploitation comedy set in the 1970's.

http://www.lifeofastar.com/aboutanna.html

Her blog
http://www.lifeofastar.com/blog.html

Amazon link

June 14, 2009

Michael Gillette




Michael Gillette

To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the birth of Ian Flemming , publishing powerhourse Penguin recently commissioned the very talented British born, San Francisco painter Michael Gillette to paint iconic covers of 14 James Bond novels.

Blog
http://pencilsqueezing.blogspot.com/
Website
http://www.michaelgillette.com
http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/interview_michael_gillette.php3
Interview
http://www.lifelounge.com/Michael-Gillette-does-sexy-Bond-girls-like-no-other.aspx

Dave Degrand


Dave Degrand
http://davedegrand.blogspot.com/

The Illustrated 007


The Illustrated 007
http://illustrated007.blogspot.com/

June 13, 2009

Renato Fratini


Renato Fratini
Renato Fratini was an Italian poster artist who painted many classic British posters.

Tom Chantrell



Tom Chantrell was one of the legends of British poster art.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2001/jul/28/guardianobituaries.filmnews

http://hammerhorrorposters.com/tomchantrell.html


Author Sim Branaghan lecture on British poster artists
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/podcasts/?yr=2007

June 9, 2009

Digital zip-tone

Here's the process for adding digital zip-tone to your linework.
http://zettwoch.blogspot.com/2008/09/gone-fishin-halftone-how-to.html

1) Scan my lineart drawing at 600 DPI grayscale.
2) Play with the levels to make the ink look black and the paper look white. change the image size to the final printed size.
3) Convert the file to 1200 DPI bitmap, with the setting to 50% threshold. You do this because you ultimately want your lineart to be totally crisp and not halftoned.
4) Convert the file back to grayscale leaving it at 1200 DPI.
5) Go through and add the gray tones with a 20% K. You could do it darker if you wanted more dense dots. (no need to do it on a separate layer, just use the paint bucket or a brush set to 'darken' or whatever. All you should have a white pixels, black pixels, and the gray tone pixels)
6) Convert it to back to 1200 DPI bitmap, with the 'haftone screen' settings set like this. frequency 45 angle 30 degrees.

The main thing is that your art is thresholded before you start adding grays. Otherwise when you go to turn the whole thing to halftone your art will get a tiny bit fuzzy around the edges.

June 8, 2009

Francine York


Francine York
Tall, statuesque, well-endowed brunette who carved out a nice career for herself in cult movies, feature films, and television sitcoms in the 60s and 70s.

Miss York worked as a model in her late teenage years and early twenties before one of her modeling supervisors decided she would be good in Hollywood.

Still attractive at 67 years of age, Miss York still appears in sitcoms and shows no signs of slowing down. Her credits include memorable appearances on "Bewitched" (1964), "Batman" (1966) and "My Favorite Martian" (1963), and her movie credits included The Nutty Professor (1963).

http://www.francineyork.com/
http://www.francineyork.com/auto/framauto.htm

June 3, 2009

Modern Retro



http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepixel/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacesick/sets/72157614482499746/
"Classic records lost in time and format, re-emerged as Pelican books."