August 29, 2010

Stephen Pearson


Stephen Pearson
"Wings of Love" by Stephen Pearson was a top-selling print in the 1970's.

http://www.thecontainergallery.co.uk/stephen_pearson/stephpears_all_thumb_pages/stephen_pearson.html


http://mysticmedusa.com/2009/11/21/nouveau-naff/

Lou Shabner


Lou Shabner
Lou Shabner was already an accomplished glamour artist in his native England for 25-plus years before becoming one of Brown and Bigelow's last pin-up painters. (americanartarchives.com)

http://www.americanartarchives.com/shabner.htm

http://www.whorange.net/whorange/2009/09/his-girl-friday-lou-shabners-lovely-ladies.html

August 26, 2010

Edgar Leeteg


Edgar Leeteg
Edgar Leeteg was an American painter often considered the father of American velvet painting. (wiki)

wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Leeteg

Article: http://www.barracudamagazine.com/leeteg.htm

Velvet painting museum: http://velveteria.com/

Another famous painter was Ralph Burke Tyree

August 25, 2010

Phil Millar


Phil Millar aka Pedro
Phil Millar (pen name Pedro), produced a series of humorous saucy postcards in the 1960s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6014128/Saucy-seaside-paintings-which-inspired-postcards-for-auction.html

Gallery: http://monologues.co.uk/sendcard/sendcard/index.php
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Donald McGill


Donald McGill

Donald Fraser Gould McGill, (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns. (Wiki)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_McGill

BBC documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdNn-tS3SIY
BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10581174

George Orwell's essay on McGill
http://www.george-orwell.org/The_Art_of_Donald_McGill/0.html

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Podcast notes

Here are some notes i took while listening to a few podcasts.

Diane Ponce - illustrator
Interviewed on EFII
Podcast here: http://escapefromillustrationisland.com/2010/06/01/podcast-episode-37-diana-ponce/
website: http://dianaponceart.com/

Diane spoke about style and presenting different styles in your portfolio

  • Although she works in different styles they are not radically different.
  • Voice comes through in all the styles.
  • Find your style first.
  • Having varied styles makes it easier to adapt.
  • Segment your portfolio if you work in various style. If you have everything jumbled together it can confuse the client.

What is lifestyle illustration?
  • It's an extensions of fashion illustration.
  • Rather than just focusing on clothes it expands to their lifestyle, shows the environment, things they use, town they live in. tells a story.
  • Its an idealised version of how people want to look be seen and live.
  • This is the kind of life you can aspire to.
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Rosh Sillars Photographer
Interviewed on Adbase
Podcast here: http://www.adbase.com/Podcasts/RoshSillarsInterview

Rosh spoke about using social media.

  • His main thing is his blog.
  • Don't expect to get business with Twitter or any social networking tool. (If you get work that's a bonus).
  • All these networking tools complement each other.
  • It's not a substitute for meeting real people.
  • There are 2 types of marketing. 1. hard sell or adverts. 2. being part of a community.
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Daniel Tardent on SEO for artists
Interviewed by Tara Reed
Podcast here: http://askaboutseoforartists.com/

website: http://artlicensingblog.com/
website: http://www.beautifulartistwebsites.com/SEO-for-artists-system.html


The 3 fundamentals of SEO
  1. Keywords
  2. Structure of website
  3. Incoming links from other sites
  • If there are many sites that link to your site then your ranking goes up.
  • Title of the page is the most important. robots like googlebot look at that first.
  • Use keywords that describe your work well and ones which people use.
  • Research keywords by using google adwords site
  • As an artist you need to show consistently of style in your work.
  • If you have very different style then make multiple websites
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August 14, 2010

Aaron Douglas


Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas was an African American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (wiki)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Douglas


The "Almost there" muscical sequence in Disney's The Princess and the Frog was inspired by his art.

http://moniqueblog.net/?p=3907

August 6, 2010

Sylvie Testud


Sylvie Testud

Extraordinary looking French actress and star of The Vanishing Point (2007)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856500/

The Vanishing Point: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847487/
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August 4, 2010

USB microphones


I am planning to a buy a microphone to do some voice recording. These models have had good reviews.

Samson C03U - Multi-Pattern USB Studio Condenser Microphone


http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1878


Youtube review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tzN5maCzsA

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Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser USB Microphone

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B001AS6OYC/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1280846384&sr=1-2
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Shure PG42USB


http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/PG/pg42-usb-vocal-microphone

Youtube review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlTCCgd8j58
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Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-White/dp/B000EOPQ7E/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1280846819&sr=1-3
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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B002VA464S/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1280846819&sr=1-1
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