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Art News and Inspiration!

IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
I've always wanted a thread around for dumping links to art blogs and art news. Paying attention to the art world in a broad sense isn't necessarily essential for doing good work, but I think having an ear out for things that aren't just in your corner of the industry is a good thing. It used to be the only "Art News" I knew about was ImagineFX and Juxtapoz, But the landscape has really changed with big sites tumblrs filling in the gap to give us different view points.

A few notes:
-Kickstarter links have a blanket ban on the forum, so don't link them.
-All tumblrs should be considered NSFW But you should not if one has a particular amount of nudity or whatever. Don't link to porn blogs, and if you are in doubt, ask
-Exhausting "is this art" conversations aren't really the point, share and be merry. Discussion is always allowed, but if you just haaate some media and someone posts it, relax bro.

Where Should I Look for News and Inspiration?
Links for you to get started

Illustration
gurneyjourney.blogspot.ca/
James Gurney's blog is pretty great. Lots of posts that prod the intricacies of painting and the archaic bits in field of picture making.

muddycolors.blogspot.ca/
Muddy Colors is a blog with a lot of contributors that deals with the illustration industry and the process of illustration.


Comics and animation:
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/
http://www.booooooom.com/
http://spx.tumblr.com/
http://wannabeanimator.tumblr.com/

http://www.comicsandcola.com/
Comics, interviews, reviews

http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/
Frank runs a blog that has a lot of interesting stuff on it. His taste is very apparent, a lot of rough handmade stuff, very formalistic. He has a lot of opinions too.

http://www.inkstuds.org/
Good interviews, mostly alt, indie and underground comics

Contemporary, Gallery focused blogs:
http://artruby.com/
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/
http://supersonicart.com/

Inspiration Blogs
http://thisisnthappiness.com/
http://slapdashing.tumblr.com/
linesandcolors.com/

todaysinspiration.blogspot.ca/
Today's Inspiration focuses on digging up and posting things from the mid-20th century "the Golden Age of Illustration". A lot of old and interesting magazine and book cover illustrations.

illustrationart.blogspot.ca/
Illustration Art "Celebrating great art in humble places: the glorious talents of artists who illustrate stories, advertisements and comics." Another blog that deals in a lot of old timey art. It has a more comic content than Today's Inspiration.

Directories and Wikis
https://www.reddit.com/r/art/wiki/related
http://www.wikiart.org/

Iruka on

Posts

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I'm really curious as to what you guys look at in terms of actually trying to get some art news, if you look at anything. Do you read your local paper and look for shows? Do you check out twitter and wait for something sensational to come to you? Do you like a curated experience, or do you just look at sites like behance and DA where there is more art than you could dig through?

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    James Gurney's blog is pretty great. Lots of posts that prod the intricacies of painting and the archaic bits in field of picture making.
    gurneyjourney.blogspot.ca/

    Muddy Colors is a blog with a lot of contributors that deals with the illustration industry and the process of illustration.
    muddycolors.blogspot.ca/

    Lines and Colors is a good inspiration blog that has introduced me to many a lovely artist.
    linesandcolors.com/

    Today's Inspiration focuses on digging up and posting things from the mid-20th century "the Golden Age of Illustration". A lot of old and interesting magazine and book cover illustrations.
    todaysinspiration.blogspot.ca/

    Illustration Art "Celebrating great art in humble places: the glorious talents of artists who illustrate stories, advertisements and comics." Another blog that deals in a lot of old timey art. It has a more comic content than Today's Inspiration.
    illustrationart.blogspot.ca/

  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Comixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    http://www.comicsandcola.com/
    Comics, interviews, reviews

    http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/
    Frank runs a blog that has a lot of interesting stuff on it. His taste is very apparent, a lot of rough handmade stuff, very formalistic. He has a lot of opinions too.

    http://www.inkstuds.org/
    Good interviews, mostly alt, indie and underground comics

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Sick! I added those to the OP.

    We can also use this thread for just dumping cool shit we see while browsing, like look at this fuckin anime I found:




    Its not translated so I have no Idea whats specifically going on, but the music is fascinating. The soundtrack was an apparently sought after album for a 6 years while the musician acquired the rights again and could reprint it. Doesn't look like these shorts were ever subbed or fan-subbed anywhere. But the animation is adorable! reminds me of shin chan a little bit. I love the main characters expressions. @m3nace seems up your alley, too.

    m3nace
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    From the thumbnails I thought it was anime Peanuts.


    Here are a couple of tumblr blogs I've found really handy for locating paintings for master studies:

    http://paintingbox.tumblr.com/

    http://master-painters.tumblr.com/

    Flay on
    Irukatynic
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Before and after shots of joggers:
    http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/before-and-after-shots-of-jogg
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    These are interesting. One of the things that I've been learning about from the caricature class is how malleable "Likeness" can be, and how important that you don't just choose a nice photo, but one that looks the most like the person to you.

    tynicProspicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    @NightDragon

    These made me think of you:
    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/09/resin-jewelry-britta-boeckmann/
    resin-9.jpg
    Melbourne-based designer and jeweler Britta Boeckmann has a way of seeing the perfect in the imperfect, a skill she uses to form a hugely diverse array of wearable objects from fused wood and resin. Each pendant, ring, or pair of earrings is made one at a time by hand without the aid of template, a process that allows the pieces to evolve organically as she works.

    Lots of pictures after the link

    NightDragonProspicience
  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Oooooh, pretty!

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's a post Muddy Colors with pictures of artists studios.

    It might be NSFW because Greg Hildebrandt is painting a lady with her boobs out and her finger in her mouth.

    muddycolors.blogspot.ca/2015/09/artists-studios.html

    I like how James Jean's is just a big empty warehouse lookin' place. I've always wanted a big space like that. And a bucket of bouncy balls. And then I would never get any art done.

    cross postin'

  • peacekeeperpeacekeeper AustraliaRegistered User regular


    Inspirin' listening to Roberts history and looking at his workplace

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I gotta give it to watts, they are really giving 100% to generating webcontent for their school.

    In other news:
    NYCC ’15: Dark Horse Announces The Moebius Library
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/10/06/nycc-15-dark-horse-announces-the-moebius-library/

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod


    I love these types of things. Augmented Reality is mostly just a cool toy right now, but seeing it in action is still pretty neat.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2015
    Thousands of Apollo mission photos, many never seen before, were posted last week on Flickr by an archivist.
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    News article: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/views-home-earth-shines-apollo-mission-photos-n440826
    Actual archive:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums/with/72157659383580161

    Iruka on
    Prospicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Also:

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Going off-model: Hotel Transylvania 2
    http://www.fxguide.com/featured/going-off-model-hotel-transylvania-2/
    Good article, the movie is pretty fun, and the posing is great. Off model animating and actual squash and stretch is becoming more common it seems.
    i3-HTR2_les230.1562_lm_v4.jpg

    Unfortunately most of the youtube behind the scenes stuff is just voice actors and trailers, that I can see.

    Wassermelone
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod

    F87Prospicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    "Finding Dory" Trailer is now out:

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Also! Also!

    Prospiciencem3nace
  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Soooo gooooooood.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod


    Dude the 80s.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Some rad sculpting videos:





    Which I saw on Muddy Colors

    tapeslingerIrukatynicPeasProspicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2015
    @ChicoBlue those videos are rad.

    Iruka on
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2016


    If any of you are in LA, you should go to this and tell me how amazing it is:
    http://www.cinefamily.org/films/animation-breakdown-2015/

    For those of us who aren't in LA, I've grabbed whats available on vimeo of the shorts being shown. Be warned, There's NSFW, poop, and ridiculously dumb/experimental stuff.
    Deep Space (dir. Bruno Tondeur)


    Life with Herman H. Rott (dir. Chintis Lundgren)


    Swap Meet (dirs. Various Artists) (seizure warning)


    First Date (dirs. Joseph Bennett, Matt Furie) (seizure warning)


    Cody’s Positive Affirmations (dir. Joseph Bennett)


    menagerie (dir. Julian Gallese)


    Bartkira the Animated Trailer (producer Kaitlin Sullivan)


    Sports Nuts (dir. Marc M. / Sick Animation)


    Apple Pie (dir. Marc M. / Sick Animation)


    Loop Ring Chop Drink (dir. Nicolas Ménard)


    Bath House (dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr)


    Pentimento (dir. Remy Schaepman)


    Amaro and Walden’s Joyride (dirs. Tim McCourt, Max Taylor)


    Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit (dir. Wesley Louis)


    An Emo Nose (dir. Wong Ping)


    Weird Simpsons VHS (dir. Yoann Hervo)


    Candy Power Dorothy (dir. Yong Hoon Joe)

    Iruka on
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    QnA with Proko:

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    http://www.underconsideration.com/quipsologies

    is my go to spot for design and general art inspiration

    omgposters.com

    is where I go to fuel my crippling print collecting addiction. Yes I bought the Mondo poster that came out today.

  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    This might be of interest to animation folks: the animation software used by Studio Ghibli and Rough Draft (Futurama et al.) is being made free and open source starting Mar. 26. I've never used this software before and I don't know how it stacks up to what else is out there- but since broadcast-ready animation software has traditionally been too expensive for the average individual student/hobbyist to afford, I'm excited to see what comes of this being put out there in the world for everyone.

    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tech/toonz-software-used-studio-ghibli-futurama-made-free-open-source-138111.html

    Doodmann
  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    This might be of interest to animation folks: the animation software used by Studio Ghibli and Rough Draft (Futurama et al.) is being made free and open source starting Mar. 26. I've never used this software before and I don't know how it stacks up to what else is out there- but since broadcast-ready animation software has traditionally been too expensive for the average individual student/hobbyist to afford, I'm excited to see what comes of this being put out there in the world for everyone.

    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tech/toonz-software-used-studio-ghibli-futurama-made-free-open-source-138111.html

    I'm downloading this right now and.... oh dear... hm.

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    I fear it may be a while 'til there is comprehensive support for learning how to use it in English. May be some Muddling Along to be done.

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
    Doodmann
  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    Currently trolling through their english forums and seems a bit of a mess

    may give this a few months to work out its kinks before giving it a shot

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    As soon as I saw the screencaps in japanese I thought "This looks like an 3D software interface that will have no documentation"

    I'm going to download it and play with it, but I have a feeling the internet is going to be disappointed that this software didn't come out and make them Ghibli animators. Its open source though, so someone with the time will root through it.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2016
  • Blameless ClericBlameless Cleric An angel made of sapphires each more flawlessly cut than the last Registered User regular
    Iruka wrote: »

    Sweet yeah I'm starting to see stuff like this float across my dash

    Good ol' internet! Probably be a while till I really give it a shot thought just cuz the end of the semester is fast approaching. Would love to hear how messing around in it goes for you!!

    Orphane wrote: »

    one flower ring to rule them all and in the sunlightness bind them

    I'd love it if you took a look at my art and my PATREON!
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod


    Good animation.

    Ash of YewProspicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod


    good animation

    Ash of Yewgavindel
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod


    PeasProspicience
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