Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
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You might’ve heard that there’s this Scott Pilgrim movie coming out next week? I’m a wee bit excited for it and so thought I’d do up some art based on it.
Every drawing I do, I get that much closer to figuring out what it is I’m doing. I’m still not there, not even really all that close, but instead of beating myself up about that, I’m trying to look at the things I’m doing that get better from project to project or strip to strip. While there are some fairly substantial problems with this one, I can honestly tell you I put more effort and thought into the drawing itself instead of just trying to throw something out there, and that’s not nothin’. Progress is progress.
This was just a sketch I did over the weekend to start getting more used to drawing in Photoshop (most of my past digital artwork has been in Illustrator) and to practice doing stuff in a bit more of a cartoony fashion…not that I’m convinced this is especially more cartoony than many of my other drawings. There are things I like about it and things I don’t, but I didn’t want to fuss over it too much, so here you go.
Artist Ilana Yahav creates art from sand — and not in a sand-sculpture kind of way, but in a sand-painting kind of way. Â The video below kinda blows my mind a bit; Yahav’s art falls squarely into that “how the hell did they think of that?” space in my head. Â I can’t imagine how much practice she must have put in to figure out how to make the images look the way she wanted, how to manipulate the sand using only her fingers to get the illusion of depth she managed, and how to merge these images one into the next the way she did. Â Impressive stuff!
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21st Century Breakdown is no American Idiot…but that’s really praising with a faint damn, as Idiot is my favorite album of this century so far, and Breakdown is certainly a worthy follow-up. Breakdown may not be as musically cohesive as Idiot, but that’s on purpose: more songs here venture into new territory and incorporate different styles and genres (though always maintaining vintage Green Day punk-pop sensibilities). Billie Joe Armstrong‘s gift for catchy pop melodies — still among the strongest in the business — shines throughout these 18 songs, most notably on the title song, “Know Your Enemy”, “Peacemaker” and “21 Guns.”
(Apparently I should note the fact the illustration above was indeed by me — seems that wasn’t obvious at first, which I totally take as a compliment!)