Thursday, October 24, 2013

Redemption- Saving the Soul of Low Art

Not all art is created equal. Walk into your local DI and you'll be surrounded by this kind of stuff:

Low and high art can be a matter of opinion. Some people look down on comic books, which is just sad. For this exercise go ahead and make it personal. Find something that artistically disgusts you, that makes you want to laugh or cry, and save its soul. Give it new life. Take some aspect of the "low" art and make it high. Stained glass graffiti, Lisa Frank on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, classical Greek sculpture of Ren & Stimpy, whatever you want. It can be either an original drawing/painting or you can simply manipulate existing images to get the same effect. Don't just leave the kitsch in your grandma's attic, spruce it up a little and put it in the Louvre!

Don't do this, because it's already been done:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WonDerkins, SuperHobbes & Bat-Calvin

"To the Batmobile!" "Have fun with that. Us tigers have a natural propensity for flight."

Friday, October 11, 2013

Make your own font

Here's the site where you can turn your own handwriting into a font:

You write the letters on this template, upload...and they turn it into a font!  COOL.

Week 41 Illustration Challenge - Bill Watterson

The artist of the week is - Bill Watterson

If you don't know who he is, go buy some of his books, and your life will change forever!  I have always been fascinated by his brilliant black and white ink work.  Amazing detail in very simple ways. I also love his use of white space, and his soft use of watercolor.  If we could just be a little like Bill, we would all be geniuses!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Heather - Monthly Challege (Credible Cryptoid)

Not exactly credible or cryptoid...for a couple of hours I fooled around with adding calcified animals to illustrate the Nazi monster...but that turned out dopey.  So, metaphorical this time around.  I'll have to give it another go before Halloween.