01.07.09 by Jeff

Erika Somogyi

Just a heads up, Erika Somogyi has just released a new edition of one of her most beautiful pieces, Divining Light.

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erika somogyi divining light painting drawing watercolor gouache

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.jollybegood.com JollyBeGood

    I don’t know why this reminds me of the Pocahontas song in the Disney movie, when all the leaves are blowing by her. MY MIND IS SO RANDOM.

    • http://selinaloveshard.blogspot.com selina

      haha i remember that! and, totally…

    • lapetitefaon

      Yesssssssss can you sing with all the voices of the mountain can you paint with all the colors of the winnnnndddddd. I totally youtubed that just now. It was more epic than I even remembered!! Oh and the painting is great too.

      • dontstayathome

        would you marry me?

  • http://www.jonathanreidsevigny.com jonathan reid sevigny


  • http://www.jollybegood.com JollyBeGood

    Haha old school Disney…you can’t beat it.

  • emily

    yes! its the colours.
    i have a friend who looks just like Pocahontas

  • http://www.thefty.org Helena

    I can’t get over her work! I love how she plays the pastels off against black. And, yeah, I love all the super-happy people.

    And about Pocahontas: i had to dance to that song when I did ballet as a kid. Aww yeah!

25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest work features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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