This year that boring old Yule Log loop has been re-imagined by animators from all around the world. Great idea for a holiday project!
This week our @Booooooom Instagram is being taken over by San Francisco-based illustrator Dennis Brown aka Bagger43. I’ve followed his work for several years now, his GUTSONPAPER book from 2005 is something I still look at from time to time.
The ink sketchbook drawings he’s posted lately have made him one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram. Please give a warm welcome to him as he posts inspiration for you over the next week.
Ultimate Ears, a brand of Logitech, have created a pretty spectacular Bluetooth speaker called the UE Boom. I’m not just posting about this because its name happens to be Boom, I was sent one of them to test out and it’s become my go-to wireless speaker.
It’s loud as hell, and actually pretty heavy for its size, but that’s probably why the low end sounds pretty good on it. Anyways, I wouldn’t be giving one away to you unless it was a quality product. So who wants it?
*Edit – I actually have five(5) speakers to give away! So I’m extending the giveaway until end of day Monday.
I am constantly trying to figure out a better way to deal with the hundreds and hundreds of art submissions each month. One of the main ways people have been submitting work has been through Facebook but due to some of the recent changes Facebook has made I am trying to rely on it a lot less.
As I’m sure you’re aware Facebook has made the frustrating and nonsensical decision to make it more difficult for pages to share content with their own followers. This decision was made solely for the purpose of making more money for themselves by charging us to share content. Equally frustrating is the inability to view all of the content posted to our wall. If I go back further than a month it jumps to a really incomplete archive of the past year.
I want to try something new, a little experiment. This post is a chance for you to post your work. If it works well there will be a post like this every month. The comments are enabled to allow images so you can post an image along with a link to your website. If a lot of people start submitting this way I’d like to do a “Best of Submissions” post each month in addition to featuring work shared here as regular postings to Booooooom.
Here’s a few guidelines:
1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.
Submissions through Tumblr and Google+ have still been working really well but I think if this works well it may end up being the best way to submit. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work, and excited to see how well this works!
Skillshare and Levi’s have teamed up to offer six classes taught by talented creatives, with 100% of the proceeds going towards arts and music education for kids. This is part of Skillshare’s “Give Back to School” initiative.
I asked if I could try out a class in order to write about it, and I chose the mobile phone stop-motion animation class taught by Brock Davis. It was full of great little tips like using Vine to record stop-motion videos even if you want to eventually upload them to Instagram (because of Vine’s ghost effect). Davis shows, step by step, how he created this animation and right now he’s giving feedback to anyone who submits their finished projects to the class.
If you use the promo code ‘OURMARK’ you can enroll in the classes for free! You can read about all six classes here.
Watch the intro video for Brock Davis’ class below!